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;iie Mtiiit pail gagle: -f imctay doming, .ugwst 17, 1 890.
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Miss .Nellie McPhcrson is home on a va
cation. .Mr. J, F. Harris leaves today to hunt a
Mr. G. TV. Barker, of Girard, is at the
Farmer J.srry Simpson is stopping at the
Mr. E. K. McXair, of St. Louis, is at the
Mrs. C. J. Gordon, of Columbus is at the
Mr. "W. C. Haynes, of Omaha, is at the
Mrs. C. A. Leland, of El Dorado, is at
Mr. C. A. Ratherrord is expected home
Mr. T. B. Campbell, of Kansas City, is at
Mr. Frank Lyncb, of St. Louis, willSun
at the Metropole.
Mr. J. L. Sheldon, of Topeka, wis at the
Mr. J. K. Sawyer and wife leave today
for a visit to Colorado.
Mr. S. B. Collins, of Kiowa, is amongst
the guests at the Carey.
Mr. D. A. Freeborn, of Kingman, will
Sunday at the Carey today.
Mr. T. F. Patterson2 of Chicago, was at
the Manhattan last night.
"V. E. Stanley left the city yesterday
and will return tomorrow nothing hap
pening. Mr. M. Bellar left Wednesday on a
three months' visit to relatives and friends
in Nebraska and Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. II. E. Herman, of Wash
ington, Kan., is visiting her cousin, Mrs.
B. Levi ;FA North Lawrence.
Mr. J. L. L. Sheldon came in from To
peka last evening. He will remain in the
city some time on business.
MihS Agnes Croskey returned yesterday
from a four mouth's trip to Philadelphia
and eastern watering places.
Thomas R. Perry, Manager Pete Baker,
arrived in town last night and with his
two Italian grey hounds is stopping at the
Miss Cleaver, who has been visiting in
our city for a few weeks will return to her
home in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, tak
ing witli her many pleasant memories not
to say anything about the hearts.
The Misses Louise and Ella Bellar left
yesterday for Dallas, Tex., to accept a lu
crative position in the wholesale and retail
house ot Sanger Bros. These young la
dies have been in the employ of Messrs.
Munson & McNamara for over two years,
and have endeared themselves to many by
their kind and obliging ways, and it is
with regret all say good-bjre.
ANOTHER GOOD SHOWING.
T5uslnc5 at flic Packing Ilonscs. Stock Yards
and Grain .Market for the "Week.
Although the volume of business for the
week is not as large as the week previous,
yet it makes a most satisfactory showing.
Prices on live stock at the yards have
ruled ste.'idy to strong all week and every
thing offered in that line has found ready
sale and at very satisfactory prices as a
rule and shippers as well as commission
men are very well satisfied with the week's
business. The packers have been on the
market, both cattle and hogs, every day
and have purchased a large per cent
of the offerings. They report a very
busy week and a very active demand
for their products which are so well
Lnown and generally liked all over
the country. The shipments of packing
house products for the week are sixty-nine
car loads, amounting to about one hund
red and fifteen thousand dollars ($115,000).
These heavy shipments in connection with
the slaughtering and curing of thousands
of hogs and hundreds of cattle have kept
the packers very busy.
The millers .and grain dealers have paid
out about $39.."00 for wheat, corn and oats
during the week and all report an .active
bus-iness. To the above amounts add
tighly-five thousand dollars, the amount
of money paid out at the yards for live
fctock, and you have a total of nearly a
quarter of a million of dollars for the
week's business in these three branches of
industry which should be most gratifying
to all true friends of Wichita and most of
this morning's readers of the Eagle.
.hi cur r.KJGUTKU rnosiuccTSTOu corn.
In conversation with many of the stock
Rhippers-who have been attheyards during
the past week a reporter has learned that
I he prospects for a fair crop of corn in
many localities is much brighter than it
w as -onie three weeks ago. The numerous
little showers during that time, while not
giving the ground a thorough soaking,
lias been a great heuelit to the growing
cron. Many of the farmers were linn in
t heir declarations three weeks ago, that
their corn would not run live bushels to
the acre now say thnt they will get from
twenty to thirty bushels and that it will
be good quality. They say it is
surprising to see how it has tilled out and
the great improvement in the general
c ndit ion of the crop since they have been
f,e. nig the showers and, to say the farm
t $ are elated over t he improved condition
ci tiieir corn, is putting it mild. To be
sure there are some localities where they
have not been favored with rain or. if so.
i came too late to do any good, that the
crop-will not run to exceed live to ten
btwjelsto the acre. But in such sections
ol the country there is a fair crop of old
corn still on hand. The farmers in south
western Kansas, as a rule, will be much
better off this fall than they anticipated a
few weeks ago. In case there is but one
third of a corn crop it will bring just as
much money into the state, or the
crop will be worth just as much or
more than last year's crop; for, in
stead of selling at twelve to fifteen
cent per bushel it will bring three times
that amount. Then again many of the
lrniers raised a new crop of wheat which
they harvested in first class condition and
n.any of them are now selling some of
t'.i ,r crop at Soto 90 cents per bushel.
