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V M G A. Dr. T. F. Dornblaser, of
TonVka, will speak at the young mens
mcSlnirab4oWk tomorrow afternoon.
S brickmurch corner Lawrence avenue
and First street.
United Brethren Rev. John G. Hutch
Incswill preach morning and evening,
Sunday, at the United Brethren church,
corner'Princo and Washington.
Emporia avenue Baptist church, corner
Emporia and Tenth btreet; pastor's resi
dence 621 East Oak street-Sunday ser
vices: Sunday school 9:30 a. m.; all the
officers of the bchool are to be elected this
wpek Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:J0p. in.
Y PS. C. E. meeting at. 6-30 p. m.; at this
meeting a business meeting is called.
Prayer and social meeting Thursday eve
nine at 7:30. We earnestly invite all
young people and children to our Sunday
school. You are invited to all our services.
A. D. Phelps, superintendent. J. B. Key
Olivet Congregational church, South
Topeka avenue, below Wichita and West
ern track-The pastor. K. L. Marsh, will
nreach at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. m. Morning
fccrmonr "The Church's. 1'rescnt Oppor
tunity." followed by baptisms and accep
tion of members. Evening sermon especi
ally addressed to unbelievers Sundaj
school at 9:45 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 6.30
p. m. Sunday school on Harry and Lulu
streets at 3 p.m.. followed by preaching
by the pastor. The special services will
continue each evening through the week.
jRev C N. Severance will assist the pastor.
Special sermon Friday evening to young
Oak street Presbyterian church Rev.
W. I. TJoole, pastor. Services at 11 am,
and 7:80 p ni.: Sabbatli school, at 2:30 p.
jn Professor U. P. Shull, superintendent;
Y P. S. C. E. at 4. o'clock; singing class on
Wednesday evening; general prayer meet
ing on Thursday evening.
The Dunkards Preaching at 11 a. m. in
Fairmount hall: Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Tnke electric car. Baptism will be admin
istered in Little river at Thirteenth street
bridge after preaching.
Plymouth Congregational church corner
oi Second and Lawrence Services conduc
ted by the pastor S. F. Millikan at 10:43 a.
in. and 7:30 p. in.; Sunday school at 12 m;
Y. P. S. O. E. at 6:30 p. m. Evening ser
mon on "The Separation of Souls."
Palisade avenue Mission Sabbath
school at 2:30 p. in., A. W. Sickner super
intendent: preaching at 3:30 o'clock by
JJevL. Hamilton. Interesting evangelis
tic services are in progress this week
evenings. The public cordially invited.
Lincoln street Presbyterian, corner Lin
coln slxeet and Emporia avenue Samuel
Jj Hamilton, pastor. Services: Sabbath
hdiool at 9:30 a. m.; preaching at 11 a. m.
nnd 7;30 p. m.; Y. P. S. C. E. prayer meet
ing at 0:30 p. m.; general prayer meeting
on Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
The Wright Presbyterian Mission on
Eighteenth street Row C. H. McGreery
pastor. Subject of sermon tomorrow oven
ovening at 7:30: "Moses, the Law Giver,"
Sunday school at 3 p. m., II. M. DuBois
superintendent, Y. P. S. C. E. at 0:30,
prayer meeting on Thursday evening at
.30. A cordial welcome to all.
Perkins Presbyterian church Rev. W.
JI. Robinson, pastor. Preaching services
tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sab
bath school 3 p. m.. F. A. Ilighbarger.
superintendent. Y. P. S. C. E. meeting at
Mayflower Congregational church, on
Fairview avenue Preaching at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at S:a0 p. m.
Y. P. S. C. E. at 0:20. Prayer meeting on
Thursday evening at 7:30.
St. John's church. North Lawrence
avenue Rev. R. W. Rhames, rector.
Sunday bchool at 9:30 a. in Services at
11 a. m. and 7:39 p. m. West Side Sunday
chool at 3 p. m. Morninir subject, "The
Object of Preaching." Evening, "Dilli
culties of Modern Religious Thought."
