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TITK KANSAS CITY JOtntNAL. SUNDAY. APItlLM, 18JIS.
A WALK THROUGH HANKOW.
aJj AMi:mr.V.v t.v tin.NA'H tiui:Aii:ir
Uurrr Slice! Si rues and Narrow Lsrnpes
-A Look lit I lie Slnrr unil llmr the
(lilni.c Ho lltiliii-l lltlileU
'IlHIII lilt Ihe tllllbe.
(CorJt -li' 'I, ISA by Krahfc O. Carpenter.)
ihe . f the present r may I'Mnji
n .1, ii ri.i or irate! and rxplora
I i . China. A II la mull)'
pi ' '" ill Ihe empire have neter
li -u. .1 by foreigners. There arc err
I. v", containing more people than
t. - ,tii frilled fliil, Sft which tt lull"
'ii nii-afc nj (ravel, atid there are
)t i ' if curious tribes and i'Mhi whkh
ii' illv unknown m the people of
t sv. ii. world Take, for Instance, the
1 .m,i Mo many American have ser
Ji .it ' ii.. m The ordinary Chinese ran
r.ii in ! r-mml (hem. and still they live
1 r 'acre nil over chins, and-have sil
l.ig.s in i i ngtomii of their ossn. They do
li 1 i. i ihe feet. They near broad-
lr n.u,, , Inil Instead of caps and (he
l i irei. war rinar of sllvr around their
i k Tli re nre dans In Chin who do
Ji. li (is h.ii beg, and there are other
i .1 tv'ni jie thieve from generation to
rr! :, Who has escr wrluen up the
Ii. ii ,i .. llslricts of Chins, anil how Utile
It . '. hi e hase nbout the pravlnres
1. i eun Iliirniah and Thibet? Xiim-
i- .a ' riptlanH of Chinese cities hase
I . nui ' -hed, hut ihene are usually from
.is ut si ho hnve been rarrlee! rapidly
'Iroui... Hli.ihghiil nnd I'anton They will
te sou 'lut oil i"hlm-e cltleii are th
sail.. U hereas, the fuel Is. the Chinese
i jht.j ...iter an much a our American
' 'les, n i (very Brent tenter 1 have visit
"t I his. found full of stranse thltiei,
ss In h I raw now here el.
A SVnlk Through Hankow.
Take a stalk sslth me. for Instance,
throtiKh h- ureAt city of Hankow. II con
ta'rs a m.i.lon people. It l an big an '.'hi.
rniiu. 1 ii surrounded hy a wall ns hlgn
as it thrr. tor huiise. and so wide that
thrc - rnireiid trains could run side hy side
lit a i without touching. Inlde there
sv 1 ..' In a. mn of narrow slieets,
itn-i ni h one. two nnd three-storied
li s cutting through these there are
l.tli.i ni I i ro streets, and most of the
str els are six feH wide. The lane are
ofle: v more than tsso feet wiilc, and
liotli strpeis and alleys are ujvercd with
the vilest of slime, nnd you pick jour ss-ay
through a mass of liulcorltiablc tilth as
you go through t'leru. The widest of the
Mrctta lire (he great buslnesa thoroughfare-,
walled svlih stores and shop, nnd
"hi h an parked with a mass of Chlm
human ty from sunrise until dark. This
mas. urgi-A thla way and that. It in worse
than a jam at a cuunty fair, and laborers
earning ail klnil of siares, push their
wji thrjugh It. The narrower streets are
1 ne more ;han alleys ss.illeil svlih houses
imnrls.ng factories, dsvelllnit and business
eAh!lshmen:s. The entrances to many
of 'ht ' .ir merely holes In the svnlla,
Ot. a ti v wid doors leading Into courts
anu o'her Introduce you Into the shops
of mei hanks, where you see half-naked
coolies doing the thousand and one things
of a busy Chinese city. Walking through
these lanes, the foregncr seems to be tak-
' in. w:uii:n
Irg (ii ,i I l.-iii.K The streets are
' ' w i s..ii ..in stiind in (he mill-
at - lb, oppusit4 ss-alla sslth
Two in n . .in h mils- pass and you Instinct
' i .' viiii!...!! iii your eltorts to
Jr ' ' ni' skin ami keep out of the col
li h appear imminent at livery
II. I.1 cuntc a coolie, bare-backed
n ' ' I' gifeil. Ilu Is iinu of the thousand
( .ii .' .is 0f me latin. A bar alx feet
ii, i - upon his shoulder, and from the
;r ' 'hi hang two great. bucketE, each
h - I .ur gallons of the sliest of slop.
11 " toward you on a swinging trot,
v buckets screw up and down, and
b --iilaHlu'B to and fro, us he passes
jj. s i, i put your sin. Hum bottle lo your
ii i iw vour knees clone together and
M(B wall, to let him go hy. Jiuhlml him
no i siowllng Chinamen carrying
' j - '! i.i v have a hall toil of rasv skins
fi the (.enter of , pole, svhlch rests
p-in ' i shoulders, and they grunt and
gruni in a harmony of svoe, as (hey rush
loward you. cither laborers behind follow
w'th other loads, and you note that every
conn h i- its own peculiar grunt or sound.
Son "K-ah, O-nh; K-lie, i:-ho, O-lio,
HANKOW DCMVKnV WAOON'.
O-ho, K-ho." The men n the wharves have
.. ir iiwn fcTum, and inn nien Wwiklng
a .1. ' i:i.ii;i .ipamiKi ll. i., lines of tllu moat
hniril- k ml to lu-lp them lu their work.
r ti liiud thwse laborers i utiles anothur
ma. h.i,. which has it scretch of lis own.
1 t- (hi Hankow wheelbarrow, wl(h a
I It i m of freight snapped to lis side.
H ulnw-t scrapes the walls, and you would
b i" . ii I up by il ss -ie (lure not un opiu
di'iiuy in will, li sou could sup. Thes
sv , i Hi iri'iws uie all made i u as tj screech
ci-it l'i r - mg of I il, and their larynx is u
ji,. r ..( n iniDoo, w nien is purposci)
!r. s 'li..'. it (Irishes auaiiit tin si
aw.titi-t i In- ssimtil of
th." barrow. Thee barrosvs are unlike any
otlur you su In (iiina, and they urn p
i ul.ar to the proving of lupeh. II
tirne van bavu (Ulilooil out or (he w.
j jumpoii oui or me s
the way of
one of ihm you Itnd s-oursvlf rushing into
konicllilng else Tim iv are dirty Chinese
koniciiiuig eise nine arc uiriy i;niiiusi
hous. tilai k and uulv. snlattercd with miid
itcl Ih.re uie -elliw dogs, covered tt, J I It
mange and lies.-. The hogs try to run be.
weeu your lig 'i'ho dogs snap ut you,
.ml svhll the mil let th" Chinese bo by
v. itliom barking tins can tecognlr.o u foi
.dti.er ilir.c blui k away, and liny will
howl until he Is out of -sliht.
How I bo Chlm e llo ltusliiei.1..
Rut 1-1 us g. I into the business parts ut i
tin .ties an. i 'ake I luuk ut the tori- I
Th-re are 'cm- of tlioinwu It of the. in and,
hey drrju fci-1 i.-tlier . k. the booths of
a far Thl ai" all open-tl to ihe sire's i
siiii 'he uio' at ih. in are lid. d wlih 'US
turiHs, Th' am waiua iUth fbtlv, and I
ttvelsT feet iiiare miken a luc rlore.
Pome or them have floor of .eim-nt, eome
are Imard an. I otlvr mi llmr imt dirt.
The nntnhoir.ln hanit up itn-l duvn the
nlnrrn lne.id of itcrof the top a ssilh Vl.
