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gtofc SSEicMfcr Sails fgagle: Sttesflag oruitrs, jefcemftjer 21, 1886
MAKING A HOME IN THE WOODS
NEAR PUGET SOUND.
Clearing Away the Uinlcrgrowthrelliiig
a Kig Cedar .Splitting: Boar.h for a
Calin Getting llio T,a:irt Hearty for Jho
Plow Burning Trce.
"Well, young man, ive ivill suppose you
have gojie west aiul have located a quarter
section ICO acres of Lottom land in a Pugct
fcound vallej. The firet thing you will prob
ably do after locating is to erect your cabin.
There is no road to your ranch; j'ou are for
tunate if there is a horse trail and the river
is too swift to navigate with a heavy-load, so
you cannot get sawed lumber to L'.iild it
with. You gaze in wonder at the mighty
trunks uprearing around you, and conclude
that you are not sufficiently skilled in wood
craft to build a house out of them. The wisest
course is to engage an old resident to help
You go together to the ground; and, your
building site being selected, he sets you to
worl: cutting underwood, while he, shoulder
ing a (to you) strange looking implement a
board about six feet in length by about eight
inches in width, slightly narrowed and
rounded at one end, upon which is securely
bolted on the upper side a plate of steel with
a flared edge and an as, disappears in the
undergrowth, leaving you to stiugglowith
vine-maple a growth peculiar to the Pacific
slope. It seldom exceeds six inches in diame
ter, but grows so tall that, bending with its
own weight, often takes root again, and, be
ing severed, straightens with a vicious kick,
sometimes severely injuring the unwary ax
man. IX THE WOODS.
After you have been working for two or
Uiree hours, and have periiaps stopped to
look in amazement at a hazel bush with a
trunk as thick as your thigh, you hear a loud,
prolonged "Look out below,"' and a mighty
cedar cracks, sways and falls with a crash,
grinding and splintering the smaller trees be
neath it. The earth trembles as from an
earthquake, and for several minutes the
limbs keep dropping from trees that have
been grazed, ilakiiig your way to the spot,
you clamber upon the trunk no easy thing
to do, for it is six or eight feet in diameter.
The first thing that attracts your attention is
the height at which the stump Is cut ten feet
or more from the ground with that strange
looking board sticking in a notch at a con
venient height for chopping. '-What! did
you stand on that thing to cut the tree
down.''' The old resident smiles: '-We call
that a chopping board; you see the timber is
all 'swell but tod,' so wo are obliged to climb
to get above the bulge. When you get used
to it, you will prefer standing on a board to
cutting from the ground.''
Your next task is to saw a length from your
tree and sphc it into pieces of the required
size. Taking a frow somewhat longer and
heavier than is commonly used for splitting
shingles, the old resident proceeds dnxtcrously
to rive these pieces into inJi Iwards; and by
nightfall you have almost enough lumber to
make a 12x11 foot cabin. Owing to the diffi
culty of transporting lumber, nearly all farm
buildings are built of split lumber, except in
the innnediatc vicinity of a saw mill. Fir and
spruce are also split as well as cedar. With a
little care in dressing a tolerably comfortable
and respectable looking house can be made of
split lumber. Iot long ago I assisted in build
ing a house fMxi feet. AVe felled a singlo fir
tree, six feet in diameter; from thin wo built
the entire house, lining, ceiling, flooring and
all, besides furniture. From the waste there
was about four month's firewood, w hile mora
than 103 feet of the top remained.
CI-EAKING Till: GIIOVXD.
When you have your cabin completed, with
n good clay fireplace no house is comfort
able in such a moijt climalo w ithout oim and
a couple of months' supplies brought cither
in a canoi) or packed on a. cayuse (Indian
pony) you are ready to commence clearing.
The muler wood and smaller trees arc easily
cut and piled read- for burning; then 3-011
must fell the immense spruces and firs. These
ma- be either chopped, sawn or burned down.
