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THE KANSAS CITY JOTJRNAL, SUNDAY. AUGUST 27, 1899.
n HE IS A PRIZE WINNER W. "VV. ATWII.I, VICTOR IV AX AD VERTISING CONTEST. To a Knnnnn City Jinn WTnn Awarded the Third Prize for the IleMt "Work la a Competition of Oicr 500 Contt-ntant. The Eastman Kodak Company, of Ro chester, X. V , recently offered cash prizes aggregating MM for the best advertise ments of Its goods In the local newspapers Mr. W. W. Atwill, advertising manager of the Emery. Bird, Thajer Dry Goods Com pany, entered In the contest an advertise ment which he had Inserted In The Jour nal, and jesterdaj he received a letter from tho companj stating that he had been awarded the third prize In the high est class This compliment to a well known Kansas City j-oung man will be all the more appreciated when It Is known that there were entered In the contest MR. W. TV. ATWILL. more than EOO advertisements, many of which were written by the most capable advertising' men of the metropolitan press of the United States. The contest was a unique plan which this very successful manufacturing com pany took to call the attention of the peo ple of the cities to its goods. "Those deal ers will get the most satisfactory results," they say in the announcement of the con test, "who supplement our general adver tising by a strong use of the local news papers." Thus appreciating the value of newspaper advertising and strongly advis ing its use, they sought to encourage orig inality and attractiveness of work by of fering prizes for the best display. The prizes were divided into three gen eral classes, according to the circulation of the newspaper in which the appeared and under each class were ten awards The first class, staled class A, and In which Mr. Atwill's work was entered, in cluded the papers with the largest circu lation) the leading metropolitan dallies, and the prizes were in value from Tl(K) to $."; the second being 130. the third $23 The Judges were instructed to award the prize 10 me cumesmni. sending vne oesi auver tlsement. the tvnocranhlcal disnlav. word ing and position occupied in the paper .ill Deing iaKen into consideration. Mr. Atwill. without making any special effort, other than that care and stud that he has alwajs put Into his work, wrote an advertisement for the display of the Eastman's Companj "s goods at the Emery. Bird. Thajer store, and It was published in The Journal. It was afterwards for warded to the company ami was decided bj the judges to be the third best of all received. "We assure jou," said the let ter to Mr. Atwill awarding him the prize, "that, considering the high qualltj of the advertising that was submitted, jou are to be congratulated upon winning a prize There were over 500 advertisement entered in the contest, and many of them were ex cellent. Indeed" Mr. Atwill Is the son of Bishop Atwill, of the Episcopal diocese of "Western Mis souri. He Is a Vermontcr. having been born at Burlington His education was received at the public school and the mil itary college at Niagara Falls. N. Y. He came to Kansas City In 1S00. ha has since then made many warm friends here, and Is favorablv known in both social and bus iness circles in the citj. He became advertising manager for Em erj. Bird, Thaer about three jears ago His success has been the result of honest and conscientious effort, and he has con ducted the extensive advertising business of this great concern with consummate skill and tact. His work shows for Itself, as every person will certify who reads from day to daj the advertisement in which In an attractive and interesting manner the varied depirtments of the store and the multitude of articles to be had there are set forth in print. Her Anturnl -lllnlnkc. From the Cleveland FUln Dealer "I notice," she said with onB of her pleasing smiles, "that the French people can't forget the ruling habit even in the face of grave emergencies." "'I'm blessed if I Know what jou mean by that." commented her husband. "Didn't jou see the paper?" "Yes, I saw a good deal of it." "Well, didn't jou tec what it said about the 'dossier?' " "I saw something about It. What of It?" "Didn't jou notice that the Judges took it Into the emptj courtroom and read It in secret'" "Saj, what do jou suppose the 'dossier' Is?" "Whj-, the latest Trench novel, isn't it?" An English Cnrlcntnrc of Slnanc. . v 2sf U i ' DEEP MYSTERY SOLVED. Rennonft for Paper Flnpn on Screen Doom on Chicago' .South Mile. Horn the Spokesman's Review. If jou want to know in what part of Chi cago jou are, look at the screen door of the nearest grocerj or drug store or no tion shop. If there is a fantastic adorn ment of paper on tin. door jou arc, In all probabllitj, on the South side, and south of Thirtj-r.inth strict. For the South sid ers are