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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - September 28, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS: SUNDAY MOBNING. SEPTEMBBK 28.1890. ! H. W. Willett is now showing the largest and Most Complete Line of Furniture in, the city, having Consolidated his large 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. No. 12 North Main Street, Next Door to the Grand. AiN EASTERN PKISON. \ DARK CELLS OF DEATH AND TORT- ' URE METHODS USED. DIhkiiIsc-<1 nt tin Aiiti M Aro Stitrvril (iml KoMifM. Very rtiliirtmif ly anil with mnny misgivings llit� Mushir of Uskub, In Macedonia, .Ahmed Ayouh I'nshii, gave a corro-HpoiidiMtt, nf Tim liOndon Duily Nowb a letter of introduction to the chief of the gfn-danufiy, wlio jilnuo could Rive permission to inspect ihu lar^n prisons. The inushir inquired over itnil over ng;iin of the dragoman whet her the correspondent h.'id evinced friendly feelings toward thy Turks, or whether In: was nti enemy. "Tho drago-man's ingenious replies," says the corro-Hpondent, ''at last inspired him with tmffl-cient confident?!! to allow him to grant my request. I went through the badly paved and filthy streets of tho town, and reached the residence of the commander of tho gvn-dnrmery of the province of Uskuh. lie was quite, its Miirpri^ed an tho mnshir when ho henrvl thittl wished to visit tin* prisons, declaring that �tne� he had been in ofticu no European hail ever seen them, and that in the rare oases wheu a consul representing a foreign power had wished U, .see them he had always given twenty-four hours' not ice. no mssri.s seku aitly. "before entering I had to swear that; I wiw not. a consul, and that I was what the dragoman hud described mo to be -- a Kuropenn hunting for antiquities. Tho fact that I was not a consul, however, impressed the Turk more than anything, and lie politely invited me to tukv coffee und to Binoke a inrghileh. While I was enjoying his hospitality hi* Kent, a number of men to the prisons to nnnonn�'e my visit and to give some special orders, tho execution of �which took some time, and I was kept drinking coffee and smoking for nearly an hour and a half. At lust my host rose and invited tin- to follow. " We suou (Milered the largest prison of tho province, which is called 'Kursehumla,' or tim House of Lead, ll vises taiL of tho River Waribi, not far from l.hu fortress, and occupies a vast area. .Soldiers pro-Bent ing arms formed two lines, which reached to the interior courtyard, where a number of prison otlieiaU were awaiting us. The courtyard is square, and sur- I rounded on all sides by l.hu buidlng, which has tlire" stories. A loggia, or covered balcony, niiisnll around on each story. Tho commander Jirst showed me a great tiuin- ; her of red inscriptions on the walls, which lire supposed to have been made by tie no* or Venetian merchants in tho Seventeenth century, who perhaps erected the building as a warehouse for the Oriental Koods which they sent to Europe. Of course 1 afTectcd great interest, in theso inscriptions to keep up my character its an antiquarian, and 1 noticed that the commander no longer distrusted me. After this we ascended the staircase to Inspect tho first story. There was scarcely room to pass on the stepa, bo covered were they with accumulations of dirt and excrements, which fUled the air with a peatiluu-tlai odor "In tlie so called office I was shown tho books, according to which the Kursehumlu contains HO prison ceils and 1,811 prisoners. Tho.se on tho first and second floors aro sentenced for slight offences, ami tho time, of detention varies from one to ten years. I do not believe that any prisoner has ever outlived the fifth year of imprisonment in theso loathsome dark cells. In this respect t ho prison olliriuls continued my suspicions by saying t hat tho mortality was veiy great, ami that very few prisoners lived to tho end of their time, la a cell certainly not larger than two and one-half yards square and of about the samu height between fifteen and twenty prisoners are confined. All they can do by being friendly and making room for each other is to stand up and lie down again, and they tire allowed half an hour's walk, iu tho courtyard once in the day. I'OOH CKEATUKKS, INDEED, "But how tdiall 1 describe tho pitiable <wpect of those poor creatures? With hollow cheeks, tho pallor of death upon their laces and terrible protruding eyea, thoy writhe hi cuutiuuul agony upon the floor, not only panting (or air, but suffering from wnut of food. They receive absolutely nothing but bread and water, even if their sentence be for life. If their friends send them money they are allowed to buy meat twice a week, but the prison officials brutally cheat them out of three-fourths of what is sent to them. ThUH exposed to hunger and thirst, to tho pestilence iu the atmosphere, confined in these black holes without tho possibility of moving about, and kicked nnd outraged by the brutal prison guards, no wonder that they succumb to their misoi-yl The greater Dumber of the prisoners aro naked from heud to foot, with heavy iron rings' and chains on their wrist* and ankles. As I passed tome of tho cells, after louking through the loopholes in tho doors, the prisoners within pushed through a stick to which a vlittlo leather bag was attached. 