The oats have turned out much better
tl in ias figured on some weeks aso and
whereas the yield does not run as many
bushels to the acre as la-t year the quality
is ilrst cla-.s and they aie soiling today for
n c re than double what they sold for one
i ar ago. The average farmer in south
ern K.msRs has little to complain of this
year as comjwred with farmers in some of
il. other states. Now just a few words in
connection with the live stock interests of
the farmers of this part of the country.
Hold all the stock, both cattle and hogs,
that ou think you can jiossibly get
through, even though you may have to
rough them, as by January 1 according to
present appearanct-, both'hogs and cattle
i ill sell for much more money. Don't be
to anxious to unload your voung hogs tin
til they are ripe for tlie market, when you
can realize much more monev for them.
SnDGWlCK COUNTY'S POOH KAKM.
William Dudley, who lives on the coun
ty poor farm, called yesterday with a sam
ps jf the corn which he is raising for the
county. He says every stalk has at leat
one ear on like the specimen shown us.
The ears would make the average eastern
farmer's eyes stand out. There are twenty
Jive acres and it will average 45 bushels to
the acre. In addition to this they have
t hreshed one thousand and four bushels
of small grain. What one farmer can do
can be done by every farmer in this valley
under like circumstances.
BISHOP TAYLOR, OF AFRICA, IN WICHITA.
On Monday evening, the 25th inst., the
people of Wichita are to be favored with
an opportunity of seeing and hearing one
of the heroic men of the church and of the
age. The probability of Henry M. Stan
ley's appearance here grows in interest
from the fact that the intrepid ex
plorer is to be heralded by the Stanley of
the cross, the majestic Taylor; whose
labos in Africa, save the work of Living
stone and Judson, are perhaps without a
parallel. To hear the experience of this
great man of God will be an occasion of
William Taylor, the third bishop of
Africa for the M. E. church, was born in
3821, in Rockridge, Ta., and became a
preacher in 1842. One of the earliest exhi
bitions of his energy was the organization
of a Methodist society in San Francisco. A
few years later he was actively engaged in
evangelistic work on the Atlantic coast.
Australia, Tasmania and Ceylon next com
manded his marvelous power. Subse
quently he was seen in India, after which
he labored for years in South Africa.
"In every place he has been, as on the
day he first entered the ministry, strong,
sovereign and fearless, knowing well his
own mind, and with no 'if or 'fail' in all
his vocabulary. The only thing indispen
sible to his comfort is "a stone for his
mighty head at night, and he carries a
marbloslab a foot square for this, sleeping
his 'marbie sleep' soundly and waking in
the morning to run anew his race."
The price of admission to this lecture
has been put within the reach of everyone,
and all are confident that the First M. E.
church will be crowded to its utmost on the
evening of the 25th.
"Pete" Baker opens the season at Craw
ford's Grand Opera house, August 25, with
the richly dressed musical comedy, "The
Emigrant" and "Chris and Lena."
TO THE TRAVELING MEN
In the Paris. Texas, jail, convicted of
murder, is C. E. Cook, an old Kansas trav
eling man, who is believed by hundreds of
people who have read the evidence and
know him, to be innocent of the crime for
which he has been convicted. His only
chance of a new trial will be to carry his
case to the supreme court, and there will
be a meeting of traveling men at the Carey
hotel on Sunday afternoon, August 17th,
at '3 o'clock, to devise some means where
by we may help our friend and former
fellow-traveler out of his unfortunate po
sition. Every traveling iman in the city is
earnestly requested to be present and talk
over the situation with us. Let there be a
full attendance, not only of the resident
traveling men of Wichita, but of all so
journing in the city on that day.
YOU ATCE WEIGHED liEFOKE AND AFTER.
