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The Eagle has the largest circulation of any
dally paper in Kansas and cox era more territory
than any two Kansas dailies combined; reaching lCc
towns on the day of publication in Kansas, Indian
territory. Panhandle of Texas and eastern Colorado.
The columns of the Eagle have been tested and
proved to be the best advertising: medium in tho
southwest. The only dally that reaches all the ter
ritory above named on dny of publication. As an
advertising medium it is unexcelled.
J. S. Nail, of St. LouLs, is at the Metro
pole. Dr. Frazer and wife, Runnymede, are at
yir. II. F. Prooim, of Memphis, is at the
W. S. Bulloch, of Boston, is stopping at
Mr. C. E. Thompson, Boston, was in the
?ity last night.
Mr. F. Brill, of St. Louis, is registered
it the Manhattan.
Iv A. Mackey, of St. Joe, is in the city,
calling on friends.
D. A. Espey, of "Wellington, spent yes
terday in the city.
T. C. ITartman, of Toledo, is registered
at the Occidental
Mr. J, C. Hunt, of Philadelphia, was in
the city yesterday.
Mr. E. Carter, Jr., of St. Louis, is regis
tered at the Carey.
Mr. W. T. Hopkins, of Enterprise, Kan.,
was in the city yesterday.
Mr. B. O. Campbell, Meridian, Conn.,
was in tho city last night.
Mr. D. B. Vcatch, of Canadian, L T.,
was in tho cjty last night.
H. D. Mcrritt, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is
stopping at the Occidental.
"W. E. Bolton, of the Greensburg Signal,
spent yesterday in the city.
Georere N. Newton, of Kansas City, is
registered at the Metropole.
Mr. George O. Bacon, Pittsburg, was
amongst the arrivals at tho Carey last
Mr. W. Y. Amsbury leaves today to
look after some business at Bloomingtan,
111 , find will be absent about two weeks.
Mrs. E. Vermillion, of Chapman City,
Neb., arrived last evening and will spend
the summer with her daughter, Mrs. Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Dell J. Dean left yesterday
for Pittsburg, Kan., where they will re
bide. Mr. Dean within a few days will
open up the new hotel oi that town, winch
is referred to as ono of the leading hotels,
of tho state.
Two good printers can get work by call
lug at the Eagle office this morning.
Bev. B. T. Savin will bo at home again
today and fill his pulpit as usual tomor
row. Tho city teachers will be receiving their
checks today from the clerk of the school
Miss Lillian Hamblin, who has been in
disposed for the past week, was somewhat
Tho clearings for tho week amount to
$17,97-1.91, hliowing an increase of 38.5S
per cent over the corresponding week ono
By accident a few Besubmissionists met
In the ollice of Blackwelder & Holbrook
jesterday. They allied it the "original
Assessor James Beal made his returns
yesterday of the asssablo valuations in
Kaglo township, showing an increase in
the personal property.
Tho graduating clas of the Lewis acad
emy this year promises to be one of supe
riority, not only in quantity, but also in
quality. May success be theirs.
It has been intimated by good authority
that the social circles of College Hill will
asrain soon lie enlivened by an extraordina
rily fine operetta to lie rendered at the re
nowned S. and B. hall.
College Hill is again lightened up by the
placid countenance of Mr. J. D. Hutch
ings, who has been out to Salt Lake City
for several w oeks. His trip Avas of no little
benefit to him physically.
The case of Clate L. Stoner, aa-Iio Avas
charged Avith jietty larceny, avrs called
"Wednesday before Judge A, H. Griffin, of
SedgAvick, and the case avhs dismissed, the
court holding that the charge aa-ss ground
less. There is a young gentleman liAing not
more than one block from College Hill
Aho says that anybody Avho will ie a
buggy to take a young lady in Avithout a
cushion ought to bo ostracised from the
At the county meeting of the Fanners'
Alliance held in Winfield the other day a
delegate avss elected to be a member of the
Southern Kansas Fair association. Presi
dent CloA-er avhs also present and promises
to be present at the coming fair meetings
Mr. BidAvell, who is connected Avith tho
Bilk industry, stated yesterday that there
are 4,0O0,00Osilk Avorms now doveloping in
Sedswick county. Each AA-orm is booked
for one cocoon and each cocoon has SX)
yards of silk thread. Tins AA-ould make a
thread l,fclb,lSl miles long.
When a dog is muzzled it is an indica
tion that the dog can't bite and not that
h will bite. There are several vicious
dogs m the city and only one of them is
muzzled. The passers by cross the street
u avoid the muxzled dog and Avith human
inconsistency Aitlk placidly by Avithin easy
reach of the dogs that are apt to bite.
SUNDAY BASE BALI.
