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Dr. IIoss, the elocutionist, has secured
rooms for his classes in the Y. 31. C. A.
If you wear a black silk shirt and carry
a black silk handkerchief read the roast
ing last Sunday's Mirror gave you.
The faculty of Garfield University have
received one-half of their salary with the
promise that the balance will follow soon.
Bishop William Taylor, of Africa, is
coming to "Wichita to lecture on his ex
perience as a missionary. Do not fail to
Mr. George F. "Whitlock goes to
uarthage, Mo., to embark in the real
estate business where his rustling pro
clivities will make a mark.
Bishop "William Taylor is the greatest
living man of this age. He has consented
while passing through Kansas to lecture
in this city on the evening of August 25.
A generous Boston lady has promised to
endow Garfield University with $1,000,000
as soon as the trustees clear it of its pres
ent indebtedness. Tho indebtedness will
be cleared up.
Misses Cora and Viola Latham and Mrs.
W. E. Phillips made the Eagle's sanctum
a pleasant visit yesterday afternoon. Tho
latter lady is a resident of Chicago and is
risiting frends in this city.
Charley Colin, of the Boston Store, left
tho city yesterday for the east for the pur
pose of purchasing a fall stock of goods
for their different establishments, on of
which is at Lawrence, one at Atchison,
with headquarlers in this city.
The following persons enrolled at the
Southwestern Business college recentlv:
C. B. Dodd, "Wellington, Kan.; J. W.
Byhee, Ilewins, Kan.; "W. C. Smith, Em
poria, Kan.: J. C. Fordham, F. P. "Woods
and Chester Kason, Wichita.
O. O. Oliver, formerly of this city, has
received the management of Henry Dixey,
the great comedian. It is reported in this
?ity that he leaves Chicago with Dixey to
iay for the Pacific coast, where he'will
play all tho leading cities this fall.
The plans and specifications of the Oak
street Presbyterian church are completed,
to take the place of the one which burned
on July 4. The new edifice will be about
twice as large as the former building and
will be much more imposing.
On account of the storm last Wednesday
evening t ho lecture of Kev. C. C. Woods
was postponed and will now be given next
Wednesday evening, August 20, lt90. at
Dodge Avenue M. E. church. Subject,
'Mystery." Come and hear souething
W. E. Slifer, who lives in Illinois but
owns a farm in Waco township, is here on
his annual visit. He says the crop in this
valley compared with those of Illinois are
very much better. He has disposed of his
wheat crop for a nice sum. Next year he
proposes to move to Kansas.
The man of wealth who has grown old,
surrounded by all the comforts of a Xew
England home does not emigrate, but his
boys with youthful enthusiasm, brains
and muscle as their capital stock seek
cheap lands in Kansas. With the break
ing of the sod and planting, the lands are
doubled in value. There are three ele
ments essential to success, labor, land and
capital. The new settler is supplied with
the first two. The third element is in the
posssssion of the conservative NewEng
lander and is offered the settler in ex
change for a mortgage on his farm. He
borrows, not from actual necessity, but as
a matter of business. By borrowing
money at 6 or 7 per cent he can increase
the area of his cultivated land, build
fences, barns or a comfortable home for
his family and at the maturity of the loan
be in a condition either to repay it or re
new for another term with profit to him
self and safety to the leader.
ihe distance between the lender and the
borrower and the rapid development
of the new west made necessary some con
venient and safe medium through which
the exchange of capital and security could
be made. To meet this demand the mort
gage loan companies were organized. The
enormous growth and demands of the bus
iness naturally induced many scheming
and dishonest or careless men to engage in
the business, with the result that many
bad loans have been made and numerous
losses have followed. In proportion, how
ever, to the extent of the business and the
number of persons engaged, the bad loans
and bad loaners have been small. The per
centage of foreclosures in proportion to the
loans made is smaller in Kansas than in
Xew England, and the percentage of fail
ures among loan companies has been less
than that among banks. No colony for
loan officials has yet been established in
Canada. A glance through the manage
ment of the loan companies today will re
veal men of the highest business standing
There can be no better indication of the
status of a country than the operations of
the loan companies. It is their business
to know exactly what the actual condi
tions are and they are experts in estimat
ing prospects. Their di-position to make
long time loans is founded on the fact that
such securities are more desired by eastern
capitalists. The only conclusion to be
drawn from this circumstance is the fact
that confidence in the outcome of the west
is gradually gaining strength. There is
also a tendency toward a decline in the
rates of interest and this will be more ap
parent as outside companies come into this
field to compete for business. A promi
nent loan man said the other day that his
company did not have a five
year loan on their books that they
would not gladly renew at even
a less rate of interest. They con
sider that from year to year their security
has improved, and at 5 per cent per annum
the increase would be a conservative esti
mate. There are twelve home companies, be
sides a number of outside companies, rep
resented by agents, doing business in this
city, and as their field of operations extend
over about half of the state, the amount
of business done by them, in the aggre
gate, is very large.
