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11a Jto; the stronmor m his lonely height,
TVpiffring oil tho dark, descries afar
Orbs that ilia Isles of distant splendor are,
d mornings wnilealns in tho infinite.
LQawinBOwed grain the worlds go by In flight.
Or swnn in ectasias spaces nebular.
He summons one dlshOTeled wanderinc Etact
"Re torn tea-ccnturiee hence onssuch a night.
Tho etar will com. It dare not by ono hour
Cheat science or taK&y her calculation.
Men will hare passed, bat watchful in the tower
2tan shall remain in sleepless contemplation;
And should eH men have perished there in tarn,
Truth in their placo would watch tho star's re
A WED KI&HT PJDE.
At 9 o'clock one September evening in 2S7C
I took tho coach which left Caster City or
Custer village, for tho town consisted of
twenty or thirty log structures to go to Sid
ney, Keb. A coach I suppose it should be
called, though on tho plains thi3 vehicle,
which has the drivers scat on the same level
as the passengers' seats, is called a "hack."
I had gone to to 'Hills" to engage in min
ing, but after four months of prospecting had
decided to open a general supply store at the
new town of Dead wood, and was on my way
to Omaha to purchase goods for tha venture.
A tin lamp, fastened in one corner of the
"hack," discovered to mo two passengers
"within as I entered and took my seat. One
was an old gentleman, apparently weak and
ill, for, although itwa3 not a cold night,
he was muffled in a coarse, heavy ulster over
coat Moreover, such of his face as I could
ceo between a gray beard, which almost cov
ered it, and tho rim of a elonch hat, was palo
and thin, and the eyes looked sunken and un
natural. At least, so they struck me at a
The -other passenger was a young fellow of
twenty-two or twenty-throe years, I judged,
decidedly dandified in his dress for that re
gion. He wore a stiff hat and a stand up col
lar encircled by a neat tie, and had on a dark
suit, evidently custom made, which was an
unusual "get up" for that region, and ono
which at onco aroused my tnspicion, for the
only persons I bad fcesa about the mining
tonus dressed in anything liko that fashion
were gamblers, a class of men I had made it
a point to avoid.
Just before setting out the driver came to
the sJo of tho vehicle, thrust in a light 7in
cjester carbine and placed it between my
"I see you -didn't havo no gun," said he,
"an' I keep a. couple of extra ones fer rech."
That was ail. No further explanation was
necessary in tho&e days.
I took chargo of tho weapon, although I
was as little export in its use as I was in han-
ahng tho Smith & X esson in my hi? pocket,
w hica, indeed, I had never discharged.
I knew enough of life in tho mines to know
that tho "bad man "with a gun" is usually
tao man who gets into difficulty rather than
tuO pesceabk and unarmed citizen; but n
& ago ride from Custer to Sidney nt that
Uuio was a trip not altogether likely to be
v ithout its adventures, and for once I re
gretted my Tiufamiiianty with "shooting
It occurred to ma that if wo wero "jumped
t y road agents," as the phrase went, tho free
booter of the routo would have littlo to fear
from the occupants of tho hack, whether they
gt much moaey or not. Thero wero usually
valuables of some sort in the iron box under
tu driver's scat.
The young man who sat opposite mo had a
carbine acrces his lap, but I fancied ho know
even less of its use than I did. As wo started
he sat without noticing me, twirling a slight
mustache and humming a tune. "A fresh
ganater, if one at all,"' I said to myself
upon a bocond look at him
Tho old man had no arms in sight The
jirivcr no doubt regarded him as out of tho
.Eg,1.! itt an7 event.
As we roiled up into Buffalo Gap I had n
few w ords of conversation w ith my compan
ions. I learned that the elder was an Iowa
farmer, who had come out to see what ho
could do iu the new mines, but ho had been
ill with mountain fever, and afterward at
tacked by l keuinatism, so that ho had been
forced to abandon his projects and return
to the east He spoke f i eely, and in tho care
less English oi western men.
