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MAKSBATL M.MUJUPOCg. Editor.
The sunflower is "a little faded flower.'
But :t is noao
the less iragrant ior
President Harrisoa is making his ap
pointments with great care. Emporia Ke
publican. Yes, evidentlr.generally speaking, but
as for Kansas he seems to have no
care, at all, eh?
A grand refutation of the statement
that marriage is a failure is the unusual
number of weddings hi the "best society"
of all leading cities. That is to say if
the divorce records of the courts could
be shut out from public view.
A popcorn man at Wichita wants to be
constable. A popcorn man in Kansas need
not aim so low. Six months at the busi
ness will enable almost any of them to
start a bank. State Journal.
Starting a bank may bo a very big
thing in Topeka, but the bank account
of a Wichita constable "makes countless
thousands mourn" -with envy.
The Eagle made reference to some
mineral finds in the territory by some of
our citizens. Yesterday's dispatches from
Topeka announced the chartering of the
Henrietta Mining company, of "Wichita.
A quantativo analysis of the ores showed
a big thing. The copper analyzed forty
eight per cent pure copper.
Marsh Murdock, of the Wichita EAGLE,
doesn't want any office bo soars above
that but he voices like a clarion thf sen
timent of the 82,000 Republican majority
of Kansas. Leavenworth Snn.
The is no doubt -about the sentiment
referred to, but it must be allowed that
the response to the notes of the clarion
Lave not been reverberated with the
alacrity that the atmospheric conditions
would seem to warrant.
There is a method always in Bill Hack
ney's ebulition3 of gall, lie turned him
self loose on the Kansas delegation and
then took tho next train for Washington
in the interest of a friead. The delega
tion will be ready to do anything to
pacify him. Bill tried that game on us
once. Wo simply turned his letter over
and wrote on the back: "In the lan
guage of Bill Hackney, you go the
Topeka has tho bulco on Wichita badly
now. Her registration ran up to S.&54,
Thile that of the windy wonder did not
Exceed five thousand and something.
In a great gathering of the animal
kingdom, onco upon a time, a she wolf,
with a sneer, remarked of tho lioness
that she had but one cub. "That's true,''
replied the consort of the king of beasts,
"but my cub is a lion." Wichita's regis
tration is made up of men.
If anybody thinks there isn't a two-inch
auger penetrating the soul of Marsh Mur
dock, let him read the following. K. C.
The auger nor its bore is denied. Pres
ident Harrison does not constitute the
American people, nor the Kansas dele
gation the people of this btate. In the
heat of the last campaign all this was
conceded. That was only six months
ago, yet it would seem that the present
administration has already forgotten
that Cleveland has been an ex-president
less than thirty days. In our last talk
with President Cleveland just a few
days before he stepped down and out,
lie did not seem to regret his defeat so
far as he was personally concerned, but
regretted it on account of tho American
people, whom he evidently thought were
entitled to tho world's sympathy. Cleve
land may have been wrong, but we have
as yet seen no convincing proof of it.
Corporal Tanner, tho new pension
commissioner, declares his intention to
pension every soldier who shouldered a.
musket in defense of the Union during
the lato war. A generous impulse, in
deed; but the commissioner is a little
previous in declaring what lie will do.
Congress will very likely bo influenced
to some oxtent by the recommendations
of tho chief of tho pension bureau, but
that body has the say as to who may re
ceive pensions and how much. "Vo
would suggest to the soldier boys in this
connection that they do not calculate ex
travagantly ou this subject, else they
may meet with disappointment. Con
gress and the administration will no
doubt do what they consider the liberal
thing by tho old soldiers, but what they
regard as liberal may probably will not
accord with the ideas of the individ
ual, particularly if he is an expectant
Lord Wolsely takes a gloomy view of
tho future. In a recent address in
Birmingham, England, he said, "Those
who studj- the map of Europe at tho
present moment and the condition of
things in Europe must feel that there is
hanging over us a war cloud greater
than any which has hung over Europo
before. It means that when it bursts
and burst it will as sure as the sun will
riso tomorrow it means not, as in form
er days, a contest between two highly
trained armies, but a war of extinction,
of devastation," between great armed na
tions whose populations are armed and
trained to fight." "What there is in the
Europern situation just at this time to
cause the doughty old hero such fore
bodings of an evil day for the near fu
ture of tho continent is not discernablo
at this distance, but the balance of the
world is prepared to expect anything at
any time from any quarter.
