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5?Ixc IStxcIxxta Ipaity &Xz Ixixrsdaxj WLoxnhxg xtly. 24, 1890.
Signal Office, Wichita, Kan., July
D3. The highest temperature was 04.7.
the lowest up to 7 p. to. 69.5, and the
mean 8L1. The winds was from the
northeast in the morning, increasing to
ward noon. There were few clouds with a
movement from the north.
The pressure in the northwestandnorth
easfc was generally lower with some rain.
Last year on July 23, the highest tem
perature was 8S, the lowest (S 4.. The
corresponding temperatures for the pro
ceeding year were 93.5 and C9
Fred L. Joiixsox, Observer.
"War Department, Washington, D. C,
July 23, 8 p. m. Forecast until 8 p. m.
Missouri and Arkansas Fair, northly
Winds, slightly cooler..
Kansas and Colorado Fair weather.pre
cened in southern Kansas by &howers,
northly winds, cooler in Kansas, station
ary temperature in Colorado.
A TRAFFIC DIVISION NECESSARY.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23. The committee
of railway officials .appointed to devise
home means of bringing about an advance
in the rates on cattle and other freight
from southwestern Missouri river points to
Chicago, held another meeting today. It
was decided that these rates could not be
advanced unlets there was an agree
ment entered into for a di
vision of traffic. The only Kan
sas City roads that have not stated their
positions on the question of dividing
t rafiic are the Missouri Pacific, the "Wabash
and the Chicago. St. Paul & Kansas City.
Chairman "Walker was instructed to com
municate with these roads and the meet
ing adjourned till Friday.
RILEY COUNTY REPUBLICANS.
MANHATTAN, Kan., July 23. The Re
publican county convention to select
delegates to congressional, and state con
ventions is called to meet in Manhattan
Wednesday, August 13. The proposition
1o adopt the Crawford county system will
be submitted at the primaries August S.
ON THE TRACK.
St. PAfL, Minn., July 23. Opening day
of the Twin City Jocky club. The Twin
City derby was the event of the day. The
value of the race to the winner was S4,2G0.
The starters were: Verge dOr, -Prince
Fonso, Davidson, liosemont, Kobespierre,
Joe Blackburn. Prince Fonso won by a
length and a half, Joe Blackburn second,
Verge d'Or, the Kansas City horse that
won the Kansas City derby, third. Time,
1:45. The other winners were: Cousin
Jeems, Montjov, Cashier, Alfarrow.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 23. Result of
races at Uomewood Driving park:
Free-for-all pacing, purse $1,000 Hal
Painter won, Gossip Jr. second. Best time
The 2:27 trot and 2:30 trot postponed on
account of rain.
Detroit, Mich., July 23 Second day of
the Detroit Driving club meeting:
The 2:2G trot, purse, ?o00 G B won,
JJuck Morgan second. Best time 2:20.
The 2:20 trot, purse 2,000 Almont 'won,
J31ack Diamond second. Best time 2:17f.
The 2:24 trot for a purse of 10,000 un
finished. The 2:17 class, purse 2,000 Maggie R
won, Emma second. Best time 2:10f.
Philadelphia 0 3 1 r 0 10 0 117
Pittsburg 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 00
Hits Pittsburg 10; Philadelphia 13
Errors Philadelphia 11; Pittsburg 3.
Pitchers Vickery and Bownau.
Cleveland 0 000000000
Boston 0 000000203
Hits Cleveland !; Boston 0.
Errors Glevelnnd 2; Boston 1.
Pitchers Garfield and Nichols.
Game Brooklyn postponed.
Chicago 5 0 4 10 0 3 0 113
Kcw York 0 5 10 0 0 12 312
Base hits Chicago 14, New York 12.
Errors Chicago 4, Xew York 4.
Pitchers Hutchinson and Sharttt.
0 0 0 0 0 0 13 04
Hits Buffalo 10, New York J).
Errors Buffalo 7, New York 5.
Pitchers Keefe and Crane.
Tleveland 3 0 17 0 0 0 3 014
Brooklyn 0 200011206
Base hits Cleveland 19, Brooklyn 8.
Errors Cleveland 1, Brooklyn S.
Pitchors Bakcley and Weyhing.
Baso hits Chicago 17, Boston 19.
Errors Chicago 11, Boston 1.
Game with Pittsburg postponed.
Brooklvn 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 S
St. Louis 2 000010104
Brse hits Brooklyn 10. St. Louis 9.
Errors Brookly 2, St. Louis 4.
Pitchers Dalymid Ramsey.
Athletics 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 14
Louisville 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 000
Baso hits Athletics S, Louisville G.
Errors Athletics 3, Loui-villc 2.
Pitchers McMahon and Ehret.
Fyracuc . 0 00002213 S
Columbus 2 12 2 13 2 0 013
Base hits Syracuse 13, Columbus 15.