Tho young fellow said he was from New
Yorit. "Neh Yawk," he pronounced it Ho
vas, ho said, a Etudont of mining engineer
ing, but ho did not mention what his business
Lad been in that region; but that was not
ttrange, for wo could not talk much. A jolt
ing st-go bowling over a rough country at
c.;ht miles an hour does not give the best op
j.ort onity for conversation.
I soon became sleepy, and leaning back in
my corner took such momentary cat naps as
tLo nature of the road permitted. At 11
o'clock we made a brief halt at a temporary
ttago station, where- the driver's four-in-hand
team was exchanged for fresh hcress.
I peeped out and gotaglimpsoof theieams,
rf two men vnlh-lantenis, of a low structure
rf bodor adobe faintly outlined, and of thf
Hack sideef a paic covered mountain beyond.
The night was quite dark, with floating clouds
ui:J no moon. It became somewhat lighter
as we passed out of the gap a littlo later, as I
x-Ccd through a crack in tho swaj'ing "flap"
Tuo road was now emoother, and I settled
badi in my corner, jw my companion had
d'iK to get a littlo solid sleep if possible. 1
dozed off for a time, but was awakened by
t jo groaning of the okl man beside ni. lie
earned to be in greatpain, and writhwi about
nervoutly. I asked him what was the trouble
Ho replied that tiie rheumatism in his legs
w as nearly killing him.
"I wisht the driver "d let me aout wo git to'
th' nex' crick. He'll water likely, V I've
jest got V stretch my legs er die. Ye t-ea I'm
troubled with cramp rheumatism, an' th'
ain'i. no room in hj er to' git the cramp out o'
I toll hiai I wocld speak to tho driver w hen
wo halted, a few uMuntes later, at tho bank
cf a stream White rivr, I behave. I thrust
my head out at the side and &sked that the
eld gentleman might be let out for a moment
to stretch his l-s.
"All rirht"" t.-v.d tho driver, as he clam-
MOST of tho cases cured by Aycr'3
Sarsaparilla. have been given up
l7 t"..c regular practice. Physicians are
r. ."omnicmliug this medicine more than
ei.r, and with satisfactory results.
E. M. Sargent, Lowell. Mass .say;:
" b. vera I iur ago. my daughter broke
cut with iare sores on her hands,
f.ice, and other parts of hor body. Tho
cose puzzled the doctors My daughter
used Acer's Sarsaparilla. and it resulted
in a complete euro Her blood seems to
hive been thoroughly purified, as .she
li.is never liail so much as a pimple
d" 'e taking this medicine."
" This is to certify that after bavinj;
Vrrn sick for twelve yeRrs with kidney
is( and general debility, and having
L on treated by several physicians with
c"t relief, I am now better in every re
sin ct, and think I am nearly well,
1 .Mi:g taken seven bottles of Ayer'a
S .rsiparilla." Maria liudwigson,
Albert Lea, Minn.
Dr. J. C. Aye.- &. Co., Lowell, Mass.
Fr -. 1 , t'tl "f.ies. $5. Wotth $5 a bottle.
"Puzzled The oc!ors,
Derettdown'TromTMs own seatLTnig6IhTer
oncheck 'n' let tbo bosses taka a pull at th'
I then hclpod the old man to dismount,
steadying him by the ana as he got (town.
Ho seornea to have a good deal of difficulty
in alighting, and groaned in a most lugubri
ous fashion. The flap swung to after him, as
IJhad unbuttoned it all around to let him out
The young man opposite me lay curled up on
his seat, but I could see that his eyes were
wide open, and that he was eying me with
a sharp, keen glance. Sly eyes probably re
sponded whan they fall npon his, for ha
straightened np in an alert fashion and leaned
"Say," he whispered, "do you think that
old chap's all right? Strikes mo that groan
ing of his was put on. What d'ye think P
Tho question startled mo no lea than the
young fellow's manner, and I was about to
make some reply wheu a gun or pistol shot'
rang in our u-s, followed "by a yell either of
pain or surprise, and a lurch of the hackj
threw mo forward against my companion'?
