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Clay Center has a female barber.
TheSalina Herald has diEContmued
the publication of its womane' column
Tjntil after the election.
The clerk of the district court of Pot--tawotomie
county has a female deputy,
Mies Mira'Morse.
Mies Blanch Jett won the prize offered
-to the beet looking young lady by the
audience at a concert in &imp8on,.Mitch
ell county.
Several ladies of Clyde county are con
tributers to the Clyde Mail and it is said
their contributions are well written and
Two Mankato, Jewell county ladies
differed over a t mall matter a few days
ago and proceeded to belabor each other
with bed fclats.
There are 403 more males than females
in Pawnee county, as shown by the cen
eus thie spring. It looks like it might be
3. good county for marriageable ladies.
The "VV. C. T. TL of Linn county.held a
xnvention at Pleaeanton afew days ago,
elected cfficeis and transacted other
business appertaining to the 'organiza
tion. Burr Oak Herald: Kegularly once per
month, the W. C. T. II. of this place se
lect a committee to make an examina
tion of the liquor statements on file in
-each of our city drug stores.
Hiawatha World: A little daughter of
.A If. Levick, living near Seneca, was bit
ten by a rattlesnake a few days ago. She
was playing near the corn crib, when the
srjake darted its head out and bit her on
the finger.
Columbus Courier: A young lady by
the name of Ellen McCabe was brought
down from Weir City last week, and af
ter a full hearing adjudged insane. She
will be taken to the asylum as soon as
she can be admitted.
The ladies of Arkansas City have
started quite an agitation on the question
of woman suffrage. They have organ
ized a society and hold regular meetings.
They compel their husbands to attend
and take a part in heir meetings.
A girl 13 years of age, eloped with a
man 21 at Udall, Cowley county, a few
days ago. The man now lies in the Win
field city jail repeating that ancient but
very appropriate sayine which speaks
something about the "course of true love
not running very Bmooth."
Mrs. Burnett, the Topeka shoplifter,
has been bound over to the district court
in the sum of $1500 bond failing to give
which she went to jail. She still insists
in her innocence notwithstanning the
fact that $500 dollars worth of stolen dry
goods were found on her person.
Burlington Patriot: Some one has said
"woman at best is a deceptive creature."
We don't know anything about that, but
-we should judge being deceived was the
most pleasant feature of the whole thing.
It's the "undeceived" part of the busi
ness that gripes.
Wamego Reporter: It is reported that
a number of Wamego ladies interested
in painting are about to form a class for
the study of landscape and portrait
painting, and that an experienced artist
has agreed to come here to give instruc
tions. It is to be hoped the rumor is
Veil founded, as painting is a most de
lightful and elevating diversion.
Clyde Herald: Last Wednesday we
had the pleasure of witnessing the first
delegated body of women everassembled
in Cloud county, it being the occasion of
the convention of the W. C. T. U., for the
purpose of a county oiganization, and we
must say that we were well pleased with
the manner in which it was conducted,
showing, as it did, how well our ladies
were calculated to conduct a delegated
The disappearance of a Mrs. C. Burnett
had been causing considerable excitment
in a Topeka neighborhood for some days
past, but it was finally cleared up by the
discovery of certain letters which would
point to her having eloped with some
lover. The rather eccentric thing about
the affair was that she left a rather
valuable piece of property in Topeka
and two children aged 17 and 18, girl
and boy, respectively.
Leavenworth Standard: A few days
ago Maude Smith the four-year old
daughter of Percy Smith who resides in
the second story of Harris block, fell
down the stairway in the rear of the build
ding half way to the ground.then rolling
off the side falling about seven feet and
aligbtingon her right Bide, bruising it
severely and badly scratching .the left
aide of her face. The di&iance was iully
thhty feet. For a time it was feared
the littlt one had received fatal injuries
but her recovery is now thought to be
- a possibility.
The Wellington Press enters its pro
test against the abuse that is showered
upon the defenseless heads of servant
girls. While there are some that are
elouchy, shiftless, dishonest and all that,
there are many really good girls whom
circumstances compel to accept places as
domesiics to gain a living, and it is not
to be wondered at that they are not the
most amiable classof people in the world
.upon all occasions. And as a matter of
j fact they earn the money that is grud
.' ingly paid to them twice over. How
would a man like to get up at six o'clock
in the niornine, work all day, and until
nine o'clock at night, for two dollars a
week, and then be growled at because he
wanted to go out and visit his mother or
best y Sunday afternoon? We are
thankful every day of our life that we
- are not a hired girl; we would rather be
a reporter than a hired girl.
