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K. 51. Hukdock,
M. Jf. MURBOCK & BRO.,
Publishers and Proprietors.
FRIDAY MORNING. OCT. 1, 1SS6.
All letters pertaining to th business of the printing
house r bimlsry, or tor information of advurtii'iif?.
hould be nddres.'rd to the business lnanagtr; all
other communications to the editor.
The ouly Dally I'.iper in Southwest Kansas or the
Arkansas Valley receiving lxth tlie day aau night
Associated Press reports In full.
TKKMS OP SL'HSCIUl'TIONS.
DA1Z.Y IIY MAIL.
On copy, one j-car 8 1)0
One eopj , t.ix laoiitiw 1 ("J
One capy, three ir 1.6 2 )
One copy, n:n; mo ii '."i
Py carrier, per year. 1'J KJ
Uy carrier, three months 2 5U
Dy carrier, oie month 0
TwiMityecnt" per week delivered by carrirs In the
city. I'cKtaye prepaid.
One eopv, one 3 car 1
One eopy, si. months 3j
Our rat"3 for ad vorUsins f-hall be as low as those of
any other paper of equal value as an advertising me
dium. All transient advertisements must be paid for lu
Entered In the posioffice at TTichlta as M-cond-chus
matter, ami cutcied for transmission through the
1.. M. CKAWTOIU). MAiAC7.n
1EIIEE KIGUTS-THURSDAY, Fi'.IDAY,
fa'PTQIHEU SOt'i. OCTOHEIt. 1st and 2.1.
: Tiin giu:at kkllak ccmi'ikation. :
l'rrsciititig tl c3!oit UntQe and Orlsi'isl
I'.nierialnmer.t In America.
lahJsSteitlins Prcnnmcrp andCcruIt Tcv
sniaeent ami Unixiua'If d OHontai E:t.illli Is
In LL' jrest feat of contortion at d iuxnLliEg.
joii:j it. ci.EMi:xs,
The I'amous Oi-ptin Soloist
uii.ua;i h. BisriK ana 1'Hii.i.ip claodh
For UiiJ first TIir in Wichita.
nreenrd fpals will Icniitale ;.t ilc ITnloa tlcl:tt
onii-eWciliu-nLij moiiiin. 1'rk-es J0n:.d Ttc.
L. M. CLAVTOJID. ilanascr.
fotmni'iieuiir DAY, OCTOI5EU '.111.
A SOCIETY EK N'T,
rnscr. cnt oj'il.ecli.'tinlrg I.Itlle CVmintdienne,
Vot.t.Il(it i'Jid Queen oiPiotian Stars,
MISS ILATIU PUTNAM.
fcupi-oi tul by her Excellent Ccnitdy CoK.i'tiny,
.TOLT1.- WIIITELY, - - - JTanngir.
...LEXA. THE MADCAP.
emma. Tin: Ki.r.
Ul 'I I.E PA PEFOOT.
A'ni'i-slon - - 0 ami '
IisfccredFaat wllliPtjt extra charge on f-alca!
Ui.i !! TIeLet .ftie iNitun'. mnrniiit;.
To (Le Voters of hwi-.nlelc County.
i am a candidal for the ofiice of county
liUpoi mtOimeut, subject to the decision of the
jxoj 1? tit the polls. Men liave Iiloii given
iuiiatho oftices in this i ounty because they
wi :o disabled in the service of the country.
If this bo -the civiential for oflice, 1 Iflt
father and bi others ontlie field of battle who
foil in defence ot the Union, and because ot
tin if invparablo lo-s, my wliolo life astira
tionsand ambitious were forever disabled,
even an educalion v.asobtaiued by a terrible
struggle against feanul cxlds. 'liio field of
oct."J)atiou for uoisieu is limited, tliou;;h the
harvesters aie many. I resi'cf fully n'l: your
support on the ground of merit alone.
2.1ns. JJ. E. Leash.
To the Editor (T tho luiglo:
J'Jwiso asmouiice G. "W. Rteenrod asa can
didate for Kcpresentativeof the yrd District,
subject to the decision of tho people tit the
Fourth avenue from Oal: street north is
Llr. J. Vomer, ot Ztiticsville, 0.. is in tho
cUy visiting relatives.
Dr. W. T. r.oughtou of Rock Island ar
rlved in the city j-e.storday.
Neil Wilkio a.i.l J. C. Elliott, of Douglas
wvre in tho city yesterday.
Nobody can alfoid to miss the grand good
time at tho i'resbvterian church tonight.