Either tho shot or the yell had started cur
team, and we went down tho bant ana. Into
tbe stream with a kings. I heard shots one,
two, three as we splashed through the water.
Then more yells, load and fierce.
My notion of what bid happened or what
was happening was confused for a moment,
and then I saar my omrcde f or the lightr
still burned era wltng through to tbe driver's
seat as Ave went careening up the opposite
A second later ho bad gathered the lines,
which were tied in front, and whila ho held
them with ono band he grasped a rib of the
hack with the other. Then ho leaned out and
Luckily the horses, which wero gofng at a
gallop they were animals which needed no
urging kept to the road, and the cool headed
young fellow was not pitched out
"There's a lot of 5em," he shouted in at mo
a moment later. "I can just see four or five
getting on their horses. They'vo killed the
driver, I guess, and are after us now."
With that ho gathered up tho long hvshed
whip, which lay in tho boot, and, dropping
upon his knees, began yelling and laying the
whip upon the team.
In a moment we were going at a fearful
pace, and despite the excitement and fright
of the moment I noticed that our four horses
came to hand and ran with a steady, even
gait, which did credit to the young man's
"Get ready for 'em nowl" he screamed
back at me, "they'll bo down on us in a min
ute. Open the back flap 'n' pour it into 'em
with your guns, and when they're empty get
mine under the seat!"
He was my captain as well as driver, and I
obeyed instinctively, for I ccrtninly had
formed no plan of defonse or action on my
I managed to unbutton and roll up the
leather behind, and peering out, on my
knees before the back seat, I saw that wo
were indeed followed. It was light enough
to distinguish objects dimly at a hundred1
yards, and there were at least five horsemen
in our rear, tearing along at tho top of their
animals' speed. Knowing that they were
within riflo shot, I opened flro on them over
the seat I worked tho lever of my gun as
rapidly as I could, but made awkward busi
ness of it Presently I got a shell stuck and
began trj-ing to get it out. In the meantime
our pursuers wero gaining with every secortK.
They wero within fifty yards before I could
get out my shell, and I was too excited to
think of using another gun. Suddenly the
light in tho hack went out and a hand upon
my shoulder jerked me backward. Then a
voice yelled in my ear:
"Let mo get at them! Load tho guns for
mo 'n' let tho team go. We might 's well J
smash as bo riddled with bullets. Here
here's two boxes of cartridges."
I dropped back to tho other seat and gave
placo to him. lie throw his carbines over the
back of the hind scat and began firing.
It seemed to me that a steady stream of
fire poured out of the back of the stage, and
bsforo I had filled the magazine of my gun
bis was empty. Ho snatched mine, however,
and thrust his own back to me.
Loading was awkward business at first, as
I had to feel for tno feeder; but I managed
soon to thrust them into my gun as fast as ho
could work the lever of his own. Tho men,
whoever and whatever they were, rode up to
within tweuty-fivo or thirty yards, and,
6preadiug out, opened fire on us.
"Keep close down in tho bottom!" shouted
my comrade as ho kept on with his firing.
The "road agents" did not come nearer, evi
dently fearing too great exposure to the
Stream of shots from the hack, and my cour
agorose to something near tho level of my
companion's. I caught glimpses, as I glanced
up now and then, of a plunging horseman,
with shadowy, outstretched arm, from which
flashed blaze after blaze of light
All at onco wo began descending into a
gully, and the hack bounced f rem sido to side
so violently that it was impossible for us to
do anything but cling to tho sides of the box.
"It's all right!" rang my companion's voice
In my ear, shortly after wo had begun the
descent; "they've quit Thev can't ride
i.- -j 1 i i. j j 1. 1 -,,
along tae side cf the gulch and daren't follow
a . .
straight behind, lucre's a stage ranch be
low, o. I remember tho road."
