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Ittl s Fniir :f eich rcct, rca the C2:o n Ibia Strce'.
bUHNCKIlTIOX, TWO IIOI.1.AHS, IX AllVtNCK.
LIVE AND LET LIVE.
A FAltM n.U.IU.
AVt4U Fanner Smith liaslo'-t lil wheat, lil ilictl
His lit(lc liny, with one Miiall match, burnt up
the whole concern ;
I'll tell you, wife, he'll feel it 8ore; a man on
Can't stamlup under Mich aload, when not in
sured a cent.
I don't know a T pity him; tcall it a great Mn
To hoard the hart et of three j ears in spacious
I can't feel pity for a man who double locks hi
And Mop lii ears to all the cries that come up
Irum the poor.
I line to t-eo economy ; I like to Fee men oa e.
And lay up omcthiu:: for their kin when they
are in tlie;mif;
Jlut j ou and I know urj- well, from what we
both haef-een, "
There i n line which, when 'ti crops' d a nun
sjets to be mean.
AVhen w heat wax Mtccn hhillin a price that
juid u w ell
Smith ,-.iid. "I'll wait for twentv, I 'ow, be
fore I'll M'11."
Then, w hen.it reached tliatfigitrc, he aid to me
" I guess I'll hold it longer ; "t w ill be three dol
lie held it. and he run in debt for things to wear
"When merchant dunned hhn, he would sav,
" w ait till 1 M-Il in v w heat :"
Soon that old tune got tiddled out and men be
gan to Mie,
And he began to borrow" to pay accounts long
"When Smith goc off to buy a thing he pin
around the town.
And trie wilh all hi might and mam the price
to liHiilcr lovn ;
AVIipn he ha anj thing to sell ti pricele in his
And hemut have the highest price the low-
et when he buys.
"I.hc and let live" are golden word; the
other motto too.
" Do unto other a oii'd w ih that they w ould
If Smith had lone a they command", he would
not h.c to flaj
The ahe of three luri c-ts to load and draw
"Wife, ifj fin take a berry and dry it in the miii,
'Twill sliriw-1 up till it Ukes two to make thu
So many a man, ingrapir.g gain, so "-lim el up
That 'tw ill ne'er e.xp.iiid again w bile life's eai s
o'er him loll.
God bio the fanner. of our land! They arc
not all like him,
"Who walk aniuml the Miioldciingpile, now, in
Liwngoii (Soil's broad acn t, their miu'o.niuihI
Their oars are cicrtipen to talcs of want and
God ble the men, where'er theyair, in coun
try or in town,
"Who do not think it lite' great w oik to crowd
ir lhe in town,
"Who do not think it life' great work to crowd
their neighboi down;
Thi woild would be the better; thilife would
It eciy,iiian who toils to lie would let hi
" brother lif.
I S. Ivulloch. editor of (lie 7iitua
Spirit, win), liy the aviiv, '.- not only
a practical farmer :uilfctock-raici lint
otic ofthuliiu'M oratoi and writers in
tlio west, in a roiiinmnicatinii to liih
liMjici fives some well-timed thoughts
and jrajiliie exerieiice of a fanner
lioy's life. ;is follows:
"Your fanners all know the dillieul
(y of keeiinr bos on tlie farm. .!ttt
as mioii tliey aie all( to fet around for
ilicniselve," they l)irin to Jianlcer for
the town. A trade or a proTeion
looks to them a-, soniething" altogether
lovely. Thu daiipcr fellows with while
hands and Mnilinr faces v lio stand he
Iiind counters and deal in silks and cal
icoe, seem to them to he an cxhalted
order of hit man heing;-'. It is cm ions
to bpcriil.it o upon the ambitions of
hoy and the colorings with which they
invet pursuit1, or occupations with
which the are not acquainted. When
1 was a ho it was a food deal w ith me
as it i with hoys now. 1 wa quite a
much inclined to he a fool as they are.
