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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 757, 1883.
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M. MUKDOCK & IlKOTIIKH.
1'CDLItUEBK AKU I'HOrUIITOtl.
TWO DOI.I.AKS 1'KK TEAK IN ADVANCE.
Asmnam uni luxz zsexx es umutss.
BUNNELL & ROYS,
Leading Firm in Wichita,
Wbcrra. The board of county commis
sioner of Sedgwick county, in the State of
Kansa, at a special meeting of said board,
duly held on the 12th day of Sepletnjicr,
lwri, made the following order to wit:
At a special meeting of the hoard of coun
ty commissioners, In and for the county of
Kcdgwlck, and .State of Kama, at the of
fice of tin; county clerk ol said county, In
the city or Wichita, In said county, on the
12lh Jay of Scj!cinlcr, 168.1, there were
present, a member of tuid board, George
V. Stecnrod, chairman, and A. V. Olhcr
and George V. Walter, the other two
member thereof, and commissioner of
Bald county; and 11. A. Dorsey, county clerk
of said county, a petition wa presented to
Mid board, algned by uiorc than two-tlflli
of the resident tax-pa) rr of said Delano
township, of fcaid county anil State, which,
with the signatures omitted, In in the word
and Agues following, to nit:
To the Honorable Hoard of County Com
missioners of the County of Sedgwick in
I he .State of Kansas:
The undersigned, being more than two
liftljof the resident tax-pavers of Delano,
a tmiiiliijial townlilj In said rounty- and
Mate, respectfully pray your honorable
body lo submit to the jualftiel elector of
unld township a proposition to subscribe
twelve thousand dollar to the capital stock
of the bt. Louie, Kort Volt & Wichita Kail
road Company, a corporation created ami
i-xisling under and by virtue or the law a of
the Mate of Kansas, which propoclo con
struct a line of railroad into and through
Raid township, and that in )) incut of and
for Mild subscription to raid Hoik, bonila of
said town. hip shall le leaned inmninof the
hundred dollara each, payable in twenty
years from dale of Issue, with interest, pay
able semi-annually, at the rate of seven per
cent, per annum, and the principal and in
tercel lo be paid at the fiscal agency of the
State of Kansas la the City of New York.
And the conditions on which said sub
scription to the capital alock (.hall lis made
are: That said railroad company hall con
struct and operate and maintain "aid rail
road of a standard gauge, from sonic point
on the east aide of raid township, and run
ning thence through said township to some
point on the south or west side thereof.auil
iiae the same in operation on or before the
first day or August, A. D. 1M4, and to build
and maintain a depot in aid township with
in one half lulloof the town-site of West
Wichita. That bond shall be issued und
delivered to said railroad company in pay
ment for the said capital stock of said rail
road company, when it shall liavceoiistruc
ted Its lino of road to some point on the
south or west boundary of said township
and have the cara running thereon.
A inl we further pray that you order a
nodal election to bo held In said township
in pursuance of chapter 107 of the laws or
lsTll, and the acta of the legislature ol me
State or Kansas amendatory thereof, to vote
upon the question or subscribing for said
stock as aforesaid. And the form of the
ballot to be Used at such election and for
such proposition, bo "For Subsclipliou to
Stock or tho St. Louis. Kort Scott & Wlchi.
ta Hailrnad Company," and those against
such proposition, to he "Against Subscrip
tion to .stock or ht. Louis, rort colt.v
Wichita Itallrnad Company."
And the said board or county commis
sioners, having examined ami considered
said petition, and being duly aiUNod in the
premises, doth find that It Is in due and le
gal form, anil that it is in writing, and that
It Is signed by more than two-fifth or the
resident tax-payer of said township of
llilano; It is therelure
Ordered, That a special election be held
in said township of Delano ou the
Sixteenth day or October, IhSI,
to vote for, or against, the proposition set
forth in -aid petition and upon the question
or subscribing far said stock as therein
mentioned and provided; and said election
shall be held, and the result ascertained and
declared according to the provisions or the
statutes of the Stale or Kansas in stlchca-c
provided, and the specification and pro
visions or said petition.
It is further ordered that notice ol said
election bo published. thirty day before the
same i held, in the wjehita Kaclk, a week
ly newspaper published in the city of Wich
ita. Kansa, and in general circulation In
said township of Delano.
Witness our liJuds and olllcinl character
this I2tli day of September, A. D. 18At.
(iEouiii: W. Stkknkoii, Chairman.
A. W. OI.1VKR, '
( W. H'altkh,
As Commissioners ol Sedgivlek County,
Atte'ti i .' RVA. Ookskv,
hkal. i'iJ'. . os Ununty Clerk.
Slate or Kansas, County of Sedgwick, s.
1, K. A. Dorscy, as county clerk of said
county, do hereby ecrtiry that the above
and foregoing is a true copy or the proceed
hie nnd order or tho board or county com
missioner of said county in the matter of
the bond and stock election of Delano
township in said countyas appears or rec
ord In my otlicc.
In testimony whereof I liave hereunto
set myliand and affixed the seal of my of
fice on this 12tli day of September. A. D.
hkal an County Clerk.
Now. therefore, pursuant to the above
order, the qualified electors of satd town
ship of Delano, in the county of Sedgwick,
and Slato of Kutiut., are hereby notified
that an ricctlnn-wlll be held in said town
ship at the usual voting place or places
therein, to vote upon the proposition above
set forth on the
Sixteenth day of October, A. D. 18S3,
Tbo ballots scaled In a separate envelope
should be returned Willi one ol the poll
books on or beroro the first Thursday fob
lowing said election, to the county clerk or
Xllvcn under my baud this 12tb day or
September, A. D. 1S83.
II. K. Watt,
a SherllTor Sedgwick County, Kansa.
(rirstimlHtlonS'ptmlH'rl3tli, 1SSJ )
In lh District Cmirt or fedpwlck manly,
Addison T Ilrauilow, plalulifr, 1
William Freeman. Joph Werat and f
Marie Wondek, tie lenrtants. J
The above-named dtftndant will take notice
that thev hate been surd by the above-ninl
.lhitinr In the alHiTe-iiained court, and that
thov mutt nnu;r tlm lntltloil of said lilalutill
arainat Uirm tiled In said action. In theoOloeor
the clerk of said conrt, by the Sf.th day or srlo
Iwt. A. I. Istt, orsald iwtlllnn will be taken
as true, and Jwhnnsnt will b rendered In said
ncdon III tavor of paid plalnttff arid against aald
4lereniatii ruriiiesunioi w w, sim min
rights of the said defendant In anil to me proii-
rrtr lisrlnsfler set tortn. ana tor ine saie oi iu
ridlnnlng-lescrUiel ral lestat aluiate.1 In th
muntyof!eilgwlrit andMateorKaiitaj, towit:
Uilone liiin'lrwt and thirty -seven (IK). Main
street, in the ellynf Wichita, In said county
ana Mais, unurra inonijnK mrrviu-uip .
Isfy sail) Jivlmueut.and U, In aewmanne
with the prntci-ofMld jllll-jn.
. II. nKNTI.KV.
jj- l'lalutlfl's Attorney.
FIRE AND IIFE tINSUR,A,NCE.
v.S r.,L :cH
Agents for the A., T. & S. F. Railroad Lands.
.'. :,roo-0 vG to-.v :?
inhere ever aaa safe and profitable Held
for real nUla lnrestmeuU, Wichita, and IU
snrrnnndlng country, U sucli a place. No other
lMition or Kansas can compare with It. ror
general excellence or soil, variety of products
In grain, vegetable and fruit, ami a drllghtnil
climate, the Klnplom of Wichita stands pre
eminrnt among the varlons klngiloms of ih
Ureal oulhie.t. Our Korest , City," vtilh
over ,000 sipiilatlon, it nnmerous schools and
chnrrhe. brick nnd stone business blocks,
Ix-autlful residence, and Itsdellgluriilly shaded
avenues, la the pride of southern Kansas. Our
county f Sedgwick, with Its wide areaor bot
tom land Tor "hog and hominy," and It rich
and productive upland for small grain and
luuturage. I shown by the agricultural rewrl
to le the banner co"nt orour State.
M'ahave tsitli rltv and country projierty for
sale, and can generally And some genuine bar
gains on our books. . ,
Ths Itallrnad Comi.any ha for sale In our
district the foIlowliM-descrllied lands:
mini the Mil day or June, lust, at 10 i
iier annum; Torever barring the claln
rights of the said defendant In and to th
IX-s tory iHinse and 8 lots In Coldwaler, Mich.
1 house 3 ronnu, and lot lu Junction lty, Kaa.
im-acrt hnil to Welnter comity. Mo. I busi
ness house lu ljueen Ctty, Mo. ID lots In 1-aray-etle,
lmtlana. Itw-acre fann i miles from I ar
nd, Kas. "w-acre farm In l'awnee county.
Una. siaacresln Ijicledecoonty, Mo. 1 Co-acre
fann In Uuah county. Kas. XlU-acr stock range
In HaruerBan couatH Texas. ) town loulo
Seymour, Texas so town lots In I'eaie. Texas.
Ho acres In Knox county, Texas- 1 lot la Kaal
land, Texas. 40 acre farm adjoining Kevmour,
Texas. 100 acres In Klngmau county, Kas. 3
lot in Bloomlneton, Ills. W-acre faun in Cal
loway county. Mo, 1 lot In IlutcMuioo, Kas.
