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DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1800.
Thfly Are Men of Nerve and
cuikk srr.Eiis' wvrly career.
The Itnpld tirow-th nf thu Kansas City
Fio'co Nlucu (liu Not Fur lllstiuit Days
When Volunteer '."it Vigilantes lU'yu
latel Ati'nli-s -O'llni'C's timid ttcciiriti
Borne days ago a darky tumbled his Inst
hodful of muitiir covered bricks Into a
wagon at l' uirth mill Main streets, and
Kansas City's historic, police station was
no more. Tm bricks w hi. h had sheltered
tha brave iiiikxr through nmny trying
rillKT TMiM R M
touch inn! h'hl kc.'i frm
wi'tv iiiiinv a
I'lV 111-1 in thu
i:i.- fur wurk
Hi- .11 Imil.l
dt'Hn'ruTc !ii,ui u i vi-t'ltirinl
mmri riwr t: ll-.r'-in nrnl
tfrwt iin ( iit ! t w.t mmn I,
vi:n U-f.tiv t'u' in to
ivv him1 stntif my hull tlinl
W'wtcl :t ii.
Tin li:i " nf inuiV cMT.,ri !t protect
him-i'lf iii.-l t- hrlriv; luw fi::.. .-iilf t a
lu?v vity in n pf.v ciiuntry, mi T he -nt
where two j'.tlui .il fiM 'i 'ii'' wiiv wuiit t"
niwt inul 1 1 U i heir dwtVivnivs .f iiitiiot
with tht- !,ni .itn. p1.il, t'.mti.it In- iiny
tltitm l.i.i l u l l in ili-Mll. an. I tl:. i-vi-nt-
tlinl lrniii'i.-.l Uurtiuthi' ix-Mcr wi.rfutv
llllil Mion .li't'-r thr civil Mi'ilV h.it i-llilcl
Lave ! vrii ivunHiHtMty H-4i-n-.it i. nal iianu
hikI m i'!r it rhf ftmil fttr.dl -it.-iil r.u.l.-rr.
Of i-;. 'iv !i;'.'K ill T bf mi.v fern HtUtf.
In tin vir!f f.irTfi- a lirl !iit i-.'tfi !! from
the nv.-r - ".i h I' .r thw mIm-n t tl..- lit lit
town Win! .,j-t, tlirmiuli vv ii i-t- stlVels
Ijaw.l ii!! t!:.- ti"tt !u'rnT" vu. v,-;,t t-iili'
lii.cw . u i' !i-rrl tin'
it i ! i .-rrit.ir i.i .t rht-ir
and take titrin Uick tn the
Cf htlfllit i -
thf.Kuu . w
A few I'lih-
'k;. t.i: i;iis.
f-i rt.it (,,,. !fnl
.ir the month of
l. il IwaT IiiiiWl
u" :-ilw..''i. No
-v ia iiamlNTR.
it it-i ni'.ir t in
..a Tli.- Mii
.;i:T ot Thf star.-
. t.it- wir t.r iki-.-.!.!
f . i- jTfsfiit t ity,
i ll H a-Klrl
.. t i.f n:inilv
-.1 ..f a .
two mn-, .in-!
hlpi'l aint !r..-.i
drift .-I r! -
it u '
nut a t.. I -i - I' .1
itaii -it- .1 . i !:.. . i
nml a tuar-lril ad . i
Jmlk'i' l.yic !. in c'ii nil..
rttmi'tit. wi.!--!i j.t Tun,- br
rvv'tii. Ii :rr .. liit- vvar '
o-tt hi itrvn (
liMli- town .
iw nut'li i i- ! il pn-t ati(l .
military .ti- 'iju:., .
A'lt-r ".u t- m i. -li.'I iri-'l lltu
u reflls.- of
w hi. h tcr
the life of
loth arinii- f"r:ui"l iiit. i ua'
Poriwl tin' fainifiw an.l n
the rltlv'i- tar ir..iii iifii
l fuai'tiiv .it isMim p- ! -only
rtHTt iii. t. ..t thf "( ;i 1 :
Hlniially rt..;v iiitn twn T .i
J.fnili fi It I he lut 'l 'f a ' i t
furo. " in 1 ( ' 1. lii .N
a vul'int. -r .. r !"!.
mount el dti n h if iti tht i.
Of tll fill!. Mli t "ti tin- tv:i -
an iiianu war. nnu, aii'l (.
tho fnm it'fl thrlr p!;nv - f
kaoli slippin i a 4'. i
'"le ins, f-.r pis
ir. 1:1s was the
rie'l" w hiincra-
e ;.erieet pi.llce
. -n oru'-tulAsl
I-.-: Is'U wns
i -h-"u-' corner
.; nn onil.n'ak
ic leenihers of
n'o Ins p'ket.
went to t he old bunding. ton Coi. Nel
son's boys were doing their Is -t work il
man appeared in K'ltis.is ( 'ity w howuMilcit
tilled to Iss'iime the terror of nil thugs for
yvnrs to come.
Thomas M s peers is under the i limn
height but thick set nnd muscular. When
he arrived nt Kansas City he i.is not much
over thirty and hud thu rcpntuiinii of cur
rying two ; n n nervv lu one mull b'dv.
lie was uliiiost imuierllnt.'ly chosen town
marshal and rc-Wcclcd for n second term.
CIU VA.x lil.iohs AMi I. ill. lW;s
In tl.i stirilnl of 1S7C niter a hard strtn.
. : : ' : . . . : ; . '.
gieat ine sin,, inc ih-hi r cms, sccwiu
me IHIOH IO 1 1 III 11 C11UI IIT 11 II' I I III' Oil. 11 I.'-
came oi-g'iiiir.ed as a ei:y of the second
class. April la the governor apsiltitisl a
boaril of pelii e cotnniissloiieis.. w ho at oni.'e
orgaiilA'.l a nictrosilliaii police for- e. Mr.
fpeeis w ns nam. d as rhi.f nnd at each an
nual mis'fiiigsiuee then h . sheen re-elected.