Sure enough the men had dropped back and
tho shots had ceased. My cool, brave com
rade now clambered over me, and in some
.... t, V,. nf ,U ;
J , i r " j Ti '
coach. A moment later I noticed that we i
wero slowing up and l-unning more steadily.
Fivo minutes mora and we halted what was
left of us safo and sound in front of a stage
Our story was soon told, our horses ex
changed, and u frebh driver, doubly armed,
put with us. Such little accidents did not
stop stages in those parts.
Thero was no danger, they told us, from
that same gang. The three men who wero
left promised to go immediately and look af
ter our other driver.
It was only the darkness and the motion of I
tho vehicle and horses tha
being hit We found several bullet marks
about the coach next morning. One of them,
well aimed, had goao turough tho back seat
at an angle and into the front, and might
have passed directly between us. My respect
for my young comrade was greatly raised by
the event of that night, and was further in
creased by an after acquaintance hich dis
covered his real modesty and worth.
On my return to tiw "Hiiis"' I learned that
our driver had been picked up at the crossing
of the cree- badly wounded, and also that the
brave fellow had yelled to the team to go the
very second he was hit He had been carried
to Sidney. As to the rheumatic old man, he
was, of ceur. a rascal in league with the
baud who attacked iu. Youth's Companion.
"Why don't you eat, 2ir. BlivenP said that
young man's landlady. "You seem in doubt
"I can't make up my mind whether that is
a very small piece of steak or whether the
servaut simply forgot to wash the plate."
A Fascinating Game.
"Oh, do tell me what you men bavoatyour
clubs,'' asked Miss Smarker, gushingly.
"Well," baid Joues, carelessly, "we have
bowhns, and pool, and billiards."
"I don't know much about bowling or
pool," broke in Miss Snsarker. "bat billiards
is that dew.driightful game where they ha va
kissing, isn't ltf" Yoco wine's News,
A Tra?!T of Errors.
"Did yoa marry for love or money f"
"Wall, wuat's become of itF You never
seem to hve very rauefc."'
"We neither of us vr had any. She got
a joilgmeai againec as m a breach of prom
ise salt ar.d it w tasrry or pay, and I had
to marry ""--newt j T7os'aT.
THE 'LADY WHO RIDES ASTRIDE.
Blisa Mabel Jenaess' Side of the Story of
I7rw York, April 7. It is a matter of
deep regret to tho many friends of Mls3 Ma
bel Jennes3, who know her to be a young wo
man of the greatest refinement and not at all
a sensationalist, as well as to herself, that she
should be presented, through a misunder
standing of her present position toward the
much discussed "Riding Question," as a per
son seeking notoriety.
Miss Jenness is always interested in im
proved physical conditions. Daring the past
"winter she has been a regular attendant at a
well known riding echool for exercise, and
has always sat her horse in the conventional
manner and costume. Watching the class
constantly it dawned upon her mind that the
present method of women riding sidewise
was attended with difficulties, leaving one set
of muscles completely inert Again, a one
sided development of tho body is a natural
consequence of always riding upon the right
side; the right leg becomes affected and weak
ened. MISS MABEL JENIvESS.
A fall from her horse, caused by her riding
habit, finally decided her to practico her
theory of riding astride. Accordingly ono
Monday afternoon, at an hour when she knew
no class would ba present, she went to tho
Riding academy, and, in a divided bicycle
gown, mounted her horse astride. Thero
wero present tho riding master and four
ladies, all friends of Miss Jennes3. Though
she mounted her horso with ease, she rode, as
was natural, with difficulty. Tho saddle was
largo and clumsy as, perhaps, nil men's sad
dles are, but her divided bicj-cle gown fell in
graceful folds to her feet, and the appearance
from tho side was that which is presented by
the ordinary equestrienne.
As MLs Jenness rode around the ring the
riding master gave us his views upon her ap
pearanco and style of horsemanship.
