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Corner Douglas and Lawrence Avenues. -
Authorized Capital, - - -$200,00o
Paid-Up Capital, - - 76,000
W. P. ROBIXSOX, President.
J. IT. SLATER. Cashier.
V. L. DUCK, Assistant Cashier.
W. P. ROBINSON. OLIVER DUCK, F. W. WILSON. JAMES G. FISH, W. L. DUCK.
O. D. BARNES, R. H. ROYS. FIXLAY ROSS, A. L. HOUCK. W. P. ROBINSON,
OLIVER DUCK. JAMES G. FISH, F. W. WILSON. W. L. DUCK,
J. H. SLATER, H. M. DUCK.
FOURTn NATIONAL BANK, New York. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL BANK, St. Louis, Mo.
BANK OF KANSAS CITY, Kansas City, Mo.
General Banking Business. Respectfully solicit a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank
Nb. 134 MAIN Street.
Loans Money at Lowest"Rates.
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe.
' Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pays Interest on Time Deposit.
H. W,. LEWIS, President.
C? I!-' FRANK,
i 'J.'T,. DTER.
H. W. LEWIS, !
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SOL n. KOHN, President.
A. W. OLIVER,-
(Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.) .'j
Surplus. . -
S. H. KOIIX.
A. W. OLIVER.
W. K. TUCKER.
31. W. LEVY,
DO A. GENERAL BANKING, COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all de
nominations bought and sold. County. Township and
C. A. WALKEIt,
Stockholders Liability, - -
Largest Paid-Up Capital of any.Bank in the StateofJ&Kansas.
C. It. MILLER,
A. R. BITTING.
W. E. STANLEY.
J. O. DAVIDSON,
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
It LOMBARD, JR.. President.
J. P. ALLEN, Vice-President.
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BANK.)
II. LOMBARD. Jr.. J. P. ALLEN, JOHN 11.
L. D. SKINNER. PETER GETTO.
NATIONAL BANK OK TUP. REPUBLIC, New York. NATIONAL BANK OP AMERICA. Chlcace.
KIKST NATIONAL BANK. Kansas City.
B. LOMBARD, ll.. President.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IN KANSAS STATE BANK BUILDING.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good. Rates as low as
GCALL AND SEE US.O
GEO. E. SPALTON, Secretary.
The New Boot and Shoe'House.
The Oldest and Largest House in the Cit.
ALDRICH & BROWN,
Wliolesale and Retail Dru
Nos. 138 and 140 Main street
OLIVER DUCK, Vice rt-esident.
W. JOHNSTON. Cashier,
. ; UOBKRT E. LAWRENCE.
C. E. FIUN'K. .,;-, A. A. HYDE,
31. W. LEVY, Cashier
X. K. XIEDERLANDF
J. C. RUTAN.
Bonds bought. 1 c
JOHN C. DERST, Cashier.
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H. G. LEE,
S. L. DAVIDSON,
JOHN T. CARPENTER.
L. D. SKINNER. Cashier.
W. H. LIVINGSTON, Assistant Cashier
KOS. HARRIS, J. SI. ALLEy.
W. F. GREEN,
IP. V. HEALY.
BLACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK. Boston
JAMES L. LOMBARD. Vice President.
Locke & Findeiss,
Ladies, Gents and Childrens
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Slippers,
fSSf5 1d fJP11 nd plM stock from the fac
tories. Ererythlng new and fresh. No old Btock
Ladles and Gents line hand made shoe a specialty.
Coll and Ret the prices, which are lower than any oth
era In the market for the best goods.
-COR. MAIN AND FIRST STS.-Mason!c Temple.-
Over the green grass, w twith dew,
Lightlv trip;) n a maiden tletv,
Eyes alight w th the gleam of love,
And th golden sunlight f ir above.
Nov? she stops, and o'er $he wail
Palmy fi gers aid nimble fft
Cautiouslv c.i-nb, where wi il vine crawl,
Piuckim; a r.osegay fresh and &weet.
