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EIxc WLxtUte Sails 9t: grxflas arttixig; Jfeptemfte ID, 1886:
September -- Bargains.
Mens Sewed B Calf Shoes in But
ton, Lace and Congress at
Equarto any $2.50 Shoe
in the Market.
C. B. LEWIS & CO.,
110 Main Street.
ONE PRICE CASH ON DELIVERY BOOT and SHOE HOUSE.
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 sut)-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.
W. S. CORDETT, r resident.
A. nESS. Vlca
Wholesale Groeer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St., WICHITA, KAN.
We will offer for next 30 days our very
large stock of Spring Work consisting of one
very fine Vis-a-Vis, one 12-passenger Hack,
a number of fine carriages of different styles,
also Surrys, Phaetons, Buggies and Spring
Wagons in great variety,
At Cost in Our Repository.
This is no advertising scheme, but a no
tice to the people, made in good faith, in or
der to dispose of a very large stock before the
close of the season. We will, to accommo
date persons who are not quite ready to buy,
take a small payment down and hold goods
for a few days. Will also take good notes
on reasonable time.
Now is Your Chanee
while there is a larce
Remember the Place.
KELLY, ALEXANDER I RAHN,
123 MARKET STREET.
J. n. BLACK, Secretary and Trcaurer
.:. at .:. Cost
at cost. Come early
stock to select from.
THE PBESxDEHTS OF THE UHI0IT.
Nearly All of Them Hare Erjoyed Their
Almost every President that this
country has had has passed a part of
his career In the delights of a country
Washington, as everybody knows,
owned a large estate at Mount Vernon,
where he retired after his two terms in
the Presidency. His death, it will be
remembered, was caused from exposure
incident to hi3 duties on the plantation,
which he delighted to manage in per
son. John Adams, his successor, retired
after his term in the Presidency had
expired, to a country seat, "Quincy,"
near Boston, and engaged in agricultural
Jefferson, after his retirement from
public life, established himself at his
home, Monticello, Va., where ho enter
tained his friends, managed his estate,
and died regretted by a large number
of servants and domestics, whom he had
with him to the last.
Madison, after his term of office had
expired, retired to Montpelier, Va., where
he be ame rector of the University of
Virginia and engaged " in agricultural
Monroe, after the close of his public
life, took up his residence at Oak Hill,
Va., where ho entertained ms irienus
royally, so much so, in fact, that he
soon found the bottom of his purse, and
was finally obliged to give up his prince
ly estate and take up his residence
with relatives in New York, where he
was still making his home at the time of
John Ouincv Adams, after his term
of office had expired, retired to the old
family estate 'Quincy," in Mass
achusetts, but responded to his country's
call again, and died at his post of duty
in "Washington, where he had been sent
as a member of Congress.
Jackson, as everybody knows, retired
to the "Hermitage, "Nashville, where ho
Van Buren, after his term in office ex
pired, retired to Kinderhook, N. Y.,
and there ended his days.
Harrison, who died during his term in
the Pre iclency, was buried at his home
in Norcii Bend, Ohio, and there his re
ma nb still lie.
Tvler was accustomed to country lifo,
and'delighted in it, as it brought him
recollections of early days, when his
father was one of the largest land
owners in Virginia.
Polk, whose early days were spent in
the country as tho son of a farmer,
looked lorward to a comfortable lifo of
retirement, just beside Nashville, after
his term of service in tho Presi
dency, but had been ouly three months
away from "Washington when death
Taylor, who had worked on a planta
tion during his early life, had looked
forward with pleasure to a quiet lifo on
his estate at Baton llouge, La., after re
tiring from liis war service. He had
Rnarnnlv beirun this, however, when ho
was called to the Presidency, and be
fore his term had fairly begun his lifo
Fillmore was tho son of a farmer and
spent his early life among rural de
lights. Pierce ever rememerod with affection
the place w horn his boyhood days wore
spent, ami w hero ho taught a country
school when ho arrived at tho early
years of manhood.
Buchanan.after his Presidential labors
wcro ond.d, retired to a co:u trv f.
"Wheatland," in Pennsylvania, o
Lincoln, a3 everybody know, vms
reared amid tho most prlinii p of
country life, and retained a great tac
tion for the homely things of life t j tno
day of his sad death.
