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THE WICfflTA DAILY EAGLE: WICHITA, KANSAS SUNDAY HORNING, MAY 23, 1886.
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PERSONAL AHD LOCAL ITEMS OF NEWS
rpURNEK'S OrEUA HODsE,
L. If. CUWrOBD, MAAGm
THURSDAY AXD FHIDAY EVEMKGS
May 27th and 2sth
OrzcA Covcikt ! OrinA Coscikt!
The Bcantiral Opera
Will be Tendered
in concert style. Miss Julia
Hnnt Trill tJng the solo parts or the
character "Amorita;" the other soloists
are first-class and well sustained with following
General Chorns, UnanUman Chorus,
Flower Girl Chorus. Stare Chorus
FULL OECHESTB A
IoxAtxold Musical Director
llesrTed s- ats will be on sale on the Santa
F ticket office Tuesday morning, aiay 2itn,
I M. CRAWrOED, KANAOEB,
-CRADLE SONUS and LULLABY'S-
TCE5DAY EVENING. MAY 25IU.
Oienlng piano fantasy Maude Terrtll
American cradle song chorus by amateurs
American lullaby (1TTG; Mrs G V Ijirimer
Scotch cradle song Mrs J I'urker
Russian Cradl -ong....JIra Freeman P Martin
North German cradle song .. .Mrs Josle Stanley
Norwegian cradle song Mies ( altftreli
Quartette Lit us Glee Club
Indian cradle song Mrs GO Strong
English cradle song Miss Katellordock
Reading Danns Green and his flying machine,
Miss Lillian Brandon
Italian cradle song Miss Fleta Lawrence
Japanese cradle song Mrs M W Levy
Sp.nlsh cradle song Miss Artie Earle
(Jaartett Little Jack I!ornr CS Caldwell,
J W Coatea. Josle Stanley, Heta Lawrence
MRS. J. I FURLONG. Accompanist.
Reeryec seats on sale. at santa Fe ticket
office Admission 35 cents; children 25 cents.
County Surveyor Lutirell is platting Min
B. J. Johnfon, of Kingman, was taVing in
tho city yesterday.
Mr. C. Kousli has leased the backs of Mr.
J. W. Coffee for tho coming yesr.
ij. Richardson, a prominent merchant of
Sedgwick, visited the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Olliver and Miss Pin
tard returned from Hatches, Mississippi,
Terry & Oumont have about completed
the drawings for tho wholesale houcoof
Richards & Koots.
J. O. Davidson bought Terry Willies
fine horee. Guess Oak has the fastest double
team in the valley.
Dr. L. J. Jones and JohnT. Kelly bought
building lots in Carey arenuo yesterday and
will build this year.
Two plain drunks and one prostitute made
up tho docket at tho police court yesterday
and S5 was tho total receipts.
Major Culp, tho general we-tetn agent of
the Massachusetts Mutual Life association,!
spending a few days in tho city.
The attention of contractors is called
to a notico of contract to bo let for the
building of a school house at Derby, Kan.
Tins owner of a pair of children's shoes
dropped in tho postoffice yesterday.
find them at Mr.
of the postoflico.
Woodworth's stons north
If you hao changed your ward, or moved
from ouo ward to another since you last reg
istered, retnmber that you must register
ugain. Don't forget that.
IJev. C. J. Adams, of Denver, Col., is in
the c:ty, and will preach at St. Johns Epis
copal church this morning at II o'clock, and
this evening at tho usual hour.
Tho Sons of Veterans aro drilling every
night and will continue, in tho good work
until Memorial day. They will hold their
regular meeting on Monday evening.
W. E. DouJ, of the Eureka Republican,
was in the city yosterday. Why ho failed
to call on the editor of the Eagle will prob
ably bo fully explained in tho future.
Mr. W. S. Cress was out driving last even
ing when his horse became frightened and
turned so sharply that he broke tho shafts
besides injuring the carriage otherwise
Morgan Bro. sold six nico hor.-ts yester
day to Mr. D. IL Green, of Kingman. They
report the homo market for drivers good,
but draft horses do not meet with as ready
Mr. C. IV. Salt, of Point label, Ohio, ar
rived in tho city a few das since. He
con.es to tho city expecting to locate in bus
iness. While ho is getting settleJ, however,
he is inventing in real etate.
