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hc WdchilK gaily gagle: JntHtTatj l&crntmcj, M-ovicnxbct 3, 1901.
FOR HOME PEO PLE i 07 BLOODHOUNDS. One of the most interesting experiences one can have is to be chased "by blood hounds. It begins with excitement, pro gresses with fear, develops into anxiety and ends in a laugh. It may be different to one who stole a watch, or burglariously entered a bank or store. Last Wednesday was the time selected Zor an Eagle reporter to be chased by two Hew bloodhounds just come to town. It was pre-arranged with police chief Frank Burt who wanted to know, as much as the Eagle man, whether bloodhounds, tlyse bloodhounds really track a man. At 1 o'clock the party met in the police sta tionthe men who own the hounds, a fwipe or two, Chief Burt, detective J. Cairnes, the reporter-victim and a few pthers. The gentlemen who owned the hounds were confident of success. They Said that they made a morning test that Was very satisfactory. They would give the Eagle man what is known as the fin test the dangerous test if he wanted it. He wanted it. In the test t ie Hoodhounds are turned loose without r:r;u. and allowed to follow the crim J':al without any restraint. The new d"ss were said to be very vicious and the reporter was warned, if he saw th m coming to climb a tree and stay t:- r till the owners of the hounds i .'! reach them and tie them up. With Chief Burt the reporter went rver to the shooting traps west of River : ic park. There he threw his coat on th" erround and stamped the earth like a :nad bull, no as to thoroughly establish s :t for the hounds. It was the equiv imt of a burglar lumDinsr through a v!- low to the ground and leaving some- ) t! ii.g there that he had carried about bur. -say a handkerchief. After doing tnis he started north through the weeds, then Into a stubble 1- i and flnaly struck the road near the residence of Harry TV. Stewart, keeping on the ground and making con t:!.u.i!s progress. He was told to make a g"t-away like a burglar or a murderer fciiJ he did. He cut across corners to wards the residence of Governor Stanley, th.-n towards the home of J. Oak Davi-s-on and upon arriving in front of B. II. t'!!Ti! -bell's residence, he turned east on El.-', enth street, losing no time along the r.'iit- except to look back very often 1'- w whether the dogs were after him. rr to locate a forked tree that could be tiimb.-d instai.tar.t-ously In case of ne f."ity. From the bridge he traveled c'i Eleventh street to Carlos avenue, t '!ping only once at a modest little cot t.ipc to get a drink of water. This was iM !.r ed by Chief Burt, for he thought Ir . ry natural that a burglar or even a rni.rd.rcr would stop in his flight at a r i k door pump for a drink. Arriving :. 'V.rlos avenue, the reporter was as f i:'-ei to the front top room in the resi ' e of James Cairnes. He could bar tt - door when he saw the dogs coming, t lower doors to be left open for the j. in -ope of giving the dogs an opportun ity 10 fohow the trail to its final conclu The trip was made in thirty-five rr. -.'.'ltrs, Chief Burt being pacemaker with a horse and buggy. When the re r r ; t was safely housed Chief Burt re t'lr'.ed to the starting place. The dogs v. . re not yet started and he told the r.ien in charge to cut them loose. The I T't live mim.tes in Mr. Cairnes' room ! v. re one of great anxiety. It was ex- I - ted that the dogs would be there i-rv moment howling for the blood of tli- Kairle reporter. It was too lonesome a l .re after ten minutes so he went I- v. n stairs and sat in an arm chair on t'.e porch. For half an hour he remained there, peering under the foliage for a smht of the dogs. He then ventured out li the lawn and became sort of reckless. 1 tty soon th men who had assembled t s e the start of the dogs, a mile or two 1 : v. . arrived to ascertain the result !,; the situation was becomir.g more i mfi-rtable. In about fifteen minutes en of the d-gs arrived in the buggy viih chief Bvrt. It was a fine animal. V "h-he got his eye on the reporter he b k' tl his ehfi s :ind seemed to be so intensely well satisfied with his buggy t- ' that he did not even get out of the hiele. He possibly could have been pubhed out. because Chief Burt is a powerful man physically, but there was : necessity for it and the poor animal Was allowed to retain its sent. The reporter learned from the party tnat when the dogs got the sent at the f-t;irting place they ran south a little w ts, then came baek and after running north a few h'mdifd feet pave up the To prove thru there was no ill feeling i". the mater the reporter got into the 1ue-p- -with the bloodhounds and rie i n t . Eleventh street with him. There th nut the tw. other hloodho.tnds. They :i rsl no interest whatever in the pres i of the man who was "daring" i"i;gh to submit to a chase for the gratification of thcis bloody instincts. .lust then the owner of the dogs, a . clever and deoent young fellow. itne up. He regretted the failure of i.:- experiment and was fair enough t t to claim that the test was i square i : e He seem. -.1 to be dissatisfied with 1 . start the hounds were given and '..nteered to atempt another test. He t k the reporter into the park with i hounds, avd directed him how to t-t -i.p the ground with his feet. He .ii-eompa-i'rd the reporter across rk towards the Eleventh street . -. . 