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l. MCIIDOCK & lmOTHEH.
I'iuluiieks asd l'liorcirroKs.
TV0l)0FXAi:S Wilt YLAIt IS AIlVASCK.
ASTisnaaa xati: xaii intra ca irru:ifi:a.
Mall via A..T. AS F. railroad, from th
north, arrlvssatV.-ttia. in., ui.arta t :M;
from ilisaouth, arrlveal6:IO i. . departa
Mall lit. M. 1-otils A Fan JTanclseo railroad,
arrives at6:i:i p. m. and departs at 8:15 a. m.
Ilarpsr, Anthony, i:ulir.IrvT, arrlTM Tues
day, llinralajr anl .Saturday) iliart Monday,
UnlnriMUr ami l-'rlilay.
Klnirnian, Aflt.n. Mamliall and St Marki ar
rlM31onlar, Wwlni-wlaf and Friiiajr ; ilrikrt
lurHlar, 1 huraday and atalaJ
I.ucls-. low at III ami Klk l-allarrlTM at
IS in , -lui-Mlar, Thurwlay and Saturday! d
liriB p. in. Monday, Wnlnmlay and Friday.
Klduratlo, TiiTOnli and Itrnton arrlM at C
p. in , Monday, Wrdnenday and Friday; d
lrl atva m , Tuewlay, lluiriJlay and Satur
lay. Ilutrlilnwin, Ml Hop and raytt arrlrrs at
II a. in MndayandTiiureday,drarU at2i.m.
lUy.llll. lIolllnKtirwuandCli-arwatrr ar
rltnilurMlayaudsatunlayi parUat 9n. in.
Monday and Tliurnday.
MallntroluK rait audnoulheloi promptly at9
,i. in. and all ullii-r mall, liairliourlirr-im de
parture. rotjtli-eeu fordellvery nf letters ai.d.ale
A rtaiiiM from 7 a. in. tuf.'i p. ni.
Money order department ueu from & a. m. to
4 p m.
A(nJl,r Wlu. (irellTeualeln.
,lty Atluniajr M. Ilaldemlou.
rollceJudjte A. A. Cleuil.
Hy Treaoirer ;. Klnmierle
Mfcridial J amen Jialrnn.
.lty Clerk Fred N-liattuer
JuktlrM of the renew W C. Ilolilm and
V W. llinnian.
Omf tallies Krauk llioma and l.H W'orrall.
Ciiiiucil, First anIM. Zlininerly and N A.
Oiuncll, Swvmd wanl C. I.. Alams and
F. i Snijlli
Cuuurll, llilnl val (J. K. McAdams aim
II h. ISrotvn.
(Viuucll, Fourth wanl J. I. Ilyeraud J. !
Ituanl r lunation. First ward Kos Harris
and II. It. Itutler. Smnwl want U. K. liiilliria
ami laoili lllwanti'.. TUInl wanl M. V. lry
and M. llellar Fourth wanl Jonh Fisher ami
I S OMuell
Imtxeof the Klglilmilh .ludlclal District
Mate benator II. C Mnes.
Itepre-euUUtes K. II. Allen, Joliu Ulisiell.
l:oardorV)untyCinmlssloners (2. W U'al
ler, U. W. Sleenro.1 and J. M Steele.
Omul)' Treasurer I.. N. Woele;k.
Ciunty Clerk K A. Horsey.
Mierlfl-ll. It. Watt, Hepuly IT S. Marshal.
(Jerk of District Court J. A. Vau Ness.
I'roliateJiKlKr K. II. Jewett
Sup'l of l'ul.lic Instruction IJ.H.IUmiuoiid
lU-Klkterof Denis II. D. Ilelserman.
County AtUirney D. M. Dale.
County Sunejor J K Hamilton.
Coroner I W. Wluicanl.
First I're-lijterlau Churcli J. D Hewitt,
pastor, f-ervlres eery .sabbath at 10'; o'clock
a in. and 7). o'clockp.in. I'rayermeetlng every
'iliurwlay at Hi o'clock, p. m
M K. Church II. Kelly. iiasUir. Sen Ices
etery Babl.ath at lOsi o'clock a. m and 'iily.iu.
Frajer niwllugun lhurelayeeulug.
tit. Alojens Catholic Church Kev. Mc,all.
pastor, henlces on the 2d amMthSuudayof
ery mouth ;IiIkU mass at 10 a.m , esier at7,'i
''Msihodlst, (ierman Kev.Johu Haller, i.as
tor Krinilar services at the church building
at lil, a. m. and7S p.m. I'raver meeting on
Weluew1ay ulirtit at 7i p. n
Frlends'meetluR each First day luorulng.iiutli
liirtliernollrs, at lu.'j o'clock, on north sldeof
Douglas avenue, lietneen Trrmnnt and tilol
House, entrance thinl dooreastof lilobe House.
rhiistlauChurcIi Sen Ires every Isjnl's day
at 11 o'clock, A. M-, In Miller Hall Sunday
school at 1U o'clock. A. M.
Ilapllst Churrli-lter W. F. IIarir, pastor.
Services at 10JOA.M. and'aul' M. Mimlay
mJiooI Immollately after nioroluK wnlw:
prayer meeting Thursday evening.
St John's Fplsroial Church Iter.
I hamlierlnln, rector, services on Sunday at
lu'i A M. and7S I" M.; Weiliiela etriilii;;
nl7s. seats tree.
A. M. K. Clinrch. ltev M. Wnoton, pastor,
ctrner Water and Church streets.
First (Colored) Mls.louary Ilapllst. ltev
Frank Durden, junior. Hrlueen Central e
liiie and Kim street.
The M. i:. Sabbath Mhisd, A. II. Naftrjfer
Suiierinlendeut, meets at the chnrdi at 2;
o'clock p. in.
The;i'rsbyterlau Sabbath school, J. I). Hew
itt, AuMTlntemleut, meets at the 1'resbyterlan
clmrchjit 12 m.
lienuan M. K. Sunday school, meets at the
iliuich at 2i o'clock, p, in. Herman Mueller,
CplscniMtl Sablatli school,:. 8. Maslll,Nii.er
liitandcnt, im-ts lii Kplscol Church at.!1; p.m.
Mr. OuvaT)iasDLBr No 14, K.T. Ileini
lar Conclave first Friday of every moulh.
. r.. jiAHiin, -.. t.
F. V. TOM).
WifMllTA KNCAlirHCNTNo. 1.1.4). U.F.Iueel
on the second and rourth Thursday of each
moulh. U )i. Mattiiicwsok, (J. I
A. J.Sal'ii, Scrll.
1. tt. 4). F. WlcJiltat.odKeNo.3,iicet eiery
Friday night at 8 o'clock, at their hall, 'I eninle
lilock All brothers In jooil stand lug are in
vited to attend.
K. It. JawETT, N. (!.
Cito. W. Fhveh It. S.
A. F. A A. M MeeU on the firsthand thlnl
Monday of each month. Memlirrsvlslllnethe
city are cunllally luvlted.
J. II. Alky, W. M.
J. Jl. r.nowNsox, Secretary.
OsKnat-u I'ost, No.SJ.tl.A.H. Meets on the
first and third Tuesdays of each month.
M . Stewart, Commander.
J. A. Wallack, Adjuunt.
WiriiiTAC'HArTKB.K.A.M. Meets on the sec
ond Friday In eacli mouth.
J. P. Allen, II. 1'.
. Itor M . Sous, Secretary.
KNtuiiTsur Honor, meet at Odd Fellows Hall
svsry ilrst and thlnl Weduesilayofeachmoutli.
J. W. Wimiaiiu, Dictator.
Itou'T .Iacks, lteiorter.
KNiani-anrl'v-TiilAs, rt'arvilck IxslgeNn 41.
Metis on Moudayof each week at Odd Fellows
hall. CIIAS. HATl'ON, C. U.
II. STUA1ST, K. H. S.
A 4. II. '. MeiU every Monday nig tat
Miller's Hall. K. F Wilson, M. tv.
tiEO. 41ALHOUX, Itecordcr.
U. S. LAND OFFICE.
Douglas Aleuue, Commercial lilock. It. 1..
Walker, 1-gltter, J. L.Dyer, Iteceiver. OHIc
hours I rum li to IS a. m. and from I to 3 p.m.
