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31. SI- iHt-ItDOCK Krtllor.
m,a nr(.nt s-ems to be a belter time
. -j:.. co .i,onf-. than either one Ol
io prelum ?- .v-- -
two years ago.
The Fort Scott Monitor suggests that
dady Peffer and sister Lease go to tlw
financial lelief of Australia.
The haul-down-the-flag administration
has concluded to give the place hunters
a rest while it tries to find the business
button of the country which needs push
ing. It looks now as if the east would be
compelled to hold up on its howl against
the west long enough at least to nieet.its
own obligations. Wall street is worse
off lodav than Kansas' ever was. I ames
in the stock markets are not only numer
ous, buf increasing in number.
All the stocks and other values of the
United States have been slowly but
suiely sinking since the morning m last
November when it was announced that
the Republican party had been defeated
in both the senate aid house and that
Giover Cleveland had been elected,
Harper county has a citizen who
thirks he has discovered a process by
which he can produce rainfall.aud as soon
as the electric light woiks in Anthony aio
put in operation "lie is going to make a
practical test of his theory. If any
thing will bring the rain down from the
upper atmospheie, electricity will, if it
can be properly 'controled and manipu
lated. The BtriiTcattle-mteests seems not
only to strike Iloko Smith's department
jn a disagreeable way but also the war
department. And there is attorney
General Olney, the great trust lawyer of
Boston, who seems to have an unac
countable leaning toward the cattle
baron. The petition of settlers seeking
the privilege of cutting hay on the strip
will not be listened to.
CIoveland"dreails the meeting of con
gress, yet he dare not withhold the call,
lie knows that the piomises he and his
party made must be lepudiated; in the
-meantime the southern, western and
eastern wings of the Democratic party
are bound to fight over a half dozen
very vital matters, with little prospect of
any kind of an agreement on either the
tariff orilver questions.
The State Temperance union has dis
covered a mare's nest, named the "Army
of Liberty ," and said to be flourishing
and growing in a wild way in southern
Kansas, drawing into its fold Pops,
Democrats and G. O. Ps. It is non
partisan, secret, oath-bound and general
ly built after the fashion of the Alliance.
Its members are pledged to vote for no
candidate for oilice who is not openly op
posed 'to the enforcement of the prohib
Some of tho business men of Atchion
liavo filed a kick with the state super m
tendont of insurance on account of the
increase of insurance lates. The Patriot
savs since the valued policy law went
into effect the rates have raised 20 per
cent. Tho insuiance companies have
been complaining that they were not
making money in Kansas. None of
them ever broke up in Kansas at the old
rates, and if- they havo to accept those
rales now, it is possible they would still
xist. Different people havo different
ideas of what making money is.
Immediately Secretary Mohler's re
port on tho alleged condition of tho
wheat crop in this state was made public
the price of that cereal on the Chicago
market took a bound upward. No
stronger proof could bo presented of the
estimate and importance of Kansas as a
great food producing state. Kansas has
beeomo the great market barometer of
the country. P. S. There has never
been a hotter time to buy Kansas agri
cultural lands than now, and the prices
will never be as low again.
Tho homo nilo bill now before tho
English parliament made an auspicious
start towards final passage and without
gieat delay. After all those years in
which the proposition has Lecn befoie
tho English public, and all these months
the picsent ineasuie has been under dis
cussion, it would seem an unnecessary
waste of time to prolong its discussion
in pailiamenc now, and tho very de
cided vdtes given in favor of the bill in
dicates that that body is ready to act
aud:that its action will be the passage of
the bill without delay and without
material change from tho original draft
prepared by Premier Gladstone.
Tho St. Louis Globe-Democrat of Sun
day gavo an interview with Richard J.
Jlinton on John Brown and his statl
with more or less accurate cuts and de
scriptions. In the course of the article
he pays his compliments to ex-Governor
Charles Robinson, liere i a sample of
aliuton's comments; "Governor Robin-t-on,"
he says, "as chancellor of the
State university lor many years, wab
able to afreet the hource of literary ex
piession iu that btato. Naturally, his
reputation and public character gave
liim Tr!if wpip-ht with thft voiniir nro-
.. -"- o o i
lessors and others identified with the
universitv. As a consequence, all that
has been written about Kansas fiom
Mich sources during the past decade or
bo has been in accord with the views of
GoVernor Robinson, and not with tho
facts of liistory, except in so far as thoy
coincide, which is not often."