House and i loU In Ijirned, Kas. lnn-acre farm
on I'awnse river, Kas. House aud lot In Amer
icas, Indiana, so acres la Alton township.
Sedgwick eoanty, Kansas.
All the atsive vroperty U sxchange for ro)
erty In Wichita, or for rami pnirty near
Wichita I also have mim town property la
W'lcnlu t exchange for farm property nar
W lcbiu. rariies navicxpronyvotxcniit.
or lor sale, lino tnin iraiaoiu iuj wiw, "
1 correspond with a rrat many parti' East
wK. Iniwnil tn sttl In SMlesrlrJi nountr
For particulars call at my office on south side
of Douglas avenue, a doors east of llrowu'a i-ee-
ono-nanu bioit, tviuuui, nuw.
SiMf E.A. UE1MAN
(First publication SeptemlierCtb, 18SS.)
In the District Court of Sedgwick county,
Ststs of Kansas.
J. II. Lawrence, plaintiff, )
Kdltb K. IJiwrence, defendant.
Til defendant 1 hereby notified that she baa
been aned by the above-uamed rlatntltr In the
said court, and that nnless she answer tnape
tltloanledaxainst her by plaintiff latbeoBicsj
of th clerk of ths Olstrlet Ooart of aald county,
by tbe 18th tUy or Oelolier, 13, aald petlUon
will be taken a trne and jndgmeat reoderssl
against ber In ravor or plain tiff, divorcing
pTalatltT and dsrendaat. In accordaao with
iietltlen, on ths Krouads of abandonment and
gross neglect or duty.
STANLEY A WALL.
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
VaIs l "herebr aleen .that all mrtlei an
prohibited rrom posting notices and painting
iminni.. nr In ane manner dlsfirnrinff. the
Iron bridge located at tb west end or Douglas
avenue, Wichita; Kansas, under uattvr nve
lolUrsforeacliaart every offense. This order
will b. rigidly -. 8TEKSROD.
A, W. OUVKR.
O. W. WALTKK,
Well Boring and Drilling
Promptly dona la Baklt "a! aamoucHas;
aruaian ithiib satswv mma in,ii.ua.a
SaUsfseMoa Ooaraatssal .
.in ur au . . j
-" T "isjnsir.t SsVM'
Or 1T. or&n w)lh H.A. "Wfi,IJl
saafj, etc, Doogbu ArawHt.-.WleklM, JUm-
,' section .' at $ 8 75 r acre.
7 10 .V)
" 17 11 l) '
-23 1123 -
TOWNS 11 IP 51,2 WEST.
section 1! nt J UJ per acre.
III 8 00 "
27 7oo "
TOW-NStllP 23, 2 EAST.
Se'iaw.'i of section 7 at $0 .V) ier acre.
TOWNSIIIl" 23, 3 KAST.
section II nt $ 7 23 per acre.
TOWNSIIIl' 23. 1 WEST.
Slf swU section 27 nt $ 8 ou iier acre.
It 8, a ami 10, section 31 at til Oj jier acre.
V.'i aw'f section It at S M ir acre,
SW.- " 17 10 75
Iyt123 1" 11 10 75 '
lottl " 1'J 1 23 '
Se'i sei ' l'. 'J 73
Ne4' 81 !75 "
KJi nw " 21 II l '
Nw,'.' nw.'i " 21 11 ID "
l.tl " 21 II"'
l.ta 2 S 4 ' 21 10 00
s4'sw'i " 21 10ll
N.4- SI at" "
i:.'.' ne'i " 25 8 23 "
I.ts7 " ."B H23
l.t 8 " a-. 12 11
Nw'i e'i " 33 12 ' "
TOWNSIIIl' 24,2 EAST.
I an 1 2 of section 27 at S 00 per acre.
TOWNSIIIl 2fi, 1 WKST.
Ixit .'. or section a at I4 lr acre.
U.t7 5 lill ;
I.t 1 " 15 U i
Ixiti; " i"! 8i "
Ne' of section 7 at SID 75 jer acre.
Ntf' 17 10 ' "
LolO "27 t "
Prices given nre for the Eleven-Year Plan,
until Angnat I, ls. On the Six-Year Plan
mere Is a discount or 20 r cent, and for Cash
there Is a discount or 33'f per cent. Arter Au
gust 1st, the discount on the six-year plan will
bo only 10 per cant , and for cash 23 per cent.
We are the excluxlve agenU In Wichita for
the following unlmprovdl lamis:
SeJi section 5 at 7 SO per acre,
Nw 31 10 00 "
TOWNSHIP 23, 3 KAST.
Se.'i section 15 at $8 00 per acre.
TOWNSHIP S3. 1 EAST.
K'nw.'.' section 13 at U 5D per acre.
KM uw'i M H1 "
TOWNSHIP 20, 2 EAST
NeVJ.or section 3 at 8 00 ier acre
vel lauds: f
25, 2 EAST.IV I J
NwU " 3 8 00
8 ". 5 I0W
Nc1,' " S JW
HK'i "5 8 to
NwJX ' ' 10
$ti ' !l 10 00
' These land, at price given, are for sale on
lour year' lime, one-flrth down, balance In
four etjual ymeuts, with Interest at 8 per
cent, jiayablc semi-annually. For cash we can
allow a discount of3er cent.
tjr The owner or the last above-described
lands have given n absolute orders to prohibit
all liersons from cutting hay, or pasturing on
them, and toprujeeuteall cases or trespass ou
To the jieople or Sedgwick and adjoining
counllf we wish to say that our office Is head
quarters ror cheap and satisfactory real estate
loans We obtain money direct from Lastern
capitalist, and can, thererore, make loans at
lower rate than parties getting their money
second or third-handed. Prlneljial and Interest
arepaldatourndJoe. Money always n hand,
and tin delays If our title Is all sralght. We
rather make a clallyor this loaning busi
ness, and Isirrower will do well to call and
eel ratesorUlk loans, and see how It Is that
we ran make loans quicker than aoylssly else,
when title I all cleat. There Is ooe thing that
Is very satisfactory to us, and speak well for
our manner. or doing business, and that Is:
Thoe men who Tlmrrowed or u nve year ago
almost Invariably com to ns to make new
loans. In case they need renewal. They ar
satisfied to deal wbhns again. wtmol'
accoraadailng, lu thl line or business, a well
n In every other. We draw llrs eothata
loan can' lis paid off Iwrore dne. If desired by
Ihe Isirrower, aud even where tapers are drawn
absolutely for five years, we bare never yet
railed to get a releae when waoted. 1 he long
nd short or It l that tb juirUes tast ror whom
wa loan money are satisfied, and willing to do
lint tnt aaylblng lliat we ak or recommend,
and we can. therefore, sometimes give special
favors to our customer. .
If von have a family and have opt yet laid np
sufficient or this world's goods to leave them la . , , I
comrortabl circumstance In case or your.
destb, or irfrom any other cause yon need la-
' 1 1- . m oBrtrltsa r-nn nan 111
suranre on your nm, wr vu ";' (r"t,.r.vj
U .IIV WU..
ihadni.n.t aunt feati' connanv
v,.t.-ih sonltahta l.lf Assurance Society,
or New York, a company that wrote more In
surance last year than any other company m
tbe wvirld. A llcy In this company la aajasood
as gold, ami when toe policies can be obtaTMed,
It 1 worse than useless to depend on polld
Issued by companies or uncertain reputation,
such as tie amallee alock companies, and th
Mutual Aids," "lteoevolenr' and "Home
u, (Kiwer" cAaeeras no matter wnal tit
name or where they ball from,
? : -.' w
W hare eight fire Insurance companies In
our agency, and' tbey have asset or over
.OoO.OOO. They are the largest, strongest,
and Jbist'lnU. Cnllail. fitatea or any other
cooatry . A poller la any or these give Insur
ance that Insure beyopl ioesUonr,"j!i"52i!r.
no mora than a policy lo aome email aad !
tola enmiaMiy.WonxparsoBal aeqaalataao
wllH tt. apieuU aUor th. "PJj"
represent, we can guarantee to our patfoni iln
thUllneoX boslnes a lair, square aad honor
able adjustment oT lojae avstr Iky OBOtr.
Toswr eouatrr frteadj w. ,","
you hata anything to lasort, call at our oaje
IndgetraleaandTadont about comraaiaabj
foreTamrlng with men ,"'
eoantrya agent of aome wild-cat concern.
W. Sn aott. InTartably aara you
money. The Uame.'of Kw York, aad th
rhcenli. or JJattr..rd ar. now wrIUag telosj.
and Tornado tlielj. also. 1n,a;;
les bar a farm departmeat. In which they
write on .lock, grala, '-.JJ1i' ,
yonraoM Ibrthe premlain, ir you Ma2k. '
' mod not, aad 1 1 U aot conrealeat to pay cash .
Plea examine tbla list or compulse., aad re
meenber where you cam get their policies :
Fame. AeU.: j
JErfcA. or Hartford, - 9,054,611
of New xork, -IKS.
Oo.ofN. AaretUCA, -
Ohio Townahip Election Notice.
