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DEPABTMEN'T OF AGItlcri.TUP.E.
Wichita, Kan.. Dec. 3. 13'J3. i
Forecast for Wichita aud vicimcv
Colder ami fair Wednesday and Thursday.
Dunn;; the past twenty-four hours ttie
highest temperature was 39. the lowest
34 and the mean 35, with warm, cloud
weather; fresh or yentlo north winds, and
Thus far this month the average tem
perature has been 27.
For the past five years the average
temperature for the month of December
has been 38, and for the oth day 39.
Fl'.ED Ij. Johnson. Observer.
Washington-, Dec 5 The following
is tho forecast up to 8 p. m. Wednesday:
For Kansas Fair; nort winds, becom
For Missouri Fair; slightly cooler in
the southeast; north winds.
THE SCHOOL QUESTION.
BALTIMOKE, Mi, Dec. 3. Bishop Paret
preached last night at St. Paul's church
ou the subject of parochial schools.
"There are movements going on," said the
bishop, "which, unless they are watched
and defeated, threaten the very founda
tions of relicious freedom and equality.
These efforts are on the part of the IJomau
Catholic church. I do not charge them
-with intentional wronu-doing. 1 believe
them in theirconvictious aud purposes to
be honest, terribly houebt. With all their
hearts, and I honor them for it, they be
lieve that church to be absolutely iu the
riyht, and that everything they do to ad
vance its triumph, however questioned or
questionable in the sight of meu, is light
mi the sight of God and has his blessing."
Speaking of what h& become known as
the Farib.iult system of paiochial schools,
Bishop Paiet said that in it "a seeming
show of affiliation and generosity was
made, which, if adopted, would have
practically made an established church."
He deuied the claim ot the Catholics that
they were being doubly taxed because re
quired to contribute to the support of the
public schools while maintaining their
uwn. Every man. he said, gets his full
value of his tax in the general good order
which comes from general education, and
if he wants anything extra he must not
expect it from the state.
In the concluding portion of his sermon
Bishop Parel said:
"Jf ever, by open attack or plausible ap
proach, our public schools or the money
for them in whole or in part is placed iu tl e
control of any one body ol Christians, then
tare well forever to our grand boast of lib
erty of conscience aud reliizious equality.
Farewell to the enlightenment that
reaches in our laud the poorest of the poor
and helps to lift them up. Aud there will
be substituted that bvsteniof denomina
tional control which has had full power
for centuries in Italy, Spain and Mexico,
aud left there as its units the general ig
norance and debasement of the poorer peo
ple, instead of the great system of national
education, which shows its fruits in the
general intelligence of Protestant Ger
many, England and the United States."
A CHILD ENJOYS
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effect of Syrup of Figs, when iu
need of a laxative, and if the father or
mother be costive or bilious, the most
granting results follow its use; so that it
is the best family remedy known and every
family should have a bottle.
A DYNAMITE SCARE.
LONT)ON-, Dec 5. In conuectiou with the
nrrest of a man at Hampstead, yesterday,
the officers searched a room at 27 Chan
cery lane, belonging to a man of the name
of Schneider, who is repotted to have just
arrived from the United States. A hen
Schneider .saw the oiGcers coming he de
camped. Two wooden boxes were found.
When examined l)3r the government ex
pel ts today they were found to contain
twenty-four pounds of dynamite In cakes'.
The police are engaged in an active search
for the man in whose lodgings, not far
from the law courts, the explosive was dis
covered. Tho impression is gaining
ground that the police have really discov
ered, accidentally, a plot to cause a dyna
mite outrage, which may have had for its
object an explosion in tho law couits.
The Evening Standard has caused a re
newal and increase of tho excitement fol
lowing the discovery of dynamite in Chan
cery lane, by reporting that the police
have fouud a number of bombs in a swell
cife in the west end of Loudon.
The following explanation of the dynam
ite scare was given tonight: Tho man in
whose apartments the explosive was found
was the manager of a dynamite projectile
company, with an office in Chancery lane.
He was in arrears for rent for his lodgings
in Hnrnpitead. and his landlord levied an
execution upon his goods. Among the ar
ticles seized was a trunk, containing ex
plosives, etc, which, it is supposed weio
used by him iu his business.
OPPOSED TO STATEHOOD.
WATONGA, O. T., Dec. 4. Special. At
X meeting called for the puipose of dis
cussing the action of the late statehood
convention at Kingfisher, tho following
resolutions were indorsed:
"Whereas, Tho Blaine county delegates
fought, as it were, single-handed against
statehood, believing it to be our interest
to remain a territoiy a few years longer;
"Whereas. In so doing they voiced the
Ht ntiment of our couuty, regardless of the
meers aud contempt of the political trick
sters of the Chickasaw nation, Choctaw
nation and of the eastern part of Oklaho-
mn; inereiore, ue it i
"Kesolved, (1.) That we indorse the action
ui me -ouuue county delegation.