When burned, a horizontal hole is Loro.1
about eighteen inches in depth and two feet
from the ground, with another hole bored
from above to intersect it; live coals arc then
dropped into the upper hole, and fanned to a
flame through the lower or draught hole.
The inferior of the tree soon becomes like a
furnace; and in a few da-.s burns down; the
stump often having burned several feet belbw
the surface. Now 3-011 have tho enormous
trunk between 200 and oOi) feet in length
to dispose of; this Ls done by boring and fir
ing as was done in tho standing tree at in
tervals of a few feet. You find tho clearing
very laborious; and are not long in discover
ing tliat it costs from $30 to $73 an acre to
get tho land ready for the plow; but this
acre will produce on an average, :.j0 bushels
of potatoes, seventy-fivo of onts, or four tons
of ha', and other things in proportion.
Snohomish Citv Cor. Detroit Free Pres?.
Ilmv Maud S. Was Well iq;h .Kuiiieil.
"It is not generally known,"' said Mr. Hill,
of Ilk' National Humane society, "that the
greatest trotting horse in the world came near
being ruined 1)3 cruel treatment. When
George Stone, of Cincinnati, found that a
Kentucky maro which he had purchased was
a very speed" animal, ho hired a man to Irani
her. This man was cruel to the mare, and he
made but little headway in developing her
speed. She became obstinate and ugly, and
not onh" refused (o work light intheculk",
but was vicious in her stable. Luckily this
blundering, cruel trainer was discharged, and
William Hair employed in his stead. Like
the true horseman that ho i--, Bair is uttorly
unable to treat a horso cruelly. Ho at once
reversed the tahes of his predecessor, and
began to treat t:ie marc w'ith kindness. She
quickl- responded with letter lehavior, and
in a short time Iwamo affecti mate and obe
dient. Whereas, her former master was
afraid to go into tho stall unless she was securer-tied,
Bair taught her to pick apples
out of his coat pocket As soon as tho man
and lwast had otablished these pleasant re
lation, good resuUs began to appear. The
marc's speed developed rapidly, and she was
soon able to make the famous record of 2:10V.
A year or so more of cmel treatment and
Maud S. would have been ruined. Chicago
The llurmcxe as Opium Katcr.
The Burmese are great consumers of opium,
tho first effect of which is to render tkem
veiy livol3" and wakeful, and I have known
it given lo natives for that puriose by
officers going long night joume-s, in which
the" are dependent on their exertions for
making a speed" expedition. The subsequent
effects of opium are, however, ns is well
laiown, highly injurious, and it generalh"
ends in killing those addicted to its use, as it
is a habit, like drinking, w hich. when onco
acquired, is impossible to give up. I have
photographs of opium eaters taken from
life, most ghastly subjects to look at, show
ing the poor creatures reduced by this dread
ful practice to mere walking skeletons. Tho
opium trade is in Burmah a government
monopoly and a rich source of revenue.
Burmah cor. Sew York Star.
Luv am a beautiful sentiment, an' do game
,of thrce-keerd monto am a swindle, but fifty
people are downed b" luv fur cbery ono
swindled b3 tho keerds. Brother Gardner.
Do public nebber stop to queshun do troof
of a scandal, and de man who climbs above
us am nebber quite forgiven. Brother Gardner.
"Come let us live with the children." Trocbel.
"Will Onen a
Monday, Sep. 6. 1886.
On Second Street, between Jiwreuce and Topeka
a cnuc. co dueled by MIs Raiser, a graduate of the
Chicago Kindergarten Normal. 1-or terms apply to
31iss llal'ev at school room or Mrs. Miller at W. C. T.
Will do all lands of carpenter and joiner work on
short notice. Stairs. Stair Uallinfjs, Sash Doors,
Blinds, Door and Window- Frames and Screens.
E2T"Shop. 133 Main street. Resldenee on Lawrence
atenueiicar Central. I'ostofflce box 247.
