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Continued from Papo Five,
finally finds its wny into his .account when
nil is .sold or collected. Then I would a&k
again, is tho trciifaurer responsible for any
more than ho collects? I not, why charge
Jiirp. direct? When you charge general tax
you indirectly charge the treasurer, and
when he does actually collect it you coun
tersign the receipt and then charge his ac
count direct for then ho is wlioly respon
sible. Aside from this one new account which
I call general tax account, your accounts
are the same. Therefore, nothing remains
but the mode of the daily work, which is
done in this manner: First procure proper
blanks for these orders mentioned in sec
tionf)7, and when a. city, township or
school district treasurer comes in to draw
Ins money from tho treasury, he comes to
you, gets his order and goes to the treas
urer, who pays him the amount named in
tho order: takes duplicate receipts, at
taches one to the order and calling every
evening, forthwith, as mentioned in the
ktatute, files the order for credit. I take
the several orders, compare them with the
htube in the order book, see that tne
amount of the receipt corresponds with
order given by me, thus preventing any
changed or false receipts to be filed, then
charge tho proper account of the city,
township or school district, as the case
may be, and credic tho treasurer with the
harae. For illustration, I take from my
blotter or day boo'i the business of Novem
ber 11. 1890, and which is as follows;
Nov. 11, 1810, IJal. on hand
in treasury $35,320.69
N. Clttwson, Tr. Dr.
To Gen. Tax. acct SJ1.CS
Normal Institute Fund. 5.00
Total receipts for day 111.20
"Which amount added to
balance on hand at com
mencement of business
N. Clawson Tr. Cr.
By redemptions $100.22
Spring Tp. Gen. Fund.. 139.32
School Uist. No. 2, Trus
tees and Incidental fund. S5.S0
School Dist, No. 2, State
and Countyfund 29,15
Total disbursenieuts for day 414.49
Which amt. deducted from
the above Dr. balance leaves
n balance at close of busi
ness on this day of $55,020.49
Now each day's business is then put to
gether by having a rubber band placed
around it and filed away separate from
any other day's business, so that at any
time you dcbire to know what was done on
any particular day, you can go to the files
and there you find each day by itielf. I
have brought along with mo the day's bus
iness above referred to so you can better
bee the orders and plan. You will notice
in the first place immediately under tho
rubber stamp is a slip of paper on which
Disb 414.49 N. C. Tr.
These figures given me are made by the
treasurur but I do not use them only to see
that wo balance on that day's business.
Now, j'ou iu-k how I know he received
f 111.29 that day. This is how I know:
When I countersign a tax receipt I have a
book in which I record the date, by whom
p'ud, thr number of receipt, and amount:
this particular day I add the several
amounts and I find he has collected in
laves S41.18. When a town lot or tract of
land is redeemed from tax sale the law re
quires that the county clerk shall make
certificate of that fact; consequently 1 keep
a book which 1 call a redemption record,
and as a picco of property is redeemed I
enter in that book the date, name of to
whom sold, the number of the tax sale
5?vtificiite, and the amount of the redemp
tion; by adding theso amounts together I
Snd tl at on this day I received from re
demptions $01.01. (The same applies to as
tigumouts, but on this day there wore
Done.) Then hero is a duplicate receipt
given by the treasurer to county superin
Fendent vor funds belonging to the Nor
Jnul Institute fund and which is counter
Hgned by me and I charge it.s amount, $5.
I add these amounts and I find the result
to bo $11 1.29; thus we agree on receipts
and I enter same on my blotter. Now, he
ays I linto disbursed $111.49. Let
us see here are some tax Hale
certificates we add thorn together and find
that thoy amount to $100.22. I take tho
redemption record, find the number of the
certificate, and see that it corresponds
iith amount placed on record at time of
redemption, and if correct enter the date.
l whom surrendered, and amount; givo
the treasurer credit, and then cancel the
Then we have an order on Spring town
ship general fund for $139.32. This is
compared with stub of order book, receipt
examined as before stated and thou can
celed. Then we have order for school dis
i net No. 2. for the teacher and incidental
fund Sj.b0, and for the state and county
itind fc.W.in, and which are treated in same
manner as the township order and can
celled. I then add these .several amounts and I
hive $414.49. We ogreo on disbursements
and I enter on blotter as before shown,
and bring balance down for next day.
