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gjfce taSicWta llafltj gagle: 1eflwea pteruu,fffardb 27. 1901.
M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
WHAT OF THE QUARRELERS?
Town building is a science, and the elements which go
f-, make the eei-nce up are known to a great majority of
tV people of tin" section, for the science 4has been applied
lu Kansas and Oklahoma in the last thirty years more than
In any other part of the -world
And yet there are thousands who think that cities are
rot horn of plan, effort and design, but, like Topsy, just
row Despite that, cities are the result of the mental
rort of their inhabitants, as much as they are the result
r favorable geographical location, centering lines of trans
portation and public help.
For all material, tangible, visible manifestation of
prowth is the result of the spirit of a united citizenship
That spirit is not "town pride;" it is deeper, more rational
than pride; it is a religious loyalty to a city, a subordinat
ing and a sacrificing of all individual claims before the
arainount claim of the community. For that reason there
are cities in the country where an attack upon the city is
looked upon as treason; where the least show of selfish in
terest in antagonism to the city is cancellation of prom
inence and public regard; where a man must be for his
city before he is for himself.
Time after time the people of this vicinity have seen
two rival tons start. One waned; the other grew. Their
1 ..rations wore equally advantageous. Their citizenship
v as apparently the same But one dwindled away, and the
fher increase! in population ana enterprise. Investiga
t on would show that the town which dwindled was dom
inated by one or more selfish men; one or more selfish fac
i ons, and that dissension cut the town's throat Investiga
t n would -ho-R that in the town which grew there was a
i my of purpose among its citizens; that quarrels were not
I omitted ihat factions were subdued, that selfishness was
treasonable and that unanimity, working for the com
munity throneh invitation to enterprise, through aid to in-
stn thrci'gh inducement to railroad, won the day.
What maes Wichita' Why has it grown great, without
tp cent from the state, without one unsolicited industry,
and against numerous antagonisms and persistent opposi
tion' Location was not all, for back of its location was the
nan'mity of its citizenship That has built the city the
pp'nt of umn , the spirit which has made the community's
interest dominant over any selfish Interest of any one man
( r set of men. the spirit which holds it treasonable to at
t u k the city and demands of every citizen that he put his
s-fco iMr r to te wheel and help Wichita, the spirit which
has told, and means to tell again, the quarrelers to stand
Wichita is again threatened with ue quarrelers, and
t ie men to whose self-Interest it is to rib a quarrel.
A big majority for McLean will put an end to the threat.
It v ,11 be an invitation to the quarrelers to stand aside,
hi'e united citizenship is working for Wichita, to make
V . hita gremr, to continue the stride it has taken in the
t four ytj, and send it advancing, in unanimity, in
it oi prise-Inducing, industry inviting unity, on its way to
a- it shall he, the des-t.ned unrivaled metropolis of this
WILL IT CRIPPLE ST. LOUIS?
! rv u'orl 1 s Fair hat crippled the city in which It was
Pin i i ji i'.i was on instance, Chicago another.
t L . s follow? Piobably not. and the New York
t n o it why not It says: "The recent discovery
me ' anon papers of St Lo ns recalls the fact
' t o a ' i f e of the citv is practically contemporane-
'I' t ' Ti c ession v the United Stages of the Lo'ui-
i t rri' n uoce purchase is to be celebrated in 1903.
