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SAMBO'S SUCCESS ON THE WHARVES
OF SOUTHERN SEAPORTa
Tho Itewards of Patience Tho Tavorlte
Grazlnc Tlaco of Catfish A Wild Scram
ble on the Wharf The ;sro
Angler Green Turtle and Gopher.
Success in fishing star fishing, at least
demands either patience or extreme laii
necs. The negro is highly accomplished in
both. In them he lives and mores and has
his being. The ngro is more patient even
than tho mule. It is the patience of ignor
ance, or tbe ignorance of patience. Wit
ness his long years of silence under slavery.
Had ho not been so, the land would have
been red with blood long years before his
toric CL But the negro then was usually
happy and contented. All his physical
wants wero supplied. Ho had no cares, and
his mentality was so vague and undefined
that it did not bother him much. Laziness
is tbe mother of patience, and tho god
mother ot tho negro. Give Sambo a polo
mil line, a pocketful of worms or indispose!
beef, a sunny cooi along the river, or on
tbe wharf, and for tho time being he will
thank tho good Lord for nothing else. His
favorite fishing place in Florida is from tho
wharves that lino tho St. John's river,
raou ins coiom ofvaxtaoe.
Tho wharf is Sambo's throne, and from
this coign of vantage ho hurls his well
liooVed line into the water. Tbo river at
Jacksonville is a unhorsal cesspool. Here
are thrown all the garbage and offal of tha
market, residuum of restaurant and saloon,
slop ot boarding house, and hero is tho
favorite grazing placo of the catflih. Talk
not of tho pompano, the trout, or the bass.
They are nil unknown quantities to Sambo.
His affections are centred on the cat Tho
sight of ono of them makes his mouth open
to its fullest extent, and tho longing rod
tonguo reach nearly around to tho back of
his oars. It calls up toothsome dishes to his
exotic mind. Catfish stew! Cut the fi!i in
small pioces, plenty ot water, a pinch of
salt, seme sweet potatoss from your neigh
bor's "bank" they are bo3t gathered at
midnight a pone ot corn bread, and what
mora does the colored epicure requirel
lUked catfish' Tale a bull cat, the larger
tho better, dress hiii carefully, stuff his
ample bojom with onions and corn meal
mixed with svrap, and Panic .it with a side
dish of blue collards. "When Sambo and his
family sit " wn to this feast the door is
locked and there is no admittance until tho
The recipients dally oa aried and boun
tiful, if not dainty, supply of fool, theso cat
fish grow to immense cizc, and attain a
weight of from ten to fifty pounds Tho
avcragoTilong tho wharvoi is about fifteen
pounds. After Sambo has caught ono of
these large dandies of the deep he is not
particular as to whether ho catches another
ono that day or not S ufilcient unto tho day
is tho evil thereof, also tho good to him.
Tho day's quota is provided. The sun is
warni and iuvitinr. Ho feels ita gonial
rays penetratms all tbo nerves and tissuo3
of his being. The monotonous lap of the
waves egaint tho pierj invlte3 to slumber.
So, tying tho line to his big t02, which looks
liko the head of a loggerhead turtle, he falls
over on his back and is soon fat asleep.
Gradually his slumber booomes more pro
found. His mouth opens and remains in
that position. It is invaded by an army of
of files, groou, blue, and black. Curious
flies they are, too. They examlno each sep
arata tooth carefully and leisurely. Some
tako observations from tho upper tongue,
othora oaturo aV'far as the palate Ono
more reckless-jfhan his brethren boomos
entangled in tho tonsils, anJ, wrapping tho
drappary ofh'is couch abont him, lies down
WILD SCIU.1TELE OX THE WHAUr.
Meantime under the turbid waves of the
mighty river a strango scene is being en
acted, an immenso cattish is out for a stroll
on the watery boulovard. lie moves gen
teelly along. His tall vibratos to and fro.
His " fins rnako gcntlo ripples in tho deep
Suddenly ho stops end backs water. Thero
are traces of indecision on biscxpressivo
countenance. Right before him is a curved
something whirh may or may not bo good
to cat Curiosity gets the hotter ot him.
Ho draws near. He touches it with his rose.
It smells good. Ho tastos it. It tastes good.
Ho gulps It down, feels tho cruel barb and
away ho goes. There U a wild srramb'e on
the wharf. 0 crboard goes Sambo thus
rudely awakened from his slumler. Ho is a
fine iwimmr, as nearly all negroes are, and
soon rcachas tho wharf again, lie hauU in
his line, and grins rapturously as he s-es tho
huge lllh. A Lalf hour in the tun dries hu
clothes, and home he goi3 with two days' ra
tions dangling by his side.
