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few days attending to seme business mat
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some business matters iu tho city and will
bo here some days.
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'ng lor Chicago whero she will visit rela
tives for a few weeks.
P. L. Loner. Esq.. of Toncka. assistant
United States district attorney, spent a
few hours in the city yesterday.
Tho next will be the Coranado club.
Judgo Sluss is in Topeka whero he has
tases before the supreme court.
Tho business stroets of the city have
been unusually full of lifo for tho past few
Mrs. Lucy Booth, principal of the
McCormick school, has been quite sick for
a few days.
V. E. Stanley went east day before yes
terday, and at last accounts hadn't re
A ski ft of snow or light rain would
prove acceptable, it beiug too warm, too
dry, and too dusty.
Tho daily EAGLE will bo found on sale
at Reeves' cigar stand in tho corr.dorof
the new court house.
Mr. V. A. Thomas leaves for the south
this morning, being unable to get away
tooucr. He will be at home by Christmas.
Miss Villa Patton, deaconess of the First
M. K. church, leaves today for Muscotiue,
la., where sho goes to a new field of labor.
The Epworth league and many others of
that church will miss her very much.
Tho Sons of Herman aro making cxten
hive preparations for their annual mask
ball, winch takes place at A. O. U. W.
hall New Year's eve. Some very grotesque
and novel maks aro being prepared. and
iiiusement lovers are on the qui vivo.
"W. A. Caswell, tho superintendent of
the Burton Car works says that his forces
are very busy nowon new work. Ho says
that they are finishing up. 5omo splendid
palace hore cars, which surpass any work
of the kind probably ever seen in thih
The city engineer is securing tho data
for making an ofllcial may of the city. The
government corners are being located,
from which all other measurements and
calculations can be made. The most im
portant is on the north line of Douglas, in
the center of Lawrence avenue.
Co!onol Jocelyn is having another racket
on the brick question. The railroads want
to collect a rate which is double the figures
quoted when the cars started across Kan
sas. He hHs notified the railroad company
to handle the brick any wiy it maydecide
until the mutter can be agreed upon, and
in tho meantime the brick pavement don't
grow alarmingly fast
Dr J II. WeKh, profeor of history
and Enirlish literature in the Ohio state
university, who recently died, but who
had the copy completed for a book on
English composition, dedicated the same
to Dr, Stevonson as follows: "To inj
friend, Dr R. W. Stevenson super.ntend
ent of Columbus public schools whosr
j ears of service have been years of prog
ns in methods of instruction and of he'p
fulness jo the caue of popular education
Dr Welsh was but thirty-two years ok
when be died and had written a number
of text book, among them his English
literature, which is being used as a text
book in Yale and Harvard and many othet
A FEW FUGITIVE FIGURES.
There is something the matter with the
town. The place is afflicted with an ab
normal streak, which is the biggest part
of it. Five thousand, five hundred is her
registered poll of live, full grown men.
These men as measured by the ordinary
standards and demands of civilization,
seem full statured. And to look at them
one can see but little difference. They are,
to say the least, as enterprising, as gener
ous, as successful and as moral seemingly
as any like number of men composing any
community in the world, yet of all that
5.500, there aro not to exceed 500 who are
right. The other 5,000 are incorrigibl-, in
curably, hopelessly unsound, and who but
for the otner 500 would not only ruin the
town and beggar its people, but plunge
headlong into doom. Its a queer and un
No amount of talk or of law can convince
thebe five thousand that they don't know
as much or that their ideas are not just as
worthy as those of the five hundred. The
unreasonable stiff-neckedness of these five
thousand is not only a cause ot worriment
to the five hundred, but is a matter of con
siderable invitation to numerous distant
communities, who seem tj hold it against
the five hundred that they don't summar
ily wipe out the five thousand. All of
this is very unfortunate for the five hun
dred, unfortunate for the fivo thousand
tnd unfortunate for everybody else. If
tho five thousand cranks could be dis
posed of, would only go away oft some
where and never come back, tne fivo hun
dred would be equal to replacing them
with men of the right stamp and replacing
in two fold all that they took away iu
two-fold all that they took away of prop
erty, thereby winning the congratulations
and favor of the powers that be. Aa it is,
you can't blame the five hundred level
headed men, and you d.ire not blamo the
fivo thousand there are too many of them.