Errors Syracuse 2, Columbus 2.
Pitchers Morrison and Gastright.
Rochester. 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 S
Toledo 0 0100100 13
33:ise hits Rochester 12, Toledo 5.
Errors Rochester 3, Toledo 4.
Pitchors Callahan anil Healy
GRAY COUNTY DELEGATES.
ClMMARON. Kan.. July 2.'. At the Re
publican county convention at Ingalk to
day, C. Koating'and J. E. Shoup were
rhoen delegates, to the congressional con
vention, and N. B. Klttiue aud J. W.
Brokaw delegates to the state convention.
Resolutions were passed endorsing lugalls.
lngalls township bolted the convention.
THE DIGHTON CONVENTION.
Dighton, Kim., July 23. The county
convention today selected uiiiiistructetl
delegates to the congressional convention
nnd instructed delegate to state conven
tion for F. II. Stearns for auditor uid en
dorsed the rcnomination of Governor
Humphrey, Win. Higgin and all others
who are now serving" their first term.
PEACE ON EARTH
Awaits that countless army army of
martyrs, whose ranks are constantly re
cruited from the victims of nervousness
aud norvous diseases. The price of the
boon is a systematic course of llostetter's
Stomach Bitters, the finest and mot
gonial of tonic nervines, pursued with rea
sonable persistence. Easier, pleasanter and
wifer this than to swah the victualling de
jwrtment with pseudo-tonics alcoholic or
the reverse, beef extracts, nerve foods, nar
cotics, sedatives and poisons in disguise.
"Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy
tleep,"' is the providential rtvnperant of
weak nerves aud this glorious franchise
being usually the consequences of sound
digestion and increased vigor, the great
stomachic which insures both is product
ive aKoof repose at the required time.
Not uurefreshed awakens the individual
who usee it. but vigorous, clear headed and
tranquil. Use the Bitters also in fever and
ague, rheumatism, kidney trochlea- con
stipation and biliousness.
ASSISTANT SECRETARIES CHANGED
WASHINGTON. July 23. Mr. Sichenor re
linquished his position as assistant secre
tary of the treasury this morning and
qualified as a member of the board of
customs appraisers. Assistant Secretaries
Spalding and Nettleton received their
commissions from the president last even
ing and entered upon the discharge of
their duties this morning.
Beecham's Pills cure bilious and nerv
I. O. O. F. GRAND LODGE PRIZES.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 23. The- committee
on arrangements for the meeting of the
sovereign grand lodge, L O. O. F., held a
meeting at the Copeland yesterday after
noon and decided to offer a prize of 100
for the best team, encampment and sub
ordinate, in each of the different branches
of the order. Every night during the en
campment work will be done by one or
more teams in each branch. Another prize
will be offered to the encampment that is
the most largely represented in the parade.
An excursion will be run to Leavenworth
on one of the days of the encampment.
Pear's Soap secures a beautiful com
lpexion. A '47ER DEAD.
Hiawatha, Kan., July 23. Captain J.
A. Hoover, who settled in this county in
1847, died this morning. He was about 70
years old. "
CENSUS TROUBLE AT ATCHISON.
Atchison, Kan., July 23. Ex-Constable
Graham a few days ago wrote a letter to
General Porter, superintendent of the cen
sus at Washington, charging that local
enumerators counted residents of the
townships adjoining the city as residents
of the city. S. R. Burch. of Olathe, super
visor of census of this district, caine up to
investigate the matter.
The favorable testimony of thousands
should convince you of the merits of
BUSHNELL, lllv July 23. Congressman
Gest was renominated yesterday by the
Republicans. The convention's action
was on the first ballot.
Rheumatism and catarrh, caused by
poor and corrupted blood, cured by Ayer's
Struck and Burned by Lightning.
laving in the eoutliarn part of Colum
bia county, at a email place called Fly
Gity, resides the family of John Vos
burgh. Thursday night Mr. and Mrs.
Vosburgh, with their 4-year-old child,
retired at 9 o'clock. An infant occupied
the crib near the bed. This is the last
they remember until more than an hour
afterward, when upon returning to con
sciousness it was seen that the clock had
stoppedat fivoi5inutes past 9, aud it is as
sumed that electricity entered the dwell
ing at that time.
Mr. Vosburgh first becamo conscious
and endeavored to'get up, but was un
able to tlo so. In a f ew minutes ho tried
again and took hold of th6 child, finding
it apparently lifeless. In the meantime
Mrs. Vosburgh had partly recovered,
and finding the room in a stifling condi
tion crawled to the window and opened
it, and then returned to her husband
and child. Mr. Vosburgh gained suffi
cient strength to assist, and they carried
the child into the open air and brought
it to consciousness. Neighbors were
called, and by that time Sirs. Vosburgh
had become exhausted.