Wnvus. Th lioard of conntv commission
ers or Sedgwick county. In tb Stat of Kansas,
at a special meeting of said board, dnly held
on the 12th day of September, 1883, made the
following order, to wit:
At a special meeUngor the board or county
commbwlonera In and for the county or Sedg
wick and Htat or Kansas, at tbe office or the
county clerk or aald county. In the city or Wich
Ita, in aald county, on the 12th day or Septem
ber, 1883. then were present, as members of
aald board, George W. hteenrod, chairman, and
A. W. OlrreTandG. W.Walter, the other two
membirs thereor, and commissioners or said
county, and E. A. Horsey, county clerk or said
county. A petition wa presented tosald board
signed by more than two-nrthsor the resident
taxpayers of aald Ohio township, or said county
awl Stat, which, with the signature omitted.
Ta Ihe llenonblt Board of Count Commiuionm
of thl Cowtw oStdguHck ii lac Slttt oKantat:
Thji nndamlrnf.il lilnir mors than tWO-fifth
of the resident taxpayers or Ohio, a municipal
township In said county and State, respecthilly
prav your honorable body to submit to tbe
qualified electors S said township a pruKltion
to subscribe ten thonsand dollar to the capital
stock or the Ht. Louis, fort Scott Ts Wichita
llallroad Company, a corporauon crcaieii ana
existing under nnd by virtue of the laws ot the
Stale ol tvansas, wuicu piuiww, mj wuaiuo
a line of railroad Into and through said town
ship. And that In payment or and for said sub
scription to said stock bond or said township
shall be Isineil In snm9ol five hnndred dollar
each, lavable In twenty years from date of
Issue, with Interest, ayable semi-annually, at
tbe rate of seven r cent per annnm ; and tbe
principal and Interest to be paid at the fiscal
agency of the stale or nansasin ineciiyoi .new
Ami ths conditions on which said subscrip
tion to the capital stock shall be made are:
Ti,.t iii railroad rutiinanv shall construct and
operate and maintain said railroad or a stand-
am gauge irom some mib ua iur uuuu biuc vi
said township, and running thence through said
lowasnip lo noroe lioinfc uu to west sine
thereof, and have th same In oieratlon on or
before ths -first day or -Aagust, A. I. liSSt, ana
to band and nuunlalu a uepor. in sam lownsnip.
That bonds shall be Issued and delivered to
.!! railroad nrninauT lu ttavment lor the 6ald
caplul stock of said railroad' company when it
snail nave conainiciei juijiuvui luaumwuio
iiolnton the west boundary of said township
and have the cir running thereon.
And we further pray that you order a special
election to lie held In said township. In pursu
ance or chapter 107 or the law or 1878, and the
acts or the legislature or the Slate or Kaunas
amendatory thereof, to v ote upon tbe miction
or subscribing ror said stock a aforesaid. And
the form or the ballot to lie uaeil at such elec
tion and ror such protioslllnii be, "For sub
scription to stock of the St. 1-ouU. Fort Scott X
Wichita liailroad Company, "aod those against
such proposition to be, "Against subscription
to stock or St. Louis, Fort Scott 4 Wichita liail
And the said Iioanl of connty commissioners
having examined and considered said petition,
aod being duly advised In the premises, doth
And that it I in due and legal form, and that
It Is In writing, and that It is signed by more
than two-firth or the resident taiayers or said
township or Ohio.
It is therefore ordered that a special election
i.m hpiil in aald townshlnon the sixteenth day
or Octolier, 1883, to vote ror, or against, the
proiioslllon set forth In said petition, and upon
the question or subscribing for said stock a
therein mentioned and provided. And said
election shall be held and the result ascertained
and declared according lo me provision oi ine
statute or the State or Kansas In such cases
provided, and the sjx-clllcntlona and provisions
It Is further onlereti mat nouee oi sam elec
tion lie published thirty day berore the same
Is held lo the Wichita Eagle, a weekly news
aiur nnlillshsd In the cltr ol Wichita. Kansa.
and in general circulation In said township or
Ohio. , , ,
vvltne our nana anu oiuciai cnaracicra una
tneinh day or September A. 1). 18S3.
CKOItUK STKKNICOI), Chairman,
A. W. OLIVER.
11. W. WALTKK,
As Commissioner ol Sedg
wick County. Kansas.
Attest: E. A. UOKSEY, Seal
As County Clerk.
State or Kansas County or Sedgwick, ss.
I.E. A. I)orey, a Couuty Clerk or said
County, do hereby certify that the above and
foregoing Is a true copy orthe proceedings nnd
order of the Iioanl of County Coiniulssionsra of
aald County, In. the matter or the lioud nnd
stock election or Ohio Township, lu said Coun
ty, a appear or record In my office.
In testimony whereor, 1 have hereto set my
hand and affixed the seat or my office on Hits
tweirth day orSeptember, A. I. lata.
K. A. DORSEY,
As County Clerk.
Aoie Thertfure, Pursuant to the aliove order,
Ihe qualified electors or said township or Ohio,
In the county r Sedglck and stateor Kanias,
are hereby notified that an election will b
held In aid township at the usual voting place,
or place, therein, to vote un the proonltlon
above set forth, on the sixteenth day or Octo
ber, A. II. ISO.
The ballots, sealed in a eerate enveloiie,
should lie returned, with one or the iioll-lswk.
ou or before the first Thursday following said
election, to the county clerk or said county
tliven undermy hand this tweinh day ofScp
umber, A. II. Ita. . . WATT
AsSheritr or Sedgwick county, Kansa.
A GLANCE BACKWARD.
"Dead,"dld you sayr I had not beard
Yonr tarn to deal. I knew her well
Before her marriage, when ihe drew
Hearts alUr her, as ladies do
In whom we see divinely blent
Beauty and grace to ravishment,
She had such dainty way, and when
Heart trumps? I pass and when her eye
Met your, you felt no longer wise,
But stupid and ashamed and mean.
So spirltuetle and serene,
So full of gentle dignity
And lily lorellnes was she
la her pure lire' sufficiencies.
I mind me how, one autumn day,
Just when the leaves were turning red,
I met ber near the bridge where drones
The brook along its path or stones.
And shadows in the willows high
Slide through the leary canopy
And o'er the sylvan way are shed.
She bore a pitcher old and quaint,
And dimpling to the colored rim,
The water sparkled in the sun ;
When, passing in her girlish fun.
She laughed a happy laugh and free,
And bade mo drink to memory,
Her eyes with mockery abrirn.
"I drainpd," you say, "the Clrcc'n cupf"
Not I ; nor do I care to hear
The taunting jest while how this smoke
Weakens the sight, and makes one choke
Andslck3n!-air ah! that will do;
I'm better. Oft upon my view
Rises the sceue in outline clear.
And through my mind there sounds the rill
Flooding with ripples gold and brown
The slimy dam, where in his blue
And burnished coat forever new,
The dragon fly a monitor,
Cuts the sun current with a whir,
Beating his flcrcc wing up and down.
And while tho willows, with their prone.
Thick branches sing a low refrain,
I sec a Uachacl young and sweet,
Spilling n neclar at my feet
A holy water which to-day,
Could wash my darkest sin away,
Were I to feel Its touch again.
She tossed her curls, and with a nod.
Tripped lightly past tho shallow pool ;
And I I went my course ; you know
'Twaa nearly thirty years ago
I've lost a point and now she lies
Beside her child, where foreign skies
"I loved her!" If Don't be a fool!
THE AUCTIONEER'S STORY.
Waco Township Election Notice.
Whereas, Tho Board of County Com
missioners ofSedgwick county, in the Slate
of Kansas, at a special meeting of aald
Hoard duly held on tbe mil day ot sepicm
l.er 1KS.1- made the following order, to wit:
At a special meeting of tho Board of
County commi88ioners,in anu ior mc coun
ty of Sedgwick, and State of Kansas, at the
otlicc or the County Clerk, of said county,
In the city of Wichita, in said county, on
tbe 12th day or September, 18SS, there were
present as members or said Board,- George
Steenrod, chairman; and A.W.Ollvcr, aud
O. W. Walter, the other two members
thereof, and Commissioners or said couuty,
and K. A. Horsey, County Clerk of said
county ; a petition was presented to said
Board signed by more thau two-fifths of
the resident tax-payers of said Waco town
ship, or said county and State, which, v. Itb
the signatures omitted, is in the words and
figures following, to wit :
To tkt JIonoTobU Hoard of Count) Uommif
iontri of the County of Sedgieicl; in the
State of Kantat :
The undersigned being more than two
firths ol the resident tax-payers of Waco,
a municipal township, in said county and
state, rpancetfullr nrav Your honorable
body to submit to the qualified electors' of
said townsntp a proposition iu suoscuuc
twenty-eight thousand dcllars to the capi
tal stock or the St. Louis, Fort Scott &
Wichita Kallroad Company, a corporation
created and existing tinder and by virtue
of the laws or the State of Kansas, which
nrnnnaea to construct a lino of railroad in
to and through said township. And that
in payment or aud for said subscription to
said stock, bonds of said township shall be
issued in sums of five hundred dollars each
payable In twenty years from date 'of Jssue,
Wltn interest, payauie seiui-auuuuuj at. mc
rate of seven per cent, per annum ; and
the principal and interest to be paid at the
fiscal airencv of the State of Kansas in the
fltv nf New York.
