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Highest of all in Livening
. Wednesday evening n M.
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"I'DA i:L"I$i: CA. No. 17T, J.O. O. F. meets ivery
JL I rMay evening.
F.&A.iL Sunflower Iodce meets In I'.il.ico
JL block. HctMile. erery second and fourth
Tf OK r. Warwick lodse. ". sic-ets hwv
JLV Mond.yeveninj;.it.a.stIc Hall oer J2S-1 0
Vorth Main street. Visiting Kiusnts ar cordially
. A. llAllT.
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Beginning Jlonday and continuing
every evening tiirougli the week
THE CATHOLIC TA.IR,
BLTAWS FULL ORCHESTRA
will give fraud concerts each even
ing, preceded by an open air concert
bv Fellison's band. Meals served
dailv from 12 lo 2 and from C to
10 p" ni.
ADMISSION, 10 CENTS.
jpKAWFOItD GRAND OPE'tA IIOUSL.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25 and 26
THE NEW LIGHT OPERA,
Tlie Merry Milkmaids
BY CHAS. H. GABRIEL.
The latest success in light opera.
First time in Virhita. 11 soloists. 40
chorus voice?. Spaikling music. Beau
tiful sto:y. Comical situations. Swiss
costumes. Delsartc an pi sound tableaux,
Jliliiarv dispiav drill. JJnde dance.
AUSPICES OF ST. JOHN'S CHURCH
del a ticket from the solicitor
Prices: 50c, 33c, 2oc.
WILL HE CUTS AT
a. 0. U. W. HALL,
116 North Iilarket Street,
Wednesday Evening, October 31
Partlrs who received invitations to our first 3Ink
Tlill an coidlally Inviiod to attend t( is one. J"o
tumes and inuls at the IulIi - Initatious. luo
rrHiiiKand tickets at fthaw's MuIc More.
Ansiissiov Lrfdie-.aj cents; (iciitlenion. 5'J cents.
N I -Itenif ttilit r no Improper per-oiii am al
lowed io attend any cnteiLilamctiU given at this
Use Mojs Tloae Baking
Retabct of kuivisund foiks.
Free hot cake; with maple syrnp an'l
hot coffee at Dickei-son'a lunch counter
loday, ti3S Xortli Main. Everybody in
vited. Brin;; your sweethearts. ICG It
Now is the time to drink Egc phosphate.
Get the best at "U allace'h toda Xountiiiu.
Coh-., Cobs, Coin.
Cobs for sale at Wichita elevator at$l
per load or $1.50, delivered in the city
this week. 133-Ct
Garments uncalled for will ha cloeed out
this week. Wichita Tailoring Co. 13tt
"We have drinkn for nil kinds of weather.
Try our ereat new drink, September Bltsa
ing, Wallace's, 331 East Douglab.
The mo'it wonderful variety of Japanese
nnd Chinese novelties from the firm of
oMnnti Fook & Co., Yokolioina, Japan, was
3 eci ved i ids week at Gahriug's drug tore,
400 E.ibt Douclas aveuue. 131 6t
Fine bronze good. Lacquer goods, silk,
Ivory, santal, wood aud lortoU hhell novel
ties arc nnioi.t: the thousands of new
novelties in Gohriug'.s Orieutul stock.
. 131 Ct
Sonibnestein lln-dnc-s Collcse.
Niijht school opens Monday muht, Octo
ber 1. Bookkeeping, penmanship, short
liniid unit tipewniing. For fmtlier pnr
iiCiilur ecll hi college office, corner Doug
las aud Topeka avenue. 114 tf
All members of Wichita and Peerless
Lodges A O. V. W. are urgently request
ed to be present, thin evening at Pterless
lull to nuke Html arrangements for trip.
An entliii-iastio meeting is anticipated.
P-rfrcr arrangements have been made by
the Wellington brothers for our euter
ta:nmeiit,iuuluding an excellent theater
fter. Sptcinl train service Is assured.
Train will leave Saiitu Fe depot at S:3fa.
in and return in the evening after the
i beater. Low excursiou rates secured.
IJnpyont work lor one. day, come with
us. b ing jour wives and fnmilits and
have a uood time. AH cilizees of Wichita
cordially invited to attend.
A. M. DKVxr.
M W. Peerless Lodge No. :71.