Come to the i'ekin tea tonight at the Pres
byterian church aud get a fmo Japanese
irr. Al Simpson and ?.Iisi Anna Eglaso.t,
of Modern, 111., are visiting Mr. aud Miv. S.
Mr. Harry Lash has returned from his
vLsit.lo In liana. Ho reports having ha.l a
Mr. Gray of Lamed, and Mr. Crouch of
tho saiuo city, both p: eminent business men,
made us a ctill yesterday.
Mr. Edward', ami a delegation from Milan,
Sumner county, wore iti the city yesterday
Lc.fc all tho ladies bring the gentlemen to
tho Pedan reti at the Presbyterian church to
nig'it and get some ofT.ilmadgo & Co'j., fine
ThcEAca.E had a pleasant call yesterday
from W. II. Dowel J, of Richmond, Indiana,
and Wibiam liirlla, of Pueblo cou-ity, Ohio,
in company with J. 31. Kciiw othy, an oM
acquaintance. They like everyone ci aro
in love wi-h the city.
Mr. C. K. Ma-k, ot Philadelphia, a rela
tive of tho lml-o lens, who is taking in Kan
Fas fcr f h" fkst time, called yesterday. Mr.
M. s-,y- if iooks cry m-.ielin.. if wo would
have a ICaiisa.: City or an Omnlta hero be
fore wo w ro fairlv aware of :'
Tho committee on W. C. T. LT. kindergar
echool aro requested to moot at tha school
buil ling on Friday nf trrnc-aa. tit 3 o'clock,
to hoar th repor of this month's work,
plan for th"cmiu5 j:u.i!i aril to r.vraus
for tn: fnrbiei- fundsi.iag of tha room.
The Vremau'sltoliaf CorrjR.v.ill hold thoir
next regttla' mactiug ia ihc Odd Fjllows hall
on 1'Vi lay Octoler 1st. at :-,J0 p. ia. The
tr.,a,-nnor roquets ttli utc:mers to be prt-par-
J to py thoir ilutss fer tis ktst quarter
of th." j ir CandLtlates for iniclation are
rcqiKstel t be pit?sit
AiMjrl. aisl l?f paeker connected itu
and r p.ntlag on of tho -siwutjr iKvAing
firms 'K tho wt. s;cat lhr rl.iy in W.chi ji
yesttrd.v n Hiking over Ilt ituition. Ke
ad'A to 'alk the matter ovur but as notbiag
defimu h j Nan decnle.1 upon ha preferred
tliut o r.am&s r.herJd yvt lie mxjntionail yet it j
is v.ry probnM- lhnt WiclritA will lrcciv
inj a aroosititJu bJoro n?cv spring:.
Aiistant GeiKttil Manager iaitlx yost--day
i-suol a t 'av tablo far the new tJaMwdl
br.rjdiof vho A., T. & t. i, on which j
tnuns w itl begin 1 . ltkn on n -xt Suuda-.'
Tlris bronslt Dins fr-otu N-jw! mi to Wichita
and from Wichita by way of M.ilv&ue, Bdle
l'laiuc, an I Wcdiagton to Caldwell. Train?
will also begin running on Octx-eerf! on thy
Arkansas Cit3r bmurh from Mulvane by vay
of Wintleld to Arkansas City. Thei'o will bo
three trains a day each way between these
STEPS DOWN AND OCT.
A New Postmaster, a New OQcc sad a New
Eleven years, nine mouths and eight days
ago the writer was sworn in as postmaster of
Wieliiia. The position was assumed because
of a street Sght into which we were forced by
friends, and not from any desire for the
place. It has been productive only of wrin
kles and baldheadediios, curses and enemies.
Each time that we made arrangements to
step down and out, vt hich was r.o less than
three time filing our resignation at one
time renewed promises were always made,
.strong enough and in time to overpersuade
our better judgment, The office has simply
bum in the suds nine months out of every
twelve for all these years an;Lsimply because
by the time that the department could bo
persuaded to make a new adjustment of the
salary and allowances the town and its busi
ness would have giowa entirely beyond and
away from the old basis. "When Mr. Cleve
land was elected two years ago the establish
ment was all fixed up ready to be turned
over, but it wasn't Mr. Vilas had not been
swoi u in a mouth before he said to a United
3 talcs senator from Kansas that the postmas
ter at "Wichita v. as one of the most offensive
partisans that he had found in the entire ser
vice and that he must go immediately. Tir
ing of waiting and squirming under the
faultfinding of a public abut a service which
was beyond our power to remedy, last June
a year we proposed aain to the department
that wo would send in our resigna
tion if the postmaster general would
agree to relievo us immediately, or by the
end of the quarter. Our proposition was not
only accepted but gladly. Almost a year and
a half lias gono by :,iuco then, and we have
not only been held but the department has
failed to furnish any better or greater fttcili
ties for the accommodation of this people.
