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HER CHILDHOOD'S WOME.
Bio Old Bed House Where Adclina Patti
"Wakefield, N. y., April 1-1. Adelina
Patti is planning a visit to a simple red
briclc house in the village of "Washing
tonville, just on the edge of New York
city, in Westchester county. Her broth
er Nicola has already been up to look at
the red "brick house this spring. It is
the house in which the wonderful sing
ing bird lived when she was a growing
girl, and whence she went forth, more
years ago than it would bo gallant to
enumerate, to begin her career of daz
The Partis went to live atWashing
tonville about ten years after their arri
val in New York. Patti's father built
the red brick house and lived there
along with his wife and three sets of
children those of his first wife, those of
his Becond wife's first husband, and
those born to him and the second wife.
JIme. Patti, the neighbors say, was a
woman that made people stand in awe
of her. She is very well Temembered as
a dark eyed and rather stern person
whom the few villagers regarded with
The Partis were all people of the
stage and little understood by their
neighbors. They came and went as
they chose now hiving for weeks or
months in the -red brick house, now go
ing off for seasons of singing or acting.
Carlotta was already launched upon her
career, and Nicola was known to the
theater going world. As to the great
Adelina, she was a short, stout, dark
eyed little girl, who romped with the
neighboring children and enjoyed life
just as if she were not destined to make
the greatest operatic reputation of the
century. Her ordinary schooling was
obtained in Fourteenth street, New
York, but she was devoted to music, and
it was her habit to have tho children of
the neighborhood come to the house and
play singing school. Even then her
voice was marvelous, and according to
the biographers she had already been
heard in concert.
The little Patti s very toys contained
hints of her future career. The widow
Elizabeth Brown, now a very old wom
an, but often employed by the Pattis in
her youth, has one of Adelina's to3s. It
is an odd looking theater, stage and au
ditorium, made of cork. Once it had
seats filled with manikins and other
manikins that appeared upon tho tiny
stage, but these are gone. For years
the widow's late husband used it as a
receptacle for his pipes. Now it hangs
in the widow's barn. Tho whole toy is
perhaps eighteen inches square, and the
cornice over tho stage must be rather
more than a foot high.
Tho Widow Brown treasures in her
best room three little oak chairs once
the property of tho Pattis. She remem
bers tho whole family very well and
speaks familiarly of tho daughters as
Carlotta and Adelina. The little Ade
lina often visited tho Browns, and tho
widow heard many times tho undevel
oped -voice that was to entrance the
Half a dozen other residents of Wash
ingtonvillo recall the Pattis, and espe
cially Adelina. A daughter of Thomas
T. White, who bought the red brick
house of Patti's father and still occupies
it, will have it that Adelina Patti made
her first public appearance while living
at Washingtonvillo. Tho tradition is
that tho little girl, then only twelve
years old, went forth from tho hotise to
Mount Vernon, a mile away, and sang
in concert at Beck's hotel. This, how
ever, does not agree with most of Patti's
biographers, who put her down as hav
ing made her debut at the age of eight
years. But then many residents of
Washingtonvillo believe that tho diva
was born in their village instead of in
Madrid. At any rato that is current
tradition, though Patti's former play
mates aro less at odds with history in
The Patti house was built in 1834, a
year after tho village was laid out, and
for a. long while it was tho most con
ppicuous building in Washingtonvillo.
It is still highly distinctive, though not
by reason of its beauty. It stands on a
hillside, surrounded b' a garden with
trees and plants. Tho roof runs to a
peak in tho middle, and there are ugly
porches front and rear at the height of
tho second .story and approached by un
comfortably high and steep steps. Tho
house is almost square and three stories
hr-ih. It has no architectural preten
pians, but it must have cost Patti two or
three thousand dollars, and it has a suf
ficiently commodious air. Within, the
rooms aro of good size. About the only
relic of tho Pattis remaining in the
house is an enormous kitchen table that
was deemed too heavy to bo removed,
and has since occupied its original posi
tion. The house has recently been sold
by its present occupant.
E. N. Tallaxdioham.
Xut on Grunt.
