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George T. Roller, of Leon, spent yester
day in the city.
T. B. Black, of Kansas City, is registered
nt the Manhattan.
S. M. Timelier, of Lawrence, is spending
a few days In thd city.
W. IT. Black, of L)s Vegas, N. M., is
stopping at the Manliat tan.
A. J. Freligh, of "Wellington, a Santa Fe
jnau, spent yesterday in the city
M. H. Wishart of Topeka, was figuring
iround Rock Island quarters yesterday.
Bert Anderson, of Beaumont, was call
ing on borne friends in tho city yesterday.
Gcorgo W. Brown of Augusta, was look
ing after business matter in the city yes
terday. T. J. Saunders of Coldwater, was look
ing after business matter in the city yes
terday. C. 13. Brown, of Wellington, was attend
ing to some business matters in tho city
W. D. Payne, of McPherson, with his
family, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Spencer, of North Lawrence avenue.
C. H. Hubble, division superintendent
?f thu Rock Island, reached tho city last
night and will spend today in the citv.
John T. Stewart of Wellington, was in
ho city yesterday and reports everything
x business way looking up aud promising.
John Toby and two other tramps wero
nwappiug experiences in the calaboose
Mr. I. T. Nicholson, general passenger
ind ticket agent of the Santa Fe spent a
lew hours in tho city yesterday, and left
!or the south in his special cur.
Tho program for the concert to be given
at Emporia avenue M. E. church next
Wednesday evening, by the colored singers,
A one that will be enjoyed by all.
Word was received from Washington
yesterday that II. C. Hadley had been al
lowed a pension at the rate of $7: per
month as a result of total disabilities.
Tho kids are in thu baddle, or at least
they are on Main aud Water betweeu
Doughis and Orme. Yesterday they wero
hurning sidewalk and threatening to play
Nero on tho town.
Mr. Frank Williams returned from the
Florida Farmers' congress yesteiday. Ho
represents that they had a great time, and
Kansas fully redeemed itself M'ith tho
Tho "Stoway" compauy came in yester
day over the Santa Fo from the west and
will remnin hero until Tuesday. They
will have a rest and will no doubt appear
at an advantage Monday evoning.
The Kiralfy elephant caught the small
boy on tho streets last evening Some of
tho big boys wero aKo giving attention.
A fow unnaturalized horses wore iome
v hat oxcited but no calamity accident.
Mr. L. A. Darrough, of the First Nation
Hi bank of Anthony, spent yesterday in
tity. Ho says everything with a prosptct
featuie to it is looking fine. Most of tho
presont prospects are found in the wheat
fields, and there are mauy of thorn in Har
per county. ,
Tho revival meeting at tho West Side
Baptist church continues with increasing
interest nightly. Rev. A, N. Pattou is be
ing assisted in his work by Rev. R. W.
Hurt, tho representative elect to the leg
islature from tho Eighty-third district,
That huntinc party in the territory al
luded to as having bagged so much game,
consisted of J. F. Shearman, I. T. West, J.
J. McNnmara of tins city, and Jack Clark,
of New York, J. K. IJoweke, of Chicago,
nnd L. Walton, of Harpor. Tho boys had
a glorious tuna
Quito a uumlxir of the members of
''The Stowaway" company were in the
audience at t ho opera house last ovening,
among them the Misses Hall, Carr, Kirk,
R ibinson, and Messrs. HoKarty, Smith,
Lynch, Edwards, McVey, Booker, Maye,
Hennessey and McCoy.
Mr. II. Imboden, who recently returned
from Illinois, reports that the wheat crop
there is not looking as well as In Kansas.
This is thought to le due mniuly to the
dry weather. When he was there one
man who has lived thorc oa a farm for
fifty-two years said it whs nevar so drv
there as this fall. The same conditions
tvere found in southwest Missouri.
Col. Drake writes to CapU Mahcr in
which he expresses the utmost confidence
in jasperite, tliHt it is all right and so fur
ns Douglas avenue is concerned he will
make it all right. Ho will be here as soon
as the health of his uncle, who is his
partner, nnd who is very sick, will permit.