Instead of giving us more room and increas
ing the clei ical force they actually cut down
the allowance 5500 on the 1st of July last.
Towns all over the United States of from six
to ton thousand inhabitant?, and old towns,
too. have a greater allowance than Wichita
with her twenty-three to twenty-five thou
sand people. It is unnecessary for us to saj'
how this community have suffered; how the
people have been annoyed and disappointed
and damaged. The truth is we have timpiy
grown so fa-t that, like our street railway,
our water woiks and other public services,
the department has been unable under its
red tape rules, to keep up with oargiowth
anil rapid strides as a city, or to even keep
track of us. When wc first toolc the oflice
the gross receipts barely paid its espouses.
Now they aggregate thirty thousand dollars
per annum or more.
But relief has come. A now x'stniastcr
has Icon appointed, new and commodious
quai tors have been secured and in a few days
an additional force of fivo or six men will
be added, v. hich force v.il deliver everybody's
mail who rnny desire at their homes or
places of busiiit's. We aie, of course, very
gla I of this new arrangement, as tlm long
line of impatient, waiting people who have
.stood in front of the delivery will now dis
n;H'ar and forever. As for our successor,
we hope he niny never bo subjected to the
s.Yeats, the disappointments and annoyances
which wo have been subjected, and that iu-
"tjad of having to pay out his salary to as
sistants that ho may get tho whole of it, and
that wo may never hear another com
plaint of tho Wichita poitoilice. The
public could not know what the troable was,
only so far as they could judgo from appear
ances. Tho men for tho most part ho have
been connected with the ollico in all theso
3'ears have been faithful, honest and pains
taking. Whatever wo have lost ha J been
pocketed and no grumbling. A postmaster
is not allowed to grumble ether people
claim that privilege. So far tw tho books,
accounts and records have bLen concerned,
several millions of dollars in tho register and
money order departments, having passed
through our hands, we haio never
had any trouble with tho departments.
Again, hoping it may provo smooth sailing
for Mr. Frank B. Smith, and that our own
shortcomings may bo rocn forgotten, we now
stop down and out.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Jones, tho real
estate man, was driving throe of his friends
from Now Albauy, Ind., Dr. J. M. Davis, A.
S. Evans and Lewis Pleiss over the city.
When on North Emporia uvcuue, in front of
the house of Mr. Snively, tho horse, which
it is haul ha 1 nob boon properly latched up,
stopped and ba"kcd into the carriage. The
wheels went upon their heels, and immedi
ately they commenced kicking. They kept
this up until they had broken tho dah and
left their heal prints over the front of tho
carriage. Tho goatlemon thinking that they
might be the nxt targets of tho vicious kick
er.;, leaped from tho vehicle. Mr. Pleiss
foil upon his side and rolling along the ground
struck his head upon a post, inflicting a. very
ugly aud painful wound. Tho oth?r gentle
man wore but slightly braised. The horses
in tho uiCRutinu had turned around and
rushed wildly down therreot In attenip
inj to make the turn do.vn Douglas avenue,
oue of them fell and slid for quite a distance
acrois the street, upsetting tho luggy, badly
breaktn ; tho top and tearing tho curtains.
Mr. N. A. Eugihb, who was comiiig down
Emporia avenue, now drovo in front of tho
team, thus stopping thorn lou.j enough to
give Mr. O. C. Daisy an opportunity to
make their capture.
Carl MeCIintock, tho wifo murderer and
would-bj suicide, was 3-ceterdtvy afternoon
removed from his room on South Main to
the eoautr jail.
Con-dablo Uufus Cone called at the house,
and upt.n entering tha room was immedi
ately ixcojmzod by McClintcck. "I ks
3'ou havj come for me," h"&aid, rathorpleas
tuiUy. The oBicer toil him ho trad; than as
sisting him to the pavement, they took a
haek nud wtre driven to the jail, -.yhsro tho
prisoner was placed in a cell on tho upper j
iloOr nstnllv occupied 13- the iusane.
The officer said although lie looked thin
uni pal?. -ot ho is improviag very fast, and
bosjx gtioJ apptfUto.
