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M.M.MC11DOCK, K.P. ..CBBOCK,
Editor. I l$Ins :iwer.
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Cuder the auspices of KAK031A CL'JS.
o-SATUKSDAV, SE1TEMI1EP. lS-o
: Tin: schuhkht QU-vnTnrn:, :
Comi cd of tht follow ii g Clstlngulthcd Artists:
S T ltVTTr.L 1st Tenor.
IIOMEK K. STONE :M Tenor.
JOHN K.TYI.EY Harltone.
GEO, II. 10TT, H-t-'S-
MRS. LOUIS FAULK Soprano,
MISS OLOKGlAfcLL ALA Y l'lamst.
THE FINEST COMPANY OF ITS KIND INTTIIi:
Kot onlr has this Organization a RepatMlon as a
company; but each inditldual Is a ocal:it of
Tlie yo'.ccs of the Schubert Quaitette are rich, vancd
tomrlnl and perteetly tralneil, and they
blend together w ith greatest liarmouy.
Thesingingof M- Fi.- wi'i -'"p rr nayjou fcr the
outlay of tmc and money.
H will be
T HE EVENT OF 1 III. cJ-A0-..
Don't miss. It.
Scats will be on rale at tiie Sant.i I"o Ticket office
educMlaj jncrnlng at 8 o clock.
QPERA HOUSE. -
3 NIGHTS CERTAIN,
SEl'TEMHER CO, 21 and 22.
Majestic production and brilliant revival of
W. J. GILMOKE'S
Greatest and ir.o-,t popular Spectacle
: TIIE DEVIL'S AUCTION :
CHARLES II. YALE. - Sole Manager.
New Scenes. New Situations. New .j ccialties.
And Two New Premiers.
JILLE. LEONILDA STECCIONI,
Prima Railarlna Assolut, from Aden Theatre, Paris.
From Alhambra, London, nnjl
The greatest living Grotesque.
The dramatic company Is one of unusual excellence,
headed by tho celebrated
IONACCIO SIARTINETTI, EDITH MURRILLO, and
MISS EMILY MAYNARD,
The Famous Loudon Beauty as the Fairy Queen
The specialties constat of the remarkable
Exponents of Comic Gymnasium.
THE THREE LOEELLAS.
THE MARVELOUS SALOMONSKYS
In "Le Qua t re Kickapoos."'
THE TRANSFORMATION SCENE,
Depleting Fairy Land ami Crjstal Lake, the most
elaborate mechanism cicr built by Hailey
Jlerrv. Rich. Smith and .1. Thomas.
THE GREAT ALHAMBUA BALLET,
From thcAliiamlini P.-lace, Loudon, enlarged ad
htrengtlieiied. In addition to other
nov cities ill present the fa orite
Rearranged and int reducing new trrpsichorean
Mieclalths, a No tiie I'o'-tilllon and Peacock dame,
and the comic balletsThe Padueah Diagoons and"I.?
Qiiatro Kickapoo--." 'l lie w hole piodueed u mlir the
Mip'n I-!on ! CItas. H.Yale.
LAST SEASON IN AMERICA.
Rcmi icd sets $l.f). on sale at the Union TK-ket
Oillec, o pr-Mw fstrlllce, Filday nuuning.
And Saturday Hat luce.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMRER 23d
: A. R. WILBER'S :
LYCEUM THEATRE COMPANY j
: H. A. WICKHAH, Manager. :
A superb company" composed of carefully selected
Thursday evening TWO ORPHANS
Friday evening WOMAN AGAINST WOMAN
Saturday evening DANITES
Saturday Matinee THE HIDDEN HAND.
At the Matinee a beautiful Doll valued at ten dol
lars will be given away to tl.e child holding the
Pi Ices- tin t floor n) and TO cents, gallery 2(1 cents
Rcm'immI heats without extra charge at the Union
ANNO UNCEM KNTS.
