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.Democratic Destinies .New In tUo Hands or
Jim Connelly, George P. Locke and Al
bert Christman are now running the
Democratic party of Sedgwick county .it
least tho Democratic committee, and that
is nearly tiie same us the party. Xiacke
was elected yesterday to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Colonel Beau,
and Dr. Shumway was elected to fill the
vacancy ciused by the resignation of Will
Hewey. Locke is an old citizen, but Dr.
Shumway has not been in the state more
than about nine months, Ha is a nice mau,
said a fellow-Democrat las; night, and a
good Democrat, but when the present
committee was appointed he was not a
voter, and, if I am rightly informed, he
was not a voter at the recent election."
The same Democrat said: "There was a
big fight on hand in the convention to
down the Market street organ, and it was
downed for tho time being, but it now
lams out that one of the brainiest men in
v.hat clique has succeeded Colonel Bean.
nvid is practically the committee, for as
he did as the chairman of the delegation
nttL,(scity convention la&t spring and the
county convention last fall he will wrap
the vh oIe committee up in -a cigarette
paper, p ,,ice & quietly and gently in
bis vest pt'eket, and when the time come3
he will voU"" Jt s he pleases. Why, man,
be voted CoL Bean against himself at the
convention las' fall. Poor Sam Amidon
made a terribls fight in tho convention,
and so did J. "A J. Ross. They got the
world with a fence around it, but it has
Mippsd away from tOm and today it i-s
more secure in the hands of the .Market
street ring than it would havo been if Tom
Pitch, Williard Boone and JSrwin White
Mooie bad succeded in tho convention last
HE HAD IT WITH HIM.
Valuable Sealskin dpi- hlipn anU tho
lcired Tlilcf CauiliL
Xenr Christmas Mr. McFhtiro of Ar
kansas City bought bis wife a sealskin
cape at Munson & "McXamara's.
He boarded the tiain and carried! the
cape to his wife who was very proud of it
and before she ventured on the street, de
lighted to show it to her neighbors, it
One day Mrs. "Mclntire left the house
for a short time and when she came back
the capo was gone; gone before she had
missed it onco; but where?
That was the question,
Mr. Mclntire decided to settle it by of
fering? reward for the capture of the
thief, and the return of the cape,
A man was seen in the city yesteidny
cirrying a sealskin cape, seemingly taking
it to his wife.
Officers Sutton and Woods took him in
their care, and got the reward, for the cape
is the one which Mr. Mclutyro hat. been
The colored man who had the cape
woiks for a house on Fourth avenue, and
was taking the capo to a lady fiieud of. bis
who lives on that stieet.
He claimed to baveboucbt the en pe from
a tramp, but when tho officers telegrap-hed
to Arkansas City, tho answer cauio back
to hold tho num.
It seems that he is wauted in Arkansas
City for other thing".
Half a. Alien
IMtkcd up for 'J hat
William Yenertl, Prank B.ibb, John
Wood, Frank Maxwell, C. Maxwell and
C. Dilden were the names of six youths
who were brought to the police station yes
terday by Chief Cone on the charge of
Btealiug coal from tho SiutaPe railway.
They will bo given a hearing this morn
ing before Judge Babb, and tho case is
liable to go hard with them even if they
did steal from a corporation.
Mr. Brown, of the company, in speaking
to a reporter last night s.iid that the
boys had stolen the coal not to
warm tho homo of a widowed
mother or to keep orphaned sisters from
freezing, but for the sole purpose, evident
ly, of buying cigarettes, lie bought a load
of coal himself from one of the boys, for 25
cents. Theioare, hes.ijs. dozens of boy,
and iu many cases men, doing a thriving
business iu this dishonesty. They throw
the coal oil the cars, then pick it up and
haul it up town in wheelbarrows and bmall
carts, and :sell it. A short time ago 23,000
pounds were stolon from one car alone in
this manner. He thinks that with the
splendid arrangements made this winter
for relieving the poor, that even these need
not ruu the risk of stealing coal, while
they can got it by nppplymg to two or
three different sources.
IN J11E I'KOHATi: COURT.
Marriage license was issued to Thomas
C. Shopman of Hose Hill and Olive Horn
of Mulvane in the probate court j'esterday.
