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"We must sell. These goods are worth to us only what money we can get out of them. Come and see what they are worth to you.
. A.TJQ-XJST 1ST.
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It is useless to quote prices. If you want a good, fine dress come in and save one-third or one-half the usual price.
Hosiery, underjrear, notions, flannels, domestics, ginghams, linens, and all and everything in our house way below cost, to close in
P. S. A good
POULTRY FOR THE MOUNTAINEERS
A Jcnvor l'Irm Opens a llraneU House In
"Wichita AVel! 1'lcased "Willi the JJusiness.
H. O. Plunger & Co., of Denver, produce
merchants, have established a branch
house in the city which lias been doing a
clever business for some weeks. They
handle chickens, turkeys and ducks, hav
ing about fifty wagons in the surrounding
country collecting poultry. In addition
; to the wagons mak-
g jt Kf5 ing the rounds forthis
'fI-E J point, the company
l7 -z &&- have wagons making
f - rjrs2Z I l-' circuits in Sumner
7 AuiJ , ix. county with "Welling-
--lllS&d I I .TnJton for a center.
xaJi!1 SU! ll'PThe noultrv collec
ljtion there is shipped
i here. The coops and
vai'ds are on tlie cor
ner of Mead and First
' collected in southern
and several men
employed in that
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jnahoganv finish but it conforms to the
..j pnnirc n pinrinrniA ns a.
best methods known to poultrymen. One
fellow shuts his eyes and cuts off heads
and never lui.s tried to work himself quietly
on a jury in a case of cruelty to animals.
The others associated with him
proceed to make arrangements to
leave the feathers in Kansas and that
completes the program. The poultry is
shipped to the Denver house in refriger
ator cars, and from there distributed to
tlie retail houses reaching out over most
of the Rocky mountain country.
The average purchase of the last ten
days has been five hundred chickens, one
hundred turkeys and one hundred ducks.
This calls for SS0O or $1,000 to be paid out
by the company every week for poultry.
In speaking of the business yesterday the
gentleman who has charge of the business
htated that the company was quite well
pleased with the Wichita house. The
poultry was in good condition and they
were endeavoring to make a run on Kan
has production. In due time he thought
the business would reach out over quite a
large part of the state.
IKKIGATKI) TKUCK FAK.M.
There is one man in Sedgwick county
who does not care, on his own account,
whether it rains or not so long as the in
exhaustible How of subterranean water
continues and he has a forty acre crop of
vegetables and such truck growing. His
name is William Biddleman nnd his farm
is east of Broadway.in Schweiters addition.
He has a complete system of irrigation on
his place which is well worth seeing. He
pumps his water by steam and lias storage
reservoirs connected by pipes with every
part of the farm. He is the only man in
the county that is not somewhat interested
in the clouds.
JtrSHINO TIIK WOKIT.
Mr. J. G. McCoy, agent in charge of the
census department securing the enumera
tion of the live stock on the range reports
all the agents in the field at work, being
at last supplied with the necessary blanks
from the department. The Indian terri
tory man has been sending in reports for
Mime days, and everything is getting along
nicely. The dispatches a few days ago
announced that one of the agents in the
field had shot a man out some where in
Xew Mexico by way of self defense. It is
Mippoed he may be well suited to the
position and may add something to tho
dime novel library when he finishes the
field work. v, -
ritKE l'Oll Al,ti FH.'IIT.
. A free for all fight occurred last night
at 12 o'clock in a billiard hall on East
Douglas in which ten or a dozen were en
gaged. The origin of the fight was an old
feud lwtween two bricklayers. Words
hoon led to blows and the spectators took
hides. In less time than it takes to tell it
the-lighting became general and nearly
everybody got a bloody nose. The police
interfered before anyone was seriously
hurt and landed four of the ringleaders in
the cooler. The supposition is that whisky
urged on the quarrel and billiard cues,
balls and beer mugs were the favorite
No important issues were filed in the
district, court yosteiday.
The will of William Klausmeycr, de
ceased, was admitted to probate yesterday.
Mrs. Klausmeyer elect to take under the
will. Will of M. W. Coulter, deceased,
also filed and will be kept sealed until pro
bated. COMMON 1'I.KAS COL'KT.
Judge Balderstou was on the bench yes
terday disposing of loose odds and ends
and signing journal entries.
Tlie usual round of civil work occupied
the justices courts yesterday.
