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, JUQMMMIJ'jmiMiI———WW !!■ Hi 11 111 Willi—Hi | THE MODERN STORE- j IN FULL SWING Great June Sale Continues all Week Until Saturday Night, June 16th. EVERYBODY MORE THAN PLEASED. f MID-SUMMER BARGAINS NOW t. in silks, dress goods, wash fabrics, bed spreads, muslin I | and cotton underwear, summer hosiery, shirt waists. I corsets, miUnery. etc. I Special Offerings In Wen's Wear. EISLEU=MARDORF COfIPANY, SOOTH MAIH STREET | $ VZfcfcl - Samples sent on request. | OPPOSITE HOTKL ARLINGTON. liL'TJuliß. i'A Jj iMagic Carpets. 1 I i The effect is magical, comfort, cheeriness, @ness, all come in with the carpet and Rugs, and our© ©carpets attract the purse, as well as the eye, with a hand-® ©some IMGRAIN —all laid little to the price, and substituting© @a BRUSSELS or AXMINSTER, at any rate, drop in andx sjtake a 100k —for future Reference Low Prices, rfSof QUALITY. © I Patterson Bros. 1 © (Successors to Brown & Co.) © 5 136 N. Main Street, Butler, Pa. © ,j SPRING STVbGS I AND IN j SU/KfWER FOOTWEAR. 3 NOW CODING IN. | i : l Shoes for occasions Shoes for the mechanic j ; Shoes for the farmer I- Shoes for everybody Each and every pair in its 1 class the best that money f will buy, \ Get your pair at ( HUSELTON'S 3 I Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street. j I Duffy's Store | PI Not one bit too early to think of that new Carpet, or II n perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpet g| size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-Bj ,'jS pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But-H ■ jer county. Among which will be found the following: S| H EXTRA SUPER ALL WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS, 1 Heavy two and three ply O.jc per yd and up 9 9 HALF WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS, i Best cotton chain 50c per yd and up B ■ BODY BRUSSELS, . p Situply no wear out to these $1.36 yd HK HTAPESTRY BRUSSELS. Light made, but very Good 65c per yd up H STAIR CARPETS, frv-4 P.ody and Tapestry Brussels, Half and All Wool Inp;rains. j M HARTFORD AXMINSTERS, -'j Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too ft.35 9 « RAG CARPETS, GeDuiue old-fasbioned weav»». 19 MATTING, Straw. RUGS-CARPET SIZES. Axminater Ruga. Beauties too each and nji fjy Brussels Rugs, Tapestry and Body fia each and up fell Ingrain Drnggets, All and Half Wool $5 each and up Linoleums. Inlaid and Common, all widths and grades Oil Cloths, Fioor, Table, Shelf and Stair. Lace Curtains, Portiers, Window Shades, Curtain Poles; Small Hearth fy hugs, all styles and sues. Duffy's Store, j j MAIN STREET, BUTLER. > 0 1 WALL PAPER" 1 1 BIG LOTS I Specially Low Priced. All New Patterns, fit w w We sell our border by the bolt same price ]| 6 as wall and ceiling. & & & - sr. Eyth Bros., | NEAR COURT HOUSE. THE BUTLER CITIZEN. Men's Suits and Young- Men's Suits AT HALF PRICE. 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. : MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SB.OO SUITS GO AT $4.00 I MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SIO.OO SUITS GO AT SS.UO j MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S $12.00 SUITS GO AT $6.00 j MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S *15.00 SUITS GO AT $7.50 MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SIB.OO SUITS GO AT $9.00 SCHAUL& LEVY 137 South Main Street. Butler. Pa. 3 Bickers Footwear 1 —— —-—■ i l ] d A Grand Display of Fine Footwear in all the Latest Styles. PJ pi I'M We are showing many &A« styles in Ladies' Fine Shoes W 9A and Oxfords at prices sure j*^ rJ t° interest you. . Fj M jj£ Large stock of Men's and W m. Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- M | * orc * s in ' atest styles - m C & I bargains in Men's j Boys' working shoes. I Repairing promptly done. | JOHN BICKELI '.28 S Main St., BUTLER, PA. MEN ~ I :?■ ■ Won't buy clothing for the purpose of } . l| spending money. They ileaire to gut the J ' " S ■„> \i j If best possible results of the money expended. V, •' ■\j ■-I || Those who buy custom clothing have a Xi J v > A- iJJ light to demand a fit, to have their clothes /i<. j •. it" i/'j fl correct in style and to demand of the yH ! ..y Js\ I s seller to guarantee everything. Come to / 'j.' , >■'\ 'j us and there will be nothing lacking. I Zr/ Jk',-' '! 3 have just received a large stock of Spring js and Summer suitings in the latest styles, ' ~j I shades and colors. r—' 5 G. F. KECK, fffl'l j MERCHANT TAIfeOR, " 'f'j If Wy 143 N. Main St., Butl<rr,Pa I Spring and Summer Millinery-1 Tit Everything in the line of Millinery can be found, !p the right thing at the right time at the right price at | ROCKENSTEIN'S I % 3: Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. TI? tl? J? ►!