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RICHMOND. RAY COUNTY, MISSOURI, FEBRUARY 1888.
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COO Main St., KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
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Furniture, Stovcs.and Tinware
We also carry a full stock of the celebrated
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Como and seo our Goods, get our prices and secure bargain
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Wagons and Buggeis
Where you may rely on getting an HONEST job and' one
worth the money. Our work has for 18 years been sold o
our neighbors, whom we see daily. They are not afraid to
drive as fiat or load as heavy as thep wish, knowing that
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say that of an eastern job? We have also just received a
car load of the famous
WOOD MOWERS AND BINDERS,
Whose record ot continuous popularity and present success is
not equalled by any other, machine in tbo Trwld.- -oili
goods and get our prices. .
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.A.. J. BOTTS,
East side of the Square, Richmond, Ho.,
General Dealer in
Stoves, Hardware, Tinware and Cutlery.
Solo Agent for the Celebrated
Carton Hot-air Furnace
Pumps of all Kinds
And sizes furnished to-order.
GUTTERING AND ROOFING
Done in a workmanlike manner.
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Having msorlstcd with my Blacksmithing a Flrst-Clas. Wood Workoian'anO
arii ju prepared u do all kinds of Repairing In the wood work line.
MIOliSE-SllOEIJW a Specially.
' Will manufacture Buirgles. Farm and Spring Wagons, Plows and everythlnt
appertaining lo tn Wagon or Carriage Biuluw. We use none but the wry btw
material In our work.
t'AI.NI'lND ol ot all klndi done promptly and in good style.! the Lowes
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WE HAVC DECIDED TO OFFER OUR
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rather than rlaa thaaapenaaof an auction.
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CCO. E. BROWN & CO., AURORA, KANE CO., ILLINOIS
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IS.irial Cases Caskets.
All waJilud and padded. Also a full Una of Burial Suit, and Holes at
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l,ave opened out, in
the room 1 door west t-f the
Hughes Bank, a most com
plete and well selected line of
T E BEST
all I m parted vajrllnc. ttwl crown it np our
an 'ltd. th- rl,(.ir.-wl hnndina and UidltiJuaJ uj"t
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rt-tti buretuliiai f.ftitU).
run in lamiiHtr, "ill ite)
puniy. -m jrsn aim wniirnicnw.
More fccinoutial than the nrildi.rv
kirn, ai u cnaut bp .nib in rompptl-
cidii wit i tho multnuitt. or low tpat,
short weight alum or phoarhate pow
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C. T. QARNEE, Jr.,
Haviim clirrrw of Uie well known N. Me-(it.-
A'tira-. uf tttj Itti-uriU ( icty county. I
)rvnnd U runaii curreut Ab(rm.l) nl tillr
U nil Umii tn Liie county, pronitly tid fur rru
oiwLIp vlin vs. twd prv(ir till kind ol DhU
ki)J d(iiivfiiut; tUo iouu Moor) l lowrtrw
ukkh K w 'Ui C T. Ovar A 8on, on Main it.
ID HUtfllflSlllOck. ao-ri
MOKEY TO LOAN-!
Cq Improved Farmi,
For Long Iioih,
At lw iiu? of lnlercflt.
d missions Hvaamiahle.
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1 have two thomughbitd lulls for
block on hand tor fie at alt
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tf Morion. Kay o M-i.( nnd Inspect
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f r mi tit all avuMii4 of ttir- jr. l'rio re
HonaO v aii'l 'jualtiy of atuck a poo I'd lo uune.
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l.ricea or couit ui miny ht'ti. AilUnai a
ISAAC H. ZIMMERMAN,
You uk Ili;lU ijr wle at H-taauuaule rlrai.
Farm tix aitla nortbwt of K.uut ille, lUr
Vfjtoti.ble, Flowtr, i'leld O C
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by mall fio a,i)ll atlun.
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tfti ; p'.funrln-iii ;Ue lutrllei., an.i I- .Ijlv ftnitlloi.ti
buil.t n. wtni Vriii'Hi tu.U(tifi.tlon re
Inirirrd or lo-t V It nil I, unj l.rh.L'i back
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ri u. i J ui1 trs-vil.'i !y Ihuir (he NyatttUl Uolual
Uwdoprtaelug Iniiucma of MulurLi.
lrtc-fcl oo twr Jkittlo r4 oitncca.
FOH HALE liY ALL DliUOUlJia,
6TRAUDE & tOti.
Proprietor. Vain Street Met Market
We are now furnlihln tbe beat meat,
ol .11 kind., and will make and anil
auup, head-cheeae, Ae. Id aeaaon. We
lay ouly tbe beat ol animal., butcher
Uittm carefully and Handle olaaaly. We
aak a eontluiutlon of the patroaagh al
lb. yubllv 4Mf
l-Jarlj Poem by the Anthor or 1
(Tn hi. rftunrr rt.y. flrnml tw W.ll.c
w.. otvanlnnallr alvrn tu v.'n.o. Th. follow.
Ii llnr, nntlr unr.rthnl from wim. oiil
p. poniln hi. dli w.ro amung bl. early fffuiu
LINt. AnnRRMIinTOTItl LltlTWnHATPIQtP
MT ITT rtOKH. AR AVTRK-TflOlTUnT.
Tw.a a Hills thlnr. a almpl. tloiluM.,
Vft I naitinnt tuaati l t-i w
Th blotrfnlroii from iho wmindfou aniwem)
" .u iviiiirve id yuur yo.