" If you wouldn't be plucked from your
You never should be so sweet," she
Over the fields, with a sturdy stride,
A yeoman stepped to the maiden's side,
And over the cheeks that blushed so red,
With a tender smile ho bent his head,
And his arm stole gently round her thero,
While the nosegay fell to the ground
And the song birds warbled a sprightlier
For ho kissed her a hundred times I
"If you'd keep your kisses, dear lips so
You never should be so sweet," he said.
Jame3 Clarence Harvey in Judge.
HIS LAST CHANCE.
Alfred Eockwood had made a gallant
fight against a hard fate, but he was be
ginning to feel that it was no use.
"Well, thank God !" he thought. "I
am at least alone. There is neither
mother nor sister dependent upon me ;
and when I am found dead hero in my
room some cold mornincr. no mother or
sister will weep o.er my untimely end.
And yet it is hard, too a healthy hon-
est young man, only twenty-live year j oi
age, wi.h no outlook ahead but starva
tion. Is there nothing 1 can do abso
lutely nothing? If that be really sj, it
Is better for me to go and ruakoroo.n lor
better stuff, for I'm not lit to live. But
I'll not believe it no! I'll make one
more effort. I've tried all the genteel
ways I'll try something lower down, if
It's only sweeping a crossing. But i
haven't money enough to buy a broom.
And why not?"
He had been walking to and fro in the
dingy room now not his own, since he
had failed to pay the last week's rent
and as he thought aloud, he paused and
glanced out of the window.
A row of new houses was being put up
over the way, and as Alfred looked, one
of tho hod-carriers slipped as he was
ascending the ladder and fell to the
"It may boa chance," he muttered
"my last chance."
And he seized his hat, drew it over
his brow, and fled down stairs.
The man who had fallen had already
gone, with his broken ankle, to the hos
pital, and the.boss stood moodily gazing
at nothing and muttering to himself.
" Can I fill that man's place?" asked
Alfred, touching tho boss oa the elbow.
"I think I cancarry ahod."
"You?" Exclaimed tho boss, staring
at tho applicant "and taking in his re-
,Hned faco;and seedy threadbare clothes
sat a glanced "Why, you're a sort of
"Yes; the sort that starves to death,
unless ho can turn hod carrier," said
Alfred bitterly. "For heaven's sake, sir,
give me a chance."
"All light! 'Hero, bring that blouse
and overalls hero."
He tossei them to Alfred, who hur
riedly drew them ,on oer his own
' "And hero's tho hod. Look out, since
you're :iu n-olto it. If you get dizy
head" ' we'll 1 o sending the second
clips le i 'no hospital."
Alt' ii poised the hod on his shoulder
as ho had been the others do. and then
nimbly ascended the ladder.
He had been dizzy when ho came out
but it was from hunger; and ho forgot it
when he felt the load on his shoulder.
He didn't fall, and when at six o'clock
the boss paid him for his share of the
day, he complimentei him too.
" It's tho gentleman wins, somehow,
after all. Why, my man, you've carried
more hods up that ladder than any
other carrier to day. What's vour
"All right, Eockwood. You come
every day till the other man comes
back, and by that time perhaps we can
find something better for you."
And then the young man turned his
steps toAard tho nearest cheap restau
rant, and no one that night tasted any
thing so grateful to the palate as Alfred's
buttered rolls and hot coffee.
It was six weeks before Larry
O'Flynn's broken ankle was pronounced
'well again ; and when he came back no
other work had as yet turned up for
But tho young man congratula'. ed Larry
all the sani", and gave up his hod and
overalls without a complaining word.
He was not so desperate as he had
been six weeks ago. His rent was paid
in advance, and he had put by enough to
pay for his meals while he looked for
another job. He found out that no
strong healthy young man need starve
in a largo city as long as he possesses
two willing honest hands.