New York. April 14. Mr. Nast, the
caricaturist, was always an ardent ad
mirer of (General Grant. The great
warrior was a warm per&onal friend of
the artist. It was at Mr. Nast s house,
in fact, that tho general was first enter
tained as a private citizen after leaving
tho Wliite House at the close of his sec
"Knowing him as I did," said Mr.
Nast. describing one of the unpleasant
features of liis profession, "I never took
any stock in Cajsarism. I never be
lieved, with Mr. Sumner and many
others, that he had any desire to over
turn the republic Consequently, I did
not join in their assault on him. On tho
contrary, I attacked them, and among
his opponents that I caricatured was
Mr. Sumner, who appeared to feel it
keenly. 'You aro wrong, Mr. Nast,' he
said to me the last time I saw him.
'You are a young man now, but you will
see your mistake. I you are going to
take Grant's side, you must go your way
and I mine.' That was the end of our
f ieadship. but I never had occasion to
regret my faith in General Grant's loy
alty to the republic." P. F.
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TO SHINE M SOCIETY.
WARD M'ALLISTER GIVES ADVICE TO
WOULD BE SOCIAL LEADERS.
How to Form a Four Hundred in a
Small Town Ton "Will 3Iako Enemies,
but That Is One of the Penalties ol
t Special Correspondencc.1
New Yoke, April 14. Almost every
mail brings a batch of letters to Ward
McAllister, tho leader of New York's j
celebrated Four Hundred, asking for f
advice on "How to become a society J
leader." Pretty nearly all of these let
ters are from ambitious young gentle
men in small towns who are desirous of
forming a Four Hundred of their own.
Invariably tbey are of good family, en
joying excellent social privileges, but,
not knowing the ropes, they are unable
to establish themselves at the head of j
the procession. Hence they turn to the .
great arbiter of American society for
counsel, and in such numbers do their
missives come that Mr. McAllister, if he
attempted to answer them all, would be '
compelled to hiro a seretary to look af- j
ter this class of correspondence alone.
Since he issued his famous ukase, di- j
iding the original Four Hundred into an .
"inner circle"' of 150, an "outer circle" i
and a "fringe," these communications !
have been particularly numerous. The
incident served to revive general inter
est in the peculiar hold which the chief
of the Four Hundred has on his follow
ers in the giddy whirl, and naturally re
quests for instruction as to the best
means of climbing the ladder of social
fame have increased. For the benefit of
his numerous correspondents, none of
whom could otherwise be instructed at
his hands, Mr. McAllister consented re- j
cently to an interview on the subject of
how society and society leaders may best
be built up.
"It is tho easiest thing in the world,'
said he, "for a man, young or old, to
become a society leader and to build up
a distinct society. But it requires a
great many uncommon qualities, and
unless he possesses these he will be wiser
if he leaves tho task alone. He must
possess push, the faculty of organization
and administration, fine powers of diplo
macy, pei feet tact, a thorough knowl
edge of men and the capacity to make
enemies with equanimity.
"Certain people of wealth and influ
ence will be found in every community
who are in every way ineligible for ad
mission into good society. These per
sons are atsjlutely certain to visit all
their resentment on the head of the man
who is looked upon as the organizer of
the set from which they have been ex
cluded, and naturally they will do all
in their power to injure him. Therefore,
the ability to bear the attacks of ene
mies is particularly essential to a man
who wants to assume society leadership.
Given this abilitj', and being in posses
sion of the other qualities I have enu
merated, tho goal can be reached by fol
lowing a very simple line of procedure.
"In the first place, the aspirant wants
to bo particular in his dress. I don't
mean that he shall be a dude or a dandy,
but he wants to be always well dressed
and cultivate especially a habit of wear-1
ing evening attire with ease and grace.
There is nothing that tends so much to ,
the pleasures of society as the dress coat, t
In America tho people aro far behind '
Europe in this matter. There it is real
ized that nothing helps so much in
throwing off the cares of business as
evening approaches as the changing of ,
one's clothes, the laying off of one's j
workday uniform as it were. No Eng
lishman who pretends to be at all fafch-1
lonable will think of sitting down to
dinner unless ho is attired in his swal- j
low tail, even when he dines in his own j
hous burrounded only by his family.
