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litttos of Advfertteibff.
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1 weiv iol oa-iitiir nci
to the abort- rattM for doublo-eoluma
J All advertisements will be charged
by the pqnnrc unless contract is made
Uy the month or year.
r ami onr-mt
rrk-., Bectilar Coaimnnl
VT i V niU Lndfie. No. 6,
A' A V Meets the first am
nnlcatlon ol VI-
and tbird BaUir-
3(vTt ol earn tnemm tisocioex. p.
All Brethren arc fraternally United.
of each month tt so'cloei, p. in,
j. ooven, w.;v.
w. . trrrunnn, enrr.
; every BsbbeUt ill 10:! a.
) p. m. flabbith school at
lteznlir prayer mtlne
tu. and 7:3
V.W p. m
i imraoay eveuine? i :" p. i "n
people's prayf meetinc every Sabbath
nt 0:45 u.w. Rev. J . W. Serous, ?ae
tor. nurnonirr niKWit. encnen kvto.
PrearhirtK on tbe first, tbird nnd
fourth Sabbaths nt 11 a m., and cypry
riubbath nt 7 p. tn. Prayer air;tlnic
tivry AVodneednv nt 7 p. m. Hnbbath
tehool overy Sabbath at 10 nm. Kav.
J. 0. Sbanlcs, 1'oHtor in charge,
Services overy recond Sabbath nt tba
51. E. Oburrli. nt 11 a. m. nnd 7 p. tu.
KoV. y'm. P. Havorlli. Pastor.
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Railroad Tlmo Tablea.
v.. 152, Tmm, St. Louis tnrt
Hannibal express 10:H p.m.
"J. 1W, Texno, Knaeaa nad
MlBiwuri expreBS..... 12:45 pra.
I 181, Hannibal, Gt. Louis
Jnd Tinas exprtws.j... -4:13 a. m.
C. IBS, MiBBouri, Kansas and
F. L. Dccann, Agent.
I rr. jicjs ft iujj FKAVcitco.
Bscnpor, cast...... 2:05p.tn.
' nRor, treat 1S:M p.m.
t- eiclit, cast'... 1:lfia.m.
eight, vest 0:00p.iri.
J 8HenKeraudfretRt,nr.... 1:15 p.m.
isuiigiir and frelstt, lv.... 2:10 p.m.
II. II. OTDKMIII, Agout.
i-J.,1). Curie, TjftVS aeover
J?oso m week.
JnU,ren. P. Itosstook charge
'ttic'flalta postoffice laat Tues
day. Tlo lMWtrioTra mado ti11 1o
atCJaynond & Co.'o I'ohruary iBt,
1803. ,' 17-3t
lew car load of Piorce Ciry
Floinnt Green's. It is tho best
h UiL market.
r. B. Y. Partner, of Fayette-
rk-, nfmy&4fir city on
"" tMHU j
I'Jfc-.-" Ill A '
sitr is acain itni
plsuuis to Vinita In
u Adams Express
WellB, or nddjOjW
w. p; oj
Toplin, Mo., if you
rj nrg"o, ormunjcal in-
anv kind. 17-tf
4tMbf,Bi)gineer of the A. & P.
,ilnad, J. E. Thomas, returned
sWk In e sTonrtivn-
mtmi-. of Sast It
J . .
ffll fl"w Bt..Ws yeaterdv, whoroho
Jnd len r neTcral da .
Mm. faNiasa Owea, of Table
tiuab, was in the oity last week,
vieiihM br son, R. L. Owen, one
& '.41 rt pf tke Omtnxiu.
--If ya wasil a fine nprigbt
jr Grand dqojire Piano ot Orgun,
miiHoH H . P. Owen, Jophi. Mo
CrwtaMtald. of .
'TPflJlu io, ice ua on
, aH'VoJ?rnner and his family
.1 wejjK mr wio nprings in
ey, for tho bouuflt of their
,. Thuy will return in about
?, anil Mis. John Bullot, of
ioro, passed Ui rough Vinita
yk y on theij way home from
n ui, where tliey had haon for
rKlllp In th lTiM
KsssiH ( . rv ir, .njiwjjid-.Urjics
HH) j '1 e -till i-e-elEkid
Vf ' u h'uiHelf antTi taSJi
Bu 'l! -C i.gtird soiling ti VP
IbbbbKI ' -. 1 Aucuiaii, ui j'uvi,
rK; j h i tbo'iiy jionuay u iiwo
HH i iv .1 lending the sUjekmijncet. ,
n (! Ho mado tho inK "
B4 t - pleasant call and, or oV,
HR I1 1 t il-Tibod.