I. T. Campbell and It. A. Sankey, tho
gentlemon composing tho now law firm,
called yesterday. Mr. Campbell, as our
readers know, is from Harper and Mr.
Sankey has for j ears boon a prominent
member of tho Iowa bar.
Mr. Wallaeo from Indianapolis is in the
city with an cy e to business. Ho says he is
well pleased with what he sees and is confi
dent Wichjlj is destined to bo a great city
in the near future. A a proof that Le has
faith in tho city ho has put some capital
into real estate.
Mr. Adam Wolf, who lives about seven
miles southwest of tho city, for some time
had been suffering with a largo cancer on his
right arm, abovo the elbow. Sometimo
since ho applied at BranJom's infirmary for
treatment. A few daj s ago the cancer was
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Wilkin leavo the city
this morning for a visit to their old home in
New York, which thoy have not s-een for
thirty years. They will also visit friends in
Pennsylvania and Illinois and will probably
be absent three months. The Eagle wishes
them a pleasant time and safe return.
Ii. J. Hunt and Steph. Hichardson, two
of Sedgwick City's live,.men, called yester
day. Mr. Hunt is the proprietor of the pop
ular hotel at that place, and M- It. is an ex
tensive land owner, we believe. However
that may be, they are both readers of the
Daily Eagle, and were bound to buzz its
editor, which they did i.i a very agreeablo
Coroner Wingard telegraphed twice to
Lawrence to try and find some of Windell's
friends, the man found dead at tho Sedgwick
house, but to no purpose. An Associated
Press dispatch sent out from this office found
his brother at Kansas City and be tele
graphed to keep the body until he would ar
rive, by the next train:
Kansas City is voting SS00.0C0 to build a
court bouse, a piece of entirely unproduct
ive, untaxable, and for the most part, but
ornamental property. Yet we hear of those
in Sedgwick county wh criticise tho propo
sition of voting the half of that amount for
over ono hundred miles of taxable, product
ive new railroad. Wichita is said by many
to be a really more enterprising place than
Mr. 2f. Swanson, of Colorado, who owns a
farm near Glen Mary, on the Cowskin, and
who was formerly a citizen of this county,
has returned, and in company with O. Mar
tinson, made us a "call yesterday. Mr.
Swanson has been a regular reader of the
Eaouc for years, but he says he finds the
city more and greater than he expected and
that the Eaglk has not told half the truth.
Messrs. Swanson and Martinson leave next
week for a three months' visit to their n-
--i- utb ftoma
Sweeden. We wis them
BATXJtOASS AND TEE FASKSBS.
There wore a great many farmers in the
city yesterday and tho question of voting
aid to tho Itock Island and other proposed
new lines, was discussed pro and con on
almost every corner and in nearly every
storo. While a majority of the farmers
recognize the advantages of these lines and
will voto for the bonds, realizing that they
will be benefited as much and perhaps to a
greater degree than the people of this city,
yet strange to say, a good many farmers are
opposed to the bonds. Bonds are a bug
bear that frighten timid peo
ple and they are afraid they
will be over burdened with taxes,
whereas a little figuring can hardly fail to
demonstrate that they will serve more to
alieviate their burthens and build up all
their interest. In this very city even strange
to say there are five or six property owners
who will vote against the bonds. Apropos
of the advantages of competing lines of rail
road, Mr. E. J. Ilealy, a practical, level
headed farmer and stock raiser, late from
near Mount Sterling, 111., a place where the
lack of railroad competition was, and is,
sorely felt, is one of the most ardent sup
porters of the impending propositions, lie
says it is because there is no competition in
railroads from his old home to Commercial
centers, that he left there. He was an ex
tensive shipper and had fair opportunities
to see how the cat jumps and he says his
advice to all with whom ho conversed about
coming west was to get somewhero where
there ill be plenty of railroad competition.
Illustrating his reasons for such advice he
said that while he lived on the railroad be
tween Hannibal and Chicago, about forty
mile; nearer the latter city than was Hanni
bal, ho could ship his stuff back to the
latter city and from there to Chicago for
one-fourth of what it would cost him to ship
from his nearest station to Chicago.