James E. Steward and Albert-i Bufotd,
both of this city and both colored, bad a
marriage license issued to them iu the
probate court yesterday afternoon.
Mary V. Bartlett, who was adjudged in
sane by the court some time since was re
fused admittance to the asylum on the
giound th.it the asylum was over crowded.
Mr. Eistman of the asylum lamented
the fact iu his letter, ststing tuat accord
ing to a recent law crnzv convicts are sent
to the asylum of the iusaue and good ctti
Eens are ciowdtd out.
Mr. Alfred Stiuipsoa and William
White are two sugar men who aro visit
ing Wichita in the interest of the Louisi
ana sugar growers.
'i'hey hail from Abbeville, Louisiana.
They say that Honorable William lie
Kinley istiTavorite iu that part of the
i-outh and that the people would give him
u loyal reception if he could be induced to
go down there and speak on the -ug ir in
terests. Times are good uow down there
as it is their harvc-t.
The man arretted at Wksb'.irg last
week was "Walter DonalM.n but, it ap
pears, not the right Wahcr a- stated iu
the dispatches. He bsiug or ihj same
name and about the same age and having
in his possession a postal order from C ild
well, naturally led the officer to believe
that ho had the right man. It was quite
a curious coincident.
Tha third lecture in the Fairmonnt
course will be delivered by Mrs. A. K. Ter
rell Thursday of this week, at 2:30 p. m.
Subject, "Chaucer's Canterbury Tale."
Every one interested iu this subject isiu
vited. W. H. Robb, formerly of Kansas, now of
Enid, in O county, O T., called estenlay
morning on his way te court nt Kinsley.
He stated that niue tenths of the people ot
O county are protesting against the pro
posed amendment to the strip bill allow
ing the question of relocation of county
seat to be voted on by the psoplu. It
would damage the county more than ail
the other frauds, in his opinion.
The remains of Mrs. V L Gangnish
were taken to Beatrice, JSeb , yesterday,
forbnrial. The husband desires to thank
the many kind friends who gave aid aud
comfort during the sicknes? and dith of
his twJoTed wife,
Rev. A. 3. Brumer left for Saxe City, la.
la'L t veiling. He will remain a week.
Charles Pinkney left last night for Hot
Springs on u business trip.
John Campbell, a notary public of
Hutchinson. tsiu town yesterday breath
ing the exhilarating, atmosphere ui a busy
Mrs. D. O Davidson went to the tern-
tory e-terday to sp nd a few weeks with
her husband who is teaching school there,
Will Story left ton t on the Wichita and
Western last ijight for a business trip.
E. D. Brown left the Missouri side of
Kansas City and arrived iu Wichita yes-
W. O. House of Cberwa, Illinois, stop-
ped at the .Manhattan last night.
Robert Sumner came up from Anthony
last night aud stopped at the Manhattan
E. J. Cooper, formerly a citizen of Vicli-
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F. W. Dickey of Kansas City, Mo., spent ,
yesterday on our streets.
Lained was repi-esj-nted at th9 federal
court and Carey .bo'el by the following1
citizens: J. T. Rush, O. T. Norwood, R. '
M. YV-tor, M. Lauuaei, T. W. Taylor, D. i
W. Hills. j
C. II. Thompson. o;f Topeka, stopped at j
the Hotel Carey lasc night.
William M. Taylor,. W. C. Duucau and
J. B. Mansfield canni in from Coldwater
J. Guturie, of Cofleyville, was in the
city last night.
Jtsse T. McCIure, tfc1 postoffice inspec
tor, registered from Kansas Cny at the
Carey hotel yes"teiday.
O. K. Violet was up from Oklahoma
Cny jesierd.iy morning'.
Dr. A. S. Cloud, IV. Ej Coupell and S. II.
Oliver were in tho citj yesterday. They
all came from Kiowa.
J. W. Dobson, of MMiciue Lodge, was
in the Prulo of the f'iaLas last night.
H. H. Miuard came down from Sterling
yesterday and could be found at tho Carey.
CharlrsA. Rupp of ialuia spent yester
day in Wichita.
George B. Croaker wait up from Ant'aony
yesterday if tei noon.
J;mes McMuiry was in the city yester
day fiom Topeka.
M. P. Ciaik spent last night In the city,
having arrived fiom Coloiado Springs.