Tho 5,000 are off only ou one subject, but
they are away off on that. If they could
be but convinced of their unreasonable
ness in this one particular everything
would be forgiven and forgotten and the
community would settle down, as some
think, iu peace and quiet, into a deep,
calm and abiding peace, such as would
prove a great relief to the jasperite pave
ment and the electric car lines.
This matter of difference between the
right-minded people nnd the 5,000 incon
siilerates i- one of Submission and Restib
mission, as appears. The 500 want the
5,000 to submit, but the 5.000 only want to
Resubmit, with an incidental collection of
some 3,000 in fines per month from mis
guided jointers. The Subs de-ire to spend
money to make it lively for the jointist,
but the Resub-. pretend that they can't ,ei
it. And we guess they can't. They are
a very blind lot who seem to think more of
piiying the debts of the municipality than
of helping impecunious Iwyers to a libidin
ous fee. The Resub aggregation are un
doubtedly utterly unable to comprehend
how the police are to be paid unless there
is something to pay them with, forgetting
that the state pays tho commissioners and
that the cops live on their ood clothes,
and an occasional raid. The Subs are very
solicitous for tho Resubs, and often re
member them in their prayers as a stiff
necked and unregener.ited generation, but
the Resubs claim that they can show more
nnd biiiger receipts for money paid lor re
ligious a"d charitable purpo-es, to say
nothing of tax receipts and the like. And
so they go and so they are likely to go, as
painfully inexplicable as some who have
gone dry for two whole days deem it to be.
OIMM) HOLIDAY Ol'UMSfi.
The "public gaze" last evening was en
tirely directed at the tastefully arranged
stock of holiday goods opened for public
inspection by Ciias. T. Champion, at his
bookstore ou Enst Douglas avenue. The
crow ds ho availed themselves of the in
vitation of Mr. Champion to attend this
opening, were simply bewildered by the
elegance of the display presented for the
inspection of critical visitors.
'1 he throng was immense, and we might
ndd intense, and was composed principally
of ladies, who good naturally allowed
themselves to be squeezed and costumes
damaged in order that they might get a
look: at the many beautiful things exhib
ited. Noticeable among the many works of
art, were a lot of decorated Japanese jars,
a fine display of baskets, both lined and
unliued. a mass of decorated plaques, and
various curios that cannot bo specially
Among the books are to bo found nil
standard works in nny style of binding de
sired, and tho poets and many other works
can be seen bound in a htte stylo of leather
known as ooze, and finished in oxydized
mountings and clasps.
Music was furnished by Shaw's orches
tra and was rendered with tho usual bril
liant style nnd forte which characterizes
Although having done a larco business
since coming to Wichita, Mr. Champion is
prepared to do a much larger busines dur
ing the coming year than ever before as
everything in his entire stock i of the
newest style and the latest uovelties to be
WICHITA SCHOOL Ot"
This institution has now passed through
its formative period and is now a fixture
in Wichita. There are now about forty
five students enrolled in the different
clashes, and undr the efficient guidnnce
and direction of its principal, Dr. G. W.
Hoss, they in e making rapid headway in
the respective arts. Dr. Hoss is absent
from the city for a shoit time to close his
prior engagement at Baker university, and
while hf is away his several classes in elo
cution and oratory meet at their class
rooms in the Y. M. C. A. building ou
Wcdnesdry evenings, to become better ac
quainted socially aud keep up their organ
zajjon. On last eveuiug there were about
twenty-five or thirty of the members of
his different classes, nnd their friends,
present, who rendered a select program of
declamations andpther literary produc
tions, which were very creditable and
speak well for Dr. Hoss' careful aud .sys
tematic training. Mrs. McKec, one of the
leading members of the advanced olocu
tiou class, presided over the exercises of
the evening with diguity and grace.
