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'TIS BETTER TO DIE.
lis betterto dia leoring 6omo no behind,
Than to lira when the loved oao is dead;
For memory's mlssica to sueh human kind
Is to plant thorns in leva's crape hun bed.
The one has no thought In death's mystical
Of the leaden winded moments of grief;
For time, to the sleeper, is but a star's glance,
Just a stalk from eternity's sheaf.
But time to the other eternity seems;
'Tis an age era the summons is sent
That brings soul to soul as in brief, empty
"Which were bliss with dumb acoay blent.
Franhlyn W. Lee.
"When I S37 that for rather more than a
quarter of a century I have been a verita
ble old maid an old maid, beyond 'the
ohadow of a peradventure it will bo read
ily understood that very many years have
passed since I was a "ahp of a girl." Yet 1
was only a slip of a girl, a small sized, in
experienced miss of 18, when I undertook
the rather arduous task of teaching a dis
trict school in an outlying section of Ver
mont, near tho New York state line.
My school was not so very far distant
from my own home, which was in a small
Vermont city, but it was far enough to
render it necessary for me to "board
around" in the usual country school marm
style. The school term extended over four
months, and each succeeding month I be
came tho gii3st of , ditleront family. With
the first three I ivas fairly well content and
tolerably comfortable, but when I took up
my residence for inv last month 1 was de
cidedly uneasy and dissatisfied with my
Tho household consisted of a tolerably
wealthy old widow lady and her son, tho
latter beuia; tho objectionable party. He
was, in size, a giant, an i v.:s, perhaps, 30
years old. He d.cbed much better than
most Vermont formers, and took much
pride in his personal appearance; but he
could not conceal the fact that he was
coarae, illiterate and brutal. I hated him
cry cordially from the first moment that
.ny eyes rested upon him, and yet from that
.-.ame first moment George Randall was un
ceasing in his efforts (which, I am thank
ful to say, were mostly unsuccessful) to
pay me marked atteut ion.
Although the Randalls' home was a long
half mile from the school house, I steadily
roiusod to be driven by my host in his car
nage, and all through tho muddy April
weather I persistently walked the tiresome
distance daily. I also declined sundry offers
of George Randall's escort to church, to
social gatherings and to village dances. It
w;is strange perversity on my part, for all
tho Snakeville girls tolerated Randall and
willingly accepted bis company; but, in
my eyes, he was peculiarly ofzensive, and I
felt, by intuition, that the time would some
day arrive when I should prove my dislike
to be well founded.
I possessed another very ardent admirer
at Snakeville. Of course, my pupils in
cluded tne usual strange variety to bo
found in a country school, but there was
ono scholar who interested mo particularly.
He was a lad a young man who must
have been two years older than myself,
whose education had beeu somewhat neg
lected in his isrli"r l.it. IIiv.-ii. nnlv a
countrr bov. a farmer's son . unassuminc !
nad rather shy. Charlio Champneys was
not unduly quick or sharp, and yet, in some
ways, he wa peculiarly bright and apt to
learn. Ho wjls very much deformed and a
cripple, generally known in tho neighbor
hood as "Hunchback Charlie."
I was genuinely interested in this my big
gest and oldest pupil, and I gave him, as
his teacher, more attention than was his
legitimate share. Indeed, I was so much
interested in him that I encouraged him to
come up and see mo ovening-, s-o that we
could go ovor his studies more carefully
than ochool hours permitted. He did come
often, much to George Randall's chagrin,
though the latter might easily have per
ceived that I c red nothing for Charlie, bo
ing merely interested in him as a diligent,
Quito often, jvfter we finished our studies,
I would read from booKs to Charlie, or, by
his request, sing one of my sonrrs, accom
panying myself on Mrs. Randall's choice
mano the only one in the neighborhood.
And all the time, while I never once dream
ed about caring daaply for Charlia Champ
neys, it never crossed my mind that per
chance he might, possibly, haru to think
more of ma than would be good for his
poaco and comfort.
But at last the truth was forced upon me.
For ono Sunday sveniug In May, about two
days before I waa to loarb Snakeville, very
shyly and with much diffidence and stam
mering, Charlie told me thkt he loved me,
and I laughed at him!
Ho was serieus ouough and very much in
earnest. I knew that full well. But I
treated the whole affair as a huge joke and
made fun of the poor fellow until he cpuhl
stand it no longer, but, blushing like a
Hirl, left me hastily. And fr;r that scorn
ful, laughing, mocking, thoughtless dis
missal of a manly lover tendering me a
epod, genuine, honest love 1 have been
sorry ever since.
From Snakeville to the railroad which
would convey me to my ow u home was five
miles, and I was compelled to ride that dis
tance with George Randall in his much ad
mired spring wagon. Apparently he was
not in a good humor when we started out.