1 distance of probably t yards. i six-niimite walk. The hounds v started, lnt one of them ran down t ; . r,er aje-1 l-tgan to lap up water; t ,r wouldn't go anywhere. owner of the hound was much 4. - : ; l'He.i. i ut being a clever fellow I a ted th reporter to have some t r'. i.m-nt rr. I he agreed to use a ; ;.. s. f-'l'nw -who has been with the dogs ' veral tst ter a chase. He a.'ked t r-; rtr a: : omcer Cairnes to ride t tin- r--. i i,i see the rtfinish. The ; : f.-M- w r - ;i about & yards, grab ! : for u, brr.. h a.id wound his legs t -,d the tru. k of a smal tree. Pretty t . i U.c dogs atw up the rca.i in a jolly c . tt-r to where the lad a wrapped art .id a tree One of the dogs espied h r.; and jogged l.p to the tr e. smelt the b of it slid looked up. The other d s-s seemed o be indifferent. t)r.e of then-, crawled t.r-ior the bau-l-tand while j the third e.tntited tip to ,Uv Hw' fni.:.:atn and took a drink, r.-.e ftT i,v .n the tree shook his c; 'go at the dog and pro.oked him t- . barks. He jumps dow. wb-w- ti"d. made a few wik. ' -i ti-'ns bifore th-err. and the ow Is... a stiff t'in on them tt ; th ;r. frc-m attacking him: your.g r- :s:- WICHITA'S TWIN FAMILY. rita has h. ! In its d-tv some of th :.-t. brigltisf .u;d k i nest pe" I . -as. but tt i r has hr. i or child brlglit. smart or kee . t . notice the difference bvtwet - a-.u J. F. Sites. Neither h. x ; id a person who '; Vr? '. ,1'ur F't. s fr-vn M- -; 1 twin i-i-.thcrs n .rrie.: T. sisters, iiotn aa v-j t sr.i t! in w a ST twin - I gcther and both women are never separ ated. Wilbur Stites never made a dol lar that J. F. didn't make a dollar too and vice versa. They are probably 45 years of age and if each counted up his earthly possession it would bo safe to bet that one of them would not find him self ten cents better off than the other. They live in the same house, worship at the same church and their interests are joined in every way. They cut th.yr hair simultaneosly and wear beards just alike. Their suits, shirts, neckties, and hats are all the same size and color. Their shoes wear out the same day and it is calculated fcy their friends that they taSe the same number of steps each day. Certain it is that when Wilbur rose one morning he saw a gray hair in his brother's beard. The brother saw the gray hair in precisely the same place in Wilbur's beard. Tell them a joke and they see the point with one ear and with one mind, and they will laugh at it simultaneously. They were witnesses in a case once and they both gave the same testimony, word for word, which proves that impressions made in the mind of one is duplicated in the mnd of the other. They do not always set sick together, however. Fourteen or fif teen years ago Wilbur was on the regular jury panel of the district coi.rt and attended regularly until one day h was Indisposed. He didn't feel like attend ing that day and it is related that his brother volunteered to take his place. He was never questioned because there was nobody in the district court judge suspected for a moment the change. When the sick brother got well he resumed his brother's place on the panel and nobody wa-j the wiser for several years there after. One of the Mrs. Stites was a teacher in the little school house out near Robert Cook's. She was attacked by a fever once and was confined to her room for several days. Her sister took her place and not a pupil in the school knew .of the substitution. The intimates of the twin family tell some interesting stories about them. Both men and both women are most excellent people and everybody who knows tnem collectively, for no one knows them individually, are their friends. AN EPISODE OF BOOM DAYS. One of the comedies of Wichita boom days was recalled by an old settler a few days ago. One of the Peoples boys, who lived north of Withita. about fourteen years ago, was in town one day, and he and a friend named Foreman were ridiug in a farm wagon, which was partially tilled with hay. One of them accidentally dropped a lighted cigar into the hay, and the first thing they knew they were in a sheet of fire. The horses being spirited, ran like fury with the blaze behind them and the driver and his friend held onto them. They could not jump. Some ono who saw the blaze turned in an alarm, and the fire department hurried out, meet ing the spirited team on the street. The team was stepped, water turned on the blaze and the two men rescued, badly burned. It was one of the exciting days of the boom period. HEA DTHAT NEVER WAS PRINTED Along in the eighties the newspaper art of flash headline writing was in its glory in Wichita. All newspaper men were ambitious to write something strik ing in the headline business. A hanging was soon to take place, and for a month hefore the day fixed for the event the newspaper boys were churning their brains for something that would attract attention. The man who was sentenced to be hanged was named David Lemon. He killed a man named Peter Webster at El Reno. Finally one newspaper man hit on the words "Lemon Drops," and had it set up in type all ready to run it when the execution took place. He kept the matter silent from Ills friends, de siring that it should be considered a not mnde-to-order. A few hours before the time set for the execution. President Cleveland commuted the sentence of the court to imprisonment for life. The man with the "Lemon Drops" head went al most crazy with disappointment, and up till this day he regrets that Lemon was not hanged; not because of any feeling ing in the matter, but because he lst the headline. DAN WHELAN A VETERAN. Dan E. Whelan. the oldest traveling man coming to Wichita, was here dur ing the week