A Short Talk About a 3Iattcr of Interest to the
Base ball is, or should be, as innocent a
game as it is vigorous, and it has become
to be acknowledged the national game of
America. But it will not long be so recog
nized if it becomes a Sunday game. It is
no more to be tolerated on the Sabbath
than horse racing. "We understand that
an effort will be made to run a system of
amateur games on Sundays throughout
the coming summer here in Wichita. For
one, we believe the sentiment of this com
munity is against any such proposition.
But whether it is or not, the EAGLE is
against it, and protests in the name of the
many who are opposed to any such scheme
by whomsoever backed. "Whether it is, or
whether it is not a desecration of the dav,
being an outdoor and open performance, it
shocks, and rudely shocks, the sentiments
and ideas of a very large majority of the
people, many of whom while not being
identified with any church and professing
no religion, yet whose life training has
been such that they not only respect the
sanctity of the day and respect the convic
tions of those for whom the day was set
apart and it was for all mankind but
who themselves are happier in its proper
observance. The fifty business men
whom it is reported endorsed the proposi
tion of Sunday base ball games will not take
their sons and daughters. Games are not
necessary to recreation. Gate money and
betting on results not only, but boisterous
conduct and more or less drinking have be
come to bo characteristic trimmings of a
game designed originally to be innocent.
A roistering crowd, a brass band and ex
citement drawn from side pocket flasks
are not the proper concommitants or ad
juncts to the peaceful pleasures, and are
not conducive to the worship quiet of a
city that boasts thirty churches and within
whoso homes thousands of solicitous
mothers are endeavoring to inculcate
in the hearts of those whom
they love to worshipfulneas, a respect
for the ordinances of a day, which ordi
nances and which day have given mankind
about all they can boast, mentally, mor
ally and socially, to say nothing of the
church with its ever living promise of
The Eagle, in this, is not advising or
counseling legal complaint, writs and ar
rests, but simply reflecting the sentiment
of the community, coupled with tho
declaration that those and they are but
few in number who propose to wear
themselves out for the amusement of a
loafing crowd, which crowd will not con
stitute one in a hundred of this com
munity, are making a mistake in which
there is neither glory, name, money or
fame, ana the hearts of nine out of ten of
whose mothers would be pained at the
spectacle. One thing is certain and that is
tho Eagle will not only discountenance
the scheme, but neither the games nor re
ports shall appear in its columns.
A few years ago the promoters of a like
scheme heeded the injunctions of this
paper, and Ave have not the least idea that
any one of the most interested and active
now regrets having yielded to tho wishes
of the community and to his own better
A strange disappearance is reported of a
young many from near Ruby postofflce.
On last Tuesday night Edward Wall, Jr.,
IS years old, light comple.xioned and five
feet ten inches tall, left his -home, three
miles southAvest of Ruby postofflce Avith
out any apparent reason and since that
time no trace of him can be discovered. At
the time he Avas dressed in his Avorking
clothes, Avearing OA-eralls and a brown
duck coat and had no money AAith him.
His. parents are naturally A'efy uneasy
abouthim and his father Edward Wall,
Sr., AA-is in the city last night endeavoring
to gain some intelligence of his missing
son. The father said that he had not the
slightest reason to suspect any foul play
and to him the Avholo matter Avas in
explicable. He thinks the young man came to Wich
ita, and is probably correct in that conjec
ture. He Avould haA-e A-ery little trouble in
getting Avork here and doubtless is mak
ing his own Avayin theAvorld. His thought
lessness in not AATiting home is causing his
parents much anxiety, but he Avill doubt
less report about the first pay day.
On last Tuesday night late Officer Har
mon, just before he Avas relieved, encoun
tered a young man that Avould tally Avith
tho description given as nearly as he can
remember. He had no reason to observe
him A-ery closely and although the young
man gaAe his name the officer does not re
member it. The officer's attention Avas
directed towards him first because he acted
as if he did not knoAV Avhere he aams going
and upon being questioned became a cry
much confused. The lad told several con
flicting stories and came very near being
run in, but finally promised to tell tho
truth if he Avas .released. Harmon agreed
to let him go proA'ided the story aa-bs satis
factory. The lad then gaA-e his name,
probably correct, and said he lived in tho
country and had run aAay from home be
cause his father threatened to punish him.
He said he AA-anted to get Avork but had no
money nor a place to sleep. As the officer
knew ho could get AA-ork the next day and
believed the boys story, he told him Avhere
he might go to sleep and left him. He
directed him to a A-acant room and al
though it Avas bare of all accommodations
the lad Avould be safe. As nothing rnoro
Avas heard from tho boy the assumption
is that he obtained AAork and will be found
today Avithout much trouble. Officer Har
mon says the iad AAas made of good stuff
and Avill make his oaa-u A-ay in the AA-orld.
THE MERCHANTS MEET.
