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gltjc Wichita iailtj gaXe : Sttcstfatj IPontfng, jfcpltfitifeK
14. 1886. . . 7 ;
One lot Boys Low Shoes, - 50e
One lot Youths Canvas Bals - 50e
One lot Misses Serge Bals - 50e
One lot Ladies Kid Hand Turned
Button Boots, - - - $2.75
And lots of other Bargains too Numerous
C. B. LEWIS & CO
ONE PRICE CASH ON DELIVERY BOOT and SHOt 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 sub-dividing and plating.
Improved farms and erass lands in all
parts oi the county;
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. 3. OOKDKTT, President.
A. HESS. Vice
Wholesale Groeer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St., WICHITA, KAN.
TO THE PUBLIC!
LARGE STOCK OF
Spring .:. Work
"We will offer for next thirty 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.
Phaatons, Buggies, and Spring wagons in great variety,
At Cost in Our Repository.
This is no advertising scheme, bnt a notice to the people, made in
good faith, in order to dispose of a very large stock before the close
of the season "We will, to accommodate 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
To get a good vehicle at cost. Come early while there is a large
stock to select from. Remember the place,
KELLY, ALEXANDER I RAM,
123 MARKET STREET.
J. R. HOIXIDAY.
J. R. HOLLIDAY I CO.,
Successors to 3IAJOR &
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
No. 227 E. Douglas Ave.. Wichita, Kan.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- RATES! V NO -:- DELAYS!
1. B. BUNNELL & CO.
also ranches in this and
J. II. BLACK. Secrctarj and Treaurcr
.:. at .:. Cost.
HOLLIDAY. Dealers In-
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
112 D'JUGLS AVEWUE.
"6 LOAN D INSURANCE.
Valley Centre, Sedgwick County, Kas
The Success of the Sygtm ronmlpcl on
Our exp-nienco of Luas u life lias
1 taught us that every mas is sure to
die some time or other a::;l that 'he
insurable or productive money value of
his life beyoud the age of 100 jeais is
considerable, and beyond the age of 1o
is hardly worth mentioning.
The insurable part of a man's life
lies almost wholly between the ages of
20 and 75. if, by reason of its useful
ness to some other individual, it is in
surable at all.
As to the individual man, if we know
nothing about him but Ms age, nothing
can bo more unceitain than when he will
die. If we know about his health, v. e
can better guess; if about his parent
age, still better; but, after all, our
guess will be nothing like a certainty.
After "all possible care in select
ing good risks, and avoiding fraud,
the best risk may prove the worst.
Yet there are institutions that not
only guess like good prophets, but
fairly insure or answer the purpose of
a wise providence, to mitigate the sad
dest calamity that befalls man. They
will agree to pay a man's heirs or de
pendents, to whom it is to be presumed
Lis life is both valuable and dear,
a certain sum of money if he
dies before reaching a certain age.
Surely the utility of the business to
the heirs of the man whose fate it is to
die before he can have provided against
their poverty or starvation is not to be
denied. The utmost care of his health,
or the best possible physicians,
cannot make it certain that ho will
not die before that provision can be
Even on a very crude, and only half
scientific basis, life insurance, for the
last 200 years, has been of va3t benefit
to society, and has been, in spite of
frequent failures, constantly improving
in its method and popularity.
The success of life insurance is
founded on the facts, observed by care
ful statisticians, that out of a large
number of men of a given age a
certain number will die within one
year. As, for example, out of 10,000
men, all aged 27, very nearly eighty
will be sure to die within one year, and
out of 10,000 at the age of 50 twice as
If they were all apparently in good
health at the beginning of the year the
mortality would be considerably less.
But, as an average fact, the probability
of dying within one year is determined
very nearly by the figures of a mor
tality table, and for all practical pur
poses the mortality tables now in com
mon use substantially agree.
The most commonly used is founded
on the experience of the seventeen
largest offices in Engluu !, and was
prepared in 1813. It has since been
confirmed by a larger experience of
English offices as well as American.
As to the risk or probability of dying,
if a company acquires at a moderate
expense and it ought to be much
more moderate than it often is a well
selected and sufficient number of risks,
well spread as to locality, it may
safely trust either of the mortality
A company consisting of too few
membeis needs to have it; ovn li'V in
sured. It tnnt be suH et to t.. Ye
unless guarantee capital &ii2plifcs tne
place of numbers till it has acquired
them. Lhzui Wright in Contempor
The Tell-tale Light-.
