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A KANSAS ROMANCE.
THE FARMER'S EUREKA DITCH
The rnrclmorm Valil Only 910,000 for
ItCost n MHUon Sail Story of a
Collapsed Irrigation Scheme In Arkan
soys: Tho remains
the famous Eureka
4ltch iu Kansas,
which cost tho In
vestors an even
million, was sold
under tho hammer n
few days ago for
?10,000. The ditch
was projected by tho
Arkansas Valley Ir
rigation compnny several ycarB ago. It
was to be 100 miles long, extondlng
from Tngalls, In Gray county, through
Ford, Hodgson and Edwards counties,
to the town of Kinsley.
This gigantic scheme to reclaim a
vast area of arid lands and make It one
of the richest agricultural districts on
the continent, relates a correspondent
of the St. Louis Republic, was tho con
ception of J. C. Soule, a wealthy bit
ters manufacturer of Rochester, N. Y.
He had accumulated a large fortuno
in the bitters business, nnd in the early
'80's went to western Knnsas to find an
Investment for his surplus capital.
He became an enthusiast on tho sub
ject of irrigation and made arrange
ments for utilizing tho water of tho
Arkansas river to make the dry and
worthless lands through which it
coursed valuable for farming purposes.
After extensive surveys Mr. Soule
decided on starting his enterprise In
Gray county. Selecting nn advan
tageous point on the banks of the Ar
kansas river for beginning his great
Irrigation ditch, he laid off a townslto
and started a city, which, in his opin
ion, was destined to become the me
tropolis of the plains. He christened
it Ingalls, after the then senator from
Kansas. Gray county nt that time was
an unorganized prairie waste, but Soulo
caused the legislature to have it regu
larly organized, bringing to Topeka a
This had not been accomplished be
fore a syndicate of speculators was
formed to profit from the enterprise of
the bitters man, and a rlvnl town
called Cimarron was started. Upon
the organization of the county, Ingalls
and Cimarron became rivals for the
county seat. A county seat election
was held, which was typical of western
Kansas. The two towns were nbout
equal In population, and each exerted
every effort to secure voters. Soule
spared no expense In rounding up cow
boys and floaters of all kinds to cast
their ballots for Ingalls. Largo sums
of money weru expended in this way
by both towns, but the bank account
of Soule was the larger and Ingalls
carried tho day.
The county seat question having
been settled to the satisfaction of the
promoter of the ditch, work on the
canal was begun and pushed forward
as rapidly as men and money could do
it. The first excavation was com
menced near Ingalls, and it was on
such a grand scale that it amounted
simply to changing the course of the
river. At that point the river had a
fall of eight feet to tho mile. The fall
of the ditch was but two feet to the
mile, so that a gain of six feet was
made in every mile of ditch dug. In
twenty miles the canal had reached a
point in the hills 120 fret abovo the
river bed, nnd ten miles further eabt It
had reached the divide nnd proceeded
eastward on its course, carrying life to
the parched lands, which at once
yielded to Its influence nnd were
transformed from a sterling waste to an
area of wondrous fertility.
No expense wns spared in tho con
fctructlon of the great canal. At points
on Its line Immense reservoirs were
constructed to hold the surplus water,
and at frequent Intervals, large em
bankments and solid walls of masonry
were built to carry the water over ob
structing ravines. No enterprise that
was ever put under way in' the west
had brighter prospects than this
"Eureka Ditch," us Mr. Soule delighted
In calling it.
Many towns were laid out along its
course and water works and electric
light and power companies were or
ganized without number, all of which
weie to depend upon the ditch, for
necessary power. The country which
It traversed gave promise of soon be
coming a new Eldorado. The popula
tion rapidly increased and a boom was
inaugurated which has never before or
since had its equal in the west
About this time the people of Colo
rado began to Investigate the subject
or irrigation, and they, too, tapped the
Arkansas river, tho great artery
through which the melting snows of
the Rockies were being carried on
their way to the Gulf. Ditch after
ditch was cut through Colorado soil,
and in a short time the supply of the
Arkansas river was exhausted before
the Kansas line was reached. As a re
sult the "Eureka Ditch" went dry,
the land near its banks in Kansas re
turned to its original arid condition,
Ingalls, Cimarron and other towns
brought Into existence by Mr. Soule's
enterprise lost their population, and
the "Eureka Ditch" filled up with sand.
