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1 Huseltoq's 1
I Spring there comes other
I things besides winds g
I Our spring styles in Shoes for instance, ■
I Kwi\ iyw showing the newest shapes and many little ■
I nicetiss that other stores don t have andj
I The Tan Oxfords will please you particularly, H
I we are sure.
I When March winds blow don't let those shabby lastgg
■ winter's shoes be seen peeping out. Jolly up the pursegj
• holder In your house and bring a little more money to usgg
B —it won't take much to fit you out most sweetly. And®
I give Jack a tip about a new pair for himself. |j
I v v - 1 j 1 Opposite B
■Huseltons L^|
- -M ■ — " j
J Kelsey, Crown, Boomer |j
I furnaces. I
H £ . f
H jkj'l
■ Coal and Slack Heaters, Gas and Coall
I (Ranges and Gas Stoves. 1904 Washers,!
B Sewing /Machines, Needles for all mal<es ofH
B Sewing Machines. Sewing repaired.B
fl Roofing and Spouting, and House Furnishing Goods. B
I Henry Blehl, 1
B 122 N.
S Estimates given on all kinds of work. ?
C ?
j We make a specialty of x
1 @PEN-WORK. /
/ 354 Centre Ave., Butler, Pa ?
S Peoples Phone. 630. C
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I I Assortments and values are here g
Quality, Style, Large Assortment and the Very i^ovyeit
Possible Prices, combined witji mir and courteous jp
treatment, ape yqn get Jiere,
Luce Curtains for 1903, jR
We want to sell more Curtains this season than ever before. The stuck fll
is larcer, styles and qualities are better, and the yalnes are convincing &
evidence of our earnestness. La-ve Curtains, 30c np; Ruffled Swiss Car
tains, 85c np. Curtain Swiss, Sash Curtain Materials, Panels and U
Draperies of all kinds at lowest prices
White Goods *
looks like a gteat white «ea 9 on, anil we have prepared for it with M
a gplendifj stock qf plain and fancy fine Mercerized White Goods, fine ?5
Lawns, Swiss, Dimity, etc. for Waists and Suits. JB
Embroideries and Laced J
ThU department Is conducted on the small profit idea, and we show
some great values in wide and narrow Embroideries, Laces and All-overs. •
Dress Materials U)
A wide range of materials are offered here for your selection. Silks, U
Mohairs, Sicilians, Voiles, Crepes, Cheviots, etc., in all qualities, $t prices R
to please you. v " ' r
W a sh <Joqd§ g
, We show «*> extensive assortment of beautiful Wash Fabrics of every
description. New Percales, Seersuckers, Qinghams, Batiste, Organdies. U|
Lawns, etc., selected with the judgment of experience, Jy
We arc Sole epts In for <l>e Popular New Idea Patterns. Vj
L. Stein & Son, j
Eyth Bros,, ;[
Wall Paper :
Of course you'll need some Wajl Paper, and yeu< 1
should'nt think of buying anywhere until you've seen our< l
Big Line of Wall Paper Money Savers. We have thei \
largest and cheapest line ever brought to Butler! Come* }
In and see for yourself. < \
f\JfrC 7WEIN
li Won t buy clothing for the purpose of
yc qf fj ; I spending monej". They desire to get the
/ iSp''wK !| beet possible results of the money expended.
\ vCfiSpn IJI Those who boy custom clothing have a
L $1 right to demand a fit. to have their clothes
tyT SJ Ak 11 correct in style and to demand of the
wtx I stlltr to guarantee everything. Come to
/ 1' I us and there will 1* nithinc lacldng. I
ul i l have just received u large stock of S ; .iius*
j j[| - Red SnmiufT suitings in tlit* latest style*.
•" \ llill I shades and colors.
Vifl j G. F. KECK,
liii 142 N. Main St., s"tl<fr, Pa
jWe Wish to Announce^
* That we have now in stock and ready for your inspection ,
C the finest line of spring clothing ever shown in Butler. >
/ When we tell you that the I. HAMBURGER & SONS' ?