During tho last year the number of
mortgages released was largely in excess
of the amount made, yet there is little
prospect that the business will greatly de
cline in volume for some time to come, on
account of the opening up of new farms
and added improvements on the old ones.
Xew men, with newer farms, can now
make loans on favorable terms on account
of the success the companies have had
with men who were similarly situated five
Western securities are becoming more
desirable property in the east every year,
which fact is one of the strongest argu
ments used by the immigration agents.
But for the help of easte' n capital one
half of the fertile farms of Kansas would
today bo unbroken prairie, and the census
just being taken would not show one-half
of the present population; and while east
ern money was developing the west, the
lender was receiving a benefit through a
rate of interest double that which he
could have obtained at home.
which accommodates a limited number of
these pleasure and health seekers. Mr.
Hyde sent a sample of these waters to
Prof. John H. Banks, engineer and chem
ist of the School of Mines, Xew York city,
for an authentic analysis, and the result of
this analysis proved that the chief con
stituents cf this water are magnesia, lithia,
iron; sulphur, lime and soda, and are in
valuable for rheumatism, ague, malaria,
dyspepsia, skin diseases, gravel, kidney
trouble, urinary affection, gout, constipa
tion, etc., etc. The waters from both wells
are free for all who go there and excellent
boarding and baths are very reasonable.
The Providence mineral wells at present,
are owned and controlled by the
Providence Mineral Wells com
panyMr. A. A. Hyde, Wichita,
president; Mr. C. F. Bunnell, Providence,
vice president and manager.
Providence is situated on a high eleva
tion overlooking an extensive area of terri
tory on all sides, affording a grand view
in every direction. The view on the east
and south is especially characterized by
the beautiful Walnut river, which forms
a broad, dark, verdant strip through this
Creat exnanse nf farming fn-mtre nnH
beyond the beautifvinsr vfirdnrn nf this
BAEEE AND BLASDEL CO., MANTJ-
Handling Agricultural Implements and
Twines, Barbed Wire, Wagons, Car
riages, Buggies, Carts and Lubri
cating Oils Representing the
Largest Factories in the West
Three Stores and a Busi
ness Covering this En
THE DEMOCRATS CONVENE.
Something more than a year since the
headquarters for the Studebaker wagons
was opened in this city on the corner of
Market and First, in the building which
was originally known as the Opera house.
In a very short time the territory that is
tributary to Wichita offered undeniable
inducements to the concern to branch out
and carry on a more comprehensive trade
including everything in the line. With
this end in view Major Blasdel was ad
mitted to the firm and its style has since
stream, the enchanting scenery is immed- -ar, uasaei oo. xneir neaaquarters
ao kucu uuu auuiucuu sue auu lb was
converted into a general sales and show
lately closed by tho sudden rising of a
grand majestic ridge upon whose summits
can be viewed as fine a sunset as ever
feasted an artist's eye. This river is but a
few minutes walk from the wells and is a
source of great pleasure, affording an in
exhaustible supply of fish, such as black
bass, catfish, eels, sunfish, etc.; it is also
noted for its beautiful scenery and land
scape views; and its cool shady drives and
walks are perfectly delightful to all lovers
of beauty and quietude.
THE DISTRICT FAIR.
The Special Premiums and Points of Interest
to the Farmer and Merchant It Is to
be a Big Pair.
3Ilncral Properties or the Water. Their Uses,
.Surrounding Country, Scenery, lite.
The engine in the Wichita Street Kail
way plant which is being put in place is
four hundred horse power. The fly-wheel
weighs twenty-six thousand pounds. The
crank shaft is twelve inches in diameter.
It is a Hamilton (Ohio) Condensing Cor
liss engine. There is nothing like it in the
state in size and make.
JMttiEGATION TOPKATT CENTER.
Owing to a change in trains the delega
tion to the congressional conventional
Pratt Center will leave the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe depot at 12 m. Monday
instead of S a. m. as heretofore announced.
Friday evening burglars entered tho
Pierce residence, 1025 Xorth Topeka ave
nue, and rifled the pockets of Foster Toler.
They got about forty dollars in cash. With
a few slight exceptions everything else in
house remained undisturbed. Mr. and
Mrs. Pierce are at present out of the city.
SMOTHERED TO PEATH.
Figg & Boaz received intelligence th.it
Willie Herr, 12-year-old son of Herman
Herr, a prominent stock man of Green
wich, was smothered to death in the grain
elevator at that place about 11 o'clock yes
terday morning. He and another boy
were playing in the grain and on a chal
lenge ho jumped into the pit, where he
was smothered before he could be rescued.
The funeral will take place today at that
A NEW ENTKJtPKISE.