The freight on a car load
of cattle from his place to Chicago was $35,
and often from Hannibal to Chicago, forty
miles further away, the freight was only 8
per car. But it is not necessary to go so far
off for an illustration; at Sedalia, Mo.,
rchcro tho Missouri Pacific has the entire
field, car rates are $10 higher to St. Louis
than they aro from Kansas City to St. Louis,
although the latter city is about ninety miles
further from St. Louis than is Sedalia; and
again, as shown in these columns laet year, a
car load of cattle can be sent from Ualves
ton, Texas, to Chicago, for the same
rate that a car will cost from Arkansas City
to Chicago, although Galveston is about
1000 miles further awaj . Vhnt is tho cau'o
of this? Ilailroad competition. And yet
one can hear some people say that the rail
roads will fix tho matter up between them
selves and charge what they like. Just as
Mr. Ilealy ssjs, any farmer in this county
will gain as much on tho price of one car of
produce; by rea.on of having two more
competing lines to Chicago, as tho addition
al tax ho will ho to pay in consequence of
the bonds being given.
THE ONWARD BOOM.
'o matter when this reporter takes a drive
to any part of the city he becomes almost
bonildered in the presence of what has been
dono in tho way of building and general im
provement since his last visit to tho same
locality. Time was when one could tako in
the wholo city and do it up in a day, but
that timo is no more. One can find now in
any quarter of tho city enough to engage
his attention a day. These reflection were
awakened by a visit to Garrison's addition
yesterday. The writer took a good survey
of that section last year when the canning
factory was built and when the greater
part of what is now a thickly settled
part of town, with neat
houses i.nd a very handsome church.
graded streets and all the appearance of n
city, n as nothing but gardens and peach
orchard'. An immense amount of work has
been done in that qnarter this spring and
the end is not ct.
Oak stroet has been graded in fine shape
a3 far enst of the Sanlc Fe track as Cleveland
aienue, an eighty-feet-wide street, running
north and south, and Oak street is laid out
and staked clear through to Frisco Heights,
and a hridgo will soon be built over Chis
holm creek on that street, then tho
streat will be opened vast as far as
Frisco Heights, and next jear tho street rail
road will be built cast on that fine street.
Tho Street Car company now have their
steel rails laid clear to the cemetery, tho
route being east on Oik street to Clo eland
nvenuc and north on that broad street to
Frisco avi nue, thenco cast along the last
named street to tho cemetery.
A largu number of very comfortablo
dwellings hao been buiit in this section
lately and several more aro in progress. Mr.
Garrison is building himself a ery commodi
ous and woll arranged residence on the corner
of Oak street and Clevolaid avenue, and
Mr. Barret late of ilU Ilopa has just com
pleted a ery neat frame house in that local
ity. Everything is booming and the origi
nal six acres B. S. Garrison bought of Dr.
Allen there a fow years ago for gardening
purposes is now a villngo of neat houses,
and he has about sixty acres mora out thcro
a portion of which Iios east of Chisholm
creek, which he expects to see built up in
the samo way in a year or two. Col. Wood
cock and K. A. Dorsey aro in with Garrison
In this last addition and the business is dono
in the office of Woodcock, Dorsey and Gar
rison, in tho Dorsey building on Main street
Nearly every other portion of the city is
growing about the same as this and one can
seo now roofs and new gables looming up in
every direction and largo stretches of new
sidewalk greets the eye everywhere; some,
places it is board and in others cement and
stone. Compared with this timo last year it
is the writers opinion that the building
boom is three to ono in favor of this year
and it is as yet only well begun.
THE SANTA FE SCHEME.
This reporter is right onto tho Santa Fe's
depot rackot now, and it has been changed
W. U. Finn, foreman of bridges and
buildings, with a civil engineer, was here on
Friday with a chart of the yard in its re
medied form and laid out tho wholo busi
ness. The entire yard is to be rtmodled
and dono up in great shape, provided tho
bonds for tho Keck Island are carried but
if they aro defeated very little will bo done.
The exact location of both the passenger and
freight depots are known, but this scribe and
pharisee is pledged to secrecy for some time.
After the survey was made the company put
a gang to work moving posts away down on
Kellogg street, below the stock yards, and
all that pieco of ground below the stock
yards that is cut up into holes will bo filled
up and levelled off, from which fact people
may get a pointer. It is absolutely no use
for speculators to try to bribe the scribe to
give tho whole thing awayjust now. It
can't be did.
