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TlieDAILTEAOIEcan befonnd on.1e In Kansas
City. Mo at the book btoru of B. GllcV, &5 Main St.
Gold Jettcrinf? for books, albums, card
cases, eta, for Lolidnv presents can be
done at this office on buort notice at rea
sonable terms. d23 Ot
F. F. Fate, of Bradford, I1L, is at tbe
R. S. Williams, of Pueblo, is registered
Jt tho Carey.
W. G. Fanning, of Topcka, spent yester
day in tbe city.
E. F. Rogers, of Waco, Tox., is registered
at the Metropole.
J. C. Ball, of Guthrie, took In tho Occi
A. B. Mnckey of Holden, ro is regis
tered at the Manhattan
Frank Weppner. of Buffalo, N. Y.t took
his Christmas iu Wichita.
Harry Campbell, of Topeka, spent yester
day with friends in tho city.
R. I. Means, of Grand Island, Nob., is
registered at the Occidental.
11. B. Curtis, of Kansas City, spent yes
terday with friends in the city.
R. C. Henderson of Rose Hill, spent yes
terday iu the city with friends.
W. H. Gill, of Guthrie, took his Christ
aias dinner at the Carey yesterday.
C. V. McCIenathan returned yesterday
morning from h few days iu St. Louis.
G. H. BIdewell and W. B. Grimes of
Mullinville, t.pcnt Christmas in tho city.
Miss Graco Jewctt spent yesterday at
Soddard with her sister, Mrs. Harry
W. C. Black, the East Oak strcot
outcher, goes to Pratt county next week
to look nfter some realty interests.
Mrs. W. F. Green and daughter spent
Christmas with relatives at Fort Scott,
tvberethoy will remain uutil after tho
There were a few tramps in the cooler
ast night. Some of them bad beou cele
brating. Mr. A. C. Runyon yesterday introduced
)U0 of his fingers to a long sliver, which
give a surgeon a small job.
About tweuty-fivo couples attended the
Wichita Light Infantry dancing matinee
yesterday, and tho afternoon was spent
very pleasantly by all present.
Tho boarders at Hotel Carey pive a ball
'ast evening to which a number of their
friends were invited. Music was furnish
ed by tbe Crawford Grand orchestra.
Mr. N. II. Mayboe of Corr3 Pa., arrived
yesterday and will spend a few days with
his son-in-law, Mr. Will Reeves. He has
not beeu in "W ichita for three years und ho
was not long in observing many improve
ments. The new buildinsrs bcinc Put up by tho
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Washingtou avenue, arc about completed.
Owing to tho unusual good weather they
have got aloiiR with the work much more
rapidly Uikii they had anticipated.
From the prieut indications tho Har
mony club concert at the First M. E.
church tonight will have the higiptst house
of the season. It will bo a lirt-cli en
tertainment at liRrd times prices. The
benefit is for the destitute of the city.
Word was recoied yesterday of the
death of Rer. Joel Harper, a former rusi
dent of Wichita, nt Cortez, Col., where he
has been preaching for sometime past. His
death occurred on the 10Mi inst. after a
It will bo some days before the big en
gine at the Citizen's Electric Light plaut
will be icady for service. The damages of
a few days ai;o were even more extensive
than at first contemplated. In the metin
time the smaller engines will go ahead
with tho work and the service kept up as
well as possible;
Tho person who i mean enough to de
prive a dozen or more other porous of the
pleasure of roading tbe EAGLE daily for
the nickle they can make by stealing it,
and reading it and soiling it, was not oou
tent when a good strong box was put mi
in front of the Y. M. C A. rooms aud has
taken the box and -all. Such person will
puffer tho penalty of the law u detected in
Mr. W. F. Guiou, of the editorial staff
of the Kansas City Star, accompanied by
his wjfe and by Mrs. George Guion of
Leavenworth, are visiting Mr. aud Mi's. J.
P. Burrell on Riverside avenue. Mr.
Gui in, who is a nephew to Mr. Burrell.
called yesterday in company with the last
named gentleman, for a brief chat over the
affairs in this and tho adjoin lug states of
Missouri and Texas.
