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3?fee SHicMta ga l0le: jrfclag ffrmhtim ovembtt 7, 1&90.
"Rifleman, shoot ma a fanoy shot
Straight at the heart of yon prowling vidctto;
Bing me a ball in the glittering spot
That shines on his breast like an amulet 1"
"Ah, captain! here goes fr.r a fine drawn bead,
Tboro'e music around when my barrel's in tune 1"
Crack went the rifle, the messenger sped,
And dead from his horse fell the ringing dra
goon. "Now, rifleman, steal through the bushes and
From your victim soma trinket to handle first
Jl button, a loop, or that luminous patch
That gleams, in the moon, like a diamond stud!"
"Oh, captain 1 1 staggered, and sunk in my track,
When I gazed on the faco of that fallen vidette,
For he looked so like you, as he lay on his back,
That my heart rose within me and masters me
"But I snatched off the trinket this locket of
An inch from tho center my lead broke ita way,
Scarce grazing the picture, so fair to behold,
Of a beautiful lady in bridal array."
"Hal rifleman, fling me the locket! 'tis she.
Sly brother's young bride and the fallen dra
goon Was her husband Hush 1 soldier, 'trras Heaven's
We must bury him there by tho light of tho
But hark! the far bugles their warnings unite;
War is a virtue, weakness a sin:
There's a lurking and loping around us to-night-Load
again, rifleman; keep your hand in!"
Charles D. Shanley.
THE BISARA 0E POOREE
The author of this stary. Rudyard Kipling, Is a
young Kngllshman who hns lived most of his life
fn British India. His btories of that country,
vritten during personal contact irith ita people
And the Untich army, have recently attracted a
groat deal of attention both in England and
Some natives say that it came from the
other side of Kulu, where tho eleven inch
temple Sapphire is. Others that it was
made at tho devil shrine of Ao-Chung in
Thibet, was stolen by a KaGr, from him by
a Gurkha, from him again by a Lahouli,
from him by a khitmatar, and by this
latter sold to an Englishman, so all its vir
tue was lost; because, to work properly,
tho Bisara of Pooree nmsfc bu stolen with
Woodshed if possible, but, at any rate,
Thcs3 stories of the coming into India
ore all false. It was made at Pooree ages
since tho manner of its makinu would iill
a small book was stolen by ono of tho
templo dancing girls there, for her own
purposes, and then passed on from hand to
hand, steadily northward till it reached
Hanla; always bearing the same name
tho Bisara of Pooree. In shape it is a tiny
square box of silver, studed outside with
eight small blas rubies. Inside the box,
which opens with a spring, is a little eye
less fish, carved from some sort of dark,
shiny nut, and wrapped in a shred of faded
gold cloth. That is the Bisara of Pooree,
and it wero better for a man to take a king
cobra in his hand than to touch the Bisara
All kinds of magic are out of date, and
done away with except in India, whero
nothing changes in spite of the shiny, toy
scum stuff that people caH "civilization."
Any man who knows about tho Bisara of
Pooree will tell you what its powers are
always supposing that it has been honestly
stolen. It is tho only regularly working,
trustworthy love charm in the' country,
Vrith one exception.
Tho other charm is in the hands of a
trooper of the Nizam's Horse, at a place
called Tuprani, due north o Hyderabad.
This can bo depended upon for a fact.
Some one else may explain it.
If tho Bisara be not stolen, but given or
bought or found, it turns against its owner
in three years, and leads to ruin or death.