Sr.mbo is a born fisherman. Ho knows
the habits ot the finny tribe as well as ho
knows tho way to 'Squiro Johnson's hen
rocjt Ho Las mado a study of picU al
though he don't call it that from boyhood
up Ho knows where tho bream lurk and
grow fat In reason. lie can follow the
trout unerringly to its lair. The croaker
and tho perch can not hide their trail from
him. The natures of all fish are more fa
miliar to him than his own. The mystery
of the waters is to him an open book. Ho
is not only a fiher of fish, but of turtle,
too. Ho ruews wboro tho soft shell hides
in tho tangled roots and glass's. Tbo
greon turtle, dear to tho palates o! all trno
epicure, belongs to him by right cf con
Tho loxrrhead is his sworn brother,
consenting oren to bo sold into bcnuagv
He kDonj whsre abides that hugo land tur
tb, the gopher, and a long pole with a bosk
ot tk f-n.l quickly I rings It to tbo surface.
Can lhsra be earthing better than a trawl
of go; her etrr bot and steaming from tho
:n 1 think not Had Lncullus stuck to
th-i he might have been alive now. If
;-niubo !. a w 1 domestic wife ho will
uf. I very sccrously with her: Ho uill
.. jw .er to cuttivato the little patch cf
w ' d ti to furnih the bacon and tha meal
v- L ths shekels the earns at tho wash tab,
t cl ha will nlay see that tho table U snp
T cd with the Ilnost Csh that swim. Ham
ilton Jay la It ew York Sun.
XLo Su of I.x-l'rcthlf nt Tjlrr.
C no cf tho ruoJi striking figures teen in
Waibington is the son of ox-1'resi lent John 0no ,a0rning, at daylight, the keep
lyltr. He is now nn old man bent with I crs w!r0 surrrisod by an unusual comm
weight of years. His leng. white, patri- Uon ajjjojjg tiio cat animals. Tho men got
tribal bsard sweeps doan from bis vener- out strong ropes, lassoes, and nets, believing
aUi face, nearly covering his broad breast. &at somo o e , formidabls of the
no wears a soft hat slouched well down wuj bjasts were out of their dens,
over bis deeply t eyes, and is dressed gen- TneJ. Bppr0ached tho wide stairs with
crally in a careless suit of badly cut black, caution and entered the room. Tho tiger
Hoisrare'.y noticed, and walks the street to don was a scene Of fierce confusion, and tha
mot people unknown. Yet in Us day hs otncr animal shared tha excitement. Tho
was coutidered one of the handsomest men ' men advanced to tho front of tho den, an I
who ever graced the society of Washington. g,,, met wlth demonstrations of anger.
Washington Letter. Lying close to the wall in on! corner wa a
JtVTtu:i and the lMtllnt; Apple.
A now author has arisen who attempts to
prove that it is to Voltaire that we owa the
famous stcry of Kowton and the falling
apple. He shows that the story is not found
in the "life cf Sir Isaac Newton," published
in 1T2S, but that first appears in the "Ele
ments de la Fsilcsophie dc Newton," by
Voltaire, who quotes Xowton's ccice as Ids
authority. Voltaire, however, does not say
that Newton saw an apple fall, but "soma
fruit of a tree." Boston Budget.
Sac'.i Is Artlttlr I"atnn Nowadays.
Millals' cjolsbrated painting, "Bubbles,"
has been bought for Jll,0X) by a London
oap lzaanfocturing firm, and a lithograph
copy will be used for advertising parposau
Enterprise of the Small lloodlnna.
When the enterprising small hoodlum '
says: "Give mo a flower," and is rewarded
by thabenovcOent passer-by with fragrant
blossom, he docs cot carefully preserve his
gift with an appreciation ot its refining is
finance in his humble home. Ha runs to the
the nest street, holds up his trophy, and
calls on to tha next passer-by: "Want a
Howerl Oca cant."
bra bai tdHad f or
THE HOWLING OF A DOG.
SUPERSTITION OEMOUSHED BY
THE LOGIC OP COLD FACTS.
ricnrea Clren by a Gentleman Who Bat
Kept a Tab o Bis Experiences Cases
Which Care the Lie to the Popular
Idea That It ForetolU Death.
Thero is a well-known resident ot tbo west
eUo -who has a hobby for combating papu
lar superstition! and demolishing them with
tbalOTicol coU stern facts. Tha other
uibtho wat vitUas a frlend when tbe
conversation turned oa the notion which is
entertained by a groat many people that the
howling or moaning of a dog located in or
near a house where there is a serious case of
sickness means death to the sufferer. The
gentleman contended that the idea was
sheer nonsense, and proceeded to tell why:
'Soma years ago," he said, "ray father
was taken dangerously ML and for several
days hi? life was despaired of. Finally I) r.
