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i ■ Silks; Dress Goods; Wash Fabrics: Bed
Spreads: Muslin and Cotton Underwear;
and Summer Hosiery; Shirt Waists: Cor
sets; Men's Wear, and Millinery, etc.
Watch For Circulars _ I
I Sale from Thursday, June 7to B JiC . . . !
Saturday. June 16, Inclusive. 1
) ££' Samples sent on request I
1 Magic Carpets. |
Put a new floor covering in the dingiest room o: y° ur @
ohouse. The effect is magical, comfort, cheeriness, cosi-(§j
oncss, all come in with the carpet and Rugs, and our©
©carpets attract the purse, as well as the eye, with a hand @i
©3ome INGRAIN— aII laid little to the price, and substituting® s
ia BRUSSELS or AXMINSTER. at any rate, drop in andjg
take a 100k —for future Reference Low Prices,
Patterson Bros. 1
(Successors to Brown & Co.) ©
136 N. Main Street, Butler, Pa. ©
Shoes for occasions r
* Shoes for the mechanic
?■ Shoes for the farmer
J Shoes for everybody
Each and every pair in its
class the best that money
1 will buy. \
Get your pair at
L; Opp. Hotei Lowry. 102 N. Main Street.
I Duffy's Store |
B Not one bit too early to think of that new Carpet, orl
■ perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpetß
I size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-H
■ pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But-H
9 ler county. Among which v/ill be found the following:' '*V
jgS Utavy two nnd threw ply.. 6?»c per yd and
&■} B««t cotton chnin So<: j.er yd nnd n|» H
Hiniplv uo wear ont t) thi-H" s!.!{."« yil
Tinde, bat very («o<>d 65c per yd up 9
U B,»ly «:,-l T(l[k ffttrv Half ?U'l Ail \V<x>l In^r«iiiH.
■ . Prettiest Onr]wt ni ide, n» durable t• tl.U.'i
U RAG CARPETS, f « hiiuiuu o]d-fi:Hl)ii»ifil >v(.;tv«.
H MATTING, Hemp and rttraw
|B Axininmer Khk«. Beauties t«> +-'J each and lipEw
9 ttruKKelH lilies, Tajit Htry and Body #l~ each and up FwJ
Ingrain DniKKetH. All and Hnlf W<«jl ♦*> each and up fe-sJ
9 Linolentns fnlaid and Common, all widths and grades
n Oil Cloths, FiiK)r, Table, Shelf and Stair.
H Laca Car tains, Portiers, Window Shades, Cartain Poles; Sumll Hearth sal
B lings, all styles and sizes.
I Duffy's Store. 1
t|t Specially low Priced. All New Patterns. t|
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We sell our border by the bolt same price 3i
f!? as wall and ceiling. &
I E£yth Bros., |
Men's Suits
Young Men's Suits
;We still have a small scattering of medium and heavy weight
garments which rather than put away in camphor we
are pleased to offer you at prices which will
induce you to buy.
137 £outh Main Street. Butler. Pa.
fj Bickers Footwear 1
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f| | A Grand Display of Fine
si ' I Footwear in all the
14 /Mhk Latest Styles. PJ
pl Mh
• 1 j-M We are showing many
.. JiAiS styles in Ladies' Fine Shoes ri
WA an< * Oxfords at prices sure kl
W to interest you. fi
fi M
pj Large stock of Men's and LI
!j.' gk Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- yl
I * or^s in t ' ie ' atest styles - j^J
K; | dmr I Big bargains in Men's
I anc * Boys ' wor^in ß sh° es - M
w2 —— I Repairing promptly done, Mj
YA 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA. fj
Won't buy clothing for the purpose of i - )' ! ji
sending money. They desire to get the
best possible results of the money expended, j'. 'I
Those who bay custom clothing have a j V J "j ij
right to demand a fit, to have their clothes / 7Vmi
correct in style and to demand of the - '•/ /! 8
seller to guarantee everything. Come to //; - . ' /■ ij -i
as and there will be nothing lacking. 1 \ > •• ' M \
have just received a large stock of Spring V' *. • >-'■ j g
and Summer suitings in the latest styles, , AV'4» -■ '~"e is
shades and colors. » \ \&\ -/J? \ | \
142 N. Main St., Butl?r, 9a .j
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| Spring and Summer Millinery. |
§ Everything in the line of Millinery can be found,
the right thing at the right time at the right price at ||j
# Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. #
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The following gru«iuat< * of !!»<• liiitlor ltuslno*:i Colic*:*) hi}vo Just accitiptod ikmlUoiih hh
follows: -I 11. AlexiiiKii-r. ImhiU M«-pir, Wulmsh I:. ]{. Co., Mlttuhuric; lay TUoiupHoii,
stenograph 1 * r. I S. hrvclopinent ( «>.. I til Av«.. I'JttMhurK; fimnia Hurr,
Pit I *lMiri{ lf<'lii'i lon < < •.. NY w i% <; n-.l ri k U>n, Pa.; Pr:ul Sriy<h*t, i»l**rioKra|>lnT, Thti itr.il
str« « t (>'<)., I'itubiirj?; li. P. l'r» <l«Tlf # k. sH*tn»iriaph« r, Wahimki Ic. It. «'o., I'llt-shtirt'; Hoh« hh;i
Sitlvajft* S»M*urliy < <i , |'n i mliiii- V ; till Av< , Wlnifn <1 ShalTi r, Imjl ti'r p«»slt lon. r
(ffM'nmnla Hank I i 1 <It r . PltiiiljurK'. Il« rt liu M« < I»Tland, »U:noici*flLplH'r l Aaron K. IC<*ll)« r, Hut
i:. Wl«-k. Stiunlani hL«»«l Car <%»; Mvr:i Anli, w . H ('. \Wi,.lmuH r, ,
< arrl«* iicrii«*p, IK-tt<'r position. I'Wlallty A ('annuity < <»., Pit tuburj/; •' M. Wllhoti,
11. A, O. Fr«-licht offlrc . Hutlcr; L* *U*r H«lf, bookkeeper. Geo. Walter A Sms, Hutlrr l£oll» i
MI! I-. Hut Ur.