i rias i i orporaf d in 1808, five years after the
of " i 'rritory to the United States. At the time
iinr - St Lo'iis was a frontier village with an
i t 58 lis and a population of 1,000, living in 12
It one mill It now has an area of 62
T mil ! 1 nearly ooO OoO inhabitants. It had in 1S90,
ast i ficur s available, b,148 manufacturing
'- v it 0 empi v s and an output worth $22,714,-
I ho th ff the itv and the development of its
Mia' i commc I il activities have corresponded
e ? -Ma j.nd denopment of the Louisiana tern
It i tt c metropolis and commercial center of the
1 i -- noted for ''onsprvatism It has, never been
' t his p-opered wonderfully on solid foun-
t 1 ( n su ii rria( in a number of lines of in
' an i ii ti It IK more shoes than Boston and
- " li ' l'er the laigest hai Iware house, the
vaie ho the largo t drug house of any
Us cr i .'vat've n etheds will probpblv
f om nij i. s niaue 1 v other World s Fair
- evidet " vn their preparations that St
ir- ihoro - H arouced to the opportumt'es
Mes of i urM s Fair like vaot Ameri
I oihs h; s iffied fr m municipal wzox
V - i- . c h'1 prop(t of reform m the
Plie oi ins coure' from the state legis
i''at 'in Hv aud rountutioual aniend
- for ar j uarter ai 1 inei eases of bonded
i 1 mux ii m 'even i Charter amend
ing: proo a ' i 'timed a'e was and means
ste . of pu'ilie 'miiruveinents If the
i i an
' t I
' nt, 1
1 1 in
of apoleon's career of blood rmi conquest, which, began
with the century; but there were numanizing movements
coincident with the entry upon the stage of the Corsican
terror that did not give reason for the hope of better
things. It is impossible, of course, to deny the immensity
of the progress made in matters of purely material concern
during the nineteenth century; but in all that relates to our
moral and. spiritual selves are we better than or even as
good as were the men who founded this republic, who gave
the impulse to the French Revolution, and inscribed the
word Fraternity beside the words Liberty and Equality on
tbeir banners? The advance of scientific knowledge and
the march of invention are great achievements, but are
they the sum of civilization? This is the question pro
pounded by Minister Wu in the course of his convocation
address to the University of Chicago, delivered on the same
day that Mr arrison spoke in New ork. Here is the
Chinese minister's poser:
"Does civilization consist of railroads, telegraphs, tele
hpones, electric lights, battleships, rapid-firing guns, maga
zine rifles, and a thousand and one things which are re
garded as necessary 'for a progressive nation? This would
be a very narrow interpretation of the word. Civilization
has, I believe, a broader meaning, with Intelligence, order,
morality and refinement for its essential elements."
Honest Introspection will compel the present genera
tion to admit taat in the development of the humanities it
has not kept up with its advancement in mechanical and
scientific learning. The tree is jvnown by its fruits, and
the nation which sent the chivalrous Sidney to give his life
for the liberties of the Low Countries was certainly more
nobly inspired than are its present day representatives.
who are engaged in throttling anoLuer lioerty-loving Dutch
community in South Africa. The men who have substi
tuted an armed truce for the peace of the world and obtain
intellectual enjoyment from hoarse "Barrack Room Bal
lads" are certainly deficient in the essentials of civilization
by comparison with the generation that sat at the feet of
Shakespeare or governed its conduct of life uy that noblest
monument of English prose literature lae Authorized Ver
sion. Where cynicism has supplanted moral and intellect
ual earnestness civilization is soulless; and electricity and
steam are poor substitutes for a soul.
ENORMOUS GROWTH OF LIFE INSURANCE.
During the hard times following the panic of 1893 the
life insurance companies steadily increased their vast busi
ness. Whatever else had to be sacrificed life insurance
policies were guarded as a rule. Their loss meant too
much to those who held them. Other men, alarmed by the
demonstrated instability of many business enterprises and
Investments which had seemed secure, turned t life insur
ance as they might never have done in periods of prosper
ity. So the life insurance system expanded from year to
year, and never slowly.
That fact has to be borne In mind when its recent
growth is compared with the progress of other kinds of
business since good times returned. It could not be ex
pected that steady expansion through the panio years
should be followed by such rates of gain as were possible
and natural in cases where heavy losses and general
shrinkage had been the rule. There was no such room for
a boom in life Insurance as there was for the swift in
crease of the iro nand steel Industry.
Yet the figures which measure the growth of life insur
ance in the United States last year are simply tremend
ous. Even In this time of vast business undertakings and
industrial, commercial and financial statistics such as were
never seen before, the life insurance expansion of 1900 is
so imposing that it needs no explanation of the reasons
why it might well be less remarkable than the growth of
many other business interests.
