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THE CURIOSITY SHOP
Oat of the Way Information on Sabjeute
of General Interest.
The Jewish year had two commence
ments. The religious year began with the
month Abib (April), the civil year with
Tissi (October). The year was solar. Then
were two seasons summer and winter
The months were lunar, of thirty daj
each, and twelvo in number, although i
thirteenth was sometimes necessarily inter
calculated. It was called "Veadar." Tin
ancient Egyptians, Chaldeans, Persians,
Syrians, Phoenicians and Carthaginian
each began their year at the autumna
tquinox, or about Sept. 22. The beginning
of the year among the Greeks until 4o
, years before Christ, when Menton intro
Jp' duced the cycle called after him, was tht
winter solstice, or about Dec. 22, and after
ward at the summer solstice, about June
22. The Roman year from the time of
Numa began at the wintereolstii-e. It was
not probably the original intention of
Cajsar to change this time, and his motive
for delaying it several ways until Jan. 1
was doubtless the desire to make the first
of the year of the ruform calendar begin
with the day of the new moon. In Eng
land from tho Fourteenth century till the
change of style in f 732 the legal and ecclefei
astical year began March 23, although it
was not uncommon to reckon it from
Slow Incroa-n of I'opulatitirt in France.
M. Lagnoau'nt the last meeting of the
Academic ties Sciences btnted that the
number of marriages is decreasing, and
that t,hc. proportion now is not more than
7 in 1,000, -while the average age of those
marrying 'is "K) for hie.i and 23 for women.
People residing in towns marry later than
thoe in the country, while out of 1.C00
men over 20 there are only 570 married in
Paris and 009 for tin- whole of France.
Births ulso continue to decrease, there be
ing last year only 1 to every -13 inhabitants,
while in the largo towns the births are pro
tionutely fewer than in the country. Out
of 100 married women between the ages of
13 and 45 there arc annually only 19 births,
while the number of illegitimate children
born, which is as much as 'i-i per cent, of tho
whole in the large citiet,, is also decreasing.
M. Lagncau attributes thi voluntary lim
itation of offspring to t tie desire of the par
ents to mnke Ample provision for the chil
dren which they do have.
With regard to mortality, the average
number of deaths ha increased from 10
to 22 per 1,000 within the last few years,
tho mortality among young children being
nearly 17 per cent. The wars of the last
80 or 40 years have also had a great effect
upon tho mortality, 1)3,015 men having
perished in the Crimea, while tho war
with Germany and tho communist insur
rection entailed n loss of nearly 400,000, and
cholera, yellow fever, typhus and con-sumption
have killed off so many thousands in
the colonial stations. The excess of births
over deaths is little more than 1, in 1,000,
as against 18.7 per 1,000 in England, 10 per
1,000 in Germany and 12.9 per 1,000 in Rus
sia. This slow rate of increase compared
to that of tho other great nations would,
in tho course of half a century, placo
France in a very disadvantageous position.
There are several very remarkable echoes
in the world at Woodstock and at the
Sicilian cathedral of Gergenti, where tho
toniuHdions poured forth near tho door to
priestly ears were he.ird by a man con
cealed behind the high altar at the oppo
site end. It is curious that such a spot
should havo been accidentally chosen for
the confessional. Tho whispering gallery
in St. Paul's is another instance of the
Echoes are producer! by the reflection of
Bound waves from a pi vne or even surface.
A wall, or even a cloud, will produco
fhoes. Thunder in erhood from tho
.louds. The lullb of TviUarney contain an
tcho, and the bugle so mds are beautifully
repeated. In the cases of ordinary echo,
when the speaker watts for tho answer, ho
must place himself opposite tho rock. If
ho stand at the side the echo will reply to
another person in a corresponding place on
tho farther side, for tho voice then strikes
the rock at an angle, and tho angle of re
flection is the same, as in tho case of light.
But if it should hap.ien tnat tuere are a
number of reflecting surfaces the echo will
be repented ovtr and over again, as at the
lakes, of Killnrnoy. The "Woodstock echo,
already referred to, and mentioned by sev
eral writers, repeats seventeen syllables by
day and twenty by night. In Shipley thero
is even a greater repetition. Whispering
gallorics carry sound by means of tho
curved surface. Sir John Ilerschel men
tions an echo in the Mouai suspension
bridge. The blow: of a hammer on one of
tho main piers will produce tho sound
from each of the orosfdieutus supporting
tho roadway aud from the opposite pier
G7C feet distant, as well as many other repe
titions. Hliriit Waterfall or tho World.
