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THE WICHITA DAILY EAGLE: WICHITA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 1886.
H. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
WEDNESDAY MOUNINC. JUNE2.
A TALK WITH A FARMER ABOUT
An elderly gentleman from the
country, a successful farmer and bus
inessman, stc;icil into the county
clerk's office yesterday and said, -'Mr.
Ctrrk, I have come all the way from
home, this niorniii!.', lo the city to try
to find out something utout this rail
road business that ire ai expected to
vote upon on the Si h day of June.
Now, I'm naturally op;ii-f d to Toting
bonds to any kind of a company or
corporation, and I had tunic up my
mind to vote against them, but I have
heard some talk on the street since I
came into town that has set me to
thinking a little. One man told me
that the county would be in a great
deal better condition financially with
the bonds than it would be without
them. I think that we ouxht to have
more railroads, butl believe that they
should he built bv the parties who
own them and who expect to mike
money out of llirm.
Still if I was sure that the coming
of these railroads depended upon the
bonds carryiug at this election I be
lieve that I should vote for them.
Now I want jou to explain to me how
the countv can bettered by issuing
Well, we will lake the St. L , Ft. S,
& W. railroad, which is the only
bonded road in the county outside of
the citv of Wichita. The bonds is
sued to said railroad outside of the
citv of Wichita amount to $68,000 of
7 per cent twenty-year bonds. The
annual interest on this amount is
$4,760. The Ft. Scott -oad paid in
taxes ouits prop-rly In the county
outside of Wichita $4,969.35. Deduct
the interest paid, $1,760, leaves a dif
ference in favor of the taxpayers of
Do your records show these figures
to be correct?
Yes. sir: lhctc figures are taken
from the records in this office.
Now, do jou think that we will reap
benefits in the tame ratio should these
bonds propositions carry and these
new roads be built into our
county. I do most assuredly. Wo
might figure a little more. These
three roads will Jlivc us 115 miles of
main track, besides side-tracks aud
buildings. These 115 miles of main
track at the same average valuation
placed upon the Iine3 ivc already have
for this year will aire us $724,092.90
for taxation, aud at the average rate
leyied for the year 1885. will give ns
as taxes irom these new road $21,
722.79. The rily of Wichita this year
will piy one.third f the entire taxes
of the count consequently will pay
one-third of the interest on tl.o $160,-
000 C per cent bond. This will leave
two-thirds of the amount of annual
interest to be paid by the lax payers
of the countv outside ot the city. One-
third of the bonds we u ill call $153,
000 for convenience, this leaves for the
rest of the county $307,000 at 6 per
cent the interest amounts to $18,420.
The city of Wichita in 1885 received
but onc-teiith of ihe taxes paid In all
the railroads in the county, a little
oyer $1,700 dollars. At the name rate
she will receive out of the amount
paid by the new roads $2,172.27 this
will leave S19.550.72 which the rail
roads pay on their property outside of
tho City of Wichita, ioiv joutee
that the new roads will pay upon the
same haM upon which the roads wc
now have are taxed ou property out'
side cf Wichita the taxpayers out
side of the city pay iiitetest on bonds
$18,420.00 leaving a balance in favor
of the taxpayers of $1,130.72, a prcm
ium of over six per cent, upon the
amount you have paid as interest
on the bond. In fact your taxes
would be $1,130.72 Icks than I hey
would be if we did not have thcuo
Well, 1 am surprised, but I am con
vinced that the figures are correct and
1 tlial! go home to talk it over with
Well, now, my friend, this is only
one small item in the long list of ad
