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W. I. Harris Throws Light on
the Present Situation.
SOME REMARKS ABOUT DEALS.
IVlndinc tip with a Lot of Gossip About
the Men "Who Flay tho atIorml Game,
and Their Prospects for tho Coining
Copyright by American Press Association.
The record of the past vreek in tho strug
gle for the pennants has upset many calcu
lations and made a number of baseball
managers perspire pretty freely. Manager
McGunnigle, of the Brooklyn National
leaguers, has been one of them. Mac had
it all figured out just what his men would
do, and had also, as he thought, a clear
idea as to what some of the other fellows
would do. But "the best laid schemes o'
mice and men gang aft a-gley," as Burns
put It, and McGunnigle's experience has
only been similar to that of some other men
who have bached 'sure things." That
Philadelphia trip tore his heart strings.
To lose one game to tho Phillies he had
thought possible, but three straight was
awful. Meanwhile Mac consoled himself
with the fact that the Bostons were gotting
beaten by tho New Yorlcs. But it was
poor consolation, for tho Chicagos were
coming along at a furious pace, winning
two games a day, v.nh "Old Man Anson"
shouting from the house tops: "I'm after
you. Look out for me."
Surely it is a great race, and easily pos
sible for any one of the first five clubs to
finish firht. It would be hard to pick a
winner, but it is safe to say that Brook
lyn, Chicago and Boston will finish in tho
three first places, unless the Phillies should
develop greater form on their western trip
than they have shown in previous visits
nway from home, in which event they
might get a plare. The exact order at tho
finish no man can tell now. I am inclined
to think that Brooklyn may have to take
n, back scat for either Boston or Chicago.
What a triumph it would be for your
Uncle Anson if ho were to take the pen
nant with a romparativelj" patched up
team, while Comiskey, alleged to be his
superior as a handler of men, with a team
of stars, is lucky to finish fifth in the Play
Tho Bostons hold a pretty fair lead in
the Players' peunant rnre, and thvre really
seems to be but one team at all likely to
stop them, the Brooklyn brothers. But
even they are not in a position to worry
Kelly if his men play tho game, they aro
capable of for the closing two weeks of
the season. The Giants may bo in it and
they may not. Without any pitchers they
met with a disaster at Boston that it will
be hard to overcome. If Ewing's pitchers
make a great brace on the western trip
Buck may get tho bunting, but the chances
are very much against it. Baseball men in
New York aic betting five to tin ec that
Buck will not finish iin-.t.
And so the great nud only Comiskey is
to descend next year on the Quakers.
Well, Commy is a greHt player, but I have
grave doubts if he will bo able to do any
more with the Philadelphia brothers than
lie did with the Cnicao stars. Still ho
may find a set of men in Philadelphia who
will try to help him rather than blk him.
If so success may be his. This .season has
shown that Comiskey is a very much over
rated man. for if he were the general and
manager r.e lias been represented as being
ho would uever have allowed the spirit of
Insubordination and contempt of discipline
that was carlv shown in this year's Chica
go team to have evor got footing enough
to do any hari'i. It is no detenseof Comis
Jcey to say that he had no authority to re
lease men. He has other ways of making
them como lo time, and his weakness and
vacillation provo him to bo no better as a
manager than a score of other men who
might Ijo mentioned. Take Buftinton, for
instance. WithaUam like tho Chicago
brothers Builinton would have come pret
ty close to the pennant; at any rate ho
would havo got a place, something that
Comiskey s men do not. si'eui likely to do.
There aie so mauy jams started every
day about, v.l.at ceitain clubs will do nwxt
season that it requires a close reader to
hustle early and late to simply kcup
track of them. V,e were told that A.1
Johnson would have "warld beators" next
pcasou, and since then there havo been
daily rumors about this player and that
player being booked for Cleveland. John
Ward was the first uinn. After Johnnio
hod fully and explicitly denied it, and re
ceived all the advertising tlmt could be pot
out of tho matter, deal number two is
sprung on an unsuspecting public It is
to tho ofieot th:.t Mike Kelly is to take
charge of Johnson's inuoccnte in 1891 and
pilot them to victory. Neither Miko nor
any one else could do that, but it doesn't
hurt tho story. But what will Boston say
to any such borenvoment, especially after
that gift of a cottasro and Iwru, with a
liorso and buggy t hi own in and a twenty
five hundred dollar mortgngo attached?
Will Boston submit without a murmur?
Well, I should say not.
