Newspaper Page Text
gfce miclah. Jptu. xlt: m8xmfo fJXorixraa. Paii 2, 1890.
ir. it. MintiiorK,
K. P. jrrnnocjc.
M. M. MUEDOCK & BEO.
Publish orsaiid Proprietors.
All letters pertalnlnc to tho business of tho nria
JPC department or bindery. or. 'or advertising
f-hoaM be aldre--tl to the business manajen al
other comnuiniratifns to the editor.
The only daily Taper In 'outhwestem Kan w or
the Arkanot Valley receiving both tho day and
night As)-oclHto Press. Itcports in full.
iiui; or snrairrioN' pailvkagle.
In Advance Postage Prepaid.
Pallv, one copv on year. !3ffl
Da"v. oncropv. ix months 4 00
Daily one copv three months 2 (V)
Da-ly. one copy, one month.... . r.
Three times a welt, any days dpo'red, pery'r... 4 03
Three times a v eek, ny days deireil, six mo... 2 .V)
Sunday Fdit .on. lii pace, one copy, one year 2 00
founday IJdiUon. 10 past'--, one copy, six months. 1 25
One ropy, one -year fl 00
One copy, fix months SO
Hcreittance may le made at our rlk either by
draft, express express money order, postofllce order
or reci-t red letter. Money pent In any other way
1 at the ris-k of the person sending it. Oivo post
onice address in full. Including state and county. If
address is to be changed, give old address as well as
rr rATtmrno rv tut- rrrv Avr simntna.
TiirEAor.E Is delivered by carriers in Wichita
and nil suburbs at 2(5 cents a week. The paper may
be ordered by postal card or by telephone (No. 76)
nd vnll be served early and regularly. Irregularity
of sen ice or chance of addres- should bo reported
Immediately to The Kaolk oSlce,
rountlncrlloom No. 70
Editorial lioom o.2G
Our rates of advertiinK shall be as low as those of
any other paper of equal value aj an advertising
medium. , , , , ,
All transient advertisements ningt bo paid for in
Fnttred In the potofScn at Ytlchlta as second
class matter and entered for transmission tUrousn
the malls as such.
Knatern ofiloe at Itoom K Tribnne IJnlldlnp.New
York City and :i "The Koekerv." Chicago, ivhera
all contract for forcicn ndtcrtKlng will bo made.
andwhTo tiles of the paper can bo teen, b. C.
Berk. with. Agent. ,, , ,.
Headers of the EAnr.K -when in NeWSorkCty
or 'hlcjuio can ee copies of the paper at the odlco
of our nu'ent at the address given above.
All notices for entertainments of any Kind in
which an admittance fee Is required will be. charged
at the rate nff.ie cents per line per day; and must
be classified and will not be run as pure reading
matter . , .
The D ui Y Kart.t: enn le found on ale in Kansas
City. Mo..atthebKkfetoreof IJ. Mick, 21 Eastoth.
Iho Eagle has tho largest circulation of any
dally paper in Kansas and covers more territory
ban any two Kansas dailies combined; reaching lGg
towns en the day of publication in Kansas. Indian
territory. Panhandle of Texas and eastern Colorado.
Thevolumnsof the Eac.lk have been tested and
proved to be the bet advertising medium in tho
i-outhwest. The only dally that reaches all the ter
ritory above named on day of publication. As an
advertising medium It Ik unoxcelled.
Mr. G. T. Burwick, of Emporia, is in the
Mr. C. Henderson, of Chicago, is at the
Mr. George "Walker -was xid from Guth
rie last night.
Mr. "W. D. Myers, of Wiufield.was in the
Mr. Joan T. Davis, of Guthrie, was in
the city last night.
M. A. D. Mercer, of Kansas City, is stop
ping at the ( 'arey.
Mr. Charles George, of Auburne, X. Y.,
is at the Manhattan.
Mr. T. A. Hubbard, of "Wellington, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. J. E. DeVine, of Kansas City, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. F. M. Kendall, of Chicago, is in the
city today at the Carey.
Mr. John E. Beall, of Washington, D.
C, is in the city today.
Mr. J. H. Maybury, of Boston, was in
city last night at the Carey.
Mr. W. P. Prush, of the "Kansas
Farmer," Topeka, is at the Manhattan.
Mr. C. C. Thomas and son, Claud, of
Mount Hope were in the city yesterday.
Mr. J. Selsbie of Kansas City, was at
tending to legal matters in the court of
common pleas yesterday.
Miss Mattie Williams and Miss Mama
Lackey, of Bloomingtoii, Ills., are visiting
Mrs. .1 udge I teed of 1313 North Lawrence.
The Garfield Post meets tonight.
Yesterday's clearings were 103,931, show
ing an increase of $55,163 over the same day
Lost A package containing some silk
gauze vests and some ribbons. Finder
will please leave at this office.
The many friends of our townsman, Col.
M. K. Moser, will regret to hear that he is
confined to his room at the Carey, serious
Mr. Farnum, of the Royal Spice mills,
resterdav sold his filly Spray Yeast, by
Asblaud Wilkes, forS350. A Kansas City
man is making arrangements to ride be
hind Spray Yeast.