3 Suits, Overcoats, Top Coats and Rain Coats are here /
) nothing more need be said. c
s Our crack line of boys and children s spring suits
C and top coats are on display. For quality, taste and style, r
/ the obolnev make of boys' knee-pant suits and top coats /
) are worthy'of a place with I. Hamburgers clothing for )
men. j
) Fine lot of hats for spring wear just in. i
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
< few days more.
/ Watch for window display of spring clothing and hats.
I Douthett & Graham. I
►1 We Are Ready |
U To Show You n
A fine assortment in all grades
[4 of Carpets, Rugs, Linoleums, &c II
fj Carpet-size Rugs in all-wool Ingrains —Tapestry fej
kl —Body Brussels —Velvets —Axminsters. .
rJ We have Garpets for the pining Room, Parlor, bl
LI Sitting Room or Bed Room in any grade from the
*A all-cotton to best Body Brussels.
Aj We have an especially strong line of Super Extra
[A all-wool Carpets which we are offering at less than & 1
regular price to change our stock into money, it
'A will pay you to see our carpets before buying.
fl Everything in Furniture
W Our store has never been so crowded with sub- Wl
r2 stantial Furniture of latest designs. We are not
Ll offering you any "catch penny premiums" as an in- wA
wl ducement for you to buy from us—but good, honest
W goods at very reasonable prices—a fair deal to ope r J
|1 rm
fj BROWN & CO. B
No. 136 North Main St., Butler.
ifc I iitftfc itk I'jji fe-.-w
- li a .
i P 1 1 1
isi Cypher'* Incubators and rooders also Poultry i|i
ifc Supplres and International Stock-Food. iji
$ |
'Spring Hatsj
I for men
j are here. |
| The best ever \
| shown in j
| Butler. |
jSee our windowj
jjno. S.Wick, |
i *
# Pwplea Phone. 615. r
Beef. E and
Iron L Wjne
This is famous as a avs
tern builder and general tonic Onr
preparation differs from all others of
the same naiae. bei anse we use pre
digested beef, the best sherry wine, and
the iron is in such form that it is quick
ly taken into the system. T t : ,z pid*saiit
totakeard »u making
rich, red blood.
Do You Require a Tonic?
Arc you weak, worn ofit down
«ud nervous? Is yoi.v Wood thin and
impure? Ate t pals and Laggard,
lipo \vhite i Do yon become exhausted
from every little effort, yonr sleep rest
less, your appetite poor? If you have
any of these symptoms use our Beef,
Iron and Wine. If the resnlt is not
satisfactory we'will gladly return j cur
money. Price,. 5Q cents a pint
Crystal Pharmacy
K. M. LOGAN, Ph. G.,
106 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Do Yoy Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want fhe lor the
least That is our motto,
tome and see us when in need of
anything in the Drug Line &nd
we are sure VOM
W? a" fail iiiie £ rugSf
C}»«?nucafc- Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
Both Phones.
213 S Mair. St Bntler Pa.
b. S McJUNKIN & CO.,
Insurance &■ Real Estate
117 E Jefferson St.,
SUTfcER, - - - - PA
307 Butler County National Bank Bldg.
This Remedy is a Specific,
Sure to Give Satisfaction.
It cleanses, soothes, heals, and protects the
diseased membrane. It cures Catarrh and
drives away a Cold in the Head quickly.
Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell.
Easy to use. Contains no injurious drugs.
! Applied into the nostrils and absorbed.
Size, f>o cents at or by
mail; Trial Size, 10 cento by mail.
| ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren St., New York.