Mrs. Lewis Carey, of Kingman, re
8isted the attempts of her drunken hus
band, when he attempted to Ueat her, by
'emptying one chanaber of a revolver into
fhim. This satisfied that gentleman for
the time being, but when she attempted
to go to the house of a friend and stay
miil he recovered his proper senses he
became so greatly incensed that he
.knocked her down and jumping upon
her prostrate form horribly beat and
bruised her. The assault was so sudden
and the deed so quickly perpetrated that
those present did not have time to inter
fere until it was too late. When they
-did pull him off she immediately sprang
to her feet,1 not realizing how badly she
was injured, and dealt him a kick in the
face that brought tDe blood. Weak and
almost fainting she was then led to a
wagon and hauled to the Central house,
where for hours she lay unconscious.
The brute was, afterconsiderable trouble,
arrested and bound over in the sum oi
41,000. The woman is probably fatally
Noteworthy Incidents Among The Farmers
of The State.
There are 40,191 acres in prairie grass
in Clay county.
The value of the poultry crop of Clay
county last year was $22,441.
Oberlin Herald; Decatur county will
this year have the largest crop of grain
harvested in this section.
Oberlin Herald: The best growth of
wild grasses cover the western prairies
this year known to the oldest settler.
El Dorado Republican: The outlook
for corn has greatly improved within
the past two weeks. Many fields are
looking first rate.
Eussell Record: Reports from various
portions of the county, show that while
wheat will make a very slim crop, rye
and oats will generally yield well. Corn
is growing nicely. Millet and sorghum
are getting along in good shape.
Sedgwick Pantograph: The oat crop
looms up immense in this section. The
corn is also coming out wonderfully
Bince the warm weather began in earnest;
the wheat islookingsomewhat improved
of late, but it will prove a light crop at
Osage City Free Press: The farmers
have now recovered from their demorali
zation on account of the late spring, and
are greatly encouraged at the present
outlook. Corn is jumping up at a sur
prising rate, and it nothing happens it
will soon make up for lost time.
Girard Press; A farmer of this county
has K'O acres of the heaviest tame grass
we have heard of in Kansas. Thirty-five
acres is exclusively timothy and the
balance 65 acres is mixed with Alsack
clover. It was cut last week, and will
average three tons to the acre. Who
can beat it? This is a fair sample of
what Kansas can do in a "hard times"
The condition of crops in Crawford
county is very fair, while nothing to
boast of. Some farmers have commenced
to thresh their wheat and a fair yield is
reported, in some cases better than last
year. Corn is generally in a good condi
tion and a very fair yield can be expect
ed. Tame grasses are being made quite
a specialty of in this county this year
and with very profitable results.
Sedan Graphic; The "flood or web
worm" is doing nearly as much damage
irfthis county as the flood did. The
worm is light grey in color and not
larger around than a knitting needle,
and varies in length from an eight to an
inch in length. The ground is perfectly
alive with them and they are doing im
mense damage to the corn, and unless
they soon disapper the corn now stand
ing will be entirely destroyed.
Winfield Courier: We have been
shown some samples of English blue
grass. One bunch was planted last
spring a year and measures three feet
and a half in length, and is seeding very
heavily; the other, planted last spring, if
two and a half feet high. About four
acres altogether lifts been planted, as an
experiment, and is so highly satisfactory
that much more will be sown. As a
meadow pasture it is unexcelled, and its
adaption to this climate is an established
Ellsworth Reporter: While it is a fact
that we will not have more than half a
crop of wheat in this county, it is also a
fact that there are quite a number of our
farmers who will have a full crop. Al
most every day we hear farmers say, "I
have as good wheat as I had last year,"
"I have the best wheat in the county,"
&c.. all which leads us to believe that
witn the very large acreage of corn and
the fine prospect lor rye, cats and other
crops, Ellsworth county will come out as
well as any county in the slate.
