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xt WLidxiU gailij gitglc: Ifricfcuj fftjorcumg, gjfcil 25, 1890,
M. M. JlrnnocK.
K. p. jirnnncK.
M. M. MUEDOCK & BHO.
Publishers and Proprietors.
All letters pcrtalnlne to the business ofiho print
Inn department or bindery, or tor navertlsln?
should bo addressed to the business manager; all
other communications to the editor.
The only dailv paper In Southwestern Kansas or
the Arkansas Valley receiving both tho day and
night Associate Press Kcports in full.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION TtAlUT EAGLE.
In Advance Postage Prepaid.
DailT, one copy one year $8 01
Dally, ono copy, sir months 4 (I)
Daily, one copy, three months 2 (0
Daily, one copy, one month 75
Three times a week, any days deslredpory'r... 4 00
Three times a w eek, any days desired, sit mo.. . 2 50
f-unday Edition, 1G pages, one copy, one year.... 2 (0
bnnday Edition, 1C pages, one copy, six months. 1 23
Onecopy, one year tl (10
One copy, six months m
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draft, express, express money order, postofflce order
or registered letter. Money sent in any other way
is at the risk of Uie person sending it. Give post
tiRice address in full, including state and county. If
addre&s Is to be changed, grte old address as well aj
nr cAnniFTis rv ttik city- and srnritns.
TheEagi.e is delhered bv carrier-, in 'Wichita
and all suburbs at 20 cents a week. The paper may
Yif nrilprfvl Viv nfutaT iifj1 np liv tlpnone (NO. M
and will be on ed early and regularly. Irregularity
of service or change of address should bo reported
Immediately to This Eagle office.
Counting Room- X0-76.
Editorial Koom Jo.-
Our rates of advertising fahall be as low as those of
any other pa per of equal alue ad an advertising
medium. . , , , ,
All transient advertisements mnst be paid for in
advance. , , ,
Kntored in tho postofflco at Wichita as second
class matter and entered for transmission through
the mails as such. .. .,
Eastern olllce at Room 45, Tribune Building, Now
Tork City and 509 "The Rookery." Chicago, wjiero
all contracts for foreign advertising will be made,
and where flies of the paper can be seen. fa. C.
Ueckwjth, Agent, . . , , ,.
Readers of the Eagle when in New Aork City
or Chicago can Fee copies of tho paper at the olllco
of our agent at the address given above.
All notices for entertainments of any kind in
n hich an admittance fee is required will be charged
nt the rate of five cents per line per day; and must
be clasfcifled and will not bo run as pure reading
matter. . . ,
Tho D ULV Eagli: can be found on sale in Kansas
City. Mo., at the book store of R. Glfok.21 East 3th.
The Eagle has tho largest circulation of any
daily paper in Kansas and covers more territory
t ian any two Kansas dailies combined: reaching 16g
towns on tho day of publication in Kansas. Indian
territory. Panhandle of Texas and eastern Colorado.
The columns of the Eagle have been tested and
proved to bo tho lest advertising medium in tho
fouthw est. Tho only daily that reaches all tho ter
ritory above named on day of publication. A3 an
advertising medium it is unexcelled.
Mr. E. IL Hill, Augusta, was in the city
J. R. Cornell, of St. Joe, is at the
Ir. ,7. A. Duffy, Hannibal, Ztfo., is at the
Mr. IT. llargis, Kansas City, is at tho
J. S. Nail, of St. Louis, is stopping at
Mr. L. II. Wright, Emporia, was in the
city last night.
Mr. C. C. Lester, Seattle, is in the city
today, stopping at tho Carey.
J. D. Smith, of Xew Orleans, isnumbcr
rd among yesterday's arrivals.
C. IL Green, of Sedalia, Mo., is loolung
after business matters in tho city.
Mr. E. Carter, Jr., is in the city for sev
eral days and is registered at the Carey.
Miss Kittie and Mrs. Marion Fisk, from
Prcatur, 111, arc visiting Mrs. Charles E.
W. T. Rouse, county clerk of Barber
county, was in tho city yesterday. He is
en route with his family to tho kouth.
Mr. E. J. Cooper, of Kansas City, arriv
ed vesterdiiv and will remain a few days in
the" city looking after business interests.
Mrs. O. A. Vicrey, of Los Angeles, Cal.,
accompanied by her son, Waitmau, reach
ed the citv yesterday on a vihit to her
parents, Judge and Mrs. J. F. Lsiuck. She
ill spend some months with them.
Old. papers for sale at this office.
Dr. K. F. Purdy writes from Chicago
that he expects to be home on Saturday
next having completed a course of lectures
on the eye.
A fine hore was stolen from Mr.
Jerome Turley on Wednesday night and
la.-t night Sheriff Cone had tho horse and
thief both captured in Augusta. .