vantages wich will accrue to us if wc
get lliCi-e roads. Tho building of
these roads into our county will give
us cheaper rater, will quadruple our
population inside of five years, will
advauca our county to the head of the
list in every respect, will make
Wichita the greatest city west of St
And you need not say auj more
Mr. Clerk, I am satisfied. Good day
THE KECHI ANDL1NCOLNTOWN-
There having been a question raised
as to the chances or probability of the
townships of Kcchi, Wichita, Wichita
City and Lincoln townships being
compelled to Ksue their bonds in ad
ditiou to the county aid, Mr. Xeidcr
lander wrote to Mr. Lowe, whose au-
bffcr wo publish herewith in full:
C. U. I. & 1 Kai r.w-AY Co., )
Tiskntox, Mo., May 30, 18SC. )
Dear Sir Kepljiug to jours of the
27th hist. In rase the proposition to
extend aid to the Chicago, Kansas aud
Nebraska Kail way company is carried
in your county, that road will be
built, aud tho Omaha, Abilene aud
Wichita Uailroad company will build
no road in your rounty.niul the bonds
voted to it in in Lincoln, Kcchi and
Wichita townships, aud in the city of
Wichita, will lapse by operation of
law, but if it is desired, I will, in ait-c
the bonds are voted to the Chicago,
Kansas aud Nebraska Uailroad com
pany, file a formal release of the sub'
Bcripuon uercioioro mauo in your
count to the Omaha, Abileue and
Wichita Uailroad company. It
ought to bo apparent to every ono
that wc do not intend to build two
roads through Sedgwick county.
Yours, truly, M. A. Law.
N. F. NEinKKLAj-iEK,E$q., Wichita,
The Pennsylvania "Dec Line" and
Vandalia roads arc said to have begun
operations looking to Kansas roads
of their own, and initiated operations
in the name of the Kausas. Colorado
and Texas company, starting from
Kansas City. El Dorado Republican.
And running to Wichita. We voto
on this road in about ten days. Eagle
It now seems that a responsible
company will build an air line road
from Kansas City to Wichita at once,
and that it will pass through Butler
county. Tbo Republican has been on
to the schem: for sonic weeks and has
put in a vigorous plea for El Dorado
to be made a point. El Dorado Re-pablicas.
WHY THE DROUTH CAME.
Our sentimental strain is on this af
ternoon, and it's hot, the weather, we
mean. We arc thinking of that mar
riage which is to lake place this even
ing in that room graced by so many
grand women in the past, and which
faces Arlington Heights and the si
lently flowing Potomac. If the cere
mony don't knock over the monument
which rears its pinnacle so high from
her flats below.wc don't kuow tbatour
equilibrium need be shaken. Speaking
of sentiment, wc wonder how this
mcigingof April aud November in
midsummer strikes the average wheel
horse of the Democratic party. The
remarks that will be made tonight by
the fellows who have failed in getting
tbe rascals turucd out would make a
bigger book than the whole Maria
Ilalpiu romance which had micli nn ex
tensive gratuitous circulation a few
mouths since. That reminds us that
Oscar Folsom will no lougcr be an or
phan not by a long shot, that i- if
plenty of mothers relieves the situation
any. Poor Frances; poor Oscar. The
rasedscan aflord to drink lemonade
touight, but the mugwumps will cry
for ice water and the Democrats for
whiskey straight, to a man. If the
wires don't melt under the intensity
of the thing our readers will kuow all
about it in the morning. Frances'
love for Grovcr surpasses that of
Beccher for the same sphinx. Poor
Frances, poor mugwump. Despite
the flowers, tho wine and the softly
flowing music, despite the memory of
the majestically moving minuet with
Lady Washington hi a central figure,
and all the thousands of brilliant gath
erings those walls have witnessed, no
sentiment will cluster about that cold,
impo-ed, and. to us, sad alTiir of to
night. KANSAS EDIIOKS.