If Comiskey goes to Philadelphia Farrar
is to bo transferred to another city. Of
course Farrar will liko that. It may sug
gest itself to Farrar that tho Philadelphia
league club is badly in need of a first base
man, and Sid may on the expiration of his
one year's coutract be just obstinate enough
to refuse to bo transferred from Philadel
phia. Wo are told that the Brotherhood is
signing National league players right and
left, and that some of the magnates will
bo very tired when they undertake to sign
their men for 1891. Isn't this a little queer?
We have been told all the season that the
National league clubs were no good and that
the Players' league had all the players.
If tho Brotherhood people were truthful
what on oarth do they want of the League
It took tho Brooklyn and Boston Broth
erhood teams exactly two hours and thirty-three
minute to play seven iuuiugs of
a ganio last Friday, and only fifteen runs
were scored in tho contest. On the same
day tho Chicago and Cleveland (X. L.)
teams played seventeen innings in three
hours and twenty minutes, thirty-four
runs being scored in the two games.
TIUMJS TIIAT AKE SAID.
That Mike Kelly knows nothing about
that transfer to Clevoland.
That had Mmugor Ewing made it a lit
tle moro exponsivoor Crane and O'Day to
pose as "freemen" in certain Harlem re
sorts that Crane and O'Day would today
ba in condition to pitch the Giants into the
That tho absence of Ward, Welch and
Ticrnan from the Giants did make a differ
ence, af tr all.
That all hands agree that Pitcher Nichols,
of tho Boston team, has been approached by
the Philadelphia Brotherhood dub. but no
ono has told ub -what Nichols had to say
That it is dollars to doughnuts that
Nichols will be better off to stay where he
Is, and that ho told his tempters ho
That tho Wagners are showing a dispo
sition to get a groat team together for
Philadelphia next season.
That tho New York Leaguers are playing
ptanant ball and that but for their un
fortunate acciaents would now bo in the
That Mutrio says he will upset some
more pennant calculations before the sea
That Tim Kecfe has played in hard luck
That Clarkson has not been so success
ful as usual this season.
That when the pennants aro won there
will be a grand hustle for players, and ru
mors of deals will be as plentiful as au
That Buck Ewing and Eddie Talcott are
That Boston will be the only city where
the Brotherhood has made a good profit.
That New York is tho only Brotherhood
club aside from Boston to come out even
on tho season's expenses.
That all the League clubs except Phila
delphia, Cincinnati and Brooklyn are big
losers. W. L Harris.
A RACE TRACK REVOLUTION.
Tho Kite Shaped Coarse Is Kapldly In
creasing in Popularity.
The news that Nashville, Tenn., is to
have a new race track modeled upon the
kite or balloon shaped track of C. W. Will
iams at Independence, la., coupled with
the significant fact that a number of rec
ords were recently smashed upon tho novel
Independence race course, shows that tho
kito shaped track is growing in favor
among horsemen. The inventor of the
new course is said to havo been W. B.
Fasig, of Cleveland, O. It is a mile long,
and is so constructed that the horses aro
given two long stretches of a third of a
mile each, and but one turn in the remain
ing third of a mile.
A glance at the picture below will readily
master the new
plan. The start is
at A, past tho
judges' stand (C),
and tho finish is
judges' stand and
grand stand (B).
The small loop, A
or what may be
termed the tail of
the kite, is not in
cluded in the mile
course proper, but
is utilized as a
the finish and the
start and to give
room for scoring.
Tho new track
diminishes tho TRACK AT lKDErEl1
spectator's oppor- EXCE, ia.
tunity for observation, but it also decreases
tho chance of accidents at the start and
gives tho horses a long stretch in which to
get down to business before they meet the
embarrassment of a curve. On an ordinary
half mile track tho first curve comes so
soon after the start that collisions between
the nervous horses at the first quarter aro
of frequent occurrence. One of the great
est drawbacks to tho kite shaped track is
that no raco longer than a mile can be
trotted upon it.
Catcher "W. T. Krieg.
W. F. Krieg, the popular catcher of the
Milwaukee baseball club, was born at Day
ton, O., thirty years ago. He is 5 ft. 10 in.
in height and weighs 195 pounds. His
first professional engagement was as
catcher with the Peoria team of thelllinois
league in 1SS2. Tho management was so
well pleased with his excellent work that
he was engaged for tho following season,
and his play during these two seasons was
of a very high order. In 1SS4 he trans
ferred his services to the Chicago Union
Baseball association, for which he caught
daily throughout the entire season. His
clever one arm work was greatly admired
and gained for him a national reputation.