The People's Line.
The Great Free Palace Recliuiii'' Giiair Car Route.
St. Louis, It. Scott i Wiclita,
In conc't'n with Mo. Pac. Ry.
Is now i milling morning and evening trains dally,
including Sundays, to
Pnhiiaii Palace Sleeps Cars on Eveinwr Tram
The Shortest Route to St. Louis.
The Only Short, Direct Route to
TEXAS AND SOUTHERN POINTS
By which the pas.enf;er ai olds extra travel,
depot transfer and cxatious delays.
All Texas Points Local to this System
W. II. NEWMAN".
GenewilTraflie Manager, St. Louts, Mo.
II. C. TOWNSEND.
Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent, St. Louis, Mo.
C. P. ltECTOU,
Division Passenger and Ticket Agent, Wichita. Kan.
thos. e. phillips,
Foi llie Franklin I i;ai i'o.. of Philadelphia, has cs-
tablNhedauofileelu the Hartwltj building,
Iloom is Douglas a e. where he has on
nana a ire-;i sioc:: oi
CIGARS and TOBACCO
At Prices tint defy coin;
w 111 recommend It-elf
tltiun; anil quality that
Woul 1 he pleated to show
SANTA. FE BAKERY
Place to get Everything Kept in a
ECKARDT & SCOTT, 1'Rors.,
Drs. M. and H. BRAND0M,
SS-x- i rr i .,.. ...
3 dllU lcll lllllllllrtiy
I'onnerly of Decatur 111.
Xo. SU Uast Douglas aeuue, Wichita, Kanav
Dr. H. Rrnndom, one of the Twin I!rothcr, pr.y,
leeial attention to the treatment of Cancer. ha lug
treated?.-! l.irge nusnborof easewlth unier-al mic
ce-s, I fivl It nij dutyto-a to tho-e MiRerlng ,lth
the dread lleae Cancer, that I feel sure that lean
cure on. If not too far gone. Call liefore the system
lieecme-. lmpresnateil with the cancer virus. Ko
lnonev required until cancer i rcniovoil.
I will icier jou toa fewca-es treateil and cured:
Heimai: Kunke, Wichita. Kan.; Aithur J. AUIcnon,
Home, Kan.; l'-nston Whitten: Koine. Kan.: Adam
Wolf Oat ille, Kan.; Henrv Khleiw, Oat Hie. Kan.
w:i, II M.I M. 1).
J. L. 11CNXETT, 31. D. i
Drs. Hall & Bennett
OVEIt WOODMAN'S 11ANK. 113 X JIAIN" ST.,
Continues to suecefullyjreat all dl-eascs of women.
He does not do general practice, as he gh es his entire
time to his specialties. In the tnoj ears he has been
In Wichita he ha cured hundred- of ladles In this
eitv and adjoining towns, any of whom w ill speak in
the highest term of his successful eure and gentle
manly treatment w hlle under his care. If any jierson
filleted with any of the following diseases will eon
Milt him first, time w ill be gained, money saved and
disappointment a erted:
JUSFL-VCFJIENT, or Prolapsus of tho Womb,
and all UTERINE TROUBLES.
VOLYPUS AND FIBROD TUMORS,
causing too frequent, painful and Irregular menstru
ations, LEUCORRHCEA. etc.
He also successfully treats all kidney and bladder
trouble of male and female, such as,
Foreign Bodies in the Bladder and Urethra,
causing two frequeut and painful urinating, and all
forms of PIUVATE,
such as Spermatorrhea, Impntcr.cy. and all the un
pleasant results of such troubles.
SYPHILIS poNitirely cmwl and entirely eradicated
from the system.
GONORRHCEA cured in from three to eight davs or
GLEET and STRICTURE cured In patients of rears
PILES and other diseases of the, genlto-urinary or
gans quickly cured. He guarantees all curable cases.