According to the Court Journal, a
wealthy ironmaster in the North of
England, whose house and works are
dazzlingly illuminated by the electric
light, has adopted an ingenious con
trivance, by which he may glean some
information as to what goes on during
his not infrequent absences from
In several of his rooms and in hia
offices there is a concealed apparatus in
the walls, consisting of a roll of East
man paper and a train of clockwork.
Every hour a shutter is silently opened
by the machinery, and an instantaneous
photograph is taken of all that is going
on in the room.
On the great man's return he de
lights to develop these pictures, and
it is said that they have furnished some
very strange information indeed.
One clerk, who received his dismissal
somewhat unexpectedly, and boldly
wanted to know the reason why, was
horrified when shown a photograph in
which he was depicted lolling in an
easv chair, with his feet upon the
office desk, while the clock on the
mantelpiece pointed to an hour at
which he ought to have been at his
The servants party in the best dining.
room furnished another thrilling scene.
A Glimpse of Stonewall Jnckon.
When Harper's Ferry surrendered to
" Stonewell " Jackson in September,
1S62, General Jackson halted his horse
in front of the Ninth Vermont, and
taking off his hat, solemnly said:
" Bovs, don't feel bad; you couldn't
help it: it was just as God willed it."
One of Jackson's staff ssked Colonel
Stannard. of the Ninth Vermont, if ho
had anvthing to drink.
Stannard courteously handed him
his flask, and the young Confederate
captain poured out a horn and arro
"Colonel, here is to the health of
the Southern Confederacy."
" To ask and accept a courtesy of a
prisoner and then insult him is an act
that an honorable soldier would
Jackson turned on his staff officer
and gare ft a severe scolding, saving
the repetition of such an insult to
a prisoner would cost him his place.
Then turning to Colonel Stannard,
General Jackson apologized for the
conduct of his officer, saying that it
was an exceptional act of insolence on
the part of a young and reckless man;
and, bowing gravely, the famous Con
federate captain rode away. Portland
A Yaluble "iarentiea.
Some Japanese military officers have
invented hemp boats, capable of carrying
eight men each, and which can be folded
up for transportation bo as to occupy
very little space.
He Beat the ?7nd.
About four miles out of Birmingham,
Ala., wo came across a nirjtch of road
about four miles long which was a foot
deep with red clay mud. We had to
ride our horses along the edge of it,
and then it was a job to pull through.
On the far side, about fifty feet from
the soiiJ road-bed, wo came upon a
colored man with Li3 mule and cart, the
latter loaded with wood and stuck fast
in the mud.
The man was seated by the roadside,
while the old mule wa3 chewing away
at a heap of brush and grass which had
been cast before him.
" Stuck?" asked one of the party as
wo drew" rein.
"Beckon so," was the reply.
" how long you been here?"
" Since yesterday."
"Why don't you unload and get
" Too much trouble, boss. Ize start
ed fur town, an' 'twon't pay to go back
" But what will you do?"
"Wait fur de mud to dry up, sah.
She's bakin' mighty fast under dis hot
sun, an two days more will let me
Just at evening of the second day we
saw him come into town w ith the load,
the mule being plastered clear to the
tips of his ears.
The man recognized us, and bowing
veiy low he said :
"You's got to hev a leetle patience
down in dis yere country, boss, spesh
ually when de mule am ober twenty
y'ars ole." Detroit Free Press.
Suiting the Xoel to Her Years.
A fashionably dressed lady, who had
seen younger years, entered a public
library the other day, and approaching
the chief librarian said :
" I want something to read and
don't know exactly how to describe
the kind of book' that would suit
" I guess we will be able to suit
you," was the reply: " something live
" Yes something, you know, that
er well, that wouldn't be exactly
suitable for a young irl."
" Mary," cried the chief to an assist
ant, "French novel for a woman of 35."
She Sat on a Lantern.
A decidedly comic incident which
might, however, have had a more ser
ious termination occurred in the con
seiv.itory. A lady sat down on a
( Ii'u ?v lantern and set fire to her
'Lwo gallant soldiers sprang to the
rescue and extinguished the flames,
but as the hinder portion of the dress
had suffered considerable ravages the
unfortunate victim vas compelled
to sit upon the floor in a very undigni- '
lieu position until some one fetclieu
her a cloak whcrewih to conceal the
deficiency. London Truth.
The Itfght Man Found.
Cowboy "Hain't yergot no job fer a
feller like me?"
Dakota T. itor Wc..t ioJl cf a job?"
" ,1 J L k I'm net I iitiolar, so it
ain't inch .if . wr. I'm tired of that."
'van you L..u1!e a man oi your
'' Yea, an"! c.ioluat."
" Doad r livt. I suppose?"
" Take tl.at desk there by the door."