Deputy TJ. S. Marshal C. E. Short, was
in the city last night and will return to
Kingfisher this morning taking Ilenry P.
Cook for his preliminary examination.
Mr. R. II. Brown, surveyor for the con
solidated street railway lines, will leave
this morning for Warren, O., to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Sarah E. Jackson, who
was his wife's mother.
A well known merchant on Main street
i'. daily making comparisons between his
present business and his sales during the
season of 18S7-S8 and finds that his present
receipts have nearly grown to the amount
reached during the best season,
Yesterday's clearings were $132,215 01,
showing an increase of $4,SiH.f5 over the
same day one year ago. The daily clear
ings show an increase in business over lat
year excepting a day now and again when j
some big deal was consummated, during
The police arrested W. B. Johnson
charged with obtaining goods under false
pretenses. It is alleged that he puts on a
bulge, gives an assumed name and buys
uroceries wherever ho is not known, get
x ing credit on tho strength of the job lie
represents he has just obtained.
A very old lady, tho mother of Col. L.
Weitaol wandered- too far from home last
ening and was lost causing her friends
much uneasiness. ShoisTS years of age,
dressed in a yellow dress trimmed with
1 ilush and wears a lace cap. Her re-idence
i- the southeast corner of Oak and Em
poria. Judge Amos Harris called yesterday.
For months or ever since election day last
fall, our old friend has been almost con
timmlly confined to his room, but now
that the warm genial suns of spring are
imparting new life to everything he feels
the revivifying effect and hopes soon to be
able to attend to his business.
The police found a young man on the
street last night giving the name of Ellis,
who stated that he had run away from
home, a few miles west of Kingman be
tause his father threatened to whip him.
They found lain a place to sleep, but just
how he will get along today is a problem.
He has no money and is ouly fifteen years
Clerk of the school board, Mr. J. J. Feg
tley has made some calculations showing
that it cost per month per room in the
city school buildings fi.27 to heat with
steam and to hent by means of stoves 52.30.
The average cost per room for heating the
school buildings $3.30. The secretary is
making some more calculations of this
sort and in due time promise to be able
to toll how many steps each pupil took
v bile attending school.
C A- Parker, of the Arkansas Lumber
company. Orlando, Ok., who is in the city,
called yesterday. Mr. P.. who has been in
Oklahoma since it was first opened, is
strong in his praise of the people who have
1 -r a ver managed the affairs of that
c uuntry and of all its towns, in the ab
sence of all law, without any trouble or
outbreaks worthy the name. That people
surely have been a law uuto themselves.
Orlando, for instance, is without a
preacher or a church, a justice of the
peace or any civil ofllcer, but it has a
school, and the people are living in all
respects as do the people of the most fa
v oml communir
THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED-A OHAE-
ITABLE IttSTITUTIOH' OPEN"
TO ALL COMERS.
The First Hospital of the City Room for
Fifty Patients School for Training
Ward Elegant and
Cosy Rooms for
By those unfamiliar with such institu
tions a hospital is regarded with more or
less dread, and the sick who are sheltered
and cared for within its walls are consid
ered unfortunate. Such feelings are
doubtless quite justifiable in many in
stances, but a visitor to tho Wichita hos
pital must necessarily get quite a different
idea. In the first place the building was
erected for a hospital and every device
known to modern architecture was re
sorted to in order to make it suitable in all
particulars for the care and convenience of
invalids. Its situation was also fixed upon
with a view of making it a first class hos
pital and its hygenic surroundings are all
that could be desired. If there is a healthy
spot in the Arkansas valley the Wichita
hospital is located there. From the upper
galleries a bird's-eye view may be had of
THE WICHITA HOSPITAL,
the entire city and tho suburbs, while
looking southward the eye rests upon as
glorious a stretch of country as can be
found in Kansas. It is just near enough
to tho city to be convenient and yet is re
moved from the noise, bustle and dust of
the busy streets. The Santa Fe, Rock Is
land, Wichita & Western, Midland and
Missouri Pacific trains may be seen darting
to and fro across the country but at such a
distance that the shrillest whistle is only
faintly heard in tho open air. A large
well kept lawn surrounds the building on
every side and the faint rustling of tho
foliage stirred by the warm southern
winds is all that presumes to mar the ab
solute quiet of this spot. The Wichita
Hospital was not always in its present
flourishing condition but began in a very
modest way and the success of which it
boasts today is the result of the untiring
work and economic management of its di
rectors supplemented by the zeal and
skill of its medical staff. It was tho first
ho-pital established in the city in response
to the first need and on that account has
always enjoyed the sympathy and support
of the public.