Is not Kansas in dauper of losing all the
the prestige she has justly acquired bv her
magnificent majority in tho petulant
abuse of the administration for want of
promptness in appointing offico seekers to
all the good things in sight? Lawrence
There has been no petulaut abuse of
tho administration by Kansas so far as
we have seen. It has been mildly criti
cized in an indirect sort of way, for the
dish of cold shoulder that is shoved at
Kansas every time that she has asked
for anything, while more favored sup
pliants 'who snugglo closo up to the
throne are fed to surfeit on the choicest
sweet-meats ou the menu. Kansas don't
ask any special favors from any quarter,
but she has tho right to expect equit
able treatment on every part of the
ground. This she demands and if she
don't receive it she is mighty apt to want
to know why. And that ain't all: she
don't propose to sit like a bump on a log
until everything worth having is dis
posed of and then slip around to the
oacK door and meekly ask for a plate of
fecraps, for fear of being criticized withK-V lu i , , -V - i 3 - aj Ur
, ,. ,. n . " . lftU WIU1 1 citizens had better keen an ere on our
being assertive. The gods helo those
who help themselves,
The first step has been taken looking
to the opening, of the Indian Territory.
The president's proclamation opening the
Oklahoma district will bo found in full
in this morning's Eagle. The irrepres
sible American citizen, with all his con
victions of freedom, with his energy, en
terprise and capital, has won the day
over conservative senrimentallity and its
only a question of a very short time
when he will occupy the whole of the
the Indian Territory, out of which will
be erected a great and prosperous state.
Oklahoma will not only fill up but over
flow, and within the briefest period. The
great Cherokee outlet together with all
the other lands contemplated by the
Springer bill will bo covered by the
towns and homes of a prosperous and
happy people in tho very near future.
The great Chinese wall between Kansas
and Texas will go down and southern
Kansas and Oklahoma will be awarded
the fairest spot on tho American conti
nent. TOPEKA LOUSY WITH JOINTS.
One is over Levi's clothing store; one is
near J. G. Slonecker's law office in the
building just north of the Windsor; we
will not ko into details as to the rooms iu
the Windsor, Marshall Carter or most any
of the avenue policemen, who are creat
"winkers," can give our neighbor their lo
cation; one is ou Pourth street, one is over
the Ilyan blacksmith shop on Sixth street,
between Jackson and , Van Buren; one is
near tho corner of Curtis and Kansas ave
nue, another is across the street; another is
not far away on Railroad street between
Jaeksop street and Kansas avenue, but we
have not time tor more. The develop
ments of this grand jury show the utter
worthlessncss of Metsker's efforts. On the
corner of Second and Quincv streets a most
disreputable "joint" has been for months.
Metsker's police have gone in there and
become drunk. Topeka Journal.
And this is tho town which for years
has been held up to Wichita as an ex
ample of complete prohibition. Topeka
didn't get tho police commission any too
quick. Wichita hangs her head in very
shame over this high-handed,open and no
torious defiance of law by tho capital city
of the state. Tho wild, reckless legisla
tion of last winter is plainly enough ac
counted for now. and we say it in sor
row and with humiliation. Every other
stairway and scuttle hole in that modern
Babylon seems to be tho rendezvous of
the devil's emisaries where liquid dam
nation is dealt out to unsuspecting vic
tims who happen to have business at the
capital. Shades of St. John and Brad
ford adown, and ye self-sacrificing spirit
of Tomlinson defend and save us. From
the aroma of her streets we had suspect
ed the presence of a few dozen illicit
whisky holes in Topeka, but until this
reeking revelation we had no conception
of the way the place was swimming in
that soul-destroying essence of perdition.
Excuse these tears, but tho agony of the
contemplation wriners the brine from un
willing eyes until our paper has become
blurred and our pillow a workable salt
depository. The feet of Wichita may
havo well nigh slipped up but. but this
Holy Topeka has irretrievably gone
down into the soup.
CORN THE IMPERIAL CROF.
The corn crop of the United Stales in
the last year was the heaviest and most
abundant and tho best in quality ever
known. It is such a mountain of wealth
that editor and economist havo aliko fal
len down before it to pa' their respects
and homage to it. The Cincinnati Com
mercial Gazette, in a recent article, says
in respect of it: "All the other cereals
bow allegiance to corn. Had tho soil of
North America refused to yield crrn,
Great Britain would still be our sovereign
country. The progress of western civil
ization would be retarded a half-century.
Corn has built more miles of railroad,
erected more buildings, clothed and fed
more people than any product of Ameri
can soil. The Chicago Tribune says:
'Corn built Chicago aud when Chicago
was reduced to ashes, rebuilt her. With
a prophetic appreciation of a possible ul
timata existence in liquid form, it does
not liko water. If the soil. bo wet and
cold it turns yellow with spleen, and dies
Our corn crop just gathered never be-
before yielded such a bountiful harvest.
Nearly -',000,000,000 of bushels were raised
on 7T),307,-JTG acres of the finest land in the
world, which will bring us nearly $700,
000,000. The train that would be required
to bring this immense yield to the sea
board would be 3,000.000 cars loaded with
CC2 bushels each, and nearly 00,000 loco
motives, and would reach more than
around the world. So heavily loaded a
train travels slowly, and would require a
whole year to pass through Chicago. For
hours the express train whirls past a green
ocean of corn, wherein not a hill is miss
ing. Its towering stalk wouid afford se
cure ambush for an army of 1,000.000 men,
mounted and foot, artillery, ambulances,
mule trains, and stragglers.