"Sho looks well," said be; "better than she
doe3 tho other way, but she doesn't feel so
well. Tho easiest way in tho world to ride,"
continued tho riding master, "is tho woman's
way, provided a woman knows how to sit
"But," interposed one of Miss Jenness'
companion5;, "doesn't the fashionable femi
nine way of riding always on ono sido pro
duce a ono sided figure?'1
"Undoubtedly," replied this wise teacher
of horsemanship; "undoubtedly it does, if
ono rides much ; but every woman ought to
learn as my pupil Miss Brackett did and ride
on both sides. That would necessitate two
saddles, but tho results attained would more
than compensate for the trouble and ex
pense." "Don't you think it's a modest way to ride?"
timidly inquired one of the ladies.
' Modest," he echoed; "why, of course it's
modest, but it is an awful hard way to ride,
nnd you won't get women to take to it."
That it was hard, Miss Jenness emphati
cally assented as she dismounted from hor
horse and somewhat stiffly ascended tbe stairs
to tho dressing room, but sho was still un
shaken in her conviction that tho presont way
of riding was incorrect upon physiological
The ubiquitous reporter got hold of Miss
Jenness' secret through her riding master,
and after he was interviewed Miss Jenness'
Sho could not deny that sho had ridden
astride, and ready minds leaped to quick con
clusions. Miss Jenness is represented as not
only proficient in the art of riding "across
back," but her style of habit is even de
scribed, whereas, in trnth, the only habit she
own3 is of tho conventional type. Exactly
what sho would wear should she innovate a
new custom of equestrianism is as much an
, , ut . j .
unsolved -nrohlpm m nor mi?;d ns hpr no-rt-.
unsolved problem in her mind as her next
winter's carriage costume. If she rode
astride, she certainly would have to wear a
bifurcated garment, and no doubt could
evolve from her fertilo brain a costume at
frfCk oi"ficr!rt orir hTTj-rijan ) r Vn-i r-l Vn
V" l WOWO U Jfc. ll.., u., ouu UOJ Ufc
present other matters under consideration,
0. ; ..,. e;j, .. , .,
Sho is not afraid of those prudes, either
masculine or feminine, who hold up then
hands in horror at the :dea of a woman's pre
suming to depart from established customs.
She has tho courage of her convictions, but
she will be well established in her own mind
as to tho feasibility of any course she adopts
before she posas before the world as authority
on the subject.
If Miss Jennes3 should ultimately decide to
ride astride, she will not, a3 ha3 been inti
mated, advertise tbe date of her appearance
in the park. LAtnu. GroDixas.
Smokclc&s Powder Stand a Test.
i Smokeless powdsr may bencsforth be re-
! garded as the chief explosive for use in war.
At the recent maneuvers of the French army
it was given a thorough t"Pt, and tho results I
attained proved botk surprising and satis
I factory. Tbe day was brigat and clear, the
j ground firm and the conditions favorable for
. the employment of all the tactics used in the
j conduct of a Eham battle. Inf-mtry com
1 panies, concealed in the brush, poured a rapid
firo upon their opponents without disclosing
their whereabouts, while troops in the open
' could not conceal their movement under the
, customary clouds-of smoke. "Yuiaiuons salt
j peter" has had its day. Tbe smokeless powder
tnat succeeds it promtea to be a more effect
ive and less apparent instrument of destrnc
A lottery Mulcted by Swindlers.
Any one who gets the better of a lottery or
other gambling device mnst be a very clever
person, but recent developments show that
even a lottery can be forced to play the role
of lcer. At Teaiesvar, Hungary, recently,
sever! people combined to "beat the wheeL"
Their plot proved scccttosfal and they drow a
prize cf l,KO,0O0 Sorias. Bat caution ceased
when they got the ce.j, and tbe officers of
tho law s." -oped down upon tbo conspirators.
At tho subsequent trial they were all sen
tenced to terms of peaal servitude.