According to a recent calculation the
highest waterfalls iu the world are the
three Krimbs falls in the Upper Prinzgan.
These falls have a total height of 1,14S feet.
The three fnlls no.vt in height are found in
Scandinavia the Venue Foss, in Romsdal,
S4 feet; tho Vottis Fo,s, o l the Soguo
fjord, 8X3 feet; the Rjuken Foss, in Thcle
murken, 604 feet. With a decrease in
height of 218 feet the three Velino falls,
!:)l feet, near Zerni (the birthplace of Taci
tusi, follow next iu order, and they aro
succeeded by the three Tesa falls, in tho
Val Formncza, 541 feet. Tho Gastein falls,
in the Gatiu valley, 489 feet, rank be
tween the Skjaggedal Fosh, in tho Har
dangor fjord, 4J4 feet, and tho Boring
Iov$, in the same fjord. If the width of
the falls is tiken into consideration, tho
most imposing aro those of the Victoria
falls of the Ziirnbosi, which are 804 feet
high, with a width of S.'JM feet. Along
way behind tbftjq alls cpmpAbe Ninrnru
falls, 160 feet figfrfei l.(J(B7reE wfda r
, Ihn Arundl 3IrlIc. j
The OAtitnAA marbles rtM collection 1
of ancient sculptures conMting of 37
Ftatues. 2$ busts, W1 ; W0 Uhhscribwl
stones, which He?v round qr t ho island of
Parosa about 1 010. They were colloctcd by
Mr. W. Pefty,.purclinec by Lord Arundel
And given by his grandson, ife'nry Howard
afterward Duke of Norfolk -to the Uni
versity of Oxford in UV7. The-o Hsuln
tures contain inyu-iptions in the Greek
tongue. In their perfect s'ate they evi
c1 ntly contained a chronological tablo of
. - e principal events of Grecian history
fnni thepme of Cecrops, l."i& B. C, to the
'mhonsuip of Diogenoi., 264 B. C. The
ironiclo of tho last thirty years of this
nod, however, is lost, and the portion
still extant is much corroded and defaced.
A Startllnc Kellectlon.
It is not probable that thore ever was a
year and a halt's supply of the first neces
ary of life at one time iu the world, and
starvation, which is often within a day'3
march of countless multitudes of the hu
man family, is once a year within a month
of them all
The notorious Albanian bandit, Hadji
Pillman, beforo ho was led to execution
expressed . last wish to make a meal of
curried mutton. But as the Turkish cook
did not understand how to prepare the
dish tho culprit pushed back his plate, say
ing: "If I ato any of that stuff 1 6hould
bavo tho dyspepsia for a week at the very
lwst." San Francisco Argonaut.
Wichita Wholesale & Manufacturing Houses.
The Louses 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. Dealera and inquirers should corresponcl direct
with names given. "
BOOKS, STATIONERY AND HOLIDAY GOODS
I carry the largest stock of above in the state and am prepared to fill orders promptly
with tho newest and best selling goods at EASTERN PRICES.
118 East Douglas Avenue,
GLOBE -. IRON -. WORKS,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Brass Goods, Rubber and
Hemp Packing, Steam Fittings, Etc. Itepairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a-Spccialty. Orders promptly filled for all kinds
of Sheet Iron Work. 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's Materials, Pictures. Mouldings and Trames
liulcsale and retail. Cauloguu free.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
F. P. MIRTHS, 114 Market St.
Pianos and Organs
Sheet muMe and 1hk1c. AH kinds of uiuslra
Roods. Israel band and ortlltatr rouble -IZiAlalu
btrcct, iclilta, Kana.
Trimble Bros. & Tnrelkcld,
Spccfal attention to mail orders.
HO J'j Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
D. AY. STALLINGS SOftS,
STALLIKG'S PALMOLE TOILET SOAP
lllK'autllTeq tlio complexion mid ktfv fhi
tkiuhott, Htnoothcleiirnnd he.Uthy. For
t-alo by drutntista and Rroccrs.
X2G Chicago Ave. - Telephone i)0
TilD QtYSTAL ICE COMPANY
.Vow-rfndv to supply alt wljlilnp thrlr P(tre DIM111
rd Water ice. t lihttiil price, ufllre and "nctorv
Cor. tKnuu and 1'carl ctrevu. AVeit Side. Order
liooKsutW. W. 1'earcB 416 East iJouIas ATe.aud
Occidental Hotel ' 'or. hecoud and Jlaln.
ielenhoueNc ili. J.A.POIIX
Olll tf Seer.
