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HEROIC HARRY EILERS.
aw a Brave Tajr Ohibr Mate Save
tha Cruiser Philadelphia.
It is not every ship in the navy that
Jas its hero, but the cruiser Philadel
phia has one of whom the ship's com"
ban y is proud. Young-, fair-haired and
handsome, Harry Eilers, a gunner's
mate, has proved his worth in a mo
ment of the greatest danger, and by his
coolness and bravery saved not only his
own lifo but those of his four hundred
"hipmates. It was at Baltimore, while
the sham bombardment of Fort Mo
Henry was in progress. The big broad
aide guns of the cruiser were belching
forth flame and smoke in mimic war
fare. Officers and crew were at quar
ters. Youngs Eilers was down deep in the
vessel's hold superintending the hoist
ing of ammunition. With him were
Jour or five men to help him to do the
HE STBT A. UUtlL
-work. They were busily engaged fas
the magazine when the premature ex
plosion of a powder chance in the after
starboard gun on the upper deck ter
ribly injured the officer in command
And three or four members of the gun's
crew. Fragments of the burning can
fas which wrapped the powder charge
-fell upon the cbmte into the small iron
compartment where the men were at
work and where tons of powder and
hundreds of shells were stowed. In-
stani destruction was threatened. If
the fire communicated to the powder
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living1 soul on board instantly hurled
It-was a time for heroism, but all but
one of tho men started on the run for
the upper deck, shouting: "Fire in the
after magazine!" Alone and unaided
young Harry Eilers remained at his
post, the flames all about him, fighting
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the fire with his naked hands. Death I
.a t, ;- .. . -4. i.- At
n-... vD "- " " aw,
nesitato ana ne sucoeeaea in smother
ing the Inst spark that remained. He
stood at his post of duty until the ex
citement on dock had subsided and he
wa . regularly relieved. Then he went
on deck to master -with his division at
quarters. Tho ship was saved.
BOAT WITH A HISTORY.
iTrsnil-ic Teasel. Slave Dbow as finally
an Explorer's Craft.
A lit e vessel having a remarkable
history has plied for years on Lake
Tanganyika. Her story illustrates the
progress in that region from savagery
toward civilization. Tho boat known'
as the Calabash was originally a huge
tree nrun , cut down oy xno axes oi tno
natives -with enormous labor, and then.
. i4-i i- awA nnn- i s-t Ava wi.lj'if3 it4
, - . ... . . , , , I
shape. Boats like the Calabash are ex-,
n i !. i. u i-
CilCUUDDi TCS3U b ISUgU XLL U1C11 lit;a
they suggest rather a clumsy hippopota
mus than a swan.
On one of her voyages, after she had
served ae trading canoe for-two years,
she entered tho port of TTjiji, where she
"was bought by an Mswahili slave
trader. For three years sho plied back
and Sorth across tho lake, bringing cu
goes of wretched men, women and chil
dren to the Ujiji slave market. One day
a load of slaves had just been lapded on
the shore when Mr. Here, who had re
cently oome to Ujiji as an agent of the
London Missionary society, saw the
little craft and decided that she was
just about what ho needed for explora
tory voyages around the lake. He suo
coeded in purchasing her, and the little
boat was onoo more launched upon
of peace sho became known in time to
every tribe around tho lake as the har-
bin gor of good will.
Lake Tanganyika, as it appears on
ocr map3 to-uay, is the result of these
exarrey. s wnlch. Mr. Hoi e carried ont on
the Calabash. His surrey is the best
that has yet been made of the lake. He
paddled and Bailed along: the shores, ,
every day seeing- a grand panorama of ,
Unknown lands and new tribes. Bv '
r -'- , jl
careful measurement and obsorvations, t drive home the cows from the pas
month after month, the outlines of tho tnre on father's old farm down in Penn
lake and the names of tho bordering sylvania, and I'd like no better fun
countries were marked on tho map of
The Iii: r. The Story?