"faking the statement ot Mohler's re
port or some other equally untrust
worthy for true, somebody made up a
tstatemont of the population of the cities
of the state that about all the papers
have rc-pubhshed. Iu said statement
"Wichita is credited ith but little over
'J0.000 inhabitants, which, it is alleged,
is about 2,500 loss in the last year. If
tho statement as to the othor cures in
the state is as untrue as to this, it isn't
worth tho space it occupies as au item
of, supposed news, ao census of "Wich
ita's population has been takea this year,
but about as reliable a test has Doen had
in the city's registration of voters, which
was above G,000 males. Making the cal
culation of population upon this basis,
using five, the universal multiplier, and
wo have more man w.ww txxiav. to
WO Have lliuiu tii.iii wi.vw iuu.iv. ou
that, instead of losing 2,500 during the
last year, "Wichita has gained, more thau
THE CLEVELAND IDEA.
A committee of experts of the Repub
lican club of the city of New Yoik have
been considering tho tariff bill proposed
bv the Cleveland Reform club, ana me
measure is found to be a counterpart of
Mir. Wnlker tariff of 1S4G. Tile commit
tee find that the bill is framed with the
object of the largest possible revenue
without regard to American manufatur
ing interests, the authors claiming that
'American manufacturers are not en
titled to any protection against natural
foieign competition." Of course under
such a bill labor-wage would fall one
hundred per cent because of the with
diaual of the home demand for employ
ment. Such a bill, if parsed by 31.
Cleveland extra session, would seem to
insure financial, industrial and commer
cial depression, if not ruin. America
would be compelled under it to adjust
ail her affairs to an English basis. The
bill would not only reform tho pieseut
tariff Jaws of this country but revolu
AN ENCOURAGING COINCIDENCE.
The announcement that the pope will
shortly issue an encyclical uigmg general
disarmment among the European na
tions comes with lemarkablo apparent
opportuneness with the refusal of the
German leichstag to pass the bill pre
pared by the government for tiie further
amplification of the military arm.
The army bill, with its increased de
mands upon the people, was assumed by
the government to be necessary in order
to maintain the military power of Ger
many as compared with that of other
nations of Euiope, notably France and
Russia. It has been the policy of the
government, therefoie, to create alarm
at the attitude and prowess of other na
tions hostile to the German natiou. By
the defeat of the bill it is made manifest
that these endeavois failed to convinco
the reichstag that theie is clanger of an
assault. The fact that the people are
weary of militarism and thai other
German states are jealous of Prussia is
made clear by the government's failure
to secure the passage of the anny bill.
As far as the German empire is con
cerned, theiefore, a more opportune
time could not be found or desired than
the picsent to promulgate such a recom
mendation and follow it up with mis
sionary work in the inteiestof peace and
the lightening of the great bin den upon
the people. And it is fair to assume
that conditions aie similar in all nations
of Europe a', least to the extent of a
desire for peace and a relaxation of the
militaiy grasp and burden.
GOLD BUGS BIT13 BACK.
Chauncey 3L Depew, who is a gold
bug himself, is disgusted with Cleve
land's financial policy. In 'an interview
in New Voi k on Saturday he gave tho
whole administration the ioliowing
"3Ir. Cleveland appears to me,'5 said
3Ir. Depew, "like a baby with a locomo
tive, ife doesn't know what to do. lie
acts like a pedagogue, and appeals tobe
endeavoring to educate the majority of
his partj', who are silver men, up to the
gold standaici, wiuie in tne meantime
the financial standing of the country is
going to wreck. Thousands of men have
already become bankrupt because Sir.
Cleveland hasAnot had financial horse
sense enough to avert the crisis. He has
not in his cabinet a man who has ever
been a good financier a man who has
ever handled any large amounts of
money and shaped a financial policy for
W1NFIELD CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY
1 o the Editor or the r'azle.
Tho seventh annual session of the
"Winfield Chautauqua Assembly will
open at Island Paik on Tuesday even
ing, June 20. Among tho platform at
tractions aro Henry George of New
York, Dr. Bristol of Chicago. Dr. Tal
mage of Brooklyn, Professor Dillenbeck
of Kentucky, Dr. Beardshear of Iowa,
Hon. Z. T. Sweeney of Indiana, Dr.
Uurlbert of New Yoik. Dates aro not
definitely settled for Sliss Vfillard, Lixdy
Somersett, General Gibson ana others.
Among the instructors are Dr. and
Sirs. Crafts of Pittsburg, Pa., Sirs.
Grubb of Lawrence, Miss Webster of
"Wisconsin, Slis. Cridley of Winfield.
Others will be announced later.
Tho music this season wiilaffoid many
raio advantages anri attractions, miss
Louise Josophine Barton of , Hartford,
Conn., will be a member of the chorus
throughout and will give each day some
of her rare solos.
Usual excursion rates will be given on
all railroads. Every facility wjll be af
foided to those desiring to camp.
