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Bet Cough SjTnp. Taste Good.
In time. Sold br drucKisti.
MR. AND MRS. BOWSER.
The Head of the House Shaves Himself.
Mrs. Bowser to lihmo as Usual.
"What have you got there" queried .Mrs.
Bowser, as her liege lord made a display of
a small package when he came home tha
".Sirs. Bowser," he replied, "did you read
of that case in Troy where a barber cut a
customer slightly on the cheek and he died
of blood poiwming?"
"No. Say, you've gone and got another
"Another? When did I ever have one"'
"You got one two or three years ago in
Detroit, and how did you come out with it'
Mr. Bowser, you do the most foolish things
of any man I ever heard of in all my life!"
"I do, eh? Is it foolish for me to want to
avoid blood poisoning by shaving myself,
to say nothing of the enormous saving of
money? Yes, I did get an outfit in De
troit, but I had a boil on my arm and
couldn't handle the razor."
"And you cut yourself and pranced
around and whooped until the neighbors
thought we had a fire. How much did
this outfit cost?"
"Only ten dollars."
"Ten dollars throvm right away."
"Is it? Let's see about that. Having
my own outfit I can shave daily. That's
TO cents a week, or S2.S0 per month. Seems
to me that $S4 per year is worth saving. In
the twenty years I have been shaving I
could have saved the trifle of $6S0. Where
are you now, Mrs. Bowser?"
"Just -where I was before. You'll shava
once and that'll end it."
"Will it? If that's your opinion I have a
great surprise in store for you. I've been
tuking lesions of a ku-ber on how to handte
the razor, and I can shave clean in exactly
fourxninutes. Easiest thing in the world
when you know how. Just think cf the
f6S0 I have thrown away!"
. "Well, I suppose 3 ou'll try it in spite of
anything that I can say, but I shall declino
to be held responsible for any trouble."
"Responsible! Trouble! How could I
hold you responsible? And what trouble
can there be?"
"Why, that time in Detroit you almost
tore the houe down because you cut your
"Pooh! I was probably joking. Don't
remember a thing about it."
After dinner ilr. Bowser took a bowl of
hot water and started up stairs, saying to
Mrs. Bowser as he went:
"Better time me by the clock. I may be
hx or seven minutes this time, but I'll bo
right on tick tomorrow night."
"Ijet's see!" he mused as ho opened th
box and stood before the glass. "The first
thing is to lather, of course. That's as easy
its rolling off a log. This is something like
comfort, this is. Hanged if I don't believe
I bhall want to shave twice a day!"
Mr. Bowser decided to put on plenty of
lather. He put it on his chin, cheeks, nos
forehead, ears and throat, and more or less
fell on the carpet. When he had latheresl
until both arms ached, and no more would
6tick to him, he picked up the razor and
"I just hold it with three fingers, this
way, and lay it on my cheek this way, and
move it gently down. A child three years
old could do that. 111 show Mrs. Bowser
II trick or two before I'm through. Good
woman, but she thinks she knows it all.
Razor just slides"
Mr. Bowser gave a jump and at the same
instant he saw the lather stained with
"Don't amount to anything just the
head of a pimple!" he whispered to him
self. "Barber told me to keep my arm
stiff, and I forgot. Can't expect to get the
hang of it in one minute, you know. A
little more lather."
He lathered away until it began to drop
off, and then picked up the razor again.
"Mr. Bowser, what's the matter?" called
Mrs. Bowser as she kicked on the door.
"Nothing!" he answered.
"Then what are you jumping around so
for? I thought you'd shake the chande
"The blamed thing must have slipped on
mc!" he growled as he returned to the glass
to survey the cut. "Probably didn't hold
it exactly right. Ah! that's more like the
way the barber told me to hold it. Now,
then, take it easy till you get the hang of
it. May be ten minutes this time, but on
the next occasion I'll"
"Mr. Bowser, open this door!" called
Mrs. Bowser from the hall.
"W-what do you w-want?" he gasped.
"I want to know what, all this swearing
and kicking over the chairs means! Didn't
1 tell you how you would come out!"
"You go away! I'm all right! It was
the man next door you heard!"
Mrs. Bowser heard a yell and started for
the stairs. She met Mr. Bowser half way
up. The lather was flying about and tho
blood streamed down on his shirt bosom,
and his eye were as big &. onions.
"Well, didn't I say so'"' she demanded.
Her words brought Mr. Bowser to him
self. He turned back, beckoned to her to
follow and as they entered the Iwdroom he
silently pointed. The razor lay on the floor,
the bowl was broken in three pieces and
there was lather everywhere.
"Well?" she inquired, as she picked up
three towels and placed two chairs on their
''Woman!'' he hoarsely whispered, "this
is too much."