He signed with the Brooklyn asso
ciation the next year and was well up in
the general averages at tho end of the sea
son. In tho following year lie filled the
dual role of captain and manager of tho
Hartford nine with highly satisfactory re
sults. In 1SS7 he was with tho Washington
league and Minneapolis association teams.
In 15SS ho signed with the Kansas City
Blues, of tho Western association, and he
has remained a member of that association
A - -
fss jsT 'i ?'
" 4STjt i
W. r. KRIEG.
ever since, as the following year he donned
a St. Joseph, Mo.,uhiform and this season
played with the iMilwaukees, who aro
prominent at the present time in the strug
gle for the pennant of the Western associ
ation. Krieg has done his share toward
placing the brewers at the head. Krieg is
a good man in any part of the field, and as
a batter ho can nlt ays bo relied upon. His
averages for the present season up to date
are as follows: Batting ,"JS6, catching .938,
and he leads the center fielders with the
excellent average of .974.
First Tradesman Is he a gentleman?
Second Tradosman Well, I suppose so.
He doesn't pay hi debts till you mako
him do so. Muusey's Weekly.
Obstacles to Civilization in Africa.
The secret of Af rica's isolation from tho
benefits and blessings of civilization and
light that have fallen on the rest of tho
world is to be found in the cataracts of
her big rivers and in a lesser degree to the
inho?pitableness of the climate. The cat
aracts of tho Congo, tho Niger and tho
Zambezi, however, and the cataracts and
6udd of the Nile, have been and are the
real obstructions. Were the Congo as nav
icablo as the Mississippi, and the Nile aa
free from obstructions to vessels as the
Danube or the Yang-tse-Kiang, Uganda
would now be sending us silk 6tuffs and
calico instead of ivory, and globe trotters
would be pionicking and wintering on tho
islands of the Victoria Nyanza. Thomas
Stevens in Scribner's,
The Flight of a Cannon IlalL.
Tho well known photographer fAo
scheutz, of Lissa, has for some years bee's
experimenting with photographs of tho
flight of cannon balls from the moment of
their projection to their striking the target
or object aimed at. Two years ago he suc
ceeded in obtainins highly interesting re
salts; In May, 1S90, however, the acme of
perfection was reached. His plates were
submitted to the expert, Dr. Koenis, of
the Berlin xiniversity, who was perfectly
able to make therefrom the desired prac
tical calculations. He established the fact
that the projectile thus photographed bad
a velocity of 400 meters per second, aac
that the duration of the light thrown on
the photographic plateo iid not exceed the
tan thousandth pert of a second. St. Louis
IT0 CAUSE EOE
AN UNFOUNDED REPORT THAT THE
COFFSE PLANT IS DYING OUT.
The Ceylon Source of Supply 3Iay Havo
Failed, but the Berry Flourishes" Else
where Tho Methods by Which Coffee
Is Prepared for Use.
Copyright by American Press Association.
Somebody livingin Colombo, Ceylon, has
written to an American friend, and it has
been freely given to the pres3, that "the
time is not far distant when coffee will
have ceased to be the beverage of the peo
ple." He gives as a reason that a "parasite
has attacked the plant and gradually
killing it, and that the planters in Ceylon,
seeing the berries die have found a substi
tute in tea, the export of which has in
creased rapidly from 50,000 pounds per year
to 00,000,000 pounds."
The statement was of snch importance as
to warrant an investigation, and it has
been promptly met by the assurance on tho
part of some of the best representatives of
the coffee market-imen like Maj. John C.
McNulty and Mr. F. B. Thurber that the
crops of Central America and Brazil,
whence we derive our largest supply of
coffee, are 25 per cent, larger than they
have been for several years past. In fact
THE COFFEE TLAN'T.
moro coffee is lieins raised than ever be
fore. The district of Santos Paulo, in Bra
zil, will alone, it is estimated, produce 30
percent, of the entire consumption this
year, and a corresponding increase else
where will cause a surplus. The consump
tion of the world dees not exceed ten mill
ion bags of the average weight of 130
pounds, and with tho exception referred
to there is no report that tho crop will in
any wise bo diminished.
This Ceylon disease has been known since
18G9, when a fungus appeared upon tho
leaves for which no remedy h;is been found; t
but neither in the quality nor the amount
of coffee produced can this misfortune to
one locality possibly affect the general sup
ply. Besides, better coffee comes from
other countries, for the range of culture
extends over almost tho wholeof the tropi
cal belt of tho globe, the plant thriving in
localities differing as much as 20 to 30
degs. in average temperature. In Brazil
alone no fewer than sixteen species aro
distinguished as growing in a wild state.
