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C. P. Buffington of Cherryvale is in the
M. B. Barney, Chicago, is registered at
J. W. Smith of Norwich spent yesterday
in the city.
G. E. Downs of Pratt is stopping at tho
S. J. Smart, of Springfield, Mass., is at
Capt. C. "Wood and wife of Runnymcdo
arc in tho city.
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J. Charlton, of Viola, K. Y., is stopping
it tho Metropole.
C. E. Myers of Kansas City is registered
at the Occidential.
T. J. Smith of Marion was calling on
Wends in the city yesterday.
T. II. Harrod of Win field was calling on
Wends in the city yesterday.
A. F. Hatfield of Wellington was calling
on firms in tho city yesterday.
George Sisson, of El Reno, is looking
after business interests in the city.
A. L. Carson, of Kansas City, is looking
after some important business here.
G. W. Hawker, of Parsons, is in the city
looking alter some business matters.
C. C. Cushman and wifo leave today for
Florida and will rotum about Jan. 1, 1SU1.
S. A. Steele, of Plattsburg, Mo., is look
ing after somo business matters in the
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Mofiitt arrived last
pvutnns and will spend a few days in tho
E. B. Cowgill, of Sterling was attending
to t-omo business matters in the city yes
terday. H. Ehrby of Grconsburg was attending
to some business matters in tho city yes
terday. E. C. Bnterman. a Trinidad ranchman,
is looking after some business matters m
Wm. Spcer, of Winfiold, superintendent
of tho D., M. and A., spent yesterday in
W. S. Bullene, livo stock agent of the
Missouri Pacific, is spending a lew days in
State Senator S. S. Kirkpat rick, of Pre
coma, is looking after some legal business
hi the city.
Mrs. M. L. Grimes of Lyons, Kan., who
lms beon visiting .Mrs. O" II. Bent ley has
returned to hor home.
Mr. L. Hastings, cashier of the Rock
Inland at Toprka. pent Sunday with his
;istor, Mrs. O. J. Flotchcr.
H. V. Hindly, of Topeka, is spending a
few days in tho citv looking after the
Bauta 1 e yard construction
Col. W. A. Johnson, of Garnett, is look
ing after some business matters. He siys
it present business beats politics.
Mr. Frvd Bently leaves today for PMgor
tou, Wis., to spend the liolidas with rela
tives. He says he can loae all the dear
people in Kansas for a few das and they
must excuse his absence.
The Hon R. Hatfield left last nicht for
Emporia to attend a meeting of tho Board
Df Regents of the State formal school
which will bo held today. He expects to
return tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Mamio Howe from Howe, Xcb ,
in visiting Geo. D. Cross aud other friends
lu tho city. Mrs. Howe's father has 10
pre&onted Nebraska, in. tho senate: for some
Thu director' of six: of the Missouri Pa
cific's subsidiary Hues in Southern Kansas
are to meet today ina Wichita for the pur
pose of making said lines part of the. .M3S
kmri Pacific proper.
Hon. S. M. Tucker was reported as offer
ing a resolution in the Alliance men con
tention last Saturday. It should havo
been ex-County Treasurer John Tucker.
5. M. Tuckor was not even in town ou Sat
urday. Mr. Louis F. Post, a representative of
tho Now York Horald, spent the day in
I he city yestordny, hononug the EAGLE
with an hour's call in wnich the political
Mtuation in the great Sunflower state
was not forgotten.
. Two of Wichita's citizens returned Sun
day night from the Lone Star, viz : W. K.
Carlisle and W. A. Thomas. Mr. Thomas
had Leon down to Sherman and met Mr.
Carlisle at Dallas, the headquarters of the
Portland Land and Town Company of
which Mr. C. is vice president and which
company has laid out a town on the
Nouces, opposite Corpus Chriati.
A very remarkable interest has been
awakened in tho meetings in Olivet Con
gregational church. The congregations
Sunday were larger than have ever been
there before, aud two sermons of great
power were preached by Rev. Mr. Sever
ance. The services will be continued each
evening this week. A men's prayer meet
ing will be held Christmas luoruine at 5
The city council last night allowed bills
to the extent of the funds on hand, pro
viding as many Christmas presents for
those employed by the city as possible.