To the Editor of the Eagle:
Heaso nuuouuco (5. "W. Ktoonrod us a can
didate for lioiutv-ontntiveof the SJrd District,
subject to tlio doci-ion of th'j peoplo at thy
Schubert Qurtrtottc tonight.
Lumber for the Maple street bridge is be
ing hauled to tho west side.
The proposals for sealed bids for the; sale of
brick school house ou Lawrence avenue.
Tho singing of Mr. lott tonight will alone
more than pay you for attending tho con
cert. Mr. R. J. Simpson, of Anthony, who has
been cast, was in the city last evening, and
made a call.
Admission to tho balcony tonight will bo
Gfty cents. Care will bo taken that good
order Ls kept.
Mr. Samuel Woolaril returned yesterday
from Ashland, where he has been visiting for
3Ir. L. Hamilton has returned from his
Tisit to Colorado. He is looking well and re
ports a nice time.
Miss Mosceliuo Baldwin went down, to An
thony day before yesterday to visit with her
aunt, Mrs. Al. Bullock.
Work upon the west side street car track
will bo completed tomorrow, aud tho cars
will be running next week.
Winfield's board of trade has decided to
visit Wichita during one day of our fair
next week, so says tho Courier.
Prof. Fischer will hold his dauciug class
for children and ladies in the afternoon at
3 o'clock, and for gentleman in the evening
at 8. .
Samuel A Uray, esq., of Greenfield, Indi
ana, a lawyer of promiueuce in his state, is
out looking for a chance to invest in Wichita
Wo call attention to the ad. of Thos. C.
Phillips in another column. Any one wish
ing to get bargains in cigars will do well by
calling upon him.
Mr. L. R. Cole, tho popular real estato
agent, leares for Poutiac, Michigan, tomor
row where he will remain only a .few days
and will return with his family.
Prof. C. S. Wellman and wife, of Defiance,
Ohio, old frien Is of Roy M Sohn, is looking
ovor the great metropolis with the intention
of. iurcbing some before returning.
The game yesterday afternoon letweeirJth4
Clippers and Wellington Rods resulted m a
score of tKJ to 7 in favor of tho latter.
Andrew for being drunk and dbordcrly
paid$7;Robt. Arnold and James Bradley
for being drunk paid $5 each, and John Dee
for disturbing the peace $7.
Mr. A. G. Stryker was relanded in jailyes
tcrdaj'. It is stated that be had been let out
for a particular purpose but when he got on
one of his customary drunks Thursday night
his bondsmen weakened and notified the
sheriff that they wished t" be released.
The law club met last night and jwrfected
an organization by making C. S. Ebey pres
ident; T. "VV". Sargeant, vice-president; J. F.
McCoy, secretary, and C. Messerly, treas
urer. They adopted a constitution and dis
cussed some other matters relating to the or
ganization. Tho club will meet at Judge
Walker's office next Thursday.
WHAT SAY YOU FATS?
Farmer Doolittlo says the following
" leans "' will play the fat t'eam named by
Mr. Green, some days ago: A. A. Tost,
John IIo, Frank Oliver, S. W. Sickuer, AV.
E. Stanley, "W. S. Corbett, G. II. Litzeuberg,
J. L. D3-er, and Hon. Rodolph Hatfield. He
saj's they can clearly demonstrate that
lat men are no good at least in the neighbor
hood of tho diamond. He thinks they had
best put tip now or shut up.
Mr. Stryker, who is contractor for the
Fifth ward school buiding. says tlj building
will be. completed by the first of next month
if no delays arc made necessary. The scats
for the building arrived yesterday, also those
for tho sixth and seventh grade pupils in the
Killeen &Stoekii2ger were awarded the
contract yesterday for putting in apparatus
for heating the Fourth ward building with
steam. He is allowed $ 1 ,-18o for the job.
E. J. Brovai and AYilliam Vogel, the lads
who were found in possession o tho clothing
stolen from Kate's store some montlis age,
were brought before Justice Thomas yester
day and given a preliminary hearing. Each
one placed tho stealing upon the other and
after considering the whole matter they were
placed under bond of $500 each aud failing
to secure it wore sent to jail to await the
next term of court. Tho clothing that was
stolen was estimated to bo worth 08.