Mr. Vosburgh's night shirt was torn
entirely down the back. The bed was
wrecked. A largo hole was burned in a
feather bed, one of the bolts in the bed
stead had disappeared and has not been
found. The child has a sore on the arm
extending from tho wrist to Iho elbow,
having tho appearance of being burned,
with a festering soro in the center. A
hairpin holding Mrs. Vosburgh's hair has
tho appearance of being melted. The
infant in the crib was not disturbed in
any manner. There is no other evidence
of the appearance of electricity in any
part of tho house.
It is a caso that baffles all theories, and.
tho work that did it is as unusual as it
is mysterious. The father aud child
have practically recovered, but tho mo
ther is still prostrated. Hudson (N. Y.)
Sam Join's MnUes u ThouBcncl Converts.
The greatest meeting that has ever
been held in Richmond, and probably in
the country, was tho one conducted by
the Rev. Sain Jones. It was for men
Tho Tabernacle scats 11,000 persons.
Every seat was taken, and not less than
1 ,000 stood up. On the outside of the
structure were probably 1,000 more, and
hundreds went away when they found
they could not get seals. Not less than
14,000 or 15,000 men came to hear the
Tho sermon had a powerful effect upon
tho congregation. At its close Mr. Jones
asked all who would promise to live bel
ter lives and give up sinful habits to
stand up. Xot less than 10,000 men
arose. It was a sight never seen here.
The preacher then asked all who were
not church memoers and who wanted to
become Christians to come up and shake
his hand. Hundreds pressed forward
with tears in their eyes. Xot nearly all
could get to the preacher, as the crowd
was so dense. It is estimated that not
less than 1 .000 persons were converted,
among them many solid and substantial
business men. Some of them were peo
ple who had not before hoard Mr. Jones,
and who had ridiculed his stylo of preach-
ing. Cor. Norfolk Virginian.
f!oll X.ace mid T"lcltUehticks.
Emperor William has issued new reg
ulations respecting the wearing of Ger
man naval uniforms which axe so mi
nute and elaborate that they fill a book
of forty pages. Any admiral who mar
ries is in future to go through the cere
mony arrayed in his fuil uniform. Ad
mirals are only to wear plain clothes at
the seaside or at baths, when out shoot
ing, at masked balls, or when ou half
pay. If they happen to be in Berlin on
a Sunday the cocked hat must bo worn
when walking about the city till 4
o'clock in the afternoon. When an ad
miral is at sea he may wear an oilskin
sou'wester and coat only it the weather
is stormy, and his shirt front must al
ways be perfectly plain. It is further
btrictly forbidden to have the corners of
the collar turned down or doubled back,
and there are peremptory rules about
gold laco aud other fiddle faddle append
ages. London Truth.
jh eorfttK-mitv witn tnc proposals or
the Paris Municipal council, the prefect
of the Seine has jesf issued a decree
obliging all owners to provide their ve
hicles with counters before April 1, lSfil.
Tho counter must indicate at every mo
ment the number of kilometers traveled
over, the hour of the day and the fare
doe. Whs the cab is in motion the rare
will increase in proportion to the dis
tance, and wkiie the vehicle is kept
standing it will increase as if the cab
were going at the rate of eight idlome-
Strango 31isfortune Befalls One of tU
Grandest of 'American Mountains.
The recent announcement of the falling
in of tho great peak of tho majestic Mount
Shasta was received with sincere regret by
all lovers of tho grandly picturesque. No
mountain in the world is quite tho equal
of this tremendous pile, which starts up
sudden and solitary from tho heart of the
great black forests of north California.
Bret Harte and Joaquin Miller have made
it the s.cene and subject for some of their
most exquisite word painting, and eastern
THE VALLET AND THE MOVXTAIX.
travelers who have looked upon it found
it more alluring than the ghostlike Jung
frau in Switzerland, moro overwhelming
than the giant peaks of the Andes.
Mount Shasta has an elevation of 14,400
feet. Its summit is continually covered
with snow, being frozen solid in glistening
white. Its ascent is difficult and tedious,
but not dangerous. To see it properly an
hour or a day is nothing. It takes time to
become acquainted with tho great Butte.
One should study it bit by bit, day after
day, and perhaps after weeks of such inter
course something of its awful sublimity
would dawn upon the mind. Tho ovcrago
tourist unaccustomed to travel in mount
ainous countries has bnta faint idea of the
vast dimensions of a mountain like Shasta,
so tho accompanying chart may serve to
cemvey some feeble notion of the enormous
magnitudes to be found thereabouts.
In his latest story tho Poet of the Sierras
alludes to the glory of the Pacific coast
'Ilifted my eyes and looked away to the
south. Mount Shasta was before me. For
the first time I now looked upon the mount
ain in whose shadows so many tragedies
were to be enacted; the most comely and
perfect peak in America. Above tho woods,,
above the clouds, abovo the earth, it looked
like the first approach of land to another
A CUAP.T VIEW, SHOWING ALTITUDES.