If he cannot cure ou he will plainly tell you so.
DR. BENNETT devotes especial attention to the
treatracnr of Epilepsy or Falling Fits, which he treat
by the latest and most approved methods and in
which he guarantees a cure 1n all curable cases. He
also gives especial care to the cure of those persons
n ho are afflicted tth the ouium or reoriihlne habit.
Cases of condndment attended promptlv, carefully
Patients In general practice receive prampt and
Remember tUat he Is at his old office at Its X Main
street, over Woodman's Bank, or address lock box
W7. Telephone 35. dw
""x?) Su rgi cal I n stitute
Plymell &.LeightonV Stage Line.-
QbcCento-S a 0" Fowler
piwiiB ovte5 y
I j? yCCarthag.
I Sr M V
Passengers for Mead Center, Ralnbelt, West Plains,
Mertllla, Pargo Sprlngs,andall points In South
western Kansas, will save time and
money by going -v la
LEIGHTOX& PLYMELL'S LIXE.
Ileadouartcr at Cimarron and Garden City. Both
day and night trains now stop at each of these points
Eyes, Nose, Throat, Catarrh, Ears,
Surgery and Deformities.
E. 5T. nsTJlSTSEIili, 2V X.K,
Proprietor and Surgeon, in Charge,
North Slain 8b;eei
For Bargains in
E. H. DEVORE & CO.
H. McKIM DUBOIS
I hae an accurate set of Looks and am prepared to
make full and
Complete Abstracts of Title
To any property In Sedgwick County.
Onicc-Over 123 Main Street.
Wichita, - Kan.
STEDMAN & CRANE,
FIRE, TORNADO, LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
OFFICE 100 DOUGLAS AVENUE.
(Oter Barne's Drug Store.)
Largest Agency in the Valley.
Druggist and Grocers
First Block west of Tr-emont House
The Eye. Ear and I hroat.
Dr. REEN-Oculist and Aurisl
I have every facility
that can ,c had in our
large citie and :uiy-(
ioiu! with (licences of
'z-. the eye. ear or throat.r
will llnd me at 11U
Douglas a cnue.
Glasses Fitted at Shoit Notice.
Pioneer -:- Lumber -:- Man
OF SEDGWICK COUNTY.
EsiitDlished m 1870.
A Complete Stock of Pine Lumbe.r
Shingles, Lath, Doors, Sash, etc.,
alwavs on hand.
Oniee and yards on Market street between Douglas
avenue and First stive
G VEL ROOFS AND PAVEMENTS
Walks, Drives, Cellars and Cis
terns, ALSO AS AN
Application to iron, Wood and Stone
For Further Particulars Apply to
RIZER & HUMPHREY,
OFFICE: Corner Market and William Streets.
Or address Ixck Box SC, Wichita, Kansas.
Corner of Emporia Avenue aa William Street,
south or Douglas Avenue.
Director: CATHERINE RUSSELL
Conservatory of Music
Corner Douglas and
J. H. SLATER, Cashier.
W. L. DUCK, Assistant Cashier.
W. P. ROBINSON, President.
W P. ROBINSON, OLIVEP. DUCK, F. W. WILSON, JAMES G. FISH, W. L. DUCK.
O. D. BARNES. R. H. P.OYS, FTNLAY ROSS, A. L. HOUCK, W. P. ROBINSON,
OLIVER DUCK, JAMES G. FISH, F. W. WILSON. W. L. DUCK,
J. H. SLATEP H. ML DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL'BANK, New York. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL "BANK. St. Louis, Mo.
BANK OF KANSAS CITV, Kansa3 City, Mo.
Geperal Banking Business. Respectfully solicit a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 134 MAIN Street.
CAPITAL, PAID UP,
Loans Money at Lovest Rates. .
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe.
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pays Interest on Time Deposit.
H. W, LEWIS, President. T. W. JOHNSTON, Cashier.
C. E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier
J. L. DVER,
H. W. LEWIS,
T. W. JOHNSTON,
SOL H. KOIIX, President.