Vuiiii'i i;.t'n iimi woi n nrsri T- TAM>. Attend a .' Ikkil that lidKH • « , uru post
tlnn rind GOOD one f«.r UH '/r idnaU-H. HOMK hi-I.ooU ncOMltii: wu ITIUOUM. Foui
tin «s an many t\all> ;i*» w«? run till. <'nine In n,n<l tin- l« lt« r we bo t »
aliow them to you. Now 1h the tln»'.-1«» ent« r
SHRiNG TERM, APRiL 2, I9ofi.
Slay enter A.N V Mini', i itulOKU" mill .-irrulai* nulled mi itpplii'uilnn. « orren|)on(l« (nc
lnvl*e<l. Visitors ALWA Vh welcome. Wben In Mutler, pay us a vl»lt.
A. P. RKUAL, Principal, Butler,, Pa.
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> And Weddings \
( By Martha. >
/ McCulloch-Williams )
) \
j Copuriuht. IM, by II". fi. C'ttWiffit \
Elizabeth crossed the turf so loathly,
fo laggardly, she left a waving trail of
deep green footprints athwart the dew
grayed grass. The line was blotched
here and there where she had stopped
and half turned about, but from the
last and lightest of the blotches it ran
straight to t!i»- wicket gate in the
hedge. The path to the gate led around,
almost under the library windows.
Therefore she had avoided it. She did
not want to be spied upon, and, though
the library commonly was empty uutil
long after sunrise, she had come to be
lieve there was no counting ou where
Miss Prudence Weir would l>o at any
special hour.
The wicket gave upon a lane shady
aud secluded, yet a public passway
notwithstanding both sides of it be
longed to Elizabeth's uncle, Dan. He
had been trying to close it ever since
he bought the old Mears place, but his
rustic neighbors had held stoutly to
their right of way. So the young man
walking slowly along the lane was no
trespasser, allieit lie walked warily,
keeping close to the hedge. Elizabeth
smiled shamelessly to see him. Now
thai she had really brought herself to
a clandestine meeting she was all In a
happy flutter and amazed at her own
Yet she said, smiling up at her tall
sweetheart: "You must go right back,
Billy—must. Do you hear? Miss Pru
dence Weir sleeps with both ears and
one eye open. Besides, she gets up
early more than half the time. And
you know she can make Dandy believe
anything iu the world, except that lie
ought to marry her."
"H-m! That's a pity! Skepticism
on any other point would be less In
convenient," Billy Mcdwin panted,
hurrying Elizabeth along the lane to
ward the woods beyond the main trav
eled road. It was not at nil the way
he should go to go home, but some
how Elizabeth made no protest.
Soon they were walking through dew
sweet shade, with birds singing thin
nnd sweet above their beads. And
presently Hilly had his arms about
Elizabeth nnd was saying, with his
Hps in her hair: "Iloney girl, I've been
thinking—hard. Miss Weir is the lion
In our path, and there's just one way
to get round her"—
"What?" Elizabeth interrupted, lift
ing her head a little. Billy lookul up
among the leaves nnd colored faintly
as lie answered: "Ob, we must show
Dandy how deceitful she is. She's
made him believe it would be sin tq
let me have you. Don't you think it
would shake Ills faith in her if he
knew she was willing to take mo her
"Hilly," Elizabeth exploded. shaking
with laughter, "you wouldn't dare pro
pose to lier. «":•!« Ji n live thr -ugh a
breach .of promise suit? IT only you
coulil do it! F.nt you never in the
world can."
