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TH23 DAILY COMMOOTEALTE SATlTUBAT MOIIKING. JUNE 23, 188S 4v ;, B. BDHRE, 423 KANSAS AVE. Carries the Finest Line of DIAMONDS, JEWELRY AND WATCHES IN THE CITY. ALL REPAIR WORK Dons Promptly and Satisfactorily. t otnumtoeal SATURDAY MORNING JUNE 3 1888 PERSONAL. Mr. H. M. Fairchild, of New York, is a guest at the Throop. Judge Galloway, of Fort Scott, is in the ity on legal business. Norris N. Gage is spending the heated m T- 1 1 H": - OELU aur TIBUkw, mo. Second Vice-President A. A. Robinson, of the Santa Feus in Leavenworth. Chancellor Lippencott, of the State university, was in the city yesterday. Mr. M. C. Hayes and family of Burlington left this yesterday for the assembly at -Ottawa. Mr. H. J. Winn, of Tyler street, is entertaining his mother Mrs. I. K. Winn, of Leavenworth. Mr. H. C Sinn and Mr. A. H. Piety, both of this city, were registered at the Windsor .yesterday. ' Miss Grace D. Hale entertained a few friends at her home on West Tenth street last evening. .. Major T. T. Anderson, general ticket agent of the Rock Island is confined to his house by illness. Messrs. Humphrey. Gillett and Green, of the state railroad commission, have gone to their homes and will not return until Monday. . Miss Madge Johnson, daughter of Captain R. B. Johnson, and Miss Florence Craw-lord, ex-Governor Crawford's daughter, go to Kansas City to-day. ' Hon. W. A. Morgan, of the Cottonwood Palls Leader, was in the city yesterday. His mn has just bought the office of the Strong City Republican, Mr. J. R. Price and daughters, Misses -Jennie and Cora, leave for Europe on Mon-Iay, via New York, on an extended trip through Great Britain and on the continent. Mm Judge Horton and mother. Mrs. Saw yer leave next Monday for a trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Her on and daughter who left here several days go will join them in Illinois. W. L. Malcolm, general passenger agent -of the Santa Fe in New York, and wife, well known in this city, will sail for Europe in a few days on a four months' tour for the benefit of Mrs. Malcom's health. Mr. J. T. Talbot, engineer in oharge for Ihe Boston syndicate during the past year, -and builder of the Topeka Belt railway, will lanvA trt-Aa-v tfr his hnmA in TVatMi f r Talbot has many friends in the capital city who will regret his departure for the "effete east." Among the late arrivals at the popular Fifth avenue hotel, HanklaBros., proprietors, are: O. W. Keller, Marion, Kan.: J. F. Anderson nd wife, Butler, Pa. : Charles F. W either, "Falls City, Neb.; H. H. Murray, Waverly, Kan.; M. N. Beaty, Pueblo. Cal.; D. T. Sal-liday, Wichita; H. S. McMahan, St. Louis; J. 11. Nilelock, Wheatland, Kan. ;M. C. Fast, Canton, 111.; W. A. Clark, Des Moines, la.; George Kinstead, Leavenworth; W. 11. Fast, Canton, IU.; J. Osterhold, Hoi ton; A. N. Allen, El Passo; Jim King, St. Louis; Joseph Bartgen, Atchison; Mrs. C. D. Bis-aell, Rochester, N. Y.; Mrs. Phelps and family. Bloomfield, Mo.; L. R. Diner, New York; Mrs. E. Oram, Lawrence; O. S. Bis-well, Rochester, N. Y.: W. J. McCollom, Chicago. Real Estate Transfers. eS reported by Bartholomew & Co., real ''jfetawaortgage and loan brokers, 192 Kan-t-s&s avenue: - J E Cope and wife to F Kroeker.tract of . lanctizaxisz It, beg at n e cor or n e ".Viv.t settofneksSt 13 rltfj t 250 CO J aj Howard and wife to L Blifer, 29 and K Lincoln st. White Uak Grove 400 CO J It Howard and wife to J R Ward. 45 and 47 Lincoln st. White Oak Grove. . 500 00 J Li Howard and wife to 8 J Davir, 1, S and 4 Witman ave.White Oak Grove.. 600 00 Elizabeth J Gniee and has band to Sarah (WAi-hnnt- IrtS Pftrnmnre at. Para. wore's add 833 00 II D Booge and wife to J R Johnston, M tn M inclnBive Qnincv at. Chicago Heights 1 CO TV V alonteith et al to A Gorham, 15, 17 and 62 to 66 ino Wisconsin ave, the Beat sob div 2 COO CO F K Wear and wife to F G Oyler, 158, 140, J6 Indiana ave. 123 to 131 inc and 144, 143, 150 Illinois are. 107, 108, 110 'Michigan ave, 8 and 161 California ave. Bunny fide to Highland Park... 4 COO CO DJBoyntonto D A Porter, 12 to 18 conseo, being part of sub of lot 35 Exeter Park add 2 500 00 W C Knox ana wife to 8 Non maker, 674 to 6b8 ino Lane st, blk 10 Martin & Drtinia' add 8 150 00 C C Spillner and wife to R J Dittrick, .tract beg on e line of Van Buren st and 450 ft nly of n line of 1st ave..... 1 800 00 L R Jennees and husband to Bath Hop-pin, 275, 2!7 Chestnut st. Metsker's 3d add..... 8O0CO .J Barton and wife to E P Goodwin, 59 and 61 Morse st. Watts' tub 800 00 ZTotaL.... $17,134 00 J Special Prices for Ten Days. Beet double tin oven $2 00 Best Russia iron oven 3 00 1 Dread toasters, something new 50 Tank fillers, something new 20 I .Stoves, all sizes, way down. J. L McCoBmcx, 728 Kansas avenue. .Buy gasoline of Cooke Fuel company. OaVl and Grove Park. 