01'1yl 'Iwnn worth a world of thanks
Not thfl thankt whtrh wall on wonla.
Tit hhtntl'rinjr aytlahloa Uiai too oltl'd
Kir BQiJM like bllodod Uirdt.
Ko: hut Utntft ht tn llnar'rtnr kliaci;
And ai 1 wniihl hmvn anokon.
But that another' wtvioina; upon
Tour llpa remaina uobrukou.
Ah I th panpr of th farr a.ftT-thmi;ht,
I-aaTirarfl id th nfxt day en l ml
Wlin i if I batl analohi'd rnur hand, aod left
klaa lo tbe pcrl-rid palm;
Ttin olaanM ibv ftnrera olnart while the klia.
Warm ava flrt ami num tat. ,i.w
Tbrltird your bean and all It roatful heavtnf
Bay " had t-arrd would ynuT
&aiiort irawa, tn Hnrpar'a Biayatlne.
HIS AVI FE S SECIvET.
Warrtin Hamilton UcM the nw and
nnaxi4H)td dovloDmenk of hii mnr-
ricd life with a diitermiatlon to get
w mu uuiloiii mi 1110 mysiflry wiiuoui
making a fool of himself, after the
manner of iome men he knew, or al
lowing any mean mspicion to get the
upper hand of him.
lie was a cool clear-headed lawyer,
accustomed to weigh auspicious cir
cumstances carefully before admitting
them Into a logical course of reason
ing. Vet tt was scarcely possible that he
should be able to take a fair dispas
sionate view of his own case, particu
larly as he idolised his wife, and was
on that account so mu'h the more sen
sitive to the slightost breath or touch
But there was something more than
a breath in the casv.
It had come to his knowledge, by
fmra accident, that his wife was me ri
ng someone secretly, by appoint
ment, that the "someone' was a man,
not tbe most reputable-looking indi
vidual for a lady to associate with on
In connection with this fact, and
seemingly dependent upon it, a change
had come over her.
She seemed to shrink from him, to
avoid his glance, his touch, his ca
resses, in a strange half-frightened
bhe no longer lavished upon him
those little daily tendernesses in which
tlie heart of a loving woman overflows
toward tbe man she loves.
Ue had ferreted out queer cases for
his clieots, and now tbatone had come
to his own door his professional
knowledge of the uncertain nature of
circumstantial evidence warned him
to suspend his judgment, curb his
heartache, and blue the time when, of
ber own accord, the would conudeall
On thought haunted him persistent
. It was it must be. something
connected with her past life, for every
page of this year of marriage had been
open to him until the past two weeks.
He had gone to a distant part of
England ou legal business of a pecu
liar nature, and met her at the boose
of a gentleman to whom he had a let
ter of introduction. S e was a widow,
whose husband had been killed in a
frightful railway accident that had
left many of Its victims unrecognisa-
She was the danirhterof aohysiclan.
who had M t ar a anomU foriuncwhlob
had been squandered by her husband,
who was most worthiest and dissipa
ted. Warren Hamilton had met Evelvn
Arnold, as we have said, and had been
overtaken by love in this golden In
dian summer of his life overtaken as
surely and swiftly as by the first pas
sion of his early manhood.
Their difference in age only seemed
to increase the attraction between
them. Warren' was one of those men
who ripen slowly, and who- stand at
fifty-five or sixty in a fine perfection
of physical as well as moral and in
tellectual strength and beauty.
His eyes were dark and brilliant,
with the fire and passion of youth tn
them stilt, yet tempered and subdued
to a "stiller flame" by the mellow pro- :
cess of years. His abundant silver
grey hair made a rather picturesque
setting to one of those rare fresh faces
that retain clear flesh tinta to three
score and ten: and which comes by in
heritance, and are preserved by cor
rect living. He was large and of tine
roportlon He was a man to win
ove and retain it, and, since the years
had added so much more than they
had taken, what wonder that Evolyn
loved nim almost at first sight? i
He had brought her home a bride
within a few weeks after the Hi st meet- ;
ing. To Kvelyn the care and chival
rous tenderness by whioh he sur
rounded her had been a revelation of
what true manhood in a husband
both Arnold had been coarse by nat
ure, thoroughly unprincipled, and
given over to toe degrading appetite
of a drunkard. Her pride had been
strong; she had married aguinst the
wishes of her friends, and they never
knew to what extent she suffered at
There were things tn the past at
which she never more than hinted to
her husband, so degrading did thev
seem, so deep was her sense of humili
ation, betb Arnold bad not stopped at
words. A deep ugly soar on the fair
smooth arm, fust below the elbow,
brought a question from her husband.
"It was Seth," she had said unwill
ingly. "Ho did nut know what ha
Warren made no comment; he could
not trust himself; but the thought that
this delicate loving woman, with the
pathos ot a wounded life in ber dark
eyes, had been the victim of such bru
tality, lent an added tenderness to hit
To-night he bad shut himself In his
library with some legal papers that
had a bearing upon a case tliat he had
on hand, but ne could not fix his mind
upon them. His judgmeut became
more clouded tbe more be thought of
Evelyn had seemed unusually 111 at
ease with him that evening, tie bad
made an attempt to win ber con li
dence; had taken ber into his arms
when she tried to evade him, with a
touch of authority mingling with his
tenderness. Her eyes were rektlet,
and there was a brilliant, feverish
flush in her cheeks. while her attempts
at mirthfulness made his heart achu.
