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Tte WLizixitK gailu ?5aote: griaaxj Scorning, November 19, 1886.
gi-mj as: gtitgii
TTe that 3. ITm Turtledove csd nrrfclf
ha-J just core into possession of a small houso
out of tov.ii, a cottao two stories in height
and about tv.-eivo feet square, with a small
cabbago garden in the rear and a grape vino
and a cherry treo in the front yard. V.'c liad
never owned any property before, and wo
couldn't help feeling a little proud of this,
though, lito Ilorlcena Ken wigs, we had been
taught that it was "sinful1
"Come down and pay us a visit, we lsad
said to every one with whom we shook hands,
as wo Lade farewell to the city; "como and
sec our littlo place in strawberry time. And
every one had answered:
"Wc shall bo delighted.
Our parlor, with its Indian matting and
whito curtains and spider-legged chairs, was
a model of airy comfort. There were always
flowers in glasses on the mantel, and there
was a bird in a cago in the window. Peggy,
the "girl," did the work, and my wife was
always fresh and bright in her v. bite muslins
and knots of ribbons and flowers. She was
growing plump, too, and ilrs. Turtledovo
looked well when sko was plump. I was
ILinkkis of these things with satisfaction as I
op"iiN the gate of my garden one night and
al r:ost stumbled over Sirs. Turtledove, who,
with a glass dish in her hand, was bending
ov r th .strawberry IkxL
"Oil, Tiinon!" sho exclaimed, as I saluted
her. "do hoip me, please. I'm trying to get
cr. 117I1 npo berries for tea. After bragging
sold "n't want Miss ilittens to go back to the
city and soy sho uidn t havo any. Miss Mit
tc:ib came down by the noon train, dear.'
"Di 1 shef said I. '-Ah, well, pleased to s-ee
Iit, I'm sure.'
Ycs, of oourso. Tuuon, said my wife, very
sljv.iy '-And I hope there's milk enough.
iii ys she's going to live on milk, now she
is i.i tlie country.''
Kuw, wo did not keop a cow, ami we had
l!-.njt lj.eti obliged to go on our lmecs to
rin.iT n.h to induce hmi tosparo us his
q-uta day. '"He always liked to send full
1:"? I- .-.-n by the-train," he said, and ho and
21 - I 1 ,li never touched mill: themselves.
' '..l cvon suspected the good Fish of
1 tlli quart of ours; perhaps, being a
.it man, ho thought that it might 1x5
. fr us. iti; always right to think
. v be:t of people, you know.
R8 had a cow," sakl I; -perhaps
uVi milk her 1: '
. old lelkjv.-!" cried a voico behind
va cisasuig you ever sinco you left
. Anyone would know you hail a
:oat homo, by the way you walked.
1 advGn'age of your charming invi
.! rundown tLtop awh-e. How
, Hr. Vurtl'Kiove' i can soo that
arcea wlih you, 07 your cheeks."
1 both chook hands with Mulligan.
Uraa, '.rhom I remembered with a
u.m. put up at the Fifth Avenue
- gsscs-at thing, and was one of tho
. initial men about, "his eating."'
- - or, at least I could make him wcl-
. i ashercd him into the house, spring
, i,lMider umbrella, Russian leather
. i bag and all, and, leaving him in the
- . . out out into tho kitchen to opon the
y box Peggy had a way of making
ck .7 1 r ot the sardine; in tho yrocess and to
us Mrs. Turtledovo that the nmall quanti
ties 01 berries sho had collected would Iw
" 1 .,:y '
v e T -re rather a merry party as we sat
down 1 1 lea that night. Mr. Mulligan and
31iSa Mi.tcus liad discovered that they had
111 t lci -re at Saratoga, and were already
Tu y t mplimontcd us in chorus.
"How do'ijhtiul to bo country people, isn't
it?' ea.i Mr Mulligan.
"In -i-ed it is," said Miss Mittens. '"Nature
castir. their inot -pscious things at their
lec a one may :-ziy flowers and fruit and
a:.-l brtfots, you know. I fairly pined for
tho cc mtry, and I hato hotels and strango
boarding houses; so, sinco I actually havo a
sbTtcr r. dear Mr. Turtledove. I thought I'd
throw i., irflf on her charity for the summer.'