Mr, Soule also built a railroad forty
miles long In tho desert, extending
from Dodge City to Montezuma. The
only evidence that it ever existed is
tho two streaks of rust across the
cheerless prairie. Soule started the
town of Spearvllle and made It his
headquarters. He organized a bank In
every town that was built along his
irrigation ditch. Three miles north
of Dodge City he built a college, which
cost him $75,000, It was never occu
pied, and stands there today, deserted,
the home of bats and owls.
While the "Eureka Ditch" has re
sulted so disastrously, it 1b not gen
erally believed that Us originator lost
anything by reason of It. He succeeded
in selling large blocks of stock In tho
company at big prices, nnd then secured
,$1,000,000 from English capitalists
from the sale of first mortgage bonds.
"With the failure of the ditch Mr. Soule
abandoned Kansas and sold bis bitters
business In Rochester, from which ho
realized J500.000. He has since died,
nnd Knnsas receives an occasional
visit from his son. "Wilson Soule, who
has inherited his father's few remain
ing possessions In tho ArkanBns valley.
The bondholders, It Is claimed, pro
pose to fully investigate tho underflow
theory. It is believed that a largo
volume of wnter flows oceanward be
neath the surface, and thnt It can bo
tapped and brought Into tho bed of
tho big ditch. Should It be demon
strated that this theory Is practical
the roseate visions of tho elder Soulo
may yet be realized by his successors.
NOT A DUDE'S BADGE.
Cnno No Longer the Special I'ritllt'Rn of
the Fop or Dnnriy.
"You know," said a discerning gen
tlcmnn to .an Atlanta Constitution re
porter, "it used to bo said that n man
who carries a cane every day wbb nn
Idler, a dawdler worthless for all
practical purposes.. If you'll let mo
see how a fellow handles a cane, I'll
tell you whether he is worthless or
not. U'b not in the fact of carrying a
cane, but how It Is carried that the sig
nificance lies. When a man comes Into
my olllce with u cane in his hand I
watch him closely. If he sits nnd
twirls it Idly and aimlessly about on
his fingers, he Is a worthless Idler. But
If he walks In, puts it up ngalnst the
wall nnd proceeds to business, there is
something iu him. You mny hope for
him. If he holds It firmly while he Is
talking to you nnd does not twirl it
about, he's all right. The fellow who
plays with his cane, swlngB It around,
marks figures on the carpet with it.
punches the furniture with tho tip, isn'Jt
fit for much else. Yes, a decent, hard
working fellow can carry a cano all
the time, and they do so, many of them,
and the act does not Indicate that they
are Idlers. But the fellow who goes
around swinging his cane and playing
with it is a nuisance anywhere you put
Ills I'utiny Day Aru (ioiic.
The juggling fakir, having been driv
en from more lucrative schemes, has
been reduced to a very common level.
One of the class who was recognized as
having worn diamonds five years ago,
nnd who wns known as one of the most
skillful shell-workers In the country,
wns the center of an eager group of
boys in the rear of a big store at dinner
hour Saturday, lie was seedy and run
down, and a wreck of his former days,
indicating that the shqll swindle is too
well-known nowadays to bo successful
ly worked. He had a basket In front
of him, containing a number of small
paper bags. In one hand he held a
pretty gold ring, and this he pretended
to put Into one of the bags. Then he
shook the pile up.
"Pick It out for a cent, boys!" he
cried many times.
"It's In that one," cried one. "There It
Is," shouted another; and so the boys
vigorously guessed, but they didn't pro
duce the pennies,
When the observer left the decayed
thimble-rigger was still monotonously
and despairingly calling out:
"Pick it out for n cent, boys! There's
no deception, and tho lucky boy gets a
gold ring worth $50. Pick it out for a
cent!" Philadelphia Call.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
Of the CS.000 postoffices In tho United
States, only nbout one thousand aro
The Pueblo Indians are a moral race.
They have resisted all attempts of
traders to Introduce whisky and play
ing cards in their midst.
About 12,000 acres of grain in Lane
county, Kan., have been Insured against
fire, flood and tornado. This Is a new
kink in agriculture.