The young people of the Central Chris
tian church will give an "Avoirdupois
Social" at the church on Tuesday evening,
August 19. The following program will
Vocal solo. . ,
.Gertie and Minnie Hays
Mr. O. T. Brandom
....Miss Nellie Armidon
Miss Claudia Garber, Mr. So ierstrom
Recitation Miss Edna Jones
Selection Brandom's Orchestra
After the program refreshments will be
served and the avoirdupois part of the
social will be in order. Come, everybody,
and enjoy a pleasant evening. Don't for
get the date.
THE NEW POLICE JUDGE.
The police commissioners met yesterday
afternoon in regular session and attended
to the routine work before them. Three
resolutions were passed. The first de
clared the office of police judge vacant and
appointed Judge B. L. Keenan to fill said
vacancy. The second dismissed Sanitary
Police Williams and detailed Officer Aspey
to his duties. The third ordered six tele
phones for public use to be placed in dif
ferent portions of the city. The telephones
are to be used for police, fire and cases of
emcrgencj. All of the changes contem
templated by the resolutions go into effect
from yesterday. No discussion attended
their adoption and no reasons were set
forth for their action.
Mr. Abe Schopf who has been connected
with the Crawford opera house for a num
ber of years has accepted a more lucrative
position in advance of the celebrated lec
turer, Mr. Ora J. Gould. Mr. Gould says
that "Mr. Schopf is one of 'the people I've
met, that I will find useful to me." Mr.
Schopf is a clever and affable manager and
is fully up in all the points of the business.
It is safe to say his energy will bring him
the same success he has earned iii the past.
Secretary Pierce, of the board of trade,
acknowledges the, receipt of an elegant
pair of horns from Mr. George Bear, of
Hennessey, Ok. They will be added to
t he already large collection of products
The police arrested two young men last
evening who had been prowling about the
stables in the north end of the city all day.
Thev could give no good account of them
selves and what they were up to is a mys
tery. They were placed in the cooler and
will lie given a hearing Monday morning.
A picnic was given yesterday at Davis'
grove by a number of ladies headed by
Mesdamcs Spaugler, Mastin and Cranston
in honor of Mrs. Walton. There was a
large attendance and a big time.
Chief Burrows announces that all par
ties burning rubbish in the streets or
alleys without a permit from the lire mar
shall will be arrested and prosecuted.
A party who stole some stone from Mr.
Fletcher two years ago was caught by
Officer McNamara yesterday and made tb
pay for them.
An injunction case, involving only legal
points, was filed yesterday in the district
court. Very little court matter received
any attention yesterday, the court room
having been given up to the Democratic
Administrator of estate of George W.
Clements, jr., authorized to sell personal
property of deceased at private sale. In
ventory in estate of Charles and Jennie
Morgan, minors, filed. Several marriage
licences were issued to parties out of the
COMMON TLEAS COURT.
No important issues wered filed in this
court yesterday. The work on the Septem
ber docket occupied the corps of clerks and
it will be ready for the printer in a few
The usual round of civil work occupied
the justices' courts yesterday. All crimi
nal work was continued over until this
The turnkey's report shows the cash re
ceipts for week ending vesterday at noon
to be $1495. There were 125 meals ser ved.
twenty-live days worked and fifty unfined.
There was also one state case and the pris
oner was committed to the county jail.
There were no arrests yesterday and every
thing was remarkably quiet in police cir
cles. The few cases from the preceding
day were continued over until nest week.
The meeting of directors will convene at
4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A full at
tendance is earnestly desired, to fill vacan
cies on board. Axxie M. TAYLOR, Sec'y.
The King's Daughters of the First Pres
byterian church will give an ice cream
social Tuesday evening in the lecture room
of this church. Everybody come.
Wichita Division No. 105 O. R. T. will
meet at the Division room 52, Getto build
Iner, Tuesday evening, August 19, at S
o'clock. All officers will please be pres
ent. Visiting operators in good standing
welcome. A. J. Applegte,
Regular communication of Wichita
lodge No. 99 A., F. and A. M. Monday
evening, August 18, 1890, at S o'clock
sharp. Visiting brethren invited.
C. A. Gates, W. M.
A. J. Applegate, Secretary.
There will be an ice cream festival with
a literary and musical program at the
South Lawrence avenue Christian church
on next Tuesday evening. Some of the
best talent in the city has been secured for
the occasion. ETerybody is invited to
come and be well entertained.
Emporia avenue Baptist church corner
Emporia avenue and Tenth street. Sun
day school 9:30 a. m., morning service 11 a.
m., evening service 8 p. m., Rev. J. B.
Reynolds in charge. Prayer meeting
Thursday S p. m. All attending these ser
vices will receive a cordial welcome and
made to feel at home. Come and see.
Rev. I. Adrian will preach
flower church Sabbath evening.