J. 1) HOUSTON,
ATTiitv-AT-I.AW. OMce over Kansas Na
luual Hank. M-tf-
Aitohketsat Law, Wlclilta, Kaiisu. Ofticc
over UlssauU A lluller. 3s-
SLUSS A 11 ATI ON,
Attorxkys, Wlclilta, Kausas, office lu lCagls
Attoiinet at Iiw, Wlclilta, Kansas. 47-
Alios liAIUUS. EOS. IIAI'KIS
HAIIUIS A. HAIUUS.
Attokneth at Law, Wichita. Kansas. Office
lulAie bulldlngocruiiledliytlieU. S. Ijind Office
ts.aiis negotiated on Improved lauds In 8ad-
m Ick nod sumner counties. 3S-
DALK A DALE,
ATTouaar at Law, Wlclilta, Kansas.
No. M Douglas Aveuue.
J. M. IIALDKItSTON,
Attorney at law, Wlclilta, Sedgwick, comity
Kansas. Office lu Oulennlal ltlock, over Aley'e
Shoe Store. ap'X-
J. F. LAUCK,
Attorxet at Ijiw, first door north of U. S.
Ijtnd Office, In Commercial lilock, Wichita,
Kansas, sjxvlal attentlou given to all kinds of
business omnerted with the U. S I-aod Office.
Ijiw and collection office over Kansas Na
tional Hank Wichita, Kansas, Itefcre to Kan.
sas National Ilauk. 20-
I). A. MliaiKLL,
Attokm.t-at-I.sw. Wlchtta, Kansas. Office
ever llerriugton's liookstore. I0-3V
JAMKS L. 1) VKU,
Attorney at Law. Wichita, Kansas,
ATTOIt-NtY AT law, WIclllU, KaOSM.
A. W. UcCOT,
1'HYHICIAK AMD SCaOEOX. AlSO U.S. XBSI-
I nlug Surgeon for pensions. ;oc over liarnss
Jt Sou'sDrugStore.ltesldence on Lawrence are
uns lu third hlMJc north or Methodist church.
DU. 7.. WAUD.
Dr. Ward t not able to nslt patients, and
hence doss noUilnr bnt an office business. I
hsve been, and am now, successfully treatise
lemaie complaints in an uieirTanuUi lorms.
Chronic diseases a specialty. Office, 00 Main
R. MATTHEWS, D. I). S.
Office oTer Hose A Charlton's. All operations
In dentistry skillfully performed. 11-sO-
X. W. SaHTH,
Eagle Building, Douglas RTeatM,
-DR. W. L. DOYLK,
Obxtmt. Office orer Bane ABon'adrac
ssore, vewienniaA auocK, mcniisv ei
DB. E. H.BEOWN, .
.Sastii aide Dolaa treaHK, mar tiM
Wiilsre. TrettttaN IttsWto of iMi.Mei. 4
maj tare HtferAet to.
CtM Mttl ssM aM.
BUNNELL & ROYS,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
Agents for the A., T. &
Lands for -nle by llm Itailroml Company in our Ditrit nrc n follows :
,' section .1 at 8 7.1 per acre.
W,1; )ie' section III at 7 2'i ir acre.
Se; " l!i !i
St!i " la ii '
Keii " 31 7 2.1
S ) " 21 C l "
KJf Mil " 25 :s
Sri 27 7 "
Ne " 33 .175 "
TOVi'NSIlll'SJ, 1 KAST.
WJJ lie' seclluu 27 at 10 4X) ur acre
TOWNSIIII' 25. 2 KAST.
SeV of section & at ft 7 25 ier acre.
SeVsw.'s " 7 n.V)
N5s " III 7 ll
Nw.'i ' 31 S75 "
W',' sw' section 1 at 7 25
Nw'' ' 11 7 25
Se.V ' II n.VJ
SW),' " 11 .'!
Se'4 " 15 rt.VI
TOWNSIIII' 25, I WEST.
Sj; sw'i HH'tloll 27 at 8 (SI )er aci
ltsS, Stand lu, section 31 at ll (lip
Trirps given are for llm Klcvcn -
Is a tli-c-ouut of 'M icr cent, :inil
the inclusive nffpnt in
prov4'il IhiiiIh :
TOWNSIIII' 21, 3 WEST.
AH of section 19 at 7 (Bieracre.
TOWNSIIII" 25, 2 EAST.
'!( section A at tlo oo per acre
Se.'i "5 7 50 "
TOWNSIIII" 35, 2 WEST.
Lots S (i 7 8 section 19 at tlo () er acre
Nw'l ' 2 12 no '
TOWNSIIII" 35, 3 WEST.
Se'l of section 3 at 7 W lT acre.
Nw " 7 10() "
NeV " 7 12 IO
NJJ se.'i " 7 II () "
SKnw.'i "23 C50 "
Se.'i " 23 8(10
Ne ' 35 10 50 "
KK UW.'i " 35 "
Se'i 3.1 "
KawJi 35 "
TOWNSIIII" M, 1 EAST.
S),' neV,' tectiou 13 at $ 7 50 per aero.
KS'nwii " 13 5)50
EK nwJ 23 Si IB) "
TOWNSHIP 20, 2 EAST
Ne'f of fccllon 3 at t s (si per acre.
Ktt'i " 3 SMs) "'
Tliwn laud, at prices given, are
down, balance in four equal payim-iils,
able scini-ftunually. For cnh wo cnii
Besides the lands described in
largo (iiiantitics of unimproved lands,
acre. In tho western and eoiilh-weteni parts of our county good lands can
bo hoiifrht for 4 mid .r Her acre. Somo large tracts suitable for stock
ranches can be obtained at these figures.
We have a very lariro list 4f improved farms in various parts of Sedgwick
County for sale at reasonable liguree. Owing to frequent sales and changes
in prices, wc omit particular descriptions, and will merely pay that weean
oiler to purchasers almost any kind of a farm that may he wanted. Call at
our ofllco and examine lists, or write for special information in regard to this
class of property.
Choice residence properly and
Wichita. Some specially desirable
Moner always on hand to loan on approved real estate security at the
lowest current rates. Our facilities in this line of business are unsur
passed by any firm in Kansas. Principal and interest are paid at our office.
Borrowers will do well to call at our office before making arrangements
Insurance. " '
LIFE, FIRE, LIGHTNING AND TORNADO
Our agency is composed of the following strictly first-class companies :
JTame. , . AsieU.
Equitable Life Assokancr Society,
JEtna. of Hartford, ......
Gkkman-Axhucan, of Now York - - - .
Hartford, of Hartford, - - - -Uokk,
of New York, - - -Inb.
of North America, Philadelphia, -.-;.
LrvBRroox. t London Is Globe, of Liverpool,
Phoenix, of Hartford, - - - - '
UirewiiiTsa, of NeW York, -..r'T.."
' V.s. ' - - ... . i - . ' -
S. F. Railroad Lands.
TOWNSIIlr25, 2 WEST,
K)i swii section 11 at 5 50 ir ac
.se; " 17 r, 50 "
fiw.'i " 17 IU75 "
Itsl2 3 4" lil 10 75 '
lot " W 14 25
Ne'i se.'i ' 1!) 9 75
Ne " 21 SI 75 "
K.'i uwj; " 21 II J '
. u.V " 21 II OU "
IaiI 1 " 21 11 "
U.U 2 3 4 " 21 10 IBI "
Ne ,',' " 21 10IO "
Ne,'4' " 23 9UI
I'.', ne.'X " 85 2-1 "
Itsl7 " 35 14 25 "
Ut8 35 12(B)
Nw.V " " 1" "
TOWNSIIII1 V., 1 EAST.
Ne.'i or section 1 at 412 (M lr acre.
S.'.'sw.'i 17 17 25
E.'.'sw.'i " 23 II 00 "
TOWNSIIII" 2,2 EAST.
Ne',' or section 7 at 10 ( r acre.
E,'.'sw 7 10 Ul
Ilsl 2 ' 27 C(J "
TOWNSIIII" 2T..1 WEST.
l.ot .1 or sectiou S at $11 50 jier acre.
Ixrt.7 6 12 00
I,ot 1 " 15 12 "
U)l 4i " 1S9 8 01) "
TOWNSIIII" 2fi, 2 WEST.
Ne',' of sectiou 7 at tlO 75 ier acie.
NKeo.'s " 17 1") '
Lot r. ' 27 8 50
Isit ti " 2SI 8 50 "
Ycar Plan. On Hie SixA'ear Plan there
for Cali there is it ilisrouut of 331-3
Wichita lor Hie followinir iiulni-
E; fi 10 00
SwV " 5 ion.)