Y. M. C, A. ANNUAL MEETING.
Tho first animal meeting of the Youiig
Mens Christian Association which will be
held in their hall next Monday evening
promises to be one of especial interest;. The
reports of the various departments will be
briefly presented by the chairmen of the com
mittees aud will be followed by tho election
of officers and directors for the coming year.
The reception that was postponed last month
will bo given in connection. Tho ladies
auxiliary will serve light refreshments and a
good social hour will follow tho business.
Members and friends of tho association,
ladies or gentlemen are cordially invited to
Mr. C. E. Waller, of Whitehall, Illinois, is
in the city. He is president of the First
National bank in his cit-, and comes here
for tho purpose of giving Wichita n thor
ough looking over. He says he has heard ro
much of the south-western Kansas metrop
olis, that it was simply a persecution for him
to stay away longer. The many reports he
heard of the city he considered were too
good to be true, but was led to believe that
he would find a lively place.
Tho examinal ion he has made in the last
few days has wrought quite a change in his
mind. He willingly concedes that the city
far exceeds what ho expected. Ho will
probably remain some days yet.
TIIE GKEATTKIENNIAIj CONCLAVE.
The Wichita Commandry Knights Tea:
plar leave Wichita on Sunday morning over
the Fort Scott road for St. Louis in the ele
gant Pullman palace sleeper, "Kenillworth."
The Hutchinson Commaudry, fifty strong,
will arrive at Wichita over tho Fort Scott
road in tho Pullman sleeper "Calabria," at
S:"0 Sunday morning, and join the Wichita
Knights in their pilgrimage to St. Louis.
Tho McPherson Commandry, forty-five
strong, in a special car over the Fort Scott
road' will meet tho train at Eldorado. Also
a large delegation ot Sir Knights with their
ladies aud others from Newton, will jo.n
them at Eldorado. The Parsons, Fort Scott
and other Kansas commandiy'swill hitch on
at Fort Scott. The train, when entirely
nndeup, will bo tho largest ono going from
Kansas to St. Louis.
A MOTHKK'S TAIdC.
To tho Editor of the Eas'.e.
I am glad they are talking about the half
day plan of school keeping, as going for chil
dren. In my opinion, loumled upou observa
tion aud reflection, it is a sin against God
himself to keep young and gepw ing children
iu school six hours a day, five days a week,
four weeks in a month, and nine month in a
year. It is unnatural and inhuman; it is a
sin against God, because it is sinning against
his works, for children are the workmanship
of his hands; it is treating them unatural to
keep them still six hours a day; because God
made them to move every moment, therefore
it is inhuman to restrain them to such an ex
tent. I tell you it is to long, inhuman and
unnatural to keep children in school six
hours a day from six to fifteen or si xteeu
years of age. I believe it is ona cause " hj
there is such an increase of crime aud ras
cality. The childrens' natural feelings are
restrained, peat up and aggravated, and they
show it the instaut they get out of tho school
room by yelling enough for :J1 times and eter
nity. Thej aroforeod intoanunnatuinl con
dition, injurious to body aud mind. Boston
found that out a good many years ago and
adopted tho plan, at that time, of giving tho
children a five minutes recess every half hour.
Thoy observed that thea-children were much
smaller aud more delicate than children of
tho western states Children need fre?h air
aud exercise to developo them, this they can
not get in the school room. Don't let our
education supersede our religion. Mothers,
it is religion to take care of our children,
not to get nd jf them (in the school room cr
any where else) as many hours a day as we
can, it would be better if vt would put our
shoulders to the wheel and educate them Ovir
selves than to do that.
The schools are graded and systematized to
death anyhow, at present, viz: we have r.
great writing professor and the children
write two or three lines twice or thrice a
week, instead of writing under their teacher's
directions one-half hour a day, as wo used
to do on the-old school plan. Adiec.