He is stiii fetble aaa evrtuoc walk far with
out bocouuag much fat'sned. Th:;; i ntinb-
UW( WP UIS ' -2K; tuutui-t 4a a'k Ul wiV i
TI3 talked ratio-tally during; the ride, and I
K! ?.fcwt f?rl .1T .Tfil fV t "t5 S , Swf, T
And nw confcs a bright bo;, wi.a the ia-
tXilUgc ibAz ti'jTD is "oae mora aroutli to ' dixt tmsstion. Li wi he veatus-ed to
f offd" up at? A. C. NrederlanderV h-Jiac r-i st-.t that soma 01 them had reached the
North Emporia avnr.e, but as, it , a prcttj ptans of anger wht.n thy found oat the ae
IrsUe mouth Iveloagins oue who -.-.ken hire j tion of the council ou that matter.
has caased to be a baby will grow to be a
woauai. the baby and month ara botli ?cl-
coaiitl. Mo the lights and shadows o her
IU0 nc, laeoaoaj uncus ana taa otaer S3
mellow as those of the aatu'naal day which
marks her nativitv.
THE WOULD-BE EX-MAYOR
Returns to :Uie Fold Although.
Thought the Pasture 3Tot
The Verbal Resignation Said to fco One
tended" Verily tlic Mountains Labor
and a Jlonss Is liroagkt
"What was translated by many as strange
actions of the mayor at last Monday night's
meeting of the council, has been the topic "f
no little discussion in every nook and corner
of the city. 'A city without a head,"' was
the sentence fi equcntly quoted in the iarly
hours of Tuesday. Following this period it
was stated that somethiug would hatch as
the incubator w as in operation. "Whether it
wis best to re-lick thing's in shape or hew
out another and risk deformity, was the
question that gave color to the faces of the
manipulators. Hoiv the affair would start
from the l.f i'lning when the council met
last night, wai looked upon with no little in
terest As could bo expected quite a
number were at the city chamber
last evening who wero drawn there
through curiosifc3 and others who came to
see that their rights were not invaded by any
action of the city fathere, provided thej' got
themselves ready for business.
'Ihe roll call found Councilmen Carey,
Heaiy, Ilichey, Brown, Hou, Stone and
Chiviuton present, and Hr. Ilariis arrived
on the scene when the circus was over at the
Q. A. R. hall.
"Who wai in the chair? He who had lately
been considered "er-ilayor Aldrich." This
was .sufficient to cau-so a .somewhat painful
stillness to reign over the assembly from the
time the mace fell until his surppoied ex
honor favored the members of tho council
with a brief explanation. When the
roll had been called Mr. Aldrieh sail:
that it would perhaps be in order for him to
make an explanation. He stated that he had
been informed hy tho city attorney aud
other legal advice had caused him to believe
that the action by which it had been sup
posed that he was no longer mayor was
illegal and hence he still held his position.
"In view of tho fact' he said .''that it would
be difficult to get another man for so short a
time I have concluded not to resign. I have
been solicited by many friends to remain in
This brought a look of surprise accom
panied by a suggestive smile from mauy of
the spectators and something not materially
at variance with the same could bo detected
in the couutiuances of a few of tho
council who it was suspicionsd were
familliar with tho program. In
fact, his hohor himself did not seem to bo
wholly in harmony with tho occasion and
his actions indicated that he was not wholly
unaware of tho uncertainty of human
So it happened, and tho clerk was instruct,
cd to read tho "Oh, I wish it was burnt''
records of tho previous meeting. As he
passed down the page it could be seen that
the interest manifested by the crowd had
not j'et abated. On touching tha point
v. here it was understood that the mayor had
tendered verbally his resignation it seemed
that his honor had "intended to place his
resignation'' before the council.
Despite this fact many recalled tho moment
in the previous meeting of the council
when Councilman Pachoyhad said: "Do I
understand that tho ma'or has tendered
his resignation. They also called with equal
vividness the answer of his honor, who re
plied in no effeminate touo, "Yes, sir."
When the studied minutes had been read,
Mr. Brown was seen at tho bat and called fcr
a low ball, "I move that portion of tho min
utes referring to tho resignation of the
mayor be stricken out" Mr. Stone was on
deck and seconded the motion. The motion
passed, and the tell-tttlo records ordered ex
punged. The committee on salaries next command
ed attention. It was moved that tho report
as amended on the previous meeting, by
which his honor was given $-2 per 3'e;
adopted and pa.ved with a single vote ia the
negative 13T Mr. Kealy. The
motion was made l3' Mr. Ca
rey and seconded b' Chiviugton.
Itiche3' There is one matter I don't think
just right, and that is allowing tho police
men onl G0 per month, while tlujy have
heretofore received $tx. I thmk thov" are
worth that much and should have it. Don't
know how wo can get around thestafate that
allows only -$00.
