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Coaliautd from Pago Five.
wearing clothing that is anything bat raps)
You selected him two years ago to rep
resent you? Yon said to the nation, this
is our representative, onrnent; and you
clothed him with authority to so to Wash
ington and act for you and speak for you,
i and you had a right tp expect that he
would do for yon and say for you all that
could justly and truthfully be said and
thus he represents you: the fanners and
farmers' wives of the west clothed in racs.
Will you endorse him and his misrepresent
atives. Mr. Long here read a statement made by
a capitalist of West Virginia concern
ing the ideas he bad gained of Kansas
from listening to Jerry Simpson's speeches.
He and his friends whose money had been
invested in Kansas expected it to be
a total loss and Kansas securities were not
worth 25 per cent of their face value in
that locality, and had a man come to them
with a proposition to sell Kansas stocks,
or with a scheme for, investing money in
Kansas, they would have refused to listen
Yes, this gentleman, having visited the
state and seen for himself, went away
praising her resources and satisfied that
The statements made by Calamity concress
mdn and speakers in the east are without
The man who thinks that these repre
sentations have had no ettect upon our
credit and standing in financial circles has
only to go east and talk with investors
there, when he will find that of 'all places
whose investments are to be avoided, Kan
sas is regarded as among the worst. And
this sentiment has been created by the
speeches and writings of the' representative
from the Seventh district and his col
leagues from the state.
To keep our present congressman in bis
position is an endorsement of
Jn'm, his assertions and his the
ories. To refuse him a re
flection is to assure the people of the coun
try that he has misrepresented his constit
uents and is not trustworthy. But. not
content with these misrepresentations, our
ivpiesoutative lias found a further means
of preventing capital and immigrants from
seeking our district and state. He assures
them that law and order do not exist, that
life and property are not safe.
3Ir. Simpson is a member of the com
mittee on territories, a report of which I
have. Tlie bill under discussion
and consideration ws that ex
tending Whitman's law (the laws of
Oklahoma territory) over the Indian
country, where Outrages against law and
human life were Irequent, and Attorney
General Speed of Oklahoma was in the
witness stand. Mr. Simpson questioned
Simpson Are you in favor of extending
white man's law there, so as to prevent
Simpson -Do you not know, as a matter
if Jaut, that the law has not preveuted
trimes in other states? The same condi
tion of things exists in western KansHs.
People would not move to the Idian
country because it is not safe.. Their lives
and property wouid he in constant danger.
Yet thu representative from the Seventh
district a-serts that the same condition of
affairs exists in western Kansas.
To that question Air. Speed says: "No
sii, I don't."
Simpson It is a notorious fact.
bpeed That which the gentleman states
is not true. I say that in western Kansas
there is law and order and education.
It was left to a man from the new ter
ritory of Oklahoma to defend our Kansas
fioin the aspersions of her owuiepresenta
iive. How many people have been kept from
Kansas by reading in the reports of this
committee or iu the pre-s reporferof their
meetings this statemeut of our congress
man? Attention has been called to the things
he tons done and said against the inteients
of his state and constituency. If any one
present can name a single thing in its
favor that had been said by their represen
tative, let him make it known.
A voice: There isn't anybody here heard
You cannot, for as far as 1 have beeu
ble to ascertain he has never uttered
word or said a syllable to help along the
welfare and piosnenty of the people of hi
people of his district. Shall this continue?
Vill you be represented bv thosi who
constantly misrepresents" yon. and does ir
leparaftle injury to your welfare? (Cries
oi never, neer)
Then there are two things for you to do
either oic for me or for my friend the
Prohibition candidate, for neither of us
will disparage ourcontituency, if we have
one. If we cannot speak weli of them we
Mil be quiet
It is the duty of Sedgwick county Re
publicans to see that there is no mistake
Xiade this fall. The greatest iu population
and progress of the thirty-seven counties
if the district, she had fallen short two
9 ears ago, and defeated one of her own
cit.zens, a man of ability and standing,
and she owes it to her-elf to redeem her
good name and fame with her sister coun
ties. It would he a great lellection npon
the county that has led so far
in piogiess and achievements if
she should fail in her duty in standing up
lor-Kaus.is at this crisis. Always at the
fiont, her spirit has inspired other and
newer counties to greater effort, and it is
lue her pioud position that she lead them
in her vote lor the entire Republican ticket
Itom county ollicers up to president On
the south, Sumner, on the north, Harvev
Aud to the not t Invest. Reno, wall each give
Republican majorities, and are looking to
Sedgwick to teverse the condition here. If
she tails, while the otner counties succeed,
in throwing off the Alliauce incubus, cap
ital and unuigratiou will turn to thoe
cmtiiias that have cleared away their re
prouch, and as a matter of business Sedg
Mick county cannot affmd to elect even a
comity olheer of thu lusion combination.