"Of course this is not to be looked for
here for some time to come yet, especial
ly in small communities, but it v.ill be
found pleasant as well as polite to
change one's coat for dinner at home and
put on a fiesh shirt. This will lead
naturally to the dress coat as an ha
bitual easy evening attire, and the man
Avho wants to step out of the social ranks
to the front will do well to set a good
example to the persons whom he wishes
to lead by wearing a dress coat on all
suitable occasions. The others will fol
low in much less time than seems pos-,
sible, and the change in bearing and de-,
portment that will come over the com-
pan- is certain to be most marked. j
"But as a matter of course the wear-1
ing of a dress coat and the habit of
dressing for dinner will not in itself j
make a society leader. They are only
incidents, though very essential. The
main thing is to create the best elements
of a place into a distinct and, as far as
permissible, an exclusive circle. This ,
can 1)0 done without the possession or ,
expenditure of wealth by the proper per-1
son. by tho organization of subscription
entertainments that is, entertainments
wheie everybody pays his or her share
of the expenses. These entertainments j
may take a wido range and are to be
adapted to the season. In summer they
can take the shape of picnics, excur
sions, outdoor luncheons and dances.
"When fall and winter arrive, balls,
dinners and other suitable affairs mav
be substituted. It is the dnty of tho per-,
ton who desires to be looked up to as a
leader to start these entertainments and
see that they are made permanent.
Once the beginning is made they will
run along of their own accord, almost
without an effoit, and become recog
nized social institutions of the place.
To inaugurate them a list of the most
desirable people should be carefully pre
pared. In this work it may bo found
necessary to exclude a great many pec- j
pie who have money, but are otherwise '
vulgar and unfit for intimate social re- J
lations with careful ladies and gentle- '
men. Unless this is done the attempt j
to form anything like an harmonious so- j
ciety set will prove a failure. ;
"On the other hand a large number of j
people who are poorer than their more
fortnnato neichbors will be found d-
sirable acquisitions because of supe- ,
nor manners ana attainments and iam
ily connections. It is here where the
tact and diplomscv and knowledge of
human nature will bo called sharply into J
requisition. Tho list being niade up and
revised a number of times, the next step
is to circulate among the people con
cerned and secure their active co-operation
and support. This is the easiest
matter in the world. The people are
only too happy to help along an under
taking of thia kind and will eagerly aid
a man who has tho force and push to
lead them. Subscriptions to the differ
ent events will come almost without an
effort, and each successive event will be
easier to manage than the one that has
N1 After the first affair has come off it
may be desirable to weed out the list of
eligibles, and this should be done relent
lessly, though the ill feeling on the part
of those Eet aside may be greater and
harder to bear than if they had been left
out in the first place. But that must
not deter the man who has set the task
of creating a Four Hundred before his
eyes, and if he is only steadfast and de
termined and politic, he will soon feel
that the wrath of the slighted will glide
over him as easily as other petty trou
bles of life. Additions to the ranks may
be made from time to time as circum
stances may dictate, but they should
only be made with the greatest circum
spection with more circumspection in
fact than the formation of the original
list, for it will be found much more dif
ficult to weed out newcomers than it
was to weed out the old.
"This point reached, the man who has
been the active spirit in organizing these
subscription affairs can rest assured that
the battle is won, and unless he spoils it
all by some imprudence or by letting go
his hold, his position as the recognized
society leader of the place is assured.
But eternal vigilance is the price of suc
cess in the social world as well as else
where, and if he wants to retain his
leadership he must make up his
mind to sacrifice a great deal of time
and to submit to a great many annoy
ances at the hands of the jealous and
disappointed. He must adapt himself
to changes that are constantly occur
ring, and be wideawake generally.'
And with that the great McAllister ex
cused himself to give audience to a num
ber of New York society reporters who
were waiting in the drawing room out
side, thereby furnishing another good
point for would bo creators of "select
circles," namely, cultivate the society
reporter. Paul Latzke.
CHIEF OF THE VANDERBILTS.
He Is a Gentleman of Ability, Good In
tentions and Great "Wealth.
