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IIOW THEY CREMATE
Orthodox Hindoos Burn Their Dead
in the Open Air.
jptrmBge d Sanitary Mode of DUpotln
of Bodies Which Has Been la
Tojao in India for Thoujauda
Although xve are beginning- to believe
jmore and more every year in crema
Jtion, and think ourselves accordingly
advanced, the Hindoos have practiced
jit for thousands of years. The funeral
pile of a rajah sometimes costs lacs ol
rupees; a Hindoo body is sometimes
burned when three rupees cover the
entire expenses. The rich Hindoo may
be somewhat exclusive. The Hindoo
masses do everything- simply and open
ly. They bathe out of doors, they
pray out of doors, they cook out oi
doors, they die out of doors, and theii
bodies aro burned out of doorb. There
are tlirco burning ghats in Calcutta.
A writer to the Pall Mall Budget
tells very entertainingly oi a visit she
made to ono of the cheapest and mosi
jrimitivo of these three.
Just as she entered into the inclosure
where a burning ghat was in full opera
tion, there was a crack a sharp retort
like a pistol. The heat had jusl
broken through a dead man's skulL
It was the last human part to protest
against the extinguishment of death.
The funeral pile of a poor Hindoo
looks like an ordinary kitchen j'aril
woodpile. But if you go up close to it,
you discover something very like q
human form a glowing, charred masSj
distinguished from every other shape,
aniraato or inanimate. For the IIin
doos literally purify ?ieir dead by fire,
The body is burned until absolutely
nothing remains but a handfulof ashei
ashes wholly free from any unclean
or poisonous matter. As the writei
was closely observing the glowing pile,
a new body was brought in and the
Two coolies carried the body upon 8
rude litter, woven from coarse grasses,
and held together by outlines oi
bamboo. Two of the dead man'l
brothers followed, chatting pleasantly(
Four stout sticks of wood were driver,
upright into the ground, at the corner
of an imaginary parallelogram abouf
Bix feet by two. Between these foul
It "at" once occurs" to a disinterested
observer, one who is not a committee
of anything, that when a labor bureau
runs up against an intelligence office,
each, as a writer in the New York Re
corder says, in a condition of ferment
ing animation or animated fermenta
tion, that the natural consequence
Vvould be that the wants of one would
be fitted to the wants of the other.
Such is, however, rarely the case.
Adaptability is not one of the quali
ties roaming at large, even in a season
of want and privation like the present
one. The advertisements of "help
wanted" rarely fit those in the column
marked "employment wanted." It is
the privilege of capital to expect to bo
Bought by labor. The labor that seeks
diligently stands a chance of becom
ing capital itself later on. The prin
ciple holds. The successful merchant
watches the market and adjusts him
belf and his ideas to it. Mohammed is
great, but the mountain is greater.
THE TOWERS OF SILENCE.
WICHITA WHOLESALE & MAHDFACTORING HOUSES.
A HINDOO BURNING GHAT
posts wcro loosely laid sticks of dry
cheap wood. "When the pilo was a lib
tie more than three feet high the bodj
was laid upon it. A dirty piece ol
crash, of the quality the coolies weai
about their loins, partly wrapped th
dead. Ono of the brothers stepped up
and poured about four ounces of oil
over the body. This insured a quickci
cremation, but was something of a
luxury, and not a universal practice.
Tho oil must have cost about three pice.
The other brother paid the coolies, who
shouldered the light empty litter, and
marched gayly out.
More wood was piled upon tho dead.
A thin stick was lighted at tho othei
funeral pile, which was now flaming
finely, tho second pilo was lighted,
end tho cremation of the newcomei
was begun. The two brothers ap
pearcd very interested in the igniting,
and decidedly pleased when it was ac
complished. They squatted down upon
tho ground, just so far from the pile
that they might feel that their scant,
filthy garments wcro fairly bafe from
the sparks, but near enough to watch
all the changing jihases of the crema
tion, and to see easily when itwascon
They untied a dirty rag from about n
Binall bundle ono of them had brought
with them. They took out a small
earthen bowl. It was clean and shin
ing, and so was tho brass chattce each
lifted "from his filthy turbancd head.
