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17"ANTEI Situation by September 15th for
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Address bo 2M, Wichita. WHS
"lir ANTED IJy a girl, a good place to work
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V peaches furnished at Wichita.
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TTANTED A good w asher and lroner at Dr.
y McCoy, Eawrenco avenue, north ol
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V Wichita Lam I.oas Co.
WEliave a ery Una residence In ono of the
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tf Wichita I.am A Loan Co.
"irANTEI To trade a good farm for city
Wichita Eoax & I,ami Co.
"17VNTED A good girl to do general house
T t work in smuu lamuy. jtinsi come wen
Wages 85 rer week.
XTT'ANTED A good girl to do general housn-
1 T W(
ork : w aces SI 00.
Cor. Topcka and Second St.
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V for sale some of the best lands in Sedg
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Sl-:!ni l'vi e linos, i. IUsn,
Ileal estate agents, Goddard, Kansas.
"17"ANTE1 Everyone who wants to buy,
f sell, rent or trade lots In the townol
Godddard, or farms In Sedgwick county, to call
on l'yle Iiros. X Dish, real estate agents, God
dard, Kansas. 33-3m
"ir ANTED I.anil-bujcrs to know that it Is
y to their Interest to go to Garden Plain
eal Estate Agency to bay lands.
d-3-tf Tailok APikk.
"X7"AXTEI--Evirbody In this town to buy
T buggies of J. J,. Cooper at Cooper's
stable, w hero tiny can buy them at from 20 to
10 per cent, less than of any other house In the
"V7"ANTED Everybody to know thnt I am
V now telling my $l'.o buggies at $110 and
iny&KJ bnggiisntSlJi), tocIOBeout.
K(-tf J. E. Coornn.
"V7"AN1ED To know everybody who wants
IT to buv, fell, rent, or trade lots In Wich
ita, or farnis'ln Kansas, for property li other
states. Glu ine a call and get or leave descrip
tion of property at E. A. ICciinan's Land Ex
"ANTI.D Firtv tecond-hand scwlng-ma-T
chines, li becond-hand organs, and live
crond-bHiid pianos; ro wanted at the temple
r Mufic, opiiosite thepostofllce, before Septem
ber 1st. Call and enquire Tor terms at the lem
f no RENT A flnely furnished parlor to man
L and wife; with or without board; near
business purl of citv ; home comforts.
Address.). IE W., lock box l!i HC-tr
17OU RENT IIonc with six rooms and bath
' room; Waterst , ono block south of Dong
las no. Enquire at Hill's horse and mule
17OU RENT Eoity-elght acres or new break,
1 lug. 2i miles northeast or I he city: also
Irom 1KI to 1W acres of good grass on same quar
ter lor fale. Enqulru or itev. .1. Haller, cor.
Kirst and Emporia. tt5-o
lfJIt SAEI-A 1 Stclnway rosewood piano,
J1 almost new. Apply to Mrs Tarleton, on
Central nie abet Fourth and Emporia. S5-C
riO RENT 1'or cah, an ull first-bottom
JL farm, for the carl HS5 IJu acres or plow
land, good house o't fourrooms, good stable for
six horses, and curn-trib lor J,U00 bushels of
com; ten acres In pasture and twenty acres of
good grass land Rent" M 00 per acre for the
plow land Call on Dr S. W. Richmond, No.
hi South Water Btreet. id-lm
rpO LET Two furnished rooms, cor. Second
a. and Emporia ave
Da. R. Matiikvvh.
170R RENTWanted, a renter Tor n Btock
J1 ranch of S.0 acres ; well fenced and rnn
ning water. A. J.. Austin,
;;-lf Cr Douglas ami Lawrence Aci.
17OII RENT Furnished rooms opposite New
1 'iork meat market; plenty or grass and
shade. J. Ren annoy.
rpO RENT Two well furnished rooms at
1 northwest corner of Emporia and First
mO RENT A furnished chamber ; w ell Vcntl
L latcd ; outside entrance. Enquire at the
Fargo express oflico (Vtf
17ORRENT A suite or rooms over Citizens
1 Hank. Apply at bank. 3S-tr
ipO RENT Furnished rooms. Enqulru at
1 southeast corneror Emporia avenneand
Seconil atrec 67-tf
T.iORRENl Furnished room on Lawrence
, near i?econd ; gentlemen preferred,
f Caldwell .t fetlong. W-i
17VORSAI.E ForthenetS0days, an ice-cream
1 parlor, centrally located, v,lth all the fix
tures and a slock or confectionery and cigars;
a bargain will be given In this sale.
next t Golden ltulo
1"OR SALE Two 40-hore-pi er, portable
' steam Imllen ; 10 iect loiu, 50 two-Inch
flues in each, large llro-boxct, locomotive pat
tern ; iave been used very little ; Just as good
as new Inquire at Waterworks office. Main
street H. . K'':c"ov.
