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TQPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1000
15 ' - - ' '- If ' IH- w ' lU Ay IT OF r n li TiV4 . Tl e$ 4 4. 4 -s 4 b 4 4 -fa 4 4 -? 4, 4 4 4 4? ii 4 -i-i 4 4 4a 4 -4 " 4, 4 4, 4 I HOTEL CORRIDORS. I "I wa3 talking- with a man who has j spent a. number of years in the west and I southwest the other day." said a Baron ; Munchausen of the short grass country, "and the conversation turned to the dif ferent poisonous reptlUs that inhabit Old and Ntw Mexico. The man I speak of fceoied to be very we!i posted in regard to the poisoning ability of the different trawlers and creepers and told some rather strange stories concerning them. lie said that in his opinion art able-bodied, healthy centipeue, whose poisoning appa ratus was in Tirst-ciass working order tuuiJ lay it all over the other aspirants tor poisoning honors andnot half try. He gave me to understand "nat rattlesnakes, ilia mv-nsf-rs, tarantuias and sejrpi.ns were weak brothers Thrti compared with a centipede. I tid him that we occa sionally saw centipedes in K-ansas and .Kiahoma. and he said th.it the Kansas 'kiahv.ma variety was a child's pla thing-, i.ri.l that it cast great discredit upon the .r'trinal centipede family, which made, its home ill a much warmer climate. The - real cntipetle. according to the man. was to poisonous that death was certain to J Ui'' closer.- utter its sting. The jx is, n is transmitted by the claws or legs beir.iC sruck into the riesh. It may era -vl ov r u nerson and do no injury, but if it is dis till bed in Its journey it wiil priek the t'esh with all f its little leirs and that s-ettles it. for the t-oison is in its le. lie told me of cour.tiess friends he had j 1 st bv the kick of the centipede and ais t f valuable iinimals that he had lit fr-'m the ame uusc. In order to illustrate t deaddne-s of the poison he told, the I (Howing: ;ie-day I was camped rear the Rio '''mr-de river in Mexico. I had hobbied my hor.se and two pack mules i;nd was lyin.tr on a oianket with my head 11 my sad'i;e. 1 chanced to glance at my leg. which was incased in buckskin arid saw a centipede crawling. It was just below the knee and wts crawling up the leg. I knew it would be death to luove and was almost i-araiyzed with fright. Suddenly. I had an insp. ration an I gei.uv puiied my revolver from the hol-t-.er. " 1 laid it on my ieg fail cocked. Vvhrri the centipede crawled over my knee l.e went straight for the m oirh of the re volver and as his head touched I pulled The tri,E-iter. 1 remained perfectly suit f. r a minute and then saw that I had been fortunate enough to blow him off my le wuh'ut making even a scratch in mv cluthing. Ha had not had time to sticg me. i noticed, however, that both my horse and the two mules were in direct range of the fuHt and it had made a s'oeht wound in a. leg of each animal. The poison which was on the bullet from trie centipede was so deadly that W'thin ten minutes all the animals were dead. After wounding- the animal the bu!i"f had entered a small trte where it lodgea 1 picked ut my trans and went to n h-ntse which f. nunately w-as located but a short distance away. I told of my loss to th-:. man and purchased a horse and c nt nupl io journey. Several months afterward I went ba- k there and the man rod me a pecudar so.ry of the h?s oi two of hi animals. He had taken them to the scene of my disaster to bring in the stuff wi-h v. hich my pack mule were l. aded. While he was getting it tugether his mules ate onie of the foliage from the tree which mv bui'et had entered and Trrre rie.id within ten mimies. They displayed everv sign of centipede poisoning. The conclu fjon we came to was that the Indict was covered with the gore of the deadly centi pede and that the poison had entered the i irculation of the sap in the tree and thus had killed his muies. The man may have been stretching it a little, but he was very earnest in his protests that the story w i, true." "Did vou ever leave home in th3 morn ing and" fi.rsret your watch." askd a man who had inquired the time. - Well I did that trick this morning and I h-ve b en lost all dav. I wiil venture to bet that I have felt for my watch one hundred times today and yet there was not more than two or three times that 1 reaiiv r.eeded to know the tim. I fmnd lha J had formed a habit of looking at my watch unconsciously and I have