This is nnother fact which you may ex
pluin when you have time. Meanwhile,
you can laugh at it. At prosent tho Bisara
Js safe on an ekka pony's neck, insido tho
blue bead necklaco that keeps ofl the evil
eye. If the ekka driver over finds it, and
wears it or gives it to his wife, I am sorry
A very dirty hill-cooly woman, with
goiter, owned it at Theog in ISS-i. It camo
Into Simla from the north before Churton's
khitmatgar bought it, and sold it for thrco
times its silver value, to Churton, who col
lected curiosities. Tho servant knew no
more what ho hnd bought than the master;
but a man looking over Churton's collec
tion of curiosities Churton was an assist
ant commissioner, by the way saw and
held his tongue. He was an Englishman,
hut knew how to believe. "Which shows
that ho was different from most English
men. Ho knew that it was dangerous to
have any share in the little box when work
ing or dormant; for unsought love is a ter
Pack "Grubby" Pack, as wo used to
call him was in every way a nasty littlo
man, who must have crawled into the army
by mistake. He was three inches taller
than his sword, but not half so strong.
And the sword was a llfty-shilliuc, tailor
made one. Nobody liked him, and I sup
pose it was his wizenedness and worthless
ncss that made him fall so hopelessly in
love with Miss Hollis, who was good and
hwect and five foot seven in her tennis
chocs. Ho was not content with falling in
love quietly, but brought all tho strength
of his miserable little nature into tho busi
ness. If he had not lecn so objectionable, ono
might have pitied him. Ho vapored, and
fretted and fumed, and trotted up and
down, and tried to make himself pleasing
in Miss Hollis' big, quiet, gray eyes, and
failed. It was one of the cases that you
couH'times meet even in this country
whero wo marry by code, of a really blind
attachment all on one sido, without tho
faintest possibility of return. Miss Hollis
looked ou Pack as some sort of vermin run
ning about the road. Ho had no prospects
beyond captain's pay, and no wits to help
thatout by one anna. In a largesized man
lovo liko his would have been touching. In
n good man it would have been grand. Ho
being what he was, it was only a nuisance.
Ion will believe this much. What you
will not believe is what follows: Churton
and Tho Man Who Knew what the Bisara
was wore lunching at the Simla club to
gether. Churton was complaining of life
in general. His best mare had rolled out
of stable down the hill audhad broken her
back; his decisions were being reversed by
tho upper courts more than an assistant
commissioner of eight years' standing has
a right to expect; he knew liver and fever,
and for weeks post had felt out of sorts.
Altogether he was disgusted and disheart
ened. Simla club dining room is built, as all
the world knows, in two sections, with an
arch arrangement dividing them. Come
in, turn to your left, take the table under
the window, and you cannot see any one
who baa come in, turned to the right and
taken a tablo on the right side of tho arch.
Curiously enough, every word that you
say can be heard not only by the other
diner, but by the servants beyond the
Bcrcon rnrough which they bring dinner.
This is worth knowing. An echoing room
is a trap to bo forewarned against.
Half in fun and half hoping to be be
liered. The Man Who Knew told Churton
the itory of the Eisara of Pooree at rather
greater length than I have told it to you
in this place; winding up with a sugges
tion that Churton might as well throw the
little bdx down the hill and see whether
all his troubles would go with it. In ordi-
5i3iQ car- the talc Vos onIv
an interesting bit oi ioik lore. Churton
laughed, said that he felt better for hi3
tiffin, and went out. Pack had been tiffin
ing by himself to the right of the arch, and
had heard everything. He was nearly mad
with his absurd infatuation for Miss Hol
lis, that all Simla had been laughing about
It is a curious thing that when a man
hates or loves beyond reason he is ready to
go beyond reason to gratify his feelings,
which he would not do for money or power
merely. Depend upon it, Solomon would
never have built altars to Ashtaroth and
all those ladies with queer names if there
had not been trouble of some kind in his
zenana, and nowhere else. But this is be
side the story. The facts of the case are
these: Pack called on Churton next day
when Churton was out, left his card and
stole the Bisara of Pooree from its place
under the clock on the mantelpiece! Stole
it like the thief he was by nature. Threo
days later all Simla was electrified by the
news that Miss Hollis had accepted Pack
the shrivelled rat, Pack! Doyoudesiro
clearer evidence than thi3? The Bisara of
Pooree had been stolen, and it worked as
it had always done when won by foul
There arc three or four times in a man's
life when he is justified in meddling with
other people's affairs to play Providence.