Norton Courier: There are many per
sons in the far west who keep large flocks
of ducks and realize handsome profits
from them. As many as a thousand are
kept together. They are fed on wheat,
and the annual cost of maintaining each
is about $1.15. They lay each about
twelve dozen eggs a year, which sell for
twenty cents per dozen, leaving a margin
of profit of about $1.25 for each
duck. A person keeping a thousand
ducks may count on a very good living,
made in a very easy way
Clay Center Times: A good rain just
now would insure to us a bountiful pota
the crop. Should good fortune favor us
would our producers heed the lesson of
the past week, and we might say years.
Last fall our farmers sold their crop at
thirfy to fifty cents per bushel. Now our
merchants are shipping them in from
Kansas City and other points and sell
ing them at $1.50. The farmer thbt raises
and cares for the safe keeping of potatoes
and does not sell just when everybody
else does, will always get a big price for
his crop. This rule will apply pretty
generally to all other products.
One farmer of Linn county says that it
is not simply luck that his corn is ahead
of his neighbors', but because he selects
his seed. Every fall he selects his seed
and hangs it lip; then at' planting time
he takes only the kernels in the middle
of the ear. Doing this every year makes
bis corn grow better all the time, instead
of deteriorating, as is the case when the
seed are taken at random from a lot left
in the crib through winter. He had his
ground smooth and well pulverized, and
he does not leave the old stocks to pull
tLe corn up when he runs the cultivator
through; and as soon as the corn is well
up he harrows the ground to take up all
the little weeds.
temo Gleaned from the Kansas Press Ap
pertaining to block and btodc Raielng.
A man in Russell county has a Poland
China sow which gave birth to sixteen
pigs. Fourteen of them are still living.
El Dorado Republican: Hogs which
should have gone to market this month
were turned to pasture on account of the
scarcity of corn.
Burrton Monitor. P.fter Carey's flock
of lambs, 220 in number, sheared 1,160
pounds, an average of 5 5-22 pounds.
His buck, Dexter, sheared 36 pounds.
A Lynn county stockmen sold in Kan
sas City a few days ago 101 cattle, that
averaged 1,333 pounds in weight, and
brought $5.10 per hundred, or $6,886.28
Mound City Clarion: A. F. Gallop fin
ished shearing his flock of 3,100 sheep
last week He estimates the total yield
at 22,000 pounds, or about seven pounds
per fleece.
Phillipsburg Herald: Our Omio cor
respondent tells of two mares belonging
toBeward Sturtevant giving feirtb. to
four colts in one week. Wm. Peterson
had three calves from one cow.
Monnd f!tv Clarion: A curious freak
of nature here manifested itself in a'calf
born last week. This animal or phe
nomenon had two perfectly formed
heads and necks attached to one body.
The strange creature lived but a short
Osborne Farmer. The increase to W.
A. Neiswanger's herd this spring was 615
lambs; 94 per cent, of increase raised.
The clip amounted to 12 363 pounds,
which was shipped, as has been the cus
tom lor tne past tnree years, o w. a.
Gregg & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Marysville News: One man living near
Irving has 1,100 acres of choice land, ana
is devoting his hole attention now to
stock. He shir ped 260 head' of fat steers
last week and has 125 head left, also 50
head of horses and about 400 head of
Wichita Beacon: We are told that the
wool fleeces this year are cleaner than
usual and will compare with the usual
Iowa fleeces. Prices are about two cents
higher than last year which is partly
due to the fact referred to. The; market
is rather quiet.
A man in Allen county, weighing 200
pounds, has a bull which is large enough
to toss him in the air, as was practically
demonstrated a few days ago. As- the
bull was being led, without giving notice
of his intentions, he attacked the man
dnd threw him over a fence and out of
Peabody Graphic: A sow belonging
to A. Lee, last week gave birth to a litter
of pigs, one of which had two almost
perfectly formed heads, one of them
having an attachment that resembled
the trunk of an elephant. The pig wa4
the largest of the litter, but it was dead
when found by Mr. Lee.
Council Grove Cosmos: One man in
this county has disposed of over
$7,000 worth of Hereford cattle thiB
spring. He is now contem
plating a tiip to England to visit
the home of .this excellent breed. If he
decides upon the trip he will no doubt
bring back some fine specimens of Here
ford stock on his return.