"(2) That we ask our natioual congress
to not pass an enabling act until the live
virilized tribes have reuounced their tribal
lelatious and taken their lauds in sever
alty, which shall bo subject to taxation on
mid after date of allotment.
"(3 ) That wo condemn the principle of
n'-kiug congress to appropriate funds to
liquidate the amount due for our homo
steads and at tho sumo time asking them
to increase our burdens by makiug a state
of our territorv."
For that "out o' sorts" feeling
Take Brumo-Seltzer trial bottlo 10 cents
THE LEHIGH STRIKE.
WiLKEbBAnm:, Pa., Dec. 5. A heavy
euow w hich fell today caused the delay of
the trains of the Lehigh Valley. Theie
was a bad wreck at Sugar Notcli this ev
ening, probably resulting from the suow.
Two engines were pulling a train up the
tnountniu. when they collided witn au
empty engine. Two of tho engines weie
bully wrecked aud one of the engineers
Though nothing new developed iu the
strike situation today, the strikers are
still hopclul of ultimate success.
Chiefs Arthur, Sargeut, iikiuson aud
Clark were this afternoon called to Beth
lehem, and left on au evening train. Be
fore leaviug Chief Arthur was inter
viewed, but was somewhat reticent.
"Do you think that tho strike will be
Bettled?" he was asked.
"Well, if a little common sense nrevails
I think it will,"
POTTSYILLE, Pa., Dec 5. The
alley's ULsmess is ialiiiu
off at I inc
point. Tho coal operators are Iiuviii"
trouble iu placing eveu the small jhip"
luents they are able to make, us niauv
dealers refuse to handle Lehigh coal for
fear of losing customers amoug working
men. The colliery people Bay that orders
THE CURTIS JURY.
Sax FnANClsco, Dec. 3. The chc0 of
jury bribing cotnected with the trial for
murder. of M. B. Curtis, the actor, wu:ca
was commenced against State Senator
Dunn aud Frank McMnuus, was distni-sed
this moriuug. It is learned from fneuds
of the two men that they intend to make a
confession regatding the whole affair, Im
plicating Curtis, his attorney .md three
THE SUNDAY QUESTION.
KANSAS City, Dec o. The case against
the tight baiters of the Midland hotel,
charged with violating the Sabbath-clo-Um
law, which was set for today, was cou--!
AS TO THE VETO POWER.
Austin-, Tex., Dec. 5. The supreme
court decided an important case yesterday,
in denying the light of the governor to
veto au item of salary of a stenourapher
by sulking it out of the general appropria
tions after the legislature which pushed
the bill had adjourned. Suit wms brought
by mandamus by the stenographer,
Charles E Pickley. against State Comp
troller McC ill to compel pajmeut. The
supreme court holds that it has original
jurisdiction in the matter; that the execu
tive and the legislature cannot have at the
same iim cower over a bill or pait
of a bill: that the governor having Grit
acted upon the bill before the adjourn
ment of the legislature, it was incumbent
upon him to reject or approve it as an
entirety or in part. The constitution does
uot recognize the power of the executive
to ezercKo the veto as to items in an ap
propriation bill while the leg slatuie is in
.session and after its adjournment to
exeiciso it with reference to other items.
Judgment is rendered for plaintiff.
LOOKING FOR JOINTS.
KANSAS Citt, Kan., Dec. 5. J. E. At
kinson, a prohibitionist, and J. A. Ewan,
an anti, both of Toronto. Can., were in
Kansas City today. They aro traveling
together for the purpose of gathering in
formation about the workings and en
torcemeut of prohibitary laws in thi
country. They were sent out from Toron
to, and their report is to be taken as a
guide by the legislature of Ontario in act
ing upon the prohibitory mea'sure which is
to come up on Jan. 1. The men spent two
weeks iu Iowa, and Mr. Ewan says that
they got liquor in every town they visited
in that state. He Uses this as an argu
ment that prohibition is not effective.
A MINING WAGE DISPUTE.
PlTTSBUI'.G, Pa., Dec 5. The coal oper
ators and miners of the Pittsburg distiict
failed to agree on a settlement of tho wage
difficulty at the joint convention here to
day. A committee of the operators aud
miners reported a resolution recommend
ing the adoption of a Go cent rate, but af
ter a loni: discussion it was voted down.
The men want 70 cents. The operators
then withdrew from the convention, and
declared that henceforth they would have
nothing to do with the miners' organiza
tion. They also said tnat the men would
be working for much les in a short time.
Tho men then reconvened, aud after
three hours' wrangling decided to go back
to the pits with the operators' proposition,
aud asked for further instructions. An
other convention will be held ou Friday.