The usual drunk was registered yester
day and was the only arrest during the
day. The commissioners met, but finding
jiothing that required attention hastily ad
journed. By the turnkey's report for the
week ending yesterday at noon the cash re
ceipts for the week were 3112.50 and there
were twenty-six arrests, including several
A regular .communication of Wichita
lodge Xo. 90 A. F. & A. M. on .Monday
Monday evening Jaly 21 1S90 at S p. m.
By order of CL A. Gates, W. M.
milk cow and safe family horse for sale.
TWO HOW COItN CUliTIVATOR.
S. R. Brown had Iris double cultivator
on exhibition on the 18th for the last time
this season, the corn being too far advanced
to admit of cultivation. A number of
practical farmers have seen the cultivator
in operation, also a number of leading
citizens including members of the Board
of Trade, and all who have witnessed its
work pronounce it a success. Mr. J. A.
Wood, superintendent of the lola Carriage
and Omnibus Manufacturing company,
who is in the city on business, says: "I
brown's patent cultivator.
had the pleasure of seeing in successful
operation the new corn plow invented by
S. R. Brown. The ground was hard
and very weedy, yet the plow, operated
by one man, did perfect work
nnd thoroughly cleaned two rows of
corn at one time. One man with this
plow does the same work as two men do
with any other plow in existence. It will
greatly reduce the cost of producing a crop
and all farmers feel interested in such an
Mr. Williams, of the Occidental, says the
plow is undoubtedly a success.
Mr. J. L. Cooper, of the Mammoth
stables, said: "I was surprised at the way
the ground was cultivated and weeded, and
at the case with which one man dees two
mens' work in a corn field. Corn can be
raised at a profit and sell at 20 cents if they
use this plow."
Senator John Kelly, who is known as a
practical farmer, took hold of the plow and
and followed the plow through the field
and pronounced it unquestionably a prac
tical improvement, and further said the
saving of a hand and his board and the
saving of one horse and Iris feed will save
for tlie farmer in one month a sxim equal
to the cot of the machine. In fact all who
have witnessed the working of the ma
chine are a unit in pronouncing it a suc
cess. Mr. Brown is in hopes of securing
assistance by the sale of stock to start the
manufacture of the machines at an early
date that they may be ready to supply tho
home demand for next season.
The following letter will show that the
farmers are interested in this new improve
ment in a farm machine:
Goddard, Kan., July 12, 1S90.
S. tt. Brown, Eq., Wichita, Kan.
Dear Sir In the Eagle of July 6 is a
notice of a two-row-three-horse corn culti
vator invented by you. Can you send me
a cut and circular descriptive of such im
plement and inform me when it will be
put on sale? Yours truly,
C. Wood Davis.
Judge Sluss and his charming proteges
returned last night from a week's fishing
excursion. The fishing was good and they
all tell pleasant little anecdotes of the
trip. The sun has done them all up brown
and-the genius of health has been with
them. The best proof in the world that
they had a fine time is the fact that they
have all determined to make the same ex
cursion again next year.
A full attendance of the members of tho
Wichita Choral union is earnestly request
ed on Monday evening next, July 21 at S
o'clock at Lewis academy.
By order of the president.
W. E. Ro-vvlet, Sec'y.
Reformed church corner of Topeka and
Lewis street Preaching service at 11 a m:
twilight service at 7 p. m. combined with
young peoples' meeting, and conducted by
the pastor. There will be song, prayers,
brief address, and scripture reading.
At the Annamite Thcutre.
Here the female parts are performed by
men in disguise. One evening the play
was slow In commencing and the audience
grew impatient. At length the manager
advanced to the footlights and said: "I
must ask the audience to excuse us a few
minutes; the queen is not vet shaved!"
A Contented Client.
"I toll you what, Heymann, the lawyer
is a cute fellow, and no mistake! I ought
to know, for he lately defended my son."
"How's that? I thought your son had
''Yes, but only for a twelvemonth!"
X'oatetl In Xavy Matters.
Clara What do you think? That young
naval cadet Sibmore ssufrme a "true lover's
knot" in gold cord yesterday.
Maud (all sympathy) What did you do?
Clara (scornfully) Sent him back a scarf
pin representing a pair of sister hooks.
An Ingenious Puzzle.
The ingenious puzzle illustrated in the
cut is an old friend. A ball slides down a
loose bit of string, but a3 soon as the string
ij tightened the ball stops. This is not be
having as a well conducted ball should do,
for surely it should slip more easily down
a taut string than a loose one.
