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ht MitMta gvalii gagfc: Sprarstfcnj ptffiraiug. tftfaer 30, 1890.
A SUMMER PICTURE.
The farmer sat in his easy chair.
Smoking his pipe of clay,
Vhlle his hala old wife with busy care
Was clearing the dinner away;
A sweet little girl with flno blue eyes
Di her grandfather's knee was catching
The old man laid hh hand on her head,
Wtth a tear on hb wrinklml face;
Us thought how often her mother, dead.
Had sat in the self samo place.
Ai the tears stole dona from bis half shut
"Don't smoke"' Mid the child' "how It
makes, you cry," !-.
The house dosrlayctrojSiKod pUt on tSe'Hoor,
"Where the tirtacio afternoon uwJ 'to "steal
The busy old wife by the open .door
Was turning the spinning w heel;
And the old brass clock on the manteltree
Had ploddod along to almost throe
Still the farmer sat la his easy chair.
White eke to hfo. heaving breast
The moistened brow and the check so fair
O his gwfrt grandchild were pross'd;
JIw head boi down on her soft hair lay;
rastafl"iMero they both that summer's
Cliarles O. Eastman.
OLD MASK EAYEELY.
Ho was nn eatrineer working In the
Belcher. He was noted for his grit, atten
tion to business and suporstitions. One
day a comrade wrs passing, and Mark
called him up with: ".lack, do you hear
that noise a sort of grinding .sound that
come; and goes? Harkl Can't you bear it
"It's just like any machinery makes."
"Xo, no, Jack; it don't bulong to the ma
chinery; it's a voice, I toll you, from the
ot'uT world. I've beard that sound for
two d.' j i now, and it means death, death
cloe . t hand."
"Oil tie engine, old boy, and it'll bo all
The oilier papd on and went down the
shaft. Mi.rk, miMtmvhilc, bent his ear to
the marhiiH-ry, and out of the indistin
guishable din of a dozen sounds caught
this btn.uge nnj, which had such an influ
ence upon bim, hoard it constantly above
the clank of levers., the roar of wheels and
the hiss of steam. I'rewfutly a bell sound
ed at his side. It was the signal from the
2,000 level to heist the cais. lie pressed
the lever and Hie great reel bepan to whirl
the cable from the lower depths His eye
followed the long nnger of the indicator
as it slowly pointed out the stations pass
ed. The cage had almost reached the top
when the horrible grinding noise, like a
moan from the grave, came from the ma
chinery nt his side. The sound made his
veins melt. He turned his Lewd toward
the spot, shuddering, while his In.nd as it
clasped the lever was like a child's. The
cage shot up from the shaft's mouth; he
grasped the lever atd threw his weight
rpon the break Too late; the cage rushed
into the "sheaves."
The Door of the cage became vertical as
it struck the wheel The cable si etched
tinder the fearful strain and then .snapped
like a thread, and the cage foil buck to the
shaft's mouth. Three of its occupants had
leaped upon the timbers and hungsuspend-
ed; the other two had mrdc the same leap,
but their fingers slipped f turn theslimy tim
bers, made so by the lotitf contact with the
vapors from the mine, and they fell one
after the other headlong down the shaft.
Meanwhile Mark had stopped hiseuginc,
resumed his coat, and staggered out of tho
works. On such occasions an engineer is
considered discharged without notice. He
actually ceases to be in tho employ of the
company when the cage strikes the
"sheaves," and such an accident makes his
dlscli irge perpetual with every mine on
For tl.e next v,c( k or two he wandered
about the town like a man barely in his
senses. Hefiiiallj got work underground,
bntwi.s oft oner fcuuu somewhere about
the hoisting works, near tho machinery.
He would at times sit for hours watching
the work of those metallic giants, occa
sionally turning toward tho mouth of the
bhaft with a shudder, and again bonding
his head to catch what he called the "death
moan." Ui6 comrade said he was "a little
One day the writer entered into a conver
wi'ion with him. Hw superstition had not
lift him. "1 tll you," paid he, "I've
siiid'ed everything about a mine, nbovo
gro mil and below. You brutes who writo
for tho press take a sneering view of every
thing. You laugh when I say an cngino
gies warning of death. You call this
I I've, of a machinery a thing inanimate.
1 till ou that it has u construction in all
re'Cis like a man. It has lungs and
s.i. ws, .tiid a bi heart that throhti and
pu' fes. It has its Intignes from over
work. At times it whirls merrily and
work seems nothing; then it groans and
1 ilr as if exhausted. We treat it as we
io the sick. Vheu it luugs get clogged
w -tli 'sisle' we feed .it a composition that
l . kes it well again. It has a voice, and
n .s, sings, groan., laughs and sobs in
turn. When I touch a lever I feel a mag
netism such as flows from flesh and blood.