Notice to ministers The Ministerial
association will meet as usual in First
Presbyterian church, on Monday at 3 p. in.
All ministers welcome.
Reformed church, corner of Topeka
avenue and Lewis street Preaching at. It
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:45
a. m. Young Peoples' meeting at 6:30
First Presbyterian church Services to
morrow at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. At
both services the Rev. A F. Irwin, of
Hutchinson, will preach. The Sunday
school will meet at 9:30 a. m. Y. P. S. U.
E at 6:15 p. ni.
Fir-t Methodist Episcopal church Rev.
R T. Savin, pastor. Pleaching service at
it'.'W a. in. and 7:30 p. in. Sermons by tho
pastor. Sunday school 2:30 p. m. Class
meetings 9:30 a. m. and 12 m. Young Peo
llcs' meeting 6:30 p. m. Come.
St. Paul's M. E. church, corner Law
rence avenue and Thirteenth street Rev.
Samuel Weir, pastor. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. Preaching service and com
munion at 11 a. in. bennon by presiding
jlder, Rev. .1. D. Botkin, in the evening.
Central Christian church, corner Mar
ket and Second streets Services 11 a.m.
nnd 7:30 p. m. .Morning theme: "Seven
Abominations in the Sight, of (Jod." Even
ing theme: "Revivals." Sunday school at
9.30 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 0:30 p. m.
Prayermeetingat7:30 Thursday evening.
" orship the Lord in the Beaut of Holi
ness " Wc welcome you to any all theso
Church Notice First Baptist church;
no preaching service. Sibbath school as
usual at 9:30 a. m. Regular church prayer
meeting on Thursday evening at 7:30.
First Unitarian church. Council hall, 213
South Water street Sunday school at 10
a in. Rev. C. H. Rogers, of Arkansas
City, will preach in the morniug at 11
o'clock. Rev. Mr. Kimball, formerly of
Hartford, Conn., will proach m the even
ing at 7:30 p. ui.
A Cute lui lii'iiiic l l.mtmi-nt.
There is a somewhat ancient dantc wh
livs near Washington square. She is by
no means good looking, being a good like
ness of the queon m "Alice in Wonder
land." The lndy is most methodic.il in her
habits and always catches tho saino
Seventh avenue car cery morning. An
other habit of. hers is always to give tho
conductor a $2 bill. He enduied it for some
time, but when he found out that every
morning the same thing occurred, and
there was a large hole made in his avail
able small change, he determined to put a
stop to it. In parenthesis it may be men
tioned that 12 is the limit for which a pas
senger may demand change.
A few mornings ago the conductor got
his revenge, for in return for the bill ha
handed tho woman 195 pennies. There was
an awful explosion, but tho conductor re
mained firm, nnd then she exclaimed she
"did not want them." A Thompson street
fellow, whose shortness of hair and general
appearance seemed to denote that the state
had been taking care of lrm, expressed
himself as ready to relieve the lady of her
change. This elicited no reply, and soon
the coppers disappeared in a wonderful old
reticule, and she herself got off at Thomp
son and Canal streets. She is not travel
og on that car any more. New York
Sinn nnd Ills World.
For all that wo can foresee of the future.
tho dependence of man upon the conditions
of his environment is of 'an insuperable
nature. The good he wins he secures by
obedience to the commands of his mother
earth. Looking back over the history of
life upon tho earth's surface, the phys
iographer is forced to the conclusion that
its highest estate embodied in tho moral
and intellectual qualities of man has been,
in the main, secured by the geographic
variations which hive slowly developed
tLrough the geological ages" Thus our
continents and seas cannot le eons4dered
as physical accidents in which and on
m .iich organic beinRs have found au ever
jk i ilons noting place, but as great engines
opi rating in a determined way to secure
the advance of life. Profassor N. S.
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Tlie houses nven below are representative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for ready refer
ence for the South "-enerally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direct
with names given.