His bearing was Milion and morose, and he
Jttcrod never a word. We rode in perfect
silence for fully half tho distance to the de-
)t, wheu we reached the foot of a hill
uoh would have to I afH.-pn.2ed by us.
lore Randall stoppad the horse, and
iK'tly thi.r tho mus ovor the auimal's
.it He shifted his own position some
wi it, so as to look me f .:! in the face,
.v hilo 1 goz3d at him in blank sstoiiish
ra nt. Tfcere w .a a carious glitter in Ran
dall'b eye, and I ku.w y til that it was a
wid passion, not ben of -drirtk. It looked
like an uxpiu-x-ion of kjfiijhStrod more
than aufgitelso. wtainty, U, ivan the glare
of a dttunm. wh.l'k ha fixd upon me.
' You will tuirrv mu!" he said, slowly
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and delibnrfltelv. more in a commanding
than in a questioning tone.
I made no answer, for I was greatly
frightened and agitated.
"I say, you will marry me," he repeated,
while with his left hand he grasped my
right arm so tightly as to cause me consid
erable physical pain.
I saw that I must say something.
"ilr. Randall, surely you would not in
sult and assault a helpless girl?"
"Insult you? No, curse you!" he said.
"It is you who Insult, for you have snubbed
me on every possible occasion since you
came to Snakoville. Insult you? Pshawl
I return good for evil. I say, you will
"You are mistaken," I replied. "If you
Intend by your strange language to do me
the honor o requesting me to marry you, I
regret that I must decline. Please drive on."
"Ah!" he almost hissed. "No, I cannot
force you to marry me, but I can I can
make you yield me those sneering lips of
yours for a whilo! Yes, you Bhall"
One of his strone arms was thrown
around me, drawing me all unwillingly tc
liis side. His other hand held me as in a
vise, lis bent his face to me, and I could
almost feel his lips upon mine.
3ut he did not kiss me. Some ono sprang
upon the wagon and struck Randall a vio
lent blow upon the head, and, before the
brutal fellow could collect his scattered
senses, he was tossed out of the wagon on
to the roadside. The opportune arrival was
the cripple, Charlie Champneys.
My deli verer spoke a word to Randall.who
was not seriously hurt, and then drove mo
on to the depot. He did not say very much,
nor did I, though I felt like telling him a
groat deal; when the train drew up we said
good-by, and I never returned to Snakeville.
Two.years later I spent my summer vaca
tion v.ith some friends who resided in a
Email town ou the shores of Lake George,
within driving distance of the scene of my
first efforts at teaching. I was exceedingly
fond of rowing, and frequently spent whole
days alone on the lake.
Late in the afternoon of what had been
an intensely hot day I started out in my
littleskiff and pulled lazily along the shore.
It was to pleasant that the time slipped by
unnoticed, and for a long while I was un
aware of the darkness which was slowly
creeping over the water. "When I did per
ceive the evening shadows they served to
cover a more serious blackness which was
alreadjr filling the western skies. Had I
been weather wise I might have known
that ono of those terrible summer storms,
so common in lake regions, was about to
break. The first intimation which I re
ceived, however, was a slight fkish of light
ning, followed by the low rumbling of
thunder. I was, perhaps, three miles from
the village and half a mile from the shore
which at that point and at that time was
covered by dense woods. I had always
been afraid of lightning, and the sudden
flash, added to my knowledge of the fact
that I was alone on deep water, made me
A more vivid flash lit up the darkened
skies, followed by loud thunder, and before
I had time to gather my last scattering
senses a fearful wind storm blew, in ter
rific gusts, over the lake. My frail boat
spun round and round like a boy's top, so
swiftly that the motion made me quite
dizzy. It is wonderful that I was not up
set, but in less thau two minutes the wind
passed away and I found myself still safo
in the boat, but without oars!
And then the rain came. Xot in drops,
but in solid sheets, while the blinding
flashes of lightning and the incessant vol-
leys of thunder mingled &o closely together
that it was imDossible to tell which fol
lowed the other. I cannot remember just
what my thoughts were at that time; I
wa. greatly frightened and believed that
the time had como for ma to die. But I
did not cry out, and I know I did not pray;
I just sat tremblingly still.
Out there, amid that weird storm music,
it would have been quite impossible to dis
tinguish tho splash of oars or the sound of
voices. I heard and saw nothing until I
felt my boat give a sudden lurch, after
which I became conscious that I was being
steadily rowed towards the shore. Then I
heard a voice, which sounded strangely
familiar to me, snyii.g,
"Be brave, Mis-. I.rnnox, you are quite
safe, now, and wo shall soon be ashore."
Was I dreaming? Could it be Ah, ycsl
For the lightning flashed that instant and
revealed a face which I had not beheld sinco
when, ono evening at a countrj depot, I
curiously and gratefully gazed upon it
whilo I bade its nvner farewell. It was tho
face of Charley Champneys.