Supt. V. A.Co
AnguttSTth, 21. S5-6-23-4
IsOR S LE A phaeton ; nearly iww; made
' bv-Wavne Uros.. Decatur. Illinois, vn a
special order Enquire at City Carriage, fac
tory, outli Main street. Mf
YXtlt SAW An old established and prolltable
A' hnsluess, centrally located; a splendid
business chance: good reasons for selling.
Address A., Care Eagle office. 3tr
lj'OU SALE Nine residence lots for sale or
V trade ; located on South Market street :
big bargain. For particulars call at Cltlicns
171OR S.MaE A lot of good second-hand Turnl
' ture. Call at northeast corner of Topeka
av enno and S-ond street.
ftr Mrs. J. O Davip-ov.
17OR TRADE A farm for city property.
A. L. Acstiv,
77-tf Cor. Douglas and LawTence aves.
1vOR SALE One or the cheapest farms In
ht-dgvvick county. A. L. Ain,
-tf Cor Douglas and Lawrence avca.
STRAYEI Roan mare lony; white hind
Teet and blare in face. Information leading
to Its recovery will be suitably rewardndby
6J. J. A. Wallack
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on Douglas avenue.
OTRAYl.D OR STOLEX-From West Wichita,
O on the night or August iuh, ono dark
brown or black mare ; 7 years old, about 15
hands, weighs about .) tbs ; both fetlock Joint!
larger than uual, and a little knee-sprung r
anyone returning, or giving information where
said nnlmal may bo round, will be liberally Tc
warded. Address Robert I Moore, Wichita,
Notice Is hereby given that the partnership
hrretororc existing and doing bnsincs under
the firm name and style or Smythe Ilann,
contractors and builders, ha leea dissolved by
Wichita, Kansas, An4TMtl. l-
iMJ J. "l
BUNNELL & ROTS.
Agents A.,T. &S. F. R. R. Lands
The oldest established real estate firm In the.
city. A large list or both city ana connny
propcrty for sale at reasonable prices.
Money to Loan at 6 For Cent.
OUB IN8UKANCE AGENCY.
Aetna, or Hartford W,192,6M
German American, of New York 4.0R5ps
Hartford, of Hartford 4,511,210
Home, of New York 7.4S8.G15
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The Equitable Ufc, orNew Y'ork 50,000,000
Jj-Offlce In Roys' block, upstairs, ot cr Bank
COR. DOUGLAS AND LAWRENCE AVS
Machine Shop !
NEAK IKON llHlDQE.
R. McFARLiAND, Propr.
DahUh ArfRtie, Hear Depet.
BraBfk Yards a(
Garden Plain & Harpe
W. L. McBee,
Abstracts or title coropIlel on short notice.
Fire, Life ai. Ttna jolisiratce.
J. P. ALLEN.
Every Thing Kipt in a First-Class
Miss Ethel-Vanstooe cooM not makeup bar
mind f or a long timo wbetber she preferred
Jack Benson or Lord Darley. Jack was cer
tainly better looking, aad- possessed the
romantic attraction of beingabriefiea barris
ter, without means or expecWinn, Mtrt Vaa
Etccc affected to despise wealth aad poaitioo,
vbich tbe could afford to do, being an heir
uis in her own right, with no other relative
than a rich, weak-minded uncle, who doted
upon her. But, though Lord Darley waa the
ton of a feer, and would oae.dayaucceed
to the family honors .aad estates, be 'waa
mean while delightfully iapeennious,, aad if
he was not haqdsome he -waa exceediasrly
qunintonil cmusing. Hiss Vanstone found
it impossible to decide which she liked the
better, and, to, complicate matters, her ad
mirers were old friends, and each seemed to
hang back out of deference to the other.
However, the young lady's uncertainty
probably arose from doubts as to which
"vould eventually propose, for when Jack
Benson at length avowed his affection, 'he
wan accepted without hesitation. The engage
ment appeared likely to secure the permanent
happiness of both the young people, but be
fore long there arose the proverbial
little cloud which threatened to wreck
their happiness. It came in the shape
of vague whisperings and head-shakings, the
meaning of which Miss Vanstone was at a
loss to imagine. Her friends smiled
rather maliciously whenever she referred to
Jack, until she could not help perceiving that
fconw unpleasant secret was being transpar
ently concealed from her. Her pride pre
vented her from demanding explanations,
the more especially as Jack vowed and de
clared that Ids conscience was as clear as the
noonday tun. But, though she implicitly be
hoved in him, she felt troubled and uneasy
in spite of herself, and dreaded that some dis
ngreeablo revelation was in store for her.