The outlook for tho new year is very
promising and, unless "all signs fail iu
Kansas," the next term, which opeus Jan
uary 0. 1S00, will have a largely augmented
number, and will be n unqualified success
aud a pride to Wichita.
THE FLUMI TANKS FLUSHING.
City Enginer Jackmnn and Sewer Con
tractors Steiumetz& Sullivan have made
ail addition to the flush tanks of the sewer
system that is reported to make the tanks
do the service desired. The inabdity of
the patent a put in to discharge all the
water at the same time, was a defect that
was quite serious. The patentee, Mr
Murphy, of Newark, N. J., reported that
ne had a w .y of overcoming the difficulty
and would be on hand in a few days. The
contractors and Mr. Jackman got up a
patent and sent plans of the same to Mr
Murphy, who accepted the same and give
the contractors 2.25 per tank for attach
ing the same. It has been added to all the
tanks north of Douglas, and is aid to be
doinc the work nicely. The work of com
pleting the tanks, as estimated will take
about three weeks, at which time all other
work will be completed and the system
readr to be civen of th cltr
FRATBUNAEi AID ASSOCIATION.
Local council No. 11, of the Fraternal
Aid association has been organized "with
officers for the ensuine year as follows:
IL A. Hill, Pabt President
Geo. H. Givens, President.
F. V. Spauiding. Secretary.
S. S. Garber, Treasurer.
C. C. Woods, Chaplain.
A. Longmire, Guide.
H. Morgan, Observer.
J. F. McDonald, SentinaL
Giles Davis, Medical Examiner.
CITY SCHOOLS FOR THE MONTH.
The report ot the city schools for the
month ending December 5 shows: Number
of pupils enrolled, 4,302; average daily at
tendance, 3,835 of this 1,727 boys and
1,832 girls which makes the per cent of
attendance 01. Attendance at the high
school 20. Salary paid special and regu
lar teachers, $0,203. ,
The enrollment for fche month shows an
increase of 154 over tho previous month
and aboot 400 over the corresponding
month of last year. The school work is
getting along nicely.
The Alliance is not resting on its oars
since the recent election, as has been sup
posed. The sub-Alliances continue their
weekly meetings and, it is said, with in
creasing interest in the workings and pur
poses of the order at each meeting. One
Alliance in this county is increasing its
membership at the rate of six or eight at
every meeting. It is not to be supposed,
however, that just anybody and every
body that applies for membership is re
ceived. The lodge mentioned above re
jected six applicants last Mouday night,
and some of them are "up up" citizens,
SUGAR BEETS GROWN IN SEDGWICK.
Mr. N. Martinson yesterday exhibited in
this office a specimen of sugar beets
grown on his farm out on the Cowskin in
this county, this season. He only had a
few seed an consequently got but a small
crop of the beets, not enough to experi
ment with to ascertain the saccharine
yielding quality. The beets are large and
well developed, however, thus demonstrat
ing the adaptability of our soil to the
successful growth of that importaut and
valuable crop. The only encouragement
the farmers need to engage largely in tho
pro tuction of sugar beets is a convenient
market for the crop.
Mr. Will T. Dando and Miss Tilda Sand
were m rried last eveuiug at the parson
age of the Reformed church. Tho cere
mony was performed by the Rev. J. W.
Love in the presence of a few friends.
After a pleasant hour spent in congratula
tions and well-wishes, the newly mated
couple were ushered out to their new and
cosy home, prepared by the groom in ad
vance, on South Market street, where a
most pleasant evening was spent by a
number of invited guests. There were a
number of elegant presents, and conspicu
ous among them was one, an elaborate sil
ver cake basket presented by the "EAGLE
Chapel," of which the groom is a member
in active standin".
LOADhD WITH MORl'HINE.