On Friday evening last a public reading
room was opened on Oak street, one door
east of the church. The rooms will be
open to tho public every evening except
Sunday from 7 to 10 o'clock.
This enterprise is the work of theW.
W. E. club, of which Miss Anna M. Gul
lette is president.
The club through the Eagle says, many,
many thanks to the kind friends who have
insisted them by gifts of carpets, chairs,
L'-oks, papers, etc.
Among the beautiful and healthful re
sorts in Kansas none of them have acquir
ed a better and more general reputation
than the famous wells at Providence,
which are situated in Butler county, di
rectly southeast of Wichita at a nice dis
tance of just three hours drive, nine miles
east of Mulvane, and six miles west of
The Creator, in his infinite wisdom, has
seen fit to provide his creatures with medi
cines already compounded in a liquid form
as well as in a crude and unprepared state
in plants and minerals. Such are these
wells, "nature's own remedies, prepared in
earth s great laooratory." Prepared they
are indeed, for they are simply to be sought
for and they are yours.
Roger Williams never named that noted
city that he founded more fitly than were
these mineral wells named by the one who
had that honor, forthfce are trulj- gifts
from God's own hand. A slight peep into
their history might reveal the way in
which the public happened to be
blessed with the knowledge of such in
valuable products of nature.
In 1STS Mr. C. F. Dunuell purchased a
farm six miles west of Douglas, on the
divide between the Walnut river and
Maple creek, on which there was, as yet,
no well of water. He immediately com
menced to dig a well in hopes of finding
good water at a short distance, but his
hopes were apparently blighted by find
ing no water worthy of mention until he
had dug and drilled through rock to the
depth of 144 feet, where the drill suddenly
dropped into a layer of beautiful white
aud, and a stream of water rushed up,
filling the well, almost immediately, with
in sixty feet of the top. But, disliking
the taste of the water, charged so heavily
with minerals, he covered the well up and
left it remaining so until a Frenchman
perchanced to taste the water and said it
resembled some noted springs where he
came from, and, being troubled with
the chronic bowel complaint, he tried
some of the water and began to mend im
mediately and within a short time was a
well man. Others have been cured
of she ague, rheumatism, malaria, etc.
It soon became the source of medicine and
help for the whole surrounding commu
nity, so that the owner concluded to put
up a large windmill and afterwards a con
venient lavatorv was erected as the waters
proved very beneficial when applied exter
nally as well as internally. Then a large
hotel was erected to accommodate the
many health seekers who came there from
afar. An elegant cottage, :The Rest,"
has been built quite recently by Mr. A. A.
Hyde, who is well known in thiscitv.
The location of a good agricultural fair
in any community has been the precursor
of its strong agricultural development and
the reputation of the fair has been a reflex
of the liberality, industry and prosperity
of the people. It affords an easy means of
exhibiting, and stimulates the develop
ment of the resources of the country. This
being the case, there is no duty more
strongly incumbent upon everybody than
to patronize the fair in every manner they
possibly can. During the past week the
secretary has secured the following special
premiums for competition, and it is un
necessary to make any comment at this
time, either upon the articles donated, or
the liberality of the donors. It is suffi
cient to say that they realize the import
ance of the fair and "need it in their busi
ness" in order to show what progress has
been made in the methods of husbandry
and the general amelioration of the condi
dition of the laboring classes, and it is safe
to say that one-half the marvelous pro
gress of this country dui'ing this genera
tion is due to the influences of the county
and state fairs.
Studebaker Manufacturing company.one
premium farm wagon.
Excelsior Manufacturing company, one
Excelsior Xo. 8 steel binder.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co., one Eclipse
standard wind mill.
John Dodds Manufacturing company,
one Gem hay rake.
William Deering & Co., one Xew Deer
The Walton Plow company, one Walton
F. G. Smythe &Sons, one pony road cart.
Hyde & Humble Stationery Co., one
etching (handsomely framed).
J. R. Holliday, C0 cash.
John Braitsch, one pair mens' calf shoes.
McComb Bros., one misses' side saddle
Huse & Charlton Crockery company, one
decorated vase, lamp and shade.
Robert Jacks, one suit boy's clothing.
Cole & Jones, one suit mens' clothing.
Charles Mosbacher, one clock.
The city mills, 300 pounds flour.
Boston store, one henrietta cloth dress
The Arcade store, cash prizes for maps
D. S. Pence, cash prizes for penmanship.
Francis Whittaker &, Sons and Jacob
Dold Packing company, special sweep
stakes for swine class.