L. M. COX,
Manufacturing -. Confeotioner
And jobber in Pi s"s, Dates. Cijrara, Foreign and Douiehtio JS'uts, Cider,
Paper Uags, Paper Eoxes. Candy Jars. Trays, Htc.
2Jo and 217 South Main St - . - - Wichita, Kansas.
THE C. E. POT'lb DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Potts S?Co.f Cincinnati, O.i
Goods Sold at St. Louis and Kansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South IVJnin Street, - - - - Wichita, Kansas.
LARGEST SOAP WORKS IX TIIE WEST, ESTABLISHED 3SS7.
jTho Wichita Soap Manufacturing Company.
LA UXDJIY AXD T01L.ET SOAP.
A full line or Laundry Soaps, including the famous "Jlngnet" brand. Correspond
ences solicited and delivered price lists sent on application.
COS AIS'D (507 SOUTH FIFTH AYETE, - - - WICHITA, KANSAS
THE WICHITA OYETulLL AKJJ SHIRT JIAKLTACTUBISG CO.
MANUFACTURERS AND JOHRKRS OF
Overalls, Jeans, Cassimere and Coitonado 1'ants; Duck Lined Coats and Tests:
Fancy Flannel and Cotton Oveihhirts; CautouFlanuel
Undershirts, Drawers, Etc.
I'aclory ami Salesroom 139 X.'IopcLa, Wichita. Correspondence Solicited
BAKER, RAFFERTY & CO.,
COR. MARKET X2i FIRST STS., WICHITA, KAN.
Manufacturer.s wholesale, transfer and forwarding agents, and dealers
in carriages, vtngons, farm implements, wind mills, scales, engines nnd
throliiuir machinery. We h.n e on hnud a full line of the following mauufac-
tm-ers lrooils that we can hhit) at iliilc
Studehaker JJros. .Mlg. t ., oUIll
Co., St. Louis, -Mo.; Huber Engine Co.,
Plrvtbj-c' F.avorttH ".Smokers."
' r.ur-.ag' about that apology for a
Fiukc"ITIe Pittsburg stoie reminds me
of a neculi.ir experience I had with that
alible x-omo years njto." t-aid an old timo
cigar; drum: icr at the Continental hotel.
"I ivas traveling for a Philadelphia
house that made a fine line of goods
only.1 and had met only with indifferent
success. I Wits looking forward to Pitts
hurg as a Idnd of El Dorado, and im
agined sales of great magnitude in the
"I arrived in the evening and immedi
ately started out to interview tho trade.
About the first placo I struck was a pros
perous looking cigar store, but I noticed
that among the stock the stogie seemed
to predominate. I presented my card to
tho proprietor, talked- up my eVock and
firm to him hj great fhape,ljut did not
seem to be making any great headway.
The proprietor assured ine' that he was
full up, but taid.lie would look over my
samples tho following morning if I would
step in. "While I was talking to him and
sndeavoring to prolong the conversation,
a gentleman walked in who immediately
Impressed me as being one of the solid
men of the town. Ho had that uninis-!
takable sleek and well fed air of for-'
tune's favorite. Walking up to the!
selected four stogies and I
lighted one, laid down a five cent piece j
Hud walked out. ,
.. . .,....;
"uo you knowwno tuat is: asuea
the proprietor of me. I replied in the
negative. 'Why, that's Phipp, Andrew
Carnftirifi'c Tartnar.' vma tfce astounding
Cincinnati, Ohio; Hoover A (ramble, .Miami&burg, Ohio; Lsterly
Co.. Whitewater. Wis.: Fairbaulc, Moore fc Co., Chicago, 111.; Walti
Rloomington, III.; I'ekin Plor Co.. Pekin, 111.; Aveiw I'lanter Co., Peoria, 111.;
Jno. Dodds Hay Rack Co., Dayton. Ohio.; Frick Engine Co., n aynesboro,
Penn.; Massilton Thrasher CoM Massilton, Ohio; Krugslornd Si Douglas MIg.
C. Klse nmnyrr Fr. limine; and Elevator Co, of
Haltcail, Kan- carry a full lino of hard ami soft
wfieat flour at their agency In tals city, fceud for
lrlccs and dimples.
OTTO WEISS. Asest, 253 N Mala. Wichita.
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of "Woolens and Tail
ItJii X Main Street, - Wichita.
WI01HTA BOTTLING WOKKS,
OTTO ZIMMERIIAN'N. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, Sada water, btandaraiverve
Food, also General "Western
Agents for "Win. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and Waco Sis., - Wichita.
