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ML, M. Mur.nocK, I R.-p. mcrdock.
Editor. I liusIncsH Manager.
M. M. MURDOCK & BRO.,
Publishers and Proprietors.
SATURDAY MOIININGJULY 34, 1880.
AH letters pertaining to tile business of the printing
house or bindery, or for Information of advertising,
fchould lie addresf-eil to the ImMnehs manager; all
other communications to the editor.
Thu only Daily I'aier in Southwest Kansas or the
Arkansas Valley receiving both the day and night
A-ssotl.tted l'reiss reports in full.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS.
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One copy, three montlis 2 M
One copy, one month
Hy carrier, vr year 10 )
Uy carrier, three mouths 2 HI
liy carrier, one month 0
Twenty eeii trf jer week delhcred by carriers in the
city. Postage pi ep.dd.
One copy, one j ear $1 (0
One copy, fclx months S)
Our rates for advei tiding shall Ik? as low as those of
any other paier of efjiul alue a, au aiUertli-ing me
dium. AH transient advertisements muft Jk paid for In
Entered in the tostofllcu at "Wichita as MWniHl-rlaj-i
matter, and cnteied to tratiMiiitiuii thiough the mails
C. Mosbacher, the jeweler, brings out a
daisy sign todaj'.
Mrs. J. II. Stueker, of Indianapolis, Is vis
ing friends in the city.
Mrs. Wahl's funeral will take place from
the Catholic church tit o'clock this niornin
George Zinu's ease has not come up yet,but
as he n mains in jail that don't matter much.
Paul Jones, the East Douglas avenue drug
gist, is having a severe attack of malarial
Wonderly & Cook have their now stock of
hardu ate opened ouUit llo. ol2 East Doug
The county attorney litis determined to
make the ding stores walk tho chalk mark
George C. Jenkins anil John Ilnzcn, of
Washington C. H.. Oliio. are in the eity look
ing around with a view of locating.
Another large building boom has broke out
on Hie east side of town. There are about a
doen new bouses m courso of erection at
A party consisting of several couple held a
picnic about four miles south of town yester
day. The rain in that connection was hardly
a welcome- visitor.
Mr. T. J. Wallace, of Utittlecreek, Michi
gan, slopyed in the city yesterday en route
to Kingman county, where he is goiug i tit
tend to snme business mailers.
The rain yesterday M-enis to have, given
the tanners courage us mauyof them were
seen last evening letuniiug home from the
citv with a mow ing machine as prisoner.
Messrs. W. II. Bush and C. Vruit.of Mount
Sterling, Kentucky, arrived in the city on a
western prospecting tour. They v.ili lemain
here some da'-.s and then srai t for the west.
J. E. Brunton, living three miles south of
Ibis city, lost a fine horse it few days ago
which he turned into the pa.siure tit night
fectry well but found him dead in the
The Grand Army excursion to California
and the fishing excursion to Minnesota are
the events that now attract ilie major share
of attention. Lots of our people will take in
A Kansas City prize tea store firm has
leased Billy Polk's new building on west
Douglas avenue and have contracted for
electric lights and furnishings. They will be
ready for business next week.
Quartealy meeting at Empoiia Avenue
M. E. chinch tomoiiow. Rev. J. 1). Botkiu
1'. E., will preach Sunday at 10::)0 a. m., af
ter which he will administer tho sacntmeut of
tho Lord's supper. All are invited.
There were evidence of u revival of the
real estate boom after tho rain yesterday,
and some of our agents w ho thought to take
advantage of the lull for a month's recreation
lnjgan to fear they might be compelled to
tackle the animal again.
Tho people about ' Valley Center and that
section of the count are kicking high be
cause the bridge across tho mill race is not
put in order. They are compelled to go
around about three miles to get to the city,
and of course they don't like that.
There are many trumps and strong young
men around begging and saying they have
been out of work. No one who has Ixvu able
and willing to work had any occasion to be
idlo about hero :md now all tho new railroads
aro advertising for hands. Plenty of work
for the willing.