New York, April 14. Cornelius Van
derbilt, who was named after his grand
father, the old commodore, has nothing
in common with him but financial abil
ity (the commodore's whole life was con
secrated to the accumulation of money),
being a well rounded, large minded,
highly estimable character. Ho is at
f orty-fivo the head and controlling spirit
of the present generation of Yanderbilts,
his brothers, William K. and Frederick
H., following usually in his lead; while
tho youugedt brother, George, is not in
business at all, confining himself entirely
Imagine what a recreant scion of
monetary stock the original Cornelius
would consider George, and how he
would proclaim, as ho did every man
not a money maker, a blank sucker.
The commodore very early recognized
Cornelius' rare financial ability, and ad
mired him accordingly, showing the
highest appreciation of which he was
capable by leaving his grandson by will
$."1,000,000 as a special gift. He made
him, soon after attaining his majority,
treasurer of the Hudson River railroad,
and trusted implicitly whatever official
statements he made, saying, in his pe
culiar English, "That 'ere boy, Corneel,
is alius right, sure as shootin."'
No millionaire in New York (our mil
lionaires are as a rule notorious niggards
so far as public benefactions go) is so
inclined to be generous in every way,
though he does not parade his giving, as
some others do. While very orthodox
in creed, he commands the respect of
the most heterodox and rationalist, for
they believe him sincere and conscien
tious in his professions. A man of his
immense future feels obliged, for social
considerations, to give elaborate and ex
pensive entertainments, notwithstand
ing which he is simple and unpretending
in ordinary life.
Ho is accessible in his office and at
home to everybody, save eccentrics,
bores and impertinent interviewers, and
is free from the assumption and formal
ism that mark some of his kinsmen. No
man is more industrious, even laborious,
as he must be having charge of so many
millions, of interests so vast and far
ramifying. He works on an average
ten hours a day; is punctual in all his
engagements, and considerate of every
body worthy of consideration. He takes
ains not to overwork, which is not diffi
cult for a man of so great executive
power. J. E. J.
Politics and Ballot Dancers.
Boston, April 14. Maurice Low, the
Boston correspondent, told how he had
interviewed Attorney General Garland
on tho election of Sadi-Carnot to the
presidency of the French republic.
"Good morning, Mr. Garland," said
Low; "what do you think of Sadi-Carnot:"
"I haven't seen her for several
years," replied the attorney general,
"but the last time I saw her, out in St
Louis, I thought her the finest dancer
that ever balanced herself on one toe."
E. T. C.
"Wesley's First Charge.
It is pleasant to turn back the leaves
of history for two centuries or more and
read that several preachers who hied
their prentice hand in America after
ward became famous in England, and it
should not be forgotten that John Wes
ley held his first independent charge at
Savannah in 1730, and admitted that he
did not comprehend the work of grace
in regeneration until the Moravians of
the New World explained it to him.
An Ulcpltanl's Toothache.
The elephant in tho Zoological gardens
in Paris must be a very reasonable crea
ture. He sniffers from toothache, and if
in proportion to his size, he mnst suffer
a good deal; yet, while it is being stopped
and filled, we are told, he is exceedingly
patient, only "gently moving his trunk"
when the operation is particularly pain
ful. A word of praise is also surely dns
to the dentist. A man might have
earned the Victoria Crosa and yet have
some misgivings when that trunk began
to wave. In the case in question it was
only employed "to caress the operator,"
by way of fee, when the proceedings
were concluded: but it might have been
put to a different use.
The report does not inform us whether
the elephant is placed in a chair with
his head well back, a position with
which most of us are only too well ac
quainted. There is a little difficulty, it
seems, in inducing him to take laughing
gas, which he may think beneath his
dignity. James Psya in Illustrated
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CORNER & FARNUM-
The only Coffee Roasters and Spice Grinders m the stale Ol ansas. oarry
a fniflne! Lowest prices. Teas! Coffee, Spices, Herbs, Baking Powders,
Extracts Gijrars, Spray Yeast. Etc. .
112 & 114 South Emporia Avenue.
THE JOHNSTON & LAKIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Notions :and : Finishing: Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
310, 121 & 123 N Topeta. Ave.
OH AS. LAWRENCE,
Photograliers . Supplies!