Thii foreboding, not unnaturally, proved cor
rect, for one day the received an anonymous
letter informing her that Jack and Lord Dar
ley had tossed up a penny piece m a public
room at the Blenheim club to decide which
should propose to her, and that her engage
ment w as generally regarded as an excellent
Now Miss. Vans-tone was a very wayward
young lady, and she had almost resolved to
forgive Jack any delinquency ho might have
been guilty of rather than break oft the en
gagement out of deference to public opinion.
But tlio startling and unlooked-for nature of
the accusation which hail been brought
against her lover completely upset all her
preconceived intentions. The discovery that
fcbo had been made to appear ridiculous ren
dered her nbsolutely furious, independently
of the unpleasant suspicion which naturally
presented itself regarding Jack's sincerity.
hlic considered that sho had been insulted in
a manner w hicli admitted no excuse or pal
liation, and, unfortunaUly for himself, Jack
Benson camo to call when her indignation
wo .is its height.
"What is tlio meaning of this, JackH she
inquired sharply, as he entered the room.
"What's upf demanded Jack, apprehen
shtly. "Bead and tell mo if what this note says is
true," said Miss Vanstone, with the air of a
Jock took tho note humbly, looking very
much perturbed. He seemed less surprised
than confused, as he glanced over tho docu
ment, and Miss Vaustono's hopes that he
would meet the accusation with an indignant
denial anLshed on the spot
"Vounie not going to take any notice of
this, Ethel r he said with a ludicrous attempt
at scornful indifference.
"Xot if you will tell mo what it says Is
false. In that case I mil throw it into the
Are and think no more about it"
"It's a cowardly ' stab in the dark," ex
claimed Jack, crushing tho note in his band.
"So doubt; bat you haven't answered my
question," said Miss Vanstone, compressing
"Well, I cant deny it altogether," said Jack
in dcsiieration. "But you know w hat Tenny
son says about a lio that is partly truth."
"Did you and Lord Darley toss up a penny
piece to decide which should propose to meF
began Mis Vanstone categorically.
"I can't deny it It wasn't a penny piece,
though; it was a Eovereign," said Jack,
clutching nt a straw.
"Did this chivalrous transaction take place
in a public room at tho Blenheim club?" in
quired the young lady, ruthlessly.
"Yes, it occurred ut the Blenheim. Of
course, all the rooms of tho club are public
rooms in a sense," said Jack, "but nobody ob
served ui. We were alone to all intents and
purposes. That is where the letter lies, "he
added, flinging it viciously into tho fireplace.
"This letter is evidently true in every par
ticular," leturned Mijs Vanstone, quivering
with temper and indignation. e "The story is
in everyone's mouth, and all my friends are
liughing at me. Tou must have boasted "
"No, Ethel; I will take my oath I have
neer taid u word about it," interrupted
Jack cngerlj-. "It was a foolish business, I
ndmit, and I wish it Lad never happened.
What took place was this: Darley and I, as
you know, are old fnends, and both of us
being in le with you the situation was ex
tremely awkward, for, of couro, neither
liked tosieal ama'ch oa tho other by pro
posing ilrst Ww lirnlly agreed to toss in or
der to decide which should have tho advan
tage o the trst word with you. No slight or
insult to you was intended, cur only idea be
ing to settlo amicably and fairly a very deli
cate que tin between us. Oh, Ethel! For
lica en's snl.e, don't do that!" ho exclaimed
with r. start
But Jncl.'s plaintivo remonstrance was dis
regarded, nnd tli! engagement ring which he
kad nlni'vt pawned his immaculate wig and
Jjowr " purchase, was flung contemptuously
And woids to express his grief and dismay
Miss Vonstono had rushed from the room,
thus manifesting her intention of terminating
the engagement. Jack had no alternative
but to leave the house, apprehending the
worst, an 1 w ithin an li ur ho received back
his prorcuts, together with a letter which
banished his la t hopo of reconciliation.
MKsVanstono had felt no compunction
about di-iiiii ing 1 or lover. At the moment,
iuded, she experienced n savuge satisfaction
in treating him as she considered l.o deserved.
It was not untd a day or two later that the
reaction commenced, and even then she did
not exactly re jret what ihe lad done. Bat
she cx'icnenccd nn intense antipathy toward
Lord Darley from the com iction that it was
he who wits to blame for what had occurred.