Soon wo wero a&hcre, and at least safe
from the danger of drowning. But the
shelter which we were able to secure was
very poor, being only a small deserted log
cabin, the door of which had been carried
away and whoso one window was entirely
innocent of glas or shutters.
Champneys, cripple that he was, almost
carried mo to this velcomo refuge which,
poor as it was, served to keep off the worst
of tho rain. My rescuer piled up some
largo stones upon which we sat down, side
Strange as it may seem, although we had
not met for two years, we talked very lit
tle; indeed, after the stones were arranged
for our seat, we were quite silent, for the
storm was so very loud and Gerce that con
versation could only be carried on with
difficulty. And yet as I sat there, soaked
with the rain and terrified by the light
ning, I was singularly content, for I knew,
then and forever, that Charlie Champneys
was more to me than an old friend.
Presently the rain subsided somewhat,
and the peals of thunder became less fre
quent. It was in one of these bhort inter
vals of comparative silence that I said:
"You remember when we were last to
gether?" "Yes," ho replied, and added, "but why
speak of that"
"Charlie!" I answered, "I have felt sorry i
not for you alone, but for mysolf also I
ever since. Without once seeing you or
hearing from yo'i, 1 huve leaned to love
you very much. If you still feel towards
me as you did on that Sunday evening
when you said you loved nic, take me,
Charlie, we will love each other and"
But again the thunder rolled and roared
and cut off the remainder of what I said.
When it ceased. Charley ocean again:
"You must not talk so, Miss Lenox. I
have seen for a lung time that I was foolish
and seliit.li to tll you of my love. Yet,
though I am so unworthy of you, I do love
you truly. -uid for that reason I cannot ac
cent any Mich sacrifice from ycu. But oh,
Miss Ienox, oh. Ruth, my darling, if I
may have one kiss while we are here to
got her I will go away contented."
I turned my face upward toward his, and
Charlie bent forward to kiss me. But be
fore our lips could meet, an awful shaft of
lightning struck the hut we were in
struck Charlie and the man who had
saved my pride from insult and my life
from sudden death, the man whom I loved
too late, lay prone on the floor at my side.
Charlie Champneys was dead. Y. H. S.
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English Lord (to a yonnger son) It is
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Dutiful Son I will be guided by ycu,
father. Shall I take orders, study for the
bar, onter the army, ormarryanAmericaaJ
New York Weekly.
W4EN 1 SEE THEE AGAIN.
Ttw time I saw thee last
The earth was locked in winter, hard and white.
How pitiless the groimd beneath the feet;
The sharp, hazs gratis? ct the biting sleet,
The low bleak sky stcit with the general blight,
The brown pools, stiff and glassed.
Thy face was frozen fast,
And thou v. orfc harder than a thing ice wrought;
Thy lips were locked upon the word I prayed;
Vhiter than sleet thy hands above thee laid;
They would not ope to hold the bloom I brought
The time I saw thee last.
When I see thee again
Twill be eternal summer; flowers will blow;
There will be yellow giory in the air,
With melody aad sceat spilled everywhere;
The golden paths 'tween fruited trees will glow,
And heaven will sinj; "Amen."
Thy face will gli3ten then:
Not hard and ngiJ as I haw it last;
Beneath its crown thy angel brow shall shine,
With warm, white bliss, to greet the glow of
And thou wilt reach thy hands and hold me fart,
When I see thee again.
New Orleans Times Democrat.
A MYSTERIOUS FALL
Being under a strict promise cot to men
tion what I am about to relate until I had
permission from my friend, and that per
mission having now been given, I hasten
to tell of a most peculiar occurrence that
has been known to only a few.
Chicago is a city where they build their
structures after the style of the Tower of
Babel or, in other words, they seem to try
to reach the sky or heavens. Some of their
buildings rise seventeen and eighteen
stories in the air.
Last June I first came to Chicago, and,
with a friend, went to sec a mutual friend
who was engaged in tho construction of a
We found him in the seventh story.
He was a young man, bright, energetic,
and a great athlete. He also was in the
habit of playing practical jokes.
When we reached the room he was In
he had just leaped upon the window sill
in order to lower the sash, on account of a
storm coming up, and he told us that ho
would be with us in a minute.
As he reached the sash he turned and
begged us, for God's sake, to catch him
and pull him down or he would pitch out.
e simply laughed, thinking he was try
ing to fool us.
He pleaded and pleaded, and the more he
pleaded the more we enjoyed it.
He seemed as if he could not move, and
looked as if ho was trying with all his
power to resist falling out.
My friend turned to me and said:
"Jim's playing his part welL He ought
to go en the stage."
"He is, indeed," I replied; "but ho wont
get the laugh on us this time."
I had no sooner said this than great
heavens! with ono unearthly yell Jim
dashed out of the window to certain death;
for wa could see no way Le could escape it
after such a frightful fall.