Nwjf " 7 '. OJ
S;ne; 9 Ctti
Nwjf " low
Se'.' ' s
TOWNSIIII" 25, 4 WEST.
Se'i of section 27 at 7 50 ier acre.
TOWNSIIII' 26,2 WEST.
Sw1; of section r at
Sw ' 7
Nw'f " 7
KeU " la
Nw.'i " 21
TOWNSIIII" 28,3 WEST.
WJ sw'' of section I at r acre.
Ne-; "3 11 00 "
Sw.'.- " C00
MM II WW 15 8 00 "
TOWNSHIP 20, 4 WEST.
Nw.V ol tectiou 1 at t 6 50 (per acre.
for sale on four years' time, one-fifth
with interest at 8 per cent, pay
allow a discount of 10 per cent.
this advertisement, we liaro for sale
at prices ranging from $4 to $20 per
vacant lota in all parts of tho city of
property now for sale. Call early and
- - - - - (8,025,750
a . .J..-Cft
WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY,
Haw the Hon. Mr. Tallkeite was Reveaged
ob His Usdlady.
Mr. John Blades, of Clifford Cottage,
Shepherd's limb, and also ol Lincoln's
Inn, hid amassed a little property as clerk
to a well-known barrister, who afterward
became one of Her Mflcity's judges; and
when the latter left the bench for another
place, where there are no criminals to be
tried, Mr. John Blades invested Lis sav
ings in a mansion In Fimlico, and took in
gentleman lodgers, lie was an honest,
simple fellow, in spite or the legal society
be had mingled with, and once, on his
own responsibility, lent a strange gentle
man, who had called in his employer's ab
sence, and represented hlmelf as a friend
from the country who had lost his railway
ticket, thirty shillings.
For was Mrs. Blades, his wife, a woman
fitted to take in lodgers, hut rather the re
verse. She was of a nervous tempennent,
easily cajoled, and still more easily Iright
ened; and as to abstracting other people's
tea and sugar, not to speak of coal, her
conscience was so tender that she would
have dscribed such practices as thieving.
She was an excellent cook, and though
now in fairly good circumstances, did not
think it derogatory to her self-respect to
assist in more delicate operations of the
cuisine. Her clear soups were beyond the
dreams of any hotel proprietor, and, to
tay truth, would have put to shame most
of the clubs ;;iha little delicacies she could
serve up for breakfast were things to think
of before you got up in themoruing; while
her suppers, though equally dainty, were
forgotten when you went to bed. Her
house was as clean as snap could make It,
and furnished, even to the linen, in a man
ner that astounded persons who accus
tomed to lodgings elsewhere, could not
understand why their feet did obtrude be
youd the upper sheet, or their pillows
were so much thicker than a pan cake.
She had her weaknesses, like the rest of
the world (save you and me, reader), but
they were all venial ones ; the chief, per
haps, was a somewhat unreasonable respect
for the aristocracy of her native laud. This
peculiarity, however, (which, mareover,
was shared by her husband), bad never
led her to set her cap at any aristocrat, and
as she was now five and fifty, it Is not like
ly that it ever would, or at any events, that
any mischlcfshould result from it.
The first gentleman who was so fortunate
as to take apartments in the house or this
worth)(couple, was the Hon. UoIIo I'lanta
geuet Tallboise, the son ot an Irish vis
count. Lord Canieleopard, but who had
inherited, to judge by his want of ready
money, very little beyond a magnificent
brogue and a nnblc spirit of independence.
Accustomed, as without doubt be had
been in the halls of his ancestors, to every
luxury and refinement, this young man
(fur he still looked youug, thanks to a con
stitution that defied the efforts of a some
what dissipated career) had yet not a fault
to find with Mrs. Blades' domestic arrange
ments. That was ouc of the traits by
which she recognized bis birth and breed
ing; your ordinary lodger, she had been
told, was always picking holes in this and
that, and hanging on the bell rope. The
Hon. Hollo gave very little trouble, and
what he did give was accompanied with a
smile so condescending, and a manner so
urbane, that it was quite a pleasure to
wait upon him. He was not easily putout,
except by any application for money on
the part of tradesmen or even cabmen;
these were what he termed "disgusting
details," and when they were forced upon
his notice, he had a way of lifting his eye
brows which was very effective; Mrs.
Blades, who had a strain of poetry in her
nature, said it reminded her of a man
pained by the weight of a coronet. The
pain, however, did not last long, for al
most everything was settled lor him by
herself, and put down in his monthly ac
count. Of course he inhabited the first floor, and
lived on the best of everything that
money or rather Mrs. Blades' credit
could procure. His smoking in the draw
ing room was a blow to her, because of the
new curtains, but Mr. Tallbolsc, she felt,
was not a sort of a gentleman one could re
monstrate with; it was some comfort to
know that he smoked the very best of
cigars, or at all events the most expensive,
which she had an excellent reason for be
ing convinced of, and tbatif hischampague
occasionally disagreed with him, It was not
the fault ot the vintage. He paid Mrs.
Blades the compliment of dining at home
instead of at his club, because of her clear
soups, which be pronounced to be as good
as any he had tasted at the paternal tabic
at Castle Macgilicnddy.
Atfthe end of the first month, Mrs. Blades
brought up with his breakfast things, neat,
ly folded on a salver, his little account; he
took It from her with a gracious expression
of countenance, and carelessly looked at
the total which was in three figures, and
not small ones.
"My dear Mrs. Blades," he said "you
and vour husband must have been cheating
yourselves, the amount Is perfectly ridicu
lous." "It Is quite correct, sir," she answered
modestly; "as we pay ready money for
everything, the items perhaps are less than
you may hare expected."
"Less, my dear madam! I positively
feel as if I was robbing you. Moreover,
there is no commission. I must insist upon
rcnumeratlng you for the loss of the inter
est of you money. Let us say five per cent.
for the three months.
"But there is but one month, sir."
"True; hut my custom is to settle all
these little matters at tbe end of the quar
ter. Your coffee this morning is positively
perfection;" aud he took up the newspaper
in his jewelled fingers, to intimate that the
interview was closed.
Poor Mrs. Blades would much rather
have had Mr. Tallboisc's check, but her
powers of resistance were unable to cope
with such aristocratic manners. To repeat
an application for money to an honorable
lu a flowered dressing gown, who bad just
praised her coffee, was beyond herstrengtb;
something told her that it would evoke
that lifting of the eye-brows that had so
often filled her soul with pity lor the
wretches who had produced it, Tbe ex
cellent woman was a snob to the backbone,
and she retired.
"What?" inquired Mr. Blades, who was
waiting In tbe back sitting room to take
Mr. Tallbolse's check to tbe bank, and who
could read countenances if he couldn't
read characters, "has he not paid?"
"No, be hasn't. He says he always set
ties at the end of the quarter, and begs you
will pnt on five per cent, for the Interest ol
"But that won't do, yon know," ex
claimed Mr. Blades; "It really won't. And
he has given an undertaking to settle
"You had better speak to him yourself,
then; but mind you are ycry civil, John;
ay it's nothing to him, of course, but that
Lit' a good lump of money for such as yon
to be out of pocket in."
It was quite unnecessary to tell Mr.
Blades to be civil. He was a small and
gentle-mannered man, whose very aspect
teemed to apologia for intruding his pres
ence anywhere, much less on the privacy
of an honorable, lie went up stairs and
knocked Umldiy at tbe drawing room door.
Mr. TallboUe, who was in the tobacco
stage of his repast, removed his cigar In
aatonisBaeat, and suffered the smoke to
wreathe itself above his well brushed bead
like a halo.
"Mr. Blades, is it notr
"Yes, By lord I mean, sir; it Is about
this little account. If you and it conven
ieat aot that I mean to be presalng it b
Mtavbsg to you, I know, but it's a good
"Oae aaoaest, Mr. Blades," Interrupted
his lodger, with frigid dignity. "It's nota
lag to e, as yea say; the torn to which
yea attette to aatere bagatelle; bat I aa
asMattvsstjsWJ " here kit eyehrewa went
towerksaiawil "to be pressed for aaoaep
lliariadiato asaatotovarUMe istopay
aayliftojM(tarrjr. Jt yoBiahttoit.I
at easee" here he
', a" litratsc cheek k, "bat
, la MM ease 1 leave yey apart-
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back parlor without quite knowing how be
"I could do nothing with him," he said;
"he would haveleftthehouseifl'd pressed
it. lie is such a masterful sort of man."