A JOVIAL PARTV.
Woodman entertained a
number of the leading spirits of our live
city at Lakeside yesterday afternoon. His
beautiful grove and adjoining lawn, on the
banks ot the Little River, were resonant
with the hilarity of the honored guesti
The commodore is a rujht royal entertainer.
No gentleman in our city more keenly ap
preciates the full scope and amenities of
social life and just the thing to do to render
his guests happy than Commodore Wood
man, and be who is honored with aa invite
to one of his summer out-door entertain
ments can consider himself out of luck if he
finds he can't accept the invitation, for
within his atmosphere old men become boys
again and tho cares and responsibilities of
life vanish like summer clouds. No doubt
every guest of his yesterday afternoon went
away wishing thsir host long life and un-
For the Eagle.
A Fairy story.
It was once on a time," as the old legends
That the queen of the fairies came sailing
From the fairy land bright;
A message had come that the beautiful
Who dwelt within ono of her favorite
Had been weeping all night.
Now the queen of tho fairies is wondrously
And it grieved her sweet heart without
measure to find
That some mischievous sprite,
After pledging to secrecy solemn, had
In the ear ol the Larkspur, a secret long
By a kind fairy's might.
Twas this, that tho king of far elf-land had
That tho bower where the blossoms their
Should be ruthlessly shorn.
Now the Larkspur is fickle, as every one
And the secret ere long to the heart of a
By a zephyr is borne.
Then the night wind, who searches the
heart of the rose.
Finds the secret and flings it about as he
By each death doomed flower.
Then a pitying moon-beam stole down to
To tell her what sorrowful things he had
In her fa7orite bower.
Though the queen of the fairies must bow
to the will
Of the cruel elf king, thero remains to her
A wonderful power.
Though they die, by her sceptre she soon
Each flower-Eoul to blossom and dwell ever
more In fairy land's bower.
And she gave to each flower tho choice of
She should end her sweet life, on that sor
Awaiting her there.
Now the gardener came early ono beautiful
Ere noontide tho bower of its beauties was
For a charity fair.
'Ah, nit!" cried the Kose, in her anger
Ere night I will surely bo withered and
In this stifling air
I wish that sweet lady who's standing so
Would seo what a beauty I am ere I die
In this charity fair."
"Ah nit!" cried the Lily, grown white ia
How weary 1 am. It would be a relief
If that pale student there,
A gleaner in wisdom's wide field, would
You aro sweet,' and tako mo forovcr away
From this charily fair."
And each drooping flower expressed her
To breath out her life in some cause she
Than charity fair.
Tho white roe alone U unselfish, and cries
"Oh how happv are all who for charity die;
Murmuring flower beware!"
Tho queen of tho farics gavo each her re-
Each died in the way she deemed sweetest
And to fairy land soon
The flower-souls were borne by tho fairies
In tho bower of the Quoen who loved them
And granted this boon.
Now Elsie, who think you in those happy
TheQuRcn of the faries made Queon of the
To reign ever thcrt!
Oh! tho kind hearted fairy decided, the day
The pure white roso consented to stay
At the charity fair.
For love, pure, unso!Sh, fails never to blot!
Who seeks but her own, will never quite
Love's wonderful power.
Howliit we know the good f:ry still reigns
For Elsie, does not tho white rose still re
main The Queen of the flowers !
Almanda E. Wight.
Christian Corner of Second and Market
streets. Sunda school 0.30 a. m.; Prof.
Fence, Supt. Pr. aching by W. It. Hen
dryxll a. m.and 8 p. in. Young People's
meeting, Monday, 8 p. m. Mother's meet
ing, Wednesday, 2 p. m. Ladies' Aid So
ciety 3 p. m. Society of Earnest Workers
4 p.m. IJegular prayer meeting, Thursday,
8 p. ui. Sunday School Teachers' meeting
at tho parsonage, No. 14G North Tepcka
avenue, Friday, 8 p. m.
Lawrence Avenuo Christian Preaching,
ISO p. m ; Sunday school, 3 p. m. ltegu-
lar prayer meoting, Wednesday, 8 p. in.
