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Dorm In the meadow tlio Httle brown thrushes
Build than a nest la th barberry bushos.
And Trben it is flaishci all cozy caii r. :at,
Thrco Gprcctlcd egss cuke their pleasure com
plete. "Tvit-ter-eo twitter!" they chirp to each other,
"Building a nest is no ond of bother;
But oh, when our dear lUUo blrdlas v.-o see,
How happy we'll be ? How happy we'll be 1"
Up at the cottage where children are jjrowinp,
The young mother patiently bits (it her sawing.
It's something to work for small hobbledehoys
That will tear their trousers and make such a
"And one must admit," ray" the rfcar little mother,
"That bringing up boys is no ouii o a bother,
But oh, when they kiss me, and climb on my knee,
It's sweetness for mel It's sweetness for me I"
A BALLOON TBIP.
In the issues of the Bombay papers of
Juno 4, 5 and G of the year 1862 will be
found reports of Professor Mazam and his
balloon "The Pririqe3S," and accounts of
t successful ascension, rnd each day there
after for tho next ten days the papers re
corded the fact that "up to this time noth
ing has yet been heard of the two men who
made the ascent on the 3d inst."
I turned up in Uombay in May of the
year recorded, after a year and a half
in other portions of India, and very soon
thereafter it was announced in the papers
that "Professor Mazam, the celebrated
French aeronaut, would soon make an as
cension from the public gardens." Three
or four days later I ran acres the profes
sor, and I was gratified and surprised to
find him to be none otter than an old
friend whom I had traveled with in China,
lie was an English speaking Frenchman
who had seen the whole world and taken
in all sorts of adventures, and had pur
llinscd the balloon of a pcmiine aeronaut
vho had reached Bombay, with, the idea of
giving ascensions in .'ill the larger towns
in the country. Tho ncroimut had fallen
fiifk, been despoiled of Ids cash, and he
hold his balloon to Maza-in and quit the
country in disgust. Mazsao was now going
into ballooning for the adventures it might
bring, and when he invited une to make the
first trip with him I was not five seconds in.
giving him ray promise.
The 3d of Juno was a fete day, and tho
city was filled with an immense crowd.
Tho balloon was new, very tronjg, and
Mazam had plans beyond anicreusainsion.
"We packed the car with provlMfons enough
to last a week, took , along riflOw, revolvers
and ammunition, and made all prepara
tions for a long journey. The prevailing
winds in Bombay from May to July are
from tho south, or up the Arabian .sea, and
bo we privately counted on being wafted
inland, perhaps to the Turkish boundary.
The people in general had the idea that wo
would descend within a few miles of tho
town, and more than a score of men came
forward and olunlfered to make the trip
with us. Without her burden of ba?gngo
the balloon could easily have carriedfive or
b',x men. Ah it was she shot up like a
bird when all was ready to let go, and in a
f.w seconds the city and harbor were far
bilowus. Wc at once started on our in-
lind journey, taking a pace of about fif
teen miles an hour, and for three hours
Everything worked smoothly and well.
We made the ascent at sharp 2. At ."i
o'clock we met a counter currant of air
from the north, aud in Jive minutes the
balloon had begun to drive back to the
south. Ballast was thrown our., and wo
leaped up to find the current still stronger
above. Wo then settled down as near tho
earth as it was, safe to go, but .still wo
drove back over our couise. Seeing that
we had to go, ballast was flung out to give
us a higher altitude, and wo moved to the
northwest at the rate of ten miles an hour.