During tho joint convention of the coal
miners uud operaiors today, Secretary
McBrido ot the mineis' association, made
an appeal to the operators for better
wages, iu the courso of which he said:
"If this thing does not stop, I look for a
.strike in this country as big, if uot bigger,
than that iu Euglaud, aud far mora dis
trous." THE COUGHLIN TRIAL.
CHICAGO, Dec. 5. At the instauce of the
defense Juror Taylor was dismissed by
Justice Tuthill at the opening of the
Cougbliu trial today. The court said that
he had made a mistake iu his examina
tion as a veuiiemau, which necessitated
his dismissal. Preparations to secnte an
other juror were immediately beuun.
With unexpectedly little delay the
twelfth juror was secuied, After the juiy
had been sworn in Judge Wing, for the
defense, stated he would try to piove that
the evidence of Mis. Andrew X?oy was in
competent, and asked that the state be in
structed to omit all meution of her ex
pected testimony in its opening speech.
The court took the matter under advise
ment. Mr-. Foy's story was published in
these dixpatches a few days ago. It was
reported this afternoon that Father Scaii
lan of the Roman Catholic cathedral of
the Holy Name would be placed ou tho
standby the state to testily as to state
ments made by O'Snllivan while the lat
ter was in tho penitentiary.
Benntngs, D. C., Dec 5. The races
were run in a driving snow storm today.
In the hurdle race Owner Shields com
mitted a palpable fraud, iu calling to the
jockey ruling Powerful, who would have
won, to pull up. The judges later ruled
George Coiihins, the leputetl owner of
Powerful, and William Shields and Jockey
Robert Ilarkley off the track, anil also the
horses Powerful, Jvisota and Right Away,
on account of the affair. Winners of othbr
events: Capi ice (clt), Annie Bishop, Bes
sie Bisland. Tartaiian, Wntfcsrson.
St. Louis, Dec ."5. Winners at Madison
truck: May Bell, Mamie S., L. J. Ivuigbt,
Progression, Cover' on.
EAST St. I-OUIS, Ills , Dec. 5. Winners:
May Lady, Ciimsou, Baithol, Harry War
ONE TRUST LESS.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5. The National Glass
company dissolved tonight, in accordance
with a determination arrived at in Chi
cago yesterday. Ex-Sfate Senator Yar
ragh of Brumbach county, who attended
the meeting, said:
"We have had a funeral over tho asso
ciation, and that is the end of It. It will
make no difference in the pries of window
gla-s. We have been buyiug in the open
market for two months past It was not a
trust, but simply an association of manu
facturers and jobheis. Wo agreed to buy
our glass of certain paities, but it foil
through, becaxise wo could not get all the
companies to join us. We held a meeting
in Chicago and decided to dtsbaud, and
came here to complete the work becauso
the association was organized under the
laws of Wisconsin. The tariff does not
cut any f jure at all in this matter."
THE MAMA CASES
NEW Orleans, Dec 5. The case of the
widow of Abbacanato, one of the Italians
lynched by citizens in the parish prison
nearly three years ago. was called this
morning for trial iu the United States
circuit court. Tho case is against the
citv of New Orleans and is for
$20,000 damages. Ahbiganato was ono of
the murderers of Chief Hunuessey, and
was tuo 'man wno was uragged out of
prison and hanged to a tree. Suits were
instituted by several Italian families
against tho city, but this is the first to bo
tried. The plaintiff claims that Abb.i
ganato was a citizen of Italy; that the ac
cused was declined innocent, of the mur
der of Chief Hennessey, and that the city
failed to protect tho prisoner. The taking
of evidenco was concluded and the case
argued and given to the jury.
ROBBERY AND MURDER.
St. Joseph. Pi., Dc 5. Mrs. James
Martin, ns:ed 23, and her mother, Mrs.
Christian Healer, Rged 60, were found this'
morning lying iu pools of blood. Mrs.
Martin was dead and her mother will" not
survive. The murdorer is Harper Whit
mire, a son-in-law. Officers are after him.
Tho object of the deed w-is robbery. He
secured about $200 from a trunk.
NOTICE WICHITA MUSICAL CLUB.
All members of tho choial are earnestly
requested to meet in the club rooms this
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Special drill for
the public recital.
Mils. T. B. Garst, Director.
The second concert to have been given
at the Bonrd of Trade hall on last Tties
day night was postpoued till next Sunday
eveutug. The program promises a rich
Elizrtbleth Lodcp Xo. 70, D of R, meets
thU evening at 7:3J o'clock. Everv r em
ber is reque-ted to be present as there is
business of importance to be transacted.
ANNIE E. ArrLEGATE, X. G.
Thf T "iclim.' AM .nxl.lr
of the First
meet fn thf
Presbyterian church will
chnrcii parlors on Wednesday (today) at
Mrs. Kendrick, Sec
ATTENTION KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Mt. OhvetcomuiHudery Xo. 12, Knights
TemplHr will meet m special conclave this
(Wednesday) evening, at 7.30 o'clock, for
the purpose of confernm: the Order of the
Temule. The new ritual will rrm.