In addition to these, promises have been
made of "specials" by other parties, but
the time pressing, it was thought best to
get the "premium list" distributed as
early as possible, and announce additional
specials later, such an array of special
premiums has never before been offered in
the state, and in return it is expected that
the farmers will be equally as liberal with
their exhibits and attendance. The com
petition will be sharp, and in order that
justice may be done to all, the old style
"pick up" method of securing judges has
been abandoned and instead, so far as
practical, judges will be selected before
hand whose fitness for the positions will
not be questioned. It is impossible to get
judges who will please evdrybody, but in
proportion to the competency of the
judges, the chances for fault finding is les
sened. Superintendent Wilson has the work of
beautifying the grounds well in hand.
The Art Hall will be completed this week,
when work ou the other buildings will be
commenced. It has been decided to move
the offices of the treasurer to the northeast
corner of the grounds and the secretary to
the west end of the grand stand. These
changes were deemed necessary for the
good of all, and will, it is thought be more
convenient. The electric cars will run di
rect to the treasurer's office, and no delay
will be experienced there as the corps of
assistants will be sufficient to care for all
the comers. The steam power for machin
ery hall will be furnished by Kingsland &
Douglas, of St. Louis, who will also have
on exhibition a full line of their farm ma
chinery, including threshers, etc. Ar
rangement will be made to have plenty
of water npon the grounds. Here
tofore much well founded complaint
has been made because it was
necessary to carry water so far. This year
it is proposed to have pumps loaned at
such points as will be convenient to all ex
hibits and, if possible, a force pump will
be placed where it will do the most good in
case it may be needed. The race track is
a matter which has received great thought
and much careful work. The turns are
hardened and will be found ready for all
record-breakers long before the "bell taps"
to call them to the post. In short, the
management are doing all that is possible,
to make this the most memorable of all
the fairs to be held in the state. Their
ambition has been to hold a fair that wiil
be strikingly superior to all others, strong
beyong criticism, and reasonably perfect.
This is peculiarly the farmers' fair and
should be patronized liberally throughout
the whole district. The railroads have
made a one fare rate, and will run speci4
excursion trains during fair week. The
arrangements for entertainment cannot be
excelled in any city, and all the people are
invited to come and enjoy the hospitality
of the metropolis of the southwest for a
few days at least.
Come freai the hillsides, and ccrae from tse plain.
Come la your wapon and come oo the train.
Come npon foot or tae back of a m
Reach tae fair crooad is all that yoo need.
Corae a.s jt can and corn rtrtit aleer.
Swell tae attendance to a trijrhtjr Ms tarsaz.
Cotne fntMt and snail, for mus aad saQe armsd.
There's room for you all wbee yoc jjec oe the
room only. The hundred feet south
of them not occupied by build
ings was utilized as a show
room for heavier machinery and farm
implements. In addition to this a branch
was opened in the Steinhauser-Merkle
building, which is used as a reciving and
shipping department. A Santa Fe switch,
which runs through this building, makes
it peculiarly adapted to their requirements
and heavy machinery can thus be handled
at a small expense.
A few months ago a city branch was
opened at 123 west Douglas, which is do
ing a very important and profitable part
of the business. It was originally thought
that the opera house would be ample space
and the projectors were willing to wait
for several years for their business to
grow to its present dimensions. Its
growth has been a little more rapid than
they anticipated and it has made them
hustle, which has not hurt them, however.
The main salesroom on the corner of
Market and First is 50x140, with offices in
the east end, and contains as many sam
ples as it will hold. The concern employs
three traveling men and eight local sales
men and clerks. They represent many of
the largest factors in the carriage and im
plement line in the United States, includ
ing Studebaker Bros., of South Bend, Ind.,
Esterly Harvesting Machine company,
Whitewater, Wis.; Hoover & Grumble, of
Ohio; Enterprise Carriage company,
of Cincinnati; Fairbanks, Chicago;
Superior Drill company, Springfield, 111.;
Walton Plow company, Bloomington, 111.;
John Dodd's Hay Rake company, Dayton,
O.; Frick Engine company, of Pennsyl
vonia; Birdsell Engine company, Auburn,
X. Y.; Huber Engine company, Ohio; In
dustrial Wind Mill company, Peoria, 111.;
Kingland & Douglas Manufacturing com
pany, of St. Louis, and many other stand
ard makers of first class goods.
Tho business includes all kinds of agri
cultural implements, including threshing
machines, engines, separators, haying and
harvesting tools and machinery of all de
scription; also wagons, carriages, carts,
harness, lap robes, whips, etc. They carry
a complete list of wind mills, scales,
pumps and tanks, grain .drills and plant
ers. Their place is the headquarters for
the celebrated Magner listed corn harrow,
used with such good results in corn fields
planted by a lister during the past season.
