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Wht-spirit darkens tho bloom of day?
Te!ovoced meadow no trwcotnees yields;
A ECTirce reels on the wareless fields;
The world Is boggard and gaunt and gray.
The clouds drift wearily over the sky;
The grain is yellow, the hflto are bare;
A heaviness broods In the quiot air;
The streamlet nobs as It passes by.
But yesterday mom the flowers were sweet,
The day was bright and the world was young;
And In the evon the throstle sung,
And his song was glad and the hours were fleet
But a misty darkness glimmers athwart
The fields today, and the hours are long;
And I hear a dirge in the throslia's song;
For tha gloom is the shadow of thee, my heart.
IN NOBTHEEN WILDS.
,, I was one of ten, five boys and five
4girls. My father, a clergyman of the
TEngliflh church, was grateful to Provi
idence for having filled his quiver 'with
Hen, bnt I think that in reality he was
onore grateful they were not eleven.
The problem of his life, the worry of at
tempting to eolve which helped to bring
pirn to his grave, was how to provide a
piving for us all. As he died before a
isingleone of ua was provided for, he
(might have eaved himself much anxiety.
I was not the eldest of the family, but
the Becond son. The oldest had been
(sent to one of the universities, and had
followed the very glorious but impecuni
ous profession of his father, without a
("living" and without definite hope of
obtaining one. I was intended for the
Indian civil service; possibly the viceroy
fihip, but the examiners at Burlington
Ihouse failed to reoognizo my fitness for
puch great possibilities, therefore I de
termined to emigrate, and a friend of
any mother's hearing of my determina
tion Becured for me, by personal interest,
a berth in the Hudson's Bay company.
u. was duly engaged and signed a docu
ment as long as a deed of transfer, by
which I bound myself to serve the com
jpany, even to tho extent of defending
their property with my life.
I sailed to Montreal and presenting my
credentials there woe 60on informed that
my services would bo required at a post
tin the far north in charge of one John
iMcIvor. There was also intrusted to my
care a pair of fowls, Plymouth Rocks,
hvith the request that I would deliver
ithom safely into the hands of Mr. Molvor.
Jl mention this fact seeing that theso
fcfowls played an important part in the
teventa whioh I am about to relate.
a On my arrival at my destination, after
Sleeping about forty nights under canvas,
was glad of the comfort which reigned
at Fort Trial, duo chiefly to the domestic
energy of Mrs. Mclvor, a bright, pleas
tant little woman, who seemed out of
place in tho heart of this "great lone
Mr. Mclvor was Scotch, as his name
would imply, a rough and ready man,
Hvith a heart of steel, but which on occa
sion could be as soft ns a woman's. After
reading the dispatches which I handed
liim he said:
"Weel, young mon, I dinna see what
the likes o' you can do m a country like
this. Had na yo better gae back before
it is too lato?'
"I won't go back, sir, unless you send
fcne back," I answered.
"Ah, weel; boy, stay where you are.
It's no always the coarsest twine that
ptands tho biggest strain."
So I entered into my duties without
smother discouraging word from Mr.
McIvor, who, though a perfect martinet
an tho matter of duty, was kindness it
pelf in the privacy Qf his own house.
There wore two other clerks beside my-
pelf, who stayed thero only during the
summer, but who in tho fall took charge
lof small trading establishments, out
posts as they are called, returning to
tFort Trial after tho winter's hunt, was
Like most young Englishmen I had
Sformed my ideas of Indians on a Feni
5m ore Cooper basis, but tho noblo red
jtaan fell far short of my ideal. I found
lilm to bo a selfish, ungrateful, treacher
ous savage, whose powor for evil was
luckily curtailed by his cowardice. I do
fiot aay that there are no good points in
fan Indian's character; wo find good
boints in the character of a dog or a
iorse, but wo do not set the horse or
Slog on a pedestal and proclaim him all
hat is perfect; rather wo keep clear of
lis heels and teeth respectively until wo
Know something of the brute's idiosyn
crasies. One has to do tho same with
Indians. Bo thoroughly on your guard
Jtintil you have proved that thoy can be
irustod, and don't trust them then. Mr.
Mclvor had tho mobt supreme contempt
lor them a contempt which he never
tried to hide. He used to say:
1 "Thoy are cowards, arrant cowards,
fcnd are afraid o' you, e'en like a dog."