"Bully iVr you. WhafH I call r.y
self when strangers come ?"
"The Responsible Editor." Omaha
A Woollen Jew.
"I've seen a wooden Injun," said a
little girl as she lelurned fioin Sunday
school, "but what on earth is a wooden
"A wooden Jew !" repeated father
and mother both in one breath, "I never
heard of puch a thing."
"Well you would if you had been to
our Sun ik y -clicol this morning."
"Who t.lke 1 about a wooden Jew at
your Sunday School?" asked her
"The Superintendent. He said, 'I
would rather be good than be bad,
wooden Jew ? ' "
A Cohasset fisherman employed a
newly arrived Irishman, who said he
knew all about the business, to haul
the lobster pots, of which he had many
set about. the rocks off that place.
Upon Paddy returning from his first
trip, he was met by his employer, who
was much astonished at not seeing any
lob3.ers in the dory, and upon inquir
ing the leason was surprised at the
" They was none of thim ripe, for
they were all green, an' I threw thim
overboard ag'n." Boston Chestnut.
A Qualified Compliment.
Cora (pleadingly): "Oh, Mr. Apollo,
won't you please write a nice poem for
Apollo (intensely): "Certainly. It
will fill my soul with the purest
Cora (spoiling the illusion): " Now,
be sure and not forget it. I'm making
up a commonplace book, and one of
votir poems is just what I need."
A Profound Reflection.
A man named Emerson, who formerly
lived in a place called. Concord, and has
since, I think, become quite famous as
a necro-mln trel ihouuh it mav bo
; another person or the ssine name once
j said that we always feci superior to the
man who makes "us laugh Consider,
then, how immeasurably contemptible
j is the wretch who attempts to make U3
! laugh and fails. Puck.
Onc 15roch of the Art.
Solid 3Iorchant (reading begging
letter): "What! A strong, healthy
man like you begging? Why don't you
get work at yoar tradef '
Beggar: " I lost my Toice and had to
cive it np."
Solid Merchant: "What, are you aa
Beggar: "No, I peddle cbma.
Come Wesderfal Attaianents e Stsdemta
Keeping within the limits of the last
hundred years, we have examples of
great linguists that have never been
surpassed or even approached informer
Sir William Jonea knew thirteen lan
guages well, and could read with com
parative ease in thirty others. John
Leyden, a very inferior man to his great
contemporary, had a good acquaintance
with fifteen" of the leading European
and Asiatic languages.
Within the last few years we have
lost two men who could have travelled
from the hills of Connemara or the
mountains of Wales to the Ural Moun
tains, or from Lisbon or Algiers to
Ispahan or Delhi, and hardly met with
a language in which they could not
converse or write with ease"
The reader will most likely have an
ticipated the names of two of the most
remarkable linguists this contrv has
produced George Borrow and Edward
Henry Palmer. When Borrow was at
St. Petersburg ho published a little
book called "Targum," in which he
gave translations in prose and poetry
from thirty different languages,
r Besides speaking thenativc tongue
of every European nation, Palmer was
so perfect a master of Arabic, Persian,
Hindustani, Turkish, and the language
of the gypsies that even natives were
sometimes deceived as to his nation
ality. Mr. Leland says that one day in Paris
Palmer entered 'into conversation with
a Zouave or Turco, a nathe Arab.
After a while the man said:
" Why do you wear these clothes?"
"Why, how should I dress?" ex
"Dress like what you are!" was the
indignant reply; " like a Moslem!"
Viscount Strangford may be placed
in the same category with these, and the
"learned blacksmith," Elihu Burritt,
whose friends claim for him that ho
knew all the languages of Europe and
most of those of Asia, must not be left
out of sight.
But even these do not touch the
highest limit of linguistic skill and
power of memory. The most scientific
linguist we have to name, and one of
the most remarkable for the extent of
his acquisitions, is Von der Gabelentz,
who seems to have been equally at
home with the Suahilis, the Samoyeds,
the Hazaras, the Aimaks, the Dyaks,
the Dakotas, and the Kiriris; who could
translate from Chinese into Manchu,
compile a grammar, or correct the
speech of the inhabitants of the Fiji
Islands, New Hebrides, Loyalty Islands,
or New Caledonia.
When we come to Cardinal Mezzo-
fanti and Sir John Bowring, we find
the "highest record" as regards the
mere number and variety of tongues
that men have been known to acquire.
No one can speak with absolute cer
tainty as to the number of languages
Mezzofanti could converse in with ease.
Mrs. Somerville says that he professed
only fifty-two. From an English
Pigs and the Weather.