The public cordially invited to attend all
Plymouth Congregational Preaching at
11 a. m. and 8 p. ra. by the pastor. The
sermon in tho evening will ho on relations
of the capitalist to tho laborer, and will bo
tho first in n series of evening discourses on
practical subjects of present interest; Sunday
school at 12:15.
First iUptist Tho pastor, Bev. W. F.
Harper, will preach at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Morning subject: "Christ a living force."
Evening subject: "Tho Inner Spring."
Sunday school and pastor's Biblo class at
2:30 p. m. Several new classes will be
Dodsre Avonua Presbyterian Church-Sabbath
school at 3 p. m. Tho organization of
the school will be completed and regular
work beun. Preaching by the pastor llev.
E. J. Brown, at 8 p. ur, subject. "Gladness
of the Sanctuary."
Presbyterian Church Sunday school at
0:S0; preaching by Itov. J.F. Hcndy, D. D.,
president of Emporia college, at 11 a. m.;
young prophets meeting at 7; preaching by
Dr. Hendy at 8; teachers meeting at 8 on
Friday; choir practico PaturJay night,
Scats arc free and all are welcome.
St. John's Episcopal Morning service at
11 o'clock; Sunday school sn tho afternoon;
evening service at the usual hour. Rev. C
J. Adams, late rector of St. Marks church.
Denver, Colorado, will officiate at both
morning and evening service
German M. E. Preaching in the morn
ing at 10:45 and in tho ereninc at 8. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. m. Young people's meet
ing on Tuesday evening at 8. Prayer meet
ing on xnursaav at op. m. All are cor
dially invited to attend these meetings.
Congregational Preaching in First ward
school house, lower room, at 11 a. m. by
Rev. L. P. Broad. Sunday school in same
place at 9.30.
Brick School House, North Lawrence
Avenue Sunday school at 3 p. m. and
preaching at 4 o'clock by Kav, L. B. Broad.
Friends' meeting and Sabbath school in
First ward school building, in west room
up 6tair. Sabbath school at 3 p.m. Re
ligieus services at 4 p. m. All are cordially
Catholic Thcro will bo regular services
both morning and evening at the Catholic
Evangelical Lutheran Preaching at the
opera house at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school
at 2 p. m. Preaching at Greenwich at
Emporia Avenue M. E. church Service
at Fint ward school house, west room up
stairs. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m., D. J.
Chatfield, superintendent. Preaching at
lCkS0a.ni. by Rev. N. E. Harmon, the
pastor. All are matt cordially invited.
First M. E. Church The pastor of the
First M. E. Church will preach today at
10:30 a. ra. on the "Character of Elijah," the
second of a series of sermons oa scripture
and religious characters. Preaching also at
8 p. m. Sunday school at 2& p. m. Praise
meeting at 7 p. m. The public u cordially
lira. J. C Smith, of Emporia, and Messrs.
W. Bhoades, of St. Lotus, Hi, and E. W.
Jacobs, of R4 Haw, .Ohio,
This week closes the city schools. Schools
have been in session nine montb3 with an
intermission of about two weeks.
As far as the writer has been able to learn
the past year has been an unusually pros
perous one. The schools have run smoothly.
No friction worth mentioning has occurred
during the school year.
Some excellent work in the way of exam
ination papers is now on file in the superin
tendent's office. This work will be sent to
the National Teachers' association at Topeka
The high school commencement exercises
take place at the opera house Wednesday
evening of this week. To these exercises all
are invited, and the seats are free. The
graduating class has been granted the priv
ilege of reserving a few seats for their imme
diate friends and those especially interested
in them and their exercises. Arnold's
orchestra and the celebrated Lotus club will
furnish tho music fer the commencement ex
Miss Ada Guthrie, a member of the senior
class, has not been able to complete her
work on account of sickness.
ANOTHER BUSY SATURDAY.
Yesterday was another of Wichita's model
Saturday's. There was a continual flow ot
people on the streets from morning until
night and there was no let up at night for
all the evening trains brought in loads of
human freight and the street parade was
Wichita's corps of commercial tourists
came in from all points as did also the usual
dose of commercial men who make this city
for Sunday . All the hotels are crowded.
Business of all sorts was excellent yester
day and wogons and carriages were flying
about in all directions. Auctioneers were
crying their horses and other articles on the
streets, and the corner of Douglas avenue
and Main street was full of bowling der
vishes all day. Fakirs of various siripes
were numerous and everything went.