Records compiled for the Spectator, an insurance jour
nal, published in New York, show that the assets of life in
surance companies in the United States increased, last
1 year, no less than $147,664,085. The rate of gain was about
9 per cent, or four times the rate of increase in the popula
tion. In the same year the surplus owned bv these com
panies increased more than 22,000,000. That also, was a
gain of over 9 per cent
The enormous increaso of $32,313,000 n premiums re
ceived was a gain of nearly 11 per cent and the total in
come of the life Insurance companies, with its expansion of
$34,901,000, a growth of more than 9 per cent, reached the
tremendous sum of $400,829,000. That means receipts of
about one and one-third millions every business day in the
The payments of all kinds to policy holders amounted
to about $168,637,000, or nearly 5 per cent more than in
1899. The total disbursements of the companies were over
$267 000 ftOO, which showed an increase of $16,484,000 over
the record for the preceding year.
The amount of life Insurance in force at the close of the
last v ear was no less than $7,090,394 679. The excess over
the total for the close of 1899 was no less than o$ 1K5 274
That is a gain of nearly 8 per cent, or four times the rate
of growth in the number of persons living in the Tinted
States. The increase in the amount of life insurance in
effect was equal to about $1,700,000 a dav through the
business year. It was eauivalen to about $s for every
man woman and child in the country. The total life insjr
ance in force, not including any of th vast business of
mutual benefit societies and assessment concerns, was
more ti an $93 per capita for toe whole population.
Wichita is up against a dangerous proposition It is
asked to decide whether it will have poMics or haslness
in the conduct of Its citv affair If it def liet, to have poll
tics and votes for Harry Stewarts ran it w 11 not have
bu&ine-s It will have the dest.uction of businos
If the home-owner, the bu-mess nar an1 the laboring
man wint prosperity continual in Wichita, and th's s
progress insured they will n t vote either fi- th' nbver
or the nbber s tool, the Pioh hitionicf In v '1 not
dinl.j their vote They will vote sol o fir 'VLean
lent ' nertr no r"iv sa viacfty 1 sr-irved
tlio f iM i the p i Mnarv st p- toward the W orld s
r t hi - i n ' npton continie in the prepara
'fih ihe K 'U.n. St I -t us win atorah
v uli ' v th f. " ! .'.on of ri "Pm. i pal progress "
TWO DISCOURSE ON CIVILIZATION.
r can 1 i i e ' e i n n Cental taat two men so dif-
' in u& mn as a--o u Ting rang and
iik " at ' wo'Ud :iat ira.,v be inc'-nei
it i Uu i i. es to tike oppos te vows
1 v u it pr t i thou- 'o o closei. -' .
ii ' z it or .i ?.-es."e a meetir. t t1 -
ih i r lu I'Vr C t e riu-1 ' -
Ai ' v i"-tt i t tw nfi j ears of i t
" taat w i 1 ion -t 1 n aintainv a'
le i t ed ha' net fi Ihl 1 t t p--n'ie o
ns i ' nu ug - d m nurse Mr Ham-on said,
a i -V of ' 'i,rck, w t v of blood
i. the lMiri'urietr ' th p.-if of con-
1 - of i v (va h- own a Jm
-n ' - a. ir We 1 - c in not
tf i1"' T - that mob.. uiautrous and
f 1 h ' - omp'rted. We had the
i ' e pi ' - lairl 'e for loot in OL.na.
-i ''u re h cat and oa- p- nr
n '.irst, - r ' Or reelon a ' .