"Evelyn, Toil are in trouble. Tell
me all," he hud said, striking at ouce
for the root of the matter.
The fearful glance she flashed mum
him, the burst of laughter with which
she furecd bark the tears, chilled him.
'Tell you, dum p I 1 have nothing
to toll," she had suid, and breaking
nwuy from his dutaiuiug arm she had
ken tod luusidf lit the piano and du.lid
utt'a brilliant walu. lint she wut ao
adopt in deception, and the lllnisy dis
guise only revealud her uithuppinu
so much trie more.
The case ussumed alarming propor
tions to him as he pared thu lilnnry
until long after midnight, tiuillr' No.
It was Imposaihle for liim to culerluiu
that Idea; but might not there be
alarming complications, tome com
promising lituation, wUkh wguld m
Hp conilrii"tMl a doron possible sit
uations from the iimtt'.-lnls nt his com'
iniiud, and lilted thru, to himself.
How should he not if this or that
should ho the solution of the mvsterv?
let over and above all this sensi
tive di-enil of possible scandal he felt a
strong sympathy which longed to lift
this burden from her lifts or at least
to sitaru it. Hhe seemed to be reced
ing trliding away from him. Was he
to lo. herr
Ire refii hed out his hands instinct
ively. He brought her before him as
shu had appeared in the evening fa
hnr dnss of dark garnet and black
liioe, that b.irtnoiiiaed so Well with iter
dark, il imbed, brllMniit face. He frit
a new realisation o! her beauty. He
started to go to her. He would' plead,
or hp, insist iion her confidence. But
pride put in iu pica. It was for her
to rnme to him.
His mind wandered back over the
past year regretfully.
"It was flawless,'' hn whimpered.
"It was too perfect to Int. Aly turn
has come to .utrer."
It was two o'eloek when he went to
their chum her. The, gas burned low.
Kvelyn whs sleeping. h There wore
traces of tears, and oi,iething so pit
eous in the unconscious face, that he
was constrained to kiss her lips, bhe
stirred and murmured Warren" iu
The next morning he told her he
should bo detained Tate that evening,
and kissod her good-by with outward
cheerfulness but a heavy heart.
All through the day some prescience
kept urging him to cancel the im
portant engagement of the evening
and return home early. The impres
sion was so singlnar that he was con-
stniiuiHi to obey it.
mere secmeu to be some reaon for
It when nearing home ho saw a man
hovering under the front narlor win
dows, lie turned into a narrow pass
age between two dwellings nearly
opposite and waited.
in a lew moments he heard alow
peculiar whistle that seemed to he a
signal. His heart beat faster than
Visual wheu he saw the front-door
opened by Evelvn herself, the man
wain up ine steps enter ana close the
door after him, and saw, also, that it
was tho same indilVerentlv-dressed.
dark-faced, suapicious-looking indivi-
ouai wun wiiom no una Known her
to be in secret communication.
He wuiled a short time, then crossed
the stt-cet and let himself into the hall
with his Inteh-key. Tbe gas was
burning brightly. He oncnod the
door of tho parlor. It was vacant.
There was no sound below stairs. The
servants had gone out.
lie walked upstairs w th a firm steo.
There was no anger, no desperation
in his thought, ouly concentrated
energy of purpose. The elements of
tho disturbance were beneath his roof.
Ho would deal with them summarily.
His clear professional instinct was at
onee active and under control.
He looked into their private sfttlng-
rooni; that, too, was empty. He en
tered their chamber. It was in dark
ness, but beyond the heavy plush
drapery that separated it from Evelyn's
little dressing-room he saw a cleam
of light and heard voices. His wifei
had received tins man in a private
room where only a few intimate lady
friends were admitted. It was a rather
peculiar situation for a husband to
contemplate, hut he was equal to it.
"I tell you. Evelyn," the man was
saying fuiuiliarly, "you 11 have to do
better than this. You must shell out
two hnudred pound now, within a
few dava. if you want to live in pace.
au moa ior mo to tea ou whir oetn
Arnold is. Ym- see wfut he ray in
his letter. God help oU if you let
him come over here. ' I'm sorry enough
he wasn't popped off 4u that railroad
accident, it seemed as if the devil
helped his own. The officers were
after hiiu for that forgery, and would
nave nan mm wituin a low hours
If it hadn't seemed so certain he was
killed. Ho's bem skulking around
two years eluding the law. You
might have knocked me down with a
feather when he made himself known
to me in London that night and asked
bout you. its too ban: but if your
husband is as generous as you sav.
surely you can wheedle him out of a
good round sum without his feeling
the wiser where it goes."
Warren Hamilton hoard every word
neetlle him out of ft. " Evelvn re
peated. "Ask him to tmv this urice
for his peace! Ilia a wretched mat
ter lo patch up to compromise,! What
ought I to do? That is the question.
How can I meet my husband with this
lie in my heart, when he is so noble
and gererous, and trusts n e o com
plotelyP Ilu-shand!'' she repeated.
Have 1 a litistmnil.'1
"There, Eve, don't go into heroics,"
ald the other impatiently. "It isn't
your fault that you are iu this posi
tion. Make the best of it now. It's
worth while making some sacrifice to
keep your husband in tho dark. What
be tton't know he can't bo sorry for."
l snail n are to toil mm soon, she
returned- "I know I cannot live this
double life with him much longer."