One stranger was beard to 'remark to an
other at the postofiicc, as the stream of hu
manity surged in and out of that popular
resort, that this was an all sheol fired town,
and as the scribe watched the rush and jam
there hethoucht so too.
THE CLASS OF 6.
Wichita high school requests your pres
enco at the commencement, to be held at
Turner's opera house, Wichita, Kan., Wed
nesday evening, May 20, 1880:
raOGRAJJME. PAKT I.
Invocation T. S. Hodgson
Salutatory "Tho American Ballot"
Harry C. Dunbar.
Music Lotus Club
Essay "Sca-na mundus, lumen ccelus"
Mollio G. Wilson.
Music Lotus Club
Valedictory "From Thistles, Grapes"
Laura E. Woodcock.
Presentation of diplomas M. W.
Levy, president of board.
Benediction Rev. W. B. Hcndryx
Music by Arnold's orchestra.
Lotus Club Will Collins, II. W. Alden,
a R Hull, IL Hoffmastcr.
The base ball season is here in all its glory
and the boys are at tho bat. There was a
strong kick against Sunday games last year
but they were kept up all the same and the
feeling among base ball batters tends that
way tbisycar also. The question of outdoor
amusements on Sunday is one that has occu
pied public attention extensively the past
year and in some cities there is a growing
feeling in their favor whilo in others they
are entirely prohibited by tho local author
ties. W. M. Morgan, who is said to bo an ex
porieuced ball player and a lino pitcher, ar
rived in tho city from St. Louis yesterday
morning and it is said will give his attention
to bilding up the Wichita nine this year,
and if possiblo get them into tho league.
Morgan has played with professionals two
or three years and is said to be good. There
Ha report that there will bo a game some
where in the city this afternoon.
Douglas avenue had the honor of being
thoscenoofa runaway yesterday. A man
in charge of a butcher wagon loft his team
with tho lines tied to one of tho wheels.
Tho horses thought to leave for parts un
known when they found their 'efforts to go
forward were impeded by tho pulling of the
lines. They changed their tactics and ran
backward until trey broke the wsgon and
became so mixed in affairs generally that it
became more convenient and inviting to fall
down than to stand up. They wero finally
loosened alter doing considerable damage
to themseUes and tho wagon.
The Hypatia club will meet at tho resi
dence of Mrs. James Dagner, No. C31 North
Topeka avenue, at 3 p. in. tomorrow, by or
der of the committee.
The members of Rebckah Iodgo I. O. O F.
will give a-ocial in Odd Fellows hall next
Wednesday evening, to which all Odd Fel
lows and members of tbeir families arc in
vited. Anson Skinner Camp, S. of Y., will meet
at Memorial hall Monday evening. All
members of G. A. 1J. requested to be pres
ent. Feed. J. Cossitt, O. S.
It seems that our city is to bo peculiarly
fortunate in the matter of circuses this year,
undoubtedly because Wichita is the leading
city of the west. Hall's circus will be here
on the 26th inst. A circus furnishes what
may well be termed outdoor amusement.
and hence is a relief from opera perform
ance, and probably for this reason the circus
retains its hold on the people. It makes no
difference, old and young alike take in the
STOP THAT RACING.
All racing and speeding of teams on Waco
street must stop. It has become a nuisance.
Mayor Aldrich said yesterday that any of
fenders hereafter, no matter who, would be
arrested and fined roundly. Life has been
endangered on this thoroughfare several
times within tho week and it ia but fair to
all parties concerned to give this notice.
The cry for rain goes up from all sections
of the county and farmers declare that the
flood-gates of heaven need to be turned
loose now for twenty-four hours, as badly as
at anytime in a year. Hot and dry are the
words beard all round and in truth that is
about the size ot iL At this writing there
b no rain but there are signs and if the
Easter prophecy keeps up, as it has so far,
there ought to bo rain before tomorrow
Major Powell received a daisy transfer
wagon for the street rail way line yesterday,
which will be put on the straits tomorrow.
The wagon is one sf the best of Koenig,
Luhr fc Co'i make. Quiccr.UL Ha has a
fine pair of dapple grays that will haul it
around with A. C- Lampard as driver.
