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HEART OF A MASON.
Hew It Dm Been Preserved for Mare
Thau Thirty Tears.
A strange ceremony was performed
In Oakland, Cal, some time ago, tha
Jlike of which is without parallel in
jhistory. The ceremony was the receipt
pf a human heart by Gethsemano
(Chapter No. 5, Eose Croix, of the Scot
tish rite of masonry, and the formal
assuming" of the care of it by the chap
iter. It was a brilliant gathering1, and
no that was described by the San
Francisco Examiner as unique in its
rway. Even in the history of masonry
t has no equal.
The heart was that of Ygnacio Her-
reray Cairo, who was the governor of
rthe state of Jalisco, Mexico, thirty
Jfive years ago, and who was killed, so
the masons claim, because he was ono
of the first masons in Mexico. Tho
.THE OAKEN CHEST CONTAINING THE
mrder was committed thirty-three
xeara ago, and until tho present tho
Tieart -was carefully preserved in Mex
ico, where, tho masons say, will always
ibe a mystery except among the craft.
ilt finally came into the possession of
3Irs. Rosalia L. de Coney, the wife of
lAlexander K. do Coney, now the con
ul general of Mexico and a resident
lof San Francisco. The last request of
rthe dead man was that his heart be
presarved and removed to some place
.where it would not be disturbed in
The transportation of the heart from
(Mexico to Oakland took place last Jan
uary, Mrs. Coney bringing it from its
jesting placo to San Francisco. Her
3isband referred the matter to Maj.
JEdwin A. Sherman, of Oakland, and
the strange trust was accepted by Mr.
Sherman for tho Oakland chapter of
the Hose Croix. A special visit was
made to Guadalajara by Mrs. Coney,
vho, though armed with power of at
torney from tho family, had great dif
ficulty in learning where tho heart was
deposited. When finally successful she
t once -started for San Francisco,
where she turned over her charge to
Ithe masonic fraternity.
. XKi pf tli Torget-3te-2foi.
Everybody knows the pretty littlo
jforget-me-not and likes tho flower
knore perhaps because ol its name than
Its beauty. How was it so called?
(The Germans account for it by quite a
pathetic romance. It seems that once
Upon a time a knight and a lady were
Talking- by the bank of tho Danubo,
fvrfcen tho latter aked her "gallant
jgay" to pluck for her a tiny blue flow
sjr which she saw growing in tho
Stream. No sooner said than done, but
the knights overbalancing, fell into
(the river, and, owing to the slippory
ftaarture of the bank and the weight of,
his own armor, was carried away by
tho current. As ho throw the flowers
ahoro to his lady h cried out with
hj last breath: "Vergias mein nicht!"
4Forget-me-not!) And ever since tho
flower has been looked on the em
blem of fidelity.
The W inds of Memory.
JCvon tho western shore to-nlsht I'm sitting,
( Thosboro that slopes to touch a boundless
lAad watch tho trhlto ships inward, outward
And wonder when my ship will como for me.
And where it lies, and whither it is going;
I only hear tho winds of memory blowing
lAeross tho cliffs of yesterday they're coming,
Thoy fan my forehead with tho forest air,
Bcmetnberad melodies tho hill &ro humming,
A scent of pine trees hovers everywhere,
X hear again the ban side brooklet flowing,
While all tho winds of memory are blow ing.
31ow on, sweet winds! your singing or your
Brings back to-night a half-forgotten tune:
JBoceath tho apple blooms once moro I'm lying,
4 I Xeal th breath of girlhood's happy Juno.
Life's early dawn, again I seo it glowing.
While all the winds of memory are blowing.
A. summer song, now faint, now fuller growing,
rX far off lullaby from mother lips.
JLoTe, living loTe, receiving and bestowing:
ri listen, listen! Oh, ye whito winged ships,
I do not heed your coming or your going.
While all tho winds of memory are blowlrg
JtTpwn ths western shore to-night I'm straying
The shore that slopes to touch a boundless
lAnd watch tho billows upward, downward
i But do sot care how near tho tide may be.
