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Master of human destinies am I!
Fame, love and fortune on my footsteps
Cities and fields I walk. I penetrate
Deserts and seas remote, and passing by
Hovel and mart and palace, soon or lato
I knock unbidden once at every gate!
If sleeping, wake; if feasting, rise before
I turn away. It is the hour of fate.
And they who follow mo reach every state
Mortals desire, and conquer every foo
Save death, but those who doubt or hesitate
Condemned to failure, penury and woe,
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore.
I answer not, and I return no more!
John J. Ingalls in New York Truth.
Engineer Bob had no intention of adopt
ing the baby, or any other for that matter.
To use his own graphic language, ho
"hadn't never had no ties worth speakin'
of." He -was considered the best engineer
on that part of the road, and besides his
regular trips, he was called on to take out
many a special. The "main guys," as Bob
called the chief dignitaries of the road,
never felt so safe as when Bob was in the
cab, and it began to bo considered that Bob
must take out every fast train if they
wanted a smooth, safe run.
Bob took his honors stoically, only say
ing sometimes in that grim way of his:
"It's better for me to go than any of you
fellers. If you get killed there's your
wives an' the kids, but if ever I go down
One day, as his train ran in beside the
depot of a Texas town, motionless among
the crowd on the platform was a poor,
thin, forlorn looking woman, with a baby
in her arms, and every one could see that
her eyes were red with crying and that
she was gettinj the worst of it in her bat
tle with the world.
"Anything the matter?" asked a new
comer, moved by curiosity and on the alert
for a sensation.
"Nothin' much," was the idle reply of a
man perched on the outer edge of the plat
form, swinging a pair of large shoes in the
space below. "Woman wants to go to the
city and ain't got money enough. You can
hear sech as that ever' day."
"You bet. The woods is full of 'em,"
exclaimed the questioner, going about his
business, with his curiosity satisfied.
The conversation had gone on with the
amiable disregard for the feelings of the
poor that is sometimes shown by very
charitable people. Suddenly the woman
broke out in a helpless way, fresh tears
running down her cheeks:
"But, oh, if I could only go there, per
haps I could get work, and I can't get any
here. I have tried and tried. They won't
even let mo cook for them unless I can
give references, and dispose of the baby,
and what can I do?"
A dlgniGed and prosperous looking gen
tleman turned away, fingering his gold
"The same old cry," he said; "anybody
that wants work can get it in this coun
try." Into the little silence that fell after this
speech came a clear voice, saying with some
"Hero's my pile!"
And looking up they saw the engineer in
the cab just above them going down into
the pockets of his greasy overalls, and
bringing out what silver they contained.
The next minute he had climbed down,
taken the astonished and half dismayed
woman by the arm and was leading her
down the platform and helping her into a
coach. "When he had placed her in a seat,
and had poured his money into her lap,
his courace suddenly deserted him, and it
was with quite a shamefaced air that ho
touched his cap, stammering:
"Good evenin', ma'am. Hope you'll
have a pleasant journey."
And so the tides bore them apart, and
they met no more.
Actions like this were not s-o rare that
Bob held any of them in special remem
brance. Indeed, he had forgotten all about
this event when, about three years later, a
portly woman, wearing a straw hat with
bedraggled plumes, and clad in a cheap
green dress, walked suddenly up to Bob as
the train was about to start, leading by
the hand a tiny bit of a girl with long, fair
"Air you Engineer Bob?" asked the new
comer. "Because if ye air, I've brought yo
this child, as was left fur ye by its mother
when she died at my house night afore
last. That was her las' will an' testament,
6he said, that you was to have the child on
rxcounts of your givin' her money to come
Here with a matter o' three years ago, an'
mighty glad I am that she give the young
'un to you, fur I've got six of me own, an'
that's enough to keep one woman a-hust-lln'."
And having delivered this extraordinary
speech, she at once took herself off.