1 placed a franc piece In each, but i had my doubts as to whether the prisoners would benefit by my almsgiving, and thought it more likely that the greedy guard would take the money from them. "The cells on the first and second floors are all alike. The. degree of bickue&s aud misery of the inmates alouo varies. Tho cells iu tho underground prisons, whero tho worst offender* expiate their crimes, are, however, far more horrible even than thosa 1 have described, fle.ro every ray of lightia excluded. Iu utter darkness the unhappy wretches Ha chained to the reeking floor of the cell. They are totally u nubia to change their positions, aud aro released from their chains for two hours each dayv lest death Hhould afford them an eacttpe frum this inferno. The official who conducted me told me with a cynical smile how this class of offenders is brought to confess. Hands and feet are bound together aud the man Is placed at a pillar, to which his head hi fastened. The victim U thus absolutely xtuublo to move. The preparations computed, the torture begins. There Is always � stock of large ants kept ready iu little boxes, and of these anout nttyare pmcuu upon the body of the poor wretch. The tortures be endures from tho bites of these insects seldom fail to make him confess, no matter whether guilty or innocents Upon others the sam tached 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, nnd thirty or forty persons are witnesses to it, for tho 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 tho sea or hidden In some crevice of a wall. Several charms aro attached to its body for protection ngainst tho "ovil eye," boys wearing them to a certain age and girls still longer. Tho favorite charm consists of a gold or silver locket worn on a chain. -Exchange, Don't Do That. Never call on people just at bedtime, or during dinner or before they are downstairs in the morning. Never stop people who are hurryingaloug the street and dutaln them for ten or twenty minutes. Never, wheu you see two people engaged in earnest talk, step in uud enter upon a miscellaneous conversation. Never begin to talk ahoufthls, that and everything" to one who is trying to read tho morning paper or ft book or anything else. Never fail to keep an appointment. Never inconvenience people by coming in (ate at church, theatre, lecture or concert. Never delay in answering letters or returning books. Never tell long stories of which you your-self are tho hero. Never speak disrespectfully of your parents nor of your bisters. People may laugh at your wit, but they will despise you for it Never talk when others are singing or doing anything elso for your amusement, and never tho instant they have finished begin to talk upon a different topic,-New York World. Children Devouring Centipedes. Some of the savage tribes of South America are accused of eating everything that by any possibility will support human life. Uumlmldt saw children draw enormous centipedes from their holes and crunch them between their teeth; but insect'j and their larva? are favorite foods in many parts of the world. In the West Indies a largo caterpillar found on tho palm tree is reckoned a great delicacy-and why not, let us ask? To our civilized taste, however, carrion and batl eggs seem food which no human being could relish. Not so; the Chinese prefer stalo to fresh eggs, and the Pariahs of Hindoo?'tan light greedily with the dogs aud jackals for putrid carrion. They would relish the rousctte, a kind of bat plentiful in Java, which tho natives value; but although its flesh is white, delicate and tender it generally smells strongly of musk. The Nngus nbo cuts raw meat.-Scottish Review. WAITING. How lonely it la to listen For tbc Mi'pa I bold so dear; T�f�in*y they'vB eouie To th-'ir own loved home, Yet never ii sound to hear, Bavo the ceaseless beat or my anxious liejirt, That thru'iH like n "muffled bell;" To nvkon the time By it-i dreary chime la sadder t nun words can telL Yet greniiT fnr tho anguish Ilad hop;' �>f their coming fledl Wet" tho darling one, That in storm and sun lias been my world since we were wed, Were tie lying asli*ep among tho dead, Then UC� would tio a fiUoretess sea, And inv shattered baric Would drift iu tho dark. And soon ho wreekmi fa misery] But who can pafnt my rapture When hi-* mops aro at tho duorf And his kindly eyes Ll^ht tho midnight skies With a plory tho sun never worn. Then joy awakes aud aitiRs in my heart, While earth seoms "a heaven below," As 111 nil in Ids kiss ThOt exquisite bliss Which only the loving know. -New Orleans Times-Democrat DIAMOND DRUMMERS. Fired Off the Froo I,Ut. "These aro hard times, Jerry," observed the dejected policeman, an he leaned up against the fruit stand antl his fingers me chnnically