The Man Who Knew felt that he was jus
tified; but believing and acting on a belief
are quite different things. The insolent
satisfaction of Pack as he ambled by tho
side of Miss Hollis, and Charton's striking
release from liver as soon as the Bisara of
Pooree had gone, decided the Man. He
explained to Churton, and Churton laugh
ed because he was not brought up to be
lieve that men on the government house
list steal at least little things. But tho
miraculous acceptance by Miss Hollis of
that little tailor Pack decided him to take
steps on suspicion. He vowed that he only
wanted to find out where his ruby studded
silver box had vanished to. You cannot
accuse a man on the government houso
list of stealing. And if you rifle his room
you arc a thief yourself. Churton, prompt
ed by the Man Who Knew, decided on bur
glary. If he found nothing in Pack's
room but it is not nice to think of what
would have happened in that case.
Pack went to a dance at Benmore Ben
more was Benmore in tho:c days, and not
an office and danced fifteen waltzes out of
twenty-two with Miss Hollis. Churton
and the Man took all tho keys that they
could lay hands on, and went to Pack's
room in the hotel, certain that his servants
would be away. Pack was a cheap soul.
He had not purchased a decent cash box to
keep his papers in, but one of those native
imitations that you buy for ten rupees. It
opened to any sort of key, and there at the .
bottom, under Pack's insurance policy, '
lay the Bisara of Pooree! '
Churton allied Pack names, put the Bi- !
sara of Pooree in his pocket, and went to j
dance with the Man. At least he camo in j
time for supper, and saw the beginning of j
the end m Miss Hollis' eyes. She was hys
terical after supper, and was taken away
by her mamma.
At the dance, with the abominable Bisara
in his pocket, Churton twisted his foot on
one of tho steps leading down to the old
rink, and had to bo sent home in a rick
shaw, grumbling. He did not believe in
tho Bisara of Pooree any more for this
manifestation, but he sought out Pack
and called him some ugly name, and "thief"
was the mildest of them. Pack took the
names with tho nervous smile of a little
man who wants both soul and body to re
sent an insult, and went his way. There
was no public scandal.
A week later, Pack got his definite dis
missal from Miss Hollis. There had been
a mistake in the placing of her affections,
she said. So he went away to Madras,
where he can do no great harm even if he
lives to be a colonel.
Churton insisted upon the Man Who
Knew taking the Bisara of Pooree as a gift.
The Man took it, went down to tho Cart
road at once, found an ekka pony with a
blue bead necklace, fastened the Bisara of
Pooree inside the necklace with a piece of
shoestring, and thanked heaven that ho
was rid of a danger. Remember, in caso
you ever find it, that you must not destroy
tho Bisara of Pooree. I have not time to
explain why just now, but tho power lies
in the little wooden fish. Mr. Guber
natis or Max Muller could tell you more
about it than I.
You will say that all this story is mado
up. Very well. If ever you come across a
little silver, ruby studded box, seven
eighths of an inch long by three-quarters
wide, with a dark brown wooden fish,
wrapped in gold cloth, insido it, keep it.
Keep it for three years, and then you will
discover for yourself whether my story is
true or false.
Better still, steal it as Pack did, and yon
will be sorry that you had not killed your
self 'n the beginning. Rudyard Kipling.
Tabby's Shrewd Act.
A queer natural history fairy tale comes
from Scotland. At Haddington a cat gavo
birth to four kittens, and with her off
spring took up her abode in the garden
summer house. Three of the kittens wero
removed, and the lady of the house, on vis
iting the summer house the next day, was
surprised to find that the fourth kitten
had also disappeared. Search was made,
but to no avail. Several days passed, and
the attention of the inmates was attracted
by tho somewhat stealthy movements of
the mother cat, when it was seen to go re
peatedly to a thick arch of honeysuckle in
the garden. Here the missing kitten was
found safely ensconced in a blackbird's
nest. A better retreat could not have been
chosen, as the nest was fully seven feet
from the ground and in the thickest part
of tho honeysuckle. Hero tho kitten re
mained apparently comfortable in its novel
quarters. Boston Journal.