HH'f " TvoirolghttrainBonthi.,.
bbbHV'1, t l. r.dlrod collided iHBtVal.
W.' ' y . bout 0 ..Mo.k, threo iI.V
HH.f . Aa, r,f In Mj A
H 1 ''lit tLars cre d t ..fl r'
nrKK 1.L matil'ii ( i; .tT
rm. i vy
P""--?! "A'. ' .. f.f.cernrnr. Tbo
-J. II. Wlmlnpr nnd Itjn. W.
B. Rbi'rt, of TitnsiriUp, lo , vecn
in the cilr tho firit nf Uif week
lwking titer their i-sittlo interests.
They left KiwKUy for Aottin, Ter
as, where they will remain for it
G. W. Oroen is hnrlng goods
Jttat the Mine its thntih there nev
er lied been a ( tt of nmRll pot in
our little city, for bo ktww the
etc is well quarantined dnd there
will be no more etws except in tho
houivo where tin eoso is, nml it is
hoped they will bo prolocUid.
Profe.or Knglith, 11. A. Irln
dlpivl of the Mnle PemlnOry at Tah
lequah, will ho prepared to give
leiDons in Music or Pruning,
French or German to tho boyn of
the WfJe Seminary duritii;tli com
ing retsion. Terms $21 for the
term or 5 n month, ctriotly in Ad
C. M. Keys, Esq., of the firm
ofC. M. Keys & Co., live etoek
commission merchants of East St.
Louis, IIli., was in evir littlo city
the first, of tho weok shaking hands
with our cattlemen. He also lent
ftfcelphiK hand to the Chikttain
to make aid house bettor Shown to
Wion in Chetopa, Kanaaa,
call nnd see that elegant stock of
jewelry kept by J. U. 4 (J. II.
Spangle, nnd are for sale at prices
that defy competition. The) have
a general stock of jewelry, vrftches,
clocks, nnd everything connected
with a first-class jewelry Ktore.
Tho 1. nner CinErr.VDJ office
being too " .all wo have nioved in
to tho largo and commodious room
forraorly occupied by Cprderny'a
Meat Market, two doors outh
mo 'irisco ilolol. AleairflcAT.taur
Jako Ketchel rendered tw valuable
assistance, for which wgfeturu our
The Western CotlaRO Organ is
tho 'Frisco Holol. Moas
the best. For variety in combina
tions, brilliancy, fctfcetness and
purity, and power it tone, and
unique designs oT cafes, it surpas
ses all others. It iff sold and war
ranted for fivo yearuJ in your houso,
by W. r. Owen, ofpoplin, Mo.
G. W. Groon' clerks never
have much timo fJr ret for thoy
aro either busy Belling rjoodo or
opening new onca, but, however, it
is natmii" more
ys find ho has wJialjK ymts
I n.l .. 1,3 linllu U ..,-'t r
edfihe ho can wel 1 aflhrd'to" B1
ehonp, for cash. Ho also ndver
tipeB and is libornl with all cntcr
prisot. Mr. V. II. Fletcher, agent of
the Missouri Pacific railway at this
place, has been removed to Oswe
go, Kantai, to act for the company
there. Mr. Fletcher is oneof the
boys who makos friends whorever
he goes, and we regret his depart
ure. You have our bot wishes
W. II. Mr. F. I Decker, who ia
tfjidj known here nnd likedibv all,
f Wl take his placStnUTwcf feel con-
Idcnt a bettcrjhusincsfl runn for
fheplnoe could nqaiilfelb
pointed. Wo exteridoqrj
ulations to bntb
Andy Royal, rcolored)
.ufc nu iysxaru:, i,nie,t near
Coody's BltilT, on tho Verdigm.,
last Wednesday evening. Ho had
hetn at one of his neighbor's with
hie family nnd on their way home
he wai'shot in the back by some
unknown person, and died in a
few niinuta. His wife was walk
ing just behind him and eays she
can't toll where tho shot camo
from mv -r 'kMbek.nd that
will M Ki ,'u cn day he unfold
od. OJy a cowardly daril w)uld
be guilty of euih an eutrago.