The same may bo said of his succes
sor, Johnson, who was in this reb?ct,
not unlike his more illustrious pre.e
cessor. Grant, who was a farmer in his c -rlier
days, ended his 1 fe in the com. try,
heartily wishing, no doubt, that he n id
followed the example of his predece e
and retired to tho country rather it.an
have entered the whirlpool of New
York business life.
Mr. Hayes, as everybody knows, is in
retirement, upon a farm in Ohio, devot
ing his attention to the duties of a rural
life, and entertaining tho many fne:i .8
who seek him out in his compaiativo
President Garfield went from his
country homo, at Mentor, Ohio, to tho
White House, where he was stncicen
down by tho assassin's bullet, and I is
sorrowing wife and family, after a coupio
of vears in city life, have just oeter-mlm-d
to sell tlieir city home and re.urn
to their countrv residence.
President Arthur, aftor a year of
citv life, at tho close of his term, now
seeks the country as his only hope of
regaining the health lost in his count: y's
service at tho White House.
And President Cleveland, follow.ng
the examplo of this long lino of Presiden
tial predecessors, is preparing a country
home for himself, only varying tho
order by beginning his country lifo dur
ing his actual term of service. Louis
Introduce Your Guests to Each Other.
In ono of tho Chicago suburban towns
several years ago a new family was in
viedtotho house of an old friend to
"become acquam'ed with tho neigh
bors." There was a numerous party. Tho
evening pass d o;l very delightfully to
the "neighbors," but very dolefully to
ihenew-comers. Tho fact is, tho host
and hostess were so absorbed in their
own little interests and ip their "neigh
bors " that they forgot to introduce tho
new-comers to any of them.
As the new-comers were about to
leave for home this conversation took
Hostess. "I trus", Mrs. M , that you
now know our good people well enough
to like them."
Mrs. M. "I suppose they are all very
good people, Mrs. C, but we have really
not become acquainted with a solitary
soul of them. But I wish you a very
This only shows how easily some
people, when giving parties as well as
at other times, can " loso their heads."
A Family Man.
The late Muzzaper Edin. the Emir of
Bokhara, had at his death a domestic
establishment that seems somewhat
staggering in its proportion.
His household consisted of 7 tons, 19
daughters, 2S0 wives, 290 female -laves,
10 female barb rs, 9 iemaiu c oks, 1
needlewomen, and 50 washerwomen.
It will be observed th t the inventory
dos not include a single mother-in-law.
Jones (to dunner): " Ah, call again."
Dunner: "See here, I don'tlike tho
idea of calling on you so often."
Jones (serenely) "Quite natural
wait until I call on you." Judge.
" Ke Copy Wanted.
Offlee Boy (to editor): "There is a
nan outside who says that he has a bill
Editor: "Say to him that his man
script is reepectf oily decline i
THEN AMD NOW.
I was young in those days, oh, my dar
ling! "With tiny fair heads at my knee ;
We were young in the sweet summer
On warm, golden sands by the sea;
Yet there, in the sweet, solemn twilight,
A dream came to me.
The small heads on pillows were lying,
And bright eyes were dark in eclipse;
Tiie gay crimson poppies of dreamland
"Weie pie sod to the innocent lips,
And you, on tne wet sands, were watch
ing Dim phantoms of ships.
I thought, as they passed a Ision,
And slowly sailed out in tho night,
How swiftly the years would glide on
ward And bear the wee ones from our sight,
And leave uj but grave men and wo
men, To struggle and fight.
I heard the soft words of the lovers
The old words that ever are new;
The dear home was dreary and empty,
Save, darling, for me and for you.
But I crept to your heart in my weep
So tried and so true.
I am old in these days, oh, my darling !
Too old for the world and its ways ;
I sit all alone in tho twilight,
And watch the oak logs as they blaze.
"She's growing so old, the dear mother!"
The sweet daughter says.
My darling, the home nest is empty ;
I watched every bird as it flew ;
The whole world is empty and dreary,
Bereft of the one love so true.
I weep with no strong heart to lean on,
And long, dear, for you.
Farmers Can liaise Their Own Tront.
It is much easier, says Seth Green, to
.Stock a stream than to raise fish in
ponds, because the young fish will take,
care of themselves much better than
anyone can take care of them, and if
thej' are protected f om danger until
they are about forty-live dins eld
which is about the time the fish culturist
takes charge of them until they are
ready to feed, they are then tolerably
able'to look out for themselves.