A large number of the leading business
men met last evening tit the office of tho
secretary of the Merchants' ProtectiAe as
sociation. A free discussion Avas had by
the members of the different features of
the association, and valuable suggestions
Avert? made as to Avhat Avas needed to make
the organization a complete success. As
an eAidence that the merchants feel that
times are groAving better, the secretary re
ported several neAV members.
This society is just three years old, being
organized in May, 1S7 and has never had a
membership of less than 100 at any one
time. During its. existence over a thou
sand name have been handed the secre
tary as not Avorthy of credit.
The next meeting Avill bo on May 13, at
Avhich time a ueAv president and secretary
Avill be elected, and several committees
AAill report- The merchants are taking re
newed interest and it is intended that the
next meeting shall be fdr all the members.
A TERRITORY PRISONER.
Deputy United States Marshal Ransom
Payne arriA-ed in tho city last night from
Oklahoma City, having in custody J. W.
Wood, Avho is charged AAith the killing of
W. H. 11. Schuck last September, and
turned his prisoner over to Sheriff Cone.
Mr. Payne returns to the territory again
this morninc. and reports general rains all
over that section. Wood AAas arrested at
the time of the murder and avhs bound
over m the sum of $.1,000, which bond he
gave. Since, United States Attorney Ady
lias considered the case not bailable, and
had Wood rearrested. He was giA-en an
other preliminary hearing before Justice
Munroe and bound over Avithout the bene
fit of baiL The prisoner Avas then brought
to the SedgcAviek county juil, as above
QUEER TVORLD, THIS.
From the Sedgwick Pantograph.
Probably Wichita has more Avholesale
establishments than any city in Kansas,
yet it would be a severe "task to convince
any stranger of that fact by showing up
the adAertisements of the wholesale houses
in the great EAGLE. Only three AA-hole-sale
houses occupv space in that most
loyal friend of Wichita. They are Whit
taker & Son, packers, L. C. Jackson, coal
dealer, and the Overall factory. There is
no one man or firm in that city today that
is doing one-half as much for "the business
men and city of Wichita and southwest
Kansas, as Marsh Murdockand his Eagle.
He is the best and truest friend Wichita
has ever knoAvn or eA-er will knoAV, and
the Avholesale and retail business men of
that city ought to be heartily ashamed of
themselves that thevlnwe not had their
business represented in the columns of the
Eagle during these hard times. Did the
Eagle go back on Wichita Avhen the hard
times struck in? Not much. It remained
at its nost and fought against the fates,
and is today Avorking like a beaA-er. Do
these felloAA-s sIioav their appreciation of
such untiring labor, to say nothing of the
expense in connection thereAvithS' Well,
hardly. Queer Avorld is this.
The Pantagraph being first thanked for
its encouraging words, evidently don't
understand that the. EAGLE never solicits
patronage by personal application or
individual appeal. Undoubtedly there are
a dozen wholesale or jobbing houses that
Avould give the Eagle an adA-ertisement
each, should it solicit them to do so, but
the Eagle prefers every person to use his
oaati judgement. While there is not an
advertisment in the EAGLE that did not go
there by the direction of the firm or
business represented, and Avhile we believe
that all our adA-ertsers find big return in
the expenditure, yet they determine these
matters for themselves. HoAvever, as the
Eagle goes in considerable lists to all the
toAA'ns Avithin the territory reached by the
Wichita Ayholesalers, Ave often think they
make a mistake in not making their busi
ness known and by not keeping it before
the retailers of all the toAvns of soutliAA-est-ern
Kansas and Oklahoma. Traveling
men of course are now employed by all
jobbers, but traA'eling men can't strike
eA-ery body eAery day, and there are lines of
jobbing goods carried in this city Avhich
are unknoAA-nto the Eagle's readers.
GOODS RETAIL. CHEAPER IN WICHITA
To the Editor of the Eagle.
It has occurred to me that if the Wichita
merchants AA-ould adA-ertise their prices in
the Chicago papers that they might in
crease their sales materially, as all mer
chandize is much cheaper here.
I indulged in my usual annual suit of
clothes last fall paid tho merchant $10 (all
he asked) Avhile in Chicago paid 20.50 for
an exact duplicate, except they were neAA',
and so was the -S1G suit Avhen I bought it.
It is not to be Avondred at that prices are
high in Chicago Aiien Ave take in consid
eration the fabulous rents, little dark,
shops that our merchants Avould scorn to
do business in, at a yearly rental of more
than the entire improA'ements cost.
Chicago may be a good place for the
Avealthy but for the retail dealer it is nip
and tuck; and judging from the numbers
of failures tuck gets ahead pretty fre
quently. And then their insufferable conceit.
I Avas asked by some third rate attorneys
AA-hat the prospect AA-as for them if they
came out here. Many of them suppose
that if they could raise the funds to get
here their fortune AA-ould be made. If
some of them did come and Avere fortunate
enough to get a case in court, Avould'ut
some of our laAA-yers take the conceit out
of them. We could mention a dozen
names at the Wichita bar that AA-ould
make General Stiles (the great Chicago
jury Liwj'er) or old Sam Glover of Missuri;
a good second.