'Just as i felt,'' said Mulligan. "Said I:
"There is Turtledove ready to welcome mo
wi h open arm. Why not go to him 3' "
'Tin glad to bo rural whilo I am hero,"
said Miss Mitten?. "I don't mean to drink
tea or citl.-e, I mean to livo on milk and
"Ami I" said Mulligan; no champaguo
for m when I can kr.vj milk."
I felt very glad indeed to hear that ho did
not want champagne.
'But, ch, my dear," sobbed Mrs. Turtledovo
a Lttlj while after tho meal was over, catch
ing u e i.i a quiet comer "to think of our first
strawoerritM, and you not to have cvon ono
tmtY-ctity one. Tho ono I triod to swallow
cLkel ma when I thought of that. And
dri't yu think Mr. Fish would sell us moro
rni.k vr-Liile they stay?"
he Inred that I did not mind about tho
Iwivks. thtt I would mako Fisli sell us milk
at any jricc. By tho way, lie did givo in at
-.st. till 1 we pave him two shillings a quart.
Tu' v.s no competition in the neighoor-ho-jd.
"A" i I'll brim; brrk down from tom
to-1 - -w,"' I said. "Th?y are plentier there
tlir .1 v are in the country."
"M-n !Iutns his the hpare room, ami Mr.
Muli.j.-.i w ill havo a had ldrooni," said my
ii. '. tic lookj altogather too grand for it,
bT I t.v.'t help it."
Thoi vo wont hack to ontortiir. our guests,
ar.l wv;ra 1. a iy getting on Cne'.y what
w'jtl pir. i djot whon iN .-j une
tL Sv'-r.d ot 1... .:piig and sera .ii at the
(vu.- stem's- A voice cried:
"L "v. Turtledove! Folks for ywP
A. 1 - rushed to Sad the garden full
of t 1 Ivjv Mr. Calliope and Lis family Mrs.
C-'l' -, JIis Cadiopo and Master Cailiop?.
2Ir 1 -lliptfwas our pastor, and .-e hsd
"i nx I .:n a remarkabla hearty invitation.
4 is .y congregation insisted on giving
wj a v-ation-," said Mr. Calliope, "e nro
I saw thy wre, and I was wondering
where 'Ley wera to sleop that night, v.-hen
Mrs. C -.tooc. wlio lad beou kissing my
wi'o, n ;.iarkd:
E j- tuct: Lor friend who came up with us
ti i.rT euUTtaimug gentl;man v.-'ao"
Ee.a 1.0 i.!" hhouted Mr. Fahar from Ms
wa '-i. '"And if ha thinks Im going to rido
hi.n ani 1 his porkmaaker from that there depot
beki.d iiiu boe t10"58-tiiat ims bea rlowiaC
all da; for leas than 50 cents he thinks I'm
jpv-pjij. than I be!"
'I n r.kc no objoction no objection," said
atli vo.cv, "ordr I am unable just at this
lE.i-n to I think I mus liave it in my
wat h i-ocket I Can you lend me half a
dear, Mr. TurtledoveP
I ru'i did and I took the long, Gshy
sort r f kuud that was offered to mo the neit
mc-nf, and welcomed Mr. Baas, the a:na
t.ur s mtual modhim, to my hearth and
"I was impressetl to come,'" he whispered to
mo. v' miethin eemel to roll away, ami I
saw yo 1 among green field? and pleasant pas
tures an 1 was dran toward you by a subtle
inCucii a. I did not even wait for baggage.
I had heard that day from a fellow-boarder
of Mr. Banjs that his landlady had dencatcly
menuoncd to him that uatd ho could pay his
li'tle LL1 sho should "prefer his room to Itis
comnanw and would retain his trunk," and
We get into tho little parlor somehow, and
we al sat down.
And I'm szrc you mttrt bo hungry," said
I. '-Wo'vo supped, of course' it was 10
o'clock "bu; ycull have a bite."