"He's accustomed to command; that's
where It is," said his wife, admiringly.
"AVell, we've got the money to go on with,
and five per cent, for three, months will pay
us handsomely. He's open-banded, like
all the quality, that I will say; I tlo believe
I might have got ten per cent, for the ask
Here, at least, Mrs. Blades showed her
sagicity; she might have got ten, or even
twenty per cer t, just as easily as five.
On tbe day before the-three months ex
pired, tbe Honorable Hollo l'lantaganet
Tallbolse left his apartments rather sud
denly, thereby saving himself the annoy
ance (which his sensitive nature bad al
ways so much resented) of being asked for
a sum of money, which on that occasion
would have amounted to G00. I think,
under the circumstances, that after a de
cent interval, during which they waited
foracommunlcation with enclosure from
their aristocratic lodger, Mr. and Mrs.
Blades were justified in writing to Lord
Cameleopard, ofMacgillicuddy Castle, (the
only reference he had given them), to in
quire as to the whereabouts and solvency
of his missing relative. Tbe chagrin of
the worthy couple may be conceived, on
their receipt of a letter by return of pot
to say that his lordship had no relative by
the name of Kollo Plantagenet Tallbolse,
and knew of no such a person.
If the story had ended there, the case had
been a common one of mere credulity and
imposture, Mr. and Mrs. Blades would
have paid G0O for their experience, and for
the acquaintanceship of a person who, as
they both agreed, bad behaved (up to a
certain point) as much like a nobleman's
son as could be; but they had not done
with Mr. Tallbolsc yet.
Exactly a month from tbe date of their
lodger's departure, some old friends came
to dine with them, in consequence of an in
vitation which they had never sent. The
next day some more friends, not so inti
mate, arrived, with tbe same object; ami
on tbe next about twenty of their acquain
tance came quite as unexpectedly to enjoy
the hospitality of luncheon. Later on, that
day, there was another evening party at
their house, or about half the people they
had ever known, and of a good many whom
tbey didn't know. "Supper at twelve,"
was in the corner of tbe carda of iuvitatiou,
and written in the same band, evidently a
feigned one, as the forged letters. Mr. aud
Mrs. Blades were hospitable folks, but as
tbey only bad a cold joint of beef in tbe
boue and a few eggs for their own con
sumption, these 120 persons or so had nec
essarily to be sent en pty away.
This went on for weeks, till they found
that life, with so much involuntary party
giving, was growing intolerable. Who
could be playing them this cruel trick? and
why? were ibe two questions the consider
ation of which wore this worthy pair al
most to thread paper. The following note
arrived, in tbe well known handwriting:
"If you do not insert the following adver
tisement, 'I will pay the fifty guineas all
right, J. U.,' iu the daily TrumptUr ol next
Tuesday, you shall see what you shall sec.
The manner of paying the money can be
afterward arranged. All I wish to be as
sured of for the present is that you have
a willing mind. Vengeance."
That there should be a person who want
ed fifty guineas of "J. B." or anybody else,
If lie could get it, was not beyond all hu
man experience; but that he should also
want "vengeance" was Inexplicable.
1'oorMr. Blades reviewed the incidents
of his blameless life for a single case in
which be had incurred tbe resentment of a
fellow creature, in vain; he could ouly con
clude that he was the victim ot some mal
evolent maniac. He consulted a legal
friend (one Mr. Joshua Flggins) In this ex
tremity, who recommended that the re
quired advertisement should be inserted,
nd a trap laid for the apprehension ot the
offender; but hero Mr. Blades exhibited a
somewhat uulookcd for determination ol
"I will never promise what I don't mean
to perforin," said he; "let the wicked crea
ture do his worst." Nevertheless he looked
forward to Tuesday, and afterward, with
very melancholy forebodings.
On Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, his
quiet residence In l'imlico was besieged by
a crowd of females no less than eighty in
all who bad all come for a cook's place
which had been advertised that morning,
on very advantageous terms, in tho Trump
tUr. Great cooks, small cooks, lean cooks,
Brown cooks, black cooks, gray cooks,
and an immense variety of plain cooks,
thronged the thoroughfare, demanding
compensation for their disappointment
and their return fares by train and omni
bus. Mrs. Blades, though a better cook
tbau any of them, felt herself wholly un
equal to the situation, and bad to appeal to
Tbe new lodger on the first floor bad
heart disease, and protested that if such a
thing occurred again, it would be thedeath
In the afternoon, another letter arrived:
"Your next reception will tako place on
Tuesday, between 10 and 12. All the
'wanteds' In tbe 1'rumptter arc invited.
And tbey came about 450 of them fill
ing up the entire streat. The new lodger left
(palpitating) at '2:30, for a less desired; how
ever, inferior, place of residence. By the
evening post came another letter : "I hope
you liked it. Your next grand reception is
fixed for Sunday, from 8 to 12. There is
ouly one way of avoiding it. Advertise to
V., I will pay the 72. All right.' My
terms are raised, you see. Vengeance."
Before the Sunday came round, however,
another dispatah arrived : "I have Invited
1,000 persons to wait upon you Wednesday.
It seemed as If the wretch's fury was so
ungovernable, that he was obliged to re
lieve it by constant correspondence; and
Mr. Blades' theory of bis being a malevo
lent maniac derived so far, -some corrobocbl w
The grand reception, held in spite of
themselves, by this unhappy couple, was
on a scale of unprecedented magnitude, and
transformed their ordinary quiet Sabbath
into a saturnalia. "We shall certainly be
indicted for a nuisance, under the Disor-
12." muttered poor Mr. Blades, quoting a
scrap of his old legal learning.
The worthy pair bad-each betaken them
selves behind one of their drawing room
curtains, from which, unseen, they could
watch the maddening crowd of place-seekers
In the street below.
"There he Is !" cried Mrs. Blades, with
suddcu vehemence; "I see his face. That's
the man that has done it."
"Where, where 1" cried her husband,
leaving tbe shelter of the curtain in bis ex
citement, and thereby evoking a yell of ex
ccraticn from the mob below.
But whatever poor Mrs. Blades had aeen,
Unas too much for her. "Blind, blind!"
be cried; "the Hon. Tallbolse 1" and went
off In a dead faint.
Tbe remark at first was set down to tome
sudden burst of regret at having been de
ceived by the aristocratic blandishment of
ber late lodger; bat upon her rcsucitatlon,
it appeared that, while scanning tbe street,
the poor woman's frightened glance had
happened to tall oa a window at ao great
distance, where, iatafleieatly hid by the
blind, peered forth a face she knew, lit ap
with a certain fendish exultation. Taat
this gentleman had set agolsg the proceed
ings which afforded so maca amusement,
was a conviction that flashed upon her at
oaee, ana rreta wnico sue aever swerved.
"She wUl take heraavit," said Mr.
Blades to Mr. Fitrisa, who was oacetaere
snauBoaed for a eeasaltatlea, "ae that Is
TaHbotoe, aad taat he ma ta totien.'
"Very !; are saaU haveto areve it,
however. We have ao proof aa the feHew,
except a to the aaoaey hcFawaa yea, aad
watch yea atay take year atata yea wM
merer see. Heata't wartk.aawator. aad
aetata way." '
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uoyaaec, of course; but where you will
have nun best, "for attempting to extort
rtafftey by threatening letters."
"But that's transportation for life, Isnt
it?" exclaimed Mrs. Blades, pitifully. "1
am sure neither John nor I could sleep
trtnfortably iq our bed it we had sent a
fellow-creature, and such a nice, gentle
manly person as wc used to think hitu, be
yond the seas."
Mi. Blades, who, If not "an angel in top-
boots," was a sort of early Christian in list
slippers, nodded adhesion.
"It's not transportation," sold Mr. Fig-
gins, dryly. "Just leave the matter iu my
hands, and I'll see to it."
On Monday morning, a detective bad
takea tbe ground floor apartments of tbe
hoase in which the enemy was located,
and before noon the same day, bad found
an opportunity to silt tho contents of bis
waste basket. He found a letter in frag
ments, which he pasted together, and 'in
which tbe Words "reception" aud "ven
geance" occupied prominent positions; and
before the business of the day was con
cluded iu tbe nearest police office; fiie (late)
Hon. Rollo Plantagenet Tallbolse made his
appearance in the dock. "
BOB BURDETTE'S EXPERIENCE.