Capt. Maher says that the broken places
thow that tho sand is quick-sand or
washed sand, with which the cement
failed to impact or adhere. Mr. Drake
talks in his letter just as confidently as
ever of jasperite.
Two Sedgwick County Citixenx to Pocket Ills
Slices or New York, lioston. aud
And again it comes that another Kansas
man Las several millions coming to him
from rich eastern relations. If the report
he true there may be another competitor
in the Cherokee .strip sale, and Jay Gould
may want to get down out Jf the persim
mon treo before Christmas. Thete is no
way of estimating just what will happen
if it should prove true, but there is no
doubt but that the financial storm would
be settled, at least settled for those con
cerned. This time it is George Lewis, who for
some two years has been living with his
son-in-law in Afton township. For some
years he lived in Wichita, and came to the
conclusion he would move to Afton aud
try the country air without any town
flavor. He is 79 years old, and says his
father lived 120 years, and, judgiuc
from his feelings now he thinks he will
hold out until he is 125 years old, which
will give him many years in which to en
joy his immense fortune.
The story runs that in revolutionary
times General Mercer, of the English
army, who was quite rich, made invest
ments in lands in 2ev York city, Phila
delphia and Boston, aud that the same
was leased for ninety-nine years soon after,
and that these leases are soon ended and
hence millions of property will go to the
descendants. As far as counted there are
120 of them. Jim Mercer is one of them
also. He and old man Lewis are the two
belonging to Sedgwick. Mr. Lewis is not
well known on the luck question, but ns
soon as it was discovered that Mercer was
in the deal it vas suspected that there was
something it it. Jim is a very
lucky man never fails when he goes after a
ihing and it is thought that very soon he
will go to New York and make a bluff and
depopulate one mile square of the town
and get out on their jasperite pavement
and miction the thing off when the cash
will le shoved over to him and ho will
come west and give up all notions of join
ing in the calamity howl. But the leases
in New York as claimed will expire in two
months when the grand feast of the Gen
eral Mercer tribe will be commenced.
A L.ITT1.E STKEKT WIUKL.
South Main street offered most of the
excitement yesterday. One of the butcher
wagons run by the Gates shop went down
the street from Douglas behind a wild
hor&e. The animal had been hitched but
slipped the bridle and had his nose reach
ing out for the hotith. After going a few
blocks Oscar Caroway, a boy of 18 years,
concluded to see the finish of the per
formance and mounted a pony aud left
Douglas on the run. The pony did not
want to be found in fast company and con
cluded to fall down and proceed to do so,
I while tho rider examined the pavement
more tonchingly than ho ever did before.
He neglected to get up, and finally ho was
carried in out of the weather. Tho pony
smiled and joined company with tho post
office goat. But the ruunway outfit very
soon had covered a mile and raisud every
one on the street as well as a great deal
of dust. Down in the sunflowers south,
where the undergrowth hides tho ob
structions, a post took in the wagon for all
the cash invested in it. The horse got
away and the last information was to the
fact that the No Mans Laud horso thieves
were unable to catch him.
PROGRAM OF UNITY I'LUD AND ELECTION
At the Unity club nipeting last night
the followiug program Was presented:
Piano Solo Mrs. Brewster
Recitation Mis. Toler
Baritone Solo Mr. Waldeu
Piano Solo Miss Galloway
Recitation M iss Boyd
Bass Solo Mr. Shippen
A short address was then given by
Judge Keenau "A Political and Social
The following officers of the reorganized
Unity club wero elected:
President Mr. E R. Shippen.
Secretary Mr. Otto Eckstein.
Treasurer Mr. Stice.
The membership list is already large
enough to insure a successful organiza
tion. A dancing party on Friday, Dec. 20,
is the next entertainment to be given un
der the auspices of the Unity club. A
dramatic performance is promised for one
of the meetings in January.
J-T. JOHN'S CHRISTMAS TREE.