In stocking a stream with trout, tho
young fisji should be taken to its head
waters, or put into tho springs and littlo
rivulets which empty into it. As they
grow larger, they will gradually settlo
down stream, and run up again to tho
head-waters in the fall and v, inter to
When putting fish into a stream, do
not put them suddenly into water much
warmer than that of the vessel in which
they have been transported. They will
not'be so likely to bo injured by putting
them in water a few degrees colder; but
try to avoid all sudden c anges, and
gradually ra.se or lower the tt mporaturo
of the water in which you biingthem,
until it is even with tl at of the stream
in which they are to be placed.
Perhaps, in no branch of iish culture,
are the results more immediate, or more
apparent, than m restocking streams.
A gentleman who was present at Nel
son Court recently related the following
to us :
The efficient, sheriff was wanted in
cciirr, liai onld not be found, although
did '( t v an-li v. ma-io for him.
A " r ! iini hew u :n put n h;s
a j'l.iai i, and lcinng o.:- . '. i-ar,
Vihipeie l h'm thing to one v ti- -".at
fraternity, whereupon that ;' m.i'im
arose ami informed the comt, thit tho
sheriff had just been present- d with
twins by his wife, and moved t tat his
Honor " make an appropriation for
The Judge turned to the clerk, and in
structed him to enter an appropriation
of ten dollars each for them. Lynch
burg Vrg nian.
Where Mustangs Are Not in Favor.
Mustangs are not in so much favor as
two or tbreo weeks ago, when the big
sonibicrocd and besptu red lasso throw
ers fiom Texas wore lu-hing wildly about
the town or Wcstlieid with their drove
of untamed steeds and lots of peop.e
were eager to exchange shekels lor the
Not a few men and boys have learned
new lessons lii natural history from own
ing these beasts.
One is that a horse and a mustang are
two different things, and that a mustang
has all the bad qualities of the muio
with none of tne mule's good ones.
Another discoery is that mustangs
have a liking for human llesh, and would
rather nip oil a good bite lrom tho top
or tho head, or a choico morsel from tho
shoulder of tho unfortunate individual
attending them than to feed on the
choicest hay or grain.
Then, too, a.tur a time, one gets tired
of exhibiting himself on the back of these
stubborn, bucking animals for the
amusement and diversion of the specta
tors. Any would-be buyers of these beasts
lelt in these pans of tho country can
make good bargains in Westfleld.
Tho Stenographer Market Drooping.
" It would bo a kindness to many
poor girls and boys, " sai 1 an old short
hand writer, ""ir the fact could bo
printed that tho supply of stenographers
is largely in excess of yie demand.
Encouraged by the comfortable sala
ries which some "skilled stenographers
earn, thousands literally thousands of
boys and girls in Chkago have studied
or are studying shorthand. Not many
of them can'hope to get Mtuaiions.
" The fact should al o be published
that the so-calied ' schoo.s of stenogra
phy in this and other cities, which ad
vertise that they will secure good situa
tions for all of their graduates, are delusion-,
and snares. Their main purpose
is to get the aspirant started, get his
money, g.o him a smatter ng of short
hand, and the.i turn him out.
No reputable bus.nes- college or
schc ol agrees to secure positions for its
pupils. "Chicago Herald.
Let Toting Indies "ake need.
No woman eer engages in a larger
contract than when she marries a man
noping to reform him from eiii habits.
Tne I est possible advice is. Don't; let
some other woman try it if she desires.
Chicago Iuter Ocean.
"Oh! ain't you mean?" said one six-year-old
to the other. " You took the
biggest cake. I was just going to take
Dunner: " See here, I'm tired running
hereafter that bill of mine."
Servant : "An' why don't yer kape yer
bill at home thin?"
How a Dade Bedaees Hlmscl
" I say, Gawge, I thought you said
those lavendaw trowsers were toe tight.
"So they do, Oscab, xnal dean fellah.
You see, yestavrday, I submitted mai
nethew extweraities to a Wussian bawih,
and that cleraw dewico leduced the
copowosity of my pewambulators, don't
chew know." Whitehall Times.
THE GEEMA3 W0MAJT3 KHITTHTS.
