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G. L. Dufford, of Chicago, is at the Oc
cidental. Mr. J). L. Weis, Arkansas City, is in the
Mr. W. A. Cowan, Iola, was in the city
Mr. S. A. Donough, Anthony, is in the
Mr. J. C. Bingham, New York, is in the
Mr. G. H. Bailey, St. Joseph, is at the
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V. J. Miller, of Coldwater, is in the city
calling on friends.
Mr. li. S. Beyer, Afton, Iowa, was in the
Mr. F. W. Cooper, Kansas City, was in
cne city yesterday.
J. W. "Wilson, of Conway Springs, spent
yesterday in the city.
Mr. E. Kinney and family, "Wellington,
are at the Manhattan.
Leni Sargent, of Anthony, spent yester-daj-
calling on friends.
"W. L. Hutchinson, of Anthony, will
spend today in the cit y.
II.-M. Cresswell, of Chicago, is auto
graphed at the Metropole.
M. IT. Miller, of Garnett, was attending
to some business matter in the city.
E. E. Pattee, the artist, of the firm of
Pattee & Martin, will be in the city a few
Mr. H. N. McDonald, of Anthony, was
looking after business affairs in the city
Mr. J. E. Conklin was in the cit y yester
day figuring on long and short hauls for
the Rock Island.
The first ticket sold in the new Santa Fo
depot was purchased by Mrs. P. J. Michael,
of Pratt, Kansas.
The drawing Avhich was to have taken
place last evening for the benefit of the
Orplian's home, has been postponed until
Judge F. P. Martin and family are now
located at 412 North Lawrence avenue,
where they will be glad to welcome their
many mends "at home."
J. "W. Eno has gone to Chicago, St. Louis
and Grand Rapids to purchase a large
Mock of furniture for the spring trade. He
will also add a line line of carpets.
The old time reliable weather prophets
were heard speaking yesterday about the
spinal column of the winter leing badly
cracked; in fact broken. "Sunny southern
Kaabas" sure enough.
Mr. L. B. Livingi-tou. of Kingman, yes
terday lost his pocketbook while looking
after business matters around town. It
contained a handsome sum of money and
some valuable papers.
Miss Blanche Guthrie gave n parry at
her home, 403 Waco avenue, la?t evening,
in honor of her friend. Charlie Keach. who
leaves today for Great Bend, Kan. Social
games and refreshment, were indulged in.
S. Kelly, who is charged with attempting
to kill R. Bowman at Guthrie a few days
ago, kimI "Win. H. Boone, of Guthrie,
charged with larceny, were brought up by
a deputy yesterday and landed in jail for
Mr. K. Pollardj sheriff of Harvey county,
spent Sunday in the city. "While he was
glad to meet his friends he would have
lon more anxious to have met a couple of
horse thieves who recently visited his
coitaty and were last hoard from coming
There will be an awful funny entertain
ment at the Central Christian" church on
Tuesday eveniug, March IS. to which every
lKHiy is invited. A little piece of silver and
a lemon will be charged at the door. Come
sim! have a good time, and don't forget to
bring a lemon for the lemon squeezer.
Within the last week the hotel registers
of the city show a decided increase in the
number of strangers reaching the city.
All the hotels are caring for as many peo
ple as they can comfortably and it is
noticod that many ot the visitors
are looking around to see the city and
Ivansas with an eye to business
At the Fifteenth streot grounds a game
of foot ball was played which attracted
considerable attention. The opposing clubs
were the Lewis academy juniors, known a
the "Wichita Smalters, and the North End
Juinors. The Smashers after a hard
struggle, won the victory, and it is pre
dicted for them a successful season's work.
Master Roy Allen has the honor of being
captain, and is ably assisted by his right
haod men, Masters Louis Yan Ness aatl
Clarence Slttss. Tbe second game is booked
for aext Saturday afternoon.
Considerable Interest Shown In Routine "Work
Bond of Contractor for ravins Doug
las Avenue Accepted.
There was considerable interest shown
last evening in council proceedings as in
dicated by the crowd which occupied the
lobby space. There were a number of im
portant questions which, as supposed,
would be considered, but owing to inabil
ity to attend to all the preliminary work
on some of the questions pending probably
the most interesting topic was not dis
cussed. The meeting was scarcely above
the average in. importance, routine work
only being attended to.
Members present, Healy, Carson,
Schnitzler, Downing, Barnes, Glaze, Her
rig, Mercer, "Williams, "Wight and Mayor
Clement in the chair. An appropriation
for sundry purposes amounting to 61,800
made. From sewer fund for right of way
6C00 appropriated. R. Rogers allowed 900
first estimate on city building.