The chattees held wator. Tho bow
held Gurry and rice. They fell to eat
ing with great gusto. And, pray, why
not? They v ere eating to live. Their
brother was burning to live to live in
lindoo paradise. From tho Hindoo
point of view this stato was far more
The cremation which was in full
blast when tho writer arrived was
finally completed. Two distinct kinds
Df ashes wcro left. The human ashes
woro carefully gathered into an old
chattce. The authorities do not allow
thoso a&hes to be thrown into the
river, and they are never thrown, there
In the presenco of Europeans. The
ashes of tho wood were swept swiftly
away. Tho bits of wood not quito
burned were frugally collected to ba
utilized in tho next pile.
BOTH DEMAND AND SUPPLY."
But Unfortunately the Demand Was Xot
for tho Ihinp Supplied.
Two little women ran up against
each other enthusiastically the other
day on a street corner, and, the greet
ing over, tho following conversation
took place all in the same breath:
"You're, the very one I wanted to
"And you're the very one I wanted to
"Do you know of a house where a
iovelj voman and her daughter could
be employed as janitress?"'
"Xo I don't but do you know of
an intelligent girl who would go to a
literary woman to read to her and dust
around a little every day?"
"b but do you know of a place in
the country where a good girl could
work for her board?"
"p haven't the least idea but do
you know of a" Here, as they each
had paused for breath, the absurdity
of the situation struck them and they
fell against each other and roared
mildly, as any jolly, light-hearted re
lief committee might be expected to
do, and, after buzzincr briefiv. each
bped on about her speciaLerrand not inj
ihe hjabt discouraged.. ,
He-Toltlnc Method, of the Parsees of IMs
;posInr of their Dead.
The Parsees will not burn or bury
their dead, because they consider a
dead body impure, and they will not
6ufier themselves to defile any of the
elements. They therefore expose
their corpses to vultures, a method re
volting, perhaps, to tho imagination,
but one which commends itself to all
those who are acquainted therewith.
And, after all, one sees nothing but
the quiet, white-robed procession
(white is mourning among the Par
sees) following the bier to the tower
of silence. At the entrance they look
their last on the dead, and the corpse
bearers a caste of such carry it
Within the precincts and lay it down,
to be finally disposed of by tho vul
tures which crowd the tower. Mean
While and for three days after the
priests say constant prayers for the
departed, for his soul is supposed not
to leave the world till tho fourth day
after death. On the fourth day there
Is the Utbanna ceremony, when large
sums of money are given away in mem
ory of the departed. Tho liturgy in
uso is a series of funeral sermons by
Zoroaster. Of superstitious tho Par
Bees havo had more than the retain.
Connected with burial is the popular
conception as to the efficacy of a dog's
gaze after death. Dogs are sacred and
supposed to guide the souls of the dead
to Heaven and to ward off evil spirits;
hence it Is customary to lead a dog in
to the chamber of death, that he may
look at the corpse before it is carried
'.o the tower.
HEAP HOT ROPE.
The Houses given below are represenative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for ready reference for the
South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direct with names given.
Garden, Farm and Meld
Onion sets, potatoes and sweet pota
toes; plants in season. Send for mail or
der price list. ROSS BROS,
52 tf 316 E. Douglas, Wichita Kas,
EUTTjER, & GTJALEY,
Miimiictiircvs of and Jobbers in
Piecr and Stamped Tin "Wave.
251 North Main .street.
1. H' BUTLElt.Mauager.
GEO. H. LLOYD & CO.,
T II OLESALE
HARNESS and SADDLERY
Saddlerv Hardware, Whtprf, Leather. Harness-makers Tools, Etc. Special
attention given mail orders. 401 E- Douglas Ave . Wichita.
TELEPHONE NO. 272.
E. BAXER & CO.,
904 and 906 E. Douglas,
Offer tho lollowing prices for Poultry
and Produce deliveied here:
Dorr Some Indians Were Surprised by
A party of Papago Indians wandered
Into Tucson, A. T., one day last sum
mer, hatless and shoeless, and loafed
around in approved Indian fashion. A
couple, of them were indolently watch
ing the stringing of tho electric light
tvires near the post office, when one of
the ropes by which they are haulod
taut broke, tho end of the wire flying
back, and, crossing other wires, le
Beived a mild charge of electricity.