The Barnes Enterprise lakes a view
of the newspaper field in Kiusas, and
makes the following comparisons:
Our prominent editors about the
state aro rather diversified in many
respects. When it comes to bull-dog
tenacity Autbony, of the Leavenworth
Times, takes the lead. Sol Miller, di
vested of his power of producing
smut, would be rather behind the
average run of Kansas editors, while
Baker of the Commonwealth, can per
form the straddle with neat neis and
precision. Marsh Murdock has mure
check than anv two editors we kuow
of, aud when it comes to supporting
himself lor office can be relied :
every time. Noble Prentiss is per
haps more flowery than disci cet iu his
writings, hut generally makes his
Wc note that the Enterprise fails to
name the prominent idiots connected
with the newspaperx of Kansas. It is
a little odil that he should thus havo
RAILROAD CAMPAIGN IN
At the present time the people of
Sedgwick county are considering the J
advisability of voting about $150.000 '
iu bouds to aid these lines of r.iilroad
through tho couuty aud into Wichita.
Judging lroni the tone of the Wichita
papers, they fear the bonds will rot
carry. Iu speaking of Ihe que-tiosi ,
directly, the counties on the southern
border, lying directly south, -utith-west
autl southeast of Sedgwick i
county, have no interest in the elec
tion pending iu our si.-tor county, hut
indirectly wo have a vital iutere-t. a
the failure in carrying those bond.
w ill almost block ail lailroad propo
sitions coming from tbe nurili.
for 6omc time fo conic, until the'
companies am trace out other routes'.
If the propo-iliou ! defeated iu Sedg-
wick couuty, our prospects for a rail -
road will go gllinmeriitgly iiitoth" far
distant future. The Eaoi.i: ami Ilea -
con arc preaching hard solid fans to
their readers, giving hundreds of rea
sons why those bonds should he voted
that should satisfy auv voter of ordi
nary intelligence. The voting of lail
road bonds is simply a financial bu-i-ncss
transaction that hundreds of men
indulge iu every day for profit or in
dividual benefit. " A farmer often
mortgages his farm to get money lo
improve the place, thereby making il
noro valuablo aud desirable to a
passing purchaser, from whom the
farmer expects to make a profit,
therefore, why not tolerate a univer
sal mortgagc,"so to speak, for one of
the greatest creators aud advancers
of values a railroad. It 6cem5 tons
that these things should be patent to
all thinking men who have a study of
financial matters. Everybody knout,
that a farm through which a railrojd
runs is worth twice as much as one
ten miles away.
In these bond matters farmers be
come imbued with tho idea of taxing
themselves to help the town people
Il ranting that to be true.wo would like
to ask whether the town people don't
help them in man wajs? They fur
nish you a market for our products;
thepreseuco of the town increase tho
value of your land for miles and miles
around; it affords you a competitive
market to trade; it pays a large part ot
tho taxes m a couuty organization, iu
fact, iu counties where there is no
town, there is no couuty organization.
Therefore, the farmer cannot aflord to
fight the towns iu these matters no
more than the towns can afford to
fight the country. Wo are equally
interested in this bond question, and
petty brejudices should not rule com
mon sense and reason. Harper Scu
tincl. In Sedgwick couuty the Sauta Fc
is opposing the bonds for the Chicago
St. .Joseph and Fort Woith road. In
some places they work the story that
il is a Santa Fe scheme. That idea
would suit first rate up at this cud of
the route, but the folks who have the
Sauta Fc want something else. .Mr.
C. Wood Davis told us months before
the scheme was mentioned to the pub
lic that the parties interested designed
having a road of their own from ihe
union depot iu Chicago to Fort Worth
lexas. I here is only ono way of
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such a statement, and that is Mr. D.i j shoot out from the land and with a two little orphan girls of the late Dele
vis's success in other schemes. He ha mighty roar plunge fully 3i)5 feet into gate Raymond, of Dakota. Chicago
been very successful heretofore, and I theabyss beneath. Journal.
altogether reliable in the inducement-I Nothing could freeze in the basin I A resident of San Bernardino, Cal..
ho held out, in two prior railroad '
schemts, anil heucc we have faith toa' '
wc will have a great lino of ro id. '
Here is the way'a farmer in Sedgwick '
county argucs'the bond question iu a i
the Eaglk. Junction Citv
If rain it doesn't soon, the late beau
tiful bloom, of a dead real estate boom,
will drop in densest gloom, and there
will be more vacant room, than the
most crazy loon, that ever met hi
doom, in an outside addition tomb,
could sell in a thousand years. i:iy
dearly beloved boon, aud metropoli
tan companions. Eagle.