' - .rce , a-t a it our reu nie-
' ' prosre'-b brt we still see barbarism
The Prohibition agitation was svsterrat rallv ribbed in
t Wichita Lv the Harrv Stewart rotori" Have vou an as
surant e that thev will not keep on nbMg it atr p'nt on
I if the should w n Int the only wav to -.top riLuing to
I vote the r'boers d.wn
Shut off the revenues of Wicnita, begin to increase
tat introduce 'o the bfe of this citv an endless quarrel,
ani' -ee what will happen Go to the poll-? and prevent
tha ort of th'ng. And the only way to do it is to vote
W-hita will stamp out ribbing next Tuesday; it will
,a: to th. po1 fan who is willing to sacrifice Wichita for
his k t J ar.' Mon "Take a back seat and keep it '
Do yo i Hpaj er, want $S3,00Q additional taxes loaded
on vour houHers? There is only one sure way of keeping
I e barden away Vote for McLean for major.
Vote f r two years more like the four years past in
T ' a fr peace and prosperity. Vote for McLean and
iiH ribl.jg forever m this town.
THE SIREN OF THE STUDIO.
Clarice Wentwortb was too much a
lady in the best sense of that much
abused -word to lose her temper. Hered
ity alone would have Induced her fine
air of restraint. Her environment had
been all that would most tend to npurish
that charming personal pride which is
like a blade of well-tempered steel, oc
casionally bending but never breaking
And every hour of her fastidious, exclu
sHe, lovely life had but made it more
impossible that she should betray if such
existed the passion, of the vulgar the
prejudices of the uninitiated.
So, when she told her aunt in a voice
that shook scornfully and treacherously
-that she was going to send Carruth
Despard back his engagement ring, and
when she tuged at the ring with the same
energy the daughter of her laundress
might have shown had the teamster fail
ed to call, the aunt in question wondered
for a moment if It were too early to
dread sunstroke. So she spoke with some
impatience: 4rWhatever 'is the matter
with you, Clarice? You've been out in
the sun even if it Is only spring one
can't be too careful. I don't understand
ail this stuff about Carruth. You don't
really mean to throw him over! You've
seemed so happy both of you. What has
he done that dear boy?"
Clarice looked at her with hot miser
' x 11 tell you. Although, for the matter
of that, you ought to know. You would
have suspcted befor this If you had
listened to what people are saying."
Mrs. Wentworth drew herself up. All
the net ruffles over her skirt crisped soft
ly. The violet velvet -now on her lisse
cap trembled. And her patrician old face
took on a delicious exprssion of dignity.
"Listen to what people are saying!
Clarice, you forget! This is not the ser
vants' hall. I do not talk with the
"O, I know I know! I apologize. It
was an unpardonable speech." Clarice
was looking up at the squat cloisonne
vase which stood on the music cabinet
near. She was a dark, handsome girl,
exquisitely clad In fawn and silver. Blood
and bleeding spoke in every poise of the
perfect head, in every gesture of the
slender hands, in every slow, sweet, mu
sical word which betrayed, even in this
instant, sotow rather than rage
He s the artist of the day, )iu know.
Perhaps I ought to say the artist of the
der tde it ma be the century. He s a
great deal flattered, of course, but it has
not turned his head Look at Mabel
Cross and Gertrude Regnan Both daugh
ters of millionaires, and wild about him
He has never seemed to know that any
other woman than I lived And now,"
turning -with a nttle passionate gesture,
' comes all this talk of his Infatuation for
uie mysterious model who Is setting half
the artists crazy O, yes, I ve heard hints
of it. Aoday I I had verification enough.
He was escorting her to her carriage
She is beautiful I am not fit to be com
pared with her I only saw her face,
tor she was wrapped In a long opera
cloak, and he he carried her from his
door to the carriage, placed her therein,
and then he bent and kissed her!"
A horrid exclamation startled her.
' ou din t spy on him, Clarice! You
didn t mean to "
A look as proud as. her own went flash
ing back. "No, I didn't sy on him. No,
I did not dream of seeing that She
appeared to be as well able to take caro
of herself as I. Quest for the Italian
vender of old laces took me past the
studio. I had never pretended to hear
the talk about Despard's beautiful and
mystenou3 model. It seems she poses for
no one else. And his picture that ideal
head which was hung on the line at the
exhibition this year that was her face."