The first step in the oO.OOO funding bond
matter was taken after some discussion.
Routine work in the main.
Members present: Caswell, Carson,
Schnitzler, Buckeridge, Martin, Williams,
Coffin, with President of the Council John
son in tho chair. Before Assistant Clerk
Smith had completed the reading of the
minutes Member Glaze arrived.
Buckeridge said it was strange to have a
meeting without an attorney. He was in
formed there was no assistant attorney,
and the attorney was absent.
Tho city engineer submitted final esti
mate on Douglas avenue Chisholni creek
bridge, calling for $1,431, which was ap
proved. Eighteenth estimate of city building
work, SI, 193, adopted.
A petition wanted Central avenue
widened at Sherman street ten feet, and
Schnitzler moved it be granted, and Glaze
moved as substitute to appoint a commit
tee to investigate.
Buckeridge said the avenue was squeezed
in ten feet for a block and they wanted the
"squeeze" taken out of it.
Glaze said he had no opposition if it was
understood; would withdraw motion. The
Schnitzler motion prevailed
J. H. Jackson wanted ?100 damages for
his team getting scared at Johnson's
sweeping gang. It was referred to the ju
Original bills were read, and among
them the Shrader defunct, employes for
"work on South Market street," Some
how the bills had finally come in and the
bond on the contract having been defect
ive as a result of negligence of the city at
torney, the laborers could not get pay
from boud of failing contractor. After
many months of labor somehow the bills
got on tho main line to the city treasur',
and it is safd as soon as there is any money
in the treasury they will be run in by way
"extras" without any destruction of hedge
fence or such blinding scheme.
Miscellaneous bills wero allowed
amounting to $2,000, no salaries included,
causing something of a kick, but Glaze
said that this class of bills would be at
tended to next time.
Appropriated for city building $1,143;
W. A. Rr ed, insurance, $31.
Sewer appropriation $1,750 was made.
Tho Dakota, Wichita and Galveston
right of way ordinance was read. To oc
cupy Wichita street follow Missouri Pa
cific from Santa Fe crossing; Fifth avenue,
follow Santa Fe; Mead, follow Rock
Island; Mosely avenue, follow the Mid
land. O. O. Bently, attorney for tne road
did not want the ordinance considered in
the absence of a full council or something
of that kind.
Car&on moved it be referred 'to the rail
road committee with McKce(a second and
it was "so ordered."
Glaze of the finance committee said he
had visited the county treasurer and ar
rangements were made for deducting
A funding bond resolution was offered
calling for $50,000 bonds, payable in thirty
3ears, denomination $500.
Buckeridge said at one time he favored
the funding scheme, but he had changed.
The levy had been made to cover all in
debtedness, and tho result would be that
the bond money would simply be spent
extra. These hard times is a good time
for economy and economy is better late
Cofiiu said the resolution was to in
struct the city attorney to prepare the
form and final action would come up
later. It had in the post taken some time
to got a bond form.
Buckeridge moved that tho police com
missioners be requested to "close up Wil
cox." Johnsou said Ed. O'Brien had said the
council mti'-t attend to its G d bus
iness, and Wilcox would do tho same.
Buckeridge moved tho police close all
places not selling according .to law.
Carson asked permission for Henry
Bolto to turn around when ho was in
structing the building permit man was
authority on sucii matters
Coffin of the judiciary in the Willoford
and Bouuett smash-up, reported Willoford
smashed to the extent of.l,100 and Ben
net $050, but tiie committee reported un
favorably. Iu the wise of Mrs. Butts, Cof
fin reported favorable to allowing $300.
Buckeridge said that as tho citj was in
a fix to lose every suit, judging from expe
rience, he would favor settling tho case tor
$200, which prevailed.
Buckeridge, on the special committee to
stop electric cars, wanted more time for in
vestigation. It had been suggested that
the cars slow up one hundred feet before
reaching a street.
Carson was "bucking the roads" very
bad. They were wicked institutions, es
pecially recently, and likely to be very
bad for some months yet.
Glaze reported that G. O. Merrimau held
a tax sale plaster on tho hoe house lot,
West Side. He had supposed "the city
attorney had looked that matter up with
his tibial dilligence," when tho members
smiled aloud, joined by tho lobby. The
city attorney was instructed to shoot
again into tho matter and report progress.
