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3pte Widxitx gaily gaole: j&wtTatj fIjamw& pril 27, 1890.
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istered at tho Occidental.
Mrs. J. W. Lawson returns today for a
further visit to Fort Worth.
Mr. H. D. Lee, of Salina, arrived in the
city yesterday and is at the Metrople.
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city last night and registered at tho Carey.
Mr. G. W. Bristow leaves today for
Washington, D. C, via the Missouri Pa
cific. Dr. K. T. Purdy has returned from Chi
cago, where he has been taking a special
course of lectures on the eye.
Mrs. James Selover has arrived home
from a three months visit to friends in
Pennsylvania and New York.
Mr. William B. Hanscomc and Mrs.
Fannie llanfecome-Herbert, of Denver, are
in tho city, guests of their brother and
uncle, II. R. Farnum.
Mr. W. J. McLean, traveling freight
agent of the Rock Island, returned from
Canada yesterday where he has been to at
tend his wife's funeral.
Old papers for sale at this office.
There is liable to be a nipping frost in
nil of the northwestern states this morn
ing but -we hope it ivon't get as far south
ns Kansas, for it would prove damaging to
garden truck and many other things.
In mentioning the display made by
Messrs. Caswell and Spangler at the board
of trade rooms of the flowers made of tin
and copper, tho name of the tinner, Mr. O.
W. Shick was unintentionally omitted.
Last year the rainfall from January 1 to
April 150 was 8.0S inches; this year from
January 1 to dato it has amounted to 6.26
inches. This clearly shows that tho rain
fall this this year has not been excessive.
TheEwald Iron company of St. Louis,
has gotten out a most tasty little souvenir
in the shape of a little note book with in
terchangeable body. They are much in de
mand and are as neat as this firm is en
prising, and are given away free.
Mr. Walter Floyd who was in the cast
of "The Silver King," at tho opera house
Thursday night is an old New Albany,
lud. boy.and met quite a number of friends
in tho city who formerly lived there,among
them Mr, Frank Jones, who was an old
Remember tho exhibition to be given
this afternoon by tho children of the Homo
nt the First M E. church, at 4 o'clock.
No doubt it will bo an interesting and
profitable hour. The little fatherless and
motherless waifs who are boing cared for
and instructed by self-sacrificing ladies
should be encouraged by your presence in
M. W. Levy, Esq., president of the
Wichita Notional bank arrived home yes
terday from New York. He spent two or
three days in Washington City on his re
turn and one day in St. Louis. In New
York he was looking after his own busi
ness, but in Washington and St. Louis he
was putting in some effectual work for
Professors Shull and Davis, of the city
high school, are expecting to conduct a
private school in the city this summer.
The length of the term will not exceed six
weeks and both common and high school
branches will be taught, thus giving an
opportunity for reviewing, while those
who have fallen behind in thoir work will
havo an opportunity to make up back
Colonel BainthafircAt Kentucky orator
and lecturor, made the Eagi.E a pleasant
!a11 last eveuing in company with Mr.
Frank Williams and Mr. R M. Piatt.
Colonel BRin, who is a great traveler and
close observer and who has visited Wich
ita before, says that Wichita's future is
undoubtedly assured that she will be a
great city as sure as that any other of the
great centers are cities.
Hon. Rodolph Hatfield returned yester
day from Salt Lake, accompanied by his
wife, who has entirely regained her health.
In a call last evening he said tliat he is al
ways glad to get back to Wichita, and
that he was never more glad than this
time. Of Salt Lake and its prospects, ho
estimates that it is a good town with a
future of no inconsiderable importance,
but so far as prices on real estate are con
cerned that the future has been very
strongly if not too greatly discounted. He
rays so far as Wichita is concerned that
with a single exception he heard nothing
but good words from western capitalists,
all of whom predict a brilliant future for
the Peerless Princess, and that he himself
is convinced that at no time in the past was
lier prosperity on so sure a foundation as
THE JOBBERS ON THE ALERT
Backed by the Retailers, Who Are- Now Thor
oughly Alive to tho Interests of Kansas,
as Well as Their Own.
Until the jobbers of Wichita acquired a
certain amount of influence, which is the
result of increased annual business, they
were always laboring under certain disad
vantages. As new jobbing houses have
been established here, both large and
small, this has added to the weight of in
fluence already controlled by the pioneer
houses. A concert of action has been the
natural result and more favorable terms
can now be commanded from the large
wholesalers in the east. The recognition
of Wichita as a distributing point by the
railroads has opened the eyes of the retail
merchant to the fact that Kansas should
contain her own supply point and not con
tinue to pay tribute to neighboring states.
