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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                2 HUTDH1KS0N DAILY NEWS: FBI DAY MOBNTNH. SEPTEMBER 26.1890. ! H. W. Willett is now showing the largest and Most Complete Line of Furniture in the city, having Consolidated his targe stock with that of C. W. Bittman, consisting of Furniture, Carpets, Draperies and Shades, Making a stock far superior to that of any ever offered in the city. Low Prices, Good Goods and Courteous Treatment is assured to all. iei . ~\jsj~ . ^atii_.I-.:h;tt, No. 12 North Main Street, Next Door to the Grand. THE  ISLAND  OF  ANEGADA. A Fitter  Noted  for  Its  Mounting  Foffs nml Frets.. WtiUir IuumlutUm*. The island of Anugtula 1b one of tho stransvatof all tho stmntje places In tho �world. It lies near the northeastern nnglrc of the main chain of the Wt*st Indies, and differs from all the ot her island* near it in belnK flat and low, the neighboring isles all being sloop and tuoutitnmoUH, It ia nlno miles long and two miles across, and Uvs so low that iu heavy gales the sea makes a clmm breach over the lower portions of it, whence its name, for anegady Is (ho .Spanish for "drowned island." Iu 1881 it had 719 inhabitants, of whom only three were white people. Its population is noted for idleness, and the main occupation for many years was wrecking- for an extensive and very dangerous coral reef Burromids tho island and once gave it a very melancholy notoriety. But since the establishment of the light-house on the island of Sombroro (forty-seven miles to tluj eastward) there havo been few, if any, wrecks on Anegtuia, since the main caiijm of the shipwrecks wiw the constant and swift current wliieh sets upon the island from the east. Accordingly, the natives are now not often aroused by the cry of "a vessel on tho reef," the only call In the old days which would arouse them from their almost perpetual inactivity. In fact they are about tho laziest people in tlie West Indies, although that is saying a great deal. Anegaila used to be covered with underwood-notably of the kind called seaside grape, which here is particularly rich in the valuable gum called Jamaica kino. Anegada is the home of very numerous and singular tropical plants, but it is perhaps rather more noteworthy for its immense unmlwr of mosquitoes, gnllmippen* and scorpions, not to speak of venomous nml other reptiles. The surrounding seas are rich in scale and shell lish of many kinds Among its singular birds tho flamingo is one of tho most numerous "species, and most of the ponds are the abode of ducks which, on the approach of man, rise and till the air with their clangorous cries. U is not an easy matter to reach the island. A few years ago au attempt was made to open mines upon it, but uothiug came of the effort but disappointment and loss. Among the many disagreeable features of life in this hot and steaming climate is tho presence of large salt ponds, which in the dry season give out an intolerable stench, and the same pomls in the wet season f 111 up with singular rapidity and flood a considerable part of tho island. When Seliom-burgh was on Anegada many years ago there was one morning a great outcry that all the north part of the island was flooded, nnd so to all appearances it was, but on examination it was found that the sap-posed waves of tho sea were iu reality only a low lying fog which was rapidly sweeping along. Another curious thing is the aerial refraction; and this often briugB iatojview other islands, which lie below the horizon and which, according to tho ordinary operations of nature, ought to bo invisible. A part of tho surface is composed of sand dunes, but there is a considerable proportion of calcareous or coral land, with belts of fertile loam, and if the soil were intelligently and faithfully cultivated it would no doubt yield good returns. Inordinary seasons tho fresh water supply appears to be ample. On the northeast side of the island there is a singular succession of very deep natural wells of fresh water, some of them twenty-live feet across at tho top. It would bo hard to find anywhere a hotter, wetter, worse smelling or more generally disagree-ablo place to live in than Anegada; but singularly enough it appears to bo for the most part a pretty healthy place-at least for the natives, of whom nearly all are black or colored. In the autc-colouial days tho Indians used to come hither in their canoes, and they have left immense kitchen middens or heaps of shells; but no Indian could ever make a permanent home in Anegada with its steaming fogs, ita squalls, On sea floods, its fresh water inundations, its strong smells and Its dense swarms of insects.-American Notes and Queries, lainco 10. 