The ladies of Emporia Avenue M. E.
church will give a social and strawberry
fostival on the lawn in front of the church
this evening. A pleasant time is promised
0 all who will attend.
Mrs. Fannie Pulpier, post president of
Atlanta corps No. 44, department of Cali
fornia, visited Garfield No. 40 yesterday
afternoon. It is safe to say Mrs. Palmer
has visited few more cllicicnt corps.
A large envelope containing pension
papers of an old soldier named Patrick
( '..mill was lost on tho street yesterday by
Mrs. Conall. The finder v ill greatly oblige
the lady by leaving same at this office.
A little irl who was playing around the
null pond at the Hydraulic mills about
dark lut evening accidentally fell in and
was nearly drowned. Mr. Simmons, who
was near came to her rescue and saved her
Mr and Mrs. S. C. Pier and children, of
.(Vhkosh, "Wis., arrived in the city last
evening. Mr. Pier comas here to ongago
in the stock business with his brother-in-law,
L. R. Cole. Mrs. Pier is the bister of
J S. and L. R. Coles.
An old colored man was making it quite
"nt resting last niglit after the circus,
r burning that he had been touched for 610.
ILs friends in sympathizing with him
partly convinced him that he had left his
money home for safe keeping and this
s euied to relieve his mind some.
Mr. W. II. Fondn, formerly of this city,
now superintendent of the Contropolis Car
and Machine shops at Contropolis, Mo.,
was in the city yesterday and closed a con
tract with "Wichita Electric Street R. R.
for twenty vestibule street airs, five of
which are to be delivered at once.
In the poetical contribution of Sunday
on ''The EAGLE." by E. P. Ford, in two or
three places words were omitted and in
other places words wore substituted and
the poem generally very greatly marred
through careless proof reading and a heed
H. H. Harsha, who has been woll and
favorably known in "Wichita for several
years, leaves this morning for Seattle,
Washington, where he will embark in tho
pnipbrokage and commission business.
The mauy friends of Mr. H. and family
regret to see him leave.
LOOKING OVKR IMPROVEMENT.
The board of commissioners for Reno
ci uuty, consisting of M. D. Fleming, G.
M Ziminermann and "Wm. Potter, were in
the city yesterday accompanied by Mr. R.
(indium, an architect at Hutchinson.
1 hey came down to look over the improve
in Tit" at the poor farm and were driven
c-ti; by Superintendent Dr. Durand. They
visited the new court house and thought
it one of the finest buildings in the west.
To say it is the finest in the west is putting
THE TEMPERANCE MEETING.
An Enthusiastic Crowd Addressed by Judge Kay
and General A. II. Campbell Anti-Extra
Session Resolutions I'assed.
The temperance meeting announced for
Garfield hall last evening resulted in a fair
sized crowd, there being quite a number of
ladies present, which was one of the con
Mr. H. Imboden called the meeting to
order, and Prof. H. W. Everest nominated
Colonel Lewis for chairman, which pre
vailed. He said that in a city bearing the
reputation throughout Kansas as a Sodom
of iniquity, unjust as it may be, he was
glad to see sucli an intelligent bod y of men
and women. The meeting was called to
enter its protest against an extra session of
the legislature to re-submit the prohibition
question: also, to urge- congress to take
some action as a result of the recent "orig
inal package" decision. He thought a
crisis had come and a demand for action
present. Kansas would be true to herself
and would still show the world that she
stands for liberty and in defiance to the
rum power; ever in eternal warfare against
the monster. He announced that the two
distinguished guests were present. He in
troduced Judge James A. Ray, of "Welling
ton, who was received with liberal applause.
He announced that he had seen by the
press that Judge Foster, of Topeka, and
Judge Reed, of Wichita, had been address
ing resubmission meetings. If they had
done that other gentlemen of the same
standing should not be criticised for ad
dressing meetings in favor of law, order
and sobriety, lie announced that the ques
tion was a very interesting one to him and
it was impossible for him to refrain from
expressing an opinion.
Senator Bentley and W. R. Payne of
Wichita, had recently addressed a meeting
at Wellington and he had clipped out a re
port from the Eagle which he read.
The statement that Sumner county
had paid 10,000 for one grand
jury in his county and a
big crowd present. Senator Bentley had
read the report but so far had not corrected
it. The grand jury referred to cost
81,200, and the hall at tho meeting was not
half filled and the enrollment of club
membership was only seventeen and not
hundreds as had been reported. Three
weeks afterwards the secretary of the club
said he had been unable to get tho club to
gether. He asked in the name of common
decency if that was fair play and if all the
reports had been so badly exaggerated.
He said it was peculiar that all were
going over the country making resubmis
sion speeches were temperance men and
Mr. Payne was a member of the Methodist
church and tasted not. At this moment
referred to the prayer of the Pharisee.
. Indefference, ridicule and argument the
three changes of every moment. The two
first stages had been passed and tho third
was now to be considered.