If the boy who bought an ocoraais and
received a $20 gold piece for $1 in clang
at Shaw's music store Saturday tracing will
return the change be wul be rewarded.
Car tk weak Mar
M OKB LIGHT ON TBS QUESTION.
Last evening the most conservative were
compelled to say that the city was on an
electric bust. It was 8.-42 o'clock when the
Schuyler Electric Light company sent the
current of electricity through the wires that
led to their lamps. Long before this tune
quite a number of ladies and gentlemen bad
assembled at the plant to give the enter
prise a cheer on its first starting. So little
anxiety was manifested by all present while
waiting for the coming moment. On the
part of the management the importance of
the occasion was fully comprehended, and
the rush with which everything had been
done in order to start up last evening was
net calculated to lessen their in
terest in the matter. The lever that
connected the dynamo with their lamps was
turned by the tiny fingers of Hiss Hattie
Hatton, daughter of Mr. Charles Hatton.
An Eaqix reporter visited the plant last
evening and found everything either gener
ating electricity or capable of such a start
ling act Only one dynamo was being used,
while the others will be made ready for
business in a few days. Three have a capa
city of running thirty lights of 2,000 candle
power; three capable of running twenty-five,
which gives the entire plant a capacity of
165 lights. About 120 lights have been
contracted for and more orders are coming
Two Westinghouse engines furnish the
power. They are sixty-four horse power.
Douglas avenue last evening presented
quite a city like appearance. Seven lamps
were hung between Main street and Fifth
avenue. Everybody was out to see the
lighted avenue and the electric light question
was the one that engaged public attention.
The corner of Main street and Douglas ave
nue was the central part of attraction. The
Thompson-Houston and Schuyler lights,
side by side, furnished a good opportunity
to see which ww the best, if either.
Another scheme is on deck for a glucose
manufactory. This, the latest, has its origin
with Mr. James Knight, a gentleman who
has been for years connected with a similar
establishment in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin.
Again and again hearing of Wichita as the
coming great city of the west, he detailed
himself as an investigating committee of one
to look into the truthfulness of the "wild
rumors" as he expresses them and last
week spent a few days in the city.
Like everyone else he expressed himself
as more than pleased with what ho saw
and thought that distance rather
tamed the "wild rumors" instead of making
them the opposite. Ho thought all the sur
roundings encouraging for the establish
ment of a manufactory and seemed to en
tertain no fears but that it could be success
Onoot tho main materials used by his
establishment is corn and the cheapness of
this article here as compared with prices
where he is now operating secmod to him a
point decidedly in his favor. He thought
that sometime the east and northeast would
be compelled to give over to the west all
manufacturing establishments in which
vegetables are used.
He left the city yesterday morning for his
home. He expects to return shortly to
further mature his no w plans.
Tho Horticultural society of Sedgwick
county, Kansas, met on Saturday and was
largely attended. The reports of the solicit
ing committees shows a lively interest in
this branch ot industry. Over ono hundred
names havo been added to the membership,
and the committee on soliciting places for
delegates to tho semi-annual meeting of the
state society that meets here Juno 29th and
30tb, report having secured places to enter
tain over fifty delegates. Several more will
be needed. The meeting adjourned to meet
ae 10 a. in., June 6th
The agricultural society tnet and trans
acted business pertaining to the fair, Sep
tember 20th to 24th, with the prospect of a
perfect boom in exhibits. Adjourned to
meet June 6th at 2 p. m.
The number of voters registered at tho
city clerk's office when tho books were closed
last evening was 2,519.
There are about 3,5"0 legal voters in the
city and it is expected that that number will
be on the books next Saturday night.
The number of votes cast in the county in
all the townships exclusive of tho city at tho
county election last fall wi? 3.244.
A full vote of the tewnships against a full
voto of the city would uow bo about a tie.
A WEEK'S REAL ESTATE.
Despite the piercing rays of sol real estate
has continued to boom during the past week
without ceasing. Again the total shows tho
small sum of $413,124. This not such a bad
showing after all. Don't bo afraid to send
today's paper back east to your f riead.
R. E. Hamilton, the celebrated pool seller,
is in the city.
Gandolfo's ice cream and soda water par
lore were a sight to behold last night and tho
cream and the fluid vanished at a lively
rate. The waiters were unable to attend to
all thoir patrons.
