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m THE HEADMG-EOOMS.
HOW HOTEL MEN ARE ANNOYED BY
LOITERING CONFIDENCE MEN.
riilcvcs "VVIio Kcnd Xewspapers Closo
Scrutiny of liio Detective An Intelli
gent Class of Burglars How Kes
paper Clippings Icad to Discover-.
Thero is hardly an hour in tho day that
tvcll known thieves or confidence men can
aot bo found diligently poring over news
papers in the reading rooms of tho leading
hotels. This is ono of tho greatest nuisances
with which tho hotel proprietors havo to
contend. Lut it seemed impossible to pre
vent it entirely, as it is exceedingly difficult
to discriminate between a gentlemanly
looking crook and tho guests Tho hotel
detectives aro constantly ejecting those un
welcome I'Boplo from the hotels, and not un
frequently, by mistake, prominent men con
sider themselves insulted by tho detectives'
scrutiny. Tho reading rooms of the load
ing hotels aro really as accessible as public
librarios. Particularly is this tho caso at tho
Fifth Avenue, tho Windsor, and the Grand
Central, which havo very largo reading
joonis where tho nowspapors of tho princi
pal cities aro kept on llle.
Now that tho spacious public reading
room cf the Cooper union has been closed
on account of repairs thero is really no
public reading rooom where papers aro kept
on filo except at tho Y. M. CL A. While
tho thieves could easily go thero to read tho
papers, tho peaceful and religious atmos
phere of tho placa does not agree with thorn,
and they prefer going to tho hotels at tho
risk of being kicked out. Hence tho read
ing rooms of tho hotels aro practically a
public lounplug place, and a patron of a
hotel often has to wait hours for those
men to got through that ho may get a pajwr.
Another objection to these j'eoplo is that
they mutilate tho papers.
"what a detective has to say.
"Iko intelligent class of burglars and
conlidonc men," said a well-known detoct
ivo, ''read tho leading newspapers of tho
country almost as carefully as tho exchange
Editor of a daily newspaper. It is ono of
tho most necessary parts of their business
in order to bo successful. The crook is in
variably en tho go to day in New York,
to-morrow in Chicago, and a few days later
in San i'rau -isco. lie also has pals scat
tered all o er tho country, and in no way
can ho keep tr ck of them better than by
reading the newspapers. Should an im
portant roud.ry take placo to-day in Chi
cago, naturally tho polico aro on the alert.
X. F. NIEDERLANDER, President.
W. TV. KIRKWOOD. Land Examiner.
St. TV. LEVY. Treasurer
A. WTOLIVER, Viee-PresIdent-i
J. C. RUTAN. Secretary.
KANSAS LOIN AND INVESTMENT .
ter t.i.i t
ho wo j I
eral 1 iuv. .
bo sent to a.i
thiol may b
nfcssional thief could not do hot-
ve that placo a wido birth for
eir daj's. Were ho to go thero
1 nost certainly Lo arrested on
.n or.Jor to keep from falling
ejey read tho criminal nows of
. c.l.0.1. Thoso thieves, as a gon
organied. If goods of great
a hero invariably they will
u'r city for disposal. Tho
rrcste l alter shipment, and
his accom i:c will havo no other means of
keeping polnl except through tho mails.
"fc3ome vahi-iblo diamonds were roeently
stolen in Butfala A man was arrested on
suspicion, tit nono of tho stolen property
was found in his .possession. It was believed
that they weo sent to Philadelphia to bo
disposo I ol by a pal, but there was no way
of positnc! tracing them. These suspi
cions were published in tho Buffalo newspa
pers as it they were really true. Then tho
police ot Philadelphia wore jiotiliol by tho
Buffalo autoritics to watch for tho accom
plice. Detectives watched the public reading-rooms
of tho Quaker City, and tiD last
spotted a young man who seemed to display
an eagerness for tho Bull'alo papers. They
watched to seo what lio read, and saw that
ho fairly devourod tho account of tbs dia
mond robbery. Ho cut tho article out of
tho newspaper, and, slipping it intc his
pocket, stolo from tho room. From this
tho detectives were convinced that tho man
was implicated. They arrested him, and
from papers found in his possession, tho
diamonds wcro recovoroJ and both men
convicted. It is a common thing when
thieves aro arre&toJ to find newspaper clip
pings in their possession which lead to tho
discovery of important robberies." New
Arthur'h Life it tlio White IIojiml-. '
Arthur always had a basket of fresh low
ers on his dosl: beforo him, and he often
woro a bouquet in his buttonhole. Ho was
a hard worker while ho was hero at Wash
ington, though ho roso late. His breakfast
would usually bo taken about 10 o'clock
and it gonorally consisted of a cup of coJl'co
and a rolo w ith an egg. Immediately on
rising from bed ho took a cold bath and a
shave. 1 think ho had a man to shavo him.