It was not long after my arrival that I
iiad a port of adventure which gave
great Fport to tho other clerks, and even
fMr. Mclvor himself would occasionally
nake joking allusions to it.
Thero was a river running about 100
paras from the Btore; it was deep and
fairly swift. One day as I was working
in the store I heard a scream which ap
peared to come from tho river. I ran
Cat and down to the bank, from where I
fcaw an old woman struggling in tho
Kvater; she had been fishing and her
canoe had upset. There were about a
pozen Indians looking on, but they only
laughed and made not the slightest
knovement toward helping her. Indians,
s a rule, are cruel to tho old. They
hook upon them as incumbrances from
which they are not tony if an accident
(relieves them. I saw that tliis poor old
tiling was in distress and likely to be
Mrowned, so I jumped into the river and
Warn out to her assistance, not before,
showever, relieving my nnad by abusing
feoundly the men who would cheerfully
have let her sink before their eyes. It
t:as no difficult task to bring the poor
Id thing ashore, and when I had done
bo the poor creature followed mo as 1
ralked toward the house, crying m
"Meegwitch! meegwitch!" meaning
Thank you. thank vou." But I found
When Baby was sicfc, we gaTe her Ctstorta,
When she tras a Quid, she cried f cr Castoria,
When she Became Miss, she clung ULCastoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria,
kii.b ery unnoyinjj , for the Indians all
laughed at me in my wet clothes and at
tne oia woman, wnose olotnea were also
wet and very thin, as she clung to me,
with her incessant "Meegwitch, meeg
witch." The chaff that I suffered from my com
panions was merciless. I was dubbed
"The Knight Errant," "Tho Heroic
Preserver," etc, until I grew sick of it;
but to have lost my temper would only
have made it worse, so I suffered in si
lence, and to aggravate my suffering the
old woman thought it her duty to pre
sent me with every extra large fish that
she caught, or if her son-in-law threw
her a beaver tail or a moose nose, or any
other delicacy especially prized by In
dians, they were sure to find their way
to my room, and each demonstration of
the kind only added to the fun. After a
time I began to pick up the Indian lan
guage, and as I always had a sneaking
regard for the old woman, I often made
use of her assistance in acquiring it. In
fact we became fast friends, I cementing
the friendship by gifts of a little flour,
sugar or tea.
I received less chaffing in the winter,
for the other clerks had long since taken
their departure for their respective out
posts, and I was left sole occupant of
tho clerks' quarters, or "clerks' house," as
it was called.
It was coming on to the end of March
when an event occurred which made me
glad that I had pulled the old woman
out of the river and treated her with
some consideration, if not kindness. The
two fowls which I had brought safely to
their destination had fairly survived the
rigor of the winter. In fact Mrs. Mclvor
announced ono day at dinner that she
had found ono egg which the hen had
laid. But shortly afterward there was
consternation in that household. The
two fowls had been found dead, and an
Indian dog was quietly making a meal
off one of them. The hole whereby he
had effected an entrance was stopped up
before he could escape, and MrMoIvor,
using his revolver, had the satisfaction
of shooting the brute and pitching his
body down on the frozen river.
Now it happened that this dog belong
ed to Match-ee-ninio, an old Indian
claiming to be chief of the band, and
who had tho reputation of being a con
juror and & cannibal, in consequence of
which the Indians all feared him and
He came into the store that evening
and spoke to Mr. Mclvor thus:
"You pay me for my dog."
"How much?" asked Mr. Mclvor.
"Twenty weeg." The Hudson Bay
company use at inland posts a standard
for value, the name differing in different
localities. A weeg equals about fifty
"All right," said Mclvor, "I will pay
you for your dog if you pay me for my
The Indian saw that he was caught,
and walked out with, a muttered "Kish,"
meaning, "Hold on, we shall see." Next
evening he again came to the store, and
said: "Thero are bad people about; I
have seen a wendigo. You pay me for
my dog." (Wendigo: a spirit, a ghost,
giant, something uncanny.)
"Get tho wendigo to pay you," said
Mr. Mclvor, laughing, and again tho
man slunk off. Mr. Mclvor knew the
Indian nature well, and he said to me:
"That old fellow is up to some devil
ment. That's what they always do when
they want to do an evil trick themselves:
pretend that some one else is going to do
it. "We had better keep a watch on the
place; he might set fire to it."
