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gfce WtitTxiin ailtj SsXe: j&tltutfau ptorutng, cMrjer 30,; 1836.
TEE COUNTRY EDITOR.
HIS INFLUENCE STRONG AND CON
STANT FOR HIS TOWN'S GOOD.
A Man "Whose 2ld I Never cfc Ucet,
"IVIicbo 'Work I3 Never Done Labor
That Ualjes an Editor Old Before Ilia
Time-Ills financial Difficulties.
"Who can adequately describe the labor of
tho country editor tvho is devoted to his pro
fession? llis vork is never done. His mind
is never at rest Ho is constantly on tho alert
for material for his paper. Ho vrears his
nerves on tho surface, sensitive to every move
about him. Ho works where other people
play, and tho luxury of absolute rest, tvith
freedom from worry, is, alas! all too rarely
experienced by him. Do you think it an easy
matter to collect seven or eight columns of
local neV3 and to put it in readablo shapo
within a week? Do 3'ou realize that for almost
every oao of tho hundreds of different state
ments of f actstiio editor has had to walk a
considerable distance and to mako personal
inquiry? Do you realize that tho matter thu3
laboriously collected, bit by bit, when written
cut, makes moro lines in typo than tho ser
mons of any ininLtcr in tho community? Do
you rcalizo that tho editor's writings would
mako a scoro or moro of good sized volumes
every yir f
But all the work thus imporfectly described
is tho least of the labors of tho average coun
try editor, now easily, how joyfully would
ho do all this if it were all ho had to do! Ah,
friends, tha roal work, the real anxiety of tho
country editor aro to tho world an unwritten
book, but to him an ever present, ever tortur
ing actuality. Somo part3 of this hidden
work we cannot willingly write about, for
thoy aro too painful ; but let us glanco at
some of tho things referred to. Tho country
editor has to manage his business. Ho so
licits advertisements, and spends hours in the
work of convincing men against their wills
that it is to their interest to keep their name3
and wares b'foro tho public; he spends days
and days talking with men to induco them to
become rubscriber3 and slowly builds up a
list of names for his paper; ho doubles this
work when it comes to collecting tho money
for his advertisements and his subscriptions,
tramping iI and miles and wasting many
precious hours trying to get hold of a few
dollars with which to moot obligations that
aro pressing him, wolf like, and racking liis
mind with perplexity and fear. That is the
work which makes tho country editor old be
foro his time, that oftentimes puts him in a
humiliating attitudo beforo business men and
fills his hea: t with tho bitterness of despair.
III3 IIELl'FCL ir.-I-LUENCE.
And tho influence of tho country editor
who can estimate it? It is tho greatest force
in any community. Tho work of all tho min
isters cannot equal tho hulunco of tho country
editor. Tho spoken word will never equal
tho written ono in effectiveness and perma
nent value; aud all tho congregations in a
town cannot equal, in number, tho auditors
of the editor. IIo speaks weekly to thou
sands of pecplo whew tho ministers talk to
hundreds. V.'o bring tho ministers into this
discussion, not to belittlo their work, but to
mako a comparison that will 1? generally
Tho iniiuenco of tho country editor is nearly
olwaj-s helpful: a good newspaper will do
more f ct a town than any other one influence.
Is tiero a hospital to bo built? Tho editor
presents tho neccKity for it, kindling in every
mind a desiro to seo tho institution estab
lished, points out tho way for accomplishing
tho objoct desired and hol?.s along ovory
scheme for furthering tho cause. Aro selfish
men planning to lino their pockuts with a
schemo that will injure instead of benefit the
town? Tho editor exposes tho plot and
awakens tho opposition of tho people. Is
thoro a fair in progress for tho benefit of a
church or a town library? Tho editor booms
it, gets o very body interested ar.d in sympathy
with the matter and turns tho golden tido in
tho proper direction. Ho helpa along tho
local charities and all worthy institutions; ho
keep3 tho people informed about each other
and alive to tho interests of their town; his
influence is strong, constant and for tho well
being of his town. J. n. ?tInbbott in North
Adams (iTass.) Express.