U. S. DISTRiCTC0URT.
Dcatcs and Sloane Acquitted Roman
Nose Found Guilty of Assault
with Deadly Weapons.
Two Seminoles Create a Sensation iu
Court by Pleading Guilty to a
The arjmment in the Deates case, 'the evi
dence in which had been given the day be
fore, was the first business before the court
nf tar .rmfoninT vrctprd.lV mOmiUJT. ihe
jury afterwards retired and were out but a
few minutes, when they brought in a verdict
of not guilty.
The two Scminoles, John Washington and
Simmoas,.were then arraigned on an indict
ment charging them with raping Mrs.
Joseph Bartell. The penalty for this offense
is death, and quite a sensation was created
in court when both th3 prisoners plead guil
tj'. The nature of the penalty was explained
to the two men, aud again they pleaded as
before. Thev finally said something about
the crime being committed through the con
sent of tho woman, and the judge entered a
plea of not guilty, thus allowing them at
least a trial.
Roman Nose, a Cheyenne chiof who had
been confined at Fort Leavenworth past for
fourteen month;;. n:irl has served with his
brother a term in penitentiary, was then ar
raigned, charged with assault with a deadly
weapon. He pleaded not guilty, and Judge
Campbell was assigned as his attorney.
William Woodham was next brought into
court, and pleaded not guilty to assault with
Tho jury iu the case against James Sloane
was impauuelled, when court adjourned.
In the afternoon court commenced prompt
at 2 oV-lock and the case of the United States
against James Sloane, charged with larceny,
immediately taken up. Leo Whistler was
first called, and said he knew Sloan and
Daughcrty, aud that about the 10th of June,
Ike Daugherty sold him a mare for $20: he
kept her about a mouth, when she got away
aud returned to the ranch upon which she
was raised, and was claimed by Robert
Ike Daugherty, the man charged with
Sloue, was next put upou tho stand by Mr.
MacMcechau for the defense. He said he got
tho mare from the prairie, and sold her to
Whistler. Sloane never had anything to do
with tho theft; Sloane and he live about ten
miles apart; Sloane was at home at the time
he went to catch the mare, and he rode her
By the time that tue examination of Daugh
erty was completed, Long Jim, a Seminole,
another witness for the'state, was brought in
and fined $5 for keeping tho court waiting.
Ho gave his testimony through, an interpre
ter, and said he knew Sloane and Daugherty.
Sloane was seen riding the mare often, but
he did not see him tako,tho mare away.
Mr. Perry then said ho did not think there
was anything in the case; and tho judge di
rected that a verdict of not guilty be re
turned. The case next called was that of Roman
Nose, a Cheyenne chief charged with assault
upon Ben Clark, a government scout sta
tioned at Fort Reno on the 15th of Septem
No objection being made to the jury they
were all sworn in.
Claikwas tho first witness for the state.
He had lived at Fort Reno for about ten
years, at Camp Supply eight years, and has
been engaged as a scout and interpreter of
tho United States thirty years; has known
Roman No.o since he came down from Da
kota in '77, and has been working upou the
reservation; About two years ago Mr.
Clark was passing from his house to the sut
tler store and met Roman Nose; ho spoko to
him and said ho heard he had been threaten
ing his life. The latter said he had aud
would kill him. Clark told him to do so now.
The latter then started for the store. After
mailing a few steps, Johnson, a private sol
dier, sitting on a bench, cried, "Look out, he
is coming for j'our with a kmfo." He turned
quickly around with a revolver in his hand,
aud when Roman saw this he stopped still.
Mr. Clark ordered him to put up his knife,
which he did. Tho Indian then got upon a
horse and, riding along the street, defied all
the white people, Hearing that he was go
ing to bo arrested by the guard he rode
toward them, defying them; but when the
guard appeared ho rodo away. Tho knife the
Indian had was a butcher knife, used for cut
ting meat and also for scalping.
Cross-!-xamination. Old Bull was stand
ing talking to Roman Nose at tho time.
Old Bull was a mother-in-law of Clark's, his
wife being a Cheyenne and sister of Old Bull.