Variotta report havaCheen
made about emall-pox in Vlnlt.
o uao nearu lliai titer were
weirtja-eawe and evejjribodj wae
leaving. Th-truth in ehjtv$ one
i a-e of small j x nnl l.avo it well
i iirintined, nop. v ii"J . iy
no more far about coming to Vin
.ut tiiaii any other city. Wo don't
expect to lmvo any moro cases.
The case wo lmvo is reportod as
doing very well. Wo nre of tho
opinion thnt any town in 500 mlloa
of Vinita could not be found whoro
so near all the eitlioiii have had
the druaded disease as Vinita.
Should it spread wo will certainly
lot you know it in tlmo to stay
ArLittlo Rock special of tho
7th inst., enys: A tragedy occur
ffl 1.. 1 t
nu uruen arnitn.ii'.
money was distributed, and one of j
tho Buohee band received $2,000.
UDio man b good luck drove him
&y. 8nturd.iv ho received bis 1
Snturd.iy ho received his
Bnnday morning, before
r4tfliaUkjdiot two of his com-
uionmiJHlllWH'ii and Jno. Buck.
tin tiglQlayhVj.niov wo re
clttplng. VMIliI1'P wcro
aroused, and In atsJtjwiWft to cap
ture tho lunatic, Inn lionet was
moilally wounded. Tiu Indian
then took s'n lttr under a wu,d:i and
.defended hlr.i-.e'f vithfr- irms. It
."ini'iinpnp 1! tiiai r h i ,le
"ii1 ' i a t
d-v 'lvi'1 '
line tne i -
JtMt ace Caw' overcoats 1m fore
l!iiis' is tho i.l ten to buy any
tiling you need.
Sluwalt and Diamond Sewing
Machines at Cass'.
P. II. Ciw enn soil you tho
bos Sewing Mnthine.
Pecani. t W. C. Chanibcrlin1!!
by the bushel, peck or lesa.
Win. Sanders died on the 28rd
ult. at Wm. Nix's on Grand Wver,
Clem Roger was in the city
this week in attendance at the stock
The public pehooli in Vinita
will commence ono week from next
W. C. Chamhcrlin will sell
you more gro erics for S1O.C0 than
any man. Call and see him.
Gov. Pawnah-no-pasheo, of
tho Osage Kation, died on the KHh
ult. IIo waH flic.it iy beloved.
L. II. Robert, H. M. of the
Indian Jowrnal, wh in the ct' r
m , , ' iL.
Tutsday iwd reports everything
JUSriahinz at Musknaee
L. P. Ispbcll was appontefl as
detective for the Htock ao. iati..n
and to scout the I'nmtrv and to
makoany arrest he ni. ieen jru
' 'nt, wc ft el court. lent n 1 't .cr nj.m
for the portion could not hnre been
"Doctor," said one ofVinitn's
young men to Dr. Bagby, tho oth
er evening, "Don't you think I had
better tnko o bath?" "Yob," ro
plied tho Doctor, "you but you
had." "Well, thafa what I
thought," replied tho young man.
-W. C. Chnmborlin still holds
tho fort nnd buvs hvo prairie
chickens by tho hundreds, ami he
till wants more. Now is tho time
to trap prairie chickens nnd bring
them to him and gel doublo price
for them. Ho wants ono thousand
birds within the next two weeks.
Read this and rcfioct. You
can get a good meal at the Rail
Road Lunch Stand for twenty five
cents, much cheaper than bringing
noold lunch With you when you
oomo to town, or doing without
yocr dinner nico pics, enkes, sand
wiches, just bakod hot coffee, can
ned good., cigars and tobacco.