Have for eaies on line oi."WIOEITA & COLORADO BAI1ROAB
nortn-"VveBt of Wichita, tcrwn lots at S6W tewee of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
Tiii-odore II. Davis, tlio Artist,
nas just returned from liuueopolis, whero
ho put In readiness tho panorama of tho At
lanta fight. "I had no small amount of fun,''
ho remarked to mo tho other daj-, "with ono
detail of tho Atlanta picture. In ono place tho
artists placed two bales of cotton, from be
liind which soldiers were firing. I took several
bunches of real cotton and gluod them upon
tho painted b:Ues, maldng it look as it tho
cotton wero bursting cut. Then I Elood by
and listened to tho criticism of tho visitors.
They said it was roughly painted aivl exag
gerated, and they scored the artist.-, for their
inability to paint so simpte a thing as a pieea
of cotton. That v.-as abo'it ar; goxl as tho
joko on Sieve Fisko of Tho Ubrall in ante
bellum da a. Ho was up in New Brunswick
en soma wild p.ooso chaso and bocamo ac
quainted wiJi a taxidermist, to whom ho
inado life a burden by his criticisms of tho
man's work. Happening into tho shop ono
day 1 s;ht sight of an owl sitting in a pe-
culia tado on a limb. 'For gracious1
sakf4 inied Fiske, 'who ever saw an owl
1" xou cught to Great Scott! It's
an. . no veiled as ho held up his finger minus
ci inch of i.Lin." Chicago Xewj 'Kamblor."
llesr(l for tho Troprlctioi.
Tho other ovoning a patrolman found a
wcS-dressed woman sitting in an open hall
way, next door to a marblo shop, and think
ing sho might bo a stranger in trouble, ho
accosted her with:
"Anything wrong, madam j'
She came out to Lini and replied:
"Xo, sir nothing wrong. I'm waiting for
'And ho ?"
'Hi is in tho mm bio shop figuring on a
And you don't want to go is on account of
the gloomy surroundings?''-
'Tho gloomy surroundings wouldn't affect
me at all, sir, but 1 hope llmow what belongs
to tho proprieties He's in there figuring on a
tombstone for his first wife, who's been dead
thiee years, and I presumo you can api-o-ciato
the occasion :"'
'Certainly, madam. Sit right down on tho
ftairs, and if any of th boj3 bothor you 111
raiso 'lumps on" their heads." Detroit Froo
Intoxicated oa Conversation.
I am acquainted with a member of tho dra
matic profession who is a strict temperance
man as far as tho imbibing of firewater is I
concerned. Ko tastes net and handles no
Nevertheless, ho is often soon in a stte of ex
hilaration which tho suspicious would cer
tainly say was tho result of looking upon the
wina when it was red, or of touching his lips
to tho tumbler when tho smell was oatho rye.
IThenhefinls himself i:i a party cf friends
who aro partaking of intoxicating beverages
he drinks nothing but water, but as tho talk
becomes animated mid scmewluit incoherent
bo Cuds himself in tho condition cf his fel
lows, and his utterances ore not a whit moro
cobcr than theirs. He actually gets tight en
conversation. Boston Budget 'Saunteror."
Trains aro nov rurninor regularly cn'Hailicad frora. Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
" Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can be had as hereinafter set forth :
At Wichita, call on N, F. Niederlander or Kos Harris;
At Maiso, call on H. London-lager;
At OoTvnch, call en Geo. W, Steenrod;
At Andalc, Call on Bank of Andale.
T. H. Handall and W. S. Mackie, for Mt. Hopo lot.
At Haven, Call on Ash Cnaries-
At Elmer, call on J. A. Meyer.
F. G-. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita. KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER, " P. V. HEALY,
ANGLO-AME-RIOAN Loan Office"." O. MARTINSON,
Resident on said Addition
BAM OF WICHITA.
Corner Douglas and Laurence Avenues.
J. 9. KSH, President.
W. P. OBINSO
J- H. SLATER, Casklw.
OLtTKTk DUCK, T. T. W1LSO-.
OXJYEB D5JCK. ViccTraldaaa.
L. K. WOODCOCK,
B. S. GARRISON,
K. A. DORSET.
j. a. mo.
O.D.B-KUES. R. H.P.OT3, FI.VLA.Y ROSS, A. 1. HOUCE. W. T. ROKKSO-.
OUTEE DUCK. JAMES G. FISH, F. W. WILSON'. TV. . DUBK.
J. H. SLATER. H. . DUCK.
FOURTn j:ATIOI- BASK, Xew Yort. BT. LOUIS KATIOKAL EAXX. S s. Ko.