indulging in a luxurj that does not seem, to Le known to any great extent on the North and West sides. This adornment on the screen doors Is made of all sorts of paper, but it is gener ally light 111 color and of the same general shape. It looks as if the storekeeper hud taken a sheet of w rapping paper, folded It In the mlddie and cut into It at intervals of an inch or mi, neaiiv to the fold And that is exact!) what he has done. Then he runs a string through the paper just below the lold and fastens It across the door so that the flaps hang down straight. If he Is fru gal, one row of flaps satisilcs him. If he isn't he hit two and maj have three. If there is a draught through the store the paper wiggles and flaps all ia long. When any m opens the door the flaps Ily out straight, to fall back, again when the door is clo-ed The first one made Its ap pearance at Fortv -seventh street and In diana avenue earlv last week. Now thej' are as common as screen doors. An inquisitive citizen who could not fig ure what on earth this fantastic decoration was for nearly went crazy when thej in creased in number. He was curious over the first one he saw Presently he noticed another. Then he began watching for them and counting. Then he asked his friends what thej- were for. Nobody knew At last he could stand it no longer. He walked into a restaurant at Fort j -seventh street ana Lake avenue. "I know I'm ignorant, and I suppose it's none of mj' business but what are those paper Haps on the screen door for? ' he asked of a pretty waiter girl. "Flies." said the girl, with an epress!on on wonder on her face. "How wh j what?" gasped the Inquisi tive citizen "Whj." said the girl wearilv. "they flap In the draught and scare the flies away from the door, so that when anj one opens it thej ain't there to fly In See?" MIKE BURNS' LETTER. How the Section Ilnml Comninnlcatcil With 111m Nephew V Fore- xniin'N Storj. Here is a letter that a railroad contract or sajs fell into his hands when he was building a railroad south from Kansas Citj It was written, he savs, bj- a sec tion hand. who. thinking that he might not have expressed himself correctlj, handed it over tj) his foreman for revis ion. The foreman took a copj- of the let ter, and in that way it fell into the hands of the contractor. In a more or less in complete form It may have appeared be fore, but the letter in its original form, the contractor sajs, is here given for the first time: Mj dear Nephew: I have not her anj thintr of je sens the last time I wrote je. I have moved from the place whar I now live or I should have written jou before I did not know whare a letter might find jou first. But I now take mj pen in hand to drop jou a few lines to inform jou of the death of vour own living Uncle Knippatric He dlde vorj- suddenly after a long Illness of six months. Poor man. he suffered a grate deal. He lav a long time In convulsions, perfectlv quite and spach less, and all the time enquiring for water I am verj- much at loss to tell je what his death was occasioned at. but the doc ter thinks it was by his last sickness, for he was not well 10 dajs during his con finement. His age jou know just as well as I do. He was 45 jears old last March lacking 14 months. If he had lived till this time he would have been dead c, months Jurst. I inclose je $10 note, which jer father sent je unnown to me. I would qf e not to brake the sale of this letter until 2 or 3 dajs afer je have red it for which time je will be better pre pared for the sorroful noose. Write quick. MIKE BURNS. SECRETS OVER TELEPHONE. Device by "Wliicli Conv crxntlnn Clin Be Carried On mid .ot Overheard on the Line. As is well known, in all sj-stems of tele phone connection, where there are n num ber of instruments on one line, the various subscribers bj- taking down their receivers 3d ffilfB K ; & I HI A DOUUBLE SET OF RECEIVERS. can overhear conversation carried on by other subscribers on the main line A Texas patentee has devised a sjstem of connections, emplojlng a double set of re ceivers, vvhercbv anj subscriber can cut out a section of the main line at cither side of his station, so thai a conversation carried on between himself and another subscriber cannot be heard bj others on the line The wiring of the sjstem is the same as uual, and the ordinarj forms or transmitter and receiver are emploved, the novel feature being the set of double re ceivers and their connection to the main circuit This is such that by taking down and using one receiver one section of the main line circuit is cut out, and If th.it receiver Is allowed to remain on its hook and the second receiver taken down in stead, the other section of the line is cut out. This arrangement prevents other sub scribers having a thorough connection at the same time and eonsequentlv