I wa equally exercised as to my future
callinir in life. And 1 well reuiemher
what at that tiiiii seemed to me the
height of human felicity. I was work
ing in haying on the faVm of Captain
Glover. "One of the grand old static
roads which prccecdcd the railroads
ran l the field in which 1 was work
ing. Hill Orosman was stage driver.
His seat was a very exhalted one-, the
coach heing one of the lofty old a Hairs
with which we are all familiar. He
wore a pair oftiglit-liltiiig pants, strap
sled clow n snug one of the old fashion
ed kind that you had to get into after
Vou had got your hoots on. I reiiiom
"vr thoe jcuilu ami stra.pt, for his legs
WrcJitld in an elevated andcoiippicit
ous jiositioii, just to arouse my niuhi
t ion more keenly. J Ie drove four spank
ing horses. And what a snapper there
avjis to that whip! lie always gave it
a ringing crack when just opposite
where I was working, and t made the
hloodtingleclcartomv toes; If I could
ever get to wear such" strapped pants,
and drive four such horses, and crack
such a w hip as that. 1 should ask no
more. Farming seemed mighty dull
business along side of that.
It is my opinion that there is iiot
fun enough ou the farm. Farm life is
too sober and sombre for the boys. It
looks to them as if there was more life
ami animation about town pursuit!;
and this i their lirst temptation. And
so the lirst thing for a w ise man to do
who wiely wants his bos to stick to
the farm, " to tr to make the farm at-t.-..rt,,-
fieiii. There is a great Jack
among 'our farmers right at this point.
As a rule. T think they are the most
serious and sober class in the cotnmu
nitv. They rise early and work hard
anil eat thi: bread oi carcfulnes. and
have little time, and perhaps less dis
position, for au fooling or trilling.
The buiness of earning a living, and
Uffpiiig the w olf from the door, ami
making both citf? meet, and paying
taxes, is. as most of us hao learned, a
pretty sober a Hair. And it gels to be
particularly so to the fanner when corn
and pork are as low, and taxes as high,
a (hey are now.
lint it behooves us to remember that
the young folks hae fortuiintch not
arrived either at our cars or on rca res.
Thej aiein the el.itic period fit lite :
their nature cnnc-aiiil clamor for re
creation; there i. a at fund of anima
tion in them that must find out some
where; and if no pains are taken to
provide for this natural want at home
H will seek it somewhere. If home be
comes sour and gloomy, and the labor
of (lie is only a piotracted drudgery,
they will both be abandoned as oon a
they can be. I know the ditlic .llty of
presenting any set rules to meet the
ca-e. Hut it is aTe to sugget, in the
lirst place, that the bojs should not be
overworked. Do not tr to get all ou
can out of them, c-pecialh if t hex aie
willing to do all they can." Give them
time and chance to" grow. Let them
train the colts and fondle the cah'es.
Proxide them with a dog and a gun.
and gix'e them time to indulge in this
healthy sport. Above all. till your
home with cheerfulness. Let the chil
dren indulge in games and plays, and
make as much noie as tliex want to.
XeveV be cross or morose to them.
Make xourelfthexerybestJriend they
have iii the world.
Thcie xxa. hard work on the farm
when I was a boy. but there was fun
too. Hy grandfather was a laborer ff
the old school, who bought a hundred
acres of Maine w oods from Gen. Knox,
ourlirst t'i'CK'tnt of AVar. and xho
with his oxvhaad had cleared, culti
vated ami i,-rovc;d thefanuonwhicli
it fell to me to try my 'prentice hand.
I remember the stone heaps that I li ad
to haul oft" on the '"drag.' Where on
earth those stones came from every
successive year, and still is, a mystery
to me. Uiit they were always there.
There was a crop of them if every
other crop failed. And I remember
most distinctly the awful business of
stradling crooked, rough and splintery
rails while the old gentleman whacked
away at the ends to sharpen them.