"Sure you won't bo jealous?" Billy
asked, pinching her car.
Hhe made a face at hint as she an
swered: ".lust you try It. Why, even
If tin? worst h:N;i|>cned —if vou got tan
gled past, getting out—l should have at
least the heavenly satisfaction of know
ing she hail showed herself to Dandy
the cat she i«."
"Trust DM- not to get tangled," Billy
protested. What else he said Is not
strictly material to this narrative, al
though It sent Elizabeth home at last
with happy eyes and the color of a
wikl rose.
Ofttlnies fortune favors the daring.
The execution began with his n-scue
of the pudgy Miss Weir from a run
away that was not in the least dan
gerous, hut which gave her a mortal
scare. Of course he went back with
her to the j.ato, stopping there to ex
plain elaborately that ho had some
how Incurred the displeasure of Mr.
Daniel (looilwaod and been forbidden
the premises, 'il l, of course, gave
him excuse to ask If h» iul.'ht Inquire
by letter lifter Miss Weir's health.
One letter quickly and easily bred an
other, and from writing It was hut a
step to meeting, either In the lane or In
the wood beyond, and talking of many
Miss Weir was rising thirty, Just five
years Billy's elder, but so light colored
and plump she (tattered herself It look
ed the other way. She loved ease and
consequence -witness that for five
years past she had been trying deli
cately to marry Uncle handy. She hacl
f uly succeeded iu becoming after a
tort his social watchdog.
He had a great pplniou of Elizabeth,
his heiress, and wanted to match her
Well if sho was to bo matched at all.
Miss Weir had about lost hope of Un
cle Dandy when Billy came on the
scene. Billy knew pretty well all there
was lo know of lovemakin;'. This time
he chose to make it iu hypothetical
fashion. He began Impersonally by do
scribing a young fellow who had set
his eye: tind u art upon one so far
above his dessert he had I>• ■ • <• quite
hopeh-. s of winning her ami had de
xccnded to trifling with mere ordinary
girls by way of filling an aching vo!t|.
Then ho pictured the lady. Her eyes
were h#avcn blue, her skin all lily and
rose, her hair like spun sunshine, her
voice a flute. But that was as nothing
beside her loftier charms her soul, her
Vpirlt, her anxellc nature which made
it mere ordinary sinner grovel In dust
whenever be let himself feel what to
ineritji It was to love her. Thus far
Billy got by the end of the second
week. Naturally It was but little later
that the lady was forced to discover
herself In the fair unknown.
Then Billy played liner than ever,
lie would not speak the worshiper »
name; she must guess it. But he would
\rlth her permission send her a letter
uuslgueil from the woi'shl; r, one in
some faint way setting l'o:th all that
was iu his heart. And lie bound her
self to reply to it replj as her heart
directed. Billy had hard work to keep
from shouting whou lie heard that, but
by holding himself hard In hand ho
kept a proper face ami hurried off to
consult Is best chum, also a very an
cient "complete letter writer,"
Miss Weir did reply from a full
heart. Indeed, the heart slopped over a
bit she called names Billy's name
with endearing variations. More, she
whistled down the wind his pleas of
un'.vorthiness ho was a demigod at
lea. I anion:; men she rejoh ed to hail
and own him, king of her affections
Marry him? She would be happier as
his wife than any crowned queen. His
"mode < fortune'' did not count at all.
Jler tastes were even more modest—
uud so on, and so ou.
To do the lady Ju-tleo she knew Billy
had really a handsome competence;
also that he was no sluggard. And
her own position was far from envia
ble. Moreover, »liu was dreadfully
i crabbi-d ov.-r Prudence's tardy settle
j meut. "Here you are a n;'.L -ins old
. maid when you ouuht to be a grand
mother- almost," she said now nnd
j then brutally. Iteally the stars in their
j corns - fon.dit for Hilly Hilly the u:i
regenerate, who as soon as be j-«»t the
Iletier put it in his pocket and bore
down on t "nele bandy,
i Just what happened between them is
to this day a dark secret. Folks out
side heard lirst a lot of growling from
I'ncle Dandy, followed later on by
shouted laughter, but nothing audible
until the pair came out together, with
I'ncle Dandy slapping Billy <>n the
buck at every other step. And this
was what he was saying: "We've got
to hire you a substitute, Billy, and I
know just the man. It's Amos Flack—
he needs a wife if ever a man did—a
preacher, with t: ■ of the worst chil
dren going. Auy endowed proposition
will be tempting to him. Ee-ides. I've
already detected him casting sheep's
eyes up this way. So J - ou trot along
and And Elizabeth while 1 look him up.
And l»e sure you burn that letter. It
must be thou lit to have got lost in
transit. Yon may tell whoever you see
there's going to be a double wedding
up this way soon."