The limit of productiveness is about thirty
years, but the trees aro replaced on tho
plantations every twenty years.
This process of replanting goes on con
stantly, the trees being raised from seeds
in the nurseries and transferred to their
final positions when about a year or eight
een months old. They aro usually set at
intervals of eight or ten feet, and begin
bearing at the age of four years, their prod
uct annually increasing. When about
eight feet high the tops are cut off, which
causes them to spread instead of growing
taller. Tho average diameter of the trunk
in full hearing trees is about the size of a
man's wrist. The leaves aro of dark green
and glossy, and tho fruit forms on tho
woody stems at tho baso of these leaves.
When ripe the berry is red in color, resem
bling a large cranberry or medium sized
cherry. Dissected it is seen to consist of
five different parts covering the two beans,
which lie face to face. First is the outer
skin, second a soft pulp, third a glutinous
substanco saccharine in character, fourth
an envelope, called by some the parchment,
and somewhat thicker than the husk of ;
wheat, and finally a thin, gossamer liko
film resembling the thin skin which covers
the white onion and designated "silver
Picking begins in Java in January and
lasts three or four months. In Brazil they
commence irathering in April or May, and
continue until September. Women and
children are largely engaged in gathering
the fruit, carrying it from tho field in
baskets to the mill houso or terrace, where
the preparation of tho berry for market bo
gins. Mr. Thurber says: "Thero is no item
which enters into the supply of our table,
unless it be butter, which is so easily in
jured in flavor as coffee, or which exhibits
such a tendency to absorb surrounding
odors. Vessels from South or Central
America often arrive with mixed cargoes
of coffee pnd hides, in which the former
has leen almost ruined by absorbing tho
smell of the latter. Roasting in a measure
dissipates the 'hidey' smell, yet to an ex
pert it is very perceptible, enough remain
ing to destroy the delicate flavor of tho
volatile oil or caffeine."
Tho extreme sensitiveness of coffee to
surrounding odors is further demonstrated
by tho readiness with which roasted coffee
absorbs the flavor of the wood when put
L Z. '""' iT
DR. JCHN'foV AT THE CHESHIRE CHEESE,
into a pine box or bin Roasted coffee,
therefore, should never be kept in any
thing except a tightly closed tin box, or
better still, an air tight glass or earthen
jar. Different varieties show a great diver
sity in flavor, and different seasons pro
duce different qualities.
Unquestionably a most important factor
In a cup of good coffee is the process of
roasting the bean, and ia this respect a
revolution lias taken place in the United
States during the last twenty years. For
merly not one pound in thirty of roasted
coffee was sold, the consumers doing tho
"cookine" in an iron cot or skillet over an
ordinary fire. Now, howrvcr, there are
large coffee roasting establishments using
steam power in every city of considerable
size in the country.
Ths first comptfte apparatus for roasting
and grinding coffee was set up in Wooster
street. New York, in 1SJ4, opposite Wash
ington square Other establishments fol
lowed, and wholesale jrn-ry hones now,
as a rule, run mills of their own. thus se
curing uniformity in their product and a
better result in every way. Where parties
attempt to roast their own coffe their ob
ject bocld be to produce a rich ebenat
brown, but for making Wock or Preach
coffa tha ban should be roasted bichtri
iwi ; rp- f lTgu
Urcftal TO?isnZSf . ii
man usual, o collee should be kept long,
however, or exposed to the air. Of lato
years roasted coffee packed in one pound
papers has come into favor with consum
ers, the large dealers, from their knowl
edge of the characteristics of coffee and the
flavors which harmonize in blending, hav
ing succeeded in producing grades adapted
to the taste of different sections where
coffee is largely used.
In reference to this subject the celebrat
ed chemist, Baron von Liebig, wrote: "On
roasting depends the good quality of tho
coffee. It contains a crystalline substance
named caffeine or theine, because it is also
a component part of tea. This matter is
volatile, and every care should be taken to
retain it. For this purpose the berries
should be roasted until they are of a pale
brown color. In those which are black
the essential parts of the berries are en
tirely destroyed, and the beverage prepared
from them does not deserve the name of
coffee. As the berries loss every hour
somewhat of their aroma in consequence
of the influence of the oxygen of the air, it
i3 better when the roasting is complete
and the vessel is yet hot to mix with tho
berries some powdered white or brown
sugar (half an ounce to a pound of coffee is
sufficient). This sugar melts immediate
ly, and spreading over tho berries give3
each one a fine glaze, which renders it im
pel vious to the atmosphere."