A. Summit of crater peak, altitude 12,900 feet
B. Summit of maiu peak, altitude 14,440 feet
C. Thumb rock, altitude 33,OOOfeet
D. Sis&ou station, on railroad, altitude... 8,406 feet
E. Sisson'.s camp at timber Hue, altitude. 0.000 feet
We will suppc-e the tourist, says adever Pacific
coast writer.to bo htanding at the railway statiou of
Sissou, Strawberry valley, from which point ( D) to
the mainpeak (B) in twelve miles. A flagstaff on
station house two and one-eighth miles high would
reach the same altitude as the main peak of Shasta.
Tho distance from E to B (which has to be made
on foot by the zigzag route) is over five miles,
from C to B three-quarters of a mile, aud from A.
to B a mile aud a half. There is a crater bowl on
tho lesser peak, which is about three-quarters of
a mile across and 1,500 feet deep; and if you
should 0 to Edgewood you would bee where tho
old oleanic demon broke out the rim of this bowl
and poured his flood of firo and molten lava over
tho surrounding country. Should the bottom
drop out of Shasta at any time that is, if every
thing from an altitude of 4,000 feet upward should
sink out of sight it would leave an awful chasm
seventy-five miles in circumference ! The greatest
diameter of the main summit is about one and
one-half imies, measured from northeast tosouth-
world. "White nnd flashing like a pyramid !
of silver! Solemn and majestic, sublime,
lonely, cold and white you go j
down before it utterly with an undivided
MOTHERS OF MANY CHILDREN.
The Ilecords Jlntlo by tbo "Women of San
The recent census brought out some re
markable facts regarding the matrons of
San Luis Obispo, Cal. One "woman, now
5S years old, said she had been married
twice and given birth to thirty children,
none of them twins. Her second husband,
Abato Yaleuzuela, the father of twenty
nine of the progeny, still lives, and is a
large, powerful man, weighing B00 pounds.
Mrs. Vnlenzuela never wore a corset nor
high heeled shoes. She is hale, hearty and
jolly, and has made up her mind not to die
for at least half a
century yet. Her
took place when
she was 24 years
old. Her sister,
Bessie Higuera, is
the mother of
lives near the city,
birth to a boy '
weighing 11 i MP-S- valeszuela.
pounds. The newcomer was welcomed by
an even score of brothers and sisters.
Eighteen boys aud girls is the record of
Iiefugio Morena, now 51 years old.
But the Castro family beats them all.
Modesta Castro, a well known old lady of
74, has given birth to fifteen children, tho
oldest leing Jose G. Castro, the most com
manding rigure on the streets of San Luis.
His grandmother has the distinction of
having raised no less than twenty-four,
every one of tho babies growing to man
hood and womanhood, and not one of the
bovs being less than six feet high and
weighing tXX) pounds and upward. The J
aggregate height of this remarkable fam- i
ily was something like 150 feet, and their i
combined weight vas more than 5,000
An Old but Llvwly Citizen.
Harrison Warner, of McConnellsville, O.,
is 90 years old, but very lively. April 26 '
he left his home to tramp to Baltimore, his !
native city, pushing a wheelbarrow all the j
way. He arrived at his destination a few j
days ago and was given a rousing recep- i
tion. Among tbee who greoted him was i
his aunt, Mrs. Sands, who is 103 years old.
He intended wheeling his barrow to Wash-
ington to pay his respects to the president,
but when told that Mr. Harrieon was at ,
Cape May he said: "Then I'll wait all he
comes back, for I wouldn't tike a tramp
through Jersey in the skeetcr season."
The distance covered by Mr. Warner in hia ,
tmmp is 50 1 miles.
. conspicuous mjarc iu ux
as tha unveiling of the Lc9 monument,
at Richmond, was the venerable Pro
fessor F. jiT, Crouch, the composer of
"Kaihleoa ikarournefln,"1 Ho is perhaps
nearer 90 tliss. 30 years of agfc, yet hale
and hearty. He was amrysd in full
uniform f Ceafedcrava jayv Laving
come Attfro-n .Boifimor to "px&t prob
ably for tha Imi ilma his scicior com
rades of the oiS First Bbw1$fiejft. Hu
comrades est thst so Tannw ffrAW wt
fought with 3 arfCLUry of tJb cxisjy o
sorfhom Virfr-i ... 1BtSTir
LIFE IA HOUSE BOAT,
ALFRED 3ALCH DESCRIBES A DE
LIGHTFUL MODE OF SUMMER LIFE.
Existence In One of Tneso Floating Cot
tages 13 Very Pleasant Irtdoed, Provid
ing Ton Can Oct a JLvse Enough Iak
or Stream to JFloat It In.
New York, July 7. There aro few people
having road Mr. "William Black's "Tho
Strange Adventures of a House Boit" who
havo not dreamed that life in qss of these
floating cottages wouhi be very pleasant.