He Is les sthan SO, but he has been coming to Wichita for twenty nine years, making his first trip here in a stage-coach. Mr. Whelan legan his dry goods career when eight years of ape. and was a traveling man at W. He is now with the Hargadine-McKittrick dry goods company and for years with Samuel C. Davis. He and Zack Mulhall of Oklahoma were boys together and used to play baseball on the St. Louis com mons before big commercial houses were ruilded upon t'tem. He takrs care of the Kansas trade for his company. JOY IN SOUTH MAIN STREET. An ovt-nt happened in Wichita last Monday morning that must be taken as an extraordinarv symptom of the spread of Wichita's building fever. No evidence f outside of it could he so strikingly in dicative of the m.mia for improvement. The people of South Main street were equally pleased and astonished to see a few carpenters lay down their tools be fore the sway-back old building on the northwest corner f Main and Waterman streets .ind actually Wgan making im provements cn it. By WNl::-sd;iy the house was newly shingled, und t'ae neighbors haw some hope- f in? a painter in the vicinity withi-i i wtek or two. For ten years or more th.it bind ing has been an eye-sore to Uie t'iz&t ward. It has i.e t-r ha J a complete win dow in it during all that time. In th" early nineties cne ecd of an old porch fell half way to the ground and remained that way U!l ti . week. A few sickly trees have struggled de?:v:Xe'ty i-t existence in tho fror.t yard, and whiie they are still alive they are in a precarious condi tion ar.d may not survive the winter. lY-V.e sh-.:r.ned that side of the street n!,- at r.isr'.t. for while tho house has n. .r Ikv.i absolutely known to have ghcM.- t- et it had a haunted and lin ear, ny appearance. Strange people have lived In it wanderers, gypsies and Ar kansaw people, nobody tver knew them. The conet riways went barefooted and pe--:- . mbed their hair. Nobody has -r r r. .4 woir. living i.; the heUJ ih.it 1 h.-it a. our.g Uily in her arms. The house never had grown child ren in it . ihey a'.l died with pneumonia . r s :r, th:.s Hef.-rc they became large 'i tsch t ' ,'..- o-.:;d ler-s Mre lean and 1 - - ,. ' h ii r.-n s-e:. In the i- 1 1 th- r houe in town, mire rickety wagons aad for-lern-'.-ek::sK -dog?. Nobody ever thought 1 'e re-r ei . r Next f It is !--'. -. on VI the has been done to at least remove the ghostly appearax.ee of the place. It was an awful eye-sore. PUGILISM MERE PLAY. Burt Walden the other day happened to drop into a football game to see what It was like. He had never seen one be fore and he was soon rooting wildly for his side and turning pale whenever the crowd went down in the heap. During the game, one of the boys was knocked oot and as he was borne from the field, Walden said with great agitation: "Why. say. pugHism. beside this, is a parlor game." FRANK RUSSELL'S HOPES. Frank Russell says that this section is the greatest in the world for training race horses. He hopes to live long enough to see maintained here a large driving park which will be famous among horse men the world over with training quart ers by the score. He believes that such a thing will come to pass. MAKES "CHAN" MAD. It makes Mr. Chandler, who drove Pet er Stirling in his two big winnings mad when some one just introduced to him begins to talk casually about horses. "Does lie think," Chan said one day after such a man had left him, "that I don't kno wanything but horse?" STORM IN THE EARLY DAYS. Wichita had a big storm in tlie spring of 1R70. It was a cyclone, but in those days it never amounted to anything more than a storm on the prairie, because there was nothing which could, by resisting it, demonstrate its appalling force. Xot so with the country east of here. Eldorado was quite a settlement then, and the storm caused great ruin there, wrecking many houses and killing some people m the neighborhood. At Peabody there was a cloudburst, and several persons were drowned. More would have ben were it not for the engineers tho were then building the St.nta Fe. Th-. y made a boom out of telegraph poles fast-r.d by wire, floated it dmn with the turrent of a creek until or - e-ad of it was auht and fastened to an is' and nide i,y the water. Over this walked to safety. a great many orople f a the Little Arkan- sas bottoms, a mile above where Wichita now stands, big trees were pulled out by the roots and earned a distar.ee of several hundred yards. There are but few old-timers In Wichita who will remember it. AN ARAB NAMED DENNIS FLYNN. A well known old soi-.Mer was taking about war times the otlur day a-i1 told i some things illustrative of the methods of regimental organization in New York. One day an Arab landed there, and while in his cups was induced to rnlist. He was assigned to Mr. Dvin- s reci- ! ment, which was largelv compos-d f, Irishmen. The Arab joined the regiment in the field, and when the Irishmen paw ' him they were amazed. His skin w is ; so dark that thf y thought he was a negro , and they wondered whv he was assigned ' to a regiment in v.hich sons of the Emerald Isle predominate d. They sought explanations and were informed that he . was an Arab. There was some anxiety , to ascertain whether he was a Christian, and when they found he was not there J was another kick. He was a genuine j Mohamedan, and how t, recont ile the j Irish to him was a problem. A com- i promise was made hv civile bim a r.ame i that was both Irish and Christian instead j of the name that h- h. d, which was both horrible and unpronounceable. Many names were suggested, and when the final selection was mad" the Arab wa enrolled as Dennis Flynn. a name now not without fame in the roll .f the nation. Dennis was made the mase..t of i the regiment, and in the pr uid review at Washington. aftr .V-ponrMT.