Carey In relation to the matter I would
sa3' wo have as good a police fore as we
have had for years, and I think labor is
worthy of its hire. Could it not be .arranged
to allow them to make extra time? This
would givo thsnr moro than the specified
Kealy According to law a policeman can't
got over $00 per month if ho works twenty
live hours a day. We might find some wa3
of getting it. Each couaciimau is liable for
the amount paid beyond what the law
Kiehej' Move that the ordiuuuee embrac
ing the salaries of tho city officiate be placed
on its passage.
Caro' Second tho motion.
Tho clerk stated that tho committee ou
salares hail loft some places blauk for the
eoaneil to fill. They were tho street com
missioner eitj weighers and fire marshal.
The first was allowed $S9J per annum, city
weighers each -?'-J0, and street coaunis.-ioner
After the ordinance had boon approve! b
tho council, on its being handed to his honor
tho mayor for his signature, he said: "I
don't believo I'll approve of that; will lot it
go by default; don't want to sign a bill giv
ing the mayor $2 a year."'
Mr. Heal, chairman of the public improve
ment committee, said that in view of the
fact that th 1 city wa in the near future to
have the Ires delivery system, it would be
much to the advantage of the carriers to have
tha strests irunil. He said it had long l.tn
aevded aui would lw xary acceptable to
strangers and tcji would prove an advan
tage to our own citiyens. The rnatfer was
dispessd of by initruotiug the clerk to ad rer
tlso for bids for patting up. boards oa the ,
! corners oa Main street and oa Douglas av-
2 Ir. KeaJv sz'A that all tha peopi1
F?....... "C wiMn ,m, trt st- -f V-vr.. .t-.sy
2Lit4. -i7U lulu t:l. tji xaiv - '-'" .-. .,v.m
weris aasioa to havethtcouacilconreiie to
the terms oaered :!l; csty b the
Santa Fa eoniDanv eoncTraia: the!
Mayor I believe tho city attorney was ia
structed to write to Mr. Saiith at Topeks,,
ccacemiug tliat -natter. WoakI like to hear
Mr. Campbell stated that he had received
aa aaaa-er to the one letter he had written
him. In order that the correspondence so
far on the question may be fully understood
by the public, both letters ore given below:
Mayor's Ofkic::, "Wichita, Kan., Sept. 10.
Hon. C. W. Smith, Vice President and General Man
ager A .T. & S. K. R. K.Co- Topeka, Kan.
Dear Sir At a special meeting of our
citj- council held last evening for the purpose
of considering a proposition made by your
company to construct a ele'pot on Frf th ave
nue in this city between Douglas avenue and
First street, I wa- ordered to correspond
with you with a view .of ascertaining your
wishes, and to ask you to make your proposi
tion definite so that it can be acted npon by
the council at their regular meeting next
Monday nisht, definately and intelligent!'.
Messrs. Healy and Allen, members of tho
council, reported the substance of a recent
interview with you upon tha subject. Thsy
understood from you, and so reported to the
council, that it was the desire of your com
pany to build a passenger depot at Wichita,
as good as any on tha line of 3our road,
and that upon suitable grounds being pro
vided you would at once set about prepar
ing plans and specifications and
rush the building to an early com
pletion. They said that you desired as
preliminary to this, some action of the city
council, to secure to the railroad companv
an absolute and indefeasible title to a part of
Fifth avenue, viz: A strip fifty feet wide
Ivins thirt3' leet east of the w estern line of
Fifth avenue, and between Douglas avenue
uu t -rst street. I his street was orijnuallv
dedicated by the plat of J. Tk Mead, filed for
record on the Coca day of September, 1S70;
afterwards on the 5tliday of September.1871,
ded executed to the Wichita & Southwest
era rails oud ccmpaii-a quit claim deed to a
p:e-"e of land described as follows: Being a
trip of land one huadred feet wide, running
in a southerly direction through the north
west quarter of section 31, township 27,rango
1 east," being a stnp ot" land fifty fet wideou
earn si.le 11 om tuo center 01 the present sur- j
veed line, or such line may hereafter le j
adopted for the route of said road, said strip
to be located on or east of Fifth avenue, in j
j.ii. Ateaci s au'iuion to tne cit3' ol iclnta.'