And in point o fact a bonso boat is one of
tho mo3t delightful residences for the sum
mer months, prorided always one caa get
at a lake or river of some size on which to
AN" ENGLISH HOUSE BOAT.
float it. The particular charm about the
craft is that it maybe moved from place to
place and thatwhen one Js tired of certain
surroundings it is merely tripping the an
chor and bringing the cables aboard in or
der to find new scones with the charm of
novelty. To get full pleasure from a sum
mer in a house boat, then, find your river
or lake first.
If the former bo selected, and if you can
conveniently make arrangements, it is well
to have the house boat built at Borne dis
tance up the stream. One of these crafts is
about as difficult to move as is an ordinary
canal boat, and poling it or rowing it or
towing it against the current is a weariness
to the flesh. On the other hand, to move
down tho river is exceedingly easy, for it
demands nothing moro than. a row boat in
which to pass a rope ashore to bring the
honso boat up standing at any time. Then,
too, the cost of building the house boat in
a village is rarely so groat as the same
would entail in acity, p-ad, as any carpontcr
can build ono, there is no reason why it
should not be put together at such a point
as will make tho summer havo the least
hard work in it. -If, on the other hand,
you find it necessary to build near tho
mouth of the river, have the boat towed up
by a steam launch, or in such other way as
you may select, and so make one job of this
part of the business. The voyage on board
will be found to be very pleasant, and tho
comparatively rapid it would be an ab
surdity to speak of any movement of a
house boat as being actually rapid view
of tho river going np will contrast charm
ingly with the leisurely progress down tha
On a lake the house boat may be moved
by a square suil when the wind bs fair, or
you and your friends may get into a row
boat and tow the thing. It is the part of
wisdom on these occasions to volunteer to
steer the house boat while allowing your
visitors to tow, and young bachelors have
been found to bo wonderfully useful at such
times. It is amazing how much work may
be got out of them if there bo any pretty
girls on board, who unito a desire to save
your arms with a little tact. Of course
there are those who havo steam launches
of their own, and to them the problem of
moving is no problem at all, but this ar
ticle is written for people who have not
very much money to spend and who are
anxious to get all they can out of it. On
many lakes there are launches or tugs
which may be hired for a day to move the
house boat about. On canals, and many
of tho canals in this country find their way
through lovely scenery, an old horso, or
better yet, if you have or can borrow one,
a pony, can tow the houso boat cosily.
Tho expense is not great and a very de
lightful summer may be passed traveling
slowly in this way. Still, tho canals aro
apt to bo infested by mosquitoes, nnd on
genoral principles tho rivei.- or tho lako is
to bo preferred.
Buildinga house boat isof all things ono
of the easiest. Having fixed on the size
you want you have a heavy scow built of
inch and a hslf clear lumber. All the
joints should bo smearod with tar before
the planks are spiked together. In this
scow bow and stern should sloos up well
above the water line a platrorm about
eighteen inches bolow the top of tho sido
planks is placed. This is tho floor of tho
hocuse, and in it should be hatches which
may be cosily raised. Not) only should you
bo able to get at the inside of the boat in
caso of a leak, but tha spaco under the
floor forms a most convenient placo in
which to store various supplies. If the
scow ba properly built tliis will be dry, and
valisss or trunks may be stored away.
Along the edgo of tho scow boards aro
fixed to form the walk around the awt as
well as the landing for tho row bos-Si. and
on this at intervals it Is well to have rings
fixed through which the painters may be
ran. This walk projects out over tho water
for about two feet.
To the scantling3 which form the framo
of the house when spiked to the sides of
tho scow and run up through the platform
AX AiTEIUCAy HOUSE BOAT.
to a convenient height the roof beams aro
fixed. Theso should be pretty strong, for
the roof id a great placo on which to loaf
in the evening. This roof may be con
structed in any style you like provided it
be wa4r prooL It mnst have a uligbt
pitch. The wall of tho benws caa bo made
of clapboards or simpiy of sheathing, fent
earr should be taken to have windows on
each sido of a; least one-half tba wall spaca
of each room. Tks&a windows may be
closed by slidinc blinds, for slasa on a
house boat is dtcidedly out of place.
As the fitem of the boat tha living; room
Is generally placed. This should be open
on both sde3 and at tho end, although
canvwi curtaras, hooting up under the roof
and aain oa the plaforai outside the
board which runs oroand this rsoa sa
over which yoa step oa entering, mnrf b
supplied for wat weather. Aionjj bota
rides of the roans a vrfde low seas chsolu
fce placed for whish ehhiwis nru provided-
At tha stem o the beat It runs
Up rwo or tare ssata hka sta-pa raay i?