We laugh at the old African king that
Avas holding court on a log, dressed in an
old straAv hat, Avho asked the Englishman
if they talked much about him in Eng
land, "but don't Ave hear just as ridiculous
things in civilized countries.
The larger the city the more conceited
the natives. Tho Lomten Cockney is
the acme of self esteem.
Geo. Washington Gat.
TJIE IMMIGRATION BUREAU.
The Immigration Bureau has been doing
some effective Avork and its members are
now busy showing home seekers about tho
country. The traflic manager of the Santa
Fe at Kansas City said the other day that
their regular trade had increased OA-er ten
thousand people, Avhich he attributed en
tirely to the Avork of this bureau. Mr.
Hale CoAAiey in an intervieAV yesterday
said that the'local eastern agents Avere do
ing more to stimulate eastern capital to
come AAest than anything else, and that he
felt this bureau should interest these
agonts in this immediate section at once.
Kansas controls tho bulk of the immigra
tion Avith A-ery little effort, but by a judi
cious use of all Jier appliances the tide of
travel to Dakota. Wyoming and the Pacific
might be diA-erted to this state.
Y. W. C. A. ROOMS.
The rooms of the Young Woman's
Christian Association are ah-ays open and
are cool, inAiting and easy of access, Avith
a good piano, plenty to read, and comfort
able chairs to rest in. Anyone can enjoy a
Aisit to these rooms. All ladies Avho take
their lunches AAith them, AvhereA-er em
ployed, Avill find a cozy dining room,
plenty of dishes, a place to make coffee,
and a toilet room and the noon hour can
be spent very pleasantly and perhaps
The ladies aa-Iio are interested in this
Avork have provided these conA-eniences
Avith the hope that many will be benefited
thereby. The efficient secretary, Miss
Shafer, will ahvays make you Avelcome.
ANOTHER MAN CONFIDENT.
A gentleman Avho has large mining in
terests in Carthage, Mo , and real estate
in different cities of this country and one
aa-Iio travels around a great deal, said to a
friend of his in this city day before yester
day: "I hear more talk about Wichita in
my traA-els than of all the other cities of
the country, and AAithin a few weeks you
Avill see parties taking in good blocks of
Wichita realty. Mark what I say for it is
surely coming." He is anxious to trade
cheaper property in Carthage for incum
bered property here.
A LEAPING SIIOAV COMING.
Among, the many lending shows, that of
Wallace & Co. is always in the van. Its
popularity seems to be unbounded, ami
Avherever it exhibits a crowded canriv- is
the rule. It is to be in Wichita Tuesday,
Mar 20. and there will be no exception to
the immensely largo patronage when it
reaches here. A company that is enabled
to present so much variety and excellence,
and a menagerie composed of animals ?o
rare and curious, Avill be sure to be Appre
ciated bv this community.
A BIG CORN BE.U.
From th Pratt Repabiican.
C. U. Calhoun returned from a trip to
Wichita last vreek, Avhore he had been to
consumate the sale of 50,000 bushels of
corn, stored at Preston and owned by tbe
bank of Preston. He made a sale of the
entire lot at the rate of 25 cents per bushel
to be turned over to the purchaser in the
crib at Preston. We call this a pretty big
corn deal and it Avill net the bank a good
profit on their invcstaient.
Messrs, 3L D. Heiseraum and Judge
Balderston heeded a ftshiag party yester
day which took in Little river aad Its tree
covered banks for a few miles north.
The special session of the council to con
sider the city building stone question last
night was attended by a large number of
stone agents and ten bids were submitted.
An informal secret ballot resulted in Tc
Wanda stone appearing as a favorite but
the legal situation as outlined by the city
attorney was such that nothing more could
be done. It was observed that Contractor
Rogers Avas not present and suggested by
some that he was acting under the adAice
of his attorney. The city engineer was
also absent and the council adjourned after
having spent a short time looking at the
question on general principles.
Members present, Carson, Caswell,
Schnitzler, Buckeridge, Martin, Mosbacher,
Williams, McKee, Glaze, BroAvn, Mayor
Clement in the chair.
The mayor asked if it was desired to take
any action relative to the bonds. Some
bids had been submitted. He suggested
that the matter be referred to the finance
Carson suggested that finance committee
report Monday night, Avhich aa-,is agreed to.
The meeting Avas called to consider bids
for stone. It Avas announced that nine
bids Avere on hands to be opened.
Carson observed that Coffin and John
son Avere absent and he thought all should
be present and share in the responsibility.
It Avas discovered that one more bid was
ready to be presented. It AA-as allowed
On motion of Martin bids Avere opened.
Marion Stone company.lb cents per foot.