KDiordan (with ten-pound pickerel)
Grindstone, ain't this a beauty? Caught '
h myself. Wh3t do you think of it?
Grindstone Looks fishy, Kiljordan.
Looks fishy. Chicago Tribune.
Quoted Too Low.
AHsl For thmh I loved MUs Flo,
I caaaot think of mating.
Tve looked It up and, ah! I know
Wvt is her lather's ratics
Chicago News Eeeord,
Johnny Mamma thinks I should live
cod? deaf people.
Papa is that so?
Johnnv Yes. She thinks T should
be seen, not hoard N. Y. Herald.
A Threat. g
"I hsar bandits are holding yo"ur boy
Peter for ransom."
No," returned the banker. "They
threaten to send him back if I don't
rav. I shall par." Puck.
I'm sett all alone to- tv,
Jea' dozin' like, tho time sway,
An thinkin' of a Taoe but here
111 stop right short, fer I don't keer
To open np a lonesome heart
Wot's ben long dosed, an' Idnd ? start
These weak old eyes to leak again
Because at three score years aaf tea;
A t eUer'd better look ahead
An' let the burled past stay dead.
But then again it seems, you know,
To a pore lonely chap er though
Ee couldn't keep his thoughts away
Fom wand'rin' back to some lost day.
An' strayin' through the sun lit aisles
O' long ago, 'at, miles on miles.
Stretch their beckemin' gleams o' light
To sort o' cheer the gloom o' night
Wot settles round a feller when
Bis almanicU sez: "Three soors teal
An' so, I take this bun'le up
An' kind o1 fill my ole heart's oep
Tel it slops o'er an' 'pears to float
A lump o' sumthin' to my throat,
'At sticks right there, untel soft tears
Washes it down the len'thnin' years.
An' so, I read her letters o'er
The ones she writ to me afore
Those falt'rln' nan's hed got so weak,
An' 'fore the roses in her cheek
Bowed to the JeUus lily's reiga.
En' ez I read them lines again,
I 'pear to see a sad, sweet face
Cum Tom the gloom, an' fill the place
Where I sit all alone, to-day,
Je' dozin' like, the time away! -
N. T. Worta,
HE colonel had
a theory. It -was
to the effect that
nearly all tho
business of lifo
can be transacted as-well by proxy as in
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I -"- - """wc, uuu tuo uuura were
few. Telephone wires connected the
store with his home; a pneumatic tube
connected every room of both store and
house with every other room, and two
messenger boys were on duty twenty
hours a day ten hours each.
When the colonel became interested
, In western investments it was natural
tbat ne should ca"7 theory intothe
,.. ,. j v - i -TA,
matter. He organized the Trask Cattle
(limited), with himself, CoL Trask,
president and manager, and then coolly
informed the directors that he did not
propose to visit the scene of operations,
western Kansas, at alL "It can be
managed just as well by correspond
ence," he insisted, "and m advertise
for a superintendent at once."
CoL Trask was only forty, he was
wealthy and prosperous and his associ
ates concluded to let him have his own.
Hence there appeared in two or three
poorly printed and worse arranged
prairie papers this notice
i-tAXTD - Akr"Nk&ETIO fetJP-Rlfc-'
' tendent for a cattle ranch. A deposit of
?Kffiff B-3! MaW? ""
One answer so impressed him by its
vigorous language and its bold, manly
ehirography, that the colonel
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ered no other, and J. C. Selton
The colonel's theory was carried ee
far that the superintendent was in
trusted with the purchasing of the cat
tle and land, it being required that let
ters bo written weekly detailing prog
ress. Never was better work accomplished
than that told of in the reports. The
colonel's eyes kindled as he read them
and he diotated gorgeous paraphrases
of them to be sent in circular form to
the syndicate's stockholders.