For full information address
A. II. LtliXttlClv,
Comptroller of the Currency Hepburn
who was leccntly elected president of
the Third National bank of Now Yoik
city, is said to bo one of the men to
whom Secretary Cailislo confided hrs
plans for restoring the confidence of the
country and stopping the exporting of
gold to Europe. "Mr. Carlisle," said a
l., (Vm,i.l nf "fp TT.n!mrn . " trihi MY.
llenburn in plain terms that he had
decided to pay out silver com for com
notes w henever the gold reserve was en
croached upon, lie made no secret
about it and announced it as the definite
policy of the administration," The only
relevancy this has to what has since
transpired aud is transpiring every day
is in the utter drsrogard for tho "deirnrte
uolicy" by the administration. The gold
resone ha- not only been encroached
upon but invaded to the extent of sev
eral million dollars, yet if a dollar in
silver has been paid out for silver certifi
cates nobodv has ;.eard of it.
The attempt to get up a scare among
east-jrn investors in Kansas loans seems
to have had little effect in that direction.
Many of our state exchanges contain
business notices like this, from the Aess
We re authorized by several eastern in
vestors whoe loan have been pan! off re
cently it reinvest the money in inrm loans
in this county. If you have a well im
proved frm on which you want n. lon
call on .
The scare crow of the mortgage and
redemption law has no terrors for those,
nor for other who havo made jud'eious
loans, doing business on correct business
nrmrh'kW. The fact is. leans on realtv
! ... r..Ln. nA.l .4.11 Cl f n n. f Iw f llllCI.
j m no-cua, bv-"J .-.., w .... ....
j ness has been on the yhole heretofore,
j are safer aud"bcttcr now than ever, and
I will continue to ge. better,
Neosho county topped the market last
week with steers weighing l.tV.9 pounds.
They sold for 3.70.
The boiier makers of the United States
will hold their annual national convention
in Topek.i this week.
A sea gull, measuring 5 feet 6 inches
from lip to tip, was killed on the Cotton
wood near Emporia one day last week.
The Kansas State Agricultural college
farm at Manhattan has the reputation of
producing the fiuest cattle in America.
The Masons of Topeka are niakimfe ex
tensive preparations for the entertainment
of the grand commaudery which meets in
that city this week.
The Grand chapter of Kansas, Order of
the Eastern Star, will bold their seven
teenth annual session in Masonic hall,
Topeka, beginning Wednesday, May 10, at
2 p. m.
The wolf family seems to be more num
erous iu Neo-.no county than any other in
the state. The Erie Record says forty
wolf scalps have been taken i:i and de
stroyed by the county clerk .since March 10.
The Champion s.iys Senator John J. Tti
galls has already received twelve or fif
teen invitations to make Decoration Day
addresses throughout Kansas and Mis
souri, but has not accepted any of them as
The school supplies for thecounty.super
ttfiulents of the state will be sent out from
the state superintendent's office this week.
There aie thirty-six blanks for each officer
and of some of them there must be sent
Atchison antiquarians are now revising
the route supposed to have been traversed
by Coronado, so as to bring that point
into tho line Traces of au old fort havo
ust been re-discovered a short distance
below the city.
During the month of April the Chau
tauqua county register of deeds' records
show that $3,200 were recorded, while
$13,10."; weie released. If indebtedness
t.nnrl for nrosneritv the people of Chau
tauqua will soon cease to be prosperous at
The board of managers of the National
Soldiers' homes will convene in Leaven
worth on the 20th of this month and in
vestigate the troubles at the Soldiers' home
at that place. Everybody will be glad
when it is done.
Tom Walker of North Topeka got a
judgment of ?23,000. Fr'ul.iy. in the Wa
baunsee county district court, against the
Rock Island, for the loss of both his eyes,
caused by the premaenre explosion of a
fuse that was too short, iu one of the com
The Capital Alining company of Galena,
Kan., which is owned chiefly by Topeka
men, turned out 53,009 pounds of lead last
week, which sold for $22 75 a thousand.
This company has paid dividends on an
average 9 30 per cent a month for the past
What on earth will Parsons do if the
"Katy" moves its headquarters to St.
Louis? Star. Do without, of cours2. But
Parsons won't have to the headquarters
will not be established al St. Louis or any
where else outside of Kansas, as long as
the load continues to do busiuess in
this state. '
Atchison had oodles of fun with Dr.
Flint until Saturday night, when a lot of
hoodlums crowded on to the .stage who
bucked against the doctor's suggestions to
such an extent-as to mar the entertain
ment. The mesmerist might have thrown
them into catalepsy and then brought 'em
around, but they were too hard already.