"Don't put yourself, to -any trouble," said
Mr. Calliopo. "My daar friends, I beg you
won't put yocrsalf to any troublo on our ac
count. Wc are tirsd of oitT fc-d. W fnu:t
the fruits of tho earth tho simplo f.-uits of
tho earth no more. Givo us somo milk, a
simple biscuit and your delightful fresh but
ter and a bowl of strawberries., c'" we ask
Here Mrs. Turtledovo gave an involuntary
shriek. Sho had presenco of mind enough to
say she had seen a spider.
Poor Mr. Bangs only groaned softly to him
self, but he looked as though tho spirit? who
had been in the habit of drawing mysterious
apples and oranges from his sleeves had not
been able to find any there that day, or had
carried them off af tcrward.
The Calliopes were probably disappointed
as to tho fruits of tho earth; but they had an
appetite for sardines, bread and butter, tea
and canned pears. And Mr. Bangs seemed
to enjoy himself mightily. We put the Rev.
Mr. Calliope and his wife into our own room.
Miss Calliope shared Miss Mittens' apartment,
and we induced Peggy to take a bolster on a
loungo in the kitchen, wMlo Mr. Bangs re
posed in her accustomed bed. As for young
Calliope, wo too!: liberties with him on ac
count of his youth, and put him on tho parlor
sofa. And we oh! well, it didn't matter for
us. We wont up into tho loft it was four
feet high mid slept on tho rag bag.
I was off early next day. I mado the ar
rangements alluded to with tho amiablo and
generous Mr. Fish for two gallons of milk a
day. I contracted with the butcher for beef,
and I brought strawberries and vegetables
home in a basket.
My city guests Supposed that all these straw
berries grew in tho garden, and that we kept
a herd of cows. Berries were twenty-Cvo
cents a basket in the market, and they were
not hulled. But the marketman always threw
a basket in on every two dozen. He alwa"s
did, he said, when one bought for a hotel.
"At home, you know," said young Calli
ope, with the candor of youth, "in tho city,
you know, you can't havo moren a pre
serve dish of strawberries at a meaL They
are so beastly dear; but here, where you
got 'em for nothing, you can eat a bowl
fuL" Did I toll you that Peggy was gone? Sho
was. She went the second morning. 'And
I'd like to know what you'd be maning by
luring me for two and giving mo a dozen to
work for?" she had taid; "and' thim doing
nothing but ate all tho day long, and mo
turned ofT mo honest bed to slapo on spikes,
after puttin' in mo hard day, and dishes to
wash, till I do be gohi' crazy."
I could not defend myself. I could only
promise her a silk dress if sho would stay her
"I'd havo nobody left to put it on, if I
worked myself to death," said Peggy. 'Td
rather have me flesh in me calico;' and so she
After that Mrs. Turtledovo lived in tho
kitchen. 2s'o one seemed to know it. Nono
of the ladies over mado their beds, or filled
their water pitchers, or offered any assist
ance. I sat up all night to pare potatoes and tur
nips, lay the fire, and do all I could, and I
became a beast of burden as to baskets; but
my business must bo attended to. Poor littlo
Mrs. Turtledove grow thinner every day,
whereas our guests plumped up beautifully.
Still wo were gaining the reputation of being
very hospitable, and that was something.
Our friends thought so much of us that was
more. But, alas! wo f-oon found that they
wero not as well pleated with each other. It
began by Mrs. Calliopo wondering at tho
goings on of that Miss Mittens with Mr. Mul
ligan. "cxt Miss Mittens was astonished that
Miss Calliope should fancy Mr. Mulligan
could desire to bo followed about by a chit
like her. Then Mr. Calliopo had an argu
ment with Mr. Mulligan on religious subjects,
and graveky inquired whether I did not think
it wrong to havo a free-thinker in my house.
Then the argument waxed louder as Miss
Mittens, v.lio was nigh Church, contended
with Mrs. Calliope, who was a Methodist.
