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AW EUiCTMU TH11ILL
SINGULAR STAThMtNT Oh AN tXPfc
Ho Xleoelvcs trom Some 2Ccn & Sense ol
Dreamy Fleasuro In Takrnp Their Mcs
sages Others Have the Sunt Feeling
VVbcn Taking His Horse,"
i am not a scientinc man. I have never
Btuuieu pnysioiogy. mow little oi tne
tneorctacai soionoe oi eicctricicy. i otwita
stanuing toe last conieHBion x am a tete
grapa operator, ana nave oeen one lor tne
laat eigateen year.
"V nat i nave unuertaiccn to uo is simpij
to mace a piam, unvarmsnea .statement oi
eertazn lacts growing out oi my icnowieage
oi practical teiegrapny wnicn appear to me
remarjcaoj aimot mcreuioio anu to ass
on explanation oi tnem.
xariy in my experience as a teicgrapner
I came to notice tnat at certain penous ?
pecunaranu unaccountaoie ueugnt accom
panieu tne penormance oi myworx, wniic,
generany spending, it was lmsome enougo
to me, a young operator, to lroquentry
anu so Buaueniy uiu taebe remancnoie tran
sitions irom xnooi to ueiignt ta piace
tnat 1. Dcgan to as myten lor an explana
tion oi tne mybtery.
Tne most piausioietneory appeared to be
either tnat i was leenng particularly wed
wnen I found my worK a source oi so muca
pleasure, and tne contrary woen it Decaae
irksome, or tnat an uepenueu upon tae eni
aency or ueuciency oi toe operator at tne
otner enu oi tne wire. iut soon tne nrst
bypotnesis was proen to oe laise, anu not
long aiterwaru tneiaisity oi tne seconu was
- A mCu'LlAI? UlbCOV'EKT.
One day 1 lay on a cot in my office, ill
witn country lever, rearing tne omce call
Istaggoreu to tne instrument anu answered.
Tne enort nimost causeu me to taint. My
puise oounueu anu my ncau tnroooeu witn
acute pain. Iiut, to my utter astomsnment,
I leit wonuenmiy oetter tno instant i oo-
gan receiving tne message, j was even
temptcu alter tamng tne tram oruer to
Bond ou! nan a uozen messages accumu
lated since morning, auu wnicn nau not
been transmitteu oecau&eoi my mness; out
again, to my amazement, 1 nau no sooner
touched tno icey tnan i oecame utterly m
enpamatcu. niy neau taroooeu worse tnan
ever, anu again x ieit mjson aooutto lamt.
'Ihus vanisneu my urbt tucory.
Not long niter tne mement just related
I uiscovereu tnese lacts: x irst, it invari
ably nueu mo witn ueiignt to receive lrora
tnat particular operator wnoso "..uorse"
had temporarily cureu mo oi tno fever, Dut
to senu to him or to any ocuer operator
was to experience oniy a unuorm amount
of labor, umnnisnou or increased by orui
Seconuiy, tne operator in question was
by no means u goou one. In lact he was
quite new to too uusiuess anu was wnat is
known as a "plug." as compared with
oidor and better tciograpners on tne same
circuit his writing was aoominaoie. He
Bont viciously fast, uid no spacing, formed
his Jotters bauly, and lacked tnat lirmness
and steadiness oi stroKoso essential in care
lul and intelligent wont, xuus 1, m com
mon with all wno wonted witn him, was
obliged to guess at mucn that he sent,
while it never limed to put me to my
trumps to keep up wan his lightning bpeed.
And yet there imarmoiy camo over njo
that 6cne of dreamy pleasure, m uolight
ful, 60 strange, so opposed to every atten
dant condition or circumstance, wnenever
it occamo my fortune to receive from him.
And so vanished my second theory.
One day I said to him over the wire, "It
always makes mo glau to tatco you."
"Do you mean it?" said he.
I answered atnrmatively.
"The more am I pleased," he replied,
"since all the otners curse me. And do
you know," ho continued, "that I lintl a
pocuhar and unaccountable pleasure in
taking from jour 1 have been ou the
point of telling you so more tnan once."
That night 1 wrote to him, describing
my feelings when receiving from him, and
asking an exenango ot confidence. In his
reply, which was promptly received, ho
aaid: "When you are sending I tiuglo all
over. It is as if I were Cieclrilicd."
Some fifteen years have paseu since then,
and I hnvo during tuat tune worked m
liany oflicus and with hundreds of opera
tors. I have learned Hint my early friend,
"tho plug," is not the oniy man, by many,
whom it has "made mo glad to take."