Feather beds were employed by the
better classes in England during the
days of Henry VIII, though they were
considered luxuries and were expen
sive. In 1S90 the horses of the United
States were valued at 978.000,000. In
1S95, though the number has Increased
over 1.000,000, the value was only $570,
730,580. In the medical department of the
University of Michigan the two stu
dents who stood highest were Meiyll
Sble and Ida Khan, girls from Klu
The Sault Ste. Marie canal, between
Lakes Huron and Michigan, now car
ries 20.000,000 tonB a year, or twice the
weight that passes through the Suez
With a population of 3,725,000, Scot
land has 6,500 university students,
while with a population about six times
as great England has only 6,000 uni
A match-cutting machine is quite an
automatic curiosity. It cuts 10,000,000
sticks a day, and then arranges them
over a vat, where the heads are put on
at a surprising rate of speed.
"Familiarity breeds contempt" Is a
proverb found In on? form or another
in every European or Asiatic language
having a literature. Its earliest form
is believed to be in the Sanskrit.
The first regular peal of bells hung
in England was that sent by Pope
Calixtus III, as a present to King's col
lege, Cambridge, in 1456. For threo
centuries It was the largest peal in tho
A strange freak of nature occurred at
Brldgeton, N. J., on Tuesday, when the
cat belonging to Mr. A. E. Robinson
gave birth to a litter of five kittens all
closely joined together. They all ap
pear to be healthy.
HOBBIES OF FAMOUS PERSONS.
Queer Wlilmi of MlmU tilirn to Con
templating Important Matter.
A very peculiar hobby was thnt of nn
old woman who had been employed nt
court in the capacity of nurse, nnd who
had a most extensive collection of
pieces of wedding cake. The cakes to
which tho fragments belonged had been
cut nt the marriages of the highest in
tho land. Tho place of honor wns
given to a portion of Queen Victoria's
wedding cake, and nenrly every royal
marriage that had occurred since the
accession of William IV. was repre
sented in this curious collection. Lord
Petersham, a noted dandy In his day,
had a hobby for walking sticks, nnd
also for vnrlous kinds of tea and snuff.
All round his sitting room were shelves,
those upon one Bide laden with canis
ters of Souchong, Uohcn, Congou, Pekob,
Russian, nnd other varieties of ten.
The shelves opposite were decorated
with handsome Jars, containing every
kind rt snuff, while snuff-boxes lay
here, there, nnd everywhere. Lord
Petersham prided himself upon possess
ing tho most magnificent array of
boxes to be found In Europe, and wns
supposed to have n fresh box for every
day in the year. When some one ad
mired a beautiful old light-blue Sovres
box he was using, ho lisped out, "Yes,
it Is a nice summer box, but would not
do for winter wear."
Count Henry von Hruhl, a famous
German diplomatist, busied himself In
collecting boots, shoes, slippers, nnd
wigs of all shapes, sizes, nnd fashions.
This curious hobby was rlvnled by
that of n late King of Bavaria, whose
collection of hats wns unique. A King
of Wurtemburg boasted tho possession
of nbove 9,000 copies of the Bible; and
a nicotine-loving American revelod in
a trensury of pipes, of which ho could
count 365 speclmcnts In meerschaum,
brier, glass, china, and clay. Tho Duke
of Sussex, brother of King Gcorgo II.,
had a pair of hobbies that were wide as
tho poles asunder. He was nn Indo
fatlgable collector of Bibles and of
cigars. Pope PIub IX. was a collector
of slippers. He always had twenty
four pairs in his wardrobe, made of red
cloth embroidered with gold, nnd orna
mented with a solid gold cross, his
chamberlnln being strictly enjoined not
to part with a single pair, however well
worn they might bo, to any of the many
devout applicants for them. Wigs and
walking Btlcks were the especial vani
ties of Mr. William Evans, some time
principal clerk in tho prothonotnry's
office for Anglesea, Carnarvon, nnd
Merioneth, and so highly did he value
them that he bequeathed one of each
to threo different maiden ladles, for
whom he had In turn felt n tenderness
in early life. Another gentleman had a
hobby for scarf pins. Ho Is snid to have
kept n book containing as many pages
as there are days in the year, In each
of which a different pin wns stuck.