Wholesale and lictalL
Telephone No. 15"
If? North Water Street.
FtornKo and Forwarding. Larco brick lmlldlns
just completed, especially xdepted for receiving and
rclilpln(ncars from all rallromls ftwltchrd toliouoe
without ennree; new, clean and well vcntilaU-d; al
most tiro proof; rates of Insurance and storage low,
coods carefully han-Jled and rcshlpped on orders.
Locutcd east or b-int i'c fiolclit depot.
Telenhonc .". Office Hill Douglas. Wichita. Ks
216 E DOUGLAS AVE.
Physicians Supplies and Surgical Instru
ments. Send for our Illustrated
liemi. mil.; i-.nierpnse iai
assertion, i v.. nnjieteiy flabber
gasted. That was the mutest end yet
the most convincing argument I ever
had to withstand. Without a word I
closed up my grips and took the next
train out of town. I had como to tho
very natural conclusion that if men
worth $20,000,000 took their smokes at
four for five I did not stand much show
with tho plebeian smokers." Philadel
Glvin- Cane Shnrn.
The cultivation of walking sticks for
tho market has been taken up as a busi
ness at some places in continental Europe,
and special attention is often paid to mak
ing tho roots grow into shapely forms for
the handles. A London manufacturing
establishment, the .floor space of which
covers nearly an acre, has extensive
storehouses filled -with native and foreign
sticks, from which stock is drawn as it
is wanted from the shops.
The sticks as they grow are often very
crooked and have to be straightened. A
heap of sand is provided on the top of a
hot stove, into which the sticks are
plunged until they become pliable.
The workman takes tho crooked stick
while it is still hot and inserts it in a
notch cut in a stout board, placed at an
antrle inclined from him. where he bends
an(i strains it. When it has become re
fectjy straight it is thrown down to
cool.'after which it becomes risrid and
permanent in its lines. Heat is an im
jwrtant element in this matter and pro- j
duces different effects on the
ldcdc of wand, tha dp-nxftj nf s.
W. T. BISHOP & SONS,
Send Us a Trial Order or Call and See Us.
F INLAY ROSS-
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FURNITUBE, CARPETS, ETC
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Nos. 119 and 121 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
GETTO-McCLUNG- BOOT A2SD SHOE CO.,
Jlannfactnrera and Wholesale Dealers In
BOOTS :&: SHOES.
All goods of onr own manufacture warranted. Orders by mail
promptly and carefully filled.
135 and 137 1ST Market Street, Wichita, Kansas.
THE JOHNSTON & LAEIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Motions : and : Furnishing : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121&123NTopekaATe. Wichita, Kansas.
CORNER . &
EOTAL SPICE MILLS,
Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teast
Cofi'ees, Spices, Extracts, JJakiuj;
Powders, Bluing', Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Are.
3Iunufuctu.rer.o, Wholesale and Hetoil
SADDLES & SADDLERY RAWAIIIi.
121 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kan
BURR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Ave.
Wholesale and KeUll
o,J. Gr;tt-l itotiiing. Kouling aud
Teleplione 101. Uth St. and 4th Are- Wlclilla. Knn.
B. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS AND SILVEKWEAR.
10G 1J Douglas Air., - Wichita.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GROCERY CO.,
OFFICE AND WAREIIOUSH 21 :j TO 223 SOUTH .MARKET STREET. '
Keep everything in the grocery line, tsliow cases. Scales anI grocers tlxture?.
Sole ugeuts for the ttnte for ''Grand Republic" clears, also sole proprietors of
the "Royalty" and "La Iuuocciicia" brands. I3
Wi olesale Ciears
BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING, AriCHITA. KANSAS.
.Our leidlnj brands $($ tH rlcrf pre la JJarra Ie llerlfn. La Klor 1) StjMiiey, Iji IVrtrcUi. Key
5tbtM,Kinc -n. lluvanwli llfarro"' Wrflfclnrf. K-ii.llnir In ,oni r vtin rere jmitipt Jittonltaili, all
We also cw r'3 full Uw.' of Key W
LEHMASfS-niGIUSBOX GROCER CO.,
Z(KJ A2iD 20. . WATER STREET.
Are now ready for business. Keep a Full Line ofStaple and Fancy Groceries
Woodeuwnre aud Motions.
sary to straighten ouekind of stick brT1'
,often sufficient to spoil another kind.