« I J. G. & W. CAMPBELL, I . - . *: BUTLER, PA. :::: ® PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD I SIXTEEN DAY EXCURSIONS TO Atlarjtic City, Cape May lArnjleweo, Wildwood, Holly Beticli Ocean City, iSeet Isle City, Avalon NEW JERSEY Rehoboth, Del. Ocean City, Jvlcl 1 June 21, July 5 and li>, August 2, 1<» and ;>G, 1JH)0. Train leaves Butler at <>: lA A. 31 , connecting with SPECIAL TRAIN OF l'-VULOU CARS ANl> COACHES LEAVING I'JTTSBURO AT 8:53 A. 31. jjjlO Round Tri|t Round Trip Tickets good only in eoftchos Tickets good only in Parlor and Sleeping Cars B in connection with proper Pullman tickets B PROPORTIONATE BATES FROM OTHER STATIONS. 8 Tickets pood for passage on Special Train and its connections or on trains leaving f 1 , Ptttsburv: at t V. I*. M. and I'. M.. ■ nd thelt ci.iinoi'tions. Mops will bi made bv —u> da Train for meals or dining car set vice wll 1 be provide 1. I For stop-over privileges and full information consult nearest Ticket Agent. W. W. ATTEEBURY J. R. WOOD GEO. W BOYD I General Manager Passenger Traffic Manager General Passenger Agent ■ BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY. .TUNE 14. 190G • A ' A/ A/-<A/"\ks' AAAAAAAAAA/nAAA* K :A Trespasser: i 1 4 By HONORE WILLSIE p. % j f'opyrit'ht, by P. C. Eastment •WWTVWT/WTT /WTVT -T- The snow had disappeared from the valley, hedged upon three sides by mountains, but far up in the slopes there were still great white acres of it. Grigsby worried a great ileal about those snow patches. At night, when the camp was still, he lay awake hour after hour considering the matter. The New York stockholders who had sent the young mining engineer out to explore and test the mine had given him no information as to how, when or where to protect his workingmen. On Tuesday of the previous week a great wedge of snow and ice had loos ened from the peak, hail hurtled down the mountain side, gathering speed and size as it went, and had killed Jiin Grady, the foreman, without eveu stop ping to drop him after the deed was done. "The oldest inhabitant" told Grigsby that such would probably oe the pro gramme until spring had set in thor oughly. So for several nights Grigsby wor ried. Then on a certain cold, drizzly morning he called the men from the mine and set them, one and all, at work on his Idea. The Idea consisted of a great "V," with its apex turned up the valley, anil when completed the en gine house over the mine was to set snn.:ly In the angle of a great fence of logs and bowlders. It took three days to complete the idea, anil when it was done Jack Grigsby squared his handsome shoulders, set his teeth firm ly on the amlter stem of his pipe and said: "There, by gum! I'd like to see a snowslide harm that!" The oldest inhabitant, who stood by Jack's side, grinned. "You've put a lot of work on that thing.'* he said. '•Well, it's worth it," replied Jack. "Huh," answered the old miner, "I could 'a' told you something that wouldn't 'a' been any work at all and would 'a* been just as effective as that!" f "A nice time to be telling me that!" exclaimed Jack. "Well, what is it?" The old man pulled a dejected look ing envelope out of his pocket, after a long search found a stubby pencil and made a few marks on the envelope back, then walked over to a tree and tacked the paper up on the trunk. Grigsby followed him curiously. On the envelope was written: "Avalanches are requested not to trespass here." Jack roared. "Well, you're a great joker." The old man grinned, but shook his head. "Just as good as your wedge," he answered. "You ain't seen a rear slide yet. You want to move your mine, that's what you want to do." Grigsby looked a little troubled. "The president of the company and his daughter are due here this afternoon, but the weather lias I>epn eo snappy lately I guess we are safe." Then to himself as he walked away, "I'd give the world and all to see Madge, but"— Theu lie looked at the V shaped rampart. '"Gee, thai would stand anything," he said. The visitors were not expected until late in the afternoon, but it was only 1 o'clock when the short, fat millionaire anl his dainty, slender daughter dis mounted from their horses and left them at the group of shacks on the mountain side. Then they descended into the gulch, where the shaft opened. "Xow, remember, Madge, no non sense," the president was puffing. "These young engineers are all right in their places. But their places are not as sons-in-law of mine. Seems to me you've beeu showing rather a lively in terest in young Grigsby." Madge sniffed, but