Whenever I experience that subtle sensa
tion of pleasure and stimulus it is while
receiving, never while sending, and from
tu operator who invuriauly feels a corre
sponding sensation while receiving from
1 began by confessing t hat I had no theory
Dr theories to offer in explanation of tho
facte stated above, but I may be ponnitted
Vo ask of hotter informed physiologists and
psychologists two questions: Is that affinity
tvhich attracts people to each other and in
stantaneously makes friends of them, catis
lug them to thrill wrh p'easuro whenever
their hands clasp aim t hey look each other
tn tho eye, due in any degree to the pres
ence of an abnormal quantity of electricity
in their respective homes f Is it possible
uuder these oircumsUiuccs for one indi
viuual to communicate to another all of
those influences which his produce and
contact with him would inspire, over a
telegraph wire any distance in length, by
means of a key who-o handle or knob is
insulated, and while tho person absorbing
those mystorious influences is removed
from contact with the wire transmitting
It is evident to those who have thus far
followed mo that I, at least, would answer
the latter interrogatory in tho affirmative.
To do otherwise would be to doubt the evi
dence of my own senses.
If tho euitor should desire it I will, with
out loss of time, furnith him with any
reasonable number of affidavits teuding
to prove the absolute truthfulness of every
statement above made, and these affidavits
shall be collected from old, experienced,
trustworthy and well known telegraph
operators. W. B. fceabrook in New York
Wichita Wholesale & Manufacturin
mehr?LblL and thorongMy reliable. They are famished thus for readv refer-
"fiwaBweuasiorcaiy ana suburban buyers. Dealers and inatiirers tihtmW ,nrrnrtni a
A BUNCH Or MAGNOLIAS.
with names given.
CHAS. T. CHAMPION;
AXD SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
MaU Orders "vriU Beceive Prompt Attention at
118 East Douglas Avenue, AVicluta, Kansas
GLOBE -. IRON -. WORKS,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers In Brass Goods, Bubber and
Hemp Packing, Steam Fittings, Etc. Repairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a specialty. Orders promptly tilled for all kinds
of Sheet Iron Work. All kinds of castings made.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor. Wichita, Kansas.
- F INLAY ROSS
"WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC.
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Nos. 119 and 121 Main Street, "Wichita, Kansas.
He gathered a bua;h of rosea
Frosa a garden In the ay,
Aad Usy were Carer poems
That cuse treaa oh, w higkt
He gam one to a l4r
Because her perf -ct hand
Seemed made to hold a poem
That came from biosoai land.
And ofie efit ta a prison
And a sveetiaeesaga took
One far away is drcamisx'
Its smQa pressed In a book.
One. filled xrita angel whispers,
He to my boudcir gaT.
And one weeps la lis memory
Its face hid en a Rrare.
Xew Orleans Times-Democrat.
GETTO-McCLUXG BOOT AXD SHOE CO.,
.waauiacturers and Wholesale Dealers In
BOOTS :&: SHOES.
Orders ly mail
All goods of our own manufacture warranted.
promptly and carefully filled.
135 and 137 H" Market Street, --.-..
Tlie Stewart Iron Works,
Architectural, "Wrought and Cast
Iron Work for Buildings.
Factory: South Washington Avenue.
TO ART DEALERS AND ARTISTS.
Artist's SlatprliUs, Pictures, Moulding and Frames
liolusalo and retail. C&talozuo free.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
R P. AIAETIK, 114 Market St.
r.EIspnmayer Sr. Mllllnij and Elevator Co, o
Halsteml, Kan., carry a full Una of hard and soft
wheat flour at their agency in this city, bend for
prices and samples.
OT1 0 WEIbS. Agent. 253 N Main. Wichita.
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
145 2V Main Street, - Wichita,
THE JOHNSTON & LAEDIER DRY GOODS CO.,
Diy : Goods, : Notions : and : Furnishing : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121&123NTopekaAve Wichita, Kansas.
CAPTUEED BY MALAYS.
CORNER . & FARNTTM.-
EOTAI SPICE MILLS, SPEAT TEAST.
Jobbers and 3ranufacturers, Teas,
Coflees, Spices, Extracts, lJakinif
Powders, Uluiny, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Are.
Pianos and Organs
Plicct music and loolcs. All kind-, of mmlra
poods, lirass liand and orchestra music. liMaln
btrwt, Ichltu, Kiuis-is.