The trade of this concern covers the en
tire southwestern part of Kansas, Okla
homa and Indian territory, and encroaches
upon much of the eastern, territory. They
have branch stores at Towanda, Augusta,
Winfield, Argonia, Belle Plaine, Goddard,
Colwich, Andale, Alt. Hope, and are rep
resented by local agents at many points in
They have handled forty-four cars of
general merchandise and five cars of
Studebaker's fine carriage work since
February 1, 1S90. In addition to the
trade already referred to they do a
general storage and forwarding business
for factories not represented here directly,
which aggregates to a considerableamount
during the season. Their exhibit at the
fair this fall will be an important one and
a hard light will be made for the blue
ribbon. The display will include a special
Studebaker wagon valued at 150, from the
Studebaker Brothers Alanufacturing com
pany; an Excelsior Xo. 8 self binder val
ued at ?150; one of John Dodd's Gem hay
rakes valued at $00; and Walton cultivator
valued at 22.50: one Eclipse wind mill
valued at $75. The information regarding
the balance of their exhibit and the condi
tions, etc., can be learned from the fair
catalogue, which will be generally dis
tributed. Their business has shown a steady
monthly increase since the opening and
they will find it necessary to make further
enlargements in various lines to fully oc
cupy tho field. Perhaps the most import
ant branch of their trade is the Studebaker
agency, and the few following particulars
gives an idea of the extent of the busin ss:
The Studebaker Brothers Alanufactur
ing company during the week ending June
2S shipped 1,471 vehicles. Perhaps a better
idea of the magnitude of these shipments
may be gathered from the fact that it
would take two trains of twenty-three full
freight cars to transport these vehicles.
It will be temembered, moreover, that in
a wagon and carriage trade that covers the
whole country, this company experiences
no period known as au exceptionally busy
or dull season; and it seems probable that
the total output for 1S90 will reach from
forty to fifty thousand vehicles.
The following are the leading particu
lars respecting the new factory additions
of the Studebaker Bros. Alanufacturing
company, South Bend, Ind.
The buildings are mostly four story in
height. The dimensions are equivalent to
one story in height, 434S feet long and 100
feet wide, or a floor surface of ten and one
Four millions of brick are being used in
the buildinns; three hundred and thirty
nine cords of stone, five thousand yards of
sand, five thousand barrels of lime, and
two a half millions feet of lumber. There
will be 700 windows in the buildiugs, 5x12
feet. The walls will inclose sixty millions
cubic feet of space.
Four engines will be supplied: one of 400
horse power, one of 200, and two each of
thirty a total of 060 horse powers. The
boilers will be 1,000 horse horse power.
Provision is made for the thorough ven
tilation of every room, eqnal to the venti
lation" in any well-constructed modem
The stock room? will be fire proof
throughout and the most ample provision
will be made for extinguishing fires. A
six inch water main will be run into every
building for this purpose, and there will
be a full sapply of hose on all the floors
besides all the modern approved appliances
for the extinguishing of tires.
Two hundred electric arc lights of two
thousand candle power each will form a
part of the equipment, and the plans con
template an electric tramway in portions j
i ice ouiKlings where tne iraaspcriauou
of material from one part to another will
It is expected that everything will be in
readiness for turning the wheels Jaauarv
The Democratic convention pursuant to
call met yesterday in the district court
room at 10 o'clock for the purpose of tak
ing another review of its platform, and
electing delegates to the congressional and
state conventions. Everything passed off
smoothly and harmonously as expected.
So far as could be learned the program was
carried out to the letter and very little
time was spent in discussion. The duty
of keeping the party together they felt
devolved upon them and all the forms of a
political convention were closely observed.
The convention was called to order by
Mr. Frank Smith in the absence of Chair
man Bentley, and the name of Mr. John S.
Richardson was submitted for temporary
chairman. Mr. Richardson took the chair
and made a first-class anti-prohibition
speech. He spoke feelingly on the
subject and referred to it as
the back bone of the Democracy
figuratively speaking. Resubmission did
not begin to express the sentiment, nnd
nothing short of come and take a drink"
had any significance to a good Democrat.
The speaker paid a glowing tribute to
Kansas and her resources, in spite of Re
publican rule. He was glad he had came
to live here, even if he was a Democrat.
The chair then appointed the following
committees, after a recess of a few min
utes: Credentials P. V- Healy, J. G. Trenkle,
F. K Blake, X. B. Smith and T. B.
Committee on permanent organization
F. B. Smith, E. W. Aloore, A. H. McKee,
John Willis, Louis Mankoff.
Committee on resolutions D. AL Dale,
William Alathewson, D. E. Breeze, J. Al.
Ross, G. W. Ebey.
Committee to select delegates to state
and congressional conventions B. K.
Brown, W. AL Andersou, John Pulleen,
F. B. Smith, Ed O'Brian, Sam Amidon, J.
K. Brown, J. T. Kelley, William Greiffen
stein, Theodore Osweiter, Joe Coates, X.
B. Sickler, Harry Hill, Joe Knoblack.
The chairmen of tho different commit
tees announced that the members of their
respective committees would meet imme
diately after adjournment, a motion hav
ing been made to adjourn until 1:30
o'clock, to complete the work assigned
them, after which the convention ad
journed until the latter hour.