Fkank L. Bulla,
KG M. W. ichita Ldgu No. 22:
K. O. V. H,...MVt.l!Mlil CLLLllILVTION
rlllngtan. Kansas. 1 luiidir, Oct. JJ., 1SH4
One Fare and Oiie-TlilrU Tor Hounc Ti I p.
3o th Memliers and Their Friends or the A. O P
W.. Lodges 03. ."and 271, W uhiis:
For the above coca-ion the Santa Fe
ri'tite has made arrangements, to furuiMi
special tram .service, leaving ichita at
5:S0a. in., arriving iu Wellington alanu. 10
a in., in ample time for tin public punde
of the oider. For the icturn i rip lea v
Wellington on regular tram, 5:5) p. m. and
rtrnve in Wichita 7:15 n. m. And tor the
accommodation of ih -e who desire to re
main over for the evening entertainment
(provul. d there are .eventv-Iive Wichita
passenger) ..peon! train will leave WeL
ingiou at 11 p. m. Vi-iilng members from
lulcnue and Belle Pluine will also be ac
commodated by the above arrangement
Don't fail to go. The occasion wi.I In
made a great success. J5ever.il hundred
kuighis and their iridic are expected
from abroad Mid thn M elliugton i.ecple
have made ample preparation for their
entertainment throughout thedayaad m
the evening. Purchase tickets at pa--tenger
station or city ticket office.
W. D. MrnnocK,
District Pas-ener Agut-
"-j'iagic Ca"kc i'liis requires no milk. '
Cream one-half cupful of butter, add
gradually one cupful of sugar, three
tablespoonfuls of ice vfater. three egg?
well beaten, cue and a half cupfuls of
fiour into Thich has bees mixed one
and a half teaspoonfuls of baking pow
der measured slightly rounding. Beat
thoroughly and bake in layer. Be
careful uot to ue too much bakiug
powder, as it will tend to make the
cake rirv and porous. Roaton lonU:-
Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
11A1IAIOAD '1TME T All LIS
ATCni-OX, TOPCKA & SANTA FK Kit.
MHITIi AMI TST.
No 414 Kansas City n.xp'ss
No. M Chicago Vestibule
Fast Kxpress UTiPm
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No 4.".S Englenood ExprSs 1 Hi p it
Vo.4isLoc.ii i-reigat ! :j30i'ji
No. i'JS Pastig'r ! T 16pm
J 55 Pa
253 1' 11
700 a a
515 p M
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Ko. 407 Oklahoma City and
I or i north lxpret-s
No. 427 Caldwell aud Pan
No. 40Jrort Worth, Gal-
c--t on and Texas thro'gh
No 413 Wichita Express...
No 4.ri7 Kuglewoo.! Accoin.
Nc. 417 Local Freight
f f-5 v M
5 00 I'M
Ilailj except Sunday.
IV.CIIITA A!I WKaTKIllf.
Aitmvi: utoji wi-sr.
No. 4C0. Pratt and Kingman accom-
No. 431. Kingman and Pratt accom
Daily except Sunday.
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bt. I.onls Mall A. ixpres?.
Chicago A. Kaii--aj City Ex.
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Trains de&lgn tied as ocal or mixed do not ran oa
Fen lull I n form.it I on tall atclty ticket onica. ill-J
Depot corner heennd and Wichita streets.
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mid Uilcho Iliuited. dally I S."5 A n
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l)-iiri and I'aciric Coo.st
I sp!c-sd.illy K5am
4KutiMsJJty ht I.011I-
biid ( IiIcmii nllit ex.
il.nly, except Simdaj' 1110 PM
lw. .,; Accomiiiodatlon,
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I.OIXC. .nOITTH AND WEST
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No. 1. Ft. Worth. New Or-
li .ins and P.iciflc C. list er.
dally 702 pm
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ixcfriitbumUy I D13AM
No. Si. Attorn, dally except
Minday I siOpji
1 ifL'itnt -eclliiliitr rliMir car on all ti'Alu. niiit
rtillnmu s'teners from Wlttitia lo Kanut City and
CiMchuii Million ttlmnce on night traliis. Tickets
old ai.d tiaircHca caecktM throuuh to all points
north, houlh.eaet ami went, and MeaniBlilp tickets
fold to all Luroueau iiolnta at lowest rates. City
ilcket riice 100 hait Douglas avenue, comer Main
ureel: l'Hj-seni.'er station tornor Doiuias uud Meai
.1. II. I'nir.T.ip.Tiritft tf4iit.