Schnitzor said the superintendent of the
Gas company had lied to him, when he
was instructed to "lick him."
Caswell opened up the sidewlk when no
one knew anything about it, when Carson
said ho hated very much to see such
negligence. "If wo have a duty to per
form why don't we attend to it?"
Glaze wanted to make a special order of
it, and also reported the committee on
rules wanted more time.
Buckndge said he was more than satis
fied with the sewer. Everything all right,
no smell at the .mouth, when Martin
observed the smell was distributed up
Coffin said that a man named Faber
claimed to own the ground on which the
sewer emptied; was owned by himself and
he wanted damages, for ho proposed to
lmvo a garden just thore, and William
Mathowson also was feeling like he want
Martin Don't know how In the name of
God alnan can have a garden in the bed of
City engineer No garden within a mile,
as far as I know, of tho mouth of the
Schnitxler A farmer told mo that his
catfish down there now twice as big as
Carson wanted the Postal to paint their
polls and put on some style. "I move the
management be notified to clean otl their
polls and paint them." The motion pre
vailed. A SMOOTH CUSTOMER GONE.
On Sunday eveninc one of the smoothest
robbers that ever struck tho city left after
about completely covering the ground.
His game has beeu a rather small one but
he has worked it persistently. He always
claimed to be having some one on the
strinjr for a sale of real estate. He alwavs
had n man who had from $5(X)0 to $20,CO0 j cized by his constituency. He is chairman
on hand to invest in Kansas. Of course of the committee on legislative apportion
his customers wanted some Wichita real i ment which committee will have its hands
estate. He would go to some one who had
real estate to sell and tell him of his cus
tomers and claim he must go to St. Louis
to we them or somo other point and get a
few dollars advanced to pay his expenses.
Or ho would havo the parties in
town and wanted to take them out
to some of the neighboring towns for com
parisons or to see the country. A thous
and schemes were always at his command.
The last man he robbed extensively was
R, J Kindred, of South Main, who is not
feeling altogether jubilant over the mat
ter. Some others are also on the angry
list. They don't exactly see how they can
get at him with the law, for the old worker
would always come up with a sad look and
regret that he was unable to make a sale.
It Lh understood that he intends to work
Kansas City next and that he is now offer
ing straws to the sinking real estate fel
lows in that town, there is no doubt. He
will give them very pleasant temporary
relief and alleviate the mental suffering
for a time, to bo followed with reactions
that may provo fatal.
V. M. C. A-
Tho Y. M. C. A. will hold its gospel
meeting in the new Y. M. U. A. building
next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. T. S.
McPheeters, Esq., of 'St. Louis will con
duct it. Mr. McPheeters will remain over
Monday and deliver the fifth anniversary
address on Monday night to which all
friends of the association are cordially in
vited. The anniversary exercises will also
be held in the new building.
A party of gentlemen from CassopolK
Michigan, reached the city Sunday night,
accompanied by Mr. Hale Cowley, on a
prospecting tour of the Valley region in
search of locations. They are acquaint
ances and neighbors of Dr. Haze who came
down several weeks ago and made some
clever purchases of farm and ranch proper
ties in this county, and from his descrip
tions and impressions of this section these
have, mainly, been attracted hither. Of
the party Messrs. Hiram Collins, Perry
Breece, G. W. Kahlbun, A- G. Downer,
Marshall Field, Jr., G. M. Stone, A. S.
Miller, and James Barr, made tho EAGLE
a brief visit yesterday.
THE OM) SOUT CUUISTMAS.
Let everybody east of Chisholni creek
come to the chapel on the hill Wednesday
evening at 7:U0 and help to make every
body else happy. Bring the children, all
of them Bring presents in the afternoon
as of old. There will be two trees beauti
fully trimmed, and ladies to receive pres
ents, label and hang them on the trees,
andSautaClaus will distribute them and
make glee. A program of song and recita
tion has been prepared. Those who have
attended the concerts given by the school
know how well they will be rendered.
Knock down the walls and fences and
come, everybody. Christmas only comes
once a year.