For over a minute we stood, looking hor
rified at each other, not knowing what to
do, and not being ablo to speak or move.
With a simultaneous loud cry of dis
tressed horror, we made a rush downstairs
for the street, to find our poor, mangled
Down we ran, almost falling at every
Btep we took, until we reached the street;
but there, to our utter amazement, we saw
nothing of our friend, and there was no
The pedestrians were walking as usual,
as if nothing had happened.
Near by was a policeman, and we hur
ried up to him and ask-u him if he had
seen a man fall out of tlie window a few
minutes ago, and what had been done with
He looked at our frightened and death
like countenances and said:
"What are you giving me? Are you
crazy, or trying to impose on me?"
"Our friond has fallen from the seventh
story of that building, and we want to find
his body," we persisted.
"Better go borne and go to bed and gef
up sober!" sneered the officer, who would
not believe our statement.
We hung around the place till night,
more or less questioning different persons,
tho patrolman eying us suspiciously when
ever he saw us.
We scarcely slept that night, but talked
and wondered over the mystery.
Tho next day wo returned to the building
and made more inquiries, but to no pur
pose. The la3t time Jim had been seen waa
when ho was going up stairs to that fatal
We then went to his boarding house, but
they had no information to give us. He
had not been taken home, and they had not
seen nor heard from him since the day be
fore. . "Ben, what does it mean?" said my
friond, addressing me.
"I don't know," I roplied. "Let us go to
police headquarters and try to find out."
When we reached there and told our bus
iness they looked at us in amazement and
suspicion, and assured us no such accident
had ever happened, or they would have
heard of it long ago.
We did not know what to do, for no one
believed our story. So we left, sad and
bick at heart.
"Ben," said my friend, "we both saw Jim
fall out of tho window, did we not?"
"Most assuredly we did, for it could not
have been a hallucination," I replied.
Days passed, but no tidings of Jim could
At last wo again presented ourselves at
police headquarters, and stated that Jim
had been missing for more than two weeks,
and that something should be done.
They then listened to us, but would not
believe anything about his having fallen
out of the window.
The chief delegated a detective to look
cJrc lmitter up, and h-6 acctrrapanied us to
When wc arrived there he got up on tha
window sill and looked out and said:
"No one could fall out such a distance
without being instantly killed; and if any
ono ever did fall out he would have been
found. But what is this? Come up here!"
We both got up on tho window sill and
looked out. Ho pointed to a lot of tele
graph wired that ran past the building
some three stories below.
"Look! do you sec how those wires are
bent?" he asked.
We did look, and saw the wires bent as
if some heavy body had come in contact
"Gentlemen, your story may be true,
after all. It's getting interesting. Now
let's investigate, and see if he struck those
wires, and if so what has become of him."
About twenty or thirty feet from where
the wires were bent stood an old frame
house that had escaped the greet fire in
We then went to the house in question,
and by means of a ladder made a thorough
examination of the roof, but could discover
We uere about descending, I being the
pi-fore leaving I took another look at
the wires and roof, and saw something
shining m the water gutter at the edge of
I picked it up, and to my surprise I found
it was a Masonic mark, and. upon exam
ination, discovered Jim's name engraved
I called the officer aad my friead back,
and told them I had discovered a dew, and
showed them the Masonic mark.
We then came to the conclusion tha;
when he struck the wires with such force
the rebound had thrown hia upoa tbe
But where did be co the
Fair white hands.
Bright clear complexion
" PEARS' Tha Great English
We made a diligent search and interro
gated people in the house, but could get no
"Well," said the officer, "this is a mys
tery as great a one as that of the killing
of Doctor Cronin. Of course he must be
somewhere, living or dead. But where?
How could he get away from here without
anyone knowing it? We have asked every
one, but to no purpose. We will try again
and see what we can glean."
After further questioning and cross ques
tioning, and not being able to discover any
thing new, we were about leaving, when a
beautiful, intelligent looking young lady
appeared, whom we had not before seen.
"Who is that young lady?" asked the
officer of another of the inmates.
"Oh, she is old Doctor Simmons' daugh
ter, that lives up in tho garretl" was the
answer. "Her father is a queer old man,
and never goes out of the house, and she
only goes out to get something to eat.
They have lived here for years. The doctor
owns the house, and rents out all but the
garret, where he and his daughter live."
"Well, we must examine her, for for
mality's sake at least, but I don't suppose
Bhe knows anything about your friend,"
the officer said to us, as he turned to the
young lady, and continued: "Miss, did you
Bee, or do you know, anything about an
accident a gentleman met with here about
two weeks ago?"
The young lady stopped, looked fright
ened, and her face flushed to such an extent
as to make it noticeable to every one stand
ing around as she answered:
"I I do I have to answer?"