--f . r. .... ,.,,. ,i . ..,.
And toe conditions on nuicu saiu sini
scriptlon to the capital stock shall be nude
are: mat saia ranroau company auaucuii
tract and oneratc and maintain said rail
road ol a standard gauge, rrom some point
on tbe north side or said township, and
rnnnlnir thence through said township to
some point on the south or west side there
of, and have tbe same in operation on or
before the first day of August A. I. l5tt.
and lo build and maintain a depot in said
township. That bondi shall be issued and
delivered to said railroad company lu pay
ment for the said capital stock of said rail
road company,when it shall have construct
ed , its liucior road to some point on the
south br west boundary of said towbship
and have the cars running thereon ;
And we further pray that you order a
special election, to be held in said township
in pursuance or chapter 107 of the laws of
1870, and the acts or the Legislature or the
State of Kansas amendatory thereof, to
vote upon the question of subscribing for
said stock as aforesaid. And the form ol
the ballots to be used at such election and
for such proposition, be "For Subscription
tin Stock of the St. Louis, Fort Scott A
Wichita Kallroad Company," and those
against such proposition, to be "Against
Subscription to Stock of St. Louis. Fort
Scott Wichita liailroad Company.'.'
And the said Hoard or county iconum??-
loners having 'examined" and considered
said petition, and being duly advised in the
premises doth find that It is in due and le
gal lorm, and that it is in writing, and that
It is si
Ignedby more than two-filifaa ol the
resident tax-payers of satd township of
It la therefore ordered that a special elec
tion be held in aald township of Waco on
tbe 16th day of October, 1883, to voto for,
or against, the proposition set forth in said
petition, and upon the question of sub
scribing lor said stock aa therein mention
ed and provided ; and said election shall be
held, and the result ascertained and declar
ed according to tbe provisions of the stat
utes of the Plate of Kansas in jucb eases
provided, and tbe specifications and pro
visions of said petition.
It is further ordered that notice of aald
election be published thirty days before the
name la held In the Wichita Eaolk. a week
ly newsnaner tmblisbed in the city of
Wichita.' Kansas, ami in general circulation
In said township or Waco.
Witness our hands and official character
but 12th day or September, A. v. UfiS.
Geoxok Stkxxod, Chairman.
Q. W. WALTXB,
As Commissioners of Sedgwick
Attest: E.A. Dorsky, -At
STATE OF KANSAS.
COTOTT OF SKDOWICK j
I, K. A. Doner, as County Clerk ol said
county do hereby certify that the above and
fereniaa; is a true copy of the proceedings
and order of the Board ol County Com-
isaioners, or aald county, Is ths matter
or th bond sad stock, election ot Waco
to WBshlp la said eosusty, at appears or rec
ord ta snr sake. la tntimonr whereof I
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nave aareto act my aaau ana oaaciu aeai oi
my oaee oa taw xna oayoi oeptnancr, a.
D.UH. K.A. POBSKY,
faaULi As county Clerk.
Xm. tier fort, pursuant to the above or-
derUe stalUed electors or said township
of Waco, ia the county or Sedwiek aad
aula or ITiatir are hereby noticed that as
MetMB wut a Beta in saia towaseip a
he anal Btaee, place, therein to vote
This Is a strange world. Aud yet I nev
er thought so until my attention was called
to the fact by a little incident that befell
me one day, and set me off thinking so
bard, that I seemed to grow out of my own
head and reach a great height, and then
look down on my other self with compass
ion. I don't know that it made me any
wiser, but at least it made me more atten
tive to my fellow-beings moro thoughtful
ol their joys and sorrows and that counts
for something, I reckon.
I had cried dozen of pawnbrokers sales
in my time, and never thought anything
about them, iinlesi it was that old Two to
One or Give and Take were doubling their
monev. aud making a pretty penny, even
with ten per cent, commission taken off.
But I had never thought or tbe story con
nected with any ono article or Ihe sale of
the heartaches and despair and woman's
tears. It was but a joke to ine, who had
known the time when to "spout" a watch,
or a pistol, or some light trinket, in order
to carry on a frolic, or help a poorer chap
than I was, was but tho Impulse of the mo
ment, and carried no further weight than
the relief from empty pockets at the mo
ment. But, as I have said before, something
made me think, and ever since, I have not
the same heart to cry away tbe goods or
the poor creatures that want and misery
had driven into old Two to One's clutches.
Tho city of B. is a splendid market for
our business. Tho trade done there by
oncjionse alone, would discount any bauk
ing, commission, or other business in the
place, and, by tho same token, the pawn
brokers equal us in power and profit, and
give us soma of our biggct sales.
An old lot came Into the warcroom one
day, consigned to us by Clutchcm & Keep,
a shrewd firm or new beginners, and, as it
fell to my duty to assort and label the
good, it thus also fell to my fate to havo a
part in the following story:
Tho consignment consisted mainly or
class and silverware, pictures and bronzes,
as Clutcbem & Keep were rather first-class
iu their business and did not yet conde
scend to ramily Bibles ; but in the lot, I
came across a few pieces of furniture which
attracted my attention from the fact of our
having an order Irom a Western house to
pick up all the antiques and oddities afloat
for a bric-a-brac firm.
Here were about a dozen specimens of
claw legs, slick backs, and otherwise un
comfortable household articles,tn the shapo
of chairs, dressing-glasses, and cabinets,
and I at once labeled them sold, that tbey
might not get into tbe next day's sale, but
be forwarded at once toour Western bouse.
One article alono I noticed with atten
tion enough to remember afterward, and
then only because I struck my hand rough
ly against It, and the pain made mc stare
hard at the cause of it. It was an old cedar
cabinet, brass bound and clamped, but
rusty and forlorn-looking enough In its
changed fortunes. I labeled it,as I thought,
for our next day's sale, as there were two
others to go West, and the home market
was then going as crazy for everything old,
but parents and friend, as either the West
But subsequent events discovered my
mistake. Our Saturday sale was a big one
the rival house across on the comer had
not a chance against us that day and br
noon, every article put up by us was bid
off lively and quick.
The crowd had begun to thin, and I was
busily mopping my wet fare with a hand
kerchief ror it was warm work. I can ten
you, to cry such sales from ten to one
o'clock when a lady came back In the
store where I was standing, and approach
ed mc eagerly.
"Are you the proprietor, slrT" she ask
ed, with nervous haste, and I saw she wa
"I am tho auctioneer, madam." I said,
wondering what was wrong. "I will call
the firm if you wish."
She looked around timidly but eagerly.
"l'erhaps you can attend to my business.
I I do not understand these mat
ter very well," she answered ; and then
I saw that she was poorly clad, although
well bred and timid.
I drew an old chair up into the corner
and asked her to sit down, and as she did
so gratefully poor little woman ! I took a
good look at her. She was still young and
Behind her hung a long mirrior. It bad
grown dim hanging there, and had a misty
shadow over It, and in the two anglea of
Ihe corner stood a faded old Japanese
screen and a full chert of drawers.
Tbo store was now empty, and the light
was leaving It. as tbe sun was creeping
away from tbe door-sill and mounting up
to the roof, as if he had only waited lor
the sale to be over.
The lady bad a face that touched me at
once. She was pale and timid, bat there
was that in her face that made me take o
my b&t while I talked to her. I don't know
how to express It ; bnt it wa a ir I stood
in the presence of death, aad the rutaral
reverence of that great mystery command
ed my respect.
'What can I do for yon, madam f I ask
And I was. I believe I was growing su
perstitious, too, for It seemed to me as If a
ghostly pageant .was crossing and recross-
ing that dim mirror, and tbe old screen
shook aa if sighs or sob were coming from
"Thank you ! I am looking for a cedar
cabinet," said tbe lady, gently, "which
was among tbe article I parted with to
Clutcbem Ik Keep, and am told it was sent
here for sale. I wish to redeem it at any
8be stopped suddenly, a she saw my face
A cedar cabinet!
I remembered it at once. The hurt on
my hand recalled it, also that it bad been
labeled for that day's sale.
She grew frightened at my hesitation.
"Do not say that it is gone," she cried,
rising quickly, aaj) grasping my arm. "O,
God would not sy'afflict me ! Look, look
everywhere for it, I beg, I pray you."
Her bands shook so on my arm, that I
could feel the quiver of her thin fingers.
I tried to think to whom I had sold a
cabinet that day, then it Hashed upon me
that there had not been one in the cata
logue. Had I made a mistake and sent it West
with the bric-a-brac lot? If so, it could be
recovered. I felt glad for my error, but
the poor little woman mistook my silence,
and broke down completely,- sobbing so
pitifully that I knew then that some great
cause was hidden beneath ber desire to re
claim the old cabinet.
"It is more to me than life or death," sbo
cried out, looking straight before her. "It
means my children's honor. Listen, and
you will bo influenced by my great need to
find tills cabinet forme. I believe It con
tains tho certificate of my marriage, and
my children's baptism, without which I
cannot lay claim to my husband's estate In
France. It is not tbe money 1 want." hc
added, with proud spirit ; "I cannot bear
to touch that, but my children shall not bo
robbed orthe right to their father' name."