Look I o it that your candidates for state
senator aim representatives are electtd.
The gentleman who has misrepresented
the Seventh district for two yeais, by go
in into other -parts of the state has
hown that he alu-ady anticipates defeat
.nd is tiying to snatcn from it the election
Jo the United States senate, and not only
must we defeat him for this position
which he now seeks as a candidate
of two paities on directly opposite
platforms, but wo must, jiso see to
it tn-t he iias " no chauce as
indeed he has none of leing sent to the
senate o further detanie the good name
'iiio Reoublicau nunvaml nil f i. -i.
lcluse to endoise tne hlaiiilxis nir iivu
been utteted against the slate me l,er
champions, and are marching to victory
under the battle civ of "staud Up lor
This is probably the last time I shidl
speak iu your cout.tv .luring this cam
paign, and before I go 1 wish to plead
witn .ou todoyouruuty as Kaiisans aud
as loyal cilUeiis of this district aud
oouuty. Go to the pylls determined to do
what is for the best inteiests ot your slate
and your community, aud we will achieve
a glorious victory.
A PLEASANT ANNIVERSARY.
Anticipating the uatal anniversary of
their pastor, Rev. George R. Smith, which
occurred today, and not to be thwarted m
their put po-es, about one hundred mem
bers of the Lincoln Stieet Presbyterian
rhurch and congiegation surprised Mr
Smith and his family by calling in a body
and unannounced at the parsonage 1043
South Emporia avenue, at b o'clock Wed
nesday evening, to express their personal
regard for him as their pastor aud a citi
zeu and friend. A number of substantial
tokens of esteem were left iu the home by
members of the surprise party, while the
eveuiug was made a most joyous occasion
to all present by the unrestrained good
Monday evening, Oet. 24, at the First
Presbyterian church. Splendid music by
h large chorus of voices, assisted au excel
lent orchestra. Lecture by Rev. David
Winters: "Columbus: The Man and His
Discoveries-From a Nineteenth Century
Staodpoint." You should go.
The attempt of the rowdy fusion ists to
shut off the valiant Colonel Harris does
not set well on that gentleman's stomach,
and he announces that if he finds it possi
ble he will return to Wichita before the
campaign is wound up and proceed to
rouud up the crowd of pretended Demo
crats, who, with John Martiuaud Glick
at their head, sold themselves to the pops
for a mess of pottage, in the way of
promises of a United States senatorship
and the control of the federal patronage of
the state. Colonel Harris is a man of
sterling character whose upright life and
political consistency cannot be questioned,
and his past services to Kansas entitle
him to the most respectful consideration.
State Railway Commissioner Mitchell,
who was present, also felt the indignity
that was attempted, as did Judee Butler
of Florence. All these gentlemen were
outspoken yesterday morning. These
could not prevent the sale engineered by
Martin-Glick, etal., still they propose to
not only preserve their own manhood but
express their feelings and convictions of
the bold aud unscrupulous effort to bury
the Democratic party of the state of Kan
sas in the yawning grave of Anarachy,
midst the yawps of Calamityites.Socialists
THE REPUBLICAN MEET1G AT GAUDEN
The Republicans of Garden Plain, assist
ed by many from the sunounding country,
held a good meeting on Wednesday night
at Garden Plain. It was noticed that a
number of old time Republicans were
present, like George W. Kent, Sr., Morris
Lloyd, Newton Flint, J. A. Walker, A. S.
Marble, James Moran, William Morau,
Frank B. alker and Roeuback and many
others. The meeting was presided over by
John W. Vanneman, one of the staunch
Republicans of western Sedgwick county.
Mr. Vanneman can always be depended on
iu the campaign, and this year he is doing
wonderfully good work for the entire Re
publican ticket. Billy Taylor was also
present, and a number of ladies. The
meeting was addressed at great length by
two prominent Republicans of Wichita,
who discussed the national questions of
The commodious school bouse a Garden
Plain was filled by an attentive audience,
who gave the speakers close attention and
the meeting was most satisfactory to all
Morris Lloyd of Garden Plain, an old
time Republican and the official commit
teeman of Garden Plain township, reports
matters iu his township as being very
favorable for the Republican ticket.
Financial secretary's report of the Chil-
dren'e home for the quarter ending Sept.