Or, If th watro touch my feet, not know.
"ffhllo I oan hear tho wind-of memory blow
ing. Lewis ton Journal.
whin Esby was sfci, ve save hir Castctla.
Whcnsbo vrcs a ChUd, the cried for Ci-torls,
When she beczmo illss, tho c!.ms to Cistoris,
Vaea Ek" tad Caiidren, eao gstotism CMtoriA
UNCLE SAM'S PBIZES.
Distinguished Ladles Beceivinff Sal-j
aries from the Government.
They Stake faithful and Intelligent)
Clerks All These Ladles Are Welcomed ,
In the Best Waahlneton Society
After Their Day's "Work Is Done.
The genius of labor pervades the de
partments of the government, and in
many places the heaviest burdens are
borne by the ladies. The casual visitor
carelessly gazes upon the unostenta
tious toilers, but the question seldom,
if ever, enters one's mind as to who
they are or whence they came. Many
of them are fitted by birth and educa
tion to grace and adorn the highest
courts of society in any land. But re
verses in fortune, many of them the re
sult of the civil war, have brought
them to government clerkships.
They are good clerks, are these gen
tle ladies, all of them. When they,
enter the doors of tho department at
nine o'clock every morning they take off '
their, birth and social standing with ,
their wraps, and become machines of
toil. Their official days end at fouri
o'clock; but they frequently remain on j
Nearly all of them have families de-l
pendent upon the labor of their hands!
and brains; many of them were robbed j
of conjugal and paternal support by (
the several calls for "three hundred
thousand more." They are the widows'
and orphans of brave men who gavej
their lives that "a government of thei
people, by the people, and for thai
people should not perish from thej
On Pennsylvania avenue, opposite'
the treasury department, is a large-free-stone
building, formerly known
as Freedman's bank building, the pur-j
chase of which was negotiated by the
government during the regime of At-i
torney-General Devcns and Brewster.
It is now occupied by the department
of justice, commonly known as the at
torney general's office. In a large room,
on the third floor of that department,
seated in a corner before a typewriter'
and tirelessly working those nerve de
stroying keys, sits a lady who was
once a reigning belle in Washington
society. Her hair is white as tho un
trodden snow, and is worn as a,
queen wears a crown. Her father was i
for many years commandant of thej
United States marine corps. Her hus-'
band was surgeon in the United States
navy and gave up his life for his coun
try. Mrs. Annie D. Bundlette is a
beautiful woman to-day and none the
less of social standing by reason of her'
dally toil in government office. Her,
family connections are of the highest
in the land, yet there she 6its, grind
ing out tho days and years of her life
among legal papers in an atmosphere
of law and equity, surrounded by law-)
yers and thoir endless briefs. Her sal
ary is only 8900 per annum.
Another, and there are other worthy!
ones near her, is Mrs. H. N. Ralston,
the widow of a distinguished western
lawyer, a contemporary and friend of'
Stephen A. Douglass. To her descend-1
cd much of the genius of a per-i
feet ancestry, and she has moreJ
than a local reputation as a poet-1
ess and writor upon scientific sub-i
jects. Mrs. Ralston has been a gTeatj
traveler, and her friends listen withj
rapt attention to her conversations
descriptive of her travols across and
around tho continents in the days
when pleasure of that kind was always
commingled with danger and courage.
She 'it was who wrote to a young
mother not long ago expressing sym
pathy and love, saying: "Wo mothers
who have gone down in the valley of
the shadow and felt life slipping away
from us, as with indescribable suffer
ing we give ourselves for the life of
another, and then como up slowly
again into the light of love which
makes earth a sweet type of Heaven
MRS. OEX. PICKETT.
we mothers alono know how to sympa
thize with one another as wo tread
along the wine-press of maternity and
its pangs." Mrs. Ralston is a faithful
emplove of the government, and with
her superior education is more than
competent in the position which she
holds in the department. Her salary
is S100 per month.