Thee fin are many that ih-y lmot
fill (he treet. They neatly ."Vr the
front of ejme of Ihe rhnpn, and the drtiif
tore advertise tlielr palrnt medicine liy
euih iRnimnM. These signs nr piislieil
Ihl way and (hat hy the rrnml which
nintiniMllv move through them ss hut a
curious crowd It I"! Jump up on Ihl siono
an I take u took up and down the street,
A liver of Chlmse hurhanllt i floWIti
lo(h aa below you. mlilim In and out
in an ever rhanglng stream of blu, whiles,
reds and h-own There are .iillc by the
hundreds arrylng irreat burden- There
,ire .oollis harnessed to hi wheelbarrows,
which woilld loud. down a wairon: cooHea
ctrryln barrels of nil, bote of tea, lo.1d
of brli h. huckite of ducks, and. In short.
VI r thing und..r th Chinese sun. There
are iwn rushing along with the big chairs
.if mandarin and with the lull" chair of
Women. There aie illrtv boys bs the hun
dreds. ho have greasy pigtails hanging
town their dirty backs, and who look at
sou and yell out, -baby kidnaper" or "for
elgn deS'ir' a soon its .sour bafk l turned.
There are women shn seem lo almost fall
as they hobble along on their rmitlllated
fet. There are old Chinamen In big spec
tacles, and young chinamen In silk gowns.
There are dandle nnd dudes, scholars and
serv-inls, merchant and mchahi'. inch
ii bin own drens, pushing and shoslng his
wnv fhrotitfh the mass. Th re are uueer
chtruuiii-ii from the country with gnat
trasv hats turned up at the aider, who
suttk along like a farmer boy during his
'Irst visit to New York, and there are dll.
tante blase Chinese gentlemen, who move
low H- along and k.-p up their dignity ns
best they can In Ihl curious, ever chanc
ing riser of t'hlnee humanity.
tiiieer Chinese Truiles.
Keep your plaic upon the stone and note
Die ipieer things that are golni; on all
.iroiind you: the street Is narrow, bill it I
made narrower by th" peddler and equal
ter. tt seems) to be free for all, unl (he
shoemaker, with a box like (hat of ll black
smith, alts and Sews away In (he street
half soling (he shoes of hta customers
while they ssalt. lie lies lacks, the heads
of which nrc as big as a nickel, lo hold (he
sole, and Instead of leather h puts on
sole of cloth. Kiirther on there I a for
tune teller silth a lot of forms and cards
.iliout hltn. Ills linger nails nre n fool In
length and he can (ell you your past ntul
your future by the slats.
What I that sell of black hanging
against the optoslte ssall? There Is a man
In a blue gown stnndliig lieslde It. He
has it Ms of money near him. and liln cut
loimrs are many. He l selling something.
It looks like horse hair, and those svlm
leave carry asvny long tram!s, which he
takes off from nails svhl. h have been driv
en into th.- while w.tP It may lie he is
s. Hint; tly brushes Let it look eloer.
No. they ate not Hy blush's, the aie lung
swiii lies of human hair, svhlch the Chinese
buy to braid i their cuee. There is u great
trad" In hair, nnd i-nnloada of ll are
brought from Corea every year, nnd (he
peddlers of false hair cairy on a regular
business. I bought :t cue myself In Han
kow, tt cost me 2i cents, and mv Chinese
servant bought tsso ctles for himself ut
the amc time. I carried my cue lor some
weeks, and sshen 1 changed my servant It
disappeared, and I have no doubt that my
boy Chang is now wearing it.
Ill il tilllie-e ltesl:ittr.lll(.
As we go on with out walk we find hun
dreds of curious Hlores. and sve seo overy
svhere evidences that the i hlnese appetite
I t.nrgantuau, nnd that the mighty Chi
nese stomach takes much to till It. There
are stores which st 11 nothing but fowl, and
drlnl dinks, geese and ebb ken hang from
lines stretcht-d across (he fiont of tho
store, so that thev make a veil, shutting it
otT from the sidewalk. There nre butcher
shops svhere pork and mutton lire ottered
for sale, and there are little bootlis. in
which there are glial vut.s of ssater tilled
svlih live llsh. We etop and watch the tlsh
peddler serve a poor customer. A small
footed woman diesed In a long, blue cot
ton gown, wants a pound of llsh, and the
peddler pulls u larg ,iilnnlni; llsh out of
the water und "as It on the counter. Ho
takes a long knlle, which l.s as sharp as a
razor, and cuts a slice out of Its qulverms
side. The blood Hows, and he thre.ws the
remains of (he now half alive llsh Into the
water, hoping (hat It ma Use until another
customer comes along to buy the balance.
Heie I- a Chinese restnuiunt. Let us go in
and get a bite to stay our stomachs, svhlch
have been turned over and over by the dls-gu.-UiiK
sights of our (rip. II consists of
a etozen rooms, separated by screens of
enrved Chinese fietwork. on the back of
svhlch white paper is puste'il. Kach room Is
tilled wall teakwood tables, svhlch look
like ebons, and which nre about four leet
square. There nre chairs beside them, and
wo tulle our seats, while tho froiiisy servant
brings In cups of tea, with the sail, rs
turned over their tops to kep in the aioma.
We take off the sulci rs and tilt them eo
they net as strainers for thn cups, just
touching the tea and keeping the leaves
back as we drink. We are nevt herved'with
a soup, DUed with little bits or iioik, und
then with the stew, which Is (hick with
cubes of chicken, about the sUe of dice.
We pick these out with .iean wooden chop
sticks and eat the soup with it spoon. I
take out my pencil and begin lo sketi h. A
crowd gathers about me. mid the Chinese
svulter. svhose pi turc I base taken, looks
Micepish and mad. 1 ask as to the prices,
and tlud that 1 am paying twenty-one. cush,
or about 1 ent per dish. can get a pip.
of tobano for three cash, or one-sixth of tv
cent, and a good handful of sv,i(er m Ion
seeds for fouitcen cush. I am giuptiseil to
see hosv many people gut such seeds. They
are (he peanuts tt I'hlnu, und they arc
served at every theuier belween (ho acts.
All (assess est them, ami nearly every
Chinaman has Lheni eomewhero aboul his
clodies. Th.ie are tea saloons lu every
Chinese stieel, ntul you uiu get your cup
of lea and your water melon seeds an
where. There are restaurants of all
classes, from those svhl"h sell clog's ami
cat's llesh, and svhlch you tlud In the id urns
lu others, svhere you can luy 15 and up
wards for a. good dinner. The Chinese are
good cooks, and 1 had a number of fairly
good meals In (he common restaurants.
The chief viands were balled chicken an I
rt.'e. roast isnk and toast duck, ami If any
tender dogs, cats or lats were palmed oil
upon me, I did not know it.
Hulled (tread mid thn I, and of the I long hunt.
I looked Iii vain for an-, sign of luklnr.
and the Chinese have no Mich thing us
baked bread. They boil their dough and
ou an git belled biscuit almost any
where. They nre gient on trying dough In
giiuse, ami North China may lie called
the land of the doughnut. It Is the gon
er il opinion dial (he Chinese lh' iilinosl
entirely upon rlcu. This Is a great mMuke.
lino Is expensive ever) svhero and the peo
ple of the north are too poor to ent It.
I'hey use lulllol seed and soighuui keed.
whl.ii are ground up Ilka ve grind wheat.