Fulford, the fellow who threatened to
have Mayor Jones of Topeka put in the
nenitentiarv for not making him street
commissioner of that city as he promised
(so Fullord claims) has changed his mind
and itistead)f incarcerating the recalci
trant mayor he visits his punishment. upon
the Republican party by going over to the
Pops, body ond breeches. Ho claims that
he has twenty-six other voters in his in
side pocket that will go with him.- He is
just now getting into his natural element.
SUMMER BIBLE SCnOOL.
To the Editor of the E.iule.
Again at beautiful Bismark Grove,
with its abundant shade, accommoda
tions for convenience and comfort, and
ease of access from different parts of the
state, is to be held, from June 13 to 23,
the annual summer Bible school and
missionary gathering of the Kansas
Persons who desire a better knowledge
of the word of God, and who long to
understand more of its wonderful truths
cannot afford to let this opportunity slip
Dr. J. II. Brooks of St. Louis, so far
famed for his knowIedgeof the script
ures, and so often heard "and much be
loved by Kansas people, has been secured
as instructor, with Evangelist S. F.
Wishard, formerly of Chicago, to have
charge of the music, Rev. F. A. Steven,
for eight years a missionary iu unma, to
speak in behalf of the two-thiids of the
earth's people who have nevor yet heard
of the gospel of Chi ist, and, we hope,
Major J. II. Cole to conduct the devo
tional exercises and to lead us into
deeper experience jvith the lloiy Ghost.
Rev. K. R. Drake of Manhattan, Rev.
J. B. Tuttle of Clay Center, liev. D.
Baines-Grifiiths. formerly of Chicago,
George S. Fisher, secretary of the
World's Gospel union, and otheis, also,
will be present to speak to us or read
out oi the Book.
Tiie program is to be so planned that
there will be opportunity for rest and
recreation, as well as personal study and
fellowship with the Lord and one an
other. . .
Reduced railroad rates expected trom
all points in Kansas and St. Joseph and
Kansas City, Mo. Tents and straw are
to be furnished xree, anu uoaiu lor ins
entire ten days will cot but 4.
This is to be a great feast and you are
iuvited.v It is an opportunity that may
never return. Come and bring your
friends with you.
Further information gladly given on
application to R. "W. Crichton, state sec
retary, Abilene, Kan.
A notable feature of Outing foFMay is
the fir-t of a series of articles upon the
f iants of the American equine world,
under thetitle of "Queens of tho Trotting
Track;" From the davs of tho famed
T .,!. vJnlTnllr rlrnc-n tV tliO return Ot neer-
less "Nancy Hanks, all recoid-breaking
I .vorr.-11-m..nroj nnfl other valuable bits of
horse-lore are clevery woven into a clear
and instructive article. Boatiirful full
page illustrations from specially pamted
lortraiO, alone worth double the price
of the macosina. embellish the article,
which will bo followed by the completfe
t.i.tnri nf ili "Knurs of the Track"
and "Famous Pacers," by the same au
thor, iu succeeding rsues oi wuuug,
ami combined uiliform a mt interest-
?i Sri oi the development of that
purely American production,
JiKirt liarne. iiGr&e.
Everybody Takes Is.
Km the CofiWAjr ;r.
Tho AVichita moraine: EMfe .
southern Kansas sad Oijahoms.
For the Easie.
THE EVERLASTING PRESENCE OF
Tho lileroslYi'hi.s tint the ast hath writ
t'nou a oul. the present will express
No man there is but on him tltuul men? deeds
Have t their v:ul and signatures for dye.
Onomau dolh beam messase of great, thought,
'lliat overflows with Ioc ami Hslit to all.
5o sreat is he. hu knows not he i mit:
And he la stions w ith that tine aUf control.
That lifts up other.-, bv tls being so.
And one -the grim guos'a ot ancestral in-.
Pser tin ouh the w imlf.fs of ii cheated souL
That goes a wandt-ring in desert place-
And yet the self-same lov produced these men,
Thoujh otse of them is curst and oue is blest;
For n the -hiidow of dead tenturic-..
The skem of detiny began to w ind,
Around the nuUKus of twr'encj;
It !? the fate of each to w ind a loop
Of thread that m?a spinners helped to make.
And Time records anil proves the woi 1 ot men.
The hieroglyphics that tho past hae Mrit
Upon a soul the pre-cnt will espress.
Nan- V. Hvaly.
TUiv shonld we waste time and fret?
Tiie Marigold's atite;
Each h endow has its violet,
And every fish its liar,
A Wonderful Feat,
rioni the Atchison Patriot.
One of the most wonderful things
Doctor Flint can do is to ilx a woman so
she cannot talk. This feat excites the
envy of thousands of men who have
tried it so many times unsuccessfully.