An ordinance regulating making con
nection with sewer was read. On motion
of Mercer placed on its passage. The ordi
nance provides that no one shall tap the
sewer except on permission of the council.
The mayor thought the ordinance should
allow the city engineer control over work
of plumbers in making connections. After
some general discussion the ordinance was
referred to judiciary committee and city
The postal telegraph franchise ordinance
was read by title and referred to the license
The financial committee reported favora
ble to borrowing 614.000 from the city
building fund for the general revenue
fund. The report was adopted.
The city engineer was instructed to sub
mit plans for bridge across Little river at
The sewer committee reported contract
with water company for water to flush
sewers which was adopted.
The light and water committee recom
mended two electric lights and twenty va
por lights on the "West side. Glaze amend
ed by putting some electric lights in
Fourth want and Mercer amended by add
ing a vapor light on Hunter avenue near
Healy referred to the recommendation
and amendments b' saying it was calling
for too much. Already the light expense
was about 620,000 and the council should
aim to cut down e.xpenes.
Glaze said the Fourth ward had not
been very modest indeed. Lawrence ave
nue was the darkest avenue in the city and
Carson said a committee some time ago
had been appointed to report on lights and
nothing heard from it. Thought it best to
wait for the committee.
Coffin thought Healy was for retrench
ment and reform on referring to any part
of the city north of Douglas avenue. He
was not so careful about conforming to his
theory when referring to south of Douglas
Healy said he had intended to. recom
mend an electric light in the Fourth ward.
He had never tried to act hog on lights.
He wanted lights adjusted and not so many
gas lights under electric lights.
The motion to defer action one week was
received six for and six against and de
Johnson recalled that Healy had always
been trying to remove lights east of Fifth
avenue but never in favor of givm.
section of town any lights.
Personally he '
had no objection to Healy removing lights
from the First ward.
The report as araeded by Glaze and
Mercer was adopted.
The mad dog question was introduced
by "Williams, of health committee. Healy
moved to instruct dog catcher to go to
work. The motion prevailed. Carson
thought some rebate should be allowed
on fellows who are compelled to pay- a
year's tax for one month.
Downing moved to rescind action of coun
cil in awarding contract to Mulvane &
Keply for paving alley between Main and
Market from Douglas to Central; and
alley between Douglas and "Williams
from "Water to Fourth avenue.
Coffin recalled that the brick could not
be made in Wichita and did not want
brick shipped in. The motion to rescind
It was decided to advertise for bids to
pave the two alleys referred to.
By resolution the water company was
instructed to put iron mains on Main street
from Central to Park and on Douglas from
Water to Washington.
Carson moved bids for steam heating city
building be opened at next meeting.
Mercer amended to open bids immediate
ly, which failed in a second. The motion
to defer prevailed.
Glaze announced that the doc nound had
had been completed and was ready for use.
The mayor suggested that the building
committee make arrangements for a corner
stone ceremony at the city building.
Johnson moved it be the judgment of
the council to hold a ceremony, which pre
vailed. The park committee reported on bridges
for Linwood park, and that a tenement
house costing not over 61,000 be built near
the southwest corner of the park. The mo
tion to defer action on the report prevailed,
seven to five.
On motion of Downing the bill of elec
tion commissioner and election bills were
to be ready to act upon the first meeting
after the election.
R. F. Wilson's bond of 675,000 for paving
Douglas avenue was presented and ac
cepted. Contract for grading alley between Doug
las and First, from Market to Fifth, was
awarded to Mulvane and Kepley, at 32
cents per cubic yard.
Collin moved to rescind the action of the
council on public printing, which wa
Glaze moved the public printing question
be deferred for thirty days.
Mercer amended that bids be opened for
printing on the second Monday of April,
which was received, seven for and five
A dozen vapor lights were located on
Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets.
Sunday was a bright if a breezy day and
Wichita's churches were filled. Wichita
is indeed a cityof churches, every denomin
ation of prominence in the land being re
presented, some denominations by two or
three church edifices and congregations
ouch. Next to her schools Wichita boasts
her churches and it is a matter of per
sonal pride with each religious man and
woman that there is existing betwecu the
different churches a broad and irtaral
Christian spirit and feeling of fraternity
that has done not a little toward advanc
ing the common good. Nearly every de
nomination in existence has a church
building, and many of them are magnifi
cent edifices. During the past twelve
months the churches and religious de
nominations of Wichita had such a growth
in numbers, strength and iutluence as to
show that the prosperity of the city is not
alone in business and finance, bur back of
all thU there is that higher element that
marks the true source of success in any
well organised community. The city al-o
has the largest and most powerful Young
Men's Christian Association in the state
with one of the finest buildings of the
character to be found in any eity of tbe j
The time for registration is very short.