Substitute a thin wire for the string and
would not the ball move along that more
easily? Try it. Do net pull the string out,
but put in tho wire alongside of it the
hole is large enough and try what the ef
fect will be. Tho bail slips easily along
the wire, whether tight or loose. But
tighten the string and instantly the ball
stops on the wire.
Is there anything in the ball? Pull out
the string and look down the hole. Is
there anything in the way? Xo. Then
thread the string through it again. Won
der of wonders! though it is tho same
string the ball now slips along tho tight
string more easily than it does along the
Golden Days explains this puzzling ac
tion as follows: Cut the ball open and see
what is inside it. If you are lucky you
will find the line where its two halves have
T1IE OBEDIENT BALL.
been joined. To cut the ball in half was to
mako a longitudinal section of the hole.
Why, there are two holes! One of them
the one you look down, the one the wire
went along is straight; tho other the
one you did not look down, the one the
string went along is curved. There is the
solution of tho mystery. When you tight
ened the string you made a sharp angle
with the portion inside, and also jammed
that portion agayist tho wall so tightly
that the ball could not move. When you
loosened the string you took oil the brake,
and the ball slipped merrily enough.
In watches nothing surpasses those of
round shape with backs of rock crystal
brilliantly cut and set amid diamonds. It
is difficult to say which has the most brill
iancy, tho crystal or the diamonds.
MYERS' MURDEROUS RAGS.
In a Drunken Fury Ho Shot His Wifo'B
Uncle and a Child.
Abe Myers, of Kansas City, Mo., many
years ago wooed and won the pretty niece
of Benjamin Van Horn. They were mar
ried, and for a short time theirs was a
life of love and happiness. But soon
Myers took to drinking, then to abusing
his wife, who, driven to desperation, left
him. He promised reformation and she
returned to him. This happened many
times, each time his subsequent outbreaks
of drunken brutality being more violent.
So a few weeks ago the patient woman de
cided to leave her husband, never more to
return, and as usual found a shelter under
the roof of her uncle, Benjamin Van Horn.
When Myers found his wife had deter
mined to leave him for good he sent her
note after note, imploring her to change
her decision and give him ono more chance.
Myers concluded that tho uncle influenced
his wife in her decision. He drank and
brooded and brooded and drank till the
devil of rage and revenge rose within him
and thoroughly mastered him.
Arming himself with a revolver he
crossed over from Kansas City, Mo., where
his happy honeymoon had been spent with
his sweet faced little
bride sn manr vpai-s
EiM ago, and where they
v! had always lived when
togctuer, to i.nn3as
City, Kan., where
w a s , and
himself a t
tho pathway to the house
Mrs. Myers and her un
cle were sitting on the
stoop, "and the wife fled kters.
into tho kitchen. Old Mr. Van Horn
spoke kindly to the wretch, for he want
ed no trouble, and offered his hand in
greeting. But Myers rejected the prof
ered hand and said, "I want to see
my wife," and brushing the old man
aside rushed into the room where the
frightened woman had taken refuge. In
an instant he was upon her bike a tiger,
and while he grasped her by the throat
with one hand he drew his revolver with
the other. The old man followed the burly
rulfian into the house, and just reached
tho room in time to see him point the pis
tol at his wife's heart. Van Horn grasped
tho murderous hand and thrust it aside,
and in the turmoil that followed the ter
rified woman escaped from the room.
Then Myers pounced upon the old man
and cant him, As ttlA ciiA men -fall to tKa
v; v - f
floor, witll Ills lite blood spurting rrom tne
gaping wound, Myers rushed from tho
room in pursuit Gf the woman. Coming
down the stairs he saw the pretty young
daughter of the man he had just shot
down a sweet girl, with whom he had no
quarrel and in hi3 blind rage he turned
his smoking revolver on her and drove a
bullet through her body just below her
heart. The poor girl screamed in agony
and the murderer turned and fled to the
yard, where he found the old man, who
had dragged himself that far, leaving a
trail of his blood to mark the way.