Five years ago a lady, a stranger and
destitute, wa taken sick and some of the
ladies of this city took it upon themselves
to care for her which suggested the idea of
a hospital to their minds. They
at once rented a small house
near the site of thenew court
house and with borrowed furniture opened
tho Wichita Hospital then known
as the Benevolent Home. With what they
could contribute themselves and beg from
friends this institution was founded, hav
ing one patient, that has since grown to
be an ornament and a pride to the city.
Many of the original founders at present
occupy seats in the directory. For two
years and a half the institution grew
slowly and surely in importance when it
became necessary to have more room. It
was then moved to a building v hich was
built for a hotel, Xo. 723 South Market
street. In one year this buildning was
found to be too small and lacked several
things necessary to a well equipped hos
pital. The present building was then
taken, which was a little over a year ago,
and the old Benevolent Home became one
of the best equipped hospitals in the west
and assumed tho present name of tho
Wichita Hospital. Its income is made up
of tho following regular donations: $75
monthly from the city, $ from the
county and the leceipts from its pay
patients. In addition to this its dona
tions from individuals is a very
important item, for no family in the
city forgets this institution when the
tea-on for making presents comes round.
Space will not permit a recital of the many
ingenious ways that the ladies have
thought of to add to its revenue while its
present prosperous condition is sufficient
guarantee that every source of income has
been turned to good account. It has been
managed entirely by tho ladies and all
their energies are bent to its welfare which
is the best assurance in the world of its
prosperous future. Besides being out of
debt it glories in a neat little reserve fund
that may be counted in hundreds. The
present officers and directors are as follows:
Mrs. A. Basley president, Mrs. M. M.
Woodcock vice, Mrs. George V. Larimer
recorder, Mrs. IL Lytle financial secretary,
Mrs. Leopold Hays treasurer, Mrs. Frank
Smith, Mrs. G. W. Rugbies. Mrs. Z. M.
John -on, Mrs. Amos Harris, Mrs. L. Richt,
Mrs. Dr. Durand, Mrs. Furlong, Mrs. D.
A. Mitchell; Mrs. Cohu, Mrs. Dr. Everett,
Mrs. C. Firebaugh, Mrs. C. B. Holdea and
Mrs. Dr. Russell.
The hospital accepts the patients of
physicians of good standing of any school.
The following are the members of the reg
ular staff who arrange their visits in such
a way that one is always present in the
Consultation Dr. E. B. Rentz, Dr. C. C.
Specialists Dr. E. E. Hamilton.
Sureery Dr. G. C. Purdue, Dr. W. D.
McClees.Dr. Wm. E. Shastid.
Obstetrics Dr. P. D. St. John.
Fevers Dr. J. W. Kirkwood, Dr. A. W.
McCoy, Dr. Nannie Stevens.
Gynecology Dr. E. S. Everett, Dr. J. E.
Dr. J. "W. Kirkwood is president of the
staff. Dr. E. S. Everett secretary and Dr.
W. D. McClees treasurer.
The hospital is No. 1021 South Fourth
avenue, convenient to several lines of street
cars and is within ten minutes of the cen
ter of the city. It is heated by steam, has
water, drainage and every modern conven
ience. The halls are wide and airy and
the ventilation is made perfect by the
scientific construction of the building.
There is a bath on every floor, besides the
conveniences that belong to the private
The third floor is divided into rooms and
wards for the charity patients. In the fe
male ward there are several private Tooms,
while the male wards are similarly arrang
ed. Each ward has a separate balcony on
every floor ami the arrangement of these
galleries is one of the most attractive fea
tures of the buildinc. The rooms are all
neatly furnished with special attention to
the light. The windows are so arranged
that the light is admitted just as may be
necessary in treating the patient, or as
may best suit his or her comfort. Every
window is tastefully curtained, thus sof t
ening the bright sun light and making it
agreeable to the weakest eye, A visitor is
at once struck with the perfect cleanliness
of every nook and corner, and the watch
ful eye of the matron fails to overlook this
matter in any particular. '
The second floor is divided into several
departments. There are several large,
elegantly furnished rooms for the pay pa
tients in the front while the rear contains
several smaller rooms, the children's ward,
pharmacy, operating room and store room
for bmall stores and hospital supplies.
Each department is entirely separate from
another, having its own gallery also sepa
rate and distinct. In the rear of the phar
macy, which is nothing more or less than
a miniature drug store, is the operating
room, furnished with all necessary articles
such as tables, sprays, and tho heavier
paraphernalia used by physicians on such
occasions. The walls are handsomely tiled
and the floor cemented. In fact, nothing
is neglected to make the departments what
it should be and is the pride of the staff.
Although this room has been the scene of
many difficult operations it has yet to wit
ness the first failure.
On the opposite side of the hall is the
children's ward, which presents the ap
pearance of a large nursery, and here the
little tiny specs of humanity are given
every chance for their lives and they read
ily take advantage of their opportunities.