The same power which makes a
crooked stick straight is applied to make
a straight one crooked; so wo find that
tho rigid stems of bamboos, partridge
canes, and all the various kinds of sticks
that are required to be curled or twisted,
are by tho application of heat made to
assume almost any shape or form.
Ancient Ttoxxnta Chandelier.
An exquisito bronza candelabrum it was,
fashioned like unto tee branchlc; of a tree,
and from an almost leaflet twig four two
named lamps wero suspended, flooding
with light tho ample apartment, richly
dowered with gema of art and storied lore
of scholars and poets. The ceiling of this
palatial salon was richly gilt and Ingen
iously inlaid with ivory; from the lofty
height other lamps of lesser size gleamed
out, so that every corner of tke magnificent
room yielded marvelous revelations of hu
man genius and subtle handicraft, Har
A Floatlns Sm.nsllL
A floating 6awmiil is found to be a use
ful adjunct to tho business of a lumber
man. The craft usually employed for this
purpose is about 40 ft by SO fr, and
draws about 13 inches of watr. All the
hands connected with the lumbering work
lire aboard, asd the boaJ travels up the
river, stopping whenever a good lot of tim
ber is sighted near the bank. -New YorX
Cor. Main, and First Streets.
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 packag
.Factory cor. Kellojj fc Jlosley Ato
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 X Market St., Wichita, Kan
102 12 Douglas A venue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & G-RALEY
Wholesale Dealers la
TINWARE. - -
Job Work of all kinds promptly attended to,
2i:t South Main, tl tehila, Kan.
-wiiot.viuii. .a.vu arrJiii.
Corner Flrat Street and Lawreqce Arenue.
t l!(Ht' A Hrd,SDth aud iron street". Chicago.
tm'tb. fjileman, Geo. U. I'rku, and Geo, W.
Cross. Keisldent Partners.
Wichita Trunk Factory
JL HOSSFIJZLD. Proprietor.
Manufacturer Of, Wholesale
and Retail Dealer in
Trunks, Valises, Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, Wil- .
low Ware, Etc.
125 W Douglas.
est Imported and Iiotnestk. HnmU.
An Irih Ware.
Belivk ware comes from Ireland. It
is as light and thin as n egg shall, very
glossy and feels like Hn, It is said to
be very atroag. Tho color is peculiar,
being a little darker than cream, aad
nearly all that I saw was slighUy deco
rated in pink. Tea and after dinner oof
fee cups are about the saras price, $15 to
$18 a dozen. There is a great variety of
small dishes in this ware for bonbons,
olives, salt, etc
In odd pieces there ar cracker jars in
unportrti china, from 3 to $6 a piece,
winch in domestic ware would cost from
$1 1 o $2.50 each. Bouillon cup are fifty
cents each. English pudding $ei of
three pieces bring 1 toJ.' Cboodlaio
pots, that until cloudy o&cnBd look
like fine Doalton, cost ?1 t oack
New York Telegram. ' r
A Collection of 31hrtjrT
A recent castosb war maI5e fjtf tbv
convicts of JoJiet prison, aad Out of over
800 men, sent tor ahnot ?vry crime in
the calrnar. not a stcgie use wooW ac
knowledge that lie was guilty of the
criiao charged. The great majority
looked npon ibemteires as martyr?. o
the law, aud felt that they had been
griSTOfuIy wronged. Detroit Free Press. !
Stet Tnk for Storing Grain.
A new meibed of storing grain is be
ing introduced. Steel tanks are rifled
with grain and by a section jmmp the
air is partly extotMScd nmk a qmmslfj I
ot ewBomc acta cw acwi!n-i Jvjft-
FROM THE SOUDAN
Ta "world's not greatly clioned siaca those eld
WSca thewhite thumbs of Roauw dames tarsed
Tieir tender joints. To gain the pabllc praise
And taie ta applauding fancy of the town,
Life must be cut even to tae quick, the heart
ilust show red veins where it was cleft apart
Tis not, I think, all fierce and cruel greed.
This keen desire to drain the jtney core
OX the strange fruit apoa life's tree. a need.
Insatiate and imperious, eversiore
Slings us to eojrniraace of Rood and ill
Show us the truth : Yea, though It save or kDL
To dress a play, make real the mimic war
Of the fought desert field of the Soolaa,
To the new world across tn seas afar
Wcro brought Uie coaU outlasting many a man.
The tinsel braid, more touh hn ik, heart
That beat for honor ah, those soulless things!