J. II. Wilson of Medfotd, Oklahoma,
was in the jobbing center of the southwest
O. K. Wilson of Topeka was with the
citi.? ns of our city yesterday afternoon.
C. E Buttei field was in the city yester
day from Marion.
F. Qu.illcur and -I.E. Pollock were up
from Wellington aj.t night.
Robert Lawreuce was seen coming across
the Douglas avenu.u bridge yesterday at
anything but an easiy trot. His two-horse
team was running a .way with the running
gear of his wagon. At tho corner of
Wichita street they .ran into a telegraph
polo and stopped. One horse was cut
laiher badly cm one fore leg; and one of the
wheels was broken and turned under.
Mr. Lawrence was not hurt and otherwise
no dauiHge was done.
In the attachment .suit of the Standard
Implement company ago.inst. Charles
Kohler, Justice Keenau has discovered
the remarkicble name of Simon Pter.
This is a man's full name who lives near
Oatville. His first name is Simon and his
Evangelistic services will be held at the
Lincoln Street Presbyte: lau church, corner
Lincoln street and Emporia avenue, every
night except Saturday, at 7:30 o'clock,
(.iood music by chorus choir. A geuei-al
invitation is extended to everybody to at
tend. P. T. Bock has become
Courtney in tho grocery
x partner of M
business at 418
Miss Mary Rurd of the High school
clays of '92, is taking post giaduate woik
and will eatr Wellesly this fall.
Hon. Ed S.tmple of Mediciue Lcdge is
in the city on legal business iu tho United
John Dobson of Kiowa is hero on law
W. E. Campbell of Kiowa was in the
city last night.
BOAIJD 01 TllADi;.
A very inipoitant. meeting of the direc
tors of the board of trade is called for 10
o'clock this (Tuesday) morniug at their
looms in the Sedgwick block. All dnec
tois who can poi 1 be present at this
meeting should atl-nd.
By order of president
P. A. Davis, Secretary.
The W. C. T. U. will meet at 2.30 o'clock
this (Tuesday) afternoon. Miti. Shaffer
will le.id. .Mr.s. Clara G Dei:n.
LAD1T.S AID NOTICE.
Tho Ladies Aid society of th Eighteen! h
street church will hold a meeting at the
home of Mis. J. II. Jacksou, 1941 North
Market street, on Tiu-sJnv afteinoou at
u p. m. Olive 1Iltuii8ox,
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
"What makes you think he married
the lady for money?' "I have seen
her!" Meggendorfer Blatter.
"Old Iuflkins is a corker, don't
j-ou think?' "On the contrary, judg
ing from the tint on his nose, I should
say he was an uncorker."' Kansas City
She "I wonder if there will be
an3'thing to talk about in the ne.xt '
world!" He "Oh. yes. You know, j
there is always something to say on
the other side." Boston Transcript
Visitor: "And which is the older, '
Tommy, you or Willio?' Willie
"We're tie." Visitor (urystifica)
"What do you mean by tie?" Tommy
-"We're twins.'' Philadelphia Rec
ord. Cheerful. Patient "Doctor, do
you think I'm going to die?" Doctor
, (cheerfully) "Certainly not.' Patient
(wearily) "Thanks, doctor. I didn't
know I was immortal." Detroit Free
Medical Examiner "Have there
ever been any symptoms of insanity in
your family?'' Applicant for Insurance
"Yes er th3t is, iny sister once re
fused a man worth half a million.'
Consolation. Judge "How old are
you, miss?'' Spinster (after a long
pause, angrily) "Tw ity-eight, sir. if
j-ou must know." Judge "Now, there,
that isn't half as bad as I expected."
"I hope the new clubhouse will
soon be finished. I am sure it is troub
ling Tom." Mother "Why, daugh
ter?" "Well, he so often talks in his
sleep something about chips and poor
hands, etc" Inter Ocean.
Lady "There were chickens in
those eggs you sold me yesterday. Are
you going to make me pay for them?"
"No, ma'am, as you didn't order spring
chickens, we'll just charge "em to you
as eggs.'--Raymondt Monthly..
USE OF SWAMPS.
The Service- Which These Much Abased
Spots Have Done to Science.
