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AET EN1 PIANO MAKING.
YEARS ARE NECESSARY FOR
Great Care La All Stages of Manufacture
Is of Vital Importance Exquisite "Skill
Zi an Absolute Qualification in Every
Few people are aware of Ihe amount of
time and labor required to produce a piano.
From the time the first log is sawed in the
forest until the finishing touches and final
overhauling are given to the completed
piano from four to six years must pass.
That is, every piano turned out from the
factory or store today was begun four or
five years ago, and ever since that time
has been going through the various stages
of preparation and construction. One of
the large manufacturers, when asked by a
reporter ns to the process of construction,
cheerfully gave the desired information, at
the same time leading the way through the
"This is in reality the second factory,"
said he, "for all the material comes here in
a partially completed state. In the first
place an experienced lumberman is em
ployed by every manufacturer to select the
logB and see that the grains of the different
woods are Btraight and true. After these
have been sawed the lumber is piled under
weather proof sheds, where it remains
from three to five years, according to
thickness, until it has become thoroughly
POLISHING TOE WOOD.
"When the case has been cut out in the
Massachusetts factory it is shipped here
and comes first into the varnishing depart
ment, where it remains from three to four
months in order that the pores of the
wood maybe thoroughly filled. That is
really the secret of the fine polish on a fin
ished piano. While this is progressing in
the varnishing room other and important
work is being done on the interior of the
piaho. The sounding board, which is also
seasoned and tested in the first factory, is
again thoroughly tested here.
"Every grain of wood and every joint is
thoroughly investigated before it is put
into the case. Hero the skill of the piano
maker begins, and only the most careful
and competent workmen are intrusted
with the rosponsibity of this department.
Numerous mechanical and scientific ar
rangements are necessary to obtain satis
factory results with the sounding boards.
"Then the actions, keys and levers are
attended to in another room. These por
tions of the piano are of the most vital im
portance, as it is upon the exact adjust
ment of the many levers and center points
that the power and delicacy of the touch
depends. Unless great care and attention
is bestowed upon the details in this depart
ment tho piano must prove a failure. The
next stage reached is where the hammer,
keys and actions are placed in their proper
positions in the frame, when the piano first
gives forth eound as a musical instru
ment. " The principal object sought here is a
powerful blow of the hammer upon the
strings, to be produced by a light touch of
the performer. Tho workmen in this de
partment must have skill and experience.
for the dclicato and costly materials and
mechanisms they handle and place in pro
per working positions make this branch
3no of great trust.
"In still another department the carvers
aro at work chiseling out legs and other
ornamental portions of the piano. These,
too, have to go through a course of sprouts
in the varnish room. After tho keys, lev
ers, hammers, sounding board and case
have been properlyjmt together the piano
goeft to th fly finishing department, wl ere
all those parts which have been finished
separately are placed in their respective
positions; that is, tho top, lock board, legs,
jedals and music rack aro hero adjusted.
"Now that tho piano has been nut to
gether it remains in tho fly finishing de
partment from three to five weeks, 4ind re
ceives a preparatory course of tuning be
fore going into the hands of tho action and
lone regulators. These first tunings aro
af great importance, and on them much of
5he future excellence of the piano depends.
"Then the instrument goes to the tono
regulating department, probably the most
important branch of all. Failure hero is
fatal, and must result disastrously as far
as the production of a true musical instru
ment is concerned. Iloro the mechanical
and irregular vibrations prod
discordant tones. On tho other hand, even
and regular vibrations produce sweetness
of tono and harmony. It is of vital im-
Sortanco to the piano manufacturer to un
erstand tho laws which govern tho pro
duction of the false as well as tho true
tones. It is in this department that the
qualit y of the piano is determined.
"Of course you think this is the finish
ing point, but it isn't. Before it goes to
tho warcrooms the piano goes into tho
hands of workmen of the very highest
grade, who minutely examine ovory por
tion of the instrument. Every string and
hammer, every conter lever and spriiiir,
every tfcrew and pin must undergo a rigid
inspection, and not until these hnvo
been ascertained to be adjusted properly
aud the instrument is found to be in per
fect condition is it passed ovor to recoive
its final polish aud bo placed in tho ware
room." Brooklyn Eagle.