The first f..ii e intmli. red tw t nty four men
aUll tWO detectives, Cotl 1 1' 1 1 'ire nnd ilsines
Con O'l.nrc Is nil" of the most Interest
log men In the city. Inning the wnr he
served iisaprr'ni" ilie full four years In
the L'nloii armv lu .Mlsmrl. After re
celvlng his honorable ibschariu he was ap
pollileil a poln-e depiiiy iiiiUit .Marshal
Jeremiah l)owil,aiid they, with one other
man, eiiiiipris. .1 tlieforce. For twenty live
ywirs ll'llare lias Is'ell ill llcti e sel'vlee.
Hills of liisi pan ntai.'c, ntid u uiiiu of
pis'iiliai' lu-i .it into e, !i' ; lee. ,ike the
chief he is of s.,i it si.ii in-.-, Inii ilurlng his
career he bus ni ale oV'-r l".o.io n crests, Con
was never known low .,ir an ovcrcunt, but
iiIwiiaj! cm rli i n In . ivy one thrown over his
shoulders, II. ! cdled the father nf the
presetil foi. ... I hi, I Iioiil-Ii ii
iiunbls to do
prati'ii ,i!i 1
tiu-n w ! i
VHt'MItt l l., i
JTjeadeivs in Migh Quality and Iow Prices of Drugs and Medicines:
C. SMITH & CO., Asheville,
Tliov nmko larger wiles than any Drug House in North Carolina, west of tho lUue llidgc.
PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED WITH CARE.
lervlco ri-quirln great mimeubir oncrKy,
hu 1h hwii wiry .lay mi tjio Htrtnu wauicr
ItiK nil iiiiKAvory uIiuvm mi. I friKUntly
KlvliiK Hit yimntpir "iTIi-m"' pnliilcrn.
IIu kniywH tho face of every cdinltiAl who
biw ever worked In Ruukiih city. In tliu
dny when himhwhiKkerH Infested the
(own Iki had xcvurtil diioln it(j thin, mid
IhotiKb Uo Hindu Heveml "lintels" ho nuver
njoelved burimiH Injury hlmnelf.
From the early iluyn K.mxaH City iiwthe
happy hiiniliiK urouinlii f.ir prufiwloiml
Katabltin. S inn after Chief Speers took
OuHrgti of the iT.iok catcher he ordered a
general warfare nn all the camlim hmixen,
Slid dntaile 1 .John Hraiiham, II. C. fnyder.
Charlie lK itm h and .liu'k Fther to luiiku
the ruidn. On several oeciicloim In the fall
of 1T7, usHiiU'd by one or two other patrol
men, they have run In two hnndivd nam
biers of il nixht. The old Jail wan often
tilled with priKonerH, mid those the cells
could not accommodate were taken Into
the court room and guarded nil night by
The old jail held munn celebrated and
desperate i harncU-ni In lu day. On a nail
In tlie cabinet hack of Chief mpcith' desk
haugHa bin puwdcrand ball pihtol, with
bail lodu-ed in the barrel an I a load still lu
one of the chamliers. A neatly priiiled
blind tells that the wca;ion was used by
Jesse .lain at ln.h",iciidcncc and burst
while in his hands. This cabinet contains
many Interest ini; relies.
Then- In ii splintered billiard cue with a
dark red stain and a lock of Unlit brown
hair on its end. It tells uf a barroom light
on "Untie H tour years ago, wnen
Hilly i-'.it.ders brained his companion.
I Above it U i hri.'ht new but blo.nl stained
ax with hieli a d.-nn nfed salesman broke
the sl'.nll of a in. Mid in llicliaw i; Con
ovet's h.u .lw.ire store, l.ivur tins anil to
' the right. Is n brow. i handled ll calilsT
I Colt's, ns.-d lv tirtli St. in. a newspaper
inaii, to Kill Manager Fivdeiic'is. of the
Walnut Mrci't the ttri', Ucaiis." of a wo-
I man .piativl. SMn is now at largn.
A Mm k llrhish bulldog is shown whi. h '
I w:is ns.il by .hirk .Mclii'lde, alius Jii. '
! UMiipsi ). to sh.sit oilloor Steve lU gister
On the lAeliillg of June It. ss7, the men ,
on watch at the elevuted station heard
' shots In i he eastern part of the city, and il
, most lt:ii'.c.li:itcly a call for the patrol
wagon v. us rang In. Th' wagon went east
to Cheri-y street, anil on the way passed;
j lilUivrs i ' 'urge Silvers and Steve llcgtster :
I who had Iss'ii following two suspicions
' looking men.
I The i: .a went out to Cherrstr.s't, but
I llu. ling all .iiiet ri'tiirned. Wnen the two
oiI'm-i-s re.ieiieil Tliml and l..H-ust str.s-ts
I they met a citizen who told them tli.lt the
parties they uantod h u Just elitere.l il
small h Use oil the lililtT forty fei't llls.ve ;
tlu'ir he.nU. The street had been graded j
down so that the sh.mty could only lw !
leached In front by a rl kcty p.iirof stairs, i
It was a small Iratne buil.lllik;. In'.jUeiiUil I
by women of Hi repute. OtU.vr Hecister '
went to the rear to climb ii. the sloping
bank, while lv's mount.. I tlitf steps.
Kcglster (l asil'-'cnvi-nsl b Ihed. spernd.s.s,
who opeui-d lre and sh.,t him 111 the
men, w h
rendu d the
mn.lc a j u in p
from the t.y
the st Ill's, tins
caleu'.-ifed t h e
dlstnllee, nnd fell
down the em
bankitii nt t. tl e
si rts t . 1 !..' in. ;i
Were e ij.t 11 red
the next 'A.rk at
Ihil is re-
Pl;tVI I! i; 'it'll. v As!' l'n:ot. w i,o.
sort, on the state line, in Toad a l.oup, a
notorious tli-triet m-nrthe southwest part
of the city limits. T. ii.bii-I'up is a liar
f hind, with a high bliiif in front
p crick lu the rear. It wns long
the ban, '"it ,.f dad men nnd worse wo-
llietl, but has now Iss'tl somew li.it pmiliud.