Should we not agree in our balance wo im
mediately look up wherein wc differ,
which is always easily found, everything
being fresh in memory and tho error is
rasi'y corrected. From tho blotter I post
to the journal, and from tho journal to tho
ledger. This I do onco a week generally
pvery Monday morning. Kach quarter
I tako off a trial balance and
bring down my balance in
in each account. With this system of
keeping your accounts you are not only
able at all times to positively state tho ac
t mil cash in tho treasury, "but, to what
particular account It belongs. And, in
c jiuiection with tho depository law, you
are enabled to know just where these
funds are. Under this law the treasurer
is compelled to deposit daily in a designa
ted depository, or dopositones, and to file
n duplicate deposit slip with the county
clerk, and all checks drawn on these depos
itories must be recorded and counter
signed by the clerk, thus absolutely, if car
ried our, removing all chance of defalca
tion. To my mind, if strictly observed
and adhered to by the clerks of Kansas,
bhort age m accounts would be a thing of
tlu past; expert accountants, for which
i housands of dollars are being paid out in
this state, would be out of something to
d , and the only opportunity of a treasurer
would be to leave ootweensuudown and
Minup with one day's business, or, when
Iki went to settle with the stu treasurer,
forget to stop until he reached Canada.
We now reach the second part of our
subject: "Annual settlement;" and of
which, under tho "daily balance system"
there is little to say. lor you will readily
ree that, under ir, all tho business is up.
"iou will also remember that I
l unturned, in tho "keeping of accounts,"
tint a trial balance was taken each quar
ter and the balance brought down. There
fore this is the time chosen by the eom
l nssioners for thK settlement, ami is done
in tins manner. Tho commissioners tako
my ledger, the treasurer is then called in
and he brings with him his lodger. Then
oae of the commissioners say, "Mr. Treas
urer, we want so much money for the
state of Kansas. Have you got it?" "I
Lave." "Wo want so much money for the
county general fuud. Have you got that"
"1 haw; ' and so the question are asked
until all of the three hundred accouuts
Lave been asked about and the answers
given. Thou the commissioners sav all of
these account amount to so much. We de
tun? to count and see that the f uuds are all
in jour possession. They repair to his of
fice where ho presents to them certified
ccrtiflcatos of tho designated depository
or depositories. The onsh and cash item's
in las office are counted, then tho com
missioners return to their office, having
ascertained that tho cash is all there, or
der that their findings bo made of record.
ndiourn, and tho annual sottlomout is
And now in conclusion I desire to ask
bow shall such a system be brought about
I believe you will all agree with me that
it should be. 1 believe that tlioe
who wo servo desire the law be
ho put around us that we mav
ji A be tempted. This being true. I would
usk were this body to, by resolution, say,
2!eo!ved, that it be the settee of this meet
iig that the clerks, of Khwsks do hereby
adopt the plan as sot out ia thk. paper, ami
that wc oaohof us do hereby agree bom-opt
fcuch plan, and unanimously djjn and pass
the same. Do you for an instant believe it
could be brought about? I think not.
We would go td our respective homes
some oi us would, taice our statutes ana
wo would say, let us see what that "de
pository law'' says, anyhow, and we read
in the first section that the treasurer shall
deposit daily In a bank or banks to be des
ignated bv the board of commissioners, all
public moneys, and that the banks shalL
par interest on tne average aauy uaiance
of the month at a rate to bo agreed upoiu
and that the bank or, banks shall givo
bond; and that on the first Monday of each
month the bank or banks shall file a state
ment with tho county clerk showing the
daily balance for tho month and the ac
crued interest thereon. Then we come to
tho second section and we read: "The
provisions, so far as the same are applic
able of sections 8, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of chap
ter 78, session laws of 1876, so far as the
same arc hereby made applicable to the
provisions in ehis act." You say: What
is that? and you read it over again and
for the life of you cannot tell what it does
meafi. But you say, "Well I will look up
those sections," and proceed to do so. You
find they are a part of a depository law
for counties bavwg&'J.OOOinhnbitants. You
read section 3 and find that it provides
that the treasueer shall file with the clerk
a duplicate deposit ticket, etc. Well, yon
say that is business. Let us see what sec
tion 4 says, and we find that the clerk
shall charge the bank account with the
deposit. All right. Wc read section 5
and we find it a repitiou. in part, of section
1. So we read 6, and it says that all checks
of the treasurer on the bank holding the
public monev shall bo countersigned by
the county clerk. That is another good
section but it will take a little work, we
say. But let us look at section 7 and we
find that it provides that wc shall charge
tho treasurer with tho amount of this
check, so countersigned, and credit the de
pository, and we say that is all right but it
means too much work entirely. Then we
read 8, and that is the section I quoted be
fore, where the clerk shall countersign his
receipts and charge the treasurer with the
amount, and you say, that settles it; why,
this law will require me to do everything
the treasurer does, in addition to making
tho tax rolls and doing all the county
business, why that will take two more
deputies. They do not pay me near as
much as tho treasurer and they put all
this work on that is not fair I will not
do it. So you go back and read section 2
again, and while you do not make any
more sense out of it that you did at first or
second reading, you decide that owing to
the enormous amout of additional work
it would be necessary for you to do that
the "provisions of same are not applica
nt" ana you renounce i-ue resolution you
voted and pledged for, and in consequence
continue.in the old rut. Well, what is to
be done? It seems to me, Mr. President,
that there is only one "way out," and
that is to put the office up in the rank to
which it bel .ngs that of first place for
there and through it originates and ends
all matters touching the interests of the
people. And then in addition let the
legislature blot out all the conflicting, all
these applicable, all these do it this way,
and all these do i that way sections, and
place in lieu a clear, plain, simple,
straightforward, unconflicting statute set
tiug fortii tho duties of the clerk in no
uncurtain tone. Will they do it? Or will
they pass an additional section covering
some point that will be in direct conflict
with borne other section now on the
statute book, as has been the rule? I
wish to see. out urge upon eacn oi you
the "daily balance" as the correct method
of "keeping accounts with the treasurer."