"Saved from sin."
Subject, Class No. 2 of the St. Paul M. E. church
corner of Lawrence avenue and Thirteenth
street, will have a sunflower social and art
gallery Wednesday evening August 20.
Ice cream and cake will be served on the
lawn. Everybody invited.
Central Christrian church corner Market
and Second. Services conducted by the
Rev. L. T. VanCleave. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m., sermon to children at 11 a. m.,
Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m.. "Will it pay?"
is the theme for S p. m. Prayer meeting
Thursday at 8 p. m. A cordial invitation
is tendered all.
Above the glowing embers
I hear the backlog sing
The music it remembers
Of some romembered spring;
Back to tho branch forsaken
licturn tho jocund choir,
And in tbe ehimnoy waken
A melody of fire.
The sparks' red blossoms glistea
And flash their glances briof
At me, who lean and listen,
And dream I hear a leaf
Of bome May morning sunny,
Low lisping in tho troe
Or, in his haunt of honey,
A bloom enamored bee.
Or 'tis the soft wind blowing
Its sweetness from the south
A fragrant kiss bestowing
Upon tho rose's mouth;
And ere the1 spell is broken,
Or darkness o'er it slips,
I see the scarlet token
. Of love upon her lips.
Without, the wind is bitter,
The snowflakes fill the night;
Within, the embers glitter
And gild the room with light;
And in tho fireplace, gleaming,
The backlog sings away,
And mingles all my dreaming
With birds, and blooms, ind May!
Frank Dempster Sherman in Courier-Journal.
Fire Xaddies "Work tho Idler Backet.
In front of the doors of the fire depart
ment engine houses there is a chain which
is always stretched across tho doorway
when tho doors aro open, for the double
purpose of keeping all stray animals out
and the horses if any should get looser in.
The chain i3 stretched about the right
height to make it a good place for a person
to lean against, and when loafers congre
gate, as they always do about engine
houses, they aro sure to put their hands
upon the chain and lean against it. At
fire department headquarters the men have
rigged a scheme which makes it very inter
esting to the gentlemen of leisure. A man
walks up to tho chain, places his hands
against it and leans back with a sigh of re
lief. He might remain there forever, but
Some one observes him, but says never a
word. Instead of that he quietly walks to
the rear of the house and turns a crank
and presto changel The man yells, exe
cutes a war dance, gets black in the face
and mad at the same time. Then ho goes
The secret is this: The crank connects
with a small dynamo and this in turn is
connected with the chain by a wire. Only
this and nothing more.
"It's a great deal better than paint and
just as effectual," said Assistant Chief Gus
Runge, with a grin, after a victim had
been "electrocutionized." Minneapolis
A Parson's Private Secretary.
It has often been exploited in print how
useful Dan Lamont made himself to ex
President Cleveland during his residence
in tho White House. In tho Rev. D. J.
Burroll and liis faithful factotum, L. B.
Williams, Minneapolis has even as remark
able an example of this usefulness in all
the details of office to which tho subordi
nate can attain. Without his efficient as
sistant Dr. Burrell would be as a ship
without a rudder. It is he who parcels out
the pastor's duties, keeps tab on all the re
quirements of the week and reminds him
of each and every engagement he has made.
In a little book which he carries in his
inside pocket Mr. Williams jots down all
the details of tho week. It mapa out the
pastor's work to the smallest detail, and
without it he wouldn't keep half or s quar
ter of tho engagements that ha makes.
Every appointment, sometimes for a month
ahead, goes into this little book, and at
the proper timo Pastor Burrell gets his
pointers from his secretary and then goes
ahead. By this method all the details of
his place devolve on some one else, leaving
him to unencumbered thought on his ser
mons and the various other intellectual
work with which his days and weeks are
plentifully filled. St. Paul Pioneer Press.
In tho town of Mayfield, Cal., Jose Ig
nacio Aureque has been confined to his bed
for thirty-five years. He was injured by
an accident in a mine and has not been able
to put his feet to the ground since. His
only attendant is an adopted son, who has
devoted his time and means to the support
of the aged invalid. A good woman of
Menlo Park has contributed $S a month
from her private purse for the past twenty
American Sculptor In CTorcaee.
The studio where Hiram Powers worked
so long rensuns just && he left it. Some
years before his death I called there, and
ne showed mo his artistic children, his
"Eve," his "Greek Slave" and other stat
ues, and a great company of bests. Now I
Snd his son, Nicholas Loagworth Powers,
doing the like good work in the same place.