The palnd wagon system has Is-cn In
lle some years. There lire two hoodlum
wiitfotis nnd mi anthill. nitv. The liusit
skllllul driver III the west is -M olt lesiley,
n.outig Her. oh s. w ho hatnlles the reins
for No. I. Ile has Is'ctl in the service two
line of the must notable rides In police ;
history w.u. made two years n.M by utllcer
llaldwiti, who chas.sl ,r. din lirooks into
Kansas and ripturtsl 1.1 tit thirty inllvs ;
southwest of the city, near l Hat lie. llnld-
Will lie. er once loll tile saddle III the long '
ride which tis'k him live hours lirooks i
has Iss'ii a Imrsn thief situ hildhissl, and ,
is now s i.-ars old. When brought Ui.
fore Judge W hite for senti-nce h' slowly ,
iii'om', his whole I m .1 J y tn'iulihng with Mgn,
"Mak" It a Imigotie. Judge. f..r my next
arraign until will ! I . nv imd Almighty,
and 1 guess tlie oniy charge he'll make
ngiti ol, man llr.s.ks is hns stealing."
Willis .1, AiiIhiT.
I llrM'tilaitrti lakes Habstaiitlnl Fnrui.
j No loore n'tnarkable case of remorse and
! atonement etm u. iusfamssl at the present
duy than that w hi. h ris ciilly m-t ngog the
little village of Wynkisipt llle. Ijiwreiico
! eoiintv, Me. Ten years nun thsirg." At-
millers pretty wife ran iiuny with
a young hiwer named Samuel (irnves,
nud lilt In. tub persistent warcli was
made uo trace could Iw found of the
eloping couple. The other night n
carriage st'psd before the vlllnge sm.
olliie and the is'cupaiit nskisl w here Ax
miller llwil. The nest moruliig Aimlllvr
found a pai'kaue mi his window silicon
lainliiu .'.,iii in bills and this note:
Anmiiiln is iliiiil. Five years Stfn. Miien then I
lilllH snieil till' lt,'lSU-. If It l MIV nsMllllsyuS.
rr n. ,j,ir, 1 ,11,1 i.s-insJ's s,n. i.k-it.
A CelltmyH (irnwer's Novel Null.
Peter l. neb, of Chicago, hns Iss'ii award
ed ts'i lu a novel suit pruM'ciilvd against a
lunilsT compnny. Imimsllately north of
l.yticli s dig earnings patch is a planing
mill. The phuntiir claimed that In the
summer r !;) thu iieren.li.iiu hcasl a
huge pile of slutvlngs Isdilnd their mill,
and the wind distributed them over bis
CAhhagea. The crop of Iss was hurletlout
of sight and ruitiisl, w hlle, I.yurh says, the
ground was so poisoned by the shavings
that It wmt unproductive all the following
Ten Ketnnrliithle I'huitt.
The IstrlsT plant Is a curious product, of
Asia. It leave, rublssl nil the face or
head, will keep the hnlr front growing,
On the Isthmus of Pansmii Is found a tree
possessing irnicitlcs eipially peculiar. It
Is-nrs s round red fruit, the Juice of which
If rubbed on tough Iwef or chicken makes
the n.snt ' 'luler he the ehMinlcnl nrovnr tt
Ims to scj in'e the llesh II 1st
top of the
otiu i f the
irtft. 1 !. nu a 'A ' A fv
nl'tVreiict) In ttie l.lfe of HIn Mint Volilell.
The ordinary woiniui HrtsieM from hor
bed in tha moraine;, makes the daily
round of hor duties, nets her house in
order, k'' her children oil to schisd and
settles down for a imiet duy of sewinn
or reading. On an oci'iuiioiia Hfteni.Kin
she niako a Hhoppin( excnivionorscoies
nlF a list of onlls. Site, moves generally
among the miuw set of jiooplo. Day after
day she stays within the home walls mi 1
sec only the familiar family friends, the
postman, the (ris er boy, with now and
then the est raordinnrv excitement of n
day with the dressininier.
What a i onlra.t to this humdrum is
tlio daily existence of the man. His
journey to town by te:un or horse car,
or his walk along, the busy street, is full
of incident and of interchange- llefore
lie has rem bed his piaco id business in
the morning he has, perhaps, discussed
the topics of the duy wi'hii half dozen
different persons. His daily iiivipMtloii
brings him into contact with ineti of a
dozen ilill'eri iit nalioiis, of a dozen dif
ferent creeds, in a down ditlerent strata
of society, lie ni iv not be nwiire of it.
but there is in his mind a constant sift
injr analysis, judgment of human char
acter. The constant sin. tint; of the
knlcidoKoi'iH' shows him liven in all sorts
of combinations, broad, ns his views and
ttikes trom him t!.. t intensity of finding
which belongs to narrowness and helps
to set asioo personal feeling in forming
his opinions. (iood llouseios.ping.
The f hiss i,f Itie Pim'.
Yoti want to keen your skin nice nil
summer': Well, then, here lire some
rules for voir.
Uoti't bathe in hard water: soften it
willi a few drops of ammonia or a little
Don't 1 ithe your face while it is very
warm, nud never iw very cold water
Don't wash your face when yon are 1
traveling, unless it is with a little nlcn-:
1ml and w ater or a little viwellne.
Don't attempt to rotuovu dust with
cold wuvr: give yourf.M'o a hot bath. !
u .ii.g .l 'iity of g.sl soap, then give it a
thorough rinsing with water that has
had th.- chill taken oh ii.
Don't rub your fa withaocirse towel; ;
just rem, uilk-r it is not made of cast .
iron, and tn-at it as you would the finest
p..roohii.i gently and delicately.
Don't nso asjum t" or linen rag for
your face: choose instead a tlanin l one.