W. Itf. Adams offered a resolution of
thanks to Mr. Patterson, for tho paper,
which was adopted. i
The association adjourned to meet this
morning at 9 o'clock.
At 4 p. m. today the association will tako
in the city by electric cars as far as the
cars reach. They are billed for Fairmouut,
packing houses, and Riverside.
U. G. Mustoe of Kingman, is far reach
Ben Fag in of Ellsworth, claims to be
Irish, but no one will believe it.
E. E. Heeler, the corpulent clerk from
Ness, is lending weight to tho sessions.
M. D. Greebe, according to some of the
members, is tho orator of tho association.
W. II. Carnes of Sumner, is one of tho
firsfc termors, but does not jump at his
C. E. Hawkinson of McPherson, is deputy
at home and a dandy clerk at the annual
M. H. Evans of Marion, says his stock in
tho famous springs is not as mercurial as
JI. E. Patterson, or "Pat" for short, is
referred to as the Irish member at large,
but ho makes a dandy president all the
W. E. Davis comes tip pcacably from
Stevens county. He says the Sam Woods
characteristics don't reach every one out
Auditor of Slate-elect Ilovey, of
Thomas counly, is among tho clerks. Ho
is treasurer of his count and may want to
sco how the county clerk of Thomas is
going to keep tab on him at the rouud-up.
Secretary Atkinson, of Cherokee, for a
zinc man is a hustling clerk. It may be
better to say that although he is a rich
zinc mine owner ho docs not fail to keep
things strictly correct in the little county
One of the motorneers of the Electric
railway lost an overcoat from tho platform
of his car Monday afternoon on Douglas
ave. A man leading a horse was seen to
pick it tip and try to hail tho car but did
not succeed. The gentleman will receive
the everlasting gratitude of that motor
man if he will leave the coat at the com
Tho probate judges of the'state hold a
meeting at Newton" today and Judge
Buckner is on the program for a paper on
"How to Increase the Marriage Liconse
Business." He will return early tomor
row morning and not miss .i Thursday
from the parlors of the probate judges
There was quite a demand at the theater
last evening for soats for tho "Pearl of
Pekin" tonight. There are a large num
ber of strangers in the city who will no
doubt attend. Those procuring their
soats during the day will avoid the rush
which will necessarily occur when the
doors are opened.
Mr. Chas. A. Gardner, inimitable Ger
man dialect comedian appeared the Craw
ford Grand last night, representing that
beautiful and picturesque drama, "Father
land." An unusually large number of
home thoater goers were out, together
with the large number of strangers in the
city who attended, made up one of the
largest and most appreciative audiences
that have been scon at the opera houso for
some time. Mr. Gardner seems to grow
more popular with every visit his singinc
and dancing is equal to the best and the
compauy supporting him excellent. Noth
ing sweeter can be imagined than his
singiug of "The Lilac," "Pretty Bobo
liuk" and other songs with which the
The "Pearl of Pekin" was given bv
Rico's Opera company last night at the
Bijou Opera house to" a full house. The
company is a good one. and the scenery
and costuming, which is of the oriouul
order, is supsrb. Miss Bertha Fisch, who
assumed the role of Finette, is a most cap
tivating actress, and has a uiagnitlcHiir
voice, and Edward Chapman who does tbe
popular part of Tyfoo. Msses$s a voice of
unusual volume and is a most clever com
edian. The entire companv, which is a
large one, consists, of meritorious people,
and it is Mile to by that tte opera ha
never been interprated hi a better manner
tuna it was lst night.