'Base Ball came' Saturday afternoon and Hand Concert in the evening. MeConalck's Bd Tank Wagons 3arry nothing but the best goods in the market You will be convinced if you buy. Telephone 201. ' If you need any goods cheap call at R. O. Hughes, 835 Kansas avenue, and buy at wholesale prices. - r m Buy gasoline of Cooke Fuel company Oakland Base Ball. v 'Game Saturday afternoon. Screen doors at Kitchell & Marburg's. A Basket Meeting. A basket meeting of the - Sunday schools -of four townships of Shawnee county, will be held in Grange hall, Mission township, to-morrow." An address will be delivered by lion. Irwin Taylor, president of the county Sunday school convention, upon the sub- . ject of "The Difficulty of Teachers," and lion. A. B. Jetmore will speak' upon "The Relation of the School to the State.". The convention will adjourn for two hours at coon, reconvening at 2 CITY COUNCIL." THE WORK DONE AT THE MEETING L4ST NIGHT. Ordinances Relative to Bids Reconsidered and Amended o as to Be Printed in the State Journal. ! I No Definite Action Upon the Street Light ing Yet and Matters Relative to Delays Referred to the City Attorney. The city council met according to adjournment, and was called to order by the mayor. Eight councilmen were present: Elloteon, Coffin, Ritchie, Heery, Eversole, Ramsey, Urmy and Gunn. Absent: Curtis and Whaley. The petition of M. B. Smith and othees for sidewalks on both sides of North Bran-ner street, from First avenue to Second street was reported favorably upon by the committee on streets and walks and adopted. A communication was received from Barber Asphalt Paving company protesting against the charge of interest on bonds issued June 18, on work approved June 4, which was referred to committee on ways and means. A protest against paving Harrison street between Fourth and Fifth was referred to oommittee on streets and walks. A communication was received from Contractor KepleyJ relative to paving on Fourth street between Jefferson and Holliday place delayed on account of an incomplete sewer. He says that the city now owes him from $8,000 to $10,000 and offers to give bonds for the completion of the paving as soon as possible and asks payment for work already done. The matter was referred to oommittee on ways and means. The following is the report of J. Lee Knight, city assessor: To the Mayor and Council: . Gentlemen: As you are aware, the law under which property in cities of the first class is valued for taxation provides hat the mayor and council shall appoint a city assessor, but makes no provision by which he is required to report to the city authorities either the methods or results of his work. Believing, however, that the following facts, compiled from my official returns to the county clerk, will be of interest to your honorable body, I beg to offer this memorandum or unofficial report. I respectfully ask that it be referred to your committee on finance to the end that other citizens and taxpayers, as well as myself, may be heard on the present unequal provisions of the tax law. Your special attention is called to table "B" which discloses a condition of facts that would seem to require attention in the interest of equity and fairness. I also desire to put on record my protest against the incongruous plan of requiring the assessor to take the censuB, enroll the militia, gather the manufacturing statistics, count the plum tress and dogs, and weigh the beei wax, at the same time he is engaged in listing the property for taxation. There is no necessary or rational connection between the two classes of work, and the law which requires both to be done at the same time, and by the same officer, especially in cities, should be repealed. Many very worthy people have an idea that because the assessor aks the number and names of the persons in the family and resident boarders, taxation in some form will necessarily result from their answers. Hence, in many cases they answer falsely, and often refuse to make any answer