In an hour wo could discern the sea and
its coust line, aud as evening came we left
the land and hovered over the Gulf of Cam
bay. This was the last son of the balloon
While Mazam had never made an ascpn--icn
before, to say nothing of the manage
ment of a balloon, lie had no difficulty in
handling it, and neither of us was at all
timid. It was a serious mutter to find tho
balloon sailing out to sea, but we ato our
cupper at an altitude of half a mile, and
ioped for a change of wind At about 10
o'clock, our progress then being not over
ten miles an hour, and a sort of fog shut
ting out sight of everything below us, I
went to sleep. Mazam was to arouse me
at 12 or 1 to go on watch, but at sunrise
both of us opened our eyes and turned out
it the same moment. lie had fallen asleep
soon after I did, and tl;c balloon had been
left to take caro of itself. Tho compass
showed her to bo heading duo west at a
jentle pace, but in another half hour she
might hao been in the t-eu, everything be
ing saturated and heavy with dew. We
were down where we emild plninly make
out several steamers and sailing craft, and
the balloon was evidently an object of
Croat curiosity to the people on board somo
of them. Ballast was thrown out until wo
reached an altitude ot 2,000 feet atove tho
pea, and tho sun soou dried tho dew and
rerdcrcd the balloon very buoyant. A still
breeze also got up from the east, and by
7 o'clock we wero making railroad speed
through tho air, bouud for tho coast of
During the entire day, which was a very
pleasant one, our craft took solo care of
herself, never varying over fifty- feet in her
altitude, and driviug so steadily that one
had but to shut his eyes to imagine that
she was standing still. From our perch we
looked down on many craft during the day,
mid were consoled by fho thought that if
cae of accident wo were pretty sure to be
picked up. When night came we added 500
foot to our altitude as an offset to the dew.
ami as the weather was fine we both lay
down to sleep, l awoke tu ice during the
night, but to find all quiet, and when I
turned out just ot sunrise it was to find
tho Arabian coast almost under our feet.
Had the wind held steadily during tho
night we should have reached the coast at
m- near Mirbut, but it had changed two or
three points and drifted us higher up. As
soon as the sun had dried the dew we de
scended until not more than 1,000 feet above
the laud, aud then we made out a very
bleak and 6tenle country under our feck
Wo were on the northeastern edge of the
Arabian desert, and it was a good hour be
fore we saw any signs of ci vilixat iou. Mean
while, both of us know mg what sort of peo
ple we had to deal with, we had loaded all
the firearms and made a pile of such bag
gage as could be thrown away in case we
wanted a higher altitude.
If our airship had lost any great amount
of gas up to this time we could not perceive
ii. Here and there was a wrinkle in the
Filk to prove that the safety valve had been
opened to givo us a drop, but it did not
teem as if an ounce hud escaped by any
other means. Wc had no sooner left the
Mater than the bree7.e began to subside,
and our pace wjis reduced to five or six
miles an hour. Wo knew that a counter
current would soon be taet -with, and both
were looking over the edge of the basket at
the moving pusorama below when we
suddenly ospied a native village. It was,
rather, the camp of seme wandering tribe,
all the shelters being of canvas or skin.
We saw camels, asses, goats and horses,
with many people moving about, and we
had only got sight of them when they saw
Us. Some fell down a id others rau away,
and we were laughing at their fright wb.ee
we heard tho sing of a bullet and the report
of a gun.
"Over with the ballnstl" shouted Mazam.
the nut instant ivc were s far above 1
them tunc tucir w.& appeared to be mere
specks on the earth.
"We have lost the breeze and are stand
ing still," said my companion as I went
over to him. "I don't know what those
fellows take us for. but they seem bound
to bring us down."
There were four or five of theArab3
shooting at us at this time, and now and
then we could catch the noise of their bul
lets. If we went higher there was a fear
of meeting with a current of air that
might set us off over the sea again; and as
the Arabs continued to blay.eawy, we the x
hanging right above the camp, Mazan
opened the safety valve with the remark:
"Let's show them that two can play at
this game. We don't want to kill, but let's
give them a good scare."
As we dropped down we began firing
over the edge of the basket down among
the flocks, and in two minutes there wa3
a rumpus which set us both laughing.
The entire village made a rush and aban
doned everything. Some of the men leaped
upon their horses and galloped away, while
others fled on foot, and women and chil
dren ran for a grove near by and reached it
to throw themselves prostrate on the earth.