"Wo watched that night, but nothing
unusual occurred. After dinner next
day, as I was endeavoring to recuperate
a bit from night watching by a short
snooze, I became aware of a presence,
and opening my eyes saw my old woman
standing over me, with her finger on her
lips to enjoin silence. When she saw that
I was awake she whispered hurriedly:
"Run! Indians going to kill trader, Mil
all white people in the store. Match-ee-ninio
keep trader's wife. You good to old
And the old woman, casting an anxious
look at the door, hobbled away as fast as
I did run, but it was to Mr. Mclvor,
who was at that moment walking down
to tho store with his wife.
I breathlessly related to Mr. Mclvor as
nearly as I could remember them tho
words of the old woman.
"There's something in it," he said,
"and we must be prepared for them.
Lot us look for our guns. The loons
His wife, who had heard all, looked
frightened, and ho turned to her saying:
"Which is it, Maggie? Wi' us, or at
"With you, John, till the death," she
He gave her a look of admiration and
affection, and hastily rose to collect and
load our arms.
But we were too late; while we were
talking in tho office tho store had silently
filled with Indians, their faces sinister
and threatening as they stood ranged up
against the high counter. So intont had
we been on the discussion that we had
not heard the soft tread of their moccas
ined feet, and there we stood, fairly
caught, face to face with death.
It is liard to remember what passed
through my mind at that moment. I
think that my feelings were moro those
of indignation than of fear. It vexed me
to think of death at the hands of thoe
brutes, an inglorious death, of which but
a passing notice might appear in some
newspaper, or, what was more likely, no
notice at all, for the Hudson's Bay com
pany have never cared to publish abroad
such little mishap" as these. How dif
ferent, I thought, would it have been if
I were in the army. Then if I had to die
my name would be mentioned with pride
by my family as well as with regret, and
possibly my portrait might appear in The
Illustrated London News. So dear to
humanity is the praise it receives when
no longer alive to hear it, when the pleas
ure of tho praise is but in tho anticipa
I watched Mr. Mclvor with a certain
amount of curiosity, not unmixed with
hope, to see what he would do. He did
not hesitate a moment, but drawing his
wiro to tns siao ana puiai.,
around her waist he said:
"You have come, I believe, to kill me?"
"Yes," answered Match-ee-ninie, "to
kill you aa you killed my dojr."
"All right," answered Mr. Mclvor
coolly; "but surely wo may as well take
a smoko before you MIL"
Whether the Indians were swayed by
the force of a superior will, or whether
they were themselves glad to put off a
tragedy which they had pledged them
solTedJo jMrformJt cajanot say; but they
cneemmy compuea witn tne request,
and each producing his pipe leisurely
filled it and commenced to smoke, aa if
they had oome thare for nothing else.
In the meanwhile Mr. Mclvor had quiet
ly drawn toward" hira a small keg of
gunpowder contafaing about twenty-five
pounds. He deftly removed the head;
then taking a candle and lighting it with
the same match with which he lit his
pipe he thrust it down into the powder
to within two inches of the flame. So
quietly had he done this that the In
dians, who were at the moment flpgaged
in lighting their pipes, did not notice it.
It was a Bolexnn kind of a smoke. Not
another word was spoken on either side.
The only thing that woke the dead si
lence was the occasional "puff, puff" of
a pipe that would not draw. I watched
the candle with a kind of fascination
and saw an inch burn away. I was fear
ful lest a spark should drop from it, and
thus rob us of our full two inches of
life; but the candle burned steadily on.
There was but half an inch left.
I remember that I wondered if the
plovers had begun to make their neste
in the manhea at home; if my brother
Charley had come home for the Easter
holidays, and if he would know where
the migle thrush always built her nest
in the big elm tree; but my reveries
were broken by a movement among
the Indians and a muttered "non-gom,"
Match-ee-ninie arose and with him all
the rest of the Indians, with their guns
in their hands. Mr. Mclvor, who was
watching them, mado a movement
toward the candle in the gunpowder.
The movement attractedtfehe attention
of the Indians, and thoy now for the
first time comprehended the situation.