-x. he was dressed up gaily n-:-i marched at the head of the regim- ".t, and prow kid , much comment. ' John Roach wa i-!-0 lvr-d into th" ' army from New York aftir arriving fr .m Ireland. He was hired in Castle Oar- 1 den to "work on (-. n-rai (.rant farm , near Petersburg.'' Il found himself In , General Grant s armv in a f . v las. and . when he found v. a hi re h is at , he accepted his sit -a.. t! on philosophically and made a Ro.d sul-ier. A. German In-. mi.gr an' -a as 'mp'.-.yeO as. a brass finisher, urd when h- f n.nil him- , self in General Hi?nil.n's br.g-d he i wanted to know where be wis to d brass finishing. Somebody po'nted to .-. string of rebel br..p k 'a '-at:--.- and said: "In a i-w d;s we .... to at- j tack those butteri- ,.r.d :"i:i:sh them." 1 LOCAL CRIMINAL INCIDENTS. Yesterday a reporter for the Ktgje called to see and .-hat with a well known Wichita man, wh - remarked th.-.t he was glad to see his t.il.r. and n. ing m a talkative hurmr. said. "Well, I see that i.ombroso has writ ten an article a! -ut 'z- !g- -z. so T sup pose there w.ll ology by th" hausted the There has been 1 nniln-h;-h rx- two aeo. :d I iy i-t.,t.,--.ert . f stat- ri mn relative to tit ute and the amendment of the constitu- ( tion adequate to meet attempts to as- sassiiiate the president and other high ' officials, that it Is useless tn say more and we should leave the matter to ccn-B-ess to determine, for the most e.f us would le in faor of extreme measures: we would allow our hearts to rule our heads. For Instance. I know lynching Is wrrong. yet under certain circumstances I fear I should forget that law should be supreme. But I was nut thinking of this, but of something suggested by It, its direct opposite, the contrast. The criminologist is, in this country at least, a theorist, and people di not have con fidence in men who deal pure in theor ies: but there is no doubt that r.m:ra! codts could be anK"-'.ed for the i-tt-r. as there are a.-vure''iy class- of crtrc inals. Now. there is in this town a family of criminals. I know every member of ti. The lataer. who is dead, was as fl-:e a was one dishot.est hair in h:s head rnsr ever o:c .vere.j tt . tr.e m tr,er i.t. a gvxl. consv nt:- .is w r.'.av iJ.t th'ir ' sobs are s bad tot The oldest boy Is a liar: will lie without cause He toid it. The i me once that h ' culdn 1 help other two bos are thves. h1 will st-s! In at any opprtur.tt . 6.ir.e m.gtt say thev have no cre"-i f. ' m rii".; . tht is not true. th. -mh oiuy know the dil- ferenc between right and wroag. but what Is strange is that the- regret their bad acts, as vsder.oi ty e.-nfi.-r.: Their eas L i.t.v';-. V, .t wht: r.-.r. -j do? Noth:n.e: c-n'-e :h- m t- rr-t-t cief. . You rmmber that boy who killed I that litt! sirl ir. Harper C"ur.-.v by beat- j inc her h"ad iff-.-.-n a t-" v hen h I 1 was in ; ..1 r-re ; , 'd r -.- Vr- rot s-.rrr f - - U - f -t ! .'.:v t-.rj: -v -t r-. r- ' w .- j pnew&tuuU V. 1 l s: w.ii. savh 1 depraved wrotches as he? Kin them without compunction! "Th.es a -tw questions wore easily an swered; but the next one is more difficult. At a term of court somewhat over a year ago there was brought into the dis trict court as tough-appearing crowd of criminals as you would see anywhere; it was composed of ohlcken thieves, hose thieves and murderers. Among those whose plea was "guilty were two boys shackled together, one black and one white. When they plead guilty to petit larceny, their air was meek and sorrow ful; but. to my surprise, upon reaching the corridor their faces underwent a change; the negro showed his white teeth and, poking his companion hi the ribs (they were chained at the ankles) asked him for the 'makings' of a cigarette, which the white boy laughingly gave him. Their nonchalant manner dispelled ray interest in them; but there was one other, who had plead guilty to grand larceny, who arrested my attention and to whom I afterward talked. He was a young man about thirty-five 3ears of age with large black steady eyes. He told me that he was guilty of stealing a horse and baggy. In brief, this is his story: He had been out of the penitentiary but a few months when he was apprehended for the com mission of the crime for which he had just been convicted. He tad served a term in prison for a crime of which he was innocent. Upon being released from the penitentiary he had gone to the nearest town and endeavored to get work. He applied to some business houses for a po sition, frankly telling thorn whence he had come; being unable to obtain employ ment, he then went into the country, as he had been a farmer, but telling where his last abode hnd bcen.he could get noth ing to do; so, finally telling a falsehood, he was hired by a farmer, who Informed him that he needed him no longer after learning that his employe was an ex convict. He then tramped for quite a distance before he again succeded In pro curing a job, which he lost because some one rccognied him. He was branded for life; he was an outcast. What could he do? He told people the truth: then they would have nothing to do with him. He hid; and his falsehoods were laid bare. He had wondered why men were dis- j honest why they became criminals. He i knew now why some men became