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WQOT BE POOLED "WITH.,
SO SAYS FAIRCHILD HOUSE CIRCLE
ABOUT GROUND HOGS.
Members f tbe Cirele Relate TJieir Ex
periences with the Smart Animal It
Don't Seem to Pay to Interfero wltU
111m Instances "Where Ho Got Even.
The subject of ground hog camo up for
dissection at a meeting of theFairchild
house circle the other evening, said Judge
Ben Wright: "I had a little experience my
self with a ground hog when I lived In
Woodhull that set me to thinking that it
wasn't well to try any experiments on
them. One summer a cheeky chap of a
ground hog set up shop in a clover Held of
mine and was a four storv nuisance with a
mansard root He defied all my efforts to J
induce him to die or leave the country. 1 1
was reading in my newspaper one evening, '
alter a long day's work binding and stack
ing wheat, and came across an item that
pleased me. It was about a man down in
Jersey who had hit on a plan to ameliorate
the condition of farms suffering from
ground hog. He had found that by catclv
ing a turtle and tying a ball of candle wick;
soaked with kerosene oil, to its tail, touch
ing a match to the ball, and then putting
the turtle into a ground hog's hole, the
turtle would roam the corridors of the
burrow, trailing its fire ball along with it,
and strike such terror to the hearts of the
ground hogs resident therein that they
would rush in wild panic for the surface.
All the farmer had to do was to stand on
the outside and knock the ground hogs in
the head a ihey came out.
THR nilE BALL TREATMENT.
"After reading the item I feit I had that
big clover .stealing pest of mine at my mer
cy at last. I could hardly wait till morn
ing, I wanted tr go out and get a turtle
so bad, put the kerosene and candlewick
uniform on him, and start him on the cam
paign againbt that ground hog. Before 8
o'clock I had the whole thing fixed, and,
arming myself with an ax, wentover to the
ground hog's hole. I put the turtle at the
mouth of the hole and lit the oil soaked
ball I had tied behind him. It blazed up
like a small bonfire, and the turtle, fright
ened at the sight, dived into the hole like a
chipmunk, and by and by disappeared with
the ball of fire into the dopths. I braced
myself at the side of the hole, raised my ax
in the air, and smiled grimly as I thought
of the vengeance I was soon to wreak on the
destroyer of my peace and clover. I stood
there about ten minutes, and no ground
hog appeared. Then I began to be tortured
with doubt, and as my arms were aching
with holding the avenging ax in the air so
long, I let it down on the ground and
leaned upon it.
"I have reason to believe that the ground
hog was only waiting for that moment, for
I had scarcely unarmed myself, as it were,
when the ground hog popped out of the
hole like a flash and it was a flash, for ho
had the string that had tied the blazing
candlewick to the turtle tightly between
his teeth, and the dazzling firebrand was
sailing along after him like a hot air bal
loon. Away the ground hog tore, straight
for my wheat field, whero the golden grain
was stacked in plethoric sheaves. In less
than three minutes he had touched the ;
torcli, which was to have lighted him to ,
his death, to my gleaming wheat stacks,
ind that edge of Steuben county saw such I
2 bonfiro as never lit up its lulls before or
since. I believe it was tho firm intention
of tho ground hog to set lire to my house,
loo, but tho candlewick exhausted itself
before ho could reach tho dwelling, and all
1 had to Temoinber the genius of the Jcr
bLymau by was the ashes of my season's
w heat crop. 1 gavo a mental tjuit claim
deed of the clover field to the ground hog
on the spot, and the last I heard from there
ho was still holding titlo to the property."
DON'T THY THE THAT.
"I don't know much about ground hogs
myself," remarked Thad Ross, tho land
lord; "my oxperienco with beasts of bur
den and animals of the forest and field
having been entirely with coons; but I had
a friend that lived back of Penn Yan who
ran against a ground hog once and had an
experience with it that, actually, if a man
was lying, ho couldn't tell of one half as
queer. My friend used to say, in telling
about this ground hog experience of his,
that a ground hog looked like a chuckle
head, but he's smarter than a mustard
plaster. I never had the least idea in tho
world of trapping for ground hogs, but
every time this friend of mine met me ho
seemed to be under the impression that I
w:us about to engage in that sport, for ho
always began at me &oniething like this:
" 'Don't 3-011 ever trap for ground hogs 1
In the first place, if you catch jour ground
hog you won't know what to do with it,
for the skin Ls no good and tho meat will
spoil soap grease. Inthesecoud place, you
will never catch one. You will only risk
j our trap if you do try to catch a ground
hog, for tho chances are that tho sly old
niss will come out and spring the trap by
hitting the pan with a stick or tossing a
st ono oh it. and then lug it off a mile or I
two and bury it.'