"Your husband is not so youug as
he was once," pursuod the other. "It
would. not po safo to t'll him. The
shock mi got kill him. You ought to
be glad that your black sheep of a
brother is standing iu tho gap, inntead
of Seth making himself known round
here, and kicking up a devil of a
"Brother! Ah! thought A arron.
"Oh, Oncar!" shu said wearily.
You don't see vou don't under
Stand how I feel about it."
'You'll get used to it, ' he said short
ly. "Can t vou boar anything better
than separation from your husband?
It'll noma, tn that or worst, if vou
don't help me hush up the matter. ,r
lhe uiusn drapery tremoied a tittle
Just then, tho brass rings slipped over
the rods with emphatic little clinks,
and the imposing figure of Warren
Hamilton appeared, introducing a
startling addition to the tableau, as he
stood agaiust the background of
bronze and crimson louu, bis eves
glowing, his whole presence so mas
terful and self-poss tilted, that Evelvn
gained more courage from it somehow
the moment sue was over her nisi stall
A little cross-questioning is in or
der now," ho sid quietly, as if pur
suing tue subject in the most natural
inauuor posMble, keeping bis eyes ou
the fallow 's face.
He weakened visibly. Ho was not
prepared fur this encounter. His eyes
fell before the keen glance that had
cou fused and confounded so many
witnesses in tlio coin i room.
"You are mv wife's brother'' here
Evelyn winced "charged with a mes
sage'from Seth Arnold, who is btill
living," Warren continued.
'im, ' said the man, his eves roam
'And the letter no sent is at lianill"
ho ahkutl, turning to Evelyn.
bhe took it troin a drawer and
pussed il to liim. Ho glanced over it,
l htm surveyed (1-car with such eyes
that he only longed for a trap-door or
un earthquake. Hit lacked tin essen
tial bravado f a successful villain
that was evident.
"Can vm give mo hi address?'
'So mattur. I could set agents to
work wiio would Hud him if hu was iu
the Hulled Kingdom," Wun en pur
liU'd, couiwiou ul bis puwvr uvr luu
man; "but I propose to clear up tho I
thine in short order. The e.nif.
of a forged letter and a trumped-up
story is written all over yon. You
may as wen confess it Willi jour
"Well, then, It Is a trumrd-np
story," said Oscar, who found that hn
only refuge was "open coiifcHiion."
"Sue was rolling in comfort. I had
naru worn at times to keep soul ami
body together. I raised monev enough
to pay my passage over. 1 'meant to
ten a Dig storv and get a bur hau .'
"Oh, Oscar!" Evelyn's t4ars of re-
lie! wore mingled with those, of sor-
row ior nor wayward brother.
Strangely. he had never doubted
his story. The old dread and horror,
begotten by Heth Arnold s treatment,
had taken possession of and beclouded
her reasoning powers.
Warren stood looking from one to
the other. Ho comprehended Evelyn's
reticence auout tins hrotner. Yet, as
he traced a likeness that stamped
them children of tho snine mot or. hn
softened toward thu man. iu whom by
some mysterious natural law inc. sins
of their ancestry had reanneared
sUrtlinglv, leaving hi aMur noble
ana invciy ueyouu . tho custom of
Oscar rose uncertainly,
to get from under the glance
eye as soon as possible.
Evelyn opened a drawer
ont a roil oi notes.
"Won't you try to live a diflerent
lifer she asked, as she handed him thu
"I'm afraid It isn't in me. I've got
to go my own road. 1 guess I was
born wrung," be said, as ho p-K keted
He went nut stumbliiiLrlv. Evelvn
stood at the head of the stairway until
the front door rinsed upon him, tlion
went back to her husband.
Tho joy of restored penoo tind con
fidence was tempered by sadness for
"lie ha snout thousands nt the (rmi.
(ng table. He will never be any butter
it seems true, as he tuty-., that he wns
born wrong, 1 Evelvn told her hus
My white lamb taken from
amongst wolves!" Warren murmured
over her. "Leave you brother iu higher
Eccentric Verona Baldwin.
Says a Eos Ancetes. Cel.. dinateh:
Verona Baldwin, who (rained notoriety
about three years ago in San Fran
cisco by shooting at her cousin, old
'iicny iialdwin, the millionaire turf
man, threatens to come to tho front
again with a suit ogainnt Dr. F. T.
Adams, of Conltervillc, Mariposa
county, for support, os sho datum to
ue his lawful wife. It will bo remem
bered tli at Verona shot millionaire
Baldwin in his hotel becatiso he re
fused to support the child of which hhe
declared he was the father. After her
trial in San Francisco she was sent to
an asylum In Washington territory,
and when roleased went to Chicairo.
There she was arrested for eccentric
conduct, and cumo back to Los
Angeles, where she talked of iroing ou
tne stage, one wont to ban rruncisco
... Ik:. I.... K i L. -
so poor an actress that t'te project fell
through. Sae is now living hero and ,
has put her case in the bauds of law-!
yers and detectives. ;
The story as told by one of her
friends Is peculiar. One summer
Verona was with a canming party
near (jouiterviue. une of the party
was young ur. Aiams, wno was aeon
sumpiivo. In sttotling the woods
Verona and the doctor lost their way
and had to camp all nlcht on a mount.
ain. The esnoaur. Il tn. th. .I..,.-'. '
The exposure led to the doctor's
severe illness. She was induced by
one of the doctor's friends to nurse
him, and when it looked as though he
would die she consented to marry him
in order to stop unpleasant gossip. '
He rallied soon after and recovered, I
hut h nftva. ii,i :,k ti ... '
marriage was kept a profound secret. I
Dr. Adams, she claimli. has never done !
anything toward ber support, as b0 :
said his father s eatate whs nnsettled. !