J remember so well the first time I ever
solemnly aud forever left the platform. It
was ou the 11th or 12th of May, at Antwerp,
Ohio. .The weather was warm. The hard
bsfked bugs and the big blundering beet-
Visthat fly by night were abundant snii
offensive. The open windows ol the ball
gave the boys on the street, as they patrol
led their noiy beats, abundantopportuuity
to chart" the lecturer, whose gigantic form
they could plainly sec, but whose eloquent
remarks they could dimly hear and illy un
As a general thiug I have observed that
when the lecturer on tbe platform and the
boys in the street arc addressing one audi
ence at the same time, the audience seems
to bo most profoundly Interested in the re
marks of the boys. I thought, as I still
think, it Is very foolish for nn audience to
pay fifty cents a head to hear me, and then
sit anddistcn to the boys whom they might
have heard for nothing. But that is the
way an audience has, anyhow. So that
night I did not care for the boys. I would
not permit the thinking man to go out ami
entreat the boys roughly and compel them
to "shut up their beads," as he wished to
do, not even when they mocked me, and In
shrill tones asked me to "give themarcst,"
assuring me they "heard cuough or that,"
and besought me with illy dissembling con
cern, not to "bite off more than I could
chaw." I only smiled and pleasantly said,
"nay, hinder mc not. Let them shout. I
was once a boy myself." I smiled again
and the tears stood Injeasvyes.
But inwardly I was a raving wolf, with a
bra3 collar and two rows of spikes.
On my way to the hole! I overtook a boy
who was still yelling and howllug at mc,
fcr he wot not that the lecture was over.
And my anger got fierce and 1 got bold
upon him, and smote him sore, and encom
passed him round with a piece of barrel
hoop, and necked bim; insomuch that be
wept bitterly, aud was sore astonished, and
swore that he would make full report of
these thiugs unto the mother that bo e
bim, yea even unto bis big brother, and to
the father ol his loins.
But 1 heeded him not, neither was I
moved with compassion nor yet stricken
with fear, for I wist that his mother lived
on the other side of the river, and his big
brother was not and never bad been, and
his father was a night watchman, and
therelore at that time of night sound
asleep iu some secluded doorway. More
over I was going away on the 4 a. in. train.
Wherefore I smote bim once agalu and
"If it be that another lecturer comelh
this way, will it seem flttin' unto thee to
sit on tho curb stone and make merry with
thy friends, even while he speaketh unto
And be lilted up his voire and wept bit
terly, and swore unto me saying, "as my
soul liveth, hope I may die ef I do?"
And I let up on bim. Aud It was so that
when he was gone away as might be a bow
shot, than he called aloud, and wagged bis
tonguo against me, and mocked me and
called "smarty" and cast stones after mc
and followed mc even unto the inn, and
dared me half way, and reviled because I
would not, saying, "ho I frald cat I fraid
And I sought to slay him but could not,
for he was marvelous swift on foot, and he
was like unto the children of Benjamin,
and could "sliug stones at a hair breadth,
and not miss."
HOW THE TARIFF PROTECTS
During the late session of congress we
had a talk with a Nebraska farmer who
was bitterly opposed to the tariff on wire.
He thought that free trade In wire would
cheapen the cost ol wire fences; so be
favored the abolition of 'the duty. Ite
strictcd by his pin-bole views of the mat
ter, be could see nothing but his Individual
and entirely selfish interest In low prired
fences for his land.
Said we to bim: " If you refuse protec
tion to the wire fence manufacturers, they
may retaliate by refusing protection to
your agricultural produce."
"I haven't any protection to loe," was
"There you are mistaken," we continu
ed. "Almost every article you raise is
protected by tbe tariff from destructive
foreign competition. To begin with, you
have a duty of 20 cents a bushel on your
He broke in impatiently: "No protec
tion In that; wp export wheat to all tbe
World, we don't import it; the duty might
as well be off as on for all the good It does
"There you are mistaken again," we
persisted. "We do import some wheat
every year, and would Import many mil
lions ol bushels annually, were It not for
tbe duty. Although you esteem it so light
ly, this duty secures to you a large and
regular market lor wheat in the eastern
States. Massachusetts does not produce
wheat enough to afford apound apiece
early to her inhabitants. Connecticut's
crop would not supply four pounds per
capita to her people. Rhode Island docs
not grow wheat at all. Maine, Sew Hamp
shire and Vermont do not raise sufficient
for three-fourths of a bushel to each person.
Taking New England, New York, New
Jersey and Fennsylrania together, these
States do not produce nearly half as much
wheat as they consume. The rest must
come trom somewhere, and, except a little
Irom Canada, it comes from the west. Take
off the duty, and nearly all of It would
come from Canada, just ss it did under tbe
jug-handle reciprocity treaty with the
country, abrogated in 18C0. Tbe eastern
market is worth to tbe western farmer, in
wheat alone, between forty and fifty mil
lion bushels a year a much larger quantity
than we exported in any twelve months pre
vious to 1874-a quantity, too, likely to In
crease as population increases in the east.
In 1870 those states we have named took
from the west only two-thirds as much
wheat aa they do now."
When we had more, tuily explained; this
view of the aaattei to the Nebraska farmer,
be was obliged to admit that he was pro
tected; that it would not be fair for bim to
have the whole protection; and that, with
free trade la wheat, he would lose more
than he would gain by free trade in wire
for fences. s-tWWaJ World.
A MTAL aTttl IsTR.
A short time ago the Emperor Franz Jo-
seph aad th Klag ef Saxony were oat
shooting together. Night came on, and the
royal fartansea, aadiag themselves at a
eoasideraele instance froat their residence,
hailed a paesiBC wagon drivea by a ttolid
tooklag , psaat, aad gat In. When they
came to' tb4f Jeaaaey' eed,tae emperor
slipped a fcw taria into the peasant's hand
"De yoakaeiw wheal yea hare been drlv-
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TABLE TALK OF MAJOR INMAN.
Bowling is an English game, and was com
mon as early.as the thirteenth, century, es
pecially anions tho higher raaksk, Charles
1 playeil It it. and it formed a daily occupa
tion forf Isure hours with Charles II.
In the "Llfe.or Wllberforee," is the fol
lowing entry in his diary : "Went to bear
Mr. Foster. Felt much devotion, anil won
dered at a man who fell asleep during the
psalms. During the sermon went to .sleep
In Scotland, at tho Reformation, one of
the actors in that drama is made to call the
organ "a box of whistles," and considered
It a "desecration to the Hooe o'Ood!"
What a barbarous idea I audyetittook such
men to break through the ice-bound barrier
of Popish superstition.
At a late review in Berlin, a dragoon,
whose girth had given way, kept in' the
rauksandro.fci through the manoeuvres with
out a saddle, Tho fact having come to the
King's knowledge, be said to his aides-de-
camp : "Say nothing aiiout it, gentlemen ;
if the Chambers were to hear of it, they
might strike out saddles from the war esti
mate." It is ol no earthly uso for an Englishman
to attempt to outbrag au American. When
one of tbe former boasted to the latter that
they had a book in tbeBritisut Museum
once owned by Cicero, he was met by the
astonishing reply :
"Oh, that ain't nothing; in the museum
at Boston they've got the lead ptncil that
Noah used to check off the animals that
went into the ark."
So far back as tiic year 1783, Mr. Ramsey,
of Virginia, proposed while in Knlaud, to
build a vc.el that should cros? the Atlantic
to America by the help of a slcaui engine,
ami without "alls, and make the passage In
fifteen days. He was pronounced a vision
ary speculator, aud no persons conld.be
found to advance tbe capital necessary for
such an undertaking.
The regal splendor in vt hlch (2ueeu Vic
toria travels i; evidenced by the richness
of her railway carriage. Its windows are
shaded with green silk curtains, trimmed
with mostly white lace; its ottomans are
covered with cream-colored silk, embroid
ered witli the royal arms and monogram, in
purple and gold, and a carpet costing over
$M0 covers the floor. The entire worth of
the vehicle is 30,000.
It is a singular fact that Japan Is the only
country iu the world at all advanced In civ-
ization, where sheep have not heretofore
been found. Somo three or four year ago,
an American resident tried the experiment
of introducing sheep there, and It bids fair
to be successful. lie reports that two-
thirds of the whole eiupiro is wild, unculti
vated land, aud It is only through sheep
that this vast area can hi! successfully
brought under cultivation.