A minute later there was not an Indian
in the store. They had gone out as
silently and suddenly as they had come
in, leaving us in sole possession, but
with the candle burniiJ dangerously
near the powder. Mr ,-MoIvor now care
fully approached the keg, and with a
steady hand raised the candle from its
dangerous candlestick. Not one moment
too soon, for scarcely had he lifted it
clear off the keg when the few grains of
powderwhich had adhered to it came in
contact with the flame and were ignited;
but we were saved.
The sudden revulsion of feeling took
the strength completely out of my legs,
and I eat down helplessly on a box, until
tho voice of Mr- Mclvor ordering me to
shut the door and lock it recalled me
to my senses. Mrs. Molvor clasped her
husband around the neck and kissed
him passionately. He was not unmoved
for the moment; but suddenly he burst
out laughing, and said in his broadest
"Did ye see the look o' the auld diel
when he caught sigbt o the candle i' the
pouther, Maggie?" But Maggie did not
hear him; she had fainted, and the man
who had been cheerfully IcoMng death
in the face for the last half hour now
became as frightened as a child when
he saw his wife in a fainting fit. "Will
she come around, dy'e think?' he asked
in a tono of intense anxiety. There was
no need to answer him, for Mrs. Mclvor
answered the question herself by sitting
up and bursting into tears.
For some time afterward we lived pre
pared for a siege, but the Indians never
made sign again of attempting to injure
us; in fact they became wighty civil,
and in the spring, when communication
by water had been re-established, wo
had.no difficulty in securing our friend
Match-ee-nlnie, who was safely trans
ported to the far west, where he soon
pined away and died. Of the old woman
who had done us such service I could
gather but little information. I never
saw her again; she had completely dis
appeared. It was whispered that Match-ee-ninie,
having found out that she had
warned ua, quietly made away with her,
so that practically she gave her life for
mine. Can (fc therefore be wondered at
that I prize her memory, especially as in
her I have found through long experi
ence the one solitary exception to the
treacherous ingratitude of the North
Shortly after these events Mr. Mclvor
received charge of a distriot on the bor
ders of civilisation. Nothing would do
but that I should accompany him to his
new charge, and eo favorably did ho re
port of mo to headquarters ihat X rose
rapidly in the service, and ere-many yeari
had passed was in charge of a-district of
my own. C. O. Carr, Buffalo Express.
A Newspaper Kleptomaniac.
There is an old, gray haired, venerable
appearing gentleman, who is often ee&x
about the corridors of the Hoffman
house and tho Fifth Avenue hotel. He
is a newspaper kleptomaniac Just leave
a paper lying on a seat and watch him.
He gets up, looks about unconcernedly
and soon sits down next to the paper.
Carelessly ho picks it up and glanoea
After a few minutes, if no one observes
him, he folds the paper carefully, puts it
in his pocket, then cailB for an imported
Henry Clay and pays for it from a good
sized wallet at the cigar stand. In tho
course of the evening he usually gets all
the papers, then disappears. New York
jrto.ia of JJfeteors.
The particles of matter producing
shooting 6tars may be astonishingly mi
nute. In a recent investigation Mr.
C. C. Hutchins has found that on ths)
supposition that the rays of a me
teor have the same ratio of visible to to
tal energy as those of the standard can
dle the mass of a meteor at a distance of
fifty miles, having a magnitude equal to
Vega and a velocity of twenty-five miles
a second, would be about four and one
half grains if it continued two seconds.
A lump of the Emmett county, la., iron
meteorite burned in an electric current
gave ten times the light of the candle;
hence the mass of a meteor giving the
light of a first magnitude star moving
with parabolic velocity, and lasting two
seconds, is less than a half grain. Ar
The History of Pepper.
The value of pepper in cooking seems
to have been known long ago. Its use
aa a medicine was common in the days
of Hippocrates, who applied it, moist
ened with alcohol, to the sMn of his pa
tients. Just as sugar and tea have been
in past times so dear as only to be within
the reach of the wealthy, so pepper was
in the Middle Ages a very costly condi
ment. So much was it valued that a
small packet wax at that time deemed a
suitable present to offer a great parson.
Common or black pepper is now grown
in many tropical countries, It is a
climbing plant eaaae twelve feet high,
bearing fruit of a bright red color the
size ef a pea, which, when dried, turns
To clean tombstones.
To polish knlTes.
To clean dishes.
To renew oil-cloth.