The members of St. John's Sunday
school have decided to make their Christ
mas tree, this year, bear fruit for tho
church instead ol for themselves. In grat
itude to God for the birth of Jssus they
propose to decorate the treo with silver
dollars, for the purpose of seath'g the
new church on Topeka avenue. Tho treo
will be decorated on Tuesday and Wednes
day, Dec. -Sand 24, and the service will be
held ou Christmas eve, Dec. 21. Tho con
tributors art to hand in the money by
Monday, Dec 21, to the proper committee,
which consists of the Sunday school teach
ers and the officers of tho Snnday school,
Chapter of tho Guild, Miss Gonivieve Mar
lowe, pre&idant; J. D. Holt, secretary and
treasurer. Auy amount, great or small,
will bo thankfully received. The same
committee will thaukfully receive any
thing useful as a Christmas gift to be char
Married, on the evening of December 11,
nt tho homo of the bride's parents, 1753
South Mosley avenue, by Rev. Samuel L.
Hamilton, Mr. John Baumaster, of Love
land, Col., and Miss Blancho Hoover, of
Tho ceremony was performed in tho
presence of a numerous company of the
friends of the parties. Tho following
young ladies were bridesmnids: Miss Fer
ine Hoover, Miss Bertie Skinner and Miss
Lola Hoover, with the following grooms
men: Mr. S. D. Lieurance, Mr. Clarence
Hatfield aud Mr. Fred Hoover. A wed
ding march was played by Mr. and Mrs.
Rnfstnl. An elegant dinner was given by
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover. The newly wedded
pair loave at ouce for their Colorado home,
lK'iirmg thu congratulations of many
LOOTBD THE HOUSK,
About two weeks ago Mrs. Mike Dono
ue loft tho family residence, on the Tnll
place, about live miles southeast of the
city, for a visit to her people in Indiana.
Mike, becoming lonesome, locked up the
house and went off to a distant part of the
neighborhood, where he undertook a job
of work. He went back home a day or two
ago to look after things, and to his utter
bewilderment discovered that the house
had beeu entered and looted of everything
of value it contained. Of course he is
very much put out over the incident, and
has no idea who perpetrau.-d the theft.
From the New York Lltho. Art JouraaL
We have received from tlie Wichita
Eagle Lithograph company a specimen of
a lithograph engraving representing a fair
diploma. It is printed on heavy 14x17
linen stock, and the engraving itself Is
10fcxl5f. The work is bold and pretty;
t he ears of corn and barley nnd a spray of
strawberry blossoms with leaves are art
istically and cleanly executed; tho large
lettering is verv attractive, aud on the
j whole the work is very creditable.
Rev. R. T. Savin, pastor of tho Metho
dist church, will preach a series of ser
mons on Sunday evenings, on social ques
taons. Tomorrow evening the subject will
be "The Home."
Tllh WOMAN'S COUNCII-
Every person is cordially invited to at
tend the meeting of the Womans' Council
this afternoon nt 3 o'clock in the First
Baptist church. Every member of tht
different societies belonging to the conn
cil are entitled to a vote at thp annunl
election of officers, which will take place
after the reading of a paper on "Improved
Municipal Government" by Mrs. Siuger.
MASONIC TEMPJL.E JslTE.
The special committee of the Masonic
order to secure a location for a Masonic
temple is in close consultation with the
trustees of the First Baptiat church. The
trustees have agreed to take a certain
amount, which is considered quite reason
able and it is thought within a few days
the matter will be agreed upon and the
Masons will have one of the finest loca
tions in the city for their temple. In due
time it is thought the order will erect a
temple to cost over ilOO.O'JO.
KLf.CTI.ON OF OFFICERS K. A. 31.
Election of officers of Wichita Chapter
No. 33 R, A. M.:
George L. Pratt, H. P.
George L Ross, King.
J. S. Cole, Scribe.
Charles Frank, Treas.
R. C. Deam, ecy.
F. W. Sweet, C. H.
C. M. Jones, P. S.
G. B. Stocker, K. A. J
1-1 E. Bleckley, 3 1
J. J. Fegthy, 'J. V.
T. G. Fitch. 1. V.
E. Dumout, Guard.
TRIAL TRIP OF NEW CAlt.
"Car 23" of the street railway was out
on trial yesterday. It is one of the new
ones and a dandy. A well developed ves
tibule with style and elegance. It covered
all the track yesterday with a special
party, consisting of u number of gentle
man from Kene, N. II., and Mr. J. O.