She paused to look at mc. I felt as if a
severe tension upon her nerves had given
way at last, and crushed by her fear of the
cabinet being lost to her, ber silence and
reserve bad broken down, and then she ap
pealed to me unconsciously in her need.
Tbe shadowy pageant passed to and fro
across the mirror, aud as she went on pas
sionately with ber story, it seemed to me I
saw the whole sad episode pass in review,
on tbe dim surface.
"Fifteen years ago my husband deserted
me. Evil influence led' him astray, and
THE HOLY CITY OF MECCA.
while, ror ray children's sake, I would have
pardoned blm, I never saw him again, or
heard one word ol him, until 1 learned
through tbe papers that he was dead, and
left an estate to his wifo and children.
"I could not grieve, except that he had
died in his sin unrorgiven by mc. I was
poor, for he left roe only the household
furniture, and have toiled all these years
to maintain my children. So, for their
sakes, 1 applied to a lawyer to obtain pos
session of the estate.
"O, the shame and despair, of finding an.
other claimant In France to my children's
name aud honor.
'"I must prove our claim as wife and
children,' said the careful French lawyer,
'by tbe production ol the marriage and
"Aud I knew not where they were! The
minister was dead, and the witnesses gone,
I knew not where.
"I felt as if my carelessness had dishon
ored my children, and for days could get
no rclier from my horrible anxiety until,
by a flash, as if from heaven, I remember
ed that I had placed tbo certificate with
some other paper in tbe old cabinet that I
bad parted with to Clutcbem & Keep. I
went to them ; they had sent it here for
sale, and now"
She broke down with a moan or despair.
It was more than I could stand. That cry
and pitiful story forced me Into action at
"You shall have back the cabinet, mad
am," I said solemnly, as if devoting my life
to Its search.
"O, sir, you will do a noble deed If you
but find It for me," ste cried gratefully,
looking at me with beaming eyes.
The face looked to me as If a halo came
over it. and I dimly lelt why I stood bare
headed before her. Truly I had stood in
Death's presence tho death of hope aud
love In this poor woman'sllfo tbe requiem
of gladness and impulse.
Sbeleltmo with a hopelul smile, taking
my band with a pretty grace, and I watch
ed her, in the mirror, go down the shadowy
room into the sunlight ol the street, and
the shadows seemed to fall rrom ber lor-
I telegraphed to the Western firm. Tbey
hail the cabinet, and returned it at once ;
so that before many days the little, ner
vous fingers were searching in tho pres
ence of tbe lawyers and myseir, for tbe
She found them. I shall never forget her
face when she held them up. Tbe halo
was there as she said softly: "Thank
And it seems to cling to me yet, and to
make mc think how much misery our evil
passions can work through selfishness and
TEAR AND SMILE.
BY JOSEPH DAWSOX.
"What are you!" said a Tear,
To a Smile playing near.
"With a flickering shimmer.
You transiently glimmer
On the meaningless features of mirth.
But you nothing express
Of the anguish and stress
That make up man's portion on earth."
"You are rather severe,"
Said Ibe Smile to tbe Tear,
"For as day, to shine bright,
Needs a background of nlgbt.
So grief must be bordered with gladness;
And the light of a smile.
More than once In a while, .
Help a tear to unbosom Its sadness."
THE STATES AND THE PRESIDENCY.
Only nine of the thirty-eight States have
furnished tbe country with Presidents.
These State are tbe following, and the
length of time tbe several States have beU
the oflice is also indicated :
Virginia Ml year
Massachusetts 8 years
Ohio. .......- .........
Illinois ...... -
. I year.
. 4 year
. 4 yrars
Undwwutbbs. of N.Tn- ej S,VKM1- -,
Otwtat, twUnri, k KeyMock, Comer)
iflTiimiil Mi DMfte A venire, $
ssa aha aiaasimea above set lorta. oa tag
Wjsa gar n uowDer, a. u,
aafaaML MLssMMJwHkaa of mm rH
B4toaa,jr before tatlrst Tharaday fet
lsrtac aaitl ttoeti, to the Ceaaty Clerk
OivMsMaerairhaad thl lJth day of
.Aj WsaiiaTaf gsaifwlest e tyt Kaa
She had been looking an around her, a
If seeking something.
"Yon sell the goods, do you not?" she
"You would know tbe article seat
She looked about ber again, aad the col
or came aad weat la her face, acrvoBaly.
"1 have Just come rrom Clateaeas A
Keep," she began, la harri teaaa, aa K
ashamed of admitting her kaowUdge of
there genUeaven. "They had tot
tat I .was forced ta sort with."
Hare the pawed for a saoaseat; then leek
iBgaawKhafmlntsafle. "Yej hear ia4
ald so oftea that I will oaly weary yesL"
'Soamehow or ether, It eeaed to aa I had
Mlt ass. ssshWatamt Has aaaasBMsalaar sf a
heart sorrow heiag attached to the ex
ehaace of gaed sweh aI had that 'slajr
Total rrom 1789 to 188o....,
In tbe seventy-two years prior to the civil
war, tbe South possessed the presidency for
forty-nine years, and as good as possessed
it under the eight year or Pierce, or New
Hampshire, and Buchanan, or Pennsylvania,
In those day it made no difference where a
man came from, if be was ia sympathy with
the dominating Southern element. The ex
traordinary contribution of Virginia to
the presidency were due, not all to her lo
cation, but to the unusual relations ol ber
strong men to the government during tbe
period or the Revolution and the settlement
ofthe eonstltoUoa. Virginia has furnished
bo President since Monroe went out In 1S21
rattan w count the acddeaUl service of
Johm Tyler, whoaeedeeUoa, a the Whig
candidate ror Vice iTeaiuent in tow, was
the ruanlt of aa latngae.
TeBBeasee aad Illinois stand next to Vir
ginia. The alxteea year during which a
Teaaease aan oeeapted the While House
include the eight year or Andrew jaexson,
who would have beea jut a ctrong a can
didate if he had beea bora ia Delaware or
Bhoaelataad- They laded also the roar
...r. ar Andrew JoBBSOB. who wa not
elected to thooMeeof Presideat. Ol the
twoPreIdeBtrrosa Hllaols, Uaeola wa
not jOBJlaitrl T-t" he hailed from a
eHsO Hwsaisaasortaattoearry; aad Grant,
tare a a eMaem el the United Stale at
large,taaaaaaa of IUlaoi. Ck Jfer
'Wast do yen uadenuad by a good Sa-
saarttaar asked a toaeher at the five
Fetata Mtaatea Seaeol et a aapll recently
In view of the fact that the French Gov
ernment is actually considering the expe
diency of jointly occupying the Holy City
or Mecca, with other civilized powers, in
tbe hope of controlling the yearly pilgrim
age thither, so, as to prevent the engen
dering and spread of cholera epidemics, it
will be interesting to note a few curious
facts connected with this pilgrimage,
which afford evidence of how closely tbe
custom is connected with the very basis or
This pilgrimage belongs to the class of
FerJ or divine ordinances, obligatory upon
every Mohammedan once during life. None
of either sex arc exempted, unless, by rea
son or extraordinary poverty ; even a onnu
man is bound, H he have means, to hire a
guide to take bim to the Kaaba. No wo
man is exempted, .unless ishc cannot find a
man to accompany 'her; 'bnt this difficulty
can always be obviated with the aid of
money. Nevertheless, tho expenses or the
pilgrimage are considerable especially for
Mohammedans living in India, Central
Asia, or other remote countries lor each
one must tako with htm not only sufficient
means for his journey," but also something
for charity ; and, moreover, he must before
his departure leave hi family sufficient
means for support during an absence
which sometimes, even in these days of
steamers smlrailroad. lasts a year. And
so heinous Is it considered to neglect this
pilgrimage, that the Moslem doctors at one
time discussed the advisability or putting
all to death who refrain rrom performing
On the other band, the prophet has prom
ised tbe following heavenly graces to all
who piously make the journey :
"Whosoever entcreth Mecca shall depart
therefrom pure as a new-born child."
"One prayer at Mecca Is worth 100,000
prayers uttered elsewhere."
"Ono almsgiving at Mecca to tbe amount
of but ono dirhem. shall be recorded In
heaven as equal to an alms of 100.000 dir-
"And each slnglo good action there per
formed shall be held equal to 100,000 good
deeds wrought elsewhere."
"He that shall endure tbe heat ol 3Iecca,
hell shall be removed Irom him to the dis
tance or 200 years' journey, and heaven
brought nearer to him by 200 years' Jour
ney." "Tbe Lord looks down once every' night
upon the world; tho first city he sees Is
Mecca, the first people he behold are
those who are praying therein."
"All who perform tbo 73aM(tho Three
Visits) shall bo delivered from the pains of
Furthermore, it ia believed that all who
die in the neighborhood of Mecco, or even
ol Medino, shall dwell in Paradise ; ami
that at tho day of judgment the cemeteries
of tho pilgrims will be lifted up to heaven.
The prophet himself said that Irom the two
cemeteries of Mecca 70,000 dcail will enter
into Paradise without having to render an
account to God, ahil'that each of these can
take with him into heaven 70,000 dead ;
"their faces shall thino like the full moon."