Ilotchkiss & Wheeler, the real estate
agents, corner of Market stieet and Douglas
avenue, have adorned their office with a mag
nificent show case filled with a large and rare
collection of mineral specimens, chrystals,
sea shells and stuffed birds and animals. It
i-; by far the finest collection tho writer has
scon in the city and is worthy of ins'iection.
An old hotel man who knows a good hotel
when lit sees it, after a close examination of
the plans of Capt Careys new hotel building,
said Unit ther is absolutely nothing omitted
5utln whole arrangement for making it in
cvwy ivHct a first-class hotel building.
Elevators, 1 ile iloor, electric lwlLs and every
thing necessary for u modern first-class house.
3Ur. B. G. Root told a reporter yestonlay
that building would soon begin on tho whole
m; groeerj store on South Market street.
T ssftrme li-r the foundation is all on the
gr uud and six stone cutlers tiro bus' at
It dr. .sui," tueiu. J. lie nricicuas oeeu con
sed foi at Carthage, Missouri, and will
beiu to arrive. There- is no doubt about
imildiug of the establishment.
t 1 J. U, Bowler, proprietor of the Bowler
Itoti at Marshalltown. la., turned in the
t" "sterna v morning. He was attracted
to city by the many favorable repot ts
til mes here w ith a view of examing the
fa 'S for business in his line. He seems
to ' n i' ploat-ed w ith the city, but he has
jsr i owe to any definite conclusion cou-t-.
i whether he will locate here or not.
k Chirk, of the Fort Scott engineer
- ute in from tho front on the Wichita
ado jTosterday and went up to New-
evening to lay out some work on tho
.vna brni' h. He says the track on the
Lino has crossed the Lincoln township
c keao comity within three miles of
bn-on. They will not begin on the
"jn'4011 bridge until the track reaches
wcv,$o they can run the steam pile
up to the work. With the stoam
it will not take long to build the
Mr. TV. M. Jones and Mrs. Mary E.
Atherly, both of Attica, were joined in wed
lock in the city of Anthony on the 23d inst.,
Rev. S. Price, officiating. The bride is the
sister of Rev. J. D. Bodkin, presiding elder
of the Wichita Methodist churcn.
The following distinguished visitors called
on Judge Glenn yesterday: Charles Bcazy,
Tom Warren. Robert Ferris, John Croker
and Peter Galligher, all of whom were full
of spirits, and not one of whom had a nickel.
Pat McCauly was in precisely the same box.
and all were committed in default of the
Jap Maralatt collected 10 from John
Miles for violating the city laws, and Anna
March, for bad conduct, subscribed 10 to
the city funds.
Willie Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. 11. Powell, was burnt very seriously yes
terday afternoon about 'r"i at their residence
on Oak street. Her drass caught fire from a
Chinese lantern that the children had lighted.
She ran down tho .stairs, and was met by her
father and mother, who quickly extinguished
tho flauiKs, not, however, until they had
burned her neck and back badly. Mrs. Pow
ell's hands were badly burned in her efforts
to extinguish the llamas. The last informa
tion wo get is that little Willie is doing
AND THE RAIN .RAINED.
Great was the rejoicing yesterday over the
beautiful refreshing show er, and everybody
called it pietiy names, and told the reporter
to put it down, but they were not half satis
fied, and for that matter thy never are sat
isfied. There was not enough of rain. The
The reporter talked with a number of fa: m
ers who camo to town and they all agreed
that if we get an avei age rainfall from now
on for a month, there will be lota of com.
Speaking of corn brings to mind the two or
tbiee stalks on exhibition sit Xiederlander's
oflice. They measure 17'. and 18 feet in
heigth, respectively, and were raised up le
tweeii the two rivers. They are not bad
specimens for a dry year.