"Yes, you will have to answer," replied
tho officer, with an eager look. "What do
"I I don't know. I cannot tell."
"Now seo here, miss, you must answer
or I shall have to lock you up until you do
"I I am afraid. My father"
Here she stopped again.
I then spoke to her iu a kind way, and
told her that the gentleman who had met
his death was my most particular friend,
and that I would like to get some informa
tion in regard to him, and that no harm
could como to her or her father it sho told
all she knew.
"He i& not dead!" she stammered.
"What! not dead?" wo cried. "Where is
"Upstairs with my father, who is attend
ing to him. He is too weak to move."
At this wo made one bound to the stairs,
the young lady calling after us not to harm
We pushed into the room, and there we
found our frieud lying on a comfortable
couch, with an old, decrepit man bending
over him in the act of administering some
The old man did hot seem surprised at
our abrupt entrance, but turning to us,
with his finger to his lips, motioned us to
It was dono in such a commanding way
that instinctively we backed out and he
When the door was closed he told us to
speak in whispers, for the gentleman was
He then told us, in his own peculiar way,
that during one afternoon, a little over two
weeks ago, he and his daughter had been
startled by a loud crash iu the loft above
the room they wero sitting in; that a largo
piece of ceiling had brokon through, and
that on looking up they had been horrified
at seeing a man's arm hanging through the
Upon going up to investigate ho had
found the gentleman who w:is now lying
in the room, and supposed he was dead.
lie, with the assistance of his daughter,
had brought him down, and after a careful
examination coucludod that life was not
extinct. He being a physician, though not
having practiced for a number of years, de
cided that, as the Lord had sent him a pa
tient, it was his will that he should save
his life, and so he had devoted all his time
and skill to accomplish that object.
Now he was satisfied that with the most
tender and proper nursing the patient
would recover, though no one could bo al
lowed to see him for several days for fear
nil chance of recovery would fail. And this
was the reason he had eo positively forbid
den his daughter to say anything about it,
oven to the people in tha house.
The mystery was now solved. Jim had
struck the telegraph wires in falling from
the window, and the rebound had thrown
him into tho open scuttle of the doctor's
liuse, which had been left open to let in
There is nothing more to bo told except
that in due course of time Jim recovered;
tbjit the fall, so miraculous, elevated him
from a bachelor to a Benedict; and that
tha doctor's handsome daughter and Jim's
gentle nurse is now Mrs. Jim. Emerson
Bfcanett, Jr., in Saturday Night.
Friends In XUfortnne.
A touching incidc nt which was seen on a
Boon street one cold day illustrates the
wa in which suffering begets charity. It
was one of the cheerless windy days when
the air is full of sr.o flakes while yet it
sceius too cold to snow a earnest.
Oi. a back street was an iron plate in the
sidewalk, around which thin streams of
steam arose. On this bit of wa.-m surface
cowered a morsel of a girl, not more than
four or five years old. pinched with cold
and hunger and most scantily dressed.
As she crouched over the warm plate an
ill leaking cur came drifting down the
Etreeu Ho hesitated as he came into the
circleiif rarm air, and with a wistful whine
looked up into the face of the girt Instant
ly th little thing moved over to make room
for hf r fellow waif.
"Pear doggie!" she said, hugging her for
lorn uhawl closer about her, "is he cold,
And the two comrades in misfortune
shared together the hospitality of the iron
plate in perfect good fellowship. Yeeth's
Tiie nutritive value of salads is beW by em
inest French authority to be cne to the
presoc of salts of potash, which in ordinary
regtXabfcs are lost in the cooking.
A rotary arc lamp baviar rerolvisj car
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boaj will, it is claimed, run contmuoosly for
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haormp he&rj tnsfgfeas from the hotton of
tiie wjia&a has overcome th vflbr&tiOB afcacsi
Compteiiiti SOAP, Sold Everpta."
In the Betfr lugu cxulttave mveuiesl Dj
Maxim, of machine gun fame, gun cotton is
the chief ingredient. Castor oil is also used,
and it is found to increase tho toughness of
tho product and diminish Its liability to de
terioration. In using emory wheels it has bees found
thatata high speed one ounce of wheel ma
terial would ouly grind off six ounces of
metal, whde at a lower speed it would grind
off eleven ounces. At this lower Epeed tha
wheel was making 2,150 revolutions.
In fishes which swim free and far from
shore, such as herrings and lake whitefish,
tbe scales are attached merely by a small
area of their rims, and, being only slightly
covered with epidermis, are easily rubbed
off. Scales thus removed are in many flshaj
-P1AL qTOooS !i.SSI naptAojj qspjoog tisst
'Giqmmba qspjoog tgsgi 'oiqopnv usnoog
1881 'pm:m:rc iSSl 'mnodo-nK tpogi 'not
-wpossB oji uopnorr '9G9I PUBH ul I,m,H
SfSSI 'aiwpiAOJj spnaraj tgii 'oiqvjmb;!