Wiitre Enittins Xedlcs flick Perpetually
ami the Stocking Is Imino,taI.
I have just returned from a tour
throucrn the provinces of Brandenburg
I o not propose to g ve a rarTatve of
the impressions I have received n my
trip. Only oiif feature in my intercourse
with the people o the rovincial towrs
shall be mentioned that impressed it-self
very forcibly upon my mind as being
characteristic of the German female.
Strangers who are admitted into the
houses oi German families cannot help
being puzzled at seeing every German
womau of ail ranks, from ten years up
to eighty mako the uaintermitting uss
of her kni ting needle- the be-aii and
end-all of her outdoor existence.
I siy outdoor, advisedly: tor within
cooking alternates with knitting In
the provinces you can hardly see a fe
male native unprovided with her ever
last.ig "strickceng." At tho-teer gar
dens, at tho cafes, at places of amuse
ment, the fraus'&nd frj-lein$ knit and
knit, as if their whole sou', rU .n: Irish
woman's money, lay withi i a stocking
For it is cone of your prettv, young
ladylike, fancy-hair looking fantasies
which those fi e resolute neoviles perpe
trate. No, t e wor.es of heir p ints aro
solid, uncompromising coverings for the
feet of h jsband, brother, son and daugh
ter. The rise and progress of a pair of Ger
man stockings, which I took on several
occasions special pains to watch cure
fully, strongly reminded me of a certain
glass of hot punch.
A jolly old Irish farmer in western
New York, whom I well remember, was
wont to boast that ho never en av occa
sion drank more tnan one clasof punch
at one sitting. This was perfectly true,
but it was equally coram that he was
never known to g tobe i .ober.
The old gentk:.an, aft or sujper, used
to manufacture a potent pi ts. After
sipping a few spoonfuls he would com
plain that it wanted sugar. A iump or
two were added. Then it was too sweeC
A somewhat too liberal infusion of :ure
water required a second dose o I wniskey.
Then a little more tugir wss. adde i, and
so on, until, under the d-dusive name of
one gla-s, a round doen or so had been
Now, in a somwhnt anal cous manner
Is a German stocking pr erved by its
thrifty owner to a venerable ol i age.
When th-1 foot, after cateful mending,
is irretrievably gemo, a new one is knit
on the upper prt, and when thS in its
turn becmieo superannuateJ, a new leg
is joined to the foot. This operation
being several times r j e tted, th- ar'.Io
in question enjoys an immra i y of
stockinghood, although, lik the ft ame
whica it helps to over, :t- substance ia
perpe na'.ly r -neA-'d.
The GtMuti ladies hold in high con
tempt a'l f iale unskilled in thi3 pur
tieu.ar br u c.i of inJustrj
Eiiiiu public places where ladies at
tend, they seldom go urpr .vide 1 with
the indelati able nevdles, which seem to
fill up ever unoccupied moment of waiting-
One advantage, or disadvantage, as
tho caso may be, of this mechanical in
dustry is tho free license which it per
mits "to the exercise of the tongue a
privile e by no means neglected by either
frau or fruulrin.
I r member once to havo heard Coney
Island described by an eccentric tourist
as tho " sea-bathingest and whiskey-
drin cest pi ice he had ever visited."
Vv i i :ai ir i h mteht almost ai-y pro
v i c it w in Germany b described as
one I ti.e "knifinu'esMuid smokingest
places in the world." New York Sun.
Praiving III in Oat.
" I am goinj; to havo the celebrated
Frif. von Di nkclheini at the reception
to-nis t'sald M is. Marlborough Croesus
to Mrs. Pharpo; "ho's a j;reat acquisi
tion so very profound and learned, 'OU
know but i o won't talk. Nobody has
succeeded in making him talk. If there's
anybody ;it Newport that can draw him
out, ray dear, it'; 3-011, and I waut you to
try your skill n him."
"NVha 's his specialty?"
"Butter." (That was what Mrs.
Sharpe understood Mrs. Marlborough
Crce u-to say.)
Bull v'i Why, that's a queer fad for
alcutnel professor. But I'll do my
That evening, at the reception, Mr.
Sharp op'T.fd out bravely upon Prof,
von Uu1.Kel.1e1m -it the first, opportunity.