'xo me, a yonng girt, no would say, "Don't you remember)'" as if 1 bad cuc-tcr.Ui the information ho possessed In las little flngerl Sometimes I ventured to interrupt him by saying, "No, I don't," when he would quote title of book, number of page and line, and advise me to read some work I had never heard of. 1 have to thank him for what memory I possess, as ho inculcated on mo to trust to memory, and not tu write down what I wished to remember.-Murray's Magazine, For 1,200 years after the Saviour of men ended his brief career on the rugged heights of Calvary, the touching details of which nre known to over 700,000,000 of people and in every laud on the globe, each book of the Bible w>m one continued story, undivided, into chapters, paragraphs or verses. ii unuuirucs n�a tiisiir own rabtWs, ana they ure fcaid to be industrious and accustomed to hard work.-Frank G. Carpenter In National Tribune. The Corp** Arose. A John Bergan recently fell dead. Ber-gan was to be buried and had been laid out preparatory to being dressed In his burial rolws. He was covered with a white sheet Early in the evening "Bob" Roberts, one of the coroner's assistants, who had been working hard all day, lay down on a long bench near the corpse, and drawing a sheet over him to prevent the flies from bothering him went to sleep. The dead and sleeping men were in the above position when one of Bergnii's friends came in to pay the last tribute to his friend, Tho fellow on entering the morgue asked to see the remains of his friend. The men employed there were busy at the time, and one of them, pointing over to where tho two forms were lying, said, "There he is." The visitor went over to the bench whore Koberts was sleeping, and giving him a hearty slap on the stomach said: "Poor .Jack, it was only day before yesterday I was after asking him to have a drink wid me." The blow awoke Roberta and he hastily eat upright. The man's hair stood on end as he was faced by his supposed dead friend, aud with a howl of terror which stopped the clock ho rushed through the building and down the.street at a, gait which would beat the best professional sprinter in the country. Ho gave a yell every few jumps and the last seen of him ho was nearly to the river and was still going. Friends were trying to find him, and It is presumed ho will bo heard from after he recovers from his fright. Roberts indignantly demanded to kuow why he was thus rudely disturbed, but every one was go convulsed with laughter that they could not answer him,-Denver News. Educated Negroes. The census man who was assigned the ^numeration of the Sea island coast of South Carolina made a remarkable discovery. Kiawah island, some miles down the coast, is owned by two of the families of ante-bellum Sea island barons. Too enumerator, to his surprise, found there a black colony of about one hundred and fifty souls, and struck a region, tho only one In the world, in which all the inhabitants woro English speaking, reading and writing negroes. Every negro he met could read and write. Every child of suitable ago could also read and write, and the women were just as intelligent as the men. AU were prospering under tho wise rule of a mulatto cacique named Quash Stephens, whose wife was responsible for the education of the people.-Chicago Herald* Her Lire for His. In Grand street the other day several people cried out In terror at seeing a ragged, bareheaded girl of 0 almost under the feet of a coal cart horse. A man seized her by the arm and ewung her to tho walk, and as he looked down upon her he said: "Why, child, you might have been killed!" "Yes, but 1 had to save him, you see," she replied, holding out her hand and exhibiting n sparrow which had somehow received an injury and fallen to the street. -New York Sun. WAITING. How lonely |t is to listen For ttse ntupH 1 hold so dear; T� fancy tJuw'vo come To their o\ eat oE i"y anxious heart, That throbs like a "muffled bell;" To reckon tlie time lly its dreary chltno Ih sadder than words can tell. Yet greater far the anguish Had hove of their coming fled! Were the liarliuR one, That    storm and sun Has been my wnrld since wo wero wed, Were ho lying i\*Mwp among tho dead, Then lifo won!! i�) a shoreless sett, Aud my shattered bark Would drift In the dark, Aud soon be wrecked In misery 1 But who can puint my rapture When his stojw urn at the door? And his kindly eyes Light the midnight skies With a glory the sun never ware. Then joy awakes mid sfiiffs In my heart, While earth Beeins "a heaven below," As I find in his kiss Thatojcquf.-Jto MIks Which only the lovlnpr kuow. -Now Orleans Times-Democrat DIAMOND DRUMMERS. ary uovumenc. A ncn merchant mint " ayment. A bill is rendered at the end of the month if not, as often tho case, the year, and should tbut not be settled it ts proper form to merely repeat the bill In nuothur thirty days. Be it said to the honor of tho English gentleman that he values his good credit immensely, but he requires its demonstration by a patience on the part of his elected furnisher which were a little short of martyrdom if that Individual did nut get back on his jobber, and so on ad infinitum. Social usages ure paramount, and to a man with a capital embarked in business mean little short of genteel slavery till the end of his daya.