,ilifietJ. A Knightly welcome will be ex
tended to all bir ivuights, und an earnest
invitation to be nreient is hereby given
H. L. GomxN. E. C.
J. A. HOLUNGER. litre
GOATS OF AKMS.
Has Nobility Lost Respect for the
Conventions of Civilized Life?
Pride In a 3Iark of Shame Flunfceys In
New York Who Claim Escutcheons
That Are the Symbols of
fCOPTOIGET. 1833.1 ,
Is it any longer an honor and an ad
vantage to be born in wedlock? That
is a question which will naturally oc
cur to anyone who takes the trouble to
glance over the pages of the peerages
and so-called "Golden Books' of the
old world. And were one to judge
from the number of the coats of arms
"bruised" by a bar sinister, we should
be tempted to reply in the negative,
and to believe that Peter Simple's
humble friend, the boatswain, Chucks,
was right after all when he declared
that: "It was better for a person ' to be
born as the b3re-blow of a nobleman,
or even of a gentleman, than as the
legitimate son of couples belonging to
the middle and lower classes of so
ciety." Some such maxim as this must as
suredly be uppermost in the minds of
tnose wno s o
themselves o n
the fact that
their origin is
due to th5 faux
pas of some
more jot less re
with a person
a g o of either
royal or noble
otherwise, is it
possible to un
DUKE OF KICmiOND.
somewhat startling manner with which
Lord Bcconfield, brother-in-law of tho
British secretary of state for foreign
affairs, Lord Eosebery, boasts of the
fact that his father was tho natural
son of the third earl of Egrcmont? In
the same waj' the earl of Waldegrave
is proud of showing, among the por
traits of his family, that of the ille
gitimate daughter of Sir Edward Wal
pole. a lady who, after the death of
her first husband, tho second earl of
Waldegrave. became the legal wife of
Prince Henry of Great Britain, duke
of Gloucester. Lord Fitz Harding's
father was one of the children of tho
fifth earl of Berkeley, born out of wed
lock, and so much satisfaction does ho
derive from the consciousness thereof
that ho has actualty "charged" his
own coat of arms with the heraldic
bearings of the house of Berkeley. In
the same way tho late Lord Mount
Temple assumed the family namo and
arms of Lord Palmerson by way of re
calling to mind the notorious fact that
he was the issue of a liaison between
Lord Palmerston and the countess of
Cowper during the lifetime of her first
husband, the earl of Cowper. It
was only long after his birth
that his mother became tho wife
of Lord Palmerston.
Another grandchild of Holly and her
royal lover is the earl of Munster, who
bears the royal
arms of Great
with a bar sinis
ter in token of
the fact, and it
is to be pre
sumed that Vis
count Falkland, coat of ajjsis of tiie
whose wife is an duke of oratton.
American, tho daughter of Robert
Beado, of New York, quarters the roy
al arms of Great Britain with his own
in remembrance of tho fact that his
uncle, the tenth viscount, married ono
of Dolly Bland's daughters, Lady
Amelic FitzClarenco. Lord do l'lslo
and Dudloy shows better taste in re
fraining from any such methods of re
minding people that his mother was
one of the fair Dolly's progeny.
Tho illegitimate connections with
royalty of the families of the duko of
mond and Graf
ton, which these
peers are, 'how
ever, at pains to
recall to the at
tention of the
public by using
the royal arms,
is of a more re
The first duke of
Grafton was the
the DUKE OF GRAFTON, illegitimate son
of Miss Barbara
Yilliers and King Charles IL, and per
haps, under the circumstances, it is
only fitting that tho countess of Eus
ton, wife of the clcest son and heir to
the duke, should have been a noted
London demi mondaine previous to
her marriage. The duke of Richmond
and Gordon, for some mysterious res-
son or other, bears tho royal arms
without the "brisuro" of a bar sinister,
although, like the duke of Grafton, his
dukedom was first conferred upon tho
illegitimate son of King Charles II.,
and of a French ladr named Louise do
Querouaillc On the other hand, the
duke of St. Albans, who is descended
from King Charles by his unlawful
union with Nell Gwynn, not only
adorns his plate, tho panels of his
carriages and the liveries of his sen
vants with the royal arms charged
with a bar sinister, but has also riven
the place of honor in the celebrated
gallery of his family portraits to the
fair and frail lady whose memory stir
vives to this day as one of the most fa
mous "lionncs'' of the Stuart era.
Among the numerous instances of
this character to be found on the con
tinent arc, in the
first place, the
Spanish duke of
Alba, nephew of
genie and a fre
quent visitor to
States, and the C0AT ? -""S OF LORD
French duke of soutiiajipton.