This seems to cover Fifth avenue from
Douglas evenue to First street, which is
eight' feet wide and upon the fifty foot
strip of Ffth avenue above mentioned" being
vacated, the railroad company will acquire
an absolute and indefeasible title to it. At
present tha companj' occupies the strip by
permission and at tha will of the
cit' council. From your standpoint it is cer
tainl' advisable, if possible, to have our ti
tie to tho ek-pot grounds settled permanently,
but tho members of the council cannot bo in
duced to -, ote for the prons-itioa to vacate
tha portion of the street referro 1 to except
upon a renouibln cvrtainty that tho ground
w ill be iwed for depot purposes, and upon
positive assurance from tho railroad com-
pati3' that it will construct a depot of a stylo
and value worth' of tho cit3. With such an
assurance it is piobahlc that a majority of
tho council may waive whatever objections
they ma3r have and vote for the ordinance to
va-ate fift' feet o tho street.
Now what I would suggest is this, that ou
make a formal application to the mayor and
council of the oit3', tisking that tho part of
tho street described be vacated b' ordinance,
and show that the purpose of the
railroad company is to use the ground
so vacated together with other
grounds the compan- has obtained,
for depot purpo es, speciticinliy stating the
kind, character anil value of the structure
proposed and the placo where and the time
when it will be commenced and completed,
exprossi' providing that upon failure on tho
part of the company to carry out its propo
sition that tho ordinanco of vacation ma' be
repealed and tho street restored to its origi
nal condition and width without airy claim
or right for damages whatever.
hi addition to this it would be well to have
some oue present authorized to act ttud
speak for the company. It is important that
too council bo satisfied by a straightforward,
unequivocal declaration of purposo on tho
part 01 tne railroad compan.
W. P. Campbell, Cit
Fipt Vice Preside: taxd Gen. Maxg'i
Topeka, Ktin., Sept. 12, lS-.
Hon. V. V. CamybuJJ. City Attorney, WJahita-
Deak Sir. I am in receipt pf yours of the
10th, and in repby I can 011I3 roeat what I
said at a conference recently had with Messrs.
Ilealy and Allen, members of your cit coun
cil, and to which you allude, viz. :
If tho city of Wichita will dec 1 to this
company, without restrictions orobjectionp
blo conditions, the strip of laud in Fifth ave
nue, west of our present right of way, fifty
feet in width by about eight hundred feet
in length, extending from Douglas avenue to
a point about one hundred and twontv-flvo
feet north of First street, as described" on a
blue print tracing wh'ch I loaned to Messrs.
Heal' and Allen, this company will erect on
said land, nar Douglas avenue, a respectable
and commodious passeugor station, and will
commence the erection as soon as practicable
after said deed has been properly executed
and delivered to tho secretary of this com
pany. I think it would hi safe to say that
this proposed improvement would bo com
pleted ready for occupancy b- not later than
tho fhvt of June next. Should tho weather
during the winter be favorable, in all proba
bility it would 1)0 completed very much ear
lier. In this eoanoKioa I desiro to assure you
and tho honorable bod vou represent that
we fully appreciate tha importance of tho
enterprising city of Wichita "as a commercial
center, a? it exists today and prospective!;
therefore, so far as it is consistent for us "to
do so, it will Ijo our effort to aid in its pro
gress. erv respectfully yours,
U. W. SiilTIT.
Wh;m the letter received from Mr. Smith
had been road Mr. fieaiy moved that tho
cit' attorney be instructed to draw up an
ordinance allowing a strip of ground on
Fifth avenue between First street and Doug
las avenue, being fifty feet wide and six
himlred feet long, to be donated to the Santa
Fo compauy for depot purpose.8. His motion
did no seem to voice the sentiment of the
council as it did not fin I a upportcr.
It will be noticed in Mr. Smith's letter that
he is mashed on crossing First street.
In referring to that fa?t Mr. Healy
state i tliat w hen ho and Mr. Allen made
their famous Topoka trip he succeeded in
getting Mr. Smiths love for First street jilted
and ho had ia a half way manner decide 1 to
b-j content with roaming about between
First an t Douglas.
Riehey I think this is tire first time wo
hare ever had the Santa Fe under our arm.
I don't think that road has any right over
there. I think wc had best hold some claim
to that avenue and allow other roads to enter
tho city over the Saata Fo road. As it is
that compan have monopolized that avenue
whn they wero oaly allowed a part of it.
They waat to yet exclusive control of that
avenue in order to prevent the city from
ever allow in other roads to comedo wn there.
That artistic depot talk is to get a secure
right-of-way cad exclusive coatroL If that
company wants to have any business with
Wichita. let tism come in and talk to us. I
don't see that any of us are bound to take a
free rids up to Topoka to sso them. Iu view
of the faefchat it is donotful whether they
bavo tiny secure right to tha ground they
now occupy. I move that a oaiaiiUes o
three 02 appointed to investigate that mat
tar. Hismotioa failed to get a second.