"The dark levels below us are full of
mysteries. I learn more and more of its
becrets every year. You remember how
Jack Henly died. He fninted on tho Ophir
cago and went down the shaft. A few days
before it I noticed as I worked beside him
how the name of his candle pointed directly
toward him like a mariner's needle.
Wherever he moved the flame followed.
He didn't notice it, but I did, and it had a
wavy, uncertain motion for a day or so.
One day it became steady, as stead' as if
carved in stone, I knew the crisis was not
far off. We camo up on the cage; as we
passed the first station tho flame burned
low, and at the twelve-fifty station it was
almost gone. Suddenly it went out; Jack
reeled back against the timbers, and was
twisted under the cage at once. It was but
s. ir.omsr.t. I heard his dreadful cry ring
out as his bones were crushed between the
stage floor and the timbors, and his body
bhot down the shaft.
"Hawkins, who used to work for Joe
Cowan, had the samo kind of a warning.
Wherever he worked a shadow kept close
to him on the rock. His lantern made one
shadow, but this was a deeper and darker
one and had separate motions, and it
eecmed to get blacker every 6hift he
worked till a blast tore away his chest. I
have seen a man's light blow out, and, in
a sort of will-o'-tho wisp, keep right over
his head. Such a man had better leave the
mines at once.
"When I worked in the Savage I nsed to
tee a shift of specters working, most gen
erally at the foot of the incline, but some
times in the east drift of the scventy-fi(ty.
There was about half a dozen of 'em at
work as a rule, but sometimes more. They
would pick away in the face of the drift
and make no sound, and pale lights burned
at their sides. When the 5 o'clock whistle
blew in the morning they would vanish.
"Cnce 1 saw a man sitting down on the
jtepi of the inchce. He was in my way,
and - touched him on the shoulder. Heav
ms! iow 1 spring buck; for there was no
flesh and bones there oirly a shadow, as it
were. He tui oed round, and his face was
half gone aui ma shoulder torn away
from n blast. Blood was streaming from
the wounds. He then walked down the
incline, and melted into the vapors that
rise from the waters of the sump. The
next day John Owen slipped at that very
spot, unable to hold on to the slimy tim
bers, and fell into the boiling water. He
W&s cooked like a lobsr "
"At times one hears Btrange voices.
Ghostly voices call to each other from drift
to drift; there are whisperings in the rocks
and terrible groans in the sides of the cross
cuts. In the Belcher I once heard a fear
ful shriek come from the winze. It echoed
from drift to drift and startled everybody.
I rushed to where the sound was, but there
was nothing. Bill Sharon don't dare to go
down the Yellow Jacket. The last time
ho did a troop of miners sheeted in flame
followed him along the drifts to the foot
of the shaft. He rushed to the cage like a
madman and rang for the quick hoist
When the cage reached the top he lay on
the floor insensible. Ho never told what
it was, but I know."
Thus the poor fellow would spend hours
telling of tho mysterious sights and sounds
he had encountered in the depths of the
great lode. Sometimes ho worked under
ground, but he always seemed discontent
ed even morose, because it was no longer
permitted to him to grasp the lever of an
engine. He felt a stain upon his reputa
tion, and looked hopefully forward to the
time when he could wipe it out.
The opportunity came. One night he
camo into the South Consolidated works
and sat watching the machinery. Sud
denly he turned to the engineer and said,
"I hear the death moan on the wheels,
Had the engineer looked at Mark's face,
masked in a horrible pallor, he would have
indeed thought the man had heard a sob
from tho grave. Mark bent his head a
little lower and waited. Out of the roar
and rumble he heard only the "death
moan," as he called it. Suddenly the bell
rang out so quick and sharp that both
men were startled. It w.-is the signal of
danger and the quick hoist. The wheel
began to whirl until the spokes mingled in
a maze. A moment later a puff of smoke
drifted from the shaft's mouth, and then a
shower of sparks. The mine was on fire.
The cage came whizzing to the surface,
and a crowd of half naked men reeled off,
blistered and half suffocated, into the
dressing rooms. The whistle of the mine
bent forth a cry for help, and in a few sec
onds more other whistles took up the cry
and bellowed forth their hoarse notes, from
the North Consolidated to the Belcher.