He referred to the speeches of Bentley
and Payne at Wellington, taking up their
arguments. Ho thought the farmers would
not favor resubmission, as in his county
the Farmers' Alliance in a meeting showed
only three men for resubmission. The
farmers of Kansas needed a change of
freight rates and not resubmission. This
would benefit the farmer. In Wichita's
resubmission club not a farmer is a mem
ber. He accused the bankers of being for
resubmission and he understood the bank
era were not much loved by the farm
ers. He referred to Payne's statement that
narper gave 100 for whisky per day and
that would be made in Kansas and saved if
prohibition was upset. He made some cal
culations, the result being S saved to Kan
sas in tho 100 spent for whisky. Of this,
1.00 would go to the farmer, and
no more. He further figured that
if whisky was made in Kansas would in
crease price, of com not one mill per
bushel. Ho further concluded that fruit
raising in Kansas for brandy would not
be a paying business. Concluded that
if prohibition law prevented manufacture
of intoxicants in Kansas it ajso prohibited
the sale and diminished the nse of it. He
thought that the prohibition law would
spread to every state in the union in duo
time. Ho referred to the statement that
1,014 government permits in Kansas and
claimed that the territory is in the terri
tory district and mauy of the number re
ferred to issued for the territory. To illus
trate how tho number increase, Foster
gets a license for a joint and gets busted
by the Kansas law, and Reed to take up
the business must get a license and when
lie got busted Bentley to take up tho busi
ness must get a license and when he is
forced to let up Murdock to take up the
business would have to get a permit and
when he had been pulled J. W. Steen
would have to get a new license, etc. The
application and illustration was responded
to with considerable enthusiasm. The
speaker concluded that the number of per
mits issued in Kansas did not represent
very mauy joints. Concluded that by
taking out druc stores and the repeating
process there are not over 614 joints in the
state. Before tho law was enacted one
saloon to 500 people, and now not a joint
for every 1000 people. One saloon on
Douglas avenue would sell more than a
dozen joints stuck up in the third story.
The prohibition of anything would de
crease its sale.
The speaker looked back to
his Kentucky town, his former
home, and the statistics of crime
showed that whisky produced crime
as shown when compared to the prohibi
tion county of Sumner. It was also an
nounced that Sumner county had made
money by enforcing tho law. The law
could be enforced in Wichita if the pub
lic sentiment was in favor of it. The trou
ble in Wichita was due to the papers in
tho town, and all tho blame should rest on
This called the front row to grow wild,
and continued to howl for some time, giv
ing the speaker a rest.
Mr. Payne had said ho saw twenty boys
in a Wichita joint, and the speaker wanted
to reply that Payne never saw any such a
thing. If it had been true, the fathers'
and mothers' would rise up and close up
Pavne said it was natural to do
things commanded not to do. He j
quoted the Ten commandments and !
applied them to Payne. He seemed to i
think tho Bently-Payne combination j
showed temperance and an example op-1
posite. . i
The speaker said that it was the history
of the whisky men that they would light all
law whether it was high license, low li
cense or no license. Some thing in whis
ky chat made a man fight law no matter
what the law was.
He explained that the tide of immigra
tion had stopped coming into Kansas be
causo they could not get water and not be
cause they could not got whisky. The
lunds had beeu taken up in Kansas except
in the far west where there was complaint
about water not whisky. Kansas has had
immigration since the prohibition law had
been enacted. He did not doubt but some
had left Kansas because of the prohibition
law but no decent man had left on this ac
count. He referred to the original package de
cision as "infamous" but said he wonld
take that back for he did not want to re
fer to tho supreme court in that way.
Congress would pass the Wilson bill in
due time. Going back to those who had
left Sumner county he read a list analys
ing the fellows who had been run out by
the prohibition law. In the list were
gamblers, dead beats, brothel keepers, bar
tenders, thieves and many other descrip
tive words used in reading the list. He
thought possibly prohibition had turned
the anarchists from Kansas to Chicago.
The Hon. A. B. Campbell, of Topeka,
was introduced and 8aid he was glad and
sorry he was present. Glad to be present
and sorry for the crowd. He complimented
the speech just preceeding him very high
ly. He was satisfied to handle tho corn in
Kansas by "raising more hogs and less
h ." He said tho Wichita orators were
"painfully" interested in the success of
tho Republican party. Crying out to save
the Republican party. The resubmission
fellows years ago had groaned for the Re
publican party. In 'S4 the resubmission
ists had gone over to the Democrats to
save the Republican party. They were
beat then by 39,000 and this year would
beat them more than in 84.
The speaker would not want to hold a
man who wanted to leave the Republican
party. Let him leave if he wanted to. A
real old Jacob Townsend Sarsaparilla Re
publican would not leave the Republican
party for such a' small thing. The plat
form of the "off color" party in 'St was
read and translated with considerable
The resubmissionists had been going
around with a tax scare circular charging
hard times and dry weather to prohibition.
A circular signed by no one was being
sent out on the tax rate. The taxation in
Topeka before prohibition: 4.30 per 100
and since prohibition 4.14 per 100. "We
don't whip the devil around the stump to
get money in Topeka" cheers. The
average rate of taxation for state purposes
reduced since prohibition.
The permits increased up to 'SO, and
since that time they have been decreasing.