102 E Douglas Avenue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
W1UJUTA BOTTllNtt AY0KKS,
OITO ZIMMERMAN. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Cbampapue
Cider, Sada Water, Standard Nerve
Food, also General Western
Afreutb lor At ni. J.Lemp'sExlra Pale.
Cor. First and WacoSts., - Wichita.
Geo. H. Lloyd & Co
Harness and Sadleiy.
Sart'ory Hnrdvrare. Leather, Lap Unles. 1"1T
NeU. Elanvets.BiUslies, Whip. Combs, Eu.
401 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kan.
LEHMANN-HIGGINSON GROCER CO.,
203 AD 205 N. WATER STREET.
Sole .Agents for the Celbiated Jersey Coffee, the lest package coffee in the market
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324 KORT11 MAIN STREET.
Manufacturers of Galvanized Iron, and Copper Cornice; Tin,
Copper, Iron, and Slate Roofing Work done in any part of the
country. Estimate furnished on application.
Caswell & Buckley.
CHASED BY A BONY GHOST.
"Weird and Blood Curdlinjj Adventure of
a Policeman with a L'hantom.
During a heavy fog one night Lieutenant
Clase, of the Twenty-fourth district, found
himself hort of fourteen patrolmen, who
were laid up with the grip. In response
to his call at headquarters a number of
sub5 from the down town districts were
pent to fill up the gap, and among them
was SubofiTicer Hamael, from the Second
district. Hamael was put on Officer Moore'?
beat, which covers that lonely and par
tially deserted district known as Snyders
villc. On Richmond street, above Victoria, on
the northern outskirts of Snydersvillc,
stands an old, dilapidated farm mansion,
which for many years remained tenantlcs.
An air of mystery surrounds the place, and
strango stories are told Of still stranger
sights and sounds that have been frequent
ly seen and heard, about tho old building,
which is fit lapsing into a mas of ruins.
Officer Hamael, who has the reputation
of Ixnng a very brave man, knew nothing
of the stories attaching to the old mansion.
So when he was passing the place while
patrolling his beat, and had his attention
drawn toward it by screams issuing from
the kitchen, he started without hesitation
to investigate their origin. Groping his
way through the fog his helmet was twice
knocked off his head by unkempt grape
vines trailing in the path. The screams
grew louder and came apparently from a
woman who was no doubt being murdered.
The hou and grounds were enveloped in
total darkness Trying the door, he found
it unfastened and walked in the now ap
parently deserted kitchen. Only a low
moaning could now be heard, and before
proceeding further Subofficer Hamael too:
out his matches to make a light. The
first one sputtered and went out. The sc
ond one did likewise. The third cracked a
little, but stubbornly refused to light. All
was now quiet, the heavy fog made breath
ing difficult and Hamael sought the outer
A strangfc crackling sound suddenly per
vaded the air and some unseen person lifted
his helmet from his head. Looking around
a strange spectacle met his gaze. An un
clothed skeleton stood by his side and on
its brainless skull rented his helmet. Iking
a brave man the officer tried to think of
what he had last eaten to produce such a
startling optical delusion, and finding him
self solwr he attempted to take the ha:
from the skeleton, but every time htshand
came clo-e to the grinning, opn jaws his
right arm was seized with a seasation as if
he had received an electric shock. Draw
ing his locust club bestruck the apparition
a vicious blow, but the clab passed harm
lessly through the phantom, ivhik a green
ish Woe flam rolled from the end of his
club and he found himself unable to longer
hold it in his hand.
A strange feeling of dread as if some im
pendms danger wa about to matrialixa
caused him to shrink awar from the ptj.ee.
i CMfdrn Cry for pfches Caster
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J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Ketall
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 N Market St., Wichita, Kan
J. P. AXLE".
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10S EAST DOUGLAS AYE.
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ENGINES, BOILERS and MACHINERY.
124 S. Washington Ave. Wichita.
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leaving his club glowing with a greenish
blue flame lying on the graveled walk.
