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spector, is stopping at the Metropolc.
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ing to business matters in the city yester
day. G. W. Thompson of Mound Valley, was
in tho city yesterday attending to some
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"Webb Gity, Mo., where be has lately be
come interested in lead mining.
There being no quorum present at Mon
day's meeting ot the Board of Trade
directors, an adjournment wjis taken until
4. p. m. today.
II. "W. Huttman, assistant secretary of
the senate, who spent Sunday at home,
went back to Topeka yesterday.
Victor MuTdock, the Eagle's legislative
correspondent, with bis uifo returned to
Topeka yesterday, after spending Sunday
Judge II. C. Sluss arrived homo yester
day, after two weeks' absence at Ashland,
where he was engaged in an important
Mr. and Mrs. "W. O. Hammond and sis
ter, Mrs. Hamlin, wish to return thanks
to friends and neighbors who so kindly
assisted during tbe sickness of their sister,
Mrs. A. S. Prattler and Mr. A. Lanyon,
who have been visiting tho family of H.
Joseph, on North Water street, for several
days past, left yesterday lor their home in
Mineral Point, Wis.
Mr. Lewis Walton, president of the Har
per State bank, spent the day in Wichita
yesterday. He reports that Harper is get
ting into very good shape, with many
Misses Nellie Wilday and Maggie
Hughes, of Angusta, are in the city, the
guests ot Misses Katie and Ada Hughes.
The quartette complimented the EAGLE'S
eyrie yesterday afternoon.
Thos. Shaw is working to organize a now
orchestra. Ho expects to make it one of
the finest in tho state. He has secured
Prof. C. H. Blume, a leader of acknowl
edged excellence, from Philadelphia, to
take tho directorship.
Mr. R. E. Torrington, the recently ap
pointed district freight agent of tho Santa
Fe, arrived yesterday morning and as
sumed his uew duties. Mr. Torrington
expressed himself as quite well pleated
with the city and tbe surroundings.
Miss Fannie Dugcer left on last Satur
day for Wichita, where she will remain
during the summer. Miss Fannie has
made many warm friends during her stay
in Oklahoma, who will welcome her with
open arms when she Teturns. Kingfisher
The Epworth league of the Dodge Ave
nue M E. church will not meet this even
ing a.s usual, on account of the meeting of
the Union league to be held at the Emporia
Avenue M. E. church. The Dodge avenue
league will hold their next meeting on tbe
first Tuesday evening in Marclu
A. E. Bunker, of Chicago, tbe auditor of
the American Newspaper Union, who is
visiting the city, called last evening in
company with Mr Volk. Mr. Bunker was
cashier of tbe Northfield bank when it was
robbed by the Youngers, and who put a
hole through hLs body and left him for
The lion, E. M. Ashley, chairman of tbe
Denver delegation at the late commercial
congress in Galveston, compliments Mayor
Clement m the highest terms in the Den
ver papers for the magnificent licht he
made in the interest of Wichita, and also
alludes to the map put up iu the commit
tee rooms showing Wichita the central
JBlty of the western states.
THE OLD SETTLEES.
Their Annual Reunion a Success Fair TTe&ther
Induces a Crowd to Participate
in the BalL
The old settlers met in Garfield hall yes
terday according to program and pro
ceeded to enjoy themselves in a good old
The first item on the program was din
ner, which was brought in baskets by
everybody and a regular old fashioned pic
nic dinner was spread in tho lower room
of the building. The crowd that pu5 in an
appearance would have made an ordinary
preparation look dismal but enough had
been provided to meet all demands. Be
tween 250 and 300 persons could be seated
at one time and tbe tables were filled
All was in readiness about 12:30 and
Rev. J. C. Post invoked the Divine bless
ing, and then the din of dinner began.
For two hours platoons, squads and
brigades of old settlers and their more
recent additions attacked the good things
spread before them on tho long tables.
At one of the tables the guests of honor
wero seated, including in tbe number
Mayor G. W. Clement, Judge C. Reed,
Judge Balderston, Capt. Carey, Dr. Furley,
Rev. Post and wife and several others.
The other tables were filled by tbe crowd
As soon as all were through the first part
of the performance an adjournment was
had to the hall above where a literary and
musical program was to be rendered. The
hall was soon crowded full of happy,
smiling people and the gallery was also
packed at a quarter past 2 o'clock. The
meeting was then called to order by the
president, Wm. Newton, who in a few
words welcomed the people who bad met
to honor the settlement of the country.
He then sang the following original com
position: AN OLD SETTLER'S WELCOME
Am BANKS OF BRANDT WINE.
I welcome you Old Settlers,
As hers again we meet.
Our annual reunion
I trust we t'ladly greet.