As yet the death of no child has cast a
gloom over this cheery apartment.
On this floor the attention of the visitor
is attracted to a little room that is fur
nished entirely different from any of the
others and shows signs of careful arrange
ment. The curtains are draped in an
artistic manner, the light creeps in
through a delicately tinted shade and
everything betokens special care and taste.
It was furnished by the Francis Willard
Y's, and is set aside for their proteges.
In the north hall are the rooms furnished
by the "Entre Nous" club, and the Ma
sonic suite. These rooms are large and
inviting, the furnishings are elaborate and
nothing is lacking to make them attract
ive. Rich laco curtains adorn the win
dows and easy chairs and lounges are
placed in every convenient nook and cor
ner. On the ground floor the K. of P., the I.
O. O. F. and Mr. Cash Henderson have
each furnished apartments and their luxu
rious appointments are the pride of the
Just to the right of the main entrance is
the consultation rooms for the physicians.
This room is also beautifully furnished
and is decorated with flowers in bloom. A
handsome stand contains twenty-five pots
of rare and beautiful plants that are care
fully tended. Littlo boquets containing a
sprig of green may be found in every ward
and afford great comfort to the tired
and weary sufferer. A hundred littlo
ways have been adopted by the matron
to make it pleasant for the patients,
and all of the inmates have a smile
of greeting whenever she puts in an
appearance. Mr. E. J. Zimmerman is the
resident superintendent and his estimible
wife acts as matron. They have both had
many years of experience in hospital work
and one may realize at a glance that the
hospital is under the direction of compe
tent nurses. In the south hall on tho
lower floor, are the private apartments of
the superintendent and matron. At tho
end of this hall are the elevator shaft and
the engine room. The extreme end opens
into the dining room a large cheerful room
while a glance into the kitchen beyond
assures the visitor that tho table is well
provided. In the basement are tho heating
furnace, store room for heavy btores and
laundry. Every thing is in apple pie
order and needs no description, there being
no room for criticism.
After an hour's visit the stranger is im
pressed with tho quiet and peaceful repose
of tho entire establishment. The footfalls
are scarcely noticeable on the velvety car
petings of tho halls and stairways.
On Sundays, services are held in the
large reception room and may be attended
by those of the patients who desire. Min
isters of all denominations officiate, being
detailed each Sunday by tho ministerial
The library is a cozy little room, com
fortably furnished and the book shelves
are stored with choice books and periodi
cals. Here all of the daily papers are kept
on file, being donated by the publishers for
the use of the inmates.
The most important feature of the hos
pital work is the training school for nurses.
MRS. A. HASLET, Pr.ESIDEXT.
This department is under the immediate
charge of Mrs. Zimmerman at present,
but the school is becoming of so much im
portance that her other duties will make
it impossible for hertocarryonthis branch
of the work. The directory has secured
the services of one of the best nurses in
Chicago, who will arrive in a few days,
and will devote her entire time to nursing
the sick and trnining nurses. This is the
only school of the kind in the city and as
a natural consequence is well patronized.
Tho hospital has done much charity
work, having cared for upwards of twenty
charity patients during the winter, but at
the same time the pay wards have not been
Occasionally an incurable comes to them,
who is taken In and carefully nursed to the
last. Tender hands close the sufferer's
eyes, and instead of being turned over to
the county, the funeral is conducted un
der the auspices of the hospital and the
last sad rites are decentiy administered.
When it is possible, the minister of the
deceased's choice is present and conducts
the services. This ia the saddest part of
the hospital work, but it is done cheerful
ly and thoroughly. The same spirit which
prompted the founding of the institution,
and is evinced in the watchful care and
tenderness for the sick, is again manifested
in the Christian solicitude for the dead.
A more cheerful sight is witnessed nearly
every day, when, with the elastic step of
health, the patient walks oat the same
door that he was carried in, perhaps, only
a few weeks back. Perhaps no hospital in
the world can point to its record of cures
with greater pride than can the Wichita
hospital, and the ladies who have devotd
so much earnest wock to the building op
of this institution feel themselves well re
paid. The funeral services over the remains of
the 4 year okl daughter of AI. G. J. Low
ery. were held yestjrday.
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THAT C1TT BUILDING CONTRACT.
The people of this city are watching very
closely what looks like queer manipula
tions and strange and unheard of proposi
tions touching the contract for the city
building. They expect the council to do
its duty, its whole but its simple duty.