"How to make coffee?" answered Mr.
Thurber in answer to a question. "Why,
there aro as many recipes as there are
countries. I have ono of my own which ia
plain, good, economical, and produces the
best results. It is this: Grind moderately
fine a large cup of coffee; break into it ono
egg with shell; mix well, adding enough
cold water to thoroughly wet the grounds;
pour upon this one pint of boiling water;
let it boil slowly from ten to fifteen min
utes, according to the variety of coffee used
and the fineness to which it is ground.
Let it stand three minutes to settle, then
pour through ajfine wire sieve into a warm
coffeo pot. This will make enough for
four persons. At table first put the sugar
in the cup, then half fill with boiling milk,
add your coffee, and you will have an ideal
beverage that is a revelation.
"Coffee deteriorates if left stewing upon
the stove, and this is one of the principal
reasons why that which is served at tho
hotels and restaurants is so often unfit to
drink. While in Constantinople I investi
gated the mysteries of the far famed Turk
ish coffee. When a cup is wanted there
the requisite amount of finely powdered
coffee is put into a littlo brass, long han
dled pot, fitted with a grooved spout, but
without a cover. Water enough to fill the
pot is then poured in, and it is set upon
live coals until it heats up just to the boil
ing point. It is then, without straining or
settling the grounds, poured into a tiny
cup. The composition is thick, inuddy, and
the lower half consists of a paste which is
swallowed by the Turks with the same
relish they show for the beverage itself. I
am convinced that the reputation of Turk
ish coffeo is principally due to tho great
care observed in roasting, not more than a
twenty-four hour supply being purchased
at ono time."
It is a curious and endless study for a
foreigner to observa life in the French
cafes, for it hns been remarked that Paris
without cafes would be like a landscape
without water or a bride without a veil.
It is there that he takes his first cafe an
COZT CORKER, OLD COFFEE nOCSE.
lait in the morning, his demi-tasse or black
coffee at dinner to atsist his digestion, and
after the theatre meets his friends to enjoy
his smoke and bumper of wine. In England
the old fashioned coffee houses, of which
we have read so much in connection with
Pope, Addison, Steele, Dryden, Fox, Dr.
Johnson, Goldsmith and others, live only
in tradition. The English, from the coffee
point of view, have rather fallen into bad
ways, and ten 'has been permitted to out
strip the Arabian berry in their affections.
In colonial times and the early days of tho
republic New York had its Burn's coffee
house, Merchant's coffeo house, on the cor
ner of Wall and Water streets, the Tontine
coffeo house, Browne's coffee house, in
Water street, and other places of the kind,
where Irving. Paulding, the Astors and
old merchants of the city were wont to
assemble. But these institutions havo
all long since passed from memory, and
even their histories have been obliterated.
People now drink their coffee if not at
home in the re-taurautsand dining rooms,
and the real delights of the leverage aro
seldom enjoyed. F. G. de Fontaine.
Searching Out "VVoid Menuings.
A work which is expected to revolution
ize the system of dictionary making at
present in vogue is just being published at
Paris by Delagrave tho "Dictionnaire
Generale de la Langue Francais," of which
the late Professor Arseno Darmesteter, of
the College de France, and Professor Hatz
feld are the authors. It represents the first
attempt in any language to trace the his
torical development of the various mean
ings of words and to reduce them to one or
two primitive significations. The word
"bureau," for example, is provided with a
complete pedigree, the new dictionary
showing that it was applied originally to a
particular species of woolen stuff named
bure, with which de?ks and tables were
covered. Then it came to be attributed to
tables themselves a'ftrward to the room
in which the table was placed, and finally
to the persons assembled in the room at
the table in question.
The Audio Telephone.
A new telephone has been brought out
in England, the characteristic point of
which is the mouthpiece. The particular
advantage claimed by the inventors of
this mouthpiece is that it intensifies the
sound wavee, and thu renders it possible
to carry on conversation in an ordinary
tone of voice. The mouthpiece is simply
a truncated cone, which is clamped oa to
the telephone. By using an india rubber
ring bejween the mouthpiece and the
telephone any escape of sound is entirely
prevented. The cone ia double, the outer
cone being perforated with holes, the
idea being that the vibrations caused by
the sound waves on the interior cone
have full freedor: and are entirely pro
tected from contact with external sub
stances. New York Telegram.
Why It Is FooUcap.