Don't believe you can got rid of wriu !
klos by tilling in the crevices with mw
dor. IiisN-ad, givo your fo.M a Russian
bath every night -that is, bathe it wil i
wiilcr hi hot that you wonder how you
can stand it, and then a minute alter
w it,, coi l water thai will make it glow
wit'i warmth; dry it with a soft towel
and go to "d, and ymi ought to sleep
like a baby, while yniir skin is growing !
tinner atnl becoming free from w rinkles.
- New York Sun. i
. The "l:leiliunf Xlmi."
l!e M is I'illictcd With two terri! le ile
f.iriut lies -overgrowth of certain boms
and a ouTo skin disease of a iltnigitntig '
! nature. Two eaoMiiou.-, b-.uy outgrowths
level.. .' 1 on his forehead, and the Isiia-s ;
of the up r jaw, right arm and Is.th
f, .-t were of great sie. Tin- skin discasi' :
consisted i f w art lili" ma . s, ipitte sii
lrtii iul mi loi n' it..s, but forming j
large excr 'sie'i, ,,:i lie- back of the
head au l loltis. The '. ill fol'me l large '
llsise tf.lps oil the right side of the chest
, and th" lower part of the back. The
! eyelids, .ai -, left arm and other iarts
leiooiii".! tr " from the skin dwiw.
The lu.r'i i f Is.iio on tho fore
head, with tlie p;.. mm. lit iiosi-and lip.
which Inn;; .low uwa'ds, owing to over- '
gn w th "f thes!:iii, gave an elephantine
ipis'iirnniv to the f. n; lies. The head. :
during the last thr r four years, grew
so lii-a. t'nit at bng'h the man had '
.fr.rt.f ,iil1 Ill' in l...l.ln... it II.. '
slept in a Touching on. wri, his j
iii i i i i . i i
11,111'is i iiisjssi ,,,-r ins ,-ifs nnu Ills lleail '
on his kiiees. Tin re cm Is. no doubt I
that the weight of the head kill.sl him, I
as stated nt tiie itojio t . The s,r f. 1
! low who grateful, intelligent and inb r
esiing. Itntisii Medical .loiirmil.
A SiMirt I. ii. lug- reoplfs
"I sltl'pose v ni have freoii.'iitlv heard
t that Australia is tiie gr.-ati -t cniiury lu
the world lor nt'.di tic sjsirisr" s.ud Nisi
Ilatilaii, theoarsiuau, while t.ilkuignls.iit
.the World's I'lialiipl.iiirhtp Issit race all
Sydney. "Hut the tacts have tn.t Iss'n j
j i xaggcrntisl. It is wond'Tfill how the i
i -opl,. turn out to any kind of sport j
' sculling, horse races, wn-tliiig matchis. i
or anything else. Why, 1 saw as many j
, as So.mki .i,pe at a little spniillug i
.match once. Tle'li. M lint do y.iti think!
of iTtt.issi going to the hor- races? For
that won the attendance one year when
the Melisiiirne cup was run. The Derby
in Knglnnd isn't n comparison so far ns
' th" crowd is coiicertiisl. The crowds at
' Ismt nwi-s nr also phenomenal. The
ssipe in Aiistralin go crazy over all
sorts of sports," Louisville Piwt.
I lilipie llernmeter.
An old TVl fast sen captain Is -rtlitci
with ilevi' iug a iinlitie bsroini ter. It
consists nf a thin strip of white pine with
a nunilsT of enms pieces upon it. This
Is hung nu the side of the building, and
when damp weather is approaching the
barometer btilgin out In tuecetiUT, while
in dry weather the renter sinks In and
the eniU come out. New York Commer
Truth Is Mighty.
A grocer In a suburb of Philadelphia
callisljiu kowaxciu, orShnckoiuaxum, or
some such thing, hung a sign on his safe
reading: "Nu money in here. And yet
two burglars worked for ten hours to get
It ojwn mid discover that It woe only an
empty void. A man who won't Udieve
in his fellow man must exsvt to work
for low wages. Detroit Free rn-ss.
Ilridget (joyously) An' disl ye see ine
young man's darlin' focolii the pas-rthls
Mistress Is It possible! What has he
been doing? Something good, 1 htiiw.
Bridget Vis. indeed. He's '. " getllll'
rnred uv his csytsr an' he tells alxmt It
as nathnrnl ssloife. Pitttbnrg Bulletin.
AN AriGONAUT OF '49.
In Ills (till Age llu Luscs lilt l.lfo by
.Mr. Alpbees Hull, Sr., who met l tragic
death the oilier il v by falling from the sea
wall at fur" Point bulkhead, San Kran
cUn'o, was one of the inuioiis pioneers o'
'41. lie was a native of New York ar
within a month of his 71th birthday nt the
time til lilsdemliie.
hen he went to
one years ago, he
located in the
northern part nf
the stetc as senior
in e in ner of the
liruinr Hull, linker
v Co., the base of
at lied lllulT nnd
Shostu. After n
At PIIKI's nn 1.. .lonm years of
prnsM'rity he retired from 'he business
and mode San Francisco his home, Invest
lug his money In various enterprises that
brought him a handsome return. He nuir
ried twice, nnd n widow and six children
The exact manner in which Mr. Hull
came to bis end is not kn ovn, although it
Is supposed that he fell from the sea wall
bithe ris-ks and waves eighteen feet Isduw
w hile suirering fi i an attack of vertigo.
I His wife and children were his couipan
1 Ions on an excursion, lie left them for a
few moments, nnd not reruruing ns sisiu
aa i.xpcrted tliey went in search of him.
With horror they s.iw not the living and
! lovisl father nud Inib.iud, but a miitiluted
! corpse Moating .nit to the open ocean.
I Strong men is'sp.iinlcil to the cry for help
and the I o.ly was recovered.
I Mr. II ill left a large fortune, but little
w ill Ik- heard of it in the probate court
' For the p it two years he was almost con
Ktatilb c.iga r... in putting his nloiirs lu
order nu I disposing of his property by
d.s'il of -gi rr . v 'ryihingiroes tohis wnlow
au.l chih.ren, nu I so tar had the illstnlm
lion pingiessed thai but little stissl in his
own name at tlie time o his dentil.