"One would think you had a sweet
heart out west by the way you pore
over those letters," said his mother one
"I have," replied Trask, "I'm in love
with this fellow Selton. He does write
magnificent letters, and is making us
money, too. I'm going out to see him
He kept his promise, and ten days
later the express train let off at the
little western Kansas station an ele
gantly dressed gentleman who looked
a little regretfully at the Pullman car
lie had just left.
Grainville was not exactly what he
i had anticipated. His ideas had been
formed from the boom newspapers oc-
I casionally sent him by Selton. It
looked ill-kempt, straggling, ragged.
Nor did the ranch of the Trask Cattle
Company exactly agree with the volup
tuous accounts he had sent out to the
stockholders. There was an expanse
of green prairie, long reaches of barb
wire, and over there a rambling corral,
with headquarters cabin of three or
(our rooms, unpainted and rather rough
The colon ol read over one door, "J.
C. Selton. superintendent" "Guess
Vl1 S "." to said aloud, and lifted the
l - tch. The room was empty, except
'or a h8aP table littered with the corn-
Pan s lelter PaPr-
At that moment there wu a orr for
help outside, and he turned to see two
jroung1 cowboys vainly trying to drive
a bunch of a hundred cattle toward the
blnffs of a little stream.
"That will suit me," thoaeht the
eoloneL pulling off hU coat.
man to help.
He mounted a pony hitched to the
eorral and rode beside one of the herd-
Where's the superintendent?" he
' "Want some help?"
j "Yes, go over there an' head 'em off."
j Trask touched his horse with the
spurs and found himself in front of
two hundred very threatening looking
! What was mat, tne crac or a pistol'
His horse started at the sound and he
t eaw the smoke floating away from the
weapon in the cowboy's hand.
Whether the man did it out of mean- '
ness or really thought that by the shot '
be could control the actions of the cat
tle Trask did not have time to consider.
His pony reared and turned until no
more control oi tne animal was possi-
ble. He had carried his rider far to the
right of the herd when a sudden arch
ing of the back ("bucking" in western
parlance) threw the colonel violently j
into thi air and in a moment he was '
lying on the prairie with a keen paf
darting through his ankle. The pony
was racing away westward.
CoL Trask did not faint. He sat up
and looked bout him and saw some
thing that made him far more anxious
than had the broken ankle.
A -man and a horse when combined
are invincible among western cattle.
A man or a horse alone has little
chance of life. The brutes seem to
consider either a legitimate target for
the slender branching horns that are
capable of so much damage.
The cattle saw the man sitting help
less on the prairie and were starting
with bellows of rage in his direction.
This the colonel realized. What he
did not see was the form of a well
poised woman on a handsome white
horse that approached the cowboys.
She wore a graceful riding-hat and had
a strong womanly face that told of a
capability for management
"Who is that man out there?" she
asked, as she saw Trask straggling
with his frightened pony.
"I dunno," was the herder's reply.
"Some dude 't thinks he kin herd
Texas steers, I reckon."'
"Lookl" she eried, "he has fallen off
and is hurt and the cattle see him!"
The herder looked on with unconcern.
"Why den t you go to save him?" she
asked with blanched lips.
The man gave a shrug with his broad
shoulders and grunted the favorite
motto of the ranchman: "A man's, life
is his own."
The woman looked intently at Trask,
and seeing that he was in some way in
jured, threw riding hat and gloves to
the wind and, plunging the spur into her
horse uatil the silky white coat was
fleoked with red, rode furiously to the
The herder watched the race with
taring eyes. The woman gained rap
idly upon the trotting steers, but
would she reach the stranger in time?
In a moment she was up to him and
had leaped to the ground by his side.
With almost superhuman strength she
lifted his relaxed form and threw it
ever the saddle. Trask had fainted.
The angry cattle were not five rods
away as with a bound she sprang to
the horse's back, and, holding the limp
stranger with one hand, lashed the
horse with the other until they were
out of danger.