IM SrrAST!AN l. T. A.1' AfhlrHSO. Ii:.
A stock of punch bowls, salad bowls,
chocolate pots, olive dishes, ten pots, rose
jars, mcense burners, tea sets, phitters,
cans and saucers of such beauty variety
as have never beeu seen in Wichita before
are now open at Gehring's drug store.
The prices, owing to reduction of duty, are
about oue-half of previous years. 131 Ct
1COCK 1SLAM KOUTU
IIrve3t exclusions at one fare plus f2.00
for the round trip. Tickets sold Oct 25
aud Nov. C to all noints in Texas. Bet urn
limit twenty days, good to stop off iu both
directions.. "TeXHS 5tnte fair at Dallas-,
Tex.. Oct. 'JO to Nov. 14. Round trip,
513.05 Tickets sold Oct. 19 and 2G aud
Nov. 2. Fmal limit Nov. 10.
127-25 J. II. Phillips, licket Agent,
Cm Cleiik's Office,
WICHITA, Kan.. Oct. 17. lSJM. )
Notice is hereby given that the registra
tion books of the city of Wichita will be
kept open for the registration of voters
Saturday, Oct. 20. 1S90, till S o'clock p. m.
131 3t C. S. fcMlTH, City Clerk.
For bran, fbip, corn, o.its aud hay; W.
F. Puckctt 119 W. Douglas. d&w54tf
WICHITA COM.MKRC1AL COLLEGE,
1. M. C A. llullding.
Night school now iu session. Best ad
vantages in i lie city. Bookkeeping, short
hand, typewriting, arithmetic, penman
ship and spelling thoroughly taught, by
exnei ieuced teachers. Call and get terms.
119-tf E. H. Robins, President.
An Irishman, seeing a picture of the
cathedral of Cologne, said that it looked
fo natural that he could almost hear the
chime of its bells. A traveler looking at
one of the splendidly equipped passenger
ttnius of the Frisco line, standing iu the
ichita station, engine a'ive, waiting for
the signal to take its fast flight over the
prairies aud through theOr.irk mountains,
may almost hear the hum of the busy city
on the other end.
Travel on the Frisco. It is reliable al
ways on time iiisunug connections.
Cluiir cars with porters in charge. Seats
Pullman sleepers in morning and night
trains. Tickets on sale to all points, in all
directions and baggage checked through.
City ticket office, 15b North Maiu street.
Passenger statiou. corner Douglas nd
llth avenues, lcnitn, Kan.
W. D. MUKDOCK. D. P. A.
D. WisiiAUT, G. P. A., :St. Louis
Tours in the Ifoi-ky Mountain.
The "Scenic Bine of the World." the
Denver and Rio Grande railroad, offers to
touiists in Colorado, Utah and New Mexi
co the choicest resort-, aud to the trans
continental traeierthe grandest sceuery.
Double daily train service with through
Pullman sleeper- and touri-t' cars be
tween Denver aud San Francisco .nd Los
Angele-. For illustrated books address t.
A Hoover, General Passenger aud Ticket
agent, Denver. d50tf
ADVICE TO ilOTHERS.
Mrs. Winslow'tbootbing Syruo should
always be used lor children teething. It
-collies the child, sofieus the gums, allavs,
all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best
remedy for dirrbcea. Twenty-five cents a
bottie. Used by million- of mothers.
Exchange stable-at Orlando and Still
water. e make a specialty of carrying
I jisseneers between the-e noiuts. Travel
ing men's ptioinge solicited.
fcUlVELY. VANWTCK vV SHIVELT.
Via inc . 1jOU and -an Franci-to IJallwa;
l-rnin WMiita t St. liul- and Hi- H,u
Two Expre-s nd Alail trains daily,
tnurning aud night, through to the St.
Louis Fnion depot without changing cars.
ot any cla
Chair cars (seats free) with porttw in
Ptiltman Palace Sl-eping cars morning
and iiigLL- It ts, the only line offering tnt-
rjid Fifth avc
I HERE THE Y GfliO W
The Date resting Colored Popula
tion of the Capital City.
Schools Maintained for the Education of
American Children of African Descent
Gorceooi Homes and Churches
Oiraed by Intelligent Negroes.
Special Washington Letter.!