CHAS. T. CHAMPION,
BOOKS, STATIONERY AKD 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,
GLOBE x IRON -. WORKS,
MANUFACTraEUS OF ,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Bras3 Goods. Rubber and
Hemp Pncldng, Steam Fittings, Etc. Repairing of all Kiiws of Ma
chinery a Specialty. Orders promptly filled for all lands
of Sheet Iron Hrork. All kinds of castings made.
A. FLAGG-, Proprietor. Wichita, Kansas.
The Stewart Iron "Works,
Architectural, "Wrought and Cast
Iron "Work for Buildings.
Factory: South "Washington Avenue.
TO ART DEALERS AND ARTISTS.
Artist"? Materials, Pictures. Moulding and Frames
Vv holesnle anil mail. Catalogue fi o.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
R P. MAETIK, 114 Market St.
difl-tf '1 LLEPHONE 28J.
Pianos and Organs
Sheet music and lioolcs. All Kind" of miiIca
goods. UntKslxind and orchestra music lJIaln
btreet, Vv Ichtta, Kansas.
TrimWo Bros. & Tlirelkeld,
Special attention to mail orders.
110 J2 Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
D. AY. STALLINGS & SOXS,
STAIffiG'S PALHOLE TOILET SOAP
JllieautlnVs Ui completion and Keep thi
hkin soft, Mnooth cluar and healthy. For
silo ly drujiijists and uroLers.
52G Chicago Arc. - Telephone.)'.)
THE CEYSTAL ICE COMPANY
N'owrendy to supply all lshlnc their Pure DMtll.
rd Water ice. at nual pi Ices. Oflico ami Factory
( or. Ossi'n nnd Pearl fetreets. West Mile. Order
ISoo'km i.t NV. Vi Pearte Hit East Douglas se, and
Occidental Hotel Uor. Second and Main.
ielrtiuonoXc Jli. J. A. hOHN
dill tr -.j-r
L. M. COX,
Manufacturing -. Confectioner
And jobber in lijs, Dates, Cigars. Foreign and Domestic Ants, Cider,
Paper Bags, Paper Boxes. Candy Jars, Trays. Ktc.
235 and 237 South Main St.. Wichita, Kansas.
THE C. E. POTiS DKUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Potts & Co., Cincinnati, O.)
Goods Sold at S Louis and Itansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South Main Street, - - - - Wichita, Kansas.
ilAAA-J-JXti X. "LXjLi X
COB. 3IAKKET AAD FIBST STS., WICHITA, KXS.
Ulamiflielurer.s -wliolesale, transfer and forwarding agents, and dealers
in carriag-eb, wagons, farm implements, wind mills, scales, engines and
tliresliing machinery. 1 e have on hand a full line of the lollowing manufac
turers goods that we can bhip at quick notice:
hlimeiKiKor Bros. 311g. Co., South
Cincinnati, Ohio; Jloover itGamhle, Miamibburg-, Ohio; Ester! Harvesting
Co., Whitewater, A is.; Fairbanlc, 3Ioore A; Co., Chicago, J 11.; Walton Plow Co.,
Bloomington, 111.; I'ekin Plow Co., Pekin, 111.;
, j-eivin x-iow co., JL-eicin, jii.; .very j'lanter t o., J'eoria, 111.:
Back Co., Dayton, Ohio.; Prick Engine Co.. Wavnesboro,
i Thrasher Co., Massilton. Ohio; Krugslornd -i; Douglas 3Lfg.
.1110. uoutia nay .
Co., St. Louis, 31o.; llubcr Engine Co.,
LARGEST SOAP WORKS IX THE WEST, ESTABLISHED 1SS7.
The "Wichita Soap Manufacturing Company.
TjA UXD11Y A D
A full line of Laundry Soaps, including
w-iiv.v- fwmiini .iiiu uciix-iiru
C03 AXD GOT SOUTH FIFTH AVEXUE,
THE WICHITA OVERALL AKD SH1ET MASUPACTUHI2JG CO.