Ho was just thinking so while ho bade
the boss and the men "good morning,"
when screams, in several different keys,
attracted nil eyes towards a light car
riage, violently dragged by a runaway
horse which was tearing down the
"Clear tho way clear the way !" shout
ed a dozen voices.
And only Aifred seemed toseo the pale
set face of the girl in tho carriage, whose
hands still grasped the reins, though her
slender wrists were powerless to control
With one bound ho was in the middle
of the street; the next, tho flying horse
seemed about to trample him ; but at
that steady gaze and voice of stera
command, tho frightened creature
swerved, hesitated, and in that moment's
hesitation, Alfred had grasped the reins
while he soothed the animal with voice
and gentle touch.
All danger was over in a few minutes
and then the young lady fainted.
Alfred secured the horse, still tremb
ling with excitement and fright, and
and with tho boss's assistance lifted the
insensible girl out of the carriage.
"Good powers! if it isn't Miss Alton
herself !" exclaimed the boss. "Young
man, you'te in luck. Her father is tho
owner of the row of houses we're just
putting up, and many another lot besides.
She's his only child, and he loves the
ground she walks on. You are in luck
and no mistake."
When Miss Alton had recovered suf
ficiently to be put in her carriage, she
begged Alfred o take the place beside
her, for she did not dare to handle the
reins again that iay.
Mr. Alton could not find words to ex
press his. grati.ude. He insisted on
hearing Ah'r d's whole story , and then
it wa- wonder ul how many things he
could ihid for the young man to do.
Fi-ially Alfred found himself in
s u led a? Mr. Alton's seer, tan- Te
old port. eraau treated him a a -nn. de
carevi e eo Id not get along wthout
him, an 4 wondered how h: life had ever
gone smooth y iu the days before his
At first all this seemed divine, and then
Was Alfred ungrateful?
2fo, indeed; he was not that. But
much against is will, n. was at last
tome in upon his niiud that, until now,
he had not really known the .true mean
tag of misery.
He loved Geraldino Alton, and she was
betrothed to another man !
Betrothed! But did she love, that.
With a wildly-heating and triumphant
heart, Alfred asked himseU h it ques
tion'; 'or in her eyes he had sometimes
dared to read something that seemed to
say his passion was understood and not
But what of it? Was it not worse,
ten times worse, to know it might have
been and 3 et could never bo? She was
promised, by her own content, to an
other; and how could he even
dare to look the love he might not
" Oh, for the days when I carried a
hod on my shoulder, and slept at night
so sourdly that a cannon at aiy ear would
scarce have waked me ! This very day
I will tell'Mr. Alton of my presumption
and of my misery. Ho will forgive me,
and lit me go. '
Alfred was already on his way to an
interview with Mr. Alton, when the
sound of his own name, uttered in a
voice ho knew and hated, fell on Tiis
ears. It came from tho sitting-room,
the door of which ho was passing,
and at the next words he stood still,
as if his feet had been glued to the
" Yes, I own it, I do love him !"
said Geraldino's voice. "And I have
seen in his yes that he loves mo-not
the fortune I might brinj him, as you
do Murray, but myself, sind for myself
" Oh, indeed, how disinterested ! But
I doubt it, dear," sneered Mir ray.
" However, suppose you try him, Geral
dine. Give me the fortune and beatow
your own fair self on this hod-earryiug
secretary. Never wa such a chance for
love in a cottage or shall we say iif- a
" Take him at his word. Miss Alton !"
cried Alfred. ' Come to nie penniless, as
you stand, in that j lai.. w . e gown, and I
will work for you as man never worked
before, for I love you as man never
lov. d before !"
The words were spoken and Alfred
was standing by her side bt fore ho had
taken time to think; and she hid her
fate on his shoulder, blushing and
" Alfie.l, Alfred ! I did not mean that
you should hear me. But since you
love me, 1 don't care, for I mean every
word Isai 1."
