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xt midxiix gaily ganlt: mtflaij SJomta& f&Xmi 25, 1890.
M. M. JIurdock;
K. r. Mcnnonr,
M. It MUED00E & BBO.
Publishers and Proprietors.
All letters pertalninc to tho business of the pr In
Jnc department or bindery, or for advertising
fclioald be addred to the business manager; a!
other commimicatlnns to the editor.
The only dally paper in Southwestern Kansas or
Jie Arkansas Vknev receiving both tho day and
night Associate Press Reports In full.
Tiauis op srnsciiirrioN raiiv eagle.
In Advance Postage Prepaid.
Dallv, one copv one year fSOO
gaily, one copv, six month 4 00
ally, one copv, three months 2 00
Daily, one copy, one month 75
Three times a week, any day? desired, per v'r... 4 00
Three time a -w eek, anv days desired, six mo... 2 50
Sunday Edition, 16 paces, one copv, ono year 2 Of)
Sunday Kdiuon. 10 panes, one copy, sir months. 1 25
One copv. one year $100
One copy, t-ir months. SO
Remittance .may be made at our rlslc either by
6 raft, cypress, express money order, postoffice order
or reentered letter. Money sent In any other way
irt the risk of the person sending it. Give post
office address in full, including state and county. If
hddrebS is to bo changed, give old address as -well as
HV CATtnrEns rvTirn rrrv axt FnnniB
TheEaole is delivered by carriers In "Wirhlta
nnd all suburbs at 20 cents a week. Tr-e paper mav
lie ordered by postal card or by telephone (Xo. 7t.)
and will be served early and regularly. Irrecnlarity
i wn ici or cnange 01 auares snouja do reporceu
Immediately to The Eagle office.
Countlne Room Xo. 71
Editorial Room Xo.20
Our rates of advertising shall be as low ai thoeof
anj other paper o equal alue as an advertiain:
All transient advertisements mnst be nald for in
Intcred in the potofflco at "Wichita as second
clash matter and entered for transmission through
the mails as sneh.
EflMern office at Room 4'. Tribune Rnildim:. Xew
York City and 501 "The Rookery." Chicago, where
all contracts forforeicn adrtising will be made,
nd where flies of the paper can be seen. a. C.
Readers of the Eagle -when in New York City
or Chicago can see copies of the paper at the oflice
of our acent at the address given alove.
All notices for entertnlnments of anv kind In
wj Ich an admittance fee is required will be charged
if the rate of fli e cents per line per day; and mnst
be classified and will not be run as puro reading
The Dailt EA gle can bo found on pale In Kansas
City, Mo., at tho book 4ore of U. Olick. 21 East 6th.
The Eagle has the largest circulation of any
daily paper in Kansas and covers more territory
ban any two Kansas dallies combined; reaching IGg
towns on the day of publication in Kansas. Indian
territory. Panhandle of Texas and eastern Colorado.
The colnmns of the Eagle have been tested and
provrdtobe the best advertising medium in the
southwest. The only daily that reaches all the ter
ritory above named on day of publication. As an
advertising medium it is unexcelled.
F B. Mead, of New York, is at the
C . C. Hoefer, of Kansas City, will spend
the day in the city.
Geo. "Weiii er, of Fargo, X. D., will Sun
daj at the Metropole.
yv. L. Olinger, of St. Louis, is spending
a few days in the city.
Webb Hendrix, of Union City, Ok., is
calling on friends in tho city.
Fred Anawalt, of Ft- Scott, is in the city
visiting Ins parents onN. Topcka Ave.
Aliss Lnnra Leslie has returned to her
home in Virginia on account of the illiness
of her mother.
Miss Sallie McXeal will leave tomorrow
night on a month's visit to her brothers at
Omaha and Lincoln, Neh.