"Why, what have I done
"Surel Done! Iook at me!"
"Yes, but you tried to shave yourself."
"But who dracged me into it.'' ,.
"Mr. Bewser, you certxinlr exe't blami
me. I told you before you"
"That's enough! This is the limit! 1
understand it all, and caii see jut how you
planned it. It i. not your fault that I it.J
not cut my throKt and that you are not
now a widow! Mrs. Bower, leave me to
myself! I have Mime papers to look over
before consulting u lawyer tomorrow:'"
M. Quad in New York World.
A Le'on from the Racehorse.
A horse is never much bothered with
fiies when "he is ou the dead run. You
have seen a mule on the walk stop to
lack his sides, but you nave never een a
running horse do it. Waen the devil's
flies bother you, travel faster. Ram's
J " WORTH A GUINEA A BOS."
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the SC3.X. of J
a rrea.1 bus-
BEECH AM S
ire raids thcx s.d J
they arc a spe-ist. lur
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J" "" "i' Bilious Disorders J
Jansmj; from "WcaJi htomaell. lm-
paired Blse&tion and Disordered
Of a. dresretsts. Price " "J cents a box 2
New i otic Depot, -35 Cans., St- 60
THE VOICES OF EARTH.
We have not heard the music of the spheres.
The songr of Btar to star; bat there are sounds
More deep th& human joy or human tears.
That nature uses in her common rounds;
The fall of streams, the cry of winds that
The oak. the roaring of the sea's surge, might
j Of thunder breaking afar oft, or rain
J That falls by minutes in the summer night.
I These are the voices of earth's secret soul,
I Uttering the mystery from which she came;
To him who hears them mef beyond control,
Or joy inscrutable without a. name
1 Wakes in his heart thoughts buried there, Lm-
Before the birth and makine of the world.
Archibald Lampman in Scribner's.
It was on the 5th day of November Guy
Pawkes' Day in the old almanac that hung
above the mantel in maternal grand
mother's long disused room up stairs. In
this northern home to which we had re
cently removed, falling heirs to it through
that very ancestress will, the dwellers re
garded November rather as 3 winter than
an autumn month, and today the wind
howled and the rain pattered with a per
sistence marvelous to behold.
And, as it happened, I was all alone in
the house. Father had gone to take his
russet apples to market the apples that 1
myself had helped to harvest and pack into
the barrels and was not expected home
until tomorrow night at the earliest. Jack,
my brother, was in Montreal, fitting up the
law office which was henceforward to be
his abode. Jean, our hard featured, cross
grained old servant, had gone home with
the "rheumatics," as she termed it, to be
treated by a certain ancient Indian herb
doctor, and just about dusk Peter, our
"useful man," had thrust his shock head
unceremoniously in at the door.
"I say, Miss Ruth," he had said, "there's
plenty of wood, and everything's all snug
lor the night, and I'm goin over to Steph
enson's. They're in trouble there."
"Trouble, Peter? What kind of trouble?
Is the old man sick?"
But in answer to mv query Peter only
uttered an indistinct remark and went out,
slamming the door behind him.
I stood in front of the fire looking down
at the glowing embers, and pondering
within myself. The Stephensons, who
lived in an old graystone house on the
other side of the precipitous glen, had al
ways been a riddle to me.
The family was small, consisting of only
a crabbed old man, his portentously silent
wife and two tall, ungainly sons, and what
on earth they did with all the big, echoing
rooms, or how they contrived to live,
perched like cageleta on the side of the
rock, I could not form the least idea. "City
boarders." Peter had once grunted out in
answer to my persistent interrogations.
But If they kept city boarders, why did
they not leave these dreary mountain fast
nesses when the leaves fell and the dismal
autumn fogs gathered above the cliffs?
Altogether, there was a certain atmos
phere of mystery about these "Stephen
sons" that aroused all the Evelike instincts
in my nature
While I stood thinking, a soft tap sounded
at the door. I opened it at once, never
once remembering that I was alone in the
"Ye never oughter do that, Miss Ruth,"
said the well known accents of Mrs. Gludge,
Farmer Gludge's buxom wife.
"Do what, Mrs. Gludge?"
"Open the door after dark, when you're
alone in the house, without askin who's
"How did you know I was alone in the
"I just met Peter goin to Stephenson's."
"Oh!" said L "But we don't have tramps
here, Mrs. Gludge."
"I'm not so certain o' that," said the
farmer's wife. "Your folks hain't lived
here as long as I have. We're just nigh
enough to the Canada line to have queer
characters prowlin about when ye least
expect 'em. And then, there's Stephen
son's." "What of Stephenson's?" I cried eagerly.