-Cor. Clothier and Furnisher. The Other One. The late James B. Bads was pawjitig up the Mississippi river one day und stopped at a backwoods store on tho banks of tho river kept by an old Gorman, The proprietor .was at work chopping wood, but �vidently in great grief. Tears rolled down Ills cheeks aud he was sobbing as if his heart would break, His wife, he explained la broken dialect, was very 11!-very 111. Mr. Eads consoled him as best he could and left. Returning six weeks later he found the erstwhile heart broken Teuton Alive and-chipper as a squirrel. "How'a your wifef" asked Mr. Eads, "Oh, she va* Quel" answered tho German, with a broad smile. * "Why, 1 thought she was very sick?" "Oh, dot vos de odder vun," replied, the happy bridegroom.-Chicago Mau. Ittacanlay. The wonderful thing about Macaulay was the perfect footing of equality on which he aeenied to place whomsoever he He Knew All About It. Farmer Jeuks is a man who is so desirous of l>eing considered infallible that he will (suffer great inconvenience rather than relinquish that claim. "He'd ruthcr have his own way than eat when he's hungry," says his wife, who, after long years of contention and final yielding, has learned to know him well. Not long ago Farmer Jcnks injured one of bis fingers so severely that he was obliged to leave his work and go home to have it dressed. "I tell you what, Jane," said he to hla wife, "that finger '11 have to como off." 'No, 'twon't either, father," said she soothingly. "I've seen plenty hurts worse "n that." Jane, I tell you 'twill I Don't you s*pose I know what to expect of my own flngerr" The dispute ran high, and as usual the husband had the last word. Days went on und the finger grew worse rather than better, until at last it reached such a state that the doctor was called. Ho had not been in the room ilftceu minutes when Farmer J (inks summoned his wife. 'Jane," said he, "come here; come right here!  What do you s'pose ho says?" We'll, I guess by the wny you're smilln' he says it's all right," said she, also begin uing to smile in relief. "I must say I am ghid! Your forefinger, and on the right hand! It didn't seem to mo I could be reconciled if it had to come otT"- "13ut that's just it," interrupted her husband, Htilt smiling iu triumph and looking at her with sparkling eyes; "it's got to como off, sud I told yon sol"-Youth's Coin pau ion. What the PnouiuntOHcope Will Do, A well known Chictigo physician has Invented an instrument which Is calculated to make a stir in the medical profession as soon as its virtues and superb qualities are made knowu. It is aptly named a pneu-matoscope, aud it does in a wonderful manner what its inventor claims for it. He is confident that it will supplant the stethoscope, which until uow has had no rival. It is made of tin, in tho form of tho hour glass, being really two cones connected at their apexes by a tube as largo as one's little finger, thus forming a continuous wbolo. At one end or baso are two rubber tubes, designed one for each ear, and immediately beneath them in a rubber tympanum designed to magnify Rounds. At tho other end is a broad rubber mouthpiece, an luch or more in diameter. When tho patient breathes into the iustrnmeut, tho Round being greatly magnified, tho physician _ able to reach a most accurate diagnosis, as different breath tones are, of course, produced by different dibeases. When this orifice, or mouthpiece, is applied to the chest, its great virtues are made immediately manifest, oa, in reality, the pulsations of the lungs and heart may bo most accurately determined, aud tho conditions of these organs reached through tho intensified magnifying of the sound.-New York Telegram. Morocco Jews, There are many Jews in Jerusalem from Morocco, and these are of such a character and belief that they have a strict class of tfaulr own. Thay nee not under the protection of any European power, and they claim to have been in Spain at tho time of the crucifixion. They state that they were driven from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella during the same year that Columbus discovered America, aud were forced to go with the Moslem Moors across to Morocco. These people speak Spanish. Their fuces are much darker thuu those of the Jews of Europe, und they dress In oricmt&l costumes- There are, 1 judge, at least 4,000 of them In Jerusalem. The? have their I Arabian Baby's Toilet. A royal baby's first toilet in Arabia con- I sists in winding a bandage about its body ' after it has been bathed and perfumed. , The little creature is then placed on its back, its arms