With generous heart and kindly word
Let us with each one share.
That it truly may be sald
'Twas pleasant to be theie.
When we look back a score of years
And sea tho wondrous change
That has bean wrought in this fair land.
It surely docs seem strange.
The boundless prairie then untitled
Has mostly been made o'er
To fields of wheat and corn and fruit,
We could not wish for more.
Onr buildings then we counted good.
1 ert, dugout or stockade,
Aa.I ho wtiohad a good log hut,
"Laid other In the shade,"
But now fine dwellings dot the land
With shade trees round the dttor.
Where o vol y thing so barren seemed
A few short j ears before.
Our Wichita, tho pride of all,
'Tis marvelous to see;
The wondrous changes here been made
We think could hardlj be.
Old landmarks dropping f i om onr view
Ana soon none can be found.
For massive walls of brick and stone
Are Ailing up the ground.
But all thlng3hore are changing,
Such is tho lot of man;
And while the years go passing by,
Enjoj them best you can.
Then hall each other with good cheer
As wo again have mot;
And may it be a greeting, too.
Wo never shall forget.
On the rostrum were tbe following early
citizens of this county and city: S. M.
Tucker, J. L. Pope, Rev. Post, W. T. Jew
ett, S. G. Sampson, William Newton, N.
A. English, C. M. Garrison, J. R. Mead.
The West Side quartet sang an anthem,
after which the program was turned over
to J. R. Mead, w o introduced Mayor
Clement, who, in a ten minutes' speech
bade tbe old settlers welcome. Mr. Clem
ent started out by saying he did not con
sider himself tho proper person to welcome
these old oioneers, as he was a recent ar
rival compared with some of the first com
ers. In speaking of the country now occu
pied by Wichita, he called it a new coun
try. Tbe people before him had made not
only this city, but the entire country.
The people who settled upon Plymouth
rock sowed the seed that made the growth
and wealth of this country. The settlers
that camo before these people did not do
anything toward developing the country.
They were simply in quest of wealth.
In the veins of the hardy pioneers who
settled this broad prairie flowed the blood
of those fathers who landed at Plymouth
rock. Is it any wonder when the offspring
of these people wended their way west that
they should found and develop such a
state as our beloved Kansas..
We see from the energy of the pioneers
the splendid growth and development of
this western country.
Following this came eulogies by Rev.
Post on the dead of 1E9J. lie passed fitting
tribute upon Mrs. Nettie Jerome and Mrs.
C. W. Fuller, both of whom were members,
of the Old Settlers' association and who
have both died in tbe year past.
A recitation by Mrs. Dr. Furley, en
titled. "My Awful Experience with a
Whistler," was received with applause by
Miss Maud English recited an original
poem, entitled, "Arkansas and Wichita."
This piece, which, as tho title suggests, re
lates to the settling of the country, was
well rendered and received merited ap
Miss Mary Hall favored tho audience
with a whistling solo, accompanied on tho
piano by Miss Nina Hall. This novel fea
ture of tho program amused the old set
Miss Blanche Fechheimer recited a poem
entitled "Lady Clare," in a manner that
proved that she is no novice in elocution.
The West Side quartet theu sang a comic
song entitled, "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin
Eater," which was heartily applauded at
A recitation by Miss Gertrude Whitney,
"How Ruby Played." was well rendered
and elicited applause.
A recitatiou by Miss Loretta Williams
entitled, "Tbe First Settlers Story," was a
credit to that young lady, as it was her
first appearance before a public audience.
A select reading by Miss Kate Sampson
and music by the West Side quartett
closed the literary part of the program.
A call was made for tho old settlers to
come forward and give their experience,
but no one but Mr. W. T. Jewett spoke, as
the audience had got pretty tired and be
gan to leave the hall so rapidly that it was.
deemed best to adjourn.
The days festivities were closed with a
grand ball in the ball at whicti it
seemed as if everybody was there.
It was next to impossible to
dance as every available inch of space
on the floor was occupied by a crowding,
pashing, yet good natured throng. The
gallery wis crowded with spectators who
were looking down on the crowd below.
The grand march was led by Arthur Al
len and Mother Fitzgerald the rest of the
people following to strains of the orches
tra. The dancing then became general
and was not interrupted until near 10
o'clock when it was announced that Senator-elect
Peffer would visit the ball He
came in accompanied by J. R. Mead and
Frank Williams. He was escorted to the
platform occupied bv tho orchestra and
introduced by Mr. Mead to the audience.
He merely spoke a few words of thanks at
the appreciation shown him and then re
tired. The dancing was resumed and went on
without interruption until near the time
the morning star rose.
