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OE THE COBBESPONDEKTS
HOBEP.T GRAVES WRITES OF THE
CORPS AT WASHINGTON.
Ihey Aro a Lively, Hard Working I.ot
now Some of Them Lost on a Specula
tion A City Editor Discharged for Po
VAsniXGTOX, Sept. 22. In this city one
finds a constant temptation to write about
newspaper men and newspaper work. Tho
correspondents enter to prominently into
the life of tho capital city, and are such a
picturesque, unique factor in the fcocial and
political field, that they attract our atten
tion and rouse our curiosity. A few days
ago the portraits of thirty of the prominent
correspondents appeared in Frank Leslie's
New$paper. It was a gallery of handsome,
intellectual faces. Twice or thrice as
many might have been printed had tho
editor of Frank Leslie's had the space to
wpare, for the corps of correspondents at
Washington now numbers a round ISO
men. It was just after tho appearance of
these portraits that a young and promising
member of congress came to mo with a
copy of tho paper containing the pictures
in his hand, and exclaimed:
"I am tired of this congressional life.
Though I have been here but a single term,
and that not yet completed, I am anxious
to get out of it. My constituents are will
ing to renominate and re-elect me, but I
hesitate. Tho trouble is that I must earn
a living in somo way. In my little conn
try town I am a lawyer. But there I could
never hope to make more than two or three
thousand dollars a year, and in order to do
that I shall have to wait till four or five of
the old lawyers die off. It ia almost pa
thetic in tho small towns of tho part of tho
country whence I como to boo the younj;
lawyers and young doctors waiting with
more or less patience for the death of tho
old fellows who monopolize the business.
That explains why so many of the young
men run away to the large cities as soon
as the battle of lifo has with them begun
in earnest. Now I am tired of congress,
and yet I am afraid to get out. What shall
I do? Don't you think I could become a
successful newspaper correspondent? If I
thought I could I would refuso a ronomi
nation to congress." To this young con
gressman I gave some frank advice, and as
a result of it I seo ho has been renomi
nated, and no doubt will be re-elected.
Butitisnotmy purposo to moralize on
tho advantages or disadvantages of the
newspapor profession compared with other
professions or with a political career. I
want to tell a few stories abont tho news
papor men of Washington. Passage of
tho anti-lottery bill in tho senate, which
puts it upon tho statute books as a law,
reminds me that this law was suggested
by a newspaper man, and tho plan of cam
paign which brought about tho result
which wo seo today was by him outlined.
The man to whom tho credit for this law
is generally given is Postmaster General
Wanamaker, but tho man to whom cred't
belongs, at least go far as tho birth of tho
idea and development of it in its finb
stages is concerned, is Marshall Cushing,
tho postmaster general's private secretary
and a well known member of tho news
paper corps. Mr. Cushing is from Boston,
and a scion of tho famous Cushins family
of New England which has given to tho
country a number of prominent public
men. Ho perceived a method by which
tho lottery evil could bo successfully rench
ed by congressional action, mapped out a
plan of campaign, and proposed tho matter
to his chief, whom ho ssrves with so much
iutelligonco and loyalty. Tho postmaster
pcneral quickly adopted tho idea, carried
it to congress and tho law is upon tho
A short time ago a newspaper man of
Washington saved tho government a round
$100,000. Tho postofflco department was
about to let u contract for some supplies,
and the night boforo tho bids were to be
opened tho correspondent, on his profes
sional rounds, stumbled upon a Kecret con
ference of men at tho Riggs hous. Ho
knew somo of tho men, and his quick eyo
and car readily told him tho purpose of
their meeting. TJicy wero the bidders
whoso proposals wero tolw opened the next
day at tho postofficc department, and they
wero arranging their figures so that no
matter which of thorn secured the contract
the price was to be a liberal one, audi ho
profits wore to be divided among them all in
equal proportions. The correspondent do
bated with hiiKHclf as to his duty in tho
light of this discover'. "It is no affair of
nunc," ho said to himself. "I suppose tho
postoffice department is smart enough to
take aire of itself."
And thus ho dismissed tho subject from
lite mind. But it came back to him with
this thought: "Theso men aro trying to
Bwindlo tho government by a secret ar
rangement, and I claim to be a law abiding
and loyal citircn. Ought I to permit it?"
Ho decided that ho ought not, and next
morning bright and early was at the post
ofllco department. Postmaster General
Wanamaker gave him a courteous hearing,
as ho gives every one u courteous Injuring
who has business with him. The story
was told, and though Mr. Wananmkerwas
nol inclined to bclicvo it ho carefully scru
tinized tho bids when they wore opened,
and discovered that in all of the proposals
tho prices givon wore higher thau tho mar
ket prices for the material in question. Tho
fraud was apparent and new proposals
wero advertised for, with tho result of a
contract beiug made which saved the gov
ernment on a year's supply a little more
than a hundred thousand dollars.