Turkey aud ducks whon thoy can
be olIiKuaou. -
-- tor, a WU.hlood wid-
7 1feSjf-B, On)vh-
"ftall her moons. jiUhtdW
posal of the nliiictedBmall pox pu
'ionta on Bird Creek, losing all her
goods and Uvo niefnbtffls ofhor fam
ily thereby. Tho Council can ncv
er replace tills latter loss hut it can
icpay her the goods used which it
ought to do an generously as oho
Tho Febuary number of Domor
est's Monthly Magaiino proves
that this cxcollonl publication is
steadily progressing. The present
insuo is Uhually varied and attract
ive, many of the pcoms and probe
articles having especial reference
to the season of St. Valentine.
fJTjie arti lea most worthy of note
ro "rropoMiis ot Marriage," "A
iy jik io mo uoinv oi ram xinyno,
rl.. . . .1 ... it rr-.i r
IIov we. Lived in New York,"
'Society at the
rcuwHSLirv irnf.ii iarM;nnB i
"Arti8tip''ll5roiWoi &tl. Tj10
loung Hero of Faih8ii.",nu4
department of fiction is euppliod
by severnl hhort stories, and the
continuation of Mrs. Alexander's
admirable serial, "Tho Admiral's
Ward." Tho "Poets' Comer" is
Ubually wall filhd, many of the
pueuit being v t ry ineriloroue.
"CurreOtVojMc ' aro discussed in
a forcible aud pleasant style, and
every department eaMUliM much
tat will WooHI Uofe
isoly niusCrtJtiL the frooU
Ispiece being a suparb Oil picture
of Love, which U a Cue work ol
art that will find manv admirer
The regular mocting of tho Cher
okee Stockmen's AiEQciuUon was
held in Vinita on tho 5th inst.
The meeting was ealled to order by
tho President, .Ins. Hall. A ft or a
few speeches by monibers of the
honorablo body, it was thought
bent, on account of members who
wore oxpectud to be present, to
postpono tho business until tho
nwxt day, and on motion the meet
ing adjourned to meot at 8 o'clock
on tho morning of the 0th.
Tho weotinK was neain called to
order by the President on the 6di
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,.1U(,tin wore read by the beortu
mrv, Henry Kiil'ert, and apiiroved.
Motion wsa made and apiiroved
l,,al U,e report of the emm tU'oas
to amending the Con-titutioii be
Tne amendmenU are that "Any
net son of the Cherokee Nation i an
become n member of the A-i. tin
turn .t cording to tho Constitution."
Anl that the pit eidtnt and Yico
Pri i 'ent rhdl be citizen of the
( bf M.lvit Natu n.
M. ti .?i in uli aud carried that
section S of the by-laws be stricken
.t anltbrtt tt'pn ram towirut bn.
i ill'-- !, H r. h'.t'.tti. tvii iiuuibtin
I U II. ,
I ' ii 'i ' 1 i j rvd ti it I
' a ,,casute rarty'
officer fr the cnuing year bo
elected by ballot. The following
honorable gentlemen were elected :
J. O. Hall, Pre-ident j Tho Mo
Hpadden. Vice Prosilenl ; V. C.
Patton, Treaiurer, and llcnry Eif
lotion made an i carried tl at two
members he elected to net with tho
Secretary in having brand hooks
published. Messrs. GopdykoonU
and Halsel were elected to act with
the Secretary in procuring books.
Pr. Foreman, Tho. McSpaddeii
and V. C. Chamhcrlin were ap
pointed as a cominittco to settle
with tho Secretary ami Treasurer,
and to net as n general financial
committee for the ensuing year.
Mo cd and carried that all mem
beri. who foil to pay their member
ship fees by the 1st of March shall
be dixpotiieftscd of their membor
shin in the Association.
Motion made and carried that the
mHrk and brands of all members
rhall be published veckly in some
newspaper. And that a lwok shall
also be published and each member
be furnished with a copy of same.
An assessment of one cent per
head on all the cattle owned by the
Aiociation w as levied.
Motion mado and carried by Jan.
