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M..M. MURDOCK & BROTHER, Proprietors.
PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS OP NEWS.
This is Decoration day.
"Camillc" at the opera house this c cu
ing. Hut few farraerh were in the city yesterday.
Remember Miss Anna Jackson's art re
ception tbis afternoon.
Let every one turn out to tbe decoration
oftbc soldiers' graves tbis afternoon
Our incrcbant tailors are now very busy
maMnjj spring suits, some of wblcb arc
very elegant ones.
Work on tbo outside of tbe new build
ings about tbe city, had to be suspended
yesterday on account of the rain.
There arc several good shots in tbe Wich
ita gun clubjMicnce their practice boot at
the park to-morrow will be worth seeing.
Yesterday Mr. lien Del'ul received a let
ter from bis old eastern' friend Tom Whit
ridge, that he had lately fallen heir to$2T0,
000, by tbe death of an uncle.
"The Dandy Fifth" will be recited at
the decoration of tbe soldiers' graves to
day, by Wm. T. Doyle, one or the Char
lotte Thompson dramatic company.
Owing to the very unpleasant weather or
yesterday, Miss Anna Jackson determined
to postpone her art reception until to-day
at 2 o'clock, at which time she will be
pleased to welcome her many friends.
The election held in Delano township
yesterday for the purpose of voting $10,000
bonds in favor ol the capital stock of the
"Wichita, Denver & Jlcl'hcrsou railroad
company, resulted in the polling of 178
votes, of which 02 were against and 121 in
favor of-said bonds.
Miss Eliza Lowrcy died of consumption
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her
father's residence, the lirst house south of
tbo German Methodist church. The funer
al will take place tbis afternoon at 2 o'clock,
and the remains will be interred in High
Jack Hilliard came in from Missouri yes
terday with a fine lot of horses, suited for
family and buggy horses. Ho will keep
them here for a few days at tbe Topcka
avenue stables. Persons desiring choice
driving animals would do well to call on
Jack before he takes them down to Arkan
James W. Henry and Mr. Harris, in com
pany with somo half dozen other gentle
men, all merchants of Joplin, Mo., arrived
in the city yesterday. They came by team
from Joplin, and have been several days on
the way, camping out at night. The jour
ney has been a very pleasant one. These
men arc on a prospecting tour, intending to
purchase property before returning home.
Several of them went to Harper, Saratoga
nnd other points to-day.
Mr. C. 1. King, the popular druggist, ol
Leon, Canas, spent Monday in tbis city
interviewing our various wholesale firms.
I.eon has proved to be one of the liveliest
business points on the Frisco road, we
should judge, from tbe number of daily
Laolk's bandied by Mr. King's news de
partment which be runs in connection
with bis drug store.
The ice cream and strawberry festival
given last evening In Itusscll hall, by the
colored people, wai ery numerously at
tended and greatly enjoyed by all present.
This e enlng was Just warm enough to give
a pleasant relish to the cream, and never
were more tempting straw berries seen than
those provided for this occasion. These, in
conjunction with the delicious cake and
cool lemonade attracted the attention of
all until a late hour, when the merry-maker
departed to their homes.
A cry laige and refined audience greet
ed Charlotte Thompson at the opera liou.,0
last evening, and we doubt if there was
one present at Uie conclusion of the last
act who regretted it. Miss Thompson has
certainly well merited the distinction of
being one of America's most talantcd
actresses, and she is ably supported by a
line a company as there is on the road. The
title role of tliirf popular drama, "Jane
Kjrc," was assumed in a most intelligent
and highly satisfactory manner by Miss
Thompson, who at once made friends with
the audience, and evoked the heartiest ap
plause. The balance of tbe cast come in
for a generous share ol approbation. The
company will this evenin? play "Camille,"
:i cry pleasing drama, when we expect to
sec the house packed. Wcdoubtll there
lias ccr been a company iu Wichita who
made so favorable an impression on their
A DESERTED WIFE.
Mrs. Wm.. Blatner Deserted by Her Husband and
Left in Destitute Circumstances.
Last Monday there ariived In this city
from licntou ajoung man, bis wife and in
fant child, who, on leaving the car at the
Fort Scott depot, sought a boarding place
which they finally found and secured at
the Valley House, on Douglas avenue.
Soon after getting into quarters the bus
band told his wife that he was going out in
town to look for work, and would also go
to the depot and sec after their baggage.
She bade him good-bjc aud thought no
more of the circunintancc until supper time
arrived, aud the evening hours passed iar
into the night, and yet her hus
band did not return. In the morn
ing her anxiety became so great
that she determined to go in quest ofbim.