Following close on this idea come3 the
second one, and that is: that Wichita is
naturally that point and that working to
that end is working for the best interests
of everybody in the state. The feeling on
the part of the retail trade has manifested
itself by their patronizing their home job
bers exclusively and assisting them in put
ting the goods on the market whose manu
facturers have found it to their interests to
favor this city instead of some interme
diate point between here and the
east. xnis uaciang nas so ma
terially assisted the wholesale grocers
that they have been enabled to dictate
satisfactory terms to eastern manufactur
ers and as a natural consequence all the
standard goods are handled on as favora
ble terms as could be desired. The re
tailer gets a direct benefit and no one is
more anxious than he to supplement the
position taken by his home jobber. The
Wichita Wholesale Grocer company took
the initial steps to accomplish these re
sults and since this step has been success
ful the wholesalers from the other cities of
Kansas have joined issue with them. This
association of the wholesale interests is
simply to demand from the manufacturers
the recognition that the immense trade of
Kansas commands, and which the rail
roads have already partially admitted by
the issuing ef a distributing tariff from
The Missouri River Wholesale Grocers
association naturally have interests a little
at variance with the Wichita and Kansas
wholesalers and has used its influence to
hold the trade of Kansas in another state.
Even the railroads would not be insensible
of this influence and the interior jobbers
thus far have been unable to meet this ad
verse power. Now, however, the interior
jobbers are congratulating themselves that
they have sufficient weight to demand their
rights and are by no means insensible of
the importance of the step that has
been taken. Just recently the interior
jobbers were handling a standard brand
of coffee and soda at a loss to compete with
Kansas City. With the backing of tho re
tail trade these goods dropped completely
out of tho market. The result was to
bring the prices down to the reasonable
notch in spite of the opposition of the Mis
souri River Grocers association. But very
little more will be demanded and the inter
ior jobbers will be on as good a footing as
any, and that is all that could be desired.
As a result of these steps that have been
taken the Wichita Wholesale Grocery com
pany is in receipt of overtures from other
jobbers who desire to locate here. In less
than three months it is safe to predict
that Wichita will have another wholesale
grocery company with 150,000 capital. The
effect of this improved feeling amongst the
grocery people cannot be estimated. A
prominent wholesale man in speaking of
matter said that those actually in tho
business were only beginning to realize
the vast amount of trade that naturally
belonged to Kansas and the possibilities of
the future were too dazzling to bo calmly
SUPT. FODTS RESIGNS.
The Denver dailies announce the resigna
tion of Superintendent Fouts, of tho Bur
lington & Missouri River railway. Mr.
Fouts, who is a son of Col. T. D. Fouts,
of this city, and who lived in Wichita in
its earlier days, has been connected with
the Burlington & Missouri River road for
many years, being superintendent of the
Denver division. The Denver Times says:
"The news of this resignation swept like
a whirlwind through railroad circles and
created greater surprise than any change
which has taken place for some time. Mr.
Fouts has been identified with that branch
of the Burlington & Missouri for so long a
time that the thought of his resignation
Avas never dreamed of. He took charge of
it as superintendent when but a few miles
of road were in operation, and he acted,
not only as superintendent, but conductor
and the entire crew.
"Mr. Fouts may well be proud, and to
his energy, fidelity and intelligence is due
tho grand success of the line. Ho has
demonstrated his ability and is conceded
to be one of the best railroad men in the
country. He has been called to take charge
of the affairs of an eastern company which
proposes to build and develop a large sys
tem of railroads in Texas. Tho resigna
tion goes into effect on the first of next
month, and at that time Mr. Fouts will
locate his headquarters at Fort Worth.
"-Mr. Fouts starts for Texas tomorrow to
arrange plans for the future. Tho new
field is a broad one and one which he is in
ever- way qualified to fill, as his ability
lies greatly in the line of construction aud
the development of railroads."
AN IVEST-HENT COMPANY.
Mr. W. W. Cook, a representative of the
Life and Maturity association of Wash
ington, D. C. who has been stu '.yiug up
the advantages offered for investment in
this city, and having become satisfied of
its importance and permanency, is hero to
form a local board. He has been in the
city two or three weeks and says there is
no longer any doubt of the organization
being perfected as many of our most sub
stantial citizens have taken out certificates
The object of the investment certificate
of the National Life and Maturity associa
tion is to meet a long-felt need of the pub
lic, especially of those who desire a safe
investment of their surplus money, as well
as those who wish to secure for themselves
comfortable homes, by applying the money
they are paying for rent toward the pay
ment of a home. To this end these certifi
cates offer special attractions, in that they
combine all the advantages offered by the
building and loan associations, and at the
same time offer additional advantages, is
the language of the companies circular.