crim inals. He had tried to gain an honorable ln. lihood; had failed. He was in need of food and clothing. He warned some occupation, but noi.e could he get. At last despair seised him, and . for the first time in his life he committed a crime. And looking directly at me he said In a hollow tone: 'That s all." "Now. I ask you. what is to be done in cases of that kind?" PECULIAR FEAT OF A HIGHBALL. mm who have greatness thrust upon I A peculiar thing happened in Wichita ! them. Blunt was of that kind. Con i a few nights ago. A man from a distant ' tinning Judge Tucker observed that what i state came to town and indulged !n a 1 made Blunt great was the fact that he high ball with a party of friends. When he started away 'with them he found his engines reversed and walked back ward Instead of forward. He was entire ly conscious of the phenomenon and made a strenuous effort to take on forward , instead of backward force, but the harder h" tried the more he was con- ! vinced of the futility of his efforts. 1 One of the singular things about the incident was this that as long as his i friends walked forward he walked bark- j ward with precisely the same speed and when they stopped without having ab solutely any control of his feet. It was thought at first that he was Joshing, la t I it soon became apparent, from the d -j perate effort he made to stop that he j was not. He was not intoxicated. e I became alarmed over his own strange ; r.if- and when friends reached him he 'was as white as snow with showers of I perspiration rolling down his f ice. It I was no hard matter for the f-ter.ris to : reach him. for when they wa!k 1 towards him he walked towards them. This : t . first caused them to stop and turn around thinking he .had regained forw Td mo-, r- ' I ment and would follow them, bur the ' i moment they took a forward st- p h- t- ! a b i kwanl step and the di-tance . : tween him and the party b- ime wldir , in the ratio of two steps one. The party t-;rrnd about and walkt.l towards him again and as a result Without ap 1 pan t.t cause he walked towards th'-rn. Thf deeided to p-1!;s him to see what the 1 rs':lt would be. This se. m-d to ha e the' same f ffect on his that pass'ap the .-rpn-t-r w.i.!d have on th- mariners mi?::' itc ' nee. i.e. As they ; ..jjteU mm He W..S whir'-..round on his heel, spinning like a t t nd resumed his bai-kward morion , or ratn-r loeemotlon. inev walKoi to wards h.m again and when th.ev took hold o h:n:. one by e-ach arm. A thrv at-tenr- i .i t walk forward with h'ra hi y weakened so that he could si .!'';' stand and complaint d of a fear-f-..: headache. Accidentally th-v took a a few sUps sideways and thin not onlv rehed him oh his headache Vit restored him h:.- strength. "Within a 'r minut nfter this movement was accomplished r.'-rmal locomotion cant" back to h'm ar.d h- was taken to hi r om It was the ;:!,t and last highball h ris drank (' n V:i hita, s:::ce he has been her ' a! i.nsiciar.s say th-y hae ntv h.. .r ..f a rr.s- 'ike it. ; OLD SOLDIER WITH A RECORD. Michael Devine. a carpenter living 00 south Main street has a peculiar soldiers j record. When the civil war broke out : he lived in Massachusetts and aithouirh ! vry voung he made his way down to New York to enlist. K did not know a tingle man in the regiment he was as j signed to. but before the war was over J he had climbed every round in the lad der of promotion to a majorship in the regiment. He was private, corporal, ser- ! gea.nt, i'.rrt lieutenant, captain ar.d . second lieutenant end major successive 1 lv. He was never sick a day, never miss- ed a battle, never missed a skirmish. ; r,e-er missed a roll call and r.ever was . w..-:nded. H was at Winchester with i-'dan and at Appotc-tox with Grant. ; II. v.as wits Miles when be outranked him and was a better soldier by ts f times, although allies Is now lieutenant general of the array. When th war ctos- j rer- ar army tut oec:uiea 11. prvierr.na; j g- tvuw to cr.nl Itie ani n tra-t- it gjx'-.ib N-.rthlay. to V I war. ted t-r- pi.te-1 to U or of the br..t Vaildtoj , t mviTr hjots tn ttM mechanics In th state but in his trsAe . as it. the array, he ts mod and doesn t j make mueh n-s. about ahat he eaa ia j :ttar- lore he is aa frt H our. m: arrry gws. tary ou all brut th FniTAls ii t1 ' r.orth and soata. rancif. as r oti lh iioa Who ttfti m ltiu- ; rntee, Artrr the war h went j fvi into th wild leian coorytry -4 j Dakota and Moat an, feu tiding mrt tar r,a' arid aHr,yt twnt-th"e v'-r arn l , . r. t. kVirt.t-r- where hi !' Htt he is proiwSr the best p-rtf-d A4 j sf' - r in Wlch'ta. He Is?, t j ' SU; f" he is called Mik - - EDUCATED ON BULL FROGS. T- s v.h- t - - r - - v '-- . vir.wa coDees ot Wichita on tisutn iw 4 sources think they have a hard time, but their troubles axe light compared with the ambitious yooth of a quarter of a century ago. One of Wichita's best known professional men paid for his college training in an unique manner. He studied hard all week and put in Sat urday catching bullfrogs for the St. Louis market. Upon the bullfrogs depended, his education and he was conscious of the fact that h had to hustle. He determin ed catch $s worth of taUfrogs every Saturday and he never missed the amount until he secured his dipiomn. He had- to keep hunting them far Into many Sundays before his JS was in sight. He operated in the Missouri river bot toms where there were many stumps of trees, and he says -that from that day, even on Douglas avenue h steps high from force of habit. SNAKE AT WICHITA