Although they were having a real nice
time they had to adjourn until atternoon
in order to give the committee time to re
port, for the reason that nothing else was
before the convention.
Shortly before 2 o'clock the convention
came to order to receive tho report of the
Air. P. V. Healy, chairman of the com
mittee on credentials, maie a full report
and found that all present were O. K.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion through its chairman, Air. F. B.
Smith, recommended them to leave well
enough alone, and make the present organ
ization permanent. Both reports were
adopted as presented.
Although every body knew 'what the res
olutions would be, considerable interest
was manifested in them. What might
have been, is not, altogether, devoid of
interest. Chairman Dale then read im-,
pressively the following, which was adopt
We, the Democrats of Sedgwick county,
in convention assembled, reaffirm the prin
ciples of the Democratic party as set forth
in the St. Louis national platform of 18&8,
and congratulate ourselves and the Democ
racj of Kansas on the growth of a senti
ment in Kansas against a protective tariff
and upon the fact that the farmers, the
bone and sinew of this country, now real
ize that the protective tariff is in the inter
est of the capitalists and a burden on the
And we hereby commend the Demo
cratic representatives in congress for their
united and determined opposition to tho
infamous AlcKinley tariff bill, tho Force
bill and for their earnest, honest and per
sistent support of the bill for the free
coinage of silver. We also condemn the
policy of the Republican majority in t he
national house of representatives in estab
lishing a one-man power in the person of
Speaker Reed and in enacting important
legislation stifling all debate. We no
condemn the Republican majority in con
gress for changing the surplus in" tho na
tional treasury, as left by the Cleveland
administration, into a deficit by wasteful
and extravagent legislation.
We hereby instruct our delegates to the
Pratt congressional convention to support
no man for the high office of congress who
does not stand squarely on tiie abovo
We hereby reaffirm our opposition to
prohibition, as declared in the Sedgwick
county platform of a year ago. We re
gard prohibition as a blight upon the
prosperity of the state of Kansas, as an
injury to the cause of true temperance, as
destructive to political morals and ruin
ous to the financial interests of our neo
pie. And we hereby instruct our delegates to
tho state convention to support no candi
date tor a state ouice who is not opposed
new ysm 5TSRE
Two Sales For Monday, Aug. 1 8.
Or until all are sold.
1000 Yards Colored Cashmere at 5 cents a yard.
1000 Yds Webster Turkey Red Calico at 4 cents a yd.
30DK GASH HENDSTCS2N
f &SJTJ OAyCL
123 to 127 K. Main Street
Our great closing sale of sum"
mer goods will continue during
We are slaughtering all kinds
of summer fabrics to make room
for fall goods now being
bought in the eastern markets.
Ginghams, challis, sateens,
and summer weight wool goods,
have touched the lowest prices
of this or any other season.
For bargains come this week.
Our remaining stock of white
MUXSOX .fe McXAAIARA.
123 to 127 X. Main Street
goods should receive your at
tention this week, see the lino
we are closing at 7i cents. 45
1 and 50 cent goods being closed
at 20 cents.
Short lengths and odd lengths
of black ancl colored dress goods
at about half.
Butturick Patterns and
fashion sheets for September
Full line of black Leghorn
ilats in millinery department.
MCNOy A MrX.VltA.KJL.
THE XOUMAL IXSl'ITUTE.
Where so snoch can be Ma. miss u. do sever, I The productive capacity f the new
For,sareaaroulo-3vaU rtsret U -. I buildings will be 30.01 sarins ventd a
.nu on.n i vear.
3 prohibition first, last and all the time.
Prohibition nnd anti-prohibition can not
be reconciled. Prohibition can not be
driven from the state by a few straddling
Sedgwick county office seekers nnd ollice
And we hereby call on all opponents of
prohibition to unite with us in ridding the
fair state of Kansas of tue monstrous evil
We further demand a repeal of the laws
creating the ollices of police commission
ers, commissioner of elections, county
auditor, state coal oil inspector and assist
ant attorney-general; that ottices are no
benefit to the people and a buraensome ex
pense to the tax payers.
Xo discussion followed the resolutions
and whatever might have been suggested
to the mind was taken home for further
reflection and will be used in the comtns:
The committee to select delegates to the
state and congressional convention, sub
mitted the following report which was
Delegates to the state convention D.
.M. Dale, Frank B. Smith, R. K. Brown,
H. L. Hill, E. W. Moore, William Grilfen
stein, Theodore Os wilder, J. K. B-own,
W. P. Campbell, P. V. Healey, W. M.
Glass, Joseph Coates, Fred W. Bentley,
George Anderson. J. W. Clayton, 1. W.
Delegates to congressional convention
Edward O'Brien, John S- Richardson,
William Beatty, B. P. McN'air, G. W.