Tho Harmony club will giva a concert at
the First M. E. church tonight. A num
ber of the best local talent will aist,
among the number are Mrs. E. P. Hovey
and Mr. Arthur Reams, the clarinetist.
Some very striking mechanical effects will j
be introduced which will add largely to j
the attractiveness of the program. The
benefit is for the poor of the city and the
proceeds will undoubtedly largely Increase
the fund douated by the Sunday school.
The admission fee is very low and from
present indications, standing room will be
GRAIN AND OATTLE, HEB
ST00K IN TRADE.
Her Ally on tho Gull Writes Her on
tho Situation and Urges Im
Wichita as a jobbing center is all well
enough. The breadth and wealth of her
fields are undenied, nor does any one deny
that her jobbing concerns will do their ut
most to take care of the trade as the field
developes and widens. But for a jobbing
center something more is requisite than
mere jobbing concerns. Large wholesale
houses must be backed up by largo bank
ing capital, and large banking capital
must be supplemented by large commer
cial interests, which, all cembined, con
stitute a trade center. No matter what
may bo tho local aud transportation ad
vantages and facilities of a point, it can
never be a trade center if it fails of being
the market of the surplus products
of its surroundings. The product
market, the mercantile trade, the
manufacturers aud the banks are indis
soluble and are tho factors that make up
central cities. Not a single one of these
interests can flourish in the absence of the
others, the primal factor of which is the
market control of the initial products.
Each hinges upon the other. The princi
pal products of the great territory which
surrounds Wichita are grain, hogs and
cattle. These represent the possibilities of
the Arkansas valley as an agricultural
country. All tho other diverge and mul
tifarious products of the soil are but sub
sidiary and contingent. In the control of
these three principal interests all of the
others follow, and in the control of these
only are the other elements of commercial
life possible. Jobbing houses and
manufacturing houses and banking
houses come not only logically but
come of a necessity where the primal in
terest is controlled. The capital of out
side cities in controlling, from initial ship
ping points, these three principal products
of this vast and rich region, simply would
leave Wichita with no character as a com
mercial center, and her jobbing and man
ufactures and banking interests more
local links of a great chain of which
neither end belonged to Wichita.
In position and in distance, with refer
ence to other central cities, and in trans
portation facilities, for Wichita there is
nothing to bo desired. She is queen of the
the location and commands tho situation.
Of the three great products which consti
tute tho primal factor that will build a
central city and maintain its markets
with all their multiplied iuterests; Wich
ita has already taken tho necessary steps
to control two of the three, is controlling
them now, and will continue to control
thorn in the future, providing she does not
fail in her attempt to control the third.
The cattle and hogs nro marketed here,
and here will they be packed, even when
the present receipts have been many times
doubled. But next to the live stock, if
indeed it doe not lead that interest, is the
grain, t he millions upon millions of bushels
of it, that goes scattering away from the
tens of thousands of fields to the
elevators and mills of distant markets,
the profits of tho capital for tho buying of
which, tho profits of the labor for the
handling of which, the profits of tho
grinding of which and the profits of tho
shipping of which are lost to the city that
stands in tho very center of the afore-aid
fields whose every station is reached di
rectly by railronds putting out from
In this work and effort to secure the
proper facilities and necessary capital to
establish n great grain and milling center
at Wichita, we will have the prestige of
the influence of the city of Galveston and
probably other southern export markets,
whose people realize that the grain of this
country once hauled up to Missouri river
poitits is practically lost to any southern
port. The Galveston News and the com
mercial organizations to that city are tak
ing a lively interest in the matter and their
tongues and pens havo begun to tell of
late. It romaius for Wichita to act, and
to act at once. The following letter from
William Farwell, of the "Citizens Com
mittee," on this subject to the secretary of
the Wichita Board of Trade will bo read
Galvkstok, Tex., Dec. '-'2, im.
II. L. Fierce, becretory Board of Trade, Wichita,
DEAR SlK The people of Galveston are
watohing with great interest tho earnest
efforts of Wichita to become the grain col
lecting centor of Kansns. Being to a cer
tain extent familiar with that richer part
of the "Sunflower'' state, it appears to me
that Wichita should be the receiving point
for a larger amouut of grain than any
other city in the west. You are in tho
center of an acgregation of counties which
stand away up at tho head of Knusas.