DEPOT. Down at the Rock Island depot the other day occurred a little incident that afforded quite a good deal of amusement for a few people and no small amount of terror for others. A small spotted snake came out onto the platform and a crowd immediately gathered and began tanta lizing it until one of Wichita's druggists happened to see It and then the fun began. He remarked that he had never had 'em and proceeded to put the reptile in hte pocket. The crowd passed several uncanny remarks about the follow who handled snakes so familiarly. Preseatly he came out of the depot and drawing the snake out of Its resting place la bis pocket, he slipped it Into an envelope that had been torn open. He remarked I am going to give this follow to a conductor and have some fun. Presently a train came in and a conductor recog nizing the druggist stepped up to him and began talking to him when a snake suddenly showed itself on the arm of the conductor. Tho crowd laughed and tried to convince him that he had snakes in his boots. Judge Tucker is not a hero worship ping old soldier. He was telling Verml! lion Harris Wednesday about all the "great" men who were not great when n reporter for the Eagle dropped in. "Taka General Blunt for instance." said Judge Twcker, "he ought to have been court martialed and cashiered Instead of being made a Major General. His manage ment of the army in Arkansas would disgrace a corporal. "John Foreman, the man who started the town of El Reno, tokl mo once that there were three kinds of groat men, and only three. The first he said were men who were born great and you and I konw that Blunt wasn't that kind. The if--otid are men who achieve greatness anl you and I know that Blunt didn't ever achieve anything. The third are had a good newspaper correspondent in his staff. Judg- Tucker and General Blunt were sleeping together at Paola, when a brig adier general s commission was handed to Blunt. ' It is a Joke.'' sakl Judge Tucker." No it isn't." said Blunt,' "I know It isn't a mistak. for the appointment was promised to me bj Jim Lane." lllunt was a doctor at Paola when he was appointed a brigadier general. JACK KNEW HIS BUSINESS. The r;cent return of Mr. Harvey Rica to this i ity calls to mind many o'er true tales of the olden times the early days of the country. One illustrative of horse sense versus man knowledge was en acted in the late seventies. During that winter seeral snows of unusual depth e-id severity oceurreii. There were not then manv houses between this place and Mr. Rite? home In Union township and a major part of the road angled ;irro5? level prairies. It so chanced that th. Mesdani Anderson, who lived two miles w.st of Harve. together with Mrs. Rice, ( am- t Wichita to do some winter's shopping. It w is finally decided in eau- , c js the .Md. rsnns ind Rices that the 1 former shmud r rr.ish one horse and the vehicle, while the latter was to xoske out the Fpan and Ri -e would drive. So i it fell out that on a bright November d iy these four arrived early and three of them put in the Uy at Richards and Rog ers' and at Mauriee (Conn's. Nothing is said how Mr. Rire whlied away the leaden hour?, but at last, "as the shades of m?ht were falling fast," the snow was seized with a like impulse and down it ! rame. at first soft as eiderdown. Then hj the hnn.-le.iind party nenred the big slough faster and faster fell the beautiful. ! The afore-mentioned "shadee" bad "fH." ! The trav. iers reached tho open prairies I wh-r. n longer landmarks guided th jdrivers Wiidered eye. Ho complained' i fr-nien:!y tht "-1ij Jack." one of tho i t. ah kept tring to pull away from what slie-uid 1'. Hnrve thought, th proper., cours-e. .tlt-r morn nuyias. -wws mm ; light, no fire, he ga r p h was lost. . hrnlt-sly. Irr.trls.aMy lost. A councU v and means waa neia n upon ia -ierC'.-:ion ot airs . Anwrmoa m 1 . .. l Li. 1 M .1 .kl-1 I JCK ".V U . It'.. 1. wut.w ' P he i(ed to so goon sn advantage j t that within ih hour ths tired, cold party j j found themselves on the lee ride of th j I Anderson home, where the sensible horse belonged Needless to narrate that "Jack" was held in high esteem ever afterward hy all concerned. GOING TO OLD ENGLAND. Captain Joseph Craisr and Cecil Hod?ln-; son have arranged to jpo to Enspand dur- i 1-K the rominc sumwr, prodsNy rr. j-t.ly Both gertlnen will appropriate about ech for th trip nn4 they propose to have a pvd tlm. It Is on their pros-ram to see Kiss- tUhnrO. th Marquis cf Kalisbory mail the Rlcht Hon ors Me Jeepb Otsjsherlsitt sad to stake j bands with th-m. 1 UilDR FFRfillSON AS JUDCE. Major Levi Ferusoa was in Wtchaa. ett- th week rtstttae: his aaashter! durnjR the week vmitteg Bis aatasAter Mrm, Frank Owens. Many of bis friends wanted from him own Up aa Mr cjL hl, rtd iryUan home, &n . j- mtA th M to take It In tittle bee- ' y. to th. old loc home. B.w d- ' rtN! hy- a Jlet time ell hT tt:v- f I"st-1 1 r--ii arut ia ve -mr.tT seat. W spect tb dsr U-Viixxi ori- and had a great Mm Ow !Ty rvzr-'.x was in the etty Thuraday vftstttar vf t 4d tfe-.l I am V-T7-7 r feed act ' 0.ats Mar' Mr. tBh U ot f.-raof.r, :. wi t.o-,t t' rra I hvi'g' -'4st tt;r sf Hct-r -.-;iity aa ,-.- cf rr: nvtr-- nn. -jtn It e '.-. '' - i .'. Ki-s - - .,;r:.-f e;r.t t-fr.-T '-' " V . -1 V . - M t r..t..z ; . -. iif tauM t-1 -rrr. .:h - .rr ; Shrc -i---te5 ccrjr.'y -i?Vr sad bar- j fort aftrf-s ew-enr an, r tbis $ti. w fcd t tc (fc-v wfc'rs N e$-4ira H-a ) n JfVf tstf ' '. . ' . . n 'f . - - At ' ' - ' '..-.