For an hour we hung above the place as if
anchored there, and then a gentle current
carried us to the northward into the prov
ince of Muscat. About mid afternoon,
while sailing along a thousand feet above
the earth at a slow rate, we came to an
open country which seemed to be destitute
of human life, and Mazam announced that
we would descend and replenish our stock
of water and bee what was to be seen.
After the anchor had trailed along the
ground for a hundred yards it caught in
the limbs of a prostrate tree, and we soon
hauled our craft down and secured her.
We were within ten rods of a-small water
course, and while 1 was filling our keg
Mazam shot a couple of fat birds, and we
built a fire aud cooked' and ate them on
the spot. Wo then gave the balloon a care
ful inspection, and wero considerably cast
down at the result of our investigations.
It was full of folds and wrinkles, and after
we had thrown out the regular ballast left,
which was not above ten pounds, articles
of value of necessity would have to follow
to keep the balloon above the earth. There
was not a breath of air stirring below, and
by watching the clouds wo saw that the
6et of the upper current was toward the
sea. It was therefore deemed best to wait
a more favorable hour, but the afternoon
wore away aud no change came. At dusk
a breeze did come, but it would have sent
us off to sea, and it was decided to make a
night of it where we were.
At dubk wc entered the basket and let go
our line until we wereu hundred feetabove
the earth, and then prepared for a quiet
night. But darkness had hardly come be
fore we heard the roaring of lions, and there
was sucli a chirping of insects that one
could hardly make hi voice heard without
shouting. As we had seen no peopleabout
wc did not think it necessary to keep a
watch, and both went to sleep about tho
same time. At midnight Mazam shook mo
and whispered in my ear:
"Come, now, but here is a sight worth
seeing. Bo careful to make no noise."
As I looked over the basket he pointed
to the west. There, on the open ground,
made almost as light as day by the rising
moon, was a largo male lion. Then he
pointed to the east, and I turned my eyes
that way to discover another. Taking our
balloon as a centereach animal was about
five rods away and facing each other.
"They were roaring at each other for
fifteen minutes before I woke you," whis
pered Mazam. "It was a challenge to com
bat, and now you will see some fun."
The animals approached each other as
you have seen two dogs, each carefully
lifting his paws and setting them down,
but they did not diminish thedistance over
a rod before both stopped and stood as if
cut from stone. The only bigns of life
were the low growls of defiance. By and
by one turned to the right as if to half
circle the other. This was met by a coun
ter movement. Then he turned to the
left, and was countered again. Then ho
backed off and the other advanced. Then
he advanced and tho other backed off. The
play had been going on in this fashion for
at least twenty minutes when the one 10
the east of us made a rush so swift and
sudden that we could not follow him. The
beasts grappled and rolled over and over,
making a tremendous fuss, but after two
or three minutes of this one of them turned
tail and ran away, hotly pursued by the
The remainder of the night passed with
out incident, and as daylight came a breeze
from the north came with it. After a cold
bite wo lifted our anchor and were off; but
now we found that after every pound of
the regular ballast had gone overboard wo
were not above riflo shot from the earth.
And wo had scarcely begun to move before
we found ourselves above a long drawn out
caravan or moving village, which had just
taken up its line of march. Perhaps all
knew our craft to be a balloon; perhap-.
they believed it to be some great bird. At
any rate tliev began firing at us, and the
very first bullet struck the basket. It was
an open country, and such men as were
juorunted on horses could keep up with us.
"Kiow, then," said Mazam, as the bullets
continued to sing about us, "overboard
with, that keg of water, all extra clothing,
everything to givo us a lift out of range,
and I will do some shooting for myself."
He seized a rifle and fired at a horseman
almost under us and then exchanged for
the other-and fireel at another, and bvthis
time we were .in the clouds -and driving
away at a much faster pace. Inside of an
'hour the balloon began to approach the
earth again, and as we were driving toward
Mirbat wo threw over our overcoats, tho
spy glass and the bos of bread. We shot
upward and drove ahead for ab.iut fiftcon
miles, and theu descended until we were
no more than 500 feet above the ground.