(naming a prominent physician) told
us one morning that the crisis would come
at a certain hour the next night, and that
either immediate death or alow recovery
would ensue. In tho yard of the
house adjoining there was a .New
foundland dog of a very quiet and
peaceable disposition, so quiet, in fact, that
we seldom heard Mm. I was detained down
town rather late on the night In question,
and when I reached home it was near tbe
hour that the physician had named. As I
turned the corner I heard a succession of
most unearthly howls, and when I got inside
the house I found all the women members of
the family in spasms. Tha howls proceeded
from the dog noxt door, and nothing could
com ince them but that tha animal was a
foreteller of death. Well, the critical mo
ment oame and passed. An hour later tho
doctor had announced that father would
live. About the same time tha dog ceased
its howling, and all was quiet for the rest
of the night Since then I have made this
superstition a study and kept tab of my ox
pericnios and those of my friends in this
connection. Thlsjs the result to dato:
THE TALE THE HOUKE8 TOL.U.
''When tho howling of dogs was followed
by recovery of patient, seventeen cases."
-When howling was followed by death,
It so happened that in tho next houso to
the one in which thii conversation took
placo a littlo baby was lying sorlously ill,
and only two hours before the doctor had
given it up In tho yard of tho houso first
referred to was an English setter, ono of
tbo good-tempered kind that aro strangers
to a whine. Just as the visitor had given
the result of his investigation the animal
suddenly broka the silence with tbe most
pitiful howls. Its owner and his wife, both
adherents to tho superstition, glancod simul
taneously at tho clock. It marked tho hour
"The baby's dead," they ejaculated in ono
The visitor looked across tho room inquir
ingly, and explanations were in order. All
efforts to quiet tho animal wero fruitless,
aud tLa howling oputinuod for some time.
Then they as suddenly coasod The
itito.- was positive that tho Imbo
was now on tbe road to recovery, whllo his
host and tho good wlfo were cjually certain
that it had an.xl tho boundaries of a bet
ter world. All was anxious, but delicacay
forbade their trespassing at that Lour on
what at least two wero certain was a be
reaved family. Early noxt morning both
families were astir, and hearing hi neigh
bor moving in tho garden the gontloman
threw up tlio window and called out:
"How is tho babyr"
"Dead as the reply ho expected. In
siea 1 of that tbo father lookod up smilingly
"Ker so much better. Decided change
for tho bust set in last night."
"About :t o'clock. Just when your dog
was making such a frightful noise."
Another stroke has been added on a cer
tain page in tbe diary of tho tttbkeeper on
tho dog superstition, and at tho bottom ot
tho leaf is the legond, "IS to 'J Tho baby is
now out of danger." Chicago Herald.
Vlliy nn Actor Qull llrlnkln.
"Ono afternoon," said tho actor, "I was ou
tho stage at rehearsal. Th play wa? 'King
Lear,' tho lines of which I am as familiar
with as you are with the Lord's prayer. I
came on, but, judge of my dismay an I
astO'iishment when I found that I could not
remember a single phraso or speech in tho
part. I sent tbo call boy for a bottle of
brandy, took a couple of drinks, and tri.vl it
again. The result was tho nuic ily
mojiory was u blank. Then I slippo 1 back
to my dressing room, took don u a boV; uf
familiar recitations, mid tried one niikh I
had known for years and declaimed, I nitgb..
say, without oxaggeratiou, not le3 than a
hundred times. Not a lino ot it could I re
member. I tried more brandy, but my
memory contmuod a blank.
"I was terribly shocked. It seemed to mi
that I was forever ruined, and that my pro
fession had slipped out of my grasp; that
this was tho beginning of imbecility, and
that I should wind up in a lunatic fuyluiu.