Every morning he fastened Into his
scarf the pin which occupied the space
allotted to that particular date, return
ing It to Its place when he undresHPd
A Suu-SWleualk Itulluuy.
A novel plan for a sub-sidewalk rail
road, to take the place of elovated roads
for rapid transit, has been designed by
a Chicago Inventor. The road, as Its
name Implies, is to be built under the
sldewnlk of the street, the space re
quired "being only eight feet In width
by eight feet In hight. At the curb line
a wall Is laid from one end of the street
to the other. Under the other side of
the walk the curb wall Is parallel with
a stone foundation for posts and n
fence. On this foundation and on the
babo of the curb wall rails are laid.
Iron columns nro feet on the Inner wall
suporting girders level with the top of
the curb wnll nnd marking the line be
tween the sidewalk proper and the so
called area t-pace. A wiro fence con
nects the posts nnd separates the rail
road from the area space. This space
will be for btairways and entrances to
basements. With the curb-wall, gird
ers and bases of buildings for suppor;,
a prismatic walk is laid for the purpose
of admitting light into the spnee below.
Electricity Is to be the motive power.
The speed, the plan sets forth, will not
be less than thirty miles nn hour, and
may in some cases be as high as sixty
miles an hour. One of the advantages
claimed for the road Is that it will con
vert the babements of buildings Into
valuable property. This and other clr
cumstancses. It Is believed would make
the property owners readily give their
consent to the construction of the road
A Story Told In Kn-jlunil.
One of the most valuable flocks of
Southdown shcr-i In the United States
Is tho property of Mr. Mansan Mlgg, the
beet-root sugar magnate, Kays the Lon
don Tit-Bits. A peculiar fact In con
nection with the flock is that it Is
looked after, not by sheep dogs, but by
six trained Spanish game cocks. They
are armed each morning with spurs,
and have so Herco n way of attacking
any sheep that tries to run away or
will not be driven that the animals are
now thoroughly afraid of the birds and
obey their directions perfectly. Mr.
Mlgg's daughter brought the birds from
the Canary Islands.
Daring the Transition I'crlod.
She Er George!
He W-well, Laura?
She I I think we understand each
other, George, but but Is it my place
or yours to put the question, and ought
I to speak to your mamma about It or
ought you to go and ask papa? Chi
Belle was asked where her little broth
ers, aged 4 and 2, were. She replied;
"They are sitting on the doorstep talk
ing ovw old-times."
FOE THE HOUSEWIFE
SOME USEFUL RECIPES FOR
Vegetable SalaiU ltaplerry Vinegar
I'.iiclUh Fruit 1lrt Coffee Cnke -Cherry
.lam strawberry Ten Cako
MlM'ellaitrou Illn'r ,
In making vege
table snlads, which
nrc, especially In
spring nnd summer,
refreshing nnd con
ducive to nppotlte,
, the prerequisite Is
' to select tho very
and tho next im
portant condition Is
that In your dressing no matter how
many flavors arc used, no one of them
should domlnnte a salad dressing
should be nn even blend of flavors. A
further requisite Is that tho dressing
should never be added to tho prepnred
vegetables until you uro ready to serve.
Among the salad vegetables are lettuce,
aspnragus, dandelion, wnter cress,
celery cauliflower, cucumbers, toma
toes, string beans, and very young lima
beanB. The nnsturtlum Is useful to give
tone nnd sharpness to tho more taste
less sorts of vegetables.
English Fruit Tart. Make without
an under crust. Fill a shallow dish
with one and one-half pints of Heeded
cherries; sprinkle with ono cup of sugar
and one tablespoonful of flour. Make a
rich pie-crust and roll out a little larger
than the top of the dish, but of the
samo shape. Prick It with a fork and
spread over tho top of the cherries,
turning In nt tho edges. Bake about
nn hour In a moderately hot oven. The
English sprinkle Biigar over tho tart
before It Is brought to tho table.
Coffee Cake. Beat half a cup of but
ter and a cup of sugar together until
light, then add two eggs well beaten
and ono cup of milk, mix nnd add suf
ficient flour to roll out; this will tnko
from threo and a half to four cups.