MANUKA CTUKHKS AND JOBBERS OF
Overalls, Jeans. Cassimere and Cottouade Pants: Duck Lined Coats and Vests;
Fancy Flannel and Cotton Overshirts; Canton Flannel
L'ndershirts, Drawers, Etc.
Factory and Salesroom 139 a'. lope-La, Wichita. Correspondence Solicited
An Kusliih JoUe.
Ticlcliribs is a practical joker, bnt li6
is very much afraid of consumption.
The other eveinn? ho beg.;n coaghiug
and went to the telephone and called up
Dr. Whiteye and told him he was pretty
sure he was in tho first stage of con
sumption. Now, it may be stated by way of pa
renthesis that Tickleribs had played a
good manj' jokes on the girl at the cen
tral call office, so as soon as she heard
what he said she rung up a music shop
where a young man is in tho liatrit of
practicing upon a bas horn about that
time and told him in her sweetest tone
that she would like him to blow s. short,
eliarp blast right in front of the trans
mitter of his telephone as soon as he
heard the bell tinkle. The young man
"Oh, I fancy you're mistaken,"' said
"No, I ain't. Lose no time. Come over
''Hold on! Ccugh in the telephone."
The girl, who had been listening, jerked
oat the plug connecting Tickleribs, put
that connecting the bass horn in its place
and tinkled the bell, according to previ
The young man dropped the receiver
from its hook ar.d blew a terrible Watt.
The girl immediately restore the con
nection, and the 3octor, after recovering
irom his ntouibmect. asked:
"Did you couhr
"Yes; ain't it pretty bad!"
"I should say so, eiclaimed the dec
C. EIenmayer Sr. MUIInc and Elevator Cc of
Halstead, Kan., carry a full lino of hard and soft
wheat Hour at their agency In this city. Send for
Vilces and camples.
OTTO WEISS. Agent, 253 N Main. Wichita.
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
145 Jr Main Street, - Wichita.
WICHITA BOTTLING AYOEKS,
OTTO ZIMMERMAKN. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Ciller, Sada Water, Standard Nerve
Pood, also General Western
Agents lor Win. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and Waco Sts., - "Wichita.
Wholesale and Retail.
Telephone No. 157,
119 North Water Street.
Storage and Forwardinp. Lnree brick linlldlns
Jut completed, especially jidnpteil forrecelMnsaud
rehip!mr; car from all railroads m itched to house
without chars: now, clean and well letitilatt-d, .tU
most lire proof; rates of liiMiiancr and vturajje low,
eood. caicfully handled and rc-hlpped on orders.
Located east or bant l'e 1 reicht df-iot
Telephone S". Office (ill E Douglao. Wichita. Ks
21G E DOUGLAS AVE.
Physicians Supplies and Surgical Instru-,
ments. Sent! for our Illustrated
iUlA A A
Bend. Jud.: Enternrise Carriairo Co-
TOILET SO AT.
the famous "Magnet" brand
jiijiu usts Nm on apjiiicniion
"What shall I dor'
"Why, you are turning to a jackass
very rapidly, and von had better begin
your new way of living at once. You
have symptoms of tne consumption of
oats and billed hnv."
While the doctor wondered and the
patient raved the telephone lady split her
sides with laughter, and the ignorant
young man tooted his horn in ignorance
of what he had done. Eschansre.
When no TTat a .TournaIi.t.
Alf Hayinau. the theatrical manager,
says "I came pretty near being a
journalist once. It was in Philadelphia.
The managing editor was city editor
and everything else. One day he sent
me out to interview some one. I return
ed to the office and said I couldn't find
the man; he was out of town, or some
thing of the sort. I know I was rattled.