Copyright, bj if. McKm
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Manice looked at his watch. It was
ten minutes past 4. and he was al
ready late for an engagement. Never
theless he dashed hastily Into the big
department store, deteriuwed to pro
cure the driving gloves that be
The tired clerks and shining pneu
matic tubes seemed to be in league to
detain him, and he was strolling im
patiently up and down, inwardly re
viling the system that made such delay
possible, when the sight of a tall, fair
girl, also waiting for change, trans
formed his feelings like the touch of a
f#lry waud. His Impatience vanished;
his engagement was forgotten. He
had seen his ideal woman!
A weaker man might have failed to
detect his chance in the mere passing
glimpse of a face in the crowd. Not
«o Manice. If fate, in effect, said to
him. "Don't you wish you k»j%v her?"
he answered. "Trust me—
-1 shall know lier!" And so the game
Social customs he regarded ;>a so
many fences ii\clq?iug aud dividing the
fiplu of qctlotv Cnder ordinary circum
stances he respected these defenses
aud skirted them decorously u;itU h»
came to gateways, like any other well
iii'ed individual. But the case in hand
was comparable only to a cross coun
try ride, when the man who would be
in at the death must eo £V v ». vhe
fences Hiaru '"v - ditches and stay him
yot for gateways and bridges.
All of which means that Floyd Man-
Ice. usually the most dignified an<J con
servative of men. fDfgt » liC °' the
Wiiowing a slim, erect young
woman at a very respectful distance
and utterly without her knowledge.
At G p. m. he had the satisfaction,
of seeing her enter « trap at
>foryisUi>Yn, S. J.,' whither shu had
aiiK'lUiugly Iwl him, aud dailsfltHl
from her manner that she was at home
he paced the platform waiting for the
train back to town and making plans
with an exultant confidence «,t
long success
. yiolng to ' Morristown for the sum
mer # " eh?" exclaimed his partner In
some, surprise when he announced his
Intention a week later. "I thought you
loathed New Jersey?"
"Mistaken idea of yours," responded
Manice, with mendacious lirovlty. "By
the way da yon kuuw. auj one there? 1 '
Events usually moved with business-
Jike precision wlievi Manice started to
accomplish fttt end. Within two weeks
from the day on which he first saw
his star, as he called her to himself,
he was established in Morrists\v+»,
waiting in strom' vet humble
eyper+afiuu n»r "her to appear once
uibVe upon his horizon.
The days passed like a procession
of snails, but she did not «nq,
though throngli tliu kindness of city
friend, u* tmu a number of introduc
tions. undo no effort to ihreover
her iden.lijf. He ima n strange, sweet
eonselousness—to which he held in
spite of disappointment and the de
plorable sentimentality into which
was leading him—that e ,hc-. \>as surely
drifting IULU and that each day
yvyught tlieiii nearer together-.
N'-ear the eiH 1 . Of the third week his
faith Wa» rewarded. It was on the
golf links, and a ripple of peculiarly
clear, frank laughter somewhere »euy
him caused him to turn h\s She
nnd a companies \vere sauntering to
ward tyin. every line of her lithe,
jiraiefiil figure standing out gloriously
against the pure background of the
sky, her brown hair framing her fae<>
in a bewitching disorder.
On this of- her Manice lived
Cut- another week, and then Ills friend,
Duncan Brown, descended upon him
for the week's Wid stay. Duncan would
tiftVv been welcome under any circum
stances, but when he announced that a
great friend of his, Betty Alston,
in Morristown and o.ffercd R> take
Manice to sco hex the latter pressed
the fiYviwjiui up his bachelor quarters
upon him with added fervency, won
dering if by chance he was entertaining
an angel unawares.
So indeed It
"4 lutnk t sn\v you on the links the
oU't-l day." Miss Alston remarked,
turning to Manice after the greeting*
were over, and that vUWtt.v»
wondered v>"l"U ho bald lfl reply. The
oue impression that he carried away
from that meeting was a confusing
sense of having been projected unex
pectedly into the very midst of heaven.