The immeni-e throng then broke up and
retired to their many homes tired and
sleepy but happy, and wishing the old set
tlers lone life and many happy returns of
ITS ALT, OUH "WAY.
Touching the "Wichita and El Paso road
as an investment, and considered outside
of the direct and immediate benefits that
would accrue to the city in a half dozen
ways and outside of the expenditures that
the company must make here to make
good its side of the contract, in the way of
shops, offices and terminal improvements,
there is still but one side to the question.
The road adds two hundred (?200,000)
thousand dollars to the taxable valuation
of the county or nearly a half a million
dollars in gross. The taxable valuation
will return $4,000 taxes per annum total to
the treasury, or $120,000 in thirty years, or
almost double the total of the bonds and
interest. Besides the most of the money
spent in construction will be spent here.
Nothing is to be turned over until theroad
is completed from the south or west line
of the county to the terminus within the
All voters, at least every tax-payer and
property holder, should nob only see that
his ticket reads "For the terminal aid
bonds to tha Wichita and El Paso Railway
company," but should make it a point to
be on hand on election day.
Friday morning Chief of Police
Burrows received a telegram from
Chanuto asking him to look out for
some thieves who had broken into the
store of John Carter & Sons at that place
one night early in the week and stolen a
lot of good?.
Early Saturday morning the police
noticed three suspicious looking fellows
carrying a bag who had come into town
from the east. A watch was kept on them
but they left town by tho early Santa Fe
train before the chief got over from home.
As soon as they reported to him he tele
phoned the marshal of Mulvane to look
out for them and arrest them if seen. Ac
cordingly tho marshal watched for them
and as they got off the train at that place
he took them in and sent the police hero
word. The chief and Sargeant Wood
went down Saturday afternoon and
brought up their men, but said nothing
about the capture until they were identi
fied for fear they did not have the
The sheriff of Neosho county was noti
fied and sent Under Sheriff Pang hero yes
terday morning to identify the men and
goods. He did both and took them back
to Chanute on the afternoon traiu yes
terday. 'EW ENGLAND SUPPER.
The ladies of the Dodge Avenue Metho
dist Episcopal church will give a New Eng
land sunper at the West Side hotel, Wed
nesday evening, Feb, 25. The waiters will
be dressed in colonial styles, and a typical
Georgo and Martha Washington will be
there to receivo the guests. Supper will
be served from 6 to 10 o'clock.
White Boston Brown Johnny Cake
Roast Pig Chicken Pie
Pickles Slaw Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pio Mince Pio Apple Pie
Doughnuts Cake Coffee Tea
At 8 o'clock the following program will
be rendered by "Ye Olde Folke:"
Music "A Hundred Years"
Mrs. J. Duun.
Solo Rev. C. C. Woods
F. K. Blake.
Solo Mr. J. G. Sampson
Mr. S. L. Johnson.
Duet... Mesdames Lewis nnd Chivington
A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Of City Epworth league to be held this
evening at the Emporia Avenue church:
Singing by tho congregation.
Singing anthem By Emporia Avenue
Scripture lesson By a member of tho
St. Paul league.
Singing St. Paul league.
Reports of leagues.
Singing Dodge Avenue league.
Essay Minnie Stever of the First M. E.
Solo II. V. Stevens.
Recitation Ida Howard of Dodge Ave
Music Dodge Avenue league.
Addiess Rev. S. Wier of St. Paul's
Duet Mrs. D. Smyth and Mrs. J.
The exercises will begin promptly at
7:30 p. m. Everybody invited.
Alfred Jordan, father of Dr. W. A. Jor
dan, died at the home of the latter, 101S
North Market street. Mr. Jordan was 70
years of age, and his last illness was
mostly attributable to this fact. The
fuueral was held from the residence at 3
p. m., yesterday.
The body of II. H. Walls, whojdied at hi3
home in Burton car works at 6:30 Sunday
evening, will be shipped to Douglas today
Mrs. Thnyer. wife of Horace A. Thayer,
died at her home, 153 North Ohio, at 1
o'clock yesterday morning. Tho funeral
will be held at the German Catholic church
tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.
It was a decided novelty that Manager
Kernan introduced to his patrons last eve
ning when SamT. Jack's Creole Burlesque
company made its appearance before a
Washington public. 1 he company is com
posed of iiceful Creole women and men
who claim Egypt as their native land, and
its strong point is in the admirable voices
of the members of the troupe. The per
formance of Sam Lucas and his musical
wife, Florence Hines, in popular songs,
and tbe singing of the Twilight Quartette
were undoubtedly the features of the eve
ning. The clever burlesque, "The Beauty
of the Nile," was well rendered. The per
formance concluded with an Amazonian
march, which was a glittering spectacular
At the Crawford Grand tonight. Re
served seats may be secured at the box
office at any time during the day.