"Then this friend of mine would relate
what happened to him in trying to rid his
farm of a ground hog that had been especial
ly annoying. He had set a trap for it, and
the ground hog had hinted to him two or
three times that it didn't want the trap
around his diggings by carrying it away
half a mile and hanging it on a bush. But
my friend thought he knew more what was
best for thct ground hog than the patiently
protesting animal did itself, and so kept
right on setting thetraport the very thresh
old of the ground hog's home. One morn
ing he went to look at the trap, and when
1 e was within a hundred yards or so of tho
hole ho saw the gronud hog dragging tho
trap by it chain off across the field in the
direction of my friend's barn.
"My triend thought ho couldn't do any
thing better than juit follow along and see
.. r cts the groundhog intended to bury tho
trap, as ho supposed that was what the ani-
SO prevalent, especially among women,
results from overtaxing the system.
The assimilative organs becoming de
ranged, the blood grows weak and im
poverished, and hence that tired feel
ing" of which many complain. For all
such casus, there is no remedy equal to
Ayer's Sarsanurilla. Take no other.
"Some tune aco I found my. system
cntirelv run down. I had a feeliui; of
constant fatigue and languor and very
little ambition for any kind of offort.
A. frieud ad i-od me to try Avcr's Sarsa
parilla, which I did with the best re
sults. It has done me more good than
all other medicines 1 have ever used."
Frank 3Icllows, Chelsea, Mass.
"For months I was afflicted with
nervous prostration, weakness, languor,
generaniebility.and mental depression
iW purifying the blood with Aers
Saraitarilla, I was completely cured.
Mrs. Mary Steven?, Lowell, Mass.
When troubled with Dizziness, Sleep
lessness, or Bad Dreams, tako
Dr. J. C. Ayer Sc. Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold l"S U Prosaists and Dealers in Medicine.
mal was up to, "The around hog drzgged
tna trapstxalShttot&e'oajai; and mytrienoV
crepkAlongtfaatsfwase., -isxne .ground, nog
saw him ttrdiSnTt lebnbfat took the trap
around the earner offtKe tam. My friend
had a valuable Houngflrird dogrchained-in
o kennel behind the tifrn, and he hurried
on and peeked around., the corner of the
building. "VTOiafr sh0ul het see but the
ground hog steal up -to -one side of "the ken
nel and shove ho trap quietly in front of
the entrance. Thfjn tke ground hog gave
the kennel aiick with both hind feet.
Out bounced the dog. He set both fore
feet in the trap, and snap she went. The
dog was caught. While his master was re
leasing the yelping pup the ground hog
strode away, shaking its sides, my friend
declared, with mirthfulness over the suc
cess of its little scheme." Hammondsport
Cor. New York Sun.
Ex-Governor J. Sterling Morton, of Ne
braska, father of the Arbor day for eco
nomic tree planting out that way, says that
"more than 600,000,000 trees planted by
human hands" are growing in tliufc state.
THE PIRATES' TREASURE.
Californians Think They Kntrtr
Where It Is.
About 400 miles southwest of Panama is
a little island called Cocos, and on that
island an immense treasure lies buried,
according to a story that has been growing
for fifty years or more. Indeed, if the
?tory had not been so long in growing it
would be more credible, but such as it is
here it is:
THE SCHOOJ.-EU LAUI1A.
About fifty years ago a forlorn castaway
on the coast of Newfoundland was cared
for by a family named Caten, and told
them of the buried treasure. Ho said that
he had been compelled to resign a lieuten
antcy in the English navy on account of
having killed another officer in a duel, and
had then entered the Peruvian navy.
Learning that an immense treasure was
on its way from Peru to England, he had
organized an outlaw crew and captured
the vessel and treisure after a bloody
fight. The pirates then quarreled about
it, and many were killed. The others
buried the treasure on the Cocos island and
had to disperse at once, as two or three
government ships were after them.