Scarcely was the cage emptied when those
below signaled sharply for it to como
down. It shot back into tho depths almost
as fast as if it had been dropped. The
cable touched a piece of iron near tho
sheaves, and from the point of contact
streamed a line Bf bparks. Another burst
of smoke came up the shaft, and a sheet
of flame followed for an instant. The tim
bers became a mass of fire. The hoisting
works went like a tinder box.
The engineer must not only bring tho
cage to the surface, but must stop it there.
Tho machinery was growing hot to tho
touch. The cago reached the bottom; then
came the signal to hoist. Just as he re
versed the lever a falling timber knocked
A dozen men sprang to the unmanned
engine; but Mark was there first, and pick
ing up the body at his feet he handed it to
the nearest two men. as if it had been a
child and merely said, "Take him away."
A man close at his side leaned forward
to grasp the lever, but he flung him back
into tho crowd. A flare of flames sent
thm all staggering away. Mark laid his
hand upon the lever, tho first time in five
years, and grasped it with his old energy.
The breath of boll was in his face. It
would be a long minute and a half before
the cage reached the surface, where he
must prevent its dreadful ascent into tho
"sheaves." His hand held the lives of a
dozen men. He faced the fire like a sala
mander. A cheer went up, and tho folds
of red smoke covered him from sight.
The cage teached the shaft's mouth full
of men, inobt of them insensible as they
were dragged out. As Mark threw the
lever back to its place and stopped the en
gine the flames closed about him. The
superintendent called out:
"One thousand dollars to the man who
A dozen bravo men hod already started.
It was too late; tho flames had over
whelmed him. Three days later tho men
whoso lives ho had saved dug among tho
ruins. Lying by the engine they found his
charred remains, and stood by them a
while with uncovered heads. They bore
nway the remains of Mark Ilaverly in a
box, and the noxt day 8,000 mourners
walked behind the coffin. As they pressed
down the earth over his grave and threw
the last sprig of gieendown upon it, one
of the pall bearers remarked, "There was
good leather in that man." Sam Davis'
Prrcnts u Man May IJuy.
Among the gifts permissible forn man to
offer a young or married woman of his ac
quaintance to whom perhaps he is indebted
for hospitalities accepted is a fur rug, and
it may be said that scarcely anything with
in the range of his giving will better please
"milady." Sho sighs first and always for
a lion's skin, the most superb of rugs, and
the barbaric tastoof the modern belle likes
the great head of the king of beasts ar
ranged in size and effect as nearly like life
as possible. This rug she chooses for her
morning room, and for her East India par
lor the sleek, glossy skin of tho tiger, with
its graceful, catlike head and greenish eye,
For her dainty bedroom, with its frescoes
of the sun god's chariot tolling in on the
pink morning clouds attended by the
daughters of tho dawn, its Wattenu hang
ings and its carpet of white roses, a pair of
virgin white rugs, made from the long,
spotless and fluffy fleece of the Iceland
sheep, will bring joy to her heart. One she
will put before the brass bedstead for the
first touch of the foot in the morning, and
the other she will fling down before the
dressing table, where daily the altar in
cense of the toilet is burned. Th chate
laine of today revals in rugs she cannot
have too many of them. New Y'ork Times.
Cobrac nnil tho Missionary.
A curious missionary story comes from
the Madras direction. A Mr. Hinderwrites
a long account of his sojourn with some
other missionaries at Southal, in a bunga
low infested with snakes. One cobra
wa.s killed, and for thj next fortnight the
missionaries were happy and unconcerned,
preach ng daily to the sick and making
sweet music with the flute, violin and cor
net. Another cobra's skirt was found six feet
from Mr. Hinder's bed, whereupon he
writes: "How little one knows the enemies
that surround us' How helpless wp are
before those foesl Why. we were all asleep,
and the cobra going about our bed kia
nins herself." Pah Mail Gazette.
The Ancients and Tobacco.
Some religious journals are printing a
oaragraph to the effect that the late Pro-
.V-sor Hitchcock, of this city, held that
-obacco was known to the ancu-nts and
hat it name was derived from Bacchus,
he god of wine. The weed wa offored to
5aecaus as a votive offering, and as tho
1 uive cae of Bacchus in Grek is "To
Barcho," the narcotic gradually got that
name. Of course any scholar will at once
ee that Dr. Hitchoock was too good a
irecian to have fathered such an absurd
As a matter of fact, the late President
Hitchcock, of Amherst, made the Kugges
tion in question as a bit of pleasantry in a
humorous book which he once published.
Tho ancients didn't have the good for we
mean of course the ancients didn'Undnlge
in the vice of nsin? tobacco, though they
probably would if tbey had known about
it. For the ancients were rara old boys in
their time, and were up to all the mischief
that was going. N w York Tribune.