The houses given "below are representative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for readv refer"
ence for the South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direct
with names given.
CHAS. T. CHAMPION,-
BOOKS, STATIONEET AND HOLIDAY GOODS
I carry the largest stock of above in the state and am prepared to fill orders promptly
with the newest and best selling goods at EASTERN" PRICES.
118 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
GLOBE -. IRON -. WORKS,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Brass Goods, Itnfcber and
llenip Packing, Steam Fittings, Etc, Repairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a Specialty. Orders promptly filled for all kinds
01 aceec iron w orK. aii Kinds or castings made.
A. FLAGGr, Proprietor. Wichita, Kansas.
Cor. Main and First Streets.
V. T. BISHOP & SONS,
Send Us a
Trial Order or Call
and See Us.
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL
FURNITFRE, CARPETS, ETC
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Xos. 119 and 121 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
The Stewart Iron Works,
Architectural, Wrought and Cast
Iron A ork for Buildings.
Factory: South "Washington Avenue
TO ART DEALERS AND ARTISTS.
Artist's Materials, Pictures 3Ioulliic mid Fraraoj
Wliolesalo aud retail. Catalogue free.
SIAIL OltDEKS PROMPTLY ATTK.VDED.
ft P. CARTES', 114 Market St.
dM-tr 1 hLt I'll ONK TTJi.
r. Elsenmajrer Sr. Milliner and Elevator Co of
Halstead, Kan carry a full line of hard and soft
J wheat flour at their agency In tills city, baud for
lUlcos aud i-amples.
OTTO WEISS. Agent, 233 N Main. Wl-ulta.
Pianos and Organs
Sheet music and look. All kinds of mu-!ra
Conls. Ilnisland and orchestra music- lSUilaiu
Mreet, Wichita. Kansas.
Trim We Bros. t Tiirelkcld,
Special attention to mail orders.
J JO E Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
lo JV Main Street, - Wichita.
AVIGJIITA BOTTffiJG AYOMS,
O1T0 ZIMMERMAN'S. Prop.
Uottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, Sad a Water, Standard ?fervo
Pood, also General Western
Agents for Win. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and WacoSts., - Wichita.
GETTOOIcCLTOTG BOOT AXD SHOE CO.,
Manufacturers and 'Wholesale Dealers In
BOOTS : & : SHOES,
oods of our own manufacture warranted.
promptly and carefully tilled.
135 and 137 ST .Market Street,
Orders by mail
THE JOHNSTON & LAPJMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Notions : and : Furnishing : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121 & 123 N Topeka Ave. Wichita, Kansas.
Kattllaj- ac Boss Barber.
Down town on a side street there is a
email barber shop. In-it is a younar bar
ber. He is an assistant and bis name is j
Guess. He has been employed there only '
a few-days, but he came very near losing
the job, and oa acconnt of his name, too. j
Tha proprietor of tho shop wasin when
the young man applied for work. He t
liked his appearance, was satisfied with '
the amonnt of pay he expected to receive,
"What is your name?" inquired'the boss.
I 'Gness," was the reply,
j "I'm a poor hand at guessing names'
I responded the boss, but still he began try
ing. "Well," ho said, "perhaps it may be
J "No," said the young man'quietly, but
i none the less deliberately, "Guess."
".Lutz," ventured the boss.
"No," responded the young man with a
"Huber," returned the boss desperately.
The young man shook his head, and
again, replied with emphasis, "Guess."
Then the boss showed signs of fatigue
"See here, young fellow, if you can't an
6wer a civil question I think you'd better
look elsewhere for a job. Now, sir, I am
in no humor for trifling. What is yonr
Now it happened that the boss' first
name was George, and naturally he
thought the yonng man was still amusing
himself in a most unusual fashion.
"Say," ho roared, in deep baas tones,
"this has gone far enough. If you will not
tell me your name you'll hare to get out;
that's all there is to it."
"I hnvo told you several times that my
name is Guess, and also declared that my
first name was George. If that doesn't
satisfy you I'm afraid nothing ever will."
Then tho boss penetrated tho mystery,
made ample apologies, and Mr. Guess was
duly assigned to a chair. New York Herald.
ONE MEAT EM11IN 8EM1T.
Cnre BILIOUS aacl
25cts. a Box.