-. t0r age, "brought them Into court, a jury was empanelled and attorneys were appoint ed. Wo tried the goslings separate and hanged each one as ho was convicted with a niece of twine to a tree. As we wtra trytaS the sixth gos-Hn. the mother goose appeared on the scene and finding her offspring in captivity, made a charge on the court, driving judge, jnry. sheriffs, lawyers, witnesses and all in that many different directions. I went hoiae and that night there was a hot time in the old house. I can feel that shingle yet. although It was about fifty years ago when my parents wielded it.' WICHITA TEN YEARS AGO. Messrs. Cowgill and Hill of Carthage, Missouri, bought an interest In the Hy draulic mill. Harry Parks, member of company A. had his hands shot off while loading the old cannon at Arkansas City. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry McKay a boy. Leonard D. Washburne, formerly of Wichita, then sporting editor of the Chi cago Inter Ocean was killed in a rail road wreck, in Indiana. Senator Plumb and H. C Slusa ad dressed a rally at El Dorado. Secretary Pierce of the Board of Trade sent wheat to London to be exhibited among "American products in a show there. Mr. J. N. Bills and Miss Gertrude Ma son wer6 married. The senior class of the High school gave an entertainment. Those taking part were Sophronla Wllke, Mary Burd. Aletha Miller, Nancy Campbell. Will Stillwell. Zalla Snydor, Ezra Beard. Lil lian Kincakl and Flora Caswell, Herbert Levy, Amos McClaln and Charles Lease. Such a heavy autumn thunder storm struck the town one night that the caller at a dance in Schnltzler's hall could not make himself heard and tho dance had to adjourn. Mr. A. W. Naylor of Pittsburg wai visiting his brother Professor Naylor. The command ry gave the Rod Cross degree to live candidates,' Charles M. Jackman. W. W. Anderson, George W. Anderson, Dewltt C Harper and W. S. Pratt of Andale. Abo Lv Cooper of F. P. Martin's store recovered from a severe case oftyphId fever. Announcement of the engagement of Mr. Warren Fogg of Kansas City and Miss Mallnda Roes of Wichita was mad a. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Garst wore In Paris. Frank Malby, Phil Reamor and John C Wade were killed In a wreck near Derby. Robert A. Hamilton, manager of Whlt taker's packing plant, permanently mov ed to St. Louis. The following Masons wero advanced to the fifteenth degree: B. B. Cushman, E. E. Beach. G. P. Dold. H. L. Gordon. W. M. Goldstandt. J. B. Lang. P. MMler. W. S. Morris, J. W. O'Neill. J. D. PIfer. W W. Pearce, F. W. Sweet, W. F. Stev ens, R. L. Wells. William Davidson, Da vid Rose, W. R. Tucker. Miss Lizzie Southerland, a popular young woman of Burton car works, died of consumption. Miss Bertha Shaw entertained her friends with a birthday party. Her guests wero Misses Kate ICngHah, Maud Cobb. Lettle McGiade. Anna Jones. Bir die Lore, Jean Lowe, Anna Corner, Mat tie Ferguson, Lena. Shaw and Mosors. Amos Stiles, Claude Aley, Hal McCoy, Ernest Holland. Ted Southwell. W. H. H. Troupe, Will Alien, Roy Coohran, Charles Meade. Karl Hartle. Roy Uaseig; Jim McCartney, Kenneth Faussett. Con Woodworth, Vern Frazter, Walter L. Arneedeil of Michigan. Hazel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alf. C. Goodin, passed away after a short Illness. her home on North Lawreneo. Her g-o-U were Mr. and Mrs: Ifermlag, Mr. and t Mrs. Darling. Mr and Mrs. G. A. Ma- Jor. Tr. and Mrs. Mlnnlek, Mr. awl Mm Gillespie. Mrs. S. T. Major. Miss MskkI Major. Mr, and Mm. G. P. LyddVm, j Messrs. M. and S. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, Mr. and Mrs. Blon Hull. Mr. Will MrFerran. Mr. T. Van Arsdale. Master Rusrel Darling, Davie Jackson and Wal do Jsckson. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Smith gave a whist party at their home on North Topoko avenue. Their guests wore Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wal ker. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Stongh. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Davidson. Mr. and Mrs. Rw- sell Harding. Mr. and Mrs C. A. Van Ness. Mr. and Mrs. W. & Corbwtt. Mr. ! and Mrs. It. H. Roys. Mr. and Mrs C II. Smyth, Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Little. Dr. and Mr. A. H. Fabriqno, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Oldham, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney. Mr. and Mrs. Gorg Blaek wldr. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Throekmor- i ton. Mr and Mrs Kd VsJI, Colon. I and Mrs. J. I. Jtyr Mr. and Mrs. F Tirrt . Mr. and Mrs. r. E J'v-rtjnj. Mr and Mrs. ! M. W. Levy, Mr and Mrs. H. W X-wfK. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Houston. Mr si . M T. v,,.,, Vl, as xr. t. t t Ham We. Mr. and Mm Ry Onv-r. Mr End Mrw j H Bu, k Mp stM MMi Chester flretetush. Mrs. Gor F. Nor- tnn. AN IMPERIOUS CUSTOMER. The other day Mien 'HU at GoMssotth's ; K. Hutf hifn ;ii ttx was biy In th rear of th ?ter. when' rrel !r r, in this ' , sb heard a loud rapolnr froai an Impsit-' th- o ru ! , lent 'tistonwr In froft SHa went rrwm i tb T )i r nd frnjod a hvrcc woman tbera who sM fP1r t- n taipertonslv.- jnnaH B - k-r r..-- "Do you a?! poetnse t3p ,ifces i t r "We have ttesm." mt Hma TfBI s ' ft "IU take a two cer.t one." seJd the t !