In time nearly all of the pirates were
killed or taken and hanged, and Thompson
(the name by which the stranger called
himself) gave up whatever claims he had
tD Caten and returned to England. Caten
recovered tho treasure and removed part of
it, but reburied the remainder. His sona
started after it, but their vessel foundered
and all on board were l03t. Meanwhile
Thompson- had married in England and
died. .His widow appeared in San Fran
cisco recently, claiming to have a complete
clew to the locality of the treasure, and tho J
schooner Laura, fitted out under her direc
tion, sailed the-pther day for Cocos. There
arc immense possibilities, either for failure
or success, in the enterprise. Those who
have risked money on tho venture will
either "go broke" or become millionaires.
MURDER OF A PRIEST.
Tho Pastor of
Chicajro Church Killed
hy :i f.ii'uutic.
The only possible theory on which to ac
count for tho recent killing of Father S. M.
A. Barrett, n't Chicago, by PatridcMfeady,
is that the murderer is insane. He did not
know his victim, had no prejudice against
tho Catholic religion, and seems to have
t been actuated by the merest freak of
The afternoon of the tragedy Father Bar-
rett, who suffered from paralysis, sat on
th porch of his" house. A man entered tho
front gate and approached.
"Good evening, father," said the stranger.
"Good evening, sir," tho priest replied
cheerily. "I hopo you are well."
"I am not," the man said, rather abrupt
ly. "I have a pain in my heart that is both
ering me very
m u c h an d I'm
afraid I'm going
"Have you been
priest asked, no
ticing for the first
time the stran
ger's fiery com
plexion a n d the
sion of his eyes
"No, I have not,"
lie replied. "The
only thing that ails
me is my heart "
"Then you had better go home and rest
yourself," was the priest's advice.
At this the man drew a revolver and shot
Father Barrett through the bpwels, On
being arrested a few moments later ho
gave the name of Patrick Keady and said
ho was a horse shoer by occupation. The
wounded priest died next day. He was
nearly 50 years old and for twenty-three
years had been pastor of St. Stephen's
JACK THE INK SLINGER.
A Stranco and Unprofitable Sortet of
All spring and early summer New York
women were in a panic over the strange
and causeless malice of some unknown per
son who, as opportunity offered, poured in
delible ink on the gown of promenaders
along Broadway and Fifth avenue. The
crime was repeated so frequently as to
create a general public outcry and all the
police of the city wera ordered to keep
special watch for the mysterious person
known as "Jack the Ink Shnger."
Soon after the promulgation of the order
a patrolman statioued at Fifty-ninth street
and Mnrh avenue
saw a shah b i 1 y
fellow in custody,
and caught him,
as it were, red
handed, for his
with aniline, and
several bottle of
the stuff were
found on his per
son At the pre-
liminary examination next day it was as
certained that his name was John Con
nors and his occupation that of a hostler.
He refused to give an ( reason for pursuing
his singular and unprofitable line of mis
Anking r Pension on Xovel Ground.
Hezekiah Forrester, of Habersham coun
ty, Ga., has made application for a pension
on grounds that, to say the least, are a lh
tle unusual. He stares that during the
war. while ona march, a comrade playfully
struck him wit-h a knapsack. In tho knap
sack was a three pronped fork, and the
prongs stuck in his left elbow, two of them
breaking off and remaining there. The
ann has been useless ever since.
OS m-zma tax BILLS.
M'KINLEY HAS VON HIS PLACE
THROUGH STUDY OF THE TARIFF.
You Must Study and "WorkHard. to TVin
at "Washington as Elsewhere Octo
Cenarian Senator ilorrlll Senator Alli
son A Contrasting Picture.
Washington, June 5. The tariff i3
the greatest political issue-at the national
capital', as it is the most-common topic
of discussion throughout the country.
An old member of congress said to me
the other day that a greater number of
statesmen had made their .reputation out
of the tariff than out of any other line of
legislation known to the history of this
M'KINLEY'S TRTUaTPHAL JOURNEY.
country. But the tariff we always have
with ns. Just now- Mr. McKinley is the
central figure of the tariff world. The
rise of this man to power and influence
is a splendid example of what may be
done with a specialty in public life. Mr.
McKinley has never bothered himself
very much about anything but the tariff.