There, m the theatre irardrooe room, a heao
Of worn and flht stained uniforms, each one
Had some prim secret of its own to keep,
Of pain or sudden dearn or brave deeds done
A. solemn mantle, that some s facet would droop
From careless shoulders of a hirellns "supe."
What's thst A Httle photograph has slipped
Out of this pocket just s. pretty face.
With tossing luur, soft eyed and merry lipped,
A likeness full of simple, srirttsh prace.
Three words, red blotted where the bllet tore.
Sign her "Your lorln;; NelUe. Nothing mora.
Was she his sister, sweetheart or rouns- bride?
Will she remember always or forget?
Is she on earth or at her dear-one's side
Where in the heatealy fie&Li their sonls aro
Poor liule sister or all those who weep
Not hopeless of the waking ufter sleep I
Play up the martial music tor the rto f
Of the green curtain, let the play begin;
The pageantry of flht before our eyt
Crosses the scene uitU drums cud trumpets'
Lo, this is war's presentment, this is faraet
Why will that ioMn eob NeUia's name?
E. Cavaiza la Boston Globs.
M APE HUNTER'S STORY
We sailed ont from the port of Borneo,
In the island of that name, m a schooner of
ninety tons burden, to visit the islands to
the north in search of monkeys and parrots
for the great nnimnl dealer at Hamburg.
The craft nnd crew were under charter for
four months. The captain wa a Singapore
half breed, and his threo sailors and a cook
were Borneo born, 'i hadrayman Thomas
with me, and the only cargo we carried
consisted of cages and articles for traJUc.
We had been knocking about for several
weeks, landing on various Islands in the
Borneo sea to make captives-, and were at
anchor beside a small island called Kui,
when a trader from the Mindanao penin
sula came along and gave as some interest
ing news. His craft carried only threo
men, but bad run short of water and been
obliged to put in at an island thirty miles
to the east for water. Tho itdund vnm
about three miles square and thickly wood
ed, nnd entirely without settlement.
While at anchor in a sheltered bay, and
just aa they had hoisted in their cast of
water, they were set upon by several hun
dred apes of largo aize and terribly fright
ened. Tho craft was onlj twice her length
from shore, and the apes bombarded her
with clubs and stones. A score of these
missiles had been preferred aa proofs. The
trader gave us waruing to look out for our
selves if we went that way, and wo made
him a present of tobacco and at once set
sail. The apes ho described were just the
species 1 wa looking for, being what are
called in tho oast "gorillas' children."
They are found only in Sumatra and Bor
neo, and on a fewof the islands In tho Bor
neo sea. It Is uh established fact that
every seven years these apes aro subject to
an epidemic which sweeps thorn" off In
largo numbers, and for this reason they
have leeh scarce for many years past. In
tho year 1801 a trader who landed on tho
island of Kriem, about 200 miles from Ma
nilla, discovered over 500 dead apes a'onir
Wo reached the bay the trader bad told
us of about 0 o'clock net morning. Tho
shore pitched off into deep water, and wo
anchored with just room enough for her to
swing to tho tides. This brought the stem
of the craft within forty feet of the trees
when the tide came in, but of course we
hod to mc tho yawl to go ashore. We
neither saw nor heard anything except the
gaudy colored parrots flying about, and
after wo had been at anchor about an hour
I took my man and went ahore. Tha
island was a perfect tangle. Tho trees
grew almost as thick aa they could Htand,
and the ground was covered with rrepers
and rank vegetation. We wore a quarter
of a mile from the beach before the ground
cleared, and then we failed to get hight of
an ape. As it was a very hot forenoon,
the rhAnccs were that they wcro asleep in
the thick of the forest. We had brought
along with uh wrao pieces of cloth of
various color, and these we now hung on
limits and boshes and scattered along on
the ground to "bait" the apci to tho land
ing. We had made our way jih quietly as pota
ble, as I fully believed in what the trader
hail told me. When we hnd reached tho
landing I got my monkey traps from tho
schooner. Tboscaresteol traps with padded
jaw. Wewt fix of them opposite the craft,
ami the only bait we um1 wasared rag tied
tothecatch Going on board we had dinner,
and then I brought out a heavy rillo ami
ffrod three fchota into the woods. That wks
to wake up the apes, nnd it waxa't ten min
utes before we heard from them. Shrieks
and crien and calls resounded through the
forest, and then the ape fairly rwnrmed
dowa to the 4hore. The colored clotlis an
gered and excited them to the highest pitch,
and their coming wih Ilite that of an en
raged mob of human beings. The advance
guard had scarcely appoared before they
ruxbed upon the trap in great fury nnd to
their own great sorrow. Erexy trap re
ceived n victim, aad ewry victim screamed
and shrieked and jumped abost In the moat
The number of apes dwafouaded me. I
aoneatly believe there wore 5,000 of them,
great and small, and tho noise they mad
was deafen inc. Their first wove was to
help the victims in the trap. They at
tempted to Doll them ont bv main fore.