Ciadct, on abovo 4ka other. (X coirECr -t
tb stem aro the ais bsiweea which tae
steering oar goc and otter pint aro ar
ranged at th rid in casa jsa. ever tx
pert to rvvr tho fcec hoik Yfcisiatat
oiiy place whera Kwftr? cca bo. caa-rosiez
It vrorhed. la see caracr scay be a da.
and two or three chairs. Easy, cnaf on-
t,-I. tfc. Mi S t
floor spsfes." anuer tne sins scats are tne
lockers, in which tools, fishing lines and
other odds ind ends are put away. A few
Japanese fans and sunshades serve to
brighten thftplace up.
Between' ine living room and thenrsi
bedroom a portiere should hang. The
bedroom neeel not be Ycry iars- nd the
bed should be athmmattresswhich may
be rolled up at night, spread on the floor.
On each side of this room ore the windows,
open during the day unless it rains. For
washing, a tin basin, hung on the wall, with
towel and soap beside it, will serve, for be
it remembered there fcmlwaya water enough
outride. By this is the looking glees, gen
erally cracked, altbeujgh I not know
why. Beyond this opm is another of
about the same size which also serves for a
bedroom. Of courss-the bachelors of tho
party are expected to sleep in tho sitting
room with the curtains puifn place, andin
one of the bedrooms yau have three orfour
of tho thin m3ttceeses, together with a
goodly pile of blankets. The side seats ac
commodate two people, wWla tho fleer with
tho mattresses will giro room for four or
five more. It is simply wonderful how
people can stow away on board a house
boat. The second bedroom is in all things
like the first, although it maybe a little
smaller. Tho use of a portiere between
the living room and the first bedroom per
mits the latter to be thrown into tho
former, forming one long room when moro
space is needed.
Tho kitchen is in the bow of tho boat.
Shelves like the Beats at the stern are ar
ranged, and one of them is continued out
at the side in front of a window to form a
table. A large oil stovo furnishes the best
of all cooking apparatus for a house boat,
as it is safe and no chimney is needed. A
large sheet of zinc should bo nailed down
for a stove seat, and above the stovo
should bo the hooka on which the pans and
pots are hung. In arranging the kitchen
you cannot do better than to get yonr wi'o
to indicate the places for shelves and
lockers or hooks. At one end of tho
kitchen, and preferably on tho right side of
the boat, a small toilet room is built.
Tha houso boat on a river should always
be moored with the bow down stream, as
it is then in tho proper position for a start
at any time. This may be easily done if,
when you wish to tie up, you run out a
stern line first and make it fast. A neces-
I'l THE LIVING ROOM.
eary part of the equipment is tho gang
plank, which rests on the outside walk and
has one end on shore. A block and tackle
to tho mast or flag pole will enable this to
be easily lowered into place, although if
tho flag pole be used it is a good idea to
have a shroud run down to the gunwale.
This ganjrplank should not be less than
twenty-fivo feet long, and caro must be
taken to rest it on the walk against a braco
put in for that purpose, as it otherwise
may break in the cabin wall. It should bo
wide enough to give persons using it a
sense of security, and on ono sido battens
should bs nailed across, as these, whan th
plank is pet at a sharp incline, mak il
much easier to cross. When the houxa
boat is moored by a high bank tho gang
plank may rest on the roof.
The roof of the house may be provided
with one or two seats. There must be n
stair at one end of the boat leading up to
it, and it does no harm to have a side rope
attached to a short post above. This placo
is exceedingly pleasant, especially in the
evening, and as it is the largest floor so
to spoak on board it 13 genorally mado
fuil uso of for lounging purposes. The
side posts of the house may ba continued
up, or, better yet, sockets may be fastened
to them. In these poles may be placed, to
which an awning is made fast. This awn
ing adds greatly to the pleasure of those
on bourd when the weather is fine and tho
wind does not blow too hard, but it will bo
found a good plan if you desire to stretch
it to have two stout posts, one at the bow
nnd the other at the stern, to which the
ridge rope may be mado fast. If the side
posts are strong enough hammocks may
be strung to them.
Gf courso no one would havo a house
boat without at least one row boat, and
three for a fair sized party will not ba
found too many. Select, if possible, for
your summer trip a river or lake in which
thcra h; fair fishing, &o that the men
of the party may liave something to do.
Children on a house boat are a mistake.
The confinement is irksome to them, and
tho facilities for falling into the water ara
altogether too great. But for a young
couple and three or four of their frhmda
thore is no fashion of spending the summer
more enjoyable than this. The party can
move down the river or about the lake at
will, they have many of the comforts of
home, and the life is of a free and easy sort,
which rests one wonderfully after the
winter months. AUEEn Balch.
Worlts of the Mound BuIIdehs.
On tha present site of Cincinnati there
were several mounds during the early days
of the city. Ono of these stood near the
ptsMint intersection of Third and Main
streets. It was 8 feet in height, 120 long
and tO broad. It tvis leveled in the pro
jecting of new streets, and articles wrought
of lead, copper, mica and bono, oat crystals
and pottery and carving were found.
