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New York People Amuse Them
selves in Public Places.
DANXES AND DOGS TS. DIYAS.
IiOlo Fuller's Serpentine StrirU Set
Broadway in a l'lutter, "While the
Canine Convention Elated the Elite.
Operatic Impresarios and Artists All
New Yomc, March 2. A' remarkable
demonstration took place at tihe Casino the
other night, where they haito been play
ing a foolish vaudeville, "Utcle Cclestin."
This jingling farce had hcixa padded out
by such specialty features as oould bo
snapped up at the moment, and among
them vras Loio Fuller, a yotssg woman
who began her career with opesa and now
rounds it up with skirt dance. She was
engaged to come in somewhere at the tag
of tho vaudeville and girate in a new form
of posturing called a serpentine dance.
The management thought "Uncle Ce
lestin" had caught the popular fancy, for
the about town contingent was out iji
force. But ore night Loie Puller rushed
in to the management and announced that
her head was swelling. She was sure of
it, and could not possibly go on unless
they raised her salary fiom 50 a week
pi $150. The Casino managers requested
ihno to hunt up a new partner with
fresh capital, but Miss Fuller would not
compromise, and did not appear that
night. Then occurred the scene. "When
the audience found out that there was to
be no skirt dance it demanded its money
back. It hooted, yelled and swore, and
gave the upper Broadway cheer: ""Whoop,
Biss, bang Fuller! L-O-I-E."
So it turns out that the skirt dance kept
"Uncle Celestin" alive, and the upper
Broadway public may bo said to have
berved notice that if Fuller is not replaced
it will not tolerate the rest of the fun or
appreciate the music.
Our swell friend, Sir. Richard Mansfield,
who never travels without a reporter and
new play in his reportory, has come to
0own with a version of barren's "Ten
Thousand a Year," in which he plays tho
part of Titmouse. Why he should have
done this only those voluminous commen
tators who are deep ui his internal con
sciousness can tell. The play is not a good
one in any possible aspect, and Mr. Mans
field had to make an apology for it on the
Miss Emma Sheridan, who is said to
have prepared thisngoutof the novel, is
a member of Mr. Mansfield's company, and
has shown a literary facility in newspaper
work. Her father is the well known Gen
eral George Sheridan, orator and lecturer,
and a year or two ago christened "De
fender of the Faith" for his able reply to
Colonel Bob Ingcrsoll. But Miss Sheri
dan's success in literature was4 a little too
Sudden to last. These girls who go up like
r rocket are not apt to come down like
Mercury, newlit upon a heaven kissing
hill. At all events in this play she was
luunpered by Mr. MansnVId's tapo line. I
I don't think she was trying to write a
good play so much as a good vehicle. The
problem, as usual, wjs how to manipulate
literature so as to get Mr. Mansfield on all
the time. In solving the problem, how
ever, both literature and Mansfield Imvg
Buffered, for whenever Mansfield is on tJio
literature is off, and when tho literature is
on Mr. Mansfield is off way off.
I say this with a well preserved respect
for Mr. Mansfield's abilities which of
late have needed exercise. Tho public go
to his first nights expectantly, and some
times do not go again, because Mr. Mans
field's material was not worthy of him
This is especially the case in "Ten Thou
sand a Year." Titmouse is sufficiently
indicated by the name, and for this kind
of grotesque frivolity Mr. Mansfield has
not the airy and pervasive humor. Mr
John Sleeper Clarke would have lifted it
with inimitable unctuousness to a Ilogar
thiantype. Mr. Crane would have wal
lowed in it joyously, and everybody would
have been drunken with his low cdmedy
spirits. Mr. Mansfield builds it strenu
ously like a lay figure and you are in some
doubt when he gets through whether ha
or his dresser deserves tho niot credit.
I am sorry to see an actor of bterling
worth depend upon makeup plays, and I
am amued to observe that the voluminous
commentators of 'Mr. Mansfield call this a
play of character.