Sedgwick, Sumner, Harper, Cowley, But
ler, Harvey and Reno counties embrace an
area of agricultural land which
for fertility and productiveness is
not exceeded upon the face of the earth.
Add this to the great section, and Wichita
has a territory to draw from which should
mako the handling of grain and general
country products her chief industry. This
same section has almost a national reputa
tion as the best hog raising district in
America. The portion of southern Kansas,
of which you are tho centre, produces a
superior quality of pork. It is a section
which never had any razor-back hous but
from the beginning has paid Us attention
t ntirely to thoroughbreds. Wichita has a
direct line to deep water at Galveston, and
it appears to me, that at least a half dozen
largo elevators could find employment
there and would certainly be a paying in
vestment. If yon can handle the grain in
large quantities and a caco for Liverpool
could be loaded here direct from Wichita,
such a movement on the part of Wichita
means that she will enrich the farmers of
Kansas and advance the price of every
bushel of wheat, corn and oat-", and every
pound of pork and beef that goes to
market. It is the general understanding
here that Wichita is actively at work in
this matter. I should at least be pleased
to hear from you upon this subject. I am
very truly yours, Wm. J. Fat.well,
olivet cmrncii assumes sRLr-suproRT
Olivet Congregational church, at a bus
iness meeting passed a motion to assume
self-support. The church has been re
ceiving yearly aid from the American
HomeMis'sionary society to the amount
of $s00, nearly one-fourth of which amount
belonging to the remainder of the current
fiscal year is relinquished by this action.
A few" of the members were inclined to
take dark views of the immediate future,
but no one voted against the motion and a
strong feeling of hopefulness prevails in
general throughout the church.
SANTA CLAUS AND HIS 1'APA.
Old Santa Claus will take another years'
rest now. His annual trips are growing
continually more expensive. There is the
pleasant, the ideal and poetic phazes of
bis visits, but there are other sides and
phazes involving disappointments, bur
thens and so on. Kris Kinkle's gift3 are
valuable principally because of the known
sources from which they come and not
even all children enjoy or appreciate the
contents of stockings because of their
want of knowledge of who old Santa Claus
is, as the following little experience of
a gentleman yesterday, livingon theXorth
Side prettily illustrates. "Boys." said the
party alluded to, "I want to tell you what
my little youngster said when he saw the
Christmas tree. We is the baby of the
house and has taken a most absorbing
fancy to his papa. I seem to bo to his
babyish fancy the be-all and end-all of
humanity. My wife and I fixed up
the tree last night, and this morn
ing we opened her up just a little
after daylight. Three pairs of eyes were
all ablaze, but the fourth little pair seem
ed to bo missing something. The little
one of course understood that Santa
Claus brought everything, and as Santa
Claus had been very liberal, older heads
marveled somewhat at the indifference of
the baby boy to his gifts. Pretty soon the
little fellow laid his toys away with a kind
of bored expression, and climbing on my
knee he lipsed, 'Papa, did Thanta Claus
bring dose sings?' I said, 'Yes, dear.' re
peating the conventional lie. The little
chap put hit mouth to my ear and whis
pered, 'Papa, I don't care for Thanta Claus
what Is oo dQin' to diz mer' Boys, may
be I didn't go off and buy that baby some
thing, and give it to him out of my own
hand. Sometimes I think the Santa Claus
fable ought to bo relegated to the top
shelf. That little boy cared nothing for
Santa Claus or for his gifts. He did love
his papa and wanted him to remember
HARMONY CLUB CONCERT AT FIRST M. E.
Flute "Serenade" A. Emil Titl
Mr. Harry Dunbar.
Clarionet. "Une Pensce Lontaiue".Thorton
Mr. Arthur Reams.
Violin.... "Romauze" Op. 23....Ehrhardt
Mr. Sherman Skinner.
Alpine Duo, Flute and Clarionet.. Der
Schweitzerbua uud Sein Deande,"
W. Popp Op. S70
Messrs. Dunbar and Reams.
Voice, "I'm a Little Mountain Maid
en," (bv request) Schleiffarth
Mr. Edward P. Hovey.
Violin and flute, "Legende Valaque"
Messrs. Skinner and Dunbar.