About fcer lissom Umbs the samite dings,
And fat her hair I see the snake of gold;
I meet her glances sweet and soft and bold,
And in mine ear her sef t love soag she sings;
Low at my feet her trustless trust she flings.
1 know her well; lis she who, fold on fold,
In days long gone, round Merlin, wise and old,
Wrapped all her subtle coarsos, sweet threaten
ing. And tears and raEes. Dead? Ylviea dead?
You and I, and all men, for her sake
Daily forget ourselves, aid every day
Do hear the cry, O fool! Sha will not die
While there is still in man a heart to ache,
A brain to turn, a soul to lead astray.
Carlotta Perry In Fr.ick Leslie's Monthly.
A NYMPH OF FUffl
Many years ago, before the Turk may
the earth swallow him and oblivion his
memory came into our fair country, when
all our people worshiped the blessed Christ,
there stood upon the slopes of Ararat.apart
from all other habitations, a little cottage
nestling in flowers and embowered by the
trees of the forest.
Its inhabitants were an old man of Per
sian face and priestly dress and a young
girl of whose appearance little was known,
for although most unmaidenly she roamed
tho wooded slopes of the mountains, she
nevertheless fled from the presence of our
young Armenian hunters more swiftly
than the deer which they there pursued.
The women of our country, however, if
they do differ in reserve frem their western
kinswomen, still have their full share of
curiosity, and are as artful as any in satis
fying it. ThtiB they soon reported, with
unconscious malice, that the girl shunned
comparison with our dark eyed country
maidens, with their ripened color and
raven hnir, because her face possessed no
beauty, but was pale as marble, and that
tho wave of gold which the hunters de
scribed as following her flight was a mass
of unbound hair of the reddest sort!
Soon whispers spread tho rumor that
this old man and his daughter were heathen
"Gragabashd" as in our tongue wa call
those whom you more pleasingly denomi
nate Guebers or fire worshipers.
Why he had chosen Ararat for his home
remained ii mystery, vet therein the shadow
of that holy mount he lived and practiced
his dark rites. Surely no man but a stony
hearted Gueber could dwell in such a fa
vored spot and remain infideL Above him,
far in tho blue deep of heaven, pointing
with its snowy finger higher and still
higher, until it would seem that the strong
est eye must fail to follow Its glittering in
dex, and that the btiffest neck must bow
in awe of the Creator, rose the grand old
peak of Ararat. Down through tho green
of the tree tops its white splendor gleamed
upon the cottage of tho Persian. Yet he
looked not up, save to salute the sun in his
Here, in tho very center of the world,
perchance on tho very spot where the
smoke of the first sacrifice of a purified
world arose to Noah's God, he made his
unholy adorations to the same false deity
whom the wicked worshiped before the
avenging deluge swept them away. Even
when his god of a day was passing away
in tho evening and tho shadows of the
sacred mountain, immutable, eternal, fell
upon his home even then unholy prayers
and chantings were heard by the chance
passer by, who crossed himself and hur
ried on in terror. None dared put them
selves in reach of his conjurations and all
shunned tho neighborhood.
Then the war with our Persian oppres
sors came on, and the righteously indig
nant Armenians -would have risen and put
him and his daughter to death, and sacri
ficed his cottage to his god of fire, had they
not been restrained by tho only friend the
old Persian could count in all the valley,
young Vahan, the bravest youth of the
realm, tho son of our leader, Vartan.
I said that Prince Vahan was a friend of
tho Persian; he was more truthfully tho
lover of his daughter. One day before the
outbreak of the war he had been hunting
on the slopes of Ararat. His thoughts had
wandered from the chase, and plunged In
reverie he had allowed his horse to drop
into a slow and noiseless walk over tho
thick carpet of fallen leaves, the work of
all the centuries since the flood. Sudden
ly he heard a voice, "What shall I suffer to
rid my father of his terrible curse?" Turn
ing townrd the place whence came the
voice he beheld standing underneath a pine
on a brook's side, with hands uplifted to a
ray of sunlight which streamed down
through the green roof above, a being who
seemed to Vahan's deluded eyes the ideal
of hII beauty, parity and truth.
"Oh, spirit of the earth, or air, or light
or water, for thou seenicst to be the soul of
all," he cried; "oh, d-ad of the pine, or
naiad of the brook, or sylph of the sun
beam, what can Vahan do to reverence, or
if thon perchance be mortal, to aid thee?"