In looking at the father's statues I could
trace the growth of his art. When Thor
waldsen visited him he inspected the "Eve"
closely, and Powers apologized for it, as
"his first work." Thorwcldscn said, I
know good sculptors rfagjrouId bcorgud
oo can xs-Traeor uao. Trsne conversing
with thosqn ami Mb vrife, and with tho
widow iPcnjrtirs, n by no means aged lady, I
almost esasted to seo tha door open and
the old sculptor again appear, with, his cap
end blouse, his genial face and twinkling
Ho stands there in marble, and from tho
shelves arouad look do-on tha honored and
fifty admirablevbastslie mala. It was like
being at aa old" 'time reception. Webstor,
Everett, Longfellow, Bryant, J3allows but
tho list would bo too long of the personages
one meeta here. In a n6ighboring studio
the Boston sculptdr, Ball, is doing good
work, as also his soninlaw, Cooper, of
Norfolk, Va. Adjacent studios axe also oc
cupied by William Green Turner, of New
port, R. L, and Larkin Mead, both doing
excellent work. Tho center of Mead's
studio is occupied by a colossal allegory of
the Mississippi. The marble block weighed
forty-four tons, and smashed the freight
car that first attempted to bring it. The
huge, long bearded, Neptune like father of
waters has a water source leaping besido
him, and decorations of Indian corn and
other products of hi3 fertilization, includ
ing an alligator under his foot. But funda
mentally he rests, like the Hindoo's earth,
on a turtle. Cor. Boston Transcript.
The Money in This Country.
How many people know how much there
is in this country of what people call
"money;" how much in gold and sil
ver coin, and how much in greenbacks
and other paper currency bearing the
stamp of the United States government?
Very few. Inquiry at the treasury depart
ment discovers the fact that there is, all
told, just a little over two billions, or be
tween $30 and 40 apiece for every man,
woman and child in tho United States. Of
this a little over one-haif is in gold and
silver coin, and a little less than one-half
in paper of various kinds. Of the metal
money about two-thirds aro in gold and
one-third in silver. Of tho paper about
one-third is in United States notes or green
backs, one-fourth in silver certificates, one
sixth in gold certificates, one-fifth in na
tional bank notes and the remainder in va
But the 52,000,000,000 of United States cur
rency is not all in circulation among the
people. More than one-third is locked up
in the treasury building, and that is the
normal state of things. One-half of all the
gold and three-fourths of all the silver is
locked up in the treasury. The circulating
medium in use among the people is three
fourths paper, tho largest volume being in
greenbacks, with silver certificates next,
then national bank notes, then gold certifi
cates. But we would not be doing gold
justice if we did not say that there was
more gold in circulation than any one kind
of paper. Washington Critic.
A Preacher with Puds.
There is a church over on the East Side
which is pointed out as Plymouth Congre
gational. The man who is showing you
about Milwaukee will stand you up in
front of this edifice and say:
"Look at that. That's Plymouth Con
gregational church. The name of tho pas
tor is Mr. Titsworth. I suppose there was
a time when Dr. Titsworth would have
bean mobbed if ho had done what he is
doing novA He has a little theatre in the
basement of the church. It is built just
like a theatre. On this stage ho encourages
private theatricals for the glory of God.
Then ho has a gymnasium back of that.
He believes in giviug his membership all
of the attractions, but ho insists that all
must bo done with an eye single to the
glory of God. You can see his congregation
swinging Indian clubs and jumping over
wooden horses almost every afternoon after
certain hours. Mr. Titsworth goes further.
He believes that if a man will bring a deck
of cards into the church and play old sledgo
or any other game in tho pew, so long as
he plays it in a Christian spirit 'ind for the
glory of the causej it is all right." Cor.
A "cir Pish Story.
Writing of trout reminds me that genial
"Billy" Florence has been telling another
fish story, and this timo caught a tartar.
It was at the Fifth Aveffiae hotel, where ho
lives, and there was quite a group around,
including Mr. Cooper, tho Mexican onyx
mine owner, when Mr. Florence gravely
told about going afishing and catching a
fish that weighed 500 pounds. The onyx
man's eyes twinkled liko stars as the story
was concluded, and to Mr. Florence's in
quiry whether or not he couldn't tell a fish
atory, too, he replied:
"You bet I can. Why, I went afishing
once and caught a 'possum that weighed
600 pounds. He wa3 the biggest"
"But hold on," put in Mr. Florence,
"what'c that got to do with fish?"
"Eh? Oh, yes. Well, you see we weighed
him on scales, and you must admit scales
have something to do with fish, and then
as ho was a 'possum wo set him to telling
stories to suckers suckers are fish, ch?"