While the department of state was
under the management of William H.
Seward, the great diplomatist, whose
abilities and patriotic care preserved
our international relations during the
perilous years of the civil war, Mr. H.
D. J. Pratt was chief of the diplomatic
bureau of the department, and Mr.
Seward said that to the prudence and
sagacity of Mr. Pratt was due much
of the success of the state department
in all the delicate complications of
those years of danger to the nation.
To-Jajr his widow, a beautiful and ac
complished lady, is a wage "winner" in i
that department at nine hundred dol-
lars per year. ms. Pratt is a sister of
Rev. DrAddison, dean of the Protest
ant Episcopal church, and distin
guished' as an orator and theologian.
She is a modest little lady with a won
derfully sweet smile.
"My dear madam, I can only put.
you on the rolls of this department as
a laborer," said Secretary Lamar in
the summer of 1885 to the handsome
' ' ': '
lady standing before him. He said it
with tjears in his eyes. "But," he add
ed, "you will be a laborer only in
name. You shall do clerical work,
and as soon as you pass the civil serv
ice examination you shall have a regu
lar appointment!" He was speaking
to the widow of the American soldier
who commanded and led the greatest
infantry charge in the history of the
war of the world, the widow of the
confederate general, Pickett, who,
though fighting upon what proved to
be the wrong side, was nevertheless a
brave soldier of America, fighting
brave Americans, and who is respected
as a soldier by the men who bore arms
in both armies on the hillside of Get
.tysburg in July, 1805.
She is, of course, possessed of a su
perior education, and passing a civil
service examination was a mere day of
play to her. She now occupies a posi
tion in the pension office, at a salary
of one thousand dollars per annum,
and does her work well and faithfully.
Yet, for a time this woman of refine
ment and beauty was on the rolls of
the interior department as a char
iwoman. In the patent office there is another
woman of distinguished ancestry and
ipersonal worth. Miss Alice Meikle
ham is the great-granddaughter of
Thomas Jefferson. She is an unpre
tentious, modest lady, and toils faith
fully and well in a department of the
j government which Thomas Jefferson
did so much to establish and maintain,
and over which he so ably presided
in tho early days of the republic.
Six years ago, when the working
force of the patent office was reduced,
Miss Meikleham was one of the
unfortunates who were discharged.
'She was the sole support of hermether,
'the granddaughter of Jefferson, who
(played upon the knee of that great
'man, and was at one time, perforce of
,hor beauty and ability, as well as her
kinship, a social queen. Miss Meikle-
ham bore with fortitude her unex
pected misfortune, neither repining
nor complaining. But in a very few
hours the circumstances reached the
ears of Secretary Lamar, and the order
of discharge was speedily revoked.
She was reappointed at one thousand
dollars per annum, and still receives
that salary. Anyone familiar with the
lives of the workers in the departments
might write for a lifetime and yet not
describe all of the ladies of note who
toil in government service. Let no
man say they are not worthy, and let
there be no cavil in the public press at
the employment of women in public
office. They are faithful public serv-
It Would Seem to Be.
Postmaster I don't know of
such firm name as that, my son.
Boy at the Window (growing indig
nant) If Stone, Rockwell fc Hill ain't
a firm name I'd like to know what you'd
call it. Chicago Tribune.
Artist Would I could paint you as
Pert Miss Are what?
Artist Are painted. Detroit Free
Pneumatic Tubes for Telegrams.
Local telegrams are now being trans
mitted through pneumatic tubes in
most of the principal cities of Great
Unlike the Dutch Process
are nsed in the
TV. BAKER &C0S
which is absolutely
pure avd soluble.
! ! Trk.C HlA..)iin h A lm m
the strength of Cocoa mixed
iwitn &tarcn, Arrowroot or
'Sucar. and is far more eco
nomical, costing les than one cent a cup.
It is delicious, sonnshing, and zasilt
Sold eyGiwer ererrwfcert.