Trimble Eros. & Tnrelkeld,
Special attention to mail orders.
110 E Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
D. W. STALLINGS & SONS,
STALLING'S PALMOLE TOILET SOAP
lllxuutlTiM thn comnletloii and koep- tin
tk.iu foii, Hinoo; a cie.tr aim nmiitny. or
s.i!o by ilruKtf isU and grocers.
G2G Chicago Ave. - Telephone 00
WICHITA BOTTLING WOKKS,
Ol TO ZIMMERMAN. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Alo. Champagne
Cider, Sada Water, Standard TS'crvo
1'ood, also General Western
Agents for Win. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First anil WacoSts., - Wichita.
7B 9Mfl K m M H
wa fiia ibff e& &.
Vholesalo and RctalL
119 North "Water Street.
Ptornco and Korwnitllng. Lnrpe brick Imlldln?
Jnt completed, esiieciaily dapteufor recelrini; nnd
reshlplnc: cars from all railroads witched to houvo
without chre; new, clean and well ventilated; al
most nro proor; niu-s or lnMinmco ana storage low,
i;.)ods cjirtfullj" handled aud rchlpped on ordei-s.
Located cast of taut Fo freight depot.
Tolephono 95. Office 611 E Douglas. Wichita, Ks
A now "process drv comnres.qirt vnnflt
cake. Quick, strong and sweet. Al
ways In the house ready for use, and
will keep a year. Price 5c a package.
Factory cor. Kellogg & Mosley Ares
ianofocturers. Wholesale and Ketali
SADDLES k SADDLERY HARDWARE.
121 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kan
BUBR FURNITUEE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Are.
"Wholesale and Retail
o.il. IiimmI iti . . Koulitig ami
ninl.liuj: M .IcriaN.
Telephone 101. ISth St. and 4th Ave.. Wichita. Kan.
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 JV Market St., Wichita, Kan
102 E Douglas A venue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
E. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS AND SILVEItWEAR.
100 E Douglas Ave., - ltichita.
BUTLER & GRALEY
Manufacturers and Dealers In
A II kinds of can for shipping purposes, ruits,
bilking jkjw der, etc
213 South Main, Wichita, Kan.
WUOLK3AIL JlXD KETAIl.
Corner First Street and Lawrence Arenua.
Chkapo "HriN,.Y)th and Iron f.treet, Chicago.
A. fcmitli. sulemuii. Geo. L. l'luii, and Ueo, W.
Cross. Ketident Partners.
L. M. COX,-
Manufacturing -. Confeotioner,
And jobber in Figs, Dates. Cigars, Foreign and Domestic Nuts, Cider,
Paper Dags, Paper Doxes. Cauily Jars, Trays, Ktc.
2JH :nul 217 South Main t - Wichita, Kansas.
THE C. E. POT'ib JDKUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Potts it Co., Cincinnati, O.)
(ooils Sold at M. Louis aud Kansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South Alain Street, Wichita, Kansas.
BAKER, BLASDEL & CO.,
COD. aiAKKET A'D FIRST STS., WICHITA, RAN.
Manufacturers wholesale, trnnsfor nd forwarding agents, nnd dealers
in carriages, wagons, farm imnlcmeiits. "wind mills, scales, engines nnd
tlireshing machinery. " e have on hand a full line of the following manufac- J
turers goods that we can ship at quick notice:
Stiidcbalcer Dros. Mfg. Co., South Dend, Ind.; Enterprise Carriage Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio; lloovcr & (iamble, M.i:unisburg Ohio; Esterly HarreS'ting
Co., A hitewater, " is.; Fairbank, Moore & Co., Chicago, 111.; Walton Plow Co.,
Dloomington, Jll.; Pvkin Plow Co., Pekin, 111.; Avery Planter Co., Peoria, 111.;
Jno. Dodds Hay Itack Co., Dayton, Ohio.; Frick Engine Co., Waynesboro,
I'eim.; Massilton Thrasher Co., Masbilton, Ohio; Krugslornd & Douglas Mfg.
Co., St. Louis, Mo.; Huber Engine Co., Marion, Ohio.
WICHITA WllOLBSALB GEOCEEX CO.,
OFFICE AND WA11EIIOUSB :JL1 TO 223 SOUTDI AfAKKET STREET.
Keep everything in the grocery line, show cases, Scales and gr
Sole agents for the state for 4,Uraud ' epubliu" cigars, also sole
tho "Royalty" and "La lunocencia" brands.