Laryngitis is au inflammation of tho
larynx, the organ of tho voice. This in
flammation would not be specially danger
ous but for the narrowness of the "chink"
in tiic larynx and tho unyielding character
of the surrounding walls. Tho sucking
caused by the inflammation as it crowds
inward tends to obstruct and oven to close
the opening. In many cases the dauger is
further increased by a frequent spasmodic
action of Uk laryngeal muscles, somewhat
as in whooping cough.
Laryngitis may be cither acute or
chronic. The acute form is the more imme
diately dangerous, but different coses of
tho acute form differ greatly in this re
spect, according as the inflammation is
confined to the mucous membrane or ex
tends to tho tissues beneath. Youth's
IJcpf Eaten in tho Metropolis.
The figures of tho western dressed meat
trades in New York aro startling. Ono
hundred thousand tous or 200,000 000
Iounds of beef, or 803,000 carcasses of beef;
820,000 calves, or 40.000,000 pounds of veal;
5,000,000 pounds of mutton from 00.000
sheep, and 100,000 boss, making 14,000,000
pounds of pork, are about what the met
ropolitan district used in one year. This
estimate does not include the vast amounfr
sent from New York as a distributing
point, bnt the home consumption alone,
New York News.
The Armenians have all kinds of snper
stitious theories about diseases of children.
If tho baby has malaria he must be bathed
in water that has dripped from a mill
wheel, and if a child under 9 years of age
dies the parents engagt a prie&t to pray far
eight days for him. If a man is dying a
cat must not Ixr allowed to run over tha
roof of the room in which he is lying, and
if a cat succeeds in leaping over him it is a
sign that his soal willbeescommnnicAted.
Frank G. CarsaBUxiB Nations! Tribune
HIS OWN DEFENSE.
"Hi-re I you? honor's permission to
maku a statement?"
"Your honor," cried Lawyer Lang,
springing to his feet, "your honor, before
you pass on this request, I should like to
make a statement myself."
"What is it, Mr. Lang?" asked the judge.
"It's just this," said Mr. Lang with
something more than his usual acerbity;
"you remember of course that when this
rhan, Cephas Love, was first brought to
trial he was without counsel, that he re
fused to secure any, and that you therefore
peremptorily appointed me as such. The
apoointment was useless, for the defendant
has absolutely and unconditionally refused
to say a word to me concerning his case.
"I wish it to be distinctly understood,
however, that this silence of the defendant's
has been maintained in tho face of my most
diligent efforts to break down his reserve,
for while I first accepted your honor's in
junction perfunctorily, I ended by becom
ing deeply interestJ in what is certainly a
unique case so far as my practice goes.
What I wish to state with particular stress
is that I am absolutely and entirely ignor
ant of the nature of the statement which
Mr. Love has asked permission to make.
In fact, sir, all I can officially claim to
know of this man is that on the 14th of
this month of August, 1S90, he was found
in the very act. of throttling another man
to death at No. SG3 Pine street; that he
was arrested in flagrante delictu by Officer
Thomson, and that he has been confined in
the city prison ever since. He is no more
a client of mine than he is your honor, and
it would lxj a gross misuse of terms to stylo
him a 'defendant.' "
As Mr. Lang sat down the man referred
to as Cephas Love shook hands with him
cordially, and repeated his request for a
"It is a rather unusual proceeding at
this stae of the trial," said the judge, "for
a person in your position to make a state
ment, but the whole proceedings in this
case have teen unusual. Moreover I have
not the right to deny yon. Do you wish
your statement to appear as evidence?"
"Take your place on the witness stand
then and be sworn."