Osage City Press; E. W. Nichols ship
ped thirty-two head of fat steers to Kan
sas City last week that will average not
less than fifteen hundred. They were
about as fine a bunch of cattle as we
ever saw in this county. They ought to
go as exports and if the market doesn't
break Dofore they get there, they should
bring about $5.35.
Cawker City Journal: A very fatal
plague is playing havoc among the hogs
of this vicinity. J. Braund and the Kan
sas live 6tock farm have suflered consid
erable loss by many of their best hogs
dying. When it attacks one it is almost
useless to attempt a cure. In symptoms
the disease is separate and distinct from
the hog cholera.
Dodge City Coioboy: C. M. Beeson re
turned from the round up party last week.
The old C. O. D. range of Beeson & Har
rison has been absorbed by settlers, and
the cattle, numbering about 1,300 head,
have been placed in the pasture of Col.
Perry. There are 11,C00 acres in this
pasture and the whole tract is fenced.
All of the yearlings will be turned loose
outside of the pasture. This pasture has
been leased for one year at the rate of
twenty cents a head per month. Mr.
Beeson says that the recent winter's
losses among cattle in that section did
not exceed seven per cent. All of the
cattle are now in superior condition, and
the grass is lovely to behold.
State Veternarian Holcombe speaking
with regard to glanders says it is a very
prevalent disease in Kansas and Mis
souri, and has been tor the past two
years. Last year in this state alone
about $100,000 worth of horses were kill
ed on account of glanders, and so far
this year about $60,000 worth have been
killed. It is a disease which is almost
impossible to stamp out because there
are so many irresponsible persons who
will trade and get rid of diseased an
imals, knowing them to be so. There ia
no cure for the disease, even in the
most incipient stages. The only way is
to kill the animals. And while the dis
ease is causing the death of so many
horses, that is not its worst feature.
Several human lives have been lost in
Kansas during the past year. He told
us of a case in Ottawa county which he
had seen, and stated that it was simply
horrible. The man had three horses
diseased with the glanders and under
took to treat them lor the disiase. He
had a slight cut on the fore finguer of
his r;ght hand, eome of the matter from
the horse's nostril got into it. The
hand and arm commenced to swell and
was soon covered with sores; then the
ankles commenced to be painful and in
a short time his legs were swelled to
several times their natural size. In
three weeks from the time he was taken
with the disease he died, but for six days
before he died he did not sleep a wink
and suffered all the torments of the
damned. There is now a man in Sum
ner county said to be sick with the
same disease, and there is no possible
relief. Hydrophobia, only, can be a
more terrible complaint.
Atchison Globe; We have been
shown by Mr. . Colgan a sample
of a weed which has appeared
in great quantities, for the first time, in
his wheat held. At a distance it looks
like flax, but on examination it turns out
to be a weed entirely new in this coun
try. Mr. Colgan was a gardener for
twelve years, in addition to his experi
ence as a farmer, and has never seen
anything like it. A Bticky substance, like
colorless honey, collects on the outside
of the weed, making it very disagreeable
and troublesome to walk through. The
weed was exhibited on the board of
tiade, but none of the members could
name it Mr. Lukens at first sight pro
nounced it devil's flax, an annoyance
known to Pennsylvania farmers, but af
terwards reconsidered this opinion, and
said he did not know what it was, It
was also shown to several farmers, but
none of them recognized it. The weed.
is a very hearty grower, and at present
is confined to fall wheat ground.
No Handle.
Through Mail.
A litflfi tnrl down on Locnst street
made some fun for the neighbors recent
ly. She saw a rabbit run across the back
yard and called:
"Oh, mamma, mamma!"
"What is it, dear?"
"Turn hea, awfy quick!"
"Why, darling, what isthe matter?'
"Dea am a 'itUe dog wifout a handle on
A Kansas Day.
Occasionally in the spring there comes
a day that seems to have ail zones and
seasons condensed into its briet space.