That impression, however, was not
lasting. Time revealed that if Miss
Alston was a guiding star others be
sides himself were looking, raising their
eyes to her and following where she
Still he drew a sigh of relief at the
thought that he had two rivals instead
of one. Always in these matters there
was safety in numbers.
Keeping a watchful eye upon two
rivals is wearing work even for a
strong man. If Manice had been fas
cinated by Betty Alston's face, at the
end of two months it was lovelier to
him than ever, for the better he knew
her the more assured he became of her
sweetness and womanliness. Counted
by conventional standards, It was a
pitifully short time that they had
known each other, but he felt as If he
had been aware of her through all the
thirty-live years of waiting.
Thus his love, like a mighty wave,
whose crest, poised for a moment,
must Inevitably spend itself in foam,
broke into words. Simple, mauly
words they were.
"You are the only woman In the
t orld for me." he concluded, the color
that usually glowed under his tan
noticably absent. "From the first mo
ment I knew it.' I would have follow
ed you to the ends of the earth to tell
you this, even though I had known
that you would refuse me;"
Betty Alston, her face as white as
his own, turned to him with quivering
Hps. His earnestness frightened her.
But there was Jack Winter—dear
Jack with the laughing eyes aud the
gay smile! And yet Jack would never
have followed her out of the crowd,
She covered her face with her hands,
j and Manice, pitted against fate, set
: his jaw grimly.
"Is there any one else?" he asked
at last, and at the gentleness of his
voice Betty took courage.
"You don't know how unworthy I
feel," she began iu a trembling voice.
"You see, I don't know myself. I hate
myself for it, but I really don't. If
you love me like this, I ought to
know, oughtn't I, whether I love you
or not?"
She looked at him with the puzzled
confidence of a child appealing to an
elder for help iu a crlsH. Then sud
denly the color came up over her soft.
white ueck. rising higher and higher
until it suffused her whole face, and
the eyes that had been gazing so clear
ly and childishly into his dropped. In
i that moment her heart was clearer to
j him than it was to herself,
j "Think about it for a week, sweet-
I heart," he whispered, and, carrying her
i hand to his lips for a brief moment,
turned and left her.
"She loves me—she loves me. God
bless her! I know It," Maniee's
thoughts ran during the days that fol
lowed, and. though the hours seemed
endless, not once during that time did
he approach her. lie shrewdly sus
pected that his absence would do more
than anything else could to reveal her
heart to herself.
So sure of his answer was he that he
wanted to make the day memorable to
both of them. Many plans suggested
themselves, but none of them seemed
worthy. Then a chance remark of hers
flitted across his mind, and Jie mur
mured. with enthusiasm, "The very
thing, by Jove!"
She had whimsically said to him once
that it was her idea of bliss to have
Uagadorn, the well known organist
play the wonderful organ at St Mi
chael's an hour for her alone, and he
decided that if Hagndoru was suscep
tible to the pei>uasive power of money
6li« should have that pleasure.
But to his dismay he found that he
was not. He did not understand the
gentleman's request, and he refused
the ofTi>r somewhat haughtily. It was
ineu that Manice appealed tu the uian,
ignoring the artist, ami at the eud of
his brief hut somewhat shamefaced
explanation Hagadorn was smiling
"I'll do it with pleasure," said he,
holding out his hand.
"And of course j-ati'll know just
well. iuCy itie right sort of music?"
suggested Manice. "The sort that wUI
—that will"—
"Yes." assented the erganlst, "I
think I kuow the sort," And they part
ed great good hutnor.
At the end of that rapturous hour of
wonderful music in the dim interior of
St. Michael's next day Betty simply
turned her huui\>\ M«» upon Mauice
and her hands. It was not un
ol she. had the poise aud asser
tion of six months of wifehood that
she accused him of taking an unfair
"As if any girl cou'd refused
such a lovpr"' she taunted, ruffling liis
iiaty d»t»gi"*eefujly. v lt wuu what the
papers call claptrap."
Relies of Gold Hnnteri.