CORNER '. & FAMUM.
EOTAI SPICE HILLS, SP1UY YEAST.
D. W. STALLINGS & SOXS,
STAllKCrS I'ALMOLE TOILET SOAP
IttMHiut!"") thn rniniiletion anil keep thj
bUu soft, smooth clear ami he.ilt.hy. For
balo l UruKuisU and grocers).
526 Chicago Arc. - Telephone 09
rpIIE CHYSTAL ICE COMPANY
NowrritflvtOMipplynll wMilne their Pare nMllI
il Wjiterieo. it iimwI prices. Ufilce ami Kiiotorv
Cor. Oynt'i- ninl JVarl Mnvli. VK side Onltr
ItookhntW. V. IVhixo (b Hast I)oiii'!as.vo ami
Occidental Hotel ;or. h-ecuud aud 21a In '
IB 9kA f B fl Q
SBS "Hf Wfe
Wholesale and Retail.
llO North Water Ptrecl
Telephone No. 157,
f-toraro and Forwarding. Irpc brick lmlldlnz
Jiif-t completed, epeclally adapt ed for recelvliur anil
reshlplnff; cars frwn all rallrmds snitched to house
without chaivp; now, clean and well ventilated; al
most lire proof; rates or iiii-tiranco and storage low,
coods carefully handled and iehlppcd ou orders.
Located east of Sauti Fu freight depot.
Telephone S3. Office Cll K Douglas. Wichita. Ks
Jobbers and 3Ianufacturers, Teas,
Coirees, Spices, Extracts, JJakiug
Powders, iHluing, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Ave.
About Hats In Elevators.
A business woman finds something to
eay in tho matter of what men shall do
with their hats in an elevator. "I wish,"
she says, "there could be a defined and ne-
A new tirni-is i w .ninnvp,,i vnuf 4ncu nut: upon ino suDiect. iy occupa-
ike. Quiclc, stvoiiir and sweuL Al- t,on kes me daily into n elevator in one
Make Year DaucMcr I-ot Tea.
If you want to cure a small ky of ew
ardieetalktohim of heroes andherelstfa,
end if you want your danghir to ?Bka
the most of herself and to be proud of you
as a teacher end mother keep tie beautiful
constantly before her: You kaow how yoa
bough cosmetics to beautify yourself, w
you followed the recipes for reiTlif;
freckles and burnt all tha sila off your
rice. You remember, too.the bottle of
Mudauutn you kept In your trunk for
murderous purposes, and the qu&atity of
patent medicine you swallowed ou the sly
ia the hope of gcttinc fat, removing taa
or becoming as fair as an oriental Illy.
You could tave the gullible little girl all
'Lis expense, misgiving, disappointment
- r.d physical dcraaceraent by telling her
' -w beautiful and fair she it, how glorious
;r eyes aro and how more than priceless
.ii?r youth is. Put her at her ease. Get
!. r en rapport with herself and you will
tiake a beauty of her. Feed her heart and
lindas well as her body. Tell her you
1 jvo her, call her sweet names, reservinsj
Jam Maria for company. Get her confi
'.nce. cover up tho blemishes by enlarging
en her Kood points. Select ideals for her
in marble, history, pictures, musio and
poetry, and though she may not reach any
one of them tho attempt will do her a
world of good. Exchange.
ways iu the house ready for u&e, and
win Keep u year, jriee ,ic a. pacKao
Factory cor. Kellojr & Mosley Ares
McCOMB BROS, j J. A. BISHOP,
vjanuiacturers. Wholesale and KetaU
SADDLES & SADDLEI1Y IIARDWADE.
12 1 JE Douglas A re, Wich it a, Ka n
BURR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
123 East Douglas Ave.
21 G E DOUGLAS AVE.
Physicians Supplies and Surgiral Instru
ments. Send for our Illustrated
L. M. COX,
A ...l S..1.-1 -. .. . .
jwucr in m?.s. iisiies. Cigars. Forei-n and Domestic .Vnts, Cider,
1 aj)r Uars, J'aper Doxes, t'andv Jars, Trays, 15 te.
215 and 217 South Alain St., - - - Vichitn, Kansas
THE C E. POTiS jDJfcUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. I'otts & Co., Cincinnati O.i
too(1s Sold at M. J.ouis and Kandas Ciiy Prices.