Secretary Windom'sctdlof bonds for the
purposo of relieving the financial titua- I
tion recalls an incident of tho lust bond I
calls mmlo by Mr. Folger before leaving
the treasury department. One of the
brightest of the newspaper correspondents
In Wasliinton, who has made a specialty of
financial news, is Fletcher J lodges. An
other is Jesse Sarviss, who fills a unique
position in the news world. He is not a
newspaper man at all, and yet is a pur
i eyor of new s. lie is employed by the as
sociated Iwuks of New York to secure in
formation for them from the treasury and
from congress cnnoerning matters owl
measures in which they aro interested.
What ho writes is not printed in newspa
pers, but is sent in circular form to tho
officers of all the banks in New York. It
is cttfcy to see that this is a position of im
menso responsibility and great delicacy,
barviss has it in his power to wield tre
mendous influence upon the money
market and on tho price of stocks, and
long boforo this might have made his fort
une in shady ways. He is still poor. One
day during the Folger regime Hodges !
made the discovery that several millions of j
four-and-a-half per cent, bonds were to ,
Iks called. To make sure of it Hodges ;
wont to becretary Folger and inquired:
"You intend to call the four-and-a-h
do you not, Mr. Secretary?"
" Yos, Fletcher," responded the secretary,
"the order has been issued. Yfe arts to
call the four-and-a-halfs."
Then Hodges consulted with Sarviss and
one or two other newspaper friends, and
thoy decided to miko some money, in a
perfectly legitimate way, by buying fonr-and-a-half
par cent, bonds on margin in
Wall street. But SarnKs, with las usual
caution, insisted that Hodges should go to
the secretary again and make sure that he
was richt. o llodccs slipped over to tho
treasury acpartmenti ana accosted the sec
retary: ' '
"Mr. Secretary, excuse me, but since 1
was here before I have heard that there is
some misunderstanding about the bonds
that are to bo called. Is it the four-and-a-halfs
that are to bo called in?"
"Tho four-and-a-halfs, Fletcher, as I told
you. Did you think I was dreaming?" re
sponded the good natured secretary.
Elated at this plain and unmistakable
confirmation of his original information
Hodges joined his fellow conspirators.
Each started out to raise some money.
One man borrowed of his father a thou
sand dollars, another sold a house and lot
which it had taken him years to acquire,
another took all his funds out of a savings
bank and borrowed a little more. Two or
three other friondswere let into the secret,
and soon a number of orders to buy four-and-a-half
per cent, bonds were on their
way to Wall street.
The sequel of this story is almost pitiful.
Four-and-a-half per cent, bonds did go up
a few points, and the newspaper boys
thought they were surely going to make
their fortunes. Then tho market sagged
oil a little, but the speculators, who
thought they had a sure thing, confidently
smiled, said to one another, "Wait till tho
call comes out," and wished they had
more money with which to buy more
bonds. Thus matters ran on for Bome
days, and at times tho margin which tho
speculators had put up was well nigh ex
hausted. But a miss was as good as a
mile, they thought, and tho call would
surely bo issued in a few days, and then
four-and-a-halfs would bound.
Suddenly one morning Fletcher nodges
bounded into tho office. He was out of
breath, and his face was as palo as a piece
"Tho call is outl" ho shouted.
"Hurrah! Hurrahl" shouted his fellow
"But but" stammered Fletcher, catch
ing for breath.
"But what?" demanded Sarviss.
"But it is not for tho four-and-a-halfs;
it is for tho continued fives."
Consternation and ruin. Mystery, too.
Hod not Secretary Folger told Hodges
twice in tho plainest of words that tho
four-and-a-halfs were to be called? What
could this mean? There must bo somo
mistake. So Sarviss started out to investi
gate on his own account. In a few min
utes he came back. The news was too true.
Ten minutes later telegrams wero on the
way to certain Wall street brokers to sell
all tho four-and-a-half per cent, bonds held
by tho newspaper coterie of speculators.
But it was too late. Continued fives had
tho call and four-and-a-halfs wero down.
The margins were wiped out and the loss
The explanation? Secretary Folger's ab
sence of mind. A good and honest old gen
tleman ho was, and a sincere friend to tho
newspaper men. Ho had not tho slightest
thought in tho world of deceiving them.