I should like to hear Titmouse's charac
ter scheduled. Tho fact' is Titmouse is a
characterless person, and it was as a nega
tion that he was put forward in tho book.
Does Mr. Mansfield suppose that particu
larity in dress consummate mannerisms and
n facile trickery of deportment constitute
Undoubtedly not, but some of his over
eedlous critics do.
Simultaneously with this play there was
produced at the Bijou a three act farce
called "Incog," which is from the pen of
woman, and which exhibited the very
merits which "Ten Thousand a Year"
lacked. Mrs. Pacheco constructed a gen
uine-intrigue, tied everything up in a knot
and then like a magician straightened it
all out. I should adviEo Miss Sheridan to
etudy Mine. Pachcco's method.
"Incog"' is one of tho most hilarious ab
surdities I ever saw. but it is the absurdity
of situation. Before the play was over no
body could tell who was who, until the
authoress calmed the laughter and
emoothed out matters. This was frauk
divcrtisement, and not juggling with
clothes to simulate character.
Mr. Mansfield is an actor who needs a
worthy play. The trouble with him is that
lie goes to the wrong sources, and then
handicaps his constructive agent with fool
ish Mansfield conditions. This is Harry
ILacyism, which nlwnys remarks when a
new actor is announced, "I onder here
lie got his horses'"
The dog show at the Madi-on Square
garden was this year of unusual propor
tionsnnd interest. No one who did not
bco tho string of private vehicles at the
entrances and the crowds of nchly dressed
visitors can form an id?a of the popular
character of this exhib.tion. Even th
horse bhow, which is always as swell an
affair as the Patriarchs' ImII. has never ap
pealed to the fashionable class as did this
The attendance was largely made up of
women and not horsey women, either
They never tired of going around the cir
clcof kennels and distributing their ad
miration indiscriminately. What may be
called the doi; sentiment has grown to
enormous proportions under the :o?toring
care of the W etminter Kennel club. 1
suppose at least 200.WO people visited this
show before the week was over, and ther
was no other appeal made than that of
dog, pure and simple.
BePide this transitory popularity the
Apathy at the Metropolitan opera house is
amazing. The Abbey-Grau managemen?
prindsouta mixed repertory to listless anil
vacant boxes. The "Huguenots'" does not
interest the stockholders. "Faust aloue
fills the house Even "Lohengrin" could
not do it.v Little Yati Zandt made nil ap
nea! m the MMtiirtuous "Lskme." but ,
charming a hlewa there u&s little niv
ality, he cannot help being disgusted with
the capriciousness, priggishness and stupid
conventionality that attend all musical
endeavors based primarily upon tho good
will of mere wealth. Mr. Grau complains
bitterly and justly of the querulous, carp
ing spirit of the press. The opera has not
been generously treated, and the probable
result is that next season the directors
will reduce the whole scheme to an eco
nomical working basis and admit the peo-
pie at the people's terms.
At present tins show costs the man of
moderate means and musical taste ten dol
lars to take his wife or his sweetheart to
hear fe'Faust," and after all it is very much
like buying a century plant for a single
The artists all complain also of the want
of appreciation of their efforts. They teel
the apathetic chill of the boxes, and de
clare that the atmosphere in the American
opera house compares with that in a
European opera house very much as a cel
lar compares with a solarium.
Mme. Dilligenti, an Italian actress who
cacoi to this country to star and failed, ap
pealed to the generosity of New York in a
matinee gotten up at Palmer's theater the
other day. Mismanagement appears to
have wrecked this excellent artist, who has
a secure reputation abroad. Her case shows
how precarious is success in the dramatic
world. Intelligent foreigners speak of her
as a womau of splendid talents. SLe goes
back with the help of charity, having
scarcely ruffled the surface of the theatrical
pool here. Nym Crinkle.
NI mm LETTER
Actresses Will Be Seen at Short
Range During the Fair.
THE -DUDES' WEEK OF WONDER.