Tutting on her coat and bat, she left her
child in charge of tbe landlady and went
out in search or her husband. On visiting
the depot she was nearly overcome with
grief on learning that he had been there,
secured his trunk and left for parts un
known. He also carried the check for her
trunk and all the money they bad, some
thing over 200. She returned to tbe hotel
where she told her story, giving as her
husband's name, Wm.IJlatncr. She says
hei' friends live in Louisville, Ky., and that
she now wants to go to them, but she is in
an utterly destitute , condition. 31ar
shal Cairns learning of the affair
visited her at the hotel, and found her al
most prostrated with mortification and
grief, aud not knowing what to do or
which way to turu. She seems to bo a very
nice young woman, but eslreniely illiter
ate. She can assign no reason for her hus
band's leaving as they had alwajsgot
along pleasantly together. On reaching
Wichita he wished to go ou to Dakota, but
she insisted on stopping here, and with
this exception they have nev er differed on
any material point. Marshal Cairns is try
ing to find the whereabouts of Blatner, but
if.unsucccssful a pass to Louisville, Ky.,
will probably be furnished this distressed
lady, when she will return to her parents.
A man who will thus purposely get his
wife in a strange place, and among stran
gers, steal her money and then desert ker,
is too mean to associate with wolves,
let alone men, and if Blatner is found be
should be made to make all reparation pos
Sheriff Fisher is "taking in" the Topcka
Wm. Jezzaid, one or the clerks at 31
Kohn's dry goods store, ii on the sick list
We arc sotry to learn that Carl Ilibargcr
Is confined to his room with chills and
3Ir. and 3Irs. Hugh Wells, of Topeka.
relatives or Mr. Fred Swab, arrived in the
city yesterdaj , and will spend several dajs
with the latter.
Capt.Wm.fi. Dicw. U. S. special agent
or the department ol the interior, came in
rrom Harper comity yesterday, whore ho
bad been looking after some reported land
C. A. Stewart, I'mpori.-; 1). It. 31unson,
Cheney; C. W. J'.isinii-., Denver; -G. AVclsh,
Ft. Scott; lat lludkius, l'cabody, were
among the arrivals at the Douglas avenue'
J. C. h. Jlor-e, of the Wdlingtenian, of
Wellington was among our most agreeable
callers yesterday. He savs that W. is
nourishing, and that business lias been ex
ceedingly good in that city tbis spiing.
L. D. Walton, Eq., a banker ol Harper,
and one of the rising voung men of the
southwest, is in this city on his way home
from Foit Scott, where ho has been inter
viewing the r.ii!ro id nrmager on matters
appertaining to the interest of Harper.
Some mouths ago a certain dealer in sec
ond hand goods in thisclty, was called upon
by a man who was very anxious to dispose or
his household effects, as he was about
starling for the west and did not want to
carry his goods with bim. Among the arti
cles was an old and badly worn sofa, which
had seen better days, but they dated long
into tbo past. This tbe dealer was loth to
purchase, but finally struck a bar
gain, getting' the sola for about
its worth as kindling wood. When
the other articles were brought to his store,
along with the old sofa, which was pitched
to one side where it had laid until a few
days ago, when the dealer thought he
would tear it to pieces to get out the
springs. Iu doing this, what was bis sur
prise to find nicely stored away in a scam
iu the back a roll or greenbacks amounting
to ?42. They bad evidently been placod
there for safekeeping and then forgotten.
The dealer has also forgotten the iiame of
the party selling him the sofa, so as a mat
ter or course ho is about $40 ahead on the
The following teal estate traufei were
recorded iu tins register of deed's olllee yes
J. M. and Muiy C. Steele and 31. W.
Levy and Sarah Levy to Atchison, Topcka
.t Santa Fc railioad. lot- 2!) on Main
stieel and 02 on Buekner street, in Kll'a-o,
Louisa C. Gregg and Geo. II. Gregg to
J. H. Crabb and Nancy 1'. Crabb, west half
of southwest quarter of section ."j, town 20,
range 1, 2,500.
K. and 3Liry C. Wilder to 15. 1 Cailton,
lota: on Wichiti.-ticet. iu Wichita, $10.
A. J. Grccnway to Thos. A. It Ulej, lot 1,
iu section 21), low u 27 range I, o0.
Sedgwick county to A , T. & S. F. It. It.
Co., lot 72, Buekner street, In the town of
El Paso, ?."i,7C.