Two or three such days are indelibly
fixed in my memory. The ' morning
may dawn upon us clear, cool, and eoft,
with sparkling dew and the song of a
thousand meadow larks. The sun comes
gradually up above the clean cut hori
zon. We feel no languor. It is a de
light to live and breathe and move. The
sun mounts toward the zanith, and the
air begins to grow hot It is insuffera
bly hot. There is no tree, no hill, no
rock, to give a cooling shade, and the
deep bine sky contains no passing cloud
to give ub a moment's respite from the
sun's blinding rays. We think regret
fully of the umbrella that yesterday's
wind tamed inside out, and determine
to put up a tent as soon as the weather
is cool euough to encourage the effort
But atmospheric stillness never lasts
long in Kansas. The wind begins to
blow, and our stifling breath grows more
free. From the south the wind comes,
reaching our ears with a murmuring
sound before we feel it in our faces. The
prairie grass and fields of grain rise and
tall, first in waves, and then in heaving
billows. The wind increases in force
and becomes a sirocco, scorching our
faces worse than the hottest rays of the
sun could do. There is no dignity in
walking. We struggle with our skirts
and wraps. We tie our hats down, we
hold on to them with both hands, and
still they escape us, and we rush madly
after them. The clothes on tbe line at
the next door flap wildly around, beat
ing out their hems and splitting in every
weakened spot, while the washer-woman
is striving to keep her balance long
enough to rescue them before their total
destruction; lucky is she if they are not
snatched from her grasp and scattered
far over the prairie to be recovered.
Great tumble-weeds come rolling like
hoops across the plain. Here comes a
market-baBket escaped from the hand o
some urchin who for a moment forgot to
be vigilant. We start to catch it for him,
but it eludes us, and goes jumping over
the prairie for half a mile or more, and
is soon out of sight. A canvas-covered
carriage is seized by the wind and rolled
down the street. On the next house
comes toppling down the stove-pipe
chimney. Three or four "claim shan
ties" are laid over on their sides, and
the builders of the large house in the
upper part of the town will have to be
gin to-morrow putting up their frame
anew. We think about tornadoes and
cyclones, and then remark quietly, "this
isn't anything; just an ordinary straight
blow." Clouds of dust fill the air, pene
trating the thickest veils, reddening our
eyes, and sifting through the cracks of
doors and windows to the utter ruin of
all good housekeeping.
And here it comes. In the southeast,
a black cloud appears, moving rapidly.
We look anxiously to see if it is funnel
shaped, and a few nervous persons re
treat to their cellars, or caves (that is,
artifiical excavations that serve as out
side cellars for some of the houses.) But.
this is not a tornado, only a Kansas
shower. First comes a cloud of dust,
sweeping with the rapidity of a whirl
wind, and veiling the town from sight
The lightning blinds our eyes, and
streaks the black sky with chains of
light. Housewives bring sheets and
pieces of old carpet to stop the cracks of
the doors and windows on the wind
ward side, and "hurry" must be the
word, for in a moment the rain is upon
us, not in drops, but in blinding sheets
moving horizontally along. In a few
moments the roadways are streams of
running water, the tubs and rain barrels
and cisterns are ovet flowing. Tho far
mers exultingly exclaim, "this insures
the corn crop," and the local editor
writes for his item column, "what slan
derer said 'drouthy Kansas'?"
It is no longer rain; it is sleet and hail.
Next comes a rift in the clouds, a perfect
arch of rainbow, and the clouds roll
away out of sight, leaving the clean
washed earth dotted with flowers. The
afternoon wanes. The winds are still.
The sun sinks in a blaze of golden glory,
and almost with a twilight the day is
ended. In the ocean of dark blue ether
above and round us, the moon and stars
are shining. It is the perfection of
glorious night. We linger in its beauty,
unwilling that sleep should claim the
best hours of the twenty-four,but at last,
the thought of to-morrow's labors and
vicissitudes drives us to our couch. We
fall asleep, to awaken perhaps in a few
hours and find that the bed-covering is
insufficient. We wrap ourselves in all
the blankets we can find, but are still
c-old, and grow colder. The south wind
has given place to a norther, which
creeps in through the seams of the win
dows, lifts the carpet in billows, and
drives us back to our warmest flannels,
and our rekindled fires.
In weather, as in almost all phases of
this prairie life, it is the unexpected
which usually happens. What adjective
is there, applicable to weather, that may
not be used in the superlative degree
here! I do not wonder that this is called
"sunny Kansas," but it is also windy
Kansas. Yes, it is drouthy Kansas, but
it is also fertile, beautiful Kansas. July
Remarkable Story Connected with a Con
science Fund Contribution.