Th story of cite opera is that a youag
Frenchman an board a man-of-war. sta
tioned at Pekin. China, rescues the daugh
ter of a mandarin, and after he brings her
from the water ho kisses her, which ac
tion, according to the laws of the land,
forces him to marry her or suffer death.
The rescuer is a married man, and is
seized aud carried off to the palace to ac
cept one of the two tortures, death or
marriage to a Chinese girL He decides to
take latter, but before the ceremony be
gins his wife appears, and, assisted by a
Chinese officer, who is in love with the
girl, she saves her husband by a liberal
treat of champagne for the mandarin and
his retinue, the effects of which permit
the sailors to carry off the victim after
"Finette" has given them the signal, she
preferring towed the Chinese lover. New
York Herald. Tonight at the Crawford
W. T. Carleton's Opera company does
more traveling than any other company
on the road. It plays every season in
Boston, San Francisco, St. Paul and New
Orleans and all the largest cities between.
It is the only traveling, opera company
visiting those cities which plays a regular
engagement every season iu New York
City. It only plays two cities in Kansas
this season. Wichita and Toneka. The
sale of seats indicates a large attendance.
McNeil & Little Banking company vs J.
F. Lauch and Mary E. Lauch; judgment
for plaintiff for $295.
State vs Frank Schmidt: verdict of
guilty of violating the liquor law.
Coleman Lynch vs R. Cone; on trial by
W. B. Hine vs G. M. Schaffel et al.; ver
dict for $2,231.
B. Steffins vs Burton Stock Car com
pany; case dismissed without prejudice.
T. Schnur vs H. Dreisvogt; judgment
for plaintiff for $34S.
Chicago Lumber company vs R, N.
Alexander et al.; judgment for plaintiff
C. Van Werden vs W. B. Tomles; judg
ment for plaintiff for $787.
Charles Hastman vs J. S. Campbell; on
trial by jury.
Druggist permit granted George Van
The semi-monthly meeting of the direc
tors of the Wichita Hospital will be held
at 3 p. m. today at 721 North Topeka ave
nue. Mrs. A Baslet, President.
The ladies of the First Baptist church
extend an invitation to all to attend their
missionary social tonight at the residence
of Mrs. Hawley, No. 235 South Main street,
second floor. Bright interesting program,
good music, light refreshments, and a
general good time.
The Ladies Benevolent society of the
First Presbyteriau church will meet in
the parlors of the church on the after
noon of November 19 promptly at 2 o'clock.
Important work to be done.
Mrs. Geo. Buckxer, Sec'y.
Miss Annie Reed, one of the finest
vocalists iu the city, will assist in the
concert at the Oak Street Presbyterian
Peerless lodge No. 271, A. O. TJ. W.
holds its regular meeting tonight. Sev
eral candidates for degrees, and commit
tees to report. Everybody come.
S. Dunkix, M. W.
E. I. SrEXCER, Recorder.
Tomorrow night at the A. O. U. W.
hall on Market street, the Degree of
Honor will givo one of their recherche so
cials. Every member of the order is ex
pected to be present and a good time is as
sured to all.
Meets tonight and the next meeting is
the annual election of officers. Come,
will you. II. S. Kramer, Adjt
A. & A. Scottisli Rite meetings as fol
lows: At 2 p. m. Chapter Rose Croix loth
to ISth degrees. At 1 o'clock p. m.,
Knights Kadosh. All Scottish Rite Ma
sons cordially invited.
. D. A. Mitchell, Sec'y.
A V.'tml for tho Dude.
I am moved o say a word in defense
of tho dude. Tho primal meaning of the
word was intended to convey the idea of
a forceless, vapid, useless nonentity, of
less account in the world than foam, and
as superfluous as a second handlo to a
teacup. Dut more and more the word is
becoming estranged from its original
import. It is getting to be quite the
thing to revile a j-onng man for wearing
clean linen and maintaining a courteous
demeanor. The very fact that ho is a
gentleman both in apparel and conduct
is enough to let loose all the dogs of ridi
cule upon him.
Ride in any street car, full of tobacco
spitting, mannerless boors, and see how
the sneer goes round if there appears in
their midst a gentleman who wears
gloves, is exceedingly polite and refrains
from the everlasting expectoration! If
lie is faultlessly attired tho last straw is
added to forbearance, and he is stigma
tized as a "dude." A pretty pass we
have come to when all the pleasant at
tributes of courtesy, consideration,
cleanliness and civility are at a discount
in public places, and only the riotous,
rough and elbowingpushing, inconsid
erate boors are held high in popular esti
mation. Cleanliness is not incompatible with
mankind, neither is it necessary to chew
tobacco, go unshaven and unkempt to
prove j'ourself a'son of Mars or a descend
ant of Tlior. Brawn of muscle and
brawn of brain are enviable possessions,
but they need the setting of innate good
breeding and wholesome personal ap
pearance to make them effective, just as
the finest picture that ever was painted
is greatly enhanced in value by a setting
and a frame. Chicago Herald.