State of Kansas to A. Smcrz, ICO acres in
southcastquarter of uctioii"?(i, township 20,
Ahlen and Caroline 31. Speare to S. T.
Garth, lot 13, in block 2S, iu Cheney, $17..r0
Harvey L.Taylor to Willis E. Copcland,
lots 78 and SO, in block 13, iu Ormc A: Phil
lips' addition to Wichita, S230.
Harvey Jj. Tav lor to Geo. W. Garbrick,
lots 102 and 204, in block 3, in Ormc A; Phil
lips' addition to Wichita' $2.0.
Doctor aud Delila Lewcllcn to Mary Jane
31 unlock and 3Iurdock to A., T. & S. F.
Co., lots r2 and 54 on Buekner street, El
i, lot 3o. 001 on Waco sticet, iu Lew-J
's addition to the city of Wichita, $173.1
IT7"AN1KD To rent Tray's restaurant, cor.
TT Douglas and Lawrence nves Karnes,
VfTANTED To sell a pood jlineton almost
V new: will trade for a bupRV with any
one w bo will iiavtlie difference in the value.
10-ti W. L. McIJku.
WANTED Itv Mrs T 31. Curtis, on corner
of Topcka and Central, 10 or 15 day
AN AFFLICTED FAMILY.
It is not oltcu that our attention is called
to a sadder scene than the ouc presented at
the residence of W. B. Drunnen iu West
Last Saturday 31 r. D. was taken violently
ill, and atoncc telegraphed for his father und
mother, who live in Grand Island, Nebraska,
but ere their arrival the fatal disease that
afflicted him had ruu its course, and the
spirit of Mr. I), had gone back to its 31akcr.
The fuccral ceremonies baa been at ranged,
and the corpse was ready for the grave
when the deceased's rather and mother ar-
rived, who were nearly prostrated with
grief on learning that their son, whom they
were hastening to see, had passed from
earth. The affcctlonato wire and mother
was so v crvvbclmcd with sorrow and the
attendant excitement that her nervous sys
tem gave way beneath the severe strain, and
she was thrown upon a bed of fever,
and was unable to attend the funeral serv
ices of her husband, which took place
Wednesday afternoon. The family were
but recent comers here, and have not an
extended acquaintance. The mother is
now laying at the point of death, and is
wholly unablo to care for her family of little
children, but no doubt tbe parents of her
husband will afford her help, and we feel
sure that the good citizens of West Wichi
ta will be generous in their aid and sym
pathy to this afflicted family.
Another Rats to Chicago.
In order to j-ivc the people of tin
city the advantage of the low rales
made by the Kansas City and Chicago
lines the Santa Fe have reduced the
round trip tickets for the Chicago
convention to $20.8o. This is one fare
for the round trip. The tickets will
be on sale al the union depot this
morning, by the Santa Fo and 'Frisco
roads. The train leaves by the former
road at 7:30 and by the latter at 9:50
a. in. These tickets will be on sale till
the 3d of .lime and good for return
passage till the 10th. The above is a
very low rate and a large number will
take advantage of it to viit the great
city and assist in the nomination of
the presidential cmdidate.
Notics to Firatra.
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SOL. H. KOI1N, President. 31. W. LEVY, Cashier ,4 , t I 1"T n Sf-M '' ."' '
A. W. OLIVEU, Vice-Prej't. C. A. WALKKK, As3t. Cashier. r " - A rVWA m- Vt I d.rrn-vriiH$t
V V OTM clll S vrOSSlD; "
WICHITA NATIONAL! BANK,
ORGANIZED IN 1S72.
S. H. KOHN, A. W. OLIVEU, 31. W. LEW, fl. T. TUTTIX.
F. NIEDEBLANDEB, W. R. TUCKER, .TOILS DAVIDSON.
LARGEST CAPITAL STOCK OF ANY BANK IN THE STATE.
Do a General Banking, Collecting & Brokerage Business.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold.
U. S. Bonds, of all denominations, bought and sold.
1-tf County, Township and Municipal Bonds bought.
It. LOMBARD, Jr. . President,
JAS. L. LOMBARD. Vlce-1'res't.
L. I). SKINNER, Cashier,
GEO. E. SI'AL'ION, Afea't Cashier.
Kansas State Bank.
J. P. ALLEN, 15. LOMBA11P, Jr.,
J. AL ALLEN, JAMES L. LOMBARD, U. C. DAY,
GEO. E. SPALTON, L. D. SKINNER.
