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gfce 'oSIxjcTiitit gaily nqlz: griclmj IPforuiiirj, ommh 12, 1886.
THE JUSSIIG DEED.
I am a Grant .1 know there aro other
Grants. A clumsy Englishman onco told mo
that Grant was a very common name. There
aro the Grants of Grant and the Grants of
Dalvey; thero aro Grants in Edinburgh and
Grants ia London. Alas! the Grants are a
disinherited race, for their grandfathers, it
seems, always squandered the fortunes which
they ought to havo left to their sons. At
least, I know that it was tho case of my own
Grandfather. Had ho not played ducks and
drakes with my inheritance I should now
havo been but there, I am content to bo
what I am,- Grant of Tullybardano, and
never a dearer or lovelier home had Scottish
man to dwell in. Jly wifo often laughs at
, ms for being so fond of tho place. But then
tho strangest event of my lifo is bound up
with its possession. And surely I may well
remember and b3 thankful for that event,
for without it yonder lady with tho silver
hair would scarcely now have been sitting
near me, and laughing at the follies of an old
man as she docs.
Five-and-thirty years ago I was living hero
in the grango at "Tullybardane. The placo
had como to my father by bequest not many
years before, and ho had scarcely learned to
ulay th 3 laird bofore ho died and left it to
mi I was only a boy then, and my mother
ah 1 1 were quite content with our lives in the
new h rue. So there I lived and grew up to
manbood, and there in tho courso of years I
fell ia love. Accordingly, one winter morn
ing I roio across to Glen Lovannoch, and
aJr 1 Hr. Frasor to give me his daughter to
Lo my wire. Of courso I had found out be
f or1 Land that iliss Frascr was not unwilling
to bo given.
"Well, wo had along interview, and the xe
sultsin brief were these. I had loft home
tolerably confident, as ono is wont to bo at ,
four-and-tvcnty, and I returned about as de-1
jeetod and indignant as any reasonable man
cvr was. 22r. Frascr was an old friend. IIo '
had been one of my guardian?. lie was ray
fader's executor. I expected my declaration i
to lc" heartily welcomecL Tullybardane is a J
b.tt;r property than Glen Lovannoch. "What i
was thero to rtand in oar way? But when I !
came ba"k I f2lt liko a man who has been
stunned by a treacherous blow. All of a sud
den, for tho first timo in my life, I learned
that my title to Tullybardano was not beyond
dLjputol I heard that a certain document had
long been missing from the titlo deed?, and
that till that document was found I could t
never b entirely secure in my own homo.
But what was far worse, under tho circum
stances, rvlr. Fraser informed me ho could
not cicouragp my suit for his daughter's
What followed I den t quite remember. I
havo a haunting fear that I lost my temper,
and that on one sido or tho other a good deal
of strong language was used. I know I
swore I would never give ZSTellio up, not even
if I woro turned out of Tullybardano neck
and crop next day. Of course, it was very
foolLh, but then tho circumstances were ex
ceptional. IVhen I got homo I sent for tho
attorney, and for tho next four days I did
nothing, I think, except consult lawyers and
look over papars and rummago every holo
and comer of tho grango for tho missing
deed. But v. hat ITr. Fraser told mo proved
to bo only too true.
In tho week that followed 1 remember thrco
things distinctly, not that they were them
selves important, but tliat they boro upon
that strange event which mado a turning
point in my life. The first is that I rode over
to Glen Levannoclj and was told that Mr. and
Mi j Trascr had left home, to stay with friends
inElml.urgh. Tho second is that iny man
Gecr,-'', who acted as footman and 'valet to J
me, got drunk one night and lof i tho house i
doer i i? open for v.hich I have not ceased J
to thank Providf'nco over since. Znow. as a
rul"1, I r.n lenient to these- failings. "Whisky, j
I regret to say, has an attraction for men in
tlrvi northern climates which few can resist.
But, whether it was that I was out of sorts,
or vil'cthcr it was that my mother was
alarm xl, I don't know, but I resolved to make
an example, and I turned the man out of the
house the next day. Tho third incident
was more important, and shall bo told at
I am a good sleeper, I don't dream much, I i
don't believe in dream warnings and such j
things. I have no faith in ghosts though I
know for n fact that my cousins tho Mac
Mocks have a banshee in their family as a
fact, I say. But about that timo I used to
try and dream of a certain lady, and so ono
night I fell asleep and I did dream. And this
is what I dreamed.