It consists of installments and partial pay
ments. From what we am learn of the
enterprise it seems safe and equitable and
worthy the attention of capitalists and of
those desiring to build homes on an easy
ADMITTED TO PROBATE.
The will of Mrs. Nettie Jerome was ad
mitted to probate yesterday and by its
terms an undivided one-half of her estate
is bequeathed to her husband, Lee Jerome,
and one-half to her four children, in which
they are all to share alike. The will further
nullifies a premarital contract which pro
vided that her husband was to receive a
stated sum ont of her estate should he
survive her. She also appoints her hus
band. Lee Jerome, and C. A. Walker ex
ecutors of the will and appoints Lee
Jerome guardian of the two younger
The two older children being fourteen
years of age elect who their guardian shall
be and yesterday mnde application to
Judge Buokuer to appoint C. A. Walker
RESIDENCE OF HON.
that crry buiijDing contract.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
In your issue of Friday morning you
make some remarks under the above head
to which I trust you will allow me to make
reply so far as I may be able. Had you
been in possession of facts as they are,
and not have allowed your article to be in
spired by "street talk," lam quite sure
you would not have used so freely the in
sinuating terms of "monkey business,"
"grave suspicions of ulterior motives,"
"side understandings," "bad faith," and
other intimations of dereliction in duty on
the part of public officers. I will try and
explain the situation and give you facts as
they are. To "street talk" I pay but little
attention. Any citizen can get all the in
formation he wants by asking for it and
the suggestions of any citizen for the wel
fare of the city will be gladly received.
You well know that your advice has been
many times solicited but never has been
Mr. Rogers put in five bids for city hall
Grouse Creek stone .566,565
Yates Center 64,565
The council first awarded the contract
for Aucrusta stone at the fierure given.
They afterwards, and upon examination of
samples sent to them, changed to the Alma
stone, and paid the difference between the
cost of the two kinds of stone, viz.: ?2,700.
This $2,700 was not, as you state, "for ex
tra on the foundation," but for the higher
price of the Alma stone. The Augusta
costs 10 cents per cubic foot and the Alma
16 cents or very near that. There are
40.000 cubic feet of this kind of stone in the
building. Any one can figure it. Now it
turns out that the Alma Stone company
did not know the extent of their quarry
and find that the quality like the sample
is very limited, and enough for the build
ing cannot be had. Should the council
have tested and determined the extent of
that quarry before closing a contract? Do
our coal dealers before contracting for a
quantity of coal go on to the mine andfirst
determine if the supply is there?
Who is to blame for the Alma stone
quarry not turning out to be what the
agent represented? But the fact is before
us that the Alma stone cannot be had that
are like the sample or are good enough.
Shall the council go back to a poorer qual
ity or shall it spend a few more dollars for
a better stone? I am willing to abide the
people's answer. Tho people of this city
are not niggardly and falsely economical.
They are willing to pay for what they get,
and tho work they have done shows that
they like a good article better than a poor
One. It is conceded by all unbiased stone
men that the Cambridge stone of which
tho Santa Fe depot is built is the best in
the state. I admit it was a mistake that it
w.is not first selected. Had it been all this
trouble and talk would have been avoided;
but out of thirty-four bids there was but
one for Combridgo stone that of H. Ben
nett, of Topeka, at $73,774. This stone
costs 30 cents per cubic foot delivered on
cars here. It costs 10 cents per foot more
to cut it than the Alma.makmg 23 cents per
foot more cost to contractors than Alma,
or a total of $9,200 but Mr. Rogers says
he will put in the Cambridge stone at the
bid of Mr. Bennett, which would be
691 less, or 9,109. Now shall the council
pay this $9,109 more for the best stone in
the state, as the Santa Fe officials declare
it to be, and have a material that for gen
erations will remain clear and bright, or
shall they go back to a cheap material that
will soon discolor, stain and wash, and be
come anything but an ornament? You
say that "the 'Hionest people of this com
munity look to this paper for a declaration
of their convictions and conclusions,"
which is true. Now will you be kind
enough to give the people's answer to the
above questions that tho council may be
governed thereby. When the plans of
Proudfoot & Bird were completed all
other architects and many builders said a
building after those plans could not be
built for the money we had to use. and had
the contract been first let for $$0,000 no
one would have complained. Bids were
put in at $82,000, $85,000, $S7,000 and $95,
000. How does the fund now stand?
Bonds . $100,000
Lot cost ."$719500
Building, if Cambridge stone is
Architect's plans and superinten
dence, sav 3,000
Steam heating 4,700
Leaving a balance of $ 1,366
There has been- nothing yet allowed for
extras of any kind. The contractor can
Tint, rlnim anvthintr for anv extra until
such extra shall first be agreed to in writ
ing by the mavor, committee on public
buildings and the architect.
