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rt BUSINESS COLLEGE. ;
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prices will surprlH you. write ior samples.
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. A few Extra Good September Pigs,
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On receipt of 30 cente, V S. stamps, I will
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Tha Wtwld'a Fair.
Tba seven Woaaera of th worlJ
war playvhlngs and dull ones at thai
w&ea compart wit tba CtUurablaa
EiptMlUoa of l'J t.
All the kaRtnff tor and ruln4
pyramids aad laati brUye aaj
other so-called i&arval of taaofj world,
together woulda' torn such a spveta
cle as thsra it ao to Ins avea, aot a
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Company's Pure White Lead Tinting
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good returning . until Ootober 31st
Stopovers allowed between Cheyenne
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Hot Springs S. D. nd return. .. 15.50
Deadwood S. D. and return 19 50
Fast trains through sleepers.
W. M. Shipman,
A. S. Fielding,
City Tkt Agt.
Depot Corner S and Eighth streets.
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Tha eonsunt demand of the traveling
public to the far west for a comfortable
and at tha same time an economical
mode of traveling, has led to the estab
lishment of what is known as Pullman
These cars are built on the same gen
eral plan as tba regular flrst-clase Pull.
man Sleepers, the only difference being
mat mey are not upnolatered.
They ar furnished complete with
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blankets, snow wuito lines curtains.
plenty af towels, combe, brushes, etc.,
which aecur to tha occupant of a berth
as much privacy a la to be had ta first
class sleepers. That ar also separate
toilet rooms for ladles aad gentiemea,
aad stnokiaf Is abaoluteif prohibited.
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J olonlst 8leir leaflet.
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E. U. SLOHsion, (tea. Ark
One fare te Hst tprlnca and Osad
weed and Baturn
Tha Klk bora line U ao Mills e
earslua tickau each day to (lot stprlag ,
the graai baitb rert, aad IfeaJweod,
taaailataf oeawrol tha Hlack 1IUU,
at oaa fare for tha roiled trip. Ust
aerticalars at ehy tffl UU 0 SL at
dpvl erar aad th Swt.
IV North WMtara tlae to Chicago
lw raiea. fast trains, Offvw IliJI
Vu NortkweaUra Itaa to I'ttkata
Low raws, last trataa UIm lild
lmunade! Iain : tuy pries!
When it vets as hot as blazmi
Then tby eooline virtues shine.
When June comes with torrid creeses.
Then thine and sveetDesa pleases.
More refreshing tar than wina
Then thy flavor so doliclou.
Titillates tbe t ite capricious
Of the veriest epicure.
And the clinking in the classes
Of the broken ice surpanses
Music of the spheres, I'm aura.
Lemonade! I sing thy praises.
Not with lone, hitch-sounding phrases,
But with zeal no kss intense.
And to think that he who'd try thee
Almost any day can buy thee
For the small sum of Ove cental
A FOKCED LEAD.
There! were only three people In
the room besides the whist players;
he old gentleman who sat in the cor
ner of the room and was always read
ing, and Julia McCullough and young
Stevens, who were in another corner,
half shielded by the Japanese screen.
Of the card players one was old
Mr. McCullough, to whom whist was
the business of life. A second was
old Mrs. McCullough, who played
excellently, but never could bo utterly
deaf to the claims of the outside
world. The third was Mr. Richmond,
a successful lawyer, something over
60, with closely-cut, iron-gray hair,
quick, keen eyes, a manner which
very likely had been nervous, but
was now only incisive, and an utterly
absorbed attention to the matter In
hand. People said Richmond had
had a disappointment in love, which
had kept him a bachelor and perhaps
encouraged the habit of absorption
a fact which caused Julia McCullough
and young Stevens to regard him with
deep and respectful sympathy. The
fourth player was old Mr. McCul
lough's partner, and just at present
she groped under such a cloud of
disapproval that it would have been
a relief to have escaped notice alto
gether. She was a silent, smooth,
unassertive, unmarried woman, whose
game Mr. McCullough had trained,
trimmed and pruned in season and
out of season until, as a matter of
self-preservation, sbe had learnod to
play better than ho. .
Hut it was owing to her that Mr.
McCullough now fidgeted in his chair
and glared at a nine-spot as if each
club on its surface were a weapon of
assassination. It was but 8 o'clock
in the evening, and she was playing
only till tha stage came to take her
to the train on which ' she was to
leave break up the game and leave.