'OPSl '!nmTC joio '.fn 'ajji oiqwojury
!S9iI 'Astoos rousjjj; usppojc tcgr 4.j3p
-os Xorpuauj p?3irnr igjui crpaau jiraqs
-aroqvi icoii 'jtiaioos c2trj puaadg pio -09LI
'nouoj i(9ii 'Xaaraos s-joiq-joia I9xu.y 051X
lGSil '?3J008 oiqB3j.rrq3 !yU 'Xapos stuop
noatiaijiq 'iZll '-tjaioos .fmnau.i' jnqja;
-HO -ZQLI 'XJonrJJV rB-I -OZIX 'aopuo
jo 'adopr :hh 'aopucj jo 'sasqaoafr rcnjnj
Zlll 'Hopcoi jo s,q?iurspior) ijjLl pm7Iq
-mnqMOKj 30 'uojSauo -1SQI 'llpn&S ojCI
fOII 'nausqg .reg '.gati 'nopuorr jo 'uumjovj
SOiT 'wniT jo ijaioog :snonmToo jo esnoq
m Xq pajapjo sua", qoiqu 'jnsnrtniawl o;
jt?j;siSoj jsiqo oqi jo 3Jodaj oqa taojj na3jj
Xtuwl notTKnmS.io Jreq jo oirp oqi qjt.
'nopjado oaijob m ns seiapos oonuma
-en rtCT-rjanfin pun X;pnajjj jo ?fji v st oaajj
Wild animals bold enough to make an
unprovoked attack upon a man are very
rare now in the older states; but a Penn
sylvania exchange reports a bingular ad
venture of a Mr. Honor one day. He was
driving through Stony Creek ravine in a
buggy with canopy top when his horse
suddenly shied out of the road.
As Mr. Hanor reined tho horse back he
saw a long bodied animal creeping through
the copse toward the carriage. Before ho
had timo to make up his mind what kind
of a beast it was tho animal crouched and
sprang at the buggy.
It landed in the roadway opposite a point
between tho wheels, having seemingly
checked its leap on account of the canopy,
the fringe of which fluttered. The horse
snorted and plunged ahead, and the strange
animal crept along and made soveral moves
as if it meant to spring into the carriage.
It constantly oyed the fluttering top, and
seemed to be afraid to make tho spring,
snarling a little as it kept alongside of the
wagon. Seeing that tha beast was bent on
following him, Mr. Hanor picked up his
whip and dealt it two cuts with tho lash,
thinking that it would then clear out.
When the lash cut it on the head the
second time the animal gave vant to three
oar piercing screams, and Mr. Hanor then
realized that he was dealing with a pan
ther. He had the hor:e well under control,
with the linv in his loft hand, and as the
panther followed and kept screaming he
lashed it again, and it darted to tbo rear of
tho buggy and leaned to the right side,
where Mr. Ha.nor lushed it a half dozen
Again it acted es If it would spring upon
him, and fearing that it would finally do
so Mr. Hanor thraw dovrn his whip, pulled
off his right mitten, unbuttoned hia over
coat, pulled out his six shooter and fired
four times at the panther. Each bullet
took effect, and tho beast rolled into tha
ditch and died.
Many people are superstitious about "un
lucky" days and placet until some ooca-
sion arises that makes them ardently de
sire to do something on nz. unlucky day or
In an unlucky place, and then their curi
osity or cupidity makes them forget their
superstition. A circurastance at the great
Paris exposition cf 13 v.-tll illustrated
this fact. The receipts at tho exhibition
were mncV smaller on Fridays than they
were on otaer days. The avoragu number
cf people attending was smaller by eomc
15.C00 on this thx;n on other days of the
week. On one Friday the admissions fell
off to about 30,000, which was the fimalkwt
number admitted on any one day during
But on a certain other Friday the admis
sions rose to more than 200,000, and the
halls were crowded. The day's attendance
was one of the largest during the entire ex
hibition. What wan it that made the Pa
risians and their visitors forget their su
perstitions for at least one Friday? It was
the occasion of the first visit of the shah of
Persia. It might be bad luck in tho opin
ion of mtny thousands of people to start
out to go to tbe exhibition on Friday, but
tbe visit of a potentate who called himself
the "king f kings" and wora a coat quilt
al with diamonds helped these people
greatly to forget their foolish fear. For
once the idle nonsense of the Friday super
stition was overcome by tbe natural cari
osity to &ee the shah. Montreal Star.
A Great Kinder Earrjr lire.