That xvas tough work for my lingers
as vrell as for other extremities that I
need not more particularly describe.
llut there xx-as fun on the old farm, too.
Ah, Molly, shall xve ex'er forget that
old stack, with its secret caverns and
snug plateaus, every scquetercd nook
of which was a nesting place for some
fructiferous pullet? Hands full hats
lull into the nioxv up the giddy loft
through the sheds a tumble here
a kiss there and all for eggs. Oh! the
jolly romps and wild adventures of
those goldeii days, xx lien Molly and I
were chicks together! I want my
children to love the: farm. Iwantthem
to love to lire on the farm. If L could
have the desiie of my heat ansxvered
for them, they should all be fanners.
But I would" have them more happy
and hopeful and cheei fill farmers than
some I am acquainted with.'
"DOLLY VAEDEN" COSTUME.
The desire of the hour seems to be in
favor of the nexv English chintzes ax ith
which the counters are laden at the
present time. Among these arc the
ilaintest Fieuch calicoes, some with
dark ground, but the majority show
the light. seaonablc ground for spring
AVear. 'Light blue stripes with small,
gay Jigures, palm leaves to imitate the
richness of cashmere, roses and leave,
and vines and buds, meander over the
most delicate shades of green, purple
and lilac grounds. In'"15arnaby I'udge"
Dickens dresses his lovely little Dolly
Varden in such a bright, attractive anil
picturesque costume, that at the pres
ent time half the American girl tire
going mad with delight ox'cr the pros
pect of imitating this charming and
coquettish damsel's dress. And after
all, thejlress is simply compoed of a
quaint " English chintz, over black.
Ala! that chintz and black would not
make more Dolly Vardens.
At the present seaon there appears
to he not the slightest excuse for the
ladiess wearing old worn out and fa
ded liiiery as hoiiicdrcc. There are
all grades and patterns of French, Eng
lish and American calicoes, which,
when prettily and becomingly made,
cannot be excelled for house-keepers'
morning dresie? they are so bright
and cheerful looking with the accom
paniment of a xvhite apron and linen
collar. Calico is callico, and nothing
more is claimed for it; but mady are
axvare that even a cotton dress may be
made to assume the grace and lit of a
handsouiefliik. It is to ho feared that
many ladies do not study to make
then'iselx-es quite as tasteful and invi
ting in their home dresses as xve think
they might. To be shunshine in a
shady place should be the aim of every
true woman. The impreiou made
upon the childeii of a cheei ful and tas
tily dressed mother is often reverted
to" in after years, when perhaps the
mother is either gone or the childien
Women, as a rule, are prone to keep
"their best and most becoiniugrOstumes
for the slice! and xiitiiig purpose,
not appealing to realize the fact that
nowhere are daintilx attiied women
more attractive llianat the home lire
side. It is not intended If) attach un
due importance to ladie.' attiie: but
all xve know, xvhethcr we we are xvill
ing to admit it or not, that every gen
glenian likes to s(-e his xvife neatly
dressed, and in thinking they do not
they simply dei eixe theinelvc. that
this is a knoxvu fact.
American Dolly Varden calicoes
come much Ie expensive than either
in English or French: a very nicequal
itv of our own make may be purchased
for thirty-live or forty "cent a yard.
The nexv suits of tliis material are
made upin shoit basques, xvith gilet
front stx-k1. also the polonaise. The
latter hoxxever, is by far the most pop
ular and stylih of the txvo. From
tluee to lixe'rullles are ucd a triiuing
on the nexv chintz. The sleex'es are
made rather short, and nairoxv rullles
reach the elbow. It requires a hand
some arm to set oil' a Dolly Vaiden
RICH "WITHOUT MONEY.
Manv a man is rich xvithout money.
Thousands of men xvith iiotihiug in
their pocket? sue rich. A good man
born xvith a good sound constitution,
a good stomach, a good heart and good
limbs, and a good head piece, is rich.