During all the years he has been in con
gress the tariff has been his constant
"Whilo he was still a law student at
Canton, O., tho question of protection of
American industries came up for dis
cussion in the town Lyceum. An old
lawyer represented free trade, and to
young McKinley was assigned the de
fense of protection. The old lawyer,
keen and experienced in debate, over
whelmingly defeated his young antag
onist. This stung tho young man's pride
and brought out the good qualities that
were in him. Ho determined to bo a
master of that question. He studied
political economy with even more zeal
than he studied law; he read speeches
and sat up o' nights with statistics and
government reports. MoKinley's first
start in public life was as county attor
ney. He was a good officer, but all the
time continued to make headway as a
champion of protection. When speeches
were wanted he was called upon to make
them, and presently his devotion to that
idea won him an election to congress.
A few days ago I Saw McKinley riding
from the Capitol to his hotel. He was
on the rear platform of a street car.
Fifteen minutes before this he had won
the great triumph of securing passage
by the house of representatives of a tariff
bill bearing his name. This was the
climax of his ambition. And yet here
he was returning fxam the scene of his
victory in the most common of public
conveyances. There was something
plain, American, democratic about that
method of travel on that occasion which
I confess to having an admiration for.
Perhaps McKinley chose the common
public conveyance because of its cheap-
He is comparatively a poor man.
Probably ho was as rich in this world's
goods when ho first came to congress as
he is now after thirteen years of service.
Before entering congress ho made a
little money in his profession and investd
it in a building in his town; but for the
revenue that has brought him he would
at times have been sorely pinched for
ready money. McKinley leads a very
simple life in "Washington. It is princi
pally a life of work. Ho occupies two
small rooms in a down town hotel. Ono
is his wife's room, the-other his work
shop. Mrs. McKinley is an invalid, and
her husband tenderly spends with her
every moment that can be taken from
his work. The two rooms adjoin, and
even when busiest he is constantly going ;
from one to the other. All winter and
spring the ways and means committee I
has had almost nightly meetings. These
were held at McKinley's room, that the
chairman might be near his charge. So we
see that even in a tariff bill, and in the
life of a man who gives all his energies
to taxing legislation, there may be some
thing of sentiment.
j WAJTIXO FOR HER ADMIRER.
Some people think members of con
I gress uo not work herd. They ought to
j see the ways and means committee mak
i us? a tariff bill, or tbe members of the
senate finance committee dealing "with i
the same ouestion. A member of the i
formnr fwn-imifr&n ilcchtps m that for I
four months he antfhis colleagues worked
an average of eighteen hours a day, Sun
days included. Ahaacet daily they were
at it. indrQually or collectively, from 9
in tha morning till past midnight. Hear
ing at the Capitol from 10 in tho morn
ing till noon, executive meeting later in
the day, another meeung at McKin
ley's rooms in the evening, was the daily
routine. Often at 1 or 2 in the morning
belated newspaper men have seen five or
six weary gentlemen leaving the Ebbitt
houEe. walking a hulf mile or mile to
their homes. They were members of
ways and means -who bad heen in con
ference on the gr&afctasing bill.
JJen who trant success isut -gprk for
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Fair white hands
Bright clear complexion.
Soft healthful skin
" PEARS'-lfia Brest English
it in Washington as elsewhere. The very
afternoon that -I saw McKinley riding
homeward on the platform of a street
car, one of the noted men of Ms times, I
also saw a handsome equipage standing
in a secluded spot under the trees which
surround the Capitol grounds. A pretty,
stvlish young woman sat in the cart.
Evidently she was waiting for some one
from the Capitol, and presently this
some ono appeared in the person of a
member of congress who has a wife and
family. Thus was explained the wom
an's selection of a shady, out of tho way
nook for the trysting place. Men who
have wives and families must be prudent
if nothing else. This man is in the prime
of life, well to do and talented. He en
tered congress a few 3ears ago with
brilliant prospects, but he is still ono of
the army of congressional -unknowns.
Soon he will be forgotten. Asho step
ped into the cart and drove away with
his charmer I could not help-'noting the
contrast formed between, him. and the
man who was journeying on the plat
form of a Pennsylvania avenue street
car to his sick wife.
McKinley's personality i3 an interest
ing one. He is ono of those men who
set out in life with a purpose, and who
bend every effort and circumstance to
the end in view. Ho is also ono of the
few men who can be earnest, firm, un
deviating, and at the samo timo suave
and genial. He is a man who knows
how to have his way about things, to
ride over other people when necessary,
without making them his enemies. As
chairman of ways and means, con
structor and manager of a tariff bill, he
has been at the focus of much selfish
ness. A thousand men of influence and
importance have wanted a thousand
things. They have brought to bear upon
him all the pressure which lawyers and
lobbyists, politicians and capitalists
loiow so well how to bring. Whether
one agree or disagree with McKinley's
economio views, it must be admitted
there is something admirable in the
manner in which ho has borne himself
through this ordeal. Where other men
would have become nervous or irritable
he has grown in graciousness and cour
tesy. Where others might have been
sharp spoken or imperious, he has been
deferential and pleasing. But ho has
been turned neither to the right nor to
the left. He has smiled and smiled, and
had his way still.