Ho "Wrote the Prize Play.
Some months ago tho New York Herald
offered a prize of S200 for the best one act
play submitted to a committee made up of
well known theatrical managers and au
thors. Five hundred and ninety-eight
were entered in the competition, and after
they had all been read it was decided that
W. E. Golden, a Brooklyn school teacher,
had won the prize. Ten others were honor-
All the Dainty Tavorites "Will Bo on
Deck vrith Smiles anil Samples Irre
pressible KicJuvd "Won't Src rail Xeiv
York'j, Amusement Center Chancing.
ably mentioned. Besides winning the prize.
Mr. Golden has sold his play to Manager
T. Henry French for $1,100, making $1,3G0
in all that he has received for his labor. He
had been unsuccessfully writing plays for
seven years, he says. If some one would
establish an annual contest of this kind it
would do moie to advance American litera
ture than tho endowment of a school. Mr.
Goldens play will be produced at the Gar
den theater, New York, April 18.
Champion Ruhengteln to Retire.
Louis Rubenstein, who claims to bo the
champion figure skater of the world, i3
about to retire from active competition.
For thiiteen years he has represented Can
ada in contests the world over, and always
with remarkable success. He was born at
Montreal thirty years ago, and for a num
ber of years has been prominently identi
fied with all manner of amateur sports in
His first victory of note as a figure skater
was at Victoria in 1SS2, when he defeated
six competitors and won the Canadian
championship. He repeated the perform
ance in ISSt, and in 1SS5 won the champion
ship of America at Montreal, scoring 2S3
out of 300 points. In 1SSS and 18S9 Rubeu
stuin appeared at New York and won tha
National Amateur Skating association
championship, and in 1891 the champion
ship was awarded to him and the present
champion, G. D. Phillips, of tho New York
Athletic club, their performances being
considered equally meritorious.
The Jew in New York City.
The- foolish writer who laughs at the
Jews and ridicules their pretensions to
influence would do well to study facta.
There are more than 3u0,000 Jews in this
city, holding something like $160,000,000
of real estate, with about 150 Jewish
congregations, ami capitalised invest-
wei.ng i'nw,jasm.( hen ono eojjsiiers, "HfA! representing uie-colossal lignre or
the enormous propor&Aas of this "enter-" at Ieat $2oU,UU0tuuu. New York Re-
and its cenural excellence and liber- j corder.
President "W. C. Temple.
The Pittsburg baseball club has chosen
W. C. Temple
president, aud pro
poses to see if it
cannot close its
next season well
up among the
leaders in the
great annual race
for the pennant of
such a farsighted
and capable presi
dent as Mr. Tem
ple, such a man
ager as Al Buck
such an aggrega
tion of talent as
the club proposes to have, Pittsburg
should certainly make a very creditable
showing in the race at the clcoe of the season.
'iSSmx ' m.
W. C. TEMPLE.
Governor McKinley, of Ohio, has joined
the Chicago Cycling club and the Century
Road club of America, and has pledged
himself to the roads improvement cause.
An Artificial Crow.
An Englishman has invented a new
aerial machine. The machine is divided
and constructed in imitation of the ar
rangement of every feather in the wing
of a crow, the bird selected, as a model.
The dimensions are thirty feet from tip
to tip of tho large wings. The whole
weight is about GOO pounds. The ma
chine is to be operated by a light engine.
New Yoi:k, March 9. Wherever there is
a vacant lot made by fire on Broadway,
there, before the brick- are cool, you will
find the manager and the speculator try
ing to get a long leave for a new theater.