But to his surprise tho bony skeleton fol
lowed cloe ou his right side and seemed to
indulge in a low chuckle. Going around
to the front of tho house a new trouble
I arose. The skeleton stopped, and pointing
one long bony finger to one of the upper
I window ng.iin uttered that low chuckle
, as of fiendish delight Looking up at the
window the officer saw the room wa lit up
' by a brilliant light, and the cries of a lmby
j being strangled could distinctly be heard,
j The bareheaded sub made another at-
tempt to enter the house, and was closely
I followed by the helmeted skeleton. At tho
foot of the stairs the skeleton offered tho
sub his helmet, but on attempting to re
place it on hi head he found it had grown
too small, and his short hair stood out o
it would not stay on. Throwing the hat
aide he was astonished to find it commenc
ing to ascend the stairs a step at a time
and turning completely over at every other
Officer Hamael and the skeleton followed
the hat, and when they had reached tne
first landing tho hnt began to descend a
step at a time in a manner the reverse of
that in which it had gone up. Determined
to regain his helmet he started down after
it, but could not quite touch it. Up and
down stairs the hat, skeleton and officer
went many times until groat Wads of cokl
perpiraUon stood out, not nlooe on his fore
head, bat all over him. Again the screams
of a woman in distress reached the officer's
' oar, and he determined to go back to the
station house at Belgrade and Clearfield
' streets to summon assistance. He pro
ceeded on a run while tho skeleton kept
close by his side.
At last the marble steps nt the entrance
to the station were reached. Politely hand
ing the now thoroughly astoai-ihfd and
frightened sub hia helmet the skeleton da
appeared in the dense fog. On petering the
hearing room of the 'tation the sob was
mos universally guyed by his brother offi
cers until the battered and damaged hel
met was offered in proof of the truth of hi
' strange story. After the foe cleexed up
the next day the locust clab was found
j lying on tie graveled path leadiag around
i the old mansion to the kitchen, bus no
i marks oa it were left to show whore it bad
i Etruck the rattling bones of th skeleton.
! Philadelphia Times.
I Thp 3Iew of a Cat.
The mewing of the cat fa always the
same, but what a number of mental coodi-
uoba It express-' I bad a kitten whose
. gambols awl liveliness eotertaiaed me
greatly. I naderstoe! welt, when St came
up to cc ittewinz, vetmt the wmod mout
' Sometime the k!n waefc-d to come tip
j and slttjp ta 3ty btp, at other tunc it
asking me to lay wok it. When, at
meals, it jUBpa on my kaees, turned
rooad, looked mX. rut and "poke i a coax
1 fag wsy. it was akiag for somettuap to
eat. Vhen ha mother earner no with a
moose fa her jaw, lr nrafted aad low
tooed mew informed tbe Itttl- oee from a
. diseases ami caused it to spnag aod no
i up to the game that was broegat to lu
1 Zh err u siwaTS the same, bat varied in
Chrysanthiraum, Geraniums, Verbe
nas, lite. Eic.
"Wholesale and Retail.
CHAS. P. MUELIiER,
Catalogue Free. YJ CHITA, KAN.
BUTLER & G-RALB Y
jrltWork ol nil kluila promptly attended to.
213Soutli31 a inWich ita, Jvan.
Steel Wre and Picket Fence,
Manufactured by tho
Arkansas Valley Fence Co.
TTe want all dealers In Lumber. General Mer
bandl'e. and Hardware, to wrlw fox prlca Us
nil Dl seoants to the trade.
10) Wichita Stree Wichita Kamu.
THE C. E. POTTS DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles I?. Polls Jfc Co., Cincinnati O.l
Goods Sold at SL. Lonla and Kansas City Prlcen.
233 and 235 South Main Street, - - - - "NVickila, Kansas.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GROCERY CO.,
ClTlCll AM YPABEBOUSK 2JJI 'I O 223 SOUTH arjlKKXT FT11F.ET
Keep everything: m the tnocery line, show cases, Scales and grocers nxtnrea.
iiltio bole proprietors of tie- "ltoyalty" nud "Lalnnocecla brands of Clfni-K.
WICHITA - TRUNK - FACTORY.
Manufacturers and Dealers of Trnnk3, Valises, Medical Cases,
Shawl Straps and Samule cases. A complete 1 ine of traveling goods.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
125 "West Douglas Ave. - Wichita, Kan
DISTRICT AGENT FOR
SANTA FE COALS,
AM JOBBER OE BUILDING MATERIALS.