Now at the senate end of the Capitol
a number of distinguished statesmen are
wrestling with this question of taxation.
Perhaps tho most picturesque of them
all, though not tho most powerful, is
Senator Morrill. This fine old man
makes a picture worth looking at as he
sits at tho head of tho table in the com
mittee on finance. The oldest man in
congress, and the veteran in service, he
represents in his career three or four dis
tinct eras of his country's history. He
was a well lenown man in the days when
Kansas and slavery extension were the
overwhelming topics of public interest.
He was chairman of the house oommit
teo on ways and means in the early
years of the war, when tho expenses of
the government were increasing at the
rate of millions of dollars a day, and the
great problem was the procuring of reve
nue with which to carry on the war.
Nearly thirty years ago ho wrote a tax
ing bill which carried his name to every
hamlet in tho land, and here he is yet,
an octogenarian, at thehead of tho sen
ate committee which is at work upon
another revenue act. Though chairman
of tho committee Senator Morrill is not
much more than a figure head. His days
of law making are nearly run. Yet it
was tho tariff that gave him prominence
and laid the foundation for his fame.
The real head of the senate committee
is Senator Allison. Here wo have etill
another example of the value of special
izing one's efforts in a public career.
Allison, like McKinley, baa made the
tariff his distinct field. On these lines
he has approached the presidency, and
may yet win it. Like McKinley, too, he
is a comfortable sort of parson, smooth,
velvety, soft of touch, likable. It seems
that in dealing with the revenues of a
government and the thousands of men
whose interests are affect by th man
ner m vhi',v ho., -"- -re raised.
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EVERY ONE FINDS A -NEW USE.
Complexion SOAP, Sold Ef ifirtere!1
it is the man who can bay no smilingly
who does best.
In this Allison is even more skillful
than McKinley. It has been saidtof him
that, if a judge and under the painful
necessity of sentencing a malefactor to
the gallows, he could do it in such man
ner as to make the unfortunate quite
hanDVand content. Akk Allison to do
' this or that for you, and he will comply
it he possibly can; but if he cannot he
will put his arm about you, lead you off
into a corner and whisper his refusal so
sweetly and with such charming mys
teriousness of manner that you like him
in spito of your disappointment.
And since revenues and taxes are neces
sary features of this business of carrying
on a great government, and many un
pleasant things must be dono in their
name, we-iare lucky to have -two -such
pleasantsugar coated statesmen to do
the work. Walter Weixmax.
Happy In His Books.
On almost any-rainy day a shabbily
dressed Irishman may be seen in the pub
lic library intently reading tho "heavy"
magazines mhe Political Science Quarter
Jy, North American Review, and thediko.
Pat's fingers are stubby and hard; his limbs
are sturdy and his shoulders broad.' He is
a common laborer, and says that his wages
are $1.75 per-day.
I ventured ono day to accost him, and
-was plaasantly greeted in the -richest of
brogues, and tho acquaintance soon became
This laborer can think clearly and con
secutively. Ho is a bachelor and a man of
letters. He says that his daily wages suf
fice to supply all hiswants, and that "his
joy of life is to find out things from books."
He is always delighted when a heavy,
steady rain tets in, for that gives him. leave
to take a whole day at his favorite employ
ment. "What-use do you make of your reading?
I should suppose that a-man of your intel
ligence and learning could find something
better to do than shoveling dirt or laying
"Oh, yis! Oi cud do that, but thin mo
wages aro big enough; a rnon-who gots his
inoind postered wid tryin to get rich can't
kape his thoughts on his studies. Suro an'
01 have all that heart cud desire, ban-in' a
wife. Look at me healthy body. Did yez
ever see a graduate of Trinity college, Dub
lin, who was a better animal than Oi? It's
Kmerson who first said that 'man's- first
duty was to bo a good animal,' and Oi
think Oi have filled the bill. Where's the
professor who can study ten hours on a
stretch? Oi can do that." St. Louis Re
public Tho Right Kind of n Coitchmnn.