There is a belief among the most Ignorant
of the French pcasautry, Iu tbe Haute Ma.
rue that a lantern made of the skull of a
young child, will render the person who
curries It invisible. A farm laborer named
Vautrln, in the commune Hcuilley Ic Grand
was condemned to death by the court ofas
sizes, for the murder of a baby eleven
months old, the child of bis master; and
the evidence showed that he had stolen the
child out of its cradle and hacked off its
head for this purpose.
It will appear from the following, copied
from the records of Massachusetts, that I lie
early fathers of the commonwealth were
more severe upon quacks than wc are :
"Nicb. Knopp is Cued five shillings for tak
ing upon him to cure the scurvcy by a wa
ter of no worth nor value, which be sold at
a very dear rate; to be imprisoned till be
payed bis flue, or give security forlt.oreNo
to be whipped, and shall be liable to any
man's action of whom be have received
money for the said water."
The following extract from the PMic A,l
rertittr, of July 17, 1792, If true, records the
most determined pursuer of wedded bliss
we have ever board of: "Ou Thursday sen
night (July f) was married, at Bllllngsbor
ough, after a courtship of one hour and fif
teen minutes, Mr. Nicholas AVIlson, Fivo-wlllow-walk,
In the parish of Billlngsbor-
ougb, this being his eighth wife and he her
third husband. The number ol relations
that celebrated this wedding amounted to
eighty-three, who, together with the bride
and groom, paraded the streets with colors
In the memorial of the Montgomeries,
'Earls of Egiington, vol I, p. 131, occurs an
anecdote of nn Idiot, illustrative of the pe
culiar acuteness and quaint humor which
occasionally mark the sayings of the class
There was a certain "Dalt Will Spclr,"
who was a privileged haunter of Egiington
Castle and grouuds. He was discovered by
the carl one day taking a near cut, and
crossing a fence in the demesne. Tbe carl
"Come back, sir; that's not the road."
'Do ye ken," said Will, "whatir I am
"No," replied bis lordship.
"Well, hoo the dcfl do ye ken whcllier
this be the road or no? '
The Russians make a much more exten
sive application of the t-ommou article of
felt in tbe arts and in the manufactures,than
we ol America. Vases, jugs, toilet sets,
waiters, baskets, candlesticks, lire screens,
boots, etc., are each and alt constructed of
this material. A composition is laid on the
felt, which hardens like clay, and receives
painted designs ; after which It Is polished.
The ware is said to be very elegant In ap
pearance, durable and light; and to be in
great demand by foreigners and others, in
St. Petersburg. Where there Is a great lia
bility to breakage, It will prove useful;
though gutta pcrcha aud India rubber fur
nish considerable elastlcllty.
In a tract of country iu Germany, uot far
from Frankfort-on-tbe-Maln, called the
Wettcrau, a custom existed at tbe fairs
which may startle some of our salaried mag
istrates and police inspectors. To some of
tbe numerous light-fingered gentry a privi
lege was granted for an adequate fee, with
full permission to steal what they could
without being amenable to the law, with
this single proviso, that they must not be
caught flagrante delicto, If so, the owner
or tho property had an equal privilege or
paying the rogues out by a good thrashing
for which no action for assault could lie.
These thieves were somewhat ironically
designated, in their official written license,
freikaufcr (free buyers) and public notices
wero given at the beginning oV each fair
that free buyers bad been licensed, and that
therefore every one should be on bis guard.
The Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat and Clron
iele or tbe 23d Inst, publishes the following,
under tbe beading of "Terrific Sun
"Tbe condition or tbe sun at the present
time is such as to fully account or the re
cent' electric, storms which have deluged
the least and swelled to overflowing the
rivers or the west. Tbe equatorial regions
ot tbe sun are In violent commotion. A
belt or large sun spot stretches across the
disc from east to west. A great group is
just disappearing by the son's rotation. It
appears that the equatorial chain of sun
storms extend entirely around the globe of
the. sua. This intense solar activity ha
continued for three years, showing a steady.
Increase or violence up the present time.
We have had, as a result, over two years or
destructive floods, both la Europe t and
America, 'aad mere" are 'promised. The
theory or those floods is that tbeahn storms
inereasaiabe solar caersrviaad matlvla-
I create tJae avaporatioa from" the water, of
f 8"?1 " f""' !
of aaoistsre to" takea into the air,' there
atast be .increased precipitation. While
oar western rivers are boeaaing, new
eoases ofdtoaeMfloodsJa Europe. 'The
experiiwj8f ike treat European floods of
but wiater'aid. the hater. 'nbsacrgacc ol
IseiprValleys'lSj Uai'treh' la, awmory.
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THE BOURBONS ANB I0NN BROWN.
It is not dear that the publishers or the
tYfifarybavo served any good purpose to.
giving ex-Congressman Alexaadern.Bote
ler, of Virginia, an, opportunity to retell
the story of John Browa'a raid oa Harper's
Fetry from.Ue standpoint or soumern urn
and prejudice, ne writes of John Brown
and Ids, raidi just is tbe ultrailavery men
wrote in 1&9. His testimouy Is of a bear-
say character, except as to tbe assault made
by the United States troops and tbe events
that followed, and the story or this assault
and the succceedlng interviews with' John
Brown, has been better told a hundred
Mr Boteler's position may be stated in a
word, aud tbe spirit of his article Indicated
In a paragragb. He claims that at Harper's
Ferry occurred tbe first forcible seizure or
public property, the first outrage perpetra
cd on the old flag, the first armed resistance
to national troops, tbq first organized effort
to establish a provisional government at the
South in opposition to that ot the United
States, and tbe first overt movements to sub
vert tho authority or the. constitution and
to destroy tho integrity of the Uniou. The
inference is that John Urown having done
what he did at Harper's Ferry the South
Carolinians were justified in secession and
in firing ou Foi t Sumter, and It is more than
intimated that as the first shot of tbe war
was fired by John Brown and not by Beau
resard, that the extremists ol the North In
stead or the extremists or the South were
responsible, for the fratricidal strtre- This
was the cry in lbt30, and Jlr.Botelerbasnot
advanced any since that date.
"Southern people can feel only abhor
rence and contempt for the cowardly con
spirators who encouraged John Brown's
design without having the manliness to
share Its dangers."
Whcu Northern writers speak at this late
day ol tbe conspirators and traitors who
counseled and encouraged rebellion in tbe
South, tbey are reproached lor stirring up
the smouldering embers ol old hatreds- But
when a Virginia Bourbon, under the pre
tense ot writing history, makes a remark
like the above in such a way as to give it
general application, no reproaches must be
thrown at bim.
ir tho analogy be seeks to establish be
tween the raid or John Brown and tho re
bellion in tbe South, lor the sake or argu
ment, were' entertained a moment, it would
go down at the very first move in the way of
comparison. Brown. In making an attack
apon Harper's Ferry, proceeded upon the
theory that his acts would meet with con
demnation in thcNorth as well as the South.
He never pretended that he represented a
section or a party. Ho made his venture
simply as a man of conviction, willing to
risk his all and ready to accept whatever
came, nis movement was suppressed, and
he was promptly punished. On the other
hand, the leaders of the rebellion plotted
both secretly and openly for disunion. -ttr
information, whether it be for or against
a theory we entertain or a policy we favor,
should always be acceptable. Mr. Paul
Lange, of St. Stephen, New Brunswick,
writes to the Burlington 7iwiy that tbe
Canadian government has just abandoned
prohibition or the liquor traffic after five
years experiment, and has returned to the
license system. He says:
"Iu the year IS7S the parliament and the
house of commons of the Dominion of Can
ada passed tbe 'Canada temperance act,'
better kuown under the name of the 'Scott
act,' which was nothing less than a prohib
itory law against the manufacture and sale
of intoxicating liquors, similar to tbe late
temperance amendment ol Iowa. Ever
since its adoption tbe law has been a dead
letter In the provinces, and to substantiate
this assertion, I will quote a part of a news
paper article from the St. Croix Courier,
published at St. Stephen, which says : The
rum power is rampant in St. Stephen, and
tho Canada temperance act lies prostrate at
its reet. Forty-fivo liquor shops in this town
with a population ot about 4,000 aad six
teen In Calalx upon tho Maine law. The
majority of these places are wretched hov
els, where the worst kind of liquors arc dis
pensed. It Is Known that carousing and
drinking are carried on la msny of them,
night and day, and the Sabbath day Is no
exception. Card playing, dice throwing,
L-amblin'-. and even lewdness niesaldto
find a congenial home iu some of them.