' Artists must havo models," began the
elder woman, doubtfuuy, but her niece
cut her short "Is it necessary," she
asked, sarcastically, "to carry the most
et trancing model in the city to her car
riage in one s arms? Is It necessary to
kiss her good-by? '
Mrs Wentworth rose with majestic de
cision. "No " she raid. "No! You must send
h.m back his ring. It is well that wo
have learned his character in time."
But that night long after the house
hold was sunk in slumber, the elder wo
man sat thinking brooding. She had
married a good man. She had made him
a faithful and affectionate wife. But
she had not married tiie man she loved on
account of a wretched misunderstanding
All through her pure and honored life
her herat had ached for the happiness
she had put aside. Was this to be the
file of Clarice her sweet, spirited.
ndorfd niece And was she she to aid
m the desolation of a life9 It was late
when she retired, a fixed resolve In her
1 eart. It waa early when she rose, a
prayer for courage on her ups.
The spectacled old woman in the anti
quated bonnet and heavy veil who knock
ed tremblingly at the studio of the fa
mous painter looked timidly up through
her dark glasses when he himself open
ed the door Sho was faint. Her heart
was not strong. Might she not sit down
Certunlv " The handsome young art
ist, palett on thumb and a shef of
1 ruhe5' in his grip, motlonwi her to en
ter ' You will lie here Let me rearrange
those pillows A glass of water? No
i vo some good light wins here O, you
jut wish to rest. You are quite comfort
auie, madame? You shall not be dis
But the old creature, sunk in tae silken
cushions, saw beti.nd ths screen and
he'-rd his amused laugh as he resumed
cmersation with the fair mod-sl before
Thv re geting curious, Lela. Th last
name fr ou is the Siren of the Stud'o "
A sad siren' ' the woman said with
a Li Ur laugh "A siren whose head and
shoulders are worth reproducing on can-
is V t who has the misshapen back
aii'l crii plod lim' s of a lifelong sunVrer
fr m "pinal dlseaw If I were strong and
shaph cousin mine liKe this Clarice
whom v ou love' '
An, b it if she were lit," he said, rev
erentU and distorted by disease, and
j. irred b pain, I should love her more,
1 tK. '-k It is th gixat heart of a w j-rr-r.
t iod, the sweet white soul the
1 ns 'p'nt Th re' You are tired'
Vt ;fiii d no injre today VAhaf I
rrav i nt carrj you to the carriage What
f' i I r tre who sees me, my daring
u-ir.7 u Tranz is here' Well, look out
f r the et p Franz there so' Be care
fa And when the tall okl zama bad careful
ly bortif forth the siren of the stodio the
artist turned to look for his chance vis
itor, b st she, too, had vanished. And
the latter at home confronted Clarice
with riazing ejes
Don t s-nd bick that ring'" she cried.
She r ojrn the l'ttle package address
ed on the desk, forced the shining ctrrlet
again on the girl s finger. "He s worthy
a good w. man s love, ray dear. For your
sake I She told nr alL
nank God' ' cried Clarice throneh hfT
tars. o thank God and yoa" Chi
The Birmingham cyclone was regulation in Its route
from bO':thwet to northeast but it called rather early in
the morning as tornadoes go
For a wb'V H nan's fiett would make R isias lock like
tb'rtv ert- a th n Russia would Lcga iiioviiig aw
armv and that would end it.
Have ycu ev r considered that if the ribber ctcn'd
win thev m ht con- kr u Ltst to keep on riDt.ng after
tie c '.on'
A Limit Doslrod.
From the Indianapolis Press )
'I 1 it th."k I shall let my hov yo
clir tb' .eh school." said the midrib -aKi
v r ,n" ' twk'A the otter mw Y- ,
k- w -. w. '1 toi can afford to gH
him tre best education."
rhat a just what I don't want to do
I m "f'-i.d he will be oiat throtuth th
t Xy'-r fnc 1 did. when I lost two or three
mi ear v jobs bv undertaking to -v-r
the grammar of tb ma 1 worked
OUTLINES OF OKLAHOMA.