But ho had made u mistake. His well
known habit of saying one thing whilo
thinking another a mental aberration
which often led him to sign his namo at
the top of a letter and to put the date lino
at tho bottom had been the ruin of tho
One of the best known newspaper corre
spondents in Washington is O'Brien Moore,
of Tho St. Louis Republic. He is an Irish
man, a Texan and a Missourian, but ho
takes most pride in boing a Texan. He is
tho man whom Congressman Crane, of
Texas, was some time ago looking for with
a pistol. It was expected there would be a
fight between these two men of undoubted
courage, but there wasn't. Friends
smoothed the difficulty over. Moore has
lived nearly all his life ou tho frontier and
lias a reputation as a fighter, providing tho
quarrels are forced on him.
"I never quarrel when I can help it," ho
said to a party of friends one day; "but if
you do get into quarrels, boys, let mo give
you somo advice. Never quarrel with a
Kentuckian. The Kentuckians aro the
most clannish men on earth. Every Ken
tuckian stands by every other Kentuckian.
Somo years ago I was editing a paper in
the town of Cleveland, Tex. I printed
something ono day which a citizen didn't
like, and ho tackled me about it on tho
street. He was so offensive that there was
nothing left for me to do but to lay to and
givo him a good thrashing, which I at once
proceeded to do. I remained in that town
two 3'ears, and was never once without a
black eye or a skinned nose in nil that
time. You see, tho man I had licked wjs
a Kentuckian, and every Kentuckian in
the town took up his fight. At the end of
the two years a colony of Kentuckians
three or four carloads came there to set
tle, and I concluded it wasn't worth while
trying to whip tho whole state of Ken
tucky, and consequently lit out for Galves
ton." Most newspaper men at the capital uro
independent in politics, or if they have pol
itics do not let their convictions interfero
with their usefulness. A good storyon this
point is told by Col. Dick Bright, formerly
sergcant-at-arms of the senate, and one of
the liest known politicians of Indiana.
"Somo years ago," said Col. Bright,
"The Indianapolis News, then n young and
struggling paper, fell into my hands. I
was u Democrat of Democrats, and my
first thought was to mako tho paper Dem
ocratic to the backbone. In order to do
that I determined to clear out all the Re
publicans in tho shop, and among tho first
to go was a young man named 11 olliday,
then the city editor. He waa a very valu
able man and had practically made the pa
per wiiat it was, but I wasn't going to
break my rule, and I told him ho could go.
He asked why, and I told him because ho
was a Republican. Ho smiled a little at
this and said while ho didn't care much
about it personally I was making a great
mistake. Politics, in his opinion, had
precious little to do with newspaper use
fulness. In six months I lost about $10,OJ0
running that paper and then sold it out
for ?7,CKX) to a man v. ho had no money, but
who thought he ooul J make a success of it
and pay me the pu -chase price. To my
groat surprise ho sjoceeded, and ho now
has one of the finest newspaper properties
in the ot. That man was John B. Holli
day, whom I had discharged from th city
editorship becauso h? did not agree with
me in politics. What an idiot I was for
not taking him in as a partner!"
Hoopsklrts, so say an able bodied ru
mor, are soon to become fashionable They
will be larger than those known to tho
people of two generations ago.
A recent report to the directors of tho
Forth bridge in Scotland showr that tho
grettt structure cost 3,$ rjf'
Abut Thunder Cloudi.
Among the earliest symptoms of the
approach of a thunder storm ia the ap
jKJaranco ou the western horizon of a
Hue of cumulua ("wool pack") clouds,
exhibiting peculiar turreted strncture.
I say on the western horizon, for most
of our changes of weather come from
that quarter, xnd it has been proved that
thunder storms, like wind storms, ad
vance over the country generally fron
some westerly point. This bank of clouds
moves on. and over it appear first stream
ers and then sheets of lighter upper
clouds (cirrus, or "mare's vAl") which
spread over the sky with extreme rapid- i
iry. Tlie licavy cloud mass comes up
under this film, ami it is a general ob
servation that no electric explosion or
downfall of rain ever takes place from a
cloud unless streamora of cirrus emanat
ing from ite upper surface are visible
vltn flw And i? looked at fadtiwav
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Everything goes to its rest,
The kills are aslsep in the noon,
And life is as EtiU in its nest
As a moon, hen she looks on a moon
In the depths of a calm river's breast
As it steals through a midnight in June.
The streams have forgotten the sea
In the dream of their musical sound;
The sunlight is thick on tho tree.
And the shadow s lie warm on the ground
So still you may watch them and see
Every breath that awakens around.
Tho churchyard lies rtlll in the heat.
With iu handful of moldsring bone.
As still as the long stalk of vrheat
In the shadow that sits by tho stone.
As still as the grass at my feet
'When I vralk in the meadows alone.
The waves are asleep on the main,
And the ships are asleep on the wave,
And the thoughts ore as still in my brain
As the echo that sleeps in the cave
All rest from their labor and pain,
Then why should not I in my grave?