The state of Nebraska, less population
than Kansas, has 3,700 permits last year
and Kansas permils 1,600. In Nebraska
14,000,000 left the state for permits in ten
years, and in the same time less than a half
million dollars for the same in Kansas.
The speaker said he would admit that a
joint was a bad thing. It would be better
to walk in and drink with the boys. In
his judgment the joint was far superior to
the saloon, being less dangerous. The
boys knew all about the open things, and
not so apt to know about joints.
Referring to the meeting on the 23d inst.,
at Topeka, he said the question was settled
and nothing more to settle. A few men
forcing a disturbance but not enough wind
in their lungs to bring about a change.
Prohibition in Kansas is here to stay.
People believe in prohibition. Can't
play on the s'mpathies of a prohibitionist
in Kansas to give tho saloon another
chance. Never intend to try it over again.
The wrestle, nine years ago may have re
sulted in a "dog-fall" but the dog was
underneath. Another fight would bring
in outside money and drinks to assist the
festive Resubmissionists. Prohibition has
been put in the constitution solid and
every man had a chance to vote. All the
people knew about it and "God help us
there it will stay." (Cheers).
He had only one objection to Wichita.
i It wanted resubmission before it had had
prohibition, ne urged to try prohibition
and thought it would havo more friends.
The time would come when the last joint
would be driven out of Wichita.
Ho thought the supreme court could
error and that in tho original package
decision the minority was right and tho
majority wrong. The minority report
would be the law in due time. The de
cision had forced a national agitation
which would bo observed and felt in due
time. State control would finally be al
lowed by a change in the constitution. If
the fellows in congress did not observe the
times the place that know them now will
know them no more.
Returning to Kansas, he said, no resub
missionists wanted to go up against a
prohibition governor for an extra session
to resubmit; also to go up against a prohi
bition legislature. It took gall to
go up against such a combination.
He told Gene Ware's story about tho little
fellow wanting tho busted banker's gall.
From this tho speaker concluded that ho
would like to have the gall of the resub
missionists. Kansas had lead in abolishing slavery
and also leading in prohibition. Kansas
hatching out reformations. Courts might
be against the state at a time but the de
sired end would be reached at last.
When Mr. Campbell had completed Col.
Lewis said at a meeting of the committee
some resolutions had been adopted and
would be read by Mr. J. C. Rutau. They
were as follows:
Whereas, The report has been widely cir
culated by the enemies of our city that
Wichita is a place whose law abiding citi
zens aie too few in number and too weak
in moral courage to raise their voices in
support of law, principle and right, now,
therefore, be it
Resolved, By the citizens of Wichita, in
mass convention assembled,
1. That we invite attention to the
records of our criminal courts, to our alms
houses, jails and hospitals, und challengo
tho world to show a city having one-eighth
our population, under license high or low
maintaining as good order and with as
little crime, drunkenness, destitution and
disease, as Wichita.
2. In view of the recent decision of the
supreme court regarding "original pack
ages, we call upon congress
to enact without delay such
a law as'will enable a majority of the peo
ple, in their respective states, through
their local laws and courts to protect their
property and homes from the evils of the
3. We are opposed to any resubmission
of the prohibitory amendment in Kansas,
until a better "method of, curtailing the
evils of intoxicating drinks is offered; and
we call upon all fair-minded people to wit
ness the inconsistency ami insincerity of
those who. claiming to be temperance men,
have been loud in tneir advocacy of resub
mission upon the grounds of revenue and
regulation; but who. now that the supreme
court decision, as interpreted by the best
legal talent in the land, would seem to
reudcr both impossible, still clamor for re
submission, knowing, as they do. or ought
to do, that while that decission stands
without congressional action, successful
resubmission would mean nothing more
nor less than free liquor.
4. That we point with ridicule to the
stale and senseless argument that prohibi
tion has had anything to do with financial
depression in Kansas, or that open saloons
upon our streets would lead to pro-perity;
and we reioiee to know that with the
brightening prospects far an abundant !
narvest turn tne rapio. ativunce in price oi
farm products the last six weeks, resub-1
mission stock has been upou the decline, j
and that every cent of the advance upon
the price of corn and wheat has been like
another clod fallinc upon its coffin; and i
that this issue, dead and buried as it was.
has only been brought to resurrection and j
galvanized into seeming but transitory
hie, under the supreme court uecision, by
the prospect of free drinks.
T. We call upon Governor Humphrey,
bv all the sacred and inspiring memories
of our past history, bv &11 the patriotic
ties tnat unite tne moral iorce or tne state ,
todav, by all the hones and aspirations of ;
our tuturc. to stand nrm ana true to tne
settled policy of the state upon this ques
tion and refuse to, at the behest of tnose
ever hostile to the enforcement of the law,
backed by the brewers and distillers, en
tail upon tie state the useless and enor
mous expense of an extra session of the
legislature at this time
J. C. Rutan,' A. A. Hyde, H. W. Ever
est, G. AS". Larimer, C. L. Davidson, W. J.
Hutchins, H. Imboden.