It is often asked why a certain kind of
paper is kaown by the name of "fools
rap." When Oliver Cromwell became
Protector, after the execution of Charles
t, be caused a stamp representing the
p of liberty to ba placed npon ths pa
per used br the government. Soon af
ter the restoration of Charles II be had
occasion, to use some paper for dis
patches, when some of this paper wag
brought to him. On observing the stamp
be asked its raeajuaer. mm! oa bin i-fonsx-d
he seid: 'Take it away; I will
havo nothing to do with a focPs canr
"When Royalty Tnvrals 1b Japan.
Thare has existed in Japan for many
centuries a curious law to the effect that
whenever the emperor or empress ap
peared in public no other person should
seem to occupy a higher place than this
member of the roj-al family; therefore
on such occasions the shutters of all up
per stories -were drawn, and the upper
parts of the houses through which the
royal party moved were seemingly de
serted. This law is still in effect. Three
months ago, when the empress went intc
the country for a brief period, an elab
orate announcement was posted in con
spicuous places along the line of her con
templated route commanding the public
to observe strictly certain requirements
of etiquette, to wit:
When her majesty shall pass along no
one must look at her from the frame
built on houses for the drying of clothes,
or through cracks in doors, or from any
position in the upper part of their houses.
If anybody wishes to see her majesty
he or she must sit down at the side of
the road by which her majesty will pass.
All children must ba taken particular
care of that they do not play in the roadV
and so obstruct the passage of her ma
jesty through the streets.
No one must look at her majesty with
out taking off his hat, neckcloth or
turban, or whatever else he may be
wearing on his head. Moreover, no one
must be smoking while he or she is look
ing at her majesty, nor must any one
carry a stick or cane. Only women
"wearing the clothes of foreigners will be
permitted to retain their head covering.
Although it may rain, no person will
be allowed to put up an umbrella while
her majesty may bo passing.
Dogs must not be allowed to wander
on to the road by which her majesty will
Until tho passage of hor majesty, the
route by which she will come will be
kept free from all carriages and jinri
kashas. The roads which she will take
must bo completely free from all traffic.
As her majesty passes, no one must
raise his voice, nor must any sound be
heard, nor must tho crowd close in and
follow her carriage, for no noise must be
made. When her majesty reaches Umeda
station there will be a discharge of fifty
fireworks. Eugeno Field in Chicago
Ono hy Ono the Idols Aro Falling!
The papers have been full of para
graphs about Edward Grubb, "the Bris
tol Centenarian," who is described aa
having died at the age of 100. Grubb
was not a centenarian, for, according to
his own account, he was living at Kings
land, where he was born, when the
battle of Waterloo was fought, and yet
ho went to settle in London "three 01
four j'ears before ho was 20." It is clear,
therefore, that, as only seventy-five yeara
have passed since, Waterloo, Grubb can
not havo been more than 9S when he
A still more conclusive proof is af
forded by the tombstone over his father's
grave in the churchyard at Kingsland,
which records that he died in 1803, at
the age of 34; so that if Grubb was a
centenarian he was bem when-his father
was IGj-ears old, and if ho was 109 he
must have been bsm when his father
was 7 years old! It would bo just aa
well if the papers, instead of eagerly
swallowing every flapdash story that is
brought to them, wero to take the saga
cious advice which President Ronth gavi
to Dean Burgon: "Always verify youi
references." London Truth.
There are over one hundred miles of
.stre't- paved vit'i w 1 in L.tiwCn.
mj PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH
W2 and EASY LABOR
o? comRltn y fnysciir.s
,X 3iS5S Purely V(ftaHo nnd perfectly
tmt, pot-ral A in plain wrapperon
receiptor Sy. rits for circiiUr.
1UK OSAI.C MF.niCI.MS CO,
Charles Lawrence, 102 East
Van "Werden o Co., 32S North
C-fus Saur, 524 East Douglas
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioneer Lumberman
of Sedgwick County,
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :: 1870.
A Complete Stock of Pine Lumber,
Shingles, hSLlh, Door. Saan,
etc., always on hand.
OSlcesAad 7ard on Mofely areane. b:we
DouKla? avenue id1 Klrt street- BttocJj yards ai
L own CUj-Okluhotna City and El Kcbo, IdL Ter.
JI. W. Levt. Pres. A. w. Oliver, Y.P
II. T. Kkamer. Ais't Cashier.
Wichita National Bant
PAID UP CAPITAL.
SURPLUS. - - -
S. H. Jvofcs, A. "W Ollrer. X. TV Lurrr. L. A. TVaJ.
ten. S.T Tntfle. N. J. Nletelasder. W. K.Tacker.