She is now In extreme poverty and pro
puaea to eniurce ner rights.
Altar a y Barrel.
I met young Mr. W In New
York last week," said the invalid doe
r to the writer. "Yuu know she
ised to live in Buffalo, and was a pa
rent of mine. 1 found her sufl'ering
Irnttt nervousness and a bud attack of
what you would call 'the blue.' hhe
tald she had just lost ifVi.uMj, and
would never recover from tho disap
pointment, ami would never air am
lave faith in her old friend and at
torney, Mr. K . Now, thoro never
as a more honorable man than Mr.
ft--, and knowing that he practi
cally had full churge of her finances,
( was curious to find out how she lost
.ho money, I've been laughing over
t ever since I learned tho facts. It
teems that Mrs. W 's grandfather
iied three years ago, and Iu his will
'eft a lot of bonds of a western rail
road to Mrs. W . She asked Mr.
U what to do with them, and, after
consulting with two or threo New
York bankers, he advned her to sell
them immediately. The bonds were
considered poor bucurity, with a pros
pect of never becoming any butter.
She sold the bonds. Lat week she
beard that they worn bought by a wo
man in Albauy, who had sinco m-tde
160.000 bv an unexpected rie in their
yalue. When Mrs. W hunrd it siio
went to Mr. H and almost raised
the roof from his office. She went
away weeping, ami took to her bed
for two days. What medicine did I
prescribe!" Why, I told ber 1 had
teen Mr. R and had heard uf her
terrible1 loss. Then I asked: 'Mrs.
W .what if your grandfather had
not died?' She thought a minute, and
then said: Well, if he hadn't died,
then that Albany woman would uever
have gotten my 60,00a wih dear
old grandpa was here now.' Next dav
Mr., w was a. ou a. ever. I
beard .he ba. bought a very fine pold
watch a a birthday present lor Mr.
R . That', ju.t the way a uoniun
'make, up' aftur a quarrol. h Xo apol
ogie. whan .u'. wronjz, but (Trent
demon.Uatioa uf afl'uaion." Buffalo
Brutality In a I'ri.on.
Fair visitor (to eunvlct in for life for
niunltirin nis grandmother): "Ttitiu
Is a bunch of siveot vioiuu for vou,
sir. Have you anything to cuaii'l.uu
Convict: ''Well, yes, miss. I'm a
very tull man, as yuu see, iiml this
btripcd auit unplousantly euipliasics
Uiy stature 1 ought tu Imvu some
thing iu a prououueed chock."- Tht
No Itegarfl Fnr Her Peeling;..
An Austin family has a colored snr
vant that, while very attentive to licr
duties, has never Ijitii known to
nuybody a civil answer. I'uivly as an
experiment the lady of the house
bought her it new calico dress, and
gave it to her, saying,
"1 lllil Jflad lo have the pleasure.
Manlily, ol "ivinir vou this lire-
"Yer moiit hah had dat pleasure
ng ago, ef yer had had any regard
fu' my feelings, was thu gi'uiuu to
ply. tiurtitr't .liyiitii..
The Rabbit Peat in Australia.
' M- Pasteur lias written to the editor
of tho Pari lm,$ the following
I Your journal announced a fow days
T" that the tioverninout of Now South
Wales was helpl-s in iUt fight with a
p"uliar plaguu the multiplication of
rnlbits that It offered a prlio of
-.".' irancs ior the discovery of I
method for exterminating! them. Con-
ulorable portions of New Zealand, not
ravaged than Australia, have
hern abandoned by the farmers, who
Rave up sheep raising owing to the
impo-Mioii.iy or tinning rood lor them.
Every winter the rabbit are slautrh-
tered by the million, bnt without any
apparent etleet on their number,
! Will you permit mo to communicate
I to the distant countries, through the
medium of the 7Vios, some Ideas the
application of which might perhaps be
anemum ny some succossf
Vp to the present in combating this
nuisance, uso has been made of min
fral substances, notably phosphorus
"iiiponiiu!. out. was not mi a
wrong met hoi IP Whatcan nch mil
"''al poisons do towards destroying
animms wnicn inre ani multiply
(At a frightful rate? Such poisons kill
on tnc sPot w'"l, they are placed, but,
in truth, to reach living creature, do
wo not aeod rather, if I maysoexprnas
niyseu, a poison enuowed with Hie,
like themselves, and able, like them
selves, to multiply at a surprising
What I wish therefore, is that an au
tcmnt be in fide tn rnrrv ileal h Intst th
' burrows of New South Wale and New
Zealand by trying to communicate to
the rabhits a disease which may bi
Tnere is one which Is known a
chicken cholera (cholera des ponies.)
and which has been the subject of ex
tended study in laboratory. This
dirieuso is ulso common to rabbits.
Now, among the experience I have
fatnered is this: I collected within a
united space a certain number of
chickens, and, after 1 had given them
some food poisoned with the microbe
wmch is the cause of chicken cholera,
they died on the spot.