"Who is Stephenson, anyway? Do tell
me, Mrs. Gludge."
"Well. I declare!" said Mrs. Gludge.
"Is it possible, now, that they hain't told
"They have told me nothing," said L
ven, its uiieiy iuey uiwi 1. warn, 10 1
scare you or make you nervous," said Mrs.
Gludge. "But all the same, I think you'd
"Mrs. Gludge," cried I, seizing her arm,
"what is it? Do tell mel"
It's a private home," said Mrs. Ghidge,
lowering her voice to a whisper, as though
the raindrops and the rustling fir bonghs
"A what?" I gasped.
"For people of feeble mind," explained
the woman, "and lunies," tapping her fore
head as she spoke.
1 stared at her.
"Then," cried T, "that's what Peter
meant when ho said that that'
Onfl nf tho nnnr prcatnrM hw? snmphnw '
given 'em the slip," said Mrs. Gludge; "an j Phte apologies of the friend whom he had
English gentleman from Montreal, as has j unexpectedly brought from Montreal with
only been there a few days. Nobody knows ' him' and w'n coming had been aa
just how it happened, but happen it did. , nounced, as it seemed, by the Tery letter
My man's gone over with a lantern to help ' iIrs- Gludge had lost,
hunt for him; so has Peter." i That's alL There is no wquel to my
"He might have told me," I cried indig-1 stoI7- renl Ufe J bave found that storks
nantly. seldom do have sequels. I had had a drsad-
"inrar T on't-. tMnlr Vi mrht. m r.rv . fal fright, and they all laughed at- me at
left you here alone," said Mrs. Gludge se-!
"But you've come to stay with me, Mrs.
"Bless your heart, Miss Ruth, not I'm
on my way to carry a letter to Mr. Rom
ney's up the road a very important letter,
with in haste' writ on it." (For in addi
tion to her duties as a farmer's wife and
mother of a large family of little children.
Mrs. Gludge helped her husband in the care
of the obscure little country postofSce a
mile down the road.) "And by the way, I'd
nearly forgot it I've got a letter for you
too. That's what brought me here."
"For me, Mrs. Gludge?"
Instinctively I put out my hand to grasp
the treasure, while the woman fumbled
first in one and then in another of her
"It's very strange," said she. "I made
sure I had it. I did have is when I started
away from home; but now I remember.
Jnst at the foot of Gibb's Cliff I took out ,
my handkerchief to tie around my neck !
the wind came so keen around the rocks
and I must a-pulled it out with that, and J
everything too pitch dark around me to 1
see. Oh, Miss Ruth, I'm so sorry? Please j
don't report me, that's a good young lady, j
or I shall lose my place"' f
I swallowed down a great lumr of dis-
comfiturs in my throat and tried to laugh, j
"Report you, Mrs. Gludge!" said L "Of
course not. It wasn't your fault. If you 1
hadn't kindly thought of ma and started !
to bring it on your way to Ronmey's you
would never have lost it."
"And quite true," said Mrs. Gludge rue- j
fully; "but all the same I wish I hadn't j
been so thoughtless I'll send the boys out j
to look for it just, as soon as" 1
"Oh, never mind the letter," I interrupt j
ed, "I dare say it's only from Jack. To- j
morrow morning will do very well tor that.
But. Mrs. Gludge. you'll come back and
stay with me till Peter gets back? Jean is
away, you know, and" .
"es, my dear. I'll do that." as5ented ;
.x. , .-,-.i .1 it j .v,i,ifmnn3aai st.euuuti m rrano;, Krermxz 1
iHC nuuiaUf ciiuciikl iCSirCVl M w c wim. I
so easily on the eore of the letter. "And !
it won't be long Jirt It's only a faors '
half mile to Romny'. if the wind didn't
Wow o hke all possessed. '
Wita . good humored nod she disap
peared into tn ra;n and darkre&- and I
t-rn bak. to pief-vsh iocs on ti waning
tux. Ban, but-tus. extracted wazdsr-1
Ci3, i luuaut. xit lili ,u ilij txi. iuc;& '
sibilities whirling hi my brain. 16 is not
6trange that I lighted a second lamp in or
der effectually to banish all lurking shad
ows from the angles of the room, and
started nervously when a sudden blast of
wind shook the window shutters as if with
some imperious hand.
"I'll go up to the garret and bring down
some butternuts," thought I, "and then
I'll get some cider from the cellar. It will
be fun to crack the butternuts and watch
the shells blaze in the fire, and Mrs.
Gludgc will like i drink of cider when she
conies back all wet and chill."