From the Kansas City Gazc'te.
Colonel Murphy repoits that an ex
hibit of corn products is now being held
in Beilin under the auspices of two or
three millers and bakers. An American
woman experienced in tho cooking of
maize pioducts is engaged regularlarly
in cooking various dishes.
Not Worth Noticing.
From the Fort Scott Monitor.
This from the To i oka Capital will
serve as a text for some hot stuff irom
the Eagle: "Now that Wichita's
saloons are being closed perhaps that city
will stop falling oil in population and
proceed to gain after the fashion of To
peka." 'Ti3 True. More's the Pity,
Trom the I.awience Journal.
A good many Republican office seekers
in Kansas are not asking about tho state
platform of next year, and are of the
opinion that they 'can stand anything
the party curi write. They seem to have
as high .m appreciation of their standing
powers as tho other fellows do of their
ability to insert cranks in the platform.
From tiie New ton Kaiisan.
Charles Schaefer of this counlxJias
beep appointed consul at Vera Cruz,
Mexico. Mr. Schaefer is a Demociat
without frills, but some of the best
recommendations he had were fioui He
publicans. Ho is a good businessman;
is well versed in tho Spanish language,
and iu the discharge of his duties will le
flect honor upon the state in which he
has so long resided.
rrom the Aikans.-w City Tr.uelcr.
John Iro.ns, a farmer and stockman of
Silvei dale 'township, has cleared within
the last three years $1S,000-G,000 a
year. He has since eredted one of the
fiuest residences iu Cowley county and
purchased an adjoining farm at the cost
pf $10,000. This is one proof of this
wonderful country. No place in the
United States offeis better advantages
for oil classes and we need just twice as
many people to fully develop our re
sources. As Others See It.
rom the ct. Joseph Herald.
The Topeka Capital is doing the Re
nulilipnn nnrtv immf'.iRiirable daniaire bv
its constant harping upon, and agitation
of, the peohibition question. If Kansas
has a prohibitory law, why not go on
and enforce it if you can? It is no
longer a question to" be passed upon and
made a plunk in party platforms. In
fact it never should have been a political
question. The proper thing for Republi
cans to do is to ignoie it in all futuie
conventions, and if they do not inevita
ble defeat awaits the party.
Mrs. Loase and tho Truth
from the li.-ins.is City Gazette.
The editor of the Jewell Republican
drove some distance the other day to
hear Mrs. Lease speak. He says that
her statements were perfectly reckless.
She said tho national debt is as big as
ever it was, that Secretary Foster issued
fifty millions of bonus jusi ueimu hu re
tired, that the militia in New York as
called out to put non-union men m the
places of strikers, etc. The editor uses
up two columns, and his description is
that of a vicious old cat She called
Grover Cleveland a fat old bull, and bit
terly denounced fusion. Tho country
men are being fed on the same old pap.
From the Troy Chief. m
Si-ns dailv multiply that tho people s
naitv leaders are becoming plutocrats.
Thev ride on passes; thoy have been
junketing at the expense of the rail
roads; and now they have removed their
headquarters in Topeka to an aristo
cratic hotel. When they first started
tho Dutton house was good enough tor
them. Last winter they went a notch
hMier, ancNook the Chesterfield. Isow
thev havo swarmed again, and are being
hived at the National, which while it
was known as the Tefft house, and be
fore the Copeland was built, was Repub
The Point Not Well Taken.
IV -.in the I,nenworth Tiroes.
The Wichita Eaole want a farmers
congress at the world's fair and suggests
that at least fifty of Kansas, successful
farmer- be sent there to talk up the
state. The trouble is that the farmers
that succeed on the farm are not the
farmers that farm with their mouths.
It would be all right to have these suc
cessful fellows there to do the private
talking, but the fact remains that the
feilow who would do most in adver
thanz the state, if they would forget
tneir caiaiimy " - -, ,
fellows wiio raise more sunflowers man
corn, and whose farms are models only
for calamity orators.
The "Hirher uw" Sustained.
From the X C sr.
Tn the case of the st.nJo ts. Jlrs.
O'Hearne, who sliot Moliie Oore, which
. jt .ltsit Tvrr.cM! Linn - it
I . I 1 tiiAf tti t nnsni
was. in enect, aeci. v, ..
I . r - 111 f I.A ttrAmfill
tras. in effect, dect.IcHi t int. in MMb
Ctyaitet, Trtear "
w" acoortied I TtenlaT, it -
oded that a "ife muv kill the husband
who beats her. Whether these verdicts
ou" the tlecencv of co'-aohnent, and
on: the tiecencj 01 w""""1'
also their paramour. -" r
thump their -ves will nndemaod t
thump their wives win uido .
bho " "PiT1,
J inmsaWe in.Ksi LSiy.