No wonder Mr. McCullough was
almost speechless with rage. No
wonder that Mrs. McCullough fatally
wandered, so that she mistook a
knave for a king and pulled in her
opponent's trick. Even Mr. Rich
mond, who scarcely knew how Miss
Selwyn looked, so rarely he raised
his eyes from the tablo, folt that her
conduct was injurious.
May I be permitted to -inquire,
Charlotte," asked Mr. McCullough
in an awful voico, "since when a
knavo has been advanced to the dis
tinction of taking a king, of the same
"Gracious!" admitted Mrs, Mc
Cullough, pushing the card to Miss
Selwyn, who was so crowded by the
universal disapproval that she re
ceived them as a free gift.
"Of course it is impossible to be
even decently attentive in the midst
of such willful disturbance,11 re
marked Mr. McCullough.
"if it were not a case of illness,11
began Miss Selwyn, agologetically.
"People have no business to be
ill,11 snapped Mr. McCullough.
"Do you suppose Susan will be able
to get there, too?" asked Mrs. Mc
I hope so,11 returned Mis Selwyn.
"Come, come, Charlotte!" -exclaimed
Mr. McCullough; "for heav
en's sake, let ua play while wo can!"
. Julia McCullough and young Ste
vens were talking in low tones be
hind the screen.
"Did you really pin It up?" asked
Julia, with apprehensive pleasure.
"I really did," returned young
Stevens, "in the hall. I knew how
strained the situation would be to
night, and as it is my last evening I
wanted it to be peacefuL They
might have asked one of us to take a
"I wouldn't have done it," said
"Yea you would, you poor lamb, or
I would have taken your place and
lost my temper. lean get along
with your uncle anywhere but at the
One of tbe hotel servants came to
the door the stage was leaving.
Miss Selwyn rose, looking ready to
cry. The cards had just been dealt
I am very sorry," she said.
"Sorry!" growled Mr. McCullough;
"we may have to play with a dummy l"
"There isn't a soul In the house
that can play," sighed Mrs. McCul
lough. Richmond rose to go with
Miss Selwya to tbe door,
IU put her in the carriage and re
turned. Not a word bad been spoken.
Itv walked restlessly to a bmikcaae
and read tha titles. Tba old man la
tbe Corner burl4 himself deeper In
bis pages; the young girl and her
companion bwama mere Involved la
winding worsted, Mrs. McCullough
sortod her band mm hanlratly. Mr,
Mot utloujfh drummed oa th table
and looked ready to burst with rage.
It waa as If nature were preparing
for a cataclysm.
Suddenly they all, flieept the
reader, looked up. A wwmaa slood
la tbe dkHray one-look In, though
aot a younf auitiaa, liar (ray hair
roe straight from her handsome
forehead) hr flear rom pie slue wee
a little Hushed, but 'he spoke with
I saw the aottce plaaed up la tha
ball," eba ald I am good waist
pleyerv VYmU jt.u ilk t baa ate
piaka up the band."
Young hut heas roe with a side
tetie at Jitlla, who Iwkwd a IttMe
' "Pinned up in'tbe'han?" repeated
old Mr. McCullough, doubtfully.
"Yes." she said distinctly, with a
swift glance that took in all the
occupants of the room; "the notice
saying that there were three whist
players in the east card-room who
wanted a fourth at a quarter past
eight Only good players need
. Richmond glanced at the young
man with a certain severity, behind
which was a gleam of amusement,
and came toward the card table.
"1" began young Stevens; but it
was old Mra McCollough who settled
"Well,Sl she interrupted, "do come
and sit down. I'm sure I don't know
how you got here, but we're glad
enough to see you. Pll play with
Mr. McCullough because 1 am used
to him. You can play with my part
ner." We're wasting a lot of precious
time," said Mr. McCullough, and the
handsome woman came forward from
the doorway and picked up the cards
that lay at her place,
Richmond seated himself opposite,
and for ten minutes not a word was
spoken. She did play well one of
those intelligent, pliable games which
show science, memory and compre
hension. Richmond was delighted
with her. If at a critical point be
planned a brilliant stroke, she caught
his intention Instantly and co-operated.
He was not curious about bcr
personally; he had barely looked at
her; she was simply his skillful com
rade. ' It was her deal, and as she
picked up the cards she shufllod them
once. Richmond's eyes were on her
fingers, and he started a little. She
mixed the cards by an odd bit of
manipulation. He had never seen
but one other person do it The next
time he watched her; then he glanced
from her fingers to her face in sudden,
sharp inquiry. Her eyes were on bis;
they woro a look that might have
been triumph. The game went on.