Mrs. John Lees proprietor of the Frisco
House of Columbus, Kan., is in the city
Ihis morning the guest of Mr, T. P. Hart
ley of the Uein-
"W. C. Grafton, of Anthony, Kan., and
L. B. Grafton, of Mamton, Col., are spend
ing a few days at the home of their brother
N. F. Grafton on X. Lawrence Ave.
Garfield post, G. A. IL, will attend di
vine .services at the Presbyterian church
this morning. See order of post comman
der. Miss Agnes Croskey, who is visiting at
German town, Pa., has been quito ill. Her
many friends will be glad to hear that she
is cvuivalescing rapidly.
Someone is robbing the graveyard of
planted and. potted flowers a number of
instances have been brought to our notice.
How can such things be?
C. M. C. Andrus, of Hinsdale, Mich, is in
the city. Mr. Andrus ib looking over Kan
sas farm lands and thinks he never saw
more of it in his life than in Kansas.
Hcservo seat check for the Operetta Lit
tle Rag Picker to begin at the S & B club
rooms May 27 and 2S, on College Hill, can
now be had at Hyde & Humble Stationary
Rev. S. "Weir does not go to Clearwater
today, as announced in yesterday's Eagle,
but he will remain at homo and conduct
services in St. Paul's M. E. church as
usual, both morning and evening.
Rev. Enoch Powell, field agent for the
Unitarian Associate for the state of Kan
sas and Xebraska, will hold services at
Council hall this evening. He will also be
present to assist in morning services at
the same place.
Col "W. "W. Lewis on behalf of the Gar
field Post of the Grand Army of the Re
public ill make the speech presenting to
the schools of Wichita the thirty-six Amer
ican bunting flags. The reply or response
a ill be made by M. "W, Levy, president of
the school board.
Mrs. J. T, McMillen has returned from a
visit to Topcka. "While there she became
a member of the Pythian Sisters, the ladies
branch of the Knights of Pythias. There
is at present only three lodges of the
Pythian Sisters in Kansas. A lodge will
be instituted in this city at an early date.
Chief of Police Burrows yesterday re
ceived a very handsome present from Mr.
Dudley B. Iline. It isasiher mounted
revoher of the Colt's make, forty-one
calibre, set in a forty-live frame. To one
seeing anything especially attractive in
firearms the present is a beauty.
The purchase of the St. Louis & San
FmtcLM.0 In the Santa Fe, the EAGLE
sajs places Wichita on the main line to
the Pacific. Kansas City Gazette.
Wt 11, of course, it doe.-.. Can it be de
nied Just as sure. Mr. Gazette, as that
we are on the Santa Fe's trunk line to the
Gulf and on the Rock Island's trunk line
to the Gulf.
All members of the city council were
present at the special meeting yesterday
morning except Johnson and Coffin. The
Chisholm creek question was considered
and some information was desired and the
pewer committee together with the city
engineer and attorney were instructed to
secure the same and report at, the meeting
Hon. O. R. Fyler, insurance commis
sioner of the state of Connecticut, and I.
W. Brooks, banker from Tarrington,
Conn., were in the city yesterday taking a
iew of Wichita's prospects with their
friend and former townsman, F. A. Xorth.
Esq. They could not fully comprehend
how so great improvements could have
been made in the snort space of less than a
score of vears. They go from here to
Abilene, Topeka, St. Joseph and Denver.
CAMP FIRE AT WICHITA.
From the Western Veteran.
Garfield post Xo. 23, gave a grand camp
are and banquet at their hall on last Wed
nesday evening. The ladies of the relief
sorps furnished a sumptuous feast. The
ibjct, aside from its social features, was
o r..ise funds for the purpose of raisine: a
Pag in every school room in the city. This
most natriottc move whs inaugurated by
Post Commander John Wallace, and while
the not will get the credit, Commander
"Wallace will have done the Inrcost share
of the work. The entertainment was a
complete success, and the flags will be pre
mted to the schools on Memorial Day.
ANOTHER PHASE OP THE LEATHEE
BUSINESS -HAENESS AND
McComb Bros., Manufacturers of Harness
and Saddles-An Important Jobbing
Interest-Origrinated and Develop
ed in "Wichita Keeping up With
the City's Gigantic Strides.
so prominently into
business thaC it
must necessarily be
treated many times
in a series of de
and eventually will
be handled by itself
in connection with
one of the large tan
neries of the city.