After his little snack of breakfast ho went
into his oflico and received visitors and dic
tated replies to his mall till o'clock, when
ho had luncheon. After luncheon ho would
tako a smoko, and ho always tued tho best
of cigars, lie sometimes smoked at his
work, and during a part of his Whito Houso
lifo ho would stop work at 5 o'clock and tako
a horseback ride. Ho rode good horsos and
rodo them fast, and would get back in timo
to dress for dinner at about 7.
His dinners woro irregular, sometimes
later than this. Thoy would last, accord
ing to his company, for an hour or more,
and it was not an unusual thing for him to
sit till 1- o'clock and later at tho tabic At
theso times ho had, of course, guests, and tho
dinner was very Hue. It is said that ho sel
dom gavo a dinner which did not cost at
loast $3 a plate. Ho was a good judgo of
wines ami liked tho best, and seldom ate a
dinner without them. Thero were flowers
always besido his dinner plates, and for oach
man who sat down at his tablo thero was a
buttonhole bouquet, and for each lady a
bouquet do corsage. "Carp'' in Cleveland
An Knglisli Tramp's Vamily.
A littlo 'Primrose League' newspaper
publishod in Dumfries tolls us of a tramp of
that placa who, with his wife and family,
have beep subsisting for many weeks on a
baby not as cannibals, but as Christians,
in a way that tho father explaiuod as fol
lows: "Wo just gets "im christened at all tho
towns wo passes, and then you seo the par
son 'o hof courso makes hus comfortable
with summat to eat and money for beds.
On days awful bad wo 'ad to do 'im twice,
but generally ono christenin' a day does
bus." Leland's London Letter.
Sumo uecr rostofllcc! in Tennessee.
'Wo used to havo some very queer post
office names in our state,'' said a Tennessee
gentleman whom I met on 'change tho other
"Soven-Up is there, I believe!'' I said.
It used to be,' was tho answer, '-but it
has been changed. Wo have gone into the
reform business, and given other names to
Damnphool, Damnit, Daddy's Craek,
Busted, Drawback, while tho latest to go is
Angelton. This last has been discontinued
altogether. Cincinnati Times-Star.
A Utah mine, tho largest silver-producing
mino in the world, last year yielded
In China the fee for medical attendance
is from 5 to 10 cents a visit
The Water System of Manchester.
M"nnrhiKtM Knclftnd. ia imcrorinj; its
water system at an expenditure of $15,000,-
rjw, as an auuiuon vo ww pw" -""i
jVhich cost $20,000,000. Five lines of pipe,
! whr inches in diameter, will be laid from
ake Thirlmere, 110 miles distant, carrying
J? le water Dy gravitation, me capacity v
L ich pipe being estimated at iu,ww,ww gat
jus daily. Chicago Herald.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
OFFICE IN TVCHITA NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. WICHITA. KANSAS.
JOHN V. 3I01TETT. President. II. r. nARTZELL, V'ce-Pres. and secretary. A. V. DAVIS. Treawor
Tl I I
C OXbL ZFJ-A. 1ST "X".
EASTERN PRICES GUARANTEED.
HOTGHKINS & WHEELER,
Real Estate & Exchange Brokers
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Ihis Addition is Jo'cated in the north part of the city, between
Fairvi9W and Arkansas Avenues and is in the hijrhest part cf
city, w e oner opeciai maucemenis lor me next, au days.
No. 201, S-E CORNER DOUGLAS AVENUE AND MARKET ST.
Coinanehe, Comanche County, Kansas.
A new city on the Cimmarron, at its junction with Big Bluff and
Cavalry creeks, offers more inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fine water power at the foot of
Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on the ground floor. No lots given
away. Many brick and frame buildings going up. "Write for full
particulars to the
COMANCHE TOWN COMPANY,
New ELlowa, Kansas.
Carpets -:- and. -:- Upholstery -:- a -:- Specialty
BANK OF WICHITA.
Corner Douglas and Lawrence Avenues.
OLIVER DUCK, Vlcc-i'rcsldeiit.
V. 1. ROBINSON, President. J. II- STATER. Calil( r.
W. L. DUCK, Assistant cusnicr.
W. P. ROBINSON, OLIVER DUCK, F. W. WILSON. JAMES G. FISH, W. L. DUCK.
O. I). BARNES. II. II. ROYS, 1TNLAY ROSS, A. L. IIOUCK, V. P. ROBINSON,
OLIVER DUCK, JAMES O. FISH, P. V. WILSON, W. L. DUCK,
J. II. SLATER, II. M. DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK, Nou- Yolk. ST. LOUIS NATIONALBANK, St. Louis, Mo.
4 BANK OF KANSAS CITY, KaiL-as City, Mo.
General Banking Business. Respectfully solicit a share of your patronage.
No. 134 MAIN Street.
A N N E S S (A New Town),
Located on the Leroy & "Western Railroad, an extension of the
Atchison, Topeka & Tanta Fe Railroad, in Erie township,
Sedgwick county, Kansas, owned by the Ar
kansas Valley Town Company.