Perhaps it was his noble faee and earnest
mien as well as poetic language for he
hnd been reared In Athens that assured
her that he was not of the rough peasant
lads from whom she hact often fled, or per
chance the beautiful witch had already be
gun to practice her evil enchantments; be
this as it may. sho listened to his words
and told her name and condition.
Thenceforth Vahan spent his days in
hunting and his tughls-in dreaming of the
maiden whom be daily met by the brook
under the great pine on the mountain side.
His dreams were of a maiden fair and holy
featured as the Virgin, and rich in a flood
of hair, fine as though spun of sunbeams
and soft as Magdalen's locks that wiped
the feet of our Lord.
Oh, the craft of a wicked woman! How
she seemed to love hiral Then the Persian
war began. How her tenderness increasedl
The youth of Armenia hastened with ar
dor to tho frontier, but Vahan still wasted
his days in the chase of love. His parents
upbraided him, his companions entreated,
the old men reminded him of his former
deeds and the present need of his valor to
lead the Armenians to victory; but still he
would not go. Often he said, "I will go
to-morrow;" but to-morrow found him still
delaying by the brook, and again to-morrow
found him on his steed pricking fast
to the mountain cottage, earnestly resolved
to take that farewell embrace which an
other to-morrow again renewed. Perhaps
at that time the girl really loved Vahan,
and wished him safe from the dangers of
war; yet the outcome seems to indicate
that love for her fellow countrymen, the
Persian Guebers, prompted her allure
ments to delay the departure of the young
Armenian hero, the flower of the army.
Entreaties of parents and friends at last
prevailed, and Vahan departed to the war.
Before his coming the Persians bad been
almost uniformly victorious, but now the
bravery and generalship of the new leader
aroused the despairing Armenians to re
newed courage, and the tide of victory was
Meanwhile spies had discovered in the
mountain cottage the cause of the prince's
long delay. Thenceforth it was continu
ally watched. One night a man was capt
ured while stealthily departing from the
place. His speech and brave attempt to
outrun the horsemen proved him to be
one of the swift footed Persian couriers.
He carried a message from the old Persian
fire worshiper, containing evidence of the .
most diabolical treachery, the revelation of
all of Vahan's military plans, which, in
his confidence and entliu.ia&ra, he must
have revealed to the old man. Last of all
there was a plot for luring the prince into
The courier was slain, at once, and the
old m and his daughter dragged before
the court of Arsaenia. The father cenf eased
everything, and with erect fena and flash
in or tm fvmn brautrad of the Dartiai success
M Ih is a solid handsome coke op
scouring soap which has no equal
for all cleaning purposes excepHn
the laundryTo use iHs to value iN-
What will S1P0II0 do I Why it will c!eaa paint, maie oil-cloths briffht,
and give the floor?, tables and shelTCS a new appearance. It will take tho
grease off the dishes and off the pots and pans. You can scour the knives and.
forks Tilth, it, and make the tin things shine brightly. Tho "wash-basin, the
bath-tub, eTen the gre.vy kitchen sink Ttlll be as clean as a new pin If yon nso
SAPOLIO. One cake Tflll prove all ire say. Be a deter housekeeper and try itl
BEWARE OF IMITATIQHS. THERE IS BUT ONE SAPOLIO.
ENOCH W5GRC5AETS SONS CO.. SEW YORK.
or nis pmns. xjuc ne oeggea. piteously ror
the life of his daughter, and said that she
knew nothing of the plan for Vahan's be
trayal, and that even he loved the young
man so well that he had planned capture
where death would have been more easily
accomplished. So great was the people's
love for their prince that their rage knew
no bounds. The old man was condemned
to death by fire. He stood in the midst of
tho flames more like a martyr than the ac
cursed sorcerer that he was, and cried as
the fire raged about him, "O spirit of fire!
I thank thee that my sin against thee is
purified in thine embraces!"
Such was the force of the father's en
treaties, and such was the saintly beauty
of her own pure face, that some would
have freed tho maiden. But many a beauty
among the court ladies, on whom Vahan
had ever looked with disdain, could scarce
restrain her nails from plowing that
face, whose crime in her eyes was not
that it had caused Armenia the loss of
many victories, but that it had won the
love of Vahan. She was condemned to
the milder death by the sword, though
many thought her a viler magician than
her father, so wickedly fair was her en
chantment of beauty, for our priests tell
us, in the words of the Holy Book, that
tho devil often appears as an angel of
While she lay in prison, awaiting execu
tion, Vahan heard of her condition. Curs
ing her judges and betrayers, ho took
horse for the capital. Ho rode like tho
wind, night and day, and even his Koord
Ish mare, that, under a forayer, had jour
neyed for three days without food or rest,
whose limbs were like marble in their
firmness, dropped dead on the second
morning. Four horses died beneath the
furious rider, and still he came too late.