While the whole country is singing
tho praises of this sovereign crop, Kan
sas, with its rich, black soil, goes well
up towards the head of the procession as
a state for corn, for last year it raised
lGS,7o-i.037 bushels of corn on o,374,4Go
acres of ground. Estimated at the aver
age prices of 21 cents, this com crop of
1SS3 has a commercial value of $33,713,-4-iO.
All the gold, silver and lead that
was mined in the United States in 1SS7
was 87,573,000. The Gazette also esti
mates it by comparison in the following
way: "It is almost as largo a sum as all
the railroads in the United States paid in
dividends on stocks in that year. It is
almost as much as the total net earn
ings of all the national banks in America
and is more than the total dividends
paid by those banks in 1SS7. It gives to
every, man, woman and child in the
state, after reserving seed for 6,000,000
acres, nearly $10,000 bushels or five tons
Xot content with scaring the members
of the colony of American defaulters
greyheaded by proposing an extradition
measure, the Dominion parliament now
proposes to put an embargo upon our
hog and hog products. Evidently the
canny Canucks were just a foolin' when
they talked about annexation. It takes
two to make a bargain, however, and
any sort of reciprocity will be as desir
able and valuable to them as us.
It Does Him Good; Glad-of It.
It does one some good to see a paDer
sling the king s English the wav the
Wichita Laqle docs over the removal
land office, orwhen men sleep some mis
creant will hieaway to Topeka with it.
For the Eagle.
IT SEEMS I MUST BE DREAMING.
ve talked of what the year had brought.
Of chances time had wrouuht;
Of foafl hopes deferred anu thnt which deterred
Us from doing that which was fieeminz
Riffht we should do or say.
She said it fceenis I must Ixj dreaming,
And I shall v. aire some day.
We talked of when wo men and wLero,
And of each other's care;
Of maddest sorrow which like an arrow.
Had pleroed our hearts and left us screaming
In unguih by the way.
She said it seems I mut bo dreaming,
And I shall wake some day.
We talked of nesr and deir one3 gone,
Where there returneth none;
Of partlnzs bo sad and meetings so glad,
And always ono perplexed thought gleaming;
from her eyes seemed to say.
What net? It seem I must be dreaming,
And 1 shall wake some day.
JAS. IL LHWI3.
Wichita. Marh 20, 1SS3.
House bill No. 2S By Mr. Douglass.
Relating to the control and management
of destitute and friendless children.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kan-
Section 1. That any corporation here
tofore organized under the laws of tho
state of Kansas having for its purpose
tiie establishment and maintenance of a
children's home for the control and man
agement of destitute and friendless
c ildren, is hereby authorized and em
powered to receive and retain such
children, and provide them with homes
until they reach their majority, upon
such terms as the board of directors of
such corporation may determine.
Sec. 2. Any parent or parents unable
to provide for their children or furnish
them the necessary support, may relin
quish to such corporation, in writing, the
control and management of such chil
dren; and if the board of directors of said
corporation, or the president thereof,
shall accept such control and manage
ment, such corporation shall thereupon
be vested with the custody and manage
ment of such children as provided in sec
tion 3 of this act.
Sec. 8. Such corporation 6hall have
the legal custody of all children which
have heretofore been received into such
home, or as shall hereafter be com
mitted to it by the legal or natural guard
ian or guardians of such children, or
by any magistrate of any county in
which such homo is located, with the
consent of the board of directors of such
home; and in any of tho above cases such
corporation, through its directors or
president, shall have and possess over
such children all the rights appertaining
to the natural or legal guardians; and
the board of directors of such corpora
tion may in their discretion make an)'
suitable or proper provision for the care
aud custody of such children for a term
of years, or until such children reach
their majority; and the president of tho
board of directors of any such corpora
tion may appear in the probate court of
any county where such home or asylum
is located, without tho fconsent of either
parent or guardian, and consent to the
adoption of such children, conformable
to the laws of the state concerning ap
prentices. Sec. 4. It shall be lawful for such cor
poration to receive donations and be
quests and to apply the same to the sup
port of said home, and the proper au
thorities of any city or county having a
population of more than thirty thousand
are hereby authorized and empowered to
make such appropriation for the benefit
of such home as they shall from time to
time deem expedient.
Sec. 5. Said corporation shall have
the power to purchase and sell such real
and personal property as the board of
directors may deem to be for the interest
of the corporation.
Sec. G. This act Ehali take effect and
be in force from and after its publication
in the official state naper.
Published March lbS9.
THE HOME AND FARM.
To the Edi'or of the Easlc.