Cheered by this happy thought, I caught
I up a lamp and flew to the garret of the
roomy old hous", where my father had be
stowed ail the nutty treasures of the au
tumn woods. Somehow Priscilla, the cat,
had got locked into the garret, and I had
to release her from durance vile and re
place a bos or two vrhich she had knocked
off from the window sill before I came
down, driving her catship before me, with
the lamp in one hand and an apronful of
butternuts in the other.
Through the open keeping room door
streamed a. ray of ruddy light into the
Cimmerian darkness of the halL I stopped
abruptly. Surely I had closed that door
when I came out, remembering a certain
trick it had of slamming to and fro in
j windy weather like this. And at the same
time a curious consciousness of some hu
man presence near by crept over me like an
unseen magnetic current.
Nor was it a false premonition. As I
stretched my neck to peep cautiously into
the room, I saw seated before the fire a
youngish gentleman, pale, black haired,
and, as i thought, rather unsettled of as
pect. And a decidedly wet and mud
bespattered gentleman, whose raiment
l steamed in the glorious blaze and crackle
of the pine logs, as he sat there holding out
1 his hands to the genial warmth.
) How bad he gained an entrance? Had I
1 carelessly neglected to bolt the big door
I after Mrs. Gludge's departure? Yes, I
I must have done so and that was a proof
j of how utterly unfit I was to be left by
i myself. For a second I stood there quail
ing and quaking, my heart thumping like
a triphammer, and a cold sweat breaking
out upon my forehead, before I decided
what to do.
I had never seen a bank burglar, to be
sure; but I was pretty certain this black
haired gentleman could not belong to that
race. And I did not think he acted like
any other scoundrel who was fleeing from
the rigors of the law. He must be the
English gentleman gone wrong in his
head, who had "escaped" from the Ste
phenson's. I was alone in the house with a maniac
And at the idea my heart beat more vio
lently than ever, and the cold drops grew
colder on my brow.
With a sudden instinct I decided that
there was nothing for it but flight. The
worst feature of the case was that I could
not get out of the house (be it remembered
that Peter had taken away the key of the
back kitchen door in his pocket) withouc
passing directly through tho room where
the escaped lunatic at basking before the
This, however, must be faced; there was
no remedy for it, and with one blind rush I
precipitated myself through the room,
tumbling over the cat and scattering a
shower of butternuts as I went, and darted
headlong through the door, with an in
voluntary shriek that might have rent the
ceiling, if ceilings were rent in that way,
except in the pages of romance.
Directly in tho arms of Jack, my own
brother Jack, who was coming in from the
van with a light valise in one hand and a
dripping carriage robe in the other.
"Halloo!" bawled Jack, staggering under
the blow of my very unexpected appear
once. "Why what the I declare if it
isn't Ruthyf" '
"Oh, Jack, oh, Jack!" I screamed, clutch
ing at him like the drowning man at the
"Where are all the folks' What has be
come of the stable keys? What have you
done with Carleton?" he demanded. But
I paid no heed to his interrogatories.
"Come, Jack!" I cried, "come quickly!
The escaped lunatic! He's right there in
the keeping room! Oh, Jack, I do hope
you've got your revolver!"
"What?" roared Jack. "An escaped
lunatic? Where the deuce has be come
from? Has he hurt Carleton?"
He made a spring toward the keening
. , , a , , ., ,"
room m ?ose vd.oor stood .th laU" .Pe
man, straining his eyes out into the night.
whera is he5" shouted Jack.
"Where's who"" said the escaped lunatic
in a pleasant, slightly drawling voice; "it
wasn't hel It was a shel And she cleared
the floor in a single bound, and oh, I'm
sure I beg a thousand pardons," as he
caught sight of me. "But please, what is j
In a second my mental vision became as
clear as crystal. I saw it all and I envied
Priscilla, the cat, because I could not van
ish under the china cupboard as she did,
and be gone. I could only blush and hang
my head and stammer out incoherent apol-
ies amid the laughter of Jack and the
firs and made excuses for me and petted
ras afterward, and said, "Poor Little !
Father declared that he would never risk
rach a thing again, and discharged Peter
on the spot but Peter came back to his
work the next day, just as usual, and he i3
here still. Mr. Carieton was very nice and
apologetic for coming in without knocking
to dry himself, while Jack was leading the
horse to the bam, but he has not yet fallen j
in love with me, as an orthodox hero ought
to da !
The genuine escaped lunatic was cap-1
i tured near Stephenson's and taken to j
Montreal under the impression that he was j
the governor general going to take posses- j
sion of his vice recency. And just half an
hour after we had settled down to the
cracking of butternuts and drinking sweet
cider that night, a merry group, a sepul
chral knocking sounded at the door, and
Mrs. Gludge's voice was heard proclaim
ing: "If yon please. nts. I've come to keep
you companyt True Flg.