of hear ing the conversation, the novel feature ot the invention Collect anil Ilenctllelloii. From Judge Thoj were two robust BirK evidently strangers in the cltv strancers, too, to the KpUcopal form of wort-hlp. Thev sat half vvav up the center allc. and through out the musical "-crMce had listened with wondering attention. At last one of the Rlrls, who had been scrutinizing her pro gramme intently, began to lldget uncasll In her Feat "Say. JIame." she said In an ear-piercing whlsncr. "let's go out." "Vh," n"-ked Mamc, "don't jou want to stav till it's all over?" "Yes. but I ain't got tinv money," re plied tho other: "have you?" No. but I gue-.s thej won't pais the plate now it's near done " "Oh. j es, they will, too Look here!" thrusting the programme under her com panion's nose "Right at tho end it says. Collect and benediction ' " "Oh. m' so It does." in an awed whis per. "Let's go now" An Effort nt Distinction).. rrom the Washington Str. "What's the difference," said Mr. Blj Klns, with the air. of a man who Is asking a conundrum, "between an error of Judg ment and a blame-fool blunder?" "I doubt whether there is any," said the friend "Yes, there Is a heap of difference. One's a mistake jou make when jou are run ning a business vourself and the other's a mistake jou make when somebodj- has hired jou." A Cnuiitrj- Mnrtjr. From Harper's Bazar. Citj "Aren't jou going to give me some of those cherries'" Countrj' "Oil. thej- will give jou an aw ful stomachache'" Citv "Oon't thej give jou one?" Countrj "Yes, i,ut I'm used to it. I can stand pain mjself, but 1 can't bear to tee others suffer." CiniilnK Her "Vn. From the Chicago Tlmes-Hcrald. "Mamma." said the sweet joung girl, "I think Mr Meadows loves me and is begin ning to have serious intentions" "What." the fond mother asked, "has brought jou to this opinion?" inn laugiieti ii . . .jokes last night. 110 laugnen ncaruiy ul uuc jl iiajja-s V lact nlpht " TLJ1C? itff iFi in &!' 1 S B lira Of our Great SemiAnnual Clearing Sale. It's the last chance to buy odds and ends and discontinued samples at less than ccs to manufacture. Thousands profited here the past two weeks beyond their fondest hopes. Now Is Your Chance for Money-Saving We've CHILD'S WIL LOW ROCKERS I'lliTT OF ALL ODDS AND ENDS AND DISCONTINUED SAMPLES. Id Sideboards, antique finish, with 14x2 Art "Dp bevel mirror, well made, former price H I S12..".0 vv e'll clean 'em out at . . .. V? U I I W 6 Sample Sideboards, solid oak, nicely (?M ft llSh finished we'll clean 'em out at lesb than 9 X B 1 1 9 cost your choice of any '-.!? BUl UU 22 Wardrobes, antique linibh. double door M fl "jp former price 0..")0 we'll clean 'cm out Hvl fH at $fo W 9 Wardrobes, solid oak, double door for- ftT? fft mcr price 810.00 we'll clean 'em out i h 91 .. u bJJJ 8 Sample Hat Racks, solid oak, nice de- $ J jfj f" ft sipn!, we'll clean 'em out at less than . '"ill cost your choice of any ?. wBvilJU 200 Sndian Stools BOATING ON MISSOURI fcOMK RECOLLECTICS OP TIIE VERY UAULIEST CltAFTS). Itonlit Thnt Lnnded nt the Month of the Knvv Before There "Wan ,a Knusn Citj ClinnRcn In Stcninbont Mnchincij. "The other daj- I read of some old set tler who was reported to have said that he went up the Missouri to Tort Benton in 1S40 As steamboats did not go that far up the river until 1812 I would have cor rected the statement if by so doing I would not have been compelled to give away mj" own age," a suggestion at which Mr. Mo han laugl'ed heartily. It was manj- jcais ago when Peter Mo han llrst saw what is now Kansas Citj. Without mentioning anj- date, it maj' be said that it was before John C. McCoy end the other members of the original town companj- had laid out "Kansas"; itwas be fore "Kansas Citj ' was a name or evn a dot upon a big map. Yet his memory of events of those dajs is as fresh and keen as of manj more recent events of his ac tive and vigorous life. He was one of those who assisted in the upbuilding of the great West, and, although retired from active life and spending his dajs quietlj' at the Coates House in this citj'. or at the Southern In St. Louis, he takes a great interest In everv thing that happens In eith er of the two cities. He was especlallj- fa miliar with the early means of transporta tion to tills, in his bojhnnd. almost un known land of ' bejond the Mississippi." he has steamed and floated down the Ohio from Pittsburg to St. Louis, down the Mis sissippi and as far up the Missouri as steamboats went It was." said Mr. Mohan. "In 1S42. ac cording to mj remembrance, th it the first steamboat vvtnt tar up tne jusoun i know that It went up as far as the mouth of the Yellow stone, and .1 think, too, as far as Tort Benton That, jou know, was lift j -seven jeais ago, and mj memorj maj be a little defective The vessel was the Antelope, a