This is a very favorable time to plant
trees. Arbor day in Kansas should cover
the month of April, or every cloudy day
in the spring. The sooner the trees are
set out, if the weather is favorable, the
better. Plant trees for ornament, shade,
wind brake, fruit, wood and for our
health. A plain homo is more beautiful
half hid with trees than one adorned
with architectural drapery. Climbing
vines furnish a decoration superior to
gilded trimming. Chinese Wisteria is
just at home here and wild cucumber
equally delights in our sunshine; but
for finished excellence our climbing roses
are superior to all.
For street and grove the soft maple
and cottonwood are the most natural
and quickly make a stately tree. For
usefulness more than beauty the black
walnut and catalpa must not
bo overlooked, and for a fence,
wind brake or screen with superior
quality in wood and great value in its
leaves plant fosage and mulberry. The
trees of mulberrv that line the roads in
France and Italy are a source of great
wealth to tho people, and will be much
moie so to Kansas as we learn and ap
preciate their usefulness for silk culture.
The facilities wo now have for procuring
seed and young trees makes success with
in the reach of all.
We ought to gladly avail ourselves of
tho benefits to "be derived by growing
trees. Set out a few each year and you
will soon have a grove or hedgo to bless
you which will increase in value as time
passes on. A grove or orchard will can
cel a mortgage on a farm at compound
interest, because it increases in the same
proportion when once started, and it is
the only thing on the farm that can do it
with as little labor. But for the benefit
tobe derived to Kansas give us the grove
in preference to the mortgage.
Trees perform an impprtant office in
tho preservation of our health. ' While
we inhale oxygen to support animal life,
we throw off carbonic acid gas, which is
then poisonous to us, but the tree comes
to our relief and gathers it up in the leaf
with light by unitmg tho carbon of the
carbonic acid with the water of the sap
to make cellulose to build up the plant,
of which tho whole vegetable world is
composed, with its product of starch
and sugar m endless compound mixtures
as food for men and animals.
Thus it is the vegetable world supports
the animal, including man, and when I
see a man cutting down a tree without
good cause, I remember the injunction
of my father. When a lad I was going
to chop down a native shade tree for
fun. He said with great solemnity:
'That is one of God's trees. He created
it for your use and not abuse.' Since
then I have reverenced trees.
H. E. Bidwell,
Xext meeting of the Kansas Butter
and Cheese manufacturers' association
will be held at Salina, beginning April 10
next. An interesting program is an
nounced. Illinois has 900,000 milch cows, and
thev earned last vear with their little
udders, $783,000,030. In the northern
naif of the state the average in milk
products were $70 to the cow.
The dairv interests of the United States
represent " more than .t-3,000,000,000.
The number of milch cows is estimated
at 21,000,000, which cive an aggregate
milk production of 7,3o0.000.000 gallons.
Four billion gallons are used for butter,
700.000,0000 for cheese, and the balance
for general purposes. The annual pro
duction of butter is 1,300.000.000 Dounds.
and 0,500,000 pounds of cheese This
immense dairy herd requires 100,000,000
acres of pai ura land to support it.
The recent rains have extended pretty
well generally over Kansas, and it is the
general opinion that there has never
been a finer prospect for crops in the
state. "Wheat is lookiug well generally,
especially in the southern part of the
state. It is to be hoped tho future
weather will bo as favorable as it has
thus far been.
A few days ago while I. H. Maupin
was over on Grouse creek buying hogs
he met Seth Daniels with a plow in his
wagon, and asked him where he was
going. Seth replied that he was going
over to dig his seed potatoes that they
were not worth digging last fall and he
thought now he would plow them up
and; "plant 'em." Is farming in Kansas
a failure. Latham Signal.
It is claimed that farmers of Harper
and Clark counties have harvested 30
bushels of corn per acre where two rows
of corn and one of cane were planted al
ternately, while fields adjoining those
planted in this way were total failures.
This is worthy of special attention where
ever destructive hot winds prevail.
Farmers may do well to experiment
with this mixture. Signal.
If you have a fruit tree that is not
bearing as it should, stir the soil well
and apply a dressing of rotten manure.
If, in a fow days after, a dressing of
wood ashe can be put on it will make it
all the better. Prune well, especially
when cutting out all the old, diseased
Onions should be sown as soon as the
condition of the soil will admit. Much
of the results of the crop depends upon
the condition of the soil and the time of
planting, and it is best to be prepared to
plant at the very first opportunity.
They will stand considerable cold with
A gentleman who has had considerable
experience in growing shade trees says:
People would find it greatly to their ad
vantage to wind young trees. This treat
ment serves three purposes. It protects
the tree from worms, shades it from
the sealding sun in the summer and
fortifies it for the cold blasts of winter.
It is quite an item, in seeuring trees or
plants in the spring, to be sure to have
as good roots as possible. The roots
ought to be sufficient so that after the
piaiiLs are sec out u care is tasen to nil
in carefully and then press the soil firm
ly, bo that the danger of the roots being
loosened by the wind will be reduced as
much as possible; and if tho plants have
good roots and they are properly put out,
this risk can be lessened very materially.