The law is a very inconvenient one but it
was passed in the interest of the honest
citizen who seems, as a rule, the least in
clined to avail himself of it. It was to beat
repeaters and floaters, in the interest of
the permanent substantial citizen, yet the
substantial citizen permits it to be used
against himself and against all his inter
ests. The tax payers of "Wichita have not
registered and if they do not within the
next two or three days they cannot have a
word to say in an election which is of vital
importance to them.
The Eagle would like to be informed,
by any one knowing the facts, of the birth
place, date of birth, etc., of Father Bliss.
His grave in the Maple Grove cemetery
has been marked with a handsome iron
urn, on a stone pedestal, and it is desired
to put an inscription thereon.
THri I'AIR CCOIMITTKn.
The joint committee having in charge
the Agricultural, Horticultural and Me
chanical fair will hold a meeting this after
noon at the board of trade rooms at 2
o'clock by order and call of it's chairman,
Colonel B. H. Campbell. A full and
prompt attendance is solicited as matters
of importance must be determined for the
greatest agricultural display ever made in
the state of Kansas and at "Wichita the
Sunday afternoon Mrs. Rufiis Cone and
two children were out driving and on Harry
street, near Mead avenue, the bridle broke,
giving her no control over the horse. Being
very high spirited he was off on the run,
and going a block east turned south, the
carriage-upsetting and throwing Mrs. Cone
and the two children violently tot lie street.
She was somewhat bruised up, but fortun
ately no one injured seriously-.
The horse going south on Mosley left the
carriage against a coal house that was
handy for the purpose. Going south a
mile he was captured and while somewhat
bruised is not seriously injured.
"WKLTj PLEASED WITH WICHITA.
Mr. Gerome Howe, of "Winona, 111., is in
the city calling on acquaintances and look
ing after business mat tei. For a number
of years he has had interests in "Wichita
and southern Kansas and he says he is
better pleased than ever with investments
here and he is looking around with some
more money to place it in property as judi
ciously as possible. He is an old time
friend of Messrs. Murray Myers and Leo
Taylor. They- were showing him some of
the city yesterday and he was able to detect
many improvements made since his visit
of le-s than one year ago. He will be in
the city some days.
TILE UOARI) OV TRADE.
The regular directory meeting of the
board of trade yesterday afternoon was
very fully attended. Matters of great in
terest and concern for "Wichita's future
was up for consideration and the proceed-
ings were earnest not to say lively, but j they were able to get some stone and com
withal harmonious. No body of men of mence to complete some sections of the
cquui uuiuucr 111 me suite 01 ivansas can
surpass, if equal, in brains and enterprise
the directory of the "Wichita board of trade.
It is a fair representation of the wealth
and power of the city and there is no
selfishness or narrowness even tinging or
coloring its deliberations. Its members
cannot be purchased or intimidated. The
claims of the strongest corporation can no
more readily command its good offices
than tho humblest business man of the
town. Its conclusions are, as a rule,
unanimous. While its discussions are not
spcad before the public the results are
continually evincing themselves. The
Wichita board of trade, in short, is en
titled to the confidence of the entire com
munity and that it undoubtly has.
Mrs. Emma Lincoln Cook, daughter of
A. C. Payne, was born in Ottowa county,
Ohio, November 8, 18G4, tho day that A.
Lincoln Was elected to his second term. She
was the oldest of three daughters. She
became a christian at the age of 10. The
family moved to Wichita about eight years
ago, when she and her parents united with
the First M. E. church. and remained there
until the organization of Emporia avenue
M. E. church when they changed their
She was married to William S. Cook
December 15, 1SS6, and died March 11, lb'M,
leaving a husband two children; the
older, Hattie Belle is 1 j" years old, and the
younger but 9 days old at her death. She
met death calmly and quietly. She was a
kind neighbor, fond mother, a devoted
wife, and when free from domestic cares
an active christian. The funeral services
were conducted at the residence of her
parents on College Hill, by Rev. J. W.
Horner, assisted bv Rev. D. W. Phillips,
PL'IJLIC IMPROVK.M H.NTS.