Recently the sub
ject was treated in a
write-up of one of
the trunk factories,
and in this article
will be referred to
only in connection
with the manufac
ture of harness, sad
dles, etc. McComb Bros., manufacturers
of harness and saddles, are located on
Douglas avenue, where they have been in
business since 1877. They are one of the
best known firms in the west, and their
goods are creditably known throughout a
large trrritory. In the fall of '77 Smith
and McComb bought out a small stock
and commenced business in their
present location. In the fall of 1SS1 Mr.
Smith's wife died and he retired from the
business in order to take his family back
east. The firm at that time was changed
to McComb Bros., having already worked
up to an important position in the com
mercial world. As the city began to grow
the firm did likewise and began to quicken
and lengthen its paco'keeping abreast of
tho times. During the phenominal ad
vancement of this city in the last few
years McComb Bros, have kept their traces
tight and kept up with the van and today
do a business commensurate with the com
mercial importance of Wichita. Their
traveling men cover all the territory in all
directions that is tributary to Wichita,
being in successful competition with
their friends on the north and east and
enjoying a monopoly on the west and south.
The quality ot material and workman
ship employed has assisted -them materi
ally in pushing their business in all direc
tions and enables them to hold their vant
age with ease. The little shop of 77 has
now developed into a large and thriving
factory ranking with the foremost enter
prises of the wet. The motto of the firm
has always been to strive for excellence
but in this strife thev haveacquired a busi
ness and a connection that is a flattering
proof of the success of their efforts. The
McComb Bros, harness is better known
than any manufacture and commands a
most ready sale. The firm employes at
present twenty-four hands but in the busy
season their force is necessarily augment
ed. Duringthe fall and winter months a
double force is employed working day and
night. The manufactory includes twenty
two styles of double and single buggy har
ness, ten team harness, fifty styles of sad
dles besides a full line of bridles, breast
straps and reins. Since the lirst day of
Juno last 54S sets of one style, the Xo.
S harness have been made and sold.
iThe sales of 1890 thus far are nearly
double those for the same period of time in
I8.cl) and the business from its start has
shown a steady and a marked increaso
The ground floor is devoted to show and
sales rooms with the exception of a small
portion in the rear which is used for the
packing department. All orders are neat
ly packed in boxes which come in a knock
down state and put up on the premises.
The packing department is one of the bus
iest portions of the establishment and box
after box comes out labelled and addressed
really for shipment the whole day through.
The upstairs is the work room and stock
IN THE WORK SHOP,
room. The leather is taken from the stock
room to the cutting tables, thence to the
creasers, after which it is tacked together
and passed on to the sewers. From here it
goes to the finishers and then to the show
rooms and the harness is complete.
One of the most used pieces of maohinery
is the leather splitter which jre-
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duces the leather to any de
sired thickness and by means of
an ingenious attachment also tapers the
ends ready for splicing. There are two
creasing machines making straight creases
of any width and also flat, raised, and
The bos loop press is one of the largest
ever used with an endless assortment of
dies. Xearly every conceivable design may
be worked on leather with artistic pre
cision by the various machinery used in
this factory. The rounder which makes
round reins- or other parts of the harness
is a recent improvement and gives a high
finish to all of the work turned out.
The "success neck yoke for which this
firm holds a patent is made on special
machinery and is a branch of the business
separate and distinct.
The sewing machine rooms are in the
front of the upstairs and the latest im
proved machinery as a matter of course is
imperative here to begin to keep abreast of
the work. Every stitch is thoroughly
waxed and by an ingenious adjustment of
gas jets the wax is kept hot and soft un
til the stitch is'completed. The lock stitch
is the only one allowed in any of
the work turned out by the firm. The en
tire establishment is under the personal
supervision of the proprietors and not even
a halter strap is allowed to be shipped
The show and sales room is a very inter
esting part of the esteblishment. A long
glass case running nearly one-half the
length of tlie store contains nothing but
different styles of harness on exhibition
that serve as samples from which buyers
can select their orders. A handsome line
of saddles is also displayed to advantage.