SHE CHANGED HER MIND.
Miss 1. liens .lnimloiM One l.nver to
Herl rt Skinner wa and Is n Chicago
burlier, lie saved money as a Journeyman
and ndde.l to his cnpttal ns n "boss," The
Ml-s lcs AXIl Mil. sKlwni. !
world looked bright Is'i .e him and only i
one want ivm.'ti'icd mis itis:icd. He ile ;
sirisl to Is .,'e. for blms,;lt alone. j
In the role ,,f n p,Hir young limn he made
the .lean ill. tan. e nf Ann i'.i I I .mas. laid
' siege in ber henrt and won the promise of
! her linn. I. The day was set, the tint fur I
' dished, Co welding suit Inniuhl mid nl'l
for nri.l the license luss'iinst. Ih-foriM-u
gaging the minister Mr. Skliim r stoniss
at a lnw cr's and made Ids w ill. leuviug
proH'rt nud cosh to Uie nmoiiiit of jlu.ian
to the girl he essrts to marry. When
he ri' irlusl home he found this note await
Mil Pciit Hkisnkh - Y"ii aii-I 1 f,ssri-r nr.
nl Iiiiv,, J ist Iss'n i i.irrl. d l.iene I ,.-nil
fc'VC. F'TIJi Hll'l ferrfel le.'. IlKI.I JC
The victim of Mis AunaM's Incon
stancy was. to use his ow n language, "par
lyusl." His head siMi'n. Ins strength nud
is.lirnge let him, he i;li ill, and it Iss
came ne.s ss irj lo call h ihs tor. A fuw
simple reiii'.lics n.ior. t .Mr Skinner's
ripilllhri'll.l.wlld th n he lllll,e to I lie phll
osophlieil eoiiii::,,..., Ill.lt It Was Is'ller to
losii a gi.d Is l.iie in,., riage than nflerwanls.
Ile lias mi him I e.r lot are us,' a liuly's gold
watch, a ill.-i in.... I i ng ieuiciit ring and a
olid gold we lding rlii
lohii W. Mtmn, a
known Ii-ms than a ws'l,
man she had !
Is the is rsoii to I
whom MIk I. in : .i- in i rrn - I. Had she
Iss-n aw.ir.' of lt"r! rsl i.ii.ei'swealthaiid '
""' "'' 1
woiilil have provi-n n
the young woman
ni-tiilit iiisteiwl of !
A Thief Turns ttnnlrnrr.
At the itgeof imd after a crlnilnnl
cans-r h inlly 1' iniil.sl by Wnt vn Ions men
f twice his years. F. Iwnnl lll.ar, si .par
i.. . i..i .1 .1 : ...
,.i.,i, .nv. i,..-.-; mi p's. i
lie began hi lif....f omlawry with petty j
theft. Now l. i, Inj.ill at ls-iislc, O., on
" i ..,.,,'.'.M,r. ... ... ...
;;;; .;;; s,;zi x7tmz i:.
burg, I'm nam county, il. tine day In
March, llhilr with
now also iimirr
arrest, entereil t he
de.l nt the place
iiieiitloneil and sl
tempiisl to roll the
Mr Henry gal
hint ly and siireeiie.
fully defell.hsl his
trust, hut In so
doing lost his life,
for lllalr put s
iYI-wmi!. i.M.ii . irn1n. ,MM
lives followed Hi,. ssossus persistently
and finally whlevisl their espture.
Minis' his P'ltli ve tr lllalr has Usui known
as a higliwa.i r..Mr. hnrglur, suenk thief
and sll round "cns.k." In Issii he was
srntencsl to the i Mo., s'iuteiiiary for a
term of seven tears for burs-lory. After
serving four iti'.titti he was taken to Hills
Istro In nps'iii' n a witness. Ile JnniHNl
from a train and escape , and the first ex
ploit that br ;hi him public notice
then-after was the murder of Henry.
T.ei I I'nl by Klerlrlrllr,
Thai ttie I, sul has sense enough to know
when, lo go hiiiiting for fooil wns amply
illustrate I the ui her evening by the eipnr
b ins' of i Pittsburg lady, who, while seat
sl in her ctrrlsge, saw a stir In thr rosil,
and lisi'.iii ( over the wlns-U saw hopping
lu nil dins'! ions scroes and smund tosits
nlmltig for the electrla light. She got nut
ami aimed far the lamp, too. There was a
rlns. of lose underneath It already, wait
ing lor the fall nf root ha and the Insects nf
ulght that drop from the life destroying
Maine. It was s entimis sight those cm,
tures wpiHttisl In a circle, with upturned
head, waiting for the victims to drop Into
I'll, iiiitiienal Offspring.
Acmialutaiine- You sny your Utile son Is
a prodigy inning children?
"In what wnyf"
"There are several things he cnn'i do."
. v?l VV
WITCHES IN THE SOUTH,
Dire llitvoo HellerMl to HftTe
(.'Mused liy Theui Among Coon Doffe
lu Wayne county, of which' OtiliW
bom, N, I!., is the connty Beat, nmny of
the inhabitants lielinve in witchcraft.
The Caruiinos, (hiorgia, Alabama and
other southern states abound in no called
"witch diK'tiirs," who will euro your nilii
and kill the witch that is troubling you.
Si mie ot these dis'tnrs nctually bellorein
the lH'rsoiial exisleuco of witches and in
their su;ieriiatural Mwr, but many of
thorn are fi'nuds, who m iltn n living by
imposing on the credulity of their neigh
The negro race is naturally miprrsti
tliuis, but tho jHsir whilo "cnukers" ar
also ignorant, and for believing in
sjks.ks, spirits, hobiroblins and other
natural plu'iiomenii they can give the
colored man cards, suiili'S and nuea, ami
then beat him. Tho cracker U worse
than the culnrisl man, because ho fondly
imagines that he is so much shrewder,
and so ho il. k's not use wimt brain ho
lias, nor duos he try to learn anything.