Farmyards are sometime ravaged
by true epidemics of this species, the
propagation of which is doubtless due
io ino Hiieciiiig oi ine son ana rood ny
the excrements of those which are first
seized with tbo disease. I fancy thai
the same would happen In the case of
rabbits, and that returning to their
ottrrows to uie mere, they would com
municate the disease to others, whioh
in turn would spread it. But how
could the destructive germs he con
veyed into the bodies of the first rab
bils? Nothing is easier. I would
make an inclosure including a certain
space, where the rabhits look for food,
experience has shown that it is easy to
cultivate in a state of perfect purity,
and on as large a scale as is desired,
microbes of chicken cholera in some
extract of meat. With this liquid, full
ot microbes, the food of the rabbit
should bo watered, and they would
scatter to dio in various places and
thus distribute the poison everywhere.
I will add that the microbe of the
disease in question is harmless to farm
tillinifliS. extlOllt. Of rouran tn ohlnlrnnai
but t,,ese nei not l allowed to be at
do not doubt that there are In the
plnne-stricken countries persons pre-
Paml to aVVlT the method suggested
here a method which is very simple,
nn which, in any case, Is worthy of a
The Instinct ofata. ,
. 1 ne iast in,l'nct touched upon was
Ier- ' v
vino ilium i no ruHuor win ronierauer
imi? an iMSl,n nothing more than
f," m MMn lMh o1 retlex discharge In
!,,e omiter. ueh that a cer-
u,n ort "f "''J" fuHinj on the sense
Awakens an impulse, to act in a Uet re
"u,mta wav n'B l"?l'ng '
venese are seen in the impnlse
w'h ry young children display to
TV0.11 ' or ,,,r .""X .obJ8ct
which please their attention. Later.
when they begin to sneak, among the
first words they emphasize are "me"
and "mine." Their earliest quarrels
with cnh other are about questions of
ownership; and pareuts of twins soon
learn that it conduces to a quiet house
to bny nil pre -emu iu impartial dupli
cate. Of tho later evolution of the
proprietary instinct 1 need not speak.
Every one knows how ditllenlt a thing
it is not to covet whatever pleasing
thing we see, and how the nweetness
of the thing often is as gall to us so
long as It is another's. When another
is in possession, the Impulse to appro
priate, the thing often turn into the
impulse to harm himwhat I called
envy, or jealousy, ensues. J it civil
ised life the impulse to own Is usually
checked by a variety of considerations,
and only passes over into aeUoit un
der circumstances legitimated by habit
ami common consent, an additional
exumple of tho way iu which one in
stinctive tendency may be exhibited
by others. A variety of the propria
tiirv itminct is tho Impitlso to form
collections of thy same sort of thing.
It ditfera much in individuals, and
bhows in a striking way how instinot
and habit interact. Fur, although a
collection of any given thing liks
'postage-stamps need not be begun by
any given person, yet tho chauues are
that if accidentally it be begun by a
person with the collecting; instinct, it
will probably be continued. The chief
iutcreat of the objects, in the collect
ors eyes, Is that they nro a collection,
and that they are his. Uivalry, to be
sure, inriuiue this, as it does every
other pulsion, yet the objects of a col
lector a maiim ueeu not do necessarily
"cn ft , generally m demand.
coueet anything that they
anolh.er ooUect, from pieces of
chalk aud peach-pits up to books and
P''praphs. Out of a hundred stu-
;lent.'i "hom 1 auctioned, only four or
?, MS D6veT ioUwtea enythiiig.
." """.. ""r"
Professor (i. S. Hall gives some ac
count of a statistical research on Bos
ton school-boys, by Miss Wilts, from
which it appears that only nineteen
out of two hundred and tweutvnint
bad made no collections. -tritftitor
WiiUtnix Janu$ in Popular aliened
I vs nen feopie Miiriirr ana steal.
M-i5t criminals are young, tt is
v.-Iduni that a irravo crime, provided it
be t:.e lirst, is committed after the age
of .io, A careful statistican has prov ed
tiiat of the entire male population of
Knl.ind aud YVulcs the largest pro
pot tioii ot criminals is loiind to be be.
t'vfeii the uos of L'O and 20. Five
times as many crimes are committed
ill the live ears between tiiese limits
as in the ten years between tho ages
of oo and di. Dividini; the whole
populatou into groups of those from 10
veins to lo, troin l.i to 20, from to
I!."., from a.'i to :ti), from So to 10, from
40 to :v, and from 60 to oil it is found
tuat fioiu i lie iiro of 20 the tendency
to crime decreases at each successive
term IU per cent in the ruse uf num. -
'I U. litv. Mr. Thwtng tn tttt AUuiUw.
"lio vou helieve in luck, mv stood
tnanr" asked a superstitious old lady of
a tramp. "1 can i .ay tnat 1 ao, mum,"
repheii tho trump "because i never
had any. Jmtyr,
Tke Ota. 014 Tlm. W.re Nt H.ll . Goo.
M.w York flsralil.
A frfmiiein..1' writes to the lluruld
asking If we will answer the follow
Are reliiriena troth, bnlirveil will:
as much fvrver a, they used to tie Il
seem, to me tbat religiouri organizations
have a good deal of dry rot in them
and that tbe entbn.ia.in of our fathers
hM liecome Indifference in their rhil
dren. I rather think I am "all dia
eourged tip." Am 1 .unering from
dyspepsia or I. tbe world growing
It', dyspepsia, for sure. The worl
i. growing better every day, and II
you don't think ao you onghl
to begin hy taking a blue pill.
There are plenty of orooked men and
women lying round looac, but that has
been the eaae ever since Cain cluhlicd
A bel and Sapphire entered inlo partner
ship with Ananla. to appmpriate to
theuiaelve. a part of the proceed, of A
real ntata .ale. Btlll the love of de
cency and order 1. growing apaoe and
tbe actual tonage of honesty and phil
anthropy la on the Increase.