233 and 235 South Main Street, - .- - - - AVichita, Kansas.
AKER, RAFFERTY & CO.,
COR. aiAHKET AXV FlllST STS., -Yl CHITA, KAX
Wholesale and Ketall
it uijiu-i .w.1,,.1, iii)!hiy and
Teleplione 101. Jftli St. and 4th Ave Wichita, Kan.
B. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS A3fD SIJA1JKWrJ3A.
HUl E Douglas Arc, - Wichita.
of the large business buihllncsdown town.
and my experience in this regard is variei
xnd sometimeH unpleasant. Frequently
nolwdy r -moves his hat, and that is what
I like bast. Sometimes I get on at tho
Kround floor with half a dozon men, whose
heads all remain covered; we go up two or
1 f tirAia ctirioa nrifl n iaidntl. -... 1. A.
W A ! i! T"5 A PhIk lnd, seeing me, whipsoff his hat. Offourse
r V a. 1 I l I J X3. t J IXWl this is intonrlcH w .ot,rtwir l.if it .m.
a rebuke as well to the six Avho have not
removetl theirs, and often they will look
uncomfortable, as if they wished they had.
So far as I am concurned, I can noithcr
recosnjze tho civility nor temper the Hint,
and 1 hail my floor with relief. I tlo mind
when a man keeps his cigar in his mouth
when I am in tho elevator, but I don't
mind tho whistlinit of the messenger boys
nor tho hats of everybody." Xcw York
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
-V Market St., Wichita, Kan
Tho tt Gnmt of Clnrapi.
In this game all the players aro equally
divided. They sit on opposite aides of th
room, and a girl is tnken from ono clump
and a boy from tho other. They leave tho
room, while euca clump thinks of soma
word, proverb or incident. They then re
turn into the room and go onch to ;he op
posite jmrty whence they came. By dine
of ipusUoos and crovt questioning they
must And out tho word or incident fixed
ou. If tho girl succeeds ho rejoins hct
own clump, if sho fails bhe sits rth tho
other, and the same with tho boy; if hesne
eeedd he keeps with his own party, and it
he fails lm hIht hs to join tho adverse
party. The failures thus swell the clump
opposed t their own, and the game is won
by the bide that numbers most at its con
clusion. It is an arausini; game, tho dif
ferent clumps welcoming tho succMKcsasd
failures, making it lively asd bright
JOZ JJ Douglas A rrnue.
"Wii-liita, Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & QRALEY
Wholesale Deulen In
PIECED : & : PRESSED
Job Work ot all klmls promptly attended to,
21H South Main, U ichita. Kan.
Ciri CA GO J j UMJl 13 li
WHOf.F.SAII. ASH ItKTJklL
( orner First street al,1 Iiwrenc Avenue,
f 1 kat'o 'i nrds S5th and Iron tr-et. C IiIch-o.
a. mi mi. saleman. Oto. L. l'ratt, and Ueo. W.
t rots. i:eaident I'artnere.
1ITT r-r-w ri, -..-. .-.- . .
xujjljljl. VilULiSAL GJKOCEItY CO.,
OFFICE ANrD irAKEIIOUSF 'IVi TO 223 SOUTH AIA11KKT STIIEET.
Keep everytliinff In Hie grocery line, show caos. Scales and prnrcrs JKturc".
n?leMSfcnvnrtSrt,1,i0.fi,lt? f0r Onjl "Vpiiblic" cijrai-b, also alo proprietors of
tlio "Itoyrtlty" and "La Iunocencia" brands. (i;
THE WICHITA OYUBALL ,KI) FniltT 3IASUFACTUBIIT0 CO-
il.M 1 A 1 I' HUH AM) JOIIKEHS OP
Overalls, Jeans, Cas.simcre and Cottouade J'ants; Duck Lined Coats and Vests-
! aiicy Flannel and Cotton Ovoiliirtj,: Canton Flannel
Liidei-fcliii-ir.. Drapers, litr.
Faciorj and Salesroom 1HU A. 'ioj-elia, Wichita. (orrespoiKience Solicited
. u u
LARGEST SOAP WORKS J THE WEST, ESTABLISHED 1SS7.