In all cities of any importance, the show-j
mg made eacli year m puoiic improvements
has more weight probably than that of any-
other display, from the fact that it gives an
insight to the proresiveues& of the jeople
and the municipal authorities. It is doubt
ful whether there is a city in the west that
ranks with Wichita either in magnitude
or character of public improvements', or
amount of money expended in that direc
tion. During the past year the city has
made an immense stride forward in the
way of public improvements. In extend
ing and completing our sewerage system,
in paving of streets, in public buildings
few cities anyw here certaiuly none in the
wet has kept pace with the Darling of
Destiny. Old foey ideas have been aban
doned and a mode of work ha lieeii in
augurated which has in one year accom
plished great things. While ome sur
rounding cities experienced a li slit depres
sion in vO. Wichita by inaugurating a
liberal system of public improvements
gave employment to the hundreds of work
ingmen who were attracted here from all
sections of the country.
DOHGK AVE.NTK M. K. CHURCH.
Ijist eveniug closed tbe third yr's
work of this church under tbe pastoral
care of Rev. W. J. Tull. The houe was
crowded fur beyond its seating capscity.
and many went away not able to get stand
ing room. The reverend gemlemmi stated
as a preface to his .sermon, that the church,
notwithstanding the stringency of the
times, had made the finest awl most sub
stantial progress of its entire history.
There had been a gain of one hundred dur
ing the year, and a loss of seventy-five, by
death, transfer and removsls, making a
net gain of twenty-five. In addition to all
this the church had been richly carpeted,
iwpered. and a furnace put into it and fifty
chairs added to its sh4hjj capacity. The
Ladies' ,m! society had added much to the
parsonage, (or which tliey were paid a high
The mnsie was of a high order, led by a
large orchestra. At tbe close of the
vice, to the surprise of tbe people, a yonng j
indy and gent leinau came forward and were
joined in marriage.
It was announced that on Tuesday lUm
eveningl the Ladiw' Aid soctay iroukt ! K. St. John. Assistant to the lieneral Mas
give an eaterfaiumenc in the Enterprise j ager M. K. McFartawt and W I Alien,
block. The entertaiitutenu beiue oxpsn- j seneral -inpeHntendeRt . They were wak
ued awl will be rouductoat by Mte MtHie I ins a umr of iwwectioB and raajr mania
Durats. A good tinw
and all wore invited. -
promised to all. i
CHANGING "WATER MAINS.
The Water Company to Put Ju a JLarjrer .Main
on Douglas Avenue and "orth3IalaS(trcct
Before Paving Is Completed.
A representative of the American "Water
works company, of Pittsburg, Pa., reached
the city yesterday to look after the ques
tion of changing the wooden mains on
Douglas avenue for iron. He reports the
company having decided to make the
change. The work will commence in a
few days and be rushed along as rapidly as
possible to get it out of the way of the
jasperite paving. The company has an ar
rangement for pipe which, it is thought
will enable them to do the work here with
out being forced to stop work because of
no pipe. Some of the pipe is now being
shipped and is expected to arrive within a
tew days when tbe work on the change
will commence in earnest.
The paving contractors are very anxious
that the water company in covering pipe
do the work in such a way that there will
Iks no trouble in paving. "With proper
flushing of the ditch while dirt
is being replaced they claim there
will be no trouble experienced from it fol
lowing closely with pavement. It is
thought, however, that the water company
t will use the proper care.
u ne water company win also, as repre
sented, change wooden mains on Main
street from Central to Park, before that
section is reached by the asphalt pavement.
The paving contractors say they will give
the water company all the time possible,
probably paving all other blocks and com
pleting at the north. This, it is thought,
will give time enough for the water com
pany to make the desired improvements.
As may be observed in the report of
council proceedings the council is anxious
the water company make the improve
ments on Douglas avenue and Main street
as soon as possible. Whiie the members
of the council concede that they have no
power to cause the water company
to change the mains yet they hoped by the
action taken to stimulate the company to
hapten the work, knowing they intend to
THE PAVING ON- 3IAIN STREET.
The Barber Asphalt company yesterday
morning rejected fifteen cars Alta Yista
stoue m me nocK jsiauu yurus, snipped
here for cement work on paving Main
street. The stone as claimed by Mr. New
ton who owns the quarry was taken from
the top layers and is not a fair specimen of
the quarry. Messrs Church and Loper of
the Barber company leave this morning
with Mr. Newton to examine the quarry
and see if is possible to find such stone
as will be best suited to the paving work
on Main street.