It would perhaps be difficult to find
anybody who would speak a good word
for swamps. The man .who drains one
and turns its marshy surface into pro
ductive soil is universally regarded as
So the projected j
,!:;. , nism!ii c-nmn nf Vir-
. . . . .
j gmia, and the Okefenokee swamp, o
' Georgia, is regarded only with favor
and Jew could be found to regret the
' disappearance of those remarkable
features of our American landscapes,
. Yet, setting aside the strange pictur-
( esqueness of such marshy regions, and
the curiosities of plant life which they
exhibit, it is easy to show that swamps
J have been useful in a manner that
could hardly have been anticipated.
rjh h effectually served the
mains of some of the most remarkable
of the former inhabitants of the earth.
Here in America the skeletons of
several mastodons have been found
embedded in ancient swamps, and so
perfectly preserved that no difficulty
whatever has been encountered in re
storing the bones to their normal posi
tion, setting the skeletons on their
feet, and thus exhibiting to the ej'es
of modern men the monster animals
which were probably familiar sights
to our ancestors nobody knows just
how cany thousands of years ago.
In Ireland the ancient swamps were
equally efficacious in preserving for us
the gigantic elks which became mired
Swamps have proved no less useful
agents of science in other parts of the
world, and particularly in Australia,
.New Zealand and 3Iadagascar. What
could be more interesting than the
bones of a giant bird which was in all
probability the roc described by Sind
bad? Just such bones have been dis
covered in the marshes of Madagascar
and New Zealand, and there is plenty
of evidence that the great birds which
'owned them were the contemporaries
of men in the past history of those
islands. "But for the swamps we might
have remained ignorant of the fact thai
birds with legs larger and heavier than
those of the largest hoi se once flour
ished in the southern hemisphere.
Lately these Madagascar swamp:
have yielded other remains of extincl
animals, hardly less interesting than
the huge bird, the epiornis, itself.
These are the skeletons of a creature
resembling a lemur of gigantic size,
tmt remarkable for the small quantity
of brains which it possessed. It is said
that there is evidence that man was
responsible for the destruction and dis
appearance of this creature. If so it
was probably a simple case of brains
against brute force.
There is reason for thinking that
; still other discoveries remain to be
made in Madagascar, discoveries that
will possibly bring to light even more
interesting facts concerning the former
inhabitants of that part of the world.
Suppose one of our swamps, which
yre regard as utterly useless, should s
preserve to a remote future age the
only remains of some animal like the '
bison or the tiger, now rapidly becom- J
Xng extinct. The men of science then
living would have the same reason foi ,
rejoicing that that swamp had existed,
that we have for being thankful fot
the .revelations contained in the
swamps of ancient days. Youth's Com
panion. DIPLOMACY REWARDED. ' '
The Clever Answer 31 a do by the Emprcsi
The only trait of vanity I ever no
ticed in Empress Elizabeth of Austria
Bays a writer, was the pride she took
in her magnificent chestnut hair, which
fell below her knees. She used to have
it brushed several hours every da',
while her reader read to her English,
French, or Hungarian novels. Her
majesty was particularly anxious that
the dressers who brushed her long
tresses should avoid pulling out a sin
gle hair. This, of course, was an im
possibility, and the unfortunate maid
concealed carefully in the pocket of
her apron any hair which became en
tangled in the brush. One day the cm
press, happening to glance into the
looking glass, caught sight of the maid j
concealing a small roll of hair. Jumn-
ing up from her rocking chair, her '
majesty clutched her attendant by the '
"I have caught you at last! You are
ruining my hair!"
With a presence of mind which would
'have done honor to an expert diplomat,
the maid replied, unhesitatingly: "I
implore your majesty to forgive me! I
only wished to have a few of niy sov
ereign's hairs to put in the locket which
my littlo girl w ears around her neck as
"Whether the empress believed or not
this clever invention, I do not know,
but, shrugging her shapely bhoulders
she resumed her seat, laughing merrily;
i aim me next a ay .sne presented to her
maid a locket enriched with diamonds,
saying, with a mischievous twinkle in
1 her eyes: "1 think this is tho kind of
t talisman your little daughter deserves
for having such a clever mother."
Ilarpcr s Magazine.
A Simple llautlflcr.