Every class and every grade of the
Americanized African can be found
within the boundaries of the District
of 'Columbia. We have them here not
only from the depths of ignorance and
poverty to the heights of intelligence
and wealth, but from the vileness and
villainy of the slums to the refinement
and morality of the Sunday schools
Some of these American citizens of
African descent are owners not only of
A HOODOO DOCTOR.
and homes but of mansions
are superior in appointments
and conveniences for comfort to the
jgreat houses in which their former
masters dwelt. One of them has an in
come from the government of upwards
of S20,000 per annum, and has held
lucrative and responsible positions for
nearly a quarter of a century. Another
wealthy colored man owns a handsome
house on Connecticut avenue, our most
fashionable thoroughfare, and he could
easily sell it for four times its actual
worth, because his wealthy and aristo
cratic white neighbors would be glad
to gratify the sense of resentment
which is so common in some quarters
against the lately enslaved race.
The schools for colored children aro
separate from the schools for white
children, and an entirely separate but
coordinate system of education is main-,
tained, from the primer school room to
the high school, where diplomas are
issued upon a par with the diplomas of
the white children's high school, and
which indicate a curriculum of the
same extent and value.
Upon Fifteenth street, within a few
blocks of our most pretentious hotels
and practicallj' in the most fashionable
quarter of the city, there is a very
large church maintained entirely by
colored people, -which, in appointments
and furmslungs, is equal to tho best
churches furnished and maintained by
the white people; and this church is
particularly famous for its strong, and
in some respects excellent, quartette
Upon the same street and within a
tone's throw of the church referred
to above, there is a less pretentious
church for colored people, that is to
say, less pretentious in external ap
pearance. But within it is simply gor
geous, and its audience is composed of
some of the wealthiest men and women
in this city belonging to the colored
Down in the southern and southeast
ern portion of the city, however, tlw
investigator can find every class of ne
gro, from the ignorant believer in hoo
doos and fetich worship to the intelli
gent but uneducated negro of the plan
tation variety- They come to Wash
ington from every section of Maryland
aud Virginia; while hundreds, if not
thousands of them, find their way here
from states more remote. In the al
leys, and on the unused public reserva
tions, the lower orders of negroes aro
found. They are all good natured,
jolly, seekers after pleasure of every
kind; and yet within their ranks tho
worst, most degraded and brutal crim
inals arc to be found, and are known
to be existent by our police and detec
tive officers. So thoroughly have these
people been watched and studied by
the guardians of our peace that it is
not likely that any crime can be com
mitted by one of their number and the
gnilty be allowed to escape.
In these lower ordors of colored peo
ple there is to be found on every hand
the strong belief in "night doctors,"
which terrorizes so many of that class
of people. They have somehow become I
so thoroughly convinced that the
Egents of medical colleges aro out ,
every night in search of live specimens i
for the doctors to operate upon, that
they look upon every stranger who
may come into their neighborhood
after the setting of the sun as a "night
doctor" in search of victims.
This belief in "night doctors" nearly
cost a young colored man his life a few
weeks ago. SomesysteiUilis auginrles
had been going on within our city for
some time. The marauders not only
robbed houses, but destroyed furniture,
cutting and slashing carpets, curtains
and furniture in a manner indicative
of demoniacal possession. The police
men of the city were directed to mako
every man found upon the fctreets after
one o'clock in the morning give an ac
count of himself- A young colored
man startingouttowork shortly bef or&
five o'clock in the morning was accost
ed by a man across the street from him,
whom, in the gloom, he could not dis
tinctly see was an offieer in uniform.
Tne darky took to his heels, the officer
fired, struck his man. arrested him and
took him to the hospital- It was
learned that the young man instantly
run without giving any account of him
self, believed that be was accosted by
b "night doctor," and he was too tSr-ror-stricken
to inquire who his inter
These colored people adopt all sorts
of means of securing a livelihood: and
their principal object seems to be to
get a living out of the white people by
hook or by crook- I once had a colored,
woman employed in my house who
was discovered to le guilty of carrying
home with her various articles, such as
tea, coffee, sugar; while her son was in
the. habit of calii during j&p S?x
with two coal scuttles which he fUle3
and carried home. When the discovery,
was made and Annt Lina, as she was
caUed, was reminded of the fact that
she was a very devoted member of tho
church and had been violating her al
leged religious principles, she replied:
'When de chillen of Israel was taken
outen the house of bondage, dey was
tole to spile de Egyptians. When de
cullud people comeont of de house of
bondage we had a right to spile de
Egyptians. "We supported de white
people long enough and now de white
people must support us."