This woman uever was Roman No-e's wife ;
he had a wife aud she had a daughter that
Avas killed by a pitol shot fired by either
Mr. Clark, Romeo, a Mexican, or some
soldier who went to arrest tho chief, the
charge being this one and also the one charg
ing him with breaking into a bakery. Mr.
Clark did not have him arrested, but it was
done by the post commandant.
The grand jury came in and returned nine
te?n indictments, making in all ono hundred
and sixteen, tho largest over returned in tho
district; among them are many capital aud
grave offenses. The judge then thanked the
jurors for their industry and the faithful
manner in which they had discharged tiieir
John Johnson, a private of the 24 tn In
fantry, was noxt called and said ho knew
both Clark aud Roman Nose, ho was a wit
uess to the transaction between the two, and
was kitting in front of the pot store. The
two were talking whm first he saw them;
Clark turned around to go to the store and
then Ro.nan Nose pulled his knifo and was
slipping up behind Clark. He warned
tho latter, when he turned around
with a revolver in his hand.
When they f aced each other they commenced
talking Indian, "and I didn't know anything
Cross-examined. He made ten short steps;
tha knife was drawn from under his blanket;
don't know when he put tho knife down.
Government rested the com. Ten minutes
iuteruiissioa w.-is granted Judge Campbell to
consult with his client. They then returned
and Roman Nose, tho defendant, s. rathr
good looking Indian dressed in a nice black
suit, bright; bluo uecktie and a button hole
bouquet, th as put upon the st.nd nudsaid:
"Mo go to poet to ston.', andr& set Ujwu on
floor, and smoke cigar; Bin Clark's wife's
brother set down with me. Mt say, "Ben
Clark, me friend1 when tha judga stopped
( Lhn for giving irrelavans testimony. It be
, came apparent that he could not be put in as
I vatness. He was taken from the stand and
. then the evidence closed. Mr. Campbell
made the opening argument, followed by Mr. j
Perry of tho state. Judgo 'Foster then de
livered his instructions to the jury. They
retired and did not return until after S
o'clock with their verdict of guilty.
The following resolutions were vaade out
by the grand jury and presented to the gen
Resolved, That the thanks of this grand
jury are due and hereby tendered to United
States District Attorney W. C. Perry and
his able assistant, Eugene Hagan, for their
courtious treatment and their prompt and
efficient services in enabling the grand jury
to speedily transact the business brought be
Resolved, That the members of the grand
jury, individually and collectively return
our thanks to our foreman, Mr. L. Brown,
for his uniform urbanity, and that we shall
always remember with pleasure our inter
course with him in the jury room.
Resolved, That the clerk of the grand jury
be and is hereby requested to furnish a copy
of these resolutions to the Eagle and Beacon
of Wichita, and also a copy each to Messrs.
Perry, Hagan and Brown.
Fire Hundred of Her People to be Our Gnests.
The following letter explains itself. I n be
half of our people and we doubt not of the
Agricultural society, the Eagee extends a
most hearty welcome to our neighbors and
Wixfieed, Kax., September lG,18S(i.
31. M. Murdoch Ei Wichita, Kan.
At a late meeting of our board of trade it
was decided that we have a Winfield board
of trade excursion to Wichita on Thursday
of next week and from present appearance I
think that there will bo four or five huudred
of our people go to Wichita on that day. In
this connection it might be proper to say that
the Winfield crowd will be duly labeled and
it is to be sincerely hoped that no member of
them will go back on their prohibition pro
clivities Yours truly,
J. E. Haxklix, Secy.
THE DEMCCKATIC MEETING.
Last evening the Democrats of the city
wero addressed in the court room by W. D.