Trask woke up in the unpainted
room of the superintendent. He lay on
a rude couch, and the tall, well-formed
lady he had seen riding toward him was
"I would like to see Mr. Selton," he
whispered as soon as he could speak.
"See whom?" Her voice was soft
"I am the superintendent
"But I want J. C. Seltom."
"That-is my name."
Weak as he was. Trask raised him
self up in bed. "And have I been
doing business through you all this
time?" he gasped.
"If your name is Mr. Trask, as I am
told it is, you certainly have."
The colonel mused much over his
theory's working during those days in
the cabin as he watched the workings
of the ranch and waited for h is broken
limb to heaL As he considered how
'SHE LIFTED HIS ELAXED fOBM
well things were managed and how his
life had been almost miraculously saved
he was not entirely satisfied that the
theory was a failure.
His friend, Richards, vice president
of the company, accompanied him
when a few months later the colonel
made another western trip.
"Blest if I don't think Trask has a
mighty bis? interest in that woman su
perintendent, Jessie Selton," he re
marked to himself, as he walked discon
solately back and forth smoking', on
the night of their arrival at the ranch.
"He has not spoken two words to me
since we got here."
Just then he rounded the corner of
the building. There was the colenel
and beside him the superintendent.
His arm was around her waist.
"Your proxy theory doesn't always
work, Trask." stammered Richards,
for want of something better to say.
"No," replied the colonel, in an em
barrassed manner, "not in this case.
We are to be married to-morrow."
C. JL Habseb.
Pat s Password.
Lover tells a good anecdote of an
Irishman giving the password at the
battle of Fontenoy, at the time Saxe
"The password is Saxe; now dont
forget it," said the colonel to Pat.
"Faix, and. I will not. "Wasn't my
father a miller?"
"Who goes there?" cried the sentinel,
after he arrived at the post
Pat looked as confident as possible,
and, in a sort of whispered howl, re
plied: "Bags, yer honor." The Grip
Foggs Hello, old man, I hear that
yon are to marry lliss Duton.
Trotter So did I. I'm going up now
to ask her If the report is trne. X. Y.
"Say, you call me a dude again and
your epitaph will be made chiefly of
two things pause (s) and clause(s)."
A WILD DA-D(T)L10X
I iiuSs s8lKr
-ha bouses given below are representatire ones in their line, and
encp for fche South generally, as well a for city and aburbaa bmyers,
wiin names given
CORNER & FARNUM-
The only Coffee Boasters nd .Spice Grinders iu the state of Kansas. Carry
a lull line. Lowest priceb. Teas, Coffee, fepices, Herbs, Baking Powdew,
tracts. Cigars, &pr.iy Yeast. Etc.
112 k 114 South Emporia ATenue.
Pliotograliers . Supplies!
J 02 E Dot iff a Avettue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Couneetlnn
WICHITA BOTTLING W0KK&
OITO XIMMH:MANtf. Prop.
Cottiers of filnrer le. Cbnmnsn
Cider, Sad a Water, Standard Nerve
Food, also General Western
.stents lor m. .1. Letup's Kxtra .Pale.
Cor. First and WacoSts., - Wichita.
Geo. H. Lloyd & Co
Harness and Saddlery.
Srtrtlery Hnrd ite. Leather, Up RoIm,
Xct. Blankets, Btuslieo. Wblp. Combs, Ku.
401 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kan.
WICHITA WHOI-ESAIiE, GROCERY CO.,
Wholesale v Grocers
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE 9I TO t SOUTH MIRKIGP S V REE '
Keep fTeiytblnp in Hie grocery line, sbow cutsets, Settles and prncers fixtures,
also bole pvoprietoisof the "Royalty" and "La luiieoeola" brands of Ciara.
L, C. JCTKSOISI,
DISTRICT AGENT FOR
SANTA FE COALS,
Mi) JOBBER OF BUILDING MATERIALS.