Donations $401 50
Membership dues 20 00
Patrons , K 00
Monthly subscriptions 1 00
Ourbox 1 10
balance on hand July 1 1 39
Total S483 99
Mary W. Buckneh,
Treasurer's report of the Children's
home for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 1892;
Salary $200 00
Incidentals 27 00
Expense 78 60
Ice 9 00
Provisions 100 S5
Coal .'. 7 70
Total S423 15
Balance on hand Oct. 1 00 00
Mrs. 0. F. Remsen,
Mr. Edward B. Perry.
Rkspected Sin In behalf of their royal
and imperial highnesses, the crown prince
and ciown orincess of Prussia. I have the
honor of presenting to you their most
gracious tnanks for vour highly pleasing
and creditable prticipation in the mvsical
oirec given at their royal palace ou the
loth inst., and also of "tendering the eu
cliscd as a token of roval appreciation and
favor. Count Eulenburg,
Court Chamberlain ot His Royal aud Im
perial Higness, the Crown Prince.
Berlin, Prussia. 187S.
Iu t his concert appealed a blind pianist,
Mr. Edward B. Perry of Bostou, who
made a notable impression. His" Selec
tions were all presented with grace and
finish and pervaded by delicate feeling,
and he developed such security, technique
and taste that all were carried away, and
test ifled their approval iu rounds of ap
plause. Stuttgart Tageblatt.
Hear Mr. Perry at the Y. M. C. A. hall
Monday evening, Oct. 2-4.
A SjUCCESSFUIj BALL.
The grand ball given by the Salesmen's
Protective association at the Garfield last
evening was a grand success and will long
be remembered as a pleasant affair. The
attendance was large and select, as the
ball was strictly au invitation affair.
Shaw's oichestra furnished the music and
the gentlemen who were the mauagersof
the ball certainly deserve much credit for
the very successful affair. Many elegant
costumes were seen among the ladv
iauv.ers, and the brilliautlj lighted hall
presented a really beautiful appearance
with the hundreds of handsome and grace
Jl.KltV do.ns UP.
William Kay returned to the city yes
terday alter a trip of several weeks over
the Seventh congressional district making
transparencis for political rallies, lie
says there is no more doubt in his mind as
to Chester Long's election than there is
about the sun rising this morning.
"Jerry's is done up now," said Mr. Kay,
"and my opinion is that he will bo beaten
by a greater majority than he was elected
by two years ago." Mr. Kaj reports
changes everywhere nnd not isolated
changes, but in bunches of hundreds and
The Jobbers aud Retailers will play a
ma'ch game of bait today at Riverside
ball park. The game will b-j called at
2:30 p. m. Goo'l car service will be pro
vided. Au admixsiau fee of 10 cent will
be charged and the total amount of same
will be donated to the Children's llome.
Everybody is iuvited and a good game is
promised. The ball will be donated by the
Wichita Book company.
Charles Roberts of Kingman, the well
knowu and reliable cattle shipper, was at
the stock yards today, having come iu
with stock. He reports business good aud
politics lively iu Kingman, and says that
there will be a big Republican rally t
Kingman ou Saturday, at wuich time au
immense crowd is expected iu town. Mr
Roberts is confident of the election of
Chester Long in this district, and reports
Mr. Long's popularity increasing at a
phenomenal rat. Kingman county ptople
enjoyed au excelleut rain of ten hours on
Thursday, and the wheat "is lookiug nne
Mr. Willi.mi Mayer, a prominent capi
talist of Gib-ou City, His., is stopping m
the Carey and with the family of M. T.
Burwell. looking over the city aud couritry
with a view of making luvestments. We
extend Mr. Mayer a hearty welcome and
trust that he will be impressed to that ex
tent as will insure his permaneut residence
E. Lewis of Pratt is at the Manhattan.
T. L. Reed of Yates Center is stopping
at tue .Manhattan
J. C. Wolcutt of Hutchinson is at the
C. C, Martin of Denver is a guest at the
A. J. C. Sicker of Hillsboro was in town
S. D. Benton of San Francisco is at the
P. Bnhme of Meriden, Conn., s stopping
at the Carey.
F. Broadwell of Guthrie is at the Care-
'F. T. Wiunie of Dodge City is in tov n.
D. Masters of Philadelphia was at Luc
Carey last night.
W. B. Foskett of St, Louis is at the
H. G. Bonbam of Atchison is in the city.
W. L. Peck of Hazelton was in town
W. H. H Putnam of Springfield, Vt.,
is in the city.
Phil Dudley of New Providence, la.,
came in last night.