Clarionet, "Sounds From Home," con
cert arrangement Clemens
Mr. Arthur Reams,
Violin, "Movements from Mozart Sym
phony Mr. Sherman Skinner.
Voice, "Ye Merry Birds" Gumbert
Mr. Edward P. Hovey.
Piona, "Alpine Storm" Kunkel
Mr. Harry Sheppard.
There will be some special mechanical
features introduced in the "Alpine Storm"
which will render this number especially
RESPONDING TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY
Mr. F. A. Reed's class in the Plymouth
Sunday school contributed to the Humano
society for use as might deem beat six
packages aud $1.00. The class is composed
of Misses Lulu Hattou, Mabel Millikin.
Polm Foster, Souetta Jacobs and Mattie
A member of the Humaue society stated
yesterday that every day the pressing de
mands to meet emergency cases are in
creasing. He hoped every Sunday school
class, and Sunday school as a whole, every
school in the city and grade or class in
each scln o' would contribute something.
Someoftue secret societies might assist
also to some extent. In this way ho
thought the fund at their disposal and com
mand could be made largo enough to meet
the demands. Ho had suggested to tho
leaders in some of the churches that they
might get up some benefit entertainments
which would bo responded to by a gener
ous public and the funds raised would be
most acceptable, especially to those in
need. He thought it would be by far more
humane and charitable to have the
wishes of the society anil something
of its needs placed before the public than
to attempt to keep the matter a secret. He
had never heard of a city without poor
people, and without Humane and benevo
lent societies as a result to meet the situa
tion. Possibly the fact of there being
poor people in Wichita and a society or
ganized for their relief would not be a
detrimental advertisement if. par chance,
some one not buy should enter a protest.
Ho said the society intended to ask aid for
distribution among the poor children and
end as many to school as possible. It was
considered a sad affair that any child
should bo unable to attend school from any
cause, and especially from tho result of
peverty, in a city and laud of plenty.
It was desired that a special effort bo
made all along the line during the holi
days to raise funds necessary to comply
with the needs of the children, and as
many as possible started to school on the
4th of next month, when the school work
is resumed. Mr. Lew Aspey has tbe roll
of all in need and knows in each instance
what is necessary, and, hs agent for the
society, is now giving practically his entire
attention to this important work. Very
soon after the society is placed in charge
of any fuuds he has it placed where most
needed and where it will do the most
THE "WICHITA UN CLUH SHOOT.
Some of tho members of the Wichita
Gun club and others had a very pleasant
afternoon shoot at the grounds of the club,
in Davidson's park yesterday. Having
their club house well warmed they passed
a very comfortable and pleasant time, not
withstanding the slightly cold weather.
There was quite a crowd present. The
score card was not obtained, and as nearly
as can be remembered, the following were
among tho shooter. F. G. Smyth, Sr.,
Fred Smyth, Charley Smth, William
Stancer, William Staucer, Jr , R. Cogdell,
Charley McAlister, J. F. Stafford and L.
G. Whitticr As a rule, they all did very
poor shooting, though some of the scores
were good, Whittier having made tho best
score of the dav, which was 10 out of 12,
(d singles and 3 pairs of doubles.) The
bovs were somewhat surprised to see him
break the doubles with his Winchester
At 12 o'clock yesterday, at the residence
of the bride's parents, 917 South Topeka
avenue, Mr. Miles Corwin of Denver, and
Miss Maggie Garwood were united in mar
riage, in the presence of a number of
relatives and friends. Elder L- T. Van
Cleave, of the Central Christian church,
officiating. The entire party of about
thirty persons led by the bridal couple
then repaired to the dining room where an
elegant wedding dinner was served, to
which all present did due honor.
The presents were costly and nnmerous,
and were showered on the happy couple by
every one present. Among the presents
were a Dresden cup and saucer from the
bride's grandmother, who had owned the
same for fifty years. The coople bade
adieu to friends and took the afternoon
Missouri Pacific for Denver, which will be
their future home.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CHURCHES.
There were Christmas trees and Christ
mas entertainments last evening in a num
ber of the churches. They had been ar
ranged mostly for the benefit of the Sun
day school children. The entertainments
were of more than usual interest.
AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
The house was comfortably filled at an
early hour with eager, animated children
and their parents and friends. The exer
cises consisted of music, recitations and
declamations. The following program was
Scripture reading by the superintendent.
Music by the congregation gospel hymn
Invocation by the superintendent.
Music The Lily of the Valley.
Recitation Merry Christmas.
Recitation Christmas Boundary.
Grandma's Mistake Ella Corly.
Christmas Stocking. ...... Emma Franck.
SongXo. 4 Congregation.
How a Telephone Upset Christmas Mrs.
Distribution of presents.
Mrs. Hawley told in an easy and grace
ful manner 'how a telephone placed in
Santa's house upset all his plans for the
distribution of presents.
"How Mrs. Santa took the reindeer and
sleigh with the presents to visit the poor
boys and girls," was illustrated. While
she was away the bell awoke Santa. Then
he sent a message to all the world, telling
how his wife had gone away with all the
presents, not knowing to whom they be
longed, and asked forgiveness for that
time. Tho children all answered that
they would; that it was all right to have it
done in that way.
"The Christmas stocking" described the
case of a little girl whose stocking was too
small. So she came to grandma to borrow
one of hers.
Freddy Frank said that Christmas was
bounded on one side by cranberry sauce,
on another by roast turkey, on the S. by
mince pie and an ocean of goodies.
LINCOLN STREET PRESBYTERIAN
At Lincoln street Presbyterian, the Sun
day school had their usual Christmas-tide
In decoration, the church showed her
old-time taste and idea of the beautiful.
The windows and walls were festooned
with evergreens, the holly and mistletoe
set with clusters of bitter-sweet and holly
berries. The lamps were draped in Span
ish moss and on "tho platform was a cabin
scene with a snowy hill in tho distance
and old Virginia fence bounding the area.
Altogether, tho effect was pleasing and
highly artistic. Lincoln street Presbyte
rian has a reputation for her entertain
ments and the beauty of decoration, and
this time was fully up to the standard.
The program was interesting, tho
music good and the audience
appreciative. Just at tho close of the
program and before Santa Claus had made
his appearance, Mr. A. C. Singleton called
tho pastor to tho front, and in a neat
speech presented him a gold watch with
the names of the donors aud in behalf of
the congregation. Tho reverend gentle
man though taken by surprise rallied
and thanked tho donors for the token of
tneir appreciation. The finale was when
Santa Claus arrived from a chimney on
the platform, presented the children each
with a brick filled with good things.
The Sunday school of the Reformed
church postponed their Christmas tree en
tertainment until last evening, on account
of some of the teachers who were unable
to be present on Wednesday evening. A
beautiful pine tree was erected on the ros
trum, decorated with festoons of popcorn
and orangi's, and lighted with wax can
dles. A short musical program was rendered
by tho school and church choir, after
which the presents were distributed to the
different classes by their teachers. A most
enjoyablo evening was spent by all who
The rendition of Howard Doan's Christ
mas Cantata "Santa Claus" by the choir
and Sabbath school of the First Presby
terian church was most excellent. All of
the committees appointed had carried out
their work faithfully in arranging the
stage nnd the settings. Tho infant class
trained by Miss Lucy A. DuBois and Mr.
Marquis, opened the exercises with a
beautiful song. The the singers drilled
and directed by Mr. O. A. Keach, with
Miss Julia F. Dunn as pianist, greeted the
audience with a beautiful, pleasing and
The first scene was composed of chorus,
solo, duet and quartette songs represent
ing the clad seasons when hope, joy, peace
nnd love reign, closing with a dialogue be
tween the youuc people nnd Frost King,
not Santa "Claus as "Mirth" had pro
claimed. The second scene represented children
lulled to sleep by the Goddess of Dreams,
and three bright little fairies who by their
songs prepared the way for the approach of
Santa Clause, who soon completed his us
ual work of filling the stockings, to the de
light of the little one-.
The third scene, ushered in by jingling
sleigh bells and cracking whips, set all the
children wild with excitement over tho
approach of the "veritable old St. Nick,"
who, in due time and manner, distributed
his usual presents. Theu six little girls
rendered a mother's lullaby song in a nat
ural and entertaining manner.