Itli.- In tho bread of South China und poik
i- the i hief meal all user the empire. The
average Chliici.it hog U the dirtiest animal
in Hie world. It gets Us living olf of the
foul iifuu uf (he ci('t streets, and the
biggest of the I'hlmsu i Hies permit the
pigs lo iuii looxi ssitliln them Then- urn
dliferent grudee of puil; lu China, as thei
lire lu Anieiic). and Hie linen kind of
pork comet Hum up Ulan! ninth uf Hum,
Kong. The pigs heie ate fed upon chest
nuts. They arc shipped to nil parte uf
China, mid they bi lug high price.- Tic.'
belter class of Chinese will not loueh rats,
mid dogs are usually eaten by the well-to-do
Chilli e onl as medicine. .Sucking pigs
form a pari of eu'li big ream, inn they are
brought on III. table cut up Into little
ubiss. so (llut they i an be eaten with hop
sticks Morillh und SiiaUi' fur rood.
Th Chinese lire fond of sonu liludi ut
svorms and there is n giienuh brown wurm
which comes fiom the tlce fields (hat
brings high prices Jn (he mjikei. They
eat silkivolm grubs am! lu some parts of
the etll pile ths puolti ptuple oat snake.
In Amoy and Swatow snakes are -old fur
luo'l ami they aie used to make soup. They
arc ipilte expensisc und a gis.l -lie. I snake
of tkt lliht variety will luluu 7.', .at-
found Hie Chinese irstaurauli, wvl pat.
ionised and Ihele are iwdillliu cooks ev
e)vhele. The average lubui.i buyi, his
lunch svhere lie vsotks. If he belongs lo the
cities, .ui'l wheteilir 'h-ic is a band o
workmen you 11 ml Irom oic to a dozi i)
lui.clj peddlers It Is tin same as to suiuk
lug On nearly eveiy .ui:..r you smIi Una
u luble islth u lot of p p. s upon I' and a
mutt stab ling beside It reuoy to rent hem
out fer traction of cint a. tm;k, Tb
pip ari made of ipper, nnd they nre tt
sort ir water pip. sslth svhb h )oti draw
the smoke throucii the svater before ll
come into your u juth. The tiowl hold
alxuit a tliltnbli rul of tobic. d and the
pip.- has 'o be Hsiilid about evety two
mttiule (if laic vais the Chinese of the
sen ports have t ikeii lo smoklm? cigarette
and ion nl nnd gr-.n Humilities of Am.r.
ban cigarette onunietl In Shanghnl and
-Ilnie anil tilth.
In my walks through the Chinese cities
the thing that Implested me most ssere
the (hlng (hat I iiil Dot See. ! looked in
vain for street lamp. There was ho sign
of sewerage, nnd the public building!! Were
more like tunic than anything else. Th"
only Ore preventive were well which
had been iiu he-re and there, and sihleh
were kept full in nr'ter lei ue In rasa nf
cimtlagmlioh. and great clay Jars which
were placed on the roofs of som of (he
houses, I sviis lold that the houses svere
nitmherrd. ami nl the comer I saw char
acters sshlch gave it description or census
of the families nf the ne Ighborhood. Mot
of the streets nf the eltli' svhbii I visited
outside of t'eklnir were paveil wlfh stone,
which had been worn smooth by the hart!
and hod feel of it thotiahd generations of
human beings. Outside of the hoc and
the dogs, J oil see few nnltiiRls In one of
these- big towns. There are no carts and
hei carriages. Tho men tide thtutigh the
strreis In chairs, and Ihe merchandise l
carried hy men or pushed and dragged
through the city In svheellmrmws. There
ate no statues and no public siiuares, ex
cept here and there, where a plaie may
have been left for a matkei. Thre are
no telegraph lines and no tall buildings.
The (oofs nre ot heavy blai k tiles, and
most e.f the city houses are billll of blue
brkk with a foundation of stone. I saw
no signs of cellars, though tinder some of
the street there nte drains nnd some hnve
gutters. Hoth drams and gutter are usual
ly stopped up, and they form th breeding
pwces ior uisense hum n.sei sulcus.
The Hllli of it Chinese city Is In fact be
yomi description. J'eklne Is worse than
it barnyard, nnd the vilest cowyard In
America Is cleaner than the mud thromrn
sshlch vou wade In walklntr lhiouih Han
kow. You have to keep our eyes on your
feet, nnd there Is no bone factory In the
1'nlted Stales which surpasses the smelt
rlltig from the street on it svet elny.
Here and there along the bti'ltics.i r.lreets.
or In the side streets. Just olT of the most
thronged part of the rlty, you will pass
groat vats splahd with the vilest of
dirt. Thse arc public water closets. They
are owned by private parties, svlio gross'
rich by selling tho sewerage to the farm
ers. You go on nnd on lliroitRh scenss Ilk"
those I hnve described until you ran stand
ll no longer, and glse your guide direc
tions to hurry you back to your hold.
rilAXK (J. CAltl'HNTi:!!.
i.ovr ,ji:ui:i.s ki;i ckmiii.
tjileer '-loile of Item Their Disappearance
SS'iis Accouilteil I'or.
1'rom the Now ejrleans Tlmes-Deinocrat.
I:it .Mimnicr I'. C. Aurbacher sseiu to
California on a plcusurn trip, and during
the month of July visited it number of
slneynrds In tho neighborhood of l'leeno.
About this tlm he missed from Ills posses
sion a vuluable due. an emernlu, svlth
nuulnlly wrought setting, which had been
an belt loom lu tho family for many years.
Hvery erfort smis mudc by Mr, Aurbacher
to lecovcr the Jewel at the time, but In
vain. A few days since he bought a box
of new crop l-'resno !iilins. nnd sent them
to his svife to make u fruit cake.
What was Mis. Anrbacher'B astonishment
and Joy on opening the box und picking the
rulslns from the stem prepaiatory to se'd
ing them to Hud her husband's ring safe
and sound, clinging to one of the bunches.
.Mr. Aurbacher uius-t hate dropped the ring
Into the midst of the big bunch of grapes
ns It hung lu the vineyard, svhere It clung
safely, to be restored to him In this singu
lar svu months niter.
A Ittdy Using on I'rylniila street lost a
Htm diamond setting from a ting svhlch she
wore constantly, nnd every eirorl to lint!
the gem was unavailing. About u -week
after a pet cauuiv bird, of svhlch she was
sery fond and svhlch she had trained lo eat
from her hand, died suddenly, mid In pie
pat lug the remains to be stuifeU the taxi
ilermlt dlscoveied the lost stone In the
little bird's stomach. The diamond ss-as
iinlujutcd. but most probably caused the
death of the bird.
Last December Run Clarksnn svns thrown
Into the depths of despair by the disap
pearance of a ring svhlch had been given
him by no less un Individual ihan his
llancee. Miss Kellelte Ilebert, of tho SI.
I.undry country. It seems that Sam fnlled
to repoit his loss lo Miss Kellelte at the
time of the ling's disappearance, and the
young lady was not usvare of It until she
visited tile cltv during the lioiidavr. When
she questioned Sam about It he gave such
confusing and equivocal answers, hoping
te recover the ling before he confessed Its
loss, that her suspicions ssere aroused, and
quite a serious lovers' epmrrel resulted
therefrom. In fae-i, poor Sum was given
his walking pnp.'rs, and was In misery un
til a kind fate reslured his ring to him by
(he follow lug cuilous means:
Hodden being a swell society man. svell
knoiMi In certain circles, Sam l.s a chicken
l.incier of considerable local repute, and
has a fad nf breakfasting every moi-nlnx
on a new laid ega I'rom his eisvn coop,
svhlch he personally Inspects each das'.
The other morning, while salting and pep
pering his egg, the spoon struck some hard
substance, nnd. thinking It svus u tilt of
shell. Sam attempted to remove It. I'liul
Ing the substunci'. whatever It svas, to be
stuck fast In that clear little albuminous
portion of the egg svhhii contains (he germ
of the future chicken. Sam dipped it out on
his plate, where, to hi utter amnzcmeiit,
ho discovered the topaz setting of ills un
fortunate' ring. A search hi (hi' eoop ills
closed tlie ring Itself, from svhlch the fossi
had suce-eeiled In dislodging the stone. An
explanation was sent Immediately to Miss
Fellclt". und cuids ate out for the wedding.
