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She SE&ixMia Sails 35ajjXe: ffriOag oruiug, JJejcembev 17. 1886.
STORY OF 1 SKULL.
HOW THE ELDER BOOTH CAME IN
POSSESSION OF THE RELIC.
A Curious Gift From a River Tiratc.
Saved by the Chief of a Lawless Gang.
Visit to a ConvictScared Servant
One Sunday night in Louisville a number
of people called on Edwin Booth, and among
them a doctor who had considerable local
celebrity. IIo wanted to see Mr Booth be
cause ho had luiown the tragedian's father,
and he sent word to our room that he wished
to place in his hands a valuable relic that be
longed to the elder Booth. Ho was shown up
stairs by a little darkey, who carried some
thing wrapped in a newspaper. It proved to
be a well preserved skull, thoroughly cleaned
and the parts joined by springs and hooks.
On seeing it the nigger lad s eyes stuck out
with fright and he hastened away, declaring,
fob God, sah, he'd nebber touched dat ting
ef he'd a knowed it was a dead un's head.
Then the doctor related the history of tho
skull, and it proved mighty interesting and
"Years before, Junius Brutus Booth played
an engagement in Natchez. After the closing
performance he was taken down in a cart
with his trunk' to tho river landing, to wait
for tho upcoming steamboat. He found in
tho saloon at tho wharf a rough-looking set of
men, whom by their talk he concluded were
thieves and desperadoes. There -a ere lawless
gangs along tho big river in thoso days.
Booth had $1,000 in money in a belt, and
Irom motives of policy he invited the ruffians
to tako several drinls. As this only served
to increase their peculiar looks in his direc
tion, he thought it would bo better to make a
deal for fear of losing his life. There was no
help near and tocape was out of tho question
ho would probably havo been followed and
murdered. Selecting tho roughest, toughest,
ugliest looking man in the crowd, Booth
called him outside to say a few words. 'Look
here,' said he, 'iny name is Booth. I am an
actor; you may havo heard of me. I've got
$1,000 in here in a belt and I'm afraid of be
ing robbed. I wont you to tako it and keep
it safe for mo until the boat comes along.'
The fellow looked earnestly at tho old man
and then reached out for tho belt Booth
never exacted to see a dollar of tho money
again, but he was glad to insure his personal
safety. He slept ou a table in the saloon.
Next morning he was awakened by tho cus
todian of his treasure. 'Get up,' said he; tho
boat's in sight. Here's your money!' Booth
was thoroughly surprised, but of course do
lighted. 'What's 3'our namef he asked; "I
alwa3T like to remember an honest man's
name.' Tho fellow hcsitat'Kl, loweied his
voice and answered: 'It's Morrill. Folks
hereabout call me tho chief of the river
pirates. You trusted me, and I appreciate
"A year later Morrill was sentenced to the
penitentiary for life. I believe Ned Buntlino
wrote a highly colored history of his crimes
for ono of the story papers. When old Booth
returned to Natchez ho visited tho convict,
took him money and delicacies. A strange
friendship sprang up between theso singu
larly different men, and every time tho actor
went to Natchez he repeated his visits to the
prison. On the last ho found Morrill dying
of consumption. "Booth," said ho, 'Tvo not
long to live. I should die happy if I had
something to leave you to remember me by.
You havo been good to me, and I can i cpay
you not at all. I havo nothing." "Cheer up,
old chap," answered Booth. "If 3-ou'ro set on
leaving mo a legacy let it bo 30111 head." Ha
spoke in jest, of course, but the pirate tools it
in earnest, and on his death shortly after it
was found that he had willed tho tragedian
his skulL Booth gave it to tho doctor in
Louisville to put in order, but 'lying himself
soon after the request was fonjotten until tho
physician brought it to Edwin. We used it
for Yoriek's skull in 'Hamlet,' and it was ono
of our most precious relics. It was a nico
clean skull, and lighted up splendidly at night
in tho graveyard scene.
"Ono time at a hotel it was put on a shelf
in tho wardrobe, find I mounted it with a
Maclwth wig and big liejeweled, gilt gown.
Somo prying servant girls happened to see it.