Campbell Would like to s?k something ia
nertirti to this correspondence. As will be
seen from the letter of Mr. Smith he ha.s
not ans'varri w-hat wa3 desiraL Tae
eity coaartl can not make a deed to them or
t- ftnyone, any part of a streot. Th-i. be-Iw-nc-
to Uw jmbhc to be kept .open for the
puiMic isim-m ux -rai11-
Miitneywsatie-r wita i racatioa 01
that strip of laal? Would that suit tfaea or j
no it is was vacated aau taey went ont&x !
and ercctI a depot, tha azxt cay aiter it-
( vas completed ths city coald crdvr them to (
move it. ir a v3.-au.ioa wui not sait testa i
t .- -,, . . i
why don't they say so! There la nothing ia I
that letier that Indicates what they want.
would suggest that that letter be answered
aud tell them the situation.
For a few minutes after Mr. Campbell
had taken his seat, no one seem
ed anxious to continue the dis
cussion. Finally the rmyor asked
what had best be done with the letter. "
Mr. Carey I move that Mr. Campbell be
instructed to answer that letter.
Mr. Stone secoadod his motion.
The motion prevailed.
Mayor It seems to me if wc could agree
upon any proposition whereby the would
build a depot we should do it.
Riehey I believe wo have them in such
a shape as to bring a number of the roads
down Fifth avenue if we work .things prop
erly. It ma3' be a nucleus for a union de
pot. This conpleted the discussion on th? ilepot
question for some time, and the gas commit
tee was called upon to furnish entertain
ment. Mr. Hon", the chairman, recommend
ed a light at the corner of Morris -and Mar
It was so ordered. He also recommended
tho extinction of tho gasoline lamps. TI123-
; were voted a nuisance and ordered to alxli
While the judiciary committee held tho
floor the ordinance of the Riverside railway
compan was introduced. It asked that tho
right of way be granted over a number of
he principal streets of the city for construct
ing a motor line. The question wss deferred
until the next regular meeting.
Mr. Harris, chairman of the fire commit
tee, recommended that a two-story brick
building be erected ou the site of the cala
boose for city- purposes. His report was
adopted, tiud tho tiro committee was
instructed to get out plans and specifications
for building tho same.
At this point in the proceedings tho city
attoruey presented a number of ordinances
that he uad been instructed to draw up con
cerning the fire department. "While these
wero being read some of those who could not
be entertained by such literature, resorted to
other sources of entertainment.
Tho water works compiuy was instructed
to extend their mains on Wcs Central ave
nue and River street.
Mr. Healy said ho had, some centuries ago,
ben appointed as chairman of a committee
to get the Santa Fe depot located south of
Douglas avenue, whjre the Lewis elevator
He has failed to got in any effective depot
work in that section and he crossed the ave
nue and moved that the chairman of tho rail
road committee be authorized to inform Mr.
Smith that tho city would give his conipauy
the much talked of strip of lantl between
First aud Douglas.
The council rang tho chestnut bell on him
and quietly passed on.
Mr. Healy then asked, to be relieved from
tha ancient- committee, which favor was
An ordinance v-a- passed allowing none
other than buildings of stores, brick or incou
bus table material with iron roof to bo erected
on either side of Main street between Eng
and William streetj anl on Water between
First and Socon I streets.
An ordinance was passed opening up Law
rence avenue between Park and Thirteenth
streets. A committee of freeholders was
appointed to assess damages.
Another railway called tho "Wichita and
Suburban railway made its appearance in
tho shape of an ordinance asking tho right of
way to be granted through a number of the
important streets of tho city. It was re
ferred to tho railroad committee.
Tho late.it dispatches received from the
council wcio received near 2 o'clock this
morning, when there was but a single spec
tator left to hold them tlowu to business, and
that one was Mr. Douglas Donnelly. Tho
council waj struzsdimr hard to tret a side
walk adjusted on Calhoola avenue. Tho jn
dicatiom seemed to ba favorable to an ad
CHARITY OF "I) ICS MOINKS-;?-
It will bo remembered that a few days uo
tho Eagle gave an account of a small boy
who was found in this city in tho cafe of a
tramp who had stolen him from Des Moines,
Iown. Mr. J. G. Mosley wrote to the mayor
of that cit informing him of tho alleged
fact, aud asked him it the bo belonged
Tho following is tha reply received, which
in some of ibi foatures is judged a very ecu
OrriCK of the Ma you,
Citt of Des Moinsj, Iowa, Soot 23, f
J. G. ilcCoj Kfffs . Wichita, ICnn.
Dear Sin Mrs. Ihtrkharfc come into my
office today with your letter in relation to
her boy who left here and now at jour placo.