I am sorry to say that Engineer Bob
stood still and stared down at "the last
will and testament" as disconcerted and
speechless as though some eccentric friend
had made him a present of i white ele
phant, or a roc's egg, or perhaps of the roc
itself. With her hands behind her, the
little creature stared up at him in turn:
but her survey ended sooner than his. No
vexing question of "what will he do with
it?" disturbed her reflections, and she held
up one tiny hand toward his large and
brown one, saying with a self-possession
orators might envy:
She was in his arms next minute, ac
cepted as a gift from the dead, and it was
with a queer, soft feeling tugging at his
heartstrings and making a foolish mois
ture in his eyes that Bob climbed into the
cab with her, and put her up on the seat
beside him, thanking his stars meanwhile
that none of the "main guys " wero
"For they wouldn't allow it, that's a
fact," he said to himself. "An' yet, the
Lord only knows what I'm goin' to do
with her. Maybe I'll think up somethin'
after awhile, but I can't now, to save me."
He was very inconsiderate, this Engineer
Bob. He did not stop to inquire whether
this child had any ancestry, or, if she did,
whether it were quite correct. He took
her as she was, bringing no family record
with her, and not even graced with a
name. When he came to inquire he found
that she was "Baby," and Baby bhe re
mained, the sweet diminutive falling ten
derly, if a little awkwardly, from the lips
of this man, who had never felt the love of
wife or child.
All day long Bob pondered over his per
plexing problem, and came no nearer a
solution. He caught himself a hundred
times staring helplessly at his small charge,
only to be met with the calm look of the
three-year-old philosopher, whose problems
other people must solve. Between stations
bhe swung her little feet and sung baby
songs in some strange tongue Bob had
never learned or had perhaps forgotten,
and she made friends, with the people at
stations, and shouted "By by" at them,
and threw airy kisses as the train rolled
It would be difficult to tell how many
hearts Baby made captive during that ride.
As night approached, while the train was
at a station. Bob took her in his urms and
slipped around to his particular friend, the
"See hero, Lane," ho said, with some em
barrassment, "I wish you'd put this kid in
there on some of the mail sacks, an' let 'er
gleep till the train gets in. You see, I don't
know jest what to do with her."
"Toss 'er up. Bob." said Lane cheerihi
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leaning out to catch her, and liaby, berng
tossed up and caught, kissed her hand and
called back, "Dood night, Bob."
Bob went back to his post, and having
brushed his eyes with his grimy hand was
ready to go on. It began to matter a little
with Bob whether anything happened to
him, and he never had been so watchful or
so careful as he was that night.
What a pleasure it was, when they were
in at last, and ho could go and get the
sleepy little creature, and carry her to his
room at the boarding house. She roused
up and ate supper with him, and was
quite merry when bedtime came. Bob
had just undressed her, his big, awkward
fingers making slow work of it, and had
tucked her under the cover, but when he
was about to follow her example, she sud
denly struggled up.
"Bob," she cried imperiously, "tome say
"I don't know any prayers, Baby," said
Bob, after a moment's astonished silence.
"Den tome here, and I teach you one,"
Bob slowly, and with a very red face,
came around on the other side. She made
him kneel, and saw that his hands were
properly clasped and his eyes shut. She
had almost left off her baby lisp, but this
prayer had been learned so long ago that
she said it now just as sho had learned to
say it first.
"Now I'm zay me downer s'eep," dictated
the little teacher, perched up on the side of
"Now Hay me down to sleep," murmured
the beown and bearded giant kneeling be
Ah, Engineer Bob, how many years since
you said that last? And where is the lit
tle mother that bent over you while you
When the lesson was finished and Bob
had tucked the baby in again he went
back to his place with a curious moisture
in his eyes, and was half impatient with
himself about it.
And then began a strange era in Bob's
life; a time when this child was always
in his thoughts and seldom away from
his side. She grew to be the "train
baby," and every man was her obedient
slave. Bob was still debating with him
self what he would do with her, and in the
meantime he did nothing but keep her
with him. It was such a strange thing to
feel the tiny hand clasping one of his
brown liners, when, on his day off, he
walked about with Baby. It was such a
wonderful affair altogether to be cotn
.pelled to kneel down every night and say
the prayers dictated by this small tyrant!
When an entire week had passed, and
the prayer still had to be dictated, Baby
expressod her sentiments with all the can
dor of candid babyhood.
"Bob, you is awful dull," she paid; "you
ought to be as'amed of yourself."
Torn by conflicting feelings, knowing
that he was daily in danger of discharge.