One of the braves started to cross the
street, and, reaching the innocent
looking copper wire, happened to
place one bare foot on it. lie gave a
quick hop, without uttering a sound,.
Itnd carefully examined his sole. Ho
then daintily touched tho wire agnin
with his toe, and immediately gave
another jump. By this time his com
panion had joined him, and, upon in
flation, put his foot squarely upon
the wire, and in turn gave an active
leap in the air. Both then suddenly
recollected themselves. Gazing at tho
number of spectators Yno were evi
lently enjoying tho performance, they
juickly walked away to talk over the
nj'stery in tho seclusion of their camp.
TuikcvIIen - Cell)
Tmkty Toin - Fc lb
bluing and Hens - :cli
DucUfc.iut ... u.lb
lux, olil - - lOceick
Cox. joiing - - 15ceuch
Jlutttr, choice roll 12 aaiUlc
Kegs w ltli La-es lie doz
tgps without, t.a'-es - K'cdoz
Hides, No. 1 - . 2UUi
nidts, No. J - - Use lb
102 12 Douglas Avenue,
lVJcbila, Kan. Telephone Couuectlou
C. H. RECKMEYBR,
TYhob balc3Ianufacturer of
SADDLES and HARNESS.
And Jobbers in Saddlery Hardware. 121 East Douglas Ave.
LOOK AT OUR PRICES ON COAL
DELI Villi El IX TOX LOTS.
Weir City, very best quality $ 4.00 Ouita, well screened 7.50
Colorado Anthracite 9.75 Penn AuthmcUe.Cross Creek Le-
"H eights and qualitv guaranteed. How do these prices strike vou?
KA3TSAS AXD TEXAS COAL CO.,
Telephone 110, Jig Xorth Market St.
WEIR CITY AND WESTERN COAL CO
Jliners of Genuine Weir City Coal. Xo. 7 Shaft.
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF HARD AND SOFT COALS.
ulr City, per Jon delivered
Omzo City bhafu pe ton. tleltvttrvU
Prices as low as the lowest on all other kinds of coal.
Office and Yards 119 N. Water st
. . . 0J
FIXTSTG UP A BIT.
Nothing looks light if the Mantels and Fire-places are out
of Harmony. Our line of Wood Mantels is the finest, most
aiied in the country. Come and see them.
Artistic Tiling a Specialty.
143 N. Water St. Telephone 29.
O. B. STOCKER & CO,
WALL PAPER AXD GYPSTXE ARTISTS.
Oils, Paints, Varnishes, Gjpsine, Wall Paper, and Picture Frame Mouldings,
and a general line of painters supplies, can bb bought at bottom piices at our
store, 312 East Douglas.
We are the Wall Paper and Gypsine Artists of the city.
Get our prices on you work.
GAttRETT & KIXCAIB.
Jlaiiufattiutr and Jobber
Specialtj of Hand-mado Harness. Correspond
ence solicited. Will bell on time or allow cash
discount. 127 W. Douglas. Wichita.
WM. F. SMITH,
Books and Stationery,
Alburns, Bibles, Gold Pens
Blank Books and
114 X. Main bt. Wichita, Ks.
Those thinking of buying Furniture either on the cash or easy
payment plan, will find a complete line of new and second hand
goods to select from at the Popular Priced Double Store of
W. F. SCHELL,
SOSEIIY-MAS XXV HORTICULTURIST
All Kinds of Nursery Stock for sale. General
Agent lor the Hart Pioneer Nurseries,
JT. SCOTT. KAXSAS.
Orders solicited. 700 ncros In Nursery Stock. Ottr p
cinlty: Flrst-CIa3s Stock true to name, nt reasonable price.
1 SSwCs&o IT'Pmi
cwy rLf 'f. --rr--- -. -fc tn ""-. -- 5 k? Jai ti Ty-
PEClj&KTJEniZQlljGlVErtl I A IL
WICHITA STEAM LAUNDRY
Bath Rooms and Towel Supply, Best in flic City.
Garst, Fraser & Garst, 117-119-121 W, First St
L'solcsg Expenditures for the Military.