To maintain this distance we had to throw
over the two rifles, and twenty minutes
later we dropped into a field of maize just
outside of Mirbat. New York Sun.
How to TMI Good Iiatiann.
D. B. Welh. the steward of the steamer
Savannah, snys: Not one fruit buyer in a
hundred, unless he has been brought up in
the far south, knows how to select bananas
when purchasing them by the bunch. It's
a very simple thing. Look at tho thick
end of the branch on which he bananas
hang. If it is green tlie bananas will ripen
slowly and lusciouslj, and will be of good
flavor. If the end of the branch is black
the bananas themselves will blacken after
a. day or two, and will ripenftoo fast and
rot. Even if they are plucked the day
after they are taught, and eaten, they will
be mushy and the flavor will not be good.
St. Louis Globe-Deirecrst.
t 'American Iv rj- Cstvln.
The bat piece of iro'-y curving ever done
in the United Steles ia said to bo a bust of
Rembrandt, tbe pro? Tty of a Xew York
millionaire. It wa jirvcd iu ivory by
Ftta Kaldouberg, acu is valued at ?S,cO0.
How to THako a Bath Ba.
For saving small pieces of toilet soap
make a five inch square bag of white flan
nel and uso white cotton tape to form a
loop at the top of the baso it can be hunk
up when nut in use. Beforesewing up the
bag outline the word -Soap" in fancy let
ters on one side of the bag, and any other
deijred decoration. Turkey red cotton is
best to use for the lettering, as it does not
Hang the bag in a convenient place and
from time to time, as the cakes of toilet
soap decrease in stae until too small for
use, drop the pieces iato the bag, and when
it is half full sow up the opening at the top
and the bnth bag wl be ready for use.
YOOKG FOLKS' COLUMN.
DEVOTED TO THE ENTERTAINMENT
OF GIRL AND BOY READERS.
A. Brief Glimpse of the London Street
Arabs as Presented In Some of Dorothy
Tennant'a Pictures and Stories Itaga
Mrs. H. M. Stanley, as some of our
young readers may already know, was,
previous to her marriage to the great Afri
can explorer, Miss Dorothy Tennant. As
Miss Dorothy Tennant she was exceed
ingly fond of interviewing the London
street Arabs, whose pictures she painted
TIIE EIFFEL TOWEIL
and stories of whom she enjoyed telling.
In the cut here reproduced, from Pall
Mall Budget, is a copy of one of her
sketches which she named "The Eiffel
Among the stories Mrs. Stanley tells is
one which we will name "Ragamuffins'
Definitions." It runs as follows:
I asked a little girl how she would define
love. Unhesitatingly she replied, "It's go
ing errands." I asked a little boy the mean
ing of the word guilt. "It means telling
on another boy." I asked Harry Sullivan
to define a gentleman. He replied, not
without some fervor, "Oh! a fellow who
has a watch and chain." I suppose he read
disappointment in my face, for he hastily
added, "And loves Jesus." This same boy
had a very hazy idea of Old Testament his
tory. He had heard of Adam and Eve
"They stole apples and were turned out of
the garden; and then they had to work for
their living till the sweat poured down."
A girl of 11 told me how she wished to live
in the country, "because then I shouldn't
sec a lot of people having a lot of things I
Manners and Customs in Lapland.
The manners of the folk who live in far
away Laplaud are very peculiar and make
the natives seem almost like another race
of beings. An English traveler thus speaks
of their curious table habits:
I was taken into one of the Lapps' huts.
In the center a wood fire was burning on
some stones, and at first the smoke was
very unpleasant, but soon one became ac
customed to it. The mau proceeded to boil
some coffee, which in a few minutes was
set before me, together with a wooden
bowlful of reiudeer's milk. Tho coffee was
not very palatable, but under the circum
stances worse fare would have proved ac
ceptable. The milk I found to be too thick
and rich to drink much of. A sugar loaf
was produced from beneath some cloths in
a corner, and a lew pieces chipped off aud
handed to me.