Kelly, of Leavenworth, Democratic nominee
for state auditor. The room was pretty well
filled and the .speech was of the usual cam
paign order. Bat an unusual proceeding
took place and one which was not. down on
the program. After the speaker of the even
ing had taken his seat upon finishing his ad
dres. W. W. Jennings the president of the
meethig, arose and invited an old coloi'ed
gentlemen, who was sitting beside him and
whom ho introduced a. his friend from Em
poria, to make a few remarks. Tho old gen
tleman arose and gaining the close attention
of the aulicnee by his peculiarly pleasant
aud agreeable African dialect and style'
launched out in quite a little speech, saying
that he was not, however, in entire sympathy
with all that had been said, as he was a Re
publican. This had an electrical effect upon
the audience, which seemed composed prin
cipally of Republicans, and huzzas and bats
for some time filled the air.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
Some weeks ago Mr. Mutchler, who is in
terested in a dj'eing establishment inDes
Moines, Iowa, and also in one at Ottumwa,
came to this city to look over tho facilities
for starting a similar enterprise here. He
had visited Omaha, Topeka and Atchison,
but was not satisfied to locate in any of
those places until he saw Wichita ' On
reaching this placo it did not tako him long
to decide that this was the place for him,
and he proceeded to make arrangements ac
cordingly. A house was rented on Market street, be
tween Douglas 7 avenue and First
street, and immediately arrangements
were being made to commence business.
The firm goes under tho nama of Mutchler &
Zollars. Yesterday everything was made
ready for business. The proprietors seem to
be energetic and have an eye to business.
They say they can do work iu their line as
well as any of tha similar establishments in
Kansas City and St. Louis. This seemed a
good field for them as all that sort of busi
noss went to one of those cities. They expect
to show the psople here aud tho neighboring
towns in a short time that their work can be
done here aud will not have to bear the ex
pense of shipping.
Tho onice of the "Wells Fargo and Adams
Express Co., on West Douglas avenue have
undergone some extensive aud important
changes, by which their quarters in tho city
hero have made not ouly more pleasant, but
also much more convenient and suitable for
tho transaction of their large and iucreasing
business. In front and upon each side as you
cuter the oilice are the desks aud departments
of the agents; on tho left that of C. A. Phil
lips and opposite that of tho popular route
agents, E. J. Crowe and R. I. Melntyre.
Tho cashier's department over which A. W.
Reeves has so ably presided for th lat year
has been improved by the addition of
a fine counter and wire railing.
The money delivery departmant under the
chargo of J. R. James has also been improved
by allotting it to a separate aud well arranged
The freight room ii large and very com
modious; goods can be received and well and
safely stored. A room called the "on hand
room" has undergone tiie sanu kind of
chango as the other part of tho oSice, having
been enlarged aud admirably fitted up for
keeping of uncalled packages of which the
tranMent character of tho city's population
uoce&sjirily causea'a large collection.
The company receive packages over all the
railroads coming into the city. They have
now three express wagons aud intend soon to
add a fourth. "What with these facilities for
receiving aud the large and ailmirably ar
ranged offices for Storage and transaction of
tiiL-ir business this company is certainly
ready to attend to aiT.iirs entrusted to their
care with safety aud dispatch.
Yesterday was a sad day among tha joint
ists. Ths officers got themselves in shape
near noon with tho intention of making pro
fessionals calls. In a short time after they
started out Dr. E. Roder found himself hon
ored by a visit with an invitation to go up to
Justice Thomas' ofllca. He went as a mat
ter of course and for a time did not thiak
that he was guilt- pf and violation of law,
but after reflecting sometime he concluded
to plead guilty, and was giTen the usual
amount thirty days and 8103 plus trim
mings. John Jrich was also taken from behind the
bar aud given tho saais punbhment. The
other thre gentlemen who were brought up
before his honor claim&i to be members of
the Doe family.
Justice Walker also assisted in adminis
tering justise. Harry Overton
was first brought in, aa 1 pleading jrailty was
fined" the UMial doe. Two mora members of
the Doe fsunily were introduced to his honor
and "fejved up."'
The day's work result! in placing eight
joiutists im jaiL Warrants were issued for
others but they were not found.
The sheriff made one trip on the west side,
but all in vain, as his bird bad flown a few
hour before his arrival
This evening there will be a piizo drill by
company A, K.N. G., under the electric
light at the corner of Main and. Douglas.