The Smllo ami tbr tan;!i.
"The chief characteristic that I notice
in my friends after a long separation
from them," remarked a gentleman re
cently, "is that they laugh less than
they used to."
"Do you not consider that encour
aging:" asked a lady present. "Is it not
a sign of increased sense that people
grow more serious as they grow older?'
"I I hadn't thought of that," said the
first speaker hesitatingly. "I simply
thought that they had grown sadder."
" 'Sadder' and 'wiser' have not been
wedded for nothing in time honored
proverb," laughed the lady.
"I had thought of my aged contem
poraries hertofore as only to b pitied.
I shall think of them after this as abo
to be congratulated," admitted her
Probably there is nothing more absnrd
in a small way than the spectacle pre
sented to tho disinterested looker on by
your smiling man as ho appears ia pub
lie, -walking up the aisle of a church or
riding in n car. However swess and
xaiiabie the spirit ignided by Ms perm
mal simper the simplicity of rahnl r
iuwi uy bacj a v curing or one's heart
upon on's sleeve" is too patent to be
agreeable. The habitual smiler or
laugher, whatever else he may be, can
never be a man of deep thought nor of
any other depth, unless, perhaps, a hypo
critical Shakespearean villain. Chris
Gen. Blank's Appeal.
Speaking of heroes recalls a good story
that is current in political circles. At a
congressional convention up in the state
there was a number of candidates. As
is the custom, each man was called upon
to make a speech. Each, save one, made
a modest address, and when Gen. Blank
was presented the convention was quite
enthusiastic. "Put it mildly, general,
put it mildly," a friend whispered as
Gen. Blank came forward.
"Gentlemen of the convention," said
Gen. Blank as ho faced the crowd of
delegates and laid his hand over his
heart, "you behold in me a veteran of
three wars, i served the country dur
ing the rebellion. When I laid down
my arms I fought in tho cause of prohi
bition. I have fought for my country,
my principles and my God," he said sol
emnly, "and, gentlemen of tho conven
tion," he added, expanding his chest and
rolling his eyes in a frenzy that was said
to be fine, "you see before you a patriot.
Oh, God!" he exclaimed as he patted his
chest, "what a record! What a hero!"
The silence ..was intense, and it was
about to be broken by cheers and ap
plause when a newspaper reporter on the
stage said in a loud voice, which was
heard distinctly all over the hall, "Oh,
heavens! what an ass!" The convention
broke into latigiiter that was long con
tinued. Gen. Blank did not get the
nomination. Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette. Theatrical Stars on tho Boirory.
I shall never forget those old stock
days. There were rehearsals during the
day and long performances at night. It
was hard to snatch time for meals, and
we almost lived in the theatre. The
east side of New York was then a po
tent factor in theatricals. The Old aud
New Bowery theatres wero very popu
lar playhouses, and among the stars
who appeared there were the three
Booths, Joseph JeiTerson, James and
Lester Waliack, Edwin Eddy, John
Brougham, Lawrence Barrett, Charlotte
Cushman, Kato Baleman, Laura Keene,
Edgar L. Davenport and George L.
Fox. Sol Smith Russell in Kate Field's
Two TiJctnlllc Representatives.
The following was recently told us by
a Galveston high school teacher: At one
timo there was visiting in that city the
famous Tom Ochiltree and Mr. Mackay,
the California millionaire, and tho
teacher gave out 'one day "Our Vis
itors'' as the subject for a composition.
Among those which were submitted was
one by a bright girl which commenced
as follows: "We have in our midst two
distinguished visitors, Mr. Mackay and
Tom Ochiltree, representing respectively
gold from California and brass from
Texas." Boston Traveler.
A Mild Suj-fjestion.
Customer I want to get a material
that won't hold the dust.
Tailor Then I would .suggest that you
raise tho dust first. Clothier and Fur-
Tho SwallovFB Are AVronrf.
The British glowworm is steadily de
creasing in numbers, and entomologists
fear that it will become extinct as well
as extinguished. This is due to the reck
less system of nest lighting practiced by
swallows. These ingenious birds fasten
glowworms to the sides of their nests,
but inasmuch as tho glowworm resents
this liberty by an early death it takes
an enormous quantity of glowworms to
light one fashionable nest during tho
The members of the British associa
tion (ornithological section) are discuss
ing tho possibility of inducing the swal
lows to light their nests with electricity
derived from the backs of British cats,
but if the birds decline to adopt the
electric light and it 13 only too proba
ble that they will decline the early ex
tirpation of the glowworm seems to be
a melancholy certainty. Paris Herald.