Good bones are better than gold:
tough muscles than siher; and nerxes
that Hash lire and carry energy to every
function, are better than houses and
It is better than a landed estate to
have the right kind of a father and
mother. Good breeds and bad breeds
exist "among men as really as among
herds and horses. Education may do
much to chock evil tendencies, or to
clelope good ones : but it is a great
thing to inherit the right proportion of
faculties to start xxith.
The man is rich who has a good dis
positionwho is mituially kind, pa
tient, cheerful, hopeful, and xvho has a
flavor of xvit and fun in his composi
tion. The hardest thing to get along
xvith in this world, is one's oxvn self.
A cross, selfish fellow, a desponding
and complaining felloxx a timid, care
burdened man lhee are all born de
foimcdoti the inside. Their feet do
not limp but their thought;lo.
THeIjAUGH OF "WOMAN.
A xvoman has no natural gilt more
bewitching than a sweet laugh. It
leaps ft oui her like a clear, sparkling
rill, and the heart that hears it feels as
if bathed in the cool, exhilarating
spriii";. llaveyou ever pursued an un
seen fugitive thiough trees, led on by
a fairy laugh -noxv here, now there,
iioxv lost, noxv found? We haxe: and
xve are pursuing the xxandering voice
to this da A". Sometimes it comes to us
in the midst of care, or sonoxx', or iik
sonie business, and then xve turn axvay
and listen, and hear it ringing through
the room like a silx-er bell, xxith p ew
er to -care axvay the evil spirits of the
mind. Iioxv much xve oxve to that
sweet lauirh! It turns the prose to
poetrx. sifting hox"ci of sunshine
over the daikues of the xxood in
which xve are traveling: it touche
xxilh light oxen our sleep, which i no
moie the image ot death, but i con
sumed xxith dream thai :ue shadoxx
Timothy and t'ia"i:n. A corres
pondent of the XortliAxest"rn Farmer
gix'es the three folloxxing reasons avIiv
cloxer and tiinothx seed should alxvays
be soxvn together: First, the clover
being tap-rooted penetrate deeply,
stand drought, mclloxx's the soil, and
the timothy groxvs much stronger and
holds up thV clover. Seconly. if sow n
for pasturairo. the timothy almost uni
verallyi)ieent the cloxer trom swell
ing the" cattle. Thiidlx. hay i too
binding, especiallx for cattle, and clo
.xer too succulent, hencv both together
are better than either alone.
A fact that his been xx ell established
in tin breeding of stock is, that the
poxxer of trann'iHiiig the milking
qualities of the breed. Avhich belong
more propeilx speaking to the female,
resides xvith the male, shoxx ingthat he
possesses the germs, mi to speak, of the
qualities belonging to the coxx". It xvas
llfst proved in the rich butter making"
qualities of the milk belonging to the
breed, but it has often shoxv-n since
and may be regarded as xvell settled.
PooplA avIio like so much To talk their
niiutl, sliXiuld sometime try to mind
.'..r, t . ,
GO TO THE GKEEX FIIONT
AVholesale ami Ketail
G-"H.OOB"Es,ir Tf OTJS3"E
W. A. THOMAS & CO.,
No. 125 Main St., Wichita, Kan.,
Gl'OCEIHES AXD PUO VISIONS!
iraxinJii-t rieciied n Iiii-rc mid mil selected
htok ol Cirucirii fioni the l.at, we me able to
NUTS, TOUACCO, CIGAI'S, &c,
Aliil in f.ul e i r tiling In lie fuiinil in u
i Itlpt 0.14 limine.
TIME IS MONEY!
F.ne no time in calling ami evimiiiiiig our
M k ami iirirf.
Jlct irntilcs of Hour coiistaiith tin haml.
W. A. THOMAS & CO.,
1-ly Wiehita, Kansas.