Ho has thousands of signs, omens, ctiren
and Isdiefs that me continual source
of iinine unco to hitu, and S'ip..tually
keep hit i in a state of dread, Tho sim
plest iuridi iit is one of sinister and oc
cult nieaiiiii;; to him, nnd he is ever in a
tremor lest ill luck and misfortune over
The evil influences manifest them
selves in various ways, ami each one
i sis'ins worse than the other. His gun
invaxionnlly hangs fire nnd refuses to
"go ofT" irnH.rlv, and at times is no
badly deranged that it cannot ls dis
charged at nil. At other limes his fa
vorite ci mil dog is bewitched by sumo
evil tniiiiloil nnd envious ts'tson, and
then the woo of the cra. ker issoinethiiiK
painful to witness. If his gun were not
Is'Wiichi d, w hy could ho not kill a squir
rel with it? And why should his dog re
fuse to hunt i us, when to hunt coons
was his business;' Those are ipiestinns
that he can answer ottlv bv assuming
that a witch has Issmi iulliicncing him
and his pnusTtv
lie employ i a witch ibs'tor, to whom
he js mi's out his tale of wisi and yields
;np bis hard earn -d cash. The dis-tor
cares liitlo for tiie woe, but the caeh is
; grateful nml exhilarating. The ilnctor
is sanguine, nnd dis-lares that he has n
iiicthod of killing that is strictly original,
ci'pyiighttsl, and wnrrantisl to Ihj effec
tual. I In one case that I came across tlicdis'
tor leiirtnsl iimt an old wnmiiu living
1 st'Verul miles away was the susiss ttsl
party, nnd b innieiiccl a cinnpiilgn
i against In r. lie told the victim to go
to ber house sonic night ami stretch a
whiv cotton string ntoiind the buildimr
and tie the ends together with it "weav
er's knot." Then he was to walk around
the bens.- seven times each way, recite a
given sentence in front of each disir
while makiiig mysterious marks on it,
and the cure would Is- cnmplctisl. The
dtr.s lioiis wen. followed, and, I am
happy to !, were cii-cliial. as the next
hunt resulted in t'ledciiaof lims-csiiis.
Another time a small powder was
given, winch mil' i ! sw.illowe.1 by the
witch witlmiit her knowing it. The old
lady was invited to dinner, the powder
pl..ce,l in her cup of coi'tVo, and the cure
was ns complete as could be desired.
tVh Men Wear Long llulr.
The nlicient llilto.is, like the Oauls,
won Ion .-, bushy hair. Is'iird and Inns-
tin he. T!i" Uoin 'o'isl liritous shavisl
, tln ir faces ai d .a,l .pi 1 the shorter hair
jof theiri'i.ii.pieror. i'heSaxotis, acconl
i iug to l'inin I.e. are generally n pres. iitis
i with long b.iir p.-icteil in front, forked
'',r'l '"' luu-ia 'Ik's; but ill the Tenth
v '"'" ceinnri.M. Willi the excep-
"' I men, tiiev nois-ar to have
cr :; I tledr I.s'ks end shaved their
'chins. pri'. rvinr oiilv their mustaches.
llllil hair was a ijisiiinriiisliiiiir ebr.
i iicten-tie of the Teutonic trils-s. It was
jnimiiKor tlie lil:;lii-st rank among the
1 r""1"' """" " '""''i "bvc princes of
I bl's-I nnd nobility, were permitted
l wear it in (lowing ringlets; nu express
1 1 - i i .i i...
law riuiiiiiniiueii ine coiiiiuonaitv to rut
theii hair chw round the middle of the
forehcel. The Is ard was also held III
l'- Kf t. -t reverence by th-m. and to
v,n:'!l, y:iw "'T "f " N,1,"m u",h-
Dry IbssU Chronicle.
A liota' le Htteiupt has I is-n made to
mbl to the resotms's of the Lughsh lan
guage. I...rd Ihiry, ii i biilnnnii of the
Kbs'tric Trie ti.. li coiistuy, w rote to The
tuues t'i in k for u short word-if rswi
Ide of one syllable -.icprese the ideaof
ts'lng rniiviyeil by ehs'tric isiwer. As
might luivo Iss ii i ,ss ted, i iter after
letter suiri'd in, full of strange ami won
derful suggestions. The following nre
only n few of the cacophonous verbs
which scientific ami unscientific writers
alike siiliinilbsl for coiislib ration: To
ohlii,' to "volt," to "mote," to "eleo.
Inse," to "coiiloiiib," to sipiirm,' to
'sbisk," to "Iraiiklin," to "ecint." to
"elk." to "trictrac." to "faradatc," to
"wels'r." There is clearly no lack of
choice; prhaM Americit will help us, as
it did with the verb to "wire. "-Murray's
Sir. Itrprw Wral.l nf Thirteen.
Chntiiieoy M. D 'W says he would not
sit down with Ihlrtis'ti at table. "Thrtss
titm-s in tny life have I Iss'tioiiei.f adln
ner party of thlrbs-u. i in each ivnaaion
"tin p.tsstsl the joke to another that he
or she would Is' the vb-tlin. lu, every
lllstutice one nf the guests died within
the year. So, lu my exs-rience, the
truth of the inl.i Ige wits proven," Han
Indies nnd gentlemen sliould always
keep stop wh"ii walking together. This
Is very simple and easily done nnd looks
well. The gentleman must always adapt
Ills step tit that of the Imly. To shamble
along hit or miss I exceedingly ungrace
ful, The completed tlltltiel between RarnU
fttul port Huron will be over one mile in
length, s.MOfcct Mug under the river,
I, Hill feet tinder dry Hroiirjd on tho Mich
igan side and altont 9.HO0 fuet on the
( sjisd!n side.
A SORROWFUL AND SOLITARY UFL
Tk Fitlrul itud Tounhlnc (tor of Joeeph
Merrick, the Klephaal Man.