The world supports nine million men
!n its standing- armies and standing
navies. A statistician computes that
the money spent on these in excess of
n'liat is needed to provide them with
the necessaries of life would prov ido
trith such necessaries half of the men
aow out of emplo3ment. lie empha
nes the fact that the world's men
inilitant receive fair pay in addition to
Jheir support and that the working
men who manufacture the arms and
nunition of war receive high wages.
V liolenle A. KetallDe.ilers In
Yards and Office G17 East Douglas
Avenue. Telephone So. 285.
a., m:. carr,
(Successor to Glass & Co.)
from $40 to $123. JPull line medium grades and Cycling accessories. Diffi
cult repairing and repairs of all kiudu. 253 3T. Alain, Wichita.
ARKANSAS VALLEY FEME CO.
Wire and Picket Fence,
Poultry Setting, Etc, Etc,
Write for terms to Dealers
109 Wichita fit, Wichita. Kas.
FISH and OYSTERS.
Emits, Prodnce, Flour,
Wholesale and Itetall.
City 3ellei lea tree. Special attention to nippers
and paity older-. K0 X Jli.rketSt. lelephoua Its.
11. II. CORNPOJITII.
ranch House Deaei, Lolo ; Corpus Chrlstl, Tex
Jlurcjuette, 3Iich. Vt
The following ingenious mode of
Irossing a river was once displayed by
i Kaffir, who had for some time stood
vatching the vain attempts of a party
f soldiers to cross the stream at a time
,vhen to ford it was attended by con
(iderablo danger. After smiling at
Iheir efforts with that sardonic cxpres
)ion remarkable among these savages,
o quietly raised a heavy stone, placed
It on his head and then walked with
perfect ease through the torrent to the
Lies About Giant.
There has been no subject concern,
ing which more lies have been told
than about giants. Until it was found
that modern men could not be squeezed
into the armor at the Tower of London
it was taken for granted that we had
degenerated in size. This is not only
not the case, but in the matter of
giants we have the advantage of our
predecessors. The Emperor Maximil
ian, indeed, was said to haye bem
eight and one-half feet high, but an
cient mensuration, especially in tha
case of an emperor, i not to be trusted;
indeed, from its not having him mado
taller, it i certain that there was no
one else nearl- so tall. Orestes, it is
lruc, we are told, was ten feet long,
after death: but he was not thought sa
highly of when alive: we may easily
take eight feet as his ultimatum. 2s ow,
Chang was eight feet, and there are
vo giants nt present going about in
usrlish caravans who exceed that alti
tude. 2. Y. Sun.
A. T. BENBOW,
Alinufacturcr and Dc.l'er in the
Benbow Self Heating Washer,
lieuhow Bed Springs uml
All Good Clothes Wringers.
All Mnds of repairing m ids and Tor sale.
Write for pi lets and free catalogues.
009 E. Douglas, next to Carey Hotel-
VICTOR BICYCLES for 1894.
If you are thinking of buying a wheel, call and examine our
'9i Victor, before purchasing. It in the best wheel on the market
for the money.
WICHITA NOVELTY WORKS,
152 N. Market st. I. 3ST. STAGE, Prop.
HTJSE, CHAEMM, LTIM & CO,
Queensware, Glassware, Lamps, Cutlery,
220 jNt. Main St. Wichita.
We are the exclusive Agents for thcJfollaw
Genuine McAlofcr, Lump ami Xut; tTenng l.intl. Xut and Stack;
Denning Lump, equal to Canon Citg, only .fti.OO per ton delivered.
We also have in stock Weir City, Fleming, Osage, Black Diamond, Canon
City and Ouita, and Fennsvlvania Anthracite Our prices aro as low as tho lowest
Office and Yard, 541 West Douglas. ----- Telephone 102.
CENTRAL COAL AND COKE COMPANY.
Successor of KEITH & PERRY COAL CO.
MI2JESS AND DEALERS JT ALL KFSDS OF COAL
A1STD JIA3UEACITJIERS OK COKE
LUMBER, RAILWAY TIES. TIMBERS, ETC
KEITH & PERRY BL'D'G.
Kausus City, Mo.