-, f- oOv-? om i Miss H ill hand out tb postse Hates w'fth er,rt Washtnten h4 on H. - Is this the omtf kind yo neve" "ivHl I wnnt b Uts asHdoa. wHh a Petur- sn H 111 pr likr ' And Miss HKl ws so sOMSoS tbt sh iWro t think of th man thln wanted to say ontfl tb enstotsxr Korse. she k-s-s - EUYIKG A CORSET IN WHISPEBsJ . . . . . ... ... i say that frr th most art weri '' Unger hesitate to buy entiB ot rr-, ! th--rh In earlier asys la- 1 .. H says that m this or tM u '-f th wnri'l wen a wotaso cnes to fh nt counter aad las a away over aad whse- pers into the ear of tfc aalaerwosaaa tifter. f 71. Ttort sboi store force. PIONEER OF BARBER COUNTY. j e B rrank aVattn. f Lake buffalo passing his oJafcx that numbered not less than 7JCG0. Ha tisad to hear their tramp for three hours before they passed his place, and sot so used to it that he could almost teir within. 10 yards of where they were, and how many there wore by the noise they made. Ho says he knew the first woman who lived ia Barber eownty, and that ber name waa Mrs, Miller. She and her husband lived; near Cuminlngsford. The Indians at tacked thorn othi day aad killed the husband. Mrs. Miliar took his sua and defended the hous for two doao and. nights with her husband lying dea-i at her feet While Mr. Smith took a oteun in Barber county, he did not this?: it would evar be worth a pinch of snufC as an agricultural country. A PARISIAN DRESS. One of the excitable features at a r cent Wiohlta evening: party waa a. Part sian dress worn by one of tha guosts. CLUBBED A JACK RABBIT. The other day on th College Hill link W. J. Welser and H. H. Hcs were play ing a match when a Jack rabbit srfie up and started across the greensward. Hess threw his driver about thirty ftet. hit the rabbit squarely between tha eyes and knocked him dead. LO AND HIS QUEER WAYS. "Do you know." said a youag man who has recently commenced the prattle of law nt Moskegee. in the Iadlan territory, "that one seos and hears jwer thing in this land of -Lo. the poor Indian?' Sosno of tham. too. are brought stranJy to light. -A few days ago an id Indian enraa mu our ocflco on business. Ho was , big. fat, short, slew-going- old fellow, with a roMBd. full face. The only thimc remarkable about him that I coukl sea was that he waa Just a HUie fat tor and Just a little slower than the averse Indian. He was unable to spank JtejtMsh, , ..c giuSnt an interpreter with kim j Upon Inquiry we found that ha was n f member of the Rncheo tribe, a branah of tha Crek. "As we were much iaterwted In th mws, we had a most en tort sin -ins conversation with him. He seetnwl pleased with the questions we saked, and while talking he fHppoA his hand Into his poeket and drew en it a round, nVit Piece of metal whleh he handed tts for inspection. It was oompecod of MlVer. with considerable alloy r lead: and in sfceo was as largo around tho ordin ary teacup, while Its thickness waa abswt twice that of a sllvor dotton On one sMej was the head of Georgs Wfcghlagtmi, arcMiRd which ran the Inscription, "George Washington, the Father of HJa Country.' On the other M, in th cen ter, were two clasped hands, below which were twe emssd pipes, around nil run nlog the Inscription The Pipe of Peace ITS.' "The old man comtd mocb a moused at our growing Interost. and tt w easy to see the pride ha felt hi betas; iha pose8sor of so valuable a modal, ifi toBl us that Washington hlnutotf had given it to tb cblsf of the J2ub tribe as a reminder of the peace that should alwayt oxlst betwoa the tribe and th Amerioan government; and that Us Modal, baa ben handsd down from father be sen in tho direct lino of descont. until It h&4 rsachsd Its present owner- "And here ths descent win be broken. The reason Is Itself a rr story, which wo heard Um ether day from one of tho oW settlors, who wsil knows rtd man IlMek and Ms history. "In ths wild days of outlawry araan the numerous bands with which tho ter ritory waa Infected, was nq funotf in history ss ths Buck tuns, ftwok. th fcll ll bBS' SSId tar nnaitty even atnong TttUttoa. After oeo C their tlartax: hoM-vps. the oeUre hand was captured an t&kan to Ft. Smith. i . oviieu. i "wwi u oi MVK- IHNH, tOO lender of this hand, was Um only $m of th man wHh the Hd4U. "You bjtvs ant mimrMs storlM of araiMtng opUodw rot t wild at tmput to catch a train, bat I doifbt If you lward on so peotUfer &g tbs: ' old man Borfc wnt sown to Ft Smith to bid his son jroodi y feqor his xu tlnn. and to bring aek his body fv hurt! In the territory, Aftr rrH!r st Ft 8 with lie ifarnsd that ths tiffts j for th execution wss -S a xr. . last I f n h'.r after th trsln ! Miiskoirse. The Aid W wsn r-.XUl m ! fft home Hmr was a prohtsra. and Its j solvsd it to a ejooer way. I uppe h road la M Int!in hiMn that H 1 dbtn t make any t)f7rsn" to fcts MR whether ha mH th tatppy hunt-UK a stf l;r e-r m ksA tt se-twd-d th rr nt ,nyA Tut knw wt " xrre s rat amount of Hfrrm to h,fn lf nlsd t trn tthmt did H 4 fMtt. with an IfMTAan a rsrrisi t.t ttH ThfS man -ira kul tlu ; marh.U mt4 osfc Mm if h eouln t rry j up th xMWMon h HUM Mt f- th las t&lfht nwtat that trstn fmt Masker, SAW FIRST IRON LAID. It TTJMin th'! ' i ti . . wi'h r i.tr i-' 1 tm t' t--. viw ei an4 m s siis ; :- of tb- It tr. - t r-. -t t 1 ; 1 tn m r ' ioi 11 hs'wJevr v. tb t : jrxl ihr eVj- i ' siw ttn tnr Jrm tn h wf IJ. K 'm7r7 Color; Hfhtoft mtc laH-tte at h " " isr f the r ttsr, the rl rm4 tsi'f 1 i heari ss "t th '.,; esb rroea Ms mtlVe t 1 lb ,sd ,Ne r"&4 si4 Xewte --" : t Tv r tt . i..t - 'i !: 4 J r r ttn mr.y frrtT. sjM th fsr M tr?l--JirT s!5try wo re f to th wtwf M- - tr4 to ?fre t wth r&ete A a -1 m al - I er th pMm. 4 j Jfew 4 th t : in $ri ' s 1 tw-- the r-- Mt. H ie y "mt assl a fcir-e h tn ae ' . Its last at ' 11 i-S ' - WMt ' r -V ' tt th ... f' r 1 r Ms. Weft - flgb'.'m the tr r 'e,, x !-.