Jots Dartdsos. J. Q Rat as.
Do a General Banking, Collecting
and brokerage, Business.
7TifTT onrt "FTliTTi ,
bouffht and fold. Unite Staten feond j
ot ail aencrrniaations cwura and rolu '
County, ToTrnSlrip and MnnJdpfil !
Don as Doucnt-
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
W carry a ctrzl'U ifi cf all Uai or Boe
aad BUsks. rZCh a mtbSmC V7 Keel na9 Acot
cno-UScc r DfoliMWltX Abrfcct. tiZertpt
Books. NsV BookiTpst Bc.n, .Kctarr J"W
Record zA BUaiu, CCStract Books. Pecirt Kaa)
Ectaie Boots Xer Kara ayl CEt Praprrrt, a Or
ders br r-'l preasUy atKt2 to. Ad&rra
TEE WICHITA EAGLE,
J, P. ALLEN,
Eienife Kept ia a firsfelas Drai Sbre
IOS ILVST DOUGLAS AVE.
WICTTTTJ. - XJLX.
THE WICHITA EAGLE
M. M. MurdocJc & Bro., Proprietors.
PRINTERS, BINDERS AND BLANK BOOK M'FRS.
All fcinds of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Lciral blanks of every des
cription. Complete stocfc of Jnstice's dockets .and
blanks. Job printing of all kinda. We hind latr
and medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices aa low as Chicago and Jfew York, and
guarantee work just as good. Orders sent by Bi&il
wiU be carefully attended to. Address all business ta
R. P. MUKDOCK, Business Manager.
3, O. DATTOSOX. Prrrtdsav W. T.aiABCOCX. Vice rresldenJ.
TH03O. nTCH. Secretary and TrftWarer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY,
PALD-UP CAPITA! $300,000.
DIRECTORS John Qulncy Adams, John C. Derst, Chas. C Wood, C. A
Walker, Thos. G. Pitch, John E. Sanrbrd, W. T. Babcock.
W.E. Stanley and J. O. IXavidsou.
$5,000,000 LOADED DT SOTTHERN KANSAS.
oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office witli Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Donslas, "Wichita, Kan
Vhen ordering state WHAT form la j
L. C. JACKSON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
AND : ALL : KIXDS : OF : EUILIilXG : MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 Sonth Fourth Avenns. Branch Office 13.' Xorth Main Street
Yards connected with all railroads in the city
577 Miles - JO. Mhtutcx
via SABTA FE ROUTE.
Vestibule Pullman Sleepers,
Vestibule Diniso Cars,
Free Khclining Chair Cars.
Inquire of W. D. Murdock, local agent
for further specimens of railroad mathe
matics. K. Powell, PreMoot. R. T. Iinv, V. Prea.
W. Waller. Jr. Caehir.
Fourth National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL,
SURPLUS, - -
R. T. Ban. E. B. Pow-JI O. D. nrnv I.. R role
AnMW I Hook. F. W. Waller, O. W. Larrlrar.JM
Jlore, B. O. Orares.
L D Pkinvkr
Vf. H LIVINGSTON
Aftfrksltiit (. uMt.
State National Bank.
OE WICHITA. KAX.
John B. Cry jO-flsre vr. Wftlfc-r. W F Orn
J P. A Hon, R lUrrto. J. M. AU-b. P V HmIjf H
Lombard. Jr.. Pemr OeUo. L. D. blcfeuiir. Jaati
Want a cooe
VTalil a cltoatUra.
TTaat a trmxA jrlrL
TTant to 1I a larm.
TTast t ftll a boov.
Waal to bn or tn itocfc.
TWaut a co bffritbtwM.
Want toU jUrt w ffrain,
Wiji to m!U crori or 4ro
Want to tall LcLolU far<or
W6t to nab xj rara lean.
Wui u -Mil or rrvU Vtr anytU&r.
Vaatto3nd ru.ton:ri for atirvhiac
KEJlD AMD JLDVEitTISE I OUR
TWO -:- CENT
AdrarUnlSf ob1 a tf cnUxzt,
Adr-rtUiftr : id cwnam.
A.drrHlMUbrlJ7 i"r Jn
AdTcnlatrc &aka (socvot ay,
AdT.nlMK cr . eociCrca,
4rtHi; U fy?i at a-ayT
.&4Y-ttu.r raa ""UJa."
A. " clrr7.
TTT CHITA. KANSAS.