Mme. Alb&ni was born in a French Cana
dian tettfement. At the ag of 3 she sang
like a bird. Sbr- hd & Newfoundland dog
for a pet. and whenever ah sang tha dog
began to howl and kept sp the accompani
ment is long jl she wanted thi dud. At
12 she was sent to a convent. whr she re
mained four years. la all that tine she
did not have even a peep htnd va th
mirror. No noe w mere surprised nt Iwr
appearance when sbe bona tsan k
at sight of her f in her motfesr's lookicg
glass. New Yrt World.
A SetiC B-rn.
Gander I hart tiaught of a very appro
priate setting foe that egg shaped pearl oi
yours. Miss Adz.
Miss Ad Iadeed; wbs fe ft?
G&nder A tea. Jew-tors' RrrSew.
A Glrc Awajr.
"3y Jove, Broosoel Kxcasn nty erring
o, bet this is Ue r&iJyt ctger I ct
smoked. Wbera did yva jjet It?"
"You gave it to ase Luc eight. I vrzt
afraid of it myself." Epoch.
24t . rf BsrzstD.
Coalman Ica't;i ywtany msec tiaa
fifty cento a b'aadmd wtigbi.
Icsra&a AH right, if yoe tat am weigh U
Oi year owa scales. Lffc.
THE WICHITA EAGLE
M. JLT. Muriloclc t0 Bro., Proprietors.
PRINTERS, BINDERS AND BUM BOOK MIS.
All kinds of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Legal blanks of every des
- cription. Complete stock of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing of all kinds. Wo bind law
and medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices as low as Chicago smi New York and
guarantee work just as good. Orders sent by mall
will be carefully attended to. Address all bturiaose to
R. P. MJKDOGK,
J. O. DAVIDSON". PrMt. "W. T. BABCQCK. Vice rrestdeat.
TllOS. Q. FITCH. Secretarj- aai Treasarer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY.
PAID-TIP CAPITAL $300,000.
DIRECTORS John Qnincy Adams, John C. Derst, Chas. G. Wood, O. A
Walker, Thoa. G. Fitch, John 13. Sanford, W. T. lluckner,
W. E. Stanley, and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOANED 12 SOUTHERN KANSAS.
-oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office Tvitli Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Donslas, AVieliita, Kan
7hen ordering state T71IAT form le
kJ XJAJLIJUi &J W A3.M
L. C. JACKSON
"Wholesale and Retail Doalcr iu all kinds of
Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
A2TD : ALL : KIXPS : OF : BCILDIXG t MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Avenue. Branch Offlce 133 'orth Main Street
Yards connected with all railroads in tbe city
J yspfeifc Children
I r-jyr Enjoy It.
of pure Cod Liver Oil with Hjrpo
ptioaphltoa of Lime and Soda la
almost oa palatable ao milk.
Children enjoy It rather than
othcrwloe. A MARVELLOUS FLESH
PRODUCER It Is InduoU, and the
little lads and tansies who take cold
easily, may be Tortlflod ceatnst a
cough that might prove serloua, by
taking Scott'e Emulsion after their
meals during tho winter season.
Jicicare of substitutions and imitations.
; Acw 1'ulr for .ioluiiij.
Mrs. Skinnphlint (holding up for Mr.
Skinnphnnt'fl inepectirn s. jair of .Tohn
ny'a trouserp) My dor, tbeoe ara the
best Johnny haa. Don't you think thoy
Ioot i little too old a.l rhabby to Tveaj
to church with his good: ooat arid vest?
. Mr. Skinnphlint (decJdwily) Yea, yes.
They wouldn't look -dl together at all.
(Eagerly) "Tfcen I may get him"
(Buttoning nis pocket) "You may get
him his old coat and res: to wear to
church with iham." Chicago 1 nbune.
For Sera Eyes, Fi&ih. WcanSs, Bra
Piles, Pc-krs. it is sagisil. 25 cU.
ICcroiwne as a. Tnirape-ntle Ajjcat.
Kerosene as a thorapectic tgeot in. high! 7
ipc&ca of by mniical tct&. It cares tl
zacet all pois, from UtfaacL Ut goal mad
zhcaa&tusa. It is ckodorrud in thie ratui
ncr: Tain of coal oil, one piK nitric Add,
one oonoe. Mix. Allr u to Amm& !bt a
weak &nd pour off tbe hfmitHnt oil. It
doeti not tetell in Um$ leant tike oeal oiL
NW Yc-rk Coouaercial AdTurUfcar.
Table Ussn should be besazxi ay k&ac
Not only ikf it kt more 4aitii.j, bat
there u nrrer a trek of dirt under tir
edge after being humdersd a& with wj-AAsa
ERADICATES BLOOD POS
SON AKO BLOOD TAIMT.
Czvep-ai faotiWof S4t' 5ef& 05.5. 35.)
0 tattrer ckad jot frctnB Wtlylj
blood potsee of the t won trt.
ic 6. Looitix, Ssnaiart, La.
CURES SCROFULA EVEW
IN ITS WORST FORMS.