Measure threo cups of flour first, add a
teaspoonful of baking powder, nnd sift
It. Knead this In and then add more
If necessary. Flavor with nutmeg and
roll out hnlf an Inch thick, cut Into
squnro cakes and bake in a moderate
Strawberry Tea Cake Two eggs, re
serving tho whites of ono, ono cupful
of sugnr, butter tho size of an egg, hnlf
cupful of milk, two cupful8 of flour,
ono teaspoonful of cream tartar, half
a teaspoonful of soda. Bake In three
layers. Filling: White of one egg
beaten very stiff, three-fourth of a cup
ful of sugar; boat again, then add half
a cupful of freBh strawberries bruited
to a pulp, and beat till stiff enough to
stnnd alone. This gives a filling of
a lovely pink color.
Cherry Rolypoly. Sift hnlf a pound
of flour Into a bowl, add one-quarter of
a pound of suet, chopped fine, nbout n
quarter of a teaspoonful of salt nnd Just
wnter enough to make a dough that can
be rolled out on a board. Stem and
seed ono pint of Morello cherries. Roll
tho crust nearly nn inch thick, spread
the cherries evenly over It and dredge
them lightly with flour. Roll It up.
put It in a floured cloth and pin it se
curely. Put it in a pot of boiling
water and boll It, without stopping, two
Blackberry Pudding. Beat together
thn-yolks and whites of three eggs, nnd
when light stir In two cupfuls of milk,
three and a hnlf of flour, a plueh of
salt, a tablespoonful of melted butter
and two heaping tenspoonfuls of bak
ing powder. Bent all tho while as the
uovcral Ingredients are added, stir In
a pint of blackborrles nnd turn the bat
ter Into a greased mold. Cover closely
and bteam over a kettle of boiling watt r
for threo hours.
To Cover Jam Pots. When the Jam
or Jelly has become quite cold dip tissue
paper or kitchen paper either In hot
milk oi In the white of nn e?g, lot It
get fairly saturated, but do not keep
It In the liquid long, or It will bleak.
Gently strain the paper over the top
edges of the pot. press It Into shape at
tho sides, and you will find In a few
hours tho paper will become firm like u
piece of parchment. It effectually ex
cludes tho air.
Snrsaparllla Mead. Three poundr
sugar, threo ounces tartaric acid, one
ono ounce cream tartar, one ounro of
Hour, one ounce essence of sarsnparilla.
threo quarts water. Strain and bot
tle It, then let it stand ten days before
Rhubarb Fool. Stew the rhubarb
and then press It through a colander and
return this to the fire. Beat the yolks
of three eggs, remove the rhubarb from
the fire and stir them nil In, then quick
ly stir In tho well-beaten whites, and
turn Into a dish to cool.
Was a Hip Johnny Cake.
At an Oakland, 111., barbecue recent
ly twenty sheep, ten hogs, two fat
steers, 700 loaves of bread and the us
ual fried chickens, pickles, fried cakes
and other "flxlns" were provided for the
50,000 people present. One of the old
timers there said that tho johnny cake
reminded him of one that was baked
at a barbecue in Hamilton, Ohio, dur
ing the presidential campaign of 1840.
This cake, he said, was 26 feet long and
two feet wide. It vas cut In twenty
six pieces, one for tach of the twenty
six states, and required four men to
turn it. A Johnny cake twice as big as
that would be required to supply the
THE TRIPLE CALL-DOWN.
Mow n Horn) IrUhinnn Silenced a Crowd
There were four of them, as genial,
good-natured, whole-souled retailers of
old wives' tales as ever got together In
the smoking compartment of a sleeping
car. They had all fed well In the diner
and nettled down with the anticipation
of enjoying n long evening of yarn
swapping. They spread themselves
over ns ninny of the seatB of tho smoker
us thoy could cover, nnd crowded Into
a corner, n lnrge round-faced, Jolly
looking Irishman, who was enjoying Ills
nfter-dlnner cigar. Somehow ho wasn't
amused by the stories. The narrators
spread themselves, but they couldn't
phase him, nnd the bored expression on
his face grew in intensity ns the elorlcs
went on. Tho stories were not funny.
Onco In n while thero was n gleam of
humor, but for the most part they were
commonplace or vulgar. But they
seemed Irresistibly humorous to the
four, who pelted their IhigliB nnd
wheezed and chuckled and roared as
each In turn finished his yarn.