BAXK O? KAKSA3 CITT. Eansis CItr. Mo.
General Banking Business. Respectfully solictit a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank.
IN o. 134 Main Street.
Capital Paid Up, - $100,000
Surplus, - $10,00o
Loans Money at Lowest Rates,
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pay3 Interest on Time Deposits.
H. W. LEWIS, President, T. VV. JOHNSTON, Cashier.
C. E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier.
"Junction Town" Addition to Wichita
This addition lies -west of the city of Wichita, ad immediately
adjoining the Fifth ward in said city. "West Douglas.avenue runs
through the center of the addition, and in the future grovrth of
"Wichita the lots on West Douglas avenue must become
This addition -was placed on the market in February 1886, and
out of 700 lots there are only
Tho licvr Litv iu gtt York prohibiting tio
crajirov'nier.t cf children a factories uvUl forco
30.000 cliildreii out c cmplovmer.t.
Trcucli I.UlorailiInjj anil Color rrlntlnj
Tbcre nre in P-ris 450 lithorr.plne estab
lishments, of w hlch 203 .ire engaged i color
printing. Tho French lfad all others InUui
Of this addition to vriiich the attention of those seeking investments
is directed :
FIRST. The land is higher than any part of the City on the
east side by at least 15 feet, and the entire drainage is to
the Big Arkansas River.
SECOND. Garfield University, the State Christian College
a building which, when completed, will cost over $100,000
lies immediately south of the addition.
THIRD. The Catholic society are building a college im
mediately west of this addition, the cost of which will be
$100,000, and this plant Is to be added to from year to
FOURTH. The Missouri Pacific R. R. will in a z on time
place'shops on the addition, and a depot of W. & C. and. Ft.
Scott R. R. will be placed on this addition inside of 30 days
FIFTH. The new Fifth Ward School building is completed, the cost
of which is $15,000.
SIXTH. The street cars reach this addition, making it only 10
minutes time from west side to corner of Main st. and Douglas ave.
SEVENTH. The fair ground lies immediately north of the addition.
LASTLY. The addition is booming itself, and the facts prove it.
The west side of the river is on top, All other additions are being
bolstered up by PURE WIND. "WINDY WIND." The investments on
the west side are booming the addition.
F, G. SMYTH, SR. P. V. HEALY.
KOS HARRIS. N. F. NIEDERLANDER.
GARISON & HOBSON. ANGLO AMERICAN CO.
HUSEY & KRCENERT, - . E. H. DEVORE & CO.
J. L. DTEK.
H. Y. LEWIS.
T. Y. joitosrox.
nOYKUT E. J-A'-VRKNCP,
C. 2. 1 ItAJiU. A. A. lirDE.
SOL II KOHN. 1'roeldcnt.
A. XT. OLIVER, Vice l-'i Mdej.r.
31. TV. LEVY, Casfclcr.
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK.
Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.
S.H.KOHN, A. W. OLIVER. M.W.LEVY. S. T. TUITLE. K.T. NIXCLMJ KDEH
W. K. TUCKER, JOUX DAVIDSON, J. C. KUTAN.
DO A GENERAL BANKING. COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S Bonds of ail de
nominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bond bought.
J. O, DAYID302T. 5TM.
C. A. WALKEIt, YlcoPrea.
JOIIX C. DEKST, Chlr
qj 2 00,000
Largest Pald-Up Capital of any Bank In tlie State of Kansas.
Cl-MILIXB, A-IUDITTINO, n.O.LEB. G. L. DAVIDSON.
Y7.E.8TAHLKY, -. O. DATID30N, JOHX T. CARPEKTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
n. lojihaiid, jr., President.
J. P. ALLEN, VIco-Ps?eldent.
L. D. SKI?;ER, Cashier.
W. H. LIVINGSTON, Awlitact CiM3t
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BASK.)
C LOamARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEK. JOIIX 3. CAREY, K03. KARRIS, J. 1L ALLK.H-
L. D. 8SIXNER. ;PETR GTTO. W. F. QREEX. P. V. EEALY.
GEORGE E. SPALTOU.
NATIONAL BANK O? TH2 REPUBLIC. New Yort NATIONAL RANK C? AMERICA. Chlcafto
yiRST NATIONAL BANK. CT.
ULACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK. Bostos
B. LOMBARD, SR-, PresWsnt.
JA3IES L. LOMBARD. YlofrPreslde-t.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IK KANSAS STATE bAHK ddlLDiNG.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good, flates as low as'
GCALL AND SEE US.-O
S. S KING, Secretary.
W. C. WOCDJC15, President.
"if. S. Wuociax, C-ibkr.
Wax C Wcci KA., At C hJcr
First Arkansas Valley Bank.
(Tie Oideit lloier IJt":tIo3 la the Artans-v VIer-)
No. S3 Main Street. - Wichita, Kansas.
Do a General Banking Business in all its Modern Functions.
r-Loaa both ForsJpn and Ilctr.e if oaej In hcr5iont oa all eirt'fsctory coUstrU reJ,
rero&l cr cbsttel acd r.ccczcoinlc the tcrTO--er witht.iac fromoseacytoCr'ycrr. H
tickets bv the fasted acd ?r.fr6i UoesofSt'Eei In the TTOrM to or frcm til prtrclpsS nraisB
port- via i.orth, eria, I.lojd orCuaatd Llses.
roi::. s. cozrx
COZINE & RIDDELL,
Real Estate Agents,
City Proyerty and Farms for Sale- -Renis Collected and Taxes ?ad.
Corresp ondence Solicited. Business Promptly Attendedto.
15SN. MAIN STL
WOODCOCK, B0RSEY & CO.,
ml mi, mm & wis
Office, Dorsey JBuilding", Opposite Court House,
Comanehe, Comanehe County, Kansas.
A new city on the Cimmarron, at its junction with Big Bluff ana
Cavalry creeks, offers more Inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fine water power at the foot of
Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, manv under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on the ground floor. No lots given
away. Many crick and frame buildings going up. Write for full
lculars to the
COMANCHE TOWN COMPANT,
New EJowa, Kansas.
F. W. SWAB,
tSCCCBtSOK TO r. STACnHAJT)
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles The largest stock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
X. F. xrEPEKLAXDnR, rr? lIent.
A. W. OLIVEK. VIce-lTceltlrnt.
W. "W. KIItKWOOP. : jiihJ Exunlocr
mm Loan em
V. W J.KVY, Trcecn
i C. hi TAN. Jkvwtwj
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City ProDerty
Oflioein 'Wichita National Bank Building. "Wiclilta, Kan.
HOTGHKINS & WHEELER,
MIL ESTATE I EXCHANGE HERS
SOLE AGENTS FOB
Tbis Addition is located in the north part of the city, between
FairvicW ad Arkaneco Avenues end ia in tho highoet pare of
city. We offer Special Inducemaato for the nozt 30 daya.
No. 201, S-B CORNER DOUGLAS AT7ENUE AND 5AP.Ki.T 5T.
nn urnnm mmrnu n
U UUi I U V W V
Il-IILIMLD Oil 1 LI
wis, Sicialfe, Fruits, lis,
And All Kinds or
S. D. PALLETT
-SHALE!! XX -
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
OFFICE acd triaTK PINK VAliD " KitI r Hout- A r-a-. U ! r II T A kl
YELLOW I1XS AKD Actvm ihv Mt-U V V I U n I I M, 1IIH .
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- RATES! V 2TO -:- DELAYS!-
L. B. BUNNELU& CO.
FOR SALE ' :
Moneyed Men Read This !
Ve arc selling lots in Carey Par' at the crifemc Icvpucci of $225 lzr
275 and 300 each, the latter are corner Th shena Dfici includ- ' r-
walks all laid. Terms easy It hsben reported that ve wtrt getting $' Z
ana ouv perioi. u is not so. tYery fo; in var&y rmtx vnu snnjr if Li rf xz
son nor. Remember that Care Pzik is from 12 io 14 feet htahtr ihmn i sr-
las avenue SUeet cars run the entire length of Carey Pa k. Youve v'tl
to call and see a plot of Carry Park and get full particular f
E. 0. and L.B. COLE.
329 Douglas a.enue, Opposite Manhattan Hotel 79-f
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cent. less tlian regular pneee. I am novr recolvLcg- .
fine stock or Fall and Winter
New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods. Etc.
7o mT s Ujj nock ca LL rrt&ch I oSer tt J-cSce t mui. tXmr.tervarkirf tstt; raa
?2!2trM . . JOHN G. xVULEN.