While plowing in his field near Et»-
faula recently Mr. Charle-H Qibson un
covered a lavffO ttuiuher of weapons,
Syii.p which were rifles of an old
styie, some blunderbusses, a few old
time ptotols and a couple of swords.
All these weapons are In a fair state of
preservation aud are apparently of
Spanish make.
According ta » TeeK tradition, a party
°f '.vV e"HU'uit« Spaniards, numbering
fifty-four, in the j-ear 1664 left New
Orleans on burros nnd went to the ter
ritory In search of gold, They secured
all the precious Hiatal they could car
ry. a iid vu their way back they were
lp'eset by a baud of Shawnees near
StandiQjj liock, eight miles east of
Kiifaula, and a great battle followed.
The Spaniards, with the exception of
two who escaped on a raft, w*re anni
It. ;« {.apposed that the weapons
ohiwed up on Mr. Gibson's place are
the ones that were used by the Span
lards mentioned above.—Kansas City
Thwarted k; n Wltnn».
"A Uttle Hash of humor on the part
*>f a witness will often destroy the best
of legal examinations," said a well
known lawyer. "Not long ago I bad a
criminal case in which one of the best
witnesses for the prosecution was a
negro. Before the coroner he had made
two different statements as to the
number of times he had seen one of
the principals in the case, and I intend
ed to trip liim up on it in the croa» ex
amination. If he said first number
I should confront, \tiu» with the other
statement fi-.ui, the testimony before
tho \j>f<uier, and vice versa. 1 thought
I had htm cornered, no matter how he
answered. I was reserving the ques
tion for the climax, and finally I asked
lilui In my most <;(yjtident manner,
'How many ",ivnefs did you say that
you «i\v this child?' He hesitated a
moment and then replied in a surly
tone: 'I didn't say I saw It at all- I
said I seen It.' Evpu the had to
smile, a\»d, thou-'* 1 hammered away
bltti- r.li the effect that I had sought
Was lost beyond repair."—Philadelphia
Irish PllKrlius to the Skelllic Rocks
Risk Their Lives.
Ten miles off the coast of Kerry, in
the west of Ireland, lie the Skellig
rocks, one of which has been for years
the scene of a difficult penance. A zig
zag path leads up some 71*0 feet to a
lighthouse, but TOO feet more must be
climbed before the summit is reached,
where stand the ruins of St. Finian's
monastery and a cross of St. Michael.
Here on the anniversary of St. Mi
chael devotees risk their lives In per
forming their devotions. First they
have to squeeze themselves through the
Needle's Eye, a tunnel in the rock thir
ten feet long, the passing up which Is
like the ascent of a chimney. Then
they creep on all fours up the Stone
of I'ain, on whose smooth surface one
false step is fatal; then, getting astride
the Spindle, a rock 1.500 feet above the
Atlantic and projecting some ten feet,
each pilgrim must "ride a cock horse
to St. Michael's cross," say a Pater
noster and shuffle back as best he can.
—Pearson's Weekly.
A mother sent her twelve-year-old
daughter to the pork butcher with
money to purchase a ham. "Tell Mr.
that I want a ham exactly like the
last two I bought," she said, and when
the little lady arrived at the shop she
delivered the message thus: "Mr. ,
mamma says she wants another ham
off the same hog as the last two she
bought." II w many of us wish that
when we accldently pick up a first rate
ham the same hog could keep on pro
ducing its like for time and eternity!
As the butcher says: "Hams run pe
culiarly. We may have 'em all fine
for a month or two; then they suddenly
got tough and dry and hard and alto
gether disappointing." New York
Antiquity of Drewlnf.
The ancient Egyptians understood
and practised the art of brewing sev
eral centuries before the Christian era,
as did also the ancient Greeks. Span
lards and Britons made a fermented
drink from wheat, which was used in
Spain under the name ceria, and also
in Gaul. Tacitus tells us that in his
day, about 100 A. D., beer was the com
mon beverage and that the Germans
understood how to convert barley into
malt. Six hundred years later Charle
magne gave orders that the best brew
ers should always accompany his court.