If the contractor is compelled to use a
higher priced stone, ho wants the differ
ence in price. If he uses a cheaper stone,
he allows the citv the difference. I fail to
see any "side understandings" between the
contractor and the city officials.
If the men who have given you such in
formation know any facts, let them come
forward like men and state them, and not
make these insinuating threats. If the
contractor is wrongfully taking a dollar of
the citv's money, let it be known, if any
city official is unfaithful to his trust, then
impeach and depose him.
G. W. Clement, Mayor.
LARGEST BUSINESS IN THE HXSTORr OF
The receipts of live stock at the Union
Stock Yards during the week just closed
have been the largest in the history of this
organization. Prices on both cattle and
hogs have been very satisfactory and ship
pers have been well pleased with results.
The business is growing very fast, in fact,
it has no precedent. New shippers are
coming daily and say they can not afford
to go by the Wichita market. The live
stock market and packing houses certainly
have the brightest prospects of any of
Wichita's numerous industries.
Many who have given the matter some
thought, all unite in saying the prospects
for one of the largest markets in the United
States is certainly very flattering. The
company are now at work on an addition
to the new yards which will more than
double the present cattle capacity, which
they supposed woald be large enough for
at least one year from the time the new
yards were completed, some four months,
but they are now badly crowded for room
and an addition will be added. It is simply-wonderful
the manner In which the
business is increasing, and it will continue
to grow until it becomes one of the great
estmarkets in the country.
ROBERT E. LAWRENCE.
THE NEW RAILROAD.
The New Union Pacific Connection Goins
The meetings held during the past week
in the interest of the Halstead Belt Line
company have been well attended, and
great interest has been shown. Meetings
have been held thus far in Eagle township
at Bentley in this county, at Halstead, and
at a point five miles north of that point.
All of these meetings have been addressed
by Senator Bentley, of this city. Tho
meeting held in Eagle township, on Friday
evening, had by actual count sixty voters
present. There is every indication now
that the aid asked will be voted along tho
entire line. The people north of Halstead,
between that point and McPherson, havo
assured Mr. Eisenmyer, president of the
line, that they will aid him. As soon as
aid is voted on tho elections now
called the first ten mile section
from Bentley to Halstead will be built.
The franchise from Halstead to McPher
son is now being worked up. The propo
sition in Eagle townshipk for $2,000. This
is the lightest and fairest proposition ever
submitted to a township in Kansas, and
the people should have no hesitation in
voting this aid, even if the new line falls
into the hands of the Frisco and the road
is never built south of Bentley, it makes
Bentley an important transfer and divis
ion station on the Frisco line. People who
have lived in Kansas know what a division
terminus on an important railway line
means. It means a thrifty town and a
good trading point. In meant more than
one hundred railway employes in Burton
when made a division station on the Kan
sas Midland railway, and it means tho
same thing for Bentley. 1
MEETING OF CITV TEACHERS.
The city teachers met yesterday at the
High school building at the usual hour.
After the opening exercises, papers were
read by Principal R. S. Barackman, of tho
Washington school, and Miss Smoke, of
the High school.
The subject of Mr. Barackman's paper
was "Physical Training in the American
Schools," which ho handled in a masterly
manner, evincing the fact that hv under
stood his subject, both physically and in
its relation to the education of the present
day. The strong, active, driving brain, is
found in the body of like energy, while the
sluggish brain is the result of the slow cir
culation of the inactive body. The subject
was discussed pro and con by Mr. A. Rosen
berger, Mrs. Booth, Prof. Young. Miss
Amidon, Mr. McMichael and Miss Mills.
Dr. Stevenson said the use of muscular
exercise was to increase the intensity of
the thinking power of the brain.
At this point of the program Miss Jessie
Clark rendered an excellent instrumental
solo, which was heartily applauded.
The subject of the paper read by Miss
Smoke pertained "Character Building."