I thought I was ia Edinburgh, standing in '
Princes street (and let mo find any street m
England, or anywhere elso which can compare
with that) and waiting by tho TrVavc:ly
monument. Opposite mo was a hotel, which
I suppose I was watching, for out of it pres- t
ently came, as clear and vivid as in life,
Xelly Eraser, with a veil over her head; she j
came slowly toward rao and lifted her veil, '
revealing a face so v. Into and nnserablo that
I scarcely know it, and then, as I stepped for
ward, sh- raised ono hand, and, pointing up
across the gorgo toward tho nigh street hill,
vanished into a moving mist. Then the
shadows began to shift and shuffle themselves,
and presently out came another vision from
my dream. I was thero still, standing, but j
all the surroundings hai changed. I scorned
to bo in a sort of h'aop or offi "?. A counter j
was before me, and all around mo were thin j
phantom figures, with no features that I j
could sec. Only one among theso misty j
shapes ha4 a visible human face. And that i
one advanced toward mo with a smile which j
I shall never forget. It was the faco of a .
young man, slightly drooped, as if its owner
were thr or deferential, with blue, bright
eyes and gentle, handsome features, and fan
hair, and lips that seemed to bo made for
laughter, and a smile that shone like a gleam
of sunshine there.
And in a moment the face and forms had
vanished. Tho darkness seemed to grow
darker. I heard soft steps walking in tho air. 1
felt as if a cold wind wero blowing in ray face.
Suddenly I saw tho chill sea shining afar off
under the white stars. A voice that was
harsh broke out in harth laughter beside rac,
and then I woke.
Two devs after I set out for Edinburgh,
with throeobjects. I wanted to consult an
eminent advocate. I wantnl to get a new
servant. And I wanted, nt least, to find out
where the Trasers wore.
I saw the great advocate, and he continued
m v fears. " Cnless the mining deed is found .
my dear sir," he said in his Llandcst accents.
'your title is so defective as to be legally
vort'ilcss j-hould a rival claimant arise."
T rii.i ,,or vtho Frarers. but I rot thoir ad-
iirus,-aiid I wrote ono letter to the father and
four to the daughter. .
I engaged a new man servant in this way:
Oar need of a servant being pressing, I
went, for the first and last time in my life, to "
a registry oHjcc. The shop lay in the south of
tho town, up beyond the KJgh street, and
when I entered it there wero several subdued
looking Iwings, unfortunate applicants, I szp- '
pose, standing rounL Behmi the counter
wore a man and woman, and to the former, '
having a prejudice in favor ct doinj business
with my own -cx, begotten, perhaps, of coy
ness, 1 appht-d. He kept 1112 waiting a long
tlma. Then b.2 looked over a jirouijious
ledger and rsad me out numerous applica
tions v. hick were perfectly useless. At ha 1.
however, ho came to ono v. inch 1 though- ,
vmvUd do. I told him so. and bo thereupon
fcv.iM mo to wais a httfr longer, ns tho
"ycu: ; man" :n question vrcs hheiy to cell
E-ort!. At 0.-i I rofusod, bat on coaiidera
ti rx I ' -.cllTd vo go oct and have ray hair cut
and t j .1 return to sae if the young Jan were
IWn Icaaie back some tuxrt-.y niiuatcs
Liter the small ofdo v. as full of ik-odIc As
1 enterea sometning m tho loui or tuo piuvo
and tho attitude of tho figures struck mo as
familar. But I dismissed tho idea at once.
Tho shopman camo to meet me,
"Tho young man is here, sir,n ho said, and
ho turned with a wave of his hand to a figure
behind him. Tho figure advanced. It was
the Cguro of a good-looking boy rather thnn
of a man, slight and fair, and with the head
a little drooping. As the boy raised his faco
to look at me I started back. Feature for
feature, as clear as it could bo, it was tho faco
I had seen in my dream!
Ldont know what followed; I don't know
whether my conduct appeared very strange.
I don't Imow what tho boy said to me, or
what I said to him. I havo only a vaguo idea
that I generally assented to everything. And
I know that when I went homo to Tully
bardane .Sydney Loch went with mo as my
Tullybardane is a desolate place. It lies in
a narrow gorge which runs down straight to
tho shore. Tho hilb slope up on either hand,
and cad in tumbled rocl:s or caverns where
tho sea foam breaks and the sea waves sing.