W. BAKES, fc CO., Dorchester, Hut.
km. -MbsssbK. v SS: ssftqi
Wichita Wholesale &
ie houses giro below are wpKaentatiY ones in their Hm, d jhoicnghij rtUabU. TW u fenced thw for tmdr wf.
eccefor the South geaeiaUy. m wU for city aid rataita bym Dtita ud iqi ihoald etrntpoa duwl
with names giTcn,
WICHITA CORNICE WORKS
Manufacturers of and Jobbers in all kinds of
Tinware, Stovepipe, Roof Sheds, Galvanized Cornice, Tin Roofing, &c.
EIFE, KAY & CO., 133 N. Lawrence, Wichita, Kan.
B. M.MAXWELL, E, L. McCLUBE.
MAXWEIJL & McCLUItE.
237-239 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
IMPORTERS and JOBBERS of NOTIONS, FURNISH
ING GOODS. Remember us on School Supplies.
WICHITA WBOIJES1XE GROCERY CO.,
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE 213 TO 323 SOUTH MARKET STJiEET.
Beep eveiy thiuj: m tli puti-eiy line, ubow ciiucb, benlea ud grocer) fixtures.
Ibo aole pioprielova of tho "lloyally" and "La luuoceUa" brands ofOitfnvu.
L, C. JACKSON,
SANTA FE COALS,
AWd jobber of building materials
ii2 S. 4th Ave. WickiTA, Kan.
fi ( A r i A11 kinds of Coal at Lowest Market
V v7 jr. J i prices. Best Arkansas River Sand
AND Wholesale and Retail
A -TVTXi SCHWARTZ BROS.
k INI I J OFFICE 541 W.DOUGLAS AVE. PHONE 192.
CHAS. AYLESBURY. GEO. M. NORRIS
AYLESBUEI-NOEBIS MEECANT1LE CO
Nos. 138-140 N. Fourth Ave.
Jobbees of Teas,
Sole A gents for AIa a -ado. Figarelta
FABLES MACHINE AV0BKS.
Builds and Repairs
ENGINES, BOILERS and MACHINERY
124 S. Washinqton Ave Wichita
THE WILLOTM'FG CO
BUTLER & GRALEY,
Manufacturers of and Jobbers in
Pieced and Stamped Tin Ware.
213 Sontb Main fctveot.
H. R. BUTLER, Manager.
J. P. ALLEN,
foerytMig Eept in a FirsMass Drag Stow
108 EAST DOUGLAS AYS.
WICHITA, - - - KAN.
A SUNDAY BATTLE. "'
The Mexican Priest Sends His Birds to
the Cock Fight.
"It was in a Mexican village," said
the explorer. "Great had been our
surprise the evening before, when a
little after 5 o'clock we rode iato the
public square, up to the door of the
convent, and observed a long- line of
game cocks guarding one side of the
great church. Well, that was our first
impression. Closer inspection made
things plainer. In the convent, resi
dence of only the priest and his rela
tions, we hung our hammocks, rested
awhile, refreshed the inner man with
tortillas and black beans, then went
forth to investigate the feathered regi
ment. The large church was built out
into the square, so that its rear wall
was on a line with the convent and
other structures forming that side of
the square. Along the wall that stood
at right angles with the front of the
convent small wooden stakes had been
driven in the ground. To each a
plumed warrior was securely attached
at a safe distance from his valiant com
peers. "Who could have dared to utilize
for such a purpose the shade afforded
by the wall of the sacred edifice? An
other instant and we should have
voiced this thought. It is generally
a mistake to speak in a hupy.