On tho morning of his arrival the maiden
had been brought into tha public square,
and taken upon the platform constructed
in its center. None of the spectators had
ever seen so beautiful a being. Down
from her queenly head, about the fairest
of faces and loveliest of forms, rippling
even to her feet, fell tho richness of her
hair, soft and silken as tho spider's thread,
and golden as the sunlight. This glorious
witchery tho executioner severed first to
allow the free sweep of his sword. Tho
vindictive queen, Vahan's mother, was by
her side, and gathered up the locks as they
felL Then she scattered them to the
winds, and laid a curse upon them, saying:
"O gleaming locks of the Fire Witch, that
like a marsh light would have lured my
son to destruction, be ye scattered to tho
four corners of the world, to be a witness
to Armenian and to Persinn, to Christian
and to unbeliever, of tho wickedness of
this enchantress! A curse be on you, that
ye rest not forever, either upon the earth
or sea or in tho heaven that the memory
of her treachery may ever remain!"
As she ended down the valley In the dis
tance camo Vahan, urging a wearied steed
and crying, "Innocentl innocent!" But
the executioner was deaf to all commands
save tho queen's, and blind to all beauty,
even that of a saint, for saint tho maiden
Burely seemed, with tho shorn locks of
gold surrounding her sorrowful face as
the halo hovers over tho weeping Mother
Mary. The great two handed sword whis
tled through the air, and the enchantress
was no more. Tho queen and all that wero
there fled like cowards from the frantic
curses of Vahan. All alone did he mourn
over her body, and then departed to throw
away his life in desperate battle with the
Persians. He and Vartan, his father, per
ished on the day when Armenia was freed.
Still, over tho hills and valleys, foresta
and streams, float tho silken hairs on
which the curse was laid. They rest not,
neither on the earth below nor in tho
heaven above, but float forever between
them, a memorial to all the world of the
saint like enchantress, and tho little Ar
menian children say, as they see tho long
golden threads stretching over the mead
ows in motionless suspense, "There floats
tho Voki-Vosdein, the spirit spider thread
that would have caught Vahan in its
But in Persia they revere the old man
and his daughter as patriots and martyrs,
and look on tho gossamer as a memorial
of that virtue which triumphs over love
and death itself.
Yet, however that may be, whether she
was angel or fiendish enchantress, the Ar
menians to this day cannot abide red hair.
Marion M. Miller in Short Stories.
Recently a Bavarian paper gave an Im
pressive account of the experience of an
English family at Oberammcrgau. Tho
worthy paterfamilias appears to have tele
graphed from Paris for lodgings and tick
ets for tho play. He received in reply a
promise of both. He came and stopped
for two days, and was then presented with
a bill amounting to 437 marks, or nearly
22, and made up of items like these: Sit
ting room, three days, CO marks; two bed
rooms with six beds, ISO marks; bed for
counrr, 15 marks; bed for maid, 21 marks;
board f r six perrons, two days, 72 marks;
twelve liners, at 4 marks, 43 marks; fire
and 1 .'s, 12 marks; board for courier and
maid, 1i taarks, and so on.
On the top of this the maid fell ill
through sleeping in a damp bed, and her
complaint was pronounced to be typhus,
and this resulted in another claim for 500
marks I presume as compensation for the
infection. Finally, havingthus paid nearly
1,000 marks for their two days' fun, the
family never got any tickets and left with
out seeing toe play.
Professor Orton, while urging the im
perative necessity of taking action to re
strict the wasteful use of natural gas, ad
mits that even the utrictest regulations
cannot prevent Che exhaustion of the sun
ply in a few years.
Receipt for Fnrniture Varnlxh.
A good shellac varnish for furniture on
floors is given by a French cabinet maker:
Five pounds of pale shellac, one ounce of
mastic and five or six pints of alcohoL Dis
solve in the cold to prevent the evapora
tion of the alcohol, stirring constantly.
The ancient Greets and Rom-rs trer?
fond of athletic swirt, suefc - n anin
boxinr aid wrestlins, aad t-b zxv them
the JJrung, healthy and vi.rn bodies
which are seen in their fsaous wttipture
proerve4rin the nmsenms and galleries of
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorta.
Let Them Know If Toa Are Coraln;.
A prompt response is n urgent duty in
the case of receiving an invitation. It is
only justice to the friend who gives you at.
invitatian that you let L. r know at once
whether or not it is accepted by you. I
once invited a large company of friends to
attend nn evening entertainment and spend
tho night at my home. 1 lived in the coun
try and at such a distance from supplies as
to render such an invitation an almost
heroic act of hospitality.