I accepted them with mj politest smile,
accompanied by a bow, but when I pro
ceeded to sugar my coffee in the orthodox
style the action caused much amusement
to the juvenile Lapps, who roared with
laughter and appeared to enjoy the fun im
mensely. 1 found that I ought to have
eaten t he sugar separately, as they did, and
they evidently considered my way of sweet
eniug coffee irresistibly funny. Cakes were
then served to each one. These were about
the size of a penny bun, but of the consist
ency of putty or dough. Sour cream was
eaten with them. So ill tasting wero they
that a mouthful gave me "quite a turn,"
and I was glad to smuggle the remainder
underneath the rug on which I was sitting.
I did not lilvj to throw it away for fear of
offending my hosts, but trusted to the
sharp noses of the dogs to get me out ol
An Amusing Answer.
The poet Whittier was once present at a
school examination, and tried to help one
of the children in answering a question in
geography. He was dressed iu a warm,
comfortable looking ulster, aud the dear
old man smiled encouragingly at the chil
d ren. At last it came to the turn of a bright
"What are the provinces of Ireland?"
asked the teacher.
"Oh," said the child, "Connaught, Lein
ster, Munster and and"
Here she stucK, put her chubby fingers
into her mouth, and sought for the fourth
name in her toes, the corner of her apron,
the ceiling, and the poet's face. The old
Quaker poet smiled. The child's face
brightened. He patted his coat significant
ly; she looked at him inquiringly. He
nodded, and she burst out with:
"Oh, Miss Simmons, I know nowl They
bre Connaught, Lcinster, Munster and
A Ilelpless Helpmate.
Mr. Neighbor1 So you are reallv going
Mrs, Robin Yes; the old man's got a
dreadful cold, and I hardly think he will
Mr. Neighbor He might if you'd get out
and puH too. Golden Days. "
Spraying With Cold Water.
The spraying of the surface of the human
body with cold water is now resorted to
for the purpose of reducing febrile tem
perature. In the case of a mnn suffering
from phthisis, whose temperature waa
hih, it was found that by spraying about
pint of water between CO and 70 dejr-.
Fahrenheit over his body tbe temperature
fell to normal, nnd continued so for scveal
ours, A similar rnetuou was satisfactori
lv adopted in the case of a girl with diph
theria. A Precociex: Child.
Gnzzam Why is the baby crying sr
Cora I don't know; mamma js staging
Gjuram Why, the little fellow L devel
oping very early into a musical critic, n
seems. Epoch. .
A frak dealer In Palatka, Fla., eii fcw
a nickel all the oocosnets tbss person csi
take away in his pockets. Sevewl wb
thought tbe effsr e good oae iavtstwl z.
nickel snd test it. Thenets hid tie sfcetit
on end wosid noto taco s secret
A building in Xew York known as "Ye
Olde London Streete," which was a failure
as an exhibition of itself, will, it is said,
soon be turned into a theatre at which
nothing but dramatizations of Dickens'
works will be played.
In "Nero." New York's big spectacle,
there appear a dramatic cast of thirty peo
ple, a ballet of 1C0, 275 senators, praetors,
etc., and 200 women as Christians and
Nazarenes, making 5So peoplebn the stage.
Jerome K. Jerome, the English play
wright, who wrote "The Maister of Wood
barrow" for E. H. Sothern, has already re
ceived 512,000 in royalties therefrom.
A daughter of the late Dion Boucicault,
Patrice, died lately in London.- It will be
remembered that he gave one ot nis piaya
the title of "Patrice."
Emma Abbott is worth ?3,000,000, all of
which she has gathered on the stage.
A long cable dispatch was recently re
ceived by Miss Agnes Huntington from
the Baroness Burdett-Coutts, congratulat
ing the fair singer on her success with
"Paul Jones" in America.
Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., has recovered
sufficiently to be able to walk with the aid
of crutches. She will not star this year,
but will probably join Mr. and Mrs, Ken-dal-s
company at the close of their New
York engagement. .
The charges which Clinton J. Edgerly
made against Rose Coghlan.the actress, in
his recent successful suit.for divorce from
her included desertion and quarrelsome
ness. South America's operatic craze, which
has lasted for several years, has dropped
with a crash, carrying a dozen big mana
gers with it whose losses are said to aggre
gate mote than ?2,000,000.
Mrae. Pauline Lucca will give a few
farewell performances in Germany thi3
winter, after which she will retire from
A King Among; Pacers.
The great pacing race record made by
Little Brown Jug in 1SS1, and which stood
for nine years against the best pacers that
travel on four legs, was recently lowered
at Terre Haute, Ind., by Hal Pointer, the
wonderful pacing gelding, in his great race
with B. B. Three of the fastest race pne
in" heats on record were tho result of the
meeting between these two stars. Thej
were all better than 2:12, and one touched
the 2:0'.) mark, making a new race record
in Ila! Pointer's favor.
Hal's turf career has only covered three
seasons. He won the second of hi3 two
races in 1833, and made a record of 2:29K.
In 1880 a loiifj list of victories and one de
feat marked his tour of the country, and
he closed the season with a record of 2:13.
This season Hal defeated everything that
stood before him, two of the cracks to low
er their colors being Adonis and B B.
Hal's friends feel positive that ho will de
crease the race record below his present
mark 2:09f. He is now owned by Buf
Will "ot Return.
A friend of Adelina Pattiwho lives in
New York recently received a letter from
the "divine diva" denying the statement
that she intends returning to America. It
has also been definitely settled after mauj
contradictory rumors, that the London
Gaiety Burlesque company, of which Fred
Leslie aud Xellie Farreu are the leading
lights, will not appear in America this
season. Both Miss Farren and Mr. Leslie
are too unwell to undertake an American
A Surprise for nirs. Stetson.
When Mrs. John Stttson landed in Bos
ton from Europe the other day her bus
band met her ut the pier and surprised her
by driving to a magnificent mansion on
Beacon street, the abode of cxclusiveness
and culture. After she had gone into ec
stacies over the exterior of the house and
the hall he led her into the drawing room,
where she found the deed to the whole
property made out in her name.
There are in St. Petersburg 73S benevo
lent institutions, upon which the city
tpends yearly 7,000,000 rubles. The main
tenanceof hospital and infirmaries costs
2,500,000; poor houses, l,lo0,G00: asylums
for children. 3,224,200; schools, 1,127,000.
kitchens for the poor, 47,030; work houses,
12,000, and lodging houses, 7,000 rubles.
The sinking funds of all these institutions,
besides their respective possession of real
estate, are estimated at 00.500.003 rubles.
The Elimination of the TSIonde.
"That is a queer vagary of natural selec
tion, isn't it, which is gradually eliminate
ing the blond type from tho human race?"
"How do you account for it?"
"There are ery excellent and abstruse
scientific reasons, I believe, but they seem
to me unnecessary. All the explana.
tion required is furnished by the suspicion
that, in the midst of more important af
fairs, nature has taken a glance about her,
aud chanced to see a dyed blonde. It de
cided her to destroy the model as quickly
as possible. Kate Field's Washington.
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A NOTED NAVL ARCHITECT.
William rife, Jr., the Designer of the
Scotch Cutter 3Iinerva.
William Fife, Jr., the famous naval
architect and designer of the Minerva,
Clara, Yama, Dragon, Windward, Jessica
and other swift yachts, is a native of Fair
lie, Scotland. Young Fife comes honestly
by his liking and aptitude for ids particular
branch of naval architecture, as his father.