Slio believed Jack when ho said that be had
not given currency to the story of the
tossing, and it therefore followed that Lord
Dai ley must bo tho culprit Such
grao indiscretion was more likely to
emanate from a disappointed rival
than from a fortunate lover, and it was im
possible to aoid arriving at tho conclusion
that Jack's friend had committed a breach of
confidence, possibly with tho view of doing
him a serious injury. Therefore, without re
penting of her decision, Miss Vanstone men
tally accused Lord Darley of having frus
trated her liappCncss, and resolved to show
her disgust at his treachery in a very marked
manner on tlio earliest opportunity.
She liad not long to wait for this, for in
order to conceal tbo secret anguish with
hicb she suffered, owing to her separation
with Jack, the mado a point of showing her
self in society as much as possible. As a nat
ural consequence she met Lord Dar
ley within a few days of the mo
mentous interview which terminated so
fatally for bis friend. He camo upon her
unaWTire in a crowded ball room before she
had timo to collect herself sufficiently to give
ldm the "cut direct" Ho did not offer to
shako hands with her, possibly anticipating a
snub, though her manner was as usually
calm, unp rturlied nnd languid.
"How do. Miss Vanstoncf' he remarked,
strolling np with the most unconcerned air
in the world."
"I am very well Lord Darley," she replied,
tnrning awny her head from him as she
"I want to ha e a chat with you," be- said,
holding out his arm toward her, "hall we
come outside into the conscrvatoryr
Mis Vanstone was beginning to suspect
that Lord Darley declined to be snubbed, and
at all events he showed no symptoms of un
easiness at her cold manner. When a man
is thick-skinned, plainness of speech is the
only effectual method of conveying contempt
or disjileasutv. Miss Vanstone was deter
mined that Lord Darley should know what
she thought of his treacherous conduct, and
she therefore accepted his invitation, and ac
companied him to theadjacent conservatory.
"I w ender nt your having the temerity to
address mo, Lord Darley," she exclaimed,
haughtily, as soon as they were alone. "From
what Mr. Benson said to me, I imagine it was
j ou who spread this scandalous story aboot"
"Well, cs, it was," uo replied, calmly. "I
didn't mean to, but it slipped out after din
ner ono day. I only told oso fellow, and
liegged him not to say a word;but, of course,
I might as well have proclaimed it from the
"Kai eyou admitted this to Mr. Bmsoar
inquired Mts Vanstone, involuntarily.
"Yes. Oht-wojvehada deuce of a row I
offtred him every satisfaction."
"The mischief was done,3 said MissVaa
stone, impatiently, irritated at his lonkUffr
-Xo doubt That is war I thought he
might like to have a shot at
han fired in the air," said Lont Darky, ia a
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iag from-Lord Darley some expression of re
aaorie f or bis coaduct .
"Yes; that ia why I came to-night," said
Ida krdahip.'aetUBg his glass in las eye and
assmiiing a businees-like air. "I wlsh'to make
a very urgent appeal to you."
"Fray spare yourself and me," said Miss
Vanstone, hastily, and in some confusion,
thjnHng be was about to intercede on Jack's
behalf; "I would rather not refer to the
. "I aa not going to refer to the past," said
Lord Darley. "Jack has had his chance, and
has made a hash of it It may have been my
fault, but that waa a pure accident Accord
mg to the original agreement it is my turn
"Lord Darley !" exclaimed Miss Vanstone,
completely taken aback.
"I told Jack I should try my luck, now ho
has failed, and, of course, lie could rake no
objection," said his lordship.
Without further preface Lord Darley pro
ceeded to make a formal offer of marriage,
laying considerable stress upon his social posi
tion and prospects, and speaking with the air
of a man who felt assured of success. Miss
Vanstone sat speechless with mingled indig
nation and amazement Her natural impulse
was to decline to listen him, and to express
her acorn and contempt at his behavior in
yn Wng terms. But she could not find ade
quate words in which to convey her senti
ments, and while in her agitation she was
vainly seeking them Lord Darley contrived
to achieve his proposal without interruption.
Finding that he was calmly waiting for her
answer, Miss Vanstone was seized with a sud
den misgiving that anything she might say
at this juncture would sound tamo and spirit
leas. She realized now that it was too late;
that she ought to have stopped him at the
outset by a peremptory word or gesture. As
a matter of fact, her furious indignation had
deprived her of her presence of mind, and
though her spirit was raging within her, she
darod not trust herself to speak.
Lord Darley replaced his glass, which he
had dropped from his eye in the fervor of his
declaration, and glanced at her pale face
with evident perplexity. Another moment
and she woul have been f6rced, from sheer
embarrassment, to break silence, but to her
heartfelt relief, their tete-a-tete was inter
rupted by the gentleman to whom sho had
promised the pext dance. Miss Vanstone
rose immediately and left the conservatory
without deigning to bestow a word or a look
at Lord Darley, who, however, contrived to
whisper as she passed him:
"Unless I hear from you in the meantime, I
will call on Monday for your reply."