SOUTHWESTERN HUSINEbS COLLEGE
The following students of tho shorthand
department accepted positions during last
week: Marian Gurley, with the Santa Fe
railroad, Winfield, Kan.; McPherson Rey
nolds, with the law firm of Adams &
Adams, this city; and Mrs. Fitch, with
the Lehman & Higganson Wholesale Gro
cery company, this city.
Fred A. Wilson, who for some time was
a student of the book-keeping department,
accepted a position in the county clerk's
office, Greensburg, Kiowa county.
D. A. Curl, Haddeu, Kan.; S. E. Saun
ders, Downs. Ok.; J. E. Duscall, Wichita,
and Millie Darath, enrolled during the last
A COMiECTJON UVUll.W
Detective McMahan, who has charge of
the Merchants' Patrol, is making arrange
ments to start a collection agency. It is
proposed to organize a compauy and run
the business on the plau followed in large
cities. Make city collections a specialty
and not afraid to tackle bad debts. In the
dead beat class start a man out to call ou
tho tough customer every hour iu the day
and annoy him until ho makes arrange
ments to pay the bill. In the mote vio
lent cases it is sometimes best to send a
good-sized collector around, for he is like
ly to be an unwelcome visitor.
It is expected to have everything ready
to commence busiuess by the first of the
LOOKING roil JIH.H-I'KESMntE WATER
Prof. R. Hay, of Junction Citv, tho
well-known Kansas geologist, was in the
city yesterday, ou route to the Panhandle
country. Ho will there meet the state
geologist of Missouri and they will spend
some weeks looking over the country with
reference to artesian water supply. It is
generally considered that water coming
up out ot holes made in the ground would
be a good thing for that jection. Some of
the residents have for years been booming
towns on high-pressure water and it tip
pears that it was finally decided by the
government to find the spots where the
high pressure could be found.
Prof. Hay spent yesterday with the
Hon. J. R. Mead, they being old-time
Howard Doan's Christmas cantanta,
"Santa Claus," will be rendered by some
of the best musical talent of the city, at
the First Presbyterian church of the city.
Exercires to begin promply at 7:30 p. in.
Members of the Sabbath school will be
admitted by tickets to be obtained from
the teachers or ofli ers of the school. Au
admission fee of 10 cents will be charged
to other persons to pay expenses. The
surplus, if any, will be used for the benefit
of the Sabbath school. The public are
cordially invited to attend.
The members of the Sunday school and
church congregation are requested to
bring gifts of groceries, cash or anything
of service to the poor. Ans'onc may desig
nate where they wish their donations to be
sent The deacons of the church will
carefully attend to the distribution of all
such donations. Come aud have a good
THAT EVICTION CASI-
To the Kditor of the En;hr.
I wish to pronounce the special dis
patches coming to my notice, purporting
to xrive an account ot tuo eviction oi sev
j eral peroni in Kingman county, Kansas,
1 as sent out from tui city and" published
by the newspaper prev, as absolutely false
in most particulars and shameful cxatrcer-
ations of the facts connected with the pro- J
ceedings to secure possession of a piece of i
land in said county. !
I fail to understand the motive for such j
crossly inaccurate and sensational reports ,
except it is done for political capital and
with the view of injuring the Farmers'
Alliance organization. 1 do not agree
with the actions, principles or demands of
the Farmers' Alliance, and consider many
of their ideas both chimerical and unjust,
but every honest man must deprecate
such shameless attempts to villify that
organization. I V. CLrr.
The exaggerations alluded to have been
denied in the Associated Press. There
stems to have beeu some foundation for
the stories set atloat, in that the attempt
was made to move a sick person, against
which the neighbors protested. Ed.
Senator Kirkpatrick. of Wilson county,
was over yesterday visiting Senator Bent
ley and other political and legal lights.
The senator is from a strong Alliance dis
trict and there is nothing in his record of
votes of two years ago that is now criti-
full this winter. After every county has
been given a representative there will be
but nineteen to distribute among the
greater counties which in falling Jo eJeot
stroDg men, will get left.
TIIE LUL.ING-AYRES CONTEST.
The evidence in the election contest case
was all in List evening and the case will be
argued tomorrow. Some days ago, Mr.