TEE WICHITA OYEKALL AND SHIRT MAKUFACTUBINQ CO.
JIANTKACI I ItLIt-j AND JOUUKIIS Ol'
Overalls, Jeans, Cassimere and Cottouade Pants; Duck Lined Coats and Vests;
Fancy Flannel and Cottou Overshirts; Canton Flannel
Undershirts, Drawers, Etc.
Factory and Salesroom 139 N.Topeka, Wichita. Correspondence Solicited
"Wichita Trunk Factory
II. HOSSFIELD, Proprietor.
Manufacturer Of, Wholesale
and Eetail Dealer in
Trunks, Valises, Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, Wil
low Ware, Etc.
i 125 W Douglas.
LEWIS B. SOLOMON
"Wli o lesale Cigars,
BOARD OF TRADE BUILDIIS'G, "WICHITA, KANSAS.
Our loTMns: brands of S cent clears ire Ii Marca Da Merlto, La Flor I ctaiHey. La Prrfscto, Ker
Stone, KlnK torn. Hayan.ih Clff:UT Jlerchants senHn in orders will reieive immpt attention, all
COOU3 KUtuuniecu. e aixj cairy a iuu line oi ivey csi iniporceu ana uommiic ucxmis.
LEHIAXX-HIGGIXSOX GROCER CO.,
203 AND 203 X. WATER STREET.
Are now ready for business. Keep a Full Line of Staple and Fancy Groceries
Woodenware and Notions.
Adhere always riRidly and undevint
Uigly to truth: but ltilo you express wlmt
Is true, express it in u jilortsinp manner.
Truth is the picture, tho manner is the
fnime that displays it lo advantage If a
man blends his nnpy pnsious with his
search after truth, become his superior by
suppressing yours, nd attend only to the
jdt.tne6 and force of his re aonlnp. Truth,
louveyud in uuitore aud Mcrimouious ln
gunge, beldom h a salutary effect, since
no reject the truth Imx-hum; we aro preju
diced against tne mode of communication.
Tho heart must be won before tho intel
lect can be mformed. A man may betray
tho cause of truth by his unreasonable
ccal, ns he destroys it sainUry ofrocts by
the acrimony of bU luanucr. "Whoever
would bo a succfH ul nstructor must first
become a miM ui.u . ectiouutc friend.
Ner lork 1am
An Intcrcstlnj 'Wlndinr.
Thorc Is ono window In the Metropolitan
boiel that is a cunoiity that would grace
nuy of the museums on the Bowery. From
the lower to the upper sash, and from side
to sido, it is one niaM of uames that have
been scratched with diamonds by guests of
the hotel. There are so many scratohes on
tho glass, in fuct, tbnt on a clear day,
trom tho sidewalks on Broadway, it has
tno uppwirance or ocmj, covered with
frteam or fog. It is n matter of several
hours to decipher many of the names, but
they tell some funny stories in a few let
ters and carry one back to the early davs
of New York, when the Metropolitan hotel
was the very finest hostelry in the city.
Near the upper left hand corner aro the
letters, "Mr. aud Mrs. J. B., Calcutta, India,
1852," nnd under it tho announcement, "Our
wedding tour." Close to it was scratched
about the same time tlio name "William
Tweed," but whether it was our William
or not no ono in tho hotel knows. In tho
center of the pane, in a lady's hand
writing, nro the letters "J. C. W.,"
and immediately bolow aro tho words:
"Can't find him. Will go homo and
die." They suggest to the pectator, who
in an idle moment stops to trace out a few
of the records of guests of years past, a
etory of love and abandonment, and a
grave filled by a heart broken woman.
Thero aro thousands of signatures
scratched on tho glass, nnd as one looks
upon them tho probable size and value of
the stones that were used as pencils are
supplied by imagination. Some might
have been as large as your thumb nail and
were, if the traces they have left of their
track over the glass count for anything in
such n computation. Others, to judge by
the fine, faint scratches, were little larger
than a pin's head. More than a peck of
diamonds must have been used to make
all the scratches tho glass bears today, and
altogether would have made a man
wealthy. Many of the names and initials
were, undoubtedly, scratched by visitors
to Niblo's garden when the audiences
were wont to promenade between the acts
on tho piazza that at one time was in front
of the hotel. When the first name was
scratched no one knows, but it acted as
pioneer for thousands that have followed
it. New York Telegram.
nave lore n . . 4iirtivr abuses th
word "mutual" would hava been put, pos
sibly as the result of hw mistake
One man c:mnot hi the "mutual friend"
of two other nion. Since the word sig
nifies one thing ' acting in return or cor
respondence to another." thinrare mutual
only as between two objects. A friend who
is the friend of two otner ieople is their
"common friend," not their mutual friend.