made no reply to her father's admonitions. They were an old tale, whose moral did not in the least interest her. Iler father took the chaperonage of his pretty daughter very seriously. Jack Grigsby ran toward them with bared head and outstretched hand, but the president had little time to waste 011 greetings. "What in thunder is that mountain of rubbish built around the plant for?" he demanded. Jack explained the mission of his cherished idea, but the president shook his head. "Pooh, pooh!" he scoffed, "Fearful looking mess. Better tear it out. Don't need that to keej> off a little snow and ice." Madge Interposed tactfully. "Oh, loine on," she cried. "I want to see everything." The three walked slowly over toward the engine house, Jack explaining ea gerly. "Where are all the men?" asked Madge. "In the mine, even the engineer. We are having some" — The oldest inhabitant grasped Jack's arm. "For heaven's sake," he gasped, "ring the bell. It's comin'." The three followed \\i* g*zo. tar up the mountain, at trie beginning of the valley, a roar, and with the roar it seemed as if the whole side of the mountain was sliding down into the valley—a great, gray mass, that gath ered to itself all that barred its path, huge trees, cabin-big atones, and al ways with a roar, increasing in volume to the din of a thousand trains. "The men are safest in the mines," Jack cried. He grasped Madge's arm, but the oldest inhabitant thrust him one side. "Manage the old man," he said; "I'll take the girl." Then with his arm about Madsre he ran with all his strength up the moun tain side. Grigsby seized the presi dent's arm. "Come"' he cried. The president started out bravely, but his weight told, and with the third step he stumbled and fell. With each heart throb the speed of tV, >uov,•slide was lessening their chances. Jack tugged at the heavy old man. Xow he could see the bowlders that bridged the front of the avalanche and now it had taken the very- tree to which was pinned the fluttering trespass warning. With a superhuman effort Jack flung the president out of harm's way. Then he sprang himself, scarcely noticing a heavy blow from a whizzing tree top. In another moment the avalanche was a thing of the past, and a great swathe down the center of the valley was polished smooth as a macadam road. With a single glance to see that Madge was safe, he called to the two men and ran to the shaft opening, over which the slide had passed. It was choked with a mass of logs and ice. "Find ropes," Grigsby cried—"any thing! The Lord knows how many were in the shaft!" It was an hour of terrible toil, but somehow the tliivo accomplished the task. With iiandi. »orn uud bleeding, panting atjd half craaed .wltti fear for those below, they toiled unceasingly— the oldest Inhabitant with the strength of a man twenty years his junior, his white hair wet with perspiration; Grigs by. with pale, drawn face, and the president, peeled down to vest and trousers, panting with the best of them. Grigsby called down through the opening, and the answer came back fai.;t, but cheerfully: "All safe! What's the rip? Send us down a rope." When all were safe the president climbed to Jack's cabin and sat down heavily. Jack and Madge followed, lie looked at Jack closely. "Great smoke, man, look at your arm!** he cried. Jack glanced at the blood stained sleeve from which the arm dangled helplessly. "I know It," he answered cheerfully. "A tree top slapped me as the slide passed, but I don't care; ev ery man is safe!" The president stared at the white, dirt stained face. "Madge," he said, "T'd like to have you marry this sort of man." "That's what Jack and I hoped," an swered Madge, smiling even as she moaned over the wounded arm. "That's settled, then," said the pres ident briskly. "Now let's see what I can do for that arm." And if he no ticed that the well arm was encircling Madge's waist he did not mention the fact. n>- the Full Bench. A story which used to be related years ago had to do with an incident which happened in Sierra county, Cal., the principal actor in which was Judge Searls of the district court. The judge was on ills way from Nevada to Plumas county. At Downle villo there were two young lawyers who had agreed to argue a motion when the judge arrived. Then, as time was pressing and both lawyers were also g:iing to Plumas, it was decided to ride along and carry on the argument by the way. Up the mule trail from Downievllle to Monte Cristo, down to Oak Ranch and so on to Eureka the argument pro ceeded. At Eureka the case was exam ined with the aid of refreshments, and in duo time a decision was reached. The loser consoled himself with the