A. W. OLIVER,
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK,
(Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.)
Paid-up Capital, - - $125,000.
Surplus. - - . $25,000.
S. H. KOHN. A. W. OLIVER, 31. W. LEVY. S. T. TUTTLE. N. F. NIEDERLANDF
W. R. TUCKER, JOHN DAVIDSON, J. C. RUTAN.
DO A GENERAL BANKING, COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Easternand Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all de
nominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bonds bought.
J, O. DAVIDSON, Pres.
C. A. WALKER,
Paid-up Capital, - - $200,000
Stockholders Liability, - - $400,000
Largest Paid-tTp Capital of any Bank in tne State of Kansas.
C.R.MILLER, A. R. BITTING.
W. E. STANLEY, J. O. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
R. LOMBARD. JR.. President.
J. P. ALLEN, Vlce-PiesUent.
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE DANK.)
B. LOMBARD, Jr., J. P. ALLEN, JOHN B. CAREY. KOS. IIARRI3, J. 31. ALLE
L. D. SKINNER. PETER GETTO. W. K. GREEN. P. V. HEALY.
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, New York.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Kansru City,
B. L03IBARD, SR., President.
Lombard Mortgage Co,,
IN KANSAS STATE BANK BUILDING.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good. Rates as low as
GCALL AND SEE TJS.O
GEO. E. SPALTON, Secretary.
J. A. TALMADGE CO.
Wholesale amp. Retail Dealers
230 North Main Street."
We are Now Open With the Largest Stock of
Crockery, China Glassware,
Lamp Goods and Rich Fancy Goods.
To be Found West of
We respectfully solicit an inspection of our stock and guaran
tee as fcrw prices as can be found in the state for the same class of
JOHN S. COZINE. . W-.O. EIDDELL.;
COZINE & RIDDELL,
-p.TT! A T . ZEST-AuTIE A rVFl"NrfTgF. SMYTH & SONS. Wichita.
City Proyertv and Farms for Sale-Rents Collected and Taxes Paid. J'FPf' "
Correspondence Solicited. Business Promptly Attendedto. ANGLO-AMERICAN Loan Office.
156 N. MAIN STL - WICHITA KANSAS.
- - $200,00o
- - 76,000
OLIVER DUCK, Vice-President.
ROBERT E. LAWRENCE.
C. E. FRaNK. A. A. HYDE.
31. W. LEVY, Cashier
J0HNC. DERST. Cashier.
H.G.LEE. S. L. DAVIDSON,
I;. D. SKINNER. Cashier,
W. II. LIVINGSTON, Assistant Cashier
NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA. CI1I&15C
IlLACKSTONK NATIONAL BANK. Eostot
J VIIES L. LOMBARD. Vlce-Prcideut.
the Missouri River.
Have for sale, on line of WICHITA & COLORADO RAILROAD
north-'weat of Wichita, town lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles
COLWICH, 14 "
Trains are now running regularly on Railroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can
At Wichita, call ou N. P. Niederlander or Kcs Harris;
At Maize, call on H. Londonalager;
T. H. Randall and W. S. Maokie,
At Emsr. call on J. A. Meyer.
THE "EAGLE CO." HAVE ALSO FOR SALE LOTS IK
" Jime fion To wn-Company" Addition
This Addition ia at junction of
one-half mile west of Bridge on Big Arkansas river, and are very
i desirable lots. Street cars are now in operation, connecting this
Addition vrith the east side of the river.
Price List of this Addition
be had a3 hnreinafter set forth :
call on Goo. W. Stoenrod;
At Andalc, Call on Bank of Andalc.
for Mt. Hope lois.
, . At Haven, Call on Ash & Charles-
Ft. Scott and W. & C. Railroads
can be peen by calling on:
KOS HARRIS. Wichita.
Resident on said Addition