At last tho big Irishman could en
dure It no longer, nnd he broke In with:
"That reminds mo of a farmer who
caught three Hoys stealing apples in his
Tho original four turned toward him
with a look of expectant triumph, ready
to yell at the first sign of conclusion,
"Ho chased thorn," wont on tho Irish
man, "and thoy nil ran up a tree. 'Come
down,' said the farmer, but they
" 'Will yo come down for once?' asked
" "We will not,' nnswered the boB.
" 'Will ye come down for twice?'
'"We will not.'
" 'Will ye come down for three
"So they nil enme down."
And with that tho bus Irlshmnn
winked at the only other man in the
compartment who wns not f tho story
telling crowd. The yarn spinners
laughed uproariously for a second or
two nnd then a light went up, na the
Germans Bay, and they stopped sud
denly. They looked nt one another for
a minute, searching for the point, nnd
then ono snid with a yawn nnd a
stretch: "Well, I guess It's bed time.
Good night," nnd the party broke up,
wondering. New York Sun.
.May Sot t:urop by tho V.art.
Things nro not going In Chlnn an
John Bull wants them to. RubbIu Is got
ting too firm a grip, and Franco has
made a treaty that cuta squnrely across
his Interests, and against which he is
likely to protest. Now comes this kill
ing and maiming of British subjects to
complicate the situation, and call for a
protest and perhaps something strong
er from Great Britain. Japan's grow
ing jealousy and fear of Russia enters
Into these complications to a very largo
extent, and Great Britain ns Japan's
next friend, Is Intimately concerned In
the outcome of this bitterness of tho
conqueror of China toward the power
which Is trying to destroy the fruits
of that victory. If Salisbury takes It
into his head to demand from Chlnn
territorial Indemnity for these mission
aries' lives, and as an offset to tho ad
vantage gained by France under her
treaty, there may be a clashing of In
terests In the far east that will set ill!
Europe by the ears.
ISrri-7y ltltn of Thought.
China Is the biggest crop Japan has
Turkey must be up and Bedouin to
stop the looting of her Arabs.
All the same, duck trousers are not
the things to go Into water with,
Tho diplomat who knows something
should not open his mouth, for fear
what he knows may escape.
Indianapolis people want the hors
hitching posts removed from their
Btreets. They have a country village
Alfred the Great sa!d: "A king can
afford to be polite."
Count de LBseps was a true type o"
the French gentleman.
Colhouu wns so absent-minded that
lie often forgot he was In company.
Monroe was, een In his own time,
called " a gentleman of the o!d school."
Bancroft was rather reserved than
otherwise with most persons whom he
Garrlck was generally so quiet thnt
he often created the Impression of dif
fidence. Milton was quiet nnd reserved In con
'.erxatlon, but thoroughly refined and
Dante was solitary In his habits, and
by his austerity chilled most of those
whom he met.
Henry Clay was eald to hne made
the inoFt engaging bow of r.r.y gentle
man of his time.
fMolnunn;ed Inculcated politeness In
the' Koran. He himself was one of the
most courteous of men.
Pius IX. botn before and after his ele
vation to the pontlflclnl chair, was a
model of studied politeness.
Beethoven was rudo and gruff nnd
seemed to be In a perpetual bad humor
with himself and every one else.
Robespierre was urbane in manner
and courteous, though brief, to those
who approached him on business.
Byron was affable to his equals and
to those whom he wished to please, but
haughty and distant to most others.
The Duke of Marlborough said that
be owed his success as much to his
elegant deportment as to his talents,
Talleyrand owed his success In life
to no small extent to the uniform cour
tesy with which he treated every one.
Andrew Jackson was rough In his
manners, but could be polite when he
pleased. He was always courteous to
HARD NUT TO CRACK.