"Yes, sir; I will," I'.illv said obedient
ly. "But I shan't tell 'ein I had a hand
in bringing.on both matches."
Sure enough there was a double wed
ding, with Uncle Dandy playing fairy
godfather to both brides.
The* Vanity of Man.
Every womau in the car saw him do
it, and they told the men of their fam
ilies about it when they gut home, us
proof that the weaker sex has no mo
nopoly of vanity, lie hud ou gloves
t!:;:t fitted cbsely. As so; n as he got
wedged In between the fat man and
the thin woman lie took the n off. If
the performance had si ipped there no
body would have given him a second
thought, but the removal of the gloves
was a curtain raiser for the real exhi
bition. The minute his hands were
bared lie took three rings from his in
side pocket nnd*slippcd them on three
different lingers. The l-Jngs looked to
be the real thing. If they were not
they made up in quantity what they
lacked in qunl't.v. and the man cer
tainly had something to show for his
money. He showed it too. The paper
he pretended to read was folded and
refolded every few minutes, and with
every movement of his bauds a shower
of many colored stars glinted from the
three large stones. At Fifty-eighth
street the astral display ended. Care
fully the rings were removed and de
posited in his waistcoat pocket, the
gloves were drawn on again, and the
man left the car, looking the satisfac
tion he evidently felt at having made
an Impression.—New York Press.
The Apache* Are S«i« Wor*hlper».
The Apaches, like many oilier North
American tribes, are sun worshipers.
Their myths tell theiu that the sun la
the all powerful deity, and to It all
supplications are addressed. On going
into battle, planting corn or on start
ing on a cattle stealing expedition, the
sun is asked to look with favor. That
they believe in a future world is prov
ed by their custom of killing horses
nnd Wtrj lug niem, r.< "nr*tt as TTTcir '
clothing and implements of the chase,
for life in the future world. Not only
the medicine men but the people claim
to hold communion with the Chindl, or
spirits of their ancestors. They are
also great believers iu omens, talis
mans and amulets, hut arc very con
servative, and it is with dlfllculty that
one gets tliein to discuss ilihigs super
natural. They will not talk about (Jixl
among their own people with familiar
ity and scarcely at all with the white
man.—E. S. Curtis In Scribner's.
The Center of I In* (.lolic.
The city of London is said to lie the
center of the land hemisphere of our
globe. in other words, It I; claimed
that a radius of O.'KM) miles on the
curved surface of the earth would de
scribe a circumference inclosing more
land, from London as a center, than
from any other city on the planet. Sev
eral other places have been claimed
as the "axle of the globe," C. Plazzl
Smith, the famous "pyramid astrono
mer," endeavoring to prove that the
great pyramid Is situated on the center
spot of the land surface. In ancient
times It was claimed that the temple
of Delphi stood 011 tin- "navel of the
universe." Several of the petty oriental
kingdoms have at different times laid
claims to being "the universal center,"
and at oae time the Chinese claimed
that the celebrated "porcelain pagoda"
was the center around which the sun,
moon and stars revolved.
Some hlljin <>f file Tongue.
Never use the word "liable" when
you mean "likely." Do not say, for
instance, that "ho is liable lo come In
at any moment," "Liable" Implies mis
fortune and means "exposed to," "sub
ject to," "in danger of."
Why do most of us speak of "un
raveling a mystery V" Any good dic
tionary shows that "ravel" means "to
unweave." You "ravel" a mystery,
therefore, when you solve 11. In "Ham
let" Shakespeare says: "Muku you to
ravel all this mutter out."
If you and your friend Smith know a
man culled .Jones, do not speak to
Smith of "our mutual friend" mean
ing Jones. Jones Is your common
friend. If you aro friendly to Hmlth
and Smith is friendly to you, you and
Smith are "mutual friends," but that Is
the only sen ;<• In which the term may
be rightly used,
Aereeil Willi Her.
After an ail night session with the
boys a husband wended his way home,
arriving there at about 5 a. in. He
found hi wife waiting for him In the
dlnlu;' room, the confusion of furniture
indicating that she had been having an
unhappy time.
"This is a nice time for you to be
coming home," snapped the wife,
"Yes," admitted tlio cuing husband.
"It's a lovuly morning."
I haven't slept a wink this blessed
night," with a severe look.
"Neither have I," said the husbaud.
Tin* .Hliiimii l*tir<*.
"The real simon pure" Is one of those
phrases which every one understands
and not one in a hundred could account
for. Hlmaii Pure v .11 a Pennsylvania
Quaker iu Mrs. Ccutllvre's "A Hold
Stroke For a Wife," produced at Drury
Lane theater, London, In February,
17is. one Colonel Felguwcil passes
himself off as Bimon and wins the heart
of a Itristol heiress, Miss Lovely, after
which the real Simon Pure turns up.