Bob was leading a miserable life enough;
and yet the light that never was on sea or
land was shining upon his life and trans
One morning she sat beside him in the
cab when one of the "main guys" passed.
Bob's heart gave one or two triphammer
blows and then stood still. Now woaU
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come his discharge. .Ko railroad superin
tendent that ever lived would stand thisl
But the awful dignitary, after a compre
hensive glance in Bob's direction, turned
his head and looked the other way, with
such evident intention not to see anything
that Bob understood and was over
whelmed with gratitude. For did not all
of the "gong" know all about Bob's in
fatuation? And had not the "main guy"
As for Bob, his life was changed, and the
haunts that once knew him now knew him
no more. When ho walked about town
could he go into saloons or gambling deus
with that little figure beside him? Like the
angels of the old stories, she hovered about
him and kept him from harm. Bob, the
most profane of railroad men, could utter
no oaths now, because the Baby would
hear; and the one or two that made use of
language moro forcible than elegant in the
pre&enco of the Baby found themselves in
serious trouble. The little white soul had
been given over to Bob's keeping, and it
made an atmosphere of purity around it.
Engineer Bob began to wish that he were
a different man.
A very few weeks had passed when Bob,
going to the mail car one night after Baby,
found her feverish and a little inclined to
wander in what sho paid. Like one dis
tracted, he rushed to his room with her and
sent for a doctor. Wild with anguish he
sat beside her all night and gave medicines,
but the next morning she was no better.
Somebody else took out Bob's train: ho
neither knew nor cared who. Wholly for
getting all the rest of the world, wholly ab
sorbed in the child that was more to him
than life itself, he sat there and watched
her while her own faint little life slowly
ebbed away. The railroad men came, one
after another, and bent over Baby and
pressed Bob's hand, telling him to cheer
up, and went away wiping their eyes. The
superintendent came and sat down by the
bed, smoothing the pretty, tangled hair
and chafing her little hands as tenderly as
a woman. These things were hard to bear,
he said, and he was not good at consola
tion. But suddenly, at last, Baby clasped her
tiny hands and began to murmur:
" 'Now, I'm zay me downer s'eep' Tome
say your p'ayers, Bob."
"Oh, yes, Baby, I'm here," cried Bob,
falling on his knees beside the bed.
"I p'ajer Zord my soul to teep;
If I s'oold die before I waus
"Is you sayin' your prayer, Bob?
"I p'aycr Zord zay soul to tat"
"Ob, take mine, too, Lord; take mine
too!" was the helpless cry wrung from the
strong heart of Engineer Bob.
And then, as night had come, and thi
evening prayer was said, the Baby went to
A little withered old woman stepped
down from the cars a month later and into
the arms of a strong, grave man.
"Oh. Bob," she cried tremblingly, with
her arms about his neck, "just to see you
once again, after eighteen years! And you
really sent for vour poor old mother, alter
"Mother," said Engineer Bob, with a
quavering voice, "I've got a home ready for
you, an if you can forsive.what's pastr-
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rH make you a gooa son yet."
And out under the shadows of lonely
trees in the cemetery the little one slept,
with the marble shaft above her bearing
no other name than "The Baby," and the
simple inscription below, "A Little Child
Shall Lead Them." Julia Fruitt Bishop in
Joking an Indian.
It is dangerous to joke with an Indian.
His sense of humor is so dull that he may
think himself insulted, when he is merely
made the butt of a bad joke. Mr. Alex
ander was a decayed Scotchman, who, hav
ing strayed into Fort Carlton, served th
Hudson Bay company as a clerk at $120 a
year and his food. Life was very dull at
tho post, but one day White Cloud, the
Sioux chief, arrived here with seventeen
warriors. The chief, an Indian Apollo,
stood over six feet in his moccasins, and
was proud of his courage and strength.
One day White Cloud was in Alexander's
room, who, thinking with Jnlin Hare that
"the next best thing to a very jsod joke i
a very bad joke," put on a pair of boxing
gloves, and told tho Indian that with these
the white men learned to fight. Showing
another pair, he asked White Cloud if he
would like to put them on. The Indian,
not knowing what would happen for In
dians never hit with the hands, and con
sider a blow from the fist a gross insult
said he wonld.
Alexander first took away the chief's
knife and pistol and locked them up.