" H.i, hi !" answered Murray. " Has
this 1 Hie sc ne been rehoused of.en.J
You tt :t qui e too well for.-iii impromp
tu p ecu o: acting! But leu 111 e remind
you, .-ir," he continued fi.iious!y, ap
irov hing Alfred, " thi ladv is my
promised wile, and I command you to
Xot so f st, my you g friend,"
.' poke Jlr. AJ'on, enteriut, .eiiy from
iiu- i.it 10 m. " You c i.nut give
1 . 1 - if my house Murray I have
1 . . .,-;e er to youi iu v 'Tuition
..t.i d r .td no; I have f aio . .u ou
1 : ul ,w my of her, u 1 a ... wa
ti 1 that olio loved uu, and :or
hor sake I have closed my eyes to
much that would have made me show
you to the door long before now. I am
grateful to know it is not too late; so,
my you.ig friend, permit me !"
And without another word Murray
found himself escorted to the street-door
and politely placed on the outside of it.
Mr. Alton did not return to his daugh
ter and his secretary, and as he found
his way to his own apartments, he said
with a laugh :
" I won't disturb'them just now, and
they'll soon settle on the wedding
day." Don't Read Too Much.
Hundreds and thousands of persons
are ruining their minds by a kind of
literary debauch. They endeavor to fol
low on tho footsteps of tho specialists;
they struggle to learn a little of every
thing, and tliey end by knowing nothing.
We are not speaking to professed stu
dents; Jet them go gallantly on with
their toil, and give us tho rosults of their
manifold searchings ; we applaud them.
Wo address tho hosts of people who
must daily face a round of labor, and
who may to driven to discontent and
despair when they gazo on the stretch
ing expanse of books that seems to mock
them and accuse them of ignorance.
To such we tay that the essentials of
thought and knowledge are contained in
very few books, and that tho most toil
some drudge who ever preached a sermon,-
drove a rivet, or swept a floor may
become perfectly educated perfectly,
mark you !by exercising a wiso self-ro-straiut,
and bv mastering a few good
booka to the lUt syllable. D ffuse lead
ing engenders loose thought or no
thouglu. while concentrato 1 reading re
sults in wiso and practical thought.
That glorious writer of English and
subtlest of thinkers Mr. Eukin was
rigidly kept to a very few books until ho
reached manhood. The use and pur
poit ot this narrow early training are
plai . enough.
The gentle student's intellect was kept
clear of lumber; his thoughts were not
battened down under mountains of other
men's, and, when he wanted to fix an
idea he was not obliged to grope for it
in a rubbish heap of second-hand no
tions. Tho flawless perfection . f his
wor.c is due mainly to his mother's sedu
lous insistence on per ectiou wii.im
Charles Dickens again know very little
about b.oks. His greatest charm as a
wiiler and his success as a tocial re
former were both gained through his
simple power of looking at thingb iOr
Go light through the names on tho
roll of history, and it will be found that
iu all walks of 1 fe t .e men who most
influenced their go e.atlou despised su
They learned thoroughly all that they
thought it necessary to leain wi.hina
very limited compass, the.k learned,
abovo all, to think; and they then were
ready to speak or act without reference
to any authority save their own intel
To Build Houses in Cold AVeather.
A Pittsburgh builder of chap houses
uses matched flooring ixi-steaJ of lath
and plaster. On this co ton cio.h is
glued, and on tho cioth wall paper is
This ho claims is bette. and cheaper
than plaster, and thus Lou. can be
built safely in cold weatlu r.
THE MORMONS IU IDAHO.
Their Diligence In Making Converts and
Virtually KnslaTincMcn and Women.
" See that long-haired patriarchal
looking gentleman with the sanitimo
nio.is e untenance ?" remarked a friend
of mine, nudging me with his elbow as
tho individual in question brushed by us
on the sidewalk of the principal street in
town, evidently in a huirv about some
thing. Yes," I replied, "and whoin the world
"Why, that is a brother of the notori
ous Major Trumbo, who was until a few
weeks ago, the biggest Mormon In all
"Well, and why isn't Major Trumbo
tho biggest Mormon in all Idaho to-day ?"