Florence gasped for breath and owned
up that he was defeated. New York Press.
Wanted It Ilight Away.
A 5-year-old miss at Houlton has been
teasing for a party. The other day she
succeeded in getting her mother's consent
and went off perfectly contented. Nothing
more was seen of Dora until some timo
later, when she marched into her father's
home followed by nineteen other yonng
ladies of the same age, all ready for tha
party. The mother was surprised, but
made tha be3t of the situatiou and enter
tained the unexpected visitors to the best
of her ability. Lewiston Journal.
flight Have Gone 1'uriUer.
"I think the poet might have gone fur
ther, and said that not only do we not wed
those whom first we love, bus neither do
we marry those whom most we love."
"What's the application.1"
"Because most people, if they wedded
those whom most they loved, would have
to marry themselves." Philadelphia
Stern Parent Still complaining of your
work, after two or three holidays? What
on earth do yon want?
Boy I want to be let go and kept at it,
Hiram Round tree, of Chehalis, Wash.,
recently killed a cougar Q feet 5 inches in.
lezgth. Ho is the champion huntr of his
tHE CUSTER MASSACRE.
The Days liaatrollctved t.he Slaughter of
the Little Btg Horn.
From settlement to ttlocient along th
frontier Hew the rumors, and there cams
thronging into Fargo, the netrra6t telegraph
and railwav station, a crowd of anxious
and excited men men who hsd left the
harvest fields half reaid. their cattle wan- '
dering on the prairies, their daily tasks un
accomplished and almost unthoaght of.
When the worst was conftnnec, when it
was known to be a certainty that on that
distant plain lay every member of that gal
lant band Custer and both his brave young
brothers, Calhoun, TaUa, Crittenden,
Cook, Smith, Reilly no words can picture
the gloom that settled upon ta. In every
home, from the few pretentious mansion
then erected to the humblest cabin of the
pioneer, there was grief and hot indigna
tion. I cannot enter into the much mooted
question cf Reno's lack of courage- or Bn
teen's disobedience to orders. I can only
say that frcm that ds.y forth, in the eyes
and on the head of every frontier-man, was
Marcus Reno branded "coward," and had
he then, tn the first wild cathcrat cf -their
grier,aBanger,"ttflen Into tae nanas ci
those sturdy setters, short would have
been his shrift. Neither do I express any
opinion on the vexed question of the In
dian problem. But even now, if you at
tempt to justify the action of the Indian
bureau to those frontiersmen, yon will dis
cover ideas of right and wrong, unhnra
pared by legal technicalities, and be met
with the reply, "Custjp'and, bis brave bond
wera here in def ensebf-our-homes and fam
ilies. They ware sfiot down with bullets
from Winchester rises furnished to hostile
Indians by agents- tinder the authority of
tho United States govarnriaent."
The day that brought t&j. bereaved wo
men, wives and su6rs;r&rA Pott Lincoln
through Faro wm-hfinHjr be forgotten by
those who witnessed3 thjLcene. As the
train drew near the stsfiolariCkotetand sta
tion in one) it seeznti.es t&ough the insen
sate steel and iron' were conscious of their
freight of grief and woe so silently re
volved the wheels, so noiselessly glided tha
cars along 'thergih -Witfiin those cars
were sheltereti twenty-six bereaved and
desolate women I
They had said good-by to the fort, with
all its memories and associations, and were
on their way to such semblances of home
as might still be spared .them. Many a
time has the iron horse sped swiftly by
bearing to eastern friends all that remained
of some loved son or brother, Dut surely
never before or since has it swept over
those broad, green'prafrfes laden, with such
freight of human sorrow.
The train stopped, and as the sad proces
sion left the car and moved slowly across
the wide platform, densely packed with
citizens and settlers, men stood with bared
and bowed heads, as in the presence of the
dead. A vast throng was there piazza
and balconies packed. Men and women
called by no idle curiosity or morbid love
of excitement, butsyfayed by a sympathy
so intense it seemed utterly irrepressible,
yet knew well no word of comfort was pos
sible. Despite the crowd the deepest silence pre
vailed, save now and then among the look
ers on a woman's sob was heard, while over
many and many a manlyface tears streamed
unchecked and unheeded. Slowly the be
reaved ones entered tho hotel and passed
up the stairoaae. Mrs. Custer come first
with drooping head, her slender figure
bowed, her face perfectly colorless and so
little strength left she could scarcely reach
the top of the stairway.