Then putting the Indian in the middle of
tho room, he showed him how to stand on
hi3 guard. With one blow Alexander
knocked the chief down. He rose, rushed
at the clerk, and was again knocked down.
The maddened Indian tore off his gloves
and tried to get his knife from the drawer,
but the drawer was locked, and he calmed
down and demanded to be let out.
"What will you do when outside?" asked
"Attack the fort and kill every man in
it," said the chief.
Alexander, seeing what his foolish joke
had done, resorted to a desperate measure.
He took his revolver from a drawer, and
told tho chief that nnles3 he promised to
give up his purpose and make friends he
wonld shoot him on the spot. Forainin
uta or two White Clond was obstinate, but
Alexander produced two bottles and prom
ised him thee.
Then the chief shook hands, and receiv
ing his knife and pistol left the room, car
rying the present for which an Indian will
do almost anything. He kept his word,
though he never again treated Alexander
as a friend. Youth's Companion.
A Grat South American Kiilwir.
The station of tic great Southern rail
way on the Plaza de la Consiitudoa at
Buenos Ayres is a vast and handsome
building, which will b&ar comparison with
the best modern railway stations in Europe.
Tho monumental marble staircase and
entrance hall, the offices of the administra
tion, the waiting room1 and the arrival
and departure platform, spanned by a
tasteful iron roof, are rII as fine a &bj
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thing of the kind in the old world. l"no
adjoining goods station and depots are of
enormous extent, and during tho season
form tho great wool market of Buenos
The plan and distribution of the various
services are most conveniently arranged.
The rolling stock for passenger traffic is,
like the station, of the most modern and
improved description, built in England,
the ordinary cars on the North American
plan, and the sleeping cars on the Euro
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beds. This company run3 also vestibule
trains between Buenos Ayres and La Plata,
and these cars, likewise built in England,
are fitted up with the greatest luxury, aud
provided with every convenience that a
traveler can desire.
I confess that I was agreeably surprised
to find such an admirably appointed rail
way in the new republic. In tho Old
World, even in these days of international
expresses and through trains from the
Bastille to the Sublime Porte, the public
is not accustomed to such splendor as the
Buenos Ayres company offers to the nil
admirari Argentina farmers. Theodore
Child in Harper's.
learning Potmi bj Heart.
Sidney Woollett, the New York elocution
ist, says that the way memory can be
trained is by constant exercise. "I know
thirteen of Shakespeare's play3 nod Ten
nyson's idyls by heart, besides a volume of
miscellaneous poetry. My process was
simple: I went hard to work and learned
them by rote. Sometimes I wonld read
ten lines over carefully Fever.il times and
then attempt to repeat th;m. If I failed I
would keep at them until I knew the lines
perfectly, then I would try ten lined more.
By memorizing ten line3 at a time thor
oughly I had bttle trouble to repeat an en
tire poem of a thousand lines or more.
"My favorite way of memorizing is while
I am walking. Often I have walked fifteen
or twenty miles repeating long poems hk
'Miles StandLh,' 'Enoch Ardeu' and
'Elaine ' It somehow comes natural to
me to memorize wmle walking. I &eem to
remember better what I have conned.
Shakespeare's plays are difficult to mem
orize, because the author has to many
striking lines and so many original char
acters. Naturally it Is more difficult to
recite dramas than poem?. If I happen m
make the slightest mistake in reading raj
lines I hear from lt,so I am carefel to know
what I recite perfectly."
DIcoTery or FrlcUonal Kletrlcltj-.
An Englishman put on a pair of woolen
stockings over his silk ones on a cold win
ter day. At night he pulled the stockings
off without separating them, and wa a
tonl3hed by the crackling nol sad even
the Eparks of eJecmriry which followed.
When he drew tbs ulk stocking oct of
tho woolen one the electrical aUr&dka
was so mantfe?t that the stockings week!
incline toward one another when held &orae
distance apart. It happened that the tils
ockings were black and tea woolen ansa
of bght color but when he tried the ex
periment wita both rtockisgh of the tm
color there wa. no electrical manifast&ttcm.
OLD WILLIE'3 QUEST
A. Bowery Character Whose Experlenca
Demonstrates Bowery Sympathy.