To scrub floors.
To whiten marble.
Declliti t el.ao fU f aeth.
urroa t poliah tbtlr Initruatati.
CoufcetUa.ra to eeomr thlr paa
Kochanlc to krlihtca ti.lr tool.
Cook, to clean th. kitchen a'nfc.
Palaure to dua S tuftus.
EVERY ONE FINDS A NEW USE.
CENTRAL AFRICAN COOKERY.
Queer and Palatable Dishes Eaten "With
out Slack Ceremony.
As a rule only one principal meal is
eaten in central Africa in thrf early part
of the evening. It usually consists of
parrot soup, roasted or stewed monkeys,
alligator eggo (also well liked by Euro
peans) and birds of every description.
They also have moambo, or palm' chops,
and fish. A great delicacy, eo considered
by Europeans and natives alike, is ele
phant's feet and trunk. These have
somewhat the taste of veal. To prepare
them the natives dig a hole about fire
feet deep in the sand, and in it build a
large fire. After the sand is thoroughly
heated the firo is removed, leading only
the ashes in the hole. The trunk and
feet are placed in this hole and covered
with leaves, and afterward with hot
sand. In two hours they are done.
All carcasses of animals which are to
be cooked are placed on a block of wood
and pounded until every bone is broken,
care being taken not to tear or bruise the
skin. They are then boiled or roasted on
an open wood fire or in hot sand or ashes,
without removing the hide or feathers.
The cooking is of a very inferior grade,
the only spices used being salt and pepper.
The kitchen utensils cpnsist of common
earthen or woodenware. Very little time
is taken for setting or decorating the
table; knives, forks and napkins are dis
Africans have several vegetables well
liked by Europeans. ITgutti-n'sengo is
a dish eaten all over Africa. It consists
of egg plant, small fish 6omewhat liko
our sardines and the roots of the cassava
or manioca plant (called rfgutti), which
have a knotty appearance and often
weigh as much as twenty pounds.
As tho latter contains poison the
manioca is soaked in water for three to
four days to extract the poisonous sub
stance. It is then cut and sliced and
small tomatoes are added. All is placed
in a vessel with water, and seasoned
with salt and pepper and boiled. Mo
ambo, or, as the Europeans call it, palm
chops, is also a favorite dish. The palm
nuts are first boiled in water until the
pulpy substance loosens trom the pit,
then the shell, which contains a very de
licious oil, is placed in a wooden mortar
and crushed to obtain the oil. Whatever
the meal consists of meat, fish, mussels
is put in a vessel, adding the oil and
the pulpy part of the palm nnt, also red
pepper and salt, and is boiled. Roast or
boiled squash (loenge) is generally eaten
with it. Sweet potatoes (mTmlla benga)
are more farinaceous and sweeter than
ours, but do not taste so good. They
are boiled or roasted.
Bananas (bitaebe) weigh about half a
pound each and are about fifteen inches
long. "When half ripe they are cut in
slices and boiled in water with salt and
N'6ensi is a little red bean, which is
boiled in water without salt or pepper
and is freely eaten. For peanut bread
(chisulu) the peanuts are first roasted
and then crushed. This mass is then
rolled and put into the ekin of a banana,
adding a little pressure, forming it into
a body. It readily retains this shape
from the pressure of the oily substance
in the peanut. Exchange.
Gaming for a Man's Life.
Before the war a man was on trial in
Lauderdale county for murder. The
circumstantial evidence against the man
was very strong, and when tho jury re
tired andHooka ballot the result was six
for conviction and six for acquittal. It
remained this way tor two days and
nights, neither side showing any disposi
tion to change their minds. At last one
of tho jury, named Silvertooth, proposed
a game of even up between the oppos
ing sides, one man to be selected from
each side, and whoever won the losing
side was to stand by the reault
This was agreed to, and Silvertooth,
who was in favor of acquitting the pris
oner, and another juror, who was etrong
ly in favor of conviction, commenced -the
game. It was a hotly contested game,
and lach juror had scored six points
when it came SUvertooth's time to deaL
He shuffled the cards carefully and
dealt off tho right number to each and
then turned a jack, which made him win
the game and which saved the prisoner's
life. The sir who were for conviction
voted with the other six for acquittal
and the prisoner was discharged from
custody. Atlanta Constitution.