Almost every sentence was suggestive of a
volume of thought. Tho factors entering
into the structure of character are homo
influence, teacher's influence and the in
fluence of schoolmates and asso
ciates. Other necessary elements are
habits of work, self-control, a well directed
plan aud aim in life, and an appreciation
and improvement of opportunities. Tho
material for the furnishing of the build
ing is gathered by the reading and assimi
lation of the best thought of the standard
Miss Bryson, Mr. Burns and Prof. Shull
discussed the subject matter of tho paper.
Dr. Stevenson emphasized the important
fact of reading and re-reading and digest
ing a good book, until it became a part of
the reader's character. We prove our in
heritance to the legacy bequeathed by the
past by the assimilation of good books.
The following resolution was unani
Resolved, That we, as a body of teachers,
hereby tender our hearty thauks to Mr.
Pierce, secretary of the board of trade,
Messrs. Barnum, Wagner and Hamilton,
managers of the packing houses, for tho
uniform courtesy and attention shown us
on our recent visit, and for other kindness
on their part which made the day instruc
tive and interesting.
After remarks by the superintendent
concerning the final examination, the
meeting adjourned with the singing of the
CHILDREN'S HOME ANNIVERSARY.
The second annual meeting of the Chil
dren's Home will be held this afternoon at
4 o'clock at the First M. E. church. A
short and concise history of the home will
be read and its prospects and hopes for the
future. The program as published in yes
terday's Eagle is in itself sufficient to
draw a good attendance but outside of that
a general interest is felt in the welfare of
the little orphans for whose benefit the
heme was organized. The care of the or
phans and the friendless should be every
body's business and should be looked
after. Every right thinkin g person should
be willing to do a share of this work. The
Children's Home is an institution of which
the city is proud with good reason and the
public i3 only asked to lend its sympathy.
The little ones who take part in the pro
gram today vant to see everybody there,
and no matter is of more importance and
it will be difficult for any to find a reason
able excuse for being absent.
The needs of the home are very few and
when divided amongst the entire com
munity simply amount to nothing. If
every family in the city was to think of it
once a month, its prosperity would be as
sured. It is in a prosperous condition at
present and although its support rests on
a few there is no complaint. It is to be
hoped that there be a larse gathering to
day to hear the report of those few. When
your little boys or girls say their eveaiac
prayers and ask God to bless mama and
papa, teach them to add. and bless the lit
tle orphans who have no marrore nor
STREET CARS TO'THE NEW STOCK YARDS.
The hovers, shippers, commission nen j
and visitors are compuuning catty,
especially such weather as has been for
several days. that there is ao stseafc cars
running to the new yards. There are lots
Ml vuwknSk rrhl tx tft SlMir TBwL fMMs.
staaUy and better street car fagffltto f
fehooM be given tnem, t
A CITY OP BEAUTIFUL HOMES.
Wichita's Tree Embowered Avenues and Many
Fine Modern Residences.
A well known Chicagon, in a late visit
to this city remarked: "There are finer
and costlier residences to be found in the
older cities of this country, but no city on
the continent of its size and age can show
as many splendid homes as Wichita." The
observation was undoubtedly correct. For
a variety of fine and even splendid resi
dences no city of its age and population in
America can rival Wichita. The style of
the architecture is as varied as the taste of
her citizens, who have come from all parts
of the country. So marked are the styles
that a traveler of much experience was led
to exclaim a short time since, "where did
your architects all" come from?" And they
are not in number to be counted on one's
finger ends. They flank our long, smooth
and delightfully shaded avenues where
trees ranging either side for miles and
miles and touch each other with their
leafy branches across the way, forming in
many places a complete arch over the
streets. No material predominates in the
construction of these several homes,
but wood and brick and stone
of every variety and character have
been employed, some of the stone being
brought from long distances. There are
homes which cost fifty thousand dollars
and upwards, and the houses which cost
from five to twenty-five thousand dollars
can be numbered by tho scores. And
Wichita's homes are not jammed in and
crowded together on narrow lots. The
broad, expansive and illimitable landscape
seemed to have inspired the founders of
the city with generous thoughts aud broad
ideas, commensurate with their dreams of
the city's future greatness. Streets were
laid out wide and long through level
stretches that cost but the price per acre
fixed by the treaty between the Indians
and the general government. And the lots
and plots and squares were broadened
and deepened portiouately, so that every
home, however humble, has its grass lawn
and its shade and ornamental trees and
vines, and every pretentious residence its
ample grounds and liberal surroundings.