The government of Japan gets a large j
proportion of its revenue from the rail- t
road and Metrraph companies that it !
owns and operates. The qcesdon of
public taxation is always under seriocs
cotuaderaaou. by the statesmen aad econ
omists of Japan.
Tu reason &ea toe rjostioarks on let
ters become more dim in winter, as ao-!
ticed by raaay people, is that tha coid
weatflT laardwi- ta ink used on tie
stamping pads, and the marking stamps
being of iroa, h-sceiae abill-d.
Sunday belongs to every 00. That is, j
no unneeessarv labor sfcouki be reecired
on Sunday. Tab is pretty -well undt?r-
stood in America arnl ia some jwt? of
Europe. Of late, the subjct lias had I
anu Pasn- ;
From the arli&sr. rimes camphor has !
been a piactical necessity toman. Its I
pleasant perfume, its dctrncuveae to
insect Ufe and lis many rpmarkabie tu-
rapentic virtues have more than earnel
its srest DOS5mrx.
The houses given below are representative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. The j are furnished thus for ready refer
ence for the South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond dired
with names given.
THE JOHNSTON & LAEIMER DRY GOODS CO..
Dry : Goods, : Notions :
Complete Stock iu
119, 121 & 123 :N Topeka Ave.
W liOLEaALr DjCALEItt.V
Pianos and Organs
Slim m:!c and boot. -AH klnls inasic
Ecotls. Era." band find orchestra inuaic lajiain
street, Wichita, KausAi.
Pliotograhers . Supplies!
J 02 E Douglas Avenue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
WICHITA BOTTLING AVOKKS,
OTTO ZIMMERHAMN. Pro?.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, SadaWater, StandardNerve
Food, also General "Western
Agents for "Win. J.Lemp'a Extra Pale
Cor. First and WacoSts., - Wichita.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GrROCEKX CO.,
OFFICE A3ND "WABEBOUSE 233 'JO 223 SOUTH MAEKET STREET
Keep everythinfr m the grocery line, sliow cases. Scales and jrrocera fixture?.
Sole agents for the state for ''Grand Hepublic" cij;ara, also bole proprietors of
the "IJoyalty' and "La Innocencia" brands. 15
LEHjilAlSfN-HIGaiNSON GROCER CO.,
203 AXD 205 N. "WATER STREET.
Solo Agents for the Celbrated Jersey Coffee, the best package coffee in the market
TEAMPS ON RAILROADS.
THEY GET OVER GREAT DISTANCES
ON SCHEDULE TIME.
"""Then They Can't Get Inside Tliey Have
the Best That the Exterior Affords, and
Sometimes That Is Very Good, Thousk
a Trifle Dangerous.
"While trainmen are of one mind in re
gard to the annoyance which tramps
cause the railroad companies they dis
agree about the methods of these indi
viduals in "doing" the country. In
spite of the strict rule of all railroads
prohibiting tramps, these professional
travelers get over the road someho-v or
other with astonishing rapidity. They
have been known to come from San Fran
cisco to Xew York in but a trifle longer
time than it took Mr. Mackey on his
record breaking trip. It is by no means
certain that one of these nomads didn't
accompany Air. Alackey part of the way
across the continent on th9 fast mail
train. Tramps are partial to mail
trains. The trucks are roomier than
those of the ordinary coach or freight
car. Whatever doubt there was about
Mr. ilackey's beating the record there
certainly wasn't any doubt that Sir.
Tramp beat the railroad company.
There are tramps and tramps. 3Iany
a poor fellow who has spent his last cent
and is out at the elbows wants to try his
Inck in another part of the country, but
he has no means of getting there except
his heels. These will not carry him far
without hunger staring him in the face.
He slinks about some freightyard, and
when a train is pulling out begs a train
man to carry him along a bit. He ad
mits that he is a tramp, but he isn't; he's
a beggar and a tenderfoot. There are
others, who have just got their hand in,
traveling from town to town, and when
n trainman catches them stowed away
in a box car they whine piteously and
recount their sufferings or those of a
sick family miles away which they are
anxious to get to.
HOW REAL TK-lJITS ACT.
"These are-no tramps," said a brake
man. "There is nothing interesting
about them and they are a nuisance.
The professional tramp is a character,
and sometimes yon meet with one so
slick that he deserves to beat his way.
The real tramp makes no excuse when
he is discovered. 2me times out of ten
he makes a threat, and as a good many
of them go armed it is dangerous to
meddle with them. For if there is a
human 11115 who might be expected u
value his life cheaply it is a tramp rather
than a burglar. How many nines have
1 had a tramp snarl at me with a stnag
of oaths and wind up by tfareeteaiag to
put a hole through meV
"Probably tramps will hang on to
moss anything, from the brakeshoe to
the wheel box," suggested the reporter.