good, sturdj- boat, built at Pittsburg, which, as its name indicated, was intended to be a very rapid craft. It was a long and tiresome trip of many months from Pittsburg to the Yellow stone, over a treacherous river, with a swift flow lnk current, and through an almost unex plored countrj', with wild beasts and wild, hostile Indians. The vessel was loaded at (Like cut), all well linished. in oak or itni- ) v9 HRhh JBm j tation mahogany; we'll clean 'em out at SaH I HHH Bi 69 CEHT8. cash or e wv ga-iitt j CRED1L $ 400 AT LESS THAN COST TO MANUFACTURE. IS Bedroom Sets, with 20x24 bevel mirror, antique finish, former price $13 00, we'll clean 'em out at (like cut), shellac finish, we'll clean 'em out at 12 Bedroom Sets, solid oak, nicelj- finished, former price SIS 00, well clean 'cm out at K Bedroom Sets, with rmnnh nl.itn mlr.nn. nicely carved, former nrlro J2S; we'll clean 'em out at.' 6 Bedroom Sets, highly pol ished, patent French plate mirrors, iormer price f; we'll clean 'em out at - '. Pittsburg with supplies for the principal Western Forts n( l'ort Uilev. Fort Scott. Tort Leavenworth and Council Bluffs On the return vojage it carried a cargo of furs " Mr. Mohan kntw Missouri rlvec- trafllc before the dajs of the Star of the West and other esels of the fleet of river nai ates that piled between Kansas Citj and St. Louis in the TjOs Ho remembered it awaj- tack In the '30s, when the boats had but a single engine. "Prior to 1V17,' said Mr. Mohan, "the boils were ill fitted with single engines They then were replaced bj- double en gines, and the single were used not in anj new vessels that wcro built, but onlj In cases where the engines were plajed out and the craft Itself Temained good. Single EiiKinr float. "These little fellows as thej- came puffing up tho river made a wonderful lot of noise; more than half dozen ocean steamships would make in these dajs. You could hear them miles down the river before thej hove into sight. It would require more than a week to make the journej" from St. Louis to Kansas Citj- on one of them One of the first, if not the first boat on the Missouri upon which a double engine was used was the Moravian that I, mvself, was on It was built at Pittsburg, which was then the great boat building point for Western river trallic. and when it started down the Ohio it was loaded with material to build the first houses of what is now Peoria 111. The captain of the boat was a dignified, ponder ous German who weighed 3EO. I nsktd him to lend a hand In setting up the engine and he took it as a serious affront. I think that he would have punished what he con sidered mj- impudence if he could have gotten at me. As It was. he reported to the owner the jolt that his dignitj had suffered from a "strip of a bov,' who had asked him. the captain, to lend a hand as a com mon, ordinarj laborer In placing an engine. Your captains were pompus fellows In those dajs. "Thoe earl j- river engines taught us a lesson, though, that became of great value to builders The mud in the water caused much inconvenience to the engineers, as it was neeessarj to clean out the boilers al most everj' lnj- In making an Investiga tion it was discovered that the mud alwajs followed a leak, and from a study of that fact and the application of a rimedj-, we succeeded In Investing the present sjstem of valves "Then there was another thing that we learned frrom those earlv vessels and that was regarding the placing of the paddle wheels I hive-heard nun saj that the earlv boats had the wheel at the stern, tliis is a mistake. The general use ot the stern wheel came long alter the construc tion of these primative crafts. The earlj' boats all had the wheel far up in front, much nearer the bow than the stern It was discovered that the wheel offered a crj- decided resistance to the water, and builders began placing the wheels further back, o that bj the time the double en gines came Into use we had so far nrofited from our lessons learned from the single engine smaller cratt that, we knew the o ( EnB BjftB m 1 SETS PARLOR A CLEAN SWEEP AT LESS THAN COST. 9 Parlor Suits, 5 pieces. silk tapestry covering. former price $27 00: well clean 'em out at S Parlor Suits. 