He repeated the clerk's mumble-jumble
of words with slow emphasis, and laid an
intonation upon the concluding ords,
"So help me, God," that gave them a rev
erential effect not often heard in that court
The sketch which the artist of a morning
paper was at this moment making showed
a tiny, neat man, sitting primly with
crossed legs and smoothing out the folds
of a red silk handkerchief spread over his
knees. His hands, face and scalp were of
a false ruddiness that was caused by a net
work of small veins in the skin, and that
was made all the more vivid by the con
trast of a fringe of flax white hair and two
patches of close trimmed whiskers that lay
on each cheek like small powder puffs.
His eyes were light blue and moist, his lips
thin and straight, and the rest of his feat
ures ordinary and inexpressive. He was
dressed in a suit of dark gray clothes, and
looked something between an upper ser
vant and a small lawyer. There had been
even more than tho usual interest felt in
the case, the court room was crowded, and
when the prisoner began there was a
strained attention to hear what he had to
"My name is correctly given on the docu
ments in the case, I believe," he began, "be
sides which it has been on the city direc
tory for the past thirty-two years. It is
Cephas Clavering Love, although the mid
dle name is very seldom used. I am 03
years of age, and was born at Memphis,
Tenn., on the 13th of April, 1S27. I camo
to San Francisco thirty-three years como
next Christmas eve, and for twenty-ono
years thereafter I was a cleric for the law
firm of Kittridge & Shaw, as I believe your
honor well knows. For tho past twelve
years I have been engaged in the law sta
tionery department of Messrs. Rocker &
Co. Q'bese gentlemen, together with many
others, I understand I have the right to
summon as witnesses to testify as to my
general good character, but I shall put
none of them to this inconvenience"
"Proceed, Mr. Love," said the judge, for
the witness nad stopped, and was nervous
ly rubbing the palms of his small, withered
hands with his handkerchief.
"Thank you, your honor," said the old
man; "I'm not used to making long
speeches. All I need further say in any
preliminary way about myself is that I am
a widower, with one married daughter
living in Norfolk, Ya.; that I am a member
of Dr. Wall's church; that I live temper
ately, drinking but little and smoking
less; that I am a quiet, law respecting, God
fearing old man. Yet I sit here today in
this court a murderer."
"Your honor," exclaimed Mr. Lang,
once more springing to his feet, "I must
insist that the witness be instructed.
Your honor knows that a plea of not
guilty was entered in the court of examina
tion, and a similar plea has been formally
entered in this court of arraignment. This
man is on trial; he has not been convicted,
and I call upon your honor to instruct the
witness that he must not use such terms
of self accusation, as well as to inform the
jury that they pay no attention to the wild
words of the witness."
"The witness is thoroughly conversant
with legal practices, I believe, Mr. Lang,"
said the judge, "and fully appreciates the
gravity of his position and the necessity
for carefully weighing what he has to say.
"Excuse rac, your honor," said the old
man Love, gently stretching out a some
what shaky hand toward the judge; "you
need not caution me, your honor. I am,
as yon say. thoroughly aware of the grav
ity of my words and position. What I
say is simply the truth, and the truth can
injure no one. I am a murderer, and I
purpose telling the story of my crime with
out attempting any palliation."
There was a stir in the court room, and
a veiled woman the mother of the victim,
it was said leaned forward in her chair
"Your honor," cried Mr. Lang, again on
those ready feet of his, "there is an at
tempt at sensationalism here," with a vi
brating forefinger pointed in the direction
of the sobbing woman, "and I ask that it
"Well, now," said the prosecuting at
torney with hot sarcasm, "we must say we
like that. During the whole of these pro
ceedings we haven't said a blessed word.