The Weather I'rophef.
"Ilow aro you coming on with your
new msli in of wcaHe-i pre.ll Uon'r"
"Weil," answered the prophet eheerl
ly, "I can always get the kind of
weather all ri;.'ht, but I haven't quite
lucceeded In hitting tlio dates exactly."
f.'l-eIH tall-UN.
.\ ure.it Idea Is usually original to
more llif.n one dlseovcrer. Great Ideas
come when the world needs them.
They i;urrouiid the world's Ignorance
•ud press for admission. - A. Phelps.
Wheat tlr-xn bj tile Ni'« .Milling:
II ifli In I'pntein.
Letter rewl.i-d at tK - Michigan ex
i>eriuieut e tilt ion indioato that in some
I >*ts of Michigan a prejudice exists
roller proe. s.s wheat bran.-
Some farmers prefer tiuely ground
bran, others . :i' prejudiced in favor of
eoarsor satuples, 'l'he pro<lu#t of roller
mills is not uniform in this respeet.
In some samples th • irerm is ground
with the bran; in other mills the germ
K found either in the flour or as a
separate bypr >drrt. To j.et some light
' ou the relation of th ■ composition of
bran to its physical appearance four
lien samples were analyzed, some of
them from roller mills, some from bur
stone mills, some from mills of large
capacity ami others from smaller es
tablishments. lif per i-.-nt of protein
I varied from l per cent tu the bran
of a lvller process mill with an an
nual output > f l.lidO tons to 1!> per cent
i in a lirst crade roller process bran
from one of the Immense mills in Min
neapolis. I,ittl.< ariation was found
i lu the »-Oiupo«itioa of extremely coarse
bran and the finer articles.
Roller I'rocenH Pr<»dact Approved.
The chemist of the station says on
tliis topic: The two extremes, the very
coarse and the very tin", are of much
the s tme composition, while neither
shows the best sample so far as feed
ins properties are concerned. The medi
um grades generally show a better
analysis than either of the extremes.
Theoretically the bran produced by the
roller process should be more valuable
than that produced by bur stones, as
in one the germ, which is rich In fat,
is separated out with the flour and in
the other this part toes into the bran.
The roller process bran* are all per
ceptibly higher In protein than are
those of the bur stone process. It Is
not so much the amount of starch pres
ent in the bran as the amount of pro
tein and fat thnt Is of consiih?rntlon to
the feeder. The end for which the
millers are constantly working iu the
milling process, the most complete sep
aration of the starch possible and the
needs of the consumer of bran, a food
rich In protein and fat, are Identical.
The new milling process Instead of
supplying the feeder with an inferior
grade of feeding stuffs furnishes him
with one much superior to that sup
plied by the old process.
Flrsit l ood For ChiekM.
I'oultrymen differ considerably as to
when the chick shall have its first
food. Good results have been secured
when chicks have been permitted to
pick a little sand or fine grit from a
clean board when nbout thirty-six
hours old, and when about forty-eight
hours old to eat breadcrumbs mois
tened in milk nnd squeezed dry. After
that almost any of the prepared/"hick
foods may be fed nbout live times a
day till the chicks are two or three
weeks oid. when they will do well on
wheat screenings and need not be fod
oftcner than three times a day. It Is
advisable to let the chicks have access
to green feed at nil times. Fine clover
hay cut with an ordinary straw cutter
is excellent and also makes a good lit
ter to Hcitl&x- the feed In It is 08*1,
however, to give the last food at night
011 a clean board, letting the chicks eat
all they will anil then removing It.
In the Orchard.
If plant lice or nphids become threat
ening spray with whale oil soap, one
pound in seven gallons of water.
In late May or early June the eggs
of scurfy jjeale niul oyster shell scale
begin to hatch, and as soon as the
hatching period is completed the young
can be destroyed u Ith kerosene emul
sion, one part to nine of water, or with
one pound of whale oil soap dissolved
In seven gallons of water.
A shallow fountain or tank which
affords a drinking aud bathing place
for birds throughout the summer will
do much to encourage their presence.
Veneer Stock.
Probably 110 branch of forest utiliza
tion, with the possible exception of the
manufacture of pulp wood, shows such
rapid development In this country us
the veneer Industry. t T ntll very re
cently the opinion has prevailed that
the kinds of timber which could be
made Into veneer were very limited In
number, but the reports furnished by
the veneer producers to the forest serv
ice include twenty-four species. Many
of these, to be sure, are now cut in un
important quantities, but tlio tendency
to experiment with new woods is clear
ly shown.
How to Kill lloUße Files.