thought that he had ascended the mouutaiu without being conscious of the grade. "Possibly the mule felt it as usual," suggested the judge. "I think from the result that he, too, was absorbed in helping to make up the opinion," said the lawyer. The Juiianeae Way. It is said that the Japanese are an Ingenious race, but it appears to the occidental mind that there are limits to this boasted ingenuity. An ento mologist in a New York college tells the Reader Magazine of a case where a trusted Japanese assistant failed him in a moment where singular ingenuity was required. The scientist had a tray of carefully arranged ?.nd minute speci mens and was carrying it from one table to another, when he stumbled on a protruding chair leg and partly fell, scattering the specimens over the floor. Many hours of work were in a second <juite undone. Some serviceable and hard worked expletive must have leap ed to his lips and then proved Inade quate to the occasion, for, after a preg nant moment of silence, he turned to the Japanese and said: "Tell me, quick, what would you say In Japanese if such a thing happened to you? Give me the translation in stantly." "All," said the Japanese scientist, with calm gravity, "we would ad dress the chair and say, 'You are very impolite.'" Handle Work With Gloves. "I hope," said the woman who was ordering a pair of slippers made of flowered satin, "that you will tell your workman to wash his hands before he begins to make these up." "Wash his hands!" repeated the clerk. "Why, madam, he never will touch these with his bare hands." Then the clerk explained that all work men employed iu making slippers of light colors worked with white gloves on. "Try to keep them clean!" he con tinued. "I should say they did. They try so hard that they change their white gloves three times a day." Which is not so fantastic as it may seem, for if a shoemaker soils material of this kind the expense to him of re placing tho material, to say nothing of the loss of his time, makes it worth his while to work in gloves and keep them clean at that.—New York Press Earring*. Earrings have always been among the most favorite ornaments of nearly all the nations of the world, certainly with those which are called civilized. Indeed among the Persians. Babyloni ans and Carthaginians tliey were worn by men as well as women. They were always worn by Greek women from Hera in the "Iliad" down to the Venus do Medici, whose ears were pierced for the reception of earrings. Pliny tells us that there was no part of dress upon which greater expense was lavished among the Romans, Many Egyptian earrings of very beautiful design have b.t-ii preserved, and these antique de signs have been imitated in modern times. Match War Erected a Fountain. Probably tho price of no other article in common use has undergone such a revolution as the match. The first fric tion matches in IS3o—the "Congreves" —were iJaeed on the Loudon market in tin boxes of fifties at half a crown a box. with a piece of glass paper for •striking purposes thrown in. Messrs. Bryant and May took a leading part in defeating Mr. Lowe's proposed tax on lucifers, as they were then called, and iu recognition of their services a pub lic drinking fountain was erected at Bow.—London Mail. Xot Well Enough For Hospital. House physicians, when they will to empty a bed of a chronic case, will wel come the new and original excuse con tained m the following letter: "Dear Sister—When next the doctor attends mother, will you please aslt him to dis miss mother, as she does not feel well, and oblige, yours truly, —London Hospital Gazette. NeceMaity. •Terkins has separated from his wife and gone to live in bachelor apart ments." "What did he do that for?" "He said he couldn't live without some of the comforts of home."- Life. PoliteueM*. Politeness is a kind of anaesthetic which envelops the asperities of our character, so that other people be no* wounded by them. We should never tie without it, even when we contend with the rude.—Joubert. AlmoMt t. M. D.