Hatfield, a member of the court, served
notice that he would be compelled to be
absent today owing to some business at
Emporia. Were it not for his absence the
case would probably be argued today. It
is thought that all the argument can be
made in one day, when probably the conrt
will take up some time in reaching a de
cision. Among the leading witnesses yesterday
was W. W. Ayres who admitted to having
made a deal with Sheriff Cone, which re
sulted in suatching Bob Coates off the
Democratic ticket and the Democratic
committee getting $300, but his memory
was bad about the difference between $500
aud $300, the former to be paid by Cone
and the latter as far as iknown accounted
Sam Amidon was brought on and cor
roborated some statements, but by no
means corroborated other statements
made by some of the extremely forgetful
Some of the lxys were hustling around
yesterday getting an introduction to their
overcoats. They had not seen them for
some months, but the old weather man
wired them they had better fix up the
little financial trouble and be ready for
tne genuine Christmas weather.
CleaKWATER, Dec. 20, 1890,
To the Editor of the Eatrle.
Miss Blanch Smith gave a reading for
our school last night. She gives an excel
lent entertainment. Her enunciation is
clear and distinct; her gestures graceful
and her rendition artist without being
affected. Our people will gladly receive
her again. II. M. CCXTER.
Mr. Ed Baker one of the best known
and highly respected young men in the
city, left last evening for St. Louis where
he will go into business. For some years
he has been in the lumber commission
business here and was well known to the
trade in this section of country. He had
many social friends as well as friends in a
business way who regretted very much to
see him leave. He was accompanied to
the train last night by a number of his
Tho common pleas court yesterday made
a round-up sentencing the criminals, the
fellow coming in for the longest term
being Morris, the great prize fighter.
Morris had quite a day in Wichita, the
toughs following him miles north and
miles south to see him perform on the ten
der spots of his opponent, but as will be
remembered sometimes tho other fellow
found tender spots on him. His chump
actiou at Mt Hope got him into the pen
itentiary for eight years, at the expiration
of the term, no doubt, he will havo the
liquor out of his frame and be ready for a
harder battles. His pals in tho job are
sunning themselves on the streets, while
the prize fighter, able to handle coal, will
no doubt haudle it
MODERN "WOODMEN OF AMERICA.
Regular meeting of M. W. A. in tho A.
O. LT. W. hall, Zeiuinger block, North
Market street, this evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Election of officers and other important
business. M. A. CARNIN, Y. C
T. H. IlABI'ER, Clerk.
Special meeting of Wichita chapter No.
99, R. A. M., this evening at 7:30. Work
iu Mark. Yisitiug brethren invited.
Geo. L. Pratt, H. P.
R. C. Deam, Secretary.
A regular meeting of Sunflower lodge
No. 8(5, A, F. and A. M., will be held to
night at their hall on tho West Side, and
an election of officers for the ensuing year.
All members are requested to be present.
By order of II. A. HILL, W. M.
Giles Davis, Secretary.
11IJOIT COMEDV COMPANY.
Quite a large number of tickets have al
ready been sold for this attraction, which
opens at the Crawford Grand tonight. Tho
comedy of "Sparking" is n very funny
spectacle. All the specialties will be well
put on, the dresses in the 'Butterfly!
Dudes," as represented by Misses Arnold
and Evans, being especially fine. La Petit '
Bijou (who bears tho distinction of being
the youngest and smallest burnt cork im
personator ou the stage,) appears in her
favorite character, the Little Pickiuinny,
iu the comical farce entitled "Deaf as a
Post." "Ragged Xat" will be sung in
character by Mr. Clure Evans, besides
other.songs by Miss Libbie Arnold and
othermembers of the company.
lots of res.
The dogs, the ponies and Prof. Gentry at
the opera house Christmas matiuee aud
night. This is the third visit Prof. Gentry
has made to Wichita within three years,
and each time he comes his entertainment
is more wonderful. Prof. Gentry has jut
closed his tour of California in Los An
gelas last Saturday. He makes but one
stop between Los Angelas and Wichita, in
order to reach here for Christmas matinee.
The fact that uriimals cau be trained so
thoroughly, and do things that create sur
prise and applause in the same moment,
may certainly be rerfirded as wonderful.