f ami when this failed they got atone and
crabs and trxra to wreak tho trap. Tby
had neither the strength nor iagenuity,
awl when they realized this they uirnod
to secure reveoge on na. Wo bad bwin ex
pecting the move, aad were ready for it,
or thought we were We had four gnns
on the rail, had cowwl the cabin hkj
Hgbt wtta fcora. and ta deoics wero
clear for action The fide ww yet ranaiag
in, iad, aitfcjbuss w coid a)taetkoic
into the flashing rj of rne ape, we knew
they dreaded wmfer tmd wtyd hetJUte to
swira owt to n.
I den't knew whow faalt it wrw that tho
yawl' nelater. whictt-wa -aaade fast to
the fttarMMiti rail snri4t, warf not h
cnrely fa.aL Xoow had given it any
tbotsffhranlil we suddenly utvr the yawl
drive trt T,c axiftga btnbvA" it&rn flTit.
There T5Vrerarf Safaas ItoZ hf. &r
the tide wW fcareWl bwr tarblf the
ape had taken so actiea. The boat wan uo
rooner withia leaping dintaace man fifty
of toe armtat praoi( into it, and ax it
reached tae baa it .ra held there. The
Maa aad yeJis otthe aprn (or the next
five aiante prereated $. Then at
n tffrn hit-nl all bat cmb iMtnM) aat of tha
bcMt. At a oosd 4eal all thov: in right '
on hore dfeMweesred. kitrue oaly tiie vie- -
I tlnw of the trap. TW had ael tbtir ,
cotnpliints and beoaese quid. &ed sew a I
great atiBseas fell epoa the uiaod. 1
aaked the eaptain what new more he
thaht lb beaat iatsded to aaaJte, aai
I tlahik calw bav5sittibjwith
BEECH AM'S PILLS
ACT LUCE 3VLA.OIC
25 Cents a Box,
OF ALU DRUCCISTS..
tnis tide i shouid be n fivorot getting out
as soon as possible. They will board us In
the yawl as soon as the tide turns."
I pointed to the fact that there was only
one ape in the boat, act! that I could put a
bullet through his bead, where he sat. If
one of the men would slip over the rail ho
could swim to tho boat nnd securo It. This
was looked upon as a-good idea. One of tha
Borneo men got quietly into the water and
swam for the boat, and when ho was clcso
upon it I fired and killed tho npo la charge.
His dying yell was answered from a thou
sand throats, and in ten second the boat
was filled with apes. The sailor had to re
turn empty lmndcd. It was np rtso to fire
upon the beasts, as their numbers were ra
great, and we therefore rcnewced ourprep
arations for defense. Tho crew proper told
us in so many words that they would not
lift a hand, except to defend themselves, m
they considered it a crime to kill aa ape.
If the schooner was boarded, then they
would be justified in fighting.
Aftera few minutes nil the apes bnt one
again left tho boat. Tho body of the one I
had killed was carried ashore. The tide
would not turn until 5 o'clock, and we had
nothing to do but wait and wntoh. I made
a shell out of a tin can filled with powder
and bullets, aud the fitso to this was to bo
lighted by Thomas when he could heave it
into the boat. Wo had threo loaded guns
nnd n revolver apiece, and I bulleved tho
two of us alono could prevent boarding.
The schooner swung bows to the shore m
soon as tho tido turned nnd was now
further away by her own length. We did
not hear a sound from the beasts after they
retired. There were scores of them watch
ing us from tho bushes no doubt, hut the
did not show themselves. Whan tho this
began to draw thu yawl ofT shore tho ape
left in charge took a turn wJth his tail
around a bush nnd thus held it.