The Chicago Market Eeview remarks,
that the only class of bovines with which
the market has not been overstocked is
veal calves. They are offered with a
spareness that suggests the idea that the
farmers are regaining confidence in tho
future of beef cattle. And that confi
dence is well founded. The calf of to
day will bo worth good money when he
is old enough to turn off as beef.
The farmers of southwesFern"Kansas
are doing their part this season to bring
out tho country before the world in its
grandest and best qualities, while the
floating population, the chronic grum
blers and loafers are killing time whit
ling dry-goods boxes. The solid yeo
manry of the country aie at work,
bringing about a condition of things that
makes a country attractive to the im
migrant. Give the farmer a chance and
tne country win soon occupy a positii .i
to winch it is entitled. Spnngheld lie
publican. EXCHANGE SHOTS.
Sick 'em, Donnelly.
It is said that a lineal descendent of
Shakespeare is intending to exact royed- j
ties for all performances of that poet's '
plays nextr season. Well, if Lord Ba-1
con's lineal descendants can stand it we '
Correct in Any Event.
Kansas men, the way it looks now,
will make more by developing the salt, 1
sugar and agricultural interests of the !
state' by planting corn, than by hanging j
around doing nothing in the hope that
federal lightning will strike them.
Some Distinguished Precedents.
ewg, Kansas City No. 2.
Chief Justice Fuller should not be
wholly despondent because one of his
galaxy of (laughters fled with a voung
man. Let him recollect that Jefferson
D.-ivis plnnnd with f.lin drniHitM-nf 7nrli-
ary Tavfor, twelfth president of the
United States; that John C. Fremont, first
Republican candidate for president, sloped
with tho daughter of Senator Benton;
that Judge Thomas M. Cooley, chairman
of the interstate commerce commission,
won his wife in the like stealthy man
ner. Then there's Prince Alexander
Battenberg and his recently wedded
songstress. Really high life and elope
ments seem to go hand in hand. i
Rather Blue Business.
The railroad situation is worse than
I've seen in thirty years. Hostile legis
lation in Iowa alarmed railroads and
killed railroad building. Tho stock
holders in railroads ought to take a more
active share in the management; then !
there would not be so many receivers, j
Railroads are built in advance of j
the necessities of the country.
Texas is the worst state in the
Union for railroad earnings. Missouri .
seems to be the best state in the west
insf. rinw Thft nrpsirinnts nrrrpnmunt
lias improved the railroad situation.
The scheme adopted bv the general I
managers here last week is feasmle. 1 1
.im in favor of tho nlan and tho ntn-no. f
ment. I want to see the mter-state law
enforced. The amendment making the
shipper responsible with the official who
cuts the rate is right, and puts the re-
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draw up the first presidents agreement.
The financial situation is weak. Our
exports create a trade balance against , lookcd at cach oth came to the
us, so that I would not be surprised to , dus5oa lnat tbcy wcre MttIirjg in ;heir
see shipments of specie commence. Be- mind if lb naJd tba. tbejvere
sides, wo know nothing of the financial and looked mid ; and'thcy all started hot
policy of the new administration. toot for the tlmber
Tavlor Cook, who brutally murdered
his wife at Stockton last Thursday, has
surrendered himself to the authorities. '
Ho feigns insanitv.
Thomas W. Freeman of Seneca died a !
day or two since within twentv miles of
1.5 lmmn tn xrhwh no TiCIS rMlT-nnr I
" """-i v " -. ...... .to ,
from a trip to r Iorida.
Tho K.ilin.1 TTomlrl comes tin
Me wdpV and e-iirs it L3 not desri nr '
even sleeping: it has simply changed
oGners, J. il. Davis having sold out to J.
The second female horse thief known
to the criminal annals of Kansas was
captured at Troy. Kan., on the 16th. She
ciaims to have been in a trance when tbe
stealing was committed. The plea is
rather trans-parent though it may be
The Cowley county fair association
will open an educational department in
their annual exhibit this year. The list
of premiums embraces a number of the
leading features pertaining to our com
mon school cirriculum, the sciences and
fine art3. A worthy enterprise.
A rumor comes from Atchison to the
effect that John N. Eeynolds will pur
chase the Patriot print plant. The Patriot
is advertised for sale: Eeynolds announces
that he will commence the publication of
a paper in Atchison forthwith. Put the
two together and draw.
The city of Sah'na knows on which side
her bread is buttered. Her citizens have
just closed a contract with the Daily
Gazette for a one page advertisement
to be run for the next two months. Copies
will be sent throughout the east for the
purpose of inducing imrnigiation and in
nestment. Because Lawrence is about to elect a
barb-wire manufacturer mayor, is a sub
sidized and venal press justified in claim
ing it is for the purpose of fencing itself
cheaply? Journal. At this distance it
is hard to tell, but a simple query will
scarcely bo considered a complete de
fense against the mild imputation.
AN EARTHLY PARADISE.