The life of tha yocng women who are en
gaged as stenograpbir. and typewriters is
not made any easier for tha rather stupid
jokes on tbem in the press. The innocent,
sensitive girl must snrinc from the comments
upon herself and her arrs written ra a spins
of levity. She should be honored iff choos
ing an independent exjteace, rather than be
a charge on some otrt clsa. There should be
more chivalry and coa deration among men
for the lames. A wemaa's reparation is
too dsiicat to lis njwgfeiy handled, and any
light treatment of her ocenpatioa ajcrea
her who la idenroisd with It"
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G feriod of several montiis, -we have decided to use the
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believing it to be the best thread now in the market, and strongly
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" THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
A Shark That Was Honry.
The funniest thing out happened to me en
tho last passage to Honolulu. It happened
this way: We have a patent self registering
log. To register is attached to the taffrail
and the propeller is towed astern. Wo had
about 350 feet of lino out. It was just about
Beven bolls and the Bessie was going about
six knots. Presently the log line became a3
taut as a wire stay and there was a terrible
flurry near the propeller. I happened to be
on deck and, seeing the trouble, ran to the
tiffrail. What do you think I saw? Why,
I'm blamed if a great big blue shark hadn't
swallowed the propeller ! I called some hands
oft and we started to haul in tho line.
There were seven hands pulling on the line
beside myself, and et we bad a hard time
pulling tho fish in. But, by thunder, sir, we
hauled 2S0 feet of that line in until the shark
was right under our counter. He was quite
thirty feet long and in a terrible rage, lash
ing the water into foam. We were just be
ginning to think that we could get him on
board when the line snapped, being bitten
through by tho shark. Just think of it, how
ever, pulling a shark in 260 feet on a log lino,
and lie did not bite it through until within
twenty feet of the taffrail. Of course, by
losing tbo shark we also lost the propeller,
but it must have been pretty hard fare fu
digest, and his inside must have been pretty
sore f ?om tho strain.
The funniest part of tho thing was the ac
tion of the register. When tho weight of
the shark get onto the lino tho blamed regis
ter showed a speed of sixty miles an hour
with only a six knot breeze. Well, sir, when
the mate looked at the register first and then
at the sails, ho nearly fainted. It was not
for several seconds that he realized there was
so much dead weight on tho line. San Fran
Ho Squelched the Young M. D.
For many years hs had been tlio sole dis
penser of pills in town, but in the height of
his fame a rival in tho shape of an immature
fledgling from a medical school appeared on
the scene. The young chap had just received
his diploma and was one of those perambu
latory encyclopaedias of universal knowledge
that one often sees in these days of liberal
The old doctor paid no attention to the
young aspirant for medical fame. One day,
however, tho two wore brought together at
a consultation, and on this occasion tho young
M. D. essayed to squelch tho old man with
his prepoudorosity of knowledge. He ac
cordingly began to rattle off Latin phrases
nnd French idioms in a manner that startled
the old man.
"Yes," mused the old doctor, meditatively,
as he rubbed his chin, "that's so, that's so.
But what do you think of a cataplasm for
"A a what?" ejaculated tho new doctor,
"A cataplasm," was the reply.
"Well, I am not familiar with that mode
of treatment, though Tve soon it advertised.
It's something now, isn't it?'
"New? Great heavens, no," exclaimed the
old pnysician, thoroughly enjoying tbe joke.
"A cataplasm means simply a poultice. It
always has meant a poultice and probably
The young doctor straightway subsided.
The Misery of Happinm.