We advise every man, woman aud child in
town to witness the interesting perform
ance. There are forty dogs, ten ponies,
four of the funniest clown dogs on earth,
nine champion leaping dogs, Barny, the
only dog in the world that can turn a
hundred .somersaults. The ponies go
through battle scenes, build revolving pyr
amids, and in factdo everything but talk.
Prices have beeu reduced all over the
In "Edwin RushtonV Lingerie letter
from Philadelphia to a Chicago papersays:
"The event of tlie week has been the pro
duction of "A Poor Relation," in which
Sol Smith Russell presents the mot nat
ural characterization I have yet seen upon
the stage. The play i the best yet s?n
from the pen of Mr Edward E. " Kidder
Where Mr. Russell is the poor and ftarvy
ing inventor, nroud as he i hungry,
question whether there is any work ou thbc
staue, by any man, anywhere near hi
measurement in strength. There oucht in
every large city which he visits thu season
to be given a professional matinee. If hi
contemporaries wish to witness the high
est style, the most finished methods of
dramatic art they should attend such mat
inees, and studv for themselves how it
pays to be strictly natural. The company
is excellent. Muss Graco F-lkms is as nat
ural as she is handsome. The theater was
packed at every performance."
Mr. Russell will begin his engagement
at the Crawford Grand next Saturday.
Sale of seats begin Wednesday morning."
M. W. Lewis vs. Jacob Badshet et al;
judgment for plaintiff for JTSO.
M. W. Coulter vs. Wm. P. Stein et al;
judgment for plaintiff for OS.
A. W. Loper vs. H. B. Butler et al; judg
ment for ntaintiff for M.521.
Rock Island vs. Weeks & Son; judgzneat
for plaintiff for ICSO. '
COITMOX FIXAS COCKT.
State ts, Nellie Mayes; motion for new
trial withdrawn; sentenced for one rear
hard labor. j
State vs. .Mice Jeffreys; saatetwed o 90m
year in county jaiL. j
State vs. Wcz. Morris: motion for new 1
trial denied; sentenced to eight years in
R. Nelson vs. Kansas Furniture Co.; at
State vs. Frank Wood; sentenced to four
months in county jail for petit larceny.
L. Rain vs. S. Billings et al; continued.
Mamage license issued to J. F. Knob
lauch and Miss Emma L. Gribi.
Receipt in lunacy in case of Max Obi,
delivered at Osawatomie Dec 2, filed.
Third settlement of guardian of estate
of B. R. and O. A. Keech, minors, ap
proved. U.S. Jniii wu i.uUray Properties.
This effort to obtain a i eceivership,
which means the temporary control of
the whole railway, generally results in a
violent struggle between different inter
ests, either to secure or maintain the
management through the receivership.
The determination of whether a receiver
ship is to be had, and of tho person oi
persons to be such receivers, lies in the
hands of a single judge. This class of
cases gives to the circuit judges of the
United States, by transferring to them
the management and operation of vast
railway properties, a degree of responsi
bility and patronage never originally in
tended to be placed in their power.
The opportunities thus presented to a
court of justice for the exercise of pat
ronage, the reward of friends, the selec
tion of counsel for receivers, the ap
pointment of masters, and the manipu
lation and adjustment of large pecuniary
interests, are in themselves very mnch
to bo deprecated. While no scandals of
any magnitude have as yet arisen from
this power of appointment aad the pat
ronage and pecuniary expenditure inci
dent thereto, it is, after all said and
done, a modern, and indeed a much more
formidable, form of judicial property
administration than that -which corrupt
ed the court of chancery in England in
the exercise of its jurisdiction over the
estates of wards in chancery.
In the western and southwestern dis
tricts of onr circuit courts of tho United
States properties larger in extent and
in pecuniary value than any that passed
under tho control of the English courts
of chancery between 1720 and 1320 in
the administration of tho estates of
wards havo thus passed nnder the con
trol of tho individual circuit judges of
the United States. Simon Sterne in
Within tho Iaw.
"I want to be posted in do law," said
a colored woman who called at tho Gra
tiot avenue station the other day.
"Well?" rGplied the sergeant,
"I've got a gal."
"And she's got a beau."
"I can't abear him, an' I doan' want
him 'round de house. What co'se shall
"Havo you ever given him a hint?"