C. F. Reynolds of Denver, Colo., is in
Carrall Wilkes, son of Ashland Wilkes,
won on the 18th of this month at Mexico,
Mo., the breeders' 2:30 stallion stake. Best
time, 2:2oJ. Bert Oliver's lecord is also
2:253. made at Independence, la., last
L. C. Sharp, with the well known firm of
Vandever & Grimes, commission men, has
returned from a week's business trip to
Mayfield, Wellington and other points in
that portion of the state. He reports busi
ness good and says that the wheat down
there is in an elegant condition. Since the
rtcent rains it has come up in fine shnpe
and Mr. Sharp asserts that he never saw a
better stand. Everybody dowu there is
for Long, and iu all his travels there he
found but two men who were not support
ing Long, anil they were Populists.
A new bridge has been completed over
Chisliolm cieek on Twenty-first street,
and travel can be resumed on that road
after a week or more, wheu the old bridge
was taken down. The new bridge is au
improvement over the old one, aud besides
being stronger, is again as wide, enabling
two teams to pass very comfortably.
A. W. Tooley of Norwich was in town
yesterday ou business and shaking hands
with his friends. Mr. Tooley is the well
knowu and popular city marshal of Nor
wich, and he reports the moral condition
of that burg iu excellent shape. He is an
enthusiastic Long supporter and predicts
his election by a large majority, saying
that his portion of the couutry would give
Long an excellent v. te.
H. J. Childers reports an Alliance meet
ing at Norwich one day this week at
which time Messrs. J. P. Campbell and
Nicolas Bird of this city spoke. He savs
that au immense meet had beeu expected,
but by actual count there were 13S people
in the hall, seventy-eight of whom were
women and children.
Peerless lodge No. 271 A. O. U. W. will
not have 177 horsemen out tonight as ad
vertised, but will have out as many as
horses can be procured for and make up
the balance with a float upon which will
be demonstrated the work of the order as
it was giveu to Columbus 400 years ago in
Spain. This will be a feature interesting
to all. Bring the children. They laughed
at the Peerless goat the Fourth of July,
but will laugh for a week after tonight's
Miss Marietta Chenault of Lexington,
Ky., is in the city visiting with her sister,
Mrs. A. C. Runyon on North Topeka
avenue. Miss Chenault is well known to
the society people iu this city, having
speut several mouths here in the spring of
the year. Mi-s Chenault will probably re
main iu Wichitp. for the winter.
F. C. Curtis of Cleveland and Mr. W.
H. Lievey, of Kansas City are in the city,
having plttced the beautiful art exhibit in
Shaw's music store. Both gentlemen are
well known iu this city, having made the
fine exhibit of the White sewing machine
at t he fair last year.
The Reformed church pulpit will be
filled by Rev. F. W. Bicknell in the ab
sence of Pastor Love. Subject for morn
ing, "The Unspeakable Gift;" evening,
"Three Ruling Elements in Spiritual Re
ligion." Henry S. Sawyer of "Chicago is in the
city on a short visit, ne is with S. Brai n
anl's Sons music house and is one of the
best known song writers In this country.
His productions are numerous and his
comic songs are sung by almost every
comedian on the American stage. He will
remain iu the city a short time only.
Robert Love of the Waterloo Organ
company ot Waterloo, N. Y., is iu the city
on business. He re poris business in Kan
sas improving at every point he has
Miss Belle Stout of South Emporia ave
nue has returned to this city after a five
weeks' visit with friends and relatives in
Illinois aud Iowa.
L. F. Moon returned to Derby last even
ing for a short visit home and expects to
be back by Saturday. Mr. Moon is serv
iug on the jury in the district court. He
is a well kuown and.succes.sful farmer and
is not a calamity howler, being industri
ous and consequently prosperous.
McCall has a horse that steps in time to
the music when he rides him in Republi
can parades, but when a mau borrowed
him to ride in the parade of the fusionists
the horse laid bick his ears and kicked.
You can't buy this horse of Mr. McCall.
The horse knows too much.
The Athenian society of Lewis' academy
will render a fine program this morning,
begiuning at 9 o'clock. Friends, patrons
and the public are cordially invited to join
in this part of the great Columbian cele
bration. James E. Duulap, cashier of the Bank of
Plaquemme, La., is in the. city visiting the
family of M. T. Burwell. He is highly
pieased with Wichita and this great Ar
Mr. Miles Rankin of Gibson City, Ills.,
is here looking at the country with a view
oc moving to this fine farmingcountry. He
is very highly pleased with this part of the
state aud it is far ahead of his expecta
tions. James Graham of Fayette county, Ohio,
has been in the city a day or so, aud has
expressed himself as highly pleased with
Wichita and Kansas in general.