"Why because you see Major Trumbo
passed in his checks, so to speak, a short
time since, leaving four or five wives and
a couple of dozen children to mourn his
untimely end. This fellow is a brother
of Trumbo defunct, and he is trying to
step into the late major's shoes."
"What is he doing in Miles City T I
asked my informant.
" Oh, he's up here on a proselyting trip,
looking for converts "
"But why does he come here in the
new northwest with-his missionary work
where women are so scarce and at a pre
"Why. bless your innocent soul, ans-
wered my friend, "the new northwest is
one of the most fruitful fields in the
whole world for proselyting to the Mor
mon faith. He is after the men as well
as the w omen. Don't you know thatthe
Mormon missionaries make annual pil
grimages all through Montana.. Idaho and
Dakota, endeavorur.; to trap, riot the old
er residents and settlers, not the cow
boys or Americans, but the new arrivals j
irom nornay, swtuvu, jjcutuutix, vrcr-
many an i other parts of the world ?"
To own the truth, 1 didn't know it,
but I found such was actua ly the case,
Tho inducement offered to the girls and
youn wome:i a home and a husband
and to the men a tarm or a start in some
kind of business.
No wonder the poor ignorant foreigners
are so wo fully taken in. They can
scarcely comprehend our language, but
are made to understand enough of it to
snap at the bait and in their ignor
ance to embrace Mormonlsm and all its
To bo sure, the females are given hus
bands, or, at least, a part of a husband,
and the males get a farm, the title of
which remains forover vested in the
So long as the men remain Mormons
they may keep the farm in peace, but
once turn from the church, the title, by
some arrangement, escheats to a bishop
or an elder, and the poor miserable
wretch is given the grand bounce.
For the female converts it is a life of
never ending slavery, worse than tho
customs among our own tribes of red
men, wheie the squaws do all the work,
in fact the entire labor connected w.th
an Indian village, while the lazy bucks
look on and smoke their pipes in con
tented idleness. New Orleans Times
Demons of II10 Sea.
The mere sight of a shark chills tho
blood, so villainous is his look, so ra
pacious tho leer which he casts up at
those who look down at him
Of shark- there are many kinds, most
of them abo inably ugly.'but a fow of
them with a sort of fierce" beauty in their
shape-. 1 d t o marks upon them. Such
is the fin-tail, whoso color is cinereous,
streaked in some parts with red and dot
ted wilh small black spots. Such too is
the sea tox, a it used to be eaded, i bo
me iu th Mediterranean, una remark
able for the great length ad elegance of
its tail, the body being about? feet and
the tail G leet long.
But the most substantial horror of tho
deep is tho white thark, often 30
feet long, and of an average weight of
aoout 4.UUU pounds, it is described as
having a mouth furnished with a six fold
row of toelh, flat, triangular, sharp at
the edges and finely serrated. When the
shark is in a state of repose these dread
ful teeth remain flat in the mouth, but
when It seizes its prey, these rows of
grinders rise like the fabled growth of
deadly weapons from the soil.
It is not very surprising that out of
this grim and merciless companion of the
mariner sailing under tropical heavens,
many quaint and fctrik'ng super
stitions should have been evolved. For
ages seamen have resardo 1 it as a crea
ture of ill omen. They believed it ca
pable of scenting a victim, even though
he should be perfectly well and without
suspicion of his death being close at
hand, and that it would follow a ship
that had a dead body in her for leagues
Of its voracity there is no end to the
stories told. A French naturalist asserts
that it prefers white men to black, which
we believo, is pretty well known ; but ho
goes on to pay us as a people, a curious
compliment, by saying that of all per
sons sharks like Englishmen most.
Tho samo gentleman declares that
a shark cut open at Marseilles was found
to contain a man clad in armor in its
stomach, while inside of another shark
there was found a whole horso !