Curio to employ home reliable
nr.n toa-, r'! tectio 'oiviii ibe
lines of tl Kulioa and Rorder
iniru oi UK. .-Mtuna anil no
Ktntes to keep close watch
tiotk belonging to the Association
parties that ate JeMnd w1Wttht
longing to the Association that hi
been procured unlawfully.
nm D. W. lUtshyhoad, Princi
pal Chief of the Cherokee Nation,
wa in Vinita Inst Friday. It win
rumored he was on his wnv west
to buy n large tattle ranch, but
ijcanng oi smnu-pox al t;jaremore
Station he hastilv rutrentnd tn bin
headquartori, under the canon of
lori vjioBon, wnere no nopoil to
find protection. Indian (Jnu. 120,)
Well vn hat of it? Has not the
Chief the right to go west and buy
"a large cattle ranch" if he likes
and is nble nnd willing to pay for
it? Was it not his duty to Mreat
from the small-pox ? or was it his
duty to face it run the risk o! hav
ing it, nnd the additional r:-de of
scattering it among his piople.
What better asylum could he have
found than in the bosom of Iiir own
littlo family at his own pWant
home at Fort Giblon? What bet
ter protection than tho great puns
of tho greatest nation on earth? If
the Ciiikktain would "twit" the
Chief for a want of "nmv" to
face a great danger, wc would an
swer for the Chief, thnt there i a
broad distinction between ctnnrd
ice and prudence. Tho map who
nil alone in tho great desert Mnod
by, nursed, laid out.and buri I bis
OHIO' CQinratlca who had dn i of
choleraon.tho road toCnlifovnu
can Rffbrdlto'be "twiltoii" c th-
subject of "ncrvt. Ohorohtc U
voete. Fob. 2nd.
Tho sleepy little .Idiwcgtf waai
jjj and liko a poor relatien
narty laughs at tho wrong p.-im In'
the Btory. In its eagernBS ti cent
down tho CmkpTAK. ii gols qtrft'
oxcitod over an ubturd rvxnur in
our locrl column and uses l with
much rhetoric nnd vehemance to
show tba the Chjkftain is twis
ting the Chief with cowardice Wt
answer, with much gravity, in ro
ply to its questions, "What of it?
etc." Nothing of it, really, were
it not for the helping hand of the
Advocate. 2ndly. Mr. Rush head
having been Chief of this N'ltion
for nearly four years, nt a most in
adequate snlary, has so far uedup
his Kubstancos, in feeding the old
women of Illinois and Tnblcquah
Districts, who call themselves his
"aunts," and in entertaining other
persons who avail themselves of
his oordial hospitality too freely,
that ho would ho quite unable to
buy either "n largo cattlo ranch"
Or a small cuio ranch . at Claro-,
moro Station or cslowhcro, and If
it were not that ho is an excellent
farmer and thoroughly goo' busi
ness man he wonld bo compelled,
by povorty, to break up house-
'.UWJiJUg. !Ul IU011 OI OUr O'Vll
knowlwige we can console
happy little Advoxts with
stu-anoe Uiat he had no i
r ofupiaL. be
the Chief really h
f geingto CuiQKl'Vm
du uanger oi Mnaui jpox, wae ne.
afiiiid ot it, il did nut become 'S m
duty to rotrcat from it," he ran "no
risk of having it nor tho additional
lisk of scattering it among bis pop
ple," noeded no "asylum ia the
bosom of hia family" or "protecT1
lion of Ft. Gibson's cannon. But
If all thoso things wore reversed,
ho would not havo boon so nilly as
t? oxpoct immunity from the con
tagion by getting under the covor
ofnrtillory. When the Advocate
seriously nskB "what better promo
tion" could bo fouud from small
pox "than the great guns of the
greatest Nation on earth '" We
suggest briefly, vaccination for the
patient and a counter irMaut on
the back of the Advocate', head.
The Advocate has been eating meat
of a horrible butcher, wbo kills
and sells pork aflected with rali
(seo Advocate Jnn. 88.
Now, justing and chaff a-. 1 the
Chikitain had no intuitli'ii what
ever of reflecting on tho Hon. D.
W. Pashyhend. Ho is, a man of
grcrn moral ana physical courage
and if ho woro not so,
not, witl our littlo arroc
th l.i eid t h'.' t hea
i u rid
t If lukli (o U
p fr in h j i 's n
''' ur' CsliWsT
1,1,1 aiaiclJt sra
ter, however, and our high esteem
for it, the Ci'iUrratK h too muih
reaiHrt for him in his public ea
pnoity, where ho has been a real
benefartor to hi people, having
been a faithful, hardworkiug, al
out and successful executive,
wlnse administration may well
mnkr the Cherokee people proud
oftfcdr Chief and confident of tholr
iniurc eu.rc tnc UKIKFTAIN Dm
too tuach respect and appreciation
of hi public character as Principal
Chief of this Nation to be inten
tionally guilty of any rellc-Mon
whatever and if we evor ctpptn to
do so again wo will thank the irf
roeate, who is a pretty good follow,
after ill, to tell us of It.