No doubt Lord Darley had awakened to the
fact that the young lady was not prepared to
accept him off-hand. It may bo that her si
lence had led him to anticipate a refusal, for
ho did not attempt toapproach her again dur
ing the evening. .Probably he preferred that
she should have leisure for reflection,lest,being
pressed, sho should give an unfavorable re
sponse. At all events, when Miss Vanstone
was leaving tho house an hour later, sho
heard tho linemen bawling for Lord Darley's
carriage, and caught sight of him as ho van
ished down the steps.
Miss Vanstone was no less furious with her
self than with Lord Darley. Her project of
unmercifully snubbing him had ignomin-iou-ly
failed through her own weakness. Sh
was more than ever convinced of his mean
nesj and treachery toward Jock, and yet she
had suffered him to make a proposal of mar
riage unchecked. The worst of the matter
was, hi; offer was still undisposed of, and she
had no alternative but to write to him.
She instictivel guessed that a refusal con
tained in a le'tcr, however severely worded,
would afford no vent for her outraged feel
ings. On the other hand, after her past ex
perience, she doubted whether she could do
justice to her indignant sentiment at an in
tor iew. If he had not expressed his inten
tion of calling upon her on Monday she
would probably have decided to treat his
offer wit'i i!ent contempt Hut she felt that
th's plan was out of tho question under tho
circumstances, and besides, if Lord Darley
was persistent, she would be forced to give
him an answer sooner or later.
The truth was that Miss Vanstone was con
sumed by an intense desire to be revenged
uj en L- rd Darby. She wished, il possible,
to humiliate him, and to make him feel how
sho i-'c-pi ed him for his conduct
Kho ts so carried away by this un
oliaritable lmpuhe that she never
rented uiiti she had devised a means
of effecting her purpose. The idea with which
her indignation inspired her was eo bold and
startling that it almost took her breath away.
By degrees, however, she became completely
reconciled to her scheme, which she finally re
solved to put into execution. Tho initial step
was simplicity itself, for it consisted of
npthing more than an urgent note to Jack
Dcifcn leqiiesting him to coll upon her
Jack camo, of course, with his heart in his
mouth, scarcely daring to anticipate the
good fortune which awaited him. But he
w as overwhelmed by the joyful surprise with
which ho learned the condition imposed by
Miss Vanstone. Sho stipulated for a privatt
wedding to take place within three days
namely, on thefollowing Monday.
Miss Vanstone gave a very plausible reason
for this unorthodox arrangement, saying that
after what had passed sho thought th'j best
way of silencing the gossip would bo to get
married without more ado. Jack w as hardly
surprised that Miss Vanstono should prefer
toaoid the awkwardness of a re-cngngo-ment,
and for tho rest he was not inclined to
lie hypercritical. Tho weak-minded old uncle,
it is true, raised feeble objections, which
were easily overcome, but there was practi
cally no ono to be consuled on either side.
The consequence was that, a special license
having been obtained, Jack and Ethel w ere
quietly married without fuss or ceremony,
while their friends were still talking of tho
rupture or their engagement
Whoa they were ou tho point of starting
off for the honeymoon Jack noticed that his
wife lianded the butler nn envelope ami gave
him some directions concerning it in an un
dertone. Tho envelope contained a glazed
card with tho names of "Mr. and Mrs. John
Bcn-on" inscrilcd thereon, and when Lord
Darb-y called tho samo afternoon, asking for
Miss Vanslonc, this enigmatical missi e was
placed in his liands.
Mrs. Jack Benson would have given n good
dial to bo presjut in order to sea how Lord
Darley boro the shock. This was her scheme
of revenge, and she did not doubt that it
would provo effectual. To learn that sho
had, after all, married tho rival ho had en
deavored to supplant could not fail to bo
most galling to his .ordsliip's self-esteem, not
to mention his own blightl hopes. It must
be confessed that a more humiliating way of
refuting an offer of marriage could hardly
have been conceive"!.
Jack knew nothing of all this, his wife
being content to chuckle over her triumph in
secret Beyond making him promUo to keep
no cluo to her real motives, and, finding that
ho had no suspicion that Lord Darley had
projiosed to her, she generously forebore to
enlighten him. Having achieved her object,
Mrs. Jack Benson did not suffer her mind to
dwell with bitterness ujon Lord Darley's be
havior, and under the soothing influence of
the honeymoon her resentment began to evap
orate. This magnanimity was chiefly owing
to her husband's sturdy championship of his
friend, for Jack scoffed at the idea of Lord
Darley having sought to deliberately injure
him, and declared him to be one of tho best
fellows that ever breathed. Mrs. Jack list
ened in silence to theso eulogiums, knowing
that his lordship had meanly sought to take
advantage of his own wrong.