31G EAST DOUGLAS AVE.
COAL! The Malvern Smokeless.
Price dt-!lTTPd: I.nmp for Heater and Op-n Ornto . J3 rtl rr to
l'rlccsil.lUereU: Prej red for fin5 lSurupr . . o i pr Uia
Ouiia. Vtiitnil Vo 1 ...
Hi ic. I'ejrl, MM by thin Ilrm only, the i.. ntll coat
ld ... ... ..
n G. Wit r my. bestrn.d
Nullra OulU . . 5 JO
We tnnrantcB 2.000 pounds for a ton.
WICHITA COAL CO.
OfBce and Yard". SI'S K Donjlav Phon"i3. r. COKV. J!iijrT.
AYLESBUEY MEBCANTILE CO
Nos. 138-140 N. Fourth Ave.
Whoiesale - Grocers.
Jobbers of Teas, Cigaes axd Spices
Sole A cents lor Alvarado, and Fi'saretta Cigars.
Blakeman Bros. & Co.,
"Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
FttESII FISH AM OYSTERS,
Fishermen's Supplies of all kinds,
seins, hoop nets, tiamuiel nets, twine,
hooks, lines, etc.
Fresh Fish and Oysters a specialty.
502 E. Douglas, Telephone, 27.
CHAS. P. iMTJEHLEE,
"Wholesale and Retail
Dealer iu cut flowers, house and beddiug J
plants; rosei and geraniums, a specialty.
Orders for parties, weddings and fuuer
als proniutly filled. Telephone 2S4.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GROCERY CO.,
OFFICE ATfD WAREHOUSE 213 TO 223 SOUTH MARKET STREET.
Kep eveithlnj; m Hie jriocery line, hlimv ciiHfs, hcnlea nml rmc"Ms Jlxtnrep.
alto hole piopi letoiti of tho "Piper Ileidsick," "LI Concurado'' am! "La
Tnnocecia" brands f Clears. d3
LEHMANN--H1GGINSON GROCER CO.,
203 AND 203 N. "WATER STREET.
Sole icrnl" for the C il mted .li' CotFe the I eat pacLapc cofTe in the marges
R. M. 31 AX WELL, K, L. McCLURK
Maxwell fe McChxre..
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF NOTIONS, AND FURNISHING GOODS.
237 AND 239 SOUTH MAIN STREET. WICHITA, KANSAS
L, CL JA.CKSOZST,
DISTRICT AJEKT FOR
SANTA FE COALS,
AND JOBBER. OF BUILDING MATEKIALS
ii2 S. 4th Ave. Wichita, Kan.
FAMES 1IACHI5E WORKS
Builds and Repairs
ENGINES, BOILERS and MACHINERY
A F. Washington Ave Wichita
TT. II. CULP & CO.
Careful attention given to mail or tejepraph
orders for cut flowers, and floral d.jni5. Pric
es reasonable. Send for price lit cf Plants.
1 seeds, Bulbs, and Hani Mimbbery.
611 abash Auenus.
FARNUM & CO.
Royal Spice Mills and Spray Yeast Factory
Spray I3akicg Powder, and Eoyal Granulated Spices. Award
ed the State Contract
HALSTEAD MILLING CO
"SECOND TO NONE"
Rest Flonr in the State.
OTTO TV:EI?S, Ajrt. Cor. 3d. & Fifth
Avenue, l'honi; 105. 07
Two to One on TTllHe.
"It's very puzzhnq-,"' said a worried
looking- woman to one of her neighbors.
"What is that?''
"I can't tell whether Willie is corrupting-
the parrot or whether the par
rot is corrupting Willie." Texas Sift
When Baby rras sick, we pare her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
"Whea sha becaae 3Ilss, she cluns to Castona.
wtsa she had Children, she cave them Castcria
iThe Warren Chemical Co
Jlsnnfacturer lad .TcTjfceTsof
Spices and HaTOiing Extracts
"Writs ic: Descriptive Price List Tzt e
OOceaad Basiae-sST-SCUS. MArKesSi. Tel. 1H.
WICHITA, - KAaAb
Tlie Western Wheeled Scraper
Co., of Aurora. Ills..