112 S. 4th Ave, Wichita, Kan.
A Vice Tbat Is Underxnlninff tho
Youth of This Country.
It Saps the Morals of Toanr Old ma
il Filling Oar JalwltTheM Cor
rupted by its Iafla-
said that poolroom gambling
injarr than ail the faro
banks and other institutions for
gambling put together. "When a
man has once been smitten with
the fever for betting on races
he is of no use for anything else any
more. It destroys his morals. The
vice is fairly underodining the youth of
this country. No wonder that de
tectives are commonly engaged by large
employers to go around among the pool
rooms and find out if their clerks fre
quent them. The most trusted employe,
once attacked by the frenzy, is no
longer to be counted upon. His inter
est in his work relaxes, and there is no
telling when he will begin to steal in
order to provide himself with money
for the gratification of the passion.
For the "benefit" of clerks and others
who are engaged during the day there
has recently been arranged in St Louis
a scheme for racing from eight p. m.
to twelve p. m. The races in the day
time are supplemented by races at night
under the glare of the electric lights.
These nocturnal contests are watched
and gambled on in cities all over the
union, says the Washington Star.
Before long it may be expected that
other tracks will adopt a similar plan.
In former times people were obliged to
go somewhat out of their way in order
to obtain an opportunity to play away
their money, but the races bring the
luxury of gambling within easy reach
of all, and even the women have adopt
ed the vice to an alarming extent
Many business men, who most anxious
ly discourage such indulgence by their
employes, are themselves plungers, and
there are not a few such in New York
who often carry from twenty to forty
thousand dollars in their pockets for in
vestment in horses, thinking nothing of
venturing ten thousand dollars on a
single race. Compared with this form
of gambling the Louisiana lottery was
a harmless institution. It is claimed
that it is demoralizing the people from
the highest to the lowest, and the time
may jet arrive when national as well
as state legislation will of necessity be
resorted to for the suppression of the :
I Say that owe finds one hundred boofc-
makers on a course on a race day. Each
' of them pays one hundred dollars a day
j for his privilege. In addition to this
j the racing association which owns the
track gets five per cent commission en
j every ticket sold. It also get the profit
on the sale of programmes at Vso. cents
j each, which is a big item when fifteen
J to twenty thousand people are present
j The bar and eating privileges are sold
at high figures, and from twenty-five
to fifty thousand dollars a season is
; paid in by the telegraph company for
its privilege. Racing is to the telegraph
company a great source of income.
This can readily be comprehended when
it is considered what an enormous
quantity of telegraphic matter is sent
out from the tracks to the pool rooms
and elsewhere all over the country.
Diatches are flowing over the wires
in a continuous stream, reporting each
race at all stages of its prosress. from
start to finish, and this is only apart of ,
the electric corresoondeace that is '
The expenses of a bookmaker in active I
practice are great. To begin with, as j
pas been said, be aajt pay on aun '
AND SPICE MILLS-
J. A. BISHOP,
Wboleal and Retail
Paints. Oils and Glass.
J 50 X Market St., Wichita, Kan
J. P. ATiT.Tiy.
Ererrf hing Kept in a Mass Drag She
108 EAST DOUGLAS T.
lfJTTTTA. - KJL2T.
FAMES MACHINE AYOBKS,
finilds and Repairs
ENGINES, BOILERS and MACHINERY.