There were several young ladies In the
city who took advantage of the rates to
Clearwater, and accompanied the torch
bearers last evening to that nice little city.
to enjoy a tew hours with friends uu! ac
quaintances. Mrs. Emma Ander-on spent several dr.ys
ttr Cheuey, isninc with her parents nui.
enjoying the many picnio aud socnU tVt
eopte of that section have ueeu de i ht
mg themselves witlu
Miss Banks, who is the guetofilr.
Prolrssor Griffen for a few weeks,
spending a few days in El Dorado with
Miss Jennie xounje.
The Young Men's Republican Flambeau
club will meet atHeputdicau headquarters
ts evening at 6;15 sharp, to participate in
the Columbian parade. All members are
urged td'be on hand promptlv, '
L. G. Yocmr, Captain.
All members of the flambeau clubs will
meet f Republican headquarters at 6:15
mis "T-ningio participate tn the Colum
ATTENTION SIR KNIGHTT.
The members of Wichita Division No. 2
will report at the armory at 6:45 o'clock
sharp, this evening, in full dress uniform,
substitute fatigue cip for helmet. By
order or J. p. Bennett, Capt.
F. L. ACKERMAN, Recorder.
Owing to the Columbian day exercises.
hu W. CU. r T -, 11 i .
meeting this week. Same lesson for next
week as was given out for tonight.
E. B. Fowler. Secretary.
I. O. OF P.. JH.
There will be a joint meeting of tribes
No. 13 and 22 of Red .Men on Friday even
ing, the 21st int., at 0:30 p. m. All mem
bers are requested to be present at the
above hour, sharp.
John D. Davis. Sachem. "
A. J. Intart, C. of R.
attention, red men!
Every Red Man in Wichita is -specially
invited to join in the parade on Friday
eveuing, the 21st inst. (Columbus day).
As you are all aware, our era dates from
discovery day and we represent the origi
nal American. Remember your obliga
tions and govern yoni-elves accordingly.
J. M. SOMMERS, Sachem.
A. J. McWlLLlAMS. C. of R.
A Naval Battl Made with White Chalk
and Table Vinegar.
The amusing' experiment of a lillipu
tian naval battle can be made with
white chalk and the ordinary table vine
gar. Model, say, a dozen chunks of
chalk to the resemblance of ships,
planing the bottoms evenly and using
matches for masts, smoke-stacks and
turrets. The rival forces vou can dis
tinguish by coloring' the enemy's ships
with black ink, leaving your own white.
Having placed them in a pan or plate
close to an imaginary dividing line,
pour a good quantity of vinegar be
tween the chalk sticks. Instantly you
will hear an audible seething, like the
hissing of shells in actual warfare,
while the ships as if puffing up steam
BEAST FOB THE rS AT.
will begin to move forward in slow rev
olutions, leaving behind them streaks
of foam snch as are observed in the
wake of moving vessels. When meeting
at the dividing line, they will have at
tained quite a respectable speed, bump
ing and cuffing together in the endeavor
to push one another furthest from the
dividing line. The engagement often
proves an exciting one. Of course, the
side has won which has the larger num
ber of ships nearest the center after the
The chemical solution of this seeming
mystery is quite simple. Chalk being
largely carbon, combines with the acid
of the vinegar in carbonic acid the
same gases that cause the effervescence
of most mineral waters. The gases
rise to the surface of the vinegar in
email bubbles of sufficient strength to
cause the current which turns the
Since the patriotic youth will want to
see the American boats win, it will be
well for him to remember that the best
quality of chalk contains the largest
proportion of carbon. It will also prove
of advantage to plane the chalk care
fully, so as to permit it to glide easily.
Harper's Young People.
THE RAVEN'S ACUTENESS.
Birds That Rival the Fox la TVlllaaM and
Most animals are no match at all for
the raven's cleverness. There was
once a poor hare that allowed herself
to be completely bamboozled. The
raven pounced at the leveret, as the
baby hare is called, but the mother
drove the rascal away.
But did the raven cease from troub
ling? Not a bit of it. He slowly re
treated, encouraging the hare to follow
him up and pretending even that ho
was afraid of her. In this fashion he
led the unhappy mother to a consider
able distance from her yonng one, and
then all of a sudden long before the
hare had time to realize the danger of
the trick rose in the air, flew swifty
back, caught the leveret in his beak
and bore it away.
A similar plan was adopted by som
ravenB that wished to steal food from a
oog. They teased him till he grew so
angry that he chased them from the
spot. But the wicked birds turned
sharply round, easily reached the dish
before him, and carried off the choicer
bits in triumph.