Cox, John Pulliam, J. F. Hurst, W. L. W.
Miller, Thomas G. Fitch, Thomas L. Xor
ris, Boney Smith, K. T. Beau. John Hei-
sel, I. W. Gill, G. W. Collings, David
Smythe, A. D. Kindred, W. W. Anderson,
W. M. Kaeiser; Rufus Cone, J. 1L Rosa,
G. S, WiUon and Nixon FHioU.
The committees recomended that each
delegate appoint bis own alternate.
A large number of the students at ths
Normal institute were absent this morn
ing, supposed to have gone on a picnic ex
cursion; so said the worthy conductor, but
to the casual observer it seemed that none
In Professor South3 room the geography
class discussed latitude and longitude.
Some of the class were puzzled when tho
question was suddenly propounded to
them, "How Avould you find the latitude,
by observation only, if suddenly transport
ed to the midst of a large plain Siberia,
for instance?" The lesson was a very
thorough one on mathematical geography
and contained some valuable suggestions
for using the globe in the school room.
In Miss Bryson's room the primary read
ing class, consistent with tho commonly
received theories regarding that grade of
work, was given an object lesson. Some
bright little folks stood at the board
tracing the stencil pictures placed
there by the instructor, in prep
aration for the story which it
would afterward toll them. While the
children were doing this "busy work" tho
class reviewed some of the work in short
vowel sounds. The little ones were then
given a lesson on the pictures thoy had
traced, and their prompt, and correct re
sponses showed how quickly the little
minds grasp ideas that are presented to
them in a rational way.
The psychology class, under Prof. Nay
Ior's instructions, loses none of its inter
est. This is always a fascinating subject,
and however satisfactory a recitation may
be, there is always much matter left for
conjecture and wonderment. Tho three
divisions of powers of the mint! were di
cussed, particularly the voluntary action
of the will. It was stated that every
thought or theme that is prented nieeu,
with one of four conditions of mind, viz:
ignorance, indifference, agreement or dim
agreement. Tho teacher should under-
! stand this so thoroughly m to be able to
diagnose each case and overcome an ad
verse reception of his instruction. Tho
difference between an exercise of will
power and stubbornness was dl.-on.ed,
also the old fallacy of breaking tho will
power of the child.
Professor Ijtiwrence's arithmetic chu
had under consideration this morning
ratio and proportion. This la one of tit
subjects, the mechanical execution of
which is so often taught without any refer
ence to analysis or reasons for the opera
tions; hence, when the look Is cloed, the
pupil rarely has a clear idea of the subject.
This class seemed to have no trouble in
that direction, however, which IndicMt
that the instruction han been exactly whai
it should be.
Professor ('harleM, in his grammar cIam.
brought to bear a little more urguwmnt on
his side of the question which excited so
much interest a day or two since, wherein
the relative pronoun is made to ooanect
co-ordinate sentence. The subject under
J. R HOLLIDAY,
All Goods Warranted.
Tel. 20S. 221 J Douglas.
ALL HALLOW'S ACADEMY
Thr school Mion will reoprnitt .U.I. If MAJVVt
-At'ADEJlY. LmUr tt. Tb !MMr dir t.i
Inform their m irons tb Ur will Jm ofma Wmsi
III I'nlntlDi; ami KmbroKlory t St. AlojntlQ wfco J:
-ornT Fourth Avenua sail Smi mtm. Par luu
particular ipl At it Kbooi or u-
4-73-1 m Alt lloilovr'. Aataomr
y. c. t. v. xotus.
The mother's Hireling first Tuuwlay of
tlia month was well nttomlad. Ttpfc;
"ThuTobiicco H)it." Th toodar road
an extract from a chapter taken from th
charming book "On the. Threshold," hy T.
T. Munger. (This book oridenUy written
by an old fellow to a young fellow. free
I from the nagging npirit). The dJecMeeion
j whs very general MO,l the Men prevailed
' that the trend of thought on thie subject
The few who were in aUentbute mi the
meeting of the tmtt week were wnch
edioed by the lwaMtifttl bible readim.
"Taking up Die Croee," byHnh White
lull! Smith. The moUng on Toewie)
afternoon will begin promptly ma 2.'
o'clock and Uat one hour. The repowhe
refuting on Department of Work, At Firt
and Exposition, and Talk on kelp t
our Work, will be the order of bueiHe
Thee meetings are now held in the room
letck of free reading room, corner Market
and Wiliieratt, opooita new poetoflto-.
Ail peraon are cordially invited to tUteoiL.
OAK NTItKKT I'KhHKVTKKIAN CHUICII
Since the churrh building we barnr-l
the coogresatioa of thie church he been
holding their eervicee in the store roam on
the corner of ()k ami Cleveland. Ten
building in kindly donated by the owner.