"A woman's idea of a coachman." said a
Beaver street merchant, "is inoro or less
amusing to me. Her notion of the man's
fitness nover goes further than the fit of his
coat. My wife and daughters devote mora
study to the looks of the coachman than I
do to my bnsiness. Their idea of a perfect
driver is a slim, squaro shouldered, narrow
waisted, fresh cheeked young man, who
sits very rigidly on tho box and holds tho
reins up under his chin. This is tho typo
of coachman that is always overfeeding tho
horses, forgets to oil the wagons, keeps tho
stable flirty and allows the stock to deteri
orate with gradual but fatal certainty. I
have seven horses in my stable and I havo
bred five of thom myself.
"A man grows to feel a very deep affection
for horses which ho has raised from their
birth, and tit troubles him as much if tho
horses oro maltreated as it docs i his chil
dren are in the hands of a brutal or care
less physician. I've got a humpbacked
coachman with a squaro iron jaw and a
big nose. I have had him for twelve years,
and shall keep him until he dies. He doca
not look exactly like Berry "Wall on tho
box of the victoria, but ho understands
every point about a horse perfectly is rigid
ly honest, and if a horse falls siak he nurses
It with the tenderness of a child. He is so
careful and patient with the horses that
their dispositions are perfect. They aro
not petted one day and thrashed the next,
and henco they aro nover in fear and nerv
ous, as high strung horses are sure to be
in tho hands of an unskillful keeper."
New York World.
All Girl Should Row.
Young women should conquer tho timid
ity that they feel the moment they set foot
in a rowboat. A young man of the right
sort has no patience with the want of con
fidence women have in themselves and in !
his care for them. Bear in mind courage
is a quality not to be despised, and can be
worn becomingly by any girl. It will come
to you, and perchance has, ks it does to all
women in some time of great emergency,
and yet you are here afraid of that whicii
an Ida Lewis has mastered when at its
worst, and which, if once understood,
would give you pleasure and greater bodily
Some good oarsman will show you how
to sit in a boat and how to-row with one
oar and then with two. He will teach you
the strokes and other matters necessary to
be acquired. Enjoy your rowing as you
would your bath or your breakfast, be
cause it is good for the body, and help, ab
does all physical exercise, to prolong life. '
Swimming girls., take to even better thaa (
boys, and are much more graceful, and j
every girl should, if possible, understand
this moat useful of pastimes. Ellen Le
Garde in Ladies' Home Journal.
Good Canne for Aatonlnhmrnt,
Newspaper men and othersccustomcd
to getting horse between 3 and 4 o'clock in
he mornrar .- cf-w -ry -H bv tb aa-
Ta rma-nf ""
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THE WICHITA EAGLE
2T. M. Murdoclc C JBro.t Proprietors.
PRINTERS, BINDERS 11 BUI BOOK MIS.
All kinds, of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Legal blanks of every des
cription. Complete istock of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing of all kinds. Wo bind law
and medical journals and mairazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices as low as Chicago and New York and
guarantee work just as good. Orders bent by mail
wiU be carefully attended to. Address all business to
R. P. MUEDOCK,
J. O. DAVIDSON. PrcxJisaS. "- T. BABOOCS Vlco rrsaldeaS.
THOS. O. fTTCTt. SreUry ad Treasurer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY.
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000.
DIRECTORS John Qnlncy Adams. John C. Derst, Chas. C. Wood, O. A.
Walker, Thos. G. Fitch, John E. Sanford, W. T. Euokner,
W, E. Stanley, and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOANED IN SOUTHERN KA3STSA&
-bney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office with. Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Dondas, AYicbita, Kan
When ordering state WHAT form 1
Wholesale nnd Kctail
AXI : ALL : JZIXDS : OF : BUILDING : MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Avenue. Branch Office 133 orth Main Street
Yarda connected with all railroads in tho city
comes over .pr.oplc not- accustomed to be
out alter mulavght when, having owr
stepped the mark on some particularly fes
tivo occasion, thoy aro hailod as they urr
getting homo to bod by tho small boy vi;L
his morning papers for sale. Thoy hat
been persuading thomsulvet that then. i .is
still time for ahlbfcp before business hour.,
but this seems as if business hud already
begun and as if rivals who went tu bti
early musttb getting ahead. But if the
seo in the paper a full account of the vt-rj
bailor dinner which they hnu just lKt
thoy aro generally filial with astonishment
at the marvelous energy, enterprise and
skill required to gather the news, write it
up, set it in type, stereotype it, print it.
fold it, cut it and deliver it, while theiJavor
of the diuner.jvaj, still in tholr mouth.- and
tho music of the orchestra atill in their
cars. New York Tribune.