"There's a character," said the clerk o
a. twenty-nvo cent Bowery hotel, mui
csting a shabbily dressed old man who
slood with his bade to the stove. ""Wil
lie, come over here a minute."
The old man by the stovo evidently
answered to the diminutive name, for he
glanced np to see who called, and then
shunled quickly over to the desk.
"Tell the gentleman about yourself,
Willie," said the clerk.
Willie took off his dilapidated hat to
the stranger, and said: "Twenty-five
years ago I had a daughter. One day
she went away and left me. Sho was
mighty pretty, and not more'n fifteen
years old. Where had she gone? No
one could say. I began my search one
uight in March, twenty-five years ago.
I hunted for ten years and never found
her. Then one night in winter I saw a
man and a woman crossing this very
Bowery. I looked closer, and there was
my child. I called, 'Julia! Julia!'
She turned her head and looked at me.
I was hurrying up to toko her hands,
when I saw that she was leaving me.
She and the man went fast through the
crowd, and 1 followed, calling, 'Julia!
Julia!' A policeman stopped me, and
then they all laughed. I had lost her
again. That was fifteen years ago. I've
never seen her since, but Tm still look
ing, and Til find her yet."
"Well, life has gone hard with you,
hasn't it?' said the stranger. "You look
"Thank you. I'm not so very cold.
Tho trouble is my kind friends give mo
a thin coat to wear in the winter and a
thick one to wear in the summer. That's
the way it was with tho Italian that
keeps tho fruit stand ont on tho corner
here. He gave this littlo bluo coat to
me, and I pawned tho old thick one that
the cigar man gavo me, because it had
the most holed in it."
"Are you very poor?'
"Not as long as I stay right in tins
neighborhood. The cigar man lets me
Bleep on the floor in his shop, and this
good yoang man leta ino havo tho use of
the hotel office."
"Where do you get your food?"
"It comes to mo from various direc
tions. I havo the saine troublo with
that, though, that I do with my coats.
I get a pieco of sweet rico pudding for
breakfast as a rule, and buckwheat
cakes for dinner, when, of course, tho
order should be reversed. It is left over
in that way."
"Well, you expect to find your daugh
ter some day?"
"Yes. I'm seventy-six now, and I
think I will live ten years longer. In
that time I shall meet her again. I am
always on tho street, eicept when I step
in hero or at tho cigar store to got warm.
I will bid you good day, sir, and start out
again on my hunt"
Tho old man hurried out into the Bow
ery and disappeared in tho crowd.
"Tho worst of it is," remarked the ho
tel clerk after ho had gone, "Old Willie's
daughter has been dead for ten years
and he's never been told of it v' New
A Social Elevation.
Goslln I don't liko to rido on the ele
vated in the crush hours.
Dolley I should think you would, for it
affords vou an excellent opportunity to
mix with men of standing. Mucscy a
Ants as 15 1 as roses.
Herodotus, the father of history, writing
in tho fifth century boforo Christ, tells a
very remarkable yarn about certain ants in
the country of Pactyica which wero bigger
than foxes, though homewhat lis in ize
than wolves. These extraordinary insects
lived under ground, heaping up the sand
into hills. In this sand gold was mingled,
being brought up from tho depths, und tho
natives were accustomed to go with sacks
to collect it, choosing for tho work the hotr
test part of the day, because then the ants,
which wero frightfoay fierce, were hidden
ui their holes. Upon arriving at tho place
where the plunder was to Imj obtained tho
men were wont to fill their sacks as quickly
as possible and get away with the utmost
expedition, for the ants, upon finding out
that their dwellings had been disturbed,
would pursue them, and, inasmuch as they
were unequalcd in swiftness by any other
animal, not one of the robbers could navo
escaped being torn to pieces had they not
had a long start.
A number of other chronicler? of the
same period make similar btatemcnl re
garding these insc-ctfr-among them Ne
archus, who speaks of having seen several
of their skins, which were as large as thos
of leopards. It has been surmised that the
nuta in que?tion were, in reality, the email
foxes of India, which may have been repre
sented by travelers as ants because they
lived in holes in the ground. Interview iu
A 2I"dlcaI Itefcrrnco.
A friend of ours wa on the lookout for
a coachman. A candidate applied for thi
"Who was your last employer?"