noticed that almost every man who carries a watch does the same thing. He looks at lie watch, returns it to liis pocket and Who own the addition comprising 70 acres, sub-divided into lots 25x125 feet, and located just west of WASH BURN COLLEGE on Seventeenth Street, have just placed this property in our hands to sell. These lots will be sold at a low price and on favorable terms of payment. This property is located only three blocks west of the new Washburn College pavement, and THE NEW MAC AD AH ROAD is now being built from end of the pavement right by these blocks. The ground is high. 1 is satisfied, yet if yon ask him the time you witi find that nine times out of ten he wiil have to take another look before he can teil what the time is. A man really uses a. watch more than he thinks he does. He regulates his work unconscious ly by glances at his watch and has in his mind all the time something that he has to do at a specitied time. Pie could not tell you of a. minor appointment that he has at, say 10 o'clock, and the anpdnt ment has apparently slipped his mind, but a chance glance at the watch recalls it. if the hands point to really that time. In this way the watch acts as a memoran dum ar.-i many men use it for that pur pose, although they do not know thev are d iug so. 1 w-ill feel nervous and unset tled until I have my watch again in mv pocket. There are two other little thint-s that a man absolutely has to carrv- if he wants to be equipped for the day's" work, and those are a lead pencil and a pocket knife. It would be as easy to go throusrh rhe day without a collar and necktie as without a pencil and a pocket knife, and I expect it would be less irritating. The pencil Is a necessirv to most men and its ioss can nut be rilled with pen and ink. The pocket knife is like the watch, used uric m- i us'.y. and when a man loses it he will have nervous fidgets and will at- tempi to clean his linger naiis wph any thing he can get that con poslblv be us-d f T that purpose. You prob ibly have very little idea of the number of times a nan taKes out his pocket knife and cleans his nails.. 1 have roUced that a man who is n-t busy will almist invariablv clean his rails and trim them. Just watch a num ber of men wai-i.-ig for a train or loaf ing" m a hotel lobby and you will see that I am right. A watch and a knife are necessary for a man w ho has a little time on Ins hands. - Watch yourself the next time yeu go to tile depot and you will rind tht you are no exception. I don't know what would become of a man if he was robbed of ail three, tnife. watch and pencil and ,wa.s unable to replace them. I exoect he would soon be an inmate of the paresis ward.". "I was in Kansas Citv for one dav dur ing the carnival week." said a tra've'ing man, who does not live there, "and I had a Very disagreeable time. I had made ap p in'mems w ith evet ui customers to meet them there and went on that account. T alwavs avoid gatherings of that nature. If possible, as I do not enjoy being shoved prd harted about in a crowd, but I had the engagements and kept them. I no-tae.d-more drunk men than I had seen for a year and saw- all sorts of 'jags.' The generous, lachrymose, anecdotal, philo-s- phic. let-me-telUyou-thc-storv-of-mv-'T. and all the other varie ies "of jairs' were there in nientv. Ope of the men that i met there by appointment, a customer who has a reputation at home for pietv and sobriety, got on -a 'jag' that ran the entire gamut. He opened up after I had b ught several drinks and sot generous. He insisted on buyirg evervthirg for (he entire party there were lour of us Xo one could spend a cent, but 'jush me." He insisted -i.;r buying evervihing that was f.-r sale and would constantly- remark that there was nothing too good for him or his friends. We devoted the entire dav to tuning care of him. and Irving to keep him irum giving his monev awav-. He wanted to teil f.innv stores and then he struck a sarcastic vein. He would end up by weeping- and telling the store of his die. hen he began to shed tears and tell how sorry he was that we didn't rare for him as we should. I felt like throwing htm in the river, but decided that the best hmg I could do was put him on a train for home and give the conductor his ticket. After we got him to the ileoot. he cried because he thought he had of fended me and tyouid assure me between his 'weeps' that I was the only one he loved. I