There is no restriction on the sale of liq
uor, and tho evil Is extending and growing
worse from day to day. New places for tbe
unrestricted sale of rum are constantly
opening, tho majesty ol tbe law Is defied,
and there seems to be no hindrance any
where.'" And Mr. Lange adds :
This statement of affairs untlrj the Scott
act shows plainly that prohibition, on trial
In the dominion for the last five years, has
failed, as it did at a good many places In tbe
United States, and the liquor traffic has
been put in worse and irresponsible bands.
The people of the Dominion, seeing that
compulsory laws arc a dead letter, and that
the reform of the drunkark cannot be ac
complished by making Intoxicating liquors
more difficult to procure, have induced
their representatives in parliament and the
bouse of commons to adopt a judicious li
THE CARSON PRISON FOOTPRINTS.
Prof. Joseph Le Conte, writing horn Berk.
ley, California, sends to StUurt a brief ac
count of the supposed human footprints
found In tbe shale at Carson, and agrees
witb Prof. Marsh and others in attributing
them to a large sloth. Tbe so-called human
tracks, he writes, occur in several alternat
ing series or 15-20. In size they are 1S-20
inches long, aud eight inches wide. In
shape they are many of them far more curv
ed than tbe human track, especially In soft
mud. The stride is 21 to 3 feet, and even
more. The outward turn of tbe track Is in
many cases greater than In human tracks,
especially in soft mud. But the most re
markable thing about them on tho human
theory is tbe straddle, i. -., the distance be
tween the right and left series. This I
found to bo 18, and even 19, inches, which
was fully as great as that of tbe mammoth
tracks. This is probably tbe greatest ob
jection to the human thoory. On the other
hand, the great objection to tbe quadruped
theory is tho apparent singleness or tbe
tracks, and the absence or claw-mark. But
it must be remembered that the tracks are
deep, aad tbe outlines somcwjiat obscure,
and also that the. mammoth tracks, on ac
count of tracking of bind with forefoot,are
In most cases, though not always, single.
Alter csreful examination for several
days, tbe conclusion I came to wa that tbe
tracks were probably made by a large plant
igrade quadruped, most likely a gigantic
ground-sloth, such as the Mylotlon. wbicb
Is found in the quarternsry.ortberaorolhe
nium, which l found in tbe upper Pliocene
or Nevada. Tbe apparent singleness, tbe
singular shape, and the large outward turn
of tbe tracks 1 attribute to the Imperfect
tracking ot hind and forefoot oa tbe same
aide, while tbe absence of claw-nurks was
the result or tbe clogging ol the feet with
mud.. This view seem to be most proba
ble, but many who have teen the tracks
think tbera human, and I freely admit that
there Is abuadantroora for honest difference
of opinion. On any theory the tracks are
well worthy ofscientifle attention.
SAVE THE l PAPER.
Never throw' away old paper. If you have
no' wish to" sell It, use I tin tbe bouse- Some
housekeepers prefer It to cloth for eleaolnfr
many article of furniture.
' For Instance, a volume written by a lady
says, After a stove ha been blackened, it
eaa be kept looking- very well for a loaf
time by rubbing it with' paper every morn
ing. KubblBgwlth paperfea meek nicer
way ol keeplagtae oatIdeor a tea-pot
bright and clean than the old way of waeh
fBglhemiaaads. Subbing wita" paper' to
aiM the best way of peitshlag knives; Ua
ware"an4sTeoM;'theyishlBrtke new tU-
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MR. MW.B'S NEW YACNT, THE ATA-
Jay Gould's new steaaaryaaaat-AtaUata,
aaasxl t avid of Saadv foavWteraaw af-
Urnoo'nalTjOVclock ami arrived at tee'
battery at 5:10 o'clock, thus making the dis
tance or about eighteen miles In oae hour
and twenty minutes. Mr. Gould aad a
large party or friend were on the quarter-
The Atalanta, which was built for Mr.
Gould by Cramp & Sous, or Philadelphia,
has cost In the" neighborhood of 300,000.
She was finished a few days ago and left
Philadelphia oa Saturday about 5 p. m. In
addition to her machinery, she has full sail,
rawer, beidg fore and aft rigged aad three
masted. The frame. and hull are or Iron, of
the best material, and the bulwarks are of
solid mahogany. Tbe interior furnishings
are of polished hard woods, elaborately
carved. Tbe social halt Is in the forward
part ol tbe deckhouse, and Is furnished
with every convenience as a lounging and
smoking room. Abalt the social ball U the
kitchen, with a complete gallery. Next
comes tbe engine room skylight. The pan
try and armory are aft. Mr. Gould's state
room is thirteen and t half feet long aad
nine and a bair feet wide. It is furnished
with polished mabogonyand other ban!
woods, Persian carpets, a satin couch,
rosewood cabinets and damask hanging!.
The main saloon is twenty-one and a bair
feet long and extends across the vessel.
The floor is inlaid with oak, mahogany and
ayeaaMtiatAt tvaa end Is the monogram or
Mr. Gould and underneath I an upright
piano. There are also four other state
rooms, handsomely furnished wlfh bed
steads, bureaus, desks and silver-plated
toilet sets. There are also an Ice machine,
a fresh water condeser and an electric light
system of 130 lamps. Tbe crew consists of
a captain, three engineers, two mates, four
quartermasters, two boalesyilns, three oil
ers, twelve firemen, a steward, three cooks,
sixservants and clgbteeu sailors. AVw Tort
From the Christian Union.
COOK'S ESTIMATE OF GRANT.
The following is Joseph Cook's estimate
of General Grant, written before be left
Dcar Sir: Meeting Gen. Grant for tbe
first time, I was greatly Impressed with the
superiority of his face to the best of bis
portraits. There is a marvelous penetra
tion in his eye, a combination or shrewdest
good jense, with a somewhat finer temper.
and yet entire sell-control. A most stern
executive mode, a bard, compact judgment
which Impresses you at once with tbe real
mosslveness or tho man. The balanced
shape or the head, the height, thickness
and fine quality or the brain were particu
Tbe general spoke or great men abroad,
without apparently having any self-con
scioilsness that he was one or the greatest
Tbe general was without a cigar, and was
certainly very much Improved in personal
appearance by Its absence. He conversed
for ten minutes with hardly a break In a
sentence, bis language having a beautiful
simplicity and unconsciousness, the weight
of the thought and the balance ot Itequally
remarkable In both, and truly characteris
tic or the man. Joseph Cook.
I might add that.havlngneverbefore met
Gen. Grant In a social way, or bad a close
view or him, I was agreeably disappointed
at every turn. He studies men and move,
ments closely. There was much or his dis
cussion or European affairs not given above
which revealed bim a one of the ablest and
most discriminating observers ol tbe signs
or the times. He impressed me a having
an identical and prominent characteristic
or Mr. D. L. Moody : his inability to study
books, but quickness to observe what oth
ers know, and retaining It with wonderful
clearness and tenacity. He will stand in
history among the greatest ot bis age.
AN INDIAN ANIMAL CHARMER.
Strange stories reach us from India of
tbe feat performed by a native mesmerlzer
named Bunl, whose magnetic power would
be found to be quite irresistible by the
lower animals, upon which he usually ex
erts It. He gives a seances to which the
public are Invited to bring all manner ol
ferocious and untamable wild beasts, and,
like the "Ancient Mariner," hold them
with his glittering eye. In a few minutes
they subside Into a condition of cataleptic
stiffness, from which they can only be re
vived by certain "passes" which he sol-
emney executes witb bis right hand. An
account ol one of these seances states that
a snake in a state of violent Irritation was
brought to Bunl by a menagerie proprietor,
Inclosed In a woodon cage. When depos
ited on the platform It wa writhing and
hissing fiercely. Bunl bent over tbe cage
and fixed his eye upon Its occupant, gently
waving his hand over tbe serpent' restless
head. In les than a minute the serpent
stretched Itself out, stiffened and lay ap
parently dead. Buni took it up and thrust
several needles Into Its body, but It gave
no signs of lire. A few "passes" then re
stored It to Its former activity. Subse
quently a savage dog, held in a least) by its
owner, was brought In, and, at Bunl's com
mand, let loose upon him. A It wa rush
ing toward him, bristling with fury, he
raised his baud and In a second tbe fierce
brute dropped upon bis belly, as though
stricken by lightning. It seemed absolute
ly paralyzed by some unknown agency, and
was unable to move a muscle until released
from the magnetlzer's spell by a majestic
wave of tbe hand. London Telegraph.