Tim's Tactics {
\ Cop> right, IVOk tiy Cecilia A. Loizeaux >
It all began when Mr. Jones-Brown
brought Tim home one evening and
laid the dog in the open arms of his
pretty wife. She received him enthusi
astically and bought him an elaborate
collar. He was a cute dog. Even Mrs.
Robinson-Smith, who lived next door
aud hated dogs, admitted that—that Is,
she said he wasn't bad fop a mongrel.
And it must be admitted right here
that the dog wasn't of any particular
breed; he was Just a dog.
He was soon in high favor in the
neighborhood, especially with the Rob
inson-Smiths, who were intimate
friends of the Jones-Browns. Both*cou
ples were newly married, and during
the day while their husbands were in
the city the young wives sewed, talked
and called together.
But to come back to the dog. In time
he passed the stage of puppy fireworks
and was old enough to know better.
Then Mrs. Jones-Brown's sister came
to visit her. And during the same
week Mrs. Robinson-Smith had a card
from her nephew that he was coming
down to spend a month with her. He
was nearly as old as his aunt, who ad
mitted that he was called a "catch" in
The expected guests arrived almost
simultaneously—Ethel Herriot with a
large trunk aud Jack Marvin with di
vers battered suit cases. They were
duly enscouced with their respective
relatives, and then the trouble began.
On the second evening Mr. and Mrs.
Robinson-Smith trailed their nephew
across the lawn to call on their nearest
neighbor. The two young people were
introduced. Ethel, as Mr*. Jones-
Brown afterward said, was unnecessa
rily embarrassed for a girl who had
been three seasons "out."
In the horribly irritatiug way of
young married people the neighborly
quartet immediately began to talk of
domestic affairs, leaving Jack and Eth
el to take care of themselves. They did
not notice that there was an awful si
lence, during which Ethel was threat
ened with mental hysteria and was
6aved only by Tim, the thoughtful, who
opportunely appeared and Jumped into
her lap. She began to talk to him, and
the day was saved—temporarily. Still
patting the dog, Ethel finally said to
the man:
"Why did you follow me out here?"
"I didn't follow you," said Jack
promptly. "If I had known that you
were In this neck of woods you don't
suppose I'd have disturbed It do you?"
Then he added, "Why did you come to
stay next door to my aunt?"
"How waa I to know you bad an
aunt out here?" Ethel asked indig
"Well," ha id Jack, "I guess we're
both innocent so we need not quarrel
bver that"
Then there was another silence. Tim
jumped down from Ethel's lap and
leaped into Jack's. Jack grinned.
"Nice doggie!" he chuckled, petting
him effusively. Ethel knew he hated
small dogs. She tried to think ot some
thing crushing to say, but before the
words came Mr. and Mrs. Robinson-
Smith rose and said good night, and
their dutiful nephew rose with them.
He put out his hand, and Ethel was
forced to let hers touch It for an in
stant, while he said:
"So glad I've met you, Miss Herriot
It's awfully Jolly that we know so
many of the same people."
Ethel smiled, though her eyes were
blazing wrathfully.
"Isn't it?" she said. "Good night"
When Mrs. Jones-Brown turned to
speak to her sister she found the girl's
chair empty and a moment after heard
her ascending the stairs.
Late that night Ethel rose, lit the
lamp and took from her trunk a pack
age of letters, which she sat down to
read. Long before she had finished
them she was crying softly, and when
she did go to bed again it was to lie
wide eyed and staring till nearly morn
ing. She was awakened by Tim, who
was licking her hand. She patted his
"Naughty Tim! Did the missus let
you in?"