The taxpayers at present are in no humor
to permit of any trifling. The contractor
agreed to erect the building of a certain
kind of stone for a price stated in his con
tract. The sample of stone was agreed
upon and the sum of the cost put in plain
words and figures. All the contractor has
to do is to fulfill his agreement or in fail
ing to do so pay the damages nominated in
his voluntary bond. The whole matter is
a very simple one and is understood by
everybody. If he can't get the stone with
which he contracted to construct, that
is not the fault of anybody but
himself. It is surely not the fault
of the people whose servants agreed to pay,
in all good faith, a stipulated amount for
a specified work. If anything different is
now done the people will want an explana
tion, and it will have to be a very clear ex
planation.. Any talk of damages by the
contractor is all pure monkey business,
and is open to the grave suspicion of ul
terior motives aud side understandings
with the officials. It was the business of
the city authorities, in the first place, to
determine the character of material and
to see to it that it was good, and satisfac
tory in all particulars, and then to let the
contract under a good and a sufficient bond,
and then to stand from under until the
time for acceptance came. It's too late
now for either the city authorities or the
contractor to plead ignorance. Rather
than that the authorities might far better
resign, and the contractor make good the
damage done to the interests of the city, as
provided for in his bond. About all this
matter the people will not stand any bad
We are not going into the details of this
matter now. It is unnecessary. It is com
mon street talk. The people know that
the contractor, in his original bid, only
made 4,600 difference between the Grouse
creek and the Augusta Stone, and l,iKK)
between the Grouse creek stone and the
Alma stone, and now he is proposing to
ask, it is said, 813,200 extra to change, or a
sum more than sufficient to'paj' for the de
livery of the entire amount of stone neces
sary to put up the building, and that, too,
after $2,700 has been in some way mys
terious to the people, allowed extra on the
foundation, which ought to cost little, if
any, more than this extra amount allowed.
These are the facts as shown by the EAGLE'S
files and doubtless are approximately cor
rect. If they are correct the city council
would do well to make an explanation at
their next meeting, for that such are the
facts, we are convinced, is the understand
ing of the whole matter by the people. To
say less than this would not satisfy the
honest people of the community, who look
to this paper for a declaration of their con
victions and conclusions, and to say more
we hope will not be found necessary.
Mr. Arthur Allen returned from a short
visit to Utah yesterday. He took in Salt
Lake City, Ogden and Provo, and says if
those towns ever had a boom the bottom
has fallen out and remains out at the pres
ent date. He says that Lev. Hamilton
will reach Wichita in a few days and may
try to spring some great scheme on the
natives. He insists there is no reason for
a city over in the desert, and until there is
a great clmnge in the physical conditions
never will be. The only thing inviting
was tho fishing around Provo where, as he
tells with an earnest look, that the outfit
consists of a number of hooks on a wire
and just throw tho apparatus in, jerk it
out with two and three fish per hook. Joo
Houston says that when he passed through
Provo in '47 it was just that way, but he
had suspected that the Mormons had made
inroads on tne crop since that time.
STATE bOClKTV OK AIISTKACTEKS.
The State Society of Abstracters of Kan
sas hold their second annual meeting in
Wichita, May 7th, 1500. C. H. Brown, of
Sterling, secretary, wiites us that it is the
intention to make this society what its
name indicates, an association that will
be comprised of all the representative
abstracters of title who are now practicing
the profession, and to aid and protect each
other in the business. In order to do this,
and make it beneficial, it will be necessary
that every abstracter make it his duty to
be present aud give it his ideas.
Last evening Mr. John Hoover, while
riding a horse on Washington, near Kel
logg, was seriously injured. Tne horse
fell, falling on the rider, when he was
picked up unconscious and taken to his
home on South Moody avenue and med
ical aid secured. While injuries are inter
nal and quite serious they are not thought
to be fatal.
CAKI OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Saucr wish to ex
tend their most sincere thanks to the
friends and neighbors who so kindly as
sisted during the late illness and death of
their mother, Mrs. Louisa Kruger.
K. OK 1'.
At the meeting of Wichita lodge Knights
of Pythias YS, last night, the first and
second degrees were conferred on Charles
Ballance, Rufus Cone and County Com
The "Silver King" was given last night
at the Crawford Grand to a good house.
The nlav is well known to the theatre
going public and was presented last night
by a strong company. Mr. Clarke as
Wilfred Denver, was the ideal Silver King,
while his support was quite satisfactory.
Nellie Denver, Cisy aud the Spider were
also very acceptably interpreted.
Mr. Clarke had engaged a new advance
agent to meet n'm here who disappointed
him on account of sickness and on that
account the company will lay over at the
Manhattan until a suitable person is se
cured. PONIES AND DOGS.
Professor Gentry opens tonight at the
Crawford with his wonderful company of
educated dog- and ponies. It is often won
dered in advance how the ponies get on the
stage and in answer to the query it may be
stated that they walk on the stage the
same as the dogs do. The clown
ponv always makes it a point t
be late, and usually coms ia with the au
dience, offering the ticket taker a pass
. check and insists upon sitting down ia
front. He smokes and chews, carries a
cane, and will steal anything be can get
get his hoofs on.