About ten years ago Mrs, IVpuy, sslfo of
Hemard Iie'puy. a planter on the lied river,
ss'as presented by lier grandmother svlih a
unique pair of earrings pet svith most mag
nlllcenl yellow diamonds. "Take good cate
of these lew els," stiid the old Indy on pre
senting them: "they arc the famous twin
stones, you know, svhlch svere biuuglK
over by my osvn great-gicat-gieat-granel.
mother, who svas a 'Casket tllii.' There Is
a legend lu the family to the effect that
evil svlll i-ome lo some of the family sshen
the stones aro separated." ll Is needless to
say that extreme cure ss'ii taken of the
stones, hut nbout five years ago, by some
unlucky eluitw. ns Mrs. Impuy svas pre
paring fur a hurried visit to tho city to
attend Miirdl flrna. only one nf the fateful
eurrlngs svus put In her Jew-el case, mir
ing the passage flosvn the holler exploded,
tho vessel sank, and Mrs. I lupus, os svell us
several other passengers, was killed.
I'eiiiaps n year after that Mr. Pepuy lind
thn remaining stone set In a mourning
ling, svhlch lie store us u memorial of his
wife. Ill making n trip (o (his city a shoit
time later, and while ssalklng on tho upper
deck of the sti-amhruit us It ui'uied the'
scene of tiio unfortunate explosion In svhlch
his silfo perished, Depuy slipped and fell
h'isilj. When he recovered himself he
found that the memorial ring had disap
peared from Ills tlnrcr. most likely fallen
into the svaters of the river to Join Its mate
which had gone before. This is all singular
enough, but the epieeiest purl of the etoiy
Is vet lo be told. Cine day last summer, us
nepuv svus uHeniptlng to cross the (Ivor
In it skiff. Ihe bout run aground on the sub
merged enel nf ii big sundbur. Thinking to
save time, he got nut of tho skn to ding
It ncros the bar and Poit 11 again on the
oilier side As he pulled (hei boal on diy
land, lie svas intruded by something glls.
Icnlng on the sniul, and stooped down lo
find the tssin stones, one In the old ear
ring, the other In Ihe meinnilul ring, bill
lying side by fide, reunited by the svaters
of the river;
Children ate happy always when mothers
use Dr. I'lice's Halting 1'ow.ler In pastry,
biscuit and cake,
A Hallway 1'urloslt.v.
Is'ew York Advertiser: Work Is about
to begin un u rullroud In Florida svhlch I.
a curiosity of Us kind. Home time ago the
cilUens of Avon I'ark and Haines City.
ITa., believed that a transportation route
coiujeclliig them suiuld bo of jjreul advant
age. The country Is windy and lu.uly lev
el A company ssus foimed, but the people
lacked In capital what llny made up In
inleiprUe. II has been decided, fo the
MannafolureiV Hecord is Infotmeil, lo
build ihe road ssilli wood rails, which are
large enough to be to laid thai they si Hi
be half hulled In the sand, without other
ballast. They are to be held in poltlun b
woodeiv pins, tsso Inches lu diameur and
elKhlieu It" hes long, while ihe ends are
loi.necltd bv Plank coupleis. placed uinti-r-nealh
uiu! held by Pins No I u pound of
metal Will be ued In the i on.iiui Hon uf
the Hack, although the line Silll be lort
mllrs long. The "iuIU" will In furnished
grutts by nropeity owners along tin- iigln-ot-svay.
The company believe, that In u
fesv seal's the fruit, veKAslablv and passen
ger bualllf' US'tr the luille will pay for
regular .Ueel rails, when the others will bo
used for It". A small steam dummy svlll
furnish power for th Avon Hark & Haines
.ow Hates to Colurtido.
Oil Monday, April 15. the I'nton I'aelfle
will sell exclusion llekets to Denver, Col
orado Splints and I'ueblo, ut low I .lie of
117 for the ruuitd trip. Tickets will be
good llfleen iU. One tva late on sume
date only '". Tialu Isasrs 3:3(1 a. m und
7 JO ii. m. (Inlv I'ullmaii palace dining cur
llnu Kansas Cits lo Denser, und only Hue
running 1'uliinun luuii.u leep(i i i
Is Ihu best in all respeci- Ticket of.
(Ices li'W Main 111 eel. luiS Colon n venue
and union nation. Telephone liwi.
J, H. J'HAWLiEV. Gcnerul Actnt.
THE BLACK PEARL
1'rom the t'renrh nf l.eon lie Tlnsenm
Wh-ti th" Parisian nbout the end of Au
gust ink of the "insiillbicncy of water In
the inplt.n," they amue me. At Aden, pn
the H..I sea, a city of W.W) Inhabitants,
luilll on a promomorv or lava, you roulil
not. for all the gold of the, Indies., find n
blade of grass, n eniad leaf, or ,i drop of
"Hut si hat becomes of the ssnler svhlch
falls sshen It inlnii?" I asked my friend,
Pujol, the French consul, who illd the hon
ors on" day when I passeil through Aden
on my way irom i.iuna.
"When It rain the public: cisterns fill
themselves. Hut It I live ye-ar already
since the native. hnve ecn even n cloud In
"Then svhere did Hie svater nt our break
ft table ihl morning come from?
"Oh. that rnme from the fiirtofyt The
Knflleh ilHtlll the sea anil sell lo it an ab
solutely pure nrtlcle titillated fiom nature.
The only objection (o the nrtlilclnl article
I II ruinous cost. .My water bill iilnnuuls
lo ntr lw rrnncs n month i this, of course,
Include my ssife'j baths, for she ubhors
"(irncloits! Hosv then do the poor Arabs
get nlong? They don't seem to hnsc sixty
lotil it year to pend on their drink."
"They are satlslled ssllh the water that
the liimcl bring every day from the hills
yonder, tweiitj -eight kilometers from
I Jolted these fact down In my note
liok, and sve relumed to the consulate,
svhere we ssere it trailed by Madame i'ujol,
a pretty .Marseillaise, sshoni I held met for
(he lint time iha( morning. My friend had
only lately married, nnd hi wife svas not III
love with Aden. We talked off the country
and It social resource, .Madame Pujol
told me with a sigh that her visiting list
contained but tivn names an old HnglMi
womnn, who could not speak two word of
French, mid the nruiirlelre of the Hotel
ele l'Fnlvrs, a strapping Frenchsvom.iii,
mote accustomed to haggle with Arabian
men bants than to talk to a rellncd com
patriot. A 1 was pitying her dreary, existence,
Pujol exclaimed: "Now, my dear, don't
dissimulate. Why do yon hide the fact that
you base an udmlrcr In the Arabian ejuar
The lady looked annoyed and shrugged
her shoulder; "An admirer as black ns
your hat!" she evclnlmisl. .....
"Very Mark, but veiy h.mdome," insist
ed Pujol "Nigra sum sed formo'.i. And
Immensely rich the svealthlest coffee mer
chant lu Aden! That means the pilnlcpal
merchant of Mocha cuff''". 1 svlll take .sou
to see him to-morrosv. oil svlll be nston
Ished nt hi luxurious svay of Using. He
resel In costly carpets and ornaments. Ills
house I a veritable bnz.ir. My svlfe spends
hours theie. nnd. If I didn't object, this ex
cellent .Moiilotid svould olTer her nil the
ti ensures of hi home, under pretext that
Its ornaments please, 'lady.' "
"How miii exaggerate!" sold Madame
I'ujol. more and more vexed. "Don t be
lleie that I make nn Intimate companion
of this negro. Certainly 1 haven't been
there for .1 fortnight."