The Rock Island is now bridging the
Beaver in Beaver county.
What the range in Oklahoma now
needs is a warm rain to start the grass.
On account of a smallpox scare.
a church dedication has been declared
oa at Coyle
The governor fight has not yet reach
ed the affidavit stage, and heaven forbid
that it ever will.
Joe McNeal is in the race for governor
with all his might, and he is going to
make the fur fly
Smallpox in the territory Is having a
sort of good-bye spurt. Just now. It
disappears during the summer-time.
The latest railroad to excite Cushing is
U.e K E O. it T. R. rt. company. A
guess at this alphabetical madley would
be Kansas, Eastern Oklahoma and Texas.
The papers In far west Oklahoma are
gladly giving up and ceasing to insist
that western Oklahoma is purely a cattie
country. The settlers are crowding in
too fast for them.
That was a good Interview of Joe Me
Neal s in yesterday's Eagle. McNeal has
the rare faculty of being frank with
'newspaper men and telling them what
they want to knok.
The complimentary notices of Barnes
over his refusal to sign the public build
ing bill are being sent to Washington to
be used in the governorship fight. Some
of them are very flattering.
In order to settle the saloon question at
Cushing a petition Is being circulated
which all citizens axe asked to sign ex
pressing themselves for or against the
existence of saloons in the town.
Has Jenkins some word from Wash
ington which keeps him in Guthrie. If he
were a candidate in the usual sense of
the word he wouldn't be able to find a
train fast enough to got him into Wash
ington on time.
Until the railroad began its extension
Beaver county did not know tramps and
took the Puck and Judge descriptions as
correct The other day a tramp strolled
into Hardesty and the local parer ex
presses the greatest surprise because he
Ben Cravens wil be taken and will be
taken alive There is a strain in the
most desperate men which makes them
surrender when they are up against it
And Cravens will be up against it short
lv Very few of the outlaws of Oklahoma
have refused to surrender when cornered.
Everj where but in Oklahoma the find
ings or the grand jury are supposed to
be secret A grand Jury's indictment is
not a verdict of guilty by a whole lot,
a great many indictments are the result
of maliee on the part of .some citizen,
many of them are unjust and secrecy has
always obtained on that account
Ihe Hardesty Herald has a strange
idea of the shortest way to handle the
tramp problem, which is new to Beaver
county. This Is its proposed treatment
"Owing to the prevalence of smallpox.
Liberal is quarantined against hobos
from railroad camps in Beaver county,
also against letting the Bock Island un
load any more hoboes from the east in
Liberal If these tramps aro not per
mitted to go out of the county by way
of Liberal, as they came into the coun
ty, as soon as warm weather arrives
tramps will scatter over the county and
spread smallpox. The authorities of the
county should establish a patrol and
confine graders to the right-of-way, and
when any of them quit a job, round up
the bunch and make them walk out of the
county on tho line of the railroad, and
not permit tham to scatter over the
county. If no other way suggests It
self for getting nd of the hoboes, aud
they will not be permitted to enter Kan
sas or Texas on foot, load them In stock
cars, seal the doors and throw In a few
bales of hay, then bill them to Kansas
City, with directions that they be thrown
into the Kaw on arrival. '
E H-3" EB-- IS HSB8- B3SH OI4Ha 33 SK SM B
Ml ' , v J ti
We don't handle every Corset thv
is made don't need them. This gprea'
department is stocked with the follow
ing well known makes P. D . He
Majesty, W. 3., Warner's. Tompson -,
Kabo, Wright's Bust Form, H. & W
Bust Form and Ferns Waists for ladi"
and children, each the best ct its kr :.
and what is more, salespeople w
know what is aid what 13 nt good . :
you to wear a-e handy.