Rising on her elbow, she saw that
the door was ajar and supposed that
her sister had sent the dog to wake
Tim seemed full of spirits of puppy
hood this morning. He would worry
the bedclothes with his teeth, dash
wildly across the room to catch some
nnseen thing and then rush back upon
her, frantic with delight
Ethel lay staring at the ceiling. Her
head ached, and she felt utterly miser
able. She wondered how she could get
away from her sister's house and that
man next door. Tim, finding himself
unwatched, worried awhile at some
thing he found on the floor beneath the
table, then took It in his mouth and ran
off with it
"If he only wasn't so glad," thought
the girl, referring to the man, not the
dog. "He shows so plainly that he's
glad it's off!"
Before she got up she determined to
show Jack that he wasn't the only one
Who didn't care. She would treat him
as a strnnger, and she would flirt with
him, too, and make him sorry. She de
scended the stairs, explained that her
pale face was due to a nervous head
ache. for -which she would try a long
walk, and departed in a smart blue
skirt and white shirt waist and very
pretty slippers.
During this walk it was her intention
to map out her campaign, and her
thoughts were busy as she strolled
along. Finally ahe climbed a high bank
ifc- the roadside, walked along the
grassy ledge for awhile aud then sat
down on the brink of an old stone quar
ry. She was swinging her small French
heels and throwing stones Into the blue
water far beneath when somebody be
hind her whistled a well known strain.
She answered before she thought and
then started, almost losing her balance,
and clutched at the bank to save her
self. Her face was hot, and she felt
some one seize her from behind, for it
had all ltappeued too quickly for her to
be frightened. Jack dragged her back
and then lifted her to a sitting posture.
She scrambled to her feet and faced
"What do you mean by sitting on the
very edge of a place like that?" Jack
questioned angrily. "Suppose the bank
She looked at him. wistfully at flrat,
and then her glance turned wrathful as
she saw nothing but anger in his face.
"I was all right until you came and
frightened me."
"I whistled to let you know I was
coming and you answered," he retort
"I presume your coming to this espe
cial place was purely accidental, like
your advent In this town?" Bhe re
marked sarcastically.
No. 13.
"Not quite," he confessed. "I fol
lowed you because I wanted to talk to
you. Sit down and cool oft."
She reflected that this was her first
opportunity to make him sorry, and she
sut down gracefully, while he arranged
himself at her feet and searched a plot
of clover for a lucky omen. She took
off her white duck hat and let the wind
ruffle her thick, fair hair. He looked
up at her meditatively.
"You have more freckles this year
than you had last." he announced.
"Yes," she agreed, "and more sense."
"I imagine your experience has
tanght you something," he remarked.
She sat up. This was not teaching
him to be sorry.
"Ethel," he asked suddenly, "you
bnrned all my letters, didn't you?"
"Of course I did." But her heart beat
furiously as she thought of the night
"I supposed you had," he said. "I
only wanted to make sure." He put his
hand absently to the pocket of his blue
serge coat. "You see, love letters after
there isn't any more love are such assl
niue things," he explained; "just twad
"Yours were rather twaddly," she ad
mitted; "at least the ones I had. But
they're burned."
Again he felt in his pocket. She saw
the gesture and misinterpreted it.
"Light it If you like," she said.
"Light it? Ah, yes," said he, drawing
the pipe from quite another pocket.
She watched him All it, frowning a lit
tle at the tobacco pouch, which was
one she had given him. He leaned over
to strike a match.
"Your bald spot is certainly much
larger than it was last year," she re
marked critically.
"How observing you are!" he drawled.
Then he turned suddenly.
"Will you love me when I'm bald?"
he sang.
"As much as I do now," ahe an
swered meaningly.
"Not as much as you did last night?"
he queried.
"Last night!" she echoed, the blood
rising to her face. "What are you talk
ing about?" He turned again and took
a letter from his coat pocket, holding
it up wliere she could see the address
in his writing, "Miss Ethel Herriot."