"Keturah," said Jeremiah, "the next
time them boys knocks at our door I'm
goin' for 'em."
"Jeremiah," said I, "I couldn't blame
you if you did. They is things, Jeremiah,"
says I, "that would make a angel rise up
and strike out, and tho conduck of them
medicated students is of that sort. Onco
in a way," says I, "we might put up with
it. But it is constant. Do jour wust."
You may think Jeremiah and me severe,
but you don't know what we has had to
put up with. Jeremiah, he wa3 a quiet
man, and I was a quiet woman. We"Ead
lived in the same house thirty years, keep
ing our little farm while the village growed
up about us. When tho medicated college
was built they wanted to buy our land, but
we wouldn't sell. We had what we want
ed, and we hadn't no children, and we
didn't want to save up for nobody. We
was content, and kings can't be no more.
So we said they must excuse us, but we
wouldn't sell. They was no doubt plenty
of folks that would. And our words came
truer than we calculated, for old Uncle
Pierce, he went and sold his ground ad
j'ining on to ourn, aud took and banked
the money, and went and boarded with
It is well the future is not revelationed
to us. We didn't think nothin' of his
sellin' at first; didn't seem a3 ef it would
make no difrentz whether there was a pri
vate houso or a medicated college next to
ourn, but as soon as it was built and moved
into then we knowed.
When them young men that went to ba
learned doctorin' inx that medicated col
lege found time for to study they knowed
best. Most of their evenin's was spent
chasin' round the village, playin' tricks on
honest folks, stcalin' signs and paatin' up
bills "to let," puttin' dead cats down wells,
ringin' the church bells in tho middle of
the nights, hollerin' "fire" and "murder,"
kissin' any gals they met alone in the road,
tyin' string to knock high hats off sabber
da y. You never knowed what they was up
to. Thoy ketched poor Deacon Gravy onct
and made him dance a jig in the middle of
Hooker's woodses. They got out their
scalpulars, he said, and got ready for to
r.calp him cf he stopped, and seein' he be
lieved quadrilles a sin, let alone jigs, it was
hard on him. More'n that, they stopped
old Miss Peechum goin' with a basket of
eggs to tho store, where she kinder used to
swap 'em off for things she wanted, and
sucked 'em all. To be sure they paid her
for 'em, but they skeered her more thau
the money's worth.
In p'int of fact them medicated students
upset tho place more'n a herd of buffalo
run wild could hcv done, and when a com
mittee called on the folks that was head of
affairs t ask 'em to tend to the boys they
jest said that there was no puttin' an end
to these practicable jokes in none of the
colleges nowhere. It was something fear
ful the way they carried on, and our houso
being nearest by we caught it wuss than
others. When Jeremiah made that there
observation with which this hero narry
tivo commences we had had knocks on
knocks ut all our doors and all our windys
murnin', noon and night. We couldn't sot
still for 'em; we'd got to open the door.
We couldn't help that might a been
suthin' petickelar and when we opened it
there warn't no one there. I used to say
to Jeremiah that if wo had been spirituelle
we'd hev been Rochester knockers in no
time, but as we warn't wo knowed it was
them medicated students and nobody else.
And Jeremiah had made up his mind for
to go for 'em, and he had cut himself u
real heavy, knobby stick, and there was
revenge into his eye, and the expression of
his mouth was skcerf ul.
He sot tho "cane ag'm' his cheer, whilo
we was eatin' our teas, so's to be ready for
'em, but no knocks came; and when wo
sot down arterward, him to read the paper
and me to knit his stockings, none didn't
come neither. 'Twasn't until 8 o'clock
ono did sound onto the keepin' room door,
and then Jeremiah was goin' to bounce
out, but I stopped him.
"No, Jeremiah," Bays I, "not yet, not
until they've done it onct or twict. This
may be a neighbor, and ef so you'd repent
flyin' at him as long as you lived."
So Jeremiah he allowed hisself to be
guided by me, and I opened the door.
There weren't no one there.
"After this, Jeremiah," says I, "you kin
do your own way. They hev begun ag'in.
Go into the front parlor entry and stand
ag'in the wall. They won't expect you for
to open it quick, bein' we are sottin' here
at the back of the house. And, Jeremiah,"
says I, "bein' you air goin' to give it to 'em
at all, give it to 'em good." And never
sinco wo was folks at all had we felt sech
evil feelings into our hearts. We had
been riled up too omnerciful, and Satan
took his opportunity for to ensnare us.
I sot knitting and listening, and at last
I heard the knock come on the front door,
and the door fly open, and Jeremiah fly
out. The next minute they was awful
groans. I dropped my knitting and ran
into the entry. Jeremiah, he came trem
bling half way up. He caught hold of my
hands; his was cold as Ice.