Fitzjames, both of whom boast of being
descended from King James IL of Eng'
land by his liaison with the beautiful
Arabella Churchill. Then, there is
Due de Moray, whose father, the first
duke, was so proud of being the nat
ural son of Queen Hortense of Holland
that he actually had a hortensia, sur
mounted by a ducal crown, emblazoned
on the panels of his carriage, ranch to
the disgust of his. half brother. Em
peror Napoleon III. Count Walfiwsld,
who figured so prominently during the
third empire as minister of foreign af
fairs and whose son now holds a po
sition m JtUe Freucb.djiiIoiaaticervicfi.
Is the natural son of the first Emperor
Napoleon and a Polish lady who was
at the time of her intimacy with the
emperor the wife of the old Polish
Count WalewskL The latter's family
is one of the most ancient in Poland,
and it is noteworthy that in the pages
devoted -to the enumeration of its
members in the supplement of the Al
manach de Gotha, entitled "Graefliehe
Taschenbuch," all mention of the
French Counts Walewski is carefully
Perhaps one of the most notable and
conspicuous cases of a bar sinister iu
rope is that of
uovo, the presi
dent of the Aus
t r i a n Jockey
club and "one oi
noblemen in tho
domini ons of
cis Joseph. His
father, a t tho
LORD Southampton, present mo
ment an inmate of the celebrated luna
tic asylum at Boebling, near Vienna,
is the illegitimate son of Empress
Mario Louise of France, the consort of
the First Emperor Napoleon, by her
liaison with her one-eyed chamberlain,
tho Austrian General Count Neipperg.
When Napoleon was banished to Saint
Helena, and his Austrian wife rele
gated to Parma, of which duchy sho
was appointed sovereign, the emperor
of Austria, her father, assigned Gen
eral Count Neipperg to tho duties of
chief of her household, in hopes that
his extreme ugliness would be sufficient
to deter tho ex-empress from falling in
love with him. Unfortunately these
expectations were not fulfilled, and a
few months before the death of Na
poleon took place at St. Helena, his
wife, Empress Mario Louise, gave
birth to a -ioy whose father was no
other than Count Neipperg. Imme
diately on receiving the news that she
had become a widow, Marie Louise
hastened to legalize her relations with
the general by a marriage, and
Emperor Francis privatery intimated to
the Neipperg family that its members
would do well to close their eyes to
the date of the boy's birth and too al
low him to bear their time honored
name. Tho Neippergs are, however, a
very proud race, who regard its an
cestry and its lineage as being quite
as illustrious as that of the napsburgs,
and to tho old emperor's suggestion
they replied with brutal frankness
that it was not fhoir duty, but that of
his majesty, to look after his daugh
ter's bastards. Tho. monarch Baid
in their own
coin for their
reply, by invest
ing the nameless
little boy with
coat of arms or Tin
DUKE OF ST. ALBAXS.
the title and dignity of a prince of
Montenuovo, "Montenuovo" being tho
Italian translation of the German
patois word "Neipperg." Ho likewise
settled large and extensive estates up
on his grandson, who, when he grew
up to manhood, was made the recipient
of all sorts of honors and offices
son, Prince Montenuovo, who
some time in the United States a few
years ago, is a remarkably handsome
man, whose face betrays the most ex
traordinary resemblance to the por
trait of his grandmother, Empress
Nor .should there be omitted from
this record the names of the so-called
Princes Poniatowski, one of whom is in
this country. The last direct descend
ant of that family, which furnished
several kings to Poland, was Prince
Stanislaus, who died in 1S.33, leaving
two illegitimate sons, Charles and
Joseph, both being the children of tho
wife of his valet. It is truo that
Prince Stanislaus went through the
form of officially recognizing them
as his offspring; bttt inasmuch as their
mother's legal husband, the valet, was
living at tho time this recognition on
the part of tho prince of his paternity
had no value in the eyes of the
law. It was only later on that
the two men in question were able
to obtain recognition, by acquiring
through purchase tho Florentine titles
of princes of Monterotundo. That
title was subsequently confirmed by
the Austrian archduke who then
through his in
young men also
at Vienna, 'but
COAT of arsis of the it was as princes
earl of .munster. of Jlonterotun
do, the Almanach de Gotha expressly
stating, that aU the titles and digni
ties of the princes of Poniatowski, ex
pired with tho death of Prince Stan
islaus in 1SS3. In styling themselves
princes of Poniatowski, the latter's
illegitimate descendants merely recall
to mind tho circumstances of their
father's birth, which might be forgot
ten wero they to content themselves
with the less historical and glorious
title of prince of Monterotundo. '
JIo Was a Fraeal ProTlder.
He (after the lovers' tiff) Now swal
low your resentment and come to lun
cheon with mc.
Sho (still unmoUified) I'd need to
swallow it if I'm going to make out
a square meal with you.