The good old priest had followed ns
and was now at our side. Pointing a
lean, brown finger at a very proud
looking rooster, he said: 'That is the
prince of this lot, though they will all
prove themselves splendid fighters, I
know! I have not studied the creatures
forty years for nothing!' So! They
were his own property! Yes, another
five minutes' talk made it plain that
the pet hobby of the holy man was
cock-fighting! We will call him Father
F., because it is not necessary to give
the name of our kind host. Fairly
launched on his favorite topic, he
talked away for a full hour and was
utterly amazed, not to say somewhat
incredulous, when informed that we
had never seen a professional tussle be
tween those birds so dear to bis heart
and purse, and which he loved to see
fighting in the ring. 'Bat yon must
come with me to-morrow afternoon,
said he; "the people here all like it and
we enjoy the harmless sport every Sun
day afternoon.' He intended no sar
casm. "Nolens volens. when Sunday after
noon came our host, having laid aside
his sarcerdotal robes, after celebrating
high mass, piloted ns to the scene of
action. The pit was in the interior
courtyard of a private house. A cir
calar iciiscol ilandritSalr sacrcranAad
Cigars and Spices
and La Perl eta Cigars.
-libAU it lb.
102 E JDnnrla Avenue,
WlcLlta, Kan. Telephone Conuootloa
WICHITA BOTTLING AVOMS
OITO Zlil HERMANN. M'gT.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Cham nag
Cider, Sada Water, Standard Nerre
Food, also General Western
Agents lor Wm. J. Letup's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and WacoSts., - Wichita.
J. A. BISHOP,
TCholeM., and Itat&tt
Paints. Oils and Glass.
150 N Market St., Wichita, Kan
The carefully levelled gTiumd dedicated
to the carnage. Chairs surrounded it,
and a shed, thatched with palm leaves,
sheltered the spot from the scorching
rays of the sun. In gay attire the
most respected matrons and maidens of
the place were there, the performance
Tjeing countenanced and partly pro
vided by the priest. A lively conversa
tion was 1ept up, all present being
acquainted. The roosters had been
shorn of their feathers, save those of
the wings and tail. Each bird was
weighed: then curved steel spurs were
secured to the stumps of those provided
by nature, but which had been cut off.
(Quite suddenly conversation ceases.
Two birds are in the ring. The strujp
gle commences. Heads lowered, eyes
glaring, quivering with rage, the
heroes fly at each other. Calculating
that his opponent had jumped too high,
the other one crouches, avoids the blow,
and turns upon his foe, who stands Arm.
Both rise in the air, breast striking
against breast, each striving to deal
his adversary a mortal blow. One is
stabbed; he staggers. Profiting by this
weakness, his adversary follows up the
attack: but the wounded one keeps an
eye on his enemy, and not being ready
for him. dodges, regains his position
and inflicts a wound. Both now have
difficulty in keeping on their feet,
though neither will yield. Mors
wounds are dealt. Both fall exhausted.
One recovers, sees his foe prostrate, t
does not attack, but shakes his lovr
ered head and claws the ground in his
fury. Impatiently he thirsts for the life
of his opponent, who, bo less savage,
regains his feet, and with glaring eye
watches every move of his adversary.
"The enthusiasm of their owscrs and
backers increases as the wounds be
come more numerous; the excitement
is intense and bets run high. The
creatures engaged in deadly strife keep
cooler than the audience. A moment
arrives when all the backers talk at
once- 'Five dollars more on the -whiter
'Ten on the canelo!' (cinnamon color).
The stakes do not exceed S50. At last
one warrior falls. Dead silence follows,
so great is the suspense. Will he ris
once more? "Victor examined victim
very distrustfully, makes sure he is
dead, then, mounting on the prostrate
form, draws himself tip with an exult
ant cry of victory, just like some glad
iator of oldenHimes.
"All through the long summer after
noon one battle succeeded another
The birds that survived were taken
home to be carefully tended until re
stored enough to fight again. Even
those that had lost one or both eyes
would fight if jan opportunity wasgiTea
THE C. E. POTTS DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles K. Polta Jc Co., Ciucinnatl O.)
Goods Sold at SU Lonla and tfaiuuu City 1'ilcea.