It is comforting to read that the shark
is kind to its young, taking its infant
into its stomacli in case of danger. One
would think such an act ot virtue entirely
above a bhark's moral nature, and that
if it ever did swallow its offspring it
wouiu do ratner to digest it than to pro
serve it. London Telegraph.
A Sham Weeding Trip.
Fashion demands that when young
people marry they shall go away on a
wedding trip, which means no small out
lay of cash.
A couple recently married felt this
pressure, but conceived a schemo by
which to thwart the process of custom
and save the item of expense. They
wont to tho station, accompanied by a
party of friends, and boarded a train
with good-byes said all around, tho
friends extending the regulation wishes
for a safe and happy tour.
Eut the couple didn't remain on tho
train. Oh, no! They walked through
the car and out at the end opposite that
at which they entered, and getting off
on the opposite side, sped down Water
street around to their home, where they
remained in seclusion for a week, while
their friends thought them away enjoy
ing the honeymoon. Springfield (Mass.)
A Dangerous Booster.
August Langlois, a farmer of Pointo
Aux Tremcles, while feeding his fowls a
short time ago, was attacked by a game
In lifting his hand to psh the bird
away ic was pierced by the Lird's spurs.
Langlois died after suffering terribly
StorI- of Dr. Knaper.
Amour !' .'-iiny laugh.. Lie stone told
or t !. . ', c Dr. Kemper, of Na ota,
W, . . si io. lowing.
1 . y i.o'iso to dinner oi.e liAy,
mtel .. one ol l-h dUiuity atuuen . he
uoidt.tiy 1).. va the young man to ac
company i.t.ii adding that he d.d not
know tha. thsre would be much to eat.
Tno invitation was accepted, and Im
mediately upon being seated at tabio tho
doctor commenead carviag a boiled ham
that was doing duty for the second or
"Wh-, ray dear!" exclaimed his w.fe
in surprise, you have forgotten some
thing. You have not a-kci Iieb ssing."
"les, I have, too," bluuUy resKj.ided
the doctor. ' 'I've asked the Lor i to bless
this old ham all I'm a go.ng to."
His father was a clergyman, who
strictly enforced the rule that tho young
scion should attend Sunday seni'ij,
despite his tender yeara. Iiuagine the
feelings of this dominie parent, when,
pausing at his ctudy d or, he discovered
th yo jng man in the act of expelling
a large bumblebee .aviog his small
arm frantically in the air and crylcg :
Sti-h ! sh-h ! Get oat of here ! Get
out, 1 1 11 you, or papa'll preach you to
death." Chicago Tribune.
n ambus Perpetual.
Yon know, when we were boys and
girls, there used to bespiritual mediums.
Well, there are none now.
They are all "psychometrists and clair
voyant delineators." But they still use
the same fearful and wonderful gram
mar, and spell separate with two p's and
three e's as of yore. (Brooklyn Eal.
Have for sale, on line of WICHITA & COLORADO RAILROAD
north-west of Wichita, town lota at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles
Trains are now running regularly on Railroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Kos Harrie;
At Maize, call on H. F. Rhodes;
T. H. Randall and W. S. Mackie, for Mt. Hope loH.
At Haven, Call on Ash & Charle3
THH "EAGLE CO." HAVE ALSO FOR SALE LOT3 N
"Junction Town Company" Addition
This Addition is at junction of Ft. Scott and W. O. Railroads
one-half mile west of Bridge on Biff Arlranmia river, and are rwj
desirable lots. Street cars will bo in operation, connecting- this
Addition with the east side of the river in 1886.
Price List of this Addition can
F. Q. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER, "
ANGLO-AMERICAN Loan Office.
be had as hereinafter set forth :
call on Geo. W. Steenrod;
At Andale, Call on J. W. Dale.
be Feen by calling1 on:
lf J' ' 11
I1MT I I- II
KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
P. V. HEALY,
Resident oa said Aadatioa