If rains become fewer. Wichita will
not need a sewer, but require consid
erable hair rencwer, to revive the
brain of the real estate brewer, who
has invested in an addition newer, or
a little too sooner," than the preeut
prospects for lucre would indicate,
my dear Christain friends sojourning
in the great London of Sedgwick
county. Harper Sentinel.
Norwich News: Wichita is now re
joicing over the prospects of getting
tnree more railroads to and through
that place. The propositions arc be
fore tne people and the Eagle U
sereaaiiug iu their ears to accept them
We arc in the same box ourselvet and
the Wichita excitement docs not at
tract oar attention ia the least.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Kerosene has been found on the
coast of the Red Sea, near Suez.
A Montana jury recently brought
in a verdict of guilty against a cowboy
and. his friends roue into town and
gave them a whipping.
The value of the hardware pro
duced in the United States each year
is now about sixty million dollars, and
nearly half of it is made in Connecti
cut. Hartford Post.
The only part of the civilized
world in which people can conceal their
age is said to be in America. The thor
ough system of registration in vogue
in other countries renders such statis
tics public property.
The half-clad citizens of the Ber
mudas have an idea of the eternal fit
ness of things, for thev, it is said, im
port for their use largely potatoes from
the States at two dollars a barrel and
send us potatoes of their own growth
at from fifteen to twenty dollars a bar
rel. A woman in Lincoln, Neb., lost a
black-and-tan terrier that was dear to
her. She had reason to think that a
man about to go to Fonda, N. Y., had
stolen it, and she wrote to the Fonda
chief of police, who soon found.thc dog
and sent it back to its mistress by ex
press. Troy Times.
Several vears ago an Illinois man
quit chewing tobacco, but recently he
began again. The first day he en
joyed it so much that he used up
thirty-five cents' worth of navy plug,
and then was taken sick and for two or
three days acted very like a man with
delirium" tremens. Chicago Mail.
A number of young ladies of Oma
ha have organized a secret society
known as tho "Order of the Chicken
Heart." Each member must swallow
a roasted chicken heart once a week for
two months, at the end of which time,
in a dream, she will he brought face to
face with the man whom she is to
In 1878 Rev. David Walk, a minis
ter in the Christian Church, bought
five acres of land in Kansas City for
81,500. He was a poor man, and ho
had hard work to keep the taxes paid
on his land, but ho did, and the other
day was rewarded by selling it for 866,
500. Naturally, Kansas City is brag
ging about this. Ar. Y. Sun.
There is a little poet in New
Orleans. She is ten years old, and
when, recently, a pigeon's egg was
shown to her, in which was a little
squab that bad just failed of being
hatched, she composed these lines:
Hero Uci birdie, for wfaom we mourn;
Ilirdlc that died beforo she was born:
Oh, what a horrible thlnp is death.
When It comet bctorc you get your breath.
A young wife in Portland, Me.,
was told by her brother that her hus
band gambled. She could not believe
it, and to convince her the brother took
her, dressed in a suit of his clothing, to
a gambling house, where she saw her
husband lose four hundred dollars.
Then she made herself known, and
marched her astonished husband home
by the arm. Boston Journal.
Cocoanut growing is attracting
much attention iu sections of the
South, and especially on the coast of
Cape Florida, where a consignment of
over one hundred thousand of the nuts
arrived lately for planting. The in
thtetry bids fair to become very pros
perous in the Orange State. Cocoa
nuts sometimes commence hearing in
four year.-, are always in full bearing
iu seven years.