About 10::J0 yesterday morning the well
known trotting hoi-se Dick Tin pin, cieated a
commotion by coming down Main street tit a
tired-out gallop, with one wheel and the shat
tered body of his sulky at his heels-, but no
He was halted near the corner of Douglas
avenue and the lig dumped into the ditch by
the side of the Citien,s bank. Dick was
p'-ctty well tuckei ed out and the sulky was
splintered fore and aft. Some said the horse
had been running since ? in tho morning, but
when his driver, who is nic-named Dick
Turpin, too, came in, he said that there was
no truth in that. While trotting on the
track the axle biokc oft against the hub of
one wheel and the driver was thrown oil". Of
course the horse took fright, and alter drag
ging the drher some distance he got uwuy
with the result already stated.
A first class American-Chinese row oc
curred on East Douglas avenue yesterday.
It .seems that Charlie Sing had rented a room
in which to carry on his ''washee'' business
and his claim was denied by J. Davis, who
insisted that ho was the rightful possessor of
that region. For a time each managed to oc
cupy the room while the other was away, but
finally this became monotonous to tho lad of
yellowish complexion and he made a break
for a settlement, thinking a period of hot
war and afterwards peace was better than
living in doubt and uncertainty. His oppo
nent, Davis, had not been on the scene long
until he concluded to evacuate the field for a
time, in the hope of gaining what he thought
much needed assistance. Going to a friend
he told him that "fello wall goin to take my
His appeal for assistance was successful
and the matter was finally settled without
"his death" being taken. Charlie now holds
the ranch and does his "washee"' smiling.
A gentleman informed a reporter yesterday
that tho usually serene town of Mulvane is
stirred up to its very depths over a mysteri
ous affair involving some of her leading citi
zens iu a somewhat disgraceful affair.
Tho particulars given the reporter are,
that some time ago a couple of traveling doe
tors visited the town and a young girl named
Miss Wilson h:id them to pull some teeth for
her. Thov administered chloroform, did
their work and left. Tho next day tho girl's
gums bled so as to alarm her parents and Dr.
Shelley, Ji highly respectable gentleman and
a reputable physician was callv'd. Itapjxjars
that hi dealing with her, he too administered
chloroform and everything went all right un
til the girl was found to be enciento and even
then there was but little said uutil a few
days ago when a child was born.
The girl sw ears she has had no criminal
intimacy with any man to her knowledge
Dr. Shell is charged w ith having ruined her
whilo she was under the influence- of chloro
form. Tho parties all lieloug to tho church
and Miss Wilson has always borne au excel
lent reputation. It is claimed also that the
young lady was engaged to be married to a
young man who is making a home iua west
ern town ami that Dr. Shelley advised her to
lay the kid to her affianced, but sle positive
ly declared she would rather die tirsr.
The gentleman said the church had taken
the matte r j in hand and will hold an investi
It seems rather ajnystorious affair.
Mr. George Miltner, of the AVichita Eleva
tor Co., has other causes than tho rain for re
joicing, and he wore a double-action smile all
day yesterday. The innocent cause of all his
joys is a pretty little daughter who greeted
him with her silver notes for the first time
yesterday morning. Mrs. Miltner and the
baby are well and George is congratulated
and thanked for the cigars.
Mrs. B. Colin gave a very pletisant party
at her residence on Thursday evening in hon
or of Misses Sadie and Nettie Prins and Mas
ter Leo Prins, of Clueago. III. About thirty
loys aud girls were present anil enjoyed
themselves as only young people of the day
know how. A bounteous and inviting sup
per was relished by the company and it is
needless to say that all enjoyed the occasion.
The walls of Hacker & Jackson's new block
corner of Fourth and Douglas avenues, are
climbing up rapidly aud it will be a very
handsome building, very similar in design to
the Kansas Furniture Company's building.
At this writing, 10 at night, it is raining
most gloriously with excellent prospects for a
full night's rain. Ten hours rain would be
worth a cooljnillion to this county.
Harry Hill has a very fine bunch of Indian
ponies and colts for sale at his barn. The
boys have a picnic riding Texas ponies al
most everv afternoon.