at all. This is the testimony of all who have been associated with me in this work for the past five years, and the consequent cutting down of the census shows the bad effects of a bad law. The remarkable increase in personal property comes largely from new banking and other monied corporations, and the increased capital of former ones, though the rolls show about two hundred more names of personal property tax payers than ever before. The increase in real estate comes mainly from the erection of new buildings, it having been the plan of the assessment to avoid radical changes except in such instances as equity seemed to require them. This covered but a limited number of improved properties, though it affected vacant lots in some localities by materially increasing their assessed values. The basis of assessment of real estate was the result of careful conference between Mr. Albert Parker, Mr. Ed Buechner and myself, and it is a matter of congratulation to us that the board of equalization made very few changes in our work. All of which, with the accompanying tables, is respectfully submitted. J. Lee Knight, City Assessor. TABLE "A." Showing assessed valuation of city property for 1887 and 1888, with aggregate and percentage increase in each class of property. vxab. Ftltate Per8nal- Bail'- Totals. 1888 $5,W,S85 2.566,54fl 1851,645 1,713,578 1887 5,125,449 1,815,521 827,030 7,268.000 Aggregate. 69,936 751,025 24.615 1,445.578 luc. perc. 13.6 41.3 7.5 19.8 TABLE "b." Showing total and relative assessed values of city and township property of each class: Real i 1 " Estate Personalj Railroad Tttals. Tp'ka Cy $5,795,385! $2,566,546 S 351,645 $8,713,576 All Twps 3,873.483 879,790 844,819 5,597,542 PrctCity 62.5 74.4 29.5 60.8 PrctT'pe 87.5 26.5 70.5 89.2 TABLE "C," Showing comparative azzrecates of real and personal property in city and townships: BealEstatej Personal. Totals. Topeka City $5,795,335 $2,566,548 $8,261.W1 All twps .... 8.873,133 879,790 4.758,228 Per ct city... 63.5 74.4 64.8 Perot twps.. 87.5 25.0 85.2 TABU "r," Showing aggregates and percentage valua tions of real estate by wards; First Second Third Fourth jpifth Asrg'te . $751,840 1,61 9,710! 1.468,270 1,749.695 84 870 Perct.. 13.1 28.2 25.8 80.1 5.8 TAELK Showing population by wards, by percent age and aggregates. 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th Total. Agg'g&te $5,432 $11,630 $6,93o'$7817$2,748't34,607 Percent. 15.6 33.6 j 20.1 J 22.3 J 8.4 j A proposition from Decker,Mullins & Co., on sewer work in district No. 11, asking ex tension of time to September 13 called forth some discussion. Mr. Heery said; the contractors had not been efficient in his (Heery's) ward and that cellars were being flooded with foul water. He wanted to see them make an effort to complete their work. " Mr. Gunn called for information as to right of extension of time, which the city attorney said was permissible under certain conditions. The subject was referred to the city attorney to report on next Monday evening.' . Several complaints from different parts of the city on account of insufficient drainage were referred - to the oommittee on streets and walks with power to act immediately. A resolution instructing the street railway company to pave their track on Fifth street, between Qoincy street and the Santa Fe depot, was adopted. Propositions for the reconsideration of ordinances for paving on Tenth avenue, from the west line of Quincy to the west line of Harrison street, and on Harrison street, from the north line of Tenth avenue to the south line of Eighth avenue, and Eighth avenue. from the west line of Jackson street to the west line I of Harrison street, were considered and adopted. They were be published in the Journal, instead of amended to read, to Kansas Daily State official paper of the city. The city printing matter took a little dif ferent turn in- several proposed amendments to distribute the publication of these ordinances in the different city papers, but the solid 5 to 3 gave them all to the Journal. There was some good natured sparring and a little attempt at eloquence but the city printing has got to be too mouldy a chestnut to occasion serious interest in the coun cil. The Cspital and Commonwealth were negatived along with the Democrat, Courier and News. The report of the committee on the curbing on Sixth avenue was called up, and the city engineer reported that the contractors