PRICES LO"W AND TERMS EAST. TWELVE MILES FROM ANY
Railroad Town, in a well settled and
improved farming community, insuring good support
f rom'the start. Call on or write me at once and secure choice o I lots.
G. A. HATFIELD, General Agent, Wichita, Kan.
The Oldest and Largest House in the City.
ALDBICH & BROWIST,
I holesale and Retail Dnimsts,
Have for sale, on line of WICHITA & COLORADO .RAILROAD
north-weEt of Wichita, town lota at new towna of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
COLWICH, 14 "
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, FANCY GOODS, ETC.
In our prescription department none hut the purest drugs, finest
chemicals and most experienced clerks are employed.
ORDERS BY MALL SOLICITED.
Nos. 138 and 140 Main street WICHITA, KAN.
CAPITAL, PAD) UP,
Loans Money at Lowest Rates.
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe.
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pays Interest on Time Deposits
COMMERCIAL BANKING A SPECIALTY.
.T. L. DYER,
II. V. LEWIS, President.
IIODEUT E. LAWRENCE.
A. A. HYDE, Cashier.
-jOL II. KOHN. President.
V. W. OLIVER, Vice rresUlent.
51. W. LEVY. Cashier
C. A. WALKER, Assistant Cashier
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK,
(Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.)
S. H. KOIIN.
A. W. OLIVER, M. W. LEVY, S. T. TUTTLE, N. F. NIEDEIILANDE
VT. R. TUCKER. JOHN DAVIDSON, J. C. RUTAN.
DO A GENERAL BANKING, COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all de
nominations boup-ht and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bonds bought.
Largest Paid-Up Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
C. R. MILLER. A. R. BITTING. H. G.LEE, S. L. DAVIDSON,
W. E. STANLEY, J. O. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
a LOMBARD, JR.. President.
J. 1 ALLEN, Viee-Pre-ldeut.
L. D. SKINNER. Cashier.
W. H. LIVINGSTON, Avlsta&t Cashier
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
Improved and Unimproved City Property
on the best improved streets in the city.
Lots on the inside on street car lines and in
outside additions. Suburban lots on the east
side in Maple Grove addition.
Business lots and business blocks for sale
at special bargains. Several fine tracts near
the city for sub-dividing and plating.
Improved farms and grass lands in all
parts of the county; also ranches in this and
All parties wishing to buy would do well
to call and examine my list before buying
W. A. THOMAS,
The Oldest Real Estate Agency in Wichita.
Trains are now running regularly on Railroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion o(
Sedgwick County. Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can be had as hereinafter set forth :
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Kos .Harris;
At Maize, call on H. P. Rhodes;
0. B. STOCKER,
E I Fire Clay,
Grates, R S Fire Brick,
MARBLE- DUST, ' WHITE : RAXD,S LATH
Lime, Hair, Hew York and Michigan Plaster.
Louisville and Portland Cement.
At Golwicb, call on Geo. W. Stoonrod;
At-An Dale, call on J W I il
TARD and OFFICE: On Water Strwt. between Doir?la. Avenue
and First htreet.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BANK.)
B. LOMBARD. Jr.. J. V. ALLEN. JOHN B. CARET. KOS. HARRIS, J. M. ALLKX.
L. D. SKINNERaBtT-ETER GETTO. VT. F. GREEN, T. V. HEALY.
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, New York. "
PHStVaTIONAL BANK. Kansas Citv. - -
Z NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA. CfcicAy.
BLACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK. Buftoc
NEW AND FIRST-CLASS IN' APPOINTMENTS. THE MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED; 193 FEET WEST OF
FINNY OOOTY BANK.
GARDEN CITT, ----- KANSAS.
tWX. H. BARNARD. PROPRIETOR FORMERLY OP THE HOTEL DxBARNARD. WELLINGTON. gjB MX
GLOBE -:- IRON -:- WORKS,
Founders and Machinists
STEAM ENGINES AND EOILERS
Iron and Eras Catis? and PnllT and Shaftta?.
Hon caFt!n5 In any J!jm to ordrr. As-at for tf
BlakeMeyA Iwan Steam Itunp. All kind of repair
lr5 &vz.e on short nolkre and satisfaction ruaraateed
i ; Li M
Will deliver ICE to any part of the City.
Order by mail or give orders to drivers of our wagons.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Mackie, for Mt. Hope lots.
THE "EAGLE CO." HAVE ALSO FOE SALE L0T3 IN
"Junction Town Company" Addition
This Addition is at junction of Ft. Scott and W. & C. Bailroada
one-half mile west of Bridge on Big Arkansas river, and e.re verr
desirable lots. Street cars will be in operation, connecting thie
Addition with the east side of the river in 1836.
Price List of this Addition can be peen by c&Uinar on:
P. Q. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita. KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
N. P. NIEDERLANDER, " P. V. HEALY.
ANGLO-AMERICAN Loan Office. O. MARTINSON,
Reaideot on said Addition