The chairman called for n vote on the i
adoption of the resolution, and it was re- ',
spouded to with a big I, and before put-;
ting the negative cautioned all to listen for
the opposition, but none appeared. The
resolutions were announced carried unanimously.
A. KANSAS 3rAN ON" "WICHITA.
Ex-Senator A. P. Cogswell, of Eureka,
spent the day in the city, making the
EAGLEacalL The senator said he called
to say, among other things, that up till
within a few months he did not think it
possible that Wichita would become a
great city. His conviction was that no
center of population, that no great com
mercial mart, could be sustained away
from the seaboard or lakes. But he says
the Eagle has not only convinced him
that Wichita is to be a great inland city,
whose steel rails will take the place of
water-ways as the burthen-bearers of com
merce, but that he sees in Wichita herself
multiplied evidences of all that the Eagle
has been claiming: promises of a mighty
inland city, controlling trade from great
distances and in the very near future.
Senator C. said that but a short time since
while at Little Rock he was discussing
with some gentlemen of that city, the
EAGLE'S claim for Wichita and that sev
eral of them conceded that Wichita already
possessed too much power and prestige to
be beaten in the race for commercial great
ness by any city between Kansas City and
Rocky Mountains or between the Missouri
river and th'e gulf. It is his idea that in
the very near future Wichita will be con
testing with Kansas City for the trade of
this section andhat so far as live stock
would be concerned that Wichita would
undoubtedly prove the victor, he himself
finding it already convenient and pleasant
to come to Wichita.
John E. Beall and Charles M. Barrick,
of Washington, D. C, are visiting this
city, being the guests of Hon. Geo. L.
Douglass. These gentlemen are inter
ested largely in suburban and other realty
properties in and about Washington and
they come to size up Wichita's future.
They stopped a day on their way out at
Kansas City, and tho gentlemen were
amused at the earnestness with which some
of the Kansas City fellows declare that
Wichita's stock markets were not hurting
and would not hurt their market. If the
four or five hundred thousand porkers
which will be cut in Wichita the present
year and the round million or more wheat
will be cut here 1S90, do not hurt Kansas
City, then all the better for that town.
And there are conservative estimates,
away below what the ratio of increase has
been for tho past five months, as the Kan
sas City people can see by referring to the
tables of the price currents.
Mr. Beall and Barrick, in company with
Mr. Douglass, visited the stock yards and
packing houses yesterday as they estimate
that Wichita's future hangs as much upon
her annual food markets as upon her job
bing trade and manufactures.
A NEW HAMPSHIRE CAPITALIST.
Mr. G. C. Gilman, a capitalist of Nashua
New Hampshire, luis been in the city
since Saturday, a guest of Mr Oak David
son. Mr. Gilman had not been in Wich
ita for three years during which time, he
says, Wichita has been surely doing some
lively work in the way of erecting sub
stantial buildings and in the forwarding
of great enterprises. Mr. Gilman in his
call yesterday said that visiting Wichita
without seeing the EAGLE, would be like
visiting Rome and not looking for the
Forum Magnum, of tho coloseum. How
ever Mr. Gilman does not think that
Wichita's present and future rest on the
logic of events, but on the logic of environ
ments; in the corn fields and pigs; tho
wheat fields and their mills; the pastures
and their cattle, all of such breadth and
number as can be found in few places
within the boundry lines of this or of any
other country; in her charmed circle and
its hundreds of thriving towns; in her
friendly relations with Oklahoma, rich in
natural rescources and holding out her
hand for a community of interests; these
are some of the big factors in Wichita's
Howard Hartzell, the young man who
shot himself at the stock yards was rest
ing quietly yesterday. The ball was ex
tracted just below the shoulder blade hav
ing penetrated the lower portion of the
lung. He was enabled to take a little
nourishment and slept a little. Ho talked
freely on all subjects except regarding his
motive for the deed and in that connection
would only say that time would disclose
his reasons, lie has been moved from the
office where the occurrence took place up
stairs in the hotel and is tended night and
day by his mother who is quite as niuchin
the dark regarding his motive as any body
else. Dr. Williams who is in attendance
said last night he was doing as well as
any one ever did under the circumstances
but he was very uneasy about him, fear
ing pneumonia. His pulse was a little
rapid, respiration natural and his tempera
ture was only a half degree above normal.
The wound shows no tendency to sup
purate and he may recover.
WOMAN AND PLOWEKS.
Mrs. Lena Leslie Major, of 332 Riverside
avenue, sends to our table a mass of roses
bedded in blooming jasimine. What an
intermingling of brilliancy and perfume,
what a tribute to sight and sense. A little
note accompanying the lloral gift informs
us that the roses are from bushes one year
old and that they represent twelve varie
ties. Flowers and women, pnrity and
tenderness combined what joy and peace
they do impart. God was not satisfied
with man and the oak but he found that
he could make creation perfect only by
adding woman and flowers. Mrs. M. will
accept our acknowledgments.
TRYING TO MAKE A SNEAK ON A PENSION
Mr. Dave Douglass, of Cullion, Kansas,
a cousin of C. L. Caldwell, left yesterday
for Cincinnati on a rather peculiar busi
ness. He belonged to the Thirty-Seventh
Indiana regiment and some time ago ap
plied for back pension amounting to about
1,S00. The papers were filed and it was
discovered that a man in Cincinnati had
made an application for a pension claiming
to have been in the same regiment and
company. The Cincinnati man was ar
rested and Mr. Douglass went to Cincin
nati to establish his claim.