Henry Bennet; McFarland stone 25
cents per foot.
Cambridge stone at 30 cents; Bedford
limestone 5S cents; Marion stone 14 cents;
Ballance & Jans, Grous creek stone 2S
cents per foot; Bedford stone 75 cents.
C. Acher, Grous creek stoce 29 cents.
L. B. Davidson Grous valley stone, 20
cents per foot on cars at quarry; 30 cents
deliA-ered at Wichita.
M. A. Pratt ToAvanda stone, 25 cents
McLean and Martinson Towanda stone,
14 cents per foot.
H. Heddeman Cambridge stone, 30 cents
on board cars at Wichita.
Chase County Stone company 34 cents
cents per foot deliA-ered.
L. C. Jackson Augusta stone, 16 cents
Some time was spent in general discus
sion and an examination of the various
specimens of stone on. exhibition. There
AA-as considerable priA-ate talk on the situa
tion trying to define the city'y position
and also that of tho contractor, Mr.
Mr. Bennett said he had submitted prices
on McFarland stone and some of the
councilmen seemed to think because the
ledge is only tweh-e inches thick it AA-onld
not do for the building. But the stone is
not stratified and could be set on edge.
Mosbacher moA-ed an informal secret
ballot to gain the sentiment of the conucil.
Buckeridge second. The motion preA-ailed
and the paper distributed for the secret
The ballot announced was as folloAvs:
Grouse creek, 1.
Glaze inquired AA-hat the legal effect
Avould be to adopt any stone.
it AA-as replied that it aatou1u be a Aery
unAvise thing to do to adopt any kind of
CasAA-ell thought the council should wait
to hear from the contractors.
The mayor said the contractors had sub
mitted prices of stone.
Buckridge thought the contractor had
giA-en up the contract and noAV time for
the city to choose the stone.
Carson passed OA-er the history of the
stone question. Concluded that the coun
cil is yet in the dark.
Buckridge inquired if the city or Rogers
had A-iolatyd the contract.
Schnitzler replied that the city had A-io-lated
Buckridge, resuming, said Rogers had
put in a bid for Alma stone and he Avas
unable to fill it.
Johnson arrived at this time and said he
AA-ould like to haA-c city engineer and con
tractor present, and, as they Avere absent,
mo ed tho matter be deferred until next
Carson thought contractor ought to be
on hand at the meeting, perhaps, but he
had probably thought he ought not knoAV
anything of the price.
The motion Avas amended, instructing
the building committee to seek an inter-A-ieAv
Avith the contractor and report re
sult: also to make a special request for the
contractor and city engineer to be present
at the next meeting.
The Young People's Literary society
of the First Baptist church met in the
southeast class room last night, and the
following exercises constituted the pro
gram: The president, II. S. McMinhael, occu
pied the chair, and Andrevv Smith acted
as secretary. Prof. J. C. South A-as ap
pointed critic. The by laws AA-ere sus
pended and the election of officers followed.
Prof. L. S Bailey Avas ek'cted president,
and T. J. IrAAin treasurer for the ensuing
tAA-o AA-eeks. After the introductory exer-
I rises the folloAAing question AA-as discussed:
"Kesolved, That the city of Wichita
should furnish free text books for the pnb
lic schools." The disputants Avere: Af
firmative, J. F. Adams and Prof. J. C.
South; neiratiA-e, F. A. North, V. L. Alex
ander and J. D. Mitchell, The following
named persons appointed by the president
as judges, Miss Anna Noel, Mis Alice
Daubert. J. X. Powell, W. T. Garnett and
J. M. Gurley, gaA-e as their decision as to
the AAeight of argument in fa-or of the
affirmatiA-e, and the decision of the audi
ence Avas-also giA-en in the ailirmatiA-e. In
the general discussion Thoma& J. Irwin,
li. D. Brown. L. a. Bailey and. others made
remarks upon the question.
The question chosen for dLscusion next
Friday evening reads: "Resolved, That
the Australian ballot system should be
adopted." Affirmative, V. L. Alexander,
F. A. North; negatiA-e, J. J. P'egttey, T. J.
Irwin. The question for two week. i.
"Resolved, That free trade should become
the policy of the country." Affirmative,
L. S. Bailey. S, D. Lieureoce: negative, Ii.
D. Brown and H. S. McMicbaL Prides
the questions for debate there will be other
interesting literary exercises each evening.
Blue Bird owned by Ben Joaes from
Burden. Kan , asainst Ko-etta owned by
Wain Tarlion from Derby, Kan t one-half
mile dac-h for i3 a side, and the one
fourth mile dash between Maude, the
famous one-foarth mile inare, owned by J.
Moore & Son, against the unknown 9-year-oklcolt
This knare Maude having ner
been beaten, when matched against an un
broken colt has caused great, excitement
among horse men. Kse 3 p. m. The
street cars will give extra services to the
fair cronnds and accommodate ail who de
sire to attend.