OAK HAUL CLOTHING.
Down ! Sown Goes tho Price on Clothing !
THE LARGEST STOCK IN SOUTH
WESTERN KANSAS CHEAP
ER THAN EVER !
No. 1' Business Suit for $12.00!
IMPORTED ENGLISH' HOSE 'J.'.
CENTS A PAIR. DOMESTIC
COTTON SOCKS 7f CTS.
PER DO EN.
A sin-cult nuiilc in
FUKX1 SITING GOODS.
lel.rget flcR-kofChirasocn.ti.m-nudc IVxt
ami hoes warrantctl nexcr to nj, mKI very
13L&JTS -cLsTD C-AJP3
Cheaper than JZvcr.
J"Otir rtock must be seen to lx ajiprecUtetl.
Call anU t; conrinceU.
l-3ni HAYS BROS. I
CAXXED FRUITS, .
TOIDX) Sc lEJjGTT-.hT 1,
AVholeale ami Ketail Dealers in
GEOCEEIES, PEOVISIONS, FLOUB,
AND AI.Ij KINDS OF.
Country Produce and Agricultural Implements,
NO. 34 MAIN STREET,
X'e haxe on haml a line Muck of
Hought in the In-nt market, which xve xvill sell at
the loxvest figures! The slock conebts in part of
'. CANNED FRUITS,
msrrrrrm's t- -
WOODEN & WILLOW WARE,
All of t hifh t t ill m-II very loxv. Call and ex
amine our gixxls ami jirices.
Jj'CMiofts flelitered to any Jiart of the city free
0 "E. "FIExtlCE & CO.,
ICetail Dialers in
NO. 49 MAIN STREET,
S. A. STU RGIS,
QUEENSWARE FRUITS, ETC.
A large ami fi esh slock al wa kejit at the lowest
Two Doors from National Ilank.
(In the old IV-tofUce BuiMingJ
MAIN STItEET, WICHITA. KAXSAS,
XX hen jn will Ini'l KnchrMrr Flower .!,
, from iheto ten cfnts kt pjpr; X'cgf tahlr sis
i lii the kiier or lonnfi; Karlr I'ras ami llran hr
i ii-H wan: cioTtrami nnvilhy eol nr tne (mirnl
or lu-hi I. AIx iniiiienivnig of all kinds.
KKUIT AND OUX-OIENTAL TUEES,
XX'ill ! funii-h
Al'l'LE, 1'E.Vi: AND 1'IXMIJ TRKES, GIMPE
VINES, GOOsEUERUY, CURRANT,
BLACKBERRY AND RAI'BER-
BT BCaHES, STR-VVT-
Jui Sr(t Pvttito Plant t " titir ttato.
The mus-t Je'irahle caltiratAr tTet hnmght before
the jiubiic. 1
A. .t COOK. I
A. L. noccK.
No. 30 South Main Street,
GEORGE SHLICHTER & CO.,
h: -a. K id -wa:r:e,
A large stock of
X J" "
General Agents for
JOILNDEERE'S GENUINE MOLINE
PLOWS, STUDEBAKER WAG
ONS, MILBURN WAGONS,
Tinware manufacturefl to onler. Wholesale
bills lllleU at St. Louis prices, with treightwlilc.il.
SHLICHTER & CO.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
ALDRICH & SOIMONS,
CHICAGO DRUG STORE,
OILS, " V "
DTE WOODS AND DYE STUFIS GENERALLY.
Pure Wines ami IJnnors for meillral use, ami
other articles kept by iln!;rgits generally.
Cr'l'h sicians pfescnplions carefully com
WAGONS AND CARRTAOES
Mantiftidurrd attonliny to tit mott apjirornl
pattern, or " any rtfirtd dttifn.
Anil rTerything in trie Caniaire or Wajron Makers'
line for sale at reasonable figures.