"Dr. ." (Perhaps we had better sup
prtts the gentleman' name) "Monsieur
can make inquiries. The doctor will give
me a good character, I know."
Our fnend started oil to Hue X , No
Z, aod, after waiting his tarn in the afatA
room, was at length admitted into ib
inner sanctuary. Ilcra he explained the
object of his viiL after which the doctor
took up hia pen and jottd down in tb
ba?ty and illegible scrawl peculiar to med
"The man Lorain ku driven ms for the
last .seven years without a trinfrie accidest.
He is hon, civil and punctual in the di
charcu of his dafcfcm." Oar frieud teadertd
his best thankj, put the testimonial is hia
pocket, bowed and war about to leave the
room, when the modern JIftralapir.s r
marked m a fre-oang Uoe
"Beg your pardon, mr, I utrn xh- Lf r.
to inform you tba; my or r.jjul-at.osj are
""ty francs.' As-nda Ir.zle:npt,
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Sick Headache, Weak Stomach, Impaired
Digestion, Constipation, Disordered Liver, etc.,
ACTING LIKE MAGIC on Ihe vital organs, strengthening the
muscular system, and arousing with the rosebud of health
7 re Wt'-'-e Itrtical I--T7 of tbe Hzstast rrwo"
Beecham's Pilh, taken as directed, will qucJtJ RESTORE
FEMALES to complete health.
SOLO BY ALL DRUCCIS7S.
Price, 25 cents per Box.
Pretrsd s.H rj TEQB. SEECEA2. St. Ei LaeddrH hl.
( York, who (lfyrr dnujitt tUr Uil
rrerlpt of prtfhut (tMfvtr- f.rtt.
GOLD 3IXDAL. MIS, ISIS.
Tho xnest pop
tho market. It
children, and a
article fcr fam-
Served as a
drink or eatan as Confectionery,
It is a delicious Chocolate.
The genuine is stamped upon tho
wrapper, S. German, Dorchester,
Sold by Crocors ovorywhero.
W, Baker Co., Dorctester, Mass.
Munic from Afar.
Frank White, a ditch tender for th
South Yuba company, who makes hi
headquarters atChrybtal Springs, Is handy
ith tho violin. Frequently stormy ecn
ings the people at the various Nation
along the hue get him to roiiahisbow and
give them telephono concerts. They hear
the rauMc twenty or more miles away as
plainly as though thev wero at the player's
bide. Nevada Transcript.
niood Omn-ct Mado to Order.
Doubtless but few people aru aware 1 1
the fact that tho so-called "blood.ornngcs '
am sometimes simply ordinary orangrn
treated with aniline dye. Tho originator
of this trick was an Italian, who, on tcin
discovered, was prosecuted, aud he served
ton years in prison for Ins crime Not
withstanding this salutary example tho
swindle is still occasionally perpetrated.
A "IVaitr. of Uiw Material.
Othello The death of Miss Stajclevator
was very widely discussed in tho newspa
pers. Iago Yea: it's a great pity ?b isn
alive, to profit by the advertising Puck.
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THE WORST FORM
OF BLOOD POISON.
D. H. KAIW,
MT. VERNON, ILL.
It 1s a bad habit to threaten chiJdfn tv.th
certain punuhmenLs contingent n 1
disobeying, for it put unlit the tli'" 1
of inflicting uawiM puuicnfu 1 f
brcakiug our word.
An Attractiro Attribute.
A little Brattle street girl, Mrun
with her arithmetic the other da put
down her book and looking out of tb v.
dow wiid. with a ("; sigh, "Ob .fur,
momma, I wish I were an AutrJiau 4u
bit" "What on earth do you y gts a tin
alwurd thing for, Ethrl' Why wind i yj,
hko to bo au Australian raubit" ' U&
cause, mamma, I rend in tb m-wpapcrs
that they multiplied with wwoderfui rapd
tr " ChhiV -r 1 Hi.-jp
It TEH POUNDS
Am a "Tlcah Producer thara can bo
no question bat that
Of Pore Cod Liter OH and Hjpop&ospfciles !
Of LImo and Soda .
5 iz without a rival. IZny hava
I palneda pound a day by tho use t
( of it. It cures J
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