AVITNESSES IN CKOS Ml KDER CASK.
ThU morninc a special comes in on the
Rock Island from Liberal having fifty wiv
nesper. on board from Stevens county, wib
poMiaed by the govarament in the Sheriff
Crosc murder ease. At this point the
party will be iraasferbd to the Frisco aad
taken direct W Paris, Tamsj to attend the
KNIGHTS OP THE EED CROSS.
Win. GrehTcnstclnandW. h. Xoper Knighted
last Evenins at the Masonic Temple.
Last evening Mt. Olivet Commandery,
No. 12, K, T., met in regular conclave and
after transacting the usual routine busi
ness conferred the Order of the Red Cross
on Wm. Greiffenslein and W. 11. Loper.
When the impressiA'e ceremonies had been
completed the Sir Knights sat down to a
sumptuous banquet and AA'hiled aAvay the
hours in conversation, speeches, etc Sir
Knight J. P. Allen, as one of the oldest
members of Mt OliA-et Commandery, made
a very pathetic speech and referred with
much feeling to the lifelong acquaintance
and friendship Avith his companion, Wm.
Greiffenstein. Speeches Avere also made
by W. S. Corbett, C. M. Jones, H. L. Gor
don, T. P. Threlkeld and others, and all
alluded AAith feelings of pride and satisfac
tion to the prosperous condition and the
uniformly good AAork of the commandery.
The following is the substance of Sir
Knight Allen's remarks:
sovereign Master and Sir Knights: ""
As all things differ so this occasion dif
fers from any previous one of like charac
ter in that A"e haA-e Aith us tonight our
oldest citizen and respected friend. This
is a time at Avhich an orator might revel
among the clouds, but not being blessed
Avith the gift of oratory should I succeed
in saying anything I must content myself
to remain close to the earth.
Almost a quarter of a century ago. Avhen
from the brow of yonder hill I viewed for
the first time this" beautiful A-alley, there
aams spread before me a promised land as
fair as that Avhich met the A-ision of Moses,
and, in the language of Scott,
"Far to Uie ont!i and west there lay,
ExtPnillne in surcession pay.
lteen waving fields of p8iujv creen,
AVith gentle slopes and proves bei esii."
Descending the gentle declivity and cross
ing the A-alley I soon found myself stand
ing on the banks of the then beautiful
little Arkansas river, AAith its sparkling
AA-ater, sandy bottom and pebbh- shore,
skirted Avith trees, the air AA-as laden Avith
the songs of birds and the perfume of
floAvers, the beauty and neAvness of every
thing AA-as suggestive of its haA-ing just
come from the hands of its creator. Stand
ing there in tho midst of all things new,
and thinking back OA-er the mighty past
and forward to the grand future of this
country, I could not but think that some
such a "scene as thus must have been in the
mind of Longfellow Avhen he AA-rote.
"The past and furnre hero nnlte,
llenejith Tlmo's Uowinjr tide,
Like footprints hidden by a brook.
Yet seem on either side."
Here on this picturesque spot I first met
our brother companion and now Sir
Knight Greiffenstein, the Zerubbabel
Avhose hands Avere laying tho foundation,
not of the second "temple" but of the first
and grandest city in the state. The few
that Avere here then manifested the same
patient, perseA-ercnce and zeal that has in
such a marked manner characterized all
those Avho have cOme later and Avhich has
been the means of building a citv that is
the pride of the souttm-est, a credit to its
founder and a glory to us all.
"Wo hnve jiroivn In numbers Aveulth and power,
And lived an age hi overy hour."
With the founding of Wichita came the
social and benevolent socities, first of
Avhich av.is the Masonic order, when in tho
fall of 1S70 about half a dozen of us met
together and organized, afterwards apply
ing for and receiAing a dispensation to
start a lodge. Working under this dis
pensation lor about a year Ave AA-ere then
chartered and Wichita Lodge No. 09, A. F.
& A. M., became a reality, and I am
pleased to say has kept pace AAith the avoii
derful growth and prosperity of our city.
t is not my purpose to attempt any
reminiscence of tho Masonic order but
suffice it to say that from the very humble
beginning in 1S70 the order has grown to
such proportions that all the degrees in
Masonry are conferred in Wichita except
and in revieAving the past and seeing the
difficulties encountered and the A-ictones
that luiA-e been Avon, Ave can congratulate
ourselves on the progress AA-e have made.
Thus it is Avith human life Avhen Ave
reach the age of manhocd and stand on
the broAV of the hill and look out into tho
future and behold the great "panorama"
of life spread out before us and the possi
bilities Avhich Jis the poet says,
"In bricht uncertainty they lie.
Eike future jojs to fancier ejes."