That seemed to Aunt Lina to be good
logic, upon a Scriptural basis; and ahe
was undoubtedly sincere in her belief.
Very many of this professional beg
gars in this city are young negro
girls who infest the residence part of
the city and demand pennies or five
cent pieces from ladies. As a rule,
they work in pairs and divide tho re
sult of the day's work. While it is,
true that Washington lives on govern
ment officials and representatives, it is
more than true that the negro lives on
Washington, and lives with as littlo
exertion as the lily of the field, and,
though clad with as much variety, pre
sents hardly so beautiful an appear
ance. The negro is as much Washing
ton as is the capitol; and it is not an
exaggeration to say that if removed
one would be missed as much as the
The young negroes here are catch
penny fellows. They are up to all
sorts of tricks to get money, in small
amounts. Those who are really try
ing to do something, no matter how'
trivial it may be, are encouraged by
the white people; because so manj' of
them are trying to secure a living with
out doing anything. There are two
little fellows who dance at nights on
the sidewalks, and they catch many a
penny and nickel from people who
watch and enjoy their antics. These
little black imps are neither of them
thirty-six inches high, yet each small
agile body is surmounted by a round
black head and face that looks old
enough for a veteran of the Mexican
war, and the two pairs of little round
black eyes snap and glisten almost as
f WE SUPPORTED DE WHITE PEOPLE LON
rapidly as the four dirty, rusty red feet
patter on the pave.
There is no intricate step or shuffle
that these little darkies cannot execute?
in perfect union, the only accompani
ment being a series of guttural grunts
that are supposed to do duty as a meas
ure for the time of each movement. Be
tween legitimate dancing steps they
bob down until their haunches almost
touch the' ground, and this particular
act alwaj's bring forth applause.
The poor we have with us always. It
makes no difference whether they are
black or white. Unfortunutely, so
many of the poor of this city are of one
race; and it is undoubtedly, as Aunt
Lina says, the fault of the race which
enslaved them for so long. We must
neither censure nor blame them too
severely for their faults and weakness
es. Ho who taught us to say "Our
Father," taught us, in those two words,
both the Fatherhood of God, and tho
brotherhood of man. We must endeav
or to remember that it is an inspired
saying that "the rich and the poor
shall meet together; and the Lord is
,the Maker of us all."
Smith D. Fbt.
One Way to Get Marrlod.
A curious incident is related as tak
ing place in a well-known Philadelphia
church recently. A wedding was be
ing solemnized, the contracting par
ties being a lady and gentleman who
move in the fashionable circles of so
ciety, while in the corner of the church
stood a youthful couple, a mulatto boy
and girL The pair watched the cere
mony intently, and copied each move
ment made by tho bride and bride
groom whom the priest was making
man and wife. As they knelt down so
did the other couple kneel, and when
the bridegroom placed the ring on the
bride's finger the young mulatto did
likewise. At length, when the proces
sion emerged from the church, the
humble double followed, looking as if
they were married. It transpired that
such was, indeed, their belief. They
had no money wherewith to pay the
priest or the fees, 60 they thought a
marriage at second hand would be just
s effective and cost nothing.
Qaeer Thlntrs Do Happen.
Young Jesse Dowlin, of Downington,
Pa,, was discharged from a mill where
he was working the other day, as it
was thought that his position was too
dangerous for one of his years. He im
mediately went home, and within a
few hours had fallen from a cherry tree
and broken his shoulder.
KOT A SttVKR'CERTlFICATE.
"I'll change dcs. greenbacks
ilver dollar, dat I will, Truth.
MANTELS THAT COST
Itlillionaires Who Are Expendins
Thousands Upon a Fireplace.
"Mr. Rockefeller' Taste Levi P. Morton's
Castle and Other Stately Homes to
HaTO Costly alnntelk Some Less
Patience on a mantelpiece is not the
extravagant verbal distortion it may
have been in the speech of Mrs. Mala-
prop. William Rockefeller has just t
expended a vast amount of patience on
a mantelpiece which now adorns his j
superb country home at Tarrytown. It
cost money as well as patience, for,
there being a sort of craze for mantels
and this being the time of year when '
such luxuries are ordered, it naturally
follows that prices are rising. Six
thousand dollars is not a usual sum to
pay for these mural adornments, yet it
Is by no means an extraordinary one.