For months before the period of tho dc-
parturo of the caravan, public criers in
many Moslem cities call thepenplc together
by sound or drum twice a week, to pro
claim the opportunity. "There Is but one
God, and Mahomet i his prophet. Now
the caravan will depart upon the first day
or the month' ofDjcrtiiaal el-WeuU- ,lict
each come with hi camel and his mules
and hi provision, and take with him as
much money as possible ; for there will be
naked ones to clothe, and hungry ones to
feed, and thirsty ones to whom drink mut
be given. Tako ye also your weapons with
you Invoke, the blessing of Allah, upon
those that aregood to yotl ! let the inhos
pitable receive your lead," etc.
All the way strange hymns arc chanted
by :thc marabout, tho crowd of pilgrims
taking up tho refrain ; and especial prayers
are sun? whenever a hill is reached. Each
caravan should contain 70,000 pilgrim!);
but if that number cannot bo assembled, It
i made up by tbe angel.
When a pilgrim has once made the two
genuflexions ordained by law, and pro
claimed his intention twice in a loud voice,
he cannot again turn back ; he must fulfill
the pilgrimage or die. All must cut their
toe-nails and fiugcr-nails, and depilate or
shave all the body, with these exceptions :
the men may preserve their beards and that
single lock left upon tho head by which
every good Mussclman Is to be lifted by
angels Into Paradise ; and tho women need
not cut off their hair. Men need not sacri
fice all their moustaches, but must clip
from tbe middle or the upper Up only. Ac
cording to the religious law, the pilgrims
must adopt the Arabian costume wom in
tho days of tbe prophet none may wear
any sewn garment, and each must wear on
ly a girdle about his middle on visiting the
Kaaba. The women must approach tbe
holy place with faces unveiled. No pilgrim
is allowed upon tbe journey to kill any an
imal, reptile, bird or insect, except four;
mad-dogs, rats, scorpoins and crows be.
cause the prophet did uot mention these
four in his conversations. In the same
way, only two kinds or plants may be cut
down on the journey, because these were
excepted by the Mahomet on account of
their medicinal virtues. But these regula
tions Involve much filthiness. The pilgrim
Is, indeed, allowed to take a Ilea between
his finger and thumb; and deposit it un
hurt upon the sand; for lleas cau live in
sand ; but" In regard to other vermin, he
must not drive them away, lest they die in
tbe desert. Even if be wishes to chase
away the parasites that swarm over the
hump of his dromedary, rendering the
rider miserable, he must first make distri
bution ol aim;.
The kissing or tho Black Stone, which
has two eyes and a tongue, and will at the
last day cry out to God the names of all
who have not kissed It; the circuit of tbe
Kaaba Itself, built where angels pitched
the tent of God beforo man was created,
and whose gracious name signifies the
rounded smoothness of a maiden's ankle ;
the pilgrimage to the well Zeni.Zem, creat
ed by God to slake tho thirst of Isbmael
aOerlladilrarnagarJbadrun seven times
from Safa to Marouah, In memory whereof
pilgrims do still run seven times from one
hill to tbe other; the easting of twenty-one
stones at' tie; hillock, or Djemaral-cl-Akaba
(entirely formed of stones thus thrown. In
memory of the stones flung by Isaac, at the
devil), together with other curious cere
monies, would require a volume to treat
fully. All are performed with the same
precision as inculcated by Mahomet hlm
seir during bis.last visit to tho holy city.
It will be seen that the Meccan pilgrimage
is regarded by all Moslem a the most sa.
crd or duties, and as more meritorious in
the sight or God than ought else except
ing always "death in the holy war (el DJe-
had) against tbe infidels." Now the infi
dels are seriously proposing to check tbe
religious zealot Islam and establish quar
antine about tbe Sacred City.
From tbe American Register.
JESUS-HIS OPINIONS ANB CHARACTER
A book with tbe above title, written by a
layman, waa recently written by George H.
Ellis, or Boston, M.isrnchusetts. Tbe au
thor or these New Testament studies or the
life or Jesus 1 apparently a lawyer. He
recognizes tbe fact that practically there Is
little outside ol the canon or received Scrip
ture that can throw light on the character
and work or Jesus. He takes the Christian
documents as authentic, and sets hlmsetl
"to the task of ascertaining what they seem
fairly to prove." Ills a rigorous applica
tion or the laws of evidence, and Is con
ducted with great skill and eloquence. He
claims no priority ot discovery in regard to
any or his conclusions, nor docs bo set ont
with any prepossessions for or against the
truth or tbe story. He thinks that he baa
established, by bis Investigations, these
1. '-There livod in tbe beginning or the
present era in Palestine, in Syria, a teacher,
prophet and holy man, from whom tbe great
world religion, called Christianity, is named;
and who, though not tbe author ol it prom
inent idea and doctrines, nor tho inventcr
of Its dogmatic form; was, I n some sense, It
insplrer and source. Ho was put to death
by his countrymen, who mainly rejected bis
personal claims and repudiated hi peculiar
2. "Ilo believed and taught that the end
of the world, both aa to its internal econo
my and physical eonstitntion, was impend
ing, and that after his own death, which, If
be did not provoke it, be took no pain to
avert, bowJald return to establish on the
ruins ofthe old order a new kingdom of the
righteous to endure forever."
3. "He taught the blessedness of poverty,
the Incompatibility orwealth with the spir
itual well-being of mankind, and that to
enter the Kingdom or Heaven men must
forsake and surrender their possessions
and forego ail care ror their physical exist
Other propositions which he confesse are
not so absolutely verified, he thinks are only
deniable by a severe skepticism. Tbey arc
1. 'Jesus taught rules of personal conduct
requiring, among other things, universal
and Indiscriminate beneflceuce, the absolute
forgiveness and sufferance of injuries, sim
plicity and directness oi speech, avoidance
of censoriousness, chastity and self-denial
to the point of extirpation of natural in
stincts, and the reprcssiont)f ambition."
These rules, however, are given with
fundamental discrepancies Inbuttwoorthe
gospels, and are wholly omlttetliu tbe other
two. It is not certain that tbey are quoted
in auy or tho writings of the apostles,
whose rules and sanctions for personal con
duct are somewhat indifferent. Finally,
they were not always conformed to by Je
"He had a certain power or allaying
and curing mental maladies and those phys
ical disabilities resulting from Impaired
nervous action. The great miracles or rais
ing the dead, multiplying food and wine,
walking on the sea and whatever else Is Im
puted to him outside the known scope of
human powers, arc not proved on account
of the material variance in the testimony of
tbo evangelists concerning them."
::. "Ho did not originate nor give any
special stress to tho doctrine of personal
4. "As to the doctrine of the trinity of
tiio.Godhcad, the complete and natural de
Dravltvof man as such, tbe condemnation
of the human race for the sin or the llrst-
crcatcil pair, the expiation of the sins of
those who bclievn in Jcius by the divinely.
appointed sacrifice or the Son of God,
tiirtiiL'h serins of such Ideas appear In the
apoitolte writing, and later In the fourth
gospel, they are nowhere discoverable In
any accredited sayings ol Jesus."
The layman who make this investigation
places the matter and style or John's gos
pel against the other three, nnd U led, re-iiK-tintlv
tn i-lvn It un as evidence. His
treatment of the subject is very acute and
The book is the most serious attack on the
claim of orthodoxy that has appeared since
Straus and Benan. It is written in a per
fectly reverent spirit; it evident aim is to
seek the truth at any cost of preconceived
theories; Its conclusions arc notlatal to re.
Melon, nor tp the moral effect of Christian.
ty, but tbey are such as would require the
most brilliant fencing to rciute.
Without doubt Christianity has suffered
before Irom such attacks, and men Just as
acute and just as fair-minded have risen to
its defense. So now thoso who arc con
vinced or Ibe truth or their religion will
happily not bo moved even by a judicial ex
amination of It, which would seem to a dis
interested observer to shake it seriously.
Those who are Inclined to doubt will not
find it hard to be convinced Dy the candor
and skill of tho layman' argument.
ANTIDOTE TO POISON IVY.
Mr. Wm. C. Conant, of Montclalr, New
Jersey, sends to the Scientific American the
following receipt for curing and preventing
the terrible offects of poison from the ivy.
ir succcssTut in other cases, and especially
lilt applies to other vegetable poisons, it
will be a boon to many sufferers :
Having lived more than fifty summer In
well lounded dread of any chance contact
with the three-leaved nitRuitoxuonendron
(or Shue raJicanr which Is It?), I deem It a
duty to publish tbe only effectual remedy.or
the many I have seen recommended and
havo tried in tbe course or my extended
sufferings now lor some years happily
ended. Four or flvo years ago, I wa led to
try Byronla alba. The tincture did no good.
The next season that I caught the poison, I
tried Byronia In the third (homeeopalhlc)
attenuation, a an antidote, In alternation
with sulphur (same attenuation), to relieve
the itching and burning; taking one In tbe
morning and the other at night. The re
sult wa Immediately satisfactory In both
respect. The attack passed off gradually,
with little eruption or distress, aext sea
son, for a test.I rortitlcd myself with a pro
phylactic dose of Byronla. and marched
boldly ou my business through and through
a field overgrown with tne malignant weed,
adding a second doe at night. For the first
time in my lire I looked on poison Ivy with
Imnunlty. and even trampled on It. This
summer, grown careless with security, I
have several times blundered Into a bed or
the stuff without taking either prophylactic
or remedv. The poison asserted Itself fee
bly, with moments or unmistakable burning
Itch characteristic or It. on parte or the skin
which It rreqnents most, but thl only when
provoked by friction, and preseutly passing
off, with no eruption. It seem evident
that tho antidote I have used ha not only
overcome the poison, but tbe susceptibility
to It influence, which Is well known ti be
relative and constitutional, many persons
being naturally quite exempt.