We i'4ui rcuioiuhor no Invented tele
that Bjieaks so to the heart at one of the
cruelty of life and the beauty of human
compassion as the true story cloeod by a
seiitouco in tho newspapers announcing
that Joseph Merrick, tho "elephant
man," wns dead.
Imagine a human soul clothed in a
body so niLpenkably frightful that see
ing it men turned siok with loathing and
women fuinbsl; a being who had to be
conveyed from plnco to place in secreti
who hardly durod to venture abroad
even by night; who, finding his fellow
creatures ran from him, grew terrified
by the tenor ho created, and shuddered
in dark corners like a hunted beast.
Imagine him driven by starvation to ac
cept a showman's offer and be exhibited
to tho most brutal of audienoes, that
commonly enough shriokod and ran poll
moll from the tent as soon as the curtain
Karly in IWfl Frederick Treves, one of
the surgeons of the London hospital,
found Merrick in a penny show, in a
Mom off the W hltechaiel mail, crouch
ing Is.hind an old curtain and trying to
worm himself over a brick that was
heated by a gas jet. Mr. Treves went
up to him not only withont fear or loath
ing, but with sympathy. For tho first
time in his lifeof twenty-four years Mer
rick heard a kind word and wassjsikcn to
like n man. The effect was curious. It
made him afraid nt first. He shrank as an
ordinary man would from something tin
canny. Then, as he Is'gan to realise the
truth, he broke into solie of gratitude.
Days and even weeks iinsscd, however,
before he recovered from the shock of
hearing a compassionate word.
The s, lice prohibited his show on tho
ground of public decency. So he went
to Belgium, whore again the police in
terfered, and where au agent decamped
with his money. Merrick was left desti
tute and starving in the streets of a for-
I eign town, where the ignorant mob
thought him n fiend.
Uo rnme back to London how, no
nn one unite know. At every station
and landing place crowds dogged him.
Steamers refused to have him on linard.
But he canto back to London, because
In London lived the only man who had
ever given him a kind word. He mode
his way to the London hospital, found
Mr. Treves, who had him lislged for a
time in an attic in the hospital, and de
termined to find a permanent shelter for
Hut now it was found that no institu
tion would receive him. Tlie royal hos
pital for incurables nud the British home
for incurables alike dccjiui-d to take him
in unless sufficient fund were forth
coming to jiny for his maintenance for
life. Ile himself heggisl that he might
be placed in a blind hospital. It is hard
to match thu pathos of this plea.
Then in November, lHHfl, (.'arr Oomm,
chairman of the I union hospital, wrote
to The Times asking help for this rjvse,
and the British public ressmisl. A
nsnii wns built for Merrick on the
ground lb s.r in a remote wing of the hos
pital, nnd then-, surrounded with Issiks,
llowers nnd a huudnsl tokens of the
kindness that is really ipiick in the pub
lie heart, he II veil.
Me In 1 found ninny friends the
Prince nnd Princess of Wales, Mr. (ilad
stono, ."rs. Kendal and others. To Mrs.
Kendal i.. due the happy snwestioii that
Mernck should I taken to see the
Tiri.s:ii.:i pantomime nt Drury Lane.
She engaged the My.il tsix; she had him
brought to th" liioattv, nnd Psik every
prrt-aillioli that Uo strange eye should
sis- him. Did. leu fm:n tin- house Isdiilid
the curtains of the Ih.x. the "elephant
man" tasted mi hour or two of intoxicat
ing linppiiMns. It was all real to him -the
fairies, the splendor and the jewels.
Merrick, in r ite of bis hideous ex
terior nnd t.Triule cs riences, wna in
Iii wny a gentle sentimentalist, mid
gushed forth at ti'.uis., under the happy
conditions of his life nt tlie hospital, in
verso inislclcd on the hymns of I)r.
Watts, in which he give utterance to
f.sdings of gratitude, the sincerity of
wtucn none ever questioned. It was a
tender heart that was U-ating lwncalh a
mask more hid.snis than that of Orson.
Alsive nil, it was a heart that was filhsl
with love for the man who won literally
his saviour, who first sjsike kindly to
him, who resrui'd him from a fate n
thousand times worse than death, and to
the end won lsith his distor nnd his
friend, rbs-ently, it was only Mr. Troves
who could thoroughly understand the
sst creature's uiauuis u iterances; and
lo Mr. Tnwes lie clung to the jjgit with
tho wistful trust and nITection of a dumb
animal. London hpeitker,
Mow In I'lallt herd.
Slutting Si-eils in Istxcs in (he honso Is
not always a success, but 1 find there is
a incthisl of doing so that will meet the
approbation of those troubled with seeds
long in germinating nnd damping olf. 1
hent soup Moiiisi itiitn hot twiii. a day
and phe-e them under the Isixi-s. Brick's
or flat stones will do. Tlie isssls. under
this treatment, spring up ipiit" as ipilck
ly as In a hoi bed, ami sts-m Ui do us fine
ly. The atxsls that I m.wisl, covering oiilv
with sand, never allowing it to dry. entire
np sismcr tlinn win re sod was used. It
is admirable for uiluiy seed, as it takes
the pl.M e of moss as a shade, 1 never
encctvded before in starting I hem earlier
than ten days, and often fifteen, after
sowing, A shallow box, nlsiut two inches
deep, one f.sit long and six inches wide,
is useful for starting nil kinds uf seeds
and em !1y handled, nnd run Is? placed
iisjii the reservoir nt night, which Is bet
ter than ii stone, ns It will retain heat
until nenrly morning. Turning box
over it una cold night is an iinpmviujjent.
Them Is said to lata plant In Arabia
with llowirsof bright yellow and with
s.cils w hli h are like Mock beans, and
lie', dried nnd tsiwderisl and taken in
hi i tn It doses, cause a stsoii to dance
nlsiul nml behttvo like a luuallc lill he
Iss;. nnes exhausted nud fulls iisleen.
Wbon ho awakes he has not the smallest
reu'emhrancn of bis ridiculous Imhavior
The plant is called a "laughing plant."
AN OPENING ROSEBUD.