Several skeletons were taken from stone
lined trenches. Another moand that when
first noticed was 27 feot high stood toward
tho western extremity of the third terrace,
and gave tho nazne to the present Monad
rrreet. It was used by Gen. Anthony
Wayne as e. sentinel peat.
A Gigantic Theatre.
An architect of Borne has prepared
plans for a theatre which he estimated
will cost twelve million, francs. As it is
considered of little use to have it erected
in Home it has been proposed that U
should be built in Crucago for the
Worlds Fair. The enormous structure
would certainly be an afcfcmction, for it
u said to be able to contain 50,000 per
sons smd seet 30,000 comfortably. It
will have S tiers of boxes, 260 altogether,
ISO dressing rooms for th araztes, a
stage of 195 feot wido and 282 feet deep,
and a drive from the ground to the roof.
whereby carriages can be got oa to tb ,
top and drawn among tho fountains
and plants there displayed. New York j
The oacatialqnalrirof szabersvii i i ,
po-srriTzl a peculiar odes, which i m pe- j
zBtx that art be never been able to irai
tate it, although tha acardiT-kiui aaoraoas J
price of axabrgris bars gtrea ssissuloa to
Invention. It b so powerful sad difiarire '
W4S the ralsutrt qcartrrr Is perccpoafe J
ercn rrhca nuxed wuh tha srssrt fseinsiot
Unloading Sale a Success.
Blue Mark Prices does the "Work.
Effective Cute that do the "Work.
More Big Cute for tills "Week.
Cold wave corsets, war
ranted glove fitting, onty $1.
Late novelties in niching.
Ladies vassal shirts.
10 pieces plaid linen crash
worth 15c, cut to 10c. Ar
cade. 10 pieces all-over ecrue
lace flouncing, worth 1.00,
cut to 69 cents. Arcade.
Ladies chimesettes, new
Some imported English
cheviot for childrens blouces
worth 20 cents but cut to
12 Ac. We want to unload.
Lend your hand this week. "We will un
load all our surplus.
AD g A T H? f
DRS. TERRILL & PURDY.
154 N 3IA1N ST., WICHITA, KA
Cures diseases of women heretofore
abandoned by the profession. Sueli as.
libroid tuinoro. displaceinein. cu
l:irroments, prolapsus, etc., by the ue
of elcctrieity, according to the meth
ods elaborated by the jrrcal l-'vcnch
XKKVOrS JHKEASKS Dr. Ten-Ill
wishes to call the attention of those
sullerinjr lrom nervous rtiicnes. jmr
aljsis, neruiis pro&iration,etc. to the
wonderful curative effects to be de
rhed lrom "electricity" when hcion-tilk-ally
applied, and desires to state
thut he makes the application of elec
tricity in nervous diseases u special
leaiuru 01 jus jn.u-iire. tins luicior
has the finest lii'ty diamond carbon i
cell battery ever seen fh the west and
all the appliances especially adapted
to the treatment of lost manhood
or seminal " cakiiw. which he quick
ly and permanently cures by thenul
CATAJIKH Kiery eaae of catarrh
is curable if properly treated, reeKi-u-lebsoiwliat
others have said. Many
cases cured b a single treatment.
TILJJH, Jlstuiaaiul all rectal dlteaoes
cured; no knife, no pain; a cure guar
anteed. Lretheral Strictures quickly and
permanently cured; no cutting or
pain: no money until cured. '
nlROMC DISEASES IJronehitin, '
asthma, hay fever, all throat and lunjc
troubles, skin eruption.-, rheumatism,
drops), Bright' disease, bladder,
Kidney and urinary diseases, blomi
poison and private diseases. .
SYPHILISThc dread disease of'
mankind, quickly ami permanently
cured, by the new treatment, without
the poisonous drills of days one by. ,
.Mcdiciue sent to all tut mm of the
country. Scud for question blank.
J. II. TEItlilLL, 31 I) )
A Mogm Veteran.
George Watson has beew arrested at
East Milton, 2&as&., charged with draw
ing a pension in his own name and alao
in the names of Joseph Smith, Ifenry
Roger3, Frederick Baggott and Charles
Andrews, all deceased veterans of the
Mexican war. lie might have continued
drawing these pensions, to none of
which he bad any riht, had he not also
applied for a pension in the name of
James Johnson, who happened to be al
ready drawing a esion in New York.
Watson made the mistake of proceeding
on the theory that the government is
valuable to a person only to tho extent
that he can beat it. Exchange.
Artificial Versus 'atnral Ic;.
The city of Waahington is supplied
with ice in part by two artificial ice fac
tories, which are delivering it at last
year's figures. This is rough on the other
dealers, who have to procure their rp
phee from Maine at prices double those
of last season. The factories turn out
about eighty tons pr day, and caa make
a profit at twenty-frve cents per hundred
weight. It is regarded by coaeumerfl i
more economical than natural ic, be
cause it is made into blocks of various
shapes to fit the wrdmary aiztts of refrig
erators. Hartford Times.