Charles Patterson, a notorious
chicken thief of Richmond, Ya., was
iu the habit of killing and dressing the
chickens he t-tolo before quitting the
promises. Unfortunately for him, he
fell a-lcep while picking chickens on
Monday night, and in the morning the
owner 'found him calmly snoring by
the side of eight well-dressed fowls
and a pile of feathers. Richmond
roosts will not be disturbed by Charles
for many moons.
Two horses hitched to a hack, in
which were two women, run away in
cstlicltl, .Mass. Jack .Mationey, a
w cll-kuou n local b.ill player, ran after
them, caught on behind, yelled to tho
frightened women not to jump out, and
then, while the carriage swayed and
' jolted, climbed over the .slippery roof,
J reached the driver's teat, leaned over
, the dashboard, grabbed the reins and
brought the runaways to a standstill.
No one was hurt. Jlotton Transcript.
.1. T. Everett, of Princeton, Mass.,
has a bed of asparagus that was
planted about one hundred and twenty
vcarj ago by Captain John Bowen,
then a retired officer of the English
army under half pay from his home
government. He was a very enthusi
astic and intelligent farmer. When
the war broke out he was called into
the service of his native country, his
farm was confiscated and ho never
came hack to it. The asparagus bed
he planted is some fifteen feet square.
Not a root has c cr been disturbed or
removed from tho bed for one hundred
and twenty j-cars. It produces abun
dantly. lloston Bulletin.
Various trials of tho new French
horse-shoe, which is made entirely of
sheep's horn, arc said to show its par
ticular adaptcdness for horses em
ployed in towns, and known not to
have a steady foot on the pavement.
The results of the experiments are
therefore regarded as very satisfac
tory, horses thus shod having been
driven at a rapid pace on such pave
ment without slipping. Besides this
advantage, the new shoe is spoken of
as more durable, and, though a little
more c'cpensivc than the ordinary
kind, seems destined, sooner or later,
to rcplaco the iron shoe.
AN ICE BRIDGE.
Description of tho Mont Anc-Infplrln;
Sabtlmcitt ectarlc on lUrth.
The grandest sight in the park is le
yond tho lower falls of tho Yellow
stone. I have never seen, but have
frequently read, of tho beautiful sight
presented by the falls of Niagara in
winter and of the wonderful ice bridge
formed at their base by tho freezing of
the waters, but I can not imagine how
Niagara can compare, even consider
ing its tremendous volume of water.
with tho sublime lower falls of the 1
Yellowstone river in midwinter. Here
was the ice bridge, too. or rather an
inn tntiiitnm vlirli vi.c.k (a i liniirlit
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.& kivtfMl ui .,,11. uvi.i. 'v. wiii; t.i.vit
f.llc nn.l ann- n im.,1 il.ont nl .-.. t.,r- '
that received this deluge, for tho force
of thu descending river must have
broken any thing that came in its way;
but the spray that shot far out beyond
tho solid stream froze as it fell and
lormcu me oeamiiui ice orwge or ice
mountain I have mentioned. The walls
of the great canyon of the Yellowstone
certainly are the most awe-inspiring,
majestic sublimcst spectacle on Gcfs
earth. Nowhere in the wonderful park
nor elsewhere on the globe can there
bo found snch an extensive view of a
combination of stupendous natural
scencrv and gorgeous coloring. On
this wintry day. far in the depths of
the park. "away from humanity and
alone with nature, I can net describe
the feeling that came ocr nic Cor.
A Girl Worth Having.
"I tell you. it's a great thing to have
a girl who knows enough to warn a
fellow of his danger."
Have yon?" inquired ono of the
"Yes, indeed; Julia's father and
mother were laying for me the other
night, when she heard my tap at the
window, and what do you think that
"She just sat down to the piano, and
sang the asides out of "Old Folia a
Bone.' Ton can just bet I didn't call
that evtBlB." -rw-Kto.
beholding in this wilderness such deso- ilon' "ve " jnonsan.i .zouars,
late gramleur as can not be seen else- deluding the proceeds of his American
where on earth. I stood on Lookout our
terrace, a short distance below the Senator Sabin and wif. have por-
Tbe Development The j Hare Canted Dar
ing the Past Finy Tear.