3 pieces, , f ancj' frames, former j price SIS 00. we'll .clean cm out at G Parlor Suits, with linclv j carv ed frames, rich designs, 1 iormer price khu, we 11 .clean 'em out at $: , 4 Parlor Suits, in 6 pieces, 1 rich damask coverlrg. , former price S50 00. w e'll 1 clean 'em out at 'r-Sv fji u00 Fancy Parlor rr I Oi-l 1M ..i -1 S-sr, , oiuuis, iikc cut. ventre sp.lt. IlMM rrimn P-ri-rtZ. WSW ...4 1 MVUW 1 - -I'l "&& IMF Sew rss; u & 4 t eSn. L , Cor. Hth and Main Sts. points of least resistance from practical experience and so constructed our vessels. Iliver Travel In Enrlj DnjM. "Back in the earliest dajs of travel on the Missouri, it would take as much as two weeks to make the trip from St. Louis to Kansas Citj : and the farthest point up the river was Weston. Atterwards. with our double engines, we had the time reduced and that, too. in the '40s to five dajs. We traveled onlj- In the davtime on account of the danger from the shifting channel, and the swift flowing waters And we would tie up for the night near some convenient woodpile, so that the time could be used for laj lug In a store of fuel for the next daj" s journej. The pine torch would be put out at the landing and then the colored deck hands would begin their tramp, tramp along the plank to the music of their own songs, and keep it up until late in the night, when we had taken our full allowance of wood. "The same darkejs would sometimes form quite a little orchestra, or, if jou please, concert troupe, and with their songs, their picking on the banjo and their dances would furnish us with some most enjojable entertainments. When night fi II the passengers could retire to their staterooms and to sleep if thej- wished, but I am compelled to saj- that all did not do so. There was much gambling In those earls dajs. and men frequentlj spent manv hours at the gambling tables where b'g stakes were wagered and much monej' changed hands. The next morning, soon as tho pilot could see his waj- clcarlj, we would resume our journej. "It was alwajs an event of no little im portance when we would make a landing at some town along the waj; ,the boats were fitted up with every comfort known to travel In those dajs, and the meals served were better than at manj- of the good hotels, jet there was a certain de gree of monotonj- In such a long trip that the sight of a town seemed to varj And jou could catch a glimpse of these places long before jou reached them, for thej were almost alwajs upon the top of some steep, stony cliff that rose up from the river. Towns so built appeared to be tho onlj- ones that could survive the changing river bank. I remember one that attempt ed to go in opposition to this rule, and I afterwards saw it swept down the river at high water, although it was rebuilt, but awav from the treacherous Ftream. ' "We usd to think that we were prettj far up the river when we reached the mouth of the Kaw. The landing in the earl j- dajs was made there, or generallj' som place along the bottoms There was no definite landing place until some time in the "40s, when the present levee was provided It was called fhen the West port landing. But at tirst there was little to mark It, in fact manj- of the landings on either side for fiftj- miles were much more promising. Independence had quite a thriving and progressive appearance, and most nnv steamboat passenger would have choen it as belonging to a town with a much more proml-ing future than had Westnort landing It was pot until river travel began in earnest with the great boats carrj Ing emigrants for the Western plains and goldscekcra for California, with LAST WEE SUITS. We've 500 Cabinets (like cut), 17 inches high, fik J o p ft VI I foil All HS! VI I IVV 8 perfect -working! 4k i Pk 3 ! 8,1 I I K lB- S 3 t7lb9 I v drawers, we'll clean 'em out at fftm ff W" 1 1 1 a I B n.al.llRl UbiUlUw AAA ft ft V JU II 1 1 .ft.in IE1K VwUI vU OF ALL ODDS AND ENDS AND DISCONTINUED SAMPLES. , 24 Sample Parlor Pieces, nicely upholster- Ap ft ed we'll clean 'em out at less than cost h HII jour choice of any wWlvU 6 Sample Extension Tables, solid oak, well f p f p made and durable we'll clean 'em out at V in less than cost your choice (9ui I U 5 Sample Folding- Beds, very handsome, A ft P ft ft rich carving we'll clean 'em out at half K H 1181 former price your choice IjlUUlUU 65 Iron Beds, white enamel, brass trimmed, ft A ft ft full size, former price 84.50 U ft we'll clean 'em out at Vi U U , 8 Sample Iron Beds, white enamel, brass ft ft ft ft trimmed, former prices ranged from 87.50 n 1 1 1 1 to 810.00; your choice .- N?UlUU ---, )f? ISA.tl Sss? Sil WSiJ- V?l V"- . -K7?. cash OR CREDIT. the freight that was incident to such con ditions, that Westport began to take on its air of progress and business activity." The names of some of those very early boats have long been forgotten in the world of travel, although in their time they were, words that were often on the tongues of the reople who lived along the Missouri and watchpd with great interest for their coming The 'St. Peter" came. up In the earlj- 'COs, the "Bowling Green" made oc casional trips later. Then there were "Shawnee." the "Swance." which were good sized boats: the "St. Charles," named from a town down near St. Louis; the "Weston," from the town up the river; be sides there were the other small craft called bj- the captain or the owners after some female member of their