Levi P. Morton has a four thousand
dollar mantelpiece at Ellerslie and in
WiUiam C. Whitney's country home
there are two that cost twenty-seven
hundred dollars each.
Bronze promises to be the prevailing
material this 3-ear if the advance or
ders of miUionaires indicate anything.
BrtAire has the merit of being both en
during and artistic. W. Seward Webb,
whose country home contains the most j
wonderful fireplace mantel in America,
is about to have a bronzedaffair in this
line put up that wiLl probably rival
anything before attempted on this side
of the water. It is conceded that the
best effects in mantels are obtained
when logs are burned in the grate.
Coal fires are well enough in a small
room, but the effect of amplitude is
eecured by the- logs which actually
make a mantel seem larger. In fact,
the fireplace is the center from which
the entire design is built. Llcnce it
comes that an overladen and top-heavy
design throws the fireplace into obscur
ity and makes a room look gloomy.
Anyone who has noticed how the su
perb mantels in the white house at
Washington are constructed will sec
what effects are possible when the
architect knows what he is about.
Jlr. Webb has already spent a snug
fortune in mantelpieces. The carv
ings of some of them are exquisite, one
being in the old colonial style and an
other after the renaissance type. The
bronze promises to be the gem of the
Mrs. Paran Stevens' mantels are mar
ble and tile effects. The fireplaces arc
very wide and there is a severe simplic
ity of design which makes the effect
most impressive. A very good result is at
tained bj' paucity of ornament and Mrs.
Stevens attains very effective results
by a judicious use of urns and vases.
One great fault in domestic adornment
is the overloading of a mantelpiece
with bric-a-brac and meaningless orna-
MR. ROCEE FELLER'S FAVORITE.
ment. Now a mantelpiece that is well
made needs nothing to set it off at all,
except, perhaps one or two vaesand, in
rare cases, a clock. It is admitted, how
ever, to be a solecism to put a timepiece
on a mantel. It is too commonplace
and detracts from the ornamentation of
the rest of the piece.
William C. Whitney's home, opposite
the new Vanderbilt palaces, has a re
markable array of mantels. The taste
displayed in their construction is to the
credit of his eldest daughter, Mia
Pauline, who is the practical mistress
of the establishment. A fetching cre
ation soon to adorn the Whitney abode
is of exquisitely chiseled marble, set
off with wreathed designs. Tho Whit
ney mantels ri'-c usually to the ceiling,
and as the ceilings in the home ure
very high it can readily be imagined
that the effect is a most massive one.
Fifteen hundred dollars is a bagatelle
to so wealthv a man as the democratic
leader, if paid out for a mantel, and he j
has exceeded that sum in the fireplaco
adornment of his princely apartments.
His country seat affords another stn
ing exhibit in the same line. Without
the cozy and homelike effect afforded
to its vast rooms by these genial nooks,
the great rooms would look magnifi
cent but cheerless.
John Jacob Astor. like any other
millionaire, is not afraid to lay out his
money on fireplaces- His Fifth avenue
mansion has one superb creation of
this sort, which has been much ad
mired and he has recently placed an
order for a four-thon-and-dollar fire
place and mantel that will be a tri
umph in bronze, marble and oak. The
Vanderbilts, as eerr one knows, have
the most gorgeous effects, but they are
iornewhat lost in the vast rooms, which
rather dwarf them. A small room,
or rather, 1 medium-sized one, is best
adapted to these effects. Cornelias
Vanderbilt is very partial to great
fireplace mantels in the hallways of
his home and is having-one put on the
ground fiovr of his palace now that (
will be both eostly and superb. It Isin
J tile and iron- Iron U rather nnnscat,
j since it requires, much care and time in
i getting it ready and a room trie si be
designed to harmonize with it or the
j effect will be too heavy acd too solemn
;s.usu virJ i. la-i&ai ciLccii -t
iron are. more frequent in railway
stations and in public buildings than
elsewhere- However, the Vanderbilt
design is very taking and promises to
arouse the admiratiom of all who be
hold it this winter.