The farms of America comprise 837,
628 square miles, an area nearly equal
to one fourth of Europe, and larger
than the four greatest European coun
tries put together (Russia excepted),
namely, France, Germany, Austria and
Hungary and Spain. The capital in
vested in agriculture wonld suffice to
buy up the whole of Italy, with its rich
olive groves and vineyards, its historic
cities, cathedrals and palaces, its King
and aristocracy, itsPope andCardinals,
and every other feudal appurtenance.
Or, if the American farmers were to
sell out, they could buy the entire pen
insula of Spain, with all its traditions
of medieval grandeur, the flat lands
which the Hollanders at vast cost have
wrested from the sea and the quaint old
towns they have built there. If he
chose to put by his savings for three
rears the Yankee farmer could pur
chase the fee-simple of pretty Switzer
land as a summer resort, and not touch
his capital at all, for each year's earn
ings exceed 110,000,000 sterling.
The farms of America eoual the
entire territory of the United Kingdom,
France, Belgium, Germany, Austria,
Hungary and Portugal. " The corn
fields equal the extent of England,
Scotland and Belgium; while the grain
fields generally would overlap Spain.
The cotton fields cover an area larger
than Holland, and twice as large as
Belgium. The rice fields, sugar and
tobacco plantations, would also form
kingdoms of no insignificant size.
And such is the stage of advancement
reached by American agriculturists,
that Mulhall estimates that one farmer
like Dr. Glin or Mr. Dalrymple, with a
field of wheat covering one hundred(
square- miles, can raise as'much grain
with four hundred farm servants as
five thousand peasant proprietors in
The cereal crop for 1880 was more
than 2,500,000,000 of bushels. If
placed in one mass this wonld make a
pile of 3,500,000,000 cubic feet. Built
into a solid mass as high as the dome
of St Paul's (365 feet), and as wide as
the cathedral across the transept (285
feet) it would extend a solid load of
grain, down Fleet street and the length
of the Strand to Piccadilly, thence on
through Knightsbridge, Hammersmith
and South Kensington, to a distance of
over six miles. Or it would make a
pyramid three times as great as that of
the Cheops. If loaded on carts it
would require all the horses in Europe
and a million more (33,500,000) to re
move it, though each horse drew a load
of two tons. Were the entire crop of
cereals loaded on a continuous train of
cars, tho train would reach one and
one-half times around the globe. Its
value is half as great as all the gold
mined in California in the thirty-live
years since gold was found there. The
corn and cotton fields of America form
kingdoms in thamsclvcs surpassing in
size some of those of Europe. irom
A. Carnegie's "Triumphant Democ
racy" published by Charles Scribncr's
DISCOVERIES AT ZOAN.
The ICare Arclm-olociral Ki-llrs Kecrntl
Fouuil lu Kpypt.
Zoan was the scat of the Pharaoh of
Joseph, the scene of the miracles of
Moses, lwing situate in that pastoral
district, which in the hieroglyphic rec
ords, as well as in the Hebrew Chron
icles', l)ore the name of "the field of
Zoan"; and which, under its classical
name of lanis, continued so late as
the times of the Ptolemies to play an
important part in the history of the
ancient w orld. It was the chief city of
the Delta during the most interesting
two or three thousand j ears of Egyp
tian history; it owed much of its
splendor to Ramescs II., who restored
and built here upon a scale of extraor
dinary magnificence the King when
'the Eirvptians made the children of
Israel to serve with rigor."