closed on the finest specimen In the orange pile. "Ye're right, Mr. Murphy," said the fruit man. "It's all wo kin do to make a livin'." "An' some of us," pursued the man in uniform, "ain't makin' wen that. It's hnnl luck wheu a man that's always done his duty an' never give no cause for com plaint gits turned out of a job'i hunt a minute's warn in* on account of some favorite Qt the mayors that want* his place." "Wot de yo mean, Mr. Murphy? Ain't you on tho force now? LIuve you been git^ tiu' turned out?" "That'll what I have, .ferry. They give mo the bounce about an hour ago, and I'm lookiu* around now for a job that'll"- "Then take yer dirty handn off'u that bunch of bunauus and drop that orange (jiiickern lightnin'," roared the fruit man, "or I'll have yo arrested for stealin\ You atu't on the free list of this establishment any longer. Gitl"-Pittsburg Uisputch. Irreparubits. There Is no class of persons perhaps who follow their choseu profession with more enthusiasm than do the members of the medical fraternity. One of our exchanges reports this little dialogue between two of them: Doctor A.-You didn't get to the society meeting last night. Dr. Jay's paper on "Germs" was very interesting. Doctor U.-Had several calls U\ the even lug; sorry I couldn't attend. Doctor A.-Well, tho paper will be pub Ushed, Doctor B.-Yes. 1 know; but tho supper won't.___ Telegraphy Is being taught Vj a class of African boys on the Congo by Mrs. llent-ley, the wife of a well known missionary. It is expected that the boys will be ready for service as soon as the Congo railroad is completed. Mrs. IlentJey learned telegraphy when she wjw last in Kuiope for the special purpose uf training native nper utors._________ Murphy, the colored jockey, is a clean flOO.OOOtothe good. John lloylo O'lleilly ouco said, "It's better to be Irish than to bo right." Kx-Govevnor llolliday, of Virginia, has been three times around tho world. Governor Campbell, of Ohio, is said to have made $25,000 iu a recent deal lu WaU street. Herim.nl Eberlhig, of Hultimnro, now tM years of Age, fought under Blucher at Waterloo. Mor� Chance for K*pertinent. Hector-no insulted mel Ho said bo wouldn't have uio attend a cat for him. Maud-Well, uow, J think that was unkind of him. J don't seo why ho should fear to intrust a cat to your truatmcut. (Tho doctor looks surprised,) Indeed I don't A cat has nine Uvea, you kuow.-Uffc A Strict Sister. As every oue knows, iu 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 wheu a woman rose and went out, slamming tho door with unnecessary violence. Of course he supposed he had said something which gave offense, but on making inquiries he learned that the woman left because "the minister wore a wicked bosom pin." Tho fun of it was that ho had driven to the service over bad roads, and one drop of mud had settled ou his immaculate shirt bosom, deceiving tho tender conscience of tho good bister.-Wide Awake. Spclllnc for a Mouse. Mrs. Banks was in tho habit of spelling out such words as she did not wish her little girl Jennie to understand when she was talking before her to Jennie's papa or to Betty hi the kitchen. One day when Jennie was at school Betty came runniug into the sitting room whtre Mrs. Banks was Hewing. Betty was inn state of great excitement. Shu had still in her hand the flat Iron with which she had been at work. "Oh, Mis' Hnnksf1 she exclaimed, "where did vou puttho t-r-n-p? There's a m o-u-s-e out there just a-runulng round, and 1 want to c-a-t-c-h it!"--Youth's Companion. Uow a Nutue Was Changed. Names are sometimes changed In queer ways. A few years ago a Bohemian came Into a western town nnd proceeded to work at anything he could find to do. Shortly after his arrival the local paper, partly out of fun antl partly out of a desire to help hltn, printed this paragraph about him: "A foreign gentleman with an unpronounceable name recently struck this town. He Is proving to bo such a good citizen iu every respect that we are disposed to relievo him of his incubus of a name, and wo therefore salute him as John Smith." When tho Bohemian heard of the paragraph he was much pleased and immediately adopted the new name, and Mr. John Smith la uow oue of the leading citizens of tho town.-New York Tribune. avy uoeumetu. A rich merennnt. long1 no-fore his death wrote a letter to a M. Mahe, who was a great favorite with him, iu which ho used the words, "At my death 1 leave you �.1,000." When tho merchant died there was no mention of this legacy in the will; but M. Maho claimed the �."t,G alo diamond houses In the country. "Tell you how I carry such valuable stones? Well, I don't know as it niti kes auy particular difference, although it N a subject about which few diamond men like to talk. I have been in tho business now over fifteen years," continued tho salesman, settling himself comfortably fu a big arm chair, lighting a cigar and sending graceful clouds of smoke curling toward tho ceiling. "I don't think it's a very hard Hfo, ns living goes, though somewhat of n dangerous one, as