A pretty little woman said with a
sigh, as she laid down a fresh list of
axioms for beautifying the person: "It
is just enough to wear any one all out
tj follow half the directions written
now to make 3ou beautifnl. I've tried
them alL I've used vaseline and
glycerine, acid, cocoanut oil and
almond paste, rose water and lemon
juice. I have bathed in boiling water
aud ice water, and in tepid water and
milk and water. I have washed my
face in a towel of the coarsest crash I
could buy. and rubbed my ver3 cuticle
off in my struggles to follow out the
directions, and I have washed it, as I
would a bit o porcelain, with th
softest, finest flannel I could buy. I
think the worst of all was when I I
didn't wash it at all for a while, be- !
cause some one said the hard water I
here in Xew York would cause .
wrinkles, so i wiped it oil with one
thing and another so long as I could
bear it, when my husband suggested !
that I just try keeping plain clean for
a while, and do you know, I haven't
bad a particle of trouble since. X. Y
Miss Boston I presume, of course,
yon are fond of horse-flesh?
Miss Bluegrass (coolly) Well, real
ly, don't you know, I never ate any.
Detroit Free Press.
IIqctt Bettor Than That.
Husband Great heavens, mv dear'
ycu don't mean to say j-ou havebought 1
m ifn fnt- m- r.,. 1. ;-..
-- w-0 - -v. ...j uu bUUUJ .
j si had teKMflcrataitb;-. I
" we-t-wwiniynot, my dear; (proud-
THE WOMAN OF FASHION.
Very Pretty Conceits
A Daintj Costume or Two for the Te-,
hatlD Bands and Bodes Fancy
Dresaes and the Prettiest of
"And then there came a pause" and
it has come to us now. We have set
tled the winter fashions, but are
scarcely ready to take up with the
spring. In the interim, we can but
turn our interest toward trimmings
and furbelows. The modistes are
vieing with each other in creating new
forms of skirt decoration; some of
tesqueness, while many more are
charming and pretty.
I noted the decoration pn the skirts
that walked along fashionable Fifth,
K EFFECT IX
avenue last sunaay mornmg. m onw
block I saw the following:
A fine, pale gray, with a double ar
rangement, one at the foot and one
around the center of the skirt, of three
tiny velvet ruffles of soft green; ashes-of-rose
silk with a fine black satin
stripe running through, and a dainty
trimming of broad black insertion put
on a few inches above the hem edged
top and bottom with a full rose silk
A most delicate fawn is worth de
scribing in detail. She looked very
FASCV DRESS EFFECT.
pretty as she stepped from her'carriage
to attend a select "Sunday afternoon."
The fawn was a very clear, light shade;
and its skirt had two rows of flat
ruffles of deep cream lace, tipped with
narrow satin bands in pale azure. The
hat was a broad, soft white, with a
blue plush crown, very flat, with great
white plumes at the side. A narrow
blue rim rested on the hair beneath,
half covered by white feather trim
ming. A short black velvet cape, jet
trimmed, formed a rich contrast with
the delicacy of the dress. "J
A black 'and velvet figure was very
charming. The black skirt had bands
of broad grosgrain ribbon, edged above
and below with a small roil of velvet
bengaiine- Pbe wore a bunch of vio-
WEAKNESS of MEN
Quickly, Thoroughly, Forever Cured
by a new perfected RMcntlQs method ihat caasot
rail Bales? tbe c- li beyond human sid. Yoct ri
Improved tkt first da- feci benefit everyday;
soon inotr joureU a .ns? arsons men ta body,
Eilsd and fceart. Draia. arrf loss?- ceded. Everr
obstacle to happy srrird lit" rcaaoved. rr
force, -will, energy, braia rower, when falUagcr
ltt. sre restored br ifcU lrwtrcent. All sciill sad
wex pcjtlor.4 of Uu ody czrzet aad slrcnsth-ea&1-
Vsp-inis of abcs aa excesses, reclaim
yonr rainhooa Gitercr from f 2l!y. orerworft,
rarly errors ill health, r-aia ocr visor' Doal
despair, era If In th Ui-tccs. Don't he Cis
fiearteoed If qatcia itave robed 3 on. Vet zs
saowrrou tint medical science; sad bci hocor
fct!:.2!,: hc rn fcaai in baad. Xiiut for oar
t Tw esPtanaK &ri prcofi. &et scslfX.
ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N.Y.
M SissssHisai Ik
:Wr VUt 'f-Jp plFV-
lets on her fur caps, tied "with a mass'
of narrow purple ribbons.
A black skirt had no trimming in the
back, and none just in front; but at
the side of each front were three nar
row satin rolls, put on in a semi-circle.
and finished at each end with a small
In spite of the fact that the ruffles
are so old, one sees them, extremely
narrow, "on many a skirt, put on very
A very dainty arrangement for an
afternoon at-home gown is a series of
lace tabs, arranged about the skirt.
The tabs are three or four inches
wide at the hips, and gradually nar
row into a point at the bottom of the
skirt. Three tiny satin folds put en
in semi-circles, in points, or in s bor
der that resembles the Greek some
what, except that it is very much freer
and larger in design, are seen very
often. These are very simple and girl
ish, and harmonize well with the plain,
full black skirts.
The .double ruffle, or ruche, caught
down through the middle with'n" band
of fur or other trimming, is also used
considerably, but should be placed at
the very bottom of tho skirt.
An exquisite visiting dress, seen at
a tea the other afternoon, was of heavy
white cloth. The overskirt fell over a tested before mounting on the Sans
sham skirt, the bottom of which was pareil three years ago the shot tore its
edged with deep maroon velvet. The i Way through specially manufactured
overskirt fell in points, and was edged ' steel armor twenty inches thick, and
with marten sable. The bodice fitted I yet the armor belt of tho Victoria
without a visible wrinkle or a visible ! ranged from sixteen to eighteen inches
seam, hooking at the side. Just across in thickness only. In addition to the
the bust was laid a band of the maJ I twenty inches thickness of steel the
roon velvet, curving upward at the ' fchot went through eight inches of iron
bottom, ana ecigeu witn tno sable.
Full hip pieces of the velvet were
added, and epaulets, in deep points,
were likewise of the maroon sable
edged. Fancy dress is at presont in high fa
vor. A very successful affair given
last week displayed a number of quaint
costumes. One young girl represent-
ing a butterfly wore a short, full skirt ,
of yellow gauze. From each hip, full-1
ing down the sides, are bright points,
butterfly-wing shape, embroidered in
fantastic and numerous shades. Small
butterflies are appliqued for a border
about the bottom of tho skirt. The
bodice bretclles are embroidered like
the wings of the skirt and fall in sharp
points over the belt. Two high wings
stand upon each shoulder, and ono
butterfly is laid in the center of the
bust. The waist is cut low and a neck
lace encircles the throat. Even the
tiny slippers have saucy butterflies
perched at their tips, and three of them
hold high carnival among her curls.
A particularly sweet young damsel
speaking literally called herself Miss
Comfit. She was overrun with the lit
tle confections. Her skirt, consisting
i jf five short and very full ruffles, were
asd a::ss comfit.
."mbrofdered with them in every con
ceivable bright shade, and from one
hip fell a cornucopia, with which the
wealth of confections embroidered be
low seemed to fall. A chemisette of
white tulle, similarly embroidered,
was added above an embroidered cor
sage of black velvet. The arms were
covered with long black gloves; and
there were no sleeves beyond three
tulle ruffles around the arm-holes. She
carried a trumpet in each land, from
which she freely gave of her sweetened
rabstaiicc. Five small cornucopias
were arranged about her head in fan
Eva. A. SCHC3SEX-
lie Fonnd " Bard Thnr
Bustler Hello, Hustler! liow you
Hustler Making money hand over
Sst. Can't half fill orders.
"You don't say! What yon selling?"
"I am agent for a gat-which can't
be lifted oil the hinges, and I've got
two college towns ia roy district-
GoodXews. - - w
temEAT GUNS OF GREAT NAVIES.
Costly TTeapons That Can lie Fired OalT
Two of the mammoth 110-ton gtms,
npon which the British admiralty has
so proudly commented as the "modern.