Davidson. It will go out into.regular serv
ice today. Two more of the cars will be
out in a few days. They are being set on
the trucks and the motors adjusted. This
will make it possible to find a btreet car on
a short hunt when one is desired in emer
A GREAT SHOW TONIGHT.
The following telegram was received
from Mr. L. M. Crawford at Topeka last
niuht, relative to tho play of "Jim, the
Penman," at the Opera house tonight:
Topeka, Kan, Dec. 12, 1S1D.
ToM. M. Murdock, Editor Wichita Daily Kaslc,
"Jim, the Penman" here tonight to
packed house. The company one of the
strongest Palmer has ever sent out of
New York. I guarantee the citizens of
Wichita one of the finest and best produc
tions on the road. L. M. Crawford.
THE OLD JjADV DISFIGURED.
Mrs. R. Grigsly, who lives nt 341 North
Main, got into a row with a boarder last
evening. The burly boarder handled the
old lady roughly and left. She come to
the street and gave the alarm for police.
Paul Mellinger.who chanced to be passing
on horseback, took a swing down Main
to Douglas aud turned a block aud back
on Market, but failed to find one. That
was about 7 o'clock in the evening. About
11 o'clock last night he was seen and said
he had spent four hour looking for a blue
coat. He tried to get an advertisement in
the EAGLE hoping to find one in that way,
but the business office had closed and he
was shut out;
SECOND "WARD VOTE COUNTED.
The contest court in the Luling-Ayres
case was quite busy yesterday. The judges
were counting the ballots of the Second
ward. They completed that ward which
appeared to be biiough work for one day.
There were found ten votes for "Ayres"
and "Aryc" which were set aside to be
considered whether or not they belong to
"W. W. Aytes." The leading question
that is now discussed concerns the time
when the decision will be reached. It is
thought it will take a number of days be
the various kinds of ballots will bo as
sorted aud the exact data concerning the
matter i known. The court v ill no doubt
make a thorough investigation if it takes
A C1TV OFFICIAITALKS.
To tho Editor of tho Eagle:
In the Eagle of the 11th instant we note
with much pleasure your very sensible and
pertinent remarks uuder the head of
"Joint-keepers Fined." With reference to
enforciug prohibition j'ou say: "There is
just one way of doing it, or makincc it pos
sible to bo done, and that is by killing the
place commercially by stopping its growth
and shutting off its enterprise."
It would seem that we have in our midst
those who are ready to sacrifice the com
mercial life of the city, shut oil its enter
prise, and stop its growth, in order that
their one idea may prevail. They would see
the entire city suuk out of sight rather than
to have prohibition a failure. They would
rather sue an hundred stores empty than
to see one occupied by a high license sa
loon that would bringa volume to the city.
Thay would rather see an hundred
vacant houses than to see one occupied by
a man doing a business in an industry
that would employ hundreds of thousands
of dollars capital and employ hundreds of
laborers. They are the immaculate five
huudred, who regard their virtues and
opinions infinitely above those of the five
thousand. Had they the power they
would utterly crush out the five thousand,
or transport them to far-off Siberia. They
believe in prohibition, thouch few of them
practice it. They declare that it is a grand
success. Let us seo how this is. Right
here in this city, in prohibition Kansas,
with a board of police commissioners ap
pointed by the governor, and with seven
teen policemen appoiutou or tuts ooaru,
there has been collected by this police force
mostly from jointists, money as follows:
for November, $,23V; for October, $l,4SS.7ot
for September. $2.SSSUw: for Anirnst,
$2,311, making a total of $fl,954.10 revenue
for the city for the past four months, or a
grand total for the year, if carried out of
This sum of money would sustain all the
police department, and all the lire depart
ment, and yet this holy "five hundred"
declare that the taxpayers must not have
the benefit of this large sum of money,
that would come to the treasury as early
as the gentle shower comes to the thirsty
earth, but they must put their hands
down in their pockets and jy this money,
that a sentiment, aud not a ftct may be
maintained. The most unfortunate part
of the whole matter is, that this money if
raised by tax comes almost entirely from
the five thousand, and but n very small
part from the live hundred. This is a
most unfortunate time to cut off from the
city a revenue that has come so easily as
this has come. We could readily give up
the mouey if the city or the people were in
any way to be benefitted bv it.