I rushed from tho theatre, jumpol into a
hack, and directed tbe driver to take mo to
tha olilco of a doctor in whom I had tho
utmost confidence, and who bad often
braced mo up when enervated from the
effects of a prolong! spree. TLo fact
that I could remember tha number ot his
room Mlod mo with lnexprossibl delight. I
felt that all was not lost He told me not
to lio alarmed, that my brarn was nut teri
oualo nffected, and promised that I should
bo all right within a month. But only on
ono condition, and thai was absolute aud
rigid abstinence. I followod bis advice,
though it was n hard pull at tbo beginning,
and yoa soo mo now better than I havo
lioon for n.anv a dav." Co'. Sacramento
Muiiilttes on the Lonfrr Yukuiu
I know that the native dogs are killed by
tho mus-juitocs under certain circumstances,
an 1 1 heard reports which I believed to bo
well founded, both from Indians and trust
worthy white persons, that tho great brown
I oar erroneously but commonly called the
griody of these regions is nt timoj com
pclled to 'uccumb to those Insects. The
statement st-oiru almost preposterous, but
tho explanation is comparatively simple,
liruin, having exhausted all tho roots and
berrioi of ono mountain, or finding them
scarce, thinks ho will cross tho valley to au
othsr range, or perhaps it is the odor of
salmon washed up along the rlror's banks
that attracts him. Covered with a hoavy
fur on his body, his eyos, noo and ears nro
the vulnerable points for musquitoes, and
here, of course, they conircgate in the
i rrcatoit numbers. At last whoa he rea-hcs
a swampy stretch, they riw in myriads,
until bis foropaw is kept so busy, as Le
strives to keep his eyes clear of them, that
he cannot walk, whereupon be becomes ca
raged, and, bear-llko, rises upon his
haunches to fight It is now a mere ques
tioa of time until tho bear's eyes U-omo so
swollen from Innumerable bites m to reader
him jwrfectly blind, when be i auders h)p
!es.dy about until he geb mired in tho mud
and starves to death. I.iout, Schwatka.
Detplto tbe increased pstrouago, tho
Brooklyn bridge was run at a loss tbo first
tlireo nianths of this year.
A Peep at tho naiiy users.
In .... -.on-mrC, there are six as iitho
,t t,-..i- m.rtm! Hirers as anvbodv over
j hugo Bengal tiger, and at her side a pair of
wVj eyes closed
liko a young kitten's With cries of woa.ior
LtUUUlUM .wfc- .., r -j --
' tho men gazed at the treasures wuicn naa
been born during the night. Still they
could not understand why all the wild beasts
should seem fo restless. One ot tho k?per,
following tha eye of n hugo jaathar,
"Boy, look' One has got out and It on
tho floorr Ono cub bad crept through the
cage and tumbled out and wandered aroaad
1 until it had tired out and gone to sleep.
When ono of the men carefully picked it up
it uttered a feeble cry. Tho scene that fol
lowed made those men. used to danger as
they aro, whito with fear. Tbe tigers beat
tho bars of their cages, and the lions roared
in unison with tha shrieks ot tha other ani-
1 maK It was a little pandemonium.
( To attempt to put tha cub through tha
bars Into the caga xrom woicu u naa iuen
1 aw..l. .ttl hMVr nii.ltrw it
for with their long forearms and their curved
claws tho ticars would baTa torn to shreds
whatever had beea In raacb, Finally one ot
the cooler-headed keepers took the little
speckled, sightless beast and. climbing up
the end ot tbe den, opened the scull ho'ns
left for ventilation said dropped tha causa
of aU tho trouble at sat of its mother.
cha taadatiy plaaaa It basMa aer other off
atvisc.lareVAinisMnsaf.aad m twomia-
i evaaxBam atat
THE INTEGRITY OF NATIONS.
Countries Which Shew Development and
Which Bold Tesethei KBeteneaa.
Tbe reasoning and organizing principles
in nations retain thorn in existence far be
yond the ordinary hazards of time. The
Spanish nation and tha Portuguese, with a
certain original spirit and passion for their
own country, have kept along and havo
never devoured each other. Prussia, from
moderate beginnings, with thinking men in
control of her, has becoms one of tha great
tales of the earth. France has never Jot
anything which ska did cot win unfairly.
The English lost in the American colonies
much mora than tho French ever lost in
Louisiana and Canada, and yet havo had
the art to seek new places where they are
always in peril and sometimes soem to have
risked their troops and treasure in vain. At
this moment Burmah, their latest acquisi
tion, is giving them trouble, and Egypt and
tho adjacent countries aro bringing them
probably no present profit, but tha integrity
sf tho British possessions is sufficiently well
maintained for the most of their colonies to
still rely upon tho present power as they
would never do if it showed effoteneu.
Austria, after the hard knocks she received
from the French in several wars, is, per
haps, a better concentrated and a mora just
nation to-day than ever before, having im
bibed reason from necessity. The Hungar
ians havo cot lost their freedom, but are an
Integral portion of a great empire which
:an tako care of them. Italy has shown
that the genius she possessed in the fifteenth
century had substantial qualities onwhich
to reproduco it, and she now makes a long
lorn which is at least removed from the
dangers of predatory invasion. Russia,
which ha3 had a mighty part to play In the
general empire of Christianity, and ind
iontally ot civilization, has sustained her
mit and would be missed from tho world if
die should ever have to go, which is by no
means probable, as sho has undertaken to
play in Europe and in Asia the role o!