The' unnaging editor looked ma over
"Yonll never be shot ror having
1 went oS. and moped. After several
weeks during which time I had drawn
20 a week I went to the managing
editor and says, Tm going to quit
"Where are you going? Wliat are yon
gGing to do? What do yon know how
to do? Hey
lie said it all in one breath. I tokl
him I was goiaj: into Use show business.
'Siijw ti-inss:'" he grunted. What
do yon know aboot the show bosineK:
What do yo know aboctaaythtagf How
much have von been getting Lpj-mI'"
Cigar Headquarters. Cor. Hain. and First Streets.
W. T. BISHOP & SONS,
Send Us a Trial Order or Call and See Us,
F INLAY ROSS-
WHOLESALE AND KETAIL
FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Nos. 119 and 121 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
GETTO-McCLroTG BOOT AND SHOE CO.,
Jlanufacturers and Wholesale Dealers ia
BOOTS :&: SHOES.
All goods of our o'wn mannfactnre -warranted. Orders "by mail
promptly and carefully tilled.
135 arid 137 1ST Market Street, TViclrita, Kansas.
THE JOHNSTON & LAEIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Notions : and : Furnishing : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121 & 123 N Topeka Ave. Wicliita, Kansas.
E0YAL SPICE MILLS,
Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teas,
CofTees, Spices, Extracts, Baking
Powders, liUiing, Ci-jars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Ave.
Jlauufuctuiers. Wholesale and Retail
SADDLES & SADDLERY HARDWARE.
121 B Douglas Ave, Wicliita, Kan
BURR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
o.il, UrniH Koiiaiin. liooling and
Telephone 101. ISth SU and 4th Ave.. Wichita, Kan.
B. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS A:VD S1LVERWEAT?.
100 12 Douglas Are., - Wichita.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GROCERY CO.,
OFFICE AKD WAEEDODSE 2t.'J TO 223 SOUTH MARKET STREET.
Keep everything in the grocery line, show cases, Scales and grocers fixture?.
Sole agents for the state for ''Grand i.epublic" cigars, also sole proprietors of
the "Royalty" and "La Innocencia" brands. d5
HOARD OF TRADE RUILDIXG, "WICHITA, KANSAS.
Our leadin-: brands of 5 cent citrars are La Jlarca De iterlto. La Hor Da Fudley. La Perrrcto. Key
ne Kin" Corn. H.ivanuh Clsrarros. Mfrchant -ndlne In orders U1 receive prompt attention, all
ds'iruaranteed. We also carry a full linn at Key West Imported and Domestic Goods.
LEBQUXJT-HIGGINSON GROCER CO.,
203 AND 205 N. WATER STREET.
Are now ready for business. Keep a Full Line of Staple and Fancy Groceries
Woodenware and Motions.
j maae a home ran on that last one. 1
said, "Twenty per."
"What are you going to get in the
show business, he?"
1 got there again. I said away up in
C, "Fifty per to start on. '
He got np from his desk took me by
the hand and said, in modified tones, "1
didn't suppose you'd ever get that much.
Still, I advise yon to take it, take it
take it, young man. it is probably the
best yon'll ever do."
I have always been grateful to that
dear old man for making his first remark
to me. It drove me out of a profession
I wasn't fitted for and put me into one
where I have done remarkably well
The Mornin; ts. the Krenln; ripe.
It has been of ttiines debated whether
the morning pipe be the sweeter, or that
first pipe of the eveains which "Hes
perus, who bringcth ail good things,"
brings to the weary with home and rest.
The first i.- smoked on a clearer palata
and comes to nnjaded senses like the
kfes of ontrV first Jove, but lacla that
reling of prf:t f -union, of merit re
compensed, and the g-l aad the gar
land won. which ci.og to the vesper
bowL Whence it cotaes that the major
ity give the paint u tlr latter, to
which I intend no shrht when I find the
iwiiv that arwes ni raarias swt-eter
even than that ot trensvag. For. al
though wi;h mn i 'vho are laborer
in the Twerani. t :" r add swuikers.
ft rn-T, ni-v, . . Vjjd in hurrv and
" p-i - - -
fear and a aocse c-. ui-inas ana excta-- j
A new process dry compressed yeast
cake. Quick, strong and sweet. Al-
ways in the house ready for use, and
will keep a year. Price 5c a package
Pactory cor. Kellogg & ATosloy Ares
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 ir Market St., Wichita, Kan
102 E Dougla Arenne.
TTichita. Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & GKRALEY
Wholesale Dealer In
Job Work of all kinds promptly attended to,
213 South Main, Wichita, Kan.
CHICAGO LUMBER CO.