were intending to relay it as soon as the weather would permit. The engineer also reported that Inspector Myers had been removed. Adjourned till next Monday night at 8 p. m. A NEW LOOGK. The Ancient Royal !Order of Osiris Ele gant Quarters. For many weeks the splendid hall over the bank of John D. Knox fc Co. has been ua dergoing a renovation and rehabilitation that has resulted in the neatest and most beau tiful lodge room in Topeka, if not in the state, and cn Wednesday evening, the 27th instant, it will be dedicated to the use of the Ancient Royal Order of Osiris, by the insti tution of a council whose members will in elude some of our most respected citizens. We learn from the information pamphlet, which is mailed on request to any applicant addressing "Osiris, P. O. box 265, Topeka, Kan.," the objects of of the benefits and cured by membership, should' apply, whether out of the city, and the the order, and advantages se- Those interested residing in or district organizer will give prompt attention to requests from reputable citizens of other cities for information concerning the conditions required to secure a council at their home. This is doubtless the only world wide organization with secrets which receives into the same council, husband, wife and adult sons or daughters, and by the lessons taught by its several degrees aids each in so pleasant a manner to secure a greater contentment with resulting happiness, and to discharge the duties of a good citizen. On immediate application as above, one may learn all that is necessary to enable him, her or them, to become charter members of the council about to be instituted, and may secure the proper blanks for the purpose. Over Worked Women. For "worn-out," "run-down," debilitated school teachers, milliners, seamstresses, housekeeoers. and over-worked women gen erally, Dr. Pierce's Favorite prescription is the best of all restorative tonics. It is not a "cure-all." but admirably fulfills a single ness of purpose, being a most potent specific for all those chronio weaknesses and dis eases Deculiar to women. It is a powerful, general as well as uterine, tonic and nervine, and imparts vigor and strength to the whole system. It promptly cures weakness or stomach, indigestion, bloating, weak back, nervous Drostration. debility and sleepless ness, in either sex. Favorite prescription is sold' by drueeists under our positive guar antee. SeewraDter around bottle. Price $1.00 a bottle, or six bottles for $5.00. A large treatise on diseases of women, profusely illustrated with colored plates and numerous wood-cuts, sent for ten cents in stamps. Address World's Dispensary Medical Association, 663 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y. "The City of Quincy." Professor W. E. St. Claire, the areonaut, who has been in the city several days arranging for his balloon ascension and parachute leap at the fair grounds, July 4, yesterday received his balloon, the "City of Quincy,' and parachute in good order. The parachute will be exhibited at the cornor of Seventh and Kansas avenue, in Abe Goldstandt's window, on Monday. The professor is jubilant over the fact that Professor Baldwin, the famous areonaut, too made his wonderful record with the balloon and parachute now used by him, is to stop off at Topeka on the 4th to see his protege jump. Gas pipes are being laid from the city to the grounds, and the balloon will be be inflated in the presence of all. At a heighth of 3,000 feet the professor leaves the balloon, and make his aerial flight to the earth suspended from his parachute. Mar shall's Military band means to make this jubilee a success, and with such attractions as this leap, races by noted "flyers" under the management of the Topeka Driving club and other attractions, it will be. Table cutlery at Kitchell fc Marburg's. Non-Explosive Gasoline. Red tank wagons. AMUSEMENTS. Crawford's Opera House. The Templeton Opera company presented Audran'a comic opera "Masootte," to a good sized audienee at Crawford's last evening. The company is an excellent one and com- prises many nne voices. ju.isa iraiaoio as The Mascotte, Mr. John Reed as Pipo, and Mr. R. H. Dean Farmer Rocco were especially good. The company will present "Mikado" at the matinee to-day and "Her- minie" to-night. .The ladies of the Unity held a very pleas ant social at the parlors of Mrs. Charles, on ! Harrison street, last evening. The removal