The low tones of the young people
were almost whispers.
"If you had that ace you were a
long time playing it, Charlotte," said
Mr. McCullough. at tho endof a band.
"One doesn't win by being in a
hurry," sbe answered, easily.
"No,11 said the stranger, speaking
for almost the first time, "one does
The words were simple, but to
Richmond's ear they were emphatic.
He looked at her with a certain air
of suspense, and again she met his
look. Another hand was played.
You did it that time." said Rich
mond, at the end of it, as he scored
"Yes," said she.smiling, "I thought
it was time I took matters into my
Ho turned a little pale, and dealt
the cards with his eyes on her face.
Ihe evening slipped on; tbe game
was closo and interesting.
"That play of yours was an unusual
one," said Kichmond, "but success
ful." ' "
"Yes," she answered, slowly; "I
broke all the rules to do it It was a
forced lead, but there seemed nothing
else to do."
There vre bright red spots in her
cheeks and she held her handsome
head very high as she spoke. He
laid down the cards as if to stop.
play In? ; then
"It saved the game," be said con
cisely, as he picked them up again
"I thought you bad that queen,
Charlotte," said Mr. McCullough in
ireful reproach, "from the way you
"it is dangerous to draw infer
ences," said Richmond quickly, look
ing across the table.
"Not usually," she answered light
ly, "if one knows one's partner."
At 10 o'clock Richmond, instead
of taking up the hand she had just
dealt him, put both his arms on the
table and leaned across it Mra Mc
Cullough looked as if the skies would
fall, and Mr. McCullough said:
"Come! Come!" Richmond heeded
neither of them.
"Will you tell me why you played
as you did?" he asked with sudden
sternness. His .partner looked at
him and her eyes fell for a moment
Then, with her first full composure,
"It has taken me a long time to
return your lead; but I found, soon
enough, that it is from what is my
strongest suit as welL"
"Come, come!" said Mr. Mo
Cullough; "a great deal of talk
about a hand that is past and gone.
Pick up your cards, man!11
Instead of doing so Richmond stood
up. The young people stopped talk
ing, and even the reading old man
laid down hi book.
Is your name still Frances Kfflng
ham!11 be akcd.
"Yes," she said, rising too.
Have you come bauk to met"
"Yes," she said again.
"1 have waited a long time," he
Yea" There was a pause,
"Will you eorue with me Into the
parlor across tbe hall and let me
speak to youf
She bowed, and tossing down her
cards sbe pasted out of the room and
he followed her.
It Mra Mcl'ullouijh bad ever al
lowed Profanity la her presence she
might have bad ta llttea to It thee,
lor several moments Mr, McCul
lough fo a 4 nothing appropriate la
Are we never going te have a de
feat game of afcUt! be thaadered
at last -.Marietta,
A Mae et Mewses,
Thai was a shrewd polloeruae wb
having tv- ejuarrwltwe druaWd
tun ta haalls managed te grl the
arms tf ,tme vt them around a tele
graph pel and ta slip handcuff va
Alto. Ialug hint alttU the
pole he tHd( the stkar ta the static
with Uoum travelt
KNOCKED HIM FLAT.
rhe Result of a Doable Mistake by a
Mrs, Keeler, whose husband works
In the lumber woods near Moscow,
Idaho, went to town lately to do
some trading. Her husband was to
meet her at the store and accompany
her home. She waited until nearly
dark, and as he hod not come she
ttarted home alone, carrying a sack of
flour. The Keeler place is three
miles from Moscow-, and the road la
through the woods.
It waa quite dark before Mrs.
Keeler,was near home, and just ahead
of her she saw what she supposed was
ber husband standing in the road
waiting for her. She was in a bad
humor because he had failed to meet
her at the store, and began giving
him liberal pieces of her mind as she
approached. When she got within a
few feet of him he began to growl
back 'at her so fiercely that she
stopped and then made the alarming
discovery that she was confronted by
a big bear instead of her husband.
With a shriek she dropped the sack
of flour and took to her heels. She
had run some distance when she dis
covered wha .she thought was another
bear coming toward her. She stopped
In the road and filled the woods with
shrieks that were plainly heard at
Moscow, Hut this bear was her hus
band, and when she recovered herself
sufficiently to recogelze the fact, she
struck him a blow with her fist
between the eyes that knocked him
flat In the road, and then promptly
Her husband had quite a time in
fetching her to, but when he had suc
ceeded, she explained matters aa they
went together toward home. The
bear waa gone, but he had scattered
the contents of the flour sack along
the road for twenty yards.