The dog Barney doas sometbug no other
dog was ever educated to do, walks a tight
Grov-jr Cleveland and Ban HaJrtson, two
pug dogs, ride ponies
Barney surprises the aadieece by his
The wonderful leaps of a keaael of grey
hounds was a creat surprise.
The last scene was the trues, where Prof.
Gentry makes a pyramid scene with fifty
doss and ponies, with the daring pony,
Romeo, in a caee way up in the enrtaise.
This is a grand sight, as the whole ofrsraa
swiaes around and around.
Prof. Gentry has mad a life work of
training docs and poeies at his home fa
Dtoomittgwm. lad., and he i a nice eoUe
maaaad carries the greet novelty oa
on the road.
COUNCIL'S SPECIAL SESSION.
A Iong Discussion Over the Cltj-BoUdlnc Stone
Question Decide to Advertise for
Stoao ccded la City Eaildln?.
A special meeting was held last evening
of the city council to consider the stone
question for the city building. In the
lobby at the time the meeting was called
to order, only Contractor Rogers and
.Architect Proudfoot could be seen, which
may explain that little was known of the
meeting outside all members of the coun
cil, who were present. A few others ar
rived later. Mr. Rogers, in n communi
cation stated he was unable to comply
with the contract as far as erecting the
building with Alma stone aud this was
followed by a long discussion about how to
act on the situation. As will be sljpwn
from report some members took position
that the city is at the mercy of the contrac
tor and had better use the olive branch to
excess and others most solicitousaboutthe
welfare of the contractor. Others thought
the city had some rights even the contrac
tor should respect. The discussion came
out over an effort to adopt a majority
report of building committee, submitted
by Carson and Martin. Finally a substi
tute to enable the city to secure informa
tion without the assistance of Mr; Rogers
was introduced and Kissed by a roll call
as will be seen.
Members present: Carson, Caswell,
Buckridge, Johnson, Glaze, McKee, Will
iams, Martin, Mosbacker, Brown, with
Mayor Clement in the chair. Before busi
ness commenced Schmtzier aud Coffin ar
rived. The call was read, showing the object of
the meeting to be to consider the city
building stone question.
A communication was read from Roger3,
city building contractor, stating he had
entered into a contract first to use Augusta
stone; that it was afterwards changed to
Alma. The Alma stone had been pro
nounced no good, and he was willing to go
on with the contract and 'substitute stono
equally as good.
When Rogers said he could furnish Butler
county stone at $300 less than the present
contract, but which ist2,400 more than tho
original bid for the same stone.
Buckridge called for the reading of a res
olution which he thought placed a limit on
the amount to be expended on city build
Johnson asked that the contract with
Rogers be read also.
The resolution was read being a resolu
tion by Mr. Glaze placing a construction
cost not to be more than $70,000. It was
passed on December 9 last and intended
for explanation to architects to draw
Coffin said that the council could change
the resolution if it o desired. The city
attorney said the position was conect.
Coffin continuing said the Alma stone not
to be found and now a question whether to
take contractor's figures or proceed by
some other means.
The city attorney said the council and
contractor would be compelled to aureo to
a change in contract before they could re
Coffin thought it best at least to let '
different stone men submit bids.
The mavor stated that now the city in i
same position as when tho stono was
ftliiinrrp.rl from Autrusta stone to Alma.
Buckeridco said if stono higher now
than formerly, city would be compelled to
stand it, and if cheaper let the city benefit
Carson thought Rogers could get as
cheap bids from stone men as the city
could and also seemed to think tho con
tractor would not tako any trouble to
make an extra slice.
Buckridge said Rogers wants 5-1,000 more
for Towanda stono now than formerly and
formerly tho entire cost of Towanda .stone
little over 0,000.
Glhze offered a resolution to advertise
for bids on stone for city building and in
support of tho resolution said that he
thought the city could get a Letter price
than Rogers would submit to the couni tl.
The city attorney said the resolution
could be followed if the contractor agreed
Rogers said he would object to aderti.
ing for bids if he had a right. "I will n.t
object to anything until I something to ob
Martin, a member of the building com
mittee, moved the report of the
committee made at the last meeting be
taken from the table and adopted. The
motion was supported by a second ami
Johnson again called for the reading of
the contract with Rogers and the same
was read. Tho contract provided for three
arbitrators to settle all differences between
contractor and city, to Ie setth-d in the
usual manner. One clause had something
to say about no extras would be allowed.
The report of the building committee
signed by Carson awl Martin was read
proposing to give $9,100 more for Cam
brige stone than the Alma.