A cou pi 0 of 'em fainted, and the rest wero
frightened mo.t to death. Morrill's skull
didn't remain long in Edwin's jKwession,
though. One time ho went homo to visit his
mother, who lived on High street, in Balti
more. Unpacking his trunk while ho was
out, she canio upon that skull. Not knowing
what it was used for or tho history attached
to it, sho decided to get rid of it along with
somo other rubbish. So when Edwin camo
in she told him howshe had thrown that nasty
skull out of the window, and that a coal cart
passi-ig by hnd a minure Liter crushed ir into
u hundred piwo New York Star.'
BANK OF WICHITA. smithson & co.,
Corner Douglas and Lawrence Avenues.
J. G. FISH, President.
OUVRU DUCK. VI.Wrt-.Meiu.
Have for sale, on line ot WICHITA & COLOEADO RAILROAL
north-west of Wichita, town lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
COLWICH, 14 " WICHITA
J. H. SLATER, Cashier.
W.P.ROBINSON, OLIVER DUCK, F. W. WILX)N. J. G. Kl-H. l vVCK
O.D.BARNES, R.H.ROYS, FINLAY ROSS, A. L. HOUCK. W. I ROHINSON.
OLIVER DUCK. JAMES G. FISH, F. W. WILSON. W. U PUCK.
J. H. SLATER. II. M. DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK, New York. ST. LOUIS NAT IONAL 1IA.YK. -'. I ... M.
BANK Of KANSAS CITY. Kansas City. M .
General Banking Business. Respectfully solictit a share of your panonaae.
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Land. Loan and Insurance Agents. Money always on hand. Interest at low rates. NO DELAY.
IViore idxIiik- a 1. Niu on FarnuCltj. Chattel or Personal security, call and ee us. Come In or xend a
full lt?M.Tiptlon of jenr Kami or City property. We handle large amount of both Eastern and Forelrn
rVtjHtnl fur li:vintent la Real KAtnte. and are thus enables! to make rapid sales.
Cirr.i-nl-iHf ..lk-lt"d. n. L. SMITHSON. Managw.
J. M. ALLEN &.C0.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 134 Main Street.
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 he had as hereinafter set forth :
At Wichita, call on N. P. Niederlander or Kos Harris;
At Maize, call on H. Londenelager;
At Oolwich, call on Geo. W. Steeurod;
At Andale, Call on Bank of Andale.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Mackie, for Mt. Hope lota.
At Haven, Call on Ash & Cnaries
At Rimer, call on J. A. Myer.
Curtains for 11 Ilaillv Lighted linom.
Tho lollov.ing advico is given by Tho Art
Amateur to a correspondent who wants to
know a cheap but effectivo way of curtaining
tho narrow and disproportionately high
windows of a poorly lighted bitting room:
"Cut oir from the upper part of tho windows
'nongh to make the height of the window pro
portionate to tho width, and fill the upper
part with Japanese lattice work, which can
le lought very cheap at almost any of tho
Japanese stores. Below have a narrow brass
pole, with the usual brass rings. From this
suspend 'Crete' curtains, which are transpar
ent, but heavier than the similar grenadine
goods called 'Madams.' With a light buff or
rich cream-color window shade as aback
ground for the latticework, as it will
be if tho shades are kept down afoot or
two, 3011 will retain more light in tho room
than 3ou could secure by the use of any other
kind of curtains and have an artistic effect at
a small expense." Exchange.
CAREY PARK LOTS.
Are most beautifully located. Every lot has a sidewalk in front
or it. street cars run tne entire lengrn or uarey Jfaric, ana tne ele
vation is 12 to 14 feet higher than Douglas avenue, and has the
finest water in all Kansas.
There are Eight Corners Left.
Carey Park lots are the safest investment at the extremely low
prices that we are selling them, of any
residence property in Wichita.
There is now and will "be more fine residences
put up in Carey Park in the next six
months than any other portion of "Wichita.
CAREY PARK LAND COMPANY.
At Office of E. C. & L. R COLE.
329 Douglas Avenue.
"erri't of Itrini; Well Droteil.
Kowhero i an American woman dressed so
well as in New York. An Englishwoman is
dressed well nowhere. The American woman
will not have a dress made in London if sho
can get aci jss tho channel to bo measured on
Frcnca soil. It will not do to employ a
dressmaker in England, although rank and
wealth there command tho best modistes. It
does not answ cr to say that their art deteri
orates, like the flavor of Beaujolaw, by trans
portation, for w hen the Englishwoman goes
to Franco to be dress-1! she, like the New
Yorlc woman, comes back no better dressed
than w lien sho left home. "Dress:" exclaimed
a Chicago girl. "It all depends on the way
3ou swing it."' That is the set ret after all.