A class in natural history was called
up for recitation. The teacher talked to
them a while about the relations of
friendship between man and animals,
and then asked a girl:
"Do animals really possess the senti
ment of affection?"
"Yes, almost always," said the little
"And now," said the teacher, turning
to a little boy, "tell me what animal has
the greatest natural fondness for man."
"Woman!" said the boy. Youth's
Thought Ho Was a Violinists
Mr. Lake Streete (on his first visit to
London) Say, cabby, what's that statue?
Cabman That's the H Albert memo
Mr. Lake Streete Oh, yes: heard him
play the fiddle at home. The British
must take more stock in him than we
did. Texas Sittings.
Mother 1 am giad to hear you went
to church today. V w :l was the sermon
Adult Son (a reporter) I don't know,
mother; 1 haven't -written out my notes
yt, Good News. .
Pieces of candles are often wasted be
cause people do not understand how to
use them to the beet advantage.
When a caudle has buriKi down to the
edge of the candlestick taka the candle
out ad stick four pins into it near the
bottom, then place it on the candlestick so
that the pins will rest on nd be supported
by the caadlehtkk. In this way the small
piece of candle can be burned entirely
down, leavins no '.rag piec. There is
more truth than oae wonW believe In the
old sayinc of "Waste not. waat not," and
though it be only a wee p of candle the
piece will give light and is worthy of be
Another -way to use tb i-hort bits of can
dle is thia: L?t a drop of the hot ail or
wax fall from the candle upon a aaocer or
small plate, and preen the bottom of the
candle firmly upon tits melted drop. It
will adhere readily and bam down to the
end of t be wxrk without danger or tronbte.
Caqneils r?apaarcl a; tKe Comedfe
Fnac-aisa Oct. J as Asafbsl in "L'Avu.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Fair white hands.
Bright clear complexion
Soft healthful skin.
"FEARS'-Bi Greit English
THE WICHITA EAGLE
21. ilT. Murdoch Bro., JPropHeiors.
PRINTERS, BUMS AND BLANK BOOK MTRS.
All kinds of county, township and school diatrict
records and blanks. Lejal blanks of every des
cription. Complete stock: of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing: of all kinds. We bind la-wand
medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices aa low aa Chicago and New Tort aud
guarantee work just aa good. Orders sent by mall
will be carefully attended to. Address all business to
R. P. MUTSDOCK,
L. C. JA
Wholesale and Retail
Anthracite and B
AND : ALL : KIXDS : OF : BUILBIXG : MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Avenu6. Branch Office 13S North Mala Street
Yards connected with all railroads In the city
When ordering state WHAT form la
jiio.iut;ii& ..s feet, Too.
A sch il teacher was recently endeavor
ing to instruct his pupils in the advantages
of travel for broadening a person's sympa
thies. "And now," said he, "can any of you
boys tell me what traveling does for a per
son?" A youngster who had seven miles to
tramp every day to school snapped his
fingers when tho teacher inquired:
"Well, Bobby, what does traveling do
for a person?"
"If you please, sir," was tho reply, "it
mak's his feet sair." Boston Globe.
Hidden in tho Novel.
A prisoner in tho Webster county (Ia.)
jail, a few days ago, received a copy of tho
"Kreutzer Sonata." The sheriff felt obliged
to read the book through in order to judge
of the propriety of leaving it with the pris
oner. The official was rewarded for his
watchfulness by discovering two sharp
steel saws secreted between leaves which
Lad been panted togethor. This offensive
feature was promptly expurgated, but it
is not known whether the prisoner received
tho volume as amended. Philadelphia
Tevcr San- a ITorao.
One of tho most remarkable old ladies in
Maine is living on tho Island of Mohegau.
Although only o years old bho not only
knows nothing of the cars, telephone, elec
tric light, etc., but has never seen a horse.
She has always lived onhe island several
miles from the mainland, and her world
hss been Mohegan. Sheep and cows are
kept on tho island, but there is no call for
horfees. She ought to have seen something
of the kind, if nothing more than a saw
orse. Bangor Commercial.
A Bowery clothier advertises that he
sells bo3s' complete suits at $1.00 and
throws m an overcoat with each suit.
That's cheap enough in all conscience, but
I would advise the parents who avail
themselves of this bargain to keep their
boys in when it rains. The clothes might
get wet and the mucilage dissolve.
TWO WEEKS j
THINK OF IT!!