Mr. E. E. E. Pattee, a member of the art
league from New York, who has been en
gaged to make club portraits from life for
some parties in this city arrived last night
and is registered at the Manhattan.
A nsw dvnamo was started at the Hill
electric plant last evening. This gives them
a capacity of sixty lights. Already the
orders have been received for this number,
and their third dynamo is expected in a few
Mrs. T. G. Parham died at her home on
South Water street, in this city, yesterday
morning at about 11 o'clock, after a linger
ing illness of three weeks. The funeral will
take place from the Presbyterian church
next Tuesday morning at 10, Rev. Mr.
Garrison officiating. Mr. Parham and his
son have the sympathies of all our people in
this sad affliction. Mrs. Parham was a true
wife and gentle and a loving mother whose
Christian life was above criticism.
To the newly awakened interest for folk
lore and its literature, the cradle songs and
lollabys to be given on Tuesday evening at
the opera bouse will be a very raluakle con
tribution; the novelty of picture and music
going together and the songs sung by our
owa amateurs both in native and English
dialect, will assuredly afford a rare and
charming amuesmenL The Young Peoples
society of the Baptist church, are to be com
mended for such a presentation and should
be greeted with a crowded house. To faith
fully represent the variety of thought that
must always run in the same channel for
the mother beading orer the cradle of her
babe and lulling it to slumber has, through
all ages, whispered the same tender words.
Cradle soap of widely different nations will
hers be placed together. Perhaps the enly
opportunity we will ever have wfll cow be
given, and with sach fine local talent as has
kindly cen ated to assist nothing will be
wanting to make an eajerable eveaiasf. The
Lotus Glee dak, together with Mrs. Dr.
Furler aad Misa Lillian Braadots, will assist
and grre pleastag variety to the eelertaia-
Every lady aad feat ia WieUta to kaow
that J. T. Holsaes baa tke faast Berlin coach
and team ia the city, especially adapted for
ladies calling. It is supplied with bell,
speaking tube, card ease, head mirror, Jtc-,
mtsetererytstisbgtaatcesaw aMke op a
list rises eaniaga. Tilnlnai. OaVa No.
NEW yoke: stoee,
M. KOHN & CO.,
JUST RECEIVED, 41 DOZEN
S. GOLDSTEIN & CO.,
422 Douglas Avenue.
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. MUNSON" & McNAMAEA,
MUNSON- t- MUNSON-
Main street, Opposite Post Office.
Coming Fast and Going Fster.
Freight is too
Munson & McNamara. Munson GMoNamara.
241-2 cents per yard,
Sold everywhere for Fifty Cents.
This Startling Sale will Open at
8:30 Monday Morning; May 24.
These goods are all standard style; all
new and fresh; cheaper than cotton.
We offer another Startlinsr Bargain '
50 pes FiguredFoulard Silks
At the astonishingly low price of 470 a-yard-
These goods arc sold all over the conti
nent at 75 cents a- ard. Come early. This
wont last long. First come, first served
Another New Lot of Carpels
INGRAIN AND BODY BRUSSELS, ALL NEW PATTERNS,
JUST OFF 1 HE LOOM; NO OLD SHOP WORN
TRASH; WE DON'T BUY THAT KIND;
IT DON'T PAY US: IT DON'T
PAY OUR CUSTOMERS
We have also received
A -:- NEW-:-LINE -:-0F-:- FANCY-:- MATTING
INNES & ROSS,
dst 2: a? dp. o
slow for us. Every train brings
Great bundles of Laces in Cream an J Beige have just been opened.
Parasols of various kinds have just arrived; so have the Summer
Corsets, the White Dressing Sacqnes, the ready-made
White Suits, the Corset Covers and more Silks.
THERE ARE NO INFERIOR GOODS IN OUR LARGE STOCK,
but Good Goods, and sold so cheap the most limited puree lias
enough, while the Finest Goods are kept in so large an
assortment that the heaviest pure gets light
and easy before it is satisfied.
We are having a great deal of trouble to get enough experienced
help in our
To do our work. Don't apply for the position of cutter, fitter,.
designer or superintendent; those positions axe filled
By MADAME CHAMBERS. If there
Are any in this city who have worked in large drew-maklng-
departments in large cities, we would like to give
them good worlc tmd good pay.
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