Receive Deposits, Make Collections, Buy and Sell Exchange, and trans
act a General Banking Business.
coie&ie&iesipo deists :
JESUP, PATON& CO.,. 12 Williams St., N. Y. NATIONAL BANK Of AMERICA, Chicago
BLACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK, Boston. MERCHANTS' NAT'L BANK, haunts City.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 30 MAIN STREET.
COMMERCIAL BANKING A SPECIALTY.
Loans Money at Lcjccst Bates.
Issues Sight Drafts on all parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Gov't and Municipal Bonds,
Bays Interest on Time Deposits,
Any Amount or
To Loan mi desirable REAL ESTATE-elther FARMS or CITY PROPERTY.
Connecticut Bates of Interest. 3
J. L. DYER, It. II. ROYS, SAM'L HOUClv, ROUT. E. LAWU ENOE
II. W. LEWIS, President. A. A. in Ur.? fjaslncr.
J. O. Davidson, Pics. S. L. Davidson. Viuc-Prc. (J. L. Davidson, Sec'y,
The Davidson Loan Co.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farms and City Property,
OFFICE Willi CITIZENS BANK, Northw.t
Corner Main Stieet mul Douglas Avenue, j
Bank of Commerce.
(HATFIELD .t UAUTLEY.)
Loans Money on Real Estate, Personal, and Chattel Spcurities.
Scceives Deposits, Time and Demand, at Interest.
liuys and sell exchange; makes collections; negotiates municipal bandx,
and transacts banking it all its branches.
No. 17 Donghf Avenue, WiViiil.i, K.-n-iis.
RMDOLl'II HAIFIKLD, PreMciit. M. DKNNY. Ftntiiry.
B. D ALLEN, Vic President awl Examiner. .1. W. HAR'ILVA , Trtas.
C. W. C.RMIAM, :iUtor.
WICHITA LAND AND LOAN COMPANY,
IgoMe: Lous, M: U, Places tei Mis istk
OFFICE IN BANK OF COMMEKUn RC OMS.
"WICHITA, - k:a.j5tsa.s.
OF WICHITA, ICAJSTSAS.
JV. W. Cor. Main St. C- Douglas Ave.
. .-. L. DAVIDSON.
C.L.DAVIDSON. K. S GATES,
J. O. DAVIDSON.
The capital htock oftlio liauL Is one hundred thousand doll irs, nlly tlioiHind ilollfirs nf ulilrli
IsowneillivNcw KnpIaiHl cai italldts and saln;:s hanks who represent oor ten million dol
lars, j;iTlifg the Institution a hacking ecpi.il to any hanking lioiu-c In thf 'tnte.
Hie bank w ill receive deiotdt?, buy and sell foreign and domestic cvhano, make loans, and
doageneral banking business. Ve shall cniieniu to trou'ret all bnlne' entrusted tau lii a
manner, end ujion terms, satisfactory to our cintoiners, ami wliclt a share of the public t.n-tionage.
.1. O. ItA rinSOX. I'rnidrnt.
S. X. 1A riltsoy, rirr-l'res't.
.TOJIX C. JH:UST. Vnxl.ier.
C. ,. J) IVIIiSOX, Sccrctarii.
Lombard Mortgage Go.,
-IN KANSAS STATE BANK BUILDING.
Soulh-iccsl Corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue.
COME AND GET HATES, OR TALK LOANS.
GEO. E. SPALTON, Secretary.
S. D. PAL LETT,
All fanners- whlihi!' to get poach or i
aiiv.otlier kind of fruit trees pruned, j
call at the city hotel or address box '2.5, !
V. JACOKSKN. j
l-Jt Examination rardcncr. '
I.oiT. A dark cheeked sack coat
containing proof paper?. Will piy
Hbcrallv for it return lo the Santa i
Fc houe. 10-1
Go to Mrs. Kramer- for soinethinjr ;
new in dres and opera bonnet.. Ev-
act copies of imported bonnets will be J
placed on exhibition Thursday morn-'
ing, next door to the post-office.
Nf X. T. P. O.
N. X. T. P;fO
New York Store!
With onr enlarged facilities for showing
goods, wc are better prepared than ever
to wait upon the multitude who patronize
M. KOHN & GO.
' . -r-"t ,-Z - tfeVja
19 Main St. M U N S 0 N- S. 19 Main St.
New and Beautiful Embroideries!
Lovely Designs in Swiss Flounces!
In Three Widths.
"Matched Embroideries! "
Swiss, Xitinsook C Hamburg.
Lace Epaulettes for Ladies, Misses & Children!