The question, however, la an Inter
eating one for Sunday morning, and a
few fact, may assi.t our corre. pendent
to feel with u. that we are not all go
ing to the bod, but traveling at a mod
erate gait In the other direction.
Ceremonial religion has not the .nine
hold aa formerly, but real religion has
a tinner grip. Mere form, are secon
dary, but iJillanthrophy, justice and
th. cardinal virtue, are held in higher
esteem. J he clerical office I. not re
garded with reverence, but clerical elo
quence,when dealing with great themes
of life and death, gather, crowds. In
other word., the clergyman , white
necktie Is out of fashion, but hi.braiu.
are at a premium.
io to any Catholic chureh tu-day,for
lnstance.and see tbo congregation pour
ing out like bee. out of a hive. There
I. no lndifrerence there. Or drop In at
Dr. Taylor', or Dr. I'axtou'. or Dr.
llsll's and nolo th. puzzled look on the
SMlon's face aa he tell, you be would
Ilk. to accommodate you. but every
eamp chair la occupied. Take a trip
a.rusa the llridge, snuff the cool air
coming up the bay, and them atop al
Talmage'. or llehrend. , while the re
membrance of Hcecber'. big congrcga-
tlous come, vividly to mind, and will
quickly conclude that the puuple ar.
willing to listen if there 1. anybody
worth listening to.
There you have the whole story of
tbe change that ha. taken place. It Is
not the church that attracts, but the
pulpit. Put a mummy in the pulpit,
aud the pews thin out; put some one
there who ha. a lire in hi. cranium and
there Is "standing room only." Dog
niatlo religion, treatises an hour long
on toreordinalion. are like ao much
chloroform. There la no demand for
them. Uut when a minister aharptui.
his sermon as a farmer due. his
scythe, and talk, with a vim Juatas the
farmer enta a awatb, why, U eourse w
a fuw year, yon have to enlarge tbe
ehureb, lnereaea the ministers', salary
and send him to Europe on a Taction
unce In a while for (ear some other
church will steal bim
Ask these tremendous Methodist
woraera if religion i. deelinliig. Their
ready answer is, V hat do you suppose
we build an extra churcn fur every day
m the yuarP iot because we have a
mania tor churebea, but because they
are needed tn every part of the oouu
try. Theu visit the foreign Mission
ary Society; learn mat ihey raise a
million a year lo carry the liospul to
the bcatheu. Who givea that auiuunt
of money f Men wuoare ludiuer.ntr
Or go to Alder . study and ask him tu
tell you buw much hard work hi. peo
ple are doing fur the pour uf the city,
jleu do nut go Into the slum, and wo
man do not waleh by sick bed. Iu tene
ment house, unless they have asiroug
motive, and when both men and wo
men slip their auger, into their pockets
and pull out a rull of bill, to buy ooal
and drugs lor the uiiforiuijHle yuu may
oe .tire mat Uiey have bocn iiiueulatcd
with religion aud the virus ha. takci.
Hu, yuu can keep your eulirage up.
I'he wurld 1. all right and guingauead.
Cruaking i, a bud habit tu get iutu.
Above all thing., duu't vroaa leave
that to the frogs. The old days were
well euuugh in their way, but they
won't cutupare with the present, auu
tho present isn't half a. good us the
futur. is gulng to tie.
l or ourselves we are thankful vt r
did't live in the times uf ouriorelathcr.
aud if we have any sorrow at all it is
because we shall nut be alive ahuudied
year, from now, when our great-great-graudchildren
uunie on the slugu VVe
.tiould realy like to .ce how those
yuuugnera will handle things,
Col. Mansur's bill for tbe purchase
uf tho .word, of Gen. (shields, now
leposited at Wilcuxsou'. liauk in this
city, bos beou favorably reported by
thulluusa Committee. Carroll Keoord.
atl.uurl fit, nil.
The fullowing list Is prepared frum
tbe otlicial recurd. (through Washing-
tun ollice) by Mr. J. C. Iligdon, solici
tor of patent., Hall Building, Kansas
City, Mo., aud from whom full infor
mation relating to patent, may be had:
A printed copy of any patent burc
named can be obtained for io cents.
Alarm for flouring mill. Alfred J
bule, St. Louis,
Stove-oven Oilea F. I'illey, St
Carburetor Michael A. foster, St.
Automatic horse cover George C.
Hale, Kansrs City.
Screw outting die Emile J. Herman,
Lawu-mowor Kru&l Kelley. St
I'luuib-levol Calvin Marshal?, St
System of warming and ventilating
buildings Gilbert B. Morrison, Kan
Vapor-burner for gas stuves Chai les
H. Sbultz. St. Joseph.
Colllu-fastiior tiuiie Sinning, St.
Lawreuce Stephens, Shue-uail St
Dusting brush Josephine Stewart,
(iloss-shlnlo Kdward Walsh, 1)1,
The CeuMrt Edll.r.