Wichita. September II
Wichita has become tbe city of Southern
Kansas and Is likely to remain so as loag a
its present enterprising citizen live there.
It I a glorious time lor Wichita jusmow.
Two railroad building west irom ,ure
which bring in many new people But the
pride or the city i tbe United State court,
aow In session. This will probably bring
more money into tho city In a few weeks
than anything that ha happened for sever
al years. The city I full of attorney, Ju
rors, witnesses and erlainaU.lha Jadtan
Territory being largely represented. Tbe
red man, rrom the uncivilized In hi blnS
et to tho civilized dressed ia the height of
fashion Is present in large numbers. The
long-haired Individual is also seea oecasloa-
ally. The notorious Capt. Payne, or Olia-
hotaa fame. Is here trying lo have nis case
brought up. He I sanguine that "he will
get there," but be ha let tbe contract to
havV tbe War Clief. printed, at Geuda
Sartags for a year. He lafonoed, a that
be got out the iutlMuehlauelrrtattlag
type lor tbe flrst time, aad that ha had oaly
170 mistakes In one eoloaw. We else ae-
tleed the noted Bat Mastertoa, the former
sheriff of Ford county, and the present tar
ror or Dodge City. Gambler, street ped
dler and fast women are abundant aad tbe
saloons running all over the city la full
blast, tn fact tbe smell or beer oa Doogla
avenue I sufficient to Intoxicate a person
who 1 not accustomed to tbe beverage.
Tbe betel are running over and are not
able to furnish sleeping accommodation to
all who apply. The ctty I improving won
derfully, a number of fine building being
In process or erection. Wichita Is not noted
ror fine business bouses and need a few
very badly. Tbe water-work are a success
and the people are pleased with them. The
gas-work will soon be finished and the
mains are being put In. The street railway
Is doing well. A visit to tbe creamery con
vinced us that while they made 600 pounds
of good butter dally, the premise might be
a little cleaner. The enure product oi w
creamery Is sold at home. Both of tbe new
road are accumulating material to bridge
tbe Arkansas, but Just where they will go
to, west, seems to be something "no fellah
can find out." The United State grand
jury has been working slowly all the week
with Shelton, "the sinner," a ioremaB.
They are not through yet,havlng adjourned
one day to go to the lair, and Friday again
to spend Sunday at home. They are doing
their work well, however, and will no doubt
make business ror tbe court. The United
States district court held Its first session
Friday afternoon. Two case were up and
after an effort to dismiss tbe case for error
In the indictments, which wa overruled,
tbe prosecution and delense concluded tbey
were not ready, and his honor adjourned
,-ntirt until Saturday morning. At thl rate
it I likely to take all winter to try the eases.
Attorneys from a distance are here In num
bers, and a great many others, some of note
and some that are notorious. Topeka's hu
morist, Sam Radges, is on the petit jury and
will no doubt have something runny to say
before be goes home. P. A. Lory, of Ar
kansas City Is the only juror that want to
stay and he made an effort to have the judge
dlichargo all tbe others and allow bim to
compose the jury, but It was unsuccessful.
He is a "boss" fellow, anyhow. My friend
Mr. Hatton has been appointed assistant
United States district attorney, and is do
ing his work well, any attack ofill-bumor
or worry being noticeable by the rapidity
with which he curls bis long blonde mus
tache. Col. Hallowell, district attorney, is
probably tbe handomcst man here, and In
spite or his lanors la gaining nesn every uay.
Judge Foster, though not a man or great
suture and age, I a man or deep mougni
and common sense, with a full knowledge
or the Intricate point In law. ne preside
with dignity, and we have an Idea that bis
decision will stand. On Monday evening
the board of trade gave areceptlon and sup
per at tbe Occidental to Judge Foster, the
attorneys and jurors which wa a grand af
fair. Both Juries were discharged Tuesday
afternoon. Bella Ftain Sent.
KFEMC IF MJ SKMCRS.
Wichita, Sept. 16th, 18S.
T U Editor Ua ZfU,
We would like to say something for tbe
beaeaU of th old soldier. We don't want
to uafBrt tbe "bloody shirt" to the politi
cal breeae, bat waat to say a lew words to
the eomlag man" la regard to the mea
who risked their all, la thl life, to place
thl Natloa oa it preeeat foundation. Dur
ing the past few year I have beea around
the United State a great deal, and at dif
ferent time aad direr place, (even In
Wichita too.) I have heard such remark
a these about the old vets, "Now what
good 1 that damaed old cripple? What a
pity the ball didn't nee him up when It bit
him. "There'a aaotber no-account old
shyster." "There aaotber sucker on the
Goveraawat.'' "The old soldier Is no bet
ter than I am." "They have had too much
ont of the Government now," and many
others or like Import. Now, young man,
to yon we weald addrea a few words, and
hope yon will remember tbem; anu, an
who read these line "tot up" oa y our dirty
leader. We enow that all or you who use
aeh slaadtrou expressions against the
oldier would aot have "sand" enough to
even enlist la the army, let alone going to
the front to be a mark for tbe enemy.
While we kaow these things, we want you
to remember that you aot only tack the
"saad" to make a soldier, but you would
not avea do far the rear guard of a detach
ment of home guard, fifteen hundred miles
from aa enemy. You would not even be
at tor driver lor the last wagon of a pro
vlsloa train. The old wheel mole would
kick your cowardly head off. No, sir,
yung maa, yoo would not do for a Forty
ninth Assistant Wardmaster In a hospital.
ir yon were to wear the blue pant or an
old soldier for a while, and not change the
wearing apparel oi your bead, the regions
near the seat or your pan U would soon
know more and be braver than your bead.
Now that' Just your measure. "What
kind or an Institution Is that G. A. R. bus
iness, anyhow V said a young fellow not a
thousand mile from Wichita, a raw days
ago; and ha went on to say that "tbey
were a pack or old hoik, organizing them
selves together to humbug tbe Govern
ment." I mildly told him that It wa aa organiza
tion for the mutual benefit or It members,
and that I wa a member.
"I wouldn't belong to such a d d out
fit," said be.
Thl rolled me a little, and I told him
be "didn't have to," and that he wa too
young; that he didn't show service, and
that no one bnt old soldiers were admitted.
He said that "tho organization wa no
account, and that there wa no one In It
but good-for-nothing old plugs."
I told him that I w no "old plug," and
that be was no gentleman.
He said that "he was.and that be thought
that a hair a doxen men could drive fifty or
them old bate out or their place or meet
ing." I told him that there wa one talking
with him that he could not drive out or
that depot be was a railroad agent.
He said that "ir 1 didn't shut up he
would drive me out."
I told blm again he wa no gentleman. ,
Then he made for me, and Just as he waa
going to give me a "good one," I dropped
down and slid in between his leg and then
raised up very quick with him on my
shoulders. I rushed Into the storeroom oi
the depot, and seeing a large tank or lard
oil standing there, it Just come Into my
mind that be needed a bath, so I Just
"soused" blm right Into It, bead first. I
stood there and watched bim kick and
paw, and finally he kicked the Unk over,
and thea you ought to have heard him
snort, and throw oil ont or bis nasal organ
and month. Alter he eouiu near, x ioiu
bim that old soldier were a good as any
body else, nd that they could fight now as
well as from '81 to'O. Young dude, let
the old soldier alon; he will mind bis own
business ir you do. Dtwamitk.
DEPTHS 6FTHE SEAS.
Generally speaking they are not or any
great depth in the nighborhood of contl
ncntsThu, the Battle, between Germany
and Sweden Js only isTreet deep, and the
Adriatic between Venice and Trieste, 130
feet. Tbe greatest depth of the channel
between France aad England doe not ex
ceed 980 reet, while to the southwest of Ire
land,, whore, the ,ea Is open, the depth Is
more than TWO feet. The seas of me sonta
of Europe are much deeper than those ol
the Interior. Ia tbe narrowest part of the
Strait or Gibraltar, the depth Is onl 1,000
fact, while a little more to. the east it is
Jea reet. At OO mile south or Nantucket
(south of Cap Cod), no bottom was found
at7.ew. The tnaiset aeaea oi an are. so
west or the Cape of Good Hope 16ttQ feet
have beea aaeeeured, aad to the west of St.
Heteaa;SrB Dr. Yeueg estimates- the
average depth ef the AstonUe at,0e0 feet,
PRACTICAL HINTS ABOUT SUSSES.