Theaters and hotels are what New York is
becoming noted for." Mr. T. Henry French
is to have a nj .v one, and so is Mr. Frank
Sanger, of the Broadway. I might as well
include Mr. Mansfield in this company,
for, although he has not picked out his lot,
he has made up his mini Then let us re
member that the independent theater of
Mr. Sargent is coming along. The lease
of the Berkeley lyceum will only last until
another hotel burns down and f site can be
And here let me say as prophetically as
I dare that the future swell theater of
New York, the simon pure Belgravia,
whether endowed or not, will be some
where near that magnificent park plaza
on Fifty-ninth street. That is the social
axis of the island. Mr. Bourke Cockran,
who is not fo much an American as a
New Yorker, like all the faithful Tam
many tribe, thinks that Yonkers will be
the center in twenty-five years. But that
depends n good deal on the fellows at
Mr. T. Henry French, who Is to build
the new Grand opera house on Forty-first
street, is tho richest manager in New
York, and has the credit of being the
shrewdest financially. But he did not
make his money in management; he made
it in theatrical play brokerage. For years,
by means of his London house, he got con
trol of all the new foreign plays and
charged whatever royalties he pleased for
The theatrical event of the week is the
advent of Mr. Augustus Pitou's new stock
company at tho Union Square theater,
where he opened with a brace of light
dramas. Some interest attached to this
experiment because if successful here
Mr. Pitou expects to be able to fill his time
in the contiguous large cities without hav
ing to fill in with intermediate towns. A
stock company capable of playing tha
standard comedies and of casting a new
drama might, it is thought, find ample
work in Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn
and Cincinnati without botheriug Chicago.
Mr. Pitou has succeeded in securing
several excellent actors, and if he succeeds
in securing worthy plays there is no doubt
that he will be a large factor in the field
.next season. At all events his success as
a manager will, it is hoped, give him no
time to write plays himself. And in that
case, those men who can write them bet
ter may get the benefit of his executive
Mr. Mansfield's "Ten Thousand a Year,"
which proved a failure on the first night at
tho Garden theater, will undoubtedly prove
a success on the fiftieth night, for Mr
Mansfield is one of those fellows who in
sist that a play is not written until it has
been on two months. The jolly way in
which ho slashes, cuts up, turns over,
leaves out and puts in until he gets it all
right commands my admiration. "Don
Juan" was written as a melodrama. It
didn't go that way, so he made an extrav
aganza of it. He produced "Nero" a
tragedy. It didn't work well, and he was
just about to present it as a comic opera
with a skirt dance when Miss Sheridan
proposed "Ten Thousand a Year," which
was produced as a comedy, and was
flopped over into a farce on the third night.
In the stage lexicon of this youth there is
no such word as fail. "By Jove," he said
of "Richard in," "if it doesn't go as
Shakespeare I'll make it go as Dick Mansfield."
Dick's adaptability to circumstances
makes his judgment as protean as his tal
ents. Thi reminds me that the management
of the Casino, after producing the monkey
Bhincs otherwise known as "Uncle Celes
tin," which proved to critical judgment a
mere revival of that now obsolete form of
skylarking which e UM.d to call "Ham
fat," has published a letter from the com
poser Audran complimenting America on
Its appreciation of his work. If Audran
could see his work he would not sing so
wildly well. 1 have heard somewhere of a
man who, being kicked down two pairs of
Btairs, picked kinisell up proudly and, look
ing at bis watch, remarked: "By Jove, that
beats the record. I must have made twenty
revolutions to the second!"
The new Fifth Avenue theater which
has been fo long building is going to open
in May with a ievivalof oueof Oflenbuch'a
operas, which has been dashed with new
seasoning by that clever man, Mr. H. C.
Bunner, of Puck. Fancy the exhumation
of Offenbach at this day. It is to me like
buying last year's almanac. But after all
comic opera has no regard to th"nie or mu
sic or composer. It is the standing excuse
to exhibit pretty girls without frocks. No
matter who the author is, the visual plan
and material remain the same. The same
string of bacchantes, the same pink flesh
ings and flashings of skirts, and nobody
cares whether it is Pergolese or Eli Per
kins, so that it runs merrily into topical
song and skirt dance.
Anything coar-cr than "A Trip to China
town" has not been done here outside o
that popular resort Koster & Bial's; but
it goes. One of the songs sung by a young
woman has this delicate refrain:
He tried to pull my leg.