The badge which will be awarded the sue-'
cessful competitor, is gold, and the ono that
has been competed for several times before.
Resides this medal there will be given a 5
Monday morning at 8 o'clock the company
will start for Fort Riley over tho Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe to Emporia, and tnence
to their destination over the Missouri Pacific
system They will remain in camp daring
OUR FAIR POINTERS.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
The applications for stables for horses and
cattle, hojr and chicken pens, have been so
large that our agricultural society iscom-
nelled to add more pens and stables to accom
modate the immense display that will be
made next week. Several of our business
men have made applications for space in our
halls to make a display of their goods, wares
and manufactures. The present indications
lead one to believe that this year's fair will
surpass anything of tho k:nd ever made m
tho state of Kansas.
The K. P. bank has been engaged to dis
course music to enliven the occasion,
and Major Powell will have tho street rail
road track completed to the gate of the fair
grounds by Monday, and everybody can go
and come with a degree of comfort, hereto
fore never enjoyed.
Parties residing along the Wichita & Den
ver railroad between this and Hutchinson
can come in on tho morning train at 8:30 and
return at 4 p. in., sharp, (instead of 1 p. m.)
provided twenty or more persons will come
to the fair over tho road on the morning
train northwest make up a crowd each day,
tho railroad company is accommodating on
this occasion. Reduced rates of
fare to one and one-third regular
rates for the round trip will bo
civen on all tho roads leading into Wichita
during fair week, for a distanco of fifty
miles. The dining hall arrangement will be
under the management of a competent cook, 1
so that good meals may be had on the
grounds, and several first class lunch stands
will serve up first class lunch, so that no ono
need go away hungry.
C. E. Martin will havo charge of the feed
department, aud will sell hay, corn, oats,
bran, &c, at regular retail rates. Monday,
the first day, will bo devoted to getting
thincrs in shape, and no entrance fee will be
charged uutil Tuesday. All exhibitors are
respectfully requested to make their entries
as earlv as possible, in order not to have a
rush when the books for entries close, which
will be promptly at 0 o'clock on ednesday
evening. Do not put off making entries un
til Wednesday if you can possibly avoid it.
Driver for each stable and groom for each
running horse admitted frco (seo page 71
premium list). This applies to thoso who
have a stallion to exhibit, groom admitted
free. The tickets for all such will bo fur
nished by the secretary when the entry is
made. D. A. Mitchele,
All committees connected with the G. A .
R. camp-fire, will meet this oyening at
Memorial hall, at 7:30 o'clock.
B. H. Dowming.
Mr. Cha3. T. Bridgman a merchant from
Flint, Michigan, and a friend of Mr. Cash
Henderson, is iu the city. Mr B. thinks it
won't do to call Wichita a town any longer.
Messrs. R. F. Dougherty and C. S. Burn-",
of Leavenworth, were in the city yesterday.
They seemed to be favorably impressed with
the city and thought it a metropolis sure
C. II. Flick, Esq., of Bethalto, 111., is in the
city. He says h j is amazed at tin amount t f
business going on, as his part of the country
is exceedingly quiet. He says he is bound to
renew his visit.
H.J. Crane.' Esq., of Phillips & Crane,
14'J North Main, has just returned from a
ten-day's visitMn the cast. He says jwoplo in
Alton, 111., aud vicinity, are all stirrred up
Tho social given by Professor Fischer last
evening Was quite n success. A large nnm
ber of the prominent young people of tho
city were present and participated in the
pleasures of the evening.
J. D. lltchiugs aud wife roturned yesterday
from Colorado where they havo been spend
ing a few days. Mr. Hutchings is very
much improved in health and says he feels a
much like business as ever.
Captain John Humphrey has completed
tho repairs on his boat. It is now a full
fledgeJ side wheeler. John gays he will soon
get up steam for a trip south.