Then young Calliopo kisd Miss Mittens in
tho front garden, and Mr. Mulligan had
words with him about it; and at last the un
lucky Bangs' familiar spirit hunted him up
and began to n::i on tho walls, up the dining
table, made Lim go off m a series of btartsand
jerics at inopportune time-, and at last forced
him to write a "communication in which tho
spirit of Voltaire called Mr. Calliope a "mis
guided wanderer from truth."
That day, as I canio home with tho straw
berries, I met Fishers wagon going down to
tho depot. It was full of Calliopes.
"Adieu, my friend," said Mr. Calliope. "Wo
are going. We gr.cvo to part, but wo must
go. Table tipping and such abominations are
too much for us."
"And that forward hussy Txaid Mrs. Calli
ope. "Ah V
"And that fellow with tho mustaches!'' said
young Calliope. "I say, Mr. Turtkdove, why
don't you kick him out!''
Mis3 Calliopo only tossed her head.
A littlo further on I met a light wagon; in
it sat Mr. Mulligan and Miss Mittens.
"Goud-by, old fellow," cried Mulligan. "I
say, you've ;;ot m vi ith a nice lot. It's only
respect for your wife that has kept mo from
trouncing them omo of Vm."
Miss Mittens was in tears.
Further on ttill I met Bangs on foot, who,
as I learned on getting home, had leftbecauso
Mrs. Turtledove had pretested against tho
heavy rappmgs on tno kitchen ceiling.
"I have lcen impressed to leave you, my
friend," he said, solemnly. Farewell. Verily,
seoiicrs shall have their reward."
So our few friends were gone. They didn't
go in poace. and that we regretted; but still
they were one, and life has its consolation.
.New York Daily News.
I'nralj-zisji tlie Cat!.
Exipe Commissioner Morris of the old
board lives on Vst Twenty-first street. Four
years ago cat.- drove people from their liomes
in this street bv their midnight music. Com
missioner Morris owes the ieace of his home
to his son, who is an amateur electrician. Ho
put a wide board on top of the back fence to
better facilitate cat lo,omotion. He then ran
six hare telegraph wires a'oug tho top of this
board, n very little distance apart. He con
nected theo wires with the strong battery in
the 1ioum and a key, within easy reach, con
nected tha batJery with the wires on tho
With darkness tho cats came. When a
few vigorous note1; gave indication of a
promisingly loud concert. Wettmore touched
tho key. One long, loud yell followed. Four
cats were sstn several feet above the fence
pawing ux ?ir, and all fell down in the yard
quite araly7-r,L One by one they got up,
smelted oft heir pnws, murmured a laew. and
quietly Kto'e away. This was kept ux for
v?ver:d nights, until every cat in the block
had tasted lightning.
Xow, whenever a eat finds it nseossary to
cros the dangerous path, be first puts a paw
gently out upon the wires, and cresses very
slowly, with every muscle wound up for a
Fpring to the rromid at the first suspicion of
shook. New York Star.
'Ifiey rd been at Ocwui Grove for tisree or
four ilaye a qncvr old cenpio frtsn way caci:
in Jersey. Both sreined to take a iivclr in
terest in the barber, and ca twro cr thnx
occasions tbcv weal down on tho tiescir ari
felt of the iraser. At kas" the old tac.
seearevl to make up his mid to a Jerpcr-.'.:f
undcrtakinf:. il loft her sitsinp in a paviii n
and ivcnt off and get into c bathing ruit. It
showed off Lt bow lck, thin iegs and knock
knees in. a vrosderf ul tray, t ut ho a:nbii
don on the rands, wtved his hand to th old
womr.n, and made a jxaxip into a comhsr. lie
was lost sight of for c. moment es he -as
roiled over and over znd half buried m the
sand-vbutbe finally craw led cur en bends
a;id knees, rose up and kiiwi virously,
and was "rifcinjr" for the bath boss?, -nhen
his wife intercepted bin and i .quired:
Samuel, cro you much hurtf
"Hurt? Kor'he roartxl as ho kept spitting
out the brine; "but would you behaved tko
dumod thiag is salt wate rP
KS vrttut hfcj wnv to rrtrt oat of the "deds."'
and ho never donned them again. Detroit
Owing to our Largely
"We find it Impossible to make
room for our
Sowe'have concluded to
sacrifice our whole magnificent
SCxrZZcs.-..-:.. stock of t-''."