WHY JOE AHEEN LA.CGHS.
From the Kansas City Tlais
A Wichita drug man by the name of J.
P. Allen celebrated the twentieth anni
versary of his business in that city by hav
ing his picture in the local papers and de
claring that he had never had occasion to
be sorry that he had opened a drug store
there. There are some people in the state
-r-tt.-i -r11 lwl- wili cii.s.nifirtn nn tlii.a ctfA. !
ment, but Mr. Allen is one of the
wealthiest and best citizens of the metro
polis of the Arkansas valley, and k la a
position to langh at. the suspicions of
WANTS CLOSER CONNECTIONS:
From Um BhT City JJH-
Wichita is toonhig more sorely every j
week, the market of this section. Lust
week the receipts at the stock yards were .
2.5n5 cattle and S.504 bos?, a gain o-rer any '
previous week. The growing business has
necessitated extensive addition being ,
made to the cattle peas. While we hntre
rood connections with Wichita, wg wonld j
be glad to have a shorter roote. beeattse we
believe the time will eo when weeaaeot
afford to ship to any other csaiist.
The Number ICecclved at the Stocfc Yards
What do the readers of the EAGLE think
of the business at the stock yards yester
day? Hogs came in so fast for a while that
the boys had to rustle to take care of them.
At the present rate of increase the receipts
will soon reach 5,000 a day. Is there any
body who has any doubt of the future suc
cess of this as a live stock market. The
packers say that if this increase keeps up
they will have to commence building ad
ditions to their plants. An extensive ship
per, who was at the yards yesterday and
who for years has shipped to the Chicago,
St. Louis and Kansas City markets, said to
a reporter today: "In three years' time the
Wichita live stock market will equal the
Kansas City market of today, and in ten
years' time it will overtake it. This may
sound egotistical bnt if you live remember
what I have told you today."
SWINE HKEEDERS MEET.
The Kansas Swine Breeders association
convened yesterday at the Idetropolo and
after an interesting session adjourned to
meet this morning at 9 o'clock, in the
meantime reassembling at the Mammoth
Stables for practice in the score card with
the following result: First subject a nent
boar pig. Butlers Chip, vol. 12, Ohio
record, owned by Ssewart & Cook. Score
KeagySl, Hanna 7. Griffeth 79V, com
mittees average 7S.
Second subject, sow pig. Graceful's
Orphan, owned by Stewart Cook. Score
Keagy79;, Hanna 75 5-10, Griffeth S2,
committees average 7S 6-10.
The scoring today will be on from three
to five subjects and gives promise of great
interest. At the close of the meeting
certificates will be granted to all success
ful candidates who desire to enter the ring
Members nre present from the following
counties: Franklin, Dickinson, Rice,
Reno, Harvey. Sumner. Sedgwick, Cowley,
Kingman and Harper counties.
A rXORAIi PItEMICM.
To the Editor of the Emtio.
Mr, J. R. Holiday in last Sunday morn
ing's Eagle offering $23 to the Fair asso
ciation as a special premium to tho pro
duct that you might select came to my
notice. I desire to call your attention to
the lloral department, an enterprise in its
infancy, comparatively, in this city; yet
five times the proportions now that it was
twoyearsago.shipping its product in every
direction. Most of those engaged
in tho business hero aro thor
ough, enterprising men, who uuder
stiihd their business. Yet of very moderate
means, who need only a little, encourage
ment and they will bring the business into
prominence and produce tho finer and
rare plants that are now being demanded
and would be purchased freely to the
adornment of our homes and city. Thous
ands of dollars aro annually sent away for
plants that come either dead or in such a
condition thatthey scarcely pay forsetting,
that serve to disgust rather than please.
Few people realize tho cost of producing
a niant much less the exhibition
of a large collection at a fair,
with the certain deterioatoring effects to
handling, dust, etc., with danger of loss of
tho entire lot. Nearly every plant grown
takes from six to eight mouths of atten
tion to produce it and very many from one
to three and more years.
The florist must sleep with one eye open
through the long winter months. The
Fair association had these things brought
to their notice, and saw the necessity of a
much larger prtxnium than has been here
tofore offered, and so set aside all that they
could seo their way to, yet so insignificant
that the florist's club seriously considered
the matter of not undertaking the expense
of the attraction, for such it would really
be, if sulficient courage in the way of pre
miums was offered. The only incentive
now is the interest we all feel in the gen
eral good that will result to Wichita and
this section by tho successful outcome of
Hoping that a number of donations may
be made as special premiums to be con
tested for by florists and amatuers of this
citv, I send "you this through the rolnmns
of the Eagle. D. J. Chatfield,
Sec'y Wichita Florist club.
For the Eagle.
Bessie Brook, the subject of this sketch,
was lorn in Tallula, 111., December 2, 1800,
and died at tho home of her uncle, Thomas
Brook, in Wichita, Kan., on May 10, 1SU0.