Buckeridge recalled that for AujfusU
stone, former price $81,900, changed to
Alma making contract price SM,000. The
Cambrige bid now submitted called for
$73,774. He thought there would not be
enough money to complete the building at
this rate. Advocated getting some atone
in which Wichita is interested.
Glaze offered as a substitute for the re
port of the majority of the building com
mittee the resolution to advertise for stone
bids to be considered by May 2.
Buckeridge was a second to the nb
stitue. Caswell apked if the architect would
consent, and observed that he did not
think the council had any buaineas to go
at it that war.
I Glaze "Tne council baa some Irasineaa
' in this matter, some riehia, certainly oot
j side of contractor and even archifsct." '
I Coffin said he would favor substitute U
j it could be done.
Roger "I am not prepared to say U 1
could consent '
Coffin said it was not neccesiary for him
to have a say at present and not until the
city had a proposition.
Caawell thought the contractor should
ask for prices of stone.
The mayor sncgeed thai the oontractor
had virtually done that much.
Coifin said he did not understand that
Rogers bad sought any bid on stoo and
no bids submitted. He thought the bid
should be seen by the council nrat.
Carson saw very much trouble for the
contractor ahead in adjusting sub-contracts
supposed to have been tec
The mayor saggestsd that the contracior
conid get lower Ugaim Hum the city.
The roll call on the Glase nbtitata wa
responded to as follows:
Affirmative Brown, Bnekride, Cofiia,
Glaae, Johnaon. Voasbncher. MoGee.
Negative Carson, Caswell, Martha,
AH passes iawedby the C5t,y Railway
company and the Kiveraide & 3abnrfca
will be taken op Um fins of next month.
The management of the new company eati
tbi tht waUda will b svoA fair that
time and thai, in the event the sSde-waOw
re dewenne, tne auveta wui mm, am
muddy, and i inconvenience will be ex
perienced at that time by a change tana at
Work on track construction by ta new
company ha been delayed dbHring tac
y4i by U cowinnrt ran. bt a aec a
weetber pere&s will toeeedaMiL
Un cn U y
123 to 127 K Main Street
Best quality dress prints 5
cents, a good close challie at o
cents, a better and wider challie
6 1-4 cents, fine dress ginghams
at S cents and up.
Our 35 cent summer corset you
cant match outside for less than
fifty, and our great 39 cent sat
teen corset can't be equalled at
fifty nor bettered at sixty-live.
12 dozen of each on sate today.
JltTXSON & JICJTJLJIAKA.
Ladies' Tests 9c, Children's Vests 5c, Ladies' Hose,
black and colored, 5c, Cliildrens1 Hoso, black and colored
5c, Men's socles, extra good, 5c. Challie 5c, Renfrew Table
Cloth, 30c, Bleached Muslin 4c, endless variety of dress
goods, new silic and lace curtains, hi fact every depart
ment will receive something new
126 AND 128 DOUG-LAS AVE.
ftmer n w sm ihi
mm- A xs4r 4& . M
m . FFBofcj, tw: m
m : a j i &, v m
SHU. Mm til v IfTTTiOii- ffcfa
IK.F 'I' i 'vTrnff
One-Pri.-o Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
Judge Reed's officuu notebook taowe up
wards of twenty caes wipt from the
civil docket ye&terday. In Riley v Bid
well judgment was rendered reaclndinK
contract. In Peter Getto r E. H. IJinl
et al., motion to net aside judgment heard
and overruled. Glaze va Deuel, uismitned
at cost of plaintiff. In Lewis Sitnms
Hester McLean, a demurrer was hoard and
overruled. In overruling the demurrer In
this case Judge Reed rendered an impor
tant decision, which has never yet been
passed upon by the fcupreroe court. He
hld that where property wa convyed to
two individual jointly that the common
law of uurrirorHhip did not obtain in joint
tenancy in Kaunas; that the doctrine of
tturvivorhhip was fictitious and did not ex
1st in equity. In other words, if A aad B
own property jointly and B dies, hi por
tion would go to bis heiw instead of to A,
as under the doctrine of survivorship.
Marriage licenses were Issued yesterday
in the probate court to William C. Arnold
and Caliy Wadkins. and A. H. Graham
and Nettie Graham, alt of Wkfcita.
Application for appointment of adminis
trator of M. Zimmeriy, deceased, filed.
Application w require executrix of wiU of
L. D. Dewey, deceased, to ftsll property to
pay debts, filed and set for Waring May
First settlement of Anna X. Lemon, ex
ecutrix of J. B. Lemon, deceased, filed.
Will of Marcus Lies, deceased, admitted
to probate. Third settlement of admis
trator of estate of G. W. Barley, and order
to pay heirs certain monks, filed,
oomtox plcas oockt.