John Bowmnn, a colored man living on
Emporia near the Wichita and Western,
attempted suicide yesterday morning. He
is quite well known on East Douglas ave
nue havinii been in tiie restaurant busi
ness there for some years. As reported
Bowman got up yesterday morning about
4 o'clock, his usual time, to leave for his
business. He walked about his room for
a few minutes and retired again. Within
an hour sbome one entered his room and
discovered that he was unconscious. A
physican was called and reached tho con
clusion that he had taken morphine. Tho
usual remedies were applied and la-t
night it was thought he would likely re
cover. Domestic trouble is tho reason
THi: WOMAN'S COUNCIL.
Through unforsecu circumstances tho
regular meetings were not held during
October and November. On next Satur
day afternoon a public meeting will bo
held in the First Baptist church at
o'clock. Mrs, Singer will prepare a paper
on "Improved Muuicipal Government,"
after which the election of officers for the
ensuing year will be held. It is with
pleasure wo note that all bills incurred for
hall rent and for the work of the Open
Door, which was sustained for several
months have all lieen liquidated through
the careful management of tho president.
Mrs. Clark. It may not bo generally
known that all furniture, etc., belonging
to the Open Door wsis -ziven into the pos
session of the Humane society, looking to
wards the establishment of a permanent
industrial school its soon as tho city can
arrauco its benovelent expenditures in
such a way as to include it.
Tho semi annual convention of the
school district officers will be held at the
court house on the 19th lust. Tho pro
gram is as follow s:
FORENOON SESSION, 11 O'CLOCK.
1. Reading minutes of last meeting.
2. Miscellaneous business.
4. Paper Harry Roberts
Causes of Unsuccessful Schools.
5. Discussion-S. H. Harts, A. W. Wise,
Ehsha Irons, D. R. Niekeron, H. I.
Merrill, S. II. Showalter, Giles Hern
don. 0. Paper P- McDonald
Defects of our School System and Reme
7. Discussion S. Rutledce. E. W. Phil
lips, L. O. Lumkius, E P. Thompson,
Dr. W. H. Dwight, Willis Davis, S.
Balch, W. H. Berthoff.
a Paper Dr. H. C. Tucker
Construction of School Houses and Care
of School Premises.
9. Discussion Park Massey, Dr. T. B.
Cornwall, A. IL Marxuess, W. S.
10. Miscellaneous business.
THE DISTRICT CLERIC CONTEST.
C. H. Luling, contestor, vs.W.W. Ay res,
contestee, in the matter of office of clerk of
district court, was called in special contest
court yesterday at 10 o'clock. The contest
court, composed of Probate Judge Buck
ner president, and associate judges, R,
Hatfield and O. D. Kirk. There was quite
a crowd present when the case was called.
The attorneys for the contestee presented
a demurrer to several of the allegations in
the contestor's statements. It was argued
on liehalf of contestee by Dave Dale and
T. B. Wall, and on behalf of contestor by
John E. Hume. The court took the ques
tion under the advisement until 10 a. m
today, at which a decision will be given
and the ca.se will be proceeded with.
The only witnesses on hand yesterday a
a result of l?gal notice was Bob Coatee,
who was looking for his job. He appeared
quite anxious and nervous. The red spots
on his face had taken on a few deees of
brilliancy, and his hair had not lost its
bristline characteristics. W. W. Ayers,
who now is pretending to be something of
a farmer and who for some time baa bean
rustling for sympaty, was on hand. He
was keeping council with the merclnary
Democrat heelers nnd tricksters who acted
as though they had jut stepped into the
shoes of old man Atlas.
The Parish Aid Chapter of St. John's
Guild will met at the church this, Tkurs
day, afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Cavphkll. Kx
Assistant Deputy Marshal Geo. Walker
came up from Oklahoma last night en
route to Topeka. He was down in the
Oklahoma City and Guthrie country and
made a number of arrests, all the parties
giving bond. He reports that there are
already over two hundred cases on the
docket for the next term of court here,
and some very interesting.
Mr. T. B. Boone of Wellington, one of
the special agents in the field catching
data for the live stock enumeration on the
range, reached Wichita yesterday on his
way home from New Mexico where he has
been at work for some months. He has
completed his part of the work and checked
in his time for which no doubt the cash
will arrive in due time.