Korth America: and her railroad system
ind inland navigation, while they inspire
jomo jealousy in odjacent powers, give the
promise of popular development
Whenever the rude, intolerant natures of
men shall submit to laws adapted to tbe
average good of the whole, small countries
held together by some art or fact or sacri
fieo, like Holland ani Belgium and oven
Denmark and Switzerland, find tho prox
imity of great kingdoms no more prejudi
cial to them than that incites their good
behavior and adroitness. Tha countries
which failed to make on impression upon
tho Vv orld, and tho elements of countries
which are forever in turmoil and amount
ing to nothing havo finally tried tho United
States as a now hold for folly. " Gath " In
l'oiltlon of the Magnetic lo!e.
At the Lotus club I met Lieut. Frederick
Schwatka, tbo Arctia explorer, who,
imong his scalps of victory, carries ono
talWsd "tho longest sledge journoy on rec
ord." Ho mado it in 1S79 J,U1 miles, from
Hudson's bay to tha neighborhood of tho
avaguotic pol?, for the finding of tho ro
nains of Sir John Franklin' expedition,
isklng him what ha thought of tbe future,
"Most of the polar research of tho future
U to bo scientific mainly geography, mete
arology, geology, ethnology, etc.
"Most of tlio recent expeditions have, I
think, had toa fow Esquimaux and too
many white men. The former aro self-supportingthe
latU-r a burden and frequently
dead weight. Tho most successful of tho
international inoteorological stations havo
ivcragil six or sov en whittw only. The Ger
man expedition at tho Cumberland strait
had five. Tho finest and most complete
luroral olwrvations were made by Sophus
Trombolt, a Norwegian, with tivo inen.
Tha Finnish oxpodition, under Lemstrom,
had only four or five. In fact, Lonutrom
produced an artificial aurora by winding
jlectric wire around a Mg bill aud then
;roundin it. Ho got a magnificent li
play. 1 b hill seemed almmt to bo alro
ind tha oli-ctric l!ams streamed apparvftitly
to tbe zenith.
"Tho most important oxiicdilion of tl.o
future, 1 think, will be tho ono will h de
termines anew tho position of tbo magnetic
po.e the point of vertical magntle force,
I v. cnt to a point whero the needle failed to
work at all and was lifeless as a nail I had
no instrumenti to locate thj exact polii
When determined exactly, if it differs much
from tbo location of Sir John Boss in lS'A,
it will ba very important in showing ths
lecular variation, or movement of tho mag
netic po'e." Croffutin Kansas City Jour
nal A Startllrc; ArchwotoEleal Discover)
A startlln and beastly aroh-Eological dis
covery com,,. from; Georgia. A mound
was recently opened and tho skeleton of a
recumbent individual of a prehistoric raco
was found. Tho mound was explored thor
oughly and tho skeletons ot many other
mound builders wore found, as were ako
discovered various specimens of choap lot
tery of tho prebLtoric period. The ox
p'orers now liccame very enthusiastic and
the search was renowed with vigor. Sud
Jenly tho spade of one of the laborers struck
southing bard and metallic and the others
gathered around. In half a second a small
object was thrown up which gloamed In tho
sunlight. There was a general dive for it,
ind then a general feeling of consternation
when it was found that it was a sardine
box. The incident will doubtless bo em
barrassing to antiquarians, who will find it
difficult to explain, l'erhapj, however, tha
discovery may havo some bearing on tho
recent statement that Christopher Columbus
was a Frenchman. New Orleans Tunes
Democrat How to Iemolli.h the Walter.
"While it is advisable in the highest sonso
nover to lie afraid of tho waiter, ono shoal!
bo very careful about bullying him. An
infallible recipe for destroying any fear you
may Lave of tho waiter Is contained in four
words look at his feet I never saw a
waiter in my llfo that had a pr&cntablo
pair of pedal extremities. Ho may bo
bland, suave, clean shaven, clear eyed, clad
In snowy linen, and tho master ot supercili
ous manner. If you feel that ho is cowing
you at all, glance Rt bis foot You will
find that his trousers aro ragged and rolled
up frcm tho bottom; that bo wears an
snormous pair of rusty shoes, and that they
are as billy and ridgy as the boots of the
gouty oU uncle in an old-time comedy.
After this you may look him in tho eyo
with abo'.uto fearlessness. r Baltimore
Annoyln; nn American Iteanty.
Hiss Jennie Chamberlain was very much
annoyed during hr last visit by tho
curiosity ot her country women, who Mocked
around her and scanned her features. In a
Horo one day a woman had the effrontery
to pass a handkerchief across her cho-k. Miss
Chamberlain, startled by the action, drew
back in surprise. "I wanted to see If tho
color was natural," was the quiet remark.
"O," said tho beauty. "I see it is natural,"
tho woman said, walking off. "Fancy now,"
exclaimed the American beanty. "I am
nrw mv face cot as red as a beet"
The National Cemetery nt Antletam.