On the day of their return to London Jack
received permission to stroll down to the club
for an hour or two, and when ho camo lack
his wife could not refrain from asking if he
had met Lord Darley.
"Oh! yes; I met Darley," answered Jack,
with rather a queer smile.
"Was he did he seem at nil depressed.
You know he used to bo almost as fond t it me
as you, were," added his wife ingeniously.
"He was just tho same as ecr. As for be
ing depressed well, you see, he won a lot of
money over your marriage," raid Jack.
-What!" exclaimed his wife, opening her
eyes to the widest extent
"His is a quiet fellow, Darley is. It appears
that, when be beard our engagement was
broken off, he took odds all over the placo
that it would all come right They say bo
has won 0,000 pounds sterling," said Jack,
laughing a little awkwartlly.
"What! oh Jack! He is a heartless, wicked,
bad manr cried Mrs. Jack, with sudden
energy. "Do you know that, after you and I
had quarreled, be actually wanted me to
"The deuco b did: Then was that why
you agreed to marry me of a suddenf" cried
Jack, with a start
"Yes; but but, of coarse- I always loved
you, Jack. You mustn't think I only married
yoa out of pique," jj hjj wife, evidently re
peating of her precipitation. "As for Lord
Darley, he is a wretch. I forbid you to as
sociate with him Jack. He fa not worthy of
-"On the contrary, my dear, Darley is the
best fellow in the workl, as I've often tried
to convince you." cried Jack excitedly.
Jow I understand everything; He
was awfully cot ji at having been
the cause of aar eparrel, and de
clared be wouli aatthifegs straight He
j nerver told me he aaW !) " A toyou,butl
aee now mat aa aaa an. t perceiving wait
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"Hang it, Ethel! ttwualslaot hare made
any difference, I hope," cried Jack, as hk
"Kiss me, Jackl Tea, it would, W
should have had aw' re regular wedding,
with the bridesmaida aad all the rest of it,"
murmured tho bride spasmodically.
New York Tim.
A year or two ago the family found it
necessary to take boarders to eke out the
exchequer. Two large rooms were adver
tised to let, and among the callers waa an
elderly gentleman, who seemed much pleased
with the outlook. Inquiring aa to the price,
he was told $12 a week.
"Twelve dollars for the twol" be asked.
"Certainly not," said tbs mistress of the
bouse. "Twelve dollars each. You don't
Suppose rooms tbesbeof these could be had
"I really don't know," meekly responded
the room hunter: Whereat the parrot arose
in wrath and ejaculated, Tidbusly: "Well,
you are a d-d fool!"
"Madame," asked the visitor, as he tight
ened his grip on hU walking stick.'Moes that
bird know what it is talking aboutr
"I think it does," she quietly answered.
NOT TO BE FOUND.
Citizens ot the Metropolis Whoa
Residence Ia a Secret.
"Colstoun" in Chicago Tribune.
There are many residents of New York,
well-dressed, well-educated and upright, so
far as is known, who never give their pri
vate address, nor can it ever be found in thj
directories. They may allude ut it in a gen
eral way, as in Forty-fifth street, in Madi
son avenue, or at Harlem; but, if asked to
particularize, they change the subject Other
men again have private addretaas where
they never can be found, and where, if di
rect inquiry be made it will be ascertained
they do not live. These are generally board
ing-houscs or lodging-houses, where these
precarious persons may have been at some
time departed boarders or lodgers leave no
more trace than foot-prints on the sea-beach
but whose present whereabout is wholly
It is qnite common for men to assume to
have a home at Orange, Elizabeth, Newark,
Flushing, Jamaica, Garden City, Tremont,
Rye, or at any of the scores of suburban
towns or villages that are mainly the domi
tories of the metropolis. There is small dan
ger of any one seeking them in those spots,
unless it be a woman in love with them or a
man anxious to borrow money; for to be out
of the city proper is very much like being out
of the world. Some NewTTorkers will not
permit their residenco to be known to any
save a few intimate friends carefully in
structed not to repeat it because they dread
bores, borrowers, beggars and disagreeable
visitors, of whose incursions dwellers on this
island are always in imminent peril. And
others will not permit it for fear of duns,
creditors, and other people that they have
reason to avoid. They are so irregular, so
dishonest in their daily conduct, that it is
neither to their interest nor convenience to
have their retreat familiar.