My invited guests had abundant oppor
tunities of understanding the difficulties
of my situation, and I had asked for a re
sponse, yet only one of the five families in
cluded in tho invitation had the grace to
reply. Do you think I felt very amiable as
I prepared lodgings and table for these
good people and awaited in suspense their
possible arrival? West Shore.
Mr. "W. Falrley, mining engineer, of
Rugeley, has compiled from the reports of
her majesty's inspectors of mines a table
showing the number and ratio of deaths
from mining accidents in Great Britain
from 1851 to 1889, those occurring in Ire
land being included bince 1872. In the first
named year the deaths numbered 9S4, and
tho persons employed 210,217, or a ratio of
1 in 219. In 1889 1,034 persons lost their
lives, out of n total of 503,733 men em
ployed, the ratio thus being 1 in 530.
The casualities in 1889 were made up as fol
lows: By explosions, 138; by falls of roofs
and sides. 4G3; by miscellaneous accidents,
401. The average ratio of deaths through
out the period 1851-1889 is estimated to be
1 in 369. Philadelphia Ledger.
A Jnit Bebufce.
A tourist had taken up his lodgings at
an Inn which did not quite come up to his
expectations, and happening to sit at the
dinner table next to a strange lady he ad
dressed her as follows:
"Have you been long imprisoned in this
"I am not a prisoner, though I have been
here a long time, for I am the mistress of
this establishment and have to feed the ani
mals." I nd or Tid-Bits.
For Sera Eyes, Flcah Wonads, Bans.
PUcs, Felos3. it is magical. 25 eta
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Recsratnended by feadisg Phjsb'ar.3
Purlj Testable and prfeetir
h&rmlos SiMty a!ll)rugfrtta,cr
Mnt, jior-ratd,ln p'ain wrapper on
receipt of H'-i. Write for circular.
tiie oicr inrmci.ic Co,
Charles Lawrence, 102 East
Yan Werden o Co., 32S North
Gus Saur, 524 East Douglas
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioneer Lumberman
of SedgTvick County.
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :-: 1870.
A. Complete Stock of Pine Lumber,
Shingles, LA.th, Doors, Saab,
etc., always on hand.
OfficuMl yarrls on Jfonnlr Tna fcotwrea
DouCHtt avenoe said First ittrnct. ltnrocn yrU.
11. T. Kaxxes. XM't Cashier.
Wichita National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL.
SURPLUS. - -
8.H.Kcha.A.vr.QitTw.X.W.lrr. LA, wj.
ton. S. T. Tattle, N. E KteAerlAadtr. W. K. Tok-,
J obA PTldon. J. C Rtrua.
Do a General Demhtng, Collecting
enl Brokerage JBvMnes.
Eastern and PetreJcn Xxcljnre
bought and sold. U&ftcdStatag beads,
of all denominations beaxbi asdaeki.
County, TemraaUp aad Moaieipcl
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
VT earrr cexpTct lia of H k!ss cf Beokj
and BUnkx raeh aa iwtul fcr Real Eatat Aresu
ccaattCac cf DemU. Horufkre. .fctacU. Rocelst
Eoota, Jiota books, rVsaS KHr. 5arr TbOc
Kncsr&a aad Blania. Cestxart SastoL rMfcMKeal
JjtXMXm Boofca tor Farm aad Cttr TivjW.r. etc Or-
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PRINTERS, BINDERS 11 BLA1 BOOK MIS.
All kinds of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Leal blanks of every des
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blanks. Job printing of all kinds. Wo bind la-wand
medical Journals andnagaxine periodicals fall
kinds at prices as loir as Chicago aad Jfew York and
guaran tee work just as good. Orders sent by mall
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J. a DAVIDSOS, rtvMeaV .,,, . "f-T. BABOOOC. Vteo President.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY,
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000.
DIRECTORS John Qulncy Adaras, John C Derst, Chas. C ffoed, C. JL.
Walker, Thos. G, Fitch, John E. Sanford, W. T. Babcock.
W.3S. Stanley and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOANED IN SOUTHERN KANSAS
"oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office -with Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Donilas, "WicMta, Kan
When ordering atato WHAT form Is
L. C. JACKSON
Wholesale and Retail Doalcr is all kinds of
Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
AND : ALL : KINDS : OF : BUILDING : MATERIAL.
Main orace112 Bouth Fourth Avenue Branch Office 131 North Main Btr4
Yards connected with all railrc.ads La the city
577 Miles - 1105 Minute.
via SANTA FE ROUTE.