"My wife Is n little out of sorts, apolo
getically sold the consul, "because this
morning she lost a valuable Jewel,"
"Indeed. I ,un Inconsolable," she added.
"I hnve vainly sought nil day for ii black
pearl out of my earring mat my husband
bought for me nt Ceylon. Hy examining
Its mate you can Judge of their beauty and
Closely looking at the earring, I noticed
Madame Punjol's well-shaped ear nnd the
delicate perfume that emanated from her
person. Soon after I went for a siesta on
ihe roof or the house, according to the cus
tom of the country.
The next day my friend nnd I ssent to the
native quarters to visit "Madame J'ujol's
admirer." We ssere m compauled on our
visit by a eo-p.isseiiger and compatriot who
svas Just finishing his lemr lotmii the world,
He was what you call a savant, always
taking not".", copying Inscriptions, and ad
dressing articles, to (he "Academy," svhose
i oncspondent he cln.tned to be. Moulottd
ben Said, svho speaks Hngllsh like .a city
merchant, and svho Is a superb specimen
of the Arab race, received us splendidly.
Not only did he do the honors of his shop,
hut, what ssas still more Interesting to us.
of Ills home as svell. Towards the end of
our visit we svere eerved with coffee that
Is to sas', nn odorous beverage resembling
our product as much as champagne does
ginger ale and svhlch was accompanied by
the Inevitable chibouk, und the pitcher of
fresh ssater. Water which has come seven
leagues on a camel' luck In leather bot
tles 1 not tempting, but T ssas parched
with thirst, and beside. 1 had tasted svoru
things in th rice plantations of bower
China. Strange! this svater had no taste
of leather. Far from III It svas not per
fectly limpid, but Its taste svas decidedly
agreeable. It smelt e. It did. smell of
siolts. Violet In the heart of Abyssinia!
The savant had made the same discovery
as t had, for after having studied, tnsted,
and sss allow I'd. tie asked me In academic
tone: "Do you notice a peculiar llasor
about this svater'.'"
"Yes." I answered: ."that of violets."
"Hxactly. Well, my dear sir, let me tell
you that amid some of the coal strata In
the earth there are certain products svho-e
odor I analogous lo (hat of the tlosver In
question. Perfumers even used it to adul
terate their extracts. I conclude that this
svater has come in contact svlth Just such
Ham. A coal mine at Aden, sir! Think of
It! Can vou imagine such a stroke of luckV
The smallest bli of coal burned here comes
Hetoupon lh" sav.int deluged our host
with epiestlons a to the exact location of
the spring svhein e the camels brought their
dulls- loud, lie would liavit gone there Im
mediately, notwithstanding; the distance,
but his steamer svas to sail that night. He
ss-anted at least lo bottle a sample of this
fragrant svater to have it analysed at the
Mining School. What astonished me most
was lo seo the s Islble embarrassment that
our discovery caused Mouloud ben Said.
.lust hefnie leasing I paured myself an
other tumbler full of svater, sshen I heard
In my glats the click of a hard substance,
mid to mv sihiiiikc I found this to be a
black pearl, the mate of the one which
Mine Pujol had shosvn me the day b--fon
. and, now that I came to think of It,
I recognUed lh" perfume. How ridiculous
this savant sslth his coal theory appeared
to me mid mv poor trlend Pujol! What
could I do'.' The superb Mouloud svas
wulchtne me in n svay 1 did not hair laucy,
and the pro-cm e of the husband, the prin
cipally lntereMe.l party, hampered me con
fd.krably In my investigation, I sadly
thought that consular Inviolability, though
will ten In (he laws of men, ssas evidently
unknown in Arabs at Aden. Whilst the
savant svas coiking Ills bottle, I, under pre
text of pouring some svater on m hands,
succeeded without detection tn obtaining
possession of the pearl. 1 was determine.)
to sate something for Pujol. As wo left
the Arab's hoiKe, the mineralogist went
Immcilialcly to the dock. I n-cessailly had
tu go to the consulate lo restore tho pearl
to niadame. Luckily, Pujol let me return
alone, us hinducss with the captain called
Ji t nt un boat. I lite steamer.
"Heroin ml. lu,; my adieu, madams," I
said In rather severe, yet calm tones, "per
mit me to restore to yon this penrl."
She gave a little cry of Joy, "My peatl!
How lucky! svhere did you nnd it V
"A I Mouloud ben Kali'," I answered,
emphasizing emh syllabic. "I found It
theie a short lime ago. Thank Hod Pujol
Is Ignorant of my discover."
And us she litiked at me svlth wide-open
astonished eyes, "I knosv nothing more," I
continued svlih dignity, "and I want to
know nothing. Fscless In add, I shall act
ilke a gentleman, and svlll speak to no one
of (his sad alfnlr. Hood-tiy madame!"
1 left (he room almon without touching
her bund, but showing all m Indignation
In a last loak. I wanted her lo know (lint
at least she had not deceived inc. I found
my friend on board and embraced him
with mi effusion that astonished him.
Piior Pujol! An hour later 1 carried my
seciet fur from Aden.
The olhtr ilns I met Pujol and Ills wife
on the boulevard. They seemed more'
tenderly attached than over; the tsso black
pearls again adorned lh young svomiinV
ears. We nil dined together, and naturally
(ulked about Aden.
"liy (he svay," said the consul, "you taxed
our Imaginations lor a week by your lucky
lind nt .siouluuil's. Weren't you lather
Just then I svas more embarrassed than
puttied, and I muttered an answer that
lind neither rhyme nor leason.
"Wo tuund out, a week after our de
partmc," explained Pujol. "Hint my t-er-vi
Mt had inseutcd u fafutriil.tr plan in in
"i use Ids pel quli.lt cs. He resold (o (he
Arab the water which my wife used tor
hei baths. We think tin- pearl must have
laden Into the bath. tub and thus whs
taken to Mouloud ben Said s. How- did you
"Puiiilcu I came near swallowing it!"
I exclaimed, glancing at the blushing
That did not prevent our servant's full
oc-jiint ot the undiscovered coal-pits of
Ad i.-u lioui being I cud at the Academy uf
Dr. Adam Smith, svrote of "Tho Wealth
or Natlon." Dr, Price's Hiking Powdtr
looks utter their health.
Texas Sifting: "You had better not ask
pap for my hand just nosv," said Hlrille
Mi'illunU to Pete Amsteidnm.
"He Is an nwtul bud raise. He has
just had to pay olio of my millinery bills."
"Now's the lime lo usk him. Jto svlll
want to shove you off on somebody else."
Ten cents a week.
At your door every monilnj.
fl.OQ n year by mull.
Tell your ntiuhbor,
A ('KMTttltY AHO.
Mint the Newspapers Told of Intereit lo
This was a dull week for new 1W years
ago. This aftermath of Washington's
birthday was the most striking feature of
the nesvspnpers. A belated recognition of
the president' blrlhdny In Philadelphia
on lVbriiafj J', took the form of a ball and
supper nt lielli-r'i', given by tho City Danc
ing Assembly, and graced by tho pretence
of the president and .Mrs. Washington.
The esent brought together "1M ladles and
hcarls- tssice thnt number of gentlemen."
according to the llaiettc of tho United
Allllctlon came lo Governor flcorge Clin
ton, of New York, lh the death of hi l
yenr-old daughter, Martha Washington
Clinton. In , Philadelphia, Congressman
Alexander Mebane, or North Carolina, was
married to "the nmlnhle Miss Anna Clay
poolc, daughter or the late Htorge c. Clay
poole." Joseph Habersham, of (leorgla.
was made postmaster general of the t'nlted
Hl.t! e nnd Jonathan .tnekson, of Massa
liiiitetts, comptroller of Ihe treasury. The
second session of the Third congress ex
pired -Match 3, nfler t career more useful
than niiv of It predecessors. It was said.