1 1 2 S. 4th Ave. Wichita, Kan.
WEIR CITY k WESTERN COM CO.
Miners aud Shippers of tlie Celebrat
ed Weir City Coal. A lull line of
other conltJ in ttock at Wichita Yards.
Direct bhippcis of Piedmont Smith
a 19 N. Water St. Phone 00. Wichita K
TRY THE ARTHUR.
ie strength of tho ii.Hections and in ita
protraction, so as to represent tho vnrious
states of mind with which my young ani
mal is moved. These facts are prolwbly
well known to all observers of animals.
Popular Science Monthly.
Thb Lad j- Engagrd.
New Domestic Mr. Spinks has called,
Miss De Fine (at her toilet) Mercy mel
You see I'm engaged.
Mr. Spinks (somo moments later) You
said Miss Dc Fine was at home, I believe.
New Domestic Yessir, but yuh can't
see her, sir. She's cuttin her corns. New
Should Yon Feel Had It.
Any ono whose nerve force is deficient
and blood impoverished may take, with
benefit, the yolk of an egg, well beaten up
in a class of milk, each morninc. Tho
1 iron and phosphoric compounds arn in
such a condition as to be readily assimi
lated by tho syKtcm, although small in
wnount. New York Journal.
Monument to the Living.
Visitors to Woodlawn cemeUiry are
struck bv the fact that scores of livini? peo-
I nle have caused to be erected in that rat
j city of the dead monuments to themselves
j whjch will probably outlast the builders
hundreds of years. Family monument have
. f . iwww, ,mrrinn tor run and ths
alo abound in beautiful Woodlawn, but
I the stones erected to the memory of people
i now in the flesh is a fashion which prerhiW
j largely in thw cemetery. In brontiful
! Linden plot a granite sbaf t bars the name,
' "Pauline Hall." Tbu tho former Casino
i favorite prepares for posterity, when ha
shall have joined the silent majority. Aua
! Un Corbin, tbe nulroad magnate, te atill
very robust, but he has also erpcted a jsoImI
rnitnU.nt ts himwlf Others who hay
j tken Time by the -forelock are William C
Whitney and Josopn IL Choate. In ail
iwarly thirty monuments are waiting to
j mark the last rtstin plae of men aod
women who rtill enjoy life in this bustling
j workL-New York AdvertUer.
A...,. r . ... r..w
In the book of Job appear, to. nt.
"I am escaped with the kia of my Ux&h,
which is modernr&sd "by the kin of y
teeth," 3ad stive the kl&a of a narrow e-
cape, one ckie as la be jut by the thiek
nete of the skin on tbe teeth, which is k
' thin that no raicro5CCpii hajyet ba able
to find it. "To cajH. in tbe toth" cmms
to throw defiant reprouch or lata Ita
spitefully, at one would ca.vt a stone at the
errol tth 01 a snarunc dojc "Tootb
aad nail" denotes the manner of an action
fall of frenzied fury, typlfkd by bittos; and
cratcaia. as when two belligerent cats
make tbe far Sy.-Kan.a City Star
escimated at from fc,O00 to 1O.D0O gallons
A miasionsry cas etsdied and com
mitted to writing tot vercacniar of txte
satjvea of th JJacDoaatU ranjjc, Sath
A wcmderfnlasaaaiBinfSoA- , fMtvaMl UdtlT t bona.
H9UH111 1W iCVk U,U .. - ,
.F. r. MARTrX,
Wholesala aud Kcuul
Artists Materials, Pictures, Frames
iloukllEs. Plrtnrc fiiats. EawU. ctocav Kic.
F!rt quality French Chlca for decora! Inc.
Krerythtasr la the line of .A'Usta Materials &i t.
1 ouUorlhloigo price, "lho on!r eiclaMro Art
blare lu the st.ua. Mail Orders promptly attended
Cdtalvcuo tree. 1 o.ciUou iU
iidLJs oitTiT 2jai:kj:t ST.
TM WICHITA EAGLE
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS, AND
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS.