TTHOI.ESAII. A.VH KETAIL
Corner First Street and Iiwrencn Avenue.
Chicago Yards. Stth and Iron streets Chlcitso.
A. Miilth. cHleman. Geo. L. Pratt, and Geo, W.
Cross. Resident Partners.
"Wicliita Trunk Factory
II. UOSSFIELD, Proprietor.
Maimfacturer Of, AAliolesale
and Retail Dealer in
Trunks, Valises, Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, Wil
low Ware, Etc.
125 W Douglas.
sions anl iWt.n ; T.--.11-. ot with all
thi3 there are certain halcyon periods
sure to arrive Sunday, holidays and
the likp the whole joy and peace of
whicli are summed up in that one beati
fic pipe after breakfast, smoked in a
careless majesty like that of the gods
"when they he beside thir nectar and
the clouds are lightly curled."
Then only can we be said really to
smoke. And so thia particular pipe of
the day always carries with it festal
reminiscenc!; memories of holidays
past, hopes for holidays to come: a sug
gestion of sunny lawns and flannels,
and the ungirt loin; a sense withal of
something free and stately, a of "faint
march music in the air," or the old
Roman cry of Liberty, freedom and
enfranchisement," Scots Observer.
Oar clothins: is mainly formed of eottos
linen, ilk and wool, and onjc people, w&
arc rude and jgaorant, go about In akin
The reason why good clothing is warm i
that it prevents the escape of beat froe
the body. We say a greatcoat keep a
warm, but it would be more correct to a:
vre keep it warm. Gaixcent nuuic ot vrov
are wanner than tho4s of Mcen becaa
irool is a bad cooilactor of heat; that I. 1
allows tte heat ot the body to ps-w aw
.slowly, while been, btejf a good two
doctor, permits it to escape isore ra?iii,
Far 1 a yet worse conductor than wo-sii,
feeaee people io very cold climates rai
thetn-he P ia far.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Cistorla.
LIFE ON WESTERN WATERS IN THE
The Keelboat and the Flatboat How the
Craft Tfere rropclled Doxcn aad Up
the Mississippi River Desperate Battle
on Board tho General Pike.
"The changes on the western rivers
have been many," said an old timer one
evening. "The first steamboat on the
Mississippi was, I think, ia 1S1L Prior to
that time, and for many years after, for
that matter, the river commerce was car
ried on in keel and liatboats. A keelboat
starting from Pittsburg would reach New
Orleans in about sixty days with from
thirty to fifty tons of freight. Some of
them carried passengers, families, travel
ers, hunters and others going down the
river frequently taking passaga on tho
"The keelboats were light, long and
narrow, sharp at both ends and round bot
tomed. They were rigged with one or two
sweeps on a side for propelling purposes,
and a 'sweep' on one end for me as a
rudder. These sweeps or bars were usnal
ly made of small trees about thirty feet
long and hung to the side of the boat on
iron pins. The big end of the tree was in
board' or on deck. The small or outer end
had an inch board, about a foot wide and
eight feet long, nnxled diagonally across it
to form the blade 0 the oar.
"These 'sweeps' wen used in still water
and for working the boan out of bends in
the river, out of eddies and making cross
ings and landings. To work the sweep the
boatman would take the pole against one
shoulder, and quartering across the breast
would push, not pull, with a walk up
about fifteen feet, carrying it back to get
another hold in tire water. It was ex
tremely hard work, and very trying on
clothes and shoe leather.