In addition to this a full assortment of
robes, whips, nets, race horse furnishings,
harness hardware and everything inciden
tal to tho line is displayed in handsome
cases. Everything about the establish
ment indicates a successful and flourishing
business, and the second glance enables
one to realize the excellence of the work
which is the secret of their success. Order
and method are paramount in the display,
and only those principles could enable the
firm to conduct their extensive business.
The fifty-six Boston and Chicago capi
talists, expected in Wichita today, will not
reach here before Monday night or Tues
day morning, the board of trade having
been notified by wire at a late hour to that
FOR THE PARK SY'STESL
Tho Mirror endorses the Eagle's kinder
garten system to its park article last Sun
day in the following terse paragraph:
And we venture the assertion that its il
lustration portraying the possibilities to
be secured by the expenditure of a moder
ate amount of money in park lands and
improvements carried more conviction
with it than did the column and a half of
flowery rhetoric accompanying the picture.
As was said in these columns last week,
now is the time to further augment the
inviting environments of "Wichita by the
acquirement of lands for a great central
j park, for never again will so favorable an
opportunity be ottered from a financial
point of view. The Sunday Mirror.
The closing exercises of this institution
will be a series of recitals taking place as
follows: beginning tomorrow (Monday)
evening. May 2(5, with a recital at Garfield
university commencing at 8 o'clock. The
second concert occurs Friday evening. May
30, at Lewis academy. The third of the
.series will be given on Monday evening,
June 2, at Garfield university. The fourth
and last on "Wednesday evening, June 11,
at Lewis academy, all beginning at 8
o'clock. The public are most cordially in
vited to attend all of these recitals. Cars
leave Main and Douglas every twenty min
utes for the university and will be in wait
ing after the entertainment.
First mass at S o'clock; Solemn Pontifi
cal high mass at 10:30, Rt. Rev. Jno. J.
Hennessy officiating. Sermon by Rev. J.
H. Tihen. The Papal benediction will be
given after mass. In the evening at 7:30
there will be Solemn Pontifical vespers and
reception of the young men's sodality, con
cluding with benediction.
Services at the Pro-Cathedral will bo
quite elaborate and grand today. The
choir, under the direction of Mrs. Russell,
will render some of the choicest music
ever rendered in the church.
The members of the Young Mens' Sodal
ity approach Holy communion at the 8
o'clock mass iu the Pro-Cathedral this
A LITTLE .MIXED.
A "prominent gentleman,'' in writing to
the Topeka Journal, protesting against
any action upon the part of the governor
and of the Kan-Campbell meeting, says:
"I would like to call your attention to the
character of the men of the committee on
resolutions. Major J. C. Rutun, chair
man, is secretary of the Kansas Loan and
Trust company; A. A. Hyde is president of
the Hyde Stationery company; H. W.
Everest is chancellor of Garfield univer
sity; G. "W. Larimer, of the Johnston
Larimer Wholesale Dry Goods company;
C. L. Davidson, secretary and manager of
the S. L. Davidson Mortgage company;
AY. J. Hutchins, patent attorney; H. Im
boden, of the Oliver-Imboden Milling coin-pant-"
Well, yes, all true enough, but the men
who hold the capital stock of Rutan's
company were at Topeka seeking to ask
Gov. Humphrey to do the other thing.
The older brother of C. L. Davidson, and
who is president of the Citizen's bank, was
at Topeka seeking to have Gov. Humphrej
do the other thing. H. Imboden's brother
was at Topeka on the same business and a
member of tho convention, while the head
of the Oliver-Imboden Milling company,
Mr. Oliver himself, was a prominent fac
tor, and a member of the Topeka conven
tion. There is, Mr. Prominent Gentle
man," most always two sidas to every
thing, and in this instance you didn't hap
pen to have the "prominent" side.
TILE HOPE OF WICHITA.
From the Topeka Journal.