Emporia avenue M. E. church will in
augurate a new series of entertainments
one Wednesday evening next December 17,
with a concert of sacred music, to be given
by some of the best musical talent among
tho colored people of our city, under the
charge of Mr. Sam Jones assisted by Rev.
B. F. Watson and Miss Watson. It will
pay you to go and hear these colored peo
ple sing. There will be vocal and instru
The following is taken from the Indus
rial, at Manhattan: v
"The judges for the oratorical contest of
the seven Kansas colleges, the contest to
be held in Emporia of the 18th of next
February, havo been selected. The judges
of thought and composition are M. Green
wood, of Kansas City, Kan., Gen. Cald
well, of Topeka, and Rev. Bowers, of Pea
body. Those on delivery are J. R. Hallo
well, of Wichita, S. B. Todd, of Sterling,
and Prof. Banta, of Hiawatha.
Tho following is taken from the West
ern Veteran: White at Independence last
month we had the pleasure of meeting the
distinguished member of McPherson post,
Gen. W. R.Brown,who commanded troops
in Virginia during the war. He is now 07
year old, but still quite hearty. He re
lated a little incident to us of the Vir
ginia campaign, concerning our past de
partment commander, Milton Stewart, of
Wichita. During a certain engagement,
Maj. Hall of Stewart's regiment was
mortally wounded and left the field. Capt.
Stewart remained with him to care for
him, and thus fell into the hands of the
enemy. The major died and Capt. Stev
art buried him with the aid of a lire shovel,
and then managed to get bak into tho
a:m us e:eexts.
AROUND THE WORLD.
Tomorrow evening the theater-goers of
this city will have an opportunity to wit
ness a performance sucn that has never
been seen in the city before, and no doubt
many seasons will pass before another of
such a character may be seen that will
come anyways near its equal. It will he
one of the most stupendous, bewildering
spectacular productions that was ever in
the west. The piece, itself, "Eighty Days
Around the World," has never been seen
here before except by au iuferior company,
which did not contain a single feature
or a single character of tho
original production, which will appear
here tomorrow night under the personal
direction of Messrs. Irare and Blossy Kir
alfy, who have staged all of the most
phenomenal spectacular successes known
trt -!,.-, ..-t1.1 c.nV fi2 flirt lH!iirl- fVrtnL- "
the "Black Venus," "Excelsior." "Eu
chantment," tho "Falling of Nero," which
was produced with over 1,000 people in the
cast at Long Island, two years ago, and
also was the muin feature of P. T. Bar
num's circus this last season. The pro
duction of "Around the World," which
appears here tomorrow evening, is one
of their strongest and most
realistic productions containing seventy
five people in the cast, which is the largest
number of people that has ever appeared
here iu any oue company before. In fact,
of the large number of theatre-Koers iu
this city, it is safe to say that very few
have any notion of the wondrous median-j
ism wnicn is instrumental in aiming 10 uie
entertainment of "Around the World." A '
few figures will be of interest to all thea
tre-goers. In the production of "Around
the World," Mr. Kiralfy uses 23,400 feet,or
over four miles of rope, 00,000 feet, or
nearly eleven square miles of canvas for
scenery, and over 2S.O00 feet of wood for
batten, wings, and set pieces. "Around
the World" requires in its presentation a
greater number of costumes than any
other similar production; 5S0 costumes,
averaging ten pieces to a suit, or 5,800 ar
ticles of wearing apparel being used, and
yet Mr. Kiralfy can, among all these gar
ments distinguish where even the smallest
portion is out of place.
JIM THE PENMAN.
The engagement of A. M. Palmer's com
pany,in"Jim the Penman," at the Crawford
Grand is interesting for one very particular
reason the present tour of the play is
emphatically affirmed to bo the final one.