This Is Warner's Week
See the Warner display in ourr.
window beau lfal model'. Visit tu
popular depar-raent and ask to see t
".n rv of vivihrat't n m China, Africa
- w. tea ' a o.t a v -t d
- i' k - - 'SSI.. . 1
'ii) and i.nlndlfj ower of wc&ith
r ,f tin in. of e-i "
1 t Mr II r i. v a- T "it nn- rlf
1 It should not be forgouen that tornadoes travel north n
step with the strawberry crop.
There i- this aVut Jnran. She Is tn island, and as
hard to take s. Lt'Je England
I" -v ' juit . a R-iiJi and Japan t ir'i ' w ;.
I for Japan and but on Rus&ia.
' Marie, I have com to&itfst to ask
t -i fir v-njr hand I
y , ak 'r a great deal. Geonr. '
f th ontrftrr it is scch a -srjr little
c ..- "1.- -
ii t jara. G-rgft. dur
Litt. Ryta was visftfn to the rws-t-.
s-ji ore Say b caaw n.sni'-g to
! 2- uw w th an $cg r fr-r &a-i
. f c .- :- t ,. 1 i
it cl-.re n m iwo
ALONG THE KANSAS NILE.
Auntie Lewis, of Ottawa, who has reg
istered from the First ward, gives ln her
age as 116.
The supremo court w.th its increased
membership has cases flled to keep It
busy for two years.
Female suffrage In Kansas consists of
women voting to kill tho votes of the
women of the opposite party.
Arthur Capper will own both the To
peka Capital and the Mail and Breeze.
Sort of a community of Interest.
Mrs Nation's greatest feat Is to step
into a place, sink her feet about two
inches in the floor and yell. "Put me
The election of a railroad commission
has been postoned from today until nor:t
Saturday. The law nas not been pub
lished. Will White, of Emporia, shows signs
of putting a tick-taok on the window
of th VN hite House. What on earth has
Charley Wolcott, of A.oblflon, who has
been a commercial traveler in Kansas
f for twenty -nine years, is dead. e was
a hardware salesman.
John Curran. secretary of the Populist
central committee, wants to be the mi
nority member of the state board of
The chances are that President Mc
Kinlej will go through Kansas and Kan
sas will outdo other western states in
the ovation she will give.
If Fred Funpton should oapture Aguln
aldo, he would hav so many laurels that
n s ward-robe would loofc th ring of a
cane stand at a country fair.
Before Funston can become governor it
will be necessary to know bow he stands
on prohibition ln time of peace he
may favor beating bis sword into a
C A Rife, farmer, Hamilton county,
was on a Jury, took co; in cold Jury
rfimi suM sheriff for a 000 damages
Case tried and Jury against farmer who
I romjtlj appea's t j supreme court, where
Athscn has rejected the Offer of a
$ry"W 1'brarv b lldlg nrvde by Mr Car
nsrle i-j P P v a -. because th
. ' a Ttar whi h Aul- on wt.!d have
to rv to vr iii.t i'n it, is considered too
irjch of a burtun
lue day that Frd F'in'-on comes Into
Manila leading Ajninnldo &T h'trh ;
trar Karaa w.U p.n out so that th.
peop'e In th" ct-al part "f th st-t-will
be abie to lrk down on th" sum
mit of Pikes Peak.
Tne widow of Preston S Pmok. wn
caned Charles Sumner in the I'ff1
btaus senate died at Co.Jnb, 5. .
caroUna, Sunday night ri trlei mi-nf-r,
senator frti MoJ'Jjf ' w ,e r
ardfd as te m-rni oir' ? nft '-r
ed and mfst hted oppni r -vTy
In congress whn the Mlssoxjri cnpron,
lse wss repealed in 1854. and in thf r
test over ths admission uf Kansas 'r
1-SS, ln a speech on "ft CrEn Ajrir.rt
k-n&a K shrr'v -"injr-1 8"t',
5ui'pr, of Soa'h ar uns. Tw dav
a'frwani t Mat & i w
Samner was seated st hts dk in tb
enae chamber, when 3 sot was
r-t la s?i n h was - i'"i r rrw
(3 f. Hr a "vrw-utlvc tr Jin
&,,! f' 'n and a 'j.- A-- -B
. r I r Jc , s " ,v i"' i
f-"ltT f- IT ! Hi if w.'b - r-
!nt fr 'k h'ta r;-at.," --
with a bay can i&at'r .SK.nr
started to rise, and in o iJJ wr--ct'wl
hts '-k from tne t ar y Jt th T'lj-irt
bkw ratnl n him "i 1 i .-.