One part of the first scene was not on the
program of the evening, but nevertheless
was pleasant. Just before the curtain fell
Col. H. W. Lewis in a pleasant manner
presented a pur-e to Miss Reil, the leading
soprano singer of the choir, and another to
Mrs. J. D. Hewitt, the pianist of the
church, as a token of the appreciation of
congregation of service rendered by them.
Quite a wise contribution of gifts for the
poor was placed in the care of the deacons
of the church for distribution.
THE SANTA FE IMPROVEMENT:.
Superintendant Parsons of the Santa Fe
stated last evening that about all the work
on the yard improvements is completed.
As far as track laying and arranging is
concerned everything is practically com
pleted but it vail probably be four or five
weeks before the offices can be moved in
the new building. Owing, however, to
the favorable weather during the fall and
winter the improvements are nearer com
pletion than he had expected. As soon as
the new building is finished the old one
north of the avenue will be removed
and additional driveway into the yards
THEY GOT THEIR CHRISTMAS DINNER.
W. L Davis, the East .Douglas druggist,
was somewhat surprised last evening to
discover that some one had broke into his
residence, 812 East Elm street, looking for
a Cbrbtmas present. He and Mrs. Davis
had been spending a few hours with
friends and returning one window broken
showed the path of the intruders. He
made an examination to find out what
had been taken The articles most con
spicuous for their abnce were candy,
cake, milk and evidences that about two
fellows bad succeeded In getting a clever
Christmis dinner. Nothing eke was dis
urbed. The annual inspection of the Wichita
Light Infautry will be made next Mraday
evening by CoL Reciseicier, of Sterling.
Married at the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. Clifford, 521 North Emporia
avenue, Mr. Frank M. Weston, of Folsom,
N. M., and Miss Fredonia M. Clifford, of
this city, Rev. Saviu of First M. E. church
officiating. The parlors were handsomely
decorated and about five minutes before 6
o'clock the wedding march wras played by
Miss Rose Westgate, and just at 6 o'clock
the nuptial knot was tied which made
them as one, after which the tables were
spread with delicious refreshments of
which all did themselves ample justice
After supper was over games and music
were indulged in until 9 p. m., when the
bride and groom departed over the Santa
Fe to Folsom, N. M.. their future home.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. West-.
gate. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Coates, Mr. and Mrs. V. Petty,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Weston, Prof. Hammond,
Misses Rosa Westgate, Emma Bice,
Myrtle Hinton, Nellie Westgato and Miss
Ada Clifford, Messrs. L. Burns, Lacey
brothers, Billingsly, Pardee and Weston.
The large audience of both old and
young that attended the matinee and
evening performances at the Opera House
last evening to see Prof. Gentry's perform
ing dogs and ponies was certainly a strong
endorsement, showing that the entertain
ment is appreciated by all. One cannot
imagine the time and labor that must have
been spent in training the dogs and ponies
the many wonderful tricks they perform.
If you failed to see the performance see
them tonight, if family reunion, dinner
parties or social obligations prevented you
from taking either performance you could
not please them better thau by getting
tickets and doing so tonight. Thera are
four clown dogs, ncrobating dogs, praying
dogs, jumping dogs, etc., eta, dancing
ponies, etc, in all making up one of the
most unique performances (delightful to
old and young, now being presented to
the public. It is truly au Equine and
Caniue Paradox, the dogs and ponies do
ing everything but talking. Tho last per
formance tonight; secure seats during the
"A TOOR RELATION."
On his last visit to this city Sol Smith
Russell made a decided hit with his quaint
and quiet comedy. "A Poor Relation."
Since then he has made many improve
ments in the play, and today a number of
New York critics place his performance of
Noah Vale on a par with Joseph Jeffer
son's Rip Van Winkle. His touching care
of the orphans in his poverty and privation
is rivaled in effectiveness and thorough
ness by his droll comedy hits in tho hum
orous portions of the play. His engage
ment tommorrow night promises to be a
very successful one. Seats on sale at the
On Monday and Tuesday nights of next
week December 29 aud 80 the lovers of
opera will havo tho opportunity of seeiug
the McCaull Opera Co. of sixty people at
the opera house in Van Suppe's master
piece "Clover," on Monday night, and
Millocker's famous opera "The Black
Hussar" on Tuesday evening. Seats on
sale this morning.