A PLEASANT PROSPECT.
Had a Warm Time to Iook forward to
. la the Near roture.
A ragged oolored boy about twelve
years old sat on the sidewalk in the
full glare of the noon-day sun with
his back against the board fence, A
very solid old man, walking with great
dignity, came along and halted to look
the urchin over and inquire;
"Hoy, hain't I done seen yo' sum
whar befo'? Hain't yo1 de wldder
"Yes," was tbe reply,
'An' what yo' loafln 'round yere In
dis fashun fur?"
"Am dat yo'r bizness?" saucily de
manded the boy.
"Am itl Am it! Wall, I should de
clar' to reckon it was!"
"What yo' got ter do 'bout it?"
"What I got to do 'bout it! Why,
boy, yo' doan 'pear to know me! Per
mit me to lnterduee myself as degem'
Tan who has bin oo'rtin' yo'r mudder
fur de las' three weeks, an' who's dun
gwine to marry her dls eavenin' an'
become yo'r stepf adder! Look out for
ine 'bout seben o'clock to-morrer
mawnin', boyl Pze gwine to begin at
dat airly hour to make yo' wish you'd
nebber bin bo'n into dis yere stait of
Alabama to sho' yo'r peartnesi
In I'ralse of Sleep.
Night brings to me dreams of sliver
streams that murmur through the wild
wood, and sylvan dales and quiet
vales, where once I roamed, In child
hood; I seem to see the mighty tree
whose boughs I yet remember; the
pond where I swam in July and skated
in December. Oh, .vision blest, of
peace and rest and sunny days and
gladness! When breaks the dawn you
all are gone and I am left in sadness.
Fnr morning brings the wenrv things
that I must know forever; the burn
ing street, the tolling feet, the long
and fierce endeavor; the bills to pay,
the words to say that I so oft have
spoken, the loads to pack until my
back is pretty nearly broken. If men
could snooze for months and lose no
time in bitter waking, this life would
be a thing of glee and hearts would
not be breaking.
Splendid" Was Made fur America.
I asked Commander Dickens what
observations the duke de Veragua
made at the world's fair. He in
formed me that during the tour of the
exposition buildinga both the duke
and duchess frequently exclaimed:
Magnlflcencia, preeloao!" "Every
thing they saw on the grounds," said
the commander, "waa magnificent and
precious. They were almost speech
less when they saw Niagara. All
through New York state, and es
pecially during our journey along the
Hudson at sunset, the ducal party
was lost in wonder. The duchess,
who had been gaslng upon the land
scape for some time, turned to me and
said: 'The word "splendid" must
have been made todttscrlbe America."
Usually the Innocent old lady with
the bombasine Is a harmless aa she
looks, but there are time when her
presence Is as portentous a the ab
sence of tba famous tea-peony nail
from the horho was to the rider,
A horae-ear waa passing through a
street In New York the other day; on
one 1U of the track waa an eseat
tloti: on the other, wrandma with her
UuiUmiu. The bora ahUnl Irto tbe
ditch, a yuHng ntaa was kicked la the
stomath. the var windows were
suthrd, the pMngtr badly shakort
p. aad a derrW-k bad t be put la
reo,ullilon ta rt cue the team all be
eauso tho old lady atgaated to slop tha
car with her umbrella.
A primitive oe reeentl took
plate at oaa ut taoo summer board'
sng k.mw whkb verify their adr
tUed proMtlae to kovp guest ehveply,
iMrtng ta ltterf roauv ef
hipped ptte bofuro desert, a be
tnuvlgod. tMa Id appeared la taeklieaea
doorway aad roaisaddi "All
beep lour sp-MUsf
DUN AND BRADSTREET ON
THIS WEEK WAS A VERY HARD OE
lint Hack Soaadne.t aad Strength IV a
Disclosed Nevertheless Large Sasa
of Money Were Seot From Mew
York to the West.FaUoros of
National Banks Sloe
J an oary 1,
New York, July 31. R. G. Dun ok
Co. 's weekly review of trade says:
"The , hardest week yet has left tha
business world still able to rejoice in
the soundness and strength disclosed.