With the new of metinc the demands forir
riatins tool have e5tablihed an aseney ith
the Wichita Implement Co. lii West Donsla
Ave., vliere a line of their celebrated pocK
can be seen. Parties, interested pleare call
and examine. Correspondence solicited.
J. A. BISHOP.
WbolMiie end fUta'.I
Paints. Oils, Glass. Wall Paper
The permanent GIPSINE Wall finish
always in stock. "Write for prices.
l.W X 2lurL& St., Wichita, Ka
THE C. E. POTTS DRUG CO.
(J'ormeily Clinrlei '. mt(t .1 Co.. ritirlmintl O.t
Goods hold nt '-t. I oiiIh ntirt KntiHM City IrJc".
:,3 : j d i:f t-riiilj JUaiu fctieM, - - - - "N irl Jia, Kansa
THE JOHNSTON & LAPJMER DRY GOODS CO..
Dry : Goods, .-Notions : and : Furnishing' : Goods.
CfijupIftM block In nil the Depnrtrr.fHi.
110, 121 &23NToiielaAre. Wirliila. KnusM.
".Vhole-ale Besier in and iliwifactnrr ol
SOLE LEATHER B001S A3D SHOES
,D GENERAL LINE OF 5UOE FINDING
"SVrite for Pric&s and Terms to Dealers.
Uj N.OK2H .MAIN 5T3EET. YflCEII A,
I. T. MAHTIX,
TVLoIesaJe and Reu.!t
Artisls Materials, J'jctnre?, Trames
i 'U J!rr rietfi t.i. -l. -c-a Ba.
1 Irt ccsl'tr French China f e- Jcoratiar.
FTcrrthlcc tn tee line of Artit Materials ; cj.
IxS er Chicago vrtcr4. 17w cElr eic.c.ire rt
McrelB r -uie. iiatl Order. FTnjpUTaa-3leJ
C faicue t irt. le epbona !
1.11 XOllTIT MA IX STREET
C. A. Rose-Florist
Dealer in all kinds oC J'latiti, Kulbs
and Ploruta bupplies.
Cut Flowers a Specialty.
All order promptly attended to.
jms& 42A.2U ITilSi- t. sk 33S.
WlCniTA BOTTLINCi AYOBKS
1 1 1 4 iwiit.,.ii.N irrr
Koltlers of Oincor .Ale. Chnvei
Cider, Sad&Wattr, Standard 'err
3'ood, also Gener&I lVeatm
Acevitilor m. .J.I einp'bL'xtr.i r.t!s.
Cor. Fiiat and Uacofcls - Wichita.
J. V. AISLES.
ferjfe Kepi in a Mass Dreg Sfere
1CS T.AfiT DOUGLAS AVB,
fTTCUITA. - VJT.
:-- EAGLE :-: COR1STICE x WORKS. x-
Zm EAST DOUGLAS AVBNL15.
raimfnctnrers of GalrnnizM Iron, und Cojip-r iornice; Tin,
CopjiT, Iron, and SJate Kooiin AVork done in any nirt ol tho
country. Estimate furnished on application. "
Phone u24. jss.a iAbwsLL & Kuoklky.
J. L. A U LEKS. A ISA T. ? WKKT. THATiK U. VT.S. LITIIIt
Wholesale iin Butter and Eggs
212-214 Honth Topeka Avenue.
IV i-r j jtT.xe "" Ka K
JACOB BOLD PACKING CO.
j POBE A3TD BEEF PACKEBa
'FIXE MEATS, LAJJDS AND SAUSAG
A J srtl Air Kvcrjlod?: Ti Jt- ilnxryltrmwi nor Sprei&Ufx the floral
t Iard is inciountrj. Iwtre 1 awtlr Lard, tli31wt I'apalar brand oa tu
iaar):-t. The 1U-&1 ?rr- rn Int-nlMli filittr.
Dentcl:c Apotheke." t irpow tmj Um nri rnii t r U UUn Clover, ud fnniatnn k'ottlnW.
Phn,U-S5 Uou-,ad a JU r'fn C-YJ x Jut 1 lor Family ue ia , 5. 10 s&d 10 im,ucU LaqurW Tin I'all, -!tli
- ,Wgw. AJa