"No," said a trainman of the Centra!
Railroad of Xew Jet sey. "-Many people
have erroneous ideas about the habits of
tramps. Personally I never saw a tramp
ou a truck, but others say they have.
Tramps generally poll for an empty box
car, if there is one open. Is is curious
to see them search the yard over, inquire
about the departure of trains and
their destination and the scops they make
along the way. "Why, Saturday night,
just before eaviB$ for Phniipsberg, I
went to search iny train for tramps, xnd I
found an empty Fiul Brook car foil rA
them, right next to tfe train sbL They
Knew somehow that the esrws rotog
hosw, asd that it went to the &al ot thf
journey. They always teem, to want t
go as far as pnrssbie.
"These fellows np a wisimajr &&d
-j,-" .W v. .,.... f, ... .- ,
aii nad s-ics ia.sB.iur?. or toujvuung joai
as baa. t .ror fvr in-i me of taia jui I
lie s-sK-d to go to FhillipsbtiTz to attea
and : Eurnisliing : Goods.
all the Departments.
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale nd Retail '
Paints, Oils and Glass.
loO y Market St., Wichita, Ivan
J, P. ALLEN,
Erayf hiog Kept in a Firsfcfcs Drug Store
10S EAST DOUGIILS AVB.
WICHITA, - - - 1ZA2T.
ererjTrier ticcrs tSa Sisu
: jjoccev C2S sc usei
7ism. triee lux.
Ad?Xaa UlO Wlcu.
SU.GLX. TTlcMta Kt-u.
the funeral of his brother. 1 drove them
all out. None of them was a professional.
They didn't know one another, and they
all scattered in different directions.
ItVE'GE FOR ILL TREATMENT.
"Of course they will get into any car
that is left open, and if there is anything
eatable they always help themselves. If
there isn't an open car they will try to
find a car of lumber. That is more ex
posed, but there are always some vacant
nooks between the piles of boards, and
they make very good bnnks. When 1
was running on a Long Branch train we
had an experience with tramps at ATata
wan. "We picked up a car of lumber
there. A gang of tramps had learned ot
its time of departure and that it was a
through car, which just suited them.'
They always try to get a 'through sleep
er,' like passengers who pay their way.
One of them, who had a wooden leg, they
nut on ton of the lumber in nlain si"ht.
and then they appeared to go away. Ot j
course the trainmen wouldn't put a de
formed man off, and apparently he wrs
the only one who was going along. But
no sooner did the locomotive signal tc
start than the gang lit upon tho lnmbei
car like a swarm of bees. We went back
and pulled them all out from the crev
ices, and we got enrses in return.
"The next night when a freight train
came along the switch at Matawan was
open, and the train smashed a lot of cars
on a siding. Tho tramps were around
later to see the results, and they asked
the agent whether that was Porter's
train. No, said the agent, and they were
very sorry that they had made a mis
take. "An empty box car or car of lnmbei
lacking, they look for a car with a good
sill at the end. Bnt no many cars are
built that way now. Where a car has
ladders within reach of the bumpers
tramps will stand on the bumpers and
make a long journey sometimes in that
position. Bnt generally there is nothing
to cling to at the end, and many a pro
fessional will stand between two cars
with a foot on one bumper and the other
foot on the other bumper. Of course this
is reckless, for trains often break in two,
and down goes the tramp and one sec
tion eoes over him. Probably more i
tramps are killed in this way than any
other. Sew York Sun.
Who Can TVIi?
WImto ik3s good old Sasta dwefi.
Wise e&n tell, oh. vrho caa t7
Does hs Bra cp Sa tie trws,
HM his snita bsfelad the kuvetf
Is Ms koine ap la the sicjr
Farther tbaa tibtrtts caa SrJ
Ar tiM: stars ! hiding pfee.
Is it Uters Kb raodter niM?
Or vrtth fairies do-s be U.
Wb to him oor prtee-tt give?
ATbera does zood eU 3utt d'4i,
Wb ea veil. oh. who a mIO
VTherv Eoohootj Deyln.
su o j -mast rrw
Children Crv for Pitcher's Castcral
n 111 , Awgaeyq f ocgei
15 11 ui euij cuter, aoa aa
Till Brnsll to aar mil
receipt of tttL
&2& " . .1 i " VMM
CHICAGO HTniBEIZ CO.
irnoLXSAll. JM KXXAII.
LU1LBEB, DEALERS !
Corcer Flrt tret nd I Jtrreacn Arecea.
f L!ci:i s srdf. "5Ui ami lru strcria. UUhaiso.