never was so relieved in ray life as I was when the train pulled out, tak ing him and his wet face home. The next time I make an engagement with a customer w ho does not drink. I wi'l in quire closeiy into his past history. I nut nose thtu I will lose his trade, because I did not take him to a hotel h's-ead of sen. ling him home, but I wouldn't have remained with him all night for his ex clusive business." Feelings of safety pervade the house hold that uses One Minute Cough Cure. ; ne only harmless remedy that produces f immediate results. It is infallible for ( coughs, colds, croup and all throat and I lung troubles. It will prevent consumo- I ucu. At ali drug stores. ii culli. Imniprd FOE PlilCES AND TERMS VMAN PLANTING OF BLLB3. Expert Gives Some Information For Amateur Gardeners. Cornelius A. Prohl of 816 Chestnut Btr'eet sends the following- letter on the subject of how to beautify partes both private and public and the culture of plants. "The movement that ia a3tir for mu nicipal embellishment reflects itself in the greater care bestowed on private grounds, in the larger interest taken in the adornment of the home surrounding-a and in the press fostering and encouraging- such laudable efforts. "As there is nothing so fascinating- as the culture of bulbs I will take that as the subject. Xearly all the tloweia of spring which are brilliant in color and effective in form proceed from bulbs or c-orms. Snowdrops, squills, crocuses, narcissi and hyacinth3 are all beautiful and easily grown. They demand no par ticular care and are neither freaky nor sensitive. They make fine masses of color and are grown with great effect in beds of geometr ical design, and as rib bons and borders for other plants. In dividual taste may be here displayed in the small space of parking before your house or even in the lots at the rear of your house. Alary of us remember the grand array of stately tulips made last spring in the parking before M. A. Low's residence on .Fillmore street and the much complicated and neat arrangement before the general offices of the Santa Ke. designed by their landscape gar dener. Mr. A. Reneisch. "While many flower lovers spend money lavishly in costly orchils, palms, roses, etc.. they neglect these first mes sengers of spring: and yet no gartlen in spring is beautiful without them and poor indeed would be a public park: if it had not its bed3 of hyacinths in the spring. "The term bulbous flowers is not quite GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1800 The Judges at the Paris Exposition have awarded a GOLD MEDAL to Walter Baler & Go. the largest manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate in the world. This is the third award from a Paris Exposition. BAKER'S COCOAS AND CHOCOLATES are always uniform in qual ity, absolutely pure, deli cious, and nutritious. The ' genuine goods bear our trade-mark on every pack age, and are made only by im Tft ADC-MARK Waiter Baker & Co. lm-. DORCHESTER MASS ESTABLISHED 17S0. yeme correct, for what we term a bulb is, cor rectly speaking, a corm. A corm is a very short thickened root stock with roots below- and buds above;it is a reser voir of nourishment containing the latter in the thickened stem. When planted, roots grow from the bottom of the corm and afterward the bud shots upward into the air and light. This gives the key for bulbous plants. The roots must be allowed to form before the growth of stems and flowers begins. "The time to plant spring bulbs in the garden is from the last week in Oc tober until about the middle of Novem ber. If planted earlier the plant will appear above ground before winter, and if deferred much later the roots will be weakened by their natural tendency to vegetate. The best location for the bed3 Is in an open and airy part of the gar den. When that is decided upon, the soil should be dug and stirred to a depth of about 20 inches with a liberal dressing of well decayed cow manure added and worked in. If the ground is too heavy, there must be incorporated with it a good proportion of sand and leaf mould. The bed should be formed so as to have a small degree of con vexity tc. prevent water standing on it in winter. The bulbs should be planted about four inches deep, larger bulbs deeper. "The different colors of hyacinths do not all bloom at one time, and for mass ing in mixtures It is necessary to plant the bulbs at different depths to