The department <>r agriculture states
that in France a prize of $2,000 was
offered for the best method of killing
house flies. It was won for a sugges
tion to use oil stirred In water In vaults
and cesspools. For inunure tho oil Is
mixed with sand or phosphate scat
tered over the piles. This prevents egg
laying or hatching, as most of this Is
done In manure piles.
I'nrm IlrevltleH.
Keep the celery plant bed well culti
vated and scrupulously clean of weeds.
If really first class plants are wanted
do not allow them to stand thicker
than about twenty the to the sqtiaro
foot, and less will be better. Apply
nitrate of soda 111 small quantities, say
100 to 200 pounds an acre.
Recent Investigations indicate that
when liquid manure Is applied to the
soli the plant food In the manure Is
absorbed and held in the soli and Is
not immediately washed out If not
made use of by the plants.
In using nitrate of soda as fertilizer
for corn it Is advised to drop It three
to six Inches away from the seed corn.
Hedtop Is an accommodating grass,
as It can be sown nearly any lime In
the growing season and will do well
on land that Is too wot for timothy or
has too much aeldity.
l>lsap|M)inted live males the misery
of youth, disappointed ambition that
of manhood and successful avarice that
of age. -tJoldamlth.
I |>»lile Down.
"So you don't believe In college edu
"No, sir. After graduation I nearly
iitarved to death practicing law."
"But you look prosperous now."
"Yes, sir. I went into vaudeville and
made a fortune balancing a barrel on
my feet while standing on my head."—
Detroit Free Press.
Vimni UiiKnUln,
"It's a queer thing >il> >ut children
babies," a: 1 ii| the proud father. "If I
say 'eat' to iny boy, the m .ire t ho can
get to repeating It Is 'tat,* but If I
make up a word like 'oobljoohle' that
yoiimsu r can Ms-uk It more fluently
than I can." Pearson's Weekly.
Kit 111 Deep.
The first known, if not the original
use of the phrase, "lieanty is only skin
deep," occurs lii Italpli Venning'* "Or
thodoxe Paradoxes." "Ail the beauty
of the world Is but skin deep; a
sunne blast defucolh It'
5 ►
* The Message *
| From Bleaker's £
<4 By Alice Crittenden Derby p.
Copyright, 19rtJ, by Ruby Douglas
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Tlie night operator at Bleaker's I.ift
I had boon crying. Job I>aly, the taci
turn old track walker, saw that with
half an eye—which was nil he ever di
rected toward the sex—when he came
in f<.r the coal scuttle that evening.
Taxing his imagination for a cause,
Job surmised that llhoda wept because
hor father was laid up agaiu with his
crippled back, a memento of the last
landslide, which he hail defied in order
to tick off a warning to others. As a
matter of fact the girl's tears were not
liiial ones, but pertained to the discov
ery that the young engineer of No. 7
was no ordinary sweat-of-tlie-brow run
ning man, but a chap of very different
calilter—ln short, a son of the first vice
president, with a penchant for practi
cal knowledge concerning his father's
True, Pave maintained that a man
is not accountable for his father and
had blustered reassuringly when Rhoda
wormed out of him the admission that
his sire had shown a tendency to a
hot bos when toid of their matrimonial
"Dad needn't be so doggoned crit
ical," grumbled Pave, blissfully deposit
ing a cinder smudge near Rhoda's pink
mouth. "He's self made, every inch of
him; began at rock bottom forty years
. ago. 116 isn't snobbish either in some
ways. He's often told me that I'm
named for an old 'buddy* of his; some
one he thought tho world of and would
give a lot to find."
Notwithstanding the vice president's
magnanimity toward the memory of a
whilom "buddy," Rhoda felt that her
humble self as a daughter-in-law
should not be wantonly thrust upon
him, particularly since Pave confessed
light heartcdly that the act might bind
hlci to an engineer's life in dead ear
nest. She was a girl with a conscience,
and that unfeeling mentor represented
that she ought not to wreck her lov
er's careor. Therefore Rhoda was dig
ging a little heart grave that night at
Bleaker's I.ift and trying to shovel big
Pave into It.
Old Job in his wordless sympathy
had filled up her coal stove so solicit
ously nt 10 o'clock and again at 1 that
Rhoda was driven to the open door for
a breath of the keen mountain air of
late November. The black night show
ed only a few sickly stars above the
tall pines and Job Daly's lantern
swinging nlong the winding path to
ward his own shanty. Suddenly this
one friendly twinkle amid the darkness
lurched sideways and went out.
"Job," culled Rhoda concernedly.
"Job, did you fall?"
There was no answer, and tho girl
turned resolutely within the office. She
had lighted another lantern and was
reaching for a wrap when tmusual
sounds made her wheel quickly. Five
I'M'-I;-,"eV'll IWlklßff' men Mocked the
Rhoda stepped across to the table,
her eyes seeking the old fashioned pho
tograph hanging aliove It as one might
appeal to a crucifix. It was the like
ness of her father, whom she Idolized,
and she was taking counsel of him
now and also thanking God that It
wa i she on duty that night instead of
him. Then she coolly fuced the In
truders. her back to the tablo and one
hand creeping out stenlthlly behind her.