It is proposed to convert the National
cemetery at Antietam into a national park,
to bo adorned with tha statues of tbo repre
sentative warriors who bore tbo blue or the
gray. It is known that 4,t17 union soldiers
rest there, ani appropriations have been
made by fourteen states, amounting to iTS-,
2 it Tho remains of tho Confederates who
fell there have been removed t Hose Hill
cemetery near Hagerstown, Maryland. The
plan of the cemetery is that of a semi-ellirbo,
divided into segments of circles, sections
and parallelograms of varying size, accord
ing to tho number of the dead from different
states. Every division is marked by a letter,
and the graves aro numbered in rgulsx
order. A main carnage drive extends
through tbo grounds, from which run In
every direction subordinate roads and
walks. Tbe grounds are beautifully kept,
and near the entrance stands a lodge, which
it occupied by the keeper, and is also used
for the comfort of visitors. In the centra
cf tho cemetery ntaeds the colossal granite
statue ot an American soldier, twenty -one
feet and six inches high, standing at parade
rest, with the cape ot his overcoat thrown
back from his left shoulder. The whole
structure stands forty-tour feet and seven
inches, and is entirely of granite. "Farley's"
The ltt-r?et ltlaxe In America.
Professor Bauiin-Lassaila holds that the
grandest firework ever witnssaed oa this
planet must have blared aloft on tha Pacific
slope of our United States. The most active
volcanoj of tha present age, Mount Etna
and Mount Sangay, have surrounded them
selves with lava-fields varying from bn to
City feet in thickness and extending over
an area of halt a hundred square xnOes,
But tho prehistoric volcano that seems to
have had its crater somewhere oa tbe west
ern slope of the Cascade range, Oregon, has
covered a district of 200,001 square aOas,
with a continuous bad of lava of an average
thickness of l,sU feat. All tha vast table
loads from the valley of tha Klamath river
in northern California to tha Okaaagoa
range in British Columbia most have beta
deluged by a cre-streaza equal in rotazaa to
the contents of the five great Candeaa
lakes and the river systssa at ths issJMfppi
combined, Niagara falls, poarissr dowa
xsolualara day sad aiajMt,
ear an t or half a ceatary a
IWSMSj l iMBHi.' --St ' V
MOST ASTOUNDING CADS.
ENGLISHMEN WHO COME TO NEW
YORK TO CUT A HOWUNG DASH.
The Secret of tha Whole Xatter The Af
erase S7-at-Week Dry-Goods Clerk oa a
Vacation The Sake of Sutherland
The continued popularity of Englishmen
in New York is almost tnarpHrahla, Tha
specimens that drift over here from London
are in most cases tha moat astounding cads
imaginable. It makes no difference whether
they are tailors, collectors, pears of tha
realm, bad actors, or adventurers pure and
simple, their manners and habits are un
pleasantly and perpetually similar.
It seems to coma natural all tee world
over for the resident of a big tows to turn
cock-lofty and supercilious when he visits a
ftn.ib.1. place. The Tillage bumpkin makes
boisterous fun of tha farm yokel; tha clerk
in tha store of a small town indulges in
bucolic effort at satire, directed at tha
villager near by, while he himself is liber
ally guyed by a visitor from a larger town.
The citizen of a great city goes oat of town
for his summer vacation and sneers with
ill-bred brutal severity at everthing that is
not up to the standard of bis own place.
Everybody knows that London is bigger
thn New York, and it is but natural that
tha men who are accustomed to tho fun and
vastness of the great English metropolis
should feel a sense of disappointment whan
they come over hero. That thay show their
contempt so openly and coarsely proves
them to be almost as provincial as tha
village bumpkin who makes fun the yokel.
SECRET OF THB WHOUt QUESTIOX
Men of the world .who have gamed tha
polish which is only imparted by position
and travel make tha mistake that tha ma
jority of our English visitors da And this
is tho secret of the whole question; at least
nine-tenths of tha Englishmen who come to
New York and cut such a howling dash
professionally, socially, nocturnally, or
financially aro utterly unknown in London,
are even unfamiliar with tha great town,
and came from some of the smaller manu
facturing cities of tho outlying counties.