Last night quite a number of the citizens
in the eastern part of the city met at the
corner of Oak street and Fourth avenue for
the purpose of taking measures to prevent
the Chicago, St. Joseph and Fort AVorth rail
road from being allowed by the city council
to run down Mosley avenue.
The meeting was called to order near 0
o'clock and Dr. AA'illiam Neeley made chair
Mr. J. G. McCoy was the -first speaker of
the evening. He prefaced his remarks by
giving a full history of the ordinance which
he considered so unjust, esjiecially to the cit
izens of the east part of town, and hence in
jurious to the city as a whole. Having told
the assembly vhow the ordinance came into
existence, he said: "I do not believe there
is one man in a hundred but knows and will
admit that the ordinance does on
injustice t " the citizens in the eastern part of
the c--' But few of the couneilnien them
se' - jjaintaiu that they did right in voting
' tue ordinance. Ae are not here to vilify
. .barge anyone with having done wrong
knowingly, but we are here, fellow citizens,
to enter a most hearty protest against their
action. AVhy do we do this? Because a rail
i oad running down that avenue will tender
much valuable residence property useless. It
will run through this city near six miles and
do an injury to a large number of poor peo
ple, which our city council should not allow
any corporation to do. The hundreds of dol
lars that it will destroy comes otr individuals
who. like any set of individuals, should not
suffer the loss when it can be avoided as it
can in this case."
"AVe do not seek to obtain a reiwal of the
ordinance by abuse, but by a lawful protest.
AVe all want railroads, but don't want them
to do useless injury. AVe don't
want to impede the progress of railroads but
to enter a solemn protest against three streets
given in succession to different corporations
through our city. AVe all see the inconen
ience connected with such ai state of affairs;
the danger it would be for any citizen in the
cast part of town to attempt to eioss the
roads aud till those things."
At the close of his speech a committee ot
three, consisting of Prof. II. V. Abbott, T.
B. Dunbar and T. J. Shepherd, were appoint
ed to draw up resolutions to be submitted for
adoption before the close of the meeting. .
Prof. Abbott was then called upon to ex
press his opinion on tho subject being dis
cussed, and he responded as follows: "Each
buive man should show his band in this
affair. I was no little induced
to come here by the article I saw
in this evening's Beacon coneeriug this
matter. The writer showed himself to be
unmanly aud did an injustice to each and
every citizen concerned. I want it distinctly
understood that I am a member of that
"click"' headed by Mr. J. G. McCoy, which
wits spoken of in the Beacon's article. I
rights of railroad? uud
know al-o the rights
ciimeii tire your servants and oper
your directions. No man in tl"t council is
any greater than tho most hi' 'bio man ou
Mosely avenue who voted for him.
"AVhatever effects one cilien of tho city
has some effect on whole city. Hence by
injuring one part of towu you injure the
"I am a railroad man and have never raised
my voice against raihoads. AVhiiel am for
railroads am tiso for the rights of homes and
"Tho Beacon seemed to think that the
subject was given due consideration
before passed upon by the council.
AVho knew of it, but Mr. Davis and the com
mittee to whom the ordinance was submit
ted.' But few of the council deny having acted
too soon ui)on the matter. As to the alleged
"citizen" who makes his appearance in the
Beacon, I insist that he shows himself a cow
ard by not signing his namo to his article.
AVe intend to light this battle bravely and be
at the council next Monday night. I want
Mr. Davis to attend that meeting also.
AA'hen Prof. Abbott had finished his speech
several petitions were set in circulation and
seemed to gain many signers.
The resolutions were announced by the
committee as ready aud were read and
adopted. They read as follows:
Whereas, the granting of the right of way
to the Chicago, St. Joseph and
Fort AA'oith railroad through Mosley
avenue in addition to the use of Fifth Mead
avenues by railroads, would greatly injure
all resident property from AVashingtou aven
ue to Fifth inclusive, therefore,
Resolved, First, while we are strongly in
favor of railroads and have voted for" the
same, we protest against giving so many con
tinuous and parallel streets out of the very
heart of the city as railway highways.