Two persons may have a mutual liking
or a mutual distaste because each may
like or dislike the Mime thing under the
same conditions, and the feeling may be a
part of one at the same time ns much as
of the other; but n friend who is the friend
of each is simply a common friend, and is
in no sense "mutual" to them.
Where tho misuse of a word like this
may bring up is well indicated by a phrase
wnicn was not, long r.go employed oy a
certain public officinl in introducing a
friend to anotherand a higher official.
"I want you to treat this man as well as
you can," said the introducer, "because
he's a very mewchal friend of min'"
Evidently ho thought that "mutual"
means "dear," just as some people think
that "condign" punishment means very
severe punishment, whereas the word
"condign" simply means suitable, fitted to
the occasion, and maybe applied to a re
ward as properly as to a punishment.
When Dickens set the exnmple of mis
using a good word by naming a novel
"Our Mutual Friend." he could hardlr
All on Account of Eliza.
Among the sufferers from the plague of
rats and mice was a certain East End
household. The mice especially invaded
the house in swarms. The feminine por
tion of tho family were greatly relieved
when the master of the house brought
home a lovely assortment of mouse traps.
The traps were given to the cook, with
instructions to set them in convenient cor
ner. Everything promised well for a fear
ful slaughter of mice. The cook made a
special expedition for a half pound of
cheese, and th bonse wa filled later with
the fumes of the same, toasted. At break
fast the next moraine the lady at the house
summonea tno cook :rm the i-itrhen and
asked how many mice had been caught.
"Not a one," shortly replied the cook.
"Not one, Eliza? Why, how many traps
did you set"
"All of 'em, an' the peskv varmints has
eat the cheese and bad luck to 'em."
"Ate the cheese, Eliza'" And straieht
wayan investigation took place. By this
it was developed that the cook, in thesweet
innocence of her heart, had laid the traps
on the floor in the kitchen and cellar, and
then disposed about them a nice collation
of toasted cheese, thereby offering the mice
extra inducements to keep away from the
engines of destruction. Pittsburg Dis
patch. A Dentist "Who Kara 81 OO a Day.
Among the many successful dentists in
New York Dr. Henry A. Parr ha proba
bly done the most for the profession, and
at the same time the most for himself. He
has invented what is known in dentistry
as the removable bridge, and many other
things equally useful. His income has
been variously estimated. It is probably
not far from a $100 a day, and that is about
all that anv dentist can make.
The best dentists in New York charge
f25 an hour for their work without regard
to the charaiter of it. Dr. Dunn, who in
vented the porcelain plate, was said by
Peter Cooper to be one of the greatest bene
factors of the ace. because he made it pos
sible to do away with the rubber plate,
vnich ia time reaaces the rums to a polp.
Mr. Cooper bad a very painful experience,
hence his estimation of Dr. Dunn's inven
tion. New York Pros-s.
Tli r.ir scem to stay witmn tne
fashionable circles with admirable persist
ency. Tutors say it keeps its hold year
after year, and there are always enough
pupils to keep them busy. New YorkSun.
Hanjoi Ciap Xott.
It would be hard to find a single pawn
shop in this dty which does not coatati
abundant evidence of the decease of th
banjo craze. At the shops of dealers ic
second band instruments, too. baas mat
glistening banjos, scarcely twanged by
their owners before they found them oio
lete. Banjos never were se cheap as now.
and the aplr:ns performer out Qmd nuraj
nlaoea where he can bav osc for d
The only white haired women who make
Alpine ascents are Genoa ns. French
women look at the mountains from the
valley hotei. American women go where
mules can tak them. The British matron
is carried to vw points in a chair by six
porter-, but the German woman of almost
any age will climb
Sailor Glre n Hall.
Before departure for San Francisco of
the United States steamship Nipsic from
Honolulu Cap. McCurley and officers gave
a farewell ball on board the vessel, which
was a most delightful affair throughout.
The decorations were superb and won the
admiration of ail present. The invited
guests were coaveyed from the landing m
the ship's boats, and were warmly wel
comed by Capt. McCurley and his officer
and most agreeably entertained during
their stay. His majesty the king, mem
bers of the cabinet, diplomatic and consr
Iar corps and a large number of prominent
citizens were among those present. Army
and Navy Register.