and feet aro straightened, and tho entire- body is swathed to tho shoulders. In this position it remains motionless for forty days, but the bandage is removed twice a day that tho child may have a bath. The Arabs believe that this process will make the body straight for life. Under such circumstances it seems fortunate that babyhood is not a period which can be remembered in after years, for nobody would choose to suffer such days of misery again, even id recollection. If the child be a girl on the seventh day after her birth holes, usually six in number, are pricked in her ear3, and when Bhe is two uindf-bs old heavy gold rings are attached to them, to bo worn throughout her lifetime, except during periods of mourning for relatives. On the fortieth day the baby's head Is shaved. This operation is considered a very important one, aud thirty or forty persons aro witnesses to it, for the performance of certain rites. The disposal of the first hair is regarded as a very weighty matter. It must not be burned or carelessly thrown away, but buried, thrown into the sea or hidden In some crevice of a wall. \ Several charms are attached to its body for protection against the "evil eye," boys wearing them to a certain age and girls still longer. The favorite charm consists of a gold or sliver locket worn on a chain. -Exchange. Children Dovourtug Centipede*. Some of the savage tribes of South America are accused of eating everything that by any possibility will support human life. Humboldt saw children draw enormous centipedes from their holes and crunch them between their teeth; but insects and their larva? are favorite foods in many parts of the world. In the West Indies a large caterpillar found on the palm tree is reckoned a great delicacy-and why not, let us uskf To our civilized taste, however, carrion and had eggs seem food which no human being could relish. Not so; tho Chinese prefer stale to fresh eggs, und tho 1'ariahs of Hin-doostan fight greedily with the dogs aud jackals for putrid carrion. They would relish the rousette, a kind of bat plentiful in Java, which the natives value; hut although its flesh is white, delicate and tender it generally smells strongly of musk. The Nagua also eate raw incnt.-Scottish lie view.__ A Strict Sister. As every one knows, in the early days of Methodism a considerable degree of strictness was maintained in regard to the wearing of jewelry or costly attire. An eminent divine of that church gives an amusing incident. A preacher had just gone to his new charge, and was In the midst of his first sermon when a woman roue and went out, slamming the door with unnecessary violence. Of course he supposed he had said something which gave offense, but on making inquiries ho learned that the woman left because "the mi ulster wore a wicked bosom pin." The fuu of it was that ho had driven to the service over bad roads, and one drop of mud hod settled on his immaculate shirt bosom, deceiving the tender conscience of the good sister.-Wide Awake. Spoiling for a Mouse, Mrs. Banks was In the habit of spelling out such words as she did not wish her little girl Jennie to understand when she was talking beforo her to Jennie's papa or to Betty in the kitchen. One day when Jennie was at school Betty came running into the sitting room where Mrs. Banks was sewing. Betty was in a state of great excitement. She had utill iu her hand tho flat Iron with which she had been at work. "Oh, Mis1 Banks!" she exclaimed, "where did vou put the t-r-a-pl There** a m o-u-s-e out there just u-ruunlng round, and I want to c-a-t-c-h it!"-Youth'* Companion. Salaries lnthedlfferent departments under the municipal administration in Parle range from tt&0 to 1400 per annum, and the applications are atraoat a thousand for one. Miss Virginia Long, granddaughter of (Hn. Sumner, tho biographer of Gen. Lee, is one of the diatiiiguished beauties of Charlottesville, Vo. Gen. Sumner is quite blind, and dictate* all Die matter to his pretty granddaughter. Every   Precaution   Tukua   To   Prevent Thieves Stealing Valuable Ooms. "Do I carry any great sum of money in diamonds with me ou mytripa through tlie country? Do you call a hundred thousand dollars any great sum? Well, I have frequently carried that amount inside my vest in loose diamonds," said a salesman of one of the largest wholesale diamond houses In the country. "Tell you how I | carry such valuable stones? Well, I don't know as it makes any particular difference, although It is a subject about which fow diamond men like to talk. "I have been in the business now over fifteen years," continued the salesman, set-tling himself comfortably in a big arm chair, lighting a cigar and sending graceful clouds of smoke curling toward the ceiling. "I don't think it's a very bard lifo, as living goes, though somewhat of a dangerous oue, us you are known to many 'crooks' and frequently