c mgs i-- 1 n - 1 FY'rJ ' r" -
trit.s dtiwn re. .-" ' r"v t f-y -
SlJ r ' Or " -' - ,-i i-
cra 3f M-- "' war A tfrmitT rf
tft h..- " ;-rtl i 3.r'T f' 'n ,
v n "f J'- v 1, li " " rrf 1, -, f i
f. n. - - 7 - t-' t -
tj -i-iXe " IV 3 6- 4
That tomorrow is Yoking day? Tr-we sample ends (on1- s
third o a yard each) , irorth $3.50 to $12.50 per yard, go jl 4
s-S-- HH IgI -gS -a O $ 4"H- HE5S ---l -aS
I.r - k-i '.
1 th la-f-e f icrie 8i Brr-5ts til
ol tf ap;-ra- g. '- hJ rwasurvs Lb
j U- 1j c t"? 9ti '3 '
7, ,' '.1- v.- tr-: :- a - -
gt d w us. rr. " i
l-i Sc.ith ta5 certainly its full .hre of deetr-c'iTr- l
- i a f trfur waiUns; 3 t
-: i c Ur t at? - h
For This Week Only
npO INTRODUCE this well known
every lady of Wichita, we made
ranements with the manufacturers by which w
will receive Special Advertising Uonns for
cents in cash on any American Lady Cor,f
bought this week. Over one hundred hdics to.k
advantage of this offer on Monday, and at thf
time of this writing, Tuesday's record will bra'
Monday. Will you be here today? If not already
provided with a coupon, call at the Corset counter
and receive one. Note the many different style
Surely we can fit you.
Thirty Styles, from $1 to $3
Remember, the American Iady Corsnts art
never sold for less than $1, but tor this werk on! v.
by presenting a coupon, yon secure a 1 Cor-ct
for 75c, a 1. 75 style for $1.50 No coupoiib n
ceived after 10 o'clock Saturd iv evening
Special Rug Sale
Tomorrow, 9 a. m.
300 Rags S
TOMORROW MORNING, in our Carpet depart
ment on the second floor, we place on sal
three hundred Rugs. Thee were mad from
Lowell velvets, Rif ton velvets, Prujk .and Ax
minster carpets. Every one i hound and trine d
at ends. This is the greatest Hug opportune ,
ever offered in Wichita. Just t he thintr f-ra-m
gle door or many other places where a sm dl ruK'
is desired. The values range from 75c t $1 )
each. As we have only three hundred of the
we limit you to two rngs each, a? this
.SU,rt nJJ A
i. -" -
Friday, 9 a. in.
of fin Platte Val-n'ienn-
Laces, in widths of two to six inches wid Th
weaves are pi feet and tho dirn- ar th i
shown this season Tho vahi- .'inge up to '.s
per yard, with the iii nty of the Vv kiti !
Jee them in our wjnd'W display Ono -!,, yu
will not forget the d-.v nor th; unusual n-
Special A Per
and Rugs in triis nw d
you mon v :i any k:ni
T1try Stress! Crp -'"
prr yr4 .... r
p-J ts t S 5 ti 1 0
a irt r I' ?
1 , , T -" r "- f
t r - - -
lvfiD CMK. 5BT 105
W;' rmr nw 1arrxt
h'T:i merit on '-yond
fi if r W Tin- i wa -
givid how ', i,'l th
m a n v pret t y r trx
of Bir vtrii No
" rv.am v"g t . rrf e
' jr vw
Ii4Ei &t C itos Cars! ' .
yarJ wt t iv"
trst ' (
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