"What's the matter, JerenJahf" says I,
catchin hold of him.
"Fetch a lantern," says he; "I've hurt
some of them boys wuss than I meant to
I lit the lantern qnick, and we went out
together. All was jest 25 still as could be,
but I saw suthin' another lyin' fiat on the
gravel path betwixt the flower beds. I
held onto Jeremiah, and be held onto me,
aud I lifted up the lantern, and we stooped
over it. It was a man, and he was white
as chalk and quite on&emibIe.
"You've done it now, Jeremiah!" says L
"Yes, Keturah, I her,''says he; "I hev!"
Then he says, soft and trembulous, "Sonny,
kin you answer me?" But they wasn't no
an&wer. "I didn't mean fur to do it; only
fur to skeer yon, sonny," says Jeremiah.
" 'Taint no use," saya L "Let's pick him
np and carry him in."
So wo did it. Wo took him Into the
keepin room and we laid him on to the
settle, and I brung the hartshorn for him
to snuff at, and I fanned him, and I put a
spoonful of blackberry wine to his llpa
and I bathed hu head with camphire; but
he didn't come to. He was a middhn ssred
person, dressed in a red shirt and overalls
aud oki shoes.
"This ain't no medicated student, Jere- j
miah," ays L "This is some poor critter
that came to ask a wool's rittab or a job
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dead. I've killed him!"
I never haven't fainted, but I e'en a'most
"Jeremiah," says T, "fly: fly, Jeremiah!
Fly som'er's another!' '
"Xo," says Jeremiah: "I hain't one of
that kind. It's my duty fur to call the
doctor and I shill. I don't calkerlate he'll
bring him to, and ef he don't I shill give
myself np. I may be a murderer, but I
ain't no sneak."
"Jeremiah," says I, "suppose they hung
you?" -'1 '
"I shill deserve it," says he; "but per
haps the doctor kin do ftJthinj." f (
Then he went out, leavin' me alone with
the man. And ,1 tried cologny an' laven
der waten without no success.
Well, it seemed an' hour before Doctor
Trott came back, and alout forty neigh
bors with him. They all packed into the
keepin' room, and we told 'em how it was.
There wasn't one but sympathized with
us, for the ways of them medicated stu
dents was well known. But this was some
pore, innocent critter, that had nothin' to
do with the tormentings, and he was just
as dead as he could be, and Jeremiah, he
felt there worn't nothin' to be done but
give himself up which he did me shriek
ing. He was took off to the jail that night,
and next day the coroner's inquest was to
be in our houso.
You kin imagine my feelin's better than
I kin describe 'em, only I kept repeatin all
night long, while Mrs. Burrige and Mrs.
Smithers held me tight, by both arms:
"Ef Jeremiah is hung I must bo hung
likewise, for I advised him to do his wust,
and he done it."
The keepin' room was an awful sight
next mornin'. The coroner, he come in
with his twelve jurys all neighbors and
nothin' wurn't expected but that I'd die,
and I bein' the only witness I was obleeged
to answer what they asked, takin' my Bible
But ever and constant I repeated, "What
he done was by my advice hang me, not
him, or leastwise hang us both." And
while I was repeatin' this the door opened
and in walked a gentleman, kinder olderly
and fat, and six of them medicated students
that had caused all the trouble.
"Coroner, I have brought some wit
nesses," said the gentleman. "Their state
ments will materially affect your verdict
So they were swore, and Mrs. Burrige
and Mrs. Smithers had to hold me again to
keep mo from flyin' at 'em, and the first
that spoke was a young man named "Ben
jamin Franklin Bunker." Said he waa 15
"A disgrace to your namesake, and nine
ty in iniquity," said I aloud.
"And what do you know about this here
murder, Mr. Bunker? " says the coroner.
"Well," says the young man. "it's only
a little joke of ourn."
"Which?" asks the coroner.
"Oh, puttin' him there," says the medi
"Puttin which there?" cays the coroner.
"The cadavera," says tho boy.
"Seein' the solemn occasion you needn't
use slang," says the coroner.
"Well," says the boy, "call it the body.
I'm from the college up here"
"Lord knows you are," says 1.