"Prop that, curse you!" snarled one
of the men. "You'll finger that ticker
when I tell you to and not before.
It was the ugliest villain of them all
who sjioke, and Rhoda's arm fell at her
"Now you'll wire the old man ut
Ruinford," the fellow commanded, lev
elling a shining barrel at her head,
"that there's a rock or a tree—make it
a tree on the track, and the express 'll
have to take the siding. Tell 'em the
old guy Is hurt and they'll have to
throw the switch themselves." He low
ered his voice, speaking to the others,
"That'll give us time to fix the engineer
and get aboard?"
His accomplices nodded.
"Now hump yourself, girl. This man.
Telegraph Bill, la next to the dot and
dnsli lingo, KO you can't fool us, und
you'll do the job up proper or It'll bo
all day with you." A metallic cMck
emphasized the threat.
Uhoda glanced slowly about the cir
cle of dark, sinister faces. Coming
last to Telegraph Bill, she saw that the
man was listening Intelligently to a
message passing over the wire, and she
knew the leader had spoken truly.
They were not to be fooled.
An ashen pallor overspread her face.
Shu reached hesitatingly for the key.
Iter fingers stiffened on It unwillingly,
ami Jerkily the Instrument began to
tick. At the first sound Telegraph Bill
looked up, and their eyes held each oth
er fur an Instant, then tho man's brow
contracted doggedly, and he looked
down. Kven a train robber may not
relish seeing a loyal hearted woman
compelled to betray her post.
Tick, tick, tick, sped the message,
while Ithoda gazed fascinatedly ut the
one man who understood It. When she
had finished their eyes met again, but
bis spoke only a T*>id admiration before
which Ithoda'* lushes sank.
After cutting the wires the men llled
out, engaged In muttered colloquy.
Ithoda flung herself down, her head
upon her arms. Then, at the thought of
nil that might yet be, she drew u bright
little revolver from the drawer und
lie Id it tremblingly. A muffled step und
Telegraph Bill sfood before her, glanc
ing baek apprehensively, as If to see if
lio were watched.
With a hoarse Imprecation the mau
lunged to the floor, his temple striking
a broken drawheud, which fate, In tho
person of .loli Daly, had cast into u
corner that ufternoou. Blood gushed
from two wounds und he lay white and
metlonh'Ni where he had fallen.
In Uhoda's ears was a running re
verberation. She thought It was her
own heart till the deck lights of a
freight whiz/.ed past and then she knew
why the report of her shot had not
brought the other men back. She
crouched in her chair, hiding her eyes
from that rigid, white faced object with
its o'izlu : blood. The wonted compan
ionship of thi- sounder was gone and
the mournful sighing of the pine trees
without seemed u ghostly requiem for
slain hope.
After many hours, sin- thought, there
• nine u locomotive's sharp cry, waking
the mountain echoes; then the nearer
rolling thunder of a train. She heard
the brake shoes grind upon the wheels
ami then oblivion enfolded her, uupene
truted by the hubbub of shouts and
tiring which followed.
What she knew next was that I»ave
bent over her, pressing her drooping
he.id against the breast of his sooty
coat. The room was full of men,
some of them bound and gagged.
No. 23.
Among these latter was Job, for once
more silent than even he enjoyed,
though he spoke no word when some
one loosed him.
A stately old gentleman emerged
from the background and, crossing
over, twitched the engineer's sleeve.
The young man lifted his eyes, a ten
der. adoring light still filling them.
"Father!" he exclaimed. "What in
the name of all" —■
The old gentleman smiled quizzically.
"I had a fancy to see how you ran
an engine, Dave, and I got right into
• It. Hey, boy?"
At that moment a commotion arose
from the rufflnn in the corner. Rais
ing himself on one elbow he stared
stupidly alK>ut, then lifted a vindictive
fist and shook it at Rhoda.
"You young Jezebel, you," he roared
painfully, "to serve me like this after
I'd saved you from the gang. They'd
have slung you si through ticket if I'd
blowed your message, and you know
It, too, you—you—bully little devil hen!
I was going to help you make a sneak
if you hadn't plugged me, but"—
A groan and a collapse ended the
Rhotla sprang forward, remorsefully
wringing her hands. Pave's gaze went
with her devouringly.
The vice president looked from one
to the other. Then he adjusted his eye
glasses and picked up the yellow tele
gram slip which the division superin
tendent had just laid down. He read:
"Panger at 11. Robbers waiting for
train No. 7. Pon't stop, for God's
Tin? official smiled agaiu, this time a
little uncertainly. Edging closer to his
son he laid a gentle hand upon his
"Lad," he said reproachfully, point
ing to the little old photograph above
the table, "why didn't you tell me long
ago that she was Dave Brody's girl?