Died, did I say? Surely in this case
"There is no death, what seems so is trasi
tion," and the Bessie we have known only
to love must be transplanted, and will live
always in the sunshine of God, whom she
so loved, trusted and served.
Tho home of the deceased was in Bloom
ington, 111., where she grew to womanhood
and graduated from the high school of
that city, afterwards teaching in the pub
lie schools until failure of health forced
her to resign.
From iutancy she was a faithful attend
ant of the Sunday school in the vil
lage of her birth, and even then
her earnest de-ire for knowledge
and quick conception drew from thoe who
knew her the universal prediction that
"Bessie will make a grand and noble wo
man," which prediction has been fully
Lef t fatherless at an eirly age, her path
wjis not altogether rose lined, but she fully
realized that chance would not set her on
tho heights she wished to reach, but that
she must climb step by step, which she did
with a determination undaunted by cir
cumstances. Gifted bv nature, she left no
talent uncultivated. In both vocal and in
strumental music, as in everything el.
nothing but proficiency satisfied her, yet
with all her attainments she "remembered
her Creator in the days of her youth" and
consecrated her young life to His service.
Her name is on the Record of the Christian
church in Bloomingtoii, her christian
deeds are recorded above, and when death
approached she had no dread of confronting
flit record. Why should she? Unlike the
Etruscans who whn lain to re!t bore coins
in their right hands with which to pay
Charon to ferry them over the river: she
put her coins in the master's treasury that
they might bear fruit when as Keats said:
"The daisies bloomed above her," well
knowing when she reached the dark river
she should hear her master's voice saying:
"It is I, be not afraid."' In one sense of the
wort! she was a stranger in Wichita, hav
ing come here two and a half month pre
vious to her death, with the hope of ob
taining relief from her disease which wa.
lung trouble Yet in another sense she
was not a stranger, for no matter where
she was, her conduct born the insignia of
her King the Nazarene ami she con Id
not held attracting kindred spirits to her,
and being the servants of oar master they
could not be strangers.
The register of the church treasury in
this city will show that she coru-dVred
herself no idle spectator although away
from home and taat at home or abroad she
was interested in he Master's work.
Can we not hope and even believe that
this last contribution coming from bo near
the heavenly gate will be blest in good
The home of the uncle, where she died
was profusely decorated with floral trib
utes, bv the many kind friend j who had
shown love and sympathy during her &hort
stay here. In p 'paratioc for her fnneral
on bandar, Mav 11. which was ooodecv-d
by EWer A. IL Carter, paster of the Cen
tral Cnristian church, who spoke of hn
exemplary christian character, and while
be offered' the belm of chrittisa ctmsoUt
tion to the bereaved family and friend,
still we could not feeling with Lowell:
"Bnt all the preaching ince Adam, can
not make death other than death."
Her mother, only brother, annt
and the one with whom she had
expected to wave! lite km may
ia the relation ot wiie. caaae to ber bed-MJe
a week before ber demitw, till hoping to
Colorado, bet, al! "How ill agree the
riews of rain mankind. ad the wW
comjesete of :h' eternal mind." The aad
partv smarted on their westward joaoey
on My 12th wit tkeir burden ? gnri
almost unbearable; bat Beasie had already
laid down her harden, ber griefe and ber
cares on the boeom of God, while ell that
was mortal of ber bad been laid to reat in
the cemetery nmtr th city.
-How toaflSK-! is deaf wbaa smnusi by
vtrttMt" H. T. CRAMS.
123 to 127 aST. Main Street,
Late arrivals from France,
and the handsomest styles yon
ever saw are the six pieces of
challis opened yesterday, they
are 60 cents a yard and as love
ly as a painting.
" 50 cents a yard bnyes abont
as good a texture but not as
beautiful in printing. We have
probably as many challis as all
the others combined.
You need no assurance that
our styles are the cream of the
markets, you know what to ex
pect of us.
Millinery bargains, See 95c
lirXSON 4 MOAMAttA.
This -week wo will show many new pcoods and make some very low prices.
We received Saturdav, but too late for sale, 20Ki yards of choice ginglmms,
French styles, new designs and very pretty patterns, they are worth ISo, tlua lot at
124 cents." It will pay vou to see them.
" New outings in solid colors at lo cents.
White check nainsook at 7 cents, good value at 13 cents.
Misses' ribbed vests at 5 cents, cheap at 10 cents. Ladies' ribbed veste at 9 coota
extra cheap at IS cents.
Tho best bargains of them all. Misses' hose at 5 cents, all colors. Every ona
that looks at them remarks, "how cheap."
Ladies' ribbed hose, all colors, at 5 cents. No nee saying anything about tiiom,
see them and you will be satisfied with the price.
Mens' socks, extra good, at u cents.
Ilemp carpet at 13 cents.
Short lengths in senms at s cent, worth 13 to 25 cents.
Extra quality of lai o curtains at 1.1U, good valuo at 2.00.
This is onlv a few of our lartiiiis for this week.
126 AND 128
BLACK STRAW HATS,
Black Socks, will not crock, for 25 Cents.