In July only $6s3 was collected, and but
little or none of this sum from jointlsts.
Does anv one think for a moment that
there was less beer drank in this city Inst
July than in September, when S,S53.33
was collected t From the fines collected
thu nruniDtion is that, the iomLs tvere
dosed in July and open in eptember. The
fnct is the cbnsumDtion of beer was not J
Ies ia July, but that the jolntlst was not J
called upon for a Rue, and he was o much
ahead and the taxpayer so much out. f
The order has now cone forth that this
revenue must stop, but that does not mean i
that there will be no beer or whisky soldi'
or drank in thi city. It simply mean
that no -fines will be collected and the,
traffic will be nracUcailr free: a little rout I
quiet, but still not suppressed. j
AROUD THE WORLD.
The Kirafy Bro3. with their trained
lephant and mammoth company, pre
sented "Around the World in Eighty
Days" at the opera house last night before
a. large and appreciative audience. The
parts are all in the hands of artists and
the specialty parts, mechanical effects and
stage sittines something superb. There is
.ts much difference between the production
by Kiraefy Bros, company and the cheap
John companies essaying to present the
piece, as there is between a company of
irtists, and one of novices. Those who at
tended the performance last evening en
joyed a treat, a feature of the performance
vas the Mikado ballet set to the music of
that delightful opera, tho costumes
were varied and beautiful, and need only
to bo seen to be appreciated. The dances
given were the "Umbrella dance," "Little
Mikado." "Katisha," "The Three Little
Boys With the Big Umbrella," "Three
Little Maids," etc. lu all, the production
was in keeping with the well earned repu
tation of the Kiralfy Brothers as the great
est producers of the spectacular. The
neighboring cities who have been fortu
nate enough to secure this attraction may
consider themselves "in it."
"The Stowaway," a play that is reputed
to have broken all records as a magnet in
attracting the current coin of the realm to
theater box offices, will be seen at the
Crawford Grand, Monday, Dec. lo. .
The story of this popular play is familiar
to almost every reader. It is essentially
Euglish, and deals with life in London and
its environs. It possesses a strong, inter
esting plot, the situations are thrilling in
the extreme -and the climaxes are such
that curtain-calls invariably follow.
The original Niblo's Garden cast will be
employed in the portrayal of the work
here, and two carloads of scenic and
mccanical contrivances, which to use a
current phrase, are "out of sight," will add
beauty and realism to the production. A
pictorial feature that creates a furore
whereever seen is tho "yacht set," with a
glistening hull, real masts and sails aud
completely appointed in every detail.
One of the ultra realistic features of the
performance is the safe-blowing exploit of
the reformed cracksmen, "Spike" Hennes
sey and "Kid' McCoy, who demolish a
new cash receptacle nightly in the highest
stylo of tho "shady" ait.
JIM THE TEXMAN-.
Strong material, strongly treated, is a
most accurate characterization of the
great play of "Jim, the Penmnn." The
story of a forger who, for years, carries on
his nefarious practices undetected, whoso
crimes are many, for whom the sacred pre
cincts of his own home furnish victims,
who molds and changes the destinies of
friends and kinfolk to suit his own selfish
purposes this is the story of "Jim, the
Penman." Entrenching himself in his
stronghold of crime, by still other and
still greater crimes, he seems impregnable,
but finally falls, and the immense labnc
of wrong doing he has been for years con
structing tumbles in complete ruin about
There is a fascination in the work of tho
most upright man cannot altogether re
sist. A stroke of tho pen, and fortunes
have changed hands, and incalculable
wrong is the result. There is none of the
gross barbarity of the murderer there is
no hint of the brute force of the burglar.
It is the crime of the gentlemau, so called.