Wi C. T. U.
The regular meeting will be held this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, opposite post
office. Topic: "Study on Parliamentary
Training," conducted by Mrs. Babb
Every person cordially invited to attend.
There will be a special meeting of W. R,
C. No. 40 at Garfield hall this (Tuesday;
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for the purpose of
making arrangements for a dinner and
supper on election day. By order of the
president. Mns. M. E. DCRAND, Sec.
Tbe Modern Woodmen of America will
meeo tonight in A. O. U. W. hall on North
Market. Initiations and regular work.
Th Senator-Elect Given a Keeeptlon at the
Boird of Trade Last Evenlnjr.
The recently elected United States sena
tor from Kansas, Hon. W. A. Peffer. ar
rived in the city yesterday afternoon at
5:10 and was met at the depot by a com
mittee of gentlemen, who took him in a
carriage while some of the party took
others and a short drive over the city was
In the evening the citizens gathered at
the Board of Trade room, where it was
announced that a reception would be ten
dered the senator-elect. The immense
chamber of the board was packed full be
fore the arrival of the senatorial party.
At sight of Mr. Peffer the crowd set up a
loud cheer, but it was of short duration.
As soon as the party entered the stand
Frank Williams Introduced Mr. Kies,
who spoke for about fifteen min
utes upon the topics most discussed by
the People's party. At the close of
his remarks he introduced Mr. Peffer to
the immense audience which then went
off in a prolonged cheer, which lasted for
more than a minute. After quiet was re
stored Senator Peffer said: Mr. Chair
man and fellow citizens:
About on and a half years ago I had the
pleasure of addressing an audience in this
room under different circumstances and
A meeting was called which purported
to be a meeting of farmers. I was one to
address it. It so happened that the meet
ing was attended by every other class than
farmers. I said some things on the sub
ject as to what tbe farmers needed. If
there wero more than ten men in the
audience who believed what I said I did
not know it.
The little cloud that was then no larger
than a man's hand has grown into a
thunder storm and has rolled over Kansas.
Eighteen months have passed and five
congressmen of a nondescript order have
been elected. Ninety-three members of
the legislature and one state officer, and
now you are listening to a man who has
been employed to represent the people in
an office only second to that of the presi
dent. Why are so many present tonight. If
any one expected to hear a word of criti
cism of any old party he was mistaken. I
have come to talk to you in response to a
pressing invitation. It goes out without
reference to party. With old issues old
shells are to be discarded like old garments.
Parties, like individuals, make mistakes.
It is time to correct them.
We complain in Kansas of debt. In
New England farms havo been thrown
out and grown up to grass. New York
farms have depreciated 50 percent. New
Jersey sheriffs have sold 200 farms away
from the owners
Take two sample states, Iowa and Ala
bamas. Tbe mortgages in those states
on real estate amount to 59,000,0003,252
mortgages on 2.752 farms.
I mean to show some reason fortius com
motion among the people. I notice a good
many old faces here scarred and
chaffed with the harness of life. You re
mpmber with me when we made every
thing. In every community there was a
blacksmith, a stonemason, a shoemaker, a
plasterer and a wagonmaker. In winter
farmers hauled farm products which went
to pay for the little items used on the farm
that were not made there. Who can re
member a farm then that was mortgaged
for borrowed money. Deferred payments
on farms were secured by mortgages but
mortgages for borrowed money were un
known. Looking back then we bad lots
of money aud little uso ifor it. Now wo
need lots of money and have none.
You see when we get into trouble we
ask a little time to pay our debt. We are
met by such as this A
"Anything but cut rates on interest."
Money has a better profit on it
thim any other business. Immedi
ately after the war we bad in paper
money one huudred and eighty millions
and $2S1,0C0,000 of national bank notes and
30,000.000 of people. We now have $500,
000,000 and 03,000,000 of people.
Are merchants making any more than
farmers? We hear of banks failing. You
fiud loan companies whose agents refuse
to make loans on real estate at the present
Wo are all in the same boat. The
Alliance does not mean war upon mer
chants, bankers or loan agents; it i- a war
against existing circumstances. We are
going ahead if we can't convert parties
We will destroy them. We are destroy
ing now. When it became clear to us wo
could not obtain what wo wanted in our
own parties, then we went together and
asked ourselves what shall we do. The
answer came, let us form a nucleus
around which the people may gather.
What farmers want is honest bankers aud
lawyers. A few foolish men will under
take to start a store when they have
no business to do so. A
man without experience is no
to be a merchant than ho has to be a king.