I have "ho way of aiding her. The family
are poor, and tue said to 5xj honest aud
respectable, tho ljy has never had any trou
ble, has boon industrious aud to somo extent
supporting the family. Thu father is a crip
pto not able to do anything. They ha ro no
-lelatives to aid them in their grief and pov
erty, they think the hoy was pursuaded by
other boys to go ' irk them. It i 5 pos-ribfe
inasmuch as'ou have one of our lrfy ', thut
your mayor might get him transportation to
enable him to return. J. U. Phillips.
A3 tho poor little fallow had no friends in
hisjown city, Mr. McCoy hnj rsiatti the
money and will start him homo today. If
the mayor of the capita! of Iowa is a repre
sentative citizen of that city ma the Lord
help the whole outfit.
P. S. Veach, the man who tiJok morphine
Wednesday at the Riverside hotel died ya
tealsy aftoracKta at .1 o'clock. His body was
remove! from the hotel to Kendal's under
taking establishment at hx.
aue sauiiu. tujut; iisvifci uiwei uis u(Kt,: i
md took pojseay'oa of all hi- effects ThTj
vas no money found rpoa hk person, and j
ittk-that tended to tltrow say light npos. j
lis na.5t histerv. Ajnomr other things: wei 1
The sheriff came shortly after his death
and took possea-rloa of all hisi effecti. Thsr
bis pat history. Among other tuing
found aa account by which it appears that i
the builder of ths Fort Scott opera, hocss j
was indebted to him to Uw amount of 28.
A gentleman froai Ialiaimraili wa-j is ;
stopping in tae city says be hts eftfin s&ai
the deceased; but'wns only .slightly acesur'-zt-el
with him. He says lis tlifaik? h rsra sj
widower anl l:avs t-sroehiiSraa sow Mviag j
ia IndluiapoUs. 1
It is al-o nria-ri thsfc t&s a:kkl was j
brother of Judge Tessa, a Irr-rjer o ladianj;
A gpntlemfta iiftjnRatl it rapsrfer Aa Htst ,
stranga actio-s ot ifee dawtl mss't firfes-I m
the cits-1 x-rtti3'r no Hlile ooaa&cst, S&& I
that a . fart r iarBtido of tfe sr-astSBr,
staaeas at'Killa ifis raatti awy ji& Wsj
KE I)lI.N-7 WANT TO SSLT
There U one nrsa st leasS, la ths city, who
bxanode.-L-tstoU eau Yerisy afr
cm ,ilfiinaa rf3A o--dshaient I
flaEsst Daasjill nresue asri .uA aa oSsr f
bc ha! wveral times made for th sOc3t c
coods. I d't aat. to su, mm the pro-
prietor, Ontr word broaut oa aaether, &cd
.rs. rrw prrkTi?.i. rrarcnisr we.- ft?2i isil;-
- , : ,r ,T TCI .. ..it.sILI
irt: oiroseti upuukui tu.;., vwiAwiii
place h had boea asstHted by lbs boot Kit ths
This Week In
We know that our stock of
Pancy Velvets in stripes and
Brocades, in an .almost limited
variety, is by far the most superb
line ever shown in this city or
any other west of the river,
Every pattern in the higher nov -
elties are exclusive designs for
the "White House. These goods
are not sold to any other house
in "Wichita, as the quantities are
limited we would advise ourpat -
rons to secure them early.
Black Silks Any lady requir
ing a Black Silk will serve her
own interests by purchasing the
.1 2 r
Wc will give you rare bargains in Men's,
vnee pants 35c se
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
You are Cordially Invited to call at
!. E, LEWIS & GO'S
And examine .their immense stock of
BOOTS and SHOES.
Tou save from 15 to 25 per cent on your purchases.
A "ITT T7 k(
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Our $2 men's shoe equals any $2.50 shoe in
the market. We have them in Lace,
Button and Congress.
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11 0- Main
ONE PRICE CASH ON DELIVERY BOOT and SHOE HOUSE.
n. x. t. p. a,
celebrated Guimp Silk. "Wo al-
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J In "Wool Dress Goods wo are
Ishowiug an endless variety of
plain and fancy novolties. Cur
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that wo cannot fail to please the
Our Dress IMaklng Department
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now to secure your work "when
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- cry where at 75c.