Years have passed, and upon those bleed
ing hearts kindly time has laid his heal
ing balm. On the battlefield where the
conquered heroes lay heaped, with up
turned faces and mutilated forms, the
green grass grows and wild flowers bloom.
Where once we dwelt with only canvas
walls between our faces and the blue skies
now rises a populous city -with stately
churches and spacious mansions. But so
long as men glory in deeds of valor and
chivalry, and hearts throb with pity at tho
story of human pain and sorrow, so long
shall live the memory of Custer and his
brave battalion. Sara Clarke in Denver
The Day of Big: Thng.
There is a notaule tendency in industrial
enterprises in recent times not only to con
centrate capital into large concerns, but
to have structures apd machinery of the
largest possiblo kind, and to drive it with
extreme rapidity. This is pre-eminently
tho day of big things, using the word in its
ordinary sense to mean large, massive,
heavy and bulky. Ocean steamships are
growing larger and moro powerful. Loco
motives, cars, railway tracks, bridges, are
all made heavier. Blast furnaces have in
creased in size and their output has in
creased enormously, so that a product of
300 tons a day is no more uncommon than
one of 300 tons a week was twenty years
ago. A Bessemer steel works has recently
made the record of 30,000 tons of steol in
one month. Open hearth furnaces are
now erectod with a capacity of 30 tons, or
three times the capacity of those of ten
years ago. In rolling mills the same prog
ress has been shown. A plate was rolled
in Pittsburg 30 inches wide by 85 feet long,
inch thick, woighing 7,480 pounds. En
gineering and Mining Journal.
An Important 3tun In tbe Town.
It is reported that there is a man in
Somerset county who is a selectman, as
sessor and overseer of the poor in his town.
Ho is also school agent and highway sur
veyor in his school and liighwaj' district.
It is said that the town pays him one dollar
per day for the board of his mother-in-law,
and that he has hired his own daughter for
the sohool teacher. An ex-soldier, he draws
a nice sum each month as a pensioner. He
carries on a farm and speculates some in
farm produce and stock. He also owns a
building that is the headquarters of a club,
and he is a leading as well as a successful
member thereof. It should be added that
he does not teach a class in Sunday school.
Left Handed People.
No purely left handed race has ever been
discovered, although it is said that f uUy 70
per cent, of tho inhabitants of the Pendjab
use the Iett hand in preference to the right,
as do also the Hottentots and the Enahmen
of South Africa. Dr. ilarro, as a result of
his study of criminals, has discovered that
from 18 to 22 per cent, of those who have
been convicted of crime were left handed,
the highest ratio among people of all classes
being but nine to tho hundred, and in some
countries lesthan five in the same number
of persons. St. Louis Republic
Lawyfru In Knjjland.
The English and Welsh are the most liti
gious people in the wojld. They have a
lawyer or lawyer's easistant to about
every 630 of them. The Americans numage
to settle their differences with ono to every
950, the French wkh one t evsry 3,000,
and the Belgians with one to every 2,700.
A Natural Breakwater.
The curious natural breakwater of the
"Chesil Beach" connects Portland, Eng
land, with the mainland. A puzzle to the
geologist, this wonderful beach is an ex
ample of the sea producing a barrier to its
own progress, the destruction of one part
of the coast becoming the means of pro
tection to another. The heavy -waves of
the Atlantic are here barred, and during a
ground swell the ceaseless grinding of the
pebble flints is heard, like the dull roar of
thunder, for miles inward. In length
about ten miles, its orc&dth at low tide is
not above two hundred yards, and at no
plaoe is it raised more than forty-four feet
above high water. The pebbles which
compose the btach increase in size toward
Portland, and diminish to gravel where
they merge into Bridgeport Sands. From
an antiquarian as well as a geological
point of view the Chesil Beach is of the
deepest interest-, many carious relics being
constantly thrown np coins of gold, sil
ver s.r'1 copper, cf ratdfceral or modern
date, though thoe of tbe Roman empire
arc most common. Sometimes antaqus
rings are found, basis and gold ingots, with
ether spoils of the sea, wrested from the
dead of .ancient as well as modern times
by the rolntlss sfnn3 raging in tht
dreaded bay. Chambers JonrnaL
Attempted Mcx&er vwd Suicide.
Peter McCreary, a Looisvill, loved
Annie Staicken. Eb affection was not r
fcurad but she was too much afraid of
him to tell him so. The other morning
McCreary called vot. the girL A few
moments' ecsverwiiion "aa txidsd. bj three
pistol shota, a shriek and. a rcah of terrined
ceibbors. Annie hea at tie poini ci
death and McCreary almost, sneartded If
takins his owa life ts. welL What paed
between them nobodj asrrt-
Do not experiment
with new FLOURS.