OUEEN VICTORIA A SPIRITUALIST.
It hss long beea an open secret In Eng
land that (Jueen Victoria Is a believer In
spirit communication ; that she holds to the
presence and Influence of the departed
among and upon tbe living. As early a
1902 she wrote a touching letter to certain
widows of England, who presented her
with a bible and reading desk. In it she
said "the only sort or consolation she ex
periences Is In the constant sense of hi
(Prlnco Albert's) unseen presence."
Nor was Queen Victoria at that time
among exalted personage alone In her he
ller. It wa shared, in some measure at
least, by President Lincoln and bis wire, by
the Emperor Napoleon and his wire, and
others. Mr. Lincoln at one time Informed
one or bis nearest friends that thl belief
and it influence so posessed bim that be
bad to avoid all "seances," and even to for
bid their being held at the White House.
Since the death of John Brown, it baa
transpired that Qaeen Victoria's great re
gard for bim arose from tbe fact that she
believed she received communication from
her departed husband through bla. Her
great desire to reside at Balmoral may arise
from her heller In an Influence which still
hojda away In the highland of Scotland,
and of which Sir Walter Scott, with all hi
efforts directed to that end, could not whol
ly direst blmself.
AN OLB STORY SHAKEN HP.
A Queen Elizabeth, attended by Sir WaL
ter Balelgb and a retinae ef gilded cour
tiers, wa one day walking taroagb th
street of London, Ibe earn to a particular
ly muddy spot, which she hesitated to
cross. Raleigh was about to throw down
hi cloak before ber in order that she might
cross drysbod, when he reflected that it wa
of costly velvet, lavishly oraaateated with
old lace, and so wonld infallibly be spoiled.
Accordingly, with great presence of amlad,
he whispered loudly to Sir Christopher
Hattoa tbat be had always contended, aad
wonld with hi.' heart' blood audataia, that
her Majesty had the aatatlart feet aad aeat-
eet aakie la th world, aad that the
aioa report thai ;he wore elevens, wa
a malignant invention of the Saaalsh coart.
Nor did the ruse fail of IU effect, a th
Virgin Q4jeenHftIg her royal skirt with
atsaeet 'exaggerated eataaria, weat
through th ootids with eretrist! r-
aad haMiac oa th other ttaa,
tor th bom af th
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taashaoa dspleawt, with a royal oath
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It li estimated that the Saa.FraaeUeo
KaighU Teatplara wlH spend MtMala
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alel roaelave U be heta fas that eHfy, v
TklslstheseaaseawbeawM wtoe paHaa
tamplst adjaetahia spectaelee, takea his
pea la head aad prepares for the area two
or tare hundred rule fcr the prevention
"It atay be sad, bat It It true," saya Un
cle Mow, "dat cf a man owe thirty dollars
an oaly has dat amount ob money, he will
be more respected by de community t! be
spend de money fur a suit ob close rather
4ten pajia- uo ueoi.--
Edith VHave you written all the Invita
tions to my party mamma?"
Edith "But tbe best part will be when
the exceptions and deceptions begin to
come in, won't It, mamma?"
A Danish sailor, in a ship sailing off Cape
Lewtn, West Australia, went aloft with a
can or oil and was pitched overboard. The
oil left such a trail oa the water that the
man was traced and picked up more than
an hour after the accident.
It is said that when one 1 drowning, all
that be ever said, thought, feltor did, passes
before him in. aswllt panorama; aad that
the bad memories crowd tbe good Into the
background. One need not drown In or
der to have this experience. Only become
a candidate for oaV."
A Galveston correspondent writes us : "I
am in bad health. I toes about on my Iw.I
all night long. I can't get a wink ol sleep.
What Is the remedy?
The remedy is very simple. Don't go to
bed at all. Sit up all night and play poker.
Procure yourseir to be elected to tbe Legis
"I never killed but ono man during the
whole war," said Col. James Otis, who
commanded a New York cavalry regiment,
"and that was unavoidable."
"How wa that?" Inquired a listener.
"Well," said the Colonel, seriously, "a
Confederate chased mo twenty-five miles,
and felt dead, from sheer exhaustion. I
have greatly regretted it since, but it could
not be helped." Wathimyton Pott.
HE HEARD HIM MENTIONED.
The other day, a bright little girl was
listening to her mother, who was reading
stories to ber, In one or whleb tbe name or
bis Satanla Highness was given.
"Mama," she exclaimed, "who Is the
"Why ray child," tbe mother answered
hesitatingly, I can't tell you exactly."
"O, well, never mind," wa the Interrupt
ive exclamation or the little one; "I'll ask
grandpa. I've beard bim mention bim !"
IN A CRBWO.
"Who Is that man?"
"Ob he Is one of the most prominent Irish
"Who Is that other one?"
"He is a distinguished German Ameri
can." "And that oner'
"A well-known French American."
"And that one over there, witb tbe bun
dle under hi arm?"
"Ob, bo's nobody nothing but an American-American."
Klsse are the sunlight of Hie. There are
many aching hearts from which tho load ot
sorrow might be lifted by tbe kiss of for
giveness; there are many tired feet which
could be made to gain strength enough to
straggle on to success and honor by the kiss
of approbation and encouragement. Then
let us give tbera aa they are needed; uot In
discrimately, to be sure, hat justly and gen
erously, and let us not withhold them until
tbe lip that long for them are route ; for
one or the saddest sounds ever heard on
earth Is "tbe rail or klsse on ununswerlna;
A LESSON IM L06IC.
"Sir," said a suspicious looking Individ
ual, on Congress Avenne, accosting a busi
ness man, "In New York, eleven men rep
resent two hundred million dollars."
"I that so?"
"Yes. Now In Austin, the wealth Is not
quite so much concentrated. We will as
sume that twenty ol us represent one hun
dred thousand dollars."
"We will also assume that you and I are
two ol tbe twenty."
"Well, then, bow wonld it ha in wanted
to draw out ten cents trom tbe capital slock
or the .syndicate would you let me bare
Wallack is about to Introduce a French
play In New York under the name or "The
Ace or Clubs." Tbe hit or tbe piece in
Paris wa a droll dlttv which wa caught
up at once by tbe breath or popular favor.
Hero Is tbe concluding stanza:
I was dignified, quiet, and not overbold ;
I observed all society's law
And though people were sure that I bad a
There wa nobody knew where It was,
Until one line day, when alas I I slipped
And fell almost square on my bead ;
Then George, while assisting me slowly to
With malicious laughter said : "
"My charming and sweet little one,
You Aar got a mole I'll swear It,
But don't you worry I never will tell
To any one where you wear It '."
A WOMAN LOVED HIM.
Even a villain a great as Duke enjoyed
a woman's love. Mis Mary Beason, or
Unlontown, stood true to him through sll
bis trouble. Since his acquittal she wa
the only woman. It 1 said, who tolerated
hi society. A correspondent or the Phil
adelphia Prut says : "She Is a modest, re
tiring lady, or something more than thli ty
year of age, and of one of tbe oldest and
bet farallle of tbe place. Her standing In
the community I of tbe highest, and tbe
wonder witb all 1 that she could be so In
fatuated with such a vllllaa a to receive
his addresses at all. She Is tall sod grace
ful, and but for tbe evident traces of ton
sumption she would be very handsome.
Some here think she and Duke were en
gaged to be married.
BEPRAViTY IM PHILADELPHIA.
A case of horrible depravity has b;en re
vealed la Philadelphia by the flndlugunder
neath the cellar of a bouse recently occu
pied by aso-cUIed physician, or Ibe remain
of twenty-on murdered babies. Sueb a
discovery not only point to a diabolical
rascality on th part of th physician, but
to a terrible degree of social Immorality
udheawtleaeaes. The physician, Dr.Hatb
away, to at present la prison upon another
charge; bat tbe caea la question will be
doubtless investigated with all the vigor of
which th law I capable, aad a th names
of seat 990 of so-ealiad respectable women
who have called lata reqaisitloa this rasa'
serviees, have been obtained from hi book
there I aonae ehaae of hi safer! ag th
extresa penalty, a hie patients (houid.
KEEPHHs CAM HettBCMT.
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retired so half hoar siae, aad were jaet
gofasg off lata their frst nape, when th
vote of awoasaa was heard above th noise
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Every p ssgr heard th vole, gar a
Bert of iHsrlsfcerlo. aad tamed over.'
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