It mi till congres sshlch llxed the term
of ti-ldiJice In this rounlry, making for
eigners iliglblc to citizenship at five years.
J ti 17"S 111- probationary term wn.t In
creased lo rouricen years, oniy io uc rc
dtli ed Inter.
In Huston. Oovernor Samuel Adams, the
man from sshoni Napoleon borrossed the
phroc dc'crlblng Hiigland as "a nation of
shopkeepers," Issued a proclamation set
ting apart April 2 ns a day of faMIng ami
prayer, From Ncwbilr.sport came this
news paragraph, rcprlhled here simply to
Illustrate the moaning which a word nosy
familiar In slang, or, ns Ihe dictionaries
say, "colloquial l.'nlted Htatc," had In
"The story of the vessel ssilh n long pas
sage, the crow intlng a man, etc., proses
to be a litun." Fiom Newburyport nlso
came this funny story of an Incident
thoroughly Yunkce in Its humor!
"We are sorry to hear Hint a misunder
standing look place In this town the other
day betssien two gentlemen, the effect of
sshlch prodticd n challenge on the part ot
one, svhlch ssas Immediately accepted by
the other. The place agreed on for the de
cision of the coiilat was a remote part of
the town. At the hour appointed one ot
the ircntlcmen nppcired with a pair of pis
tols, and being ur.i'ertnln whether they
svould not exhaust tlir ammunition before
satisfaction v. ns ohtalnul, he brought
wotds along also. The gentleman and
his seconds had not Is-en long on the snot
before his antagonist sent it small dog
armed svlth a ssvord arid it bayonet by his
side, svhlch mnde him look truly en mllt
.alre, the sight of whom had such on ef
fect on the duelist thnt he smoto the
ground nnd appeared more mortllled than
If the brace of balls It.ul pierced his boJy,
or the polgnnrd enterit! his heart."
A brutal murder wnn committed In An
tlover, -Mass.. svhere Cuptaln Charles Fur
bush, a revolutionary ititnot, was hacked
to pieces In his lied by n nesro, Pomp, who
lived In hi family.
Information reached Vew- York of th
death, by guillotine, la France, of Jenn
Haptlsle. Carrier, the nmnster ssiio, tinder
Itobesplerre, and In the. name of repub
lican patriotism, had committed Nero-like
Union college, Schenectady, received Its
charter from the regents of Nesv York,
ami the students then In attendance there
welcomed the nesss with nn Illumination
.Mr. HIar.ey arrived In- Norfolk, Vo., on
his svny lo Philadelphia, with the treaty
negotiated by John Jay with Knglnnd.
Mr. Juv w-a not expected In New York
undl May, although a vigorous, and, as It
proved, a successful campaign to make
iilm governor of Nesv York svas going on.
Nesv York Advertiser.
Dr. Parkhurst said, relative to reform,
"We can't get along ssithotit women,'1
They Insist on Dr. Price's Halting Poss-der
as munition of svur.
A Pit I CM ' -NOllI.i: SVOItK.
Ills Olorlout Self-'-acrltlc In the Forest
The exploit of the brave engineer who
piloted his train through the tornado of
llame In the Minnesota forest tires and
rescued ssvarms of terror-stricken refugees
has made him famous; but the self-sacrlllce
of a poor parish priest in Hinckley has,
hardlj been mentioned, although ..,ere svas
In It much of the tlnest quality of heroism.
From Ihe moment when the destruction
of the town ssas menaced by the lupldly
iidvaiuing wave of name he ceased to
think of himself and devoted nil his ener
gies of mind and body to the protection and
rescue of others.
He ssent from house to house, svarnlng
the inmates of tlielr peril and begging them
to take refuge In iiand pits svhere there was
svater. Vs'h'le panic-stricken n)en were hur
ncsstnir. horses and frantically seeking lo
escape in(o the burning; svoods he svns
calm and collected, reassuring e'veryone
svhom he met, yet pointing out the only
ch.iui.e of safety.
H- led one group after another to the
sand dts when they ssere beside them
selses from fear and excitement. When eme
plave ot refuge svas overcrowilesl he found
another and begged the stragglers to fol
The woods ss-ore flaming on es'ery side
and the refugee's standing In the svater felt
In their faces the scorching breath of the
storm of tire. The good priest had words
of encouragement for nil. lie held children
In his arms; he supported fainting svotuen
when they ssere falling from flight and
fndgue: lie put the stoulest-hearted nun
to shame by his coolness, cheerfulness nnd
Willi hi' hat he poure-d ss'ntcr on the
heads of women and children In thnt fiery
furnace. He took the coal from his back
and lot.- It In half. One fragment he dlpneil
In svater and bandaged the fotehead of a
svam.'in with a child clinging to her. The
other half he wound around the heads ot
tsvo helpless children sshose faces svere
scorched svlih tho heat of the burnlns
Hareheaded and In shirt slees'es he stood
among the dying nnd ministered to them
while he had strength to btnnd, eyes (o
see nnd voice to utter words of immfort
and hope. HI svas the spirit of sclf-sacrl-tlee
and of ministry to the needy, nnd
whether shosvn In Catholic or In Protestant
It 1 worthy of high commendation.
The flight of the train through the burn
ing forest svns the more .tilling story In
print, but what could hnve been nobler or
inoie heroic than this devoted man's work
mo sng his Hock !
Them svere deeds of valor arid chivalry
belore the walls of Zuipheii In Flanders,
but one net of self-eaerlllcu alone Is remem
bered. Sir Philip Sidney, wounded, dying
and burning svlih thirst, put usviiy from
his osvn lips the bottle of water svhlch hud
been brought lo him In his agony and gave
It to a cuinmon soldier covereei svith gore
who had glanced ut him wistfully Youth's
ALL STA Villi IN.
A Little (.nine of llraiv I'oker That Knr
plUi d the Pbl)ers,
From the Washington Post,
A i.u ly of Use gentlemen were playing
a Utile game of poker at the home of
a friend the oilier night, nnd had n must
lemarkable expel lencii ssith the cards. The
old gentlemen who llsei lu tho house Is u
Herman, and Is very fond of tho game of
pinochle. He svns pot present at the limn
the pol.er players started their game, but It
seems had left u pinochle deck lying on tho
mantelpiece svhen he it'llrtrd early in the
evenluii. The younger crowd svere playing
10 cent ante and -J cent limit, and hud play,
ed nbout nn huur si hep one of tho young
fellosvs discovered that, owing lo his run
of bad luck, lie was $10 loser. Seeking to
retrieve hs lost chips, he suggested n
cliunge of decks, and basing seen another
deck on the mantelpiece, procured it and
started to deal,
Flvo hands svere thrown aiound and tho
betting began. They nil stayed. The llrst
mun bet tint limit and was nilseil. Thn
next man squeezed his hand n fesv seconds,
nnd raised again. So It went all mound the
lublu, every player iiilslng (ho bet as it
came to his turn. Finally they all rnii out
of chilis, hut they kept on belling, anil
nivernl crisp gteenbacks svere put In the
pot. When tho shosv.dosvn catno u riot svas
narrowly iivtiied. One matt lind four (ices
cud n king, svhllc. thu man next tu him
held four kings mid nn nee. Another threw
dosvn four jacks und a queen against u
fourth bund, svhlch lomalmil threo queens
and a pair of kings. Thu tlfth man wasn't
In It at all, for hit only held (hiee (ens und
a, smaller pair. The old .gentleman's
pinochle deck had done. It all. All bets
svere declared olf nnd the game Mopped.