That tho final tour of this great play
should be made memorable and worthy of
it, the company engaged for its produc
tions is a specially stronc one. Charles
Riegel will play "James Ralston," a part
in which he has added much to his already
good reputatiom as a fine actor. In his
former appearance here, he has always
earned and received the strongest com
mendation. Louise Rial, who plays
"Nina," "Ralston's wife, has only under
taken thut part this year, and wherever
the company has appeared she has aroused
the greatset enthusiasm. The "Baron
Hartfield." of James L. Car hart, is a
study. Edwin Teavers plays the drawl
ing, drowsy, clumsy "Captain Redwood,"
and his work in this neat comedy part
adds greatly to the fine acting of the play.
The other characters in the play are in
competent hands. Hardav Vernon plays
"Louis Percival." William Sheldon,
"Jack Ralston;" T. A. Washburne, "Lord
Drelincourt;" Lysander Thompson, "Dr.
Pettywise;' W. H. Pope, "Mr Chapst-one;"
John McKeon, "Mr. Netherby;" Evelyn
Hardy, "Acnes Ralston." Grace Graves,
"Lady Dunscombe:" and Eva Liviugstou,
"Mrs, Chapstone." Crawford opera bouse
December 13th, one night only.
The Stowaway with their safe crackers
will be at the Crawford Grand, one night
only, December 15th.
v. E. K. OF P.
The Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias
will have a regular drill at the armory of
the Wichita Light Infantry, Friday even
ing at S o'clock. After the drill the mem
bers of the division and their invited
guests, will indulge in a social dance. By
order of J. F. BENNETT.
A regular meeting of Forest City Locvhi
No. 45 will be bed tonight in A- O U. W.
had. North Market street. Election of
officers and work in the nw rituals will
be the leading features. Every comrade
WICHITA LODGE NO. 1 KNIGHTS OF
Regular nsetin g his evening at 70)
'dock sharp in Caatlft hall oTcr the
Wichita Savings bank- Every member
reqeested to be present. Work In the
Third Rank. Visiting brother? cordially
lavited. John D. Davis, V. C.
CKAs. Ml Fbchheimbb, K. of R. & S.
TO THE LADIES OF THE OtTT.
Tho who have nromtwd furniture or
money for the furnishing of the Y. M. C.
A. building will please leave their contri
bution at said building as soon as pos
sible, as "the boys" are moving this week
and the ladies expect to assist them Fri
day, and earnestly urge that our friends
in the city aid us in every way they can
and just as soon as they can.
The Woman's Auxilliary of McCall
Mission will meet this afternoon at 3
o'clock, with Mrs. Slade, 21S South Em
poria avenue. M. A. Sekgeb, Sec.
W. Gastwick vs. C. H. Rand, et aL; judg
ment for plaintiff for $225.
Stissing National bank vs. J. O. Ruther
ford et al.; judgment for plaintiff for $532.
C. F. Martin vs. J. V. Van Ness et al.;
judgment for plaint for $970.
H. Pechin vs. W. B. Ranssm et aL; judg
ment for plaintiff for $50.
Rock Island Lumber company V3. Will
iam Mathewson; verdict for plaintiff for
C. A. Meyers vs. C. W. Meyers; judg
ment for plaintiff for $732.
Violent Hill vs. W. II. Hill; divorce
Greaves vs. Fort Scott Railroad com
pany; verdict for defendants.
State vs. Alie Mayers; on trial by jury:
State vs. Alice Jeffreys; jury out.
Second settlement of executor of will of
David Bear, deceased, fiied.
First settlement of E. Demerit, guardian
of Zella Demeut, minor, filed.
Fourth settlement of Martin Reltz,
guardian of John Finheldin, minor.
Marriage license issued to Richard
Drake and Hattie Tolbert; Henry E. Mil
ler and Josie W. KendalL
"Wouldn't Bo "Scooped" Even in Death.
There is, there ever has been, and
mo3t likely always will be a feeling of
antagonism between morning and even
ing papers, and it is a fact that, oven
when both papers are the property of
one person or company, the forces em
ployed will exert themselves to their ut
most to get a "scoop" on each other.