The sight of the od man weltering in his
gore seemed to further madden Myers, and
he again raised his revolver, saying, "I'll
finish you now!" The old man piteously
cried, "Oh, don't! don't! you've done it al
ready!" and at the same moment the voices
of the neighbors, who hacTbeen aroused by
the shots and the screams, warned the des
perado that he had better fly. He jumped
tho back fence and started to run, with a
score of people and one police officer in
pursuit. Before he had gone many rods
he turned and discharged his revolver at
his pursuers, and one of them received
the bullet in his thigh. He turned to run
agin, but tripped up and fell, and was soon
surrounded by an angry mob, one of whom
produced a rope and wanted to string him
up there and then. This would have un
doubtedly been done but that the police
officer drew his revolver and kept the
crowd at bay till he landed his prisoner in
Tho "Wrongs One Woman Suffered.
The habeas corpus suit in St. Louis
which John Bortrand brought against his
divorced wife to gain custody of their
child, Edith, brought out some curious
testimony, and most of it was more in
favor of the wife than of the husband.
He had been divorced from her for seven
years and had married again. The child
by the second marriage dying, he attempt
ed to get possession of Edith. When
Bertrand was put on the stand he
explained the beatings which he had given
I his first wife by saying that he thought
MR. AND MRS. BERTRAND.
some women would make better wives if
they were knocked down oftener. Mre.
Bertrand swore that he had acted on this
theory, with her for a subject. He knocked
her down, she said, and kicked her when
she was in a delicate condition. For days,
according to her story, she vfis obliged
to lives on a cup of meal boiled in hot
water, for he refused to give her money to
buy food. He in the meantime ate regu
larly at a downtown restaurant. So touch
ing was her story of her wrongs, andshe
told it with such evident reluctance, that
spectators were several times moved to
tears, and even the judge maintained his
composure with difficulty.
Cn7ed by the Cronin Murder.
Frank Collier, a prominent Chicago law
yer, was released not long ago from an in
sane asylum. After his formal release Mr.
Collier went into the remarkable details of
his case. He began, he said, to be irrespon
sible on Afig.id, 188S. "I remember that
on that day," ho continued, "I tried to re
member where I was on the night of tho
Cronin murder. A fear seized me that I
would be charged with tho crime. I was
known to bo anti-Irish, and I had relations
with British societies and with the British
government that if they were brought out
in court would have been very dangerous."
Fiaally ho went out one night and care
fully traced the track of the assassins.
Arriving at tho spot in Lincoln park
which Woodruff described so minutely
he attempted suicide, but the revolver
A FAMOUS MARKSMANt
Oswald von Lengerte and Hi Wonder
ful Work with a Gnn.
Oswald von Lengerke is one of the fa
mous brothers of the shooting family of
that name. Thero nrc six. of them, cays
The Sporting Critio Fred, Justus, Her-
OSWALD VOX LEXGERKX.
man, Oswald, George ana Sari. With the
exception of George a excellent
shots. Ganrgc's tastes are for athletics.
As the oher3 are masters in tbetr choice
of pastirses, m George i3 master of his.
He is an athlete all through zsd sll over.
Oswald, ti: iourtfe, is some 5 ft. 7 in. in
neighs, is broad shouldered, asd within
tha laic fas-jrtars hss beciZie stoat, jrejj
wit ' '
ing some xca pstiaoa. xne exerase Tie
takes makes his flesh 23 hard as iron.
At the traps his position is a sound one.
He throws the left foot forward, bonding
at the knee considerably. The right foot
is thrown backward, bearing but little
weight. His gaze becomes fixed when he
is at the score. As he says "pull" the
jaws come together with a snap, the teeth
close like a vise, and it is ten to one when
the shot is made that it is 0 successful one.
He is good at either inanimatetargets or
live birds. His best.score ritthe former is
97 out of 100, shooting at 89 single and 10
pairs; at the latter 33 kilfed out of 85 shot
at. This was in a matoh with Charles
Heath, of Newark, for 300 a-eide, shooting
Heath out on the thirty-fifth bird.
He has also killed as many English
snipe on the Hackensack and Newark
meadows in New Jersey as any man of his
age living. Were it not for the cares of a f
busv Hfo hn would seldom be seen without !
a gun in his hand. It is not a hobby with
him; it is an absorbing passion.
Hisvfavorite weapon is a hammerless
breechloader, h pounds in weight, 25
inches in length of barrel. 12 gauge. Os
wald is a firm believer in the light gun,
especially for field work.
A Rapid Stallion.