That the records of the daily press are con
stantly telling of the fall of some one high
in social aud busines life and there is a
parallel in the case of every day life with
that of the stage story may explain, in
part, tho popularity of this dramatic
None of the Madison Square dramas
depend, upon the mere clap-trap work of
stage mechanism for success, tho vauous
characters are placed in the hands of the
most competent and intelligent actors and
actresses, who lend-to the production their
combined experience and skill. The com
pany that produces "Jim, the Penman."
at the opera house tonight is a very strong
one. No greater pledge of its strengtli
can be made than to say that it is a Madt
son Square company, in a Madison Square '
success. In such hands it is not too much i
to look for a repetition of the triumphs of J
"Jim, tho Penman," of former years.
Seats for the performance have been going
rapidly. The box office will bo kept open j
all day to enable those desiring to attend I
an opportunity to procure their seats and I
avoid the rush in the evening. Oue of the
most fashionable of the season's audiences
A very prominent young man is in tho
habit of making a sly trip to Wellington
every Sunday, and his last trip was last
Sunday. It was suited yesterday by a
Wellington man that he had some trouble
getting out or town, thinking it best to ,
take a drive to a station a few miles north, j
where he met the train. On the quiet it is i
said he had a creat time. i
Harry Loper, the well known horseman
of Wellington, spent yesterday iu the city.
He said the question ns to the point where
the great fair could be held in the south
west was settled lat year in favor of
Wichita. Wichita had already won the '
reputation of making the state record and j
giving the best speed ring entertainment I
and it would always be an ea.y matter to
hold a great fair here as long as the as-
sociatiou kept faith with its obligations.
Those who heard Rev. M. Severance, of
Hutchinson, preach when ho -was in the
city last winter will be interested to learn
that he is expected to arrive Monday to
assist in the special services nt Olivet Con
gregational church. He is a preacher of
unusual ability and power and any one in
the city will do well to hear him daring
the coming week. The Friday evening
sermou will be addressed especially to
THE CO TJRTS.
Thomas K. McLean vs. E. M. Parker,
dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
M. H. Ide vs. Judson University, judg
ment for plaintiff for $43.
Sylvester Lenny vs. J. H. Nlckles et aL,
judgment for plaintiff for S'yjo.
Rock Island Lumber Co. vs. L Crank,
judgment for plaintiff for costs.
Hattie Preston vs. S. S. Daniels etal.,
judgment for plaintiff for $1,154.
E. Woody vs. S. E- Kendall et aL, on
trial by jury.
John Scbad vs. N. A- English, judgment
for plaintiff for $4,441.
Attorneys are notified that the daily call
of the docket does no include foreclosure
Second settlement of T. C. Wilson ad
ministrator of G. "W. Clement, Jr., de
Reappraisement of certain personal
property of G. W. Clement, Jr., deceased,
Marriage license issued to R. JL Slack
and Miss Ada Cummioga, of Rannrmede.
rmmnv piv citit
COVSlOS PLEAS COTUT
State vs. Mare, jury out.
J B. Rich vs. Thos. Shaw, mi trM by
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-rceincmoer tne lecwire oi iter, w inrs.
at First Presbyterian church, aext Tues-
dar eveninc December IS.
The local union of the Y. P. C. E. so
cieties of this city will have their annual
meeting for election of officers Wednesday
evening, December 17, at 7:30 p. m., at the
First Presbyterian church. Addresses of
interest to the union will be made by Rev.
L. T. Van Cleave tnd Rer. James A.
Lawrence. Every society in the city is ex
pected to be present with a large delega
tion. Let us have a full attendance at
this very important meeting.
Hen-RT W. RULE, President.
T. G. Harper, Secretary.
The ladies' degree of Pocahontas. Im
proved Order of Red Men, will be insti
tuted Monday night, December 15, in the
new A. O. U. W. hall, old court house
building, corner First and Main streets.
All members of the I. O. R. M. and their
lady friends wishing this degree are re
quested to be present.
A New 1 orslmi of dii Old Joke.
A pretty typewriter jpke doesn't always
work one way. There is one well to do
'.own toivn niercliaut at least who has
i-Lason to believe that there is a variety in
styles of the jest. This merchant is a cars
."til person the characteristic helped to
nake him what ae is financially and ho
proposed to run no risks of family disccnS
through his selection of a secretary. In
fact, so sure was he that his typewriter
would never introduce the green eyed
monster into his domestic circle that ho
merely announced one evening that he hod
that day employed a performer on the lit
erary piano and then dropped the subject.