The old grange is a rambling house. 'From
its windows you can look over tho beach,
and only the falling gardens separate you
from it. On the right hand is the library,
which faces down a long avenue of firs to tho
sea, and beyond tho library stretches the de
serted part of the house, which for five and
thirty years I havo been meaning to repair.
Tho library was rather a gloomy room, com-
municating only by a long passage with the
other inhabited ports of tho house. In-
deed, tho whole house was rather lonely,
For myself I never minded that, but I fancy
it struck nry new servant as a bit solitary and
Now, I must teli you about the doings of
this young fellow. A day or two after my
return, lxth my mother and I began to no -
tico something strango about him. It was
not that I did not like him, for I took a
strong fancy to him at once, and here, five
and thirty years after, he lives to this day,
less, I think, of a servant to us than a faith -
ful and trusted friend. But certainly his be
havior was oM, and the first thing wo ob
served was this. ;
One afternoon I was fitting with my mother !
in the drawing room. My mother had or-
dcred tea. Pcreonally. I am afraid of these
unwholesome drinks, and never havo taken
to that suneptitious fashion of working in an
extra meal in tho afternoon. But I was sit
ting with Lrr and talking very disconsolately,
for I felt thoroughly depressed. Presently,
Sydney came in with the cups of tea on a
tray a detestable plan of taking tea if you
must take it, but ono to which my dear
mother was partial. Ho handed tho tray to
my mother, and he handed it to me. Then,
to our surpri, he walked straight across
the room to a big armchair that stood near
the window, and handed tho tray to the
empty chair! But the armchair, or its in
visible occupant, refused it, apparently, and
tho man withdrew.
I am endowed with a largo fund of Scottish
humor, and I burst cut laughing. My mother
was equally perplexed.
"He must have thought there was some
ono sitting there," sho said. "Ho must b-j
very shortsighted, poor boy. It's very
"He must bo as blind as a bat," I an
swered, "or clso haz boc:i playing a practical
joke on us. I never saw ruy thing so absurd
hi my life."
But in the next few days I was destined tc
see stranger things. I asked Sydney if he
vero shortsighted, but ho denied tho charge
with warmth. And yet tho more I watched
him the more obvious was it that he was al
ways meeting invisible people. Once, as I
chanced to see him coming down stairs, I dis
tinctly saw him draw back, pressing himself
against tho wall, as if to allow an invisible
person to pass. Another timo I saw him
walk to tho front door, open it, and hold it, as
if for an invisible visitor to pass out After
that I could stand it no longer. I am the
worst possible hand at fault finding with ser
vants, but I was determined to havo an ex
planation of this. So that af temoon I spoke
"Sydney," I said, bluntly, "are you given tc
"I, sir!" ho answered, with a smile of aston
ishment. "No, sir, I never saw a ghcot in my
"Then, what do you mean,"' I broke out,
"by lx "saving in tho way you havo been
The boy started. Evidently he thought me
off 1113 head. I determined to speak more
"Then,"' I said, "who was that person ycu
showed out of the house this morning?"' 1
know I had him there, for I was sure nobody
"O, you mean the old gentleman hi gray,
sir? Ho left no name. I thought, sir, he
seemed to be nt home in the house; I had
seen him here so often, sir."
Now it was my turn to stare. I was dumb-' weird cry Sydney sprung forward, wrench
foundl I literally stammered for want of ' ing himself from my grasp. Ho seized tho
words. Then I showed what I have always ' papers, and, turning, thrust them into my
thought was remarkable presence of mind. I : hand. Then, with his face 03 white as snow
turned around aud walked into tho dining mid eyes distended, ho raised one arm and
room, telling tho boy to follow. There 1 1 jomtcd to tho window. In another moment
poured out a glass of whisky and gave it to he had tottered back and fallen on tho floor,
him, j But I was already at tho window. In my
"Drink that," I said, "and you kad bolter 1 frenzy I dashed my shoulder against it. Tho
sit down."' ' fastening gavo way. Tho glass camo crash-
Obviously he thought mo as eccentric as I . ing down about me. I was outside, standing
thought him. But ho merely said, "Thank ,
you, sir," and drank the whisky.