The company used the Towanda stone
for Market but was afraid it was not as
good as should be used and not so well
suited the purpose as the Alta YLsta. It
had been decided to secure the latter at a
higher price thinking it would be better
suited to the requirements for a cement
As a result of not having stone
the paving work on Main street
yesterday was suspended. It was decided
bet not to close up any more blocks until
The question, who will pave the inter
section of Main and Douglas has been
raised, and no one seems to think the mat
ter" can be settled in the absence of official
action on the part of the council. On
Market street, in response to a petition,
the council instructed the Barber company
not to pave across Douglas, leaving the
crossing to be of the same material as se
lected for Douglas avenue. A gentleman
connected with the Barber company said
yesterday that they would probably not
pave the intersection unless so in
structed by the council. If they
did the work they wanted pay for
it, and they would take no chances.
Whiitever the council wanted they would
IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL SERVICES.
The funeral services of the late William
Spencer were conducted by Rev. C. H. Mo
Creery at the residence of Mr. Joseph Mad
dy, 2012 North Lawrence avenue, on Sun
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. The deceased
was born in Fleming county, Kentucky,
August 10. 1819. He moved to Indiana
when 17 years of age, and from thence in
1S52 to Iowa. He settled in Smith county,
Kbnsa-, in 1S79 and came to Wichita to
live two years ago last December. He was
mayried August 25, 1SJ1 to Miss Nancy J.
Reddish, ifis wife died July :, 18S7, and
only three of seven children survive him,
two of whom. Mrs. Joph MaddyandMrs.
Elmer Maddy, are residents of Wichita,
and the third. Mrs. E. L. Mahin, resides in
Ces Moines, Iowa.
While his death was not expected by his
friends he was prepared for: the chance.
He had been formany years a consistent
Christian and has been honored as an office
bearer in the church. He was an affection
ate husband and father, and in his business
and social relations and in every relation
of life he was honored and respected. He
came to his grave in a full age like as a
shock of corn cometh in his season. The
sympathy of many friends is extended to
the family in their sad bereavement.
"God calls our loved ones, but we lose
not wholly what He has given.
They live on earth in thought and deed as
truly as in Heaven. "
THE ROCIC ISLAM) FREIGHT DEPOT
The agent of St udebakc-r yesterday closed
the lease for the Rock Island freight depot
to lw ued for storage room for wagons and
carriages. The matter has been pending
for some time owing to many details not
having lwen arranged. The buiidi ng will
lie used by Stndelwker within six weekA
This is the date the Rock Island hopes to
have the new freight dejKH building com
pleted sunicieiitly to be used in part. As
claimed work ou the new building will be
commenced in a few days: that rock is be
ing shipped from the Rock Island quarries
in the eastern part of the state and no de
lay will be forced by lack of building ma
terial. The building would probaldy have been
completed by thi timo but the first, plans
being shown to some of the leading friend.
of the company in the city were "severely
criticised and tbe Imilding as adjudged
was not Urge enough to be in keeping
with the demands of the ciry and tbe jsen
tleiuen having the matter in charge were
induced to take the matter nnder adviae
inent and a a resnlt a change war ordered
resulting in plans for a much better
CARRIAGE WHEEL. UHOKXS.
Yerdar as Mi. T. B. Wall was driving
on First street between Main and Market
streets, a wheel of tbe earriaee was broken
in crowing tbe vacancy between feet
car mils. A member of be Central Are- j
nue company said yesterday that tbe par
ing on First between the rails. .lum!d bare
been completed long: ago and it a to some
extent doe to neglect on the part erf tbe
company that the wwk bad not been dm.
He thought brick would be seemed a oon
as possible andtheimprotemeat of the
-treet made more perfect.
A special on the Beck bUand trut -ontta
yesterday morning with General 3Uaaon-
down in the htriiry aw Oklahoma day
ST. PATRICK'S BA.
As announced, the Rt. Rev. Bisbop of
Concordia delivered a sermon on the great
saint of the Emerald isle. "We bonor, as-
much as possible, and with good reason,
the names and days of Wasbingtou, Lin
coln and other great men whose talents,
and labors have brought the blessings of
peace and prosperity on tliis lovely Lund,
and with just as good reason do the mem
bers of the Irish race in this country honor
on this day a man, a holy man, who
brought to them the greatest blessing
which it is possible for man to enjoy in
this life the gift of faith: that faith which,
the Irish have steadfastly adhered to in
the face of everyconceivable obstacle and
persecution and which shines today as
brightly tis centuries ago."'
The sermon was most eloquent, and was
not wholly devoted to praising the man
but examples were drawn from his life and
works for the benefit and encouragement
of the faithful and also for those present
not. within the pale of the church. It will
undoubtedly long be remembered and.pro
duce a. lasting effect on those who heard it.