On last Sunday morning the Eagle
presented its readers with views of three
of Wichita's most costly public edifices,
buildings which would be an ornament to
any city however great, the three aggre
gating a cost of over a half a million dol
lars. This morning we gjvo a prospective
of the latest finished pretentious home
erected in the city. It is the now residence
of Hon. Robert E. Lawrence, built upon a
portion of his original homestead or pre
emption right. We have no description of
its details or floor plans, but it is built of a
whitish gray native stone of pleasing
tone and is as beautiful as it is solid and
substantial, a very modern palace, inside
and out, in short, a grand homo of pleas
ing design and harmonious proportions.
INSPECTOR TO BC APPOINTED.
Dr. T. W. Armstrong, government in
spector of live stock and stockyards, who
is stationed at Kansas City, and under or
ders of Dr. D. E. Salmon, chief of tho
Bureau of Animal Industry in company
with J. T. White, of Ada, Kan., chairman
of the State Livestock Sanitary commis
sion, inspected the Wichita Union stock
yards yesterday. This inspection bureau
was created for the purpose of looking
after shipments of southern cattlo coming
from fever districts between March 15 and
December 1, to see that they are properly
handled in transit and yarded in pens
where native cattle are not handled, and
thereby prevent the spreading of splenetic
or Texas fever to northern cattle. The
large increase of business on this market
caused these gentlemen to come here.
They made a thorough inspection of tho
yards yesterday. They fouud everything in
first-class condition and they say
our facilities for handling all classes'
of stock are the very best. The old yards
wliich will be used for the exclusive use of
southern cattlo coming from the infected
districts are so far removed from the new
yards where all the northern or native
cattlo will be handled, and located on a
different track makes it absolutely safe for
farmers or feeders to get cattle through
the new yards here without their coming
in contact with the southern cattle.
These gentlemen wish it thoroughly un
derstood that they did not come hero with
the idea that thero is more danger than
seasons before, on tho other hand they
think there is much less as the system
which tho railroad companies and thir
agents handle cattlo coming from the fever
infested districts make it almost impossi
ble for northern cattle to come in contact
They are taking all these precautions to
prevent any outbreak of the fever among
northern cattle. The agents of the differ
ent railroad companies have orders to un
load all cattle coming from south of the
fever lino to unload them at the old yards.
There will be an inspector anointed here
for the purpose of seeing that the orders of
the Railroads and Stock Yards companies
are carried out.
Doctor Armstrong is much pleased with
Wichita and said she certainly has a
bright future before her and that before
her people realized it thero would be a
very large stock market here.
Mr. White said he was here in 1S72 and
was offered a quarter section of land on a
part of which the Carey hotel now stands
$S00. He is much pleased with the city
and says he can see no reason why a very
extensive live stock market cannot be
built up here.
The gentlemen left last evening' for their
THE BKST TOWN KR03I THE LAKRS TO
Hon. John Speer, the oldest newspaper
nriitnr in Kansas, the founder of the Law
rence Tribune in 1S54, a prominent factors
in all the early history of Kansas, and who
did so much to mold the destinies of the
state of Kansas, who wag collector at in
ternal revenue under Lincoln and a state
senator for years, was in the city yester
day. Mr. Speer, considering his age, is
full of life and vigor and looks better than
we have seen him for years. For the past
few months he has been trareling and
working in the Interest of a great ester
prise connected with a railway project
from the north to a deep water point on
the Gulf. Within a sionta or two past he
has traveled overall the important section
of country and visited all the principal
towns and cities from Dalnth, on Lake
Superior, to the towns and cities oa the
Golf and he. says that naqaeatfonably
Wichita is the brightest city to be found
in the whole continental belt traversed by
him. Mr. Speer says there fe something
about the life and make np and the basi
ness air of Wiehisa which bespeaks and
prophesies for her a 7at future; that
Wichita, is not only a wonderful city now.
but that it will aeoa all that the Eagle's
maps of last Scnday showed it possible for
her to become.
WICHITA THK FAVORITE.
Fms tfc Ba Pfelse Xewn.
Sfc. Louis Bwxjied men hsure decided to
invest in Wichita to make it the fatnie
market for grain aod rtcck. as years ago
Chicago bails up Kansas Ci j So afiect the
St. Loins markets, aad it had die desired
effect for some tine, aow 3c Lovis baa, de
cided to cat off Kaswas City by aaaUtin
Wichita ad the wortt ha bgBm in earn
est, though this will be no hard undertak.-
ioc. aa it would he only a matter ul a Um
yMH antil Wichita would um , pWi dris
Silk Dresses prohibited by tho
The Mohammedans considered siDc
unclean, from its being produced by a
worm. Hence, it was decided that a
person wearing a- garment made en
tirely of silk conld not lawfully offer
up the daily prayers enjoined by the
How ont of date those old fellows
wotildbeif they could visit the New
York store and see the great array of
silks in all the dainty colorings.