have the display as nearly possible simultaneous in all its variety. Blue usually comes first, and following it in the order named comes the red, white and yellow. Blues should therefore be planted deepest and the others proportionately nearer the surface in the order named above. "The rows should be planted six inches apart and the bulbs planted from four to six inches apart, according to their size. With the approach of cold weather the bed should be covered with litter, which ought to be partially removed as soon as the shoots begin-to show above the soil, the remaining covering to be removed after all danger of a frost is over. "After the bed has Iad a careful stirring up they need no further atten tion unti done blooming, when, if it is not desired to keep them permanently, thev may b taken up and heeled in' in a shady, sheltered place until well rioened off. when they may be cleaned and stored away for the next season's planting. "Though easily cultivated, one must have done considerable work with flowers before one can avoid mistakes that come from unfamiliarity with the colons and habits of them. The wise amateur soon finds out that flowers alone will not make a garden charrnin?. There must be an arrangement of them along the line of harmony in order to get the desired effect." Good News For Our Headers. Who have scrofula taints in their blood, and who has not? Scrofula in all its forms is cured by Hood's Sarsaparisla which thoroughly purifies the blood. This disease, which frequently appears in children, is greatly to be dreaded. It is most likely to affect the glands of neck, which become enlarged, eruptions appear on the head and face, and the eyes are frequently affected. Upon its first appearance, perhaps in slight erup tions or pimples, scrofula should be en tirely eradicated from the system by a thorough course of Hood's Sarsaparilla to prevent all the painful and sickening consequences of running scrofula sores w hich drain the system, sap the strength and make existence utterly wretched. Hoax "What caused Kutprys to fail?" Joax "Politeness, His customers wouldn't come down, so he went up." anno APPLY TO BATTLE OF AIJICKAKEE. Monument .Recently Dedicated on Ground of Indian Fight. From the Tenver News. Thirty-two years ago was fought one of the most remarkable Indian battles ever known on the continent. The scene of the fight was the mouth of the Arick aree fork of the Republican -river, at the eastern line of the state of Colorado. The battleground was at the extreme eastern limit of Arapahoe county, about 1t0 miles from Denver. It is regarded by competent military authorities as one of the most interesting spots irr the an nals of American history. On that ground was exhibited bravery and en durance as inspiring as was shown at any time in the great rebellion, and there died some of the most heroic souls that ever yielded their lives for their country. The commander of the memorable fight was Gen. G. A. Forsyth. Ten years ago the veteran was a visitor in this city. He bore marks of the ter rible encounter, and spoke reluctantly of the never-to-be-forgotten experience, but he told a story which will long le remembered by those who heard it. He said he had never revisited the scene of the battle, and never expected to do so. as tn recollection of the sufferings of those days was quite enough. The monument dedicated last Sunday stands on an island of sand at the mouth of the Arickaree. On this island the gallant band of white men made their memor able stand. A band of SO men was sur rounded by l.oiH) infuriated savages. It seemed that these, men would certainly be annihilated. The escape was little short, of a miracle. "It was in the summer and fall of that the Northern Cheyenr.es and Sioux carried terror and death along the border." sai l General Forsyth, in speaking of the battle. "They killed many settlers and harrowed all the lit tle settlements into the profoundest ex citement. I asked that I might take the field and was accordingly given com mand of a party of 50 scouts. Most of the men had seen hard service, and all could be thoroughly relied upon. We left old Fort Harker cn the Sth of Sep tember, worked up to Fort Hayes and on to Fort Wallace. At last we started on the Indian trail with seven days' sup plies. The rumber of Indians gradu ally became so great, as shown by the trail, that had a fight not have been WWW MADE