AVichita Soap Manufacturing Coinpanr.
J.ArXDltVAXD TOILET SOAP.
TOILET SO A I
A full line of laundry Soaps, including the famous "Alagnet" brand
ences solicited and delivered price lists sent on application
ouo aiu ou, buUTIl FIFTH AVEUE,
in CHITA, KANSAS
fn. .-.. i . -. - MBKVt'fiaAWikllf.U! hfAU L.f?V T7J
which have guided all previous do- ! in ;.';:";" ' !J I ,.,:,b,, L110"10'. wsfV?r and fonvardin- agents, and dealers mmSWP&mi
stake a back seat,aud tho highly ' t ,,,. . ' ., , ."r v'l ' ' ' l , l i'V.. ""' "' .-'sIiies and mmmmi !& mWiU
ear and musical skill of the artist turM-s sroo,l ,i,l( -.. Ji, .. "" t '":" V' ' "l 1UI OI luc wtwu luauufae- WMmmMtf$&2m
lead. All sound is conveyed to , . .studH.aker Eros. 5Hff. cV SoutJ I to d 'm-l, t.mu ., mtm3tmS
a of hearing by means of vibration ' - inciiiiiati, oiiio; Hoover & (iambic. Mi-iniishnv.. niiin. i.'L..,.ir. -ii " ' fe-JiiSjISSj il SfrT:7! I fP'-all 'kM
in waves through tho air. WwatorviH.; Fairbanl&.ro & ctctichtJ SKM&SMUm
tone roculator must thoronchlv '.'"'"" ,,,5.10"'. IJJ-i J '' JIov Co., Jekin. 111.: Avci-v iin,,.;.,. r .. i.,.i " ii UMRm&Zttm4&!SSmi
band tho laws which Rovern tho V....:.. . i. . L.,. ix. "' ."n'!V" .()o-; FHck En-ino Co.. Wavneshoi-o JHin WA ri flUBSBLIU
ction of sound and tone. Uneven ' Co. St. u u, V ,i i I.' f' . ;;iiV:.:y"&.s,"0,.0, KrUBaloiaid A.--DouSIad 31: P" agSrEm
nco false and ' : : .-r,... v ...i.u,,, wmu.
"Wicliita Trunk Factory
Jf. J I OSS FIELD, Proprietor.
Manufacturer Of, AVhoIasale
and Retail Dealer in
Irnnks, alises, Satchels, som okhr commuuity,
hliawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, "Wil
low "Ware, Etc.
Uoctorln at tho Dhur Store.
There is a new way of doctoring in the
city. 1 don't mean that there are new
remedies and treatments There aro young
doctors whose business in not such as war
rants an office, artd they go about like doc
tors in the olden times, from pillar to post.
Take it in this store, for example. I know
of four young doctors who come in here at
different hours and meet patients. Then
tho doctors go from hero to other drug
stores, so that by the time tho day is over
they have traveled a good many miles.
Tho patients they seo do not pay much
individually; they can't afford ic But they
are sick and must bo healed, and they are
not the sort of peoplo who go to hospitals.
It is a good thing for tho sick who can'taf
ford to hnve doctors come to the house; it
is a Rood thing for young doctors who aro
riot able to pay office ront, and it fs a jiood
thing forthe druijr store, for they almost in
variably get to sell tho medicines that lire
prescribed. Interview in Chicago Tribune.
Girl IVnnt Fralte.
The daughter iIopm rot know you love her
when you are ctermlly saying: "I am
ashamed of the way yt u walk;" she cannot
think she is dear to jou when your obser
vations are based on her defects for whicli
you are responsible, Slio dees not know
the cost of her living and there is wisdom
in her ignorance, by the way nor the ex
tent of your anxiety for her future welfare.
She is unhappy. She wants to be loved und
petted and cmldlfd d kitieed, and if idie
does not And admirer, friend and lorer !
in her own family she will, iiiwi t.bm in
Of tiiis bver
certain: your liulo giri is just what you
ninktj her. She is a divine study and won h
all the care and attention, all tbeiinrtarinj
and devotion you can lavish on liar. New '
Pot Culture at Cranberries.