you are known to many 'crooks' and frequently run the risk of a desperate attack through tho mistaken notion that you go about the city at night with diamond* on your person. I have had several littlo scrimmages, but have always managed to save my diamonds. "Now, in telling you how I carry loose diamonds I urn speaking only of unset stones. Men who have set stones have trunks and boxes made especially for that purpose andarc tolerably safe, except In hotels where sneak thieves can get in or crooks follow you, taking tho adjoining room and coming into your bedroom while you are asleep. Ymi wako to find a revolver against your head and a gloved hand over your mouth. A confederate goes through the 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 thoy have too much tho start of you to be ever caught. "When I fii^t began on tho road I used to carry the stones in a chamois belt lined with silk around my waist next to tho skin. This was not only uncomfortable but troublesome to get at when I arrived nt a hotel and wished to deposit the stones in n safe. Now my tailor always lines my vest after a peculiar fashion of 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 tho best of thread. The four pockets are aim-ply the two usual podcets with a doublo seam in tho middle dh Ming them. Of course they aro made somewhat larger, so that tho poeketbooks holding the diamonds will exactly fit them. The poeketbooks nro hooked with a spring to a closely woven, finely tempered steel chuln that is attached to a light butstrong belt around tho waist. Even If u pickpocket succeeded in getting hold of oue of the books he could not go off with it on account of tho chain. Some men have pockets put on the inside of the front waistband of their trousers, hut I prefer theso In my vest. The whole secret of I the thing is to get tho books as near the person as possible, so you can feel them all. the time. | "Now for the poeketbooks that hold the papers of diamonds. Here is one. Yon see it is two pieces of close grained, rather stiff leather, joined by a mare pliable piece of leather, so as to admit of doubling one over the other. Theso two thin strips of steel across tho two backs, as wo will call them, are finished in the front of tho book with two holes to admit of the hook on the steel chain catching through them and so holding them strong and safe. Tho inside is of Ku&siuu leather, twice as long as tho hack of the book, so as to doublo over tho papers of diamonds, Each side of tho pocketbook v.Ui usually hold four papers, but 1 have mine made so that thoy will hold six, as 1 frequently have extra large quantities to take with me. ''Now, lost but not least," said the salesman, opeuing one of tho papers of disr uiouds by unfolding it twico, opening the ends aud then UCtlug the last fold off of the third fold, on which rested tho diamonds, in much the same way as a druggist folds papers for prescription powders, with tho exception of turning tho ends in before takiug tho second fold, "this outside paper is, as you see, of the very best quality linen paper, but not too Htiif, and an eighth of an inch larger than tho Inside sheet of tissue paper that holds the diamonds. "The regulation bIzo for tho outside sheet la eight by ten inches, which when folded up makes a package two and a half inches long aud an Inch and a half wide, A& I place the pupurs in the box a rubber band holds each individual paper lu Its place, and a aecoud and Btronger rubber band holds t he two Hup ends of the inner hook over tho papers. "Pi�t ty dangerous? Well, not a bit more �o that) h"ndredriOf other callings. The pay l.-i gau 1. the eompuuy is good, and if yo� ki'cp M�tir weather eye open It Lb an easy, pleusam life"-New York Herald. Tactless. There is a class of unfortunates, ono of whom is usnally to be found in every school or community. They aro often able, scholarly and witty; they have kind, generous hearts, yet they go stumbling stupidly through life, wounding the hearts and nerves of acquaintances and friends at every step. Mary Campbell belongs to this order of girls. She spends a winter laboring falth-fnlly with a Sunday school class of poor children, nnd then mortally offends them by harshly telling them of their faults, and hopiug that when they meet her in tho autumn their conduct will be greatly Improved. She anxiously recommends the minister, just after a tedious discourse, to study Hobertson's sermons as models of force and vivacity. She insists on talking to b man just married to a second wife of the virtues of tho first. She gives handsome gowns and hats to her poorer cousins, anil invariably adds, "Because you can't afford it, yon know, my dear." When ono does her a favor, If it bo but the 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'.i intentions are kind, nnd it never has occurred to her thnt her instincts nre not fine or her remarks delicate and sympathetic. "The most intolerable of all people," remarks a witty American, "is the foolish man who means well." Our French cousins called tho unerring perception, which enables us to say without fail the right thing in tho right place the sixth sense. Some of ns are born with it. It is as: natural a trait, indeed, iu the American character as it is rare in that of some other peoples. It can be gained by cultivation of a kindly spirit and tho habit of placing ourselves momentarily in each man's place before we speak to him.