But he nc er laid hands on me.
And it always goes to shrieks of admira
tion. Some moral statistician will yet give ns
an enumeration nf the slum side of New
York that fioths up in our popular amuse
ments and flashes like a will-o'-the-wisp
along the purlieus of life.
The preparations for the dramatic fair
at the Madison Square garden go merrily
Lon. 1 he subject takes un a lanre snacein
the newspapers, and all the "space report
ers" give their time to interviewing the
actresses who have it in hand. Miss Alice
Fisher and MivS Georgia Cayvan get more
notoriety by this diversion than they could
ever get by their acting. The promised
personal exhibition is one of exceptional
interest. We are to have all the well
knowu actresses at short range. The
whole garden, recently set with benches,
is now to be studded with booths (includ
ing Acnes). You can then pay your money
and take your choice of caramels. Old
barriers will be broken down for sweet
We can hobnob with Mrs. Kendal for
Vwenty-frve cents. When she is on her
professional pedestal its costs a dollar ana
a half just to contemplate her. We cau
crack joues with Georgia for the price of a
ncegay, ant' introduce oar country cousin
to Efiie Shannon if he will take two paper
fans at retail price. Fancy being served
with a milk shake by Sydney Armstrong.
ud having your temples sprayed by Lil
lian Rus-elU Restrain ur imagination
w hile you irem of the mere nosibtliU- of
hamg Ada Kehan massage your hand
wnue ne sens yon a pair of gloves at feor
times their price. Pietnre Virginia Hr- j
ned the Cirwiwissa, the intoxicating. th i
ineffable knnins over aw! blowing the"
halo of a thousand flowers La your f a e j
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I was confined to bed ; could not
walk from lame back; suffered 5
months: doctors did not help: 2
ST. JJLCOBS OZXi
cured me. No return in 5 years. FRANCIS MAURER.
& "ALL MGHTI ST. JACOBS OIL DID IT." i
while -i.e . i-.ru between her radiant smiles
"What Mrup will you takes in yours,
But here the voluptuous dream of short
range ci-arity becomes a delirium. I see
in ray disordered fancy the population of
New York wandering homeward from the
garden burdened with embroidered slip
pers that will not fit them, and bending
under loads of cheap photographs that they
do notwint, and craetl with monogram
paper that has the wrong letters on it,
but cheered and blessed with one glad con
sciousness through it all they have talked
with Fanry Davenport, and touched Mrs.
Kendal, and found out at last that Vir
ginia Harned isn't pink but white, and
Lillian Ru-,-.ell i-n't half as dangerous at
short range us she is at long.
The great difficulty now in the scheme is
how to prevent the gilded youth and the
baldheaded veterans from utterly bank
rupting themselves m their competition
with fans and bonbons and photographs.
Mothers are getting alarmed. For there
is some danger that the surplus is going
over to the side of charity, and thia is a
hard winter for millionaires.
Emily Ycamans' Death.
The recent death of Emily Yeamans cast
a shadow over the whole theatrical frater
nity in New York, more because of the loss
of her pleasant personality than because of
her removal from the professional ranks.
She was never a startling success as an ac
tress, although she played character parts
very cleverly: but she was a complete suc
cess as a woman and a fiiend.
During her hours of rest from work for
many years she made charity her recrea
tion, and it was the sort of charity that is
charitable. Every summer she gathered
up little bands of the tiny waifs and strays
of New York streets and took them on
trips to Coney Island or other places barred
from them by poverty. In the winter she
gave them clothes and dinners when they
were well and medicine and sympathy
when they were sick. Among her sister
actresses she was known as the ono who
was never too busy to help an unfortunate
among them, never too weary to minister
at the bedside of one who had fallen ilL
Her time, her money and her strength she
gave to others.