Yet, once hero thay run on as grandi
loquently about tho prince of Wales' sot,
the rawdy-daws at the Cri, the "focla" at
the Savage, the suppers at White's and thoir
daily canter down the mile, as though thor
oughly in tho swim at homo and moving
hand in glove with royalty itself. Yet wo
havo a parallel here. Who is more blaco,
superior, flamboyant, and sereno than tho
average JT a week dry goods clerk of New
York city when off for his two weeks in
sutnmor. Who wears a round-shouldered
and narrow chested tennis Jacket, an Idiotic
polo cap, ani knock-kneed knickerbockers
with more grace than bo, and who is on
more familiar terms with tho Astors, tho Bel
mont and the Jaysi No one, to bear him
talk of "tooling a drag" down the avenue
"hands down." would Imagine he was on
anv thing but intimate terms with the mem
bers of tha Coaching club, and his real posi
tion of slavery in town is too ghastly to be
Tho truth of tho matter is, that English
men in most instances don't care a rap
whether th-y aro liked in New York or not
They look upon Americans as middle-class
eople of absolutely no social signlQcan -e,
and they feci entire indifference as to what
opinions they create. Everybody in society
h-Td is tabting about the duke of Suther
land, who attonJod a wedding breakfast at
tired in a well-noni and ill fitting tweei
slooting-jackct and calico shirt of red and
white stripes, made after tha fashion affected
by negro song-and dance artists.
AHAZEO AT THE EFUlOVTKIir.
There were other English noblemeafcesldes
tbe duke ot Sutherland at tha breakfast, and
it is only just to them to say that they stood
amazed at thooffrontory of tho titled visitor,
and yet his grace meant to show no disre
spect to his liojt, extraordinary as bis taste
may seem. He regards his v isit here at
more or less of a lark, and he didn't put on
a black coat and choose a suitable com
panion for bis visit, simply because he didn't
coB'Idcr the viat, the party, or tho place of
tbe slight.- consequence.
Another Englishman who coma over hare
as a representative of a London and Ger
man syndicate of capitalists, which is said
to bo associated in a mysterious way with
Villard, of Northern Pacific fame, remarked
at a dinner that he believed, as far as his
own experience went, that thero only sic
gentlemen in America. Thero were ten men
at the tablo at tha time, but the remark was
lauEhed at and passed by. bven such a
clever man as Lord Ilandolph Churchill,
when ha was here three or four years ago.
to visit his father-In law, Mr. Leonard Je
rome, allowed himself to commit a number
ofeolecisms. which aro yet retailed about
town with endless indignation. Many Amer
icans who havo mat him in London insist
that Lord Randolph Churchill is a clever
and interesting man, and that be is courte
ous to American vuitors. very likely.
Over here ho simply doesn't care.
These ore few Instances: I could record
hundreds of them. The Englishmen con
tinuo to sneer and guy and grin, but wa
keep on toadying to thorn anxiously. The
signs ot "Haberdasher" appear on Fifth av
enue, sijo by side with legends that read,
"Milliner to tha princess of Wales," "Wine
grower to tha prince, "Carriage-builder to
his royal highness," and the sentence
"Patronize! by royalty" grows mildly In
favor day by day, because it is English,
you know. New York Cor. Chicago Times.
The Lottery of Austria's Capital.
Tho Austrian capital is saddled with an
incubus that defies exorcism. The Stadt
Lotto, or city lottery ot Vienna, is known
to compass the rum of an averago of eighty
families a yoar; but when the deputy kroba
urged a resolution for tbo suppression of tho
gnovaneo a committee of ways and means
experts threatened to resign at the urst at
tempt of killing their golden goose. Tho
lotto, It seems, is paying a yearly city tax
varying from 5,ooo,oou to o.ouu.ooo ucrins,
exclusive ot bribes, and tho city treasury
has become so dependent on that tribute
that its relinquishment would mean "ruin or
revolution" L e., municipal bankruptcy or
insupportablo taxation. The sagacious lotto
men know how to recoup the curtailment ot
their profits. They havo a printing houso of
their own, turning out tons of ingenious ad
ertrcmonU, their panders visit every place
of public resort; their agents vie in propitia
ting the good will ot then- losing as well as
winning customers. Tha products of the
printing houso include Aegyptische Traum
Bucher "Egyptian Dream Books" giving
a list of possible night visions and the cor
responding numbor of the treffer, or auspi
cious lotto ticket. Br FoIIx L. Oswald.
oel Vf-y to Kill Crows.
In conversation with a prominent planter
of the Fourth district, wo loarn of a now
and novel way to kill crows. Tbo gentle
man's plan is catch one ot the birds, tie it to
your body and walk through ths field with
your gun cocked and finger oa tho trigger.
The cries of the bird will cause others ot the
tribe to flock around you and they can then
bo easily shot This method of exterminat
ing th?so pests is not patented, and those
who are so dlspcoJ are at liberty to try it.
Dawson vGn. JourniL
All llnockrtl Out "I Hint.
A young nobleman was a gujst at tho
Albemarle hotel, New York, recently and
is just starting for Little Rock, Ark,, and
for Texas, whero be has friends, an 1 may
invest in land and rattle. Victor Henry
Nelson b tbo common every -day name ha
carries. Ha is a slender young man, with a
dainty brown ruuttacbe, beautifully curled
at the ends, but with not tha slightest Eng
lish affectation. He has had it all knocked
out of him brushing around ths world, he
says New Orleans Times-Democrat.