Emjyress Josapfiine's Vail.
The Brussels lace veil presented by
the city of Brnssels to Empress Josa
phine of France, is described to Have
been of such ample dimensions that
"when placed on a lady's head who
was upwards of six feet higli it train
ed upon the gronnd. Tho texture of
the resean (honey-combed ground
was exquisitely line. In each corner
was the imperial crown and cypher
enciraled with AVTefttba of nowcrs."
Cash Henderson has that beautiful
hem-stitched Nun's veiling.
JFTien Gentlemen Wove Silk
Strings in Their Ears.
Planche says there was a singular
fashiou existmg on the continent of
Europe, which found its way into
England about the time of James 1,
namely: "the wearing of two or three
strings of blaek bilk in the left ear,
hanging down to the shoulder."
Now the wife places tho ribbon in
the ear to remind her husband to stop
at the New York store for that elegant
uovelty dress pattern she bought
there the other day.
Early Scotch Woolen Cloth.
Heron, in his "History of Scotland,"
says that in Argyll" and theHehridgus
before the middle of the 15th century,
cloth was manufactured of one or two
colors for the poor, and was more va
ried for the rich.
What a change from the 1.1th cen
tury! You should see our beautiful
Henriettas iu all colors. Cash Hender
son, New York Store.
Linen Cleaner Than Woolen,
"Wool, the excretion of a sluggish
body, taken from sheep, was deemed
a profane attire, even according to
the early tenets of Orplieus and Py
thagoras. But flax, that cleanest and
best production of the Held, was used
not only for the inner and outer cloth
ing of the most holy priests of the
Egyptians, but also for covering sa
What is nicer in this age than an el
egant white linen hem-stitched table
cover? Cash Henderson lias them at
the New York Store.
''Sheets Made Front Trees."
Ctesias, in his Tndica, mentions
"sheets made from trees," M'hich were
likely produced from the fibres of the
Our sheets aremadeof linen and cot
ton. They have all widths of both at
Definition of Carpet in 1741.
So late as 1741, in England, a carpet
was defined as "a bort ot covering
worked either with needle or on a
loom, to be spread on a table or trunk
an est rade,or even apassago or Moor..
But now the New York Store is
showing everything new in English
and American carpets.
126 AND 12S DOUG-LAS AYE.
syiajEssssMBKj8 -itfii nlnSsWiifif i n
Mothers, bring the little one along and we will snit yon is Pabricn and
prices. Km-ePant-. Jer-ij Sni, Shirt m att, etc. New gfeods rocalrod
daily. Mail order Mir I on da irreivrd. Trv in on a mall order ajm! sa
how well pkaMd jcu.L uf . G 1-. t-nt t l j'rvl Vt any part f the
BITTING :. BBOS.
One-Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
THK XKVT FKIiEltALCOLirr.
Senator Bentley last evening received
the following letter from Judge Peters.
My Dear Sir Yours of the Hlh instant
at hand, in rard to the United Htatca
court at Wichita. On Friday I introduced
a bill to that effect. It other peopts do not
interfere I think I can get It tbroejth, bat
as it is somewhat htte in the susnon, am
not certain about it. I will do tho very
best I can. Got a favorable report oa the
bill yesterday. Yours Very Truly.
It is very probable that Um bill harfn
received a favorable report from the
judiciary commitfe of the bouse will pass.
Senator Ingalls is poshing the atattcr in
The Uniformed Baak. Knights of Pyth
ias, presented Mr. J. W. Gray with a beau
tiful badge on the eve of his departure for
bioax City. Captain Hotchkins made the
presentation speech, to which Mr. Gray
made an appropriate respobiie. The bade
was a beautiful piece of workmanship, and
was pnsenved as a toten of esteem aad
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prcr PicniSmr to Iuf Is- W-tarirttr Smw frf
tks mttrrnl -r te "VS. tHQrmrnvt is
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HI isnMliiirtns jwajisttos sat scmm swsttsr
u HoaarSta. iawstes sow snSi tarn
by w-fcka ttw fS swaidsst T ait ( i.