At San are the remains of a city
once hardly inferior iu grandeur to
Thebes itself, while about it, as the
capital of the IUksos or Shepherd
Kinrs. as the Zoan of the llible and
the Tunis of the Creeks, centers a sa
cred interest and an historical value
peculiarly its own. Here, to illustrate
the gigantic masonry of the place.
Mr. Pctno ili-closeil the broken por
tions of the greatest of all colossi
known to man the Monolith of Ram
Among the lalwr. discoveries or re
sults at San, have been the successive
and exhaustive simes of the great
temple, with manning and photogra
phy of e cry object and mound in the
enclosure; me cruicaisurumi ui cicry
fallen block of the great 'pylon of
Shcshoue III.; trenching and shafting
iu many parts of the mounds; proof
that the wall of Picsbkantt reaches en
tirely around the temple, and that the
Ptolemaic stratum averages iiitcen leet
above the palaces and -villas of the He
brew period; a granite sarcophagus
larcer than the great one at bakkarali
the unpublished half of the celebrated
tablet of Tirhakah; an inscribed obe
lisk, in part, of the XHIth dynasty: a
curious Gra-co-Egyptian chapel, with
valuable relics; a large stela of Ptolemy
Philadclphus and live smaller ones;
royal statuettes and sphinxes, discov cry
of the Great Necropolis and minor ne
cropolises, and the disclosure oi
private dwellings of the pre-Ptolcmaic
and Roman times, containing many
obieetsof special arch.Tological and lus
torical value to illustrate the domestic
life and tho worship of the periods rep
resented. -. J. Observer.
A young woman, who evidently
hails from 15oston. eamo out from a
reading in a New York hall, tho other
daw and noticing that asudden shower
hat! come up entered a store and pur-
chaed a large sheet of stifT. brown
wrapping-paper, which she turned into
an old-fashioned shaker, and putting it
over her lionnet walked home. The
paper afforded a tirst-rate umbrella,
aud attracted to the miss a great deal
of attention from the hurrying public
.V. 1. Sun.
Little lees so made that they trem
ble with the slighte-t motion of the
wearer, arc among the new things in
! Henry Irving s recen ts since 13.8
are said to have been nearly two mil
: ,. ,. , , , .1 , , ,
nianPIlt'V tak'TH into thPlT f.imilV till"
is staggering through life under the
weight of thecprcssienameof Rogus,
given him by his not too discriminating
There is a man in Dakota who is
known to fame as Mr. Ann Eliza Wick
erbee. His neighbors call him and his
wife "No. 10," occausc she is one and
he is nothing.
W. P. Carroll, an ex-Confed crate
officer, at East Carroll, Miss., has been
a continual sufferer ever since the war
from a wound he received at Chicka
znauga. Recently a surgeon abstracted
several pieces of bone from the wounded
part, and now he claims to feci as well
a the most able-bodied man. Chicago
Pretrv Nellie Duscy, of Grand
Rapids, Jell in love with a gambler
named Hickock, and as she bad eight
thousand dollars he married her.
After spending bcr money he de
serted her. She followed 'him. and
the other day met him on the street in
St-PanL ne "roughly repnlsed her, and
she fell dead at Ids" feet. Detroit Tri
bune. Among the smart small boys in
Maine, Master Willie Smart, "aged
twelve years, of the Portland Boys
Legion of Honor, has received a prize
for saving another small boy from
drowning; and Walter Berry." of An
rnsta. ared ten vears. has cztotured in
a Kennebec poncl a trout thirty inches
long aad weighing nine aad ce-half
. Mvnvm utrmmmt.
We have exclusive control of the
And are prepared tt furnish
And Footing Rock.
We invite Builders, Masons and Contractors
to gire us a call.
Cor. Second and Wichita Sis.
T o the Tade.
Wc take pleasure in calling tbe attention
or our customers and other dealers that we
liave secured the agency of
James Palmer's Sons'
are prepared to make prices on
4TH OF JULY GOODS,
The.e Fireworks arc conceded to be the
BEST JN THE MARKET,
Iteing all-colored Kll" larger calibre and
more brilliant than any other make.