A Rapid Boat. t
Tho little torpedo host Cashing k still I
hire, and daily astocuhes the people by i
skimming up and dovn the Potomac at
the rate of thirty mtlea an hear. Her
ofdrers hare all become amphibia, as she
kirks up each a spr&j when she k radta? ,
that nothing ie dry above her baton
ways, and the officers and nva ttr as
much in the water as out of it, Wash
ington Cor. Bostoa Trsmcript.
An Iron Hand.
A pQgrfcn appeared at AMahibad. In
dia, eafied a crowd about hka sad kd
if the time had not cosvs wixJ'thaha.Ud
TSnrrhsfe sbocid go. He wm tn jsL m
less that rwcasty zsiirate, was arrmicawl
in court within an boor aed in Jess than
two had been eeaseaced fr ft yeas
impreonmeiu. The Bnhsfe don't in
end to let kutia get the stsrt of her
agatn, and tfce 9Q2ZXM who h&& anj
qaastaooe to sak he taSrtohb.
sdf. Detrctt Fe 3rsxs,
1000 fancy fans, for decor
ation art work, Sc each.
Our piece black silk worth
1.75, but cut down to 1.25 to
induce you to buy. A sav
ing of $10 on a dress pat
tern. Our loss is your gain.
Half wool cballies cut
down to 12Ac- This is just
Scotch made mncrhams
only 10 cents.
Heal hand-made balbrig
gan hose for ladies only 25c
Fast black sateens, full
yard wide, for skirts, only
40 cents. This is one of the
Snrpn, Oculist and Anrisl
1 : t X MA I' ST., WICII ITA, KA
The doctor gives special attention
to the treatment of all disease of the
ICVE, ineludinj; the scientific adjust
ment of glasses to correct imperfect
t'ATAUACT removed and sight re
stored to many w ho Imve been totally
OKOSS KYES MrHijrhtfttcd In one
SOREEYRS cured without the use
of caustics or other harmful agents.
A ItT I E I C I A L K Y KS euruftil ly select
cd and applied.
DEVPNKSK- All curable canes of
deafness promptly cured.
H I.ASSKS -Only thone wliohave had
a thorough training should attempt
to tit jrlnHMCs. lest they do the patient
more harm than khI. Mirny cases of
nervousness, irrltKbility, lnsomlnu,
headache, vertigo and seeming stu
pi ity lit children are due to defective
iion and are removed at oncu by tho
application or proper xIumsom.
loctor Purdy Ims achieved a suc
cess little less than phenottiiiial as a
izeneral kiu'won, treating with great
Miicces dctonnilicn. club foot, curva
ture of the spiiH'. hip joint disease,
w lute swelling, !iNcaen of the bone,
cancer, ulcers, tumors, old sores, hair
lip, lacial blemishes, skin and blood
riiscMses, etc. .s phi leu abolutly
cured. Doctor Jurdy was late pro
lessor of surgery In the Wichita Medt
cal t ollego and Surgeon to St. I'rniirls
Hospital, having relinquished the
above posltioiis hi order todevote his
entire time to his spcclaltli's.
, H. SuperttuouM hair, facial Ulem
lolies, mole, etc., removed by olec
tricity. Correspondence nollcitud.
K. V, PUKDY, M. I).
A Oood Start.
Merrill How is the new university in
your city coming on?
Woolly Oh, splendidly. The base
ball and football grounds aro laid out,
the bath house built, antt-we'vo Moored
seven athletic instructors. We're going
to hire a man to teach Lathi and history
and all that, awl I expect well opou
with a large class naxt falL West
Col. Yerger Well, bow &d yoa lfko
Gilhooiy I wm pp glad to get home
again that I wssgladI went. Texas
Jo other Cigar h&s Such aEecord as
Citizen Train, now a citizen of on
Itoomari suburbs, proposes to organize
a company of SOD Ajnexicctn editors suim
take them around the world in Qltj
Iday next fill, at $300 par head. As
1 the champion globe trotVs-, tho cltSiwa
thinks tea b raa r'Ac ia best ol
tr.jjt.z entire yolTAM.zrA vrt.
frathrr-d fr- -n tr- fortst of
1 -f-ofTnu, and nu l ' n uvea 07 ouutous
of ?eofc with tnc best result. It
All manner of Bleed diseases, fromths
pestiferous h:t.e U-?.i 00 year ntnm to
the worst cases of inheruasl Woo-'
Uiat, iw a & Scrotal. Rhmadsm
Trriibro Mf3 sad Si QfcMR" tsaEmi
ut n Skjt 4BSw ISBv Afe H
jbff wvblWi IvnaflH HaB
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