She was born in Australia about thirty
years ago, and appeared on the stage be
foro she outgrew her baby clothes. For
years she w.t a member of Harrigan &
Hart's company, making her first appear
ance with them in "The Skidmoro Guards."
When Harrigan separated from poor Tony
Hart she remained with Harrigan, and
played her last part in his play, "The Last
of the Hogans," now running in New
York. Her mother, Mrs. Annie Ycamans,
is the bright particular female star of that
pla3 her r.ister Lydia is a member of Tony
Pastor's clever troop and another sister,
Jennie, is a soubu-tte of considerable repu
tation. FRANCE'S FAMOUS SCHOLAR.
Although Septuagenarian He Is Still
Ili-,y r.t liook Making.
When the "Life of Jesus,'' by Joseph
Ernest Rtnan, appeared in 1SM3 it wa.s com
pared to a brilliant meteor shooting across
the intellectu.il sky. But it boon proved
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to be far more enduring than a mere liter
ary meteor. Within a year it waa tran
lated into the principal languages of
Europe, and late in 1S64 James Anthony
Fronde, in Fraser's Magazine, declared
that the book in itse.f made an epoch, and
that it was destined to have a deeper
wider and more enduring influence than
any other work on religion produced in this
Replies and criticisms by the hundred
appeared, and it was soon made known
that no antagonist had studied the situa
tion more diligently than M. Renan.
When the French took temporary posses
sion of Syria in 1330 he went with the troops
as the head of a scientific commission and
studied the localities mentioned in the Bi
ble with extraordinary diligence. His con
clusions so far as they depend on mere to
pography are admittedly unassailable:
and these observations were only the ad
dition to twenty years' thorough study of
M. Renan was born Feb. 27. 1823, at
Treguier, department of Cotes-du-Nord,
was destined for the church, and early in
life became famous as a scholar, especially
in Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic At the age
of twenty-four he gained the academic
prize for a treatise on the Semitic lan
guages. Scholars recognized the powers
displayed in the "Life of Jesus" at first
sight, and in five years it passed through
thirteen editions. The first part of his
"History of tho People of Israel" excited
equal interest, and scholars are looking
eagerly for the conclusion, which is soon
to appear. M. Renan is now president of
the College de France, and lives in com
parative retirement with his wife, a daugh
ter of thf famous Ary Scheffer. He is un
usually vigorous for a man of sixty-nine,
and writes with all the vivacity of youth.
The Teeth Still Left.
The steamship Royal Tar was wrecked
on the New England coast more than half
a century ago. She had on board a menag
erie belonging to one of the numerous
"greatest shows on earth," and it seems
that these animals.or their remains, are des
tined to live in history long after the wreck
of the Royal Tar shall have been foigotten.
for the disaster was recalled only a short
time ago by the finding of some of the
teeth of the drowned hippopotami nearthe
scene of the wrack. They will be put in a
Hit? Changed Hia Mind.
The premier of Queensland, Australia.
Sir S. W. Griffith, appears to be an ex
tremely fickle minded individual. Two
years ago he issued a manifesto directed
against negro and Polynesian laborers. A
few weeks ago he issued an equally strong
document in favor of those whom he bad
originally proscribed. Perhaps the pre
mier is a believer in the truth of the old
saying that "A wise man sometimes
changes his mind; a fool never."
Strange, bat True.
A great many persons who hare crossed
the Brooklyn bridge are probably not
aware of the fact that the large cables
from which the bridge proper depends are
2S inches shorter during very cold weather
than in midsummer, and that the cable"
by means of which the cars are hauled
Across the bridge vary 90 inches under the
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trains. Now he is quite a celebrated young
man. whee friends believe that he is a sec
A Belligerent Owl.
From Maine comes a story of the capture
of an owl which had vainly attempted to
carry off a dog belonging to a mining camp.
The owl, mi the story goes, bore evidences
of a recent conflict in the form of several
porcupine quillb which were found stick
ing in his head.
IT. . DENNIS,
THE OLD RELIABLE
Too long to Walt.