"And you know," said the boy, "we
have a dissecting room. This body was
there for dissecting purposes and wo
wanted a bit of fun. We dressed it up and
took it down to old wbat'a-his-name'a"
"You kin speak more respectful," sayi
"Mr. Jeremiah Popcorn's house, then,"
said the medicated student "We knew
he'd cut a big stick for us, becauso we
knocked at his door, now and then"
"2sow and then! Constant and contin
ual," says L
"And we fixed it so he'd knock this eld
"The deceased gentleman," said the cor
oner. "And then we groaned," said the medi
cated student, "and ran away. We be
lieved tho old man would go into the house
and hide when he supposed he had killed
somebody, and we'd carry er him off;
but he took him in and went for the doo
tor, who must be a smart chap, to think
tho body was that of a man just killed,
and we had to go back home. There was a
deuce of n fuss about the ahem deceased
party, and we had to own up, and that's
"Not quite," says the old gentleman, as
if ho meant suthin' another petickeler,
and then the rest of the medicated students
gave their testimony, and everybody knew
that Jeremiah had not committed a mur
der after all. But of all practicable jokes
them medicated students had got off, this
was the wust.
But one good thing came of it after alL
They never troubled us no more, and
'tisn't likely never wilL Ef they do, Jere
miah says, havin' committed one crime,
or supposed ho had for a considerable spell,
he's kinder hardened, and they'd tind him
dangerous. Mary Kyle Dalku in New
A French Omelet.
Neither milk nor cream i really neces
sary for a good omelet, which should con
sist solely of eggs and the eaoning, cook
ed in butter. Some cooks use a little milk,
as they say it keeps the omelet from be
coming tough If it has to wait; but in
France, the home of the omelet, milk U
never used. Here is a French recipe:
Beat the whole eggs lightly together till
licht and well mixed, adding salt s.nd pep
per to taste and fine herbs (L e., finely
chopped parsley and chive.-.), put a piece of
butter into the frying pan (which must be
delicately clean, and hhould be kept for
omelets only), and as soon as this is thor
oughly hot.on the point of boihne ia fct,
pour in the eggs, etc, and Ftir them well
together until they begin to &t, then shake
the pan lightly to prevent thr ir rucking
to it, and a soon an the under hide is
nicely colored tilt the pan with cne hand,
and with the other slip the omelet on to a
hot dish, folding it and turning the cook
ed side uppermost as yon do so The cen
ter should always be less cooked, u it stif
fens after it is on the dish.
Will ThJ Clraa Tour Coat?
Probably there is co more exasperat
ing thing than paint en clothes. It get?
on fo easily and codes off to hard. An
application of naphtha ooce or a few
times will in all cas- stifSn-aily soften
paint to allow it to be rapidly wiptd off.
Chloroform iniied with a rraaH quantity
cf spirit? of ammonia is alio effective.
sold in every city of the world, i
The "schiseophone" is the name given to
an instrument for discovering flaws in
metals, Invented by Capt. Louis Do Place,
of the Paris School of Cavalry, and described
in a recent number of La Nature. The in
strument consists of a microphone com
bined with a mechanical striker and a
sonometer. In using this instrument one
operator directs the striker over the surface
of the metal under examination, while an
other listens at the telephone in an adjoin
ing room. When the striker hits a point
over a flaw the sound is increased, and the
increase is so magnified by the microphone
that the listener at the telephone can detect
its presence. Testa of the instrument were
made at Ennont on the rails for the North
ern Railway company, and in every case
where a flaw was indicated by the instru
ment it was found to exist on breuking the
Any one who passes by the great Edison
laboratory at Orange, N. J., by night is
apt to find the lights burning, no matter
what the hour. Edison is an indefatigable 1
worker, and he pays little heed to the pas
sage of time when occupied with a new ex
periment or some fresh investigation. To
this spirit of perseverance he owes much
of his success. A day or two ago a gentle
man who was visiting his laboratory, and
whose son was about to enter upon h'13
first employment, asked Edison to give
him a motto for the boy, so that he might
have it as a stimulus and a guide. Mr.
Edison laughed a little at the novel request
and then said: "Well, I'll givo him this:
'Never look at the clock.1 "New York
Minister Not one sparrow falls to tho
ground without heavenly cognizance. I
believe there is a beneficent Providence
continually watching over dumb animals.
Deacon Jackwood Me, too. 1'ou know
that thax ole hoss of mine that's got three
spavins on one leg an' a ringbone on an
other, an' ain't half wuth his keep? Wal,
I've be'n turnin' him into the railroad
right-of-way for about a month now, hop
in' he'd git killed by the cars, so's I could
collect about f 250 off en the company, an'
dad switched if he'll git in forty feet
of the track within half a hour uv train
'me. New York World.
For Soro Eyas, Flesh Woaads, Boms
PUcs, Felsns. it is a&gical. 25 cf s
3and easy labor
n&a.-nounded by kiilrq Fhjsicur.s
Purely Vegoubl and perfTtlv
harxnlcM Sold 1T h Vragtt. or
rrat. pout-paid, in plain wrapprron
receiptor S. Writs f ir lrcular.
the oh cc ncniLi.M; co
Chnrles Lawrence, 102 East
Van Werden & Co., 32S2?ortli
Gus Saur, 524 East Douglas
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioneer Lumberman
of Sedgwick County,
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :: 1870.