Of pigs I have heard it said very fre
quently: " When swine carry sticks
The clouds will play tricks ;".
" When they lio In the mud
No fears of a flood."
The first of these couplets is'of two
fold interest. I have watched them
for years to see what purport this car
rying of sticks and bunches of grass
might have, and have only learned that
it has nothing whatever to do with the
weather, or at least with coming rain
storms. The drought of summer is so far a
convenience as to throw light upon this
habit, as it did upon the uneasy cows.
Pigs carry sticks as frequently then as
during wet weather or just preceding a
Furthermore, these gathered twigs
are not brought together as though to
make a nest, but arc scattered about in
a perfectly aimless manner. For some
cause the animal is uneasy, and takes
this curious method of relieving itself.
The probabilities are that it is a sur
vival of some habit common to swine in
their feral condition, just as we see a
dog turn about half a dozen times be
fore lying down.
In an interesting paper on local
weather lore, read by Mr. Amos W.
I Sutler before the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, during
the Philadelphia meeting of 1884, tho
author has another version of this say
"When hogs gather up sticks and
carry them about, expect cold weather."
'J hi ii wholly at variance with what
I have rl'-orved, for my memoranda
record this habit almost wholly during
the hot weather, and this must neces
barily be the rule with New Jersey
swine, or the local weather prophets
would not have coined the verse as I
have given it.
As to the other couplet, it is about
as near meaningless as any saying can
well be. Some rustic rhymer, a cen
tury ago, may have added it ns a piece
of fun, bnt it has stuck most persistent
ly. As it stands now it has stood for
quite 100 vears. Popular Science
The First Printed Totter.
It is interesting to learn there is good
evidence that the first printed poster
was from the press of Faust & Schoeffer,
the immediate successors of Guten
berg. When Count Adolphus of Nassau at
tacked Mentz as a competitor for the
archbishopric of that city, Diether von
Iscnburg, his rival in possession, being
compelled to retire, affixed a declara
tion of his rights to the portico of the
palace and upon the church.
This printed document, which was
styled "The Declaration of the Elector
Diether against Adolphus, Count of
Nassau," beara date 1162, and being
unquestionably from tho press of Fsut
& SchceiTer is probably the earliest
It is printed only on one side.
Important to un vvr;um rt.
One of the btst dirvtins to avoid
drownitis; is :
t " Lot ktfae hands behind the bacfc, ful
ly f uflatc the lungs, and close the mouth."
! A Ch cajjo s; nUeitan oaco gave these
i dir ctl ns to bis da ghier, aad tro or
thre week.1 ago, while the was rowing
on Lake Michigan her boat capsized, and
she tvas only saved Xrora droTming by
, followinjr thia rale.
As she otiserved 1 13 directions, fihe went
undr but n. fhort distance, and upon
recc.iD,: ih- t-urface she Hwated until a
put. utf om shore and rescued her.
BUNNELL 1 MOREHOUSE,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents.
A., T. & S. F. E. E. 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. x . woodcock,
Office, Dorsey Building,
M. A. McKENZIE &
RcpalrinR. Ilepaintln? ntul Trimming
Promptly .Attended To.
City Trade Solicited and Satisfaction
C. A. STAFFORD.
REAL MATE, ABSTRACTS & LOANS
STAFFORD & CLEGG,
Real Estate and Loan Agents
Ofice south side Douglas ave, 2d stairway w of Lawrence.
CASKETS, ROBES, GLOVES, CRAPE, ETC.
Hive two flne hearsee. A private telephone direct to Wichita CVinrh. ry Onioe aln nj k open on Dotila
avenue, Wichita, Kansas. Prompt attention to order by Telegraph.
ICE ! ICE ! ICE !
DEPOT and OFFICE 124 WEST DOUGLAS AVE.
ICE Always on Hand at Depot.
Orders for Shipment and Citv Delivery
Promptly Attended to.
Telephone No. 128. S0HN & WILKIN.
BUY LOTS IN
-:- & -:- Fishers
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
Real Estate Dealers.
oar e2irt p w aa ct oar trfo-
JTm talrrr wi f Wl!! XaMuoM
125 West Douglas Avenue.
. A. DORSET,
D0RSEY & CO.,
Opposite Court House,
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T. F..CI.EOG -
H. W. KENDLE,
ITJEKEAL -:- DUBEC1CE,
-And D aler In
Wood, Cloth and Metalic Burial Cases
HARDWARE STC RE
Finest ; Restaurant : in : Kansas
WE MAKE A SITSCIAI.TT OY TltOMGAL H'.VtTi
and iiAJiK coyrrxmoxn.
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