Where Even the IVlad Is Tempered to tie
Whatever may be tho proportion of philo
sophic spectators and of conscientious opp
nents of gaming to inveterate gamblers and
cursory punsters who risk a few louis now
and again, "just for tho fun of the thing,"
the fact remains that SIoDte Carlo has be
come an earthly paradise, says the London
Standard ; that the gardens, with their sub
tropical vegetation, are enchantingiy beau
tiful; that tho views from the terrace are
more than Neapolitan in their soft loveli
ness; and that the drive from Nice along
the Cornice road and through Villefrancho,
Beaulieu, Rochebrune and Monaco is almost
unequaled in its bright picturcsqueness.
The hotels of Monto Carlo, to those who
know how to choose their domicile, are not
more expensive than those of -Nice; the res
ident doctors are skilled and moderate in
their terms ; and, if tho population be not
about the happiest to be found on the con
tinent, the blame assuredly does not lie at
tho door either of the paternal Grimaldi or
the more than paternal Banquo do Monaco.
The Monagasques pay no take3, are subject
to no conscription, enjoy the advantages of
excellent paving, lighting, drainago and
sanitation, and run no risk of being injured
in pocket through the vicinity of the Casino,
seeing that a paternal government does not
allow the natives of tho principality to play
at tho tables. Health seekers, again, are
arriving at tho conclusion that tho climate
of Monte Carlo is in winter warmer
more staple than that of Nice;
that the cut-throat "mistral" rarely
careers over tho bay of La Con
damme; and that tho little town is alto
gether more sheltered than tho great
blazing, windy, dusty, Mediterranean
watering place. Then, again, for persons
In really delicate health, the amenity of
Mentone is easily accessible; and beyond
the Kiviera in its Italian section, opens up a
whole chain of delightful winter resorts be
tweonVentimiglia and Savona,which,twenty
years ago, were never heard of in England.
San Remo, Bordighera, Alassio and
a score more pretty and gonial sea
side hamlets havo now their regu
lar complement of wealthy patrons
from England and the States, and every
season spacious, elegant and clean hotels
and "pensions" continue to spring up, su
perseding tho artistic and pretty little
"osterie" and "lecande" ot the past. Havo
the roulette and trento-et-quaranto tables
of Monto Carlo been exclusively, or even
principally, instrumental m bringing to
these smiling shores so many thousands of
Anglo-Saxon pilgrims, or is it that tho
prime cause of tho amazing popularity of
the Riviera is its accessibility from En-
Only thirty hours' traveling, in-
eluding the steamboat journey from Dover
to Calais, willnow enable the valetudinarian
I or tho pleasure seeker to exchango tho
I smoke, the fog, the sleet, the raw damp or
tho piercing cold of a London winter for the
palms, tho cactus and prickly pear, tho
oranges and olives and almond blossoms,
tho blue sky and bright sun of tho Riviera.
Is it to be wondered at, then, that princes,
peers, politicians, peoplo in society and peo
ple out of society, that all sorts and condi-
i tions ot men and women who can put
, money in their purses, aro nocking to tho
' Riviera, notwithstanding the potential
j wickedness ot Monto Carlo and its gam
A WOODPECKER'S JOKE.
Bird "Was Very Funny, Eut Talc!
I Iiearly for Ills Little Trick.
j H. B. Parker, of Salem, 111., relates a good
' bird story, which he send3 to tho St. Louis
1 Globe-Democrat: "I was engaged in the
monument and tomb-stone business," ho
I writes, "and made and put' up in the Cath
olic cemetery of a Southern Illinois town a
' stone imitation of a rustic cross, standing
' on a pile of rocks. Some few days after I
set tho cross up I had some other work to
' do in tho cemetery, and my attention wa;
called to a largo woodpecker of the yellow-
hammer variety very industriously tapping
away at my cross. I said to myself: 'Old fel
low, I don't think you will pin out very well
on that stump.' I watched him with some
curiosity. He came to the same conclusion
apparently m a little while, and fictv to a
dead tree that had been left standing about
twenty feet from the cross, tried that
awhile, and then flew back to the cross,
seemingly puzzled to account for things,
then backward and forward for some little
time, testing tho difference apparently,
when all of a sudden he left and started for
tho timber, about half a mile distant.
"I continued my work, thinking no more )
of the matter, but in the course of half an
hour, I should judge, en looking up I saw '
some ten or twelve birds over my head raak- I
ing toward the cross, ono seerainply in the j
lead, who lit on the cross and commenced '
tapping for dear life. Host of the others lit i
on the tree, but finally all pot to work on
the cross. I sat down and watched tho pro- j
ccedmgs. Tho origin al woodpecker 6eemed
to be running the business, as he would fly !
cm a" a? work picking away. They
,d not seem to be very well satisfied, but
nc wouia as " 100Kea w me, encourage
them by seemingly getting something for
mswork by his actions. I so judged any
way. At last he flew back on tbe tree by
himself, w'ching them, and I thought I 1
see & gleam of fun in his eyes. He
then, as they were all busdy engaged, gave
ono of hi3 woodpeckerian screeches, and
"It was then about time for dinner, and I
started for home somewhat amused at the
After dinner I went back to finish ray '
work, and had to pass the cross oa my way
to tho job I wa3 doing, and noticed a good
?"f !f,3nifJn lon,a"
inm ef f Kw-faaamer "; I couldn't
7 - t- - -. -..-.
clean as possible and his head all picked to
pieces. I came to the oonciusica that it was
the joker wco had paid so dear for his fan.