Hon. Y. P. Harlcney. who spent the day in
the city yesterday, remarked to us lx-t night
that undoubtedly it will bo Blaine. "We arc
inclined to !elieve ourselves that it will be
Biaiue. Prohibition and victory.
Mr. Peter Kerr, of Brown county, Illinois,
who bought a large farm a few miles wist of
hero some weeks ago, arrived in tho city yes
terday, accompanied by his family. IIo will
more to his new home in a few days.
The "W. C. T. U will attend the Fnir, and
servo to all who may wish it, hot cofTee, tea,
sandwiches and pie, any members and friends
who wish to assist in furnishing eatables
can leave tham each dy at the reading
Mr. George Monroe has been appointed
yard master at Reece, vice "W. F. Stocker.
Mr. Monroo managed tho first train that
made its appearance in Wichita. Ho is pro
nounced by railroad men as ono among the
best informed in that business in this sec
Charles "es3ly returned from tho west
yesterday, having made a careful survey of
Ness, Lano Hodgman, Finney and Mead
counties. He says there seenx? to bo a rash
to all these count!-; and that all the towns he
visited seewd prosperous.
"We are sorry to learn that Mrs. N. A.
English is stilfquite feeble, being confined
very clo-ely to her home. Many of her
friends have not been aware that she was so
rk- hat ever since her return from the
springs she has been unable to get out of the i
At the dance last night at the Excebor
hall thsre was a prize consisting of a gold
hi east d: which wa put up to bo Toted to
the prettiet lady and mot graetf al dancer t
!preen. Mrs. Howe, who live on West'
! Central avenue, receiving the aot votes '
won the prire.
The real estate fina of Hotchki; & "Wheel
er sold yesterday in Rosenthal's addition
sixteen lots and to the same company five f
lots ia Hoover, addition for somethiag over j
4,000. The gentiemen wno aao u jx
ckase are from King an.
MaRvv of.- art
IN WOVEN MATERIALS!
Are the beautiful Dress Fabrics we are now displaying.
Goods elegant for their rich colors and novel designs. The products-
of the highest artistic ability and ingenious mechanism.
Take a look at them whether
not. "We take pride and pleasure in
Two-toned Plusii stripes, Velvet Stripes,
Plusli Striped Canvas
Woolen Frize Velvet' Striped.
Paris Kotoes Oriental Designs and Colors.
Paris Robes Boucle Borders.
Soudan Suitings and Robes.
Serge Foules Diagonals, Canvas Cloths, Cam
els liair suitings, Homespuns, Eng
lish Series, Coupures, French and German
combination Suitings, Fancy Silk
. and Wool Mixtures. .
Our Stock Comprises Everything
New, Novel, Desirable.
Prices Within the Reach of all.
We Quote for this Week:
Six Suits at $ 7.50
bight Suits at
Four Suits at
Four Suits at
Three Suits at
Two Suits at
Special Values in Plain Materials with Trim
mings to Match.
We are Sole Agents for and have just received a consignment of
P. CENTIMEES & CO'S
CELEBRATED KID GLOVES.
Perfection of Fit and Quality.
UNDER THE' HORSESHOE.
J. B. JOHNSTON,
Real Estate and
Investor :- of :-- Capital .
Business Lots and Sub-Dividing Acre
Property a Specialty.
CTRANGERS visiting the city with a view of Investing, will find
it to their interest to call at Room No. 1, Noble Block", Corner
Douglas and Topeka avenues, and see Dlats of the Three Inside
Additions, all of which are within ten minutes walk from the
Sole Agent for these Additions..
J. E. JOHNSTON.
B. T. Porter.
PORTER, DUTTON & NOBLE,
Real Estate and Insurance.
The Oldest and Largest House in the City.
ALDRICH & BROWN,
Wholesale ani Retail Druggists,
Nos. 138 and 140 Main street
you want to purchase or
showing such sumptuous goods-
N. X. T. P. 0,
Dress Goods :-:
-:- and Trimmings,
ALL NEW AND
The Largest Stock in
CALL AND SEE US.
T. I Noble.
132 N. ilAIN OT,