I saw in a Singapore paper tho other day
the statement that no less than Atb trad
ing vessels hailing from that port were
long overdue from the Java sea, and that
there were grave reasons to fear they had
fallen into tho hands of the Malays. Such
a statement has an odd sound to the reader
who is not well posted in the locality and
its surroundings. The Java sea, which
separates Borneo from Java, contains over
a thousand islands, great and small Mac
assar straits, to the east of Borneo, con
tains almost as many more. From Bat
avia, looking north, the Chinese sea is
studded with islands for two thousand
miles. It is an old saying among sailors:
"When Nature created Borneo she meant
that every man who ever lived on the island
should be a pirate."
That four-fifths of the coast people have
for the last 200 years been engaged in this
business, no one doubts. The Malays hold
the sea front, while the Dyaks and other
tribes holds the interior. While piracy by
organized fleets no longer exists, every Ma
lay craft stands ready to do business on its
own hook. I was captured by a single
craft, and a small one at that, and will
now give you the particulars.
The English firm of Warner & Hill, at
Batavia, employed three or four small
trading schooners to cruise among tho isl
ands after fine woods, furs, shells, hides,
roots, dyestuffs, etc I was left in Batavia
ofT an English steamer, my father having
died on the voyaj, nnd the firm spoken of
gave me a birth on the Orient, one of their
schooners. She was of ninety tons burden,
and carried a captain, mate, cook, two
foremast hands nnd a boy.
Tho captain stood his watch turn and
turn about, and the cook was on call as a
sailor. This gnve us three hands to a
watch, which made handling the craft an
easy matter. e took out axes, hatches,
powder, lead, hoes, seeds, shoes and vari
ous trinkets, nnd more or less money, and
as an armament we had seven or eight good
muskets. This was ray third trip, and we
left Batavia for an Island called Anello.
This is bituated about forty milea south of
the southeast point of Borneo, and at that
time was an island containing shout 1,200
people. Wo reached it after a pleasant run,
nnd for tho next week were anchored in a
bay on the north side. In this time wo had
secured about half a cargo, and at the end
of tho week were ready to up anchor and
sail for another island to the south.
The king of Anello wanted to prove his
friendship for us, and therefore made a
banquet to which all were invited. No
doubt all would have gone, but that after
noon I accidentally cut my foot, and it
pained mo so much that I begged to remain
aboard as shipkecper. All others went
ashore at sundown. We lay within 200
feet of the beach, and the village was right
there. Several largo fire, were built, and
I could see nnd hear almost everything. It
was a warm, balmy night, and after a
while I lay down on deck, nnd despite tho
noise on shore went to sleep. When I
opened my eyrs npMn some one was tying
my wrists, having already neatly per
formed that job on my ankles. As I tried
to sit up I received a smart tap on tho head
from a club, and a voice which I knew be
longed to a Malay warned me to bo quiet.
I had picknf up enough of the lingo to un
derstand what he meant, and as I caucht
sight of five or six othrr figures on deck,
and also realized that the schooner was in
motion, I lay back and kept quiet.
The craft was in the hands of tho Malays.
They had sneakwl into tho harbor under
cover of darkne, cut her hempen cable,
and she had drifted out with the tide. She
must have been a mile off shore when I
awoke, for they now proceeded to get her
head around and give her nil sail. In about
an hour the leader of the gang approached
me and cast off my bonds, and motioned
me into the fo'cnt!e. 1 w;u glad enough
to go, for I was in a terrible fright. I had
seen Malays about Batavia often enough,
but had been told that the real residents of
Borneo were a cruel and savngo lot, and
that an Englishman unfortunate enough
to fall into their hands could hope for no
Thore was a fine and favorablo breeze,
and the fellows on deck knew how to han
dle the craft. She was kept going all
night, and so flustered was I that my eyes
did not shut for a minute About 8 o'clock
in the morning wr ran into a harbor on
the south side of the island of Laut, which
is on the southeast coast of Borneo, and
separated from the mainland by a narrow
channel. As the anohor went down I waa
ordered on deck. We were in a land
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foe 3S feats,
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the schooner had put him in g94 k-WM.
Hs asked me when she belonged, Wtrba
she had been out, ana many atfcer Cita
tions, by which hs aosght to tmrojlhrfn
what sort of aa investigation &iM f ollw.
Heexamintd my f oot, whlci int w al
most well, and then called ia aa rtundilft.
who conducted me to the store toMt, T)M
hoes, axes and hatchets were wHtaet leM
dies, and I waa saw gireei ( u4MeeMl
that I must go to work asd fit eheat ap.