We've allowed yoH to put your man on the
witness stand with all the stage effect you
wanted and without a boo, and now, be
cause this poor, bereaved woman this
heart stricken mother gives way to her
natural grief when the damnable crime
that robbed ber of her darling is bronght
to her mind, yon, you, sir, who should be
the last man to make a sound, go to blab
bine about sensationalism. Why, sir"
"That will do, gentlemen,'' said the
jndge quietly, but firmly, for Mr. Lang
was actually bounding about in his anxiety
to make a retort. "Go on. sir." he added,
turning to the defendant, wbe duriag the
scnssion hjv; busied himself folding the
red handkercLief into a neat, square pack
age. "Since working for Messrs. Rocker &
Coe," Cephas Love continued, "I have
been in the habit of walking down to the
store along Pine street each morning from
my boarding house, at the corner of Lar
k:n and James streets. On the lfth of
June last, or it might have bt-en the ITth.
I noticed that No. S5, after having been
vacant for many months, was about to bo
tenant The next morning, and it was
a Friday, I remember, my attention was
again attracted to No. S63, and this time
bv a verr oeculiar incident. The two wiB-
cows on tno fp-oiaiu coor, vnero tho par
lor was evidently situated, were draped
with heavy curtains of some maroon col
ored stuff, after a fashion whivhused to be
in vogue for dining- rooms v. I on I was a
boy. As I was passing the house, the cur
tain nearer me was drawn as:dc and a face
peered outr-such a face as frightens a
child in what are called its 'had dreams.' '
"Describe it, Mr. Lovu," said Attorney
"I cannot," said the witness, puttingout
both hands in a gesture of repulsion that
was strangely energetic in a man seeming
ly so placid and undemonstrative; "it was
more of a mask than a face. Not one of
these grotesque masks, you understand,
but one of utter vacuity a btenk, an
emptiness, a soulless nothing. The eyes
were big, wide open, with the white show
ing all around the pupil between the fixed
lids; the cheeks pale and flabby, the nose
a line, and the mouth half open, with the
lower lip drooping."
Here a strauge thing happened, for while
the prisoner described" the face his own took
on that of tho creature ho was delineating,
until in the place of the little old gentle
man of semi-clerical aspect there appeared
the doddling head of a mowing idiot. The
red handkerchief had been snatched up
from where it lay smoothly folded over on
his knee and was now grasped in both
hands like a ball.
"I could only see hie face," said Lovo
dropping back, so to speak, into himself,
"because he brought the curtains close up
about his neck, like a garmentlike a
dressing gown. After I had moved on a
few paces I turned round, for so strange
was the impression produced on me that I
can liken it to little less than fascination.
Tho face had not moved, but the great
staring eyes were still fixed on me as the
eyes of a portrait done in oil painting al
ways seem to be, no matter where the ob
server may move. More than once during
the day I found myself thinking of this
vacant, fatuous face, and then toward the
afternoon I managed to dismiss it with the
resolution that it undoubtedly belonged
to some poor, unfortunate being, whose
friends preferred to take private charge of
him rather than to send him to an asylum,
and that his presence at the window was
due to tho temporary absence of those
whose duty it was to look after him. But
with all this common sense view of tho
matter, I found myself stupidly excited and
nervous as I drew near the house next
morning. Weil, sir I mean your honor
the fellow must have been watching for
me, for as I came opposite the windows
again a thin, white hund parted the cur
tains and the vacant face was turned once
more upon me. This time I thought that
the eyes, though fixed and wide open, had
the light of a nasty smile in them and that
the drooping lower lip was shot out In a
grimace of contempt. I had a stout walk
ing cano in my hand," said the witness,
jumping up, "and 1 threatened the fellow
with it in this way." Here he shook out
the red silk handkerchief and waved it
rapidly toward the jury box as though it
were a danger signal.
"Control yourself, Mr. Love," said he,
"and tell your story as calmly as possible."
"I will, your honor," ho replied, with
meekness and an instant change of de
meanor, although it was noted that great
beads of perspiration had broken out on
his forehead, and that, now and then, these
merged themselves one in the other and
then ran trickling down his face like an
overcharged raindrop on a window pane.