Levi P. Morton's famous castle of
Ellerslie has in it mantelpieces that
rival in splendor anything attempted
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FOR MRS. PARAN STEVENS.
in this line in America. One of them
that has been much admired is support
ed by great mahogany pillars that rise
to the ceiling in calm and heavy gran
deur. The type is Egyptian and elab
orate carvings suggest the land of the
Pharaohs in their hieroglyphic intri
cacy. Although Ellerslie has steam
heat throughout, Mr. Morton keeps
good logwood fires going all winter,
and in the evening the household as
sembles cozily around them, no gas be
ing lighted as the crackling blazes are
almost brilliant enough to read by.
He has lately ordered another elaborate
affair for this hallway. It will cost a
tidy sum and is patterned upon a de
sign of his own.
In Philadelphia the colonial style,
naturally enough, prevails. Greatman
tel places are common there even in
railroad stations and in bank buildings,
a particularly superb specimen having
been recently ordered for the new sta
tion of the Pennsylvania railroad. The
idea of having mantels and fireplaces
in public buildings is an almost exclu
sively Philadelphia idea and is being
copied in other parts of the country.
John D. Rockefeller's taste is for tho
simple and massive. His New York
mansion is shortly to be adorned by a
costly specimen with a brick fireplace.
His library also is to have a small deco
ration of the kind introduced into it.
Many people suppose that these do
mestic adornments are too costly for
ordinary men, but that is a misappre
hension. Mrs. Vanderbilt, wife of
Frederick, has latcli ordered one that
will cost but two hundred dollars. A
very fine one can be had for a hundred
dollars and even at ai low aa thirty
there arc beauties in oak and tile that
would adorn any room. It is best in a
I room that has an elaborate mantel to
have as few pictures nnd muraT orna
ments as possible. Otherwise the effect
is lost. Dark effects are also preferable,
for if there be a good fire going Its
light will afford a more pleading contrast-
The brilliant woods and pale
ornamenth become altogether too "daz
zling when a fire is made in the grate,
and the result is rather flashy. Yellow
tiles go well, however, in a dark room
The andirons and screens f-hou be of
moderate wze, and if there any
heirlooms of this sort in a fau. iy, to
much the better, since the antique ii at
present quite the mode
There was a time when a mantel
piece was invariably made of marble,
without any fireplace at all, and today
the vast majority of homes contain
nothing better. This l.s now admitted
to be a mistake. Such contrivances
are really nothing more than khelvcs.
Another reason for the gradual aboli
tion of tho fireplace in American homes
has been the impression that log fires
in grates are not warm enough to gtve
any heat. But this is an error, for, ff
properly managed, a wood fire will
throw out a vaV. amount of heat.
Not Far ?.noogh Away.
Bear volent .Stranger (with subscrip
tion paper Mv friend. I ana rafinjr
f nay Is for th purpo of aMUfrttng the
poor people of Timbstctoo to boild nnd
maintain an artificial ux factory To
the thcraghtfal raJcd thre tnunt al
ways be .something terrible in the r
2ctiorj that the nnfortsnat po?- -,
that dort city, sitttated a it 1 at the
southern bordr? of the grnat aba.a
and only eightwn degre north I tht
equator on a drearv plain, wherr there
Is bardly vegetation esoagh U tcp a
camel ixoo .iarvjn;r. arc toriarratne
livelong yar by heat and th.rt w ta .
no hope of relief nnles-s cruzat-a
come to their rescue with it rrsouroM
and lighten tae brda of ihrr exut-
ence ta taclrwretcsed, cicrabje
Ordinary Citizen I don't like to In
terrupt roB. bat there" a fire m a row
of tencmrat UeeArs ia tlic ii-xt biock.
I out to It Oure beipia;- u
Beserrolat "s-iraager O. there's so
occasion itr alarm. Tb wnd isa't
blowing: ia Ums dcrretioa. IJowr much
haU I pal Stm'm Uc ym ia aid ni ;,,
MriS? ??'' f Tfcsfc(fV5o-f "
Ur. i XfXSiilMW f'L i -A
A I-Ittl? ToS"ttv.
Miss rFadd The meanness of
people is past comprehension.
Mrs. Fadd What has gone wronfj,
Miss Fadd Last week I was elected
an active member of the Young La
dies' Philanthropy club, and to-day 1
began ray ministrations by takinj U
basket of cold victuals to a poor wom
an whose name was down on the books.
Well, when I got there I found that
some meddlesome busybody had been
there two weeks ago and given her
.vork, and I had to carry all that stul
ack.-N V Weekly.