2S :.iicl irfc ticutL Main Stieer, - - - - "Widrita, K&osa
WICHITA - TRUNK -FACTORY
Manufacturers and Dealers of Trunks, Valises, Aledicul Cases
Shawl Strnpsand Samirfecases. A complete Jine of traveling good
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
125 West Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kan.
THE JOHNSTON 5j LARIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
- WliOLk -
Dry : Goods, : Notions :
Complete Stuck in
119, 121 & 123 N Topeka Ave.
: EAGLE :-: CORNICE :-: WORKS. .-
a-'- NORTH MAIN bTRUUT.
Manufacturers of Galvanized Iron, and Copper Cornice; Tin,
Copper, lion, and Slate Kooiing "Work done in any part of tha
country. Estimate furnished on application.
Caswell & Bucklet.
J. L. AHLERS. ALVA E. SWEET. FRANK B. WALKEH
WICHITA CREAMERY CO.
Wholesale DeaIersiit Butter and Eggs
212-2U: South Topeka Avenue.
Hefer ijy penn!s!on to Kaii'-.n National Bnuk..
LEHMANN-HIGGINSON GROCER CO..
103 AND 203 N. WATER STREET.
Bole Agenfs for the CuiLiuttd Jtibey Collee the Lent yackuge coffee In Hi market
JACOB DOLD PACKING CO.
PORK AND BEEP PACKER&
PINE MEATS, LAEDS AND SAUSAGES.
A lard for Eveiybody: Whtte Clover Brand our Specially, the flneati
Lard in the country Clioite Family Laid, tuo Most Popular biamt ou tu3
market. The llefet urocer enn nimibii
1 yon want the net call f"i- A liite Clover, mid Insist on getting U.
In original Litliogi n plied Cans you are sure or getting it.
Put up Jor Family use in a, 5. 10 and -'0 pound Laiiured Tin Pall,
CHAS. P. anJELLER,
V IiolsaIe nnd Itctall
Deale. in all kiuds of Ilouse and Bed
inn Plants, Cemetry Vases, Jardiniere
&c Floral desiens for Parties, Weddf iik-
ud" Funerals made ou short notice. VNi
aors welcome. Greenhouse Fairmouut
r. jp. MAitrry,
Wholesale and Ilttasl
Artists Materials, Pictures, Frames
J rtiMlnp. J'lrturr . rl. -crw,n. V.le.
Hrt quality Frrnch Clilnn far dpcnrAtlnc.
Ftt thine In tL lino of Artist Material a: St.
Louli orchlcueo prltrv. 'J ho nl7 clulv. Art
Morelu llifi-tato. Jlull Orders promptly ituamled
151 SOUTH MAIX STIWET.
to them, Tor tnese DlrdR are so fero
ciously brave that unleBs wanted to
fijjht, "they have to be kept out of each
"At the 6 o'clock dinner in the eon
vent our reverend host talked of noth
ing but his triumphant roosters, and
called on us to bear -witness that the
very oae he had pointed out had proved
itself that day the greatest hero of
them all." X." Y. Tribune.
Perhaps Both. A New York gentle
man, whose Bon had gone out into the
country for recreation, received a letter
from him. While tho gentleman was
reading it his wife asked: "What does
Tom say in his letter?" "I can't make
it out to save my life. He says he has
landed a speckled beauty, but whether
he means he has been fishing or mar
ried a freckle-faced girl 1 can't telL"
Am Immense- Traflr in the Discarded Bits
Onlookers in the card-rooms of clubs,
gaming resorts and similar institutions
have sometimes asked what became of
the soiled playing cards after they
were cast aside in such places, says the
New York Herald. The number of new
packs of cards called for in a fashiona
ble club or a prosperous gambling
house in the course of a month is
enormous. A pack may be nsed through
an entire evening, but it frequently
happens where high stakes arc being
played for thatbalf a dozen new packs
will be called for in a single game in
the course of the night. As none bnt
cards of excellent quality are used
and as a player for stakes has a right
to demand a fresh pack whenever hi
caprice oc superstition prompts him,
the keeper of a gambling horuMJ finds
the cost of providing them a consider
able item of his running expense.