And everyrhing" connected with
the doll business.
This BigBenefit will Commence
Foi One Week Only.
Just when everyone wants Dolls
Just in time for the
Call and be convinced that we
always do just as we
By the way, we have opened up
the most Elegant Line or
i Saturday, Nov. 20,
Sver shown West, and it
Its-UI well repay you to come in
and see what beautiful
goods we have to offer.
TiniC I StlirdilT NOV. 20.1
'Place: 114 Main Street
HIDE I UM
Corner Douglas and
P A W
J. H. SL.VTER. Cashier.
OLIVEE DUCK, F. t7. WILSON.
J. G. FISH, Presldeat.
W. P. ?.CBI'SO
O.D.3AP.XE3. P. H.P.OYS, r INLA.Y
OLIVEP. DUCK:. JAMES G. FISH.
J. H. SLA.TEP..
FOCRTH NATIONAL BANK. Npw York. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL BANK. St. Louis, Mo
BANK O.J- KANSAS CTTY, Kansas City, M...
General Banking Business. Respectfully solictit a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 134 Main Street.
Capital Paid Up,
Loans Money at Lowest Rates, f
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe,
Buvs and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
H. W. LEWIS, President, T. W. JOHNSTON, Cashier.
G E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier.
3. L. DYE?.. SAMUEL HOUCIC. ROBERT E. LA-WRENCH
H. W. LEVT1S. T. W. JOHNSTON, C. E, FRANK. A A. HYDE
SOL II KOHN. iTesi-Jcut.
A. VT. OLIVER.
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK.
Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.
S H. KOHN. A. W. OLIVER. 21. VT. LEVY. S. T. TUTTLE, N. F. NIEDEULANDElL
W. K. TUCKER. JOHN DAVIDSON. J. C. LUTAN.
DO A GENERAL BANKING. COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all de
nominations bought and sold. County, Tovnship and
Municipal Bond bought.
W. C. Woodwax, President.
W:!, S. VTcodjjaj:,
First Arkansas Valley Bank.
(The Oldest 3Iont-y Institution in the Arkansas Valley.)
No. S3 Main Street. - "Wicnita, Kansas.
Do a General Banking Business in all its Modern Functions.
EJ-Loau both Forpizn ami Horn.-Money in utiy amonut on hll sail factory collierH ral
cerronal or chattel .11 d ccoiiiOiatc the t rr v.rt with t m- irom not ila to 1" jnrr-. sHI
tt.-ketft by ill- rsst.-rt and cafest lines ut Menn.eii in the world to or from all principal nrojeai
porta vi3 North, German. Llojd ortnnsid Lines.
J, 0. DAVIDSON, rres.
C A. WALKKH,
Largest Paid-TJp Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
C.R.aiLLHE, A. B. BITTING. H. G. LS3. E. L. DAVIDSON
VT. S. STANLEY, 3. 0. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CABPENTZK.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Tomsnip and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
n IXUIPaKD. JR.. PreJiWJent.
J. P. ALLHN, Tico-PrasUeat.
STATE RATIONAL BANK.
fi. LOMBAP.D. Jr, 3. P. ALLBN. JOHN TU CARET. EC'S. HARRIS. J. K. ALLSX
L. D. SEINNZH. JTEB OETTO. T7. ?. CRKKN. T. V. HZALT,
GBORG3 E. 8P ALTOS.
ATIONAL B.O. O? THS R3PUBLIC, New Vert. NATIONAL RINK OF AMERICA. Coiacs
FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Eaiwu Cttr. ELACKSTON2 . aTIOAL BANK. r-tH
iIBARD. SP-, Prtiaect. JaJSTS L. LOJtiAiU). TJwPrrOles.
ni-vihapH Mnpfrrofm Tn
Oiiiuru MOi eg age a).,
IN AH5.4b STATE
Money on nand No
JAIjL aed see us.