It took them ull the list of the night to
divide tho pot iiccoiiIIiib to the beta that
hud been made, after svhlch one of ihu
players ald a bad ward nnd threw tho
double deck Into the II I'Q.
Washington Star: ."Which reaches you
tho quicker," usked the teacher, "sight or
"Sound," replied tho nesv boy,
"No, William; that's not (ho rlfht an
swer. Sight reuches tin tlrst. If you watch
u band plalng a good way off you'll be8
the drummer hit the drum a second or so
before you hear the sound of It,"
"Yes'iii. Hut sometimes tight don't reach
"fan you give un example?"
"ViVm. The nesv postotllce. Pa said
this morning that he had been hearing
about the nesv postoiiice for ihe ldl ten
yesrs- and wouldn't ee it for the neTt
h all it will cost to buy a Commonwea'th Land
and Development Company's Bond. A fortune
is to be
If you take advantage of this offer. It comes
A reliable business institution, whose methods
are well indorsed.
Is all it will take to buy a bond. Call on or
Rooms 4 and 5, Bunker Building,
Kansas City, Mo.
Missouri Trust Company. - . .. .,
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FACTS AIIOUT LO.NDON.
Some of the Interesting Things of n Single
Many curious nnd Interesting facts about
Iondon life nre annually revealed to us In
the reports of the chief commissioner of
police. Colonel Sir l-Mssard Hrudford's
notes and tlgures for last year, says the
London N'ews, show us ourselves us our
bend policeman sees us. Our rate of
grosvth, as measured by him in mere length
of new streets, Is not so fast as It svas. We
lias-n hardly added eighteen miles to our
streets, whereas the year before the meas.
nred extension of our thoroughfares ss'as
thirty-one miles. Hoth llgmes nre far be
low the unparalleled record of I'M. svhen
sse summed up our growth In eighty-six
miles of lidded streets and squares, llut
It Is not to be Inferred that sve are building
houses In the same diminishing proportion.
It Is In the large houses that the falling
oft has taken place. Wc are building more
compactly. Into fourteen miles less space
sse have put 1,WW more houses. That Is,
comparing last year svlth the preceding'
Altogether, close upon 13,CwO nesv houses
were added to London last year. We have
to go back to lSs.l, to lind a lnrger record.
It Is evident that the Hut system, as svell
us the cessation of building by the wealthy,
has much to do with this striking curtail
in cut of our building space.
We are not using more cabs. The num
ber of cabs licensed Is nearly stationary nt
10,S'.i, nnd Is silll wo below our cab supply
In Us?. The h.Hisom cabs Increase, but the
four-wheelers go out In greater proportion.
The omnibuses and tramway enrs are not
diminishing. Their number Is not far short
of 3,.Vsi. A3 a cab-taking class, sve number
among us some sery careless people, who
nr' much indebted to the honest cab-drlser
More than 10,ejo purses svere left In cabs
last year. It Is past comprehension how
ninety-four svntches should be left lu cabs,
and more astonishing still that forty
three clocks ihould has'e been forgotten.
Pieces of Jcsvelry to the number of f.Gt,
and 11!' coins. Including 57 K0h ones, were
also laken 10 Scotlnnd s'.ird by (he honest
cabby. Altogether "S,S70 articles left In
hackney nnd stage carriages found their
svay to Scotland yard. Drivers nnd con
ductors svere the richer for their honesty
bv ftbout fj.roo ptld In resvards. One hnppy
fellow took K."i in one sum. Londoners not
only loe their money and jewels In cabs,
(hey lose themselves In almost preclsely
(he sume manne-r. We have noted that
2S.:70 things svere left In the public con
s'oyniices: Just 1's.oit persons were reported
missing. The number of the found is al&o
curiously near In both cases. Fifteen thou
sand lost articles svere given back to their
owners; ji.iukj missing persons were le
btored to their friends.
Serious crime In Indon Is decreasing.
What Sir Kdwnrd Ilradford calls felonies
relating to property nre a fraction os'cr
three- to one thousand of population, svheie
ns ten years ago they used to be nearer
lls-e. Iturglnrles have dropped from C37 to
.). and the liousebreakers chiefly flourish
at thrt expense of the poor, svho have to
leave their humble dwelling unoccupied
fcr hours nt a time. Tho chief commis
sioner has grudge against the light sen
tence tendencies of the time, where they re
sult In leniency to thcife robbers of the
poor. It Is ple-asant to note thnt our brave
policemen, svho have often to suiter in do
ing their duty, are not without praise svhen
they do it svell. The chief commissioner
himself has commended 1,5(13 out of the
lS.nod under his command. The number of
eiiinmeniled Is Increased by the magis
trates and others to nearly 1,000. Courage
and promptitude In stopping, or attempting
to 'toil, runaway horses. In killing or
seizing mad dogs, or in rescuing persons
from drosvnlng or other danger, and hu
mane conduct to destitute persons, nrc
among the svell chosen reasons for com
mendation. Dr. Price's Ilaklnr Powder as dells-ered
In homes Is of the same supreme quality
that entltli'd it to highest honors at the
ONLY ll.NK I.KTTIIK I.KrT OUT.
"Ilosrl" Complaint (.isen at an llseusn for
an Ailor'i Inability to Appear.
In e'lirly stock days of Washington, be
fore the sparring sysem svas In vogue,
it often happened that some bibulous mem
ber of thu company sought surccuse of sor
low in n Mowing bowl, says the Washington
l'ost. Salaries hud not reached thnt tob
uluus outline, which nosv pmvutls, and the
ghost did not nlssiiys walk, nnd, therefore,
there svas nlsvays morn or less t-orrow to bu
appealed In tho popular taprooms about
tosvn svhere tho "profession" congregated.
It happened on ono occasion that a too lib
el ill Indulgence had rendered horn ele com
bat one of tho leading members or tho com
pauy.svho is still a prominent und popular
actor to-day. It svas not tho llrst time that
ho had been discovered In a helpless condi
tion Just us tho curtain was nbout to go
up, but ho svas cast tor h leading part on
this Jul 1 titular night and there was gnat
excitement on the stage. It was decided to
Mihstitutc unuthcr bill, and tho iiucstlnti
nosv turned on tho nature of thu explana
tion tn bo made to the ss'altlng uudleiic.
"Announce that Mr. mown has hud 11
snelileu attack of cholera morbus or bowel
eiiniplHlm," said tiio distressed manager of
tho theater to the stage manager.
This svorlhy wns a lieas'y-volced Individ
ual, with it strong Dublin accent, nnd n
Celtic temperament svhlch inclined 10 tho
humorous. Ho inuilu Ida ssuy before the
oiirtiiln, bowed, und In Ids deep, rolling
voice, addressee tho iiiidlenco us follows;
"Ladles und gentlemen: 1 regret to an
nounce! tnat (he management Is obliged to
change tho bill to-night, owing to .Mr.
Hi osvn, svho has had a severe attack of
The luiilleiico caught the spirit of the
joke, und, umld general laughter, nettled
dosvn to the enjoyment of tho performance.
IT) lug I'mler Wuter.