BOOKS AND WRITERS.
Mark Twain looks old. His'fuzzy
hair is almost white and he stoops
more than ever. But he can crack a
joke with his usual vim.
When Daniel Defoe wrote "Robin
son Crusoe" he was fifty-eight years
Did, had failed of success repeatedly,
and apparently had made but little of
Franci3 Parkman, the dead histori
an, was: a nephew of Dr. George Park
man, whose m order by Prof. Webster
in 1S49 is still perhaps the most cele
brated of American crimes.
"Fsoji HnADquAErrnRS" is Lieut.
James A. Frye's latest addition to the
literarr world. Lieut. Frye is a Bos
ton man and bears to the national
guard about the same relation Capt.
vine does to the army.
Children Cry for
A COLD NIGHT.
HowardFieldinEf Invites the Con
fidence cf a Stranger,
Who Relates Ills Adventures with a Can
Taw Cot, and Gives Tiro Explana
tions of a Cold on
i. His I-nngi.
He chanced to sit opposite me in a
lunch factory. I noticed at once that
he had a load on his mind, a cold on
his lungs, and a vast quantity of mis
cellaneous objects in his pockets. Evi
dently nothing remained but to burden
his stomach, and this he proceeded to
do in a suHen and desperate manner.
Having thus brought himself to an
even, keel, he paused and looked at
me. My features wore the usual win
ning smilo which, though wrinkled
like the other old things I am wearing
this fall, is stiU an invitation to confi
dence that would be worth a good deal
in the handshaking line.
"I don't see what I could have done
with it," muttered the stranger; and
then he began to rummage around in
his pockets. I caught hurried glimpses
of many queer things. Among
them were two gloves, one
male and the other female, rolled to
gether; a small hand mirror, a screw
driver, an iron castor that might have
come off the leg of a bed, a soiled
collar, several mantel ornaments, and
a bottle of yellow shoe-dressing. Last
ly he produced three gilded balls, and
laid them on the table.
"You can't begin business here with
out a license," said I.
"Business?" he repeated, doubtfully.
I pointed to the three balls. Then he
laughed in a rattling and joyless man
ner. "These things came ofE the ends of
tho curtain poles pourchairs, you
know, as tho French call them," said
I have elsewhere noted the fact that
the pronunciation of that word is a
sure indication of a man's residence.
"You are from New Jersey," said I;
"somewhere along the Erie line, I
"You're right; I'm from New Jersey,
ha, ha!" said he, "and I'm not going
back. Wo had a nice little place out
there, but my wife got discontented,
ha, hal I had to give it up."
I've noticed that it's always a man's
wife who gets discontented; that is,
when he's telling the story. However,
tho dry and cackling laugh with which
tho stranger rounded his hoarse pe
riods showed that he would be happy
yet, if he escaped pneumonia.
"We wanted to move the 1st of the
month," he croaked, "but one thing I
and another have delayed us. The !
principal trouble was that we couldn't
get a man with a wagon to move us.
Three dajs ago, however, I induced an
old fellow out there to make a begin
ning with us. We had our place in
town engaged, and the rent and gas
meter had begun to run, so I thought '
we'd better run after them before they
got too far ahead of us.
"The old fellow's name was Wenner.
He came round with his wagon Tues
day morning just as I was ready to
leave- for town. My wife was just
pumping air into my ear so that I
could run for my train without getting
out of breath. Thai ir V,.o v. ay I play
fully refer to her usual parting ad-
"When I got homo that evening I
found my wife weeping in the midst of
our dismantled home. 'That dreadful
old villain, Wenner,' said, she, 'hasn't
kept his word. He's moved only about
half our things.'
" 'Well,' said I, 'that's all right; he'll
,come again to-morrow and get tho
rest. Let's have some dinner and try
to forget onr sorrows.'
"She looked at me rather strangely,
but made no objection. She put the
dinner on the table for we had sent
our girl away and we sat down to eat.
While we were thus more or less pleas
antly engaged, my wife's sister an-
l POINTED TO THE THREE BALLS.
Bounced herelf. She had come to
take us by surprise. They're a .surpris
ing family, that I've married into, but
they've ceased to surprise me. I'm be
yond it. Whatever crazy trick they
do, I'm expecting it. This refers to
the rest of them, not to my wife. She
still has latent possibilities which could
amaze anybody. One of them devel
oped after dinner that night.
"She called me aside and said: 'John
ny, it's perfectly awfuL Do you know
there isn't a bed in the house.' 'What's
become of them?' I asked. 'Sent 'em
all away by Wenner,' said she. 'Listen,
Johnny, and don't swear so; it won t f
no any good. J.nat man promiseu inai
he -would move all our things to-day.
I thought we could tret into our flat
this evening. And I said to my&eU, !
what shall we need rnot? Why. the
beds, of course. So I sent them all off
on the first load.'