Af a Fleah Producer there can bo
no question but that
j Of Pure Cod Lirer Oil aitf Hypo jhosphifes :
i Of Limo and Soda J
is without a rivaL ICasy have
trained a TJOtmd
a day tj tne use :
j of it. It cures
i SCROFULA. BRONCHITIS, COUGHS AND J
) COLDS. AND ALL rORUS OF WASTIHG 015- J
EASES. J-S l'ALATJMLE AS XJXK. !
! Jture you git Uu: genuine as ttitnare
5 poor imitations.
Wichita National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL.
S.H.Xeha.A.'W. OHrar. X. W. Lrry, L.A, WaL
ton. V. T. Tom. X. r. XWerUader. W. E. Tsckar.
Jofcji Daron. J. C Kctaa.
Do a General Ranking, CoUeethtg
ami Brokers? Business.
Eastern and Pftrelsn Exxkajre
bought and sold. United Siatea
of all denominations bonfat aaalseld.
Conntj. Township and aCnaWpal
Complexion SOAP, Salti EtirrahHt."
Dealer in all kinds of
alor in all kinds of
Our Scale liooks are Printed on Good
Single Book .....$ 75
Three Books 3 00
Six Books a 75
Single Book by mail, prepaid,.... S5
THE WICniTA EAGLE,
It. P. MUItDOClt, Business Manager.
JiT-Older by mall piompUy atlemW to.
Do not be deceived by speciously woi
advertisements of other lines. Tne Fr
Limited is the fastest train to St. Louis by
more than ono hour with incomparably
tho finest equipment. Xo charges and no
delays at junction points. dll3-tf
$$V4 PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH
Wl'dl amd ..EASY LSO3
Sa;JSBl'r,-'ll'M0,WJ"iiZi- 1 JL.2-V3
rcelif N- ri; f -cr ur-
Charles Lawrence, 102 East
Yan Werden & Co., 328 North
Gus Saur, 524 East Douglas
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
We curry a complain line of nil kinds of Bok
and Blanlis, jaehnsarouwHl bj- Real HetHta.lront
consisting of Deeiln. Jlortijasoo. Abstract. Hcr1
UooUe, Noto Uixk, Rent Kettr. Notary Publ
Ki-corriJ and lilaak. Con Hurt lUxikr, I'ocket K-wi
Estate Bouts far Fnrm aud I Ity I'roporty, tUj. n
dcrs hr mall promptly attended to. AiHtbw
THE WICHITA EAGLE,
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioneer Lumberman
of Sedgwick County.
ESTABLISHED :-: IN :-: 1870.
Cnmploto Stock of Pine Lumber.
ShJUL'len, Lath, Doom, Haali,
etc., always on h&ud.
Office and yard on Mely areaai. Ivtwr
DonclaAf SLiane nrnl 3m Kret. Hr anck
Union Cfcy, Oklahoma and El IWo Jd,Territrory.
Want a eoor
Waat a partner
T"jit a titration.
Tut aaerraat clrl
Wr.t to till a farm.
Want to Mil a haoAa.
Wajjt to buy or anil iicer.
'Want a (C44 ct 'r bt-vr.
Vatit to U laau cr train.
Tr.t to fell etheLTit ccr drift
Wast to tcU LaehoU rtrclrara
'Wast to tnalte any (ttn (mm,
Wast to r&Il V trado tor aLjVhlnc
Waat to Cud ccatcmort lor asyibisc
P.EAD AND ADVERTBi: IS OVR.
TWO -:- CENT
Adrertlliir btala tw custom.
ArruiKc k ot5 eaotom.
AdTrt5lucIffc"rarry ai,y yyi.
Aarerarzg max? xvr? -ir.
ArftMrtlrinf craie 'al4&c.
AS reran a? ji prw m rtrr
AdnrrUtl.x tttiUU alack
AdvertlCcf jnana 'att,"
Tartls at WleMts, 3far8ll. T-TcJilar-tnn.
JIarrxrr, Attic. Garden Plain.
Anthony, A rkanaaa Cltr, AadaJe axift
TV ffipi Hecomisantlsd by Idir.g Pfyskian-;
v 4axi-Vi Purely TViraM ami prVf
v?K2'Sr$ himnlrM fi v ui: i-innrtt, or
57 7 Miles - 1105 Mint
via SAETA FE ROUTE,
Vestibule Tulluxs Slectxrs,
Vestibule Diketq Cabs,
Freb Recleokg Chair CAK3.
Inquire of W D. Mnrdock, local a--en
for further specimens of railroad mathe
K. Povrcxt, rrwldent. IU T. Bsax. T. PrM
K. W. Waller. Jr, imZIk.
PAID DP CAPITAL,
It. T. Bf aa. E. B. PotflL O. D. Brnes. I K. OoU
Amos I.. Hook. F. TV. Waller. Q. Yu Lurtmujat
Morse. B. O. Or&Tes.