—This Is queer. Have you iakea anything that disagreed with you? The Patient—Nothing but your advice of yesterday. TELESCOPES. The Hetwcm ncflfcllnir and Refracting Kindt. A very pretty little experiment which i illustrates the two methods of forming an optical image and by way of cor ollary illustrates the essential differ ence between refracting and reflecting telescopes may be performed by any one who possesses a reading glass and a magnifying hand mirror. In a room j that is not too brightly illuminated pin ! a sheet of white paper on the wall op posite to a window that by preference should face the north or away from the posiilon of the sun. Taking first the reading glass, hold it between the win dow and the wall parallel to the sheet of paper and a foot or more distant from the latter. By moving it to and fro a little you will be able to find a distance corresponding to the focal length of the lens, at which a picture of the window is formed on the paper. This picture, or image, will be upside down because the rays of light cross at the focus. By moving the glass a little closer to the wall you will ean.se the picture of the window to become indistiuct, while a beautiful image of the houses, trees or other o'>jects of the outdoor world beyond will be formed upon the paper. We thus learn that the distance of the image from the lens va ries with the distance of the object whose image is formed. In precisely a similar manner an image is formed at the focus of the object glass of a re fracting telescope. Take next your magnifying or con cave mirror, and, detaching the sheet of paper from the wall, hold it nearly in front of the mirror between the lat ter and the window. When you have adjusted the distance to the focal length of the mirror, you will see an image of the window projected on the paper. By varying the distance as be fore you will be able to produce at will pictures of nearer or more remote ob jects. It is In this way that images are formed at the focus of the mirror of a reflecting telescope. AN ECHO. How to Mrntnrr the Distance From Whlcli It la Reflected. There is scarcely anything in nature that exerts the fascination over every one alike than does an echo, and com mon as It may become there is always u feeling of mystery about It that holds us as with a charm. Of course we all know that it is merely the reflection of a sound from some object, as the side of a house or a rock or a hill, but often we cannot tell how far away the object is that causes It. Here is a way to tell every time: Holding a watch in your hand, shout a single syllable, as "Ho!" or "Ha!" and count the number of seconds from the time you shout till the sound comes back to you. Now, sound travels at the rate of 1,125 feet a second, so the numlKjr of seconds that elapse multi plied by 1,125 will give the distance in feet traveled by the voice in going to the object and back to you again, and one-half of that number will be the number of feet away tlia.t abiect is. Of course the object may be only a few hundred feet away, in which case the sound will come back in less than a second, but you may determine the distance, nevertheless, by calling a single syllable—"Ha!"—and calling it again as you hear the echo, not before or after it. but just with it. With a little practice you can do this. Repeat the call ten or twelve times, counting the seconds between the lirst call and the last echo. Suppose, for example, that the time is seven sec onds and that you called the syllable ten times. Then each echo took seven tenths of a second, and the distance, found in the same way as before, is about 31)4 feet.—Exchange. WATCHING THE BUILDERS. Fire Insurance Folks Keep tin Eye on Construction Methods. A builder sjieakiug of the watchful ness of tire insurance companies in New York city in the erection of build ings in that city says: "Insurance companies in placing poli cies upon so called fireproof buildings do not accept the word of the builders and contractors, nor rest content with the evidence submitted by the city building department. Their own ex perts make an examination, Such an '•xamlnation Is made not at Ihe behest of politicians or in the interest of a group of men, but by technical experts whose reports must be exact, detailed and exhaustive in the interests of shrewd business men. The insurance underwriters have their own corps of expert engineers and fireproof agents in the field nil of the time. When a largo building is in course of con struction in New York these experts of the underwriters watch every stage of the development. They have no power to stop work on the building as city building inspectors have when the building laws are not complied with, but they possess another sort of check which is fully as effectual. The build ers, contractors or owners, or all three, are notified that further insurance poli cies will not lie made on the building until certain remedies are made."