& Mi itL. slemnn. lc. 1 rri. ii uw W
Citas. lita.dci.1 1'arlaeri.
BWTLER & G-RALEY
j cliVorfc of UktuUavrorciUyade1lto.
j 213 South Mttiitf lHchila, Kan.
J 'Wholesale and Ketail Seednieii
j Can furnish aorihtac la Sed a:
1319 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan.
Eff-Oniers by mail a specialty, 3-tf
THE C. E. POT'ib DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles IS. l'otts Jc Co., CiHcitniatl. O..
Goods Sold :it l. ".niita autl Knusua C'lJy 1'iHctfc.
233 and 235 South aiain Street, - - - - Wichita. Kauqn.
IIIK AMUilTA IA!AI1 ASDH!JT MAM'hlTUKI5U 0)
JlAMrAlTUm.KS AMD JUHMKH tt
OTeralls.Jenns.Cass'mere and Cotlonnde Pnnta; Duck Lined Cnul ud Vtol
l'tincy i'lnuiiel ami Cotton Or;i-hlru: C.'iuuni KlmttHtf
I'uderrtliirla. Drawers, Ktc.
factory and Fnlesrooui K'J 'Jopckn, Wichita, t'orresi'oiidewce 8Hclleil
Ilobert M. Maxwell.
MAXWELL & McCLURE,
Wholesale Dealers In
NOTIONS, FANCY GOODS, Etc
Ho. 237 23!) ?. 31am St.. WICHITA, KAN.
ALMObf BURIED kN CINDERS.
He "Won tho Uet, Got TVnrfnlly Dirty,
but Didn't Get the 31ney After All.
He stood in the Grand Central station
fanning himself with his hat, and tho
cinders on his bald head looked like pep
per on a hard boiled egg. Every square
inch of his short fat pT" " " "xed
" "S'pose I look like a Digger Indian
just dug," he remarked, putting his head
into the window at the bureau of infor
mation, and letting his imitation leather
valise drop on the floor with a thud.
"Oh, well a little jagged, perhaps, re
sponded the clerk politely.
"Xo jag aronnd me," said the dirty
tourist indignantly. "I only got in ten
"Yes. Haven't washed fence we left
Council Binds. Would vou believe it?"
"We had a gay time, I tell yer."
"How's that?" inquired tho clorfc.
"Well, you see, a feller from South
Dakota opened the winder just in front
of me a while after we had started and
the cinders come m like it was a hail
storm. I didn't want to "prior disobligm.
so I stood it fer three hours, and then I
leaned over to the South Dakota feller,
and says I, 'Little dusty, ain't it?" 'Meb
be,' say3 he. 'Would you mind shuttin
down, that winder fer a spell? says I, as
perlite a3 you plae. 'I find it very
annoyin.' '1 won Id mind, says he, 'and
if I can stand it, 111 bet you can.' 'Well,
if it's a bet, yon say,' 5ys I, 'I'm in it. I
don't let no South Dakota feller bluff
me. I'll tnfc you fifty dollars, ovan
money, yooll weaken on that open win
der btffor I do.
"He looked for prised, bet 1m fays, 'It'a
"We pet up the mooy with the con
ductor, and be gnoggled up to am winder
and I beoind. takra the lnt sorter sec
ond band. At tins end of the first twea&y
foor hour we wmr's party fer a cent,
and I sj"d the other feller was hjui rutin
a good deal. So when the train stopped
fer dian-rr I sneaked oat to the oogiweer
and guve him my lftst ia rioUr bill, and
&ay$ I wiHkin. 'When yon i-trt np the
pagme nil be a pertiekler favor te ims
if you won't bcreen buck them ciaders;
let 'em flicker fer two or three boars;
3twt buzz out every cinder yoe're got.'
" 'My co,' says he, a wiakin back. 1
terrible soft and landdy today."
"WelL air, tbe nest three hoars ws
awful. I never re&l Mich smoke aad
coe.1 dust anywhere. Tbe way that et
gtae snorted and biowed aad tbcaa cin
ders rauled and pattered most scar&d tbe
peweayera oS tbe train. It acttttilij
t eeiaed sa though the fcrsea bnaincMi
had banted demn oat of tbv scaokacKack
nad let tbe col blow throorbln e'tmab.