The hall was well filled and the exercises
were highly entertaining. Many who do
not boast of Irisb descent were present and
seemed equally interested with those who
wore the "green."
Father Brennan, who lately had charge"
of thd West Side congregation, will here
after have his headquarters at Meade Cen
ter. Father Begley, who was so badly injured
by a runaway and who, the doctors s?.id,
would never again have the use of his
limbs, writes from Arlington that he is
now using crutches and hopes at some fut
ure time, deo volente, to walk without
The sisters of the academy will put up a
high fence around their property in a few
days. A fine level tennis ground has al
ready been laid out and the lawn in front
will be much improved and many trees
planted. The Misses Snyder, of Welling
ton, took up their studies at All Hallows
Sunday night the bishop delivered a fine
sermon on the fifth commandment to a
congregation in which was a host of non
Catholics, all attentive and no doubt profit
ing. Yesterday morning impressive cere
monies were held at the pro-cathedral,
which was filled. All the pupils came in
with the sisters from All Hallows, and at
tended with the parochial pupils. In the
evening it avjis announced that Bishop
Scannell, of Concordia, would preach a ser
mon about that zealous servant of God,
whose day it was. After mass the Bishop
entertained the school children. Next
Wednesday they will visit him in a body
at his residence over the river and they, as
well as everyone who has come into con
tact with him as a host, know they will
have an elegant time.
Father Tihen will soon be strong enough
to start on his trip.
COMES IS .LIKE A LION.
Wichita, Kan., March 17, 1890.
From the records of this office and from
all the obtainable ob-ervat ions made in this
city (viz., in 18St5 by Mr. M. P. Barnes, and
in 1SSS by Messrs Carlisle and by Dr. J. A.
St. John), the following deductions have
been made concerning "What ono may
re.'isonablyr expect during the month of
March in any year at Wichita, Kansas."
First That the lowest temperature will
occur between the 1st and 6th and will be
about S 3 above zero.
Second That the highest temperature
will be about 7S and will occur notearlier
than the 2."th.
Third That the mean temperature for
the month will be about -lo3.
Fourth That rain will fall on fonr or
five days, giving a total of 1.25 to 1.50 inches
Fifth That the fall of rain in anv dry
March will not be less than half an inch,
and that in the wet years it will not exceed
two and one-half inches.
Sixth That there will be very little
snow, probably not over one-quarter of tin
Seventh That the wind will blow from
the north about one-third of the time and
at an average rateof twelve miles per hour.
Eighth That a velocity of twenty-five
miles per hour will be reached on tibout
every fourth day.
Ninth That three or four thunder
storms will occur.
Records of temperature, rain, snow,
wind, eta, no matter if for only a single
month, are of interest and value and if
brought to the Signal office, room 523, the
Sedgwick, as either a gift or loan, will lie
given a wide a circulation as is practicable
in the interests of the farmers, and all
others interested in meteorology.
Fred L. Johnson, M. DT, Observer.
The general committee to make arrange
ments for the Geueral Alger reception on
the 25th inst. held a meeting last evening
at Hotel Metropole, and the sub-committee
on hall made a report of designs for
decorations and the work done. Tbe re
port seemed to be regarded as entirely
satisfactory, and the committee given en
couragement to go ahead.
The committee on music had an abund
ance of music to offer. In addition to tbe
bands in the city the Sedgwick City band,
composed of twelve ladies, will be in at
tendance and render a few selections in tbe
ltall, but will probably not appear in the
J. M. Allen and Lee Taylor were added
to tlie finance committee and will join in
the wor ou that line this morning.
The Knights of Pythias, Patriarchs Mil
itant and all other secret societies were in
vited to join in the parade.
Tbe board of trade directory yesterday
f pointed as a committee to join tbe G. A.
committee in making arrangement for
tbe occasion: M. M. Murdock. George I
Rouse. A- W. Oliver, W. A. Thomas. Geo.
I Douglas, J. O Davidson, W. D. McCor
mick, A. T. Carpenter, George AV. Walter.
THE PIKE HEL.LS.
The fire department was called out Sun
day morning at 10 o'clock to answer an
alarm from tbe corner of Fifth and Oak
streets, which proved to be nothing of a
aerlons, nature. A chimney on fire canted
a scare amongst tbe neighbors, who turned ,
in tbe alarm as a safety more.
Shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday evening
the department was again summoned to
the corner of Fanny and Doagla. but did
not nod it necessary to throw water. As
unoccupied store room had been coal oiled
and partially filled with hay for the evi
dent purpose of making a good bond fire,
but before it got fairly started it wait dis
covered aad extingabdied. Scarcely any
This moraine: at 2 o'clock another alarm
came in from the corner at fecood and
Moely The department promptly re
gpoaded to Had a barn in fiance. It at
present teased to the Kansas 5frmjrBed
and Hatirms company aad was fall of
corn shuck. Both bam and costeMU were
a total kes.
The ponce found about a deaaa ehUdren
kttt yesterday on the acree It beiaa;
aeh a men dm? the tittle fellows sjot away
from home aad were unaoa to ftad ter
tray back. A number of tarm fc their
way pnbw to rhoot or maxufog muA it
waanot loo? until soma en found them
Anxious ioquirfaw were mam? by parent- I
aad the police made retaraa aa rapMiy .
poasihle. Oa taday fc chHdret!
By Rev. C. J. Mr. ffrwry XL rVr
fchm ami 3tia JhMafe Farwlaaoi at the
uaifcatt of th briaeawutaa
CHAFED o. ROUGHENED SK!N, RHEUMATISM
Vf Lisim. UncLerweaa?
Night Gowns -
SEE QUE SHOW "WINDOWS.
XIl XV W
Office Commissioner of Elections.
Notice is hereby given that the registra
tion office will bo kept open Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to S
o'clock for tho accommodation of laboring
men and others who can not woli leavo
their business in the day time to go and
register. H. L. Taylor,
NEIGHHORS AT THE OPERA.
Tho "Poarl of Pekin" attracted qttito a
number from the surrounding cities last
night and all of the roads ran special.
Quite 11 number of the Cheney folk were in
and amongst the number were noticed tho
following, who returned last night at 11:30
on 11 special via the Wichita & "Western:
Mrs. A. W. Sweet and sister, Mrs. Cami
bell, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Marble, Mr. and
Mrs. Drybrcad, Mr. and Mrs. Frank B.
Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Hessell, Mr. and
.Mrs. Al Dewev, Mr. and Mrs. Reamer, Mr.
and Mrs. J. a! Walker, Mr. and Mrs. P. B.
Dilday, Mr. and Mrs. IL Collins, Mr. and
Mrs. Dodd, Mr. Alva Sweet with Miss
Jennie Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. L L. MoIIenry,
Mr. Charles Coffee with MNs Georgia
Drybread, Mr. N. Hern with Miss Nellio
Marble, Elmer Sweet, John Campbell and
IIO'GKV rOK FACTS ABOUT KANSAS.
The correspondence reaching the state im
migration bureau is increttiug rapidly and
most of the letters contain many inquiries
about Kansas. Some of the writers, in fact
many of them have beard about the state
book being issued by tho bureau and they
want to see copies of it. Many want to
know the price and say that they will pay
for a copy if they can bo informed of the
price. They are willing to buy facte con
cerning Kansas. This sort of correKMi
dencc has caused some members of the ex
ecutive committee who have tho corre
spondence at their disposal to conclude
that the demand for Kuumu information b
growing strong ami aj the bureau is mak
ing arrangements to supply all with an
abundance of information free- they Indieva
it will bo sowing cead in good soil and the
result will certainly be of groat banoflt to
The "Pearl of Pekia" wats preaated biat
night at the Crawford Grand to a large
hotiM. The opera is catchy and wae pre
sented in a ptauring manner. Tyfoo waa
funny and exceedingly Chfaewe, while the
Pearl of Pekin took very much after her
father. Sing High made quite a hit and
nobody bad any reason to doulit a word he
said. The co-tumes were elegant ami tbe
ncenery and tage betting were in keeping
with tbe elaborate production. Tbe scene
date back to lfil aitd the plot i founded
on a fikr yarn regarding tbe pecuuaHiea
of tbe marriage laws in China. JiJatori
caUy it is scarcely Instructive, but it make
one laugh aad that waa the mam object of
"Bunch of Key' will be given at the
Crawford Grand next Friday aad Satur
day evenings aad Saturday matinee. The
tbe tickets will be on aala Wedacaday
The Sparks eowaany presented Hojf
"A Bunch of Key,rat tbe Grand Opera
Howe last evrain before a larav aadieaee
and tbe familiar piece waa well given, and
wa rrceiri-i wtth eh hw that one
might readily Kuppme thai it was a en
tirely new production. H ia one of the
beat of the many Ibrbt and unwhu terrea
which bear Mr. Uoyx ' name, aad it was
capitally acted by a company of rbrrer per
former. New o&s$. new medleys, new
gags. nw buinen arid new lines gv- a
fmhaew to the prrfornjance. and even
lb' ho hav -co tbe piece tttne aad
again wii! find mnrh in it u if-Ttain and
interest tbem. Slw Ada Bothaer was a
lively and pka$rtg Tfr4dr. Mr fhar!e
James B Mat-kit- repeated hi amnmnK
at me tm asmifcii ts wkfcfc t iwrtr veer M s. 1 sss rsiwSi a srae4 ftest Sue
rewUi'rMni4mSessaeM' !. tUmOrmt. law. iat m Vvbm 4
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rnft.aeev. Dortas-Ut ia. cd Sir. S jaMar f av as s metmtt f
hiswaijiwusaMssaeiatsssw. Ow msy tun m r It wm m. a a ef wiiBms
wmksa tired, is --' wt - " craste. , ses, Maw sasmss, 4
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COLDS. TROST JffITC
- 25 cents
- 48 centa
performance- of Grimes, and tho rest of U14
company contributed much to tho plea
tire of the performance On the whole, thft
piece has never been better given, ami
those who unjoy a hearty laugh will do
well to vnr the Grand Opera lioute soma
evening this week or Saturday afternoon.