:az v?r,rv'K te 1L 24 cfeaaxd say
iTtr-c - j froa it bv Ufcaf at
bo(5.5.3. I tare act had nrijMp-
f! 1ST 7ifrn
KSRg HAS CURED HUMOREDSor
Ste?aa cases of skin cancer.
Tscacste oa Rktad 24 Si Dteam jgaafci
free. Swm-t Sracmc Co. &&.&-
( of pure Cod Liver Oil with Hypo-
ft H 037 n
Oar Scale Books aro Printed on Good
Single Boot ... $ 75
Three Books ..... SOO
Sir Books ... 3 75
Single Book by mail, prepaid 35
THE WICHITA EAGLE,
R. P. MCRDOCK, Business Manager. v
PT" Order bj mll presipUjr MUlrd t.
f a rt5t.
a MnlBtr itMB OtrL
To Kail a tUaldMien.
To Bar Heal Ute.
To lirut a Home.
To llorreur Mosey.
t Aad ilaii y Uttirr Tblaci
Readand Advartisa in Our "Want Column.
tNACOUUNTeO wrTH THE CtOOUFHV or Tne OtnmTKVWIU
OBTAIN MUCH IMFOnMATION rROM A Tc.y CI" THIS ItAP Of TMl
Gtei Rod Maid & Pad By.
Including Llnri Euat act Went of tha Mloonrl
lUver TUo Ijrect IV; it tt an-t from CHICAOO.
HOCK ISIAKD. DAVKrtPORT. DM KOINRS.
COUKCIJ. BLCTT8. WATJERTOWW. BIOU3C
FAXL8 hTINNBArOI.18. BT rAOT.. ST. JOfl
EP1I ATcHIHON. 1.XAVBNWOHTH. XANBAH
I CITY. TOrHKA, DEXV"EIl COLORADO I'NOB
oil PUKBLO. Freo llr' Hn!nsrClialrOr to ami
from Chicago, cAtoiwxix. inrrcjrxN60tt
and DODGE CITT. nad P&looo BUwplcg Cara be
tween CHICAGO. WICHITA and irOTCiriMHOW.
Dally Trains to and Tram mxtQYlBIIZH, in tha '
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
cf Thrcuch Conchen. Blwejvrr, aad ZHelaer Oars
dally UtwwnailCAOO, DE8 XOBtla, COOW
CI I. BLUFFS azul OMAHA. aaU 7ra JUcUnJsa
Cnalr Cars bftwen CHICAOO atxt DKfVBJl,
COLOIIAI0 SPUING 3 aad PCJiBLO. St. Ja
eph. or Xanana City and Topofc. Kxeuntoaa
dally, -with Choice of ItoutM to aad from Salt
Lake, rortlaad. Lo An?li aad ftaa Fraae.
Tne ZXre-t Uw to aO'l from Flka'a Iak. Slaat
tou. Gardaa of tha Ooda. tha Soalt&rfeUM. afcd
Becslo OrMdeura of Colorado.
Via Tho Albert Lea Route.
Solid Xixprtca Trains dally IretwM-o CMt(9 aad
KlaarApoilfl ut Bt. Paul, with TltROUOU
Cilolnir Chair Cam 7XXi to aad from tfcoaa
poiDta aad Kaaa&a City Tatouifh CfeaJr Cer aad
Bbwpar betwa Psorln. Spirit Lrfik aad fitoux
yalin via Xock Taland Th FaTarH U M
Watwrtcwu. BVtux Fulld. th8aamraaru aad
II'inttaK and ruhtatf Grounds of the Hartfcwasc.
Tb Short ZJaa via ftaen aad XaakaJce afferi
fadliuas to traral to and irtna ItidtnaaaoHa. OUv
dobaU aad uUt.r Bouthora potafca.
For Tick. . Folders, or dHrd tafanaa.
tioa. a pply at any Coupea Ticket OCaoe. r uMr-M4
E. ST. JOHN. JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Oool Kaaaffsr Gral Trt- fie Past. Art.
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The most popwlar roni) to JTanaAg
City, St- Ixraia a.iit Oblonira aad all
Point JUwt and ortb. Jm U Ili
ftrinr. Ar., Kr-ve OrleaJUa, KlarW,
aad ail fMftnt South xutl SMilkeut4
SOLID DAILY TRUSS
St Louis, Kansas City, Ptiebto
PulJmaB Bflfibt Sleeping Q&m
COLORADO SHORT LINE
Tb Storti JUmUi t Bt- Iis.
rilfSAE OiTT TO BT- UJGVk
PbUjam JtctSfct n"tto; Cm.rtu
irwm Iteoilatferjr C1ar Care
H C. TOWHfcEAt
Med a - J?a "
ytmisn S-T bo. rm. FREE '- .
CsTwa x tarMW i aduav. AafWn,
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