Mr. Peffer then discussed the monetary
question from the paper money stand
point, and declared if the Alliance could
not borrow money at a reasonable rate of
interest, when they got control of the gov
ernment they could make it, and make all
they want. He declared himself to be a
loyal Kansan, having served three years
to help subdue the rebellion. Ho
wanted to help hi3 people to secure and
own a house. He said if he could have
his way about it he would throw open tho
Cherokee strip at once. He said when he
went to Washington he wanted to repre
sent the interests of his entire consti
tuency, and when anyone wanted any
thingthey must write to their new sen
ator, and he would do all he could for
them in everything except to gain office.
When he bad finished speaking Mr.
Peffer took up a stand near the door, just
where Mr. Simpson stood when he was in
tbe room, nnd shook the hand of all who
passed out. Fully 500 people were present
and greeted the senator-elect.
Assistant City Clerk C. S. Smith, is con
fined to his home with sickness.
Invitations are out for the last ball to be
given at the Gordon hall on Tuesday even
ing, March 3, 1691.
A boy of about S years, named Johnnie
Hendricks, was kept at the police station
last night. He says he started out on the
railroad yesterday afternoon to pick up
some wood and coal and wandered so far
he could not find his way back home. He
will be kept at the station until his parents
G. A. Hatfield and family have returned
from Des Moines, Iowa, where they have
been located for soma time. Mr. H. has
been representing a loan company at that
place, and on account of the scarcity of
money in that section, he asked to l
transferred to Wichita, where be is sure
the financial condition of the people was
far superior to that of Iowa. We gladly
welcome them among ns again.
r M Condon, banker of Osweco. one of
' the oldest and best known bankers in the
i stare, spent tbe day In WicbiLs. yesterday,
I meeting ?ome of the directors of theBoard
of Trade at their room in the afternoon.
j Mr. Condon has great faith in the irnmedi
j ate future of Kansas. He tfaink that after
! the next harvest everything will take on
new life and, if the wheat crop is followed
by a good com crop, there wiil simply be
lively times, especidly in Southern Kansas.
-Q PET UI' TJTICA, ETC.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
We hereby announce ourselves as a can
didate for mayor at the election in April.
It is a little early, but no man can procure
an office by being too late. We don't pro
pose to let false modesty stand in the way
of getting there. We can read, write and
cipher; we represent the good manners of
this community and top sheaf of society,
and can get money at the bank any day by
having a good endorser. In brief, we are
the best candidate that can be put up for
this office, and we are doing the public a
favor by consenting to run. We will give
our name later on. We don't want the
office but the office wants us. At least we
think she does.
The Allowance of S75 per Wecfr to the City
Hospital to be Slopped Apjil 1
The council was called to order by the
mayor. There were eleven members pres
ent, as follows: Buckeridge, Carson, Cas
well, Coffin, Glaze, Johnson, Marton,
Mossbacher, McKee, Schnitzler and Will
iams. Brown was absent.
The minute3 of last meeting were read
The report of the city weigher was re
ceived and placed on file.
The following communication from the
city engineer was read and referred to the
City Exgikeee's Office.
Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 23, iSOi. 5
To the Honorable Mayor and Council:
The object of this communication is to
bring to your notice the urgency of reliev
ing that portion of tho sanitary sewer sys
tem known as mains "3" and "C" of dis
trict No. 1. The relief to be asupplvof
water for flushing the mains. when
planned it was not contemplated that at
the very upper end of the system there
would be introduced sewage of the
nature of that which emanates from the
packing houses. From a sanitary point of
view the location of these packing houses
is unfortunate. The question that now
confronts us is the disposition of their
sewage in a manner that will prove to be
of the least inconvenience to the residents
of the district through which this sewage
During tho spring and summer of 1S90
many complaints were lodged with you ou
account of the packing house wastes being
turned into the channel of Chisholm
creek. It was seeu that something must
be done to change the then existing condi
tion of the creek. As a result of that
agitation the wastes from the packing
houses now find their wav into our sewers.
That from the Dold establishment into
main "B," located iu the alley be
tween Market street and Lawrence
avenue, and that from tho Whit
taker plant into main "C," located
from Seventeenth street to Douglas avenue,
in the alley between Emporia aud Fourth
avenues. "The upper ends of these main
sewers are on Twenty-first street where
tho packing house sewage is introduced.
When the slaughtering for the day is com
pleted, the emptying of the tanks nnd the
washing down of everything connected
with the slaughtering aud cleaning de
partments takes place, so that unicti hot
water from the scalding tanks is mingled
with the refuse. As this is usually done
in the evening about half-past 5 o'clock its
presence is lelt at Douglas avenue about
0:45 p. m., or an hour and a quarter after
it enters. Several conditions will, of
course, serve to modify this velocity.