Glddv-'lfc Doltej is an
- , vonnr " 4I?
"f. W -
I itnixstoie for hlo to ro.
MR. JONES TELLS A STORY.
Mrs. Joues Illustrates It by Frequent Ke
marli. "I know the best story about Simpson
to-day," said Mr. Jones, as he settled
himself comfortably for an evening at
home. "You've seen that iur coa of
his, Maria well, it was "
"Wait till 1 get my sewing, Jeptha,"
said Mrs. Jones "There, now begin,"
"You know the outside of the coat is
"O, yes. Goon."
"And it isn't to be sneezed at "
"O, dear, where's my thimble? Just
iet me run and get it. There, now.
What was it Simpson sneezed at "
"Who said anything aboirt Simpson
sneezing? That's just like a woman,"
snarled Jones. "If you think you can
sit still for five minutes I'il go on with
the story. He made a bet "
'Who made a bet?"
"Simpson did that nobody could
tell what tho coat was lined with "
"Wasn't it fur-lined?"
"If you know the story better than I
do perhaps you will tell it," suggested
Mr. Jones. "The boys all guessed "
"The fellows the crowd "
".Inst. lot. ?nr rrf.f tliic ncwlln tfirond-
ed," said Mrs. Jones, as she tried to
thread thepointof a cambric needle; "I
can listen better when I'm sewing. Go
"We were all in it, so we guessed cat
'Jeptha! that reminds me. I haven't
seen old Tom to-day."
"Confound old Tom! Will yon listen,
"Wait till the scissors roll by. There!
I'm all ready. Was that the door bell?
Now for the story."
"We guessed the skin of every animal
in the catalogue "
"Heavens, Maria, you'll drive me mad!
Simpson won the bet, and '"
"About the lining. It was "
"Then it wasn't cat?"
"No! no! It was calf when he was
in it ha! ha! See?"
"Rather fur-fetched, wasn't it?" said
Mrs. Jones, yawning.
Then Jones rose to offer a few feeble
remarks about telling a story to a wo
man, and expecting her to see the point,
etc, etc Detroit Free Press.
NOTES OF THE MODES.
X.nte3t Ideas in Rrg.irri to tho Makeup of
Shoulder seams are now cut very long
and the droop which this length gives
is accentuated by the drooping balloon
The new spring jackets hare wide,
full skirts to accommodate the enlarged
r1rr";; ;lrirf, A ln5lf fmilil 1'ftsilv 1n .
.;.i, , r .!,,
'" " iiiu-uwi. uiuw.
Waists are inclined to be short and
nn finished ni. t!u bottom with either
frill or soft folds of silk and have enor
mous drooping sleeves.
The fashionable skirt measures from
four to six yards around, and what is
to be done with a skirt of the latter
width excepting a hoopskirt is worn
Itelts and girdles are exceedingly
popular. Indeed, they are seen on cos
tumes for all occasions, from those for
the full dress function to the serge for
The newest veils are of tulle dotted
nr barred and have cxtremelv narrow
black velvet ribbon run on in several
rows across the bottom and up the
ends. They are made to be worn over
a large hat.
Among the new silks are pretty
surahs, bengalines and mcrvcilleux
satins, with dots in a contrasting color.
They are made up into dressy toilets
that have a full round skirt and a low
cut corselet, with guimp and balloon
sleeves of plain silk the color of the
One of the new colors of the season is
oriental red, which appears in most of
the new fabrics. It is a handsome dye,
between a deep crimson rose and a rich
dahlia color. It is alike becoming to
dark and fair women and also to the
neutral-toned type. It is a hue so sub
dued that it is not in the least conspic
uous. Tho ulster of other days Is scarcely
recognizable in its present form. It
now appears with a series of shoulder
capes trimmed on their edges, a jaunty
collar, fanc3' sleeves and silver or
enamel buttons. For example, an
ulstor of gray cloth has the capes edged
with a mere line of gray Persian lamb,
and tho arched collar is similarly
finished. f The whole garment is lined
with nrelate mrrnle srlk. N. Y. Post,
Popularity of the Cape. .
The popularity of capes, single, double
and triple, will increase Tathcr than
diminish. It is likely that they will
continue in favor for a long time, or as
long at least as the immense sleeves
and voluminous shoulder trimmings re
main in vogue, as the capo form is
much more accommodating to these
than any coat or jacket, whose smaller,
heavier sleeves invariably crush the
more delicate ones of the bodice. That
they will be in high favor during the
summer is already an established fact,
for capes of every style made in silk,
satin, brocade, net aud lace, are ex
hibited by all leading importers. The
ease with which the wrap can be put
on and off is one great reason for iw
popularity. Keing in many cases hand
somely lined, its fronts reveal a plea
mg accentuation of color. Then it it
pieturesque; it is an economical gar
ment, requiring httle material; in
short, there are various ajason to ac
mnnt for the favor in which it is held.
chief among them being the fat that j
the present generation has never be
fore worn anything one mem m saapu
or ttvlc 2C. Y- Post.