IIARD WORE GETTTXO BACK. .
"The boats were also rigged with a mast
and square sail, and often carried a small
cannon for protection against Indians and
lower river pirates. A keelboat would be
from three to six months on' the return
trip from New Orleans to Pittsburg.
Down tho river with the current was slow
enough, but against the current was tough
sailing. Where bottom could be reached
poles were used, but in deep swift water
'warping' or 'cordella' was the motive
power. To 'warp' is to run a line ahead
and fasten it to a tree on the bank, and
then all hands haul on the line. To 'cor
della' was to take a rope ashore, and all
hands get hold and haul or tow the boat
a very slow, hard process.
"As steamboats became more numerous
the keelboats dropped out of uj-e, and tho
flatboat camo into service. A flatboat
would make the run down the river In
about the same time as a keelboat, but
they never returned, tneir owners selling
them at their destination for little or noth
ing. The purchaser generally broko rp
the boat and used the lumber for building
purposes. They were rigged and manned
about the same as a keelboat, but were dif
ferently constructed. They were what the
name implies flat, especially on the bot
tom. "The deck or 'roof was slightly crown
ing athwartship. The boat was from SO to
120 feet long, 18 to 20 feet beam, j-qnaro at
both ends above water, with a short 'rake'
or run at each end from the bottom to the
deep water line. They would carry from
100 to 150 tons of freight, and their kind was
known by the cargo they carried, as 'pork
boat, 'hay boat,' 'corn boat,' 'live hog
boat,' 'pumpkin boat,' 'hoop polo boat,'
from Posey county, Ind.; 'chicken boat.
from the Wabash nnd White rivers; 'salt
boats,' from the Big Kanawa river, and
'coal boats.' from Pittsburg. The points
of destination were Memphis, Vicksburg,
Natchez and New Orleans, mostly tho lat
ter. I have seen at the levee in New Or
leans as mauy as 200 liatboats at one time.
BEATIKQ THE WAT HOME.
"It was nothing uncommon to pass twen
ty or thirty of them a day on a steamboat
trip down the river. Some of them would
be tied up to tho banks, some at anchor,
others drifting along with oars at rest and
tho crew having ajollification. As Foon as
a flatboat was landed at New Orleans the
entire crew, except one man, was paid oft,
and as they had no opportunity on the trip
to spend their money they got their wages
all in a 'pile.' Then they would start out
for a high old time, and have it, too. They
would usually remain in 'Orleans' until
their money was gone, or at least all but
enough to pay their passage up tho river,
and, as they generally took deck puMMige,
which was only $2.50 or J, they didn't re
quire much of a surplus. Sometimes 15C
or 200 flatboat men would be on one Meam
er, and woe would be to the boat when
the clerk attempted to collect the fare.
They would not only refuse to pay, but
would often take possession of the lower
"I was a passenger on the General Plk
when there was just such a gang on board.
When the clerk called on them they gath
ered on the after part of the boat and re
fused to pay a cent. Not only did they re
fuse to pay, but they nearly killed tho nn
lucky clerk. Tho boat was landed at a
wood yard, and the crew, armed with
clubs, attempted to make the flatboat men ,
pay or go ashore. The roughs were armed '
with knives, and the most terrible fight In
the history of the river took place.
"The crew was driven forard to the '
fo'castle deck, the lines were cut and tbt
boat M-t adrift, and taking full possession i
of the boat the engineers were compelled
to send the steamer up the river. Two of
the crew were killed, and the mate no badlj '
injured that he did not leave his room
until we reached Cincinnati. At Natchez
the captain got assistance, and half tht
rowdies were pot ashore. The balance paid
their fare." Indianapolis Newn
A sawmill foreman has invented a oevica
for keeping gum from the rim of the band
saw by causing a spray of water to con
stantly play on the Wade.