Tiv Englishwoman cannot s ing it at all; tho
Ameiimn woman swings it pretty well, but
tlc swiii mgof a Frenchwoman in poem.
Coir wr Journal.
Tin "iti-im" ! the Ft:il Mntitrr
Tne good housekeeper forgets that tiw? large
house with its wealth of furnishings and its
m"v carvs t, which she steadily do otcs her
tiMuis a ..- hing to do with it. Oh, theso
h ;: . -! ; :i 1 1"- fond mother so proud of lier
wv ;-inssil i luK'iMt, and, ptfrbajw. proud as
v t 'I ot the fact that it i-; all her own w o;k,
m ver thmks that these millions of Ijeaiilitnl
ttitcl'cs are in any way responsible for the
tremor .md tue h't Ha.-h that the !am of a
dotr will .o.Iu.-e, or for inability to Ik? pa
tient with the precious eha-,-vst!iat jvd .-i h
careful guidance. What 1 . iag w ife. w ho--e
"heart rises in h.r throat" a: tho seeming ab
(traction of her husband m 1 u-mes. nr snif-
thing beside tho joy of her presence and of
home, ever thinks that she has imparted her
nervous depression to him, from which, pos
fcibly, if he Ise sensitive and never so loving,
he cannot rallv Cleveland Leader.
Winter is here. In order to avail yourself of first opportunity
to enjoy a pleasant ride, call on
Kelly, Alexander and Rahn,
NO. 123 MARK-IT STREET,
j And select one f those elegant Cutters, of which they have a fine
I stock both as to style and finish, single or double. Also a stock of
! runners for converting your buggies into a sleigh, at prices to suit
i the times.
Whipple, Conway & Co.,
118 South Main St.
Have lots of Mantels, Grates and Tile. "Wood, Slate and Iron
Man e s, Encostic Tile. D all work in the very best manner. Don't
aer any mantels until you have seen our prices and stock. These
goods are of the latest designs. 10
V. t. CORRETT. lTwldent.
A HKSs. Vice Preslde-it.
J. H. BLACK. S-cretaiy and Treaurer
Wholesale Grocer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St, WICHITA, KAN.
IOH S. COZINK.
W. O. RIDDELL
COZINE & RIDDELL,
Real Estate Agents.
City Proyerty and Farms for Saie-.-Rents Collected and Taxes Paid,
j Correspondence Solicited. Business Promptly Attendedto
156 N. MAIN ST.
Capital Paid Up,
Loans Money at Lowest Rates,
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds
Pays Interest on Ti.uo Deposits
H. W. LEWIS, President, T. W. JOHNSTON, Cash.e..
C. E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier.
r;- DYER, SAMUEL HOUCK. RoIIKKT K. I.AWKKM'b
H. W.LEWIS. T. W. JOHNSTON. C. E. H'ANIC. v .iy-rr
II. S. wAUKION.
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
ESTATE, mm & LOANS
Ofrtce. Dorsey Building, Opposite Court House,
F VV. SWAB,
llXTLSOR TO K STACKMAX-)
SOL H KOHN. rtesldent.
A. W. OLIVER. Vlce-Pretmiem
Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.
u ..i n r r
- uoods of the latest styles The latest stoct in the
i'-t feed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me.
- W SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
W . . KIKKWOOl), Land Kiamlncr. I. W. l.KV , Tn-niir
J. C RUTAN, RvrMar7
ianw Liiaii and Investment Co.
S.H. KOHN, A.W.OLIVER, M.W.LEVY. .s. T. 'I V I Tl I-
W. R. TUCKER. JOHN DAVIDSON. .1. I:l..
DO A GENERAL BANKING. COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSlKKb.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold U S Bon .
nominations bought and sold. County, Township ir
Municipal Bond bought.
APITAL, $1 GO, OOO.
mi to Loan cm Farm and City Prouerty
orni- i v i-H fvHtlonal Bank Building, Wichita, Kan.
W. C. Woodman, President.
Wm. S. Woodman, Cashier.
First Arkansas Vallev Ddnh,
(The Oldest Money Institution In the ArttunH V.iliej
No. 83 'Main Street. - Wichita. ,. s.