; naval artillery," and which cost about
5100,000 each, went down into seventy
fathoms of water with the battleship
Victoria, and in connection with this,
fact there must have been awakened
among readers as to whether such(
heavy war weapons, heavier than any
yet made for the United States navy,
and heavier than will probably be
built, are a wise addition to a modern
And yet this big gun is not a new
thing, as it practically dates back
twelve years. About forty of these
big guns have been built, and some of.
them were sent to Italy. It is easy to
comprehend among navy officers that
6uch guns are an expensive luxury, not
only in the actual cost of the gun and
its ammunition, but also in the size of
the ships required to carry them. But
what will be of most interest to lay
people is the quantity and cost of am- j of fodder prevented the summer mili
munition and the life of the gun itself. tarv maneuvers there. He resents the
The best ordnance experts calculate
the life of the 110-ton gun to be seven- .
ty-five rounds with full charges. The j
110-ton gun, and. indeed, all large j
guns, are fired with slow burning cocoa
powder, the name cocoa being derived '
from tho brown color of the powder.
It is shaped in hexagonal prisms, this
being the most convenient form of
packing, and 10,000 of these prisms aro j
needed to make a full charge for this
monster gun. r.acn prism is pierceu
with a hole in the center to give ready
access to the flame and insure an equa
For nearly all naval guns the powdet
charge is made up of four cartridges,
but owing to the extraordinary weight
of the 110-ton gun charges (9GG pounds)
it is divided into eight cartridges, each
weighing l'JO pounds. To load the gun
it is necessary to bring it to its extreme
elevation that is, the muzzle is point
ed upward as far as it can be on tho
mouth, and these operations follow: 1,
unlock and unscrew the breech block;
2, withdraw the breech block; .1, trav- i
erse breech block to one side: 4, place
the loading tray in the gun; 5, swab
out the gun; G, ram home, or put into
place, the projectile; 7, place the first
half charge; 8, place and ram home tho i
second half charge; 9, withdraw the
loading tray; 10, replace the breech
screw; 11, screw up and lock the breech
The gun is then ready to be sighted
bj- the captain of the turret from his
conning tower. It is fired by electricity, j
The gun can be loaded and fired within .
two and a half minutes. The projectile
used in the gun when ships or forts
! are attacked weighs 1,S00 pounds, or
nearly 'J00 pounds less than a ton, and
it leaves the muzzle with a velocity of
2, 10."i feet a second and has a destructive
! onorrrv poual to 55.305 foot tons. When
fastened in a heavy wrought-iron
frame, twenty feet of oak balks, six
feet of granite blocks, eleven feet of
concrete, and six feet of brick. In i
other words, it went through forty
four and one-third feet of wall unique
in history for combinations of width
and variety and strength of materials. J
The cost of one firing of the gnn was
$400 for the powder aud SG00 for tho
projectile and fuses, and after seventy
five rounds there would be the cost of
the gun to add namely, 5100,000.
In firing the gun against a body of
men or a flotilla of boats it is intended
to use shrapnel, a drum-like C3lindcr
of steel, inclosing 2,:'.00 four-ounce bul
lets. As soon as the shrapnel bursts
the bullets go flying on, the spinning
of the shell caused b3 the rifled grooves
of tho gun spreading them out over a
large area. When a shell is used it is
charged with powder, which causes it
to explode and scatter its pieces with
great destruction. Washington Star.
lleautT In Snakes.
"Snakes and lizards are not such ug
I3' creatures as the3' are painted by our
superstitions." declares keeper Thomp
son of the reptile house at the "Zoo."
"I find them quite charming, but the
majority of the people are too preju
diced to admire their beauties the re
sult of the original cuix;, 1 suppose.
Take this little red-breasted lizzard,
for instance. He is as pretty in his
own way as Cock Robin. His belly is
all afire with a beautiful crimson. He
is the only one I know of in any of the
'Zoos,' and he is a beauty among liz
ards. "One does not wonder that such a
little coxcomb should dine on roses. In
contrast to his dainty- appetite is that
of this king snake, next door to him.
The king snake has a noble name, but
she's a rank cannibal. She does nothc?1
itate to eat her own eggs. Perhaps she
lays them for that very purpose or
maybe she wishes to prevent her chil
dren frow growing up in bondage."
Headier In lied.