Oriental, Egyptian C Bompadour.
Beautiful Designs in
All Over Lace Nets. All Over Swiss. All Over Hambuigs.
Ladies', Mines' .fc Children's
"Neckwear! Neckwear ! "
In Bewildering Variety.
1,000- Paralsols! Parasols! -1,000 ,
5c. to $15.
In Silk, Satfn, Radzimir, otc, Plain, Embroidered & Lace-covered
CHEAP CUEAPJili CHEAPEST
Silks. Silks! Silks!
It will pay you to buy your hilks of u. Wo will give you a bargain.
A Beautiful Selection of .
' Cambrics, Lawns, Zephyrs & Organdies'!
Pays to Trakc Under the Horseshoe.
INNES & ROSS.
DST. IK. T. Z?. O.
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Large lines of goods have arrived this week, which t ill need to be dis
posed of in the next few weeks or it will be too late to sell them this season.
In order lo dispose of them in that time wc must put prices on them that
will make them go rapidly. ""
Wc have decided to do it. ''
The surplus goods iu every department will be included.
This is an opportunity which should be taken advantage of quickly.
We cordially invite all to come and make a tour of careful inspection.
It will be full of intcre-t to prudent buyers.
Wc cater to no particular class, but welcome all and provide for all, and
025TE PBIOE TO ALL.
CITY OAE,E;IVG-E SECOX5.
Fine Carriages, Buggies & Spring Wagons
ftepairing1, Shoeing and Plow Work Promptly Attended To.
South Main Street, ucxt'to Omijht'ii Malilf '
.101 IX V. MOITKTT.
II. V. IIAUTZKIL.
(ansas Furniture House;
-wiioi.K.H.u.1: ani uirrAii
Dealers in all kinds of Furniture
19 Main St. MUNSONS. 19 Main St.
NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PINE LUMBER!!
Olll ce and Yard Wcct Kurt of Dotigia- venue, North 6idc,-sear Hridge.
Fresh bread, pic and cake, con
stants on hand at the Santa Te ba
Wanted A lirst-clabS baker, with
good references. Xoue others need
apply, at the Santa Fe Bakery. 5-lw
Frooman & PeckhanL,
Staple & Ka.iiC3 Groceries!
Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Etc.
Highest cash price paid for produce. More goods sold for the tame
money than by any other firm in the city. Goods delivered promptly to any
part of the city. &T South side of Douglas avenue, Third door west of
Main Street, Wichita, Kansas-. 4-tt
CHEAP CASH STORE
An Immense large utock of
Boots, Shoes and Clothing
.Iiit opened out in the nice, new, light store room on Douglas Avenue, one loor west
of Citizens Hank.
BIG STOCK OF
MEN'S. BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S SUITS
31AKKKI) OUT IN I'LAIN FUU'KKS WAY DOW.N
At Hard-Pan Prices.
READ AND REFECT!
A GOOD ALL WOOL SUIT MADE SPLENDID FOR $7.50.
Boots and Stioejb
Will 1m: oIJ at aHoni'bin-; low fiite. P'ee call and n-t my tock anl price. Ke
mctaltcr the place, one tlocr weit of ClUren Bank.
- - YOU1ES VERY RESPECTFULLY,
T. W. COVERDALE,
gjTCome and examine our xoods and pric' bnfon; pun IiiimIii elmi
wherc, aud bo convinced that wc menu buini-Hi.
This is Simply to Remind you that at
Lawrence's Drug Store
YOU CAN ALWAYS PROCURE -
I'UISi: DKU(.-S AND MEDICINES. TAINTS. OII-S AND WINDOW
CLASS, AllTIriT'sj MATERlAlj AND TOILET AUTIULKS.
Pure AVincs and Lhjuors which will be sold
in strict accordance with law.
Lawrence's Drug Store,
88 Douglas Avenue, - - - Wichita, Kansas.
MAJOR BROS. & HOLIIDAY,
Staple and Fancy (Iroceries,
WHOLBSLB .A-HSHD ETJLIX,.
133 DOTOI.A3 AVEJTUB, OOOI7B DEX.IVEKKD OJT SHORT NOTXCX.
tiik i.ir.NO mi
IN HAS A
g-TIIK ONLY FIRST-CLASS TAULfis IN THE CITY
nvK or Tiifc j, w
N. 51 1 Digla are Biie.
I atn U1J ia the nn-f. Come ami ies mc at Ihc oh! laji!, corner of Market
anl Doula-i areauB
M. M. FECHHEIMER.