Rose Keny rs Jonas Traabrie deceased.
by his adminlstrami; Jury still out. J. C
Bent ley ts D. W. Philips et al: judgment
for plaintiff for tm by default. Mary
Ann Feanell et al ts C. G Meyer et al.
dismissed without prejudice aft cost of
plaintiff. The commissioners in the case
of B. E i. Htrt and Barbara Hltt ts Abso
lam a Hitt. an insane person, and J. W.
Sites, guardian, made their report which
was confirmed, striate Barbara Hitt one
half. B. E. J. Hitt one-toonh aad Ahsolsm
C. Hitt the balance of aslsvte. A number
of nr"- end demurer were disposed of
and twenty-five cases en taa dvil docket
The nsual round of etrfl work occupied
the Joscfae Bnrrmand Massey yessrd,y.
HoUenfewk and Lock, two of dM mm
charged with complicity fa the robbery of
the fortune teller oa Market street, were
arratnged before Jostke Xeenan for a pre
liminary which was continued over votii
today. TW states eTideaceoccgniedaU of
the afternoon and when t was all ia the
attotwy's lor the defence raoswd to have
their eBnte discharged oa the mwoadtot
hwaflrient evidence to Iww snufcabie
cans. Taa coart aewafad tin mack
fas aisnaatii this mommz
123 to 127 1ST. ATain Street
How the sateen and gingham,
trade expands. The finest
French ginghams at 26 and 30c,
and the fine sateens at 111, 12$,
15, 20 and 25 cents. fhe finest
styles and best of their kind.
2Cew llowers in the millinery
department today, the loveliest
$3 trimmed hats at S1.S&
We are selling tho
SIZES 4 TO 14 YKS.
Wort h$l, for 75 cents
Worth 75 for 50 cents
"W lv pay 35 pcroontmoro
for V ftitma Kooda at othor
M til Orks Filled Promptly.
at 10 o'rlock when the ertdessM In Um de
fence will be taken.
The docket In the police court horg thi
Arrest of two drunks who were fined $$
each, and one discharging fire arms in b
city limits set for April J& The oaUeetia
of back fines and transaction of roatibt
work completed the day ia this court y
terday. A SJtOtTiCKM ICNT.
Meeting of Wichita lodfrs, Xo. t L O.
0. P. tonight at o'clock ia Uto hall above
Savings bank. Tb initiatory will he cot;
ferred upon two candidate by the 4mtrr
staff, aad final arratutemmta wW 19 mmV
for the Kingman rrnraoa. Ylstttn
brothers am heartHr weloosae,
R. A. BTEaaW, K G.
I. a a. p.. ML
Regular meeting at Odd IfeJIaw ha! .,
Temple Mack tonight. A fall stl as qm
desired. Basins of great liapeeaai w ?
be transacted. Full inatsantteas to tho
going to Kingman on the excision. Cr.
early. B, A. KraAaa, 8. is.
FkaJrg DC9Cnt, Rac Hery.
The Mizpab society will maw wit -.
Marlowe, room Zt, Fletcher uoek, Frfcd,
April 25 at 4 p. ax
GcvsvMVS Maaurwn; Ast
BmiXt KoaXfi, rJeCy,
Wichita Council So. 10(7. Bernl A.
nnm will meat at their haU la 6atUo. -this
evening at 9 o'clock, A fait att
By order of the Secretary.
The Woman's Missionary sodecy af tha
Mm Presbyterian church will aafd !'
regular meeting ia the lecture room af Ue
church this afternoon at I o'rloez.
A sHIsju f Lrry oseaty. Fia., kfifeC an,
rrje that mi sarsd i jm ist mrir rdt fet
fross Up to Up lilwn o-rr tarts Loetfttf
long. Waw dsxaenMrvd the bird tad 2M
killed phc aad &fcat U rax. K. Oo d!
vrrrrUmc ta mtrseW- gl errpad tfc
ptj m its wamtnte & aa4 suarroi av7 to
other yarta H ""-" f aOrvL bsrr-r, aad
-& r,yrvtag Us pn m riW TtsrtiM.
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A aa czxespA ef tunutmmi aa array am
ro V2d a -Kcat-grsi 2Sw YsrJr imaerrt)0
dum i tM i;ouri &tu pral borstal
fcj Pw-trTt Maero to nnrea f tt Udy e
kii mm, ad tas barfed fa fe boep
Ul tSBM7' A ra asaal a srf caiws.
S&m r'furihii rrirt-, jlmnd aad canrf air ri
cyrri trvm ti rfiflsa wrwqr. bc ecut
abJe lor tra.c$-l3w, an at twaMB
irreu- Ut x! ta ashii',nc as
Tv ehi cofts ia vsn sas mm vm insrVI
a left ta ta 4m6 few." I tj: v fc
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