Governor Humphrey, at noon, received
the following telegram from "V ichita:
"We, the undersigned young men of
"Wichita, under 30 years of age. believe in
prohibition, are not in favor of resubmis
sion and are unqualifiedly opposed to the
return of the saloon in liansas. Sismed
T. F. Kershaw. A. D. Phelps. T. E.
"Weaver, J. F. Bartholomew, G. E. Stokes,
H. F. Holton, 1 "W. -Lewis, A. Baird, J.
T. Anderson, J. Y. Montasue, L. G. Jones,
J. F. Miller, F. L. Sparling, J. B. Bonr
gette. C. IL Treass. D. Yor. R. C. Marcis,
J. F. Cloder, Frank Ganell. W. R Blake
more. "W. A. Grainger, H. C. Dunbar. D.
V. Walker, George S. Lewis. E. A. Fiedler,
J. B. Avery, G. Averv. H. C. Armstrong,
M. Townsend: E. M. Pickett. A Mousser.
M. F. Toler. Charles P. Muller, H. E.
McKlroy, U. &. Caswell. J:', li. Harper, .1.
M. Gurley, C. F. Martin, F. A. Reed, E.
Fawcett, J. E. Osborne. S. S. Xoble. J. W.
Fellows, Grant Jones, "W. H. H. Troupe,
C. T. Champion, H. M. Man, T. A. Buck
ner. R. T. Savin. A. C. Burwell, TV. M.
Grove, O. A. Delonc. A. L. Dver. W. W.
Parkinson, W. F. Garnett, F. L. Cmn-mings-'
"W. E. Stanley telegraphs regarding the
above telegram: "The young men are
sending a telegrum. They are among the
best of the city. Many of them are con
nected with the leading business houses.
No joiutists in that crowd-"
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For the Eagle.
WE'LL JOIN THEM AT THE BIVER.
Tune The Shining ShorcJ
Comrades, today we meet again
To mingle tears ot sorrow.
For those we ne'er shail greet again,
Save in the bright tomorrow.
We're marching on; they're Just before,
We'll join them at the river.
When death hath kindly borne us o'er.
Uniting us forever.
Since last we met to honor those
Whose forms so still were sleeping.
Some with us then, in calm reposo
Lie with them In death's keeping.
Each honr that speeds as swift winged dart
From time's unfailing quiver.
Records the cal! to some braie heart.
To cross death's silent river.
And as the years go fleeting by.
The numbers will be swelling.
Until ere long the last sad sigh
Will end the tale we're telling.
Then in one grand reunion joined.
Joined ne'er again to sever,
The tleo that here our hearts entwined
Shall stronger grow foiever.
May 21. laSO. E. P. FORD.
.PATENT APPLIED FOR.
A New Car Brake Utilizing the Momentum of
the Car Supposed Improvements for
Mr. J. J. Crist, an architect, in th6 city
has made application for a patent on a car
brake, a car bottom and two different
methods for making couplings. It is the
result of sixteen years of work or occasion
al work, as he says, giving the question
attention at such times as he was not en
gaged in his regular work. When he
commenced investigation in the matter he
lived near Cincinnatti, Ohio, and had oc
casion to study similar subjects and finally
branched out for a brake. The application
for a patent was filed nine weeks ago and he
has had several encouraging letters from
the department and so far it has not been
discovered that his efforts have been en
croached or patents issued to anyone else.