Mile. Duvernay, who sixty yean
igo was tbe-great rival of Taghoni :a
the ballet, and who first introduced
the cachuca. in London.died recently
in England at the age of etghty-seveu.
She married a rich banker named Lyno
Stephens, and was probably -the
wealthiest woman in England. A few
years ago she built a Catholic church
at Cambridge which cost seven hun
dred thousand dollars.
Gossip is always a personal confc
tion either of malice or imbecility, aud
the-youug should not only shun it, ljt
by the most thorough culture rolfovo
themselves from all tenptatloa to it.
"I little thouglft." saul Ardup, cat
ing pigs feet rt the free lunch counter,
"that I should ever be reduce! to such
extremities as this.' Chicago Tribune.
WOKLl.-s (.AllMVal. C1TV.
Su InfK-OSrs Co. union 1, st or AJratv
tlons-Hci In- alr! K II l- vitl -. Oom-
lucn -ept tube 5. nd IIhI. toil
sway I ntit O tobi-r, II). l'M.
The successful crie of carnival season
Inaugural! by the cinz-ti- of St Louh
some litieen yeats ago, continue ni .ycr
for tliesmson nf 1S94. und from the tnurn
ing of September 5 m the evening of Oco
brr 20 the city will be oiuHeiif oljttv
and splendor. Mitay new, nuVel and
unique features hvo been aibleU to th
long list ot sinudiug attractions, aud from
every point ot view this r igu ot liLib r
nlvnl will outshine nil previ us attempts.
The St. Li tils exposition, the only one ot
its kind lu the United fcU-tes that box
lived year after je.irwith llittering re
sults, will throw opt u U doom to the pub
lic September 5th. aud remain In a atn rot
activity uutll the evening of October 20iU.
Sousn'd drat.d Concert baud Im.s been re
engaged for the season ami will give the
usual number of concerts dtirigtne nfter
noons aud evenings. The entire Missouri
rxl.lbit wnich appeared at the World'
Fair will be transplanted lierv, nud Hud
space in tiie commodious building.
The exhibitor-, both foreign xud hnmt.v
will present uew Ideas iu (iiHplnyiug thrlr
good-, aud, in addition toother ff-ittureN
full complement of peclnllty Hrtt-u will
perform on the otae of the Music IL.ll.
The great St. Ixmm Fnlr, which will
open Monday, October 11, aud cotitluua
during the week, promises lo ntTunt tr.uiy
ple.isaiit xtir u rises. The "Mblwny Pial
sauce" feature at tho World's Ftr will be
presentod iu full, and the people of the
west aud southwest given an upoonuulty
to see in real life the itihiibllnuLs of every
civil. zed and uncivilized couutry oa the
fate of the globe.
The "btreet-of Cairo," "Old Vienna."
"Moorish Palace," "HagoiibaoUM."
"Feins Wheel," etc., will be fuilufully
Ills R.,ynl Highness, the Mighty Veiled
Ptupbct ami rilluue, wl I euicr the
gates of the citj on the evening ot
October 2d, and prade through
the principle thorttg fares as
oi old. Vi-itoia to tin-tity wiU arrive at
the handsome New JJu on btatlon, thn
largest railway edifice in the world, aud
the iinst peifect la errry appointment.
Geat Inducement to visit the Lnriitr!
t ny r ollcred via ih Missouri Potfic
Railway ami Isou MotiuUtiu route, from
all points on the system.
For a complete programme, giving eaoh
week's attractions lu detail. Htl.tr. a ny
agent of the company, or II. (J Towtieui,
General Passenger Agent, SL LmiKMo.,or
K. K. Hl.FCKLKY.
11 J and IH Nor b Main.
W icln a, Ka.
rT&dtson Ave. nnd 58th St..'
S3?er y enduf.
Fireproof and first-class in every par
ticular. Two blocks from the Third and Sixth
Avenue Elevated railroads.
The Madison and 4th Ave. and Bft
Lin cars pass the door.
H. M. CLARK, Por.
Vasscnper I a r ri s all night.
Ii- t l'atcl houtf m city.
Corner Topka and Douglas Aveauv
Rifc 12.00 jrdar.
Ii. L. FATON. E. J. liOSUAiU
Proi . A-L Mcr.
S2'IO S3 PER DAY
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