Whitewash as a Disinfectant.
The value of whitewash in destroying
infection has been investigated by a doc
tor of the Pisa university. He tried the
experiment on the microbes of cholera,
typhoid, carbuncle and tuberculosis.
Portions of the walls of a room were in
fected with the various microbes and
covered with a coat of whitewash, the
room being closed hermetically for
twenty-four hourp. The doctor then
found that the whitewash effectually de
stroyed the cholera and typhoid baciHua,
but the microbes of the other disease
survived several repeated applications.
New York Telegram.
His Father's Old Teth.
Little James had been imparting to
the minister the important and -cheerful
information that his father had got a
new set of f alse teeth.
"Indoed, Jame&T replied the minister
indulgently. "And what will he do
with the old set?"
"Ob, I E'pcee." replied little James,
"they'll cut 'em down and maka me
wear 'em." New York Ledger.
The water baromexer in St. Jacques"
tvwer, Paris, bu a glass tube over forty
cne feet leng acd about three-quarters
cf tn inch in diameter the Largest yet
w larl &
To renorate paint. To brighten metals.
To it ash out tiais. To tcour bath-tubs.
To remote rust To scour kettles.
'ntlaetr to cltaa prt of mscataet. IT wnnJdi to lens ta BtrbU Soon.
aUslitert to rcaoTito old chapels. CbemliU to naonuiaa tiJat.
Eeiton, to cltaa the toratvtcnea. Carre r to itus tkalr knlvet.
Boa'Jert oa brant i and wtlta uarMs. nrtvd oaco to car oU atraw aAta
iriuta to cUaa their p.Ittea. SoU'ere to brtjoun tkelr araii.
TiTaMlaiaa to c!ata Mcj clci. Eeaatera to claaa carpets.
Can Bead His Bible in the Bark.
When Henry G. Stevens, of Bridge
port, Conn., sits down to read his Bible
a person watching him might think he
had a pile of thin cedar boards in his
lap, and as he turns leaf after leaf they
crackle and fall with a thud. Another
remarkable thing about Mr. Stevens
reading his Bible is that he needs no
light to search the Scriptures with, and
it is not necessary for him to look at the
book. He has the biggest, heaviest and
queerest Bible in Connecticut. He is a
deaf and blind soldier of the rebellion.
His wonderful Bible was presented to
him by the American Bible society, and
it cost $28 to produce the book for him.
It is in eight volumes, with embossed
print, and he reads it by touch, feeling
the letters; yet he is apt and quick at
that kind of perusal. The whole eight
volumes are quite a lift for a man ol or
dinary strength. Each volume is 15$
inches long, 12 inches wide and about 6
inches thick. Pile the volumes one on
another and the aggregate thickness of
the stack is 8 feet and 8 inches. Alto
gether there are 1,849 leaves in the Bible,
on each one of which is a full page of
raised letters. Mr. Stevens is 51 years
old, and began to study raised letter
reading less than three years ago. Ho
is now a ready reader. Cor. New York
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John Davidson, Pioneer Lnmberman
of Sedgwick County.
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :-: 1870.
A. Complete Stock of Pine Lumber,
Shingles, Lath, Doors, Sash,
etc., always on hand.
Office sad yards on SioMer arenne. btwea
Dooclas aTenue and First street. Branch yard at
Inlon City. Oklahoma City and 1 Kcno. lud. Ter.
II. W. Lrrr, Pres. A. W ouvzk, V.P
H. T. KKAMER, Ass't Cashier.
Wichita National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL.
SURPLUS. - -
tOTuSTETuhla, itlfTVleevlkUr. W. B. Tucker,
J eta uarldsea, 3 JO. Rctan.
Do a General BanMng, Collecting
and Brokerage TiueAness.
Eastern and JFoelfn Exchange
bought and jold United States bonis
of all denomkia,tiea bowjht and. sold.
Conntr, ywiisliip and Municipal
XJgbtinc the Binssclcti of SbJps.
The attecopt recently made in tha United
States navy to Ijght the bincactes of ships
Trith electricity, according to report made,
was not succMftroL By bringing an lncuc
deacent lamp close to tbe compass H aeetna
a deflection of the needles could be pro
ducL o rteat.
"la your father nf
"No; he is in th country."
"Ah! gone away for a rest I suppceJ"
"No; he has gone away on a vacation."