Many railroad men who have examined his
work express the opinion that he has
made a valuable discovery and it
-will certainly in bringing him
handsome returns. The theory is
thoucht to be all right but what
the result of practical application will be
is not known until investigation is made in
The most striking feature of his investi
gation is the brake. It is so arranged that
the coupling gives when the cars press to
gether and, by means of a contrivance iu
the center of the car the brake shoe is
pressed on the wheel. The more the car
presses forward the harder the shoe will be
forced against the wheel. It is estimated
that a train going twenty miles an hour
could, by reversing the engine, cause the
brakes to lock dead the hind wheels of each
carrige of the car and the average passen
ger train would be stopped in less than the
length of itself. The brake simply utilizes
the momentum of the train. Each car is
supplied with brakes independent of tho
others, and Mr. Crist is quite sure one of
his cars would brake itself between cars
supplied with the same brake. An ar
rangement is also provided to make the
brake inactive should it be so desired. It
desigded for passenger coaches and
freight cars and it is thought
cm be constructed for much le-s
than the air brake aud do the work equally
as satisfactory and it is thought that in
due time the "Peerless brake" will be
known quite as well as the "Westing
house." The improvement claimed on coupling,
shows a coupling with hook and stationary
link. The car bottom improvement shows
a design to be utilized mostly in grain
cars. Mr. Crist by correspondence 'has
greatly interested a company in Chicago
engaged in the manufacture of cars and he
yesterday sent a design to them, explain
ing even-thing. He is much encouraged
and is sure that if he has any thing he has
something of value and importance.
The Amount of Money Paid Out for Cattle,
Uoc aim Grain on Tills Market
During the Past AVccfc.
The cattle receipts have been very light
owing to the break in prices. The buyers
have, stood by the market very well and no
serious breaks have been noted here. The
market closes strong and the prospect very
t,i fnr thr. Mriv rmrr. nf r.his wk. The I
hog receipts for the week were the heavier I
in the history of this market, and had the
decline in prices been less severe, there
would have been 10,000 hogs on the market.
The week has been a hard one on shippers
as prices have declined 2Vj to 7 cents every
dnj. They made the best of the market and
found no fault, saying they could not ex
pect it to come their way always. Should
the market advance 2Ji5c during the
early part of the week there will probably
be 10,000 hogs on the market during this
The grain receipts have been heavy and
prices have ruled steady to strong. In
fact, the week's business on the grain and
live stock market makes a grand showing
for the week and puts many dollars into
the pockets of the farmers of southwestern
Kansas. The amount of grain received
during the week is 400,000 bushels, amount
ing in dollars to S70,4S9. Number of cattle
CS9, which in money value amounts to
$10,170. Hogs 9,003, amounting to .GO0,
or a grand total of $179,659 for the week's
Mr. Lorenzo Armstrong, a capitalists of
New Haven, and Mr. C. P. Armstrong, his
son, a bnsiness man, of New York City,
who have been in Wichita since last
Thursday cilled last evening ia company
Major Niederlander. These gentlemen
said that they were free to acknowledge
that Wichita would take the breath of aav
average eastern man who only read about
it and never seen it. For three days they
had been looking into her business, into
her status as a commercial centerand both
gentlemen not only conoeeded bus were
enthusiastic in yieir prediction that great
nesi marks her every feature, that hi her
importance and presSige she snrpessas so
far any other city in the state tbofc there
can be no Question as to her future.
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A WICHITA LADY IN ITALY.
A Descriptive Letter Which Will Interest Her
31any Friends at Home.
"We make liberal extracts from a per
sonal letter written b- Mrs. Walden from
Milan to Mrs. M. M. M., which we feel
assured will be read with more than ordi
nary interest by her admirers and friends
in this city, being, as it is, finely descrip
tive and containing pleasant personal ex
periences: Milan, Italy, April 30, 1S90.
Dear Mrs. Murdock.
i I presume you know the weakness of
human nature to permit all sorts of hind
rances to postpone letter-writing, by which
we abuse our friends, yet at times it can
not be avoided I trust you will believe it
so in this case.
Mamma aud myself were with the un
fortunate to have the influenza, and in a
most severe form; added to that mamma
also sulfered a great deal with rheuma
tism. However, I am glad to say we
are both much better at present,
and hope to be fully restored in
this sunny clime. You will see from
the above that wb are no longer
in Germany, and may be surprised for wo
had expected to remain there for a much
longer time, but the climate proved so ob
jectionable it was impossible to do so.