Vnclo John L. McCoy eorrools
thoCitiKPr.tiK through tho Advc
eatf by saying he was in Washing
ton attending to tho "Old Settler"
clujin and not his "personal claim."
IIo intimates a doiuo ignorance on
ou part aud It is too near tho truth
for us to differ with him oxcept to
s'tfet tfeet our compositor is re-
pitvi de for that "8 million" claim.
W wrote S. lie states he said
bout Attorney Newell's
. We do net wfeh to
icnt'lhe old gcattfbiaa,
ly make the Uiangee,
Unchanged, could not possi
bly ctfact his reputation,
reck'j Bad Coy Dissects Ills Pa.
I understand your pa has got
to drinking again liko a fish."
Baia tho grocery man to the bad boy,
as tho youth camo in the grocory
aud took ahandfull of dried apples.
Thh boy ntc a dried npplo and then
mode up a terrible faoo, the grocery
m&i asked him wV.it ho was trying
to . do with his face Tho boy
alight his breath ad then said:
"fiy, don't yon know any bet
ter ll an tok ep dried apples whoro
amy can gat hold of them when
he has got the mumps? You will
kill pome boy yet bjTBUch duni carc
leenos. I thought those wcro
swt'et dried applet, but thoy arc
sour as a hoarding boil so keeper,
and they make anc tired. Didn't
yo ever have the mumps? Gosh,
bntdon't they hurt though? You
ha got to be darned carofull when
yotrhare the muaipa, nnd not go
out bob-sledding, or skating, or
you will have your ncok awcll up
bighorn a milk pail. Pa says ho
hntf the mumps onco when he was
r.brfee hlni all up."
lit, -, .....l... i n
lEijjn the jar
kait always jiko
y"0njoy himself whon
nee to seo mo." said tho
ry niaft,'wltming to a man-v;ho
wa filling an old-fashioned tin box
with tobaoco out of tho pail, who
wiaked back as tuuolr as to oay "if
that boy eats a picklo on top of
theln mumps we will havo a circus,
I Ypu can't play uo picklo on mo,
I not, whon I have the mumps. Ma
pawed the picklee to me this morn
ing and I took ono mouthful, and
lite to had tho lookjitw. But ma
nqm'tuio it vn puriM)ec, 1 guess.
Hkro never had any mumps nnd
litla'tiknow how discouraging a
pidKiais. unrueu it t ciiUn'l fool
uyAfionh l hau boon otruck in tho
bauthe'ear with brick. But
abaut na. Ho has liecn fuller'n a
g'jfse ever ainco Now Year'u day.
I ink its wrong for women to
i feeble-minded persons with
en hew loars. Now mo
.- chkiu, we tako a drink nnd
a let it a lono. ro havo
lain, and inow when wo have
ugh but pa, when ho gets
i u i men sjop until lie
(fsykUntha cant hold his
Hi side of Idssolf. It is
y toon ttnij) Jo braco
Wry time he gets on a-.
Jfixd him., this timo
rusxaz tnsiffb l'qnrr again.
B.tn t0 his bald head turn-
mwlor'heaven'H havo you
lm now ?" aaid the grocer
a'onishment. "I hopo
vii't done anything you
t in after years."