We feel that eA-erything aams made for us
and life AA-as to be one glorious round of
holidays, but alas AAe too soon find Ave often
have to travel the rough and rugged roads;
often haA-e to press the hot sands of tho
desert Avith unshod feet; often haA-e to par
take of the libations of sorroAv, but in all
our trials avo should remember
the rough roads lead through
pleasant groves ladened Avith tropical
fruits, that every desert has its
o;isisandtherearemorcof the latter than
tho former, that our bitter disappoint
ments are intended to, inculcate the
almighty force and importance of truth,
and after all there is more of sunshine
than shadoAv, and occasions like this are
some of tho fruits, some of the green spots,
some of the sunshine which cheer us on
our life's pilgramage, and tonight, after
Avitnessing the impressiA-e ceremonies of
this degree, I am glad that I Avas eA-er
found AAorthy to lie admitted to this
ancient and honorable order, I am proud
to belong to and .issociate Avith gentlemen
Avho are members of an order whose prin
ciples date back to the time Avhen tho
morning stars first sang together and kept
time to the music- of the spheres, to the
time Avhen God said "let there lie light,"
aud in obedience to the command
-The sun. from off hts altitode pebHnve.
I)RhKi the first ray that marked commoncing Ua."
"To an order at tvhoa has the crntorloa Me
rnouldertnsr, and arooml wlioj sctmmlt eternity
KAIL.1JOAD IIONDS I1KFKATBI).
On Thursday an election Avas held in
Eagle toAvnship to A-ote on the proposition
to subscribe $3,000 to the Hulstead Belt
raihvay company. Yesterday morning the
returns were made and at 10 o'clock the
commissioners met as a board of caavjtas-
er 8nd proceeded to canA-aes the A-ote,
Avhich resulted as follows:
For the bonds 55 votes.
Against the bonds SO vote?.
The proposition being defeated by four
The Hon. Edwin Stevens and vrie, of
Cincinnati, reached the city hfofc evening
and Avill Aisit Mr. and Mr. Ceo. L. Rons.
Sr. Mr. Stevens i recognised as one of
the b.t friends Wichiwi has in noy of the
eastern cities, and his visits to Wichita
have resulted in hfcs making many friends
Hon. T. B. Wail most royally entertain
ed a few of his many gentlemen friend at
his palatial residence last Monday evening
in honor of his return from the Mala.
Among the fortunate few who Aere the re
cipients of hi estimable hospitality were
MeMKrs. A. M. Storderant, J. M. Hum
phrey, W. L. Sturderaat and E. C. Cook.
Yesterday afternoon on Use corner of
Main and Doolae. owing to the combined
careles.ne of a lady pedestrian and a
driver, there was a collision between the
lady and a btmggy. Fortunately ta lady
wa more scared than hart, ma the horte
attached to the boggy was walking.
Both were very much surprised, and
will doubtles look in the direetkw in
which they are going next One.
Mr. C. E. MoDtgofneer, of Lincoln, Neb.,
spent yesterday ia tfce city with bis friend,
Mr. T. D. MeCormick. He recently lo
cated in Lincoln from Safe Lake City,
where he had beea enaanged for two yean
in the real estate bosuns with Mr. Ler
Hamilton, who i well known here. Ther j
ekd oat basuieas there thinking the
boom had about pawed over and ft v
time to stand from under and come hack
and try it all over aadn. Mr. Montom- j
ery sy$ he is much pkanift with Wichita j
and give it a hi hones opinion that there
v, not a western cuy uaa mmt aa nngui
prospects. He has real seta Imeisati
hare which he conaJrit by far mom vnlav
abtethaaevwheiere ft imtam Wkh-
im is now t dsy
123 to 127 N. Main Street
This will be a millinery day
with ns, and we will do justice
to 3-our wants with the finest
stock of millinery in Kansas,
and as good talent in the trim
ming rooms as can be found in
Special Today. Just 20 Leg
horn Flats at 1.50 each. The
maker would ask more for them
now: we bought them before the
2?ew shapes, new flowers, new
tips, new ribbon ready for you
Where shall we stop in cot
tons A confusion of lovliness.
Masses of ginghams like a
JIUNSOX & Mi AAIASA.
NEW CHINA MATTING!
S. W. CORKER DOUGLAS
Xew lot of China Silks will be here on Monday morning and
will be placed on sale at 30 cents a yard. They are splendid
quality and worth double the price we ask.
All wool challies 22 cents a yard, elegant styles.
In our mens' furnishing department we offer an elegant qual
ity unbleached white shirt at 38 cents, and a good quality Eng
lish Percale shirt, laundried, with both standing and turn down,
collar, for 39 cents. These are great bargains.