Ill East Doujrlas Avenue.
R. P. Murdwlc, llushiedd Manager
Wichita Book Co.
Just ready, our naw Snrintj Stock, Cro
quet, Hammocks, Balls, Bats, ilarbles.
Tops toset hem ith an immense lino of
Books, Stationery and Printer Sup) Ite
US "E. Doufflas Ave.
LIRm COMMISSION CO.
Produce and Emit.
Potatoes a Specialty.
120 H. Market St. Wichita, Kan.
THE LAST SHALL BE FIPSTT.
VThs woahLaot baxte to do sots migBtr tfeJag.
If Bate occasion gave it to hiii hntxi.
Knowing that at ita close nil nam won Id ring.
Coupled with praises, through n straleful Uod
V7ho would not haar with Jor ome grrat com
mand. Bidding him dare to ears a ciorlooa muno
The leak la taay thataocarea as faints.
Bat. ah! how seldom cotac tbe Unmpct call
That atlra tho pubo aud fllU tbe roina wlttSf
When victory aaa fierce effort, once for atL
Acd tnllinjc fortnon inlntm a war to fame
Atom; BOtno inth of honor Urn from tilanm.
To one, the call to do tnrat deeds paJt load, )
To one. amid a Taafuahonored crowd.
Far othcrwlM the common lot of man.
Oar bourlr tell but rk thn tamnn to liri
Our doll moBotoooo lahor koowft no ptaa
Save that wbichusUru Dtcmvlty doth sire.
Our caralncs fill aa crr Icaklnjr lc
Oar t0t Xulalled. another rtlll MM-cela.
And brief necUct brie overgrowth of weedAf
What wonder, then. If irsfferlDK men repi.
And bop'leflR2yA idrcn war to maI despair?
Soma tnurmarat, jta ennui, th scheme dMod
That placed tbern where tbe aw of ttcllia-J
Across tbe'r brows a dpcnlatr channel wear 4
For theta no rpriacthao psaka of tap rtn
Bnt chaacciem wlntrr aUea above them brood.'
Oh, fools aod blind! Thin wnrid U cot tbe roal
lint abapr oa for a larger world on known,
Tbe vilest olave that keiw patlatit osl
fcball ) et rack hizber thaa the mokca! drofi
Wbo is-k to pleaw hJi worthier stf aloae.
If humble toU lhardat,yt lrs.
. U mo.t hall merit wbo .a mortdar.
! -Walter V. . Skefti ift Loadoa Aa!(nr
About Oiewirnr Com.
"The cbewinc; gum trades may a i1t
to bo holding ita own," add Uio yoan5
man with light clothes and on iron jar.
"I havo a factory ta 8a)ta, O., a& bib.
ploy mora pooplo than crer before. Wi
pay a cent a box to jjirU for wrapping
They mako from two to thru itolinr a
t wk a' l Tho ootpat of Chicago IC
i atont fl.500 a day for irery wxk dafl
oftboyear. Ifct u aotrly half a rnU
( Jjon dollars a year eipendM ai that at?
j nUmv for gnm. Mort of tizfe uor wt
, rrh6TO 3r a nomUr of macafaflturtrt
r aw , . aboot
co.609 a Jr. a leU wat in cb
' in "; Iy ft er
xmcxA. as we vm to in joDDrrs ta
t2rfrty-5r cents box and the retail
gwtA on dollar n box, yoe caa figure np
the djreoe and 4 yofi sboqt what
the pabbc mrciUM m cfcvwtog gura is
must bv &3tbJg tsoar 1&JJ),W) a
ywtr tbtt bwrt estimate Dtt14 Urti
into Jive cst zad oeo est rticks &aj 9
are obrhiwl to oooclads to&t a cowt
! 3!" J"1 lh IaOTe uu
' ccrs." nr It ork IlerakL
2Ustlcis Ub.un u. lath. I
. Bhtoriswai of tho lirmad
JrpthA To sUc th crustaceans frota
these craanMss they tie & lot of snaaLi la
a bail and daale tktm n froaC of tb4
cannons oti&rz. VTkoa he rsb itm
tail thoy had him up. intcrwieW in
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