It will not auswer to close the perfora
tions of tho man-hole and observation hole
covers, for then ali means for ventilating
the sewer would be shut off. Sewer gas
might then form and find its way into the
houses of tho-e who are using the sewer.
Tho prevailing odor that arises from these
mains is not due to the presence of sewer
gas, as this is not found until decomposi
tion has taken place; and no decomposi
tion is present in the packing-house
scwase on its passage through the city.
Although very disagreeable, and composed
chiefly of nuimrJ matter, it cannot be -so
unsHiiitarj as is decayed vegetable matter.
It is in bo hoped that many houses will
soon be connected with the sewers. As
yet, tho number is small. Tho more the
sewer is used by tho district the better
will be the general results accruing there
from, as it is ordained that each
house connected with tbe sewer shall have
fixtures for a sufficiency of water, and the
water applied so as to properly carry off all
matters that are permitted to enter. Thus
it is. that with the constantly increasing
use of the sewer its efficiency is enhanced
in the same ratio. This is due to the in
creased velocity consequent upon the
greater volume." It will be many years be
fore tbe eigiit (b) inch laterals will be tax
ed to the maxium of their capacity by
the service thev are required to perform.
From this it "will be seen that for a long
time the service will continue to increase
in efficiency. In view of this it is recom
mended that for the timo being the roof
water be introduced into the sewers. This
will add to the efficiency of tho flush for
the laterals. Notwithstanding the Hush
tanks located at the head ends of all tiie
laterals are discharging from SCO to 720
gallons of water each, daily, according to
locality, the quantity of sewage is so small
that the Hushing is not nearly so effective
as it would be were the volumes of sewage
As the packing house sewage is admitted
direct to the mains at their head ends, the
treatment of it so that it .shall have its
noisome features eliminated befons reach
ing tne resident portion of tho city is of
paramount necessity. The mo?t silfecthe
means that suggests its self to my mind
is to conduct the water from Chisholm
creek bv a large sewer pipe conduit to
mains "B" nnd "C" at Tweuty-first street.
This water is to be controlled by ?. system
of irate valves that it may be dive: ted into
I one main at a time, or a division made as
local conditions might warrant. The
sewerage from the packing houses should
be controlled in the same manner by tho
building of a common catch-basin at the
crossing point of the private sewers. This
catch-basin was recommended at the time
the private sewers were planned. With
such arrangements as these in operation
the greatest objectionable features of this
s-ewage would disappear; for with ad
mission of a large quantity of water the
ieweraged will bo diluted and cooled; ite
velocity will be increased, and the move
ment of all other admitted f-ewage
through the city will be greatly acceler
ated. Were the city as far north aSeventeenth
street within the limits of the Bewer dis
trict well occupied with residences, and
each one contributing to the volumes of
the sewage into both the laterals and
main sewers, the conditions for carrying
through the sewage from above would be
very different, but it will be many years
before this condition of affairs will exist.
Hence the necessity of. In some sprcial
rannner, providing for the conducting of
the packing houe .-ewage through tbe
city without its presence bcing so man
ifest. Much might be done by the packing
establishment? themselves In rendering
their sewage mora inodorous and eliminat
ing therefrom much more of the animal
matter before it 13 permitted to escape
from tbe premises. It is true that each of
these establishments have vats for tbe col
lection of the grease that rises to the cur
lace of tbe sewage before it ia permitted to
flow into the sewers; but no mean i& pro
vided whereby it may be cooled. If this
were done much jrrease would be obtained
that now finds its way into tbe fewer?,
where the tendency of the same is to col
lect and to adhere to the Bide, jrradually
lessening tha capacity and interrupting
This cooling miIit be done by conduct
ing to a chamber, snrrounding a wrougbl
I iron tank pipes charged in thw sszna man
ner as those ued in tbe ice manuficturiag
j planto connected with each packing estab
, hhment. This would result, in a. two
; fold beneficial effect, v; tbe rismjr of the
' grease to the pvttfii&s where it can be taken
off, and the lowering tfc.a temperatnre of
the whole volume of tha fcewape o a de-
gree that it may be eoatiled to paw
through the sewers without its consequent
i malodorous presence being so prominent.
i H. if. Jackxa-V,
5 City Engineer.
1 A petition was read from. A, riiaj, fo
In order to close the co-partnership of the undersigned, wa
now offer for sale our entire stock of Hardware, or any part of
same at a Great Bargain. The location is one of the besc iu
the city of Wichita. Our stock is complete and in A No. 1 con
dition." To anv one desiring to engage in the Hardware business
or already in said business, either at this or any other point, it
will pay to call and confer with us. Terms reasonable. Should
the buyer prefer, Mr. Threlkeld aviII retain an interest in the
We must close out in thirty days, and until there is a change
in the firm, or sale made of the entire stock, we will sell to the
retail trade at cost for cash. Call at once and secure Great
Bargains in Cook Stoves of all descriptions, Granite "Ware, Tin
ware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Etc
TEIMBLE BEOS. & THRELKELD,
110 East Douglas Avenue, - - - "WICHITA, KAX
Feb. 17, 91.
release him from ali liability as surety on
the bond of William Stockingcr.