E. 7 BPOVTN T- p JJAKTTN. Ar7 t-Lw,
TH TV T3TLOATlr 5c CO..
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKERS.!
WICHITJl, - KANSAS.
LIVZR DCCK. Vie-PresWent.
J. 0. FISH. W. I-DUCK
P.OSS, A.L.HOUCK, W. P. ROBINSON.
F. VT. WItSON. tV- I DUCK.
H. 11. DUCK.
Pays Interest on Time Deposits.!
M. W. LEVY. Caihi-r.
Will C. Voodvas. Asa"t Cashier
JOHX C. DKlisT. Ca&Mcr
L. D SKINNER. Oi!!-r.
"W. H. LIVLVCtSTON, AkUult CaW
KAN2AJS STAT3 BANK-)
delay wken security and
S. S KING, Secretary
SMITHSON & CO.,
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue.
Land. Loan and Insurance Apcn:. Money ahrsy on hanJ. Intwe-t at Jot rates. NO DELAY.
Before making a hum on Farn. Citj. Chattt-I or IVrwitial xv urit . catll and e J. Ounie In r cal a
full dt-criptinn of wcr Psrra ur Ciry jTO-rty "Vr bamih-larv.e'SnKMatof Loth Ea.tra awl FerrUa
Capital for Inve-.trn-cf In Real Etat. and an; tints enabled to make rald sales.
Conte.poDdeiK.-e SolicllL H. L. SlimiSON. 3Iaa?cT.
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
L. N Onl "l K.
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
IEAL ESTATE, ABSTRACTS it US
Office, Dorsey Building, Opposite Court House,
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles The largest stock i Ae.
city. Satisfaction guaranteed No trouble to show goods Call and sea fl.
N. F. N1KDF.KLANIKR. lTf Ml.'i
A. W.OLIVER, Vlce-rwilMU
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Prooerty
Office'in Wichita Notional Bank But'dinK. Wichita. Kan.
S. D. PALLETT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, S INGLE?, SASH, 10 RS AND iLIN S.
QFFICEand WHITE WSKYARD Wet ; "- WICHITA, KAN.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgage
AKD PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- RATES! . NO -:-DELAYS!
LB. BUNNELL & CO.
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 tD20 per cen:. less tQan regular pnce& 'lam now receiving a
fine stock of Fail aivi Winter
j New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents'
bnie. aaA rlttuttr -oUelt
1 jUn St. Ijtwi TmftU?
; GLOBE IRON WOR'-.S!
j Founders and Machinists.
! Manufacturers of
iSTEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
i T.. r, nr V.. cr- nnctinrro mtllavBnl (.hftftlnff SLTM Hll ItladjIOf i
!,-.. 4 r-.rrr. Uhni-fi ic! mtis in ti nv
and pumping machinery. AJ! kinds or repainn done on BbutX BQ&m
.and satisfaction guaranteed. .
CANON -:- CITY -:- COAL!
BADGER LUK3ER CO., W3ST BOXJGLiAS AVSL
C O. DAVnwj P.t X. fc. CATW. lJl' A. W tl-A. V. rt 3U.s .
,'j, -- . -i y f
I lhe Davidson Loan tompany
j PAIJU1, CAPITALj m)00(ji
Money Always on Hand to Loan or
!Ha2 Loaned More Money in Southern Kansas thn any Comp&rf n ills
OmcM, WTTH crrtaKws sa.vt. jKwtf
B. T. Porter.
PORTER, BUTTON & NOBLE,
! Real Estate
K . DOBSEY.
Ex-Gaunt j' UI'k.
F STACKSJA.V )
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
W. V. K1KKU lOl. Leml Kiaralnur. St. W. LKVY. Trrf
J. C. BCT.V. S-tar
Furnishing Goods, Etc.
the cMcvtln nf purrkr ywatly.
JO FIX (r. xVLLEK.
1Mi;ni r) Anter TtA n at nam fitHliW
' J J-' i,uH,,ww,
Improved Farm and City Preparry.
132 K. V T7 ST.
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