X. Method in HU WUiLneta.
During a hunt a lieutenant nrtd at a
rabbit, but misled it and nArrowly
misoed the major of his regnnent, who
was in front of him.
"Donnerwetter! exclaimed the ma
jor. "I aay, hectenan are yon shoot
ing at rabbits or for promotion?' Texas
Th IUe and fall.
Bnggs They ey a watch keeps better
tune when it is kept at a certain distance
from the ground. That must be why
yours is so irregular.
Griggs I don't ee tb point.
Briggs BcauMi it b put up so often.
Clothier and Furnisher.
THE WICHITA EAO
JLT. JIT. Murdoch C Ero., JProprielot-.
PRINTERS, BINDERS AND BUM BOOK WEBS.
All Ttlnds 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. We bind law
and medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices as low as Cnicago and New York and
guarantee work just as irood. Orders sent by mall
will bo carefully attended to. Address all business to
R. P. aiUKDOCE;
3, O. DAVIDSON. PrcUdenk W. T BABCOCK. VVco rrwWeot.
THOd. O. rrrCH. Secretary and Treasurer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY.
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000.
DIRECTORS Jonn Qnincy Adams, John C. Derat, Chae. C Wood, C A.
Walker, Thos. G. Fitch, John E. Sanford, W. T. liabeoek.
y. L Stanley and J. O. Davldsou.
$5,000,000 LOANED IX SOUTHERN KANSAS.
oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loaim.
Office with Citizens Bank. cor. Main and Douglas, Wichita Kan
When ordering state W1LVT form ia
L. C. JA-CEZSON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
Anthracite and Bituminous Coa
AND : ALU : HINDS : OE : BUILDING : JUTE RIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Avcnn6, Rranrh Office 133 North llalu Sttcot
Yards connected with all railroads in tho city
577 Miles - I10r Minutcu
via SANTA FE ROUTE.
Vestibule Pcllmas SLEF.rEiis,
VfcbTIBULE DlSIKQ CAUS,
Free Recusing Chaiu Cahs.
Inquire of W. D. Murdock, local ngent
for further specimens o railroad mathe
matics. K. Poitiu, President. U. T nrAV. V Pre.
F. W. Valler. Jr. tahlr.
Fourth National Bant
WICHITA , HA NSA S.
PATD VV CAPITAL,
SURPLUS, - -
M. T Bn. E B T'owrtLO. D. Hrn"i I. K rv!
Amos L. Heak. F. W. Waller, G. W. LrrlBMii Ju
Horse. B. O. GrTe.
J. P ALT.FN
L D Skixykr
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, HAN.
Jokn B Crrr XrKe W. WMUr. W T Gren.
J P All-n,Konrrto,J M. Altai. P V JC)r H
Lombard. Jr., Peier Gctui, L. D. Scleatr. Jjb-i
Want a co-eV
TCaot a (UaaUon.
Wmat rrn;t rtrl.
V.'aol to kU s. urm.
Wfc&l to KU fccroa f
WuittoVnr or 11 tic..
W&al gooi bofi't bow.
WaLt toU plAZ.li et rrcla.
Wont to eU rrutl or Ams
Witt to nil htratl4 fveJtvr
Wm to daej) Mr (vna ltM.
Waal to eell or trad tor fcojrwJt
Wast to Osd ccrtoTBin for Mdrttl&c.
kkjld and AiivramsE ix oca
TWO -:- CENT
AdrertMn. eblalM ivw caaVoafTV
A4TrtUlat ; 64 cactoisra,
Admrtlalila: UVraOj aJwArtri.
AdrUlar BJiiM KOOMa J7.
AdTrrtlcl? craatet cooatU&c,
AdTrtUl U prod of fbarnr
A4rerUtx &x bU."
a t.trdm cosvusUr.
Tarda at Wichita, MarfieM. WeMiu;:
ton. Harper. Attic. Garden PUI.
Anthony, Atjuuuuu CUt, Aotfale scd
Ourboslu Hooka aru lrlHlal oh tt045
Single Rook f "US
Three Books , 4ft
Six Rooks nm
Single Rook by mail, prepaid .... iff
THE WICHITA IL.iar.E.
It. P. MURDOCH, Utulnew Manffir.
t Vf Order by raiUl promptly tta4Mt to.