But the reason why the majority of tho
Manhattaueso refuse to give their residences
is because these are so queer or so different
from what they pretend to be. Most of them
are bachelors bachelors, that is, as much as
men ever are who preserve a certain sem
blauce of prosperity that may be rather arti
ficial. The places where they lodge are
plainer or humbler than they would care to
have known; therefore they are kept secret
A fellow who has credit with his tailor,
who swaggers at his club, who affects to be
learned about Burgundy wines, though bo
has neven tasted a drop of the gen
uine, isunwilling that his acquaintances
should be aware that he occupies a
hall bod-room in Third avenue, A young
physician who prates of his rich patients
and his consultations with practitioners
of national reputation conceals the fact that
he is obliged from poverty to sleep on a
lounge in his office. The lawyer newly ar
rived from the country and fond of talking
of his cases and clients, entirely imaginary,
prefers to have it thought that he lives at
Tlainneld instead of a rear cubby in Nassau
Thus many men who depend on their wits
and future possibilities for their incomes are
indisposed to reveal their home, which is
with on American the spot that holds his
trunk There are husbands and fathers, too,
who live so oddly, so unlike what you would
suppose from their assumption, ttiat they
never furnish any definite information on
that score. Their families are never visible,
and they never intend they shall be. Num
berless New Yorkers with unwedded wives,
have cause to conceal their peculiar domes
ticity, and so claim fictitious abodes.
Baaaaa Peel as a Lubricator.
New York Sun.
A long yellow ice-cart, heavily laden, slid
the other day into a gutter in Chambers
street, near west Broadway. Tho rear wheel
stuck firmly against tho curb. The driver
lashed his horses and swung them around,
but to no purpose. Ingenious philanthropists
offered all kinds of Euggestions, patted tho
trembling, sweating horses, and some put
their shoulders to tbo sido of the truck, but
'without avail. The eff rear wheel would
not turn. A barefooted littlo colored boy
watched tho proceedings with a child liko
look of sympathy for the overstrained ani
mals. He suddenly ran down Chambers
street and returned panting, carrying in bis
arms a lot of banana peals.
"Say, boss," ho called to tho driver, "I'll
make yer wheel turn with these 'ere, if yer'll
let me put 'cm down."
"All right, sonny," said the driver.
The little darky-sprang under the wheels,
nnd carefully laid down the skins. He pressed
seme close to tho curb, where the wreel was
jammed. Then he sprang back and shouted,
"Now, boss: pull away."
The crowd laughed; the driver pulled tau
his lines and gave his horses a lash. The ani
mals sprang forward, the wheel glided along
the layer of banana peels, and the heavy
wagon rolled out ot tho gutter. The on
lookers cheered as it drovo away.
"Oh," said the little darky, "I've seen pop
move barrels and boxes with oil, and pop
tole mo a little oil makes hebby dings go
round. I seen hebby men fall'on banana
jiecl, and I guessed dey move dat wheel. My
name, boss, am Abraham Lincoln George
Asa justice of tho peace, old Nicholas Is
undoubtedly prejudiced. Several days ago
he was summoned before tho grand jury, on
indictment, charging him with nialfea
anco in office, having been found agnint
"We have proof here," said the foreman,
"showing that one Andy Tobman we ar
raigned before you, and, that regardless of
the fact of his innocence, which was clearly
shown, you sent him to jail. Now explain
why you did this, since the evidence showed
that he was innocent"
"Yas,sah; couldn't fine no fault wid d?
eierdence. But, Cap'n, de fack am dis: Dot
man Andy ain't popular wid me, an' wen er
man ain't popular wid me, I sen's him ter
jail do fust chance I gits. Dot's de sort o'
jedge I is, but Iemme tell yer, I neb?r sen's
none o' my frien's dar. Look out how yer
han'les me. I dean know how long yer
gnine ter be popular."
Now Ia the Tlaae.
Texas Sif tings.
He Did you read about all those people cs;
Brooklyn being pouoned from eating ice
cream on the Fourth of July!
She Yes, I believe I did read something
He It's very dangerous to eat ice cream at
this season. No less than ISO persons were
more or less affiicted.
She Y-e, but you know, George, that
immediately after an accident of that kind
the confectioners n much more careful
about the ingredieata than they were twfore
and there is really much lass) danger right
now than at any other time.
t Waaa'stha .
Mrs. Demming asked Matilda, tiro houa
servant, a few nights ago:
""What dreadful scratching is that oat in
the kitchen! It must be the dog trying to
get in. I never heard anything like it in my
"Data no dog scratehhV tha doah. Dat's
decookwritina, lub letter to her honey
suckle, who vnks down ia de Austin ire factory.-
Oa! my mortal Meads aad brother
We are each aad all, aaothar'a.
Aad the soul that gives most fnely
From its haaaura. hath the more.