Bid "Wull" Fife, and his more remote an-
WILLIAM FIFE. JR.
cestors for generations past have been en
gaged in designing and buildiog swift
sidling vessels. Young Fife is 32 years of
age, 5 ft. 9 in. tall, and tips the beam at
1C0 pounds. Begiuning at tho nge of 17.
he served an arduous apprenticeship in his
father's ship yards, and thoroughly mas
tered every detail of the yachftbuilding
After live years of steady application
young Fife left the paternal sqviadron, ho
to speak, and sailed out into business for
himself. Owing to his remari able apti
tude for building steel and iron vessels he
was appointed superintendent of the works
of Inglasi & Co., one of the largest ship
building firms in Great Bntian. He broad
ened his experience by remaining with this
nrm many years, ana not Jong ago re
iurned to Fairlie and entered into- business
with his father. In a very short time his
name was famous as a designer of yachts.
During his recent visit to America Mr
Fife made a careful btudy of Yankee
yachts, and believes that he in build a
ninety footer which would maKe a gallant
fight for the America cup. In an inter
view, however, he would neitlnpr confirm
nor deny the rumor that ho had .been com
missioned by wealthy English h tippers to
construct such a yacht. Mr. Fife's in
come from bis business is aboi It $10,000 a
year, lie thinks the present American
system of classification and me isurcment
is all wrong, and believes that a yacht's
sailing length should determine her classi
fication. ABeallon in the Zoological garden at
Paris has distinguished itaelf p.v saving
the life of a little boy who tumbled into
tbe water and couldn't get out In conse
quence of the high basin. These h lion held
uim up until help waa at hand,
A functionary in the Rustaan army
who has rome into consideraible prom
inence lately is a Jew named Baronok,
whose duty is tu spy- upon corrupt offi
cers and fer-et oat their bt.iings. He
.s known ai a very intelligent, honora
ble and impartial man. Lately he con
victed Gen. Tomanowsky, a favorite of
of the Original
the imitations and there's
awwwuui LIlCIll.Uclllfcillli LU X CdiJ-
ine. It saves work for thems as it
does for everybody. It saves them
talk, too. It's the one cry of the
imitation is "the: same
"as good as Peailine."
it shows what he thinks
So does everybody who
the basket gang be sure
you get Pearline. Get it from your
grocer and send back any imita
tion he may send you.
Pearline is never peddled, and1
ULUSLS X'VISUjV-' ,VrV.
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Single Book ...$ 75
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Six Books 3 75
Single Book by mall, prepaid a 5
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B. P. MURDOCK, Business Manager.
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Charles Lawrence, T02 East
Van Werden Co., 32S Nortli
Gus Saur, 524 East Douglas
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioncor" Lumberman
of Sedgwick Con ntv.
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :: J 870.
Complete Stock of Pino Lumber.
Shingles, Lath, Doors, Saab,
etc., always on hand.
0 Office and yards on Jlosley nve, between
Douglas ave and First &trt'ut.Branch yards
at Union city, Oklahoma and Kl Kouo I.T
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PAID UP CAPITAL.
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Do a General Banking, Collecting
ami Brokerage Business.
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ot all denominations bouht and old
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BIX itOTUS. - - - - 50
577 Miles - 1105 MtnutM
via SAjSTA EE ROUTE.
Vestibuxe Poixmax SrEsrrae,
YEbTIBULE DlXISG CARS,
Free Recldtixg Ctum cm
Inquire of V. D. Murdock, local agent
for further specimens of railroad mathe
matics. R. POTTKLt, President. R. T. Vkkx, V. Pr
J. W. ilek. Jr.. CJuMer.
Fourth National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL,
SURPLUS. - -
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Amos I.. Honk. F. W. Wilier. Q. W. LJUTUserJo
Uore, B. O. Urate.
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, KAX.
John n. Carey Of or re W. Wnlter. W. r. Gra.
J P. AUn. Ko nrrb, J. M. Allen, P V. lUJr, B.