What is a pessimist, my son? Well, ff the
spring opened unusually early, and there was
an increase of 25 per cent, in the acreage ol
cereals sown, and tha weather tras so near
perfection all sumnuT that nobody cared to
go to California, and the harvest showed a
yield that fairly lifted the roof off tho barn
and made the sides of the elevator buie, and
prices have gone down 10 and wages increased
15 per cent, the national debt paid, taxes re
duced, Saturday made a legal holiday and
ten hours' pay for eight hours' work estab
lished by constitutional amendment, ail tha
almshouses closed for lack of patronage and
the prisons sld to the hotel trust if in tb
midst of all thisdawningmillenhira you come
across a man sitting on a fire plug on a windy
corner, pouring dust oa his head and weeping
because all this prosperity is apt to develop
luxurious nnd wasteful habits among tbe
masses he's a pessimist "And what is your
duty as a Christian man to such a sorrowful
brother?" TTiil him, my son, kill huiu Don'l
use violence; jest tia him to a man who to
having a good time, and he won't last two
hoars. Robert J. Burdette in. Brooklyn
A 7ERR13LE SHOCK.
In TTnlch th AwfaJ Expo: tat,t of a B
portor Is Vividly Dctmx1.
Reporter (briskly whipping oct notebook
Well, uncle, is it tnw that thix fa year IWta
Centenarian It fs, yoeag ma
"How many years have yea beea charring
tobacco. Uncle P
"Sever chewed It at alL"
(Soraawhat taisn aback) "How many
years have yon smoked V
"Ifever smoked in ray life."
(Visibly weakening) "Been addicted to tha
occasional use of alcoholic: stimulants, I pre
sume?'' "Never drank anything stronger than
(Much agitated) "Brer leo George Wash
"Vote for Jefferson or Adassaf'
(faintly) "How long does it take you to
wale tea milts?
"Never trwd to walk ten miles in ray life."
da a gasping whisper) "How quickly can
yon raw a cord of woodF"
"Haven't swed a s&ck cf wood zisce I was
a boy. Here, soaoobody! Bring xae a dipper
of water! Hes keeled oTer is a dead faiatr
Newcpaper Scrap Eooks.
Years ago, when a poor schoohna'nand
not abls to buy pictures and story books for
the little ons at home, I saved with & miser's
care the finest and best of these that came in
my way, put them in small books with pretty
pictures on the cov'srs, and made little eyes
and little ears glad for many a lonely hour
when "mither was awa'."
Then I began to save little cb'ppings to read
to my pupils; poetry to lend to those scholars
who never could find a "piece to speak," so
my scrap books grew, if not into "things of
beauty," at least into never failing joys.
I havo generally three books at a tune in
tho process of being filled; one for "news
paper poetry" and where will you find
Bwooter, purer or better? ono for stories and
one for biography and miscellany.
I think my collection of poetry cannot be
surpassed by any publication of "gems" or
"collections." As books of reference, my
scrap books aro unequaled, and are often a
sure source when libraries fail.
No topic is untouched in them, and it is a
common remark with my friends when my
scrap book is brought forth to clinch an ar
gument: "We might as well give up Mrs.
B.'s scrap book always settles it"
Best of all, there is not a single impure
word or joke, no lengthened accounts of scan
dal and murder, and they are a liberal educa
tion upon all the topics of this wonderful age
in which we are living. Cleveland Leader.
A Magnetic Trick Investisated.
At frequently recurring intervals the dally
press make announcements of the alleged
wonderful "magnetic" (jualities exhibited by
certain individuals who aro able to make
various substances adhere to their hands
without exerting any muscular pressure upon
them. An investigation has been recently
made by Dr. W. Simon, of Baltimore, which
proves pretty conclusively that causes other
than magnetism must be assigned to the ob
The subject examined was able to main
tain, by mere contact with the fingers, a
weight of 2,600 grams, but it was shown that
this power was exercised only on very smooth
or highly polished substances, glass being the
most favorable in this respect The cause as
signed by Dr. Simon to account for the ob
served facts, and which is probably the cor
rect one, is the well known adhesion between
two bodies brought into such close contact as
to exclude tho air between them, tho pressure
of tho atmospnere acting to maintain the
bodies in contact It is, therefore, only a
question of tne smoothness of the skin which
would appear to bo the qualification neces
rary to enable any one to manifest "mag
netic" properties. New Orleans Picayune.