Poor Fireworks arc ivortc than none.
Don't be tnHIed with offer of 70 and three
10 discount from list; our lint is
1-3 Lower Than Any Other,
A will be seen hvour catalogue, which
will lie ctit on application.
Wt arc bottom on
BASE BALL GOODS.
HYDE & HUMBLE,
111 MAIN STREET, WICHITA, KAN"
A. R. GORE'S
236 N. Main Street.
Kep ron-UnllJ- on hand all kind of Cream
and PmiTlan l!cr. Ielltr Crram lo all
j.aru of th dlj". Ice Cream 10 enU
Sealrd proioMli will be received at Critt A
Un.h's office till May 21th for bulbllDic a brick
Tf ufered two-etorr dwellln
hoot ("T Jon
thin tl.hr. the ulail.
Dl peclucallona Tor
which will be found at the aboTe office. Tbe
riiht to reject anr or all wis reerTei n-i5i
C. A G'xTBS. T. VT. SroTta.
GATES & STOVER,
Choice Inproved and
And City Prtptrty of til klU,
:fo:r sale or resstt
Office on north tide of Ionla a?e. 2nd door
eat ot SUrket t, oter lfullr' swery, 3rd
door to the len, up ttalri,
PUBLIC LAND STRIP
Subject to Settlement
FVGI.EWOOI, tbe Gate City, and finpfdy-
tag tod Ortcttlcic j-Mnt; only IS' mile from
the Seotral Strip Land..
Take the KntfMrood Staceat Itodr City which
TENTS. AWNINGS, PAULINS
HORSF, STACK and
Wire Cable aaa Rape flic'
L (B51XGHAI, 36 S Iu SI
Wichita. - Xixjm
Branch Yards at
Garden Plain Harper,
AntitMv 4 Attica.
Everybody Satisfied that the New
Is the Place to Buy and be Suited.
WE QUOTE NO PRICES
But Everyone Visiting Our Establishment is sure of getting
WE HAVE THE BEST LIGHTED STORE IN THIS CITY.
The Great Rush for the Beautiful
THAT WE AEE GIVING AWAY INCREASES DAILY
COMB - .A-INTD - Q-IET - 03STE
109 DOUGLAS AVENUh.
MEN'S LOW SHOES.
IN KANGAROO, MAT,
11C MAIN STREET.
"We have the largest, most complete stock of these goods in
the market for you to select from, both hand machine sewed.
C. E. LEWIS & CO.,
110 N. MAIN STREET.
The ONE PRICF, Cash on Delivery Boot and Shoe House.
THE HOT WEATHER IS COMING ON
H-E-L-M-E-T .-.-. H-A-T,
Send your Bize and wo will send you, express prepaid.
Plair Drab at
Fancy check Mohair
Chinese Pith, from
Our line of Mackinaw, Manilla, and different kinds of Straw Hats
IS VERY COMPLETE.
HYDE & HUMBLES.
We are compelled to
store; this will necessitate our getting
rid of all of our elegant new stock of
We have only Thirty Days to do it and it all
must go. If you want nice, stylish
goods, put on by First-class Hangers,
Come to the
And get it at your own prices.
But all Clean New stock. For Thirty
Days only. First come will get
the choicest patterns.
NO. 114 MAIN STREET.
KID, GOAT AND CALF.
make alterations in our
Big, Big Sale!
I have a short option on a
few pieces of Business Prop.
erty, which I consider very
cheap. They are worth the
attention of capitalists.
lots in College
which will double in value
More The Next 90 Days.
Residence Property at prices
ranging from Five Hundred Dol
lars to Two Thousand.
Don't fail to examine my list
I will offer a stock of 8taple
Goods on Douglas Avenue for a
few day. This is a rare chance
N, F, NIEDERLANDER,
COR. DOUGLA and T9PEKA