Mix Pterepont. The fottndatfoM lor the
new church Uv already laid and the eon
trct for the new haUding will he lei tht
week. On account nf increased atfeMtdafie
the new building will be larger Uumi the
old, by the addition of another room 28x.
One fact worthy of notice fa the prompt
neee with which the Angio-Xerada Insur
ance company paid the policy. The policy
discussion today was the relative merits of WH tkB Jan ' chore w"
the various hvstems of dtHi'mmin. Tt ', roed on July 4. and on Jnly 99 U.
wan- generally conceded thai the only value
of diagraming is to aid the iniud by
means of the eye to grasp more
readily the relations of all the words of
the sentence merely object teaching.
Therefore the simpler methods are received
with most favor.
In the physiology cla the topic for to
day's leon was the properties of alcohol
and its nes. A few easy and intereMing
experiments were made, exhibiting eotne
of : he properties of the iterv liquid. It ww
trasiee received a draft for the snswtnt of
THK ItCTTOS-MOfc. MOCtiCJCr.
Thomas Henahall, of Kan City, Kan ,
and a member of the editorial etntf of the
Uaaette, George Martin's paper, ansae
down to the Magical Maecott yestemfor.
as he said a banting tor aosne of the awi
and bats that he bad heard were o slsntl
Jul hereabout. He ealhei at the KjatW.
aeyrie after making a War of the city, and
rumored that an effort wa made to xror T5". "?T T w"? " m mmJ tmtml
a subject showing the Mimnlxlimc effects e nan not only nailed
of alcohol, bnt the etfort wm tnumcceesf al. i iBi fawl i
or perhaps the teachers preferred to tody ! tm " w " a ntaoe
the subject from R theoretical etaodpoiot. t Z " " 1W" ta "'
r wvwm wbm b w jar. riiymw was can l
Jude Campbell offered an amendment
in regard to the number on the resolution
committee in the hope of getting up a di
enssioa, bnt no one encouraged him and he
Mr. Dale said it was only a good Demo
crat that could sign a set of resolutions
abolishing an oiliee enjoyed by himself.
The city delegates turned out in Bom
bers, bnt there wn a noticeable absence of
delegates from the town-ship. The chair
man of the credential committee noticed
There was considerable esqufry a to
whom the coBgre&sioaal delegatfc woald
Considerable interest was stanifested in
the election of .
The old rtfMrraiaz policy stilt liva and
the platform oi sS is loved fca mock &&
The hoar for school organization and
management was occupied with the dis
cussion of the recitation. 1. The object of
the recitation. 2. How oondncted; ia)
with reference to the location of the papits;
(b; with reference to method of preeenting
the subject, asking onset ione, recitation
by pnpibi. etc.
Dr. Horn favored the inatitnte wHk
a few helpful remarks on rending,
setting forth the paradox that prac
tice on the hte;b. rough loom will
mcurm the low foil teoea. The doctor
rery ably rendered the familiar aeieetkm
by Trowbridge, "Th Charcoal Van."
Among the visitor this morning km
Mi M. .M. Canton, of WeUbrcion, a lady
well known to the lyncher of southern
Kansas, and who rants with the best ed
ucators of the Mate.
Prof. CroweU's lecture las Friday eve
ning was attended by a mry appreciative
audience. 2t i evident the pcnfnsnor
thoroughly aademaads and loves his wb
ject, and ate exposition of it, together with
his beautiful sod fascinating experiments
would interest the aooat indifferent wn
The hot weainer bs a very depreewing
in&nenee on the teacher, yet the normal
work jsoes on, and in fact there is metre
work done now than in the oarUer part of
the term. With ftre hoar's work in the
moraine, at school room work, from on
to three hour' in the aJWaoeu at pnyskaV
j$ry lectare and debating, and bsr at
night the members ttave about ail they
&Mordar'eJa'is weroaMrwimt broken
by the ab-ence of many teaches MmiAi
picnic Tmebers are e piutbie that they
can conform Urnlre to the tnireU of
a Farmers' Alliance as easily as to the
l&edad wcrk of teachers association.
peiied to frankly admit that Wichita at the
button-hole bouquet of the state uei m&dn
op of the raret, cheweest flower.
arTt TO Mix.
Mr. J, fetmpeon and family
yesterday, with his family.
week eojosrn In the Colorado
They had a gaJorioaa time, ratchjng and
eating; nab and reveling In the dllgfcmof
the canyon bivouac. Mr. tt. says he ensjght
a glimpse of the Murdeck-lMvahmn party
as they whirled peat his casnp at a hesnk
neck sfed toward the upper tishiam
ground wbrre the trat wrro said f b
piled op in great sVaOs. awaiting far tfceir
cotning Tbi explain why nobody ha
heard frvi tb ',mmtAnr m Oak.
Thin the Blood
To Keep It