— Pittsburg I'ress. (.host or IlliiMionf A minister of the gospel, according to this tale, was walking to and fro in a long passage that ran through the house and meditating upon his next sermon. There brushed by him a housemaid. He watched her pass and enter his study. Fearing that she would disarrange his papers, he hurried after her, went into his study—and no one was there. No means of egress wf.s possible but by the one door through which he had seen the girl en ter. Ho rang the bell and—the house maid came down from the top of the house, where she had been performing her duties. And the unusual part of the story is that nothing happened— no one sickened and died. The young woman married happily. And yet that minister of the gospel is sure that he saw that housemaid pass him. Nor to this day does his stout and happy ma tron know that she was ever in two places at once. A tipent Stamp Forgery. The most colossal stamp forgery on record entailed the successful swin dling of collectors throughout Europe in 1885). One day the French papers announced that King Marie I. of Se dang, an island in the vicinity of Chi na, was coming to Paris. As it hap pened, this self created monarch was au ex-oflieer of the French navy, out} his appearance iu Paris cvouied con siderable seusatiou, As soon as his majesty had been duly "advertised" sets of seven different postage stamps marked "Sedang" and bearing three half moons appeared, and so great was the demand for them that iu less than a month they realized 1,000 francs each. Not until the king and Ills min isters had reaped fat fortunes in this manner was it discovered that the whole thing was a hoax and the stamps consequently worthless. e AW AAA/WAAAAAAAAAAAA/\A£ jCHUMS By FANNIE HEASLIP LEA | Copyright, 180®, bj Homer Spragne , •TVT/T/fVf\/TWWTi / TVT\/T\ / T» j "The only feeling that ever lasts be tween .1 man and a woman is friend ship. Make your friend your lover, yon lose him when the flirtation has reach ed Its climax, and the artistic ending is a final separation. Make your friend your husband, you are bound to him by a rope of fading illusions and inevita ble discord—when 'Life has changed to doggerel, what love began, a tender rhyme.' Keep your friend your friend —no more, no less—he is yours for ever." i Thus said Donald Randolph, twenty- I four and didactic, to Helen Ward, nine ! teen and afflicted with -world sorrow of | her years. | (In these tenets was their friendship j established, and though in treacherous j moments, months apart, it sometimes occurred to Helen to wonder how Don ald's voice, unusually rhythmic of ca dence, might sound in pronouncing words intentionally emotional, she al ways dismissed the thought as maud lin. They had been friends—"chums," they called it in their wnrmer moments —for four years, when Lilia Gardner's wedding, with its demands for best man and maid of honor service, con fronted them. "If only Lilia had asked some other girl or Martin had asked some other man." said Helen uncomfortably, "I shouldn't in the least mind being maid of honor to Lance Folsom's best man, or Torn or even Dan Harris—but -with you it's different. One has to flirt .with the best man. It's part of the ceremo ny." She glanced across the moonlit space between them. "We're friends, and I won't flirt with you." "Of course not," said Randolph with unnecessary firmness. "Are you going up tomorrow?" "Evening train," she responded briefly. "No need for me to wait over, is there?" he inquired. "I thought of go ing in the morning." "How absurd," protested Helen. "Why should you wait? I'd much rather you didn't. It would look s<* significant." ' "Very well, see you tomorrow then," he said, and left her with a handshake, cool and friendly. She did not see him till 8 o'clock the next night, when, after a late train and a later dinner, she descended to the library in search of the other mem bers of the bridal party. In a nook by an open window she found LiMa and Martin absorbed in certain arrange ments for their departure the next day. With them was Randolph, and Helen fell at once into the discussion of evad ing the rice and old shoes by means of the side door and a hired vehicle. Once the question was settled, how ever, the conversation languished, and at the interception of a third telepathic communication between the lovers Helen sprang up in desperation. "It's too waru. In here," she com plained. "Let's go find the others, Jjonald." "They went out there somewhere," Lilia suggested cordially. "I dare say we can find them," said Helen wftli a smile. She stepped through the window on to the wide porch and Randolph followed yrithout delay. "Xow this is what I object to," she broke out, turning when they were out of hearing of the two inside, "one doesn't want an enforced tete-a-tete. Do you know where the others are?" "Dancing in the schoolroom," said Randolph, without Interest. "Dancing," cried Helen. "That settles it. I simply cannot dance tonight. I'm tired to death. It's a good thing jve're chums and don't have to talk, Isn't it? I know; I'm not at all interesting to night." She sat down in a hammock ewung behind her and motioned to a big wicker chair. "Smoke if you like and don't bother to talk unless you ■jvant to.'