ItmTU aisirtu rttTti trl Bssrwiartin
fetigV.y taaocatrato aaarxt trf awasrtft. Dws'S
ihi. Mnr)t. iMt. J3w rra. tad St
C1 kwn reriM irt3t. n tea m W -mxj
a IS 141 piac ffflas bumHiCIsm t a -
irtaefe- & Skwtt. A kM sow & rgw MS
t- Uwa may tt jtiwrriCa.
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lOO Doses One Dollar !
Mohair and Kirn's Clotlu
Mobair and nun's cloth will bo the
rage ror spring and summer dresses,
according to an exchange. "In mak
ing up this wiry material the straight
English goods are used, with aU tho
fuUuess gathered or plaited In the
back. IfnottostlfTthekilt la desira
ble. All English skirts aro finished
either with a few rows of narrow
braid or some inexpensive galloon of
Cash Hendorson keeps them.
Costls. Old and Ricli Lace.
A piece of Ypres Valenciennes lace
(A. D. 108-t, about S or 4 inches wide,
was exhibited at the Parts Exposition,
valued at $400 per meter Ul yards',
which, it is. stated, "the lace-maker
working twelve hour a day, could
scarcely produce one-third of an inch
per week. It would tako her twelve
years to comjflete a length of six me
ters 754 yards). Her dally earnings
would average 2 to S francs."
You must see our new luces; every
one who has says they aru just lovely.
New York Store.
Df-css Interfering With Eating.
tji 1570 the rufis of the French, it is
s&d, had such an cmtraceous siso, iu
depth, that the wearers could s?aroly
turn their heads. It is told how
"Heine Margot one day. when seated
at dinner, was compelled toeud for a
spoon with a handle t o feet inleugth
wherewith to eat horswup.'
Do yon know the eaurie of the lady's
trouble She did not wear the cele
brated Jackson waist kept by the'eyr
JUoel: Printing of tho Chinese.
The Chinese practiced block print
ing before any specie f printing was
known to KurojM. Calico printing is
practiced in Asia Minor, Turkey and
mdevd in all count rie of the Kat by
such mean anil processes net prow
clearly 1 lit Eastern origin of the art.
You should see the new cnlieoas and
ginghams at the New York Story to
Cotton Stockings of Argentierc.
An old traveler in speaking of the
inhabitants of the inland of Argentlero
in the Grecian Arrhipeligo, snys.'Hho
women have no other employment but
making love and cotton hUHrklnrs.and
the latter aro none of the neatettU"
The ladies do not havo to make
stockings HowadMys.for theNw York
Store, just think of it, ella black hoso
for 5c a pir aud carries a very large
stock of LUtle aud silk lnwiory.
When a Knife Was Part of Wo
Ancleutly a knife formed a part of
the dress for women to v. ear. Tho
knives were sheathed and suspundod
from their gin lies. A Hikm- and more
ornamental pair was iiituallr present
ud on the occasion of a murrlajfu.
But pearl poliot book to arrive thii
week will be om of the attractions at
tho New York Store.
Origin oj the Word Cash.
The term cash, slgulTylng rendy
money, is from tin French word
caiHse, a chest or place in which mon
ey is kept. "The apartment In a
French store In which cah is paid Is
called the eaie. Such an apartment
In an KnglNh store is called the tell
At the New York Store It means we
buy for cah, sell for eah and for thia
reason. If for no o'Mier, can sell cheap
er than our com pi alter.
OUK STOCK OP
Is the Lagi'st ad Most Varied
M est otChlia'i.
Mr. Bseker. a cpitlie of BotbOa. V
Y for several year mayor of that d rt
and a friend of Mr Oorgs Dold, who .
Thwtlng tbs city, called la eompeaywun
the last 'named grailesnaa and Mar
Niederlaadec. Xr Becker had bss ont to
Odden. Salt Laka City and vtttee srssteru
points aod thought he most )ook i rv.y
of which ha had hssuni so mack. enfa;'r
over. He is well plisil with Iti soitditf.
with the ssrterpriss of tnr psapls ssk! d
hgbted wttfc the macnltnd aad rtdsw
of tike gjsst valkY aad says win ha
We are sorry t Ism tas ewr vsaecabii
friend Dr. L. 6 Jones has a eeastast on a:
claim near XI Eaao. The doctor has b?n
quttm sick lately aad leaks very mack es
fbhd, but be mast g down tomorrow '.
look after bis hoawauad, W hops that
he may cams oat of .tea uiJsnl of the m.
trst mrt with his title sAnaad la that
which be vstae o highly
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100 Doses Ono Dollar