Miss Jarbeau has made a pretty big hit
That's enough, don't you think?
"Starligh," her play, is a farcial ."kit
That's enough, don't you think?
May she sing, may she star for many a day
And delight all her friends who admire
her play, ty
In her art sh o resembles well Jarboau I
That's enough, don't you think?
At the opera house January 1; matine e
AN EDITOR'S CHRISTMAS.
Tho EAGLE'S editor was remembered
and naturally enough by Oklahoma. Yes
terday morning,s express brought us a box
of lettuce and "garden truck" from J. J.
Schlosser, who in a note says his farm lies
threo miles west ot Frisco, Canadian
county, Oklahoma, on the Canadian river.
He writes that he has ripe tomatoes, wa
termelons, etc. yet untouched by frost and
thinks verily he owns a choic spot of tho
earth, and without doubt he must.
Robert Stewart got back yesterday morn
ing from Salt Lake and spent the day with
his family. He has been spending some
weeks out there attending to business
matters. He says some of the Beehive
Mormons suggested to him if ho would
join the church they would give him tho
contract for fencing some of their sacred
grounds and putting a double-barreled
stairway up to the top of the Temple. Bob
has tho matter under serious considera
tion. There might be millions in it to
join them, and surely would bo thous
ands in it if he could get tho contract.
There is no doubt about it, and whether
to be a half-hearted gentile with average
amount of money or a rich Mormon is
now the question.
Mr. C. A. Walker, who recently returned
from a visit of some weeks among eastern
cities, says it is tho prevailing opinion
among financial men that closely follow
ing tho beginning of a new year there will
be an improvement in trade all over the
country and the stringency started in
London many weeks ago, will end. They
recall that for many reasons there ia al
ways a comparative stringency in the lnt
month of the year. Many companies and
concerns of all kinds pay off dividends at
the end of the year which sets money free
to seek new investment?. Many of those
receiving dividends are almost forced to
make investments or at least nearly all do
very soon, which will have a tendency to
increase the actual per capita circulating
medium quite rapidly.
So far, tho improved service contract
between the city and the Thompson-Houston
light system, has not ben agreed to.
The directory of th company have in
sisted on being allowed the same privileges
and emoluments granted the Citizens' com
pany. The leading difference constat. In
the Citizens boing allowed 10 per cent on
over duebills, and it is proposed to allow
the Thompson-Hooston C per cent. The
proposition offered by the council, is an
improvement for the city, provided it can
bo secured, but the company is giving
service under another coo tract which they
think Is oreferabie to the change offered
by the council, especially since tbe overdue
bills have been running some time nod
suggestive that the 6 per cent might appij
extensively In the future, and tbe Citizens'
company would be paid first as their Inter
est would be more of a burden on the city
in the future. In tbe meantime the people
living In the dark part of tho city, while
accustomed to half nlghtdarkness, itdoa't
fit them exactly, especially when their
neighbors nave all night service.
A NOUNCEM ENTSs.
Mernbersmiat personally accompany
the triendsvhom they may baveiavited
to the Christmas oartv at Peerless hall to
night, or else see that their frieadt? ara
provided with formal cards of invttatkm
;o be presented at the door. Dsacta?
from 0 till L
Regular meeting Wiehita chaptar Na
33 R, A. M. this Friday cvaotux at 7J0t
Work in past. Report of o&kers tor pn
ceeding year. G. L. PRATT. IL P.
The Tjbt. S. F. MUlikan will preach tMs
evesisg at the Olrm Cmsrcffit ml
NEW V2RK ST2R
$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.
wjQm GASH HEND5RS2H
T & r i f
r l j v v ll r
Melker's Herring, Imported
Swiss Cheese, Liniberger
Regular meeting of Wichita Lodge No.
93, I. O. O. F. this ovening at 7.30 o'clock.
Work in faecond degress.
A. K. Clare. N. G.
C. S. STAtfSKLI.; Sooretary.
WHERE OILSTONES COME FROM.
nicy Aro Mined and Cnt from n Tcca!
lar Ituolc Formation In Arkansas.