Motion mndo to have petition placed on
a nptition was read from Mr. Martin
son, asking that a 35-acro tract, of land on
the west side be set out of the city limit.-.
An ordinance making appropriations for
sewer district No, 1 introduced.
Motion to place on statues was unan
A motion was mado by w lluanis tnat
the chief of police be Instructed to appoint
a doc catcher. Carried.
The health committee recommended
that the allowanco of 75 per week now
being paid by the city to tbo t hree hos
pitals be stopped after March 1.
Glaze offered as a substitute that the
committee be instructed to confer with tho
different hospitals and also with the
county authorities, with a view to consoli
An amendmeut was offered making the
terminus of the coutract April 1. Carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Buckeridge
that the committee on light be instructed
to furnish lights at the government build
ing during the term of tho United States
Mossbacher moved that a light be or
dered placed at the intersection of Wichita
street and Douglas avenue. Carried.
Martin moved thatlthe committee ou
parks and grounds bo authorized to buy
trees, uot to exceed an expenditure of
$131.50, to be planted in various panes in
The committee on public buildings rec- J
ommended that the city engineers es
timate for construction of cells in the city
liiiilflintr hn nnnroved. and on motion by
Carsou, the committee was instructed to 1
advertise for sealed bids according to sucu
Carson moved that all bills for balance
due for labor on South Market htreet
grade bo placed upon the pay-roll of the
Glaza moved tho city attorney be in
structed to bring suit against the bonds
men of tho contractor. Action deferred
until next meeting.
Carson moved that the clerk be instruct
ed to advertise for bids for threo consecu
tive days for tho buildings of all side
walks, the timo of contracts for which
havo now expired. AH bids to bo m by
tho next regular meeting. Carried.
Glaze moved that Mr. Vaults be allowed
the remaining 10 per cent that is due him
for work done. Carried.
The committee on telephones nnd tele
graphs was given further timo to mako
arrangements to have a public telephone
put in at Burton.
Glaze moved that the street commission
er be instructed to run grader over Muiu
street north of Park. Carried.
Motion to adjourn. Carried.
The Santa Fe railroad announces an
oyster train to arrive iu tho city at 8:80
this (Tuesdny) afternoon, to remain at or
near the company's Douglas avenue depot
for several hours. The train consists of
ten handsomely decorated and thoroughly
equipped cars, all laden with tho famous
Golden Star oysters. The train will return
from here to the California main line and
proceed to the Pacific roast.
J. A. Anderson v. the Burton Stock
Car company; verdict for defendant.
W. A. Caldwell vs. II. D. Jleizerman;
verdict for plaintiff for S17C.
E. M. Packer vs. Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fo railroad; on trial by jury.
Joseph Owens and Delia Moore wero
granted a marriage license yesterday by
Bond of W. K. Nichols, as guardian of
Maud Nichols, filed and letters issued.
Notice of death of W. C. Davis, insane,
in asylum at Osawatome filed.
Bond of R. K. Lawrence, an guardian of
Frank Jennings, minor, filed and ap
proved. Application for removal of executors of
the will of W. C Woodman, decea&ed,
filed. Executor cited to appearjat 10 a. m.
on March 3, 1S91, and show cause why
they should not be removed.
A. B. Cocking was arrested yesterday
for petit larceny and will have hU trial
before Justice Barrett today at 2 o'clock.
A Queer TarU "Celebrltr."
Some strange industries flourish In Euro
pean countries that Is, they 6eern strange
viewed from an American standpoint. One
of these is the profeaslon of "funeral
mute" which thrives at Pari. Age has
just removed from the scene of hbi lugu
brious labors tbe venerable Louts Dubals
son, tbe senior member of the mournful
I corporation. He waa &2 years old, and had
been married o often thai he did notkno
tbe exact nnmber of his progeny. Ha
eldest son, who 1b &1so in the employ of the
Pompea Funebre, 1 a robujst man of 6L
Of late years Dubaiaoa hwi received, a
the reward of his long services U lb
Funffral company, the port of caretaker of
the general depot cf coffins. It Is reltd
thai he frequently IepJ in one of the dl
raal articles intrusted to bis charge, in
order to save himself the trouble of ell mb
inguptohls room- Dsbuiaeon's longev
ity and his length of iervlce In sa employ
ment which was both unhealthy aad de-
I nmln.? nnM him to taic rank aaoosr
j the hurnza corfwitlcs of ParR
i P&iro'.rz&n Theyvo jtt Uxfc 1 Seller j
j oat of tbe rjTerwiifa cros. scarred oa bis
j forehead with & knife.