"Lands, sahl but I jess tole him to
d'ar out or I'd bust him to smash! I
reckon that's a hint."
"But he didn't go?"
"No, sah. Now, den, I want to know
how fur I kin go an' keep widin tho law.
I've talked to him, frowed water on him,
hit him wid a club, called him names,
made de dog bit him, an' p'inted apistil
at him but ho won't stay away. How
much furder kin 1 go an' not break de
law? Could I dun stan' in do yard an'
mow him across do legs wid an old scj'tho
when he cum up in de da'k? Could da
pistil go off accidentally?"
When advised to toy peaceful measures
she indignantly responded:
"Dat's what I did do on tho very go
off. 1 took him by the collar an' frowed
him ober de gate!" Detroit Free Press.
Hating Human I'lcsli.
Tlie most repulsive food which human
beings could eat is man. Fortunately
cannibalism, although once very gen
eral, is now mainly confined to the most
degraded tribes of the South Sea Islands,
and to somo districts of Australia and
central Africa. Lindsav, of Pitscottie,
relates that a man, his wife and family
wero burned to death on tho east coast
of Scotland for eating children whom
they had stolen, and during the French
revolution tho heart of the unfortunate
Princess Lambelle was actually torn out
of her body by one of tho yelling sav
ages near, taken to a restaurant and
there cooked and eaten.
Human flesh is said not to bo unpala
table, and this is confirmed by tho horri
ble narrative given by Lindsay. He men
tions that as one of the girls was being
taken to execution she exclaimed:
"Wherefore chide ye with me, as if 1
had committed an unworthy act? Give mo
credence, and trow me, if ye had experi
ence of eating men and women's flesh yo
would never forebaro it again." The
Tannese of our own day distribute hu
man flesh in little bits to their friends m
delicious morsels, and say that the flesh
of a black man is preferable to that of a
white one, for the latter taste3 salt;
other cannibals hold the same. Scottish
IlmovIn Hotes from tho Ey.
The following is a simplo and expedi
tions waj of removing specks from the
eye. The only instrument needed is a
wooden toothpick or match, made sharp
at the point. Hard wood, however, is
preferable. The sufferer stands m a good
light and rests his body and head against
door, post or somo fixed object. With
the thumb and a finger the operator
holds the eyelids sufficiently apart to see
plainly the front of the eye and also to
prevent winking. If the speck be on the
cornea it may be difficult to see it, and
it can then only bo found by changing
the direction of sight until a favorable
position is secured.
The most difficult part of the business
is .o have the inexperienced person fix
the sight on some object and hoJd the
eye perfectly quiet. If thia can be done
only for a few seconds the operator ap
proaches the mote witn the point of the
stick, still holding tho eyehd, and with
gentle passes and gradual advances soon
touches the speck and brings it away.
The transparency of the eye mnkw it
necessarT to approach the surface with
care, or it will be reached before it is ex
pected. If the mote bo hidden under
neath the upper eyehd the eyelash should
be gently raised, while the upper part of
the lid is held downward with the stick
When turned the stick is withdrawn and
the lid is held in this position by the eve
lash. Where iron is worked particles of met
al are sometimes allowed to remain in
the eye for several hoars. wh?n they
seem to rest fas and cacnot ba removed
by a rack. In ?ccb cases tfce point of a
penknife blade. mak qnise sharp, ic
csed, ad if ip is wngwttatd o ttmch
the fettar. Nrw York OacsoasKcfel -J4-vftraLfcw.
NEW Y2RK, ST2&E
$1000 IN PRESENTS
To Be Given Away
We commence Tuesday morning, Dec. 9th,
to continue until all are gone, half car more
on the way. We have lots of presents for the
children, come and see them. We guarantee
that we are the makers of low prices. Our
stock is very large and complete.
w&m GASH HEND5RSSN
Melker's Herring, Imported
Swiss Cheese.. Limberger
Carins for ti t reunie.
The Detroit Savings bmik has adopted
r plan which is novel in this country,
but is in use in tho postal savings system
in Europe, for gathering little savings
and bringing tho advantage of the bank
within easy reach of everybody. Agencies
are selected in various parts of the city,
such as drug 6toregroceriea and other
reputable places, where adhesive labels
of different denominations and colors,
resembling postage stamps, will le sold.