The miseries of the insiallmcnt
plan were esrerapliSe! he o4er daj Jn
' c , MfcJu A JoonJ? m&n ?ave
I -' - . .
Battle Crcefe, .Mica, a yonnj? roaa
v;t mrl a exAtlr Christmas present,
- . osSmll.
7pto He Me a M
hnHHrtV TTat. so Xh creditor
1 called ou tie 7Z
. Christmas pift A rzlg wxilaew
is bdttv-een faer and hgr TOC3?rga.a.
, n tke jasitor wwrf S St
l"r f j ,' ?rLi:
otot tar 83.-
He-'-Ok. it wwtM ei-aMfc pwec-
j - .
"Whj are too sitlis hacc Is tha
dnztT J W t & St
l E. NOYES ft CO
120 North lain Street.
We are offering PARASOLS at very low
prices. Our stock is well assorted and
our sales are large "We have recently
received a line of novelties, entirely new
They are much admired and the prices
are helow value.
Prices Always Below the Market.
The Wichita Medical
133 North Market Street. - -
Private Hospital Advant
Twenty Years in
Practice, Eiglil Years iu
I onultation it ofilce orbr mol! tree, anil InvlteJ.
fotM; 'i iSiiY i' iVr''r.t .xit'Tf KJ- .v&s vi vva&Ynr d... .
I)i-t V-l , ! woMtX-Ti.eu.ji. ler'1,1 our. "Jl4 && $m" 'm l'' - !' -
ut on. 1) s l,nr -. Ijjcrr.itious. Uarreliue
j V1vnT,l!1n-;1llt;''TvT?vi .Vi)ls IlKlWUTV.
, Mioninli .inllx..rri-tci!-rtl
IuilHMllaienU to MnrrlHCt'
. V.iriccelJ.-ti '. cuH-U s.,fcl un.l vrlvatnly. ! j Tor iJuh
i.-ii.n. i'v a mi i'imn. iliv iil.KnKS liilnl.lt. lUluilill.
i-n. .,". i.l ,V.J I in.V. ' i .i. ..... . r.-ci,iv.-
natfoii of iirliieiiuilp In .ill can1 without clinjso ,,iii ,., . onB wrrV by a.
AUK (Hi I K luuMi.,: Vital i.ore. DtM'cndoin-y, otc iKirmantnti curtu in onowwkuji.
paialtthn Jl 1 oui'leis trrntiiKMit ..........
"'a&'wit rre F ' --
teMfuliy mate.: wo mention the loilowl,,.. ( iirvjfirr f thf ";'""'-Jn ' V ., "J . mhhU M
Mil Wri Not. ;'cfoiniltio-.of ,U klt.iN. lancr. I iiinur. I Uf r- OM -n. rli liiimnr. fin
lUnnjilC Ul-MruKN 1'Miiljr.l.. hi Mini
CA I ARHH-Home-trcatinest cures oHecteil in from thirty to Mxtr Uny.
Thft Wichita Medical and Surgical Institute. Wichita, Kan.
DKS. PUKDY & JOJiDAJS
SOCIETY AT THE CAPITAL.
ThcSlmpln Itul (Ifimr.Mi- imil Kindly IVo-
Jlle Ol WIllCll It IH l,OlllIUM'U.
I The society of the capital that is im
! mediately "before our eyes is :i moving
' and breathing picture of the life of the
country. It is essentially republican.
The men and women who compose it
come from all ends of the land. Its
' chief interest lies in the fuct that it is
, not like the society that is to he found
I at courts or iu the charmed circles of
, those who hedc in kiuga. Here we
have the people doing as best they may
j what is done by the select of Europe.
! They may do it crudely, inelegantly,
even boisterously, but will .1113' one who
J has participated in their pleasures say
1 that they do not do it fcuerouRiy and
1 with a certain nobility of kindliness,
i that, unfortunately for them, is a
stranger to many who look at them
through cynical lorgnette?