A substitute tor emery in grinding has ,
been found in crushed steL '
One of the best Tarnishes for steam plpm
or Emoxe stacks is directed to le made
with good asphaltum tlislTtd ia oil or
Accordlne to a recent official return the
length of the telegraph line on the glob
is at present about COO.000 miles, or twenty-
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EVERY ONE FINDS A KEY USE.
rrac aatiT mat it It KMXVtA
Core B1XIOUS and
Ii ervoni UjJLSS,
25cts. a Box.
OF AT.T, DR.TJG-OISTS.
England's Tastti In Smoking.
The English cigara aro made of Aaer
ic'an tobacco, bnt fail in manipuUtion
according to our staxdartL They look
bright and "wooden" rather than like a
natural leaf product. When cigars were
introduced into England they all came
from 'Cuba, nud this being before tha
days of steam the goods wew fiv
or sbr. weeks in transit, packed ia
the vessel's hold with no ventilation.
The cigars being made in a humid cli
mate, packed while fresh, fermented and
generated a fungus (like mites in cheew),
which tasted very bitter when smoked,
utterly destroying their ralne. It w
then discovered that by subjecting tfca
cigars to the dry heat of a kiln the lif
of the fungus was destroyed and tks
cigar became smokable.
It is owing to this fact that the En
glish insist on "dry" cigars to the pres
ent day, and pinch them to see if they
crackle before they buy them. The cigar
dealers knowing thu mark a date on the
bottom of cigar boxes when fresh stock
is received, but the dite marked ia six
months back, so a 1kx marked Oct. lt
1SS9, would be received by the deal
April l, 1SS0. New York Telegram.
Swallowed TTIt Cigarette.
Dr. Lapeyre mentions a remarkable
case, in which an elderly gentleman, (a
consequence of a sudden slap ou the
back, unconsciously drew the cigarette
he was smoking into his right bronchof,
where it remained without causing any
symptoms or in any w.iy revealing tts
presence for nearly two months, when It
sot up pneumonia in a circumscribed
area, and produced cardiac weakneea and
some cedema of the lungs.
After this condition had lasted with
out much change for about two months
more the patient expelled during a vio
lent fit of coughing the cigarette, envel
oped in mucus and waxy looking matter,
and then remsuibered that he had never
found his cigarette after tho ulap on the
back four months before. Tho pneumo
nia rersisteil for two or three months
after the expulsion of the foreign body,
and some cedema of the right lung, due
probably to embolism, remained at the
date of the rejwrt nearly a year later.
This, as well as some other cases that
have been published, appears to show
that the bronchi .ire e xcmnhngly tolerant
of foreigh bodies, even whan nut encyst
ed. London Lancet.
Catteyea In Ceylon.
The gemming industry in Ceylon is re
ported to have good prospects before it.
According to The Ceylon Obsorver, a Co
lombo merchant recently saw somo very
fine nnd valuablo stones in the hand of a
Moorman dealer. The finest wan a splen
did specimen of cateeye forwhleh 15,000
was paid in Colombo, and lt was Ixjllcved
that tho stone must have been ouiU recent
Tlie Oltlnst People ou the Globo.
Mr. Stanley found them In the very heart
of the treat Dark Continent n ruco of
queer little puoplu not mora than 4 fct
high. They am the oldest race known, nnd
from earliest times they have never gone
away from thoir homes. Noar a place flailed
Avetiko, on the Ituri river, his men found
tho first pair of thes tiny people. Mr.
Stanley named the httJo man AUm nnd
the miniature woman Kve. IJtilu Adara
was 1 feet high ami Evo a ItUto lws. lit
may have weighd about eighty-five
pounds: the color of bin body wa that of
a half rmkod brl k. Tb littU muri talked
very hriklv by signs and jt-nv- many proofs
of his qtik-k uo'lerfttAodinK. Aftor this
Stanley itnd his mn p-MMrti through about
100 village InhnhUod by this ancient nnd
tiny folk, who hvt lwri able to hold their
own land f -rover f'nr iti-rles.
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