When the penguin in the London zool
oslcal garden Is fed. the llsh nre thrown
Into the wuter, and the bird, svhlch cannot
Hy In air or sssim on the turfaco of the
water, at once plunges in, und Is trans
formed into a sssift and beautiful creature,
liiiadcd with globules of qulckfctlver, svhero
thu air clings to the tiuse feuthers. una
Hying through tho dear and svuveless
elepths with arrowy Mierd and powers ot
turning1 far greater thnn In uny known
form of aerial lllght. The rapid and steady
strokes of tho wings uro exactly similar
to those of the nlr bin!, while the feet
float straight out, level with Its body,
unused for propulsion, or even as rudders,
and u little needed In Its progress us those
or the wild duck when on the sting. The
twists nnd turns necesfcurs to follow the.
nctlvu little lUh nro made wholly by Ihu j
StrOKvS 01 una iTiiiK auu mo vusftauon or
movement In the other: and the tlsh tir
chased, caught and ssvallowc-d without the
slightest lelaxatlon of speed In a subma.
rlue flight svhlch Is quite us rapid as that
of most btrd$ svhlch take their prey In
New Sleepers ou the Alton,
ntjlnnlng with April lit, the Clilcsro &
Alton Itallroud will run two sleepers dally
in their "lit. Louis Limited" between Kan.
bjs City and til. Louis. The ttvoew sleep.
Jii- curs unfeigned to this service are named
tho "llujestic und "Teutonic." after tho
two new White Slur, line Atlantic ocean
steamers. Each year brings bomeihlng new
lu the camuuacrs art ana with each 1m
provement wc exclaim that surely nothing
more can be added. Viewing the new Alton
tlccpers, with their urge, roomy compart
ments, drasvine rooms, and perfectly ap-1
folnted toilet rooms, one would Imagine
ht builder poutiicd th lmp of AlUdln.
11 n WAS IN I.OVK.
Willing to Square a Debt If Helped tn 'Win
Philadelphia I'ress: Getting: a man a
svlfe Is 11 nesv ss'uy of seiunrlng; n debt.
Cupid causes many queer situations and
he now comes to the front. KlvlnB more
trouble. Henry Ityor, throuRh Attor
neys Cnlhuun und Johnston, sued
George Koell to recover n debt of $200.
Hoth men llvo In McKeesport. Hyor al
leKed thut ho ((greet to sell Koell .1 lot
tn thut city for l"00. It svus to bo paid
for In tsvn uiiiHi.il Instalments. Koell
paid $1 ilosvn svhen the nprreement of
sale svns sIbuciI and thu deed for the lot
svns Klvon '" him In February, 1SD3.
Koell has paid notlilnK since and the;
suit svus brought to recover the full
amount svlth Interest.
Attorney T. C. Jones filed tho answer
of Koell to the suit. The defense made
is a novel one. Koell admits the agree
ment of sale, the reception of the deed
nnd the non-payment of the $200. He
says, however, that he has d "set-off."
Hyer, It Is alleged, svent to Koell In
March, ISIH, nnd revealed his heart. He
svas In los'c. As all lovers are, he was
In great fear that his los-o was not re
turned. In this case there were eood
grounds for his fear. The object of his
love ss-as younp;, ss-hlle he had passed
the period of impetuous youth and was
many years her senior. He! had ventur
ed to offer tokens or his affection, but
ssiii lecelved ssith coldness.
The youiipr lady svho had kindled the
fire of love In his heart svas Miss Kato
Hosvers, a handsome damsel of JlcKees
port. She svns a friend uf the Koell
family, and to them liyer turned tn his
distress. Ha told Koell and his ss'ife, It
is stated, that he had met Miss Bosvers
and loved her and desired to make her
his wife, but lie ss'as afraid she ss-ould
not consent to marry him. If Koell and
his svlfe, he said, ssould speak a Rood
word to her for him and obtain her con
tent to marry him lie svould nllow them
a credit of $100 on the amount they
owed him. He ss'ould also Klve them as
long: a time as they desired to pay the
Knell nnd his wife readily consented
to do everything; Hyer requested nnd,
they say, kept tlielr word. They pre
sented liyer's good qualities in a favor
able light to Miss Bosvers, and she soon
saw svhnt a line man he svas. Tho re
sult ssas all that could be expected; on
Juno I, 1S!M. Hyer and Miss Bosvers svere
married. Tills, It Is alleged, wiped out
the $100 owing to Byer.
A further credit Is nlso claimed.
It is asserted that for seven months
.Mrs. Koell tended lo Byer's clothes and
mended them. This, it is asserted, ss'as
ss-orth $1 a month, or $2S. Koell admits
that he owes Hyer $S3 svith interest, but
In accordance with the arrangement
svhen ho prosecuteel Byer's suit svith
Miss Bosvers it Is not yet due nnd pay
able. Koell Is out of ss'orlc noss-, but ns
soon as he cun get the money ho will
settle for the balance. Meanwhile it is
prayed that 'the suit be dismissed.
HE WANTLII TO KNOW.
As It Was Ills rirst Lxperlenee In n Smash
up. He SS'as Anxious.
Cincinnati Tribune: It wns a farmer
looking man, ssith one arm In a sling
nnd a bandage over lilt eye, svho wan
dered Into tho otllce of tho stierlnten
dent. "I was In that Ilttlo smash-up down
nigh I'lunUville," said the farmer-looking
man, and then he smiled;
"I guess lie can be llxed up for not
moro than $D0," thought tho superin
tendent. "Yns, I was there," continued tho vis
itor, ssith a chuckle. "Jlst sallin" along,
smooth as grease, llstenin' to a hook
nosed feller tellln' n funny story, svhen
all of a sudden korblip! That there olo
car svent sallin' so high thut I could
see the gray hairs in tho whiskers of tho
man In the moon, nnd then she conm
dosvn. Hosv she. did come dosvn! Ami
svhen I come to, there sot that hook
nosed feller svith his hook-nose chang
ed to a pug; another feller 'hout seven
foot high svas hung ticross the hell ropo
like a snake hung up fer rain, and os'ct.
In tho svoodbox. svas a fat woman
jammed In so light that she couldn't
even holler couldn't do nothln' but
niako faces. Hy gravy, it svas the fun
niest time 1 ever had In all my life nnd
so thought hosv much ex try you thort
I'd orter pay fcr the fun you gimme."
Tho superintendent su,t thero svlth hli
mouth open for so long that the farmer
looking mun gresv alarmed nnd tied.
Pr, Price's Baking Powder was adjudged
highest honors at ss'orld's and gold medal
at Mldtsinter fair.
AnliuiiU at Play.
Young animals In n state of nature, ltks
children amuse themselves by going
thiough the actions they svlll moat ilkeiyi
have to carry out In earnest after they
have left their parents. The mlmlo fight
gone (hrough hy the cubs of the fox, tho
utter nnd the badger end nt times In real
pitched battle, and their milk-teeth are aj
sharp us r alius.
Ko the little demons for the time belnir
ss'orry, tug. snarl, shriek and scieam, un
til paternal uuthorlty puts 11 stop to their
unruly behavior. Like ch.ldren, they soon
full out; it Is a sign of good health, When
a quarry is brought in, no matter ssiiae
it may be fur. feather, or tin they ure alj
at It; each one ssants moro than his mouth,
svlll hold; but this fun dots not List, for thu
mother sometime Ihe father breaks it un
and divides It in fair proportions.
If they do not act as their loud parents
think they ought to do, ufter ull the ex
amples set them, they get punished; tha
parents have tsso ways ot taking a cub by
the neck, one Is very pleasant and thu otlu
er Is the reverse, lilacksvood's .Magmjlne,
Washington Star; "The officer of our
beat." said the lone-suffering citizen,
"seems, to be very Indifferent to tils duties 'I
"Indeed!" said the otllclal.
.."yi'i"; Jla BP.lnd5 "early all hl time lo
the kitchen with the servants."
"Tnat shows his nttlntion to duty. Ha
wants to kape pouted aa all that goes art
In the neighborhood."
Chicago I'uilrr Spoilsmen,
Chicago Itecord: "Have you got mv etarts
antern and mariner's compass all ready?"
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eooM 'V.'dSf' IS Ve dowlnl5"" V
through the dust itonu." R aonn w
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