TVlut in a Xiist ?
An exchange says: "TTe are, indeed, a ! L ryy naaa of baaeityaaddisjty.
happy cltfgaat, coral, transcendent peo-, He Is of isedjsn beSffht. rather jrparcly
pie. We have no masters, they are all ot dirlr 033piextes, with a nroad
principals; ao shopmen, they arc all aailst- jud prosalseot fcattirej, aad aitboarb
aats; no shops, they are aU i estabuit-1 jy fa bl, forty-foortJx year h hair Is
meats; no servant they are all 'helps;' so , y
J f&Thf C7rC "? C0Ter,crs; "r fa SixatkeQceea left Osbcrse, her i5
fleered la prtsea. he merely receives th j -- e ....v, .r
correction of the bcofe' :fcy eZz LSJi
nMa hU ra,,i. .rii. - .
hen only exerted; nobody Is cn. te is
only nervons; lastly, nobody 1. drenk tic
VftVrf'BMt Vtlt WW mm m rfw4 4a lKi.t ik
"i-tj igM .
Interesting offerings for Monday and
Our second importation of "White Goods has just been receiyed. Such
a variety of styles and effects can nowhere else be seen. Choice Revonngs
and Fancy Tuckings in great -variety. Prices at our usually low standard.
Dress Goods Department.
We are daily adding to our already comprehensive assortment of high
class novelties, plain dress goods, black and colored silks, moires, surahs,
China silks, Shanghai silks, and everything in tho lino of dress goods or
trimmings, all exceptionally desirablo and cheap.
Our "Priestly" Black Dress Goods aro known throughout tho world
for their rich finish, absolutely fast dyo and positive reliability as to wear.
Following are some of the special values for this week:
Two cases Challies at 5 cents a yard.
One case 40-inch Check, Stripe and Plain Wool Dress Fabrics at 20c a yd.
One case fine Dress Styles Zephyr Ginghams, 13 cent3 a yard.
One case assorted styles White Goods, 5 centsja yard.
Ladies Summer Merino Vests for spring wear, long sIcoye3, three lots to be
closed out at iSc, 2oc and 33c.
We cannot duplicate any of the above; they will only last a few days at
We exhibit another complete assortment of Black Laco Flouncings, in
cluding some pxtrn fino Chantilly draping nets, whito laco flouncings and
hemstitched embroidered flouncings, with edges to match, all under
Dress Trimmings and Buttons are extremely large and attractive stock
combining more novelties than ever before presented.
New Additions to our Cloak Department.
Ladies Connemaras, Beaded Wraps, Traveling Garments, London
made Walking Jackets, a la Directoire, and many novelties. Making tho
largest assortment we have ever shown. Tho styled are not to bo found
in any other house and the prices aro lower than wo have been able to
name for equal qualities.
"Onyx" Fast Black Hosiery for ladies, misses, infants, boys and men.
No more fading, no moro crocking, every pair guaranteed not to soil tho
most delicate fabrics. Prices, 13 cents a pair up to tins finest made.
Prices lower than ever. We show an usually large aud fino assort
ment of everything to be found in a first-class Carpet Department and
can save 3ou time and money by placing your orders with us, as we al
ways guarantee lowest prices cousibtent with first-class goods and work.
Store and House window shades a specialty.
It pays to trade at the Whito House of
116 TO 120 MAIN STREET.
Miners and Shippers. "Wholesale
119 North Watr St.;
RUMORED OF ROYALTY.
Bcxi-vt. tho rnvly-crowned King of An
nam, is only ton years of ag'1.
The late Crown Prince Rueloipb, of Aus
tria, left debts amounting to S,7SO,000 marks.
Emi'euor William refuses to order hto
dinner from a menu printed in the French
It is said that Quoon Victoria saves moro
than 3,500,000 per annum from the civil list
Tus Princo of Walos was for the fUtiotb I
time installed as grand masiur of Froo
masons in England.
EitrcKoa Williaji II. is the first Russian
speaking King of Prussia. Prince Bismarck
speaks Russian fluently.