"Ho is actually ho honest that he ought
to be put in solitary confinement!" said an
exasperated man of a neighbor who w.-
always telling him unpalntable truth-
The offender was guiltless of a detdrc ta
offend; he simply could not refrain from
speaking what was in hh mind. Theru are
sentimental occasions whoa most of lit
actually do prefer an embroidared Ktato
ment to literal fact.
'"Shouldn't you know a lock of my hair
nnywhere, John?" queried an nffectionata
young wife, whoao trusses wera her hus
"I tbink I should," ho returned, can
tiously, and she broke into a ory of real
"Oh, don't say thatl Say you know yon
But John was not to be perouadod. II
merely thought so, and UhU only would !
assert Youth Pom pan ion.
Deeds mortgapea. etc . f"bnwk form.
for Oklahoma, for sale at this olllce Ad
dress the Wichita Kagix Wichita, Kan
1 17 tf
I'rlvo I.Jne" to M. I.asI awl Ihr Kan.
The lxt, quickest and mwl direct line
from Wichita to St Ini aud all prinri
al eastern, Muthealrn and northern
Tho Frfeco line run 1 wo daily oxprww
trains from Wichita to bt. Lotu without
chance. tquinpd with Pnilman palace
lwpT and fi-Mj reclining chair rr No
oth-r lim- do- if. Close ooiioortioiui in it.
Loni union depot uith eohd v-rtibul x
pres tnmrs,wtW -. u, Car, '
Louisville. Cincinnati. Ctovelaod. PKi.- (
bun;, Philadelphia. New York aud Button Tali Ju-Jt Zaiaawt T yaoriu U to
'i he popularity vf this Uu being uoi wrtown.F "" """ "'
verbify ackWhnlgwi by all enmpKltor. "" rtfOnma-Wt. ".
all panser train, of other railway hn tttttZ2Ztt322X&
enuring Wichita from tbr iK.rU. aouth ciu and -r &ouOom potato.
and wit arrive in time to connect with ( ForTtcicsta. a. Fei4T.dar4 Jtorsa
tli Frwco line fast expreas train u the ! "os, apply rtwrcwa rtckot oa. or
If vnu caaaot mi rebate Utrottxb ticket
mwhriir -KR Frvoo Jid from your starting
point, it will pty you to purchase to Wkb
lta in order to -curp the adra&tngfla aad
comfort of thi ha.
For further information ranrdin; ra&,
time, coanUon aad through rarratkm
of leeping car accomHicdaiiona call upon
or address W D Mnrdeck. ticket atcwrt.
122 North &am tret, or Douftlaa atectoe
union dpot. D Wjskabt,
Gen, Pao. Aaest.
dStf fct.Lt.uia, Uo
Biask charter awl all kiod of kgal
dn tf WtcJtUa, Kim,
Doe of, tbe bmt vldsr of flm aoprt-
nrityof Imperial aodlTattT-Ho uoor Utat
inferior bnukfo are repfw-Mtted hrt m
good.' They are at. Don't be cteonvftd.
Keep Th for Fotore Rferrnr.
Tii Fort Scott. Wichita Wtjatera rafl
w&y -'MiHarW.uric Raat" titmmlj
line- runaitig iid itmtiw throwgit liwm
Wichit to Kaam.Ci; aad Sfc Loot.
Leaving Wicbita frlAp. n. yoearrirea.
Kansas cty next merniag at 7 o'clock.
Pali rasa palace aJtepuu; aad free reclin
ing clour car throopn tw Km Cirv aad
?t. Ixhji witkoot change. KeoMfpfcertf
von 20 rut the Fort Scott Root tow ant
no dependent n isaki ttne cotumeUocM at.
j unction rowi, w job jp 55. ukoko
on oIk1 trains- Tnfc fe tfc only roote
whoae main bne row through wieb'ta.
Ail train rr atade up here aari ran
thrown 1kI t Kaonm Chy to 3t Lead.