^ Randolph produced a stubby pipe from his coat pocket. When he had puffed a few moments in silence he crossed his legs and clasped his hands behind his head. -"You make a man adorably comfort able, Helen," he said slowly, then add ed more decisively: "You're the finest kind of a chum." "Always a chum—always," she an esverod, .with a queer difference of in tonation in the repetition that Ran- < flolph interpreted as a warning. ' "Martin got his passes today for the Frisco trip," he said hastily, in a busi ' hesslike tone. ♦'Did he? Then they go direct?"" "Not quite. Lilia wants to see Salt Lake City, and Martin knows a fellow .who has a ranch in Colorado. They're going there for a week or ten days. Jove, that's a trip!" ♦•lsn't it? But I think the coming back will be almost as good. Have you seen the house? in town, you know, on Boliver street, I went over it this week with Lilia. It's almost perfect. Jsot too large, and yet large enough. A dear little reception hall-dining room in Flemish oak and tapestry paper; drawing room in dull light green. But the library! I think I could improve on the library." 6he clasped both hands ebout one knee and stopped swinging. "What's it Uke?*' asked Randolph, with interest. "Very good papering," said Helen earnestly, "dark red and stained floor, svltb Gomo. xery good rugs. But the bookcases!' 4 "Separate, I suppose V "Yes, and they ought to be low, along .'ho grails, all around in one stvood, In* etead of vrhJch he has one mahogany, one cherry. You can imagine the dis jointed effect. Then, Instead of a big leather chair at the fireplace, there is a rocker.'' She broke off with a little sigh. "I can imagine how that library would look on a winter evening, with a wood tire and the light coming through those leaded window panes and the chair piled with cushions and the hooks one likes best to read"— "Lilla has red hair," said Randolph thoughtfully, "and she wears pink gowns. She'd jar on the color scheme." "Ob, you arc nice," sighed Helen mirthfully. "You see what one thinks so well, and that's my idea of a friend," she concluded, with sudden fervor, ' A library like that would fit a wom an with dark hair," said Randolph, his eyei on the dusky head beside him— "a woman who woro a pale yellow gown and had shadows in her eyes. She would be slttiug there in the big cbatr with a book when a fellow came home In the evening, and she wouldn't talk to him if he was tired, and she'd let him smoke, and she'd play for him"— "Would they have a piano in the li brary objected Ilelen nervously. "A violin," said Randolph "Shfc'd No. 24, j play Chopin for him, as you play it, s.nd Schumann"— j "Dear me," interrupted Helen light : ly. "you're infected by the sentimental I environments. Isn't it lucky we're chums, so that I understand your mood and don't repay it In kind?" She walked to the railing and stood looking out across the shadowy lawn. "What cliunis we've been, haven't we?" There was a pathetic note in her voice. "We've never spoiled it by flirt ing. Do you remember what you used to say—'Make your friend your lover and you lose him?' We'll never do that. 'Ke"p your friend your friend he is yours forever.' It's true, quite true, isn't it?" Helen groped desperately for the easy, commonplace tone he had taught her lest in losing it she lase him too. "I think we've proved your theory, you and I—fr'o'-dslilp is the only thing that lasts between a man and woman. Ours has lasted, will last"— "Will not last," said Randolph miser ably. "After this"—he drew her to Q him and kissed her—"l suppose I've lost you for Rood and all now," he said desperately, "but I love you. I couldn't pretend any longer. I've got to care more than a chum or not at all." Helen leaned limply against his shoulder in the peace that follows a great strain. "I thought you wanted to be friends," she said, with a pathetic little laugh, "sa I pretended too. And now we've spoiled your theory, for It seems that friendship doesn't last either." "Xo, thank the Lord," said Randolpb fervently, "not for us." Too Lasy to Live. Tim Wooden was literally "too lazy to live," as the anecdotes of him told in an old "History of Milwaukee" go to prove. It may be that the doctors of today would pronounce him a victim of the insidious germ which works to uncontrollable languor, but the diag nosis of the good old times of Tim's career reads simply, "plumb laziness." A party of Indians, kuowing Tim's