Thesecond penalty on taxca wfll go on
next "Monday. The fast seems to be,
known by somo who have not paid their
taxes, for tho county treasurer's electa are
kept quito busy.
Mr. Geo. L. Ronse, jr., reported yester
dny tho arrival of a robust son. Caps.
Wise soys bis son-in-law baa raised ths.
valuation of his earthly posetwskinH over 50
per cent since the increase in tho fnmlly.
Tho stata committer ou oourse,
of study for tbe schools will meet
tomorrow at Junction City. County
Superintendent I). S. Penco,a membqr of
tho committee, leave thismornlng to bo
With Judge Barrett, E. Poiff, charged
with potit larceny was dismissed, mvdnq
to absence of prosecuting witness. Ha wat
charged with taking some lmrbod wiro
from tho Missouri Pacific nonr Clearwater,
Civil business occupied the attention ef tbe
court for mast of tho day.
In Judge Keonan's court only civil bust
ness was given at tout ion.
Most of tbe day in JndgeMosetay'ff oenrf
was occupied in the trial of John Psrga
son, charged with adulty. The oaaawat
continued until 0 o'clock thht ntaratng.
The trial was witnessed by quite a nun
COMM0X l'LKA COCRT.
Chicago Lumber comway vs. D. A.
Mitchell, Hpacial finding,
S. J. Jurgeas vs. W. JJ. Hotahkfc mt
on trial i tbe Afternoon aad will prabnbly
occupy the court today. The plsiartit
asks for damages to tbe extent of HB.ttfi
for an article, pubnahfsl la the Itsaeaa ono.
cerning himself white defendant wae edi
tor. ruomxrn coot.
Jttdge Buckaer m the parlors ef the pro
bate court room yesterday united la mar
riage Mr. Deris U Myers, of tfdevhom
City, and Mies Xtk B. Irvine, at Derby.
Gas Wolf, chanced with Jaat arlrtotf,
was found not guilty.
Lafayette McDonald vs. K. Cmnmtfajc,
judgment for pbdntiiT fur ,11.
A V. Shepfctsh m JT. I If.mmti. Jadg
mest tor pJaiatltT far RM.
Charles Bettes was fined 15 far punfev
Hng aad paid same.
B1USsuaeh was fined M far mWanuvt
offense and committed taamaaJtef aa
meat. James Hague, a dnmk, was eaanaattW
ha default of the aeoeaaary Ift.
Ben ben Bryan it waaattaaai stele a oWf
but as some dUDcuny was (ntfnmaa in
proving H tbe ease was eoashtaed evar aa
til today in the hope of nhtslarag tmrtkrr
C. Dewatm paid a fine of JM for Keaptiu
Heveral drunks were arrested yettesda?
evening aad will htagiriwh m the eeabr
antil thia morning wbee they will eat a
come ap with IS or go to the rack aim,
The collection of eeveaal bark iaaaeoav
pletad the day s work m the notice court.
Oa Tuesday evearac, March M, Mi
Millie Tawatt will give a mantra! aad lii
erary eatertaiament at room Xo. '
tprise biork. West Hide. mr'f. -'-
the IaoW Aid -orJety of the imap A
nue M K cban-h. A gnod time a expw
ed. MreHt .r will be in waiting near ten
uorarr of .Hrarea and Maple street far f.
rominodatiou of peopb' from the eas mis.
Mas. c AKVST.aes.
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rs.surs. arte ml homy. t
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