It tK tie aorU Hb dt fort y-eisyai miUrt
and two konra ike ntdekcet. Two traina
daily to is- Loom and ail peteu nt.
Ticket ofSre 137 orife MniaaTei. Dene
eornsr Setond atsd WitMtA orta.
13T V Vk mi wm
rmnmx aad Tick. AsaM. VK s2k&I
Main aueet, WKUla, MJm.
C. F. & T. JL-, SU Lards, M.
Our Scale Hooks are Printed on Good
Single I3ook $ 75
Three Books 2 00
Six.l5ooks 5 7
Single, Book by mail, prepaid SS
THE IV JC JUT A EAGLE,
I II. F. MUItDOCK, Business Manager.
I l V Order fcy mtl promptly ati bJ1 to.
Dealor in all kinds of
A lHntatf Horn OlrL
To Sl a Rwddnee,
To Kur Ke&l KtAa.
fb Itpnt m IIou
1 Tw BotTffw StT
ABU Ha-.j O'Jit Thlftc
Read and Advertise in Our Want Column.
TO WEAfC MEN
Buffering froa the offaoU of youthful error. lT
decay. vrasUtiB weaknwa, loot manhood, eta I l
6nd a Tlublo treU MaW conUlnlag full
particular tor homo cows FREE fhwgn. K
splendid roMlcal work ; iibonWlxs rea4lijr "Trry
iun -who li ncrroui end dttiUlatM.j AJUrtsoiy
ITof. V. C tfOITIXIt, 3Ioodius Coon.
uxACCUMtTrovnTM -rr .fyuHr of Tir foONTUVwnl
oapuN am-H mroMMATio f no- f jzt Qt tm t un of rut
leap, Bock: IsM & Pacific By.
Including Lint En! nnd TC'tt of th MUneurt
Hirer Tha Jntt Jlotitr. to and ft-ora CIIIOACIO.
ROCK IBLA2TD. DAVEWPOKT, DBS MOIKBM.
COUNCIL BI.UTFB. WATXKTOWJf. RIOXJX.
falls, KrrmKA.roi.r3, ht i-aitu ot Jos
eph. ATCHrBOW. LXAVEJTWOnTll. KANHAfl
crrr, topiska. dktvk coloraik si-hom
nnd PUEUUO Trim llfT JilUK Cbair Cam to ul
from CITICAOO CVLDWtl-Z HTTTCHINBO:
and DODOE CrTY, Aod l'. t BUtitn Oar V
Iwmo CinCAOO WJCHrTAanrt ItUTCttUrsOH.
D!lrTrti!BB Ut and Una KJWOFISIUKH, la ta
ibULJU Vll'bULt (JritOS iKftlXS
of Through. Coasba Slppnrr and rXntar Oaro
daily ttwenCmeAttO &EH MORX8. COVIN
CXL, BVXJTPB aod OESA7IA. awl i'n. HtoUMH
Chair Cara txtwn CHICAGO 4 DEW V Kit,
COLORADO 0XRR?ataa4 1TKKLO, vta St. J
eph. or Kan City and Trka. Xxntrattm
dally, with Choloa ot Jt?uta to aad from 8t
Lako. VerUaorf. Lo Abc1 and Ban Fran!.
ThaXHroct Llna Ui rn.nl trtitm 7!k a JUt. 3CaM
tow. Oarrfn of tha 0v1 U SabitarttUaa. aaU
Stools armadoura of Colorado
Via Tho Albort Lnn Route
Solid Xxim- Trtina daily btw Cbfoavo tocl
Zlonapoii rbd 8C 1"U- rUt TirHOOAil B-
ff "' . cj""?
iwws rrva. BptrK La mm! Smwx
LE. ST. JOHN.
0a1 7gar.agr OaeT TkO 3 aaa. AA
MiSHOUKi :-: FAOiFlC
The rai ppnlar rfrato to Janan
)tT. fit. Loute and Cftieax'w uiwiaJl
Fofnte Yl and ycrllk. Afdiia 76t
Eprlsifa. Ark.. New (JrljtjWM, Ir1orl4a
aad all pofata Svath aul Stmthmxat.
80LH) DAILY TEAINi
St. Louis, Kansas Cky, Pueblo
Polimaii Bnffet Sleepiiig-Cais
COhORAOO SHORT LINE
Tie Skorteat nmt U) Sc ltalm.
xASiAt CITT TO 8T. L0Q
Pllraa RetroiSlc-ptng' Oar.
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