-Youth's Compauion, Salaried of 'Tearful Examples." Where cosmetics are made there is, as a rule, a young woman on exhibition suffering from skin disease or an eruption of the face, which is not only a source of Income to the unfortunate, but tho best kind of nu advertisement for the employer. She answers to some fictitious name, hails from an out of tho way place, and has a recital prepared for the occasion. The origin of these animated business cards would make interesting reading if it was possible to trace them. Sometimes they nre patients from the hospital for skin diseases, sometimes thoy come from the local dispensaries, but, as a rule, they are young women who have been secured by the husband or agent of Mine. Face Wash, who frequeuta tho ferryboats and tho bridge during the day when tho tide of travel is greatest. A girl with a chronic sore on one side of her face, and a good cheek, temple uud throat, is paid from $20 to 5.10 a week to pose before tho customers and hold her tongue. A face that is sore in spots is worth $25 to any freckle doctress, but a prodigious lot of lying has to bo done by tho owner. Theso positions are not held for more than two months, six weeks being the average. Their coming and going is shrouded iu mystery, and their identity Is kept a profound secret. These innocent dupes nre so miserably poor that the temptation of earning in oue month what it would take sis to realize in tho factory or kitchen is more than they are able to resist The stuff they advertise with their ulcerated faces is not worth the bottles in which it is corked.-New York "World TOB PRINTING Book Making Book Binding Business. Jourwals, Ledgers, Balance Books, Minor Abstract Books, Blank Books of all kinks, Land Examiner's Book? Loan Registers, County Records, Manilla Copy Books, Ward Registration Book3, White Paper Copy Books, Scale Books a specialty Real Estate Contract Books. Attorney's Collection Registers. What She Needed. Indigent people sometimes include strange things under the head of "necessities" when receiving "help" from kindly disposed persons. Tho agent of a private relief association onco received the following note from a woman in a state of actual destitution. She was the mother of six small children! and was ono of those unfortunate persons who had seen "better days," and wished her benefactors not to loso sight of that fact: "Although now sadly reduced in finan-cial circumstances," she wrote, "tho time has been wheu I hod an abundance, and feel keenly tho deprivation of many things that would not ho missed by persons unaccustomed to them. Therefore, in addition to fuel and provisions of nil kinds, desire something in the way of a dressing jacket, in shades of cardinal, and a few Invisible hair nets to mutch tho hair inclosed. Also, if you will be so kind, something iu tho way of fancy shoes for my three little girls, and suitablo ties for two boys with blue eyes and fair complexions, uud one with dark buir and eyes, A neat uud suit' able molasses pitcher would also be acceptable! and a few skeins of shaded cardinal and green embroidery silk for an unfinished tidy."-Wide Awake. A VtUM ]Mea. Name* thu civil tribunal has been � .'i'. u curious tcutament- A Substantial Footing. Selby (warmly)-I would have you understand, S mud gin a, that I always stand on principle. Smudgins-Yes, the principal part of you, I admit.-Burlington Free Press, Courtship and Marriage. - Our oourtships ore 8uch sweet affair* Life might seem much more clever, Since wedded yean bring m&ny carat. Were we to court forever. Hymen has many hearts nude glad And scores of oluera saddened. Bo njAoy singles wish they had And double* wish they hadn't -Heir York Herald. 19 and 21 East Sherman Street, DOES A GENERAL SPECIALTIES III THE BOOK The above is only a partial list of the goods we carry and the work we are prepared to execute promptly, We are making a specialty of Magazine Book Binding! and we bind Magazines and Law Books in all styles and at lowest prices. We wish the public to understand thai we are ready and prepared to execute any kind of Printing or Book Workl Have stock forms, but can make special forms to orders We guarantee all work and solicit patronage. Mail Orders Beceive Prompt Attention. Address, NEWS PRINTING AND1 PAPER GO.: Hutchinson, Kas. J. M. THOMSON, Prop. ESTIMATES FURNISHED FOR ALL KINDS CiSTLNSS OoinmaB, Untol*. 0�t4�m, I B��ini,38�il!i Welghto, Howe; yrontt to wtf dwlo Architectural Iron Work i,�peoteMy� *ngtn*�,Stoun Fumpn m& iU OUmmm MMUM17 Bajwlied. BatUlutlcm gutrutce&l Office and Works, South Hutchinson. Telephone 165 064?

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