Washington, D. C.,June 25. The
archives of the government contain
many curious communications, but none,
probably, possess a more romantic inter
est than the following, which your cor
respondent was permitted to read yester
day by a treasury department official.
It was a letter which accompanied a
large sum of money as a contribution to
the conscience fund. The writer began
by stating that in the year 1866 he was a
passenger on the steamship Henry
Chauncey, New York to San Francisco.
He was a telegraph operator, and under
engagement to tbe California State Tele
graph company. During the voyage he
became acquainted with a gentleman
who was known to his fellow passengers
as Charles Edmund Hastings. m A fast
friendship grew up betweln him and
the; writer. Upon their arrival in San
Francisco they put up at the same hotel
and occupied adjoining rooms. What
followed is here given in the writer's
own words: "The next day I reported
for duty. Late in the afternoon I re
ceived, among a number of other tele
grams, one from the chief inspector of
the postoffice department at Washing
ton, directing the authorities at San
Francisco, to keep a sharp lookout for
one Charles Emmons, who had stolen
money to the amount of $5,000 while 'an
employe of the New York postoffice.
The description of Emmons tallied
exactly with that pf my friend Hastings,
Stoves and Tin Ware, Wood and Iron Pumps, IXL Feed Mill,
Corn Shelters, IXL Stalk Cutters, Horse Powers,
Tanks. Also Agent for the
All wanting i o purdiase "Windmills will do well to call at my Shop, opposite Post
office in Wa-Keeney, and get catalogue of prices before purchasing.
BEFERENCBS-F. O. Eusirortrj. 8, T. Bartl,ett, 8. P. Bartlett, B. Hacker, A. C. Frisk
W. 8. Mead, Thomas CaoVIlck. of Wa-Keeney; Samuel Bowman, to mills;, Thomas Moore, aaaa
16-foot geared mill for Thomas Hindman, of Grainfield, and George B. Henn and Jofea Oolite,')
Graham county. Tne asTe list is a part of the mills I have sold and put up in the last year." -I alas
manufneture nnd repiir all kinds of tinware and fit
and all Bilious Complaints are relieved by taking
axel77e?etalle: Ho Griping. Fries 25c All Dra&IiU.
and in some indefinable manner I be
came convinced that he and the defaul
ter were one and the same person. Upon
the impulse of the moment I slipped the
message into my pocket. When I re
turned to the hotel I banded it to Hast
ings, and asked him to read it. I then
told him my suspicions. Without going
too deeply into particulars, he confessed
everything. It was tho old story. He
had sunk every dollar he possessed in
Wall street, and in an evil moment had
used the funds of the office until detec
tion stared him in the face. He started
for New Orleans, but, hearing that the
police were on his track, conceived the
daring plan of returning to New York
and embarking from there for California.
While search was -being made ior him in
the south, he was rapidly steaming.away
to the Pacific slope. At the expiration
of several weeks they had probably
found a new clew, which had resulted in
the sending of the telegram in question.
Hastings begged me not to expose Lim,
and promised that under a new name
and in a new country he would begin life
over and in a few years make good the
government's loss. I promised silence,
and he disappeared that night. I learned
from a mutual friend some months later
that Emmons had gone to Virginia City
Nev., and there died of an incurable dis
ease. A few years ago, by the death of
a relative, I came into possession 01
what to a man of my modest desires is
an ample fortune. I desire, therefore, to
make restitution to the government for
the amount of Mr. Emmons' peculation,
in which I have always considered my
self an indirect accomplice. The sum in
closed is the principal and interest to
Cowboy 1'un.
St. Paul (Minn.) Globe.
"I shall never forget an experience of
mine in Montana a little over two years
ago," said brakeman Schultz, of the
Northern Pacific. "There were Andrews,
the conductor, Wylie, the engineer, Col
by, the fireman, and myself running No.