He heard nothing more alxrat it for a
month or so, but then he went home one
afternoon to find his wife in a state of mind
ith an open letter in her hand. The let
ter, it was quickly explained, had dropped
from the merchant's pocket that morning
It was an innocent note in its way from a
business associate, but just at the end it
had this sentence: "Met your typewriter
at the theatre last night; seemed to be a
very chipper young person; spoke of you
There was fire in the good lady's eye aa
she exhibited this letter. She had heard
of typewriters before aud all the trouble
they caused. She had decided to confront
the horrid person at once. Nothing would
do but her husband must escort her to his
office and there let her ghe the chipper
voung person a lecture on the evils of flirt
ing with elderly gentlemen. Not a word
said the merchant until half an hour later
he and his spouse reached his office. "The
typewriter is in there." he said, pointing
to a small room. "You go in there and
settle this thing yourself." In went tho
wife, and in a moment she was back again,
with a dazed look on her face. Just behind
her was a tall j'oung man, with a sorely
puzzled expression on his connteoance.
"Yes, madam," hli was saying, "I am the
tvpewritcr the only one in tho office "
:.ew York Tunes.
Through generation attar jconcratlon.the taint of
fcrofula descends thronsh tlm b!ooI. blighting llfo
and haitcnlug death. The crejit majority ot cuse of
scrofula ami otner blood illscapus are hereditary,
and therefore dfllcult to euro, but we wish to state
In tho most postt e, emphatic manner that Hoods
lnovcryform. Tho most sevens cases, tooterrlblo
for description. lmo yielded to this medicine when
nil others have failed. The greater Includes tho
lws-and If j ou Miffcr from scrofula, salt rhenm or
Impnre blood In any form, you should taVe Hood'3
"scrofula lmnches In mv neck dlapeared when
I took llood Sartaparllla." A. IJ. Ki.LLEPark
crsburs, W. a.
Fold by all drupelsts. S! fi for $j l'rcpared only
bj 1 . 1 HOOD it CO.. Lowf II, Jla?.
100 Doses One Dollar;
MILLER & HULL,
Tailors and Draocrs.
Make a Specialty of
Fine, Full Dress
BKST WORK I THE CITY.
-:-F0PCLR PRICK -:-
IU X MABKET ST.
On account of a change to
be made in my business,
January 1st, next, I offer
my entire stock of Holiday
and llouse 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 Xovel ties in Table Glass
ware, Hanging and Deco
rated Tasti Lamps, Dolls
and Toys of all descrip
tions. This is an opportunity
seldem offered at this sea
son of the year.
An early investigation
will prove to your advan
tage. S. H. Nelson's
222 X XATS ST.
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1SEV y5K ST2R5
$1000 IN PRESENTS '
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, Our
stock is very large and complete.
v02 GASH HEND3RS2N.
Our immense line of beautiful pictures at coat, to cloea out.
We sell more albums than all the other dealers together. Why?
Because we bn) cheaper and sell at a closer margin. Autograph
albums and scrap books at cost, too many of them.
Our line of fancy goods is tho talk of tho town and our low
prices will surprise you. The choice goods are going rapidly and
we advise you to make your selections now. Remember, wo carry
the only complete line of books in the city.
The Hyde & Humble Sta'ry Co.
114 North Main Street.
High as tho Himalaya, broad as the Untrodden Sahara and
deep as the Unfathomed Sea" has crowned our efforts and last night
witnessed tho largest crowd and tho most gorgeous opening display of
Ever Made in this City.
Now that it is over wo propose to get right down to buainesa
and shall at onco inaugurate a series of epecial sales to continue
throughout the Holidays. A Special Day will bo given to Special
Lines and the Slaughter Prices given will hold good for that day
only. It will be well for you to follow our advertisements as made,
so that you may avail yourself of prices that aro beyond the reach of
CHAS. T. CHAMPION'S
WHOLESALE AND EETAIL
118 E Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kansas,
California Canned and.
31 N. MAIN ST,
e Given Away