The news was received one day that the
editor of a great morning daily had com
mitted suicide. The report camo in such
a manner that the city editor of an after
noon sheet felt it advisable to send a re
porter and get at tho truth of the mat
ter. The reporter learned, of course,
on bis arrival at tho morning paper of
fice that ho was working on, a false
rumor, but he thought it would be a
good scheme to interview tho editor and
Eee what be had to say regarding the re
port. He entered his room and saw the sup
posed suicide seated at his desk. "When
ho bad explained his mission the editor
snapped out vehemently, "Well, do I
look like a man, who baa committed sui
cide;" The reporter was obliged to de
clare that he looked very little like a
dead man, whereupon tho editor roared
out, "And if I bad committed suicide do
you think I would be fool enough to do
it in time for au evening paper?" Chica
ne Changed His Diet.
A vegetarian of this city has becomo a
flesh eater 6ince he discovered a scientific
law that be had not previously beeu
aware of. Ho changed his mind upon
the diet question, and got convinced that
meats were among the proper edibles for
mankind after he had been assured by a
professor of chemistry that beef, mutton
and pork were merely "transformed
grass, vegetables and grain." After pon
dering upon this interesting law of chemi
cal transformation he came to the con
J elusion that vegetarianism is a doctrino
of narrow ecope, and ho adopted anew
dietetic policy, under which he now en
joys tenderloin steaks, lamb chops and
fried baconMnot to speak of stewed kid
ney, pigs' feet and teto do veau. New
A Cute Llttlo Jap.
I saw on tho street a little Jap toddling
along by tho side of a stoat old Jap,
whom I took to be his father. The
youngster wore a tunic, or vrluttever it
should be called, of brilliant blue and
knickerbockers green as grass. But this
gayety did not extend beyond his clothes.
The weight of ages seemed to rest upon
his infantilo brow bo could not have
been more than 4 years old and it is
certain that bis infantile legs had bent
beneatb the burden. Ho was an object
of conscious pride on tho part of hiu
father, of lively curiosity on the part of
people in tho street, and was much mora
foreign in appearance than any other
human creature that I have ever seen.
now to Kill IZnztUh Ttndccrs.
Practically, it i3 said, the only way to
kill the English badgers is to stop their
"earths" in the covers along the hillside
while thev are out on their midnight
forasinR expeditions, find then hunt them I
away with the hounds: for the badger ia i
one of the craftiest of amnnda. and often i
untwits the dops. He will not tonch a
poisoned bnit, and an old badger, it ia
Kiid. will "throw" a hundred traps with
impunity. To dislodge the animals from
their retreats, if they once gain the earth,
Is next to an impotwbiHty. They are
most expert and rapid borrowers.
Protty Aspirant What most I do to
win fame aa an actress?
The Dramatist Study hard for abont
five 3ears, day and night; work your
way up for five more aad then
P. A. breathleslT ) And then?
The Dramatist And then yon may be
asked to sign a soap testimonial, or got
your picture in the tobacco stores.
Seventy-five thousand baskets bold
15.600,000 oystrs. Multiply that by
212, the number of days in the oyster
season, and we bare the enormous
amount of 3,630,000,000 oysters eaten in
the metropolitan district every year.
Besides this the oystermen say that the
local traffic uss nearly oae-tbird aa
many claras in the cora of a yeer, or
l,21,(0,000.New York Letter.
Toe inventor of the gatHng gun, Dr.
GaUfng. of Hartford, Conn., is on
fttastly besy witb plans and new inven
tions, though he is now quite an old man.
lie baa a handsome residence o& Charter
ck Kill, and thare is a large workshop
. his grounds where he spends a part of
marly every day with his diagrams and
The greatest distance ever recorded at
xhieh the sound of cannon baa bees
oeard was on Dec. 4, 1582, whn taCM
aon o. Antwerp were nara w ice crjw-
uiht?7( mrnr;t.sjr- at a dtstanoe or SiB 1
Vil yRK ST2RE
$1000 IS PRESENTS
TO BE GM
We commence Tuesday morning, Dec. 9th,
to continue until all are gone, half car more
on the way. We have lots of presents for the
children, come and see them. We guarantee
that we are the makers of low prices. Qur
stock is very large and complete.