Glus Eyei in Purl.
The Paris trade in glass eyes must be a very
ricb one, for every week there are nearly a
thousand enamel eyes made in Paris. The
servant, replacing tne organ oi wnicn ne is
deficient with one of the best articles of their !
When a client, a little frightened, perhaps,
at the prospect of an operation, hesitate!
about confiding an eyelid to the instrument
of the operator, the latwr ring3 a bell and
Jean Polyphemus tnaxes his appearance.
"What do you thins of this fellow?" asks '
the operator of his client. "Study his foa- '
tures, and tell me frankly what you think."
"He looks well enough," answera the other, (
a little he.itatingly. ;
"WeiL Jean, reveal your secreat to thii
Whereupon Jean introduces a knitting nee
dle under his eyelid, removes hi3 eye, and !
places it in the hand of the astonished spec
tator ns unconcernedly as though it were &
shirt stud. Caattcr.
A IIora Story.
A very good and trus story is reported with
Professor Marsh iu the title role. While
walking oa Prospect street near hn home not
long ago ha remarked a bor&e attached to a
dilapidated ash wagon, driven by an aged
negro, which animal had on its leg a que
bone formation. The professor stopped th
team, made a cursory examination of tb
protuberance, and concluded the interview
by saying m a half joking way that when tfai
horse died ne would lire that leg for cmentifie
examinaQaa, and would gli e (a for the nai
dell verd to hu bouse. A couple of hours later.
on his return home, he found a long, awkward
bundle at his front door oa tbe veranda, and
it required no careful examination to reveal
tbe ier of a borvs "You fcee, aah," tb
owner of tbe ash wagon remarked, with a j
pecchar look in his eye, "do old horse h i
died." New Haven Paliadium.
A Husband's Cosspllment.
They were vwvors for a few days at a
country hoo?, and oa being chown into theii
room the lady, who was nearer 40 years el
age than SO. prepared to take off her bsnnt.
Kaw, be it observed that looking glass- -rurj
ranch in quality; sooe duCort zzA Ecaa Sal
ter the countenance.
These dtSTereot qoah'ties in glass making
are BOS)- thing, fer we may remeinhrr
that waea Qaeea Elizabeth wae dytej bt
asked for a true giaas, into wnicn c&t haj
not allowed hermit to look for Cwesry yean.
The glass that mu en tea dressing table os
tbe ooeasioa te which we refer tsi a detfght
f nl one that is to lay, a aSVxiac oae
and as tfce lady saw aeroelf rtSected in it the
merrily exebuaed: Oa, wfcot a charming
glas! I iocx about b la H." MItis jsEtf
Hie my eyes xfcn." tfc abasd prssrpiij'
replied. Chyigp Thi
Oh. That Child!
Mrx Orvflle 3ar If yoor taannta in;
yoe know I wrote to bar, and ra a tin
Sweet ChiM Xo'a ; bat sbe lb s. zaaesags.
Ok, taere, rve far-ggC&m ft mmd yrTi have
to watt wmle I rxs cp and ait her what it
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Mr. Enoch "W. Jordan, a promitmit.fdrm?r
of Albany, Ga., tells the followinjf snake
story: Ho was walking ovor his plantation
when he came to a sow which had a llao litter
of pigs. He found one cf them absent. Go
ing a short distance further bo owrtook a
huge rattlesnake, which he promptly dis
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it open, out jumped the missing pig, which,
as soon as rekwt-ed from its close quarters,
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Clettnin-; Sidewalks In Canada.
A gentleman from Ottawa was spealdngof
tho system of cleaning sidewalks by that-city.
The proprietors of ot or building are
charged a tax of two cents ner fool frontacre.
making a bixty foot lt rost only 51.30 a year
for keeping the Hdewalk clear of mow end
ico. Tha city sublets tho contract to differ
ent contractors for different -wards, and the
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Common ia tee csiieiess uajitftl his boyhood,
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