IMCOUAWTfD wrTM TH OCOWUPMr Cf tut eouTYW!U
OOTAIN MUCH tMlOflMATlON FROM AtfWCf Cf TM1 MAP Of TMl
Clicap, Rock Island & Pacific Rj.
JncludJntr X.lnea East ocd Wfrt ( f tha Mlaxouri
nirer ThnDJwct Konto to aa-t from CHICAGO.
ROOK ISLAND. DAVBNPOKT. BB MOINEII.
COUNCIT. lilHTTR. WATE11TOWM. HIOT7X
FALL8, SHNNKATOI.I9. BT PAUL. ST. JOS
EPH. ATCHIBOW, LBAVEjrWOnTjr. KAHBAS
CITT. TOPKJEA. BKNVtn. CO&OOADO HPKOa
nd PUEBLO Ytvo lie ilnlntr Obalr Cara to and
ftom CHIOAOO. CALDWELL, 1IUTCHIWJSOM
and DODGK CITT. and PaJacoBleaptnarCarab.
twaon CIU.OAOO. WICHITA and HUTCHINSON.
Dallr Train to aad I.oin JZIHOSIBUXO. la th
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
of Through Coachra, fl!rprs, and Dtnin Car
dally betwaxa CHICAGO. DKU J40IMEH. COUN
CIL BLUF1TJ and OMAHA, and yro Kmslinlna
Chair Cara betwaen CHICAOO and DE?TVnil,
COLORADO 8PIUNOU and PUEBLO, ! BV Jo'
eph. or ICanaa City and Topaka. Exeuraloo
tally, frith Chol cf Koutaa to and from Salt
Lako. Portlnnd. Lo Acurol and SaaTraoclaeo.
To Direct Lin to and from PUt' Fak. Manl
tou. Oardn of tn Ood tho Baaltarlum. aod
Etenlo Qrandtur of Colorado,
Via Tho Albort Loa Routo.
Solid ExpreM Train daily btwn Chlwiro and
Mlnnaapoll and Ot. Pawal -with. TimOCOH JU
cllnlnw Chair Car irREIJ) to and from tho
point and Kanaa City Tfarcraf h Chair Car and
blejpr botwn Peoria, Spirit LOu and Bleu
Fall 'rin. lUx-k Inland. Tb TavorlU lin to
Watertown, Uo xYm th Dammar 3taorU anal
HunUnif kd FUn ' .mdaof Ui orth-rL
Th Bhort Lin -rla ' " a and XaakaJt oSm
facilities to Ut1 to ar d from Ia,VlHMH'li Cla
clnnaU and other 8outt.ra polota
For Ticket. ZCap. Xoldvra, r dtrd Inform
tlon, apply at any Coupon TtckatOCoa, eraddrau
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEIASTIAty
Octal 2vaaer 0n1 Tkt. ft Pa. Aart-
CH I CAOO, ILL.
BaCrrlmr from th eSeU of jntiitul error. "llj
doear.'waj.ttne-waako!, loH manhood. 4e I wfu
ad a Taloabt tmatlMfM!! ocotalnlBj full
yartlcnlar fr hota f ora. FRiif eharg. A
jUndJd xaodicai work bonldV r4 ly tTT
jean -wbo 1 B'notti and dablllUW.. Add ft,
yrof.P C FOYIXEU, 21oolu, Cotuu
A Cfcjwn WniaM.
i inLr-e iiotx. ov.
U a, IbPfl&aa.
r i iwlala.
Etd ind AdTertlw ia (hx Waat CoIbim.
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The raojt popular rrat t Ku,an$
CHr, BU Louis aUifl CMoajro And J1
Point Eajt tvnd "XorZL. Io to Hot
iJpiinz, ArX., Ntyw Or&man, Florid.
And all point 4 c; a I a axuI Acalaiv&A-t.
SOLID DULY TZAEJi
St. Louis, Kansas City, Pueblo
Poliraan Buffet Sleeping Oara
COLORADO SHORT LINE
THe SaMtrUstt lUmtn t fit. Loo la.
IAKSAS CITY TO BT- LOOli.
PuIImao Rnffet SirpXmg Cam.
JrT HtcJiala GluUr Cr.
ti- C. TOWN55NO.
To tot m HpeM
To . yimnr kat-tr.