of the water pipe at the corner of Eleventh and Harrison streets has caused a settling of the earth, making a very dangerou3 hole in the street. A danger signal should be placed at that point until repaired. The late Emperor William had a Yankee streak of humor in him. It is told that once at a hunt the huntsmen laid twenty-eight head of game before him, rhich they said he had killed. He smiled and quoted: Inere are more things in Heaven and earth than are are ami or in your pnuosopny. a . , , m Adding: "For is it not a miracle that I should have killed twenty-eight head while I had only twenty-five cart- In order to melt a jury it is not nec essary to put them in a hot box New Haven A eves. FAVORABLE NEWS. THE.8TETKN3 COUNTY WAR WltYU PROBABLY PROVE BLOODLESS. The situation Yesterday as Set Forth Gen- in a Dispatch From Adjatant eral Campbell to the Governor. Attorney Ganeral Bradford After the Kansas City Jointists Six Already in Jail Jerome Not the Author of the John Brown Song. Adjutant General Campbell telegraphed Governor Martin from Liberal, Seward county, late Thursday night giving the present status of the Stevens county war as follows: "The two companies will reaoh Hu- goton at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning. They are ninety strong and in good condi tion. The canvass of the railroad bond election vote will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and I do not think there will be any trouble at all. I will meet General Meyers at the tram here to-morrow evening and we will drive to Hagoton so as to reaoh there Saturday morning in ample time for the canvass. Everything is in good oondition. I have received a telegram from General Meyers that be would come at once." THE ATTOB.NET GENEB1L ON DECK. ) Attorney General Bradford ha3 been heard from. He is not in Chicago as was supposed, but in Wyandotte, prosecuting violators of the prohibitory law. He writes to Hon. Irwin Taylor that he has six of the delinquents in jail. One jury is deliberating and another is being impanelled. He says: "I have caught the leader of the gang at Argentine on six counts and I think the spinal column of the mob is broken." He will return to-day. "JOHN BBOWN'B BODY, ETC." A man named Jerome, from Russell county, has been a visitor in the city during the present week. He is repeating the romance he has told many times that he w as the author of the John Brown song. That he wrote the words and composed the music when he lived in Leavenworth in 1861 and was 11 years old. This claim, Mr. D. W. Wilder, ex-president of the State Historical society, says has not a shadow of truth to rest upon. The history of the song is well known. It originated in the spring of 1861, with a a battalion or union soldiers stationed ac Fort Warren in Boston harbor. One of these soldiers, the well know a architect, George Ropes, now resides in Topeka. He remembers its origin perfectly well. It was ffrstsung in public by Colonel Fletcher Webster's regiment, the Twelfth Massachu setts. A part of the soldiers of this regiment were recruited from this battalion. Mr. Ropes' statement is corrobarated by the other members of the organization, and there is no doubt of its truth. The 11 year old boy, Jerome, did .not compose a note of the music or a line of the song and may as well claim to have been the soldier who fired the first shot at Fort Sumpter. , NEW ENTEBPBISES. The following charters were filed yester day: "The Sedgwick Social club," of Wichita; Capital stock $500. - "Tne Colwioh Farmers' and Merchants' club," near Wichita, Capital stock $10,000. The charter of the "Pioneer Loan and Trust company," of Dodge City, was amended. The charter of the Johnson County Cem etery park, capital stock $4,000, was filed yesterday. ' FEBSONAL. Superintendent Lawhead, of the depart ment of public instruction, returned yesterday from the southwestern part of the state, where he has been visiting the normal in stitutes during the week. Tha railroad -'commissioners have re turned to their respective homes and will return the first of next week. Builders' hardware at K. & M's. Marshall's full band concert, corner Ninth and Capitol square on next Tuesday evening. CITY BREVITIES. The Parochial schools of this city have closed for the summer. An epidemic of biliousness and cholera morbus prevails in this locality. The rain durin; the week has caused the indefinite postponement of at