rha I'erutlar Will That Fooled Ilia
One of the most peculiar wills ever
upheld by n court wns that of Samuel
Eddlngcr, of Moore township, Pennsyl
vania. It has twice been construed by
tho Supreme court of Pennsylvania,
which lias now held thnt It conveys
clearly the Intentions of tho testator,
Mr. Eddlngcr wnB a man of advanced
ago, nnd died a few weeks after ho raadf
the will. 111b property wbb valued
only $5,000. nnd a lnrge part of that
amount must have already been ex
pended In upholding tho will. Tho be
ginning of the document Is apparently
copied from a printed form, and the rest
of it, entirely without punctuation, la
in Mr. Eddlnger'K hnndwrltlng. Tho
Supreme court kivh thnt tho purpose of
tho will Is to give $1,000 to tho son, then
a life annuity of $125 to his dnughter
nnd to devise tho whole of IiIb real
estnto to his eon. Afl the personal ea
tato amounted to only $400 the court
directed thnt tho nnnultj bo paid from
tho real estate. The words written by
tho testntor ns his last will and testa
"thnt Js to any my Dlsiro
my son John ho Shall hnve ono
thousand Dollars In Advnnco
any of the heirs Bhull have any
from my estato personal prop
erty first my Son John
rhtiir actio up all
my Dcpts funeral Ex
pense &c till nil Is paid
iny Son John he Shall
' Setlo my personal proper-
ty ns soon as it Is possible
to shall pay of the money from
my personal goods the
the money to my daughter
whnt la left from tho Balenco
"v- ' nfter
the Thousand Dollars he
tookt of for
himself my Son John Shall
pay to my
for Dnughter Mnrgret on Anunlly
Dowory one n
Hundred nnd twenty-five Dol-
lars for" her
Natural Llfo time or au Long
' She will Llv In UiIb World
and my Son John ho shall
hnvo all my Real Estate for
his own property ns soon aa
my Dnughter la
Dowery Deased my Son John shall not
interest pay any
longer not to her heirs and to
no no body
it be stopped,"
STUDYING TO PLEASE HIM.
He Wh u Finicky Cniitomer, Hut the
YVultor Wi Anxlnu to HntUfy 11 1 in.
A man mulcted with the disease of
flntcklstn, an exaggeration of the value
of details, was giving his order for
breakfast to a hotel waiter. Tho mnn
was finical in the extrome. and the ex
actitude of his order respectfully
amused the waiter, who was somewhat
of a Judge of human nature, inasmuch
as he had served breakfast to many
men, says Kansas City Star. Breakfast
time is Invariably when you get down
to the bedrock of a man's true dlsposl
tion. It is too early In the day, and he
is too close to nature Itself to have put
on the little frills that he begins to as
sume along about 11 o'clock. At all
events, the waiter understood und took
his order respectfully, even servilely,
without losing his own estimate of tho
The man had a morning cough and
Blpped ice water as he gave his order.
"Bring me a pot of coffee," he Bald.
"And mind, it must bo hot hot'anA
strong don't forget to hnvo It Btrong.
And a sirloin steak, rare; remember,
hnve It rare and no fat. 1 can't bear
the sight of fat in the morning."
"Yesslr, yessir. No fat," rolled the
"And bring me some dry toast, hot.
mind you; hot toast, nnd have it made
from ttale bread. I don't want it
toasted outside and soggy within. Now,
don't forget that."
"No, fair, all right sir; not soggy in
side sir," echoed the waiter.
"And some sliced tomatoes," .contin
ued the man, "And take the chopped
ice off the tomatoes and drnln them. 1
want them dry, do you understand, dry.
Now, don't forget that."
'"All right, tlr. Tomatoes must 1
"And, lot'fc nee! Yes, bring me some
fried eggs. Fresh eggs, you know, per
fectly fretib. And I want them fried
on one hide only. Don't forget that."
"YeeMrs fried on-one side. Aud
which title, sir?"
irwiriu 1 1 ax m 1'nl.
Photography 1b one of the favorite
dinueementti of tho royal family. Queen
Victoria has a tail for photographs nnd
posetstcn a large collection of photo
graphs of eminent personages. Sonir
of them date back to the time when
Daguerre first made his discovery, and
many of these ancient pictures are so
Indistinct as to look almost like badly
developed spirit photographs. All of
the varied gradations in such pictures
are exhibited, down to the very latest
improvements. The Queen is very fond
of looking at her collection. Godiy't
N Connuiupflon Cure.
Medical authorities in Europe nro dis
cussing a new serum for the cura of
consumption, for which, as usual, great
claims are made. So far the recorns of
Its use tbow at least that it deserves a
trial. It is related that In eighty-three
cutt'8 gTeat Improvement took place It
cures were not made. That Is quite aa
much ns could reasonably bo expected
of any remedy.
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