familj and thus we had "Marys" and "Floras" and "Carries " The names of prominent men, too. was a fruitful source for titles, and there were "Colonels" and "Gcncral3" on the shipping lists. PnsHcncerM and Trelshf. "The larger boats carried as many as a hundred passengers, and, although the competition was not so intense as it be camo afterwards when the country was more thlcklj- settled. It was sufficiently brisk fo cause the companies to aim to give good accommodations and run on as fast time as possible." said Mr. Mohan. "There was, besides the passenger busi ness, a livelj' freight trade. Much of tho supplies for the forts in the West were carried In this waj-, and then there was the local carrjlng for the river towns This trade was almost wholly of the neeessarj- things ot life, there were not manj luxuries carried up the river, there were the clothes that men and their families required, then there were those things that ho must have In the development of his land, such as hoes, axes, plows. Your up-the-river merchant of the '40s usually made one trip a vcar to St. Louis, and on that trip he would laj- in his stock to last until he went again. St. Louis was the great distributing point and an Im mense amount of business was handled from that city. I can remember when I was in Pittsburg of seeing great caravans of wagons come all the way from Phila delphia loaded down with merchandise for St. Louis. Thej- would arrive In the early spring and wait at Pittsburg, which was the head of navigation on the Ohio, until the breaking up of th Ice and the opening of the river to transportation. "In return we would take back with us often as the principal part of our cargo furs and hides. This was quite a point for the fur trade then, because here was the office and home of the men who to a great extent controlled the business of the sec tion The Indians carried on the trade in buffalo hides, which In those dajs was quite an industrj', but which to-dav has entirely disappeared. Thej- would kill the animals on the plain for the hide and then when they had made a collection large enough thej- would trade them off for blan kets, tobacco and whatever else they might imagine that they needed "I remember often of seeing further up the liver as we were steaming along, -in Indian paddle out from the shore in the rudest kind of a bark canoe that would be Efta!y CABlHt, 343 A GLEAN SWEEP WE'LL GLEAN 5EM OUT. GKJPWi BBSH FftXsVAPiViiruVuiV si rvA fTvnWHfn mtSsSZiKi 'cMJicMfr 75 Couches, covered in veiure, wen matte, a very- useful and ornamental article. At the price you can't afford to be -without one. As loner as they last, loaded down with robes. We would stop and barter would begfti. He knew some thing of the value ot the robes and was shrewd enough to work for the highest price; perhaps we would consumate a trade, perhaps not. If we did we would take tho robes aboard and give the Indian what we had promised in exchange. If. on tho contrarj-. he did not like our terms ho would paddle back to the shore and wait for another boat in the expectation of mak ing a more fav orable bargain. "I don't know If people nowadays are more honest than then or not. but I shall mention as an example of the honestj- or those times the fact that we used to carry, unguarded, and just about the same an freight, a great amount of silver and gold, and in all my experience I can not re member of anj one ever attempting to steal it. All the money that was sent to tho East and to St. Louis for the paj-ment of merchandise purchases were carried on tha boats, jet no one tried to hold us up, and I don't remember of anj- person even sug gesting such a fear. Kegs containing tho wealth would be rolled in with other pack ages on the lewer deck. Men would sit on them. talk, smoke and chew tobacco, but thej never attempted to carrj- away tho monej- that laj-. almost unwatched. around them. In the same manner gold and sil ver was transported in freight wagons . across the Alleghenles from Ilttsburg to j Philadelphia and New York. And it wat .. a long, loneome journey;, for a daj-, per haps, there would not be even the sight ot house or of man. and still no one waited at a secluded spot to hold up the driver and rob him of all the valuables that he carried." Too Pernonnl. From the Chicago Tost. "Do jou ever have anj- trouble with j-our stomach," asked the doctor, after noting: the pulse of the patient who had called at his office. J "Yes. sir. sometimes. A good many of the things I eat don't agree with me." "Just so. Any breaking out of the skin?" "Once In a while." "Head Itch occasionally?" "Doctor, that'3 none of your business." A Vocation. From Le Rlre. "My darling, what professJoVshal! I fol low?" v "Be a conspirator, dearest, 'i should lovo to marry a conspirator." I "1 "rrvJi wsK