"I am aaideW f Mp'jm, Balaamf ;
lB-saaa-" mmwetWIttogaaata, "K' aae
T them fclsen a eeme a hoHa reaad yer
tor aaew If yer gee a cbtuwbbsu
," exclaimed a
St. levaw ctrL'-wt- waa eagaged to be mar-
rieltoaveMcarary emeer. "He han't
:. -ThereUaWoeeailoa to get excited,"
wsathenaaserlagreely; "he I eat of th
reaeh at aba Iaalini, lhar hi m eMmie
arevaHkag where he to statteaed. aad whoa
he Mat wiato he wa ta penee bcbsbb."
tOa,yea, Itoowaltama, Ilt1e," aaU
toe ttaiM, asjitoted eroatort, "bat thea
tltesV the army
Persons finding their eyes becoming dry
and Itching on reading, as well as thoso who
find it necessary to place an object nearer
than fourteen Inches rrom their face to read
Persons under forty years or age should
not wear glasses until the accommodating
power or tbe eyes baa been snspeaded and
the exact state or refraction determined by
a competent optaalmic surgeon.
Tbe spectacle glasses sold by peddler and
by jewelers generally, are hurtful to tbe
eye or those, who read much, a tbe lease
are made of Inferior sheet glass, and are
not symmetrically ground.
No matter bow perfectly the lense are
made, unles tbey are mounted la a suita
ble frame aad properly placed before tne
eye, discomfort wlH arise from their pro
There are three system or grading spec
tacles, toe Ea!!b.tb metric aad th Prus
sian. Those made to supply the demaad
or tbe trade In thl country are
made, aad are poor imitations or either the
Enxlish or metrical system. The metrical
scale has noBoglUheqalvaUat, I aot grad
ed by any uniform rule of divldiag the later
focal spaces, and Is therefore uataited to
the exacting demaad of adeae.
Person holding object too aear th mea
eadaager.tbe safety ef their aye aad hsear
tb risk of sjeeemhas; near righted.
The near-sighted eye maa aanaart eye,
aad should be faHy corweted with a gtoas.
aetwishataadtag Um Ctet H atay aead aa aM
mta WaaaW Haw ia ByMta weawtest ateasea
telaM aaseea a the. eye tfreea betas;
A GLIMPSE BEYOND THE EARTH.
The outbreak In Java, formidable and
awftil as it is, appear a small affair beside
tbe convulsions which anybody who will
..I- tho trouble to visit an observatory
may witness tn some of tho other orb or
the solar system. At tnts moment were
are vislblo upon the disk or tbe sun the ef
fect of commotions which wouiu not
merely shatter an Island, but involve the
whole round earth In blazing ruin. It is
not necessary, however, to look to tbe sun,
where the final fiery processes of that ne
bul contraction, wblcb, It is believed gave
birth to the solar system are proceeding
with an energy of which we can hve no
adequate conception, In order to find ex
amples or the disrupting force that are at
present manifesting their power In other
worlds than ours on a scale that belittle
the Javan eruption. On Jupiter, for In
stance, the telescope reveal the meet sur
prising change continually going on in sua
appearance of the sunaee oi io iu..,
and which can only be produced by foree
ol a magnitude unequaled upon tbe earth.
Astronomers are Just now watching Jupi
ter, which Is fast drawing away from the
n.ie-hhorhood of the sun In tbo morning
sky, with intense Interest, In order to de
termine whether one or the most surpris
ing appearat&es that were ever witnessed
unou that Dlinct, are yet visible. Lato la
the summer, a faint gray spot or an elong
ated shape presented itseir In tne souweru
hemisphere ol Jupiter. In a lew weeks, It
bad changed It color to a deep red, and
bad become so conspicuous, that eves
small telescope easily showed It. The
great dark belt that encircle the planet
south of the equator, wa seen to be bent
away from this fiery-looking spot, In the
most curious manner. The spot was point
ed at tho ends, and surrounded at time by
a sort of whitish aureole. It wa not les
than 33,000 miles long, nd 6,000 mile
broad. After long watching, astronomer
found that this red spot took a longer time
to make Its Journey around the planet than
some light spot which were seen near tbe
equator or Jupiter. What could this ex
traordinary object be I Nobody could tell,
although a dozen theoriesere suggested.
Last fall, the great spot began to fade. A
thin veil, as or smoke or cloud, seemed to
have been drawn over It. Tbe veil grew
thicker, and tbe spot lost it red color.
Last winter, only a lew of the largest tele
scopes In the world could reveal a slight
trace of tbe fading spot. Then Jupiter
went behind tbe sun, and now that be baa
reappeared within the range or telescopes.
It is probable that not even the most pow.
erftil will show where tbe red spot waa.
Tbe observation or sucb a phenomenon a
this on Jupiter ls-interesting to tbe Inhabi
tant or the earth, because then la reason
to believe that Jupiter Is now In a stage or
planetary development that wa passed by
tbe alobe upon wblcb we live age aad
age ago. So, watching tbe changing ap
pearance or Jupiter surface, we are able
to compare an early stage ol tbe eartV
history, when It wa subject to throe that
wer felt from centre to clreamfereaee, or
when perhaps It wa yet a moltea ball sur
rounded by a sea of dense vapor, with it
present condition, when voleaale outburst
are yet able to sink Island aad overwhelm
cities, but can, after all, oaly aad
split it crust here aad there, without be
ing able to crash the rooky framework.
Tbe treat voleaale eruettoaia Java ag-
accept the eoneludoa of tboee who thlah
that at least two of the aaaa family ef
world betide the eartt, avuaely, Teaaa
aad Man, are aow lahabited, we mael ad
mit tb poselbfltty that the Javaa eeavat
rioa aroused the laterast of other betag
beMdea the laaabltaat of the earth,
reatriai astronomer, the ewiiesed dwl-
ler on Mar aad Teaaa eed easily Me
the dead caaeed by the treat!-. ares
the mooa It aught have beea ea wteh Mm
aaked eye, if there aad beea taybedy
there to leehv-A T. 8m.
Fresh proof ol the danger ol Inhaling air
exhaled by person having lung diseases
have been given by a characteristic French
experiment. M.Glbeauxlook'four young,
bealtbyrabblt from the same litter.and kept
them for 106 day la cage a follow: Two
were placed in a cage Where they were ob
liged to breath air expired rrom animals
with consumption twice a day for two hours;
In a short time tbey became sickly, and on
killing them, tbey were found to have tu
bercle in tbe luBKvt.The other two breath
ed twice a day th same air, but disinfected
by being passed through cotton wauuing
Impregnated with earbolleaeld; these rab
bit remained la good health, and were fi
nally eaten by the experimenter.
CHEAP BURBLAR ALARM.
Drive a beadles nail iato tbe casing over
any door, and after closing the door, hang
a tin pan on the nail when you go to bed.
That I to ay. do all thl II you are natu
rally timid, and want a cheap burglar alarm
that will work every time. A elolhes-pln
put through the handle or a key will strike
against the door-knob, and make It impos
sible to turn the key with nipper rrom the
other tide. A little book on the top or the
window sash can be arranged so as to pre
vent a burglar from slipping a knife up be
tween the sashes, and turning the window
fastener either wy.
PREPARINB PUMPKIN Ft PIE.
K alt housekeeper who make pumpkin
pie knew how much better end easier It Is
to bake the pumpkin first, tbey would no
longer worry over cutting up and peellnglt,
but Just cut It Into halve, take out the
seeds, lay It In the oven nd bake until toft,
whtn It can be scraped out and used a
usual and Is to much better for not having
tbe water In It. Winter squash makes a
much richer pie when treated In the same
ELICIBWS FRENCH PICKLES.
Here 1 a receipt for French pickles de
licious : One eolaader or sliced green toma
toet, one quart of sliced onions, one cobn
d.r of sliced encumber, two bandsful of
salt; let all stand twenty-four hours and
drain through a sieve; add one-half ounce
of celery seed, one-half ounce allspice, one
tea spooalnl of pepper, one taoiespooniui
or tumeric, ona pound or brown sugar, two
tablespoons ol mustard, and ooe gallon or
Doet a girl give a kit
For the take of tbe kits.
Or kite for tbe bliss she bestows?
Does a man take a toll
For tbe sake or tbe smile,
Or-tmll to get rid or hi woear
"Are yoa to take
ef her yi
la grrtag me
"Ieat that ale r
"Oh, Leu, my dt
the warid to htm Mad
City boarder to farm head: "Why doe
that odd-looklag fowl make that curlont
"That rooeter that ject crowtdr Ob I
that' jest a way he hat, ma'am, or tlgnlry
a' that he't a Mf hfyer free up tbe creek
aad eaa lick aH ereatloa, aad be happy
btttntt he ala't old tjaeaga by eleven year
tomakeiprlag ehlekea lor trimmer board
era." Beetee girl never taertaee the cause oi
ealtaretotaat ef pUleathropy. A tramp
reeeatly aceeetod oae ef them aad asked
her Uth weald be geed eaough to give
Mat the price ef aa hataMe mL
"I haven't aay meaey wUh me," tbe aald
"ltiryoaIieeetoareaadtothe house ax
tor pa return heaM Ml get Blm towed yoa
At a reeeat weddtag la Caatoa. Mletettri,
laapeiwael'Medtae certmeay with the
I ptjt eeaer," whea aaagedwomea
either ; far they're Just
-Or aa wtmta,
s-aT feat, atl esaat tmew
afsreat ataeer mere
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. lwtyIMtwitmaB .-
'A tramp reaaaed lata the peetry window
V - oa sdUwaaeeaatsst other eight aad
Mew toa-teatapesme-ef batter, bat It -),&
tottxeegltdrewhtmla aae waitttea, mc.-vj
B-eaac. TaeUamp witaataawalaya;
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