BITTING :. BROS.
One-Price Clothiers, Hatters and Fiu-niskers.
Send us a mail order. v
' Several motions and demurrers were dis
posed of. SUto jvs II. M. Lucy was still
on hearing in this court Th uridance is
all in and the caw will be argned todav
"White Turkey," chief of the Shawnfe.
accomimnied by his stall of Ikhtwc, ap
peared before thin court awl made ac
knowledgement of, certain important
documents relating to loaaea during the
late war and claiming damages therefor
from tho govprment.
A marriage license waa bsued yesterday
in the probate court to I C. Millar and
Migtion W. Viele, both of Wichita. David
Moobery vs estate of S. Griwn, deeeal.
partial bearing, contianed to Jnae V.
COUMOS PI.KAS COCBT.
Henry G. Pert vs Kanaaa Rerijserato
company. verdict for plaintiff for fnv.
Martin Perrin v William Swentaell, w
on trial by jnry yesterday in Judge Bald
eraton's court. Cole and Wood rs OtN-i1.
waa on trial by court. Anglo-American
live Stock and Dairy company m Richard
Hansing, judgement for plaintUT for
pot-esalon, of froperty or 15Q. In
the -MMne a jndjrrrwnt for poaa?ion
of property or 750. White 3ewtng
Machine Co. vs T. H. Pack et al, jndg-wnt
for plaintiff for lS.4a. J. Rrntin t
B. K. Brown, judgment for plaintiff for
flfi? P7. Sol Block &Coi Jno Seellard
et al, judgment for defendanta for eosta.
Elizabeth McLellan va ?. G. Swans et al
diamiated at cost of ptelntlff.
The justices courts fttrnJafced ntect
dente yesterday oetakle of te wnml rmuad
of civil -ork.
The police docket ao . Um acreafc of a
couple of drank nod torea rags who were
dipoed of according fa) the law and the
custom. .Several petty offeodefs --ere n
in late last night ad were held to amwar
ior their atu this morning before toe police
Peak's Sop tcurm a beautiful com
plexion Makes the
Tbr r4 beat feicfc people ' ia - or i
m 4xMtf t o b UJ& emtx fre i Bwll 5nr-
7 rOkt cmu-hMeiy p aha t (-
Ekujaa-t, aar&Mr htrnpemy tma ef
fUc- tram bvi taen atws tuiivm a rnii Wwa
of cmw wnUMM U a Wf e. boa pttmrmtAg
jw ifcrt i rt T mtmmtarm4
rmAiir i & msoj ia x tmtmaj eater j
p. J1 1 waa parta. at apaa Ike Um4 j
artaar A rtutimr. aa laaii m aaalny i omit ,
tag tavporf irei g. tne irMar ana ttwr.
-Bor avwu nam oajCKO) aay lai apa ltii ea
utaarsie-" M iKa BTrrxaa Pi Onea
e-c fi . aa aa.
s n A 3a
PfC-I iX CO-. A-mh rt L-U. M.
lOO Dosos Ono Dollar J
123 to 127 N. Main Street
trimmed hats center window.
Kovelty dresses for $10 with,
Black all silk grenadines
plain and stripes at Oo to 2.
Hemstitched nuns veiling iin
est c-ualiry 1.75, 40 inch nuns
veiling wide border 75 cents.
4S inch colored henriettas ex
tra good quality 60 cents.
Plain challis all colors and
Black 60 cents. Many exclusive
novelties constantly arriving.
Great $5 sale of trimmed liats
and bonnets Friday, more about
MrNsOX i McXAMARA.
DOUG - LAS AVE.
JAS. W. BNO,
JOG U EST J)OL GLAH.
Iirfrfyrrntnr and Jre (firsts at
ltotftl' ami Jtriatt.
rrd for our "Ww Iibietrated Cata.
logn with trade dJrunt.
lMaJ(r. we rauaeyen frrt?kt and
furnish you 2oa that are aellwra.
W J CHITA, KAXSA&.
IWnlar metng of DoJULOOF
tonight. All member urged to be pr.
eat aa there will he drill work by the team.
LciD K. JtfllU, X, G
Ml. Ditto-. Sec'y.
&mmtivf Board of the WoaMm' Coon
cil is f nqwmnM to meet at JH Honth Lr
renre Are. Weoneeday. May 21. aa P. if.
rery member thoakl be prteent.
By order of the PtwMml.
tr mrmitli are ar
Xar y ttmmi ill , hm
J aae R wee fea Va
aweadae, te xn !
J a if.
i mr.j mtm ion ta
! te Bo 1 af parffla.
ear aaertp ana
rmimtlmm tt Om Msatf I
parakaM Omtmt tar
I u rr K t
wt apart!, t ftav aaa leat '
t t ma T
S atw ( .
3 fcffe iMr a -i i
tr t I POUUlCU.UMi- (kM.La 4,Mu.
IOO Doses On Dolizr
cey i ta IT -
m aaa aTtfWa .-.
aaeaapai dBmao-. m w .
taat a-awaar I
Mate n a paer
ne nt, m i
kaa a eataeaWt t
af ream akjr -
i,- rt jb, on.