" 'Then we'll have to go to New York
and s'eep in the fiat," said T,
'"But listen. Johnny,' said she;
'there wasn't room for the rnatres96
on me ursuoau, so i scai meaoniBC,fdnration dates from 179i, when
econo-' ashoois were declared to be under
" 'Well, what of it?" eontroi of the itate.
"'They didn't get as far as New - ;
York, she wailed. 'Wenner's got that
second load in his barn. I sent a htt.a
boy over to see about it "
"This staggered nc 'So onr beds
are in New York. I gasped, 'and our
mattresses arc in Wenner's barn on the
other iidc of JFohoku? Suppose we
go and sleep in his haymow?
I "She saxd that I was very bttter and
crael i fiagcst such a thing-. Perhaps
we coald get along' very -well for one
, night, if I wonldn't make such a I o&s.
J There was one g&- maitrcs in the at
I tic She and Lizzie wockl sleep on
that and I could hare a little canvas
j cot It wan vtry nice, comfortable
i hei PS'IijA JSSY t Sh vraJo2"ic-
ally convinced of itbecauFe she'd had to
go over the arguments with our girl
almost every day since the girl began
to try to sleep on the cot.
"Well, sir, it came off coldanhouror
two after I retired. I felt it first on
my feet. They hung out over the low-
TEE REALIZATION OF HIS DREAM.
er end of the cot, and there was a
crack in the floor right under them.
Of course the carpet had been taken
up, so when the wind came around to
the north it blew straight up at my
feet. I hadn't a very good assortment
of bedding. Most of our stuff had been
sent over to Wenner's barn. I had a
sheet folded lengthwise, in the form of
one of those sleeping bags which ex
plorers use. Then I had an old blanket,
and, for a coverlet, one of a pair of fine
pourchairs. At two o'clock I got up
and secured the other pourchair. The
were still attached to the poles, but
that was rather an inconvenience. I
put the poles across under my head,
and thus slightly increased the af
fective length of the cot.
"A little after two I arose again and
secured a fur rug. It was a tiger's
skin with the head of the beast on one
corner of it. There seemed to be some
warmth in that tiger's skin, for I se
cured a little sleep almost immediate
ly after spreading it over me. I had
left the lamp burning because I
thought it might warm the room a lit
tle. Well, sir, as I say, I slept a few
minutes just long enough to dream
that I was one of the early Christian
martyrs in tho arena and then I
woke to find this tiger's head, with its
gleaming glass eyes,, staring me in the
face. Say, what do you think 1 did?
I yelled so loud that the concussion
put the light out. My wife and her
sister thought there were burglars in
the house. What did they do about it?
I don't know, but my opinion is that
they crawled into a pile of carpets aud
rugs in the middle of their room and
hid there till morning.
"As for me, the shock of my fright
made mc shiver. And when I got over
being frightened 1 couldn't stop shiv
ering. How I could be cold with all
those things over me, I couldn't under
stand, but it was true. I arose and se
cured the stair carpet. It went up
and down me five times, I remember,
but it didn't raise my temperature one
"Then I made the important discov
ery that it didn't make any difference
how much I had over me, so long as I
had only one layer of canvas under
me. And the wind still whistled un
through tho bare boards. I decided to
put the tiger's slfin over the cot and lie
down on it, Tiicj a new inspiration
came over ir; Why not go down and
sleep in the kitchen? Good idea, I
picked up the cot, the pourchairs, the
fur rug and the stair carpet and
started for tho kitchen. At the head
of the back stairs I stepped on the
fringe of one of the pourchairs. I en
deavored to step off it, but there were
five apertures in the fringe, and each
one of them had secured one of my
toes. Therefore, I just calmly fell
over forwards, and slid downstairs
with the cot for a toboggan.
'f reached the kitchen in this easy
and unconventional manner; and dis
covered almost immediately that the
fire had gone out. This was not what
I had fallen downstairs for. The
kitchen was perhaps a shade warmer
than my room, but it was cooling
rapidly: and a kitchen in the morning
with no fire in it is the coldest room in
the house, as every married man
"There wasn't any fuel at hand, but
between you and me, I just had to have
some. There were two or three con
venient pieces of light woodwork
which belonged to my late landlord
and not to inc. With thco I kindled a
fire and then I broke up two of our
kitchen chairs, and piled them in a
handy spot. My cot I placed close by
the stove, so that I could feed the fire
without getting out of bed. There I
lay and kept her agoing with selec
tions from my furniture, till by and by
I got real warm and snug, and then I
went to sleep. The last things I re
member putting in were the pour
"These brass balls are the orna
mental knobs from the ends of those
poles. They wonldn't burn, of course,
and I didn't dare to put them in tho
stove for fear my wife would find them
and suspect mc. So I simply nn-
1 screwed them as I lay there, with the
intention of throwing them away at
"fiavej'ou followed mystory? Have
you got an idea of how much walking
around I did in my 'robe dcr nooit,' a
the French say, on that interesting oc
casion? It was enough to kill a man.