Hut far all of that, lhe averageenun.
try editor I. much more of a man than
the .verugit city editor. He may not
he a. much of a smart Aleck. But so
far as real ability, versatility and gen
eral utility are concerned he wllldouble
discount him every time. He I. a broad
er man, a more Independent person,
and. when it come, to rust ling around,
he can come nearer to making a whis
tle out of a pit;', tall'' than any other
person on earth. If thee rhaps, who
seem to take special delight in rtlie.its
ing tbe country editor, did but know
It, it tnki-s more brains, more sense,
more tact, more gumption. more every
thing to successfully conduct a coun
try newspaper, even though It may ba
a "patent outside," than it does to run
a city paper. It rc.pi ire mora bu.lnesa
and linancial skill, and affords a wider
4coe for the exhibition of real jonrnal
istic talent, not to my genius, o make
a Mtintry newspaper go" th,B fj UBeJ"
a city newspaper. V
The condition, .unwinding a coun
try newspaper are .neb that a chump,
or a dude, or a man of mediocre abili
ty, would be .wamped quicker than a
saillaiatin a hurricane, should he an
dertaka lo run It upon theplaa on whith
many city paper, are conducted It
takes a peculiar kind of journalistic
liialillcalion to keep a country news
paper allont, and to preserve an editor
from landlugeither in a luuatic asylum
or an almshouse. Dr. riiillp Kronn.
Judge Norton tindinir that his local
optiuu opinion was goiug to handicap
Inui.amoiiglheold lioiirboiM of Missouri
lias wiselv d ivided nut to bernm
candidate for governor. It ia just aa
well. lie wonlu have becn.noweH tin.
dr In convention anyhow. Carroll
It Is claimed by those who prufcas to
know that Jm'ge Norton', decision
on local option, had nothing to do with
his withdrawal from the race fur gov
ernor. J be fact that he is not a suit
able man ami would doubtless have
been defeated in convention, are the
cau.es that led his withdrawal.
The following are Hcv. lr R. Hick's
weather predictions for the month of
February: From February ifnd to the
nth is lhe lirst storm period for the
month, during which it will niihie.-: s.
and a winter storiu of more ur leas
teusily will cross the country, tbe in
our falling very low again westward
of the storm passage. From the 14th
to INtli, or thereabout, look for heavy
storms, embracing blizsarde to tbe
north, and rain, with lightning and
thunder, and possibly tornadoes to tha
south. Vory cold days will follow to
the next period, which begins about
tbe Ifiith aud runs luto March. Cam
Since sumo of the patent, have ex
pired, rubber good., uuder atrong
competition, have become reasonably
cheap. . But. tue vru.t" oetonu. U -
.Jrout to take chcro-o of the buainena
and the price of rubber irooda la likeiu-
to ba advauce'L Between tha tariir
and the trust many of the necessities
uf life are unreasonably costly. Who
(except a lew monopolists) ia interest
ed in sunaiuing these two iniquities?
THE C0LLESE CLAIM.
th. Bill to RtimburM th. Baptist Callage
riiMt in. Houu.
Among the teieirrams In Si,n.i..
morning daily patei'. from Washing
tun, was the following which wtll
read with interest here:
Mai. Warner to-dav sccnr-l th.
passage of a bill in the buut. snnm.
priatiug Hluu to the Baptiat Female
college of Lexington, Mo., in payment
for three years the I nited Stat. .....
occupied the college building during
me war. ma trustees have been try
ing for over twenty years to collect tho
money. It it onu of the lirst claims ol
ilie kind that has ever been allowed b
congress. .Mr. Springer, who oilered
the bill, argued that congress had
heretofore uniformly rejected all such
Heiuunus. lhe collcL'e is to he conirrat.
ulated. Mr. Warner says the olaini
it a lull one and there is no nuu,n
why It should nut have been paid long
Mr. Warner has worked faithfully in
his etl'orts lo secure the allowance of
this claim; worked with the li.l. lilv
which has characterized his course in
congress, mid his sticiesi wins him
much praise fioiu the friends of tho
institution, 'i'he KcirUu-r cuncratn-
lales the college, aud it alu congratu
lates Major W arner. Leviugton tt"-
US JUVtl II Sia.SAllTT.
Tbe 4evnM. trM-lsl al las. Hint R.
- - w.l - m , .. ,w.WHU a
The s -ritioiM with which Sain Jouea.
the noted Georgia revivalist, has stir
red up Kansas City, inaugurating the
greatest revival ever held iu the West
ern country, have becu published in
book form b Messrs. Mosier & Harris,
of Kansas t iiv . J ue book has tbe iit-
lur.eiuunt ul Mr. Joues. It eoutains
-t of his seriuuus auOuuu ot Mr. bmail.
being his fauiou. one, "bar-room to
I'ulpit." It ia bound in heavy paper, ia
printed in large tvpe, and coulains 2-4
pages. It is uie ciKa)ct editiun oi
aalil J Hues' sermons ever iss-led. It is
sold fur 2A cents a copv.ur to club rais
ers fur s2:3!o a doicu. The book will
be mailed, putiatd, tu auv address, on
receipt of the price by the publishers,
Messrs. Mosier Otliams, Hoodx 29 Times
Building, Kan.a. City, Mu. Liberal
discount to the trade. 0-21.
liov. W. D. Mohan, of lloonvillo.
has recently issued a book which pur
ports tu be a trauslatiou .d profane doc
uments ducuvercd by 'him iu a forty
day. tuur of Kurope, concerning thu
life and death uf Christ. The lirst edi
tion was shown to be largely a compil
ation of "Hen Hur," and created a sen
sation from tke fact that authorities in
charge of libraries where it wus alleged,
to have been found, deny it. authentic
ity. Although Iter. Mahau pieteuda
to have found the manuscript where he
say he did, that part of the iHiok naa
Childmn Cry for Pitcher'. CstQfia