No banks here or at other Eastern '
cities, and no Eastern firms of large
importance, have gone down, but nu
merous banks failed in the West, in
eluding some of high repute and large
business. Hut through all this
strain the banks of N York
have passed without ble and
imports of gold have me need.
. From 81,000,000 to 8.', 00" ..money
have been sent West evi day, and a
large decrease In bank erves is ex
pected, as the treasury -as not been
Failures during the past week num
ber 3m) In the United States.agalnst 171
last year, and twenty-three in Canada,
against twenty-two last year. It la
noteworthy that only three fail urea
were of capital above 1300,000 eac'i
and ouly ninety-nine of capital over
15,000 each. Over fifty banks stopped
during the week, but nearly all were
in the West
liradstreet'a weekly report of tba
state of trade shows that the volume
of general trade has. been further re
strfcted, and there is no reason to re
port an improvement In business as ft
whole. , '
BANK FAILURE OF TUB VBAB.
A eiatement From Comptroller f the
WaBHitfOTOJf, July 31. Comptroller
of the Currency Eckles has given ou
the following statement; "Recent dis
patches having appeared In the news
papers to the effect that since January
1, 1803, 201) national banks have failed,
the following statement has been pre
pared that the public may be properly
informed. Instead of !200 having
closed their doors, but 105 have
gone into the hands of the comp
troller of the currency. Fourteen of
this number have already resumed
business under favorable conditions
and possessed of the confidence of the
communities where located and dur
ing1 the ensuing week it is expected
several others will have complied with
the requirements of the comptroller
and reopened, while prior to Heptem
ber 1 an equal number will resume.
Out of the total of 103 closed but
thirty-seven have gone into the hands
of receivers, the balance either having
reopened or are still in the hands of
examiners with strong prospects of re
"Five of the 103 bank are capital
ized in the amount of 91,000,000 each,
one at Sooo.ooo, six at 900,ooo, thirty
six at ",0,000, the remaining- at (300,
ooo, 1250,000, 1100,000 and less, but
more than 850,000, the greater number
being fron 8100,000 to 8150,000. By
geographical sections the failures are
distributed as follows: New England
states, two; Eastern states, two; Mid
dle and Mississippi valley states, fif
teen; northwestern states, six: wes
tern states, fifty-five; Southern states,
twenty-five. Total. 105.
New Yobk, July 31. The following
table, compiled by Bradstreet's, show
tbe bank clearings of the week
ending July 28, 18H3, with the per
centage of increase and decrease as com
pared with the corresponding week
Cities. Clearings Ino. Deo.
kansas City M.fWtf.Wl I 47.a'
Denver...., I,608,7 T7.t
st Joseph l,oi,am .
Lincoln - 4l2,2Wft 144
wiohita ...., wear u
Topeka sa.oiu at
Mosher's Bank Will Pay 10 Per Cent,
Omaha, Neb., July Jl. The Capital
National bank of Lincoln, wrecked by
Charles Mosher, will pay 10 per cent
A rortlaad Ore., 11a uk Stupaaded. .
IV'KTLaxd, Ore., July St. Tha
Union banking company has ana
TWO TOUOHS ROUTED.
They Auaalt m Father and boo aad Oel
Chu.i.k'othk, Ma, July 31. Yester
day was a regular field day with the
Ledbetters, father and son, of Chi I
llcothe township. The family reside
in the wild of the Grand river and
Medicine creek bottoms, aad their
neighbors are somewhat like the sur
rounding country. William Lank ford
and Sam Anderson hat had a grudge
against young llbetter for some
time, and teaterday went to hi
hotiia to da hint up Th Udbetter
retreated to their house, wltivU they
barricaded, when Leak ford boat la
Ihed.xir with an Iron pot; whleh h
found la the yard. A be entered the
door LodUtter, Junior, tired both bar
rel of a shotn at him, sUty-fnur et
the Na a shot striking him In the
breast and forty-el-ht lodging la hi
left artn. Ijtnkford and Anderson
left fur th former s bote and a d,m
tor was e-nt for. Young Lodbetler
mounted aorao sad came tot ma,
gave himself p and we romtutUod
Half an hour later Aedrou re
turned to the Ledlwtter beau and re
awed th nht, using a half en old
isss ldbotun but the latter ot ta,
hi wtk wit a revolver and shot An
dtroon through th body. He will
probably die. The Led betters were)
roleaaedoa a Wd f by Justin
trkty to appear August L iMbUe
oe.Uu JualtiUatk Led tetter.
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