But fehe says- hold on, are you a mar
"Then maybe you'll bollcve my
story. She says I got this eold playing
billiards with the boys two weeks
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IT WASN'T HOGS.
Th Tonne: sro Troved Xt Ix Hit IstIb
An old colored man had brought out
a pail of water for my horse, and o
were talking about the weather and
the crops, when a young negro about
eighteen yearsi old broke out of tha
woods on the other side of the road.
He was bareheaded, barefooted, aud
had on a torn ihirt and a ragged pair
of dungarees. The minute tho old
man saw him he called out:
"Boy! I like to know what dis yero
fussin' is all 'bout!"
"What fussin'?" replied the young
"Doan' you ax me what fussin, ah!
I knows yo boy! You is a. nigger who
done works for Majah Gamble!"
"What if 1 docs?"
"What if yo' does? Why. sah, Iso
gwine to tell Jedge Smith dat yo has
bin chasin one of his hogs!"
"Shool Nebberdid it!"
"Doan' yo' lie to me, boy! Can't 1
dun see yo' is all out of breef wid
chasin' dat hog! If the jedgc doan I
have yo' iu jail befo' two days den 1a
"Look-a-here. Uncle Ben," said the
young man as he came across tho road,
"docs yo' 'member dat time de jedj;e s
hogs dun got on do railroad track down
"Of co'sc, sah of co'so I doc."
"An' when de train cum along what
did dem hogs do? Didn't dey run
right down de track?"
"Of co'se duy did."
"An' did dem kivercd kyars cotch up
to "em? Didn't dey run two miles an
den jump into de swamp?"
"Yes, sah, dey did."
"Well, den, was you big 'miff fule to
reckon I'd be fussin wid hogs dat could
run faster'n do bullgine? Reckon Izi
got wings to fly wid? Docs I look llki
lie went off up the road, turning ta
look back occasional-, and when ha
had proceeded out of sight around a
bend, the old man shook his head in a
solemn way and said to me:
"I reckon 1 dun made a powerful
mistake wid dat Nigger. I said hogs,
but l7c dead suah he was after a calf!"
Detroit Free Press.
A NOVEL IN ONE CHAPTER.
night Tall BlUUncry Ojwnlnc W To
Much for the llr Ilrrolnc'n Mind.
The City hall clock struck the hour oJ
Ernst Harcourt D'Aramoro looked al
It was just half-past eleven.
He was returning from a poker party
at a Brooklyn club, and his winning,
amounting to seventy-five or eighty
cents in dimes, cliuked melodiously in
his trouser's pockets.
As he htrode rapidly acrov; tho park,
toward Broadway a slight, girlish fig
ure suddenly appeared before him.
Beneath the dazzing brilliancy of the
electric light, she looked to be of al
most supernatural beauty. In her
hands wcr clutched a collection of
various colored bit of filk. lace and
The girl seemed to Ins in distress nn'l
Ernst paused before her a moment an 1
raising his hat fully five inchen from
his head asked with true D'Aramoro
courtesy and a look of almost human
intelligence, "Can I be of any asswt
ance to you, madam?"
Tho gi.'l burt into a passionate fit ot
robbing. Then she approached nearer
and said, impressively:
"I am looking for th way to th
land of the ostrich, where prince of
Wales plumes grow upon the trees and
Paradise aigrette wave In the breeze.
I can see it now. There is a river of
sparkling gelatine .ppartgle. with hllln
of mirror green velvet and clouds of
chiffon and point d'eapriu Thrro ars
mountains of steel filagroe and jet and
golden cabachons which nhine in tho
sunlight Can you not tee the cateades
of accordion pleating rippling inV a
lake of Rhine stones? Sec! iwc! and
she clutched Ernut's arm wildlr- "V
those brown satin roses and velvet
violets, thovj black poppies and green
carnations, and those rovm of grinning
mink hds. with their lady cye
and hharp white teeth. Snve me. ou!
nave m from them!
In a momunt Ernst realized what had
occurmi. She had been to eight fall
millinery openings In one afternoon
and her mind had given way. N. Y.
FOR THE LABORERS.
Tire United States cotton crop la
1532 was 9.02,77 bales.
CnKiJAjfY prohibit the employment
of union men on government works
Is manttfacterfng oocupaUons the
e&t. awl that of gr4adtone-maker the
, IJkeetjkhs of theep In the south o
i Eogland hav had wryeral years of de
! eiiaing valaas. terminating last yar
In disastrous Jose, conseqnent upon
, ibe absence of feed. owing totba bleak
winter and unfavorable tpring
J. other, from Con- I
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