GRAND OPEMG EVERY DAY
The most magnificent array of Holiday Gifts ever brought to
gether. Presents suitable to all ages, and what is more important
to all pocketbooks, every article is marked to the lowest figure.
Piles of fancy goods, but no fancy prices.
The choicest things to be found in New York and Boston mar
kets to be found only at
The Hyde & HwnMe Sta'ry Co.
114 North Main Street.
High as the Himalaya, broad as tho Untrodden Sahara and
deep as the Unfathomod Sea" has crowned our efforts nnd last night
witnessed the largest crowd and the most gorgeous opening display of
Ever Made in this City.
Xow that it is over we propose to get right down to busines
and shall at once inaugurate a series of special sales to continue
throughout the Holidays. A Special Day will be given to Special
Lines and tho Slaughter Prices given will hold good for that day
only. It will be well for you to follow our advertisements as mndo,
so that you may avail yourself of prices that aro beyond tho reach of
CHAS. T. CHAMPION'S
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
', 1 1 8 E Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kansas,
Some of the too: lntn-aUuK features of
th defeat: of Ketv York durioir the war of
112 have been overlooked br the hu'on
o. and I hvo nowhere Men Hor u.ention
ot tbc fact thjU during rBKle tne
nrpt hteftm wr vessel in exlstDC pro
tected New York harbor. My father w&
one of the committee of Hofety for tnc citj
ami I hnve eftn heard him Ml of tb;..
novel fafctaro of th dfeme. About thre
months after ?r bvl been leclrfl a
wbater came into tb harbor and reported j
that an immense fleet of Knglktit war sbipj ,
were on their way to capture the ity
IJelfc? were rang, and all New York sn '
peaded bosinea to consider mMaa of t '
fease. Daring the deliberation one ol tw ,
committee of safety made the happy nut: '
gavtion that tbe Fulton steamboat be
fitted witb aa iron prow &nd a number of
tcam pipe. o tbat seakiia;; stam coqiJ
be tarMd on tbe rortay abonld they at- '
tempt to board the vwwel. Tb committee
ajrrrrd witb bira tbat tne xUatmboat fitted
m that manner vroaid be iariecibir, as it
coo Id more aS will reardlcs f ths dlree- .'
iioB of tbe wisd. ram hole In tbe eaemj'fi j
chip. t Cor St Ismta Giobe-Dmorrat j
nr f n. fti' l tek4. TV Unr -ywitr
ot i0& mffr man t Jw txm. imw
Mm4 gtrrtt thna r iw jutrvntK
Sk-. "create ar W aaarl br rrr ta
ftto U mvpir ia & J ta i- (
xaeatt f Ufa a4 femUtk.
TMrt. ceaaatavat la ?fr mXtlAXA rwjsai.
wrtLWii er hirte, or Jma ia Ji?. r I
VMltfcr tosslKfe. wtil pws. U. XUxA kj& U-
Fr ifl tJLf-. of ScrsMU. -&? UXV.UA or ac-
i qair. aal la wtAimrtr tors. Hurt' SrwprOU
; to Ums an ac-!al :ongcfe Vsewo. It tear.
&Ztr ex;l irrerr Vruft of texyvrxr Xtrnt ti
j Moot tWe Hrtt'mu ot teraita ud rtustr btea It
J craves. ad &? Oi Brer &ad U47 U. priors.
I (Mr asta-rftl datles.
j X. St. Be sms st
.Mcfcrtt4fstB. ItiitUrli rrya?( aatf
IW Doses One Dollar
On account of a change to
bo made in my business,
January 1st, next, I offar
my entire stock of Holiday
and House Furnishing
goods at a Great Sacrifice.
My stock is new, includes
the very latest effects in
Haviland's French China
Dinner ware, English Deco
rated Dinner and Chamber
Sets, Imported and Domes
tic Novelties in Table Glasa
war1, Hanging and Deco
rated Vase Lamps, Dolls
and Tors of all descrip
tions. This is an opportunity
seldom offered a this sea
son of the year.
An early investigation
will prove to your advan
tage. S. II. Nelson's
222 X 3IAEN ST.
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