I wasn't much of a Mchaaio, kt img
pleased enough with the jo. I letVmJee.
the carpenter's cheat far tools, a4 tfceax
started into the faresttosearak Jwr tiaeWr.
A doscn or more half grown bej foUireel
me, and wnlle woe of them were j
to pity nae tricks to get up a lapA ktf
offered me no violence. Iadee". at ike eaal
Ueasonlnc by Analogy.
Jack Derapey ri to remark that prize
righting "will care dyspepsia, insomnia,
coasamptlon fin its early staees), malaria,
melancholia, incipient part-sis, the bines,
cotds, cocgb. sore throat and feTers.'
This is not generally HJerstood, bat when
you realize that a kick of a mule baa been
known to cure longevity, it doa't seem
impossible. Minneapolis Tnbune.
The LoDj:et Hop.
The wire rope used in the tunnel at Glas
gow, Scotland, is the largess and longest
wire cable in the world. It was made at
Cardiff, Wales, ia 1S5S, and fe 2,0 fath
oms ia length, or about two ndies and HG
yards. It weijfha SIX trtas. and has nearly
100.000 fatbotss of wire in Its makeup. "
on uecK. e were
locked harbor, and not over 100 feet off the
beach. Bight opposite vrai a laree villase.
and severftl hundred people had ruahed
down to the shore to yell and cheer. A
dozen sampans were soon alongside, and
into one of these I was placed and taken
ashore. A white man waa no great carioa
ity to the natives, even at that day, and I
was scarcely noticed as 1 was conducted
through the crowd to a but in the center
of tho village. There was only a mat hang
ing at the door, but theywtll knew that
no guard was needed to keep me there.
It was noon before they gave me any
thing to eat or drink, and then I was told
that I might walk about the Tillage if I
desired. I didn't care to take advantage
of this offer, but sat ia the door of my hnt
and saw them haul the schooner ashore
and land her cargo. There were over two
hundred men engaged about her While
some broke out the cargo others went
stripping her of sail and cordage. Before
dark there wim nothing left but a bare
hull and two maata. The bowxprit and
topgallant rauta were sent ashore, and
everything was taken out except the bal
last. I doa't think tner left a foot of rope
or chain, aad every board or beam they
could get at was takes a way. The last
thing was rotting away the mast. Soon
after they wct overijoard the hull Coated
off the aand. and tb-y then towed her oat
of the bay and m-mH led ber.
As fast as the earyo wua landed it waa
taken to two large ttorehoes'ra in the cra
ter of the village, and bad oar captain ar
rived at saadewB in purnsit of b craft be
would bars foand nochlsr whatever on !
the tea h to te-il him what bad occurred, j
A boot dark a woman brought roe food
aad dnak, and aeccg that I waa in pain f
unili ulz loot, tin: lir-ibt wair aM
washed it and then boo ad n np with soma :
bruieed leaves of a soothing nat q re. She
quite woe my heart by her kladaetg, asd I
was led to hope that my lot might not b
to wretched after all. As far aa I could
see no guard waa placed at the door, aor
was any one appointed to watch me. There
were as many as &i ty cjnapaas on rbe beach
ia plain -new, aad oae night's paddling to
the sooth weald have broeght me to an
island. They reaaoaed correctly, however.
I did not have the aerve to rk Ic A boy
at iea in a caaoe -Mlthoait food, waw or
cofltpaaa would he as badly oS as aaoc;
the Malays on abort.
Next aierslBg after, break fast the bead
nt iur ol Ha vu a ohao oi craat
of half an hour we weae all oa a fcjsaety
tooting, i found a tree which is eeJfraa
"back ya" in Borneo, but wkkk ka tka
grain and fiber of English elm. Tkan mat
one ax with a handle, we baria aaat M
on shipboard. This I had hreagkt aiaag,
and I now proceeded to fell tka tree, aatek
was about a foot thick and very aarajgat
and tall. The boys were astoaiaaeal keysad
measure at my way of handling the ax.
The Borneso ue a hatchet, aa4 strike
while squatted on the ground. It waakl
have taken a man two hours to accoBapUtk
what I did in fifteen minutes.
I found tho wood easy to rive, and that
day began a task which occupied BM (oe
the next three months. During tkk leaea
I was fairly well used, though girea &eae
too much to eat. The xnaa who bad feat
planned my work for mo continued to ks
my bos, and once a day, at leaet, rtnvn
around to see mc As none of the Boraeaa
would use a crooked handle in an ax, I had
to make them all straight.