Resolved, Second, we urge upontlic city
council the repeal of ordinance No. :72,
which grants the use of Mosley avenue, or so
much of said ordinance as requires the use of
said avenue by the Chicago, St. Joseph and
Ft. AVorth railroad.
The meeting then adjourned and a second
railroad gatherihg or rather anti-railroad, is
booked for the corner of Mosley and Douglas
avenues this evening.
Mr. Frauble of Bellview, Ohio, is in the
city visiting friends. He came to see his sis
ter, grandma Joluison, and her daughter Mrs.
D. L. Snivel. He is well pleased with the
surrounding country and thinks AVichita one
of the most enterprising cities west of St
Mrs. John Xau has returned from Conway
Real Estate Epistle.
Mr. Ford, I understand that you have laid
out a quarter section of land one mile east of
Frisco Heights into live acre lots, which you
design selling at low rates and on easy terms.
Phvise drop a fine to your friend, Iciiabod.
Friend Ichabod: Your understanding is
correct, and if vou need a small tract of neh
ilaud suitable for fruit raising and gardening,
with a sixty foot street ou three sides ot it,
located in a pleasant neighborhood, within a
short distance of the business center of the
finest city in Kansas, in Ford's third addition
of out lots, you will find it. The price is $120
ler acre, oae-third cash, one-third in six
mouths and rue balance in one vear at 0 per
cent Call at the county clerk's office this
evening and we will talk it over. Tours
very trnlv, 27-eod-tf E. P. Ford.
Statement of the conditionof the Citizen Bank
of Wichita. Kansas, at the close of bosicees
Bills recM'able 3S3.0CS 2
Bondacconnt 26, ml 62
Tax sale certltlcates 54 53
Real estate 27.2H lo
Overdrafts S.3S3 35
Cash and sight xchange 2St.ul9 63
Total 8 72a,7'Jl 7S
Capital utock $300,000 00
Undivided profits 21 315 S6
Deposits 507 47t 4i
Total 723.791 7s
State of Kansas, County of Sedgwick, ss.
I, J. O. Davidson, Preaidtnt of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the above
statement is true to the best of mv knowledge
and belief J. O. DATIDSOX, President
Sworn to aad snbscrll-ed before me this 22d
day of Jaiy. 1SS6
Isxal. j j . w. tccvi, otary jrnbllo.
Commission expires April 10. 1890.
We will offer some
Daring the Month of
CALL AND SEE US.
!32 MAIN STREET.
SFFDMAX & CRANE,
H IT J J
wm : fciiw : km
FIRE, TORNADO, LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
'OKFICT. tlrt DOUGLAS AVENUK.
(Over Harne'b DrUK More.)
Largest Agency in the Valley.
H. DEV0RE & CO.
W. H. STERNEERG,
Con tractor and Builder
Office and Shop 38 Main St.
FIRST-CLASS WORK at LOWIST PRICF.3. Eti-matt-s
furuMiod on short notice. WICHITA, KAN.
Mrs. A. Krammer,
-WHOLESALE and RETAII
Next Door to Post Office, Wichita, Ks.
J. P. ALLEN,
Everything Kept in a First-Class
Public Land Strip.
SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT.
EXGLEWOOD, the supplying and out-flttlns; point
Only one and a half miles from the NEU
TRAL STRIP LANDS.
Tate the En,tSewood Stage at Dodge City. which
leaves dally. dI5!
-BRANCH YARDS AT-
Winf ield, "Wellington,
Garden Plain. Harper,
Anthony and Attica.
Pedixreea &d indlridailitT equal to tb Wat;
have never had any dUcss. Pin 10 each.
J. C. HYDE,
Stfnrlck City, Ka .
Popkess & ff afc
Building -:- Materials.