What will tt bet
Tls s bud on a rose bush growta, i
A tiny sud tomler Iblag,
With iU (reeo, trnifed esT "tKUsl
Tlis fulnt tlii of phut flush, Ooesafl
At kiss uf the w dooms sprint.
Whst wtll r) bet
tVbst will It bet
With sn exqulsito grace sod bearing,
Id tlmiil yet tnuUul iwsy,
On Iheslhaeurreitsluot 'Usshsring
Tlie iHtlniy breath of the south wind, daring .
The gaae of the forvlri, dsy.
Whst will It bet
Whst will II bet
I oen catch but s doubtful steaming
(.So little the petals showl,
Thru' the soaree cleft seiutta, seemliut
Like Uxhtost bonds. If the bound aeartVt
In folding' of flame or snow.
What will It but
Whst wUI It bet
In the dsy nf us full tide splendor,
A marvel if beauty fair,
With lie soft Isinds riven, reader
The richest red of s warm heart, tender
And ewtsH with sa Inoanse rarer
What wlH It bet
What will It bet
In the time ef lu full displaying
The serrem its petals hot. I
Will It show. In sunshine swsylng.
The purest whits of s lion heart, eprsylag
Its sweets rrtun n hesnin rol.lt
What will II lie!
To the hud on the rose Inmh Mowlng
I wlils-er n tender linn,
Atnl Its Clime l-flli'il petals, glowing.
An answer semi In it soil lilusli, Itnnwtnff
The s ish In Its' whlssr Hue.
Wh.lt will II Ik''
(histuvus llnrkn.e in Philitdelphis Isslirer.
Omitting lakes, which nro in many
cases natural reiervoirs, tho largest res
ervoir or artificial lake in the world la
the great tank of Dhcbar, twenty miles
southeast of Udaipur city, liajputana
province, India. It covers an area of
twenty -one hipntre miles. The masonry
dam is t,(MMi fist long by 0.1 foot high; .W
feet wide at the base and 1.1 itt the top.
In southern India, also, there uro some
immense reservoirs. That of Ciimbnm
in I'mldapatli district is formed by dam
ming the (liiiullakainana river by a dam
.li fis't high tlirown lu-twivn two hills.
The n -rvoir has an area of fifteen square
mill's. The Sulekeri' reservoir iu Mysore
state is very little smaller, and next to
(,'uinl.iim is the finest in southern India.
Compared with these nrtificisl hikes.
Lis'h Katrine (supplying (Hnsguw), four
and oiie-hiilf souaro miles, and Vyniwy
reNTVoir (.supplying Livcrjssd), nearly
two Npiarc miles, are insignificant in
size. The Muiichar tank in Scinde ho
nu area of su w inn re miles, hut onlv
when fed by the waters of the river dur
ing the months of li.s.d. In dry niotitlis
it shrinks to unite a small area New
NiiiiiIiiiii of I'lHitiire.
A most appalling sound was heard in
the nursery, nud the ;u touislusl father,
with his hair on end, ran to see what
was the matter. He os'iied the door
and hs.hvil in. Willie was sitting nstrido
his driiui, kicking it with lsith feet.
Johnny was twisting the cut's tail and
bringing forth howls of dire agony.
Tommy was whirling a rattle, Hobby
titapleford. a neinhls.r's boy, was super
Inteiiding a fight between two v.s'iforous
dogs, Harry Mti nuore, another visitor,
was jumping up mid down on nn empty
barrel, half a dozen other casual young
sters wore siutidiii;; tin pans, and all
were yelling nt the tops of their voices.
"What is tbeine.iiiti of this unearthly
racket?" demanded Pie father as soon tut
he could make himself heard above the
"We're playing Chicago Isiard of
trade," replied Willie. "Fellers, let 'er
go once tin ire!"
And pandemonium broke loosn again.
A Curious Muriel,
wishes of a curious character.
who was natiiisl Hilkington, better
known as Sijuin- Haw-ley, were fully
carried out a lew years ajo at a place)
near Doncaster. Ho was buried In his
own garden, amid the graves of his dead
cattle, which had been stricken down by
ritiderM et. Ho was laid out In full
limiting costume, including spurs and
whip, and was p'sced in a stone coffin
weighing upwards of a ton. which had
to Ik' lowered into the grave by means
of a crane. His old pony was shot and
hnri.il at his fi-ot, and nt his head was
laid the Isslles of his favorite dog and
an old fox. All his prosTty was left to
his gnsnn on condition that these fu
neral observances were fully curried out;
in default thu estate was to go to tha'
priest of Doticuster lor the lienetlt of tha
Itomnti Catholic chinch. The crisim.
however, did not suffer the bequest to
himself to lapse. Oisecll's Journal.
ImnReri nf Analogy.
All excellent story is related of the
way in which that inflexible disciplin
arian, the young kaiser, was hoist with
his own p"tnrd in tiie s-rson of one of
his own children. The little prince was
relinked for eating with his fingers, and
thniaten.sl that If be repeated the offense
he would lw sent under the table, tha
proper place for little lioyawlio emulated
the habits of dogs. Afu-r a brief inter
val of gis.il Miavior the offense was re
M'ttte1 and the culprit ordered to get un
der Hie tfllilo, where he tiromtitlv nro.
ceeded to nmlress hiunailf , uu the ground
nun nitin aogi ilia not wear olothe
they only had skiu. London Cllobe.
Crofton, naturalist and geologist, says
that tlicre was darkness over the worid
for a sjiace of OnO years during the forma
tion of the earth, with flashes of light
ning nnd M ills of thunder nt tntausiMl.
of five minutes. Yon can believe this or
not. Just as you happen to feel about it.
Mr. Crofton has no affidavits toubluu.
- Detroit Free Press.
The Lively Moth.
An English naturalist savs that the
moth was known wki years 11. C. .nd
that (li-oiKitrn, after loslnir tin lion w.,rtk
of One clothes bv him In one year, paid
an artisan (U.OOOtio make her k sliest of
lend to iteep her other store clothes from
being chowed lip. Detroit Free Press. .