Chief Start rfcbt out and arrest every
nun tfcit Isn't hle to write his same.
j ladizaspolis JoursaL
Princess Beatrice will xbiMt a pfetatre
at lb next SAlon, the cubject of which I3
; the Champs EiyM, Biamtx, at unt.
7iBL yon newt priceesi cf al! xkr HrWb
j royal fcurJiy .fceess to bj remarkable
ji Shirts to Order, i
Suits to Order. I
IB DAVIS -:-&-:-TOUTS I
I 140 X. MAIN STREET
Itubber nnd Leather Belting, Hyd
rant Hose, Packing, Etc
Agents Tor Favorite Slovi nnd Rauo
Co. Beat iu tho World.
51S East Douglas Avenu
JBulk Seeds a Specialty.
All Goods Warranted.
217 Bast Douglas.
Tbe poet snd boeutiful .vin
To 8i-vU a mato In the Nirslas throne;
Th thrush la tho brier carol to ?Utrt
A tender response in a eatbery heart.
The dorc that Lit oa wenry w!ar
Above tho waters, warxlcrtnfj.
Knew not the ptthlea ay, nor how
It reached tha blwwd ollr.j boogk.
Nor xre, faint benrt, know where to tcn
To And tbo paco toe which we uArn,
I'aUl one day la tho wiRrlnp threat:
A heart respond to our own hixt ienj.
A voice comets out ot tbn Kn1y Mfcjut,
Tbe hilltops bunt with lmnun kt;
Our eye ah ntt'fi W uniltraUUKt
Tbo beauty of curtli In Uto pri et n hand.
Charles K&ourlts Bolton In I'riMik LasN Illus
trated. How to Wrlto ril)nophy
'Tra groing to writ a lx6k on general
philosophy," said IJowls.
"What do you Irnow about philoso
phy?" esclainml Knowkss.
'Nothing; but nil I hr.v to do fo fo
say something t don't uwktrrtaunl my
self, or cannot make any oan 1 under
stand." American Stationer.
A Hint for Tmvollnc.
When therein any Mupposltimi Umt the
amount of nutriment ohUUjHxl from food
is insufficient, a, for imtlnnce. during trav
eling in a locality whera fotnl in ni; r
badly cooked, a. littlu fo-rthmutht w.lf
have provided against Mich n coiitinpsney.
Before bepnnin the journey koju cboco
inte can bo obtained, unci it few Miund np
plc or prancs threw, with pomo thin wnbrr
crackers, will outireiy utify baaunr, nna
enn be carried la u hftnd Milcnel m4!d ue.
Too Morh for r-uti.
"I have oftn facod dentil, said tbo
plain looking traveler.
"I can quite understand wbv he spared
you," Raid his cynical friend. St, Jo
. When On I Yaa.
He (tenderly) At last, darlinr;, you ar
She (artlessly) Ono what?
Jle (passionately) Er one anoU
She (demurely) At lost, darling, wc arj
He (quickly) One what?
She (ruefully) One donkey, I'm afraid
Kobert K. le and the 5pl.
Gen. Le never executed a py. He nvd
to say: "Poor fellows, wa have got them,
and they can't do us any barm. What t?j
tbeuof killing them?' Augusta IG.;
Whoa Toti Light a YU.
Following 1 a scientific description of
what happen vrhen you Mfcbt a Are: Tbs
phosphorus on a match J raised by friction
to a temperature of 1M tfegs.,Farcahelt, t
which it i;rnit. It raiftr tfaJs temperature
of th sulphur, if it L a sulphur match, to
500 des , when the Kulplrar begins to barn.
The sulphur raixsi tbe heat to W0 despi ,
when the wooi take cp tbo work, tod
produces & ttspcriure of WXj cies., ai
which the coal Ignite, Ikjtoa Tranacript.
The period of "a generstlos' hju bra
lengthened. It osd V He thirty year od
wtm lair iacres-vsd in tbfety-fonr; aoir, a
eietUi says, tse oversea trra 0 huts a
life ha.s lacrw'd ja th? lae. fifty je&rx
frosn ttlity-foar to forty-two years,
ii yoe rzZtz trss crot el, t f b"a Tar itr
fens at & sixsH Vi m.ym to t
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