At sundown there was, a little breeze,
and we could hare left, but I wanted tha
apes in the traps and the captain wanted
h:s yawl. A. it grew dark all tbocrew
went below, saying it was none of their
fight, und one of the Borneo suitors de
clared with groat vigor and much grief
that he hnd rrcognrted an undo in the ape
I had killed. Another hod seen his brother,
and the cook fairly cried at tho thought
that his favoriU) son, who hod b"tm duad
about tlvo years, might have turned into
an ape and be wniting to destroyhis affec
tionate father. Thowxa and I icxnaintd on
deck to watch, and at 8 o'clock wa Lr.ird
and sawenouah to trove that tha norn
1 wero moving in eoucert and in u large
iKxly, I tried to get the crew up, but they
refused to come. I had a douldn barreled
i thotgun, and Thomas was to throw lbi
shell if thoy came near enough. The nhore
was in such darkness that wo couldn't see
what our enemies were up to until tho
boat was suddenly seen floating nlong-our
port bow. I fired into iho block mass, and
Thomas lighted the fusoaud hed the
shell, but in his excitement ho missed tho
From the splashing in tho water I knew
that large numbers of the apes swam off.
I had scarcely fired when three or four ap
peared on tho bows, atd tho next moraant
they iKxirded from every furter. Their
screaming nnd chUertng were terrific,
and wo no .oner muw the lirst half doaen
nlmard than w e n'tl? a rush for the cabin.
Prom thnt moment we wcro lts!rgsd, nud
by an enemy such as never oantuml a .fil
ing craft before.
Tho crew were willing enough to flht
now, realizing tho danger. We wero itll
together in tlvo little cabin, and nil armd,
hut tho question was what to do. The
njes raced up and down tho decks, pulled
at every rope, and tho number of tlmm
must have been a full thouMiud. Their
mcing about made tho Mltl foboonrr
tremble clear to her keel, ami now and
then their weight lurched Iwr from side to
aide. The scuttle to tho fo'castlo waa e
cured, the hatches nil foot, nnd the board
over the cabin skyllg! t hnd been nailed
We beard them pulling and hauling, how
ever, and every motnont was an nnxiau
one. They wrenched the water twit loos
and rolled it around tho deck, and tx
cagcfl of parrots were broken up in no tlm
and tho bird killed.
It was a full hour before tho apes quieted
down, and from thence to daylight w
caught a few winks of sleep as wo watched
and waited. When day broke nnd we could
see through tho cabin side light the cen
on deck wo one of desolation. Krery run
ning rope had been pulled down, great botes
had been gnawed in tho sails, and what
ever they could break up was broken. They
wore still at it. Some of them wore evon
gnawing at the deck plunks. It wa cleat
that if left uninterrupted they would ml
the schooner abore board, and m we talktti ,
a great shout to draw their atfe-ntlon. It '
Micceoded to a charm. It wasn't fire min
utes IWore tbey bud wrenched the boards
ofT the skylight. The anh wa a cn-y one
and the panoa umaJI, and er when they
crowded i pon the wwh te th number at
fifty it uor hir weight. J Vltag my re
volver close to one of th pane. I ftred three
tthotir, and this cleared them ff. Pram the
great chattering above we knw that three
of the gang had b"en fc,)ed or fcadly ImrC
They tried it again in about etc mlnui,
and now we usmI both revolvers and pep
pered foxtr or Ave more. Prom thnt on tbey
kept clear of the skylight, bat we kaew
they were watching the doors.
On oncb aide of the mmpwooitray km a
pane of glaas over an opefuti I ioohs wM
by 12 long. I xmashed ont one abufflpum
the other, and wo brgan shooting- Tha
crowd made at aa, rooming to b. ftttnUj
recklr, and wveral were (hot aa tb
tugged at the barrel of enrnW la hli
an boar we bad thn deeks covered wffl
dead and dying, aad the hat lyxcaut
shew idgas of U-ieg decrabaed. Aa H
grayhead, who bad u etmeealM hehiad
the foretooAt, final Iv peered oat, and I jmt
a bnllet into b heart lie Ml over wrfch a
scream, and with that ery aj tfcat ctxfW
move rang overboard aad made for the
shore. We waited h while before learins
oar qnartor. bat rtarbml the desk, to fiad
that they had departed for good. Thnt
were forty-two &! pam on the aehooner,
and we dnlsbed six that were bndry wound,
ed. Onr btwu had grounded on a smaller
hdand half a taUe away, and atrr we had
recovered it we gwt toe chaps who bad Lai
in the trap r Inn, They exhibited th
grratftut tzrxxity, but were bandied tho
wnrre or it, and wo nnally wot t&em m
ml it took &i two fall day to apt her w
talUog shape. Froo the hour the beate
laft.the craft we did not oatcJl siicC of a
xingic &n aaln tteriaj; oar stir-ew
Oilr How i it ywi 4fiu i j-ad that
'bOTTOWed aoorr yoi prtttxmrt. wha yoj
knew I wo si t
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