Surely you knew that he was my old
The Color «f Water.
After lon r he.sitatiou scientific men
agree in admitting that water physical
ly pure seen in mass is sky blue. This
color is that taken by the white light
of the sun when absorbed by the water
iu cousequenco of a phenomenon the
explanation of which would bo a little
long. It is not due to the chemical pu
rity of the water, since the sea, which
is tho bluest water, is also that which
contains the most salt. Nevertheless,
according to Forel's experiments, the
matter in solution should be the pre
dominant cause of the modification of
color, upon which act l>esldes the mat
ter in suspension the color of the bot
tom and the reflection of the sky and
of the banks. Consequently blue water
is pretty rare in nature. A good many
seas and lakes that give us the impres
sion of this tint are green. The water
at present acknowledged to be the
bluest Is that of the Sargasso sea, be
tween the Cape Verde Islands and tho
Antilles. The water of the Mediterra
nean oIT tlie French coast and around
Capri is bluer than tlint of Lake Le
man, much less blue Itself than that of
the lakes of Kaudersteg and Arolla, la
Switzerland.—Paris L'lllustratloo.
Culling- the I.antlladr.
A <•*>•• iasltj- not tit*
him In a Bi.ck Bay lodging house ona
day, nuil lie paid for It, as is usually
the case. He said he hadn't seen the
landlady during his stay of three
monlhs, the rents being paid to the
housekeeper, and a frleud to whom be
made tills remark said that Bhe .was
around about every day— ln fact, he
wouldn't be surprised if she was in the
house then. To test his confidence he
was willing to wager tho cigars that
site was there, and Ills doubting friend
considered it toft_ easy a thing to lose,
so lie said, "Agreed." Then the man
who was certain proceeded to win eas
ily. Seizing a plate from the table, he
dropped it upon the floor, and In less
than a minute tlio woman of the bouse
was on the scene Inquiring about the
cause of tlie noise. The doubter WIS
satisfied.—Boston Globe.
Men Need Bl| Mirrors.
"A man's dressing room need* A full
length mirror as mucli as a woman's
boudoir." This declaration waa made
by a speaker at a convention of mer*
chant tailors, and tho statement met
with no contradiction— in fact, after
tho convention had adjourned it waa
round that every maker of garment* in
the hall believed that it would make
the American citizen a better dressed
person if he would mako arrangement®
to "see himself as others see him."
This Is not "foppish," it was declared,
even though it can be done only;
through the use of tho long mirror,
heretofore held sacred to C&x lAdx'9
Those are wise who through error
pass on to truth; those are fools who
hold fast to error.—Kuckert
Old Time Aetlnar.
The old time actor had peculiar n 1
primitive views as to elocution and 1
uses. I remember a certain old frle: I
of mine who, when he recited the ope.:
lng speech in "Richard HI." and arrive
at the line, "In tho doep bosom of the
ocean burled," suggested the deep bos
oiii of the ocean by sending bis voice
Into his boots. Yet these were fluo
actors, to whom certain young gentle
men who never saw them constantly
refer. Tho methods of tho stage have
completely changed and with them tho
tastes of the people. The probability
Is that some of the old actors of only
a few years ago would excite much
merriment in their delineation of trag
edy. A very great tragedian of a past
generation was wont iu the tent scene
in "Richard III." to hold a piece of
soap iu his mouth, so that, after tho ap
poarancc of the ghosts, the lather and
froth might dribble down his chin, and
ho employed moreover a trick sword
which rattled hideously, and, what with
his foam flecked face, his rolling eyes,
Ids Inarticulate groans and bis rattling
blade, the small boy in the gallery
was scared Into a frenzy of vociferous
delight!— Richard Mansfield in Atlantic.
When western lowa was newly set
tled the farmers in an Isolated section
banded tfiemselve* together as a school
district and proceeded to chooso ono of
their number committeeman. A log
schoolhoiise was erected, and soon a
young woman came that way seeking
u chance to teach. The committeeman,
was designated to ascertain her fitness.
When the time for the ordeal arrived
tlie public official was at his wit's end.
ll<' had been examined himself often
enough, but that was when he was at
tend ing district school fifty years be
fore. The very thought of conducting
an examination himself, and for a
teacher at that, staggered htm. He
could not think of a question to ask.
Tho young woman sat waltlug, and
the old man teetered nervously on Ills
"Well, now, Miss Burden," ba said
cautiously at Inst, "kin you sny the
alphabet bnck'ards?"
Miss Burden could, and did.
"Fine!" cried the committeeman. "I'll
Just Indorse your certificate." He
wrote It thus:
"Fully profecshunt."

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