Vestibule Pullman Sleefers.
Vestibule Dining Caks,
Free Reclining Chaiu Cars.
Inquire of W. D. Murdook, local agent
for further specimens of railroad mathe
matics. It. Powrix, rrMent n. T. Brv, V. Tra
('. W. V LLrn. Jr.. Castuer.
Fourth National Bank.
PAID DP CAPITAL,
SURPLUS, - -
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Amo I.. Honk. F. W. Waller. U. W. Lrrlmorjo
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, KAN.
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Vfaat a attaaSoa,
yitst to tell fkra.
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Want, to mgh a7 turn loan.
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tax. Harper. Attica, Garden Plain.
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OXACQUMKTia WITH THI OiOOftAPHT Of TI COV"TtY Rl
oitmn uuex wromunoN toom a rrvot or tmi hap or mt
Qicaio, Boer. Island & Pacific Bj.
Includlnz Z.tni Et and "West of tfea XUaesri
River. Tb Straot ltoute to an 1 from OHZCASO,
ROOK IDLAItD. DAVKTTPOKT. DKS XODnW.
COUNCIL BLUTTa. WATKRTOWJf, SIOUX
FAIX8, MINNKA.POLIB. ST PAUL. BT. JOS
EPH. ATCHIBOW. UKAVENWOB.TJI. KAKIAI
CITY. TOPEKA. 1JENVEK, COLOXACO P'XM
and PURRLO. JTieaRaclinJoffCbalrCaro toaa4
from CHICAGO. OAIiDWKLL, XUTCXXXaOM
and DO DOE CTTT, and Palaca laaptaf Can b-
twoea ciiicaoo. wicirrrA and inrrcicxjrftOH.
DaUjrTrniaa to aad troia KLNQriailXX. la U
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPXESS TftAJNl
Of Three eh Coaches. BUpr, aad Slntov Cart
daily butwe.n CIIICAOO, DXl XOQCM. OOUW
CIZ. BLU7TB and OMAHA, and Traa JUoUalaa
Chair Cam batwoen caiiCAOO ana DZirrsK,
COLORADO BFItEtOO and PU3SDLO, Tta M. Joa
cph. or Kansas Cltr and Topaka. XxeTtntoaa
I illy, with Choica of Iloutaa to aad trvm aall
Lalta. Portland. LoaAntrla end Ban Pranclsco.
Tho Dlrct Una to and frem Tlkfu Paak. aCaal
tou. Oardn or tha Oods. tha fianitaxtuma, aad
Scania Orandeurs of Colorado,
Via Tho Albert Lea ftiutm.
Boltd Express Trains dallrbatwaan CbtcKroantf
Mlcnsapolla and St. Paul, nrtta THBOUOX JU
dining Chair Cars PKEK) to and from Utoaa
points and Kansas Cltr. Throufh Chair Car and
Blecpar botwaan Fsorla. Spirit Laks aad Sioux
Talis via Hook Island. Tie JTavoriU Una to
"Watenown. Sioux Tails, tha BuxiuasrSeorU aad
Hun Una and ITiMca; arou&Aa of tha JTortnweet.
Tha Bbort Lin ria Beosca aad Xankakaa o8rt
facilities to travel to and frem Indianapolis, Ola
rthnati a&d otbar Southern points.
For Tickets. SCsps. JTelders. or desJrad Ursrma.
tlou. apply at aarCevson Ticket Ofios, radiraas
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Osal Xanaasr Oeal Tkt. A Paas. Aft.
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Oecar.'wasUsa; waaksesa, loaisasak . a, I wilt
end a valaakla treatise (seal4l aoMal&lna; faU
Wrtlenlan for ear. PrtJLKcr'
aVlsaaid ataotteal work t sbonlib re4 bj rrwf
Sua tr& U "erre-M and afctatas4. JLiI Irsiaj
Bead asdAdTtrtis, ix n" 'w"utTrir
MISSOURI :-: PACLFIG
Tae i palr r4a ts XaasM
City, St. h3m asrd CkiaMHM wa4 ail
Plat S act Kr, au
amu. 2Ts4r cmnsma. w
aad all psfBsrfrtra& a f alas art.
BOLTD DJEZLY TXillS
St Louis, Kansas City, Puebfo
Pallman Buffet Bleeping Cars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
Tbe Shortest JUiut to U LeaLt.
iLOCa AS 01TT TO ST. L01TI2.
PmlLMA Soffit Sleep Cars.
JfrM Radial CkMr Oar.
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