As to the raven's power of speech,
the following story which is given on
the authority of Capt. Brown, who
vouches for its truth will show how
aptly it can talk:
A gentleman while traveling through
a wood in the south of England was
suddenly alarmed by hearing a shout
of "fair play, gentlemen! fair playP ut
tered very earnestly in loud tones.
The cry being repeated ipresently, the
warefarer thought it must proceed
from some one in distress, and at once
began to search for hirn- In due course
he came npon a couple of ravens at
tacking a third in a most brutal man
ner. He was so struck with the op
pressed bird's appeal that he rescued it
It turned out that the bullies victim
was a tame raven belonging to a house
la the neighborhood. Happily it knew
bow to use the catchwords that it had
so adroitly learned. Little Folk's Mag
iinc A Ir$rf In TTnchaorlrT-- 1
"aco weeds ere tne 'jasiKt to I
kill?'' asked young Flickers of Fartaei
Sassafras, as he wntelied that good
Kn at bis work.
Widow's weeds," replied the farmer.
"You only have to sav. 'wilt thou,' and
I Iker wilt- Detroit Free Pre.
A Katloaal Joke Which Hm Beem
JSxIstencA Eight HaadreC Tears.
There are not many national jokes
that have survived for more than eight
hundred years, but assuredly among
these that of Dunmow Flitch, occupies
an honored place. Toward the end of
the nineteenth century it appears to ap
peal as much to the national sense of
humor as.it did six hundred years ago.
Some time about then Chaucer made his
wife of Bath say in her immortal pro
logue: The bacon was not set for him I trow
That some men have in Essex at Dunmow.
Monday's proceedings showed that
the jest is as well received in the Essex
of to-day as ever it was. For months
past the allocation of the flitch has
been a common topic of conversation
among the country folk. At first it
seemed as though there were to be
quite a deluge of applicants. JSb fewer
than eight couples hinted that they
meant to put in a claim for the cele
brated flitch, but as the crucial mo
ment arrived the members were gradu
ally reduced to two, and Monday after
noon the chief event in Dunmow was
the trial of these two claimants to the
It may be as well to say at once that
in the modern contests all the ancient
forms are carefully disregarded. For
example, it is no longer the married
couple who have been married for a
year and a day who ask for the flitch;
instead of the presentation being made
by the priory at Little Dunmow or by
the lord of Dunmow, it is made by a
firm of city bacon curers; and in the
ceremonial that attends the awards
still more important changes have bees
made. Long ago anj'body might put in
a claim. All that was required was
that the husband and wife should de
You never made any nuptial transgression,
Since you were married man and wife.
Or since the parish clerk said "Amen,"
Wished yourselves unmarried again:
Or in a twelve month and a day
Repented sot in thought any way.
For this is our custom at Dunmow well known.
Though the sport be our own, the bacon's your
Of old the claimants had to kneel on
sharp flints at the priory of Little Dun
mow and vow that these things were
true. All is changed now, as the fol
lowing account will show:
Monday the sport followed a show of
pony-racing and other rural diversions.
It was under the patronage of Lord and
Lady-Brooks, and did not begin until
they arrived on the scene. The tent
where the award took place was then
transformed into an excellent burlesque
of a court of justice.
A lawyer's clerk acted as judge; the
local corn merchant, in appropriate
dress, was counsel for the claimants; an
auctioneer conducted the case for the
donors. Six maidens and as many
bachelors formed the jury. The crowdc
that thronged the tent proved -that the
monumental jest that has amused En
gland for seven hundred years or more
is still as interesting as ever to the gen
Upon the platform there were two
couples who claimed the flitch, one be
ing old, the other young; and the begin
ners were taken first. Certainly the
corn merchant, who acted as barrister,
made out an excellent case for his
youthful clients. By examination he
showed that they had known one
another for ten or twelve years before
marriage,and that the husband was fond
of children and not at all quarrelsome.
These two (the man was thirty-six and
the wife younger) avowed that their
advice to all spinsters and bachelots
would be to get married, and they could
in all honesty "take the bacon"; at
which there was a laugh that sounded
Yet the auctioneer or opposing coun
sel could not break down the evidence.