Tbe dirt ws so tbtcV on nay face yo
could hT wrote ay mw fa it, bnt
i that firiler from Nratfc Dakota be e&nht
) tbem ctadeni right is the neck. Be ww
' almot boned. There m dw&ezi in
hiA hair, aaders in uvt mafttsdb; tkey
; worked down me bn cotbur; iato bw
vest pccfeta. And wae be stre4 l'
brace op o a rljw biassed if be "d't
uit more cm4n ttmm tobacker. A Hoot
tnn it caae up to mm. 4 for am bear
ta&t eiler from Sooth DaJcota lotlnd
hi- he was dredged vp troai a mmi
i pood. When ;b rs.m OoppjA sort be
was wtpua dowa tb arad. aloay eeaae a
, red hot cisdT as bttj aa a pea. &ai ttt oa
i an b-ard, Tee braJteaafea hip4 ktat
px oat tbe &. bat jaat tbec tbe tiuis
&opjp aad xoat fiier rix wp aa4 tafi
1 he. -I wealces. take tea eaafe,' smA be
: walked rtgex a th tram. Tw all iht
; paKSr oaaratslatoti st. Taajr
' iKd I WW dlXtv, L-.l ?."
So too r tbe artsy1" tiiajufi i tbe
clrJe wito aaaftela. '-
"Wl tbat. tbe tivaWe," xvymmt tbw
j dirty travcJ-a-. -Wkk I was &sta tb
l tsagmcr hi&eaei tt seat oaery rwm
'. wso t tua m? ee ye'.&t and. ibi lb
ewadsirtor. aad tv f - she -nn
uaa, kiu .
. ho tree ''.
F. T. MAIZTIX,
Wholesale art! XUual
Artists ilateri'ils, Pictures, Frames,
lIoBldlag. Pletarr Hi. fiaK. Vara. Etc
Flrt tjlItT Frrscli CStfem for dcortt&c
Ewjt)ilitc6ilBe JWUsls Uau-rut at St.
LeeU or Chlearo price. It, enly extnl Art
Mere in ifae -tale. iUU Orders pretupilv attrodnt.
ldi&iutre. TctpKo& Sfe.
Jif xoiiTjr 2iai:kictst.
High Grade Kakin? Towier?. Kruifc
Extracts and Viticars. firhuiurs
of Pure Spices. Ten 1 m ftwtere.
127 Jfcl 29 X. Market St.
GWX U ritATT. rr. A T RCCTTWB. Ms?
WICHITA PLI'IILNG A.NI) Mr COL
AlaMi&u-twrcr cf and Vtakwit m K
Wood, iron and Chain Pumps,
Rfcrr fr Ortvea me Op It ft
( TrtepbeM Ui ttt W X Hurt, V tefctt. Kna
out pensive jv at tue '. rtv-roBl Street
hackmen. "tbnt I'm to bwwraiWU and
confidin, always bofn tr. Sa .h1
in a whieper, poking bis 8srty . . 1 in
the window, 'gimrie a qaarter t ra
wash, will yerf Nets- Ycrk Triboa-
In c " -. t"... Lin5'- advttvr hra 1
h.uidaoni' i)wf ami it ; ItlE man -d
alonni Th '!Tit . fte n & "
of .$5,(M) ,i ar . . ' 'u knjt fr1. ' -chief
uf p"U .! l At a x ?;
- For -
Cats, IK h
' SALV L.
Redding a Co
At a certain tattf i hrr j' ri
plmiM and apples were bras
aa nuasmg mhttt$ daily a th
haiaper and beakeU that r
London. Circiins,itBeii po'
probabi'ity of ae pilfennr ; -.
at tbe tminimg mXMMm. In .
upon a novel plan for oVtr t n z ' r.
He bad a lad porter pl- l
1 9 Of
the4 iiampen retvmtn? u
wzs large f oof h to bold him, orvrl
tbe top with cajrras aad labeied it
'Plnn PeriibabW,' with tbe adaresa
Toward tdai-$bt tbalad j-nt eraasp-d
and felt aoxjooc to get oot, bat b afcta k
maofnlly to hid jtoat. By aad by oaa of
tbe aixbt sboaters came iato tiM abed to
examine tbe wacos Jaloled for tbe next
trass. He rrofd aboat tbe packag'w,
sad cat a bole m tbe canvas of tbe hass
per where tbe lad wae eooeeeled aad
felt for the plana.
He waa terrified, however, to ftad kLi
bead Urmiy xnppri. and ahneet tiimtl
with fngat wfa-B ire portT revosd
hua-f a4rerf-srr-rF I iai, wiUi a forge
basket full of fmit by kt aade. The
fihoater wax in a coaple of oar 4
niated ao J tic frter received promc
Uvo. Locauj Tit &.!.
To keep the skin ckan
is to wash the excretions
from it off; the skin takes
care of itself inside, if not
To wash it often and
clean, without dovng any
sort of violence to it, rr -quires
a most gcatk soap,
a soap with no free al
kali in it
Pears' is supposed to
be the only soap in the
world that has no alkali
Ali sorts of stores sell
it, especially druggists;
all :orti of peoole use it