Would yoa kae year life, job and it,
And in girmc lore you bind it,
Uke an amulet of safety.
To your hearty fumeiare.
Tor tea years past," aaM the aew boarder,
"say habits have beta regular aa dock work.
I rose oa the stroke of 6; haK a hour later I
sat down to breakfast; at 7 1 was at work"
Jiwrfaxi ateaaaaar ate, aad was ia bat
at9; ate only haarty frioit, aadhalata
sick day man that
Dear m ." amid taa aaaeaa. ta ifanlalr
tecs, -and waa wijetafarT
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Dealers in all kinds of Furniture
gCome anil examine our goods aad price before pMrcfcaitic -where,
and be convinced that we mean bosiaeM.
I am still in tho ring. Come anil see me at the old stand, corner of Market
and Douglas avenue
M. M- FECHHEIMER.
BLOSS & MELYIN,
Fine Carriages, Buggies & Spring Wagons.
Repairing, Shoeing and Plow
South Main Street, next to Cooper's Stable.
WILSOlsT te TOMS,
OF ST- XiOTJTIS, MISSOTTBI.
Loan Money on Improved Lands on Long
or Short Time.
Money ac Sight. Commission Very Low.
We have connected
In detail Buy, Sell & Exchange "Western property for Eastern, and vice versa
Call on or address
M. L. GARVER.
Manager of the Wichita Branch, WICHITA, KANBAa
Office over T. II. Lvuch's store, Douglas avenue.
And Everybody will want to ride ; You can get your
Buggy and be ready by calling at
Buying a Buggy at any price, from $50 to $250, for the
next 30 days.
J. L. COOPER, Prop.
H0LL0WELL & DORAN
Arc to tho front with the Latest, Neatest, Nobbiest and Cheapest Hne ot
HATS, OJLIFS &c JPTJZttTTSlH.TT3- GOODS
xxr THE CITY.
Douglas Avenue, Between Smyth's
Frooman & Peckham,
Staple & Fancy Groceries
Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Etc.
Highest cash price paid for produce. More goods sold for the some
money than by any other firm in the city. Goods delivered promptly to any
part of the city. C?" South ide of Douglas avenue, Third door westo
Main Street, Wichita, Kansas. -tf
Exton s Corn Mills.
Ground Corn and Oats.
Corn-Chop and Bran.
Order filled promptljr. Telephone U Eitoo Col
Office. 1 f
SOLE AGENT TOU
Steinw&y & Sons., Conover Bros
and J. & C Fischer
Marlon, Hartey. SeiUwiefc, Snaaier. Cowler,
Earn, nice. Barton tad Fori roan tie.
I will kII t If Tort irr! for eb, or la
ftaUmestn ; alto tr4e for old ptxcoi and or
Irani. Buyeri eaauot veil tfortl topmrhaw
eljewbere wlUwot raioJriBjt jsj- lencu. Oor
RspcBdescc aolldtrf. For cat&kwan, etc.,
kjJttm IOX AK-NOtll.
S-Xt, OttHmUl liolfl. 'Witllt. Kauaa.
Eras, Nsae, Thraat, Catarrh, Cars,
Proprietor ax.d SirsccA is. Ciarr.
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Work Promptly Attended To.
anil Wallace's Implement Houses.
7th and 8th Additions
J Thl Is tlio mcot desirable re!ilK property
in ine 017,
Prices Low. Terms Easy.
Contractor and Builder,
SHOP 136 & 138 MAIN St.
RcMMKa Lawnnc Atenne, nearCratrf I
Arenue. l'oaUOSlc ISX flat tf
Druggists and Grocers.
FIRST CLOCK WEST OF TKEMQNT HOUSE.
SO A Z-2 Douglat Ac; WicbiUKa
Killeen & Stockinger,
Practical Plumbers, Steam 4 Gat
flit Fufsres. tins latiw (tkMi
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Pumps, Tubing, Sheet iron,
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No. 107 DaHiglas Avtnue, - - - - WfcWte,
T. M. ALLEN & CW
,Wholesale and Retail
Goods at Kansas City Prfces.
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No. '.7 MAIN STREET,
COFFEES, TEAS -AJSTCD JUSTCTX:
FRESH ROASTED COFFEE ALWAYS ON
Largsst Aacertment of Fin
California Canned Ootid of all kind, Paragon AzU Orcau, Machine 0
Ot.r aim I. in kn .t.nlhlnr tn uur Una.
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Furniture & Carpet Eraiwrium);
THE LARGEST STOCK, LOWEST PRICES
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Lambrequin Poles Cornices Mouldings, Mirrors, CM!
Scat 21ock. ocpoaiU FscteOce,
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