Lombard. Jr, 1'clor Uoltu, L. U. bklncer. June
crueoiuwiD with th ctoanAPMv or TMt eovtrrnrwui
CBTA1NMUCH INFORMATION FROM A tTUDY OFTHI MAP OP Till
(leap, Ml IsM & Pact By.
Including: X.Inen East and 17aat of tho Missouri
IUvoi Tbe Direct Route to nnd om CJIICAOO.
ROCK ISUVND, TJAVENrORT. DFS atOINES.
COUNCIL BLCTTB. WATEaTOWW, BIOUX
FAIXB. MINNEAPOLIS, BT, PAUI BT J03.
EPII. ATCHISON. LEAVENWORTIL KANSAS
CITY. TOPEKA. DENVER. COLORADO BP-NOS
and PUEBLO. Freo Recllntnir Cbair Cars to and
from CHICAGO, CALDWELL. HUTCHINSON
and DODOE CITT. and Palaca BIceptnir Car bo
twecn CHICAGO. WICirTTAnnd HUTCHINSON.
Dally Trains to nnd trom lUNariSUXK, In th
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
of Through Concbri. S!rrpn. and Dininr Cara
dally between CHICAGO, DEB MOINEO. COUN
CIL SLUFF8 nnd OMAHA, and Traa Xocilnlnc
Chair Can botwocn CHICAGO and DENVER.
COLORADO BPRINOS and PUEDLO, -via St. Jo
eph. or Kanaas City and Todcza. Xzcurilona
laily, with Choice of Uoutea to and from Bait
Lt-'co. Portland, Loa Anireloa and Ban FrancUco
Tna Direct Lino to and from Pike's Peak. SCanl
lou. Qardon of the Ood. th Sanitariums, and
Bcenio Grandeurs of Colorado,
Via Tho Albert Loa Routs.
Solid Express X rain daily between Cnlcaro and
Minneapolis fod Bt. Taul. -vltlx THROUOH Ra
dinlnfr Choir Cars (FIUCE) to and from thoss
points and Kansas City Through Chair Car and
Sleeper between Peoria, Spirit Lake and Hloua
Falla Yin Rock Island. Tho Farorlta Line to
Watertown, Eloux Falla, tho Bummer IIsorU and
Huctinsand Fleulnc Grounds of tho Northwest.
Tho Short Line via Senocn and Kankakee offers
facilities to tta-ret to nnd from Indianapolis, Cin
cinnati and other Bouthem points.
For Ticket. Maps, Folders, or desired lnforma.
tion. apply atanyCouponTickotOfflce. or addres
E. ST. JOHN. JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Oen'l 51 anatrer Genl Tkt. ft Fas. Act.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
We carry a complete line of allklndf f Reeks
and Itlanks. saoh a are uta br H
coutine of LK Morta jrs. Abstract!, RecnlM
Hoek. Not nook-, Rot ItefttsUrs. .loUrS Pahfto
hreoii aud HUflk.1. Contrrt BooV. PocV rt H
Kftato Hoots for r&xpj and City Proiwrt) , etc. Or
ders br nuUI piotngUy attended to. Adores
THE WI0EITA EAte,
itos- Room Otrt
to ?u Kwc.
ot a II tom.
And Many Ot
Head and Adrerti! m Oxz Wast CelcBi.
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The most pnpnlar rooto to Khotinn
C'itr, Bt. LouJn and ChUajro and all
Pofnta Kaat and Vurth, aUo to Hot
Springs, Ark.. XeUr Oflcamt. Florida,
and all point KoutH and tAouLhtMl.
SOLID DAILY TBATSB
St Louis, Kansas City, PueMo
Pnllman Buffet Sleeping Cars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
Tbe Shortest Rnut to fit. Ixmt.
EAtf B AH CITY TO ST- L0UI3L
Pallia an BuSat 8lepisff Car.
Fre SUelfalB CaaAr Can.
H. C TOWNSEhO.
J. P. ALLEN,
D J XL 2, Ql t 3 t.
Eferji Kepi in a FWc!a.is Drg m
103 EAST DOUGLAS XXT..
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