Mr. C. K. Minor, superintendent of the
Fall Brook Coal Co., of Corning, X. Y.,
tpeut the day yesterday Avith his old friend
Col. Hutchinon lookintr over the cHy. He
had neA-er freer. Wichita before, and wlnm
his friend got through showinjc him its
principal features, he expressed great snr
prije at it importance a compared to
Avliat he had lieard of it from other
MMirces. Mr. Minor owns real estate in
Kansas City and Dome In Texas: and
thinks he vrould like to own some in
Wichita. The compH'1? """ which he
has been connected Xor years is qttiie a
lare and rich concern, owning and work
ing in their OAvn operations quite two hun
dred miles of railroad.
George II. IA-is vs. W. Y. Geedrick,
judgment for defendant for omt. W. Y.
Goodrick ati G. K. Davis, judgment for
plxintifl for costs. The Merrhnan Park
Lend company v Kmma J. Davis, judg
ment for plaintiff for ?!,17 J A- Younx
vs. A. O. Wharton, judgment for lien of
J. R. Kergan. subject to lieu of plaintiif.
Charles . Martin vs X. B. Moore et aL
judgment for pUintilT for tl.aa0.-a5. Sev
eral odds and ends were also taken can of
relative to the March term.
A Btarriasje license was lamed yonfiday
ia the probate court to Charles K. Fanny
and Mauie Alexander, ixth of Wichita.
Notice of death of Mary Coff man, insane,
filed. Inventory of estate of Markna Lies,
deceased, filed and executor ordered to sell
all property in inventory except growing
crops and notes. .Settlement and dis
charge of John W. Stuck, irnardian of
Augusta Stuck. Bond of A. A. Hyde, as
administrator of estate of M. VAmmtttiy.
decead. Sled and approved aad letters of
COKKQS TIX COCET.
The common pleas court was not In e
sion yesterday. No important isues were
l a. bs.t - ' vmr'T wyVi? Th mm
. ttrc laodKtas a tan wjmbo !
portlfc is is oS aw mo srnisms mm.
k ta wisssr. sa " " ra B" tmm
wiafe to tori -oil- Hoatr tenaosrHSs mstsseair
gnats ma& Tttaian . ' a sea sse
m. - MTli's Sinn is1 Slat it rtw. aia sasHsr
MSioa to taw k)saTt satt Over. mad. laiaws ftte
wtaofriwty nwcsassnitilisss ns.rrti Try a
-Sastfs nsf'-ssirtas ssrssMair bs4.si
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fc.C.I-MOOOAtO.AyeiO.am.n i O. Maaa.
IOO Doses Ono Dollar
123 to 127 X. Main Street.
shimrly mountain side
streaked and Touched
Sateens smooth, soft, graceful
and gay as a violet bank flecked
with daisies. There's a hint of
babbling brooks and bird songs
in theirdainty folds.
Ask to see the aristocratic
Brandenburg?. If over sea
looms and printers had mado
these pictures the price would
be double, inaybe. The triumph
is American. Unmatched in
fineness, in firmness; in perfect
weave, in artistic eirect by any
stuff that pretends relationship,
price 20 cents.
MI'NSOX ft MO.-JLHAKJI.
AVE. AXD MARKET ST.
filed ami t he clerks wuro Imnily casjagc!
winding up the term's work.
Nothing but the usual rowndof vil
work was reported in the jns.isar eouyt
yesteaday. Several warrants were fcnawd
for small offenders but no letiims will be
made before unlay.
J. IL MeCooL. who waa arrested nhght
before last for abusing a woman, nesasun
ably his wife, was yesterday fined Slf, A
few minor offenders from the ptwatfnK
day were sh disposed of by Jndpt Xawel
ler in t be nsual way
The I olden Comedy company wig be
the attraction at the Crawford Grand njtxt
week, opening Monday nigh in "rVi
Diamond Mystery." The reaanany will
play the entire week including a Masnrnay
matinee, giving change of hill at each per
formancr The company is made up t
strong specialty people and the moult Vv an
amusing and highly ratertainiag petior
mane. Mss Mate .Stevens the emotion i
actress aad Mr Lonta A. Mabb. tho well
known versatile comedian are bitted in
the sending roles. The company has nrnsL
the fAVorahie notice of the nrcaw every
where. A pofcon has bst Uaeosvsraii wine U uM.
have one amtttrmt tiie ymr i
srycnaJs. TW a-t of aa iayixmiAf
snail parttcfe pnekM late the esttefc U to
lintost iiwtaoUy coenaa ta tiLxrl mt tt
b4s ysft; ae! tee vretmi is 4mA
eoagb a had team 4 a "6W4" lte, As
tone as drncgJstB make tee mm seWea mem
able te the penile to man ho n sheet
i-tea s sTonsi rh sump jiempisg eat wU to
sties will to left wh4-are aa incepinnm.
rbe ptsmtMbtMs mt tea drag m won aha
rth xAORoleas pswifcr mad esuusn &
a ihisiiify..-; i tir wpn It rasaim to
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