From the ptesidenfb dwell'ng down,
the houses of the official people who
care to perform the social function are
l open to the public. It i absurd, of
course, to sptsak 01 tho foctai inter
course carried on on such a baai as in
volving in any but the slightest degree
the element of eloction or of
exclusiveneas. There was a time
not many years ago when a
few persons were invited to the ofiicial
reception at the White house, and
placed behind a barrier of receiving
women and sofas. It was pleasant for
those who wre tho chosen, aud they
were people who helped to make Wash
ington nnique and puliar; bet the
great Wellington world, the really in
teresting and characteristic fxseimen
of humanity, th reprcnent&tive of the
progressive ctizrnhip of th country,
tramnoS on before that president
as their like bad treaipcd on before
other presioVntA. and aa xhvy would
continue o tramp oa before president
yet to come, into the great Kat
roora.ooi into tbe hfilbs timidly throagh
the eoaaervmvory for fdsnplcmiiMied
in?n sad wonea who do ot understand
ait the cnraplMBitiofM of social rlatko
have not yet learwed the ddiiht of rr
saoUt corner, aad are strongly inclined
yoad the eail m tJo hot or h7.li tto
inattr bow iar?t uw part may x
Ilenrr IjOoebis Iiebrfm. in i!arp-r Mag
Tbe oij inre LrcJ ' 7ar- I'oar - -1 Axsrscsu;. Ko Alta-
Used in lilillioiis of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
OYES & CO
and Surgical Institute,
Me 11' mo sealer mV.S o- ctiuc- ever ihro
.rlslujj from Jn.lljorctUm or ex. P"Vj";:
Mxtuiirlinlia. Uyuop-lu. l.t. MunIiimkI.
'..- ......l.. t.li.l v.. f .it M.
Ifltiu.t. mllfc r i-icxxlir urtiin ilri. OrnvH.
-v. aV "" A
iM.-c.al attention. Ihcinicaiana m:uwoiic.u r.u.-
EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY. (Chartered.)
er?Klnn Orin.ilHtt-,1 M,i ..nl .11 I- rm of s,i. Krt. f.r.MIly cmK.
,,,.:. vo,.intin(tiilyHcljulc.t. hiii! A.l.niln! h lHrte4
I W m " .imiivrfuiloiw lr i.'.rUM fton. a .llanci Htr.l frsm I our luM
I)0'"J r'fur7rtion Ulanl. ami UluMratl booV. "A ouenlr to Men."
- - - J'JJOPHIETOJIS.
THE CONNECTICUT LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY, OF HARTFORD.
i . l -., ...!. i'i.l.Ti,lii an nniiiiiml with i.rr-
iiiiumsrccelvwl. tlitiiiany other c.iniwnjr Iu
tiie l liliril ntaiuH.
It aunrnuiee Ircor rasu r.urrnirr b.u
for lifo ili ""1 th.in ny otlnr N.Hiiiy m
thn L"nitl Stntw-. whether M-rnitntn lr 11m
Jtrd or continuous. . . .
It p,i dlvlilfiui annually, tuiu uoiuir :iwjy
ill. all iKIMIitv of forfeltiiro In c- ot
ilrulh or lap".
A Irw acTjts are wantM by Jb" unIcriKti
wl. In -iuhfrn nl Wrstrn Kun-.
A'l'lrc". tntini; exfcrif nrH. 11 nny nn n r
mii iffereiM c, iAUbKfl .ItAhS
(..nrn.l Aar 1
1 North Main U . . . Wichita, hDM
Th Waltr Knvr .loinrtlilnc Was lining
He walled into the restaurant with,
yonrning, half-famished look in bin
It was not the finest restaurant in thn
city, but h5 scorned oblirlous of tho
fact as bo eagerly scanued the bill of
"Uring me wnne mutton chop,' b
s;iid to the obsequious waiter.
"I can't jen' recommend de chops,
sab," replied the waiter.
"'Caune dey$ all gone any moreP
'Thcn get mo a b:efsteak and ba.
quick about It."
The beefsteak was u derooraUjed
Iooklng siMicimen and of adamantino
oorndsteccy. Tho waiter vratcbed hint
glcfaliy as he hacked off a corner and
conveyed it to his mouth.
There was a suppred grotn. Our
hero had broken a. tooth in an ill-ad
vised attempt at mastication.
"H yoa superstitions, sah?" Inquired
"No. Why do you xikr
"Ca3 yoo i de thirteenth pavjn
wot tried to eat dat erdentieal piece of
beefsteak, and conf of 'em could n t do
nutiiin wii it. I kcowed aamSn rm
agwiao to happen ahuahr Detroit
Left in tbe Ittroh. DeGarry "Yon
don't meau to say he left bin wife m
the torch daring tfee hooyraoonr'
Gfljs "Ves. por frilow Vou w,
the-y w-nt sotttk by boat on a a wed
ding trip, and daring hoary aea. hm
wia kwt orcrboartL" Truth.