t nothing," said tho boy,
nscl the led of tho cheese
aud took tho knifo and
a piece of checjo, and
r ci ickore out of a barrel,
j!ij.Tn on a soap box by the
.'Y.iii uia innrnBftnnnvpil
with pa. iiexomojhome
she luis company, and
on tho fcofk, and snore,
ould imell like a distil-
t hurt me to ifo ma cry,
d her I would! break pa of
if idle would hit me, and
f I would praajnice not tu
Tfo ahead, and I promiw-
Tiu a I got my chum
er boy, quite u big boy,
pais all riaht. We
if where tliey sell arms
to folks who have served
uy, or a auvi mill, or a
rTiaelnne aajj lost tholr
,divo borrowed ionie nrma
ltd fixed up ii disacoting
Ojxcd up a long table
in the ljM n mt lie, enough to la.,
la nut Oil . "i i' id th n rt
ig 't fal rni .ij i ut I
rjv - rtr - sn
a bfy and i
, .sswiivr MJLr9
wfsBBsr. TfWIaall-PT J fiW
toUave a bfl
j 1. - i t , . . .. ..
and got to sleep we took him and
laid hint out on tho table, and took
some trunk straps, nnd a oircinglo
and strapped him down to tho
table. IIo iilept right along
HI through it, .and wo had another
table with tho fnlse nrma and legs
on, and wo rolled up our sleeves,
and smoked pipes, just liie I read
that medical students do when they
cut up a man. Well, you'd adide
to seo pa look at us when he woke
tip. I envr him open his eyes, nnd
then we began to talk about cutting!
up aeail men. Wo put hickorv
mita in our mouths so to mnko our
voice sound different, so ho
wouldn't know us, and I was tol
ling tho nthor boys about what n
time wo had cutting up tho last
man we bought, I said he was aw
ful lough, and when we had got his
legs off and had taken out his brain,
htB friends come to tho dissecting
room and claimed the body, and
wc had to give it up, but I saved
the logp. I looked at pa on tho
table and ho began to look palo,
and he squirmed uruuaJ to get up,
but foqnd he wae fast. I had pul
led his shirt up finder his arms,
while he wa a shep, nnd as ho be
gan to move I took an iciolo, and
in the dim light of tho candles,
that WKre sitting on tho table in
beer bottles,! drew thoiciclo across
pa's flltnnmick and I fcaid 'to iny
chum, 'Doc, I gucso wc bettor cut
opon this old duffer and eoo if he
diod from inflamation of tho stmu
inick, from hard drinking, as tho
eorrmor said ho did.' Pa ahuddor
cd all over when ho folt tho icicle
going ovor his bare sluminick, and
ho said, 'For God'a sake, gontlo
men, what docs Ihia moan? I nm
not dead.' Tho other boys look
ed nt pa in astonishment, and 1
said, 'Well, wo bought you for
dead, and the coroner raid yon
wcro dead, nnd by the eternal we
ain't going to bo fooled out of a
corpse when wo buy ono, nro we
Doo' My chum aaid not if ho
knowod hisnolf, nnd tho other
Students said, 'Of courso ho is (lend.
Ho thinks ho is irfivo, but ho died
day before yesterday, he fell dond
on tho Btrcct, and his folks snid ho
had been a nuisanco and they
wouldn't clnim tho corpse, and we
bought it nt tho morgue.' Then
I drew tho icicle across him again,
and I snid, 'I don't know nbout
this doctor. I find that blood fol
lows tho scalpel as I cut through
the cutlclo. Hand mo tho blood
itpongo, plonso.' Pa began to
v'-sgIu nrotindtand wo lonkml nt
1.8 '. l . . . - . .
imii, mm uiycnuin laiaed his cyo
ltd, nnd loQkud solemn, and- pn
said, 'Hold on, gentlemen, don't
cut into mo ' any moro, and I
can oxpluin this matter.
Thia ia all a mistake
x iiuuuijijr urmiK. ve wont in a
oornor and whispered, ohd pa kept
taiuingall tho time. IIo said if
we would postpone tho hog killing
no could send and get witnesses to
prove that ho was not dead, but
that ho was a respectable citizen
and had a family. After wc had
hold a consultation I wont to pa
and told him that what ho said
about being olrve micht possibly be
true, though we had our doubts.