3 passenger on the Montana division,
and oDe night about dark we weie get
ting out of Miles City, when a red light
was seen by the engineer and he stopper
the train. Just as it stopped about a
dozen cowboys, togged out in full uni
form, each with a brace of revolvera in
his belt, got into the coaches, while a
few more guarded the engine. I knew
trouble was coming as soon as I saw
them get on, and I took a seat among the
passengers. The conductor did not ap
pear at first to realize that anything was
wrong, but went to the forward part of
the coach, when half a dozen of the
buckskin-clad boys grabbed him and set
him upon the coal-box. He protested,
but the boys paid no attention other
than to tell him not to move a fiDger, as
they were going to shoot the heels of his
boots off. I rather enjoyed the fun,
though I lay mighty close, fearing that
they would notice me, but they didn't
before the conductor was short the heels
of his boots. He was white a9 a snow
flake, but he held up bravely, fearing a
miscalculated shot. Then they caoght
me and tied me and a passenger back to
back and set us over a seat, and then
commenced betting among themselves
which would pull the other over. The
Btakes were put up, and then two of
them got prongs and began touching us
up with them. The fellow I had pitted
against me was a Swede, and neither of
us had any show to pull the other over;
then I resorted to a stratagem, and when
they gave the Swede a prong and he
jumped about a foot, I pulled hard, and
he came flying over the seat, and went
so far over that he near broke my back.
We were loosened then, and they took
the Swede's bootB ofl and stood him on
his head, and then played the bastinado
on the soles of his feet. Well, you'd
died laughing to hear that poor fellow
bellow, entreat, pray and cuss those cow
boys, and, although my legs were smat
tering from some dances I got, I jast
roared. After they had done enough
mischief, they shot out the lights and
left the train."
Deficient In English.
New York Snn.
"CMnnhmaTi ft.t TTeTitrifilrv citizen
Ven ze friend ask you ze invite to take
J f .Sm1.ot vta rri aa-wr in A nfvlaici?
ZU UX1J1K. viB&jr, van ;uu cj u iiugioioi
Kentucky citizen Don't care if I do.
FrenchmanVDon car fido out I Bat
ven you refuse ze invite, zen vat you say
in Anglais?
Kentucky citizen Well er I guess
you've got me now, Frenchy.
The state board of nhsnnacY will most
in Wichita July 23d at 2 p. m.
up pumps and gas and wter p'pe
Has permanently located in Wa-Keeny.
Chronic Diseases and Diseases of
Women and Children Specialties. -
Medleinaa all fhrniahpd. Mo Timor Storo Hill
Chanres Reasonable
49" I will also do all kinds of Dontal Work aS
seasonable prices.
Besides in old sgIiooI building, northeast corner
Wa-Keeney, IKansM.
Respectfully Solicited.
Shop in North Room of Werllch 4 Kershaw's
6toue ouildiDg.
30 Years Kxperienee FK.
Of Nervous and Sem'ral De
billty. Early Decay. Loss of
Memory, e-. Slc-
CURE YOURSELF! Recipe & advice- for Self 1 isatm-ot.
""ni nn saaa'j, aon f.'.ia Unnchtry iJUUK
Sad Trial Paik(i" of K?mfdi- FREE Add'
Dr T WILLIAMS. Milwaukee. Wlau
The new 'Lclirwe" Corn Shelter U tbe Im
plest,eaalett working theller on the market,
sod tbe onlr one that U not forerer oat of
orJer. To Introduce it Into erery town at one we will send on
Shelter, prepaid, to any person who will acne to show It to their
friends and lend ni the names of fire farmers' looain their town and
J cents for tbe expen- of this adrertivment. Address
Tae Greatest Medical Trinmpa of fhsAfe!
Lea of appetite, Bowels costive, Pais 1st
the head, with a !! aeaasuiem la the
Sack Bart, Faia Hndcr tho ahealder
blaae, Fallneaa after catlap;, with aals
iacliaatleata exertion of body eraafaa,
Irritability f temper, Low spirits, with
afeeliatref baring: neglected sosae aacy,
Weariaess, Dizziness, Flatteriac at the
Heart, Dsts before the eyes, Heaaacha
ver the right eye, Restlessness, with
Itfal areasss, Highly cslsrea Uriae, aaa
TCTT'S P1IX8 are especially adapted
to such cases, one dose effects such f
They Iaercaae the it ppetlteaad cause the
body to Take oat Fleshutbax t&e system Is
H01&2A a5i?the,iTtt,,.Ie Aetiam oa
produced. Price arte. 4 Mnarray WC.W.T.
4Gkay Hazk or Whisxkbs eoaageol to a
Gumst Buck by & single appliamUoa of
this Drx. It imparts a uatorai eotor.aett
iastantaneoasly. Sola by Dra2lsts.ar
eat by express em receipt of Sjl
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