Munich is lovely in summer, but the
autumn and winter are dreadful, it being
so close, in fact almost surrounded by
mountains, they have very dense fogs for.
days at a time. Some days we could not
see across the street until "noon. It would
probably remain clear for two hours, when
the fog made its appearance again and by
night it was really dangerousto walk upon
tho street, which of course made it very
unhealthy. Mamma was misserable anil
should only suffer more from rheumatism
in such a climate. Then it was dreadful
for the voice, so we decided upon
going to Italy, and we are delighted with
the change; and after all you Know, this
is "the land of song," which I am inter
ested in, and in Italy, Milan is the place of
all others for the voice. I study with the
celebrated master, Lamport i, and am very
much pleased with his method.
"We selected the famous Brenner route,
which took us through tho mouutains of
Bavaria Austria, then over the Lyral
Alps. We were a little uneasy at the start,
fearing we had made a mistake to go over
the Brenner in March, but we were well
supplied with robes and the cars were well
heated, so we really were very comfortable
and could scarcely realize the intense cold
without. "We left Munich at 10 o'clock a.
m. In twenty minutes were already
winding our way up the mountains.
At 11:.T0 o'clock we reached Rosenheim,
where is the great castle Brauuenburg,
also the wonderful rock, Wendelsteiu
1849 meter vards high, on the very top of
same is a chapel, which is visited by many
in the summer season. The Bavarian and
Aurtraian mountains are very rich in
scenery, and we were indeed treated to
rare sights. Tho Alps of tho Tyrol were a
magnificent spectacle. We passed through
the gorgeous Ziller Thai, tho village is :t
the toot of one of the highest Alps, on the
other side is the glen, which in its winter
roles had the appearance of a crystal pal
ace the church and the chapel up tho
mountain side clad in a coat of ice, tho
frozen water falls and themagesticgleciers
beyond was a grandeur to behold a sight
I "shall ever feast upon in thought.
We also viewed a number of grand
castles still in good preservation
and many old ruins. There are numerous
tunnels through the mountains, the long
est beinc through Mount Isel and Mount
Baltzador. The latter is of enormous
l''jiht we were twenty minutes going
through the tunnel of the same, being on
constant rise. We reached the Brenner
(the highest point) at 4 p. m. The view
was magnificent. Our descent was equally
interesting, and the sunset casting it's
golden rays upon the snow-capped moun
tains in "their crystalized splendor, the
peaks seemingly touching tho clear, blue
sky of heaven, "was a sight I could not do
justice in trying to d-Jscribe. We cros-ed
many bridges and beautiful streams which
were partly open; we passed several grand
old forts built by the Romans. Tho fort
at Trento, erected by the Austrians in 40.
is a grand structure. The traiu stopped
there some rime so we had a good
view of it By 10 p m. we reached the
frontier of Italy, and at 7 o'clock the next
morning we arrived at the ancient Italian
city, Milano. Thus ended a trip of glor
ious sight seeing.
We were a little disappointed to find it
so coid here upon our arrival, but as this
is northern Italy, it is not so warm as we
would find, Rome or Xaples However, at
present it is most delightful, the gardens
having already put on their mantle of
summer. I enclose you a twig of the
acqua cedrine tree and leaves from the
"Giardine di Venezia5' (the garden of Ven
ice), so called on account of the natural
lakes. But I must come to a cloe. I fear
I have Already imposed on jou by this
lengthy epitile, and I hae"stiH a. few
other remarks to make.
Must admit I was greatly surprised to
learn of the Eaolk repeating rwrto of mv
letter, shall reserve a crow to pick with the
promptor ot tlie U8U"htv bird on my
verv kmd ' ,ake u vj&it e wwjk
entertaining us with news from home ami
surroundings, and we fully appreciate his
I freely admit that I get most dread
fully homesick at times, but now that I
have undertaken to excel in a measure, or
to mister the art of onz, ami all ray
friends know it, my pride will not permit
me to return until 1 have accomplished
my purpose. Yours Very Siacarely,
Malviesa A. G. Waldex.
WICHITA'S FIIfcjT CHUKCH.