run the risk of a desperate attack through the mistaken notion that you go about the city at night with diamonds on your person. I have had several little scrimmages, but have always manuged to save my diamonds. "Now, in telling you how I carry loose diamonds I um speaking only of unset stones. Men who have set stones have trunks and boxes made especially for that purpose and are tolerably safe, except In hotels where sneak thieves cangetinorcrooks follow you, taking the adjoining room and coming into your bedroom while you are asleep. You wake to find a revolver against your head and a gloved hand over your mouth. A confederate goes through tho trunks, as such thieves nearly always work In pairs, and before you can extricate yourself from the well tied cords and gag after the thieves have gone they have too much the start of you to be ever caught. 'When I first began on tho road I used to carry the stones in a chamois belt lined with silk around my waist next to the skin. This was not only uncomfortable but troublesome to get at when I arrived at hotel and wished to deposit tho stones in a Bafe. Now my tailor always lines my vest after a peculiar fashion ot my own," continued he, opening his vest and showing four largo pockets attached to the lining of the front of the vest. "You see the lining is of very strong material, and sewed to the first lining of the vest with the best of thread. The four pockets nre simply the two usual pockets with a double seam in the middle dividing them. Of course they are made Bomewhut larger, so that the! pocketbooks holding the diamonds will exactly fit them. The pocketbooks aro hooked with a spring to a closely woven, finely tempered steel chain that is attached to a light but strong belt around the waist Even if a pickpocket succeeded in getting hold of one of the books he could not go off with it ou account of the chain. Some men havo pockets put on the inside of the front waistband of their trousers, but I prefer these in my vest. The whole secret of the thing Is to get the books as near the person as possible, so you can feel them all the time. 'Now for the pocketbooks that hold the papers of diamonds. Here is one. You see it is two pieces of close grained, rather stiff leather, joined by a more pliable piece of leather, so as to admit of doubling one over tho other. These two thin strips of Bteel across the two backs, as we will call them, are finished in tho front of the book with two holes to admit of the hook on the steel chain catching through them and bo holding them strong and safe. The inside Is of Hussian leather, twice as long as the back of the book, so us to double over the puperu of diamonds. Each side of the pooketbook will usually hold four papers, but I have mine made so that they wiU 1 hold six, as I frequently have extra large quantities to take with me. "Now, last but not least," said the salesman, opening one of the papers of diamonds by unfolding it twice, opening the ends and then lifting the lost fold off of the third fold, on which rested the diamonds, In much the same way as a druggist folds papers for prescription powders, with the exception of turning the ends in before taking the second fold, "this outside paper is, as you see, of the very best quality linen paper, but not too stiff, and an eighth of an inch larger than tho inside sheet of tissue paper that holds the diamonds. "The regulation size for the outside sheet te eight by ten Inches, which when folded up makes a package two and a half Inches long and an inch and a half wide. As I place the papers in the box a rubber band holds each individual paper in its place, and a second and strouger rubber band holds the two flap ends of the inner book over the papers.  -    , "Pretty dangerouar Well, not a bit more so than hundreds of other callings. The pay is good, the company is good, and if yon keep your weather eye open it is an easy, pleasant life-**-New York Herald. Tactless. There is a class of unfortunates, one of whom is usually to bo fonnd in every school or community. They aro often able, scholarly and witty; they havo kind, generous hearts, yet they go stumbling stupidly through life, wounding tho hearts and nerves of acquaintances and friends at every step. Mary Campbell belongs to this order of girls. She spends a winter laboring faithfully with a Sunday school class of poor children, and then mortttlly*offends them by harshly telling them of their faults, and hoping that, when they meet her in the autumn their conduct will be greatly improved. She anxiously recommends the minister, just after a tedious discourse, to study Robertson's sermons as models of force und vivacity. She insists on talking to a man ju&t married to second wife of tho virtues'of the first. She gives handsome gowns mid lints to her poorer cousins, and Invariably adds, "Because you can't afford it, you