The common cranberry ot oar swamp
is a very attractive plant when cultivated
in pots. Tho plants aro evergreen, and
will grow in any ordinary living room
with can. Tho beautiful vivid colored
berry will remain on tho plants till the
flowers appear for the next crop. Tho best
way to cultivato them is to llnh a shallow
box that ills tho windowsUlwith zinr.nhd
boro two holes in tho bottom in tho Bids
nenrest tho room for drainage. Fill the
box half full with mold, cover it with a
layer nf moss, put theplantu in, and al
ways keep tho mo moist. Spriaklo the
moss and plants thoroughly, patting a pall
beneath the two holes to receive tha drip.
Bits of lxtrk tatiked upon the ontxlde'ot
tho box ndd to tb sylvan beauty of th!
little window garden. Cor. Good lfous&
Dlverfttty of Manner.
"Vulgarity lies in manner unsnltedUf
tho condition of life to which you belong.
A lady is vnlgar when shohas the mantiem
of a kjtchoii maid, and tho kiujion meld Is
vulgar when she aiToctit tho manoori of n
lady. Neither is vuJjar eo IrmgasSheU
contented to be herself."
Don't DIinto ln"0mfany.
Don't bo dispiitntiqijs. An argnment
whih goes raphlly" f rom ono to another
may be tolerated, but wnen two peoplo in
ompiny fall iito a heated dispute, to the
exclusion of'all other topics, tlie hostess
should arbitrarily Interfere aud banish the
Mrs. John A. Iosari Is qnito a.n adept
with carpenter' tool, and run r,nt up a
ihrif or b-iild ,icn.bot.rd Almost nn sklll-
I 125 W Douglas.
-LEWIS B. SOLOMOISr-
DOAIJD OF TIIADE BUILDIJH;, WICHITA, KANSAS.
c. Our lendlnK brands of 5 cent clears .are La 3!arwv IH Merit.. La Floe D l-ull. I. trttn. K-sr
Ftone, KhtonulIawinah(lKHrr. Mfrthne iendlns In oruerx will reif prompt extjOBtkm R
KOCds KCantuUtst. We also cairy u foil lln of Key West Imported and Ijujc 0iwi '
LEmiAKN'-HIGGDsSON GROCER CO.,
. 203 AJVD 05 X. lfATHK STKEET.
Are now ready for business. Keep a Pnll Line of Staple and Fancy Groceriea
H oodeuwaru aud otiond.
Kvo Watt a CniiiK.
Cranks are fiometimes like tho sharp
pieces of gfass t4iat sund up vioiously on
an orohard wall to keep the greedy boys
out, or like the cyclone that sweeps over
the plain and annihilates a handful of hu
manity here and there; but after all the
one saves the boys' stomachs untold grip
ing, tho other drives the germs of diseas-e
before it and carries purity into life. The
great reformers were such cranks.
History is but a biographical memoir of
a series of distinguished cranks from Eve's
time to the present day. Eve was a crank
of supreme eminence. Adam was a mis
take. Though he is mentioned in history
it is as an ignoble rattler, and he belongs
to the clifss of bores without vertebra?.
Therese M. Ilandall in Kate Field's Wash
ington. Michael Fcnwick. who used to trawl
with John Wesley as guide nnd valet, once
complained because his name was never
uiberted in the preacher's published jour
nal. In te next number appeared the
item: "Preached at Clayworth. 1 think
none were unmoved but Michael Fenwick
who fell fart asleep under an adjoining
VTatn Baby rk.4:, we gave her distorts,
When she waa a Child, she cried forCastoria,
When 6he became Miss, she clun to Castorii,
When she bad Children, she r,aTe them Castcria,
NEW WAY TO COMMIT SUICIDE. I live at ora:on. A. i. I liae been outer
work anu starving.
IVlicn Other Method Are Impractical
Assault n Dccprntto Character.
Out at Prescott, A. T., ten years ago a
young mac with red Iiair, bliio eyes and
soft hands tramped into town. He had
come down from the Tin Cup district of
Colorado on a prospecting tour, but why
ho should strike into Prescott for anything
nobody knew. He hud been in hard luck,
as anybody could see.
His blue woolen shirt had been washed
and washed until it was almost brown
from the corrosive action of alkali water,
and his clothing was torn and wrinkled.