NEW WAGONS OP MT OWN MAKE ON HAND
Q-BIacksniithinc aaj Jc.tbinj don to order."C3
17 E K, 2k S C-A-S"H:.
""CTO- 80 "LTATTT ST.,
1-lv I- ALBAUGH.
H. C. StUSS, v -Attorney
at Law.' ,,1 '
LAND BROKERS AND LAND AGENTS!
WLLL BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE,
MAKE INVESTMENTS FOR CAPITALISTS,
PAY TAXES' FOR NON-RESIDENTS?
Wc haxe the finest list of lands on our
IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED CITY PROPERTY.
C O "R "B "EJ.S "PIO 25T X-B N
MABTIIT, FITTT.TTT3 &c CO.,
REAL, ESTATE AND
"i?Wc have n
DESIRABLE L JL OST ID S !
Wt personally examine and select
IKPaOVXC AND UKIKPSOVXsO S0WX P20PiaT7!
d ALL PARTS
TRIUMPH INSURANCE COMPA3fY, OV CINCINNATI, AND THE
COXTCVEXTAL, OF NEW YORK.
K C. W. REEVES.
Ikhiks of any office in Uie'countf. Alo a large
- C"E SOLICITED.
larjrc Hut of
lamU for pttrlie frovx n distance.
OF THE CITY.
jai-v -j aa? gJawis'iiMaiia've' """TS?!!?
BOOKS ANO STATIONERY.
B J". ieBI"MT"B"RS,
"MAIN STREET, WICIUTA,
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
Keep eoataallT oct haad a fall line of
ReeeiTM tUily Mw latest awtmera aad peri
odicals. JT. T. Ledger, N. T. VecUjr, N. X.
Tribuae, Warerly, Fireside Ouapaaion, Samr
day Nlxht. Harper' Weeklr, Harper' Bazar.
Frank Leslie's, Harper' Jiagasiae, Galaxy,
Scribaer's MafrallQe, lime. Demoreat'a.
HOUSE FDRinSHnfO 60006, ETC.
Konfin?, Gtttrig, d all hiU of Jvh Work
Ihmt to QrJtr.
NO. 25 MAIN STREET,
3HCinGAN LXOI BER YARD
HUtXt KUTXAK, W.r.STEM. J.O.MILI.IS.
Jackson street. Main Mreet, Douglas Av .
Topcka. Newton. Wfchlla.
KULLAK. MILLIS & STEM,
Vholesale ami Ketail tealcr In
Xj tj in B E K !
C0NTSACT0SS AITD BUILDSSS!
EJ-Designs and Upecillcatlons nrnlhl."v.TJ
0". "E3. A"LLB"N"i
NO. 119- MAIN STKEET,
- WICHITA, KANSAS,
FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
WINDOW GLASS AND PUTTY.
K3-Phslr!ns rrecriillon arcurately rom
(oumltft day ornlKht Mm
w:m: g. "W"ooD"MLA3sr
Wholesale ami Ketail Dealer In
DR IT Q-'OODS,
Jlest make of Itnildimj J'afr for
J'laateriiia, Sidintf, Jtoojfliuj, .f c.
N. It. Our frxxt" are jiurrh"l Willi rare,
fmm flr.t elas hamls, t l"l mskrs siwl iaalitie,
umler III" most larurahle rlrrmiwtaiir. ami will
lie sot to r.h liujersat a siiikII inliillUIlf aU
ranee on Kanieru tnl 1-ly
27ZW WHOLESALS DEY GOODS
BRIGGS, SAUNDERS &T0WNSEND,
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
Nf. tin Dftwro Slroot,
LKAVKSWOlrTIf, - KAX..
lirslrs In 1'resh
uT suf rTra4Tt.
SEESS &c C3-ETTO,
pta fa j
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCJRIES, .
H'GAi: ami MILK, 1
I CHOCOLATE nml FlGff,
FLOUR 1 BACON,
SlMain Street, WleWta, Kansas.
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