124 S. Washington Aie Wichita.
dred dollars a day to the race tracK tot
his privilege. He is obliged to employ
two expert accountants at ten dollars a
day, one of them a "sheet writer,"
whose business it is to register each bet
mrde in duplicate, while the other
writes the tickets. This kind of "work
requires-great skill, inasmuch as prices
are changing every minute, and the
horse that is the favorite one minute
may presently drop to nothing. Be
sides these men the 'bookmaker must
have-a cashier atfifteen dollars a day,
who has charge Of thejmoney box. Or
dinarily he,chalksi4he,prfce up himself,
but he may prefer to engage somebody
for that job. The cashiers and ac
countants are all sporting men them
selves, and they receive such good
wages for only three or four hours' toil
four days m the week. It should fur
ther be mentioned that the bookmaker
needs two or three messengers, who
have varied duties, one of which is to
maintain a running communication
with the paddock for the purpose of ob
taining information, notice of tricks,
etc He is obliged to spend a great
deal of money on supplies in the way of
stationery, etc., which are all manu
factured and sold at high prices by one
man, who has obtained from the rac
ing clubs what is effectirely a monop
oly. Notwithstanding these big expenses
it is observable generally that book
makers wear diamond shirt stods, oc-
cupy boxes when they go to the theaters,
and are accompanied on such occasions
by handsome and beautifully dressed
women. In short, they are "high roll
ers," and well they can afford to be, in
asmuch as their expenses are paid and
the cost of their extravagant living in
liquidated mostly by poor clerks and
other people to whom even small losses
by gambling signify distress. It is the
latter who contribute mainly to the
maintenance of tho race tracks, into
which such a tremendous stream of
money flows, derived from a million pet
ty sources and carrying with it the piti
ful earnings of the shop boy, together
with the squanderings of the spend
thrift on the high road to dishonor.
Cnrioas Natural Barometer.
One of the most remarkable produc
tions of the isles of Chileo is the cele
brated "barometer trees." which grow
in great profusion in all of the salt
marshes. In dry weather the bark of
this natural barometer is as smooth and
white as that of a sycamore, but with
the near approach of storms these char
acteristics vanish like magic and the
hark turns black.
Ha Reasoaed It Ont.
"Are you fellers going to play base
ball again next season?" asked one small
"Yes," replied the other.
"I've got a name fer yer eluV."
"Cos yer such Vom throwers." Wash
"What has happened to you?
"I should say so. This morning I
was just going to be very angry about
something when fomtt one po5re to me, '
and I have been trying the whole cay
to think: what I was going to be angry j
about, and I can't do i" Texas Sift- i
TVar H Ca .e Karljv
' Mother fsittingdowa just as the train
'.. - nh wnrrfd ton mind caacmn- 5
it5 with ae, sir? " My baby wan to !
ia- t f 1 hi window.
j- Uoven Hartford i with sarcastic j
- rt"i!lWtb rnr mA.m. X .
have been saving the scat for hita for f
v,mi ho -
thoroughly reliable. They an
Dealers and imqniret- ahoald
-F. P. aiAJRTrX,
Wiicleeale and Betasi
Artists Materials, Pictures. Frame?
i rn c!Jrc. J if lure Gin.'. FjuvI. '-crwen. Ktc
FJrt ccxl tr Firuch Ctiina fr decorating.
FTeryihlncki Uns.ia.eof -Artbts lUtrnal a: t. j
Lcui? or Lfclcaeo vrior. uiie only exciure rt
ir!irelu ti ebue. llati Orders lruintiUvtelili
Ctttaloeuo iree. i e'epboiut
3 OJtTH MARKET '.
THE C E. POTTS DRUG CO.
(Formerly Cbarles X Potts A Co., Cincinnati O.k
Goods Sold at St. cinU and Kansas City Prices.
33 and 236 South Main Strfcet - - - - Wickita, Kumu.
WICHITA - TRUNK - FACTORY.
Manufacturers and Dealers of Trunks, Valises, Medical Cases,
Shawl Straps and Samule cases. A complete line of traveling goods.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
125 West Douglas Aye.
THE STAHL & CATHERS CIGAR CO
139 NORTH T0PEKA AYENUE,
Manufacturers of High Grade, 5c ane 10c cigaro, dealers brand i
:- EAGLE :-: CORNICE :: WORKS-
324 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Manufacturers of Galvanized Iron, and Copper Cornice; Tin,
Copper, Iron, and Slate Roofing "Work done in any part of the
country. Estimate furnished on application.
dMMa Caswell & Bucklit.