least a half dozen picnics. The Billingsly building on Kansas avenue has been purchased by Andrew Patrick. Consideration $18,000. About two divorce suits at present are filed in the district court of Shawnee county to one marriage license issued by the pro bate court. In Justice Jamison's court the case of the state vs. J. W. Tobias for assault and bat tery on C. H. Hutchins was continued till June 29 at 2 p. m. The concert which should have taken place at the English Lutheran church last evening will be held next Wednesday even ing, if weather permits. The Woman Equal Suffrage association has postponed their meeting that was to have been held Thursday afternoon, till the third Thursday in July. A number of students and teachers of St. Mary's college en route to their homes in the east paid the Rev. Father Haydenof this city a brief visit on Thursday. The lodge room of the Ancient Royal Order of Osiris, over Knox's bank, is one of the finest of the kind in the city. It will be dedicated to the use of the order June 27. Marshall's Military band has purchased a new ihirty-six inch bass drum which is being elaborately decorated with a huge sunflower, done in gold leaf, by Brigham. The county seat election in Hamilton eounty this week resulted in the selection of Syracuse as the county seat by a large majority over the other two aspirants, 'Kendall and Cooledge. Fourteen Wichita social clubs have thus far been chartered during the present month. The canvas of the vote of the recent rail road bond election in Steven3 county will begin at 2 p. m. to-day. Superintendent Littlefield, of the Topeka City railway, has issued an order that no passengers will hereafter be transferred from car to car except at the corners of Sixth and Kansas avenue and Tenth and Kansas avenue. A new time table will go into effect on the Rock Island at noon to-morrow: Passenger trains will leave Topeka for St. Joseph at 3:55 p. m., and 4:20 p. m.; for Kansas City at 3:45 p. m., and 425 a. m. Trains from St. Joseph will arrive at 12:35 p. m., and 1125 p. m.; from Kansas City at 12:10 p. m., and 11:15 p. mv A new passenger train has been put on between St. Joseph and Norton, leaving St. Joseph at 9:15 p. m., arriving at Norton at 1020 the next morning, and returning so as to connect with the night train for the southwest at Horton. ' - rrrn and point. Is the bright lexicon of the end man there is no such word as chestnut. Bat there ought to be. Oil City Blizzard, Most men look out for number one. Host women look out for number two at the shoe stores. Burlington Free Fress. A Fall River bank is called the Metacomet. Many of the Cincinnati depositories look as if they had, too. Fuck. Betttn'o on a man's death is called life insurance. ' Money is paid over to friends of the winner. New Orleans Ficayune. A duelist never selects a second without hoping that he may prove to be the man for the' hour. Make a minute of this. Texas Sif tings. The reason our Kentucky brethren drink so much Bourbon is because so many Boone companions arenot dead yet Duluth Faragrapher. "You are a jewel, n said the gushing young man to his girl, "and x am going to have you set." And then he qaietly took her in his lay. lonkers States man. "Doctor, is it possible to made hair crow on bald heads?" "Certainly: on some bald heads." "Well, then, why can't I make it grow on my head?" "It is necessary to have brains for a fertil izer." Areola Record. Mother I am surprised, dear, to see vou at the piano so soon after the death of your dear Uncle J ames, and "White Wings," too! Daughter Yes, mamma, but I am onlv playing on the black keys. New York Sun. "Dr. Hammond savs that death is not a necessity." "Does he? Well, I have just finished settling up Harkin's estate, you know, and judging from the under taker's bill I paid I'm prepared to agree with him. It s a luxury. Life. Tramp (Diteouslv) Please iielp a poor cripple. Kind Old Gent (handing him some monev) Bless me. why of course. How are you crippled, my poor fellow? Tramp (pocketing the money) Financially crippled, sir. New York Sun. "I have to announce to tne congre gation." said the Deacon, "that the con tribution amounts to just $10.50." And a traveling man turned his head over on the back of the pew and murmured drowsily : " Well, I'll open er for five. " Merchant Traveler. When a man has pawned everything he has in the world and a good many things belonging to his wife's