"For two or three days I changed my
way to the office," he continued, "and took
another street, so as to escape the sight of
this oppressive face. It was a useless pre
caution, however, for what had been a day
horror now became a nightmare. For the
first time in my life I became the victim of
insomnia. The horrible blank features
covered tho walls like a patterned paper;
thej were as visible in the darkness as in
the light, they kept my eyes open and
stared into them, and they covered mo like
waves rolling over my bed. The void,
meaningless face was with me in a hun
dred fantastic and distressing shapes, and
I felt that I could have strangled the beast
of a possessor had ho como within my
The little man's voice rose into a screech,
the dull blue eyes flashed like a moving
mirror, and hiii chest heaved, whilo he
twisted the red silk handkerchief into a
"On the morning of tho third sleepless
night," he went on, sinking his voice into
a hoarse whisper, while the crowd in the
court room leaned forward as one man to
hear what was being said "on the third
morning I got up and deterrnind to put an
end to it all. I took out a razor, threw
back my collar in this way, and was going
to cut my throat, when the idea entered
my head that I would first go and squeeze
the life out of my tormenting devil, and
then come back nud make way with myself.
Dressing hurriedly I ran downstairs and
into the street. 1 was in front of No. 8G3
like a flash of double greased lightning.
Quick as I was the monstrous villain was
just as quick. Back went the curtains, as
though jerked by red Zamiel himself, and
out shot the face a scarecrow that would
frighten the very blue birds-of heaven. No
doubt about it, the ghost liko thing was
mocking me now mocking my misery,
socking poor eld me, who had been
cursed by it for 40,000,000 years. I don't
know what I said. Call them black, bad
words. To hell with what I thought! All
the blood rushed to my head, until my
cars rang like the seven bells of kingdom
come. With a one, two, three, I was in
the house, and with a four, five, six, I was
squeezing his damned windpipe like this."
"Look out, judge!" yelled Mr. Lang,
while a cry of horror rose from the people.
The judge had been gently swinging
himself around in a quarter circle on his
chair, looking keenly now at the curious
witness and now inquiringly at tho prose
cuting attorney. As he srung around the
last time the prisoner kaped out from his
place, as though moved by a steel spring,
and flung himself upon the judge like a
cat. The shock threw the jndge out of tho
chair, and both went down together. There
were snarls and screams from behind the
desk, and when the bailiff leaped in the pris
oner had wound the red Eilk handkerchief
around the judge's neck and was tugging
at it like a dfmon. A dozen other rescuers
were on hand the next minute, box it took
nearly the whole of their misdirected
strength to tear away the shrieking, froth
ing mRniac and carry him down stairs to
the safer accommodation of the "tanks."
A Telegraphic Error.
"Yes, indeed; send horse and carriage to
depot," was the innocent message that
went to a lady in Utica not long ago. She
was married, and her husband, usually
called Joe, had been away from borne
for several weeks. The wife had tele
graphed a lady member of the family to
come up and spend a few weeks with her,
and the answer was sent as above. The
Utica lady was prostrated with grief when
she received a dispatch reading: "Joe is
dead. Send hearse and carriage to depot."
Arrangements were made in a hurry, and
the hearse and carriage were in waiting
when Joe and the lady stepped oat of th.e
A Better Cltarcn.
A boy was knocking the horse chestnnta
off a tree on Cass avenue when a pedes
"I suppose yon think they will act as a
charm to ward off rheomatm. bet they
'I didn't suppose they would," replied
"Then what do you want of them"
"To act as a charm to ward off lickings.
I know a boy who carried four of them in
his pocket and didn't get licked ia foar
slraisht -sreeisf ' Dcirnii Erttt Pros.
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TThen orrSerinjr state WHAT form ia
Sparkling Gem of Purest Humor from
the Irish .Dramatist's Plays.
The following are a few selections at
random taken by The Philadelphia Press
from the wit and wisdom so plentifully
distributed among the plays of the late
From "The Colleen Down."
Kyrle They'll drown him.