Tho village waa very compact, tho hpaaea
almost touching each ether, while about
twenty acree of land to the north of tf waa
under cultivation. It was the village gar
den, and ono day after I had finished xaj
job and was working in this gardea the
woman who had exhibited such kiadaaaa
on my lirat arrival came out to me aad
told me that I bad been sold to the ruler
of another island to the east of u. Aa
hour before her coming I had seen a Large i
lativo craft put in, and could not doakt
that she belonged to my new owner. Tae
woman's object in warning me was that I
might take to the woods, but I hniftatert
to go. I lnew the fo rents to abound with
venomous reptiles und savago wild beaate,
and I would be defenseless. And, ioo, I
bad heard that tho Dyaks and other in
terior tribe were as bad or worse tbaa tka
Mr l h, and to cut and i r"'rl imHeai
walaing into their bands. It waa ia tka
afternoon when the woman camo out. I
continued work until almost eanutawa,
aud then decided to hldo out and aee if I
could not al a sampan during tho xrigkt
nnd be off. Our ruler waa giving a feast
to the other, uA revelry ran high. It waa
owing to this fact I made the aovo I did,
hoping I would not be aliased.
It had come 10 o'clock at night, and I
was about to quit my hiding place aad ga
f o tho beach when there came a saddea, a
awful explosion. I was on my fee, eavt
was thrown down, nnd during the aext
minute the air seemed to be choked with
flamtug brands, while many boards aed
bticks fell nrouud me. Whan I atood ap
nnd looked down into tho Tillage I aaar
only a great heap of debris, and that waa
on lire. I at once hastened to tho spot. A.
few people were rushing around in a erase
way, and others wero lying on the gveaasl
and shouting over the pain of their inja
ries. I could not see one fcinglo but atasd
ing. I soon figured out what had bap-
peucd. The liquors and .he powder were
kept in tho aaino store house. Some oaa
hod been snt for more drink, and his caxe
lessness had caused an explosion. No oaa
paid tho slightest attention to me, aad. -
after n few minutes I ran down to the
beach. There were plenty of sampan
there, and I Eclectcd one and hastily shoved.
off. The big crnft was at anchor below
me, and when I had pasned her it occurred
to me that all her crew were on shore, aad
that I could board her and sec tiro provis
ions. I put about and ran alongside. She wa
taking care of herself, nnd as I felt her
tugging at her anchor, nnd realized that
the tide was going out, the thonght came
to me to takn her I didn't wait to reeaea
about it, but ran forward and brfran saw
ing away at the hempen cable with the
old pocket knife which I had brought with
me to the inland and carefully guarded ever
since, it mwii parted, and as the vessel
drifted out of the bay I worked hex aro aad
with her head off shore. She waa wkat la
called a knaipoug, fitted for both rowing
and sailing, und, boy that I waa, I gave her
enough of the big mainsail to end ber osT
shore at tho rate of fonr or fire rallea a
hour When daylight came I could naa
see the island from the dck, but before
sunrise I was alongside of a Java trader
coming up from the south, and axioag
friends. It was thre months before I got
back to Batavia, and it was only then tbaa
the firm knew how the sch&onsr was lost.
Captain and crew had behaved that she
slipped her moorings and drifted out to
sea to t lont A year latr a Malay who
had a brother in the village destroyed told
me that not over a dozen people escaped, '
death or serious !ojury. There waa at least,
a ton of powder in the atore house. Netf
During the year ending July U IftW, fif
teen asteasmeuta have been called. Tka
deaths in MaaHaebnaetU numbered twenty
two benefit membt-rs. Maaaackaaettscaoa
cils paid M9,9bQ.Vi into the benefit foad'
during the year, and beneficiaries of mem
bers in the state received 115,000.
Annual Ben It Bodatj.
This order was chartered Sept. 15, ltf?,'
and had seventeen councils organized, wit a,
a membership of over VA. on Sept. ffl.
Forty coascila ar bring organized in P)tll
adelphla, four in Cleveland, O ,ena in (JhU
cago, one in Dearer. Colo , and several Ia
baeoma littlest, fretful, without aner
7, thin and weak. But you can for
tiftham and build them up, by tha
OF PURE COD Um OIL AX9
I They wffl take It raadfr, for H U aJ-J
) men at palatable xj milk. And it
j shouid be remembered that aS A rax
I TUTirr: ob ccee or cozemi o colm,
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