We have exclusive control of the
Mapesia Stone Quarries,
And are rrepartil to funiMi
and FOOTING ROCK.
"We invite Builders, Masons and
Contractors to give us
Liberal, McAllister.Cherokee, Mo-
rod, Eich Hill and Anthra
cite. Comer Second and Wichita Streets.
The People's Line.
Tlic Great Ireo Palace fvccliiiniir fliuir C;ir Route.
St. Louis, Ft. Ssott & Wicliita Ry.
In conc't'nvith Mo. Pac. Ry.
Is limr running Piornins and ovonlug train il.illy,
including bumlnys to
iihnan Paiaeo Sleeps Curs on Eve
The Shortest Route to St. Louis.
The Oniy Short, Cirect Route to
TEXAS ND SOUTHERN POINTS
l)y which tl'o Jijtf-enjror .voals uitra travel,
dei-ot tmn&lor anil axatlous delaj s.
All Texas Points Local to this System
V. n. NEWMAN,
General Traffic Manager, .St. Louis, Mo.
H. C TOWNSKXI).
(fen. 1VS3. ami Ticket Assnt. St. Loui, Mo.
c. v. jMxrron.
Division I'awr.per and TVkrt AR-'it, Wichita- Kan.
GRAVEL ROOFS AHD PAVEMENTS.
Drives, Cellars 3R(i Cis
terns, AI.SU AS AS
Application to Inc. .Weed ad Stone
-For rrtJer K.
AS AH s, ir- -
RiZER k HUMPHREY,
tfi Wli's, Sft-vi.
a A. GATES.
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GATES & G
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5GC3IOE !KPtO O r ' "H'M
A.ci;yp,o.?r,.:.te.1THE v ENTEBPBISE,
Offlc os ccrth f IjrttB - Wt' f
ami of Karfcrc fWu sirsr 3tW . -'"-
door to tbe J-ft, ap ttaln.
WHAT IS IT? WHEN IS IT?
WHERE IS IT ?
Something Wichita has needed so long. Simply a
Real - Estate - Office
STILES & SMITH,
At 316 EAST DOUGLAS AVENUE, in Davis' Drug Store.
"We have special bargains in City Property, improved and unim
If you have property to sell and want, it hoomed, call on us.
"We place Insurance, Negotiate Loans, do a general Exchange
business, and make a specialty of Collections.
"We have 30,000 acres of Kansas lands for sale, from $4.00 per
acre upwards, on easy terms. Come and get acquainted.
"We carry a full line of Spring "Work consisting of
Carriages, Phaetons, Jump-Seats, Surrys,
PARK "WAGONS. BUGG-IES and ROAD-CARTS.
We have a great variety of styles and will make prices to suit the
KELLY, ALEXANDER I RAM,
i23 MARKET STREET.
v. s. conmn-r, Pn siiimt.
Wholesale Grocer Company
Jobbers of Groceries and Grocers'
FIXTURES, SHOW CASES, SCALES, ETC.
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St., WICHITA, KAN.
S. D. PALLETT,
Northern 1 Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
OFFICE and WHITK nn VATtl AVcst Fml of HoukUm Avenue. A " U TA lAW
YrU.OW l'LNE YAUU Ac-ny tho Strwt. WIUllllM, rAlN.
Until our Building is completed we
shall occupy the Rooms just vacated by the
Kansas Furniture Company, 216
Avenue, one-half block from our Store, and
if you can use any Clothing for yourself or
boys, Hats or Furnishings, at prices that
can't be duplicated, come and see us.
And everybody is
We Predict the
Ever witnessed in the state. It will posi-
jtively make you FEEL COOL to see how
(all Summer Goods will be slaughtered.
! VALUE NO OBJECT.
Take advantage of this sale.
Fancy Goods Store,
109 DOUGLAS AVENUE.
J. II. 1H.AC1C, S cr'tarj" mitl Tifaurvr
h. 1". JOUNbO.V.
wishing for rain.