After all the screeds against the hab
it of reading in bed, it is interesting to
hear the other Aide of tbe subject from
a woman who has had mzay years of
practice in it. fehe declares that, far
from seeing any baleful effects, she is
quite sure tlxat it Is of assistance to her
in getting to sleep. She blongs to a
family who have alL and always, suf
fered from insomnia, although leading
active, out-of-door lives, absolutely
free from care. She tried all sorts of
remedies for this disorder in vain, and
at length, in despair, lighted her lamp,
drew it up by her bed, and began to
read. Fhe found that, so long a she
did not take np an entrancing book,
he soon became sleepy, and could rest.
Now she keeps on hand soim? pleasant
history, or book of travels, or biogra
phy ncTeran exciting tUry and irxin
lulled and soothed by n few pages. X.
The famous V Saciwy wrote a
folio vlurae coapesed of panegyrics
of pertOBX wrfcose name wis Andrew,
'oecaus thaj was hu aa na.tae-
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PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
William Walter Phelps will not be
come an editor. He L content to re
main in the ranks of the fellows wno
know more about newspaper-makiuff
than the editors.
Emperor William of Germany in
ancered at Wurtemberg becauso lack
most remote intimation that he is not
the fodder of his country.
President David Starr Jordan, of tha
Stanford university, says that there i3
not the slightest evidence that sea ser
pents exist or ever did exist, and that
the stories of them are largely sub
jective and some of them not free from
the suspicion of alcoholic basis.
Joseph Jagellen, a postman at Lera-
I oer, Austria, is
direct descendant ol
tho. family that held the throne ot
Poland from the beginning of the four
teenth to the close of the sixteenth
century. He is what may be classed aa
a descendant in tho mail line.
Mr. and Mrs. William Morse, a
Taunton (.Mass.) couple, have just cele
brated their sixty-sixth wedding anni
versary. Mrs. Morse, in her eighty
fourth year, is doing her -own house
work, and her husband, who is ninety
two years old, is still bright and alert.
Countess Matilda Schmetton and
her daughter, Mine. Desire von
Gyerlyanfly. members of an old noblo
Bavarian family, havo been forced tn
leave Vienna, as the police are in
search of them. Charges of theft havo
been brought against them by a num
ber of wealthy people.
Charles Clement, of Rutland. Vt,,
was only eighty-six when ho died tho
other day, but he had taken part in
one of the most thrilling scenes in his
country's history. He was one of the
twenty-five men who defended Love
jo3's printing office in Alton, 11L, dur
ing the Owen Lovcjoy riot.
j James Crapsey. bom in January,
I 1794, was the first man who settled at
' Edgerton, Wis., and since that time up
j to this day he has been at work at tha
j railroad station in one capacity or un
I other. Now he is baggageman anil
local freight man, and an active as any
of the boys about the station.
Sarah Bernhardt was a dressmak
er's apprentice. Adelaide Iseilson be
gan life as a child's nurse. Miss Brad
don, the novelist, was a utility actress
in the provinces. Charlotte Cushman
was the daughter of poor parents, anil
the best contralto thiscbuntry ever had
up to a dozen years ago was a washer
woman's daughter up in Maine.
The duke of Galiiera, who was to
Italy in one respect what Count Tolstoi
is to Russia, died lately. His grace re
fused to ut.o his title, insisted upon b
ing addressed as Mr. Ferrari, and
earned his own living as a teacher of
mathematics. Tho immense fortune ha
inherited he has bequeathed to his m
tive Genoa for charitable purposes."
Pastor Ivneipp, the famous discoT
crcrof the '"barefoot, cure' who was
recently appointed chamberlain by tha
pope, cared little for the honor. Un
did not even take the trouble to open
thelettor announcing the appointment
and first learned of the honor conferred!
upon him liy the arrival of a deputa
tion at tho Wocrishofen cloister to con
gratulate him. He declined to be ad
dressed, however, as "monslgnor." Itj
was with difficulty that he was per-
puaded to leave hi retreat to go to
Home to thank the pope.
I7f If yon loved me would yon m&H
ry me while I am poor?
She You do me injustice, I Iitta
you too much to have your preciou
health risked by my cooking. Wait
until you can allord to krep servants.
Children Cry for
1 '1 Million L
S Jte J'letideat.
V.. II I.trii.Kto.
State National Bank.
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f iJinjuc. L. D. bklrittr, Jxce.L. Lctub&Ml,
John DaTjdgon, I'oinecr Luinberrnea
of bedgvuek County.
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