relations, he is not altogether beyond hope. When no one will lend him anything else he is still able to borrow trouble. Somerville Journal Landlady (to applicant for board) You will find, sir, we can give you the comforts of a home. Applicant Com forts of a home! Why, madam, Ive just sent my wife away for six months, and closed my house completely be cause I need rest. Aew xork bun. Hayseed says he doesn't think much of the city hotelkeepers. lney nave a big room magnificently fitted up and label it "Sample lioom." This raises a fellow's expectations to the highest notch, but when he is shown to a little seven-by-nine room at the top of the house he finds that he ha3 been swin dled. It is not a bit like the sample. Boston Transcript. Young man (on railroad train) Yes, I had about made up my mind to invest my savings in a little enterprise, but I'm feeling mightv doubtful about it now. I understand Presidential years are bad for business. Old Man All fudge. I'm nearly driven to death ; can hardly find time to sleep; overrun with orders. The fact is, 1 just com money in Presidential years. "Eh9 nri. i l : . c o T.I. Omaha World- Saved by Oil. The use of oil for abating the violence of a rough sea, of which much has recently been said, is known not to be an absolutely new idea. We have not, however,, met with any other circumstantial account of its successful application dating so far back as that given by a correspondent of the Mining and Scientific Press of San Francisco. He describes a case in which, more than forty-three years since, oil was employed in this manner with the most fortunate results. The correspondent says : Orin Dennis of Alameda County, gave me the following account of an incident in his sea-faring life, as a proof of the magical effect of oil on a rough sea, which in that instance saved the vessel from shipwreck, and; the crew from a watery grave. In Oct, 1844, the schooner Six Brothers of Boothbay, Maine, Capt. Farmer, coming from the Bay of St. Lawrence, very heavily loaded with kench salted codfish, encountered a heavy gale when homeward bound coming up from Cape Casno to Cape Sable, thence across the Bay of Fundy to Boothbay. After passing Cape Sable, running dead before the wind, under close reefed foresail, at the rate of ten knots a . - an nour, witn an increasing neavy sea, the danger of running on a lee shore became imminent if that rate of eceed was kept up. Not daring to heave to iu such a heavy sea, it became necessary to devise some means of tlaekeniner the speed. All sail was taken in. and. skuddinsr under bars poles, the sea was still so rough that everv sea was breaking heavily over the schooner; some other means had to be resorted to to save the vessel and the lives of those on board. There were two large casks, one on either side, fastened to the sides of the vessel abreast of the main rigging. These casks contained codliver oiL A small gimlet-hole was bored in each cask, so that the oil would ran out verv slowly into the scuppers, and as the waves broke over the deck the oil was washed overboard, and soon the benefit of this oil was noticeable. The heavy swell continued, but the sea no longer combed: the oil gave tha sea a smooth, glass v appearance and relieved the vessel from the heavy bur den she was laboring under. Ihey now ran at the rate of about five knots an hour, saving the vessel from run- ninsr on a leeshore. At sunrise the next morning the weather moderated, and at 2 o'clock p. m. of the same day they made Monegan Island, sixteen miles from Uoothbay. Thev had light winds from there into Tjort. At 10 a. m. the next day they ran in alongside the wharf wnere the anxious wives and mothers were gathered to meet their husbands and sons. That application of oil saved the ves- - . ll X. A . . 1 t sel from breaking up in mat lemDie sea and saved also the lives of the crew without doubt. Five other schooners sailing from the same port left Capo Canso in company with the Six Brothers and were cross- ins the Bay of Fundy at the sme time. Nothing was ever heard of any of these other vessels or of any one of their crews . 