A Complete Stock of Pine Lumber,
Shingles, Lath, Doors, Sash,
etc., always on hand.
DOfflc and yards on Moelr aTnu. botwMR
I (ragtag avenue and I Irst street. Bnracn yards tl
nlun CltyOki&homa City nd Kl Keao, lad. Tor.
M.W.LrrT Pre A W. OLivrn. V.P
11. 1 . KltAMEK, Aut Laabler
Wichita Rational Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL.
S. H. Kohn, A. W OllTer.JC.W Iitt. TA. WaJ.
ton. S. T. Tnttle. N T SleerUsdr. W. K.ToScer
John DTldM.&. J. O.Jlu:n.
Do a General Ranking, Collecting
and Brokerage Business.
Eastern and FoC-eiflrn Exchange
I boa eh t and sold. United States bond
of all denominations bouffkt asdsold
j Comity, Towsiahip and Municipal
i bonds bought.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
We carry a cospltt Us of all lde!i f Book
ixA Bltakx txh a are uad by Real EiUU icuu
Eatau Boolu lor Fara aad City Prrrr, et
itn by r1'-! yrcnytly attested tc Adarc
THE WICHITA EAGLE,
J. P. ALLEN,
ETeryfMn Kept in a Mas Drug Stee
10S EAST DOUGLAS ATE.
tfCLTZLJ. - ILdJ'.
THE WICHITA EAGLE
31. 31. Murdoch & Bro., Proprietors.
All kinds of county, township and school district
records and blnnks. Legal blanks of eTcry des
cription. Complete stock of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing of all kinds. We bind la-wand
medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices as low as Chicago and Xew York and
guaranteo work just as good. Orders sent by mall
wUl be carefully attended to. Address all business to
R, P. jMFRDOCE;
3. O. DAVIDSON. PrH?aV
TU&s. O. flTCH.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY,
PAID-UP CAPITA! $300,000.
DIRECTORS John Qnlncy Adams, John C. Dcrat, Clin?. C Wood, C. A.
Walker, TI103. G. Fiteh, John E. Sanford, W. T. IJabcock.
W.E. Stanley and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOASTED IX SOUTHERN KANSAS.
-oney always ou Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office witli Citizens Bank. cor. Main and Donslas, AYicMta, Xan
SCALE BOOKS L
hen ordering state WIIAT form
L. C. JACKSON
Wholesale and Retail Doaler in all kinds of
Anthracite and Bituminoiis Coal
AND : ALL : KIXVS : OF : Jll'ILDIXC ' 'I ITF.IHAL.
tialn Office 112 South Fonrth Aveuuu Rranch onice l.T rtU Main Streot
Yards connected with all railroadH in the city
577 Mile - J J05 Minute
via SANTA FE ROUTE.
Vestibule Pcllmax Slekpeiu.
Vestiuulk Dining Cars,
Fkee Recmninu CnAm Cars.
Inquire of W. D. Murdock. local hKent
for further specimens of railroad mathe
matics It. PowrLL. PrMMant. R T HrAV. V. Prn.
t W. WAU.IR, Jr. L&kulor
Fourth National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL,
riUKPLUS, - -
R. T. In. E. U. Powell. O. D. IUrne. I H. CM
A mo U HmV. Y. W. Waller. O. W. I.nrrJmwJo.
llor-e. 11. 0. Oraret.
I. D Ski.vxer
W. H. tlTVBIlN
State National Bank.
O ' WICHITA , KA X.
John B. CarT .floors TV. Walter. W. F. Of ".
J P Allw. KoiIUrrKJ. M. Allen, P V Mly. II
Loabard.Jr.. Peter Cello. L. I). Sttaaer. JaOMi
Want a euoit
Want a partner
Want a tllnatlon.
V.'ar.t to tell a farm,
Waal to il a hou,
Waal to bay or U etoci.
Want a foo4 bor C g low.
VTiat to '-Mil plant or train.
Want to U grocer! or draf
Want to U koctaooid furnltar
Want to raaka asr (ana loan.
V.'at to Mil or trad lera&ytbltic.
Want to find costotscr tar aaytaluc
READ AND ADTXRTIKE IN OCR
TWO -:- CENT
AdTertltiac (totals f clc&ri.
AdTrtUln kep M carwtetn.
Adrartlrtsx liberally arwayipar.
Adnltrc avaka rjoctii uir,
AdTarttatBf craaUs oc2deoca.