UlnVrentifttlon oflliyBlcal Energy.
Now, can any oaa seriously arguo" that,
on the physical side, divergence of pursuits
and habits is not indicated for the sexes I
Tbe commou en of mankind has long ago
answered tbe question, and even cur fe
male reformers, I believe, admit that plow
lag and driving cattle, soldiering, and sail
onng arc not appropriate to women, nor
feeding and rocking children, nursing the
net, and keuping boose to men. Not that
wemen have not as much physical strength
and energy la their own kind as men in
theirs, but that energy appears to have a
aifferect scope. Jlen would end the com
con tasks ot wemen desperately fatiguing
and Irksome, a man, for Insfsnoa, would
certainly sot cultivate manly strength and
energy as a child's nnrs, yet the nnrwj ex
ercises a great deal of strength, carrying
tad nursing a heavy child.
The ignoring of this differentiation of
physical energy in tiy two saxes is always
the note of barbarism cr degradation
aixsg mankind Where you find wooes
pet to tasks which do cot suit with their
physical constitution and fractions a prac
tice always evidenced by premature de
creptunrif there yoa bare a people law la
the scale of humanity. Now, human na
tore being all of a piece, it is bat reasonable
to thick that a divergence as between the
SBxes in porsalts and habtta, whUh is
strongly Indicated, and admittedly wise oa
oaa tide of it, is Hkajy to be wise oa the
oth-r. The energy of woaaea. as U diSera
(akiadaadia scops from aatafssaaia
aaysfccalaainas. so dtfen fas aaralaad
aa esaK at leasts
We hate exclusie control of the
And are prepared to furnlrh
And Footing Rock.
We invite Builders, Masons audContrai lnr
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iKith day and night trains now stop at each of
Eyos, Nose, Throat, Catarrh, Ears,
Surgery and Deformities.
E. TT. MTJNSELL, 3WT. Ti.,
Proprietor and Surgeon in Chargo,
North Main Street
KAGLK CORNICE WORKS.
Jut berth of the OecMi-ntai.
CASWELL & BUCKLEY.
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Contractor and Builder,
SHOP 136 & 138 MAUI St.
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W. N. DEAN.
Dean & Maxwell,
Eeal : Estate . Dealers.
We h ave property In every ilrtlrnbie locality In the city; alto a L&TRe LUt or Farm l'rverlr
l!y calling at our office jou can get ourrlcianl tee our iirojxrrty tree or charge.
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DEAN & MAXWELL.
a General Real
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Lands and City Property, im
proved and unimproved.
We take pleasure in showing our Property free
Large list of Lands to exchange for city property and
Stocks of Goods. Loans negotiated and Insurance
placed. Come and see us.
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REAL ESTATE, LOAN & INSURANCE FIRM.
sj.i totlieiuior narfalnt Tliry drive their own l.aiua, keep kk1 eanrtsi. sad
ehiiw tiielr iroi.-rtvclierfuIlr. anil thrr ell It too
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B. LOMBARD. Jr.. Prea't,
Lombard Mortgage Co.
In Kansas State Bank Building.
Money on hand. No delay when secu
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RATES AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
523- Call and See Usifc
GEO. E. SPALTON. Secretary.
125 West Douglas Avenue
POST, the Pawnbroker,
Has Just Bought
$3,000 Worth of Diamonds
For $1800. They arc going to be sold at
At his Store, 428 Douglas Ave, Wichita. Kan.
The Jewett Farm,
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t-X, B Orders for ICE CBKAM In an
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All the Latest Stylos ranginc in price Irora 10 cents to $4 50 por
pair at the
GREAT SACRIFICE SALE
Of Boots, Shoes and Slippers at
C. E. JLE WIS & CO.,
110 N. MAIN STREET. WICHITA.
100 Dozen. 100 Dozen.
Eechicecl to 50 Cents.
Former Price $1, $1 r0
Manhattan Clothing Co.,
Herman & He. -
WOODCOCK DORSET & CO.
M Estate, Abstracts? Loans
Office, Dorsoy Biilding, opposite Court House,
Ik tlirHcoto tjot everything kopt in KirntQIitH tttkr
ECKARDT & SCOTT, Prop''. 144 .V-si Street
Hst twii lln lir A iirll t-l.j.iK.eo ulrxt la Wlshtta ttrurf. -n i
ft Ilovtclu .T.nn. ftlchlt kan.a t rtovlxMml' o. , r'r!
The Oldest and Largest Bouse in tho City
Aidilch & Brown,
"Wholesale and Eetail Druggists,
Doalors in- .
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