613 tuzd 615 45-inch and 30-inch in beautiful designs, to match. Just Mm III Black and Cream Chantiili Lace Flouncings and narrow edges. We place on sale to Umbrellas in 26-inch and 28-inch, with gold and silver-mounted handles. The designs are entirely new and are decidedly the handsomest shown this season. MULL We offer on Monday Plain and Embroidered Mull Ties at 25 cents each. HAY, WIGGIN & CO. HUMOR. Out on the first bill collectors. Texas Colonel . The handier the appointments of a tavern the greater its inn-conveni ences. A builder in this city erects houses as he trains his children. He slaps them up. Boston Gazette. If one were his own dentist he might have teeth extracted without payin. Detroit Free Fress. The man who wants new clothes this spring can be easily suited if ho only has the money. Boston Fost. The Georgia clergyman who has just preached his own funeral sermon should now contest his will. Boston Herald. Many a man who gets caught in the matrimonial knot regrets that he monkeyed with the lass-sa -Binghamton Leader. He (joking): You must not believe what I say." She (conscious of her beauty): "Tell me you don't love me." Tid-hits. Bbown Does your wife keep her temper very well ? J ones Um um er some, but I get the most of it. Washington Critic. A contemporary has an article on u "Wild-cat Insurance Companies. " Who, for mercv'n sake, wants to insure wild- cats ? Bos ton Courier. Maud (before the laughing hyena s cage): "How mean! Here we ve been wenty mmutes and the hyena nasn aughed oncel Ella: "Strange, and he's been eying your new spring hat, oo r Tid-Blts. "Nose of your sauce to me, miss," said the man who must have . his little joke, with an assumption of Drusque-ness, as the waiter-girl was about to place a dish of marmalade beside his plate at supper. Detroit Free Fress. Now." said old BorewelL after he had given an exhaustive criticism on American authors, "what, in brief, is your opinion of Howells and James?" "Sick of one and half a-dozing ol tne other," answered his friend, as he fell down stairs in his eagerness to escape. Ths whiskers of the billy goat, Binee spring has come around. Have grows so very long that they Are sprouting in tne ground. The whiskers of the funny man, They sprouted months agone ; They aow resemble chestnut trees With walnuts crown upon. New York Pres. CuRiors typographical errors and verbal combinations often occur even The New York in church papers Churchman of last week reports that "at St. Thomas's Church, Homestead, Maryland, the Bev. Wm. Brayshaw, rector, is at once to be resningied and otherwise repaired, and bids are now in hand; the cost w.ii De some fouu. Mrs. Qossipill We were just try ing to recall your first husband's name, Mrs. Mary all. uan you eniignten us? Lucie was his wife for several montns, you know, before he married you, but she can't remember wnetner it was Richard or Harry. Mrs. Marryall My first husband? Letmep.ee? You must mean Dick Lillingpop or, no; I beg your pardon Harry LoverilJ. I know it began with an L. Tid-Bits. AMUSEMENT8. riBAWFORD'S OPEBA BOUSE. j Lxstkb &L Crawtobd, Manager. Friday and Saturday Nights. Grand Family Matinee Saturday at 2 p. m. JUNE 22 and 23, 1888. THE FAMOUS Templeton Opera Co. Positivaly the very best of Comio Opera Companies. Presentinir Audran'a correct version of the Beantif nl Comio Opera, as originally produced by this Company in Hoe ton. "MASCOTTE," Costumes direct from Paris. Star Cast. Unique Stage Bettings and GRAND CHORUS I Saturday Matinee, I K .A. 3D Saturday Night, . t-Frices25, 8 50 and 75 oents. e&ia commence Thursday at 9 a, m. Bale of (Si KbnySaafiVgZttg. SWISS FLOTJNCINGS, EUPl all-overs and narrow edges - morrow 150 new Silk TIES. morning 20 dozen Ladies, mm NEW.YORJC t FcpJinnHssEssIiiiinLj Embody th highest exoeUeitm etem in shapeliness, comfort and durability and arm the reigning favorites in fashionable eircls. Our name Is I J.A.T.COUSIN8, On every sole ( NEW YO BK. Agents for Topeka., Kan., B SI. Payne & Co. Interesting Reading FOR WARM WEATHER. We ulsli to call your attention to ths I BARGAIN NO. 1. 600 Seersucker Coats ana Vests of 20 different patterns that we want to show you. Price ot Coat and Yest, $1. BARGAIN NO. 2. 100 Flannel Ooats and Vesta of the latest designs. Price of Coat and Yest, $1.60. BARGAIN NO. 3. 150 All Wool cheap at $3. Pants that are Price of Pants, $2.25. BARGAIN NO. 4. 60 Children's Suits, from 4 to 13 years. Price of Suits, $2. We also have a lot of EHiilflreii's - Blue - Sailor - Snits At $1.25. We have the "Moth-i Br's Friend' the best Boys' Waist made. Try them and you will use no other. Gratfi k Co ! 507 KAHSAS AYEIIUS. l BARGAINS

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