AYLESBUEY-NOKRIS MERCANTILE CO
Wnolesale Grocers, 138-140 K Fourth Ave.
VeMrjyBlulllif ofcucr.Cofie8.fcroi..,ltasp!cB,Cic: Tbcc. ami all cred f
I'tilultinot vt J. .n iiuiudiiMbflil m if titiltlrtlcr Uiklri: rated oar tradta&c.
1,1 ,Mr i i cu i.V).V)i tittv Ljttkei lcU)X tLtlii. cecl 1 btck berth :
T Hotel. Telvpbese 9.
LEHMANT-HIGGIKSOT GROCER CO-
l 208 Al JS05 N. vVATBK bTREET.
Sole .Agents for the C M.ratrd Jeieey Coffee the Lest package coffee Is Utanarkfrt
Gretto McCOung Boot and Shoe Co.
335 and 137 N Market St. "Wichita, Kan,
Invites the attention of met chants to their large and varied Steele ef coods
loi the rail and "U niter ti ade. An exnminaUou is lespeetfully solicited.
A lull hue ol Rubber JBeolu and Oveife-oe of the best brands censtaatly
Mail orders carefully filled and natisftoon guaranteed.
Goodb sold at wholesale cxcluairel .
S-eletcms of an Ancient Bce Un
earthed in Indiana.
bt Traditions llroneht Ont try tma Dii-
coTrry Erltfences of an Rxtlaot
Tribe of Vry Larc
A rich archaeological find was recent
ly unearthed two miles west of Craw
fordsville in a gravel pit along the
high bluffs of Sugar creek. Thus far
twenty-five skeletons of Brobdingnagian
stature have been exhumed, and the tin
burying of these mammoth bones is
6till going on. This necropolis of long
ago is filled with excited hunters of
curios and scientific student from
Wabaiho.nllr almost vmtinti11 . n.nd
as soon as removed from the gravel
theh" rattling bones are carried away to
become part of departments of arch
icology, which are being established all
over the city.
The List skeleton taken from tho
burial ground was a gigantic one. meas
uring seven feet in length. The femur
alone would prove that the skeleton
was that of a giant, and the pelvic
bones are twice as large as those of an
rdinaryman. The grinning skull of
fehe giant had a perfect tct of teeth, cot
in cracked or decayed, and with an
enamel as beautiful as polished marble.
The bones were perfect ia every detail,
notwithstanding the fact that they must
have been interred here for centaries.
The entire absence of vegetable matter
in the soil and tha perfect drainage
would account for the preservation of
the bony structure.
Of the whole number of skeletons
thus far found only two indicate im
mature development, the remainderrep
resenting the framework of a race of
men evidently extinct for centuries.
ThL is certainly the first discovery of
skeletons in which the characteristic
dereloptrat of giants has been ob
served. It is thought by local scien
tists that these bones belong to a tribe
of aborigines, but this theory cannot be
fully established by the material
stniQture of the skeleton.
Although no Implements or craa
meati were found buried with tho
bones, yet in close proximity many in
strumenta of warfare and domestic
utensils wrefot They are mostly
composed of stone, though some are
composed of copper and a few of shell
and bone. The Vme implements are
int spears and arrow heads, and appear
to be wrought with exceeding grea 1
cu. Pottery is found in jrre&t abun-
sauce. For many years specimens of I fntncd to death. He was thr
these pots have ben unearthed in this , times ubjtrd to the ordeal of han
region, especi Uy along the btnks of Ing J d three U5 the rep broke,
the creek. jTh ofScers telegraphed to the hocsa
None of these skeletons w found in I secretary. I-e Arntenoe wj oinn
a separate grave, they hi for the nrcti-d to penal nerrita de for lile UU
most part piled togther in one conglosc- -3":nc has o Was establ ed.
crate nau. Ten were iousd sa ono
pktcc ia close contact. fnag thet- j
tin- 533,-4 arranged fa a amis&f1
posture, jfamr of thfe bow found
farther down "the bank, and ia a o in
wiehire w mors vegetable matter.