Mhe. Carxot is said to look not more than
"twenty-five " The Empross of Austria
"can not be over thirty-five," hay impartial
Qcees CnniSTEfA, Regent of Spain, msxlo
her debut as a singer at a concert civen by
herself and the Iadic3 of her court. Uer
voice is acscnoeu an a stroag mezzo
soprano. The Duke of Edlnburg, who is noted for
his stinginess, is in the habit of having his
frock coats made with removable bo tions bo
that the same coat can be used cub cr for
uniform or civilian dress
The German Empress appeared ia a gown
J of white silk, with a train several yards
f long, embroidered wltb gold and eflvor. The
j material cost 51,500. The embroidery ro
I quired the work of twelve girls for two
Qczes Vrcroari. 13 fond of straw hats.
' Bhe recently bad a photograph taken of ber
! self as she sat at breakfast serroccded by
j her family. On her head wa a most re
markable straw bat, tho most atrfidsg ob-
' ject in the picture.
Tub new belr of the Auitri&n Emperor,
besides being a detcendant of tie Ccsars,
t van oe King 01 nice cc-JEine,77ear wgoicca
titles fca Duke, cue a Arcscuke, two a
, Grand Duke, four a Margrave and wcaw
the tetil number of fifty-frof.
The Crar of Ruia is said to do much
! bod, attend mass every csrsff asd is
j scrupulously exact is the perfonaasceof tli
, his rei:icr datles.
j KTnco EciexrET U far from lirfking ia his
I nrmm anwjrisnL E leek EStleh fflrna
irses 3dtreai7.clg carriage adTas
Tovir jiteaiSRr were rtOTirM to convey
them from Eairt Ccwe to Southaasptoa.
From that poiat thsy were takes to "IVicd-
and Retail. Olflcu and Yards
Telephone 157. 100 tf
TnB'Emperor of Germany la cutting down
hia houaehoid expenses. Ho has givon or
ders that tbe daily breakfast ftbnll 00 t but
sixty-two cents for oaca person, and that
dinner ha!l not rtquiru more than ft 26 a
bead. Tne erraaU of the hohekl aro
now obliged to jmrcbaao thtrtr own meals.
All this has cx'-Ued a great deal of unfavor
able comment, for Jlicbeutcof UoheszfIcrn
Is by 00 moons so poor tbat ito expenditure
need bs placed en a mean basis.
31ns. Bnanur (to daughter) "Has ifr.
Bvvandyke proposed yet?" lilts B,- "No;
but I think he will before lonp. Ho asked
mo last niitbt how long a ton of coal wocH
ran two fires."
.Miss Ketchos "Did yoa knock at the deor
when you cams to-nijjnt, Goorge!" llr.
Tombloty -"Yes, Any; why do ymi wkl"
Miss Ketcboa hrl7) "I thought porhap
yoo bad cctso with a rlnff."
Miu-t "Pa, JIr. Skerjjs bus &kod thf
privSleKcof paying bis &4drekc tame."
The Old Hao "I don't buiwvo too'H do It.
Hchas been promblag topajor firm for
bis last eolt of clothe for over a jear, aad
hasn't doao it yet "
'What In crosUea bavo yen got all tboe
chromos hanging ia too garden for!" asked
tho lady or tho hereto of bor ardsoer.
8are, mam, tntm out of tho seed catty
logs, aa' I pot '6a In frost ot the eet-ds
ar crops they expected iopsrduoc, taom."
Tnr otter day a toaebor ia a Bo t tea
tchooi tboTstnl a llttlo girl a pis&ercof a.
faa, aad Mied her what tt wa. Tbe Ktt!
plrl dtda t appear to ksovr "What dor
yocr mother do to ktep tor cool Sa hot
wGaibor!,r asked tba teacher. "Driak
ber," rrzi tba prompt reply of tie Httlo
A OEsnxxAjf rccflcUy rotoraod fro a a
drive tarocgh tie eoestry vmss of Icw
Vork assert that he has cot vfcry zm4k
objection to a cottage that is coast testlr
Queen Asae all thrtrsga, tret ho enocM a
strong aciipaUj7 to those bouses aad tker
oaas is le flan "that are Qa Asm
frcstaad iHarj Aae at the Irwk."
"Wrint;; for oc," said tie bee-yws-ti-f
bU Pnocess a she rose to pta the so
of to-xt? ia toe gay cwarticr's ciwstsu.
"I'll kep yos;r tratt la Tlt.' r?Kl the
lilac blartStCao'tyoaf'said tfc jasttr, who
kadbeeawMchlsg: saeSmrred , aad then km
disappeared arouod a corser with tSw
courtier's rapktr stickiay Jo a tesder part
of his tcatcsay,
Drzwo ta senses oae of tie quartette
fell alcp. ".VWsyosr chist, saM the
orjrasltto tfc soprano; Ms if yoa cxa
t&iele the tecrM wYca wJdst dare
deeV' Blid tha contralto. Vo8 rrske
hyica cy," uggsted the batso. "I eootd
aake a better paa thaa that, m sure ay
name's Psalsa," rexaarii the toy that
yzsifrd the ofs; n bs d It so law
thst so oaa rarV?t.