Cards corresponding in color with th
labels will bo furnished, upon which the
depositor will affix the labels as they are
purchased until the twenty bpoces on the
cards are filled. For instance, suppov
that a depositor determines to save flv
L-enU per week. He fc furnished with a
card corresponding in color with the fire
He purchases the label weekly at the
nearest agency, and affixes it to the card.
When the card is fall it is worth f I, and
is then sent to a savings bonk for depo
it, when the amount is entered pon th
usual deposit book. Label will bo for
various convenient denominations, mak
ing tho cards when filled even amounts,
is $1, ijfi, $5. and so on.
It is expected that the ogsnta will do
the work as a labor of love awl public
benefit, though small coramvmons may
be paid. This system brings the saving
hank to the people who ned it nxwL
We have five-cent saving banks now,
but comparatively few people will take
the trouble to go to th bank to deposit
a few cents. It will bo a very easy mat
ter, however, to go to the nearest dre
itore or grocery and pnrchao the label,
and the method involves no riak, except
that of keeping tho depoeit card mfe an
til it is lined. Springfield Union.
A 1'ractJeal Jlrjif rlmrnt-
Fkdgrfy I bare lor&d yoo. Alice,
theee tbase two weeks! Do yoo love
Ahce I do not know, Mr. Fledgely.
bat we will 18. la the Prince' new
book. "Love, Lorwg. Loved." i the
paeaage: "When AJgaraoa Dunbar en
circled, a aa equator. Marigold's dainty
finger with th; dedicate alktof gold, her
heart leaped into her ?, her rm'.
quivered like aa tspn leaf, and then
the knew the krved bUB. If while yoo.
are potting on the nag I undergo the
tarn: HtMmtkma I wMl be able to an
swer roar question raore conrplete3y.
ise oOy rabsaace. peoUtee or hcimertt
shoaM hrs pet into tl&e ear, btca&sm great
injury is habi to b? doae. Warm water
u the bt poMiMe. and sboat the ozly
eafei waan." Do not scratch the ears
with any taeta!; pin heads, haixpisj or
ear picks tbocld be tabooed. Do sot
scream if an mect eater the ear; warm
water will drown it, sod w&h ens the
"resiAiaa."' The ear not nearly no
hahle to iatfary racs tfe istroder a
ova frantfte afiarfc to ttfedf it
N MAIN ST.
l'rticulr - tw Colur
Mrs. Van DaZenburg 1 wnnUotueiimall
blood orange for a very aeloct dinner. Tha
Van Astorbilts and tho Kblnelnudrr
homes are coming- Oh, dew me! haven't
you uuy bluer ouwf-Ilarpcr'a Llazar.
.t fatal mLstoko is mado by thowi wn
attempt to study munlc mechanically.
Mutic tihould not only be memorized but
it should In thoroughly understood by tlw
wager. And tho very moment a lnje:r
biigins to put forth herculean eiforta la
order to fore tho voice, then he ning the
death warrant of a groat voice, if ho ha
The nse of a ring at t wcddlnf cere
moi-. has been a eastern for many
rears, and in many countries beiidoi
our own. In Rnjwla two rings are csed,
which are changed about, each wearing
tioth rings In turn, and fhtaily eaofc
N Mm 4 matt ot TDM.nr H nm4 MlrftM
tavnMNPk fK t Um4t w. bmtU U matt
rpetaitr UtM mmj etftTft twrdiUrr a4
UrrtttU utoipCi re4ft ArWe fw hiw ai
teraScieai Mxri. Us elm' MiUPt KcM a Mm
0f e pti t fu-fatt a wlkn fc M
V4r Mfufat t wMt litwM, mh4 tferCffr4 tM
at ctM to miXikj swtfetMa t MA atc4
Hut There in a Remedy
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irrrte4 rSr epos tBHt Mv4. !?
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Vyl 1 H'MJU4U..U"';.)U
JOG Dotes One Dollar.
3IILLER k HULL,
tailors and urapcrs.
Make a Specialty of
Fine, Pall Dress
BEST WORK IK THE CUT.
151 X MARKET ST.