Myles Xiver feail He wasn't born to
be drowned. He won't sink; he'll rise out
of tho world and difil a foot nearer to
heaven he'll set than tho top of the gal
lows. Myles Take the Colleen Bawn wid all
my heart. I am like the boy who had a
penny to put in the poor box I'd rather
keep it for myself. It's a shamrock itself ye
have got, sir, and like that flower she'll come
up every year fresh and green foreninst ye.
When ye cease to love her may dyin' be
come ye, and' when you do die lave your
money to the poor, your widdy to me, and
we'll both forgive ye!
Father Tom Let us go inside, Myles.
I've a word to say t' ye.
Myles I've lost the key.
Father Tom Sure it's stickin' inside.
Myles I always lock the dure inside and
lave it there when I s oufc fr 'ear of
From ".London Assurance."
Max I'm i a plain man, and always
apeak my mfnd. What's in a face or fig
ure? Dpes a Gre&ian nose entail a good
temper? Does a waspish waist indicate a
good hyeart? . Or Wo oily, perfumed locks
necessarily thacha well furnished brain?
SirH.-tfc's an' undeniable fact, plain
people alvsmys 'praib the beauties of the
Max I thought- ifcat the first Lady
Courtly surfeited-ju with beauty.
SirH. Jfabelfved foujteen months
with me, andtn'on eloped wih an intimate
friend. Etiquette compelled me to chal
lenge the seducer, so Lreceived satisfaction
and a bullet in my shouhLer at the same
time. However, I had the satisfaction of
knowing that he was the handsomest
man of the axe. She did not insult me by
running away with a damned ill looking
Max That certainly was flattering.
Sir H. I felt so as I pocketed tho 10,
Max That must have been a great balm
to your sore honor.
Sir H. It was, Max; my honor would
have died without it, for in that year the
wrong horse won the Derby by some mis
take. It was one of the luckiest chances
a thing that doe3 not happen twice in a
man's life the opportunity of getting rid
of his wife and his debts at the same timo.
Courtly Dazzle, Da;xle, will you excuse
an Impertinent question, but who the
deuce are you?
Dazzle Certainly. I have not the re
All How, sir?
Dazzle Simple question as you may
think it, it would puzzle half the world to
answer. One thing I can vouch. Nature
mado me a gentleman that is, I live on
the beat that can be p ocured for credit. I
never spend my own money when I can
oblige a friend. I'm always thick on the
winning horse. I'm an epidemic on the
trade of tailor. For further particulars
inquire of any sitting magutratc.
From "The Street of w York."
Badger Jerusha, ain't it cold? I could
play the banjo on my stomach, while all
my shivering anatomy would supply the
From "The ghanghraun."
Claire Go on now, Mrs. O'Kelly, and
mind your own business. Do you think
I'm not equal to making the butter come?
Mrs. O'K. It's yourself can make the
butter come. You have only to look at
the milk and the butter will rise.
Mrs. O'K L! that yourself. Conn?
Conn (aside) I wish it was somebody else
lhat had book lamin'.
Mrs. O'K. What hare you there?
Conn It's a letther the masther is af ther
fcritin' to me.
Mrs. O'K. What's In it?
Conn. Tuppence was in it for postage.
lAside.) That's all I made out of it.
Mrs. O'K. I mane what does he say in it?
Conn Bade it.
Mrs. O'K. You know I can't.
Conn. Oh, you ignorant old womanl
Mrs. O'K. I know I am, bnt I took car
to send jou to school. Conn, and the six
pence a week it cost me was pinched out
of my stomach and off my back. Bat,
come now, tell me what the young mas
Conn (wide) Marther, what'll I do?
(Aloud.) rowmind,it'saacret. (Reads.)
Collee cc&thum garanha. c&ravat salibnba
mckli rasrack pig.
Mrs. O'K. What's tbJ It's cot En
Rlih. Conn No; it's in writin; now tape that
CUUre enters end Conn implore her to
read the cote. She takes it from him and
looks at ii.
Claire This is in peocfl.
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