Brown is a 6-year-old stallion through
whoso veins flows the blood of famous
mares which are among the foremost ma
trons of the most popular brood mare fam
ilies. This fine horse is a handsome,
well balanced, symmetrical animal. In
1SS0, as a 2-year-old, he trotted on a half
mile track to a record of 2:34, and won every
race in which he started. As a 3-year-old
he did not appear in public, but snowed a
mile in 2:23 at a private trial. As a 4-year-old
he trotted in a race at Cleveland, O.,
making a record of 2:18, which at that
time was the fastest 4-year-old stallion
record. He started again later on and
trotted a mile in 2:21, .but was beaten in
the race, as he went lame. He was then
put in the stud at Hickory Grove farm.
GENERAL ATHLETIC GOSSIP.
The arrival in tho United States of the
famous Scotch runner, Peter Cannon, bids
fair to create activity in professional long
distance running circles. Ho is known to
be able to defeat any American above two
miles, and the probabilities are that he
will be called upon to give large odds should
he propose any match. He has come over
mostly to take part in the distance races of
the Caledonian games throughout the
There is talk of a match at the standing
hop, step and jump, without weights, be
tween R. K. Pritchard nnd J. W. Rich,
both of the Manhattan Athletic club.
These two cracks athletes met at this event
at the games at Freeport on July 4, and
Rich won with 29 ft. 11 in., beating the best
amateur record by 1 inches and defeating
Pritchard by 2 inches. Pritchard had
never jumped no far, and the form he dis
played surprised himself as much as others.
He says with more practice he should do
close to 31 fcJ, but Rich does not think so
and is willing f go Irmi. After the Free-portgamo.-.
the friends of both man talked
of a match, and the probabilities are that
within a few weeks they will meet for a
George W. Rowdon, who has been twice
amateur champion of England for the
running high jnmp and who holds the
record of 6 feet, was beaten recently in the
Civil Service jAmes by T. Jennings, of
Cambridge university, who cleared 5 ft
11 in. Rowdon could negotiate only 5 ft
9)4 in. The contest, wes exciting, for Ilow
don had not appeared for many months,
and the event hod been looked forward to.
Rowdon is 5 ft. 9 in. tall tfnd weighs 145
pounds. Jeaniogs is 6 feet in height and
weighs about tho-Aame as Rowdon.
The recent Scottish gathering and ath
letic sport at Stamford Bridge grounds,
London, England, where a full programme
of Scotch games was given, attracted
more people than-ever fcrfcrein the history
of this annual event. Although athletic
games are old in England, they are still
Nothing can demonstrate Willie Win
die's superrorrtyon the wheel better than
the fact of his having a walkover at the re
cent e&fttern states championship two mile
bicycle race held on Staten Island. There
were half dozen ether good contestants,
but not one -put in an appcar&oce. Tho
attractions at the "big meat of the Kings
County Wheelmen on the same day may"
have had something to do with their ab
sence at ti eastern championships. Win
die is ctill wearing the colors of the Berke
ley Athle club.
The chambermaid is talVJng to herself:
"1 that handsome young lieutenant that's
visiting here dares to kiss rne anin he'll
get a piece of my mind, I wonder why it
is he's so late." FiJegende Blaerter.
liecsTES writing to Clara SmieL, .-:.
Shell I say saythinfJrom yo J
Aunt Yon may give her say Vrt r.
How I do dislike that girl, to feef tat
147 N. Main Street.
MID SUMMER B
White, plaid and stripe India linen at 13c, value 25c.
French styles in sateens at 10c, excellent value at 17c.
Beautiful -wide challies at 10c, actual value 15c.
Scotch pattern ginghams at 10c, worth one-half more.
Corset covers at 35c, worth double,
Cambric walking skirts at 79c, value up to $1.25.
Ladies gowns at 79c, actual value up4o $1.75.
Hosiery aiicl Grlcxves.
Ladies black lisle thread hose at 35c, to close, reduced
from 60 cents.
Silk gloves at 25, 35 and 50c, worth a half more.
Silk mits at 15, 25, 35 and 45c, worth 25 per cent more?
The above prices will astonish the-most shrewd and
p iFimi ri
Do not experiment
with new FLOORS.
These brands have
stood the test for sixteen
years against all new
comers and have never
raSlTiTKAi Seli tnem
KEITH & PERRY COAL COMPAjSTT,
iSuccesaora to Economy Coal Co.)
Hiners : and : Dealers : in : all : Grades : of : Coal
Main Office 110 ' Market. Telephono 301.
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If your grocer does not supply
you v.'ith onr goods szn& ma
our address ajtul we will nn&
ou the name of one thtit will.