We had found bueh casts before in
our praetico eat, whero men sec ai
cd to be alive, but it was ouly :jtn
porary. Before wc had got them
cut up they wcro dead enough fer
all practical purposes. Then 1
laid tho iciclo across pa's abdomen,
and wont on to toll him that even if
ho was alivo it would bo hotter for
him to play dead, because ho was
such a nuisanco to hia family that
thoy did not want him, and I was
telling him that I had heard that
in his lifetime ho was very cruol to
his boy, a bright littlo fellow who
waa ut tho head of his class )a Sun
day school, and u pot whenever he
in -) -pr-inxorrtntctrl
aio and said, 'Doctor, plcaso tako
that carving knifo off my 3toranch,
for it makes mo ncrveous. As for
Uiat boy of mine, he is the condom
dist littlo whelp in this town, and
ho isn't uo pet atiywhore. Now,
you let up on this desectin' busi
iiobo, and I will mako it nil right
with you.' Wo hold another con
Biiltntion and then I told pa that 1
did not think il was doing justico
to society to givo up the body of a
notorious drunkard, afUr we had
given twonty dollais for tho corpse.
If there was any hopo that ho
would reform and try nnd lead a
dilloioiit lifo, it would bo different,
and 1 onij to the boys, 'gentlemen,
wo must do our duty. Doc you
dismember that leg, nnd I will at
tend to the etouinoh and tho upper
pert of tho body, Ho will bo dead
brforo wo lira done with him. Wo
nuiot remember that aocltty has
seniD claims, upon us, ami not let
our better natures bo worked upon
bylhepwl morUm prornUu of a
dead drunkard. Then 1 took my
iciclo and began fumbling around
tho abduineu portion of pa'o re
mains, and my chum took a rough
piou of ice and begun to saw his
leg off, while the othor boy took
hold of the lug and said ho Viould
cutch it whon it droppod off. Well,
I a kicked like a steer. Ho said he
i aiiti 0 t (...ike oiv more appeal to
' aa. n a t i rnit -f ii i .t
anuiK anu lata uown on tho sota,
wjlu Av !w' My 'j hear what lo? had
j- ,-,??'"." " -Ka?n
te nay. He sad f we would turn
him loose ho would nivo es ten
dollars moro than wo paid for his
body, and that ho
drink another drop as long n ho
lived. Then wc whinnered mnn
more and thon told him wo thought
favorably of his last proposition,
but ho must swear, with his hand
on the leg of a corpse wo were then
dissecting that ho would nsrer
drink again, and then ho mutt be
blindfolded and ho conducted sev
eral blocks away from tha dissect
ing room, befora wo would turn
.lini loose. Ho said that was all
right, and so wo blindfolded him
aud mado him take a bloody oath,
with his hand on a pioco of ice that
rrc told him was a piece of another
corpso, nnd then wo took him out
of tho houso and walked him
around tho block four times, and
left him on n corner, after ho had
promised to send tho money to an
address 1 gavo him. Wo told him
to stand blill five minutOB after wo
loA him, nnd thou remove ih
blindfold nnd go homo. We
watched him, front behind a board
fenco, and he took ofTtho handker
chief, lookod at tho namo on a
street lamp, nnd found he was sot
far from homo. Ho htarlcd off,
saying: "That's a pretty narrow
escape, old man. No moro whia
ky for yon.' I did not bco him
again until this morning, nnd when
I asked him where he waa UM
night he shuddered and said 'none
your darn business. Hut I nover
drink any more, you remember
that.' Ma was tickled and told, ma
I was worth my weight in gJd.
Well good day. That cheeuo la
musty." And tho boy went tmd
caught ou a passing sleigh. Peik't
Fur Salo er Trade.
Good new brick hotel building.
Tho bust locntud of any houso iu
town, two olorya high, corner Xnt'
GO feel each way. Will -"a oil for
cash or trade for good farm in Kan
sas or TcxaB. Fine room for bar
nnd billiard parlor well furnished.
All tho rooms nro carpeted except
tho olfico nnd dining room. Tlhe
beet in tho city of two thousand
VJuitu, I. T.
3rt, 7XH. fS4"Wj3Ll3Sr,
Aud everything portaining to tho
All ?ryht nro mado ot Iho host
.material and priies low. Cull
nnd examine our stock or send
for prlco lUt.
SADDLES OF EVERY STYLE
Wo rtao None but the Best Trees
In Car Saddles.
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QueoBJiwaro and Tinware,
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paos, and Sewing Jtuchineii.
IIo keapk constantly on hd a fall Jj
atocli" of evuryi.lilne in hit Hh of bnsi- "1
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Furs and Pecan,
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