For the husband swore that he had no
club and never went to the theatet
without his wife; that she never grum
bled when he cuine home late and never
discovered a will contrary to his. The
wife on her part swore that her hus
band always got up most cheerfully in
the middle of the night if baby was
crying, and that neither cold dinners
nor washing day roused his temper. No
cross-examination was able to shake
Although the counsel for the donors
suggested all kinds of offense, it was
stoutly denied that any trouble had
arisen in the matrimonial afTairs of the
two, and though the jury retired to
consider their verdict the facts were
not to be gainsaid, and the flitch was
awarded. Yet it was easy to see that a
good-humored cynicism was mingled
with the cheers that greeted the award.
But, indeed, a curiously frank out
spokennesss was the most obvious
characteristic of the audience.
When the herald opened the proceed
ings with his "O, yes! O, yes! All ye
who have complaints approach his lord
ship. O, yes! 0, yesl" there were peals
of laughter. Shouts of 'Speak up,
Guv'nor! let's hear what you're saying,
old man!" interrupted the Judge's sum
ming up; and when the first flitch was
awarded, "For the biggest lie what
do you think?" was cried by the bac
The second applicants were an old
couple whom even the opposing barris
ter blushed to opoose.
ages amounted to one hundred and fifty, '
and for twenty-two years the husband '
had been Id her majesty's service. He '
was compared to the old Adam of "As i
You Like It," and vowed that in his
hottest youth he had ner;r been false
to his Mary Jane. In this case opposi- I
tion to the granting of the bacon was
purely a matter of form, and, indeed. J
the discussion served no other purpose.
ts far as one could sec. except to allow
the introduction of certain x&ry obvious
It goes without saying that both of
the sham lawyers were accused of try
ing to Vave their bacon," of talking
"gammon and of other eccentricities
connected with hog's flesh. Evidently
the judge was quite unaolc to ste the
slightest force in the opposition, for he
not only gave the applicant th- benefit
of his advice, bat on the verdict of the
jury having been returned he congrat
nlated the happy couple oa bavinr
taken the oacon.
Bobb.i u Kp it Cjw j
.Tohnny, aged four, and Harry, aged
u e, aau ucen ieii at norae itc ineir j
sister, mother having gone out. When t
bedtime came they wanted to stay up f
for mother, and it was hard work to get ,
them to bed. Barrr mantained astoIM
indifference, but Johnnv cried lnstifr.
Their sister listened at the battota of
the stairs, hopinsr that tbey weaM sown ,
begood. At last Johnny stopped, and i ZVc? Jt & -A" i tasting stBfT
the listener heard him jsay: "J "mmt that," ssd Johnnie, "bat I
You cry, Harry. 1 tired. Cal- j Pretend it 'piykfc,'--Harp- Yoesj-ca-o
THE WICHITA EAGLE
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R. P. MURDOCH. -
JOE JEFFERSON, OUR JOE.
Joe Jefferson, our Joe Jeff,
When first -we knew your for.
You traveled round the country.
And took the barns by storza.
But now 'tis hearts you hold, Jeff
You toot them long- affo;
God's blessing on your kindly phiftj
Joe Jefferson, our Joe.
Joe Jefferson, our ovrn Joe,
We've followed you around:
But though a trifle old now.
Wo yot la front are found.
And still beyond bis stage, Jeff,
We'll follow you where you go,
And t:reet you when tho curtain's raised,
Joe Jeffcraon. our Joe!
Charles Henry Webb, in Century.
LHIUa Lawls Thinks It Is the Perfection
of Dramatic Art.
Realism and sensationalism, writes
Lillian Lewis in the Jicw York Sunday
Morning Journal, are as widely differ
ent as fact and bomba3t and the same
difference exists between the melo
drama of the past and the melodrama
of the present. That the public is tired
of the namby-pamby, wishy-washy,
milk-and-water class of plays is a fact.
That the public has had enough of the
so-called farce comedy is equally true.
It is my firm conviction that tho public
wants stirring and realistic plays.
With these facts as a hypothesis, I had
"Lady Lil" written and produced it.
The realism of "Dr. Jckyll and Sir.
Hyde" was morbid. The realism of
Zola is vulgar, even filthy.
The realism of "Lady Lil" is
healthy. There is nothing coarse,
nothing sensational, morbid, bombastic
about "Lady Lil." She is a woman
who had been deceived and betrayed by
a man. No one can deny the fact that
there are women who have been be
trayed by men. She is n woman of no
ble impulses, but human; perhaps of
strong passion, but not vulgar. Sho
has a story which many could fidL
Some say it requires daring to put
realism into a play. To tell-the truth
Tell the truth in clean language; do
not resort to bombast or the impossible,
and the public will always accept the
story. The events of our time, and
especialy of the far past, tell tales of
infamy and sorrow which have never
been equaled in the drama. Why not
on the stage, as well as in the novel,
get as near to facts as is healthily con
sistent? I think that to cultivate virtue w
may exhibit vice.