CTU tbled !T dstt a SO&O S CXpcd Vl
tbeansp3!re. and thr sj2mtrj of ft
tmzlt bone could not b ciiimffuiabed.
Many traditions hare bc Ur&ght
out tnce thi ditxnrerr. One old sn
tier has called to mind the fact thatfif- ;
ty years ago t tre was uprooted on this I
fame spot, expo ng wsree KtJeioa&oi
iaac 4tf w, and at the were
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fnrmished thus for ready refer
i lor ready
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS.
Ill East Douglas Areaae.
R. p. Mnrdoek, Business Maaager
W. C. WILLIAMS.
tl East Douglas Are, lTlektU Kaun
"Wholesale and Retail Gnu IValcr
Sporting Powder in lot of four Kegs
f3 50 per Kejs F. O. B Wichita. .
MtaesOi toe tree, ltxnKa vetpra g
p long after-the bodies wore buried. ,
i Gen. Lew Wallace says he rsose ibr
(he actioof a rtra-ger, who several
years ago spent many months daggiag
along the banks of Bazaar creek in-search
of a gold spoon supposed to bare been
buried long ago when this part of tho
country was inhabited by savage trftww,
and the owner of the land on which
these remains were found calls to mind
a tradition often related by his grand
father that a Spanish treasure had been
buried hero in the long, losg ago, when.
tb country ws a wilderaess and Chi-
cago a barren waste oi impenetrable
The excaratkmn are being continued,
and it is thoughtthat rioh development
are in proepeot, for there Ls not a foot of
the soil rnevcl that does not contain
some roll or grinning skull.
Ow(t to Kitw.
"The Daily Eread in a ffood papr to
work on, isat it?" said tbe rport-r
with the checkered trousers.
"Yes." replied the reporter with the
loud watch chain, "bat it's peculiar.
Just as sure as a man gets to doing
good work and beeuauea worth some
thing il firm him, Tve been oa that
paper mighty near ten years," fee
added, rctripetivy, atd I rrver
knew it to keep a fntkmr that was
worth a coat Mtal Inyir than about
six mowts. That is I --. Chi
cago Tribune. 'I
SOME NARROW ESCAPES.
Several t a- J,
proiiet farmer ofl
dfcappearwi. sat ft u thoug-t that
is had been wndii4 Tbe ewarty
paid ot quite a nam at aooney trying-to
find his whereabout. sd there were a
large number of Hah a's nelghbort in
the county who, at each sMkm of thft
grand jury, sought to get aaeral nrpnx
able farmer around whom cSrenm-
stanceAu i thrown suspicion ra ctetL
They would have bexn indicted bat for
the arrival of Hoha hk icif oa the
Two years ago a promiaent fed t
Babouombe. Eog.. mm aazvrtd and
robbd, and her srva t, a a a nas xi
c, "as arreafed, feuod guutr awl
aao ft u i bees release
Kola great while ago J so SourlcJ
wa ca trial at EonhaaJ. Tex., eh reed
'with killing adrew L-ee-eld in JfeA,
Mi the prKediag term of the dKtrici
conrtSc riet w 5tevl haajr.
but owing to a tJschnlcUtr ia rradr
ing the verdict be raccrdi ia getting
t new trtai. At the teooad trial, itrr
agoodnhare of the endeaoe wa Ja
trodnced, r-hkh ed to rttabllsti
the jrailt f S-arit. Acdrcvr IvseeSril
himself, for whoe arirdtr .Seiriei. was
i ., ajyc-f cs,-z.- u
id a 4 by u xro wSutj
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