These brands have
stood the test for sixteen
years against all new
comers and have never
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FEAMJIS VHITTAKER & SON'S,
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FRANCIS WHITTAKER & SONS.
Baths. Baths. Baths.
The Wichita Steam Laundry has just
opened the nicest line of Bath Rooms in
the State. Laundry and Bath Rooms
117, 110 and 121 W. First St.
Rates, $2.00 to $2..0 Tor Day.
Regular weekly excursion to Gueda
springs, ftanta h'e and Frisco via Winheld.
One fare for round trip evury Saturday
and Sunday limited to return .Monday.
For particulars inquire at 122 North Main
street and passenger station.
V. D. MlTRDOOK,
50-tf Pass, and Tkt. Agent.
Take at Ten.
Leave Kansas City 10:00 a. rn., arrive
Chicago 7:25 a. m., daily. Santa Fe route.
St. Ijoulo to Colorado via Wirlilta.
Commencing Sunday, July lU.ltO, thp
Missouri Pacitic railway will run through
sleeping can. from St. Louis via Plaanl
Hill, Rich Hill, Fort Scott ami "Wichita to
Gcnesco and from thence to Pueblo. Colo
rado Spriugs and Denver. This change
was made on account of a "neat man pro
pie from the east gome to Colorado iM'ing
desirous of eomg via Wichita. The traij
will stop here two bourn, giving a1, a
chance to view the "Peerless Princ"- uid
still land passengers in ColoradVauie
time as if they had cone via Kant-as City
It also give the citizens of Wichita bleep
ing car service from here to Colorado. Re
turning, it gives us through sleeping car
service ichita tost, ioui. and give the
Colorado people a chance to go east via
AVichita. This change will undoubtedly
be appreciated by the traveling public, hikI
especially by the citizens of Wichita. If
you are going east or west ro via the pop
ular new through route. Through chatr
and sleeping car service. New route just
completed between Fort Scott and Rich
Hill goes through the llnest mineral and
agricultural country in the weat. Don't
forget the new short line to St. Louis or
City ticket office, 1ST North Main street,
4C-tf E. E. BLECKLET, P & T. A.
Take stage at Wharton for Stillwater,
Billy Snyder, proprietor. dib tf
Tbe Santa Ke Cnanze.
By the new Santa Fe time table it will
be observed that the Chicago fast express
leaves here three hours andnf teen minutes
later and arrives in Chicago the following
morning, making an eastern connections.
The Galveston tram leaves four hours imI
forty-five minutes later and makes the
?ame time to Galveston. Tbe Denver train
leaves forty minutes earlier and arrival at
Pueblo at 63 a. m., Colorado Spring 7.45
a. m., Denver 1043 a. m. This train in
equipped with chair cars, Pullman and
dining cars and will not stop for xneaJa a
formerly. dI2 tf
Tfcr e Throuzh Trals
Two night, one morning, Kanww City to
Chicago. The Santa Fe route. 43-tf
Take the Frinco flyer to St. Loofo aad
the east. It leaves Wichita at 5:25 p. ta.
Blank charters and all kiad of legal
blanks for sale by
The Wichita Eaole,
dTl tf Wichita, Kaasa;.
The crub that ma ken tbe better fly
"Waffies from Imperial tour. W tf
Afirtee to Motcrrx.
Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrap sbooVd
always be used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens tbe gam, alleys
ali pam, cures wind colic, and is the best
remedy for diarrhoea. Tweatv-nveceata a
bottle. dt tf w44 tf
What line runs three thitjcsh pamoagsr
trains to St. Loti& without eSaoge?
What line raai Pullman sleeper aad
reclining chair cars merniag and alsfct to
The Frfeoo is the only Hae.
What line has the fast train to St. Lowfa?
The Frisco. wboe fiver leave Wiekit&
at 2-25 p. nx daily, arriving in St Lowfa at
7.30 tbe following moraine
Doe this fat train connect wttk a&sr
train frora St. Lemkt
"Why certainly, wfch all east txaitMl
train, in Sc Lom nam depot. dSM
"otwttbtandfc; fttatesaens to ike cm
trarr. ie Prfcoo Mae to two htmm the
J quickest to St. Louis. Try it 50 if
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All our Meats Branded as
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Refrigerated Dressed Beet
If your grocer does not supply
you with our floods send us
your address anil we will send
you tbe name of one that will.
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