In my advice to tho author of Lady
Lil" I said: "Make me a woman of the
world, if you will, but a true woman;
if you must put sorrow into my story.
do so; but make my womanhood acquit
me of blame in the premises."
We have a great writer in France,
named Sardou. His greatest works
have tended toward melodrama; at
least, that is what we call it; in reality
it is realism. He has taken for his
masterpieces vigorous stories but never
stepped beyond tho possible If he
draws a frightful picture, it is only one
of many which he has seen or known
of. The ghastly stories of the middle
ages far outdo what we see to-day, and
they have all been made tho ground
work of representative literature.
You may readily belkve that I bare
heard many opinions for and agninut
"Lady LiL" Certain passages or scene
have been discussed as somewhat horri
ble, but all agree that I do not overstep
the bound of possibility. 1 saw a
scene in a so-called melodrama in which
a man was thrown from the Clifton
suspension bridge into the boiling
rapids of Niagara, and the murderer
supplemented his deed by the remark:
"Down went McGintyl"
This was a combination of brutality
and the ridiculous vhich may be ad-
mired by the ignorant, but 6uch clap-
trap has never met my approval, and I
feci convinced that you will not find any
such stupidity in "Lady LiL" The suc-
cess of "Lady Lil" is a fair evidence of
the popularity of melodrama If properly
constructed. 2o class of staee per-
fonnance is or will be better patronized
if written with proper fLaifch.
A T.j.t4 t,.- w .-
I Miss Marguerite Merington, who
, wrote "Capt. Lettarblair," the play
produced with so much success at the
New York Lyceum theater, is Eng
lish by birth, of mixed English
' and Irifeh ancestrr. Having come to
, this country as a child and received her
entire education here she may jostly be (
, counted an American citizen. Her Hr 1
" experience of school life was as a board- j
ing pupil at the Convent of the Sacred I
Heart in Rochester. N. Y. "Lettar- I
blair" was written because Mr. E. XL I
fJ - i,cr" aTO-CTi v PJJ aa jstiea f
. -.JJ aS
. ' tT , " lUem 1
Among the draraatfc perjoaas cf the
shadowland of his childhood was a kins-
man of bis mother, an elderly gentle-
c-a. eiqaisiv: in cress ana manner,
"""Htha touch of the brogue on. th turn
of his tongue. This v the character
i5 3Ieragtoo ha resuscitated.
A Coott I1a.
do yoa mana-re to take your
"Star withost makinr a face. Johc-
flfsii a Sv k
iBt-Ie &HX hr Sail, prfMM.
THE WICHITA RAGLE.
R. P. JtUlftOCK, BHsinftta Manager.
VOcimkr MU rauUr mmW t.
Baton a Manager.
Featherstone iWaat did your !
ter say when you toai her I was here ba
the parlor waitiag for her?" Bobby
"Nothin'. But she tKk a riaj eif &
finger and put it oa s -nether." Jewel
ICEBERGS FROM THE
YIclssltadM That Aocur , tfca
It is a singular fact that althevfs)
last year enormous fields-, of Ice had W
gun to invade the so-called "steaafces
lanes" of the Atlantic at the openias; of
spring, there lias been comparatively
little ice this year. The ice, of course,
comes from the edges of the Arctic re
gions, from the ice-bound coast at
Greealand and Labrador, where hvga
bergs, broken from the front of the
glaciers at tho point where ttiey reach
the sea, start on their long journeys to
ward the south, driven by the great
current which flows down from Baffin's
bay into the northern AtlantBc ocean.
Remarkable differences ocour ia tha
seasons of the Arctic region, so that at
certain times, as happened last year,
all the channels of tho northern seas
are filled and choked with flaating ice
at the break:ng up of winter; while at
other times the same channels are com
paratively free, and but little ice is
seen along the tracks of 'the transatlan
It is a most interesting fact that sim
ilar vicissitudes evidently occur ia the
Arctic and Antarctic reyion of the
planet Mars. The telescope shows that
vast fields of snow exist around the
poles of Mars, extending when it is
winter at either of those poles, and con
tracting when it is summer there. But
the polar snows ot Mars appear to ba
noticeably less extensive in some win
ter seasons than in others, so that we
might fairly expect to find there, if we
could visit that planet, corresponding
differences in tho amount of ice carried
toward the equator at the end of suc
Our Arctic navigators take advantage
of such open seasons as the present ap
pears to be, whenever they can, to pen
etrate farther toward the North Pole.
M. W. Lett, Pres.
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