Elsewhere we reproduce from a cabinet
size photograph belonging to Win. Hutch
inson, E-q., a picture of the first church
erected in Wichita. It 'was an episcopal
church, of which Mr. IL was ma ot the
vestrymen, jmw '' mhw. j.m,c uuMmi
. .....Y T7a. Ta Tm.. TTtl-..r
wad pastor. A poruoa ot it was erecteu in
1S7Q. A portion of it was fci! I standing ia
'72. In the original pieture stand the fig
ures of thirty-five men, women and child
ren, comprising its congregation. The
picture was taken bj the son of the late
Father BUse. Capt Lee Ong took an
other picture of it at a later dt when It
was nearly ia rain, wnich shows the fig
ure ot the pastor in the foreground. This
primitive church stood aer the southeast
comer of the new county building, as we
recollect it. Xr Hutchinson wjw to bare
written a short historical sketch, personal
and otberwKHe, for this morning's tee.
but failed for the W3nt of tune.
The Rev. J. IL Parker, of Chks, wfl!
conduct the wrvices today at toe Pfy
loout Congregational church. Mr. Pariter
hs many friends and aoquahaiaoob in the
city, having lived hers a nmafcer of yours,
moving to Chfcugn two yemxs aejn. H has
lx.-a circulating among hi frin4 fcete
for a few days and will remain tatm a!
the middle of the weak.
.KSS r flffn
5,000 yards choice styles ginghams at 10 cents,
2,000 yards French Zephur ginghams at IS cents.
3,000 yards new outing cloth.
A great variety of new goods for different depart
ments. CASH HENDERSON.
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Have Some Special Bargains in
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Sizes Two and a Half to Six. Years.
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GAKFIEM) UNIVERSITY NOTBK.
All connected with the university are
now busily engaged in preparations for
commencement and in properly closing up
the year's work, which is believed by all
concerned to have made up a most profita
ble session. The work of the year has
truly been earnest college work and speak
well for the character of tho students and
the untiring energy of all.
Prof. Laughlin preaches his last sormon
at the University church today, after
which his ministerial labors will be resum
ed at El Dorado. He has done earnest,
faithful work during the brief time he ha
preached for the church.
The Summer Normal school, in charge
of Prof. W. A. Crubinberry, which begins
June 17 and continues six weeks, will give
all teachers aud those preparing to teach
an excellent opportunity for reviewing
thoroughly the common branches, and
considering the best methods of teaching,
besides giving a chance for special study
of higher branches. Members of this
school have free access to tlie university
library and all apparatus aud collections.
The regular reviews of the term's work
begin this week, followed by examinations
in some of the departments during all of
next week. Visitors are cordially invited
to attend any or all of these examination
and inspect and test the work of the vari
Profs. Crusinl)orry and Pinkerton liavc
been attending the meetings of the Kan
sas Christian Sunday school convention at
Atchison during the past week aud of
course report an exceedingly fujoyable
time. Iu addition it gave much needed
rest to these teachers.
It is reported that Chancellor Everest is
attracting very large and interesting audi
ences to liear his Sunday evening lecture
at Hutchinson. This is a matter of no
surprise to all thoe who are acquainted
with the chancellor's deep thowgat, clear,
logical expresniou ami almost unexamptal
earnest nes as a speaker
N. D. Laughlin, son of ProC Laughlin,
has been elected to the chair f Batumi sci
ences in Christian university at Canton,
Mo. Mr, Laughlin lias done spesisl work
in anatomy and geology, and by a two
month' trip through the Rocky moan
tains occupied in practical work has still
further fitted himself for such a position.
CI.A.s.-S IMV KJCKKCISeH.
The class day exarctHw of the life
school will be given in the Crawford
Grand open honse on Thursday morning
at 10 o'clock. These eonrrc&es promise to
be entertain! nsr m well as instructive. Ttao
class in capttbir of giving a goed ontertnin-
meat and no drrabt it will fe worth the
while of any one tn attend. Those who j
will not be miAf to hear the exercises ia the
eveninz wonki do well to attend in the ,
moraine No mdmtmbotx fee k eharjprd ;
Admission will be by ticket in the even-
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