Young Tom Canerusher, a Columbia col
lege student, asked his tailor the other day
when he would send him the suit of winter
clothes that he had ordered.
"When you have paid me for your last
spring's suit," replied the tailor.
"Oh, bother'' said Tom, impatiently,
"do you aipposp I can wait forever for my
winter clothes 'Texas Sittings.
I( ready on ehort notice to clean Privy Vaults and CeMpooK lo lo reinore from the cltr
dead horses and cattle, dead hogs and docs, beep anil coats, or unytluiik that will make
(tencn. All work guaranteed to nre eatislnction. t'ercous wni.nnc &U kind ot work can
renger Los K. . Cor. Central avenue and Jlum 31.. .N. c. Cor. IJou'hta
dron a card in cnveni?er
Main, or call at residence 723 K. Waco Avenue.
An Operatic Success.
The orchestration of Massenet's new op
era, "Werther," is said to be the best work
of that character the great composer has
ever done. The vocal numbers have creat
ed little less than a sensation, and their
abundant dramatic opportunities have en
abled Van Dyke to make "the hit of his
life." He sings tho title role and is en
cored nightly until he is completely worn
out. Competent critics are responsible for
the statement that Werther will live
through another ri-nfnf
T JJ. LiTiNairroK.
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, KAX.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castork
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The jaw pepnlar route to Kansas
Cltr, It. Louis and Chicago aud all
Points Bast and Xorth, also to Hot
Springs, Ark., ?few Orleans, Florida,
and all points Seatk and tioatheaat.
.oho B. Ct, 0onr W. v.'sjur. W. t. Or
J P. JLlIau. Kofi HarriD. J. 1!. alien, P. V. H.aly. B
Lombard. Jr rfer 01(4, L. IX. bctaatt; Jama
B0SZD DAILY TEAIHS
St. Louis, Kansas City, Pueblo
Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
The 8horta4 Haute to ft. Lonla.
I S ( " I v h
inc, and use
The clothes that are washed
without Pcarline. If you gel
them clean by the necessary
rubbing with soap, they will
soon get ruined by theweai
of it. Pear line saves the
wear, by saving the
work there is little
or no rubbing. It does
no harm to anything that it
it washes everything;-. Use Pearl-
loss labor. Labor is useless, if you
for it is unnecessary.
hiias onr to &t. lotjie
PmTliaa Buffet Sleeptmf Cars.
Free ReeUmtaaj Glut Can.
M. a TOWHSEND.
Of the Condition of tho
Wichita National Bank
Made to the Comptroller of Curren
cy at the Close of Bnsincss,
March 1st, 1892.
Loans and Disconts. .$576,68L90
Bonds and Stocks... 15,375.34
U. S. Bonds 50,000.00
Eeal Estate 65,000.00
Due from "U. S 2,250.00
Cash and Exchange. 158,157.07
Undivided Profits... 4,278.39
John Davidson, Polneer Lumbermen
of Sedprick County.
H. W. Lett, C A. TtfiLZzn
ESTABLISHED :-: IN:-: 1870
Jl complfte Stock; of Plae Lnraber
Shingles, Lath. Doors, bab.
etc., always on Land.
tspair. The peddlers sai jumc mm aw; fe- . W -sir theald
- - m tSWflT 12" Mill StPilUM TMf lrM ftffcMw J - '
W-Jor '.jT " r-rrrn-r"r.Kv e me a. f Cw
JLu.t' v tnit. no rrtwc rwarsee bss sees! smA ,--, -.-
-Pr5ee hs. a csf sVer .!.
Office and yr4fc on Sloler ac be
treD Dourlaa ami Plr-IM. ad
11 ran oli rard, at llutua Qity. Okia
horn a. CttjV U! Rrt nii3HtiK, OUl-
ZZ. rorvrrtu rYrt. I) rr. Uxntum T.Praa.
Fourth National Bank
PAID UP Ca PITaX.
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