"As wo wore driving ut on tho island
this afternoon, profe-Mr," said she, "I
saw some of the most beautiful herds of
Jersey cowj that 1 have ever seen in my
"And at one place the cows beyond
the fence cont mplated us with such
gentle, te. dt-r oyc-s, and such soulful
moos t' at lor aliioment I forgot their
practical aluc in their rcsthetic attrac
tions. But aflor all, I thought, it is not
for thHr beauty that we should valuo
them, but for the butter they produce."
Mrs. Sharpe rattled on about tho cows
for a conversational mile or two without
drawing out any response from the pro
" It is because he thinks I don't know i
anything about, the v ay Luttdr is made 1
that ie won't, talk," tnought Mrs.
Sliiirpf. "Well, 1 "ill convince him
that I do kno something about it." j
And the proceeded o discu&s tho j
crea.i.ery methods in vogue in Vermont,
with an infinite deal of ..-Ik about cool- 1
crs and temperatt.ro and mechanical '
buttt r workr, an 1 s on. She hadn't ,
crammed on the ubjectali the afternoon t
But not a word
,vord could sho get out df
r Leyond the " Um ' and
He was plainly very much borfd and
edged away after a while. Mrs. Sharpo
was in despair.
Presently Mrs. Marlborough Croesus
got her into a corner and said :
" Why. wi at in tho world do you mean
by talking forever to Prof, von Dunkel-
heim i.bout cows and creameries and all
that sort of thing?"
" J?n't that liis specialty? Didn't you
tell me .o?"
Why rvr in the world !"
' W '.in :, it. then, for heaven's sake?" j
"l!ui(,!u, rf eour.s- lies written
any nunii or . t b-.ks al-oi t Buddhism."
Th-r' is. a mark' d foolncss now be
tween Mrs Sharps and Mr- JlHrlborough
Croreus. 3Irs. Sharps says that a woman
who pronounces Buddha" Jike "but
ter" is hardly fit for cultivated society.
Wljat ! Crank?
A crank is paid to be a man who con-
unuaiiy t iuks. iciks. anu kjhm "fvu
the n- ly - l-i-t he does not understand.
jrfan Fr:ft t-t-o Alta.
Tit - r ier day a woman f in:rRsa
fciju t ooi ou i"nesldew.nh and hi wl a
" Is there room for mc?' she a-?ked.
"No, madam, " replied thecocductor,
with great suavity. "There Is only
room for one."
Trctk axd Tx.tj.
. "There is an exquisite lusciousness
and an abiding spiritual quality about
Signor Thompsoni's playing, " said the
" Well, there's a heap o' loahne&s and
spirits about Thoapaon hisaeif, " ejaca
Uted the fair girl parent. (SalU and
BUNNELL I MOREHOUSE,
Real Estate and -Insurance Agents.
A.. T.. & S. F. E. B. LANDS.
Bargains in city and county property, Our insurance companies are as
follows: tna, Liverpool, London, Globe, German-American, Insurance Com
pany of North America, Hartford, Phoenix, of Hartford; Home, of New York;
New York Underwriters.
L. K. WOODCOCK,
Ex-lVnnt y Treas'r.
WOODCOCK, D0RSEY & CO.,
ML Mil ABSTRACTS k IMIS
Office, Dorsey Building,
M. A. McKENZIE
Repairing, RepalntluR nml Trimming
Promptly Attcmli.il To.
City Trails Solicited and Satisfaction
C. A. STAFFORD.
& GO., .... fHjii&kr-
STAFFORD & CLEGG,
Real Estate and Loan Agents
Office south side Douglas aye, 2d stairway w of Lavrence.
w..w.. . . ..w ,
Have two fine heare. A private telephone direct
avenue, Wichita, Kansas. Prompt attention to orders
ICE ! ICE! ICE !
DEPOT and OFFICE 124 WEST DOUGLAS AVE.
ICE Always on Hand at Depot.
Orders for Shipment and City Delivery
Promptly Attended to.
Telephone No. 128. S0HN & WILK1 N .
BUY LOTS IN
!' -:- & -:- Fiste's
These Lots are close to the City Limits, and are lying between Central Ave
and Second Street, east of town. These lots are for sale on cheap
and easy 'terms. No college, Union depot or machine shops
are to be built on them. For terms apply at
BUTLER & FISHERS
110 DOUGLAS AVE.
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Wood, Cloth and Metalic Burial Cases
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