Adrertlli2 1 proot of VL'-Tfl
it 6 w
TI CHITA, KANSAS.
Taxdstat TTJebita, 3Iarsel1. WofWur
ton. Harper. Attica, t anion Ptotw.
Anthony, Arkacaas OH?, Am! lie auf
AND Mil BOOK MIS.
W. T. DABOOCK. Vice PrKiWant.
Secretary and Treasurer.
J Our Scale Books are lrlntu ouiood
K5nj-h rtook $ 73
irM Honks it (H)
-i Houk-i 5 75
aiiilu Book by mall, urcputd 5
THE WICHITA ILiGIB.
li!i:. V. MTRDOCK, Baine MiMuwer.
t Uf Orders br mail iu.ip.., imUht
UNACQIUmrD WITH TH8 CtOO"Pnr Or Tr rth.TV1i
OtTMN MUCH IMOAMATKX 0" A tTuLf bi iHMAOf TmI
Ciiicap, Rod Island & Pacific By.
Inoludlnr fne Enat nnd Wctt "f th Mtaeoutl
Klvor Th I)lrt.t llou'tf to an t trvm CHICAGO.
HOCK ISLAND, DAVENPOUT, PES tfOrNBU,
cotmcri. nx.vrya. water-town-, bioux
FA1XB. MINMEAPOLIH. 8T I'AUt BT. JOB-
rpii ATcirrsojf. i.KAVEirwonTii. xanbas
CITY, TOPLKA. DENVFK, COLOKAtK) BVHOn
and PUKULO rro llirilnlnir Chair Car to and
from CltlCAOO GA3.DWELL. HUTCinUSOK
und DODOU CITT. and Vtilact UUtpiaw Ocxe .
tween CHI "A OO. WICHITA and II UTClf Df BOii
Dully Trains to ksd lreia KIKUriUIIZH. In Ult
Indian Torlt rr
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
of Thronsrh Conrh'a ft -T,frt and THnlnir Car
daily botwren CHIC OO PKd MOIMX0. COUN
CIL. BZ.UPJW and OKA HA. and .Fraa Bcll:n
Chair Car btwen ClflCAOO and DXKVUR.
COLOIIADO aminos and 1'trXBIX). Tla St. Jos
eph, or KannaJi City and Topeka. .curlon
tally, with Chac of JU.uls to and frets B)t
Xak. Portland, Lo Aniralea and Ban Trasaltoo
Tha Direct Uni to and from Plka'a Pak, Jtoal
tou. Oarden of tha Ooda, tho Saaltarturaa, and
Beanla Orandaurs of Colorado.
Via Tho Albert Loq Routo.
Bolld Expreia JTralnadaUy bttwew Cttlatro aad
Uinneapolla and HC Pawl .with TKJIOVOH U
cllnlng Chair Cnra FHIi to and from tbo
point and Xanaaa City Throueh Chair Car aavl
nlecr botwarri Peor.a, ftplrtt LaXO ami EMoua
rail via Ilock laland Tb Faroiito XJa '
Watertown, Bloux Tall a, tho Bummer JUwarU and
Hunttnit and rUMna O round of tba Northw'
The Short Zdns ! Sca nad Xaokakaa oHer
fsdlltlaa to traro! to aod from IndlclU. Cin
cinnati and other UoutlxrrD point
Tor TlckaU, Map. Foldvr. or Aftnxl infanaa
t(ou. apply at any OoupoaTtekat OSW. or addrrtl
E. ST. JOHN. JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Otn'l 3gaa-r 0oT Tat. & Vmc A.
you want :mm
rraliur Item Otrt.
KAt ft Boa'
rn it or
i4 yiMrAf Tfcisjr
Had asd Adrertice in Onr Voat Col am
,10 WEAK MEN
EB&rinc froa th ffct of youthful arror. aty
OockI x T.ob trraU (ld cobtatsUC fU I
jrttnlrffcrlioTo'-ar. FREE A
pUndtd medical -work , nUi.At r4 ky ftij
Itaa -who U Berrosa and UWUUl. AAlrwUf
Trot. V. C FGTTXXB, 2foodn,.Coaa
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The moot popolar rvnit U Jlxaiai
City, SU LouU md CAicitc asd all
Points East and Nortk, Je v JIt
Springs, Alu, Xew' OrJb. yitrlda,
and all point South and Bocu&caat.
SOLID DAILY TSAI58
St. Louis, Kansas City, pBebto
PuLiffian BafFet Steeping Gars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
The 8brtat Jlntite to St. Look.
ZA58A3 OTIT TO ST- LOPIf.
Pullman Itnff-tSJe'p!tjT Cam.
Vrr llcfjifsia? Qhxlr Gars.
h c TOvcawo.
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