Ho was a gentleman for all that. He had
a pleasant word for everybody, although
some of the boys had caught him moping
about the corners. How he lived nobodv
knew. He had no money and could get
"Idaho Jack." a reckless gun fighting
cowboy from the Three Sister mountains
of Idaho, was in town, too. He hod some
money, told a good story and absorbed
liquor like a blotting pad. He said he was
on his way to Deming. Every night saw
Jack at the Ark. He made friends with
everybody except the stranger from the
Tin Cup district.
One night when the Ark was blue with
smoke, and "Idaho Jack" was in the midst
of a harum-scarum story, the morose fctran
ger quietly arose from his chair, walked
uptq the upper country romancer and
cuffed him across the .ear.
For an instant not a word was said.
Then of a sudden the Idaho gunner drew
his weapon like a flash and fired. The
stranger fell dead. Nobody knew his name,
but when the sheriff ransacked his tatter
ed clothing he found this note:
"To the Sheriff:
"My name is A. C.Hepburn. 2Iynrenta
I have not )t monev
enough to buy poison or a gun, and there
is not water enough in Arizona to drown a
gnat. I therefore take this opportunity to
slap Jack, knowing as I do that it means
instant death, and that is what I seek. It
costs nothing, it is it new way to seek sui
cide, and I demand of you that you do not
prosecute Jack, because he was not the ag
gressor. Bury me as I die. That is all I
ask. Sincerely, A. C. II."
The letter dumfounded the town. It
took all the fight ont of "Idaho Jack."
Dollar by dollar the "shiners' came in, an
t d there was enough of them to buy a var
nished coflia and n whitewashed headboard.
Jack's contribution was something like-ffi
-all he had and all he could borrow at the
lirae. He was not? prosecuted, but he left
town as soon as the headboard was set.
sun, supposing tne mean aistaoce or tne
sun to be 21,600 semi-diameters of the earth
from it." This was a century ago, and as
the problem could not be satisfactorily
worked out the legatees were kept at u
mean distance from the property all their J
A very neat reproach was conveyed in
the will of an uncle who bequeathed eleven
silver spoons to bis nephtwwith the re
mark, "If I have not left him the dozen he
knows the reason," the young scapegrace
having stolen the twelfth spoon some time
before. .New York Ledger.
the pari or water in poMtum wbeu they re
Wit and Satire la Wllla:
One might suppose that will making was
anything but a merry occupation, and yet
the drollery of the wills that some ec
centric old fellows hare left behind them
could hardly be surpassed. Dean Swift
could not have concocted a more bitter
joke than that of the testator who, after
reciting the obligations he was under to a
particular friend, bequeathed to him at the
bottom of the first page of his will ten
thousand dollars, of course, thought the
delighted legatee; but, on turning the leaf,
the bequest waa discovered to bs ten thou
sand thanks. What a wet blanket for
Just as odd was the codicil of the death
stricken humorist who left to certain of
his dear relatives "as many acres of land
as ehall be found fqual to the area incIoed
by the track of the center of the oscilla
tien of the earth in a revolution round tha
Small Boy Hooking up from bis history)
Papa, the Union soldiers were paid only
$13 a month. SetB4 to wit thataawfal
small when a congrrsaiaa i paid fi3 a
day. Why ain't soldiers paid a& much as
Papa SokLJen. my soo. do net fix theii
,.. ".-ries. New York W.11,.
Injrredlenu of Flint Glaiv
In making flint glass, which is the kind
used in the manufacture of fine tableware
and for cutting and engravinsr, the great
est care is taken in tko selection and mix
ing of the ingredients. Upon the purity of
these depends the transparency, colorles-
ness and brilliancy which constitute tha
chief value of the product.
The ingredients of flint glass are flue
wind, free from any trace of iron; red lead,
potash or soda, ritreand cuilet. Some
times the red lead is replaced by a heavy
gray alkaline earth called baryta, though
it Is generally considered that red lead U
essential to the finest quality of flint ghua.
To Glea&te Itoom of Tobao Smoke.