peculiarities, once captured him for fun and made him believe that they were going to burn him at the stake. They took him to some distance from the village, tied him to a tree and heaped wood about him. Just as the pile was ready to light the chief ap proached and whispered In Tim's ear that if he would never tell who had Captured him he would release him and let him return to Milwaukee. "What, walk twenty miles!" ex claimed Tim. "If you'll lend me a horse I'll agree to it." One time when Tim was lumbering a loose log made a perilous descent down the side of the hill. The Bhoutß of the other men warned him that the danger was coming his way, but rather , than expend vital force In jumping he let the log strike him and break bis leg. l'ulled the Coart'a Lev. The following remarkable judgment was delivered some years ago by a magistrate in one of the English colo nies: "I'achua is hereby charged with hav ing on the 11th of January followed the court on its rising and while said court was in the act of mounting into its buggy «ttii)« Iwhind and, site- ing the court s dangling leg, the other foot being on the step, forcibly pulled back the court, frightened the norse and nearly caused an accident. The reason alleged for this by accused Is that he wanted to hear the result of an application of his. The practice by pe titioners of pulling the courts by the legs is one that should be discouraged. Accused only says he is a poor man, rdmittiug the truth of the complaint. He is sentenced to one month's rigor ous imprisonment." Strange to relate, the lieutenant gov ernor of the province on reading this sentence felt it necessary to intimate to the magistrate that neither the sen tence itself nor the peculiar phraseolo* py in which it was couched was calcu lated to meet with approval from minds running in legal grooves. A Cob. Infant lions and bears are now gen erally spoken of as "cubs," but In for mer times the word "whelps" would have been used. Every edition of the English Bible from Wyclifß time t<J ICII gives "whelp" for the young of the lion or bear. A "cub" meant orig inally in English only a young for. But by Shakespeare's time It was possible to talk of the "young suckling cubs" of a she bear, and Waller even applied "cub" to a young whale, now known as a "calf." The origin of "cub" Is not really known, though the conjectore connecting It with the old Irish "cnlb," a dog, would make it akin to the Latin *'canls" and English "hound." Dandles of Piju, Even the natives of Papua have their line gentlemen, their dandies, To rank in this class the young man is com pelled to lace his waist and to have a nose ornament of polished shelL But, as an explorer says, "very few young blades can afford to possess one, and accordingly it may be lent either for a consideration or as a very special fa vor. The possessor of one Of these or naments could easily buy a wife for it, nnd sometimes It is paid as a tribal tribute by one should he have to pay blood money or be unable to give the statutory pig as atonement for a mur der." Papuan husbands, too, have a primitive way of dealing with their re calcitrant wives. A man named Gedon had a shrewish helpmate whom he at tempted to tame according to this method: "He would pick up a billet of wood when she was halfway through a tremendous scolding and give her a terrific blow over the back. Thereupon ensued pandemonium. The other men and women would gather round, Jab bering, but they would make no at tempt to stop the beating once it bad begun." The Faahlonable Dinner. Eight men exclusive of the butler are required to serve a dinner of twenty ' four covers, one being allowed for ev ery three diners. Another Is stationed in the pantry to "run in" the courses. Absolute order and silence reign among these men, who perfectly under stand the butler's cabalistic signs. Electric signals pass constantly be tween chef and butler. Prom the seat lug of guests until the ladies leave not more than eighty-five minutes should elapse, for long dinners are considered bad form. Upon these occasions scarcely a member of the domestic corps escapes some special duty. The housemaids assist the pantry maid. After each course twenty-four silver plates and countless small silver must be carefully cleansed, wiped very dry and then polished with chamois before being put away. Nearly 200 pieces of engraved crystal ware must be washed nnd polished, and it is too costly and brittle to be hastily handled.—Every body's Magazine. Those are wise who through error pass on to truth; those are fools who lioid fast to error.—Ruckert. Disgrace Is immortal and living even when one thinks it dead.—Plautus.