Tarda at Wichita. MtrfieW. TTeltlaj:.
ton. Harper. A trie. Garden lMtaa.
Anthony, Arkansas City, Andale ka4
OurtScalo Books arc Printed on Good
Single Book $ 73
Three Booka. 2 00
Six Books.., 3 75
Single BoolcVby mail, prepaid SS
THE WICHITA EAOLEf
R. P. MrilDOCK, Bnsiness Manager.
I !ZF Cnletn ly mall promptly UnnJr4 ti.
UKAC3UAINTID WITH TMC GCWUPMy OF TMg COUNTKTW7U
orvvuNMUCH ixroHMATiGH mow a utisy or tmi a or Tnt
Ciio, But Mai k Pacific By.
7ncludlunr X.tna Eaiit nnrt "Wert of Ui M!iotirl
JMvor Tho Dloct Routa to act from CIIICAOO.
IIOCK ISLAND. DAV1 IfPOHT. DKfl HOIKKS.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. WATKnTOWN. HIOUX
TALL8. MINNEAPOLIS, ST PAUL, 8T JOS
EPH, ATCHISON, LKAVSNWOKTH, KANBAfl
CITY. TO1T.KA, DENVI- K, COLORADO Ul-NOa
n! PUEBLO l're lloclilnw Cbalr Cara to and
from CIIICAOO CALDWFLL, HUTOIirNBON
so'l DOIJOK CITT, wi'l Palace Uloootor Cara !
twB CIIICAOO WICHITA find HUTCHINSON.
Im y TrniDH to and Xroin KINOFIlillEn. In tfa
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
of Throuch Corh B'"jfr, nnd Dlninsr Cara
(ta!l7bptvrcnCincAOO, DXU 2 OINB8. COUN
CIL BLUFFB hnu OXA1IA, and Fr RocMalnii
Chair Cara btwin CIIICAOO nd DENVIIH,
COLORADO SPRING M and PUKBLO, rla HU J
cph. or Knnntm Citr and Topa. Iotulma
inll7, -with Choii n of Rrut to and from Halt
Lako. Portland, LonAntrlnaarul gas Traaelaeo.
Tho Direct Lino to und fr-im Ti' Pak. Mast
tou. Oardon of tbe Ooda. Uio uaultariuiua. and
Bosnia Grandeur of Colorado,
Via Tho AJbort Lea Route.
Golld Rzproia .Train dally btT-aa CtiU-nrr) and
Mlnnapo!la and 8t. Paul, with T1IKOUOH Ra
cllnlntr Chair Cars ITXIZK) to aad from thoaa
points and Khomw City Tnrun Chair Car and
Blooper btwn Poorla. Spirit Laxa and JHou
PdtUn via Hock. Iain-ad T& Farorlto Lino to
"Watertown. Btoux "iU. tho BumroorRiarU a&d
Hun tin sr and flablng Orounda of tao Northwuat.
Tb Short Lino -via, Pnrn and KarOtakaa sffvrt
facillUea to traral to and from Indiana poll. Cin
cinnati and otnar Boutnam polr ?a
ForTlcioU. Sfapu. Pjidsra. or dnalrad Inform.
Uon. apply at any Coupon TIckatGffioo. ora4.lr
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
OenT Hanavor Ovul Tkt oj Paaa. At-
En&rlna fretn l Cra of 7 -vthftd rror. wartr
decay. waiUoc'wektM. lot manhood. te. I m
aesd a. Talnabl trta&wi ( Jd era tots leg full
jart!enUr far noma or. FREE"' eaarga. A
apleaJld mUaI '"ork , aonldto r4 Vy rr
rtan -who U corrouc and daaiUtaUd. , Addraai
Trf. F. C FOYTLJE2X, Soodu, Cons.
A USoiax rUfcwe OVL
ly Kaal Cat
To luV a JHnM.
Tapornvr Xafet f.
Read and Advcrtk ia Om Wast Corama.
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The reoft 3ojnl.r rorjt U JftaM
Cltr, fit- Lir iuI Ckloff as4 nil
rwitH Etvtt - rforUa, sJj.oiXo Hot
Hprlxir. Art. Nw Ortmnnn, JOorid,
..ud All ptnt4S-atb n-i&uUiesMrt.
SOLID DAILY T2AEJ3
St. Louis, Kiwsas City, Pueblo
Pnllman Buffet Sleeping Cara
COLORADO SHORT LINE
The SharlfM Reat to EU Loals.
nii'BAs oirr to st. louJb.
srce HecllniKr Qiilr Cats.