What is done with the soiW cards?
You may think the servants get them.
Rut they don't. There i a traffic in
them, which in the course of a year in
a city like New York or Chicago
amounts to quite a bandsomc Sgnre.
The cards that have been nvd are care
fully saved and sold to a regular buyer,
who contract to take all that the
proprietor may nave to offer during the
year or season. As a rale these cards are
bat little soiled, many ol them having
been nsed perhap for less than a dozen
deals. The buyer, who conducts a reg
ular business, sorts them, cleans them
as well as he can, replaces missing
cards from great stacks of odd cards
kept for th2t parpovj, pats thctn into
the original wrappers, which nave been
saved for him, and then resells them.
His customers arc mostJy second and
third rate social clabs or non-fambliag
1 clubs Ja ar-it'J'Br, ftlti. s4 rcuiler
and .Furnishing: Goods.
all the DepartiLeuU.
Wm. C. LANGD0N,
Manufacturer of Tents, Awnings,
and everything made of Canvaus.
Goods sold at Kansas City and St
Louis prices. Send for catalogue.
117 North Main Street
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NEW AHD 2-HAND.
WM. 1. SMITH,
(Succcor to Hyde & iluuibloj.
114 ft. Main St. Wichita.
who can be persuaded by low price to
purchase in largo quantities. Nlnoi
packs out often of these cards will pass
anywhere as strictly new ones, socarr
fully ,nre they cleaned and restored,
and for all practical purposes they are
just as good as if they were htrictlyv
fresh. 1 know a swell club in a biisyA
city in the interior whi"h is notfd forj
its unlimited supply of lirst-cla playW
ing cards. Outsiders marvel at its cx
' travagance in providirg whnt wenm to(
t li a lirnnd.nnw' nrtrlr carildfnrMfrV
game of whist, pedro, euchre or pokcri
that starts in it card room. As iu
matter of fact the cards all come from!
the second-hand dealer in New York
and cost about six or eight cents a pack
in large sets. It enable that club, a
jt doubtless enables others, to make
great deal of show for a very little
NEW YEAR'S IN AFRICA.
Ih Iropadenc of n Arabia) at Doabt
Savage nations have many ideas in
common with thfir mora civilizedJ
brethren. Dr. Junkin aaya that tho
African Ser Year wish is "ICuUa tvms
taib," meaning in Arabic jargon, "Th
whole year good." In answer to thi
salutation the person saluted Is ex',
pected to return wrae small gift. T2k
doctor got rid of many of his visitor
by taking out of their mouths, before
thy could utter It, their own greeting
IJut not all of them.
Later in the evening I experienced w
masterpiece of Arab impudence which.
Is wortbj- of record. 1 had long sinco
withdrawn to my hnt and taken iny
simple evening meal, when a largo
Arabian lantern appeared before my
door, followed by several servants with,
a tremendous "zenla, which a roniui?
Arabian waiter that aerres a a dinner
At the eame time a man came on th
scene whom I had wen only once ben
fore under very questionable clrcunv"
stances. He was an Arab cl-rk in th
divan, a Dongolan, and therefore dis
liked, and probably altogether "ne'er-do-well"
He wUhed mo Mi "Kelloi
same unb" set before xsc. te ray aston
ishment, an undsred repast, and
once vanished with his confederates.
According to Arab custom there was
nothing peculiar in this, although, um
he had no connection with me wht
erer, this offering from a sabordlsat
was strange enocgh. Ol course ttcn
was a reason for sJi this. It was another
Instance of "the atae which wa
thrown to the ham." The man wanted
r Intcrrcriloa la difScuHy he b4
l-aajruara tar Teltrpkemlstf. f
The French lasrus Is better ihmmi
tho Eayllsh for tclcphoafcy, itarlsfj
fewer klatlsjr sousd. ,
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