Washita oilstono rock is crystallized fill
lea. Tho crystals are very small, and arc
formed in clusters, with the point ends In
terlaced, leaving nu maroon cavities. Those
minute crystals are hexagonal in shape,
with sharp points, and can be Men aadnr
a microscope when magnified about 200
times. They aro harder thau fete!, and
that ia why whets tones cut from thi rock
will wear away and sharpen steel took.
Washita whetatones are called oiktoBa
because oil most bo used to fill tbe eavittos
and float away the steel particle that are
cut off the tools.
The peculiar geologieal formation from
which these rocks are taken is not known
to exist outside the state of ArkjutsR.
where it occurs in many of tbe BuraatliM
of Saline, Hot Spring, Garland sad Most
gomery counties. These Htrata are la s
-vertical position varying from aeurly per
pendicular to nearly horizontal, and have
been con&ideraoiy broken bj cpbearsi or
folding of tbe earth's crust.
There are maay grades in the quality of
thia rock, from very hard ami vitreous filat
to the softest wbetetooe grit. Nearly all
of it in very bard aad vitreooj or cooUiaj
Rome impurity. One grade, of a dull white
color, fall of crack, and baring bat httla
grit, called bMtarl stone, is plentiful
throughout thi formation, bat la sot ued
for whetstones. Some of the Washita rock
qn&rried id not uniform In its texture, but
contains hard epota and ooft streak that
make uneven grit in tbs whetstones.
Son ad blocks, composed of perfect crystal
uniform in bardoe? and having fbarp prit,
are only found in a few quarters in Oar
land county, near the city of Hot Springs.
The different grades of Washita rock
that are ned for whetstones wejg h from
135 to ioS pound per cable foot. The hone
grades for good otbiioaea weigh from 133
to ltf pounds per cubic foot. The hardacac
aad weight and nbarpeeM cf the fprt in
any Waahita oilstone depend entirely
upon tbe character cf it" erystalkxaUon,
and no fine poUah or aloe finish on the irnr
f&cs, oo fancy name, will change the grit.
Nature xnde aad arranged these crrntalf
caystorioosly, cad cxan cannot change
thesa. The oilMooe iaaaIacturer osi;
cats the rock into whetstone shape and
sizes; nothing more. lie cannot mcfce tha
grit in whetstones bettor than it i in the
rock, aad be cannot make good otltD
of WashitA rock that i xsspcreor vitreocs
or of uncqa&l hardness.
Tbe softest W&acita rocc contains S&S7
grain of eand among the cryataj. Th
quality luu sharp grit, hot slight Cfebeaios.
to that the crrKal separate zeeAnj and
the stones wear away toe fast. froh wbeV
fiftoaancoatsia many sand Le. The light
est weight reck that b perfect and uni
form crrttaiUzotioavi wtaaoot say grxort
of taad U the host qnahty to saarpt all
woodworkers' tools, csd it etsi.ee the cxaS.
The Hghtwolzht whetstones graerall7
have ties sharpest grin aeeaoae they are
tan aost pnroaa. In that tha errata aw
li-tsrtacctt is. ggg& J asanag u !
e Given Away
many cum i. . . .vity preeoaU n
great nuruUrr i . . a voiota. The hard
and heavy rocks are uo. suAciwaUy porous,
being too compact In them many of tbu
crystals iatarpesetrato oach other In n
manner that loarrs hosa cavities and fawaS
crystal points. J. J. Snttou ia Ecgtsosir
Irj; aiid Mining Journal
Cm low 2ftHc Combination.
There is a family in CharlactoH la whioh
are four boys; tbe first named wan Ioa C
Cartor. the second was given tha name of
Kino C, no thought us giH to she namd
previously given: lata thoootnjrtdsnac wm
noted that the nanv of tna first tmn eon
tained txrtlr too ltrs ot Xbnwmn4,
and that. ahm iv arefcirnt, the trminuiAmn
of themidaue n.iro was "Un ' Two asV
dittsnal wm wer bero. and awe ae tat
name of the four. Leon C. Carter, JBsyi
C Carter. K'f'l Carter. Bind C Carte.
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MILLER &. HULL,
1 Tailors aid Drapers.
Make a Specialty of
Fine, Fall Dresa
BEST WOUK 15 THE CITT.
1 154 N MARKET ST.