J. r. Aim,
State National Bant
OF WICHITA, KAN.
John B. Carey Jleonte W. Walter. W. T. Dma,
J.P.Allen.KosrtaXTlsJ M. Allen. P. V. Healy. &
Iyombard.jr., Peter Uetto, L. D. Sklnsar, Jaraea
UNACCUAWtD WITH THE OtOOMMT OF THI COUHTKTWlU
OITAIN MUCH INFCS.MAHO FROM A tTUOV OFTMI MAT OF Tnl
Ciiicago, Eoci Island & Pacific By.
Including: X.lnea Y.t nnd TVt of the Tf :our
River ThoD!.-ertK' H" Hint Tom CHICAOO,
HOCK ISIVND. EWF "'I-OKT. VW KOICTKfl.
COirNCn, KLUFFH, V ... i EllTOWjr. HIOUX
FALLS, MINNEAPOI I " T TAUL. 8T. JOS
EPH ATCHISON. LLA VFK WORTH. BJ;HAH
CITY. TOPEKA. DBNV2K COLORADO UiTUOH
and PUEBLO Frro U-r!luliir Chair Cam to and
from CHICAGO. CALDtVEI.L. HUTCH1-5SOW
and DODOE CITY, and Puc Slaophw Cor t a.
tweon CKICAQO.-WICHITA and HUTt:HIIWN.
Dally Trains to and Irom KINOKMIIJCJl. la tin
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TSAIHS
of Ttoroujh Coaches. S!eper. and TMnfnir CNr
dally between CTIICAO . DXU MOITfEB. COUN
CIL BLUTTS nnd O MA II A. nnd Frv ItMllnlnil
Chair Cora between CHICAGO and L'KXVHK.
COLORADO BPBTKQU And FUKULO. -rM Bt- Joa
ech. or Konaaa City and Toptilco. Exeuraiooa
tally, with Choice of limit to and from Bait
Xako. Portland. Los Anirelo nnd San Franc! ico.
Tho Direct Uno to and from Plke'e Peak, fitanl- -tou.
Qarden of tbo Qoda, thn Banltarluma. and
Bcenlo Orandeura of Colorado.
Via Tho Albert Loa Route
Solid Earprean Trains dally between Cfclenro and
Minneapolis and Su Taul, wifh TKIIOUQH 1U
cllnintr Chair Cnr (FILES) to and from tho
polsta and Kansas C.ty Through Chair Car and
Sleeper betwen Peorta. Spirit Laka and Bloua
Palln via Ilorlc Isitul. Th FaTOiit XAam to
"Watertown. Sioux Fall, tbi Hummer Keaorta and
JIunttnif und FUhlntf Orouadaof th Northwaat.
The Hbort Lin Tin. Senaca -nd ILankaka offart
fRCiUiea to trorel tc and from IndlanapoUa. Cla
ciucal! and otbr Southorn polnta.
Fnr Tlrkota. M.ip, Foidera. or daalrad Informa
tion upplyatsnyCouponTlcketOnca, oraddraM
E. ST. JOHN. JOHN SEBASTIAN,
(liu'lMaaafur rTitT)ct ft Pan. As
C 7TT '
TO WEAK MEN
Buffering from Ui fft of youthful armra. arlr'
decay, vmUsk vreaknew. lol raaobood, ec I .I
end a, yaioaWt traU ( iwld centalointf foil
partlculara for botaecura. FREE of cfcartje. A
Splendid -Bcdlral tork ; ahould tm rfad by rHT
Xnaa irbo U aerronc and dfcblllUW. Addrraa,
1-Tef. P. C. FOWU22, Xootfus, Conn.
7 R4at a Uotm.
Ta Ijorrow Menay.
And Many Otfcar TU&rt
Bead und Adrortbs ia Oar Wont Oolnmn.
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The moil popular ront
Cltr, Si. Loin nnu VMokc
Ohloturo (md U
''oln$ Ut Aiut .North. Kino to Hot
Springs, Ark., iu- Orlaaag, Florida,
nnd all poinld rtoutb aim! rfwutLcant,
B0LID DAILY TEALTJ3
St. Louis, Kansas City, Pueblo
Pnllmai Baffet Sleeping Gars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
Tb Shorfat Itoato to Bt, Loals.
rA5SAB 0ITT 10 BT. L0UI&
Pullman Uafftt S!p!a Cars.
Free KetaJag Ckatr Cars.
H. C TOVVH81N0.
J. P. ALLEN,
Every Kepi a Pfikke Drux Sfe
208 EAAT DOUGLAS AVE.
TICITITA, - - - KAN,