BY TUB Chas. Wolff Packing Co. Is the very beat thing you can get for Lunches or Pic- - Cooked, ready to serve. The genuine Is branda "WOLFF." THE t 1 His EiiEiio i omra MPANY absolutely necessary in order to pro tect the settlemer.is. we would have turned back and waited for re-e.iforce-nients. Some of the most exierteneel Indian lighters protested against fol lowing an overwhelming force, but we proceeded cautiously. On the afternoon ol" .September 14 the party found itself out of feupf lies, and we went i.ito camp. "The spot chosen was where the Arickaree enters the Republican river. In the middle of the channel was a sandy island, surrounded by about four inches of water. There were no river banks to c-u; off the view. During the r.irht I arose several times to insiect the fuard. "We tethered our horses and mules in a circle around tis. and in case of at tack every man was directed to dig a hole in the sand as a rille pit. At day break trouble began. A dozen Indians apr.earcl with beiis and dried skins lied to ..he sides of their horses to make a noi-e and ptamrw-de our animals. In a tew minutes we found ourseKes com pletely surrounded by hundreds of sav ages. The island was about "Oo feet long and 60 or TO feet w ide. We were in a tight place, and the men were or dered to lie down, tying their horses in a circle. The fight began soon after daylight. The Indians were painted for battle, and yelled lik demons. I was shot through the leg. the bullet breaking the bone just below the knee. About ! o'clock the last horse went down. The Indians were so close I heard one of them remark in English: " 'There goes the last horse, any how.' "Lieut. Beeeher. my second in com mand, was shot through the sijine. I received a bullet in my thigh, but re covered after a terrific charge had hen repulsed, to see the Indians mounting their twinieg for another l ush. I told my men to reserve their fire until command was given, for I felt this would be a de cisive moment. "In all my experience on the border I never saw such a charge. Fully M") naked ?a vases hurled themselves at us with all the rage of devils. They were ltd by Roman Nose and by a celebratd medicine man. When the Indians broke 'Jfs bodies lay before us. some of them s-o close we could touch them with our rifles. Th shouts and wails of the In dian' squaws were terrible. Afterward another great charge was made, but when tlt? mniikv cleared away Roman Nose lay dead in the sunlight. They tried -again before dark, but broke at a distance of 41) feet. Lieut. Be-i her. Ir. Moores. and five men were dead. Nine men and myself were wounded. I had received a third bullet that struck me on the head, inliii ting a scalp wound.'' The general r-nioved his hat. as he made the lst remark. The eouise of the bullet could be eashy traced. The next day the Indians renewed the attack, but made ro mure general (.barged. Two. scouts were dispa-tched cU;rira the night for Fort Wallace. 110 miles away, to summon assistance. The second night another detail was started tow ard the for t. The party subsisted on horse and mule meat, but on the fourih day the ma began to putrify. and tor four days not a mouthful of fo.d was found in the deolat camp. -On the morning of the eighth day thf relief column arrived, and the devoted band was saved. It was two years before General For syth recovered from his wounds. One day in LThver. years after tn battle, the general met a Cheyenne chief who participated irr the fight. The c hief Mid thee were 970 warriors in the Indian camp. Seventy-five warriors were killed ard "heaps" were wounded. The chief told the general that if the soldiers had left the island every one of them would have been slaughtered, as an ambush had been prepared with that object in view. -f- f r f- f f- J T 'f - f f" t-t- i-V- - 1 -2-"7 3. C. GILCHRIST. W. A. GILCHRIST GILCHRIST BROS. Livery Born RUBBER-TIRED RIGS, ECUXLS CS SI273LS. 7ele;2io&9 IS. 7C6 Jackssn St. WEDDING nmTATTOHS Form an important part in our art printing plant. We furnish t it licr copper-plate enpraveil work or l!n't type-printed prociuctiorn, and k1"1" rantee absolutely the hijehext jfrade workmanship. We have tin correct forms; t he latest shape, sizes, script, and our prices arj consistent. Ju gravexl visiting card in either the new Roman or Script. t-aniplen and price by ni;il on request. 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