Her heart beat wildly. The envelope
was worn and old looking. He drew
out the sheets of thin paper. There
were blisters fresh blisters upon
Ethel sat paralyzed. The tears rolled
down her cheeks, and she did not try
to wipe them away. Her fingers dug
into the grass on either side.
"Poor old letter!" he said pityingly.
"How did you escape the flames?"
Then he heard a sob from Ethel. ll*
turned, ne saw the tears, and mental
ly he called himself a cad. He had
never seen Ethel cry before.
"Ethel," he said, "I'm a brute, but I
don't mean to be. I came out here to
tell you that I love you better than
ever and to own up that I was wrong
and to ask you to take me back to your
favor. Ethel," he had her in his arms
now, "Ethel, dear, you do love me,
don't you?"
"Take it out on Tim, dear, for it was
his fault He brought the letter and
dropped it at my feet. And then I
knew that you had been doing just
what I've done nearly every night for
a year, reading over the old letters.
Ethel, aren't you glad—a. little—that
Tim found the letter /"
And Ethel's answer, though muffled,
seemed to satisfy him. They went
slowly home.
Aa Good ■■ Her Word.
Old Mr. Makepeace was in a reminis
cent mood. "Did I ever tell ye what
mother said to me when I got up spunk
enough to ask her—in words—if she'd
have me?" he began, to the delight of
his grandson, Fred.
"No, but something bright, I'll war
rant," chuckled Fred, with a glance at
the old lady, who calmly regarded
them from her rocking chair by the
"I can't recall the preliminary re
marks," Mr. Makepeace continued,
"and, anyway, I think they were a
trifle mixed. But finally, after I'd said
something about my prospects, to make
it business-like, I began to think it
strange she didn't say anything, and I
was afraid I was getting it all wrong.
" 'l'll make ye a good husband, Bet
ty,' I said, hoping that was the right
" 'lf I should marry you, John,' she
said, and it was the first time she had
opened her lips, 'I will attend to mak
ing a good husband of you.'
"And she has!" laughed old Mr.
Makepeace, the corner of his eye on his
The Game Was First Called Trlnnifili
and After-ward Tramp.
Whist was first called triumph, a
name which was afterward corrupted
into trump. The eighteenth century
saw whist in Its primitive form, the
whole object of the game being to win
tricks by leading high cards or by
trumping. Then came the era of Hoyle,
which may be said to have lasted from
1730 to 1860 and taught players to
think not only of their own hands, but
of the other hands also, and to take
advantage of the positions of the cards
in them. Hoyle also taught that
trumps might be more profitably em
ployed than in simple trumping and
showed that they might be used to dis
arm ithe adversary and to obtain sec
ondary advantage in trick making by
other suits of less apparent power. It
was not until 1800 that the philosoph
ical era can be said to have begun, and
the origin of the new movement was a
knot of young men at Cambridge, Eng
land, known as the T.ittle Whist school.
This body kept records of its games,
but no one thought of making the data
known until 18G1. Coherence in the
system of play was still wanting, and
this was supplied in 1864 with Dr.
Pole's essay on the theory of the mod
ern scientific whist
Food Must Please the Mind as Well
as tbe Palate.
Pawlow has established the physio
logical importance of the mental state
on digestion, having shown, for in
stance, that delicacies produce secre
tion of gastric juice as soon as they are
perceived by the eye, even before they
are eaten.
The food must not only be palatable,
but must be served in an attractive
manner—fine dishes, table decorations,
In eating we must take time to chew
our food thoroughly. This serves a
double purpose—first, through the act
of mastication the coarser particles of
food are broken up; second, more sa
liva is secreted and is thoroughly mix
ed with the food. The digestion of
starch is thus materially aided, and
the proteids are made more easily ac
cessible to the action of the gastric
Water should accompany each meal.
It increases the appetite and the en
joyment of food.
After eating we should rest a little
while before returning to our work.—
Dr. Max Eiuhorn In Medical Record.

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