Tobacco j-moke has a way of clinging to
a room and givizrg it a peculiar odor that
sometimes cannot be removed by airing, i practically extermtaaled.
uae who nas sucerea recommenca mas a
pad of water in which a handful of hiT ia
soaking be left in the room for an hour or
Signor Arrigo. the Italian baaker, who
was held by Sicilian bandits for t heavy
ransom, bad aa exceedingly intervbtiag
time of it during Lis captivity. His
captor kept hkn ia toe bottom of a
dry well, where they lowered his food to
him regularly and conferred with hiaa oc
casionally concerning ht raoMtn. , They
finally compromised wit his friends on
E,0CO, but wanted a mach larger amount.
At the end of x certain time, if the mosey
had net been paid, tb banker would raovt
likely have beec muro-.-rtd. xbagc
Keeping 3IIIU Without I en.
Housekeepers who cannot' affard lee meet
their greatesulifllculty in try tag to ktep
milk. That thay can easily ovoreoasc 1
canning an they do fruit. Thf cans shottfcf
first be thorosKbly washed. tbw boiled oi
baked in the even for half an hour loHftt-r
This should be done before the lailk ar
rives. As bOan as it comes pot it into the
jars ami tightly rew down the lids.
Plaeatbem in u emr over cold water,
whreh-Haould ho 'htM' gradually. Kc
the Jar. steaming for noth-m than an hour,
then screw t ae-ltds down and mak them
air thrift. If thl nrorww U riubtlv con-
i.dtd.ti)ft milk in the jars ought tokwp
UDCtaiHiiufi loc Mieaata vrwiL it U aux
freed from all difteaM germs, as a carrier
of wkfch it Is notorious. Now York Tele
No woman will lor a man better for h.
ing renowanl or pronainaat. Though In
ba tho first arnanK nmb abe will b prouder,
not fomdtfoa is oftc Um caae. she will not
even h proud. But ai her lovo, apprer.
atiou, kindne. and tiiere i ao crifirr ht
will not mak for lAi oou-nt and comfort
Too roan who lovoei bar w4i t hr hr
and king no lews hero to her though r '
fenottoanyother.no Icaaaking trorV,
hJnoaiy kiafidom iabar heart aad home
In nhMf ea oat. of ton J W a asaa't owk
fault if he ia unhappy wHh h wife. It i
a very exoeptiooal wo-naa woo will aot .
ail she eaa to an at! it honbaad. and
rry exeeotiooal ooe w ::o will not be vtj
darroeable if - ,- '-r-tt w;..fu.ij
M- At the end of that time the smell will
have entirely disappeared. As all evi
dences of the cigar or pi j Gin be removed
so readily the men can iCMke ia whatever
ecabi taar ulcag. sru?r3t4 thy will rTarr
Tliy Tljer Oiapj carrel.
The disappearance of the rickerct cu!
from Alain water I due to thmrau
work of tie irrsa wl;o supply tho railttart
with plameA. Penthe mackerel gall sii
paid ten cents e&ch, a priee o reujaerr-.
tivB to profe-do3B.I guncera that thx
birds wrr- in the ahort space of tro jmtr
An of i&k xata
larm.y wc-e auo :n grrai aessaac jewrr
the little ox-eje did a escape, for a sterk
order wm alaced fnr WJ,POO cf thamr -
t hree rt rca to fill an HugHsk comtrwri
tkv hrrullnr rntrtlj tor
(JosorrBff a llt.
Tbo onljr aij rtuilr inr
la corr h tra or Wh ltt
trrcrtb Hand (eet
i Ate in rroommeodlsr U
' to all unfr.
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Wold hr IimrrUa,
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Children Cry for Pitcher's CastonaT I
Say.'Vhen Mie wind bio ws your
jgy fire.ih is useless to Hrc yourself
iaDqur naif of your toil cm be
dvoiaea by the use of iD&iia
It doesn't male us tired to tell about the merits of SAPOUO. Thy
of women in the Uatted Suies thank cs every tour of ther lire far r
told tbca of SAPOLIO.
lis mc saws raay weary hour of tod ia faousc-cieasiaj.
3EWARS or IMITATION,
Goaccrs oftca wbaUtntc ebcaper good lor SAPOLIO to ruic a b
Soad ict aach mnidtx, aaiiastit opos ksvogyosl what you ordered.
ENOCH MORGAN'S. SONS CO,, NEW- YORK.