Know, my dear." When one does her a favor, if it bo but t-be-gift of a bunch of roses, she is careful to send before nightfall a present of at least equal money value. With all these blunders Mary's intentions are kind, and it never has oeeurre to her that her instinct a are not tine or her remarks delicate and sympathetic. The most intolerable of all people," re marks a witty American, "is the foolish man who means well." Our French cousins called the unerring perception which enables ns to say with out fail the right thing in the right place the sixth sense. Some of ns are bom with it. It is as natural a trait, indeed, in the American character as it is rare in that of some, other peoples. Jtcan he gained by cultivation of a kindly spirit and the habit of placing ourselves momentarily in each man's place lief ore we speak to him.-Youth's Companion. 19 and 21 East Sherman Street, DOES A GENERAL I0B PRINTING Book Making Book Binding Business. SPECIALTIES III THE BOOK MINT. Journals, Ledgers, Balance Books, Minor Abstract Books, Blank Books of all kinks, Land Examiner's Book* Loan Registers, County Records, Manilla Copy Books, Ward Registration Books, White Paper Copy Books, Scale Books a specialty Real Estate Contract Books. Attorney's Collection Registers. Salaries of "Fearful Examples." Where cosmetics are made there is, as a rule, a young woman on exhibition suffering from skin disease or an eruption of the fuce, which is not only a source of iucome to the unfortunate, but tho best kind of an advertisement for tho employer. She answers to some fictitious name, hails from an out of the way place, and has a recital prepared for the occasion. Tho origin of those animated business cards would make interesting rending if it was possible to trace them. Sometimes they are patients from the hospital for skin diseases, sometimes they come from the local dispensaries, but, as a rule, they aro young women who have been secured by the husband or agent of Mine. Face Wash, who frequents tho ferryboats and the bridge during the day when'the tide of travel is greatest. A girl with a chronic,soro on one side of her face, and a good cheek, temple and throat, is paid from $20 to 830 a week to pose before the customers and hold her tongue. A faca that is soro in spots is worth $25 to any freckle doctress, but a prodigious lot of lying has to Ikj done by the owner. These positions are not held for more than two months, six weeks being tho averuge. Their coming and going is shrouded in mystery, and their identity is kept a profound secret. These innocent dupes nre so miserably poor that the temptation of earning in ono month what It would take six to realize in the factory or kitchen is more than they are able to re* slat. .The stuff they advertise with their ulcerated faces is not worth the bottles in which it Ib corked.-New York World. The above is only a partial list of the goods we carry and the work we axe prepared to execnte promptly* We are making a specialty of Magazine Book Bindingl and we bind Magazines and Lav Books in all styles and at lowest prices. We wish the public to understand that we are ready and prepared to execute any kind of Printing or Book Work! Save stock forms, but can make special forms to order. We guarantee all work and solicit patronage. Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.   Address, NEWS PRINTING AND' PAPER GO.: Whut She Needed. Indigent people sometimes inolude Btrongo things under the head ot "necessities" when receiving "help" from kindly disposed persons. The njtent ot a private relict association once received the following note from a woman in a Btoto of actual destitution. She was the mother of six small children, and was one of those unfortunate persons who had seen "better days," aud wished her benefactors not to lose sight of that fact: "Although now sadly reduced in flnaa-clal circumstances," she wrote, "the time has been when I had an abundance, and I feel keenly the deprivation ot many things that would not be missed by persons unaccustomed to them. Therefore, in addition to f uel and provisions of all kinds, ~ desire something in the way of a dressing jacket, in shades ot cardinal, and a few in' visible hair nets to match the hair inclosed. Also, if you will be so kind, something in the way of fancy shoes for my three littlo girls, and suitable ties for two boys with blue eyes and fair complexions, aud one with dark hair and eyes. A neat and suitable molasses pitcher would also be acceptable, and a few skeins ot shaded cardinal and green embroidery silk for an unfinished fidy."-Wide Awake. A Bub.tftnttul Footing. Gelby (warmly)-I would have yon understand, Smudgins, that I always stand on principle. Smudirlna-Yea, the principal part of you, I admit.-Burlington Free Press. A Vall
                            

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