S D. PALLETT,
v I.KK IN
r?hpf j uthern Pine Lumber,
, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
Do a General Banking Business in all its Modern huncnon.
J-J-Loan both Foreign and Home Money In any nraoum .n ill bnti t,ti-ir- -u. in . i.i I
r"" xi wintici-Biiu auuiutiaku mt u irruwf i Wlin Ulllr irulli Dili ilav I., f . -11
tickets by th-fastest and safest lines of "teainerB In th- tn.ri.i t.-.ir fr.i.. all n.li.i ,l b ti
ports via North, German, Lloyd or Canard Lines. ' "r "
ni hiirt.ir InuikIiu niu.'. AnU ITA lAM
IUI I M M, fAMM.
i vwn .-I thf stni-i
Y TO LOAN
i !.v perty, Chattel Mortgages -
J. O. DAVIDSON, J
a A. WALKER, Vice Ptm.
JUHH C. Octisl. cvi.-rf'i
-IKS! NO -:- DELAYS1-
L. B. BUNNELL & CO.
Largest Paid-Up Capital of any Bank In the State ot Kansas.
& R. JIILLEB, A. B. BITTING. B. O. LBK. 8. L. DA VIDhor
W.E. STANLEY, J.O.DAVIDSON, JOII.N T. CaRPENTEK.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
r.ew bvj Goods at Retail !
0 ' 20 o" "i s. i an regular pnees. lam now receiving a
u . ock of Pall and Winter
N v i )i x t ,. .). ,, Notions,
L!iK t ( n-nts' I'urnishin Goods, Etc.
k , r.trii i.rhi lit twK iu"l . preparatory u rnrtiu trm
-, -t. -,)! -tlMl ll MtloiutMHof lmreiffr utmrmlh
- r .JOIIX (;. ALLKX.
Mm . el.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
B. I.OMBAKD. JR., Pnident.
J. P. ALLEN, Vlce-Prwldent
U U nKI.N.NKh Ju.tilr
W. H UVINr,TO.N. AwUujil c0I
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATK BANR.)
' " VVOR - S'
r Hiiuirs and Machinists.
meaiv engines and boilers.
xron and bias.- ca&tlngs, pulleys and shaf tine and all Rimisor ma-
; cninery. House ciistinjs in any fieslgn to order. Dean steam pumps
1 and pumping msichiner. . All kindsoi repairing done on shMrt notice
2 00 000 Kno 1J's!'',-"Jui-iiitftti-
$5!uu0 - M-AGG, Propntrtor.
0. L05IBARD. Jr, 3. P. ALLEN, JOHN B. CAKKt. K"ii HAKKIfL J. H. AlJJJ-
L. D. SKINNER. ETER GETTO. W K ;RKEN. P. V. OKaLV.
OEORGK E. .SPALTO."..
NATIONAL BANK OP THE REPUBLIC, New ort. ii.L MNK W 2!M1U(:a.Ubhu.
FIRST NATIONAL BANE. Kansas Cltr.
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ICANO.N :- CITY -:- CO AL!
BADGiSH. LUMBER CO., WEST DOUGLAS AVBL
RIACKTDNE naTIUNaL IU.VK. IVtrt '.
a LOMBARD, oB ITeslCent
JAJiK U. LAja.liAf.li kj---
Lombard Mortap'e Co.J-
V l A I C w
Money on hand. Kuuv
and title aio ,
l KV TO LOAN
i ii ! i 't r ie-; ami ( J i L v Propery,
) i f u ad i ionr: AiittTe
f iruw jv iMnvJC. ''muvnig.
,'SBORl ....- Ai THE LOWEST RATES,
Vichn; Jicinkinp- Co
b KING. Srreifetj-
E. T. EROtVN.
REAL ESTATE AND
Dal la choice BIo &ad Rkrie Irot-rf. furrm- m . vw
v K?T DOUGL&S AV&KUE.
4i r.iMttm,t f w t;jsA rtttr sta .
The Davidson Loan Company
PAiU-t'I' CAPITAL, .no.ooo. .
Money Al'ways ou r?.m fo Loan on Improved Farm and Criy Pr&periy.
Hare Loaned More Money in Sooihe;o Kkni& lhan any Cempit, tn trir
OFFICE WITH crna:. BANK, MoRMm;