"Do you feel quite well?' I aked frigidly.
"Quito well, thank you, sir."
"Aro you subject to delusions or hallucina
tions?" "No. sir; never, sir," heanswerod promptly,
with a lurkin
smile which ho vainly tried
That smile annoyed me. I broko out
again: ' When I went back into tie library I found
"Then, what on earth da you mean," I Sydney in a dead faint on tho floor. I rushed
cried, "by telling me this nonsense about a ' to tho bell and rang it till its tones went peal
gentleman in gray?" ' ing and clashing through the house. Then I
Sydney rose. There was some dignity in ' raised the boy in my arms and carried him
his manner. He spoke resjvctf ully, but in an easily into tho lighted halL Tho blood from
injured tone: ! the cuts of tho broken glass was running
"I beg your pardon, sir, but I only told you freely down ray faco and hands. But I did
about tho gentleman who called, and I not mind it, for I felt as if life had suddenly
thought, .sir, you might havo soon him, for ho ' come back to ec. And when my mother and
passu! by you, and I fancied he nodded to tho servants came out and gathered, startled
you as ho passed." ' and lamenting, round us, I foil on my knees
Really, things had come to a pretty pass! beside the boy and wept as I never wept, 1
Hero was my own servant accusing mo of think, before that day or since,
seeing invisible phantoms which only existed , I have no more to tciL Tha closet in tho
in bis own disordered brain! library opened, I found, by a secret spring,
But there, I will not repeat all the conver- , but what hand opened it that terrible night I
sation that followed. I must say Sydney , Among tho papers which Svd
kept Ins temper wonderfuUyiornostmme!novtodnistinto mv hand loas
However, we had a long explanation, which doairafint ich" confirmed mv title to
ended 111 tins way The boy averted posi- tLe cstaUL Srdaey for lons Terl in. buc
tivelyuat ho had three or four times seen an at -carcf ul nurs;ngT fc mT
elderly gentleman in gray wadang about tho mcth.r ard j did all we jd for him, and
house. Ho had seen him sitting in lac draw- m,v1t. 7r wIiri c-ni, v, m!,v;. mri
ins rcqm with tay mother. Kj had seex him
in the passives up stairs and ia tho grounds
outside. Ho had, ho admitted, wondered
who ho could be, &nd had fancied that ho
must be some very latimato friend, or scoio
020 coarecSed with the establishment. IIo
had r.sror heard him speak, certaiuly. He
had not as yet questioned any of the other
s;r rants about hirn. Eut then he had hirn
sili only been a few days m tho house, and as
vet ditf not Imow all the people about the
place. When I told him t:at no one else in
tho house had ever heard of such a person
Svdnev -was completely staggered. In fact,
the oalv result of our conversation was to
l-eve on the minds of cah of us grave doubts
as to the others sanity, if not as to his own.
Bat before we ported I made the boy promise
mo solemnly that the very next time he saw
this mysterious figure he would summon me
:,-xt day nothing happened, and I racdi
tared dismissing Sydney. The day after, an
event ojeurred which changed the current of
m- ri!ipli. which, thank God, altcrod niy
whole life since, and which has made Swtlney ,:0.jng xlq amount of poetry quoted.
Loch tho most faithful friend I have. turned to his fair young pupa ami ereiaimed.
It was late in the afternoon a winter dusk, j -2Jy dear, it seems to me that you have bor
I was upstairs in my bedroom, writing a j rowed a pretty big porch, for a mighty smaL
Ltt.ir tr. Neliv. vcwinc tliar I wa-.'.l wrw ! houiC Chicaco Htrald.
give her up, and yoc seeing no prospect of
ever being able to claim her for my wife. It
was that hour when tho day begins to pass
into tho night, and shadows havo grown
gigantic, and men's thoughts aro turning
toward dinner. Suddenly I was roused by a
quick step and a knock at my door. I called
out "Como in,'' and Sydney appeared on tho
threshold. He looked very pale and excited,
as far as I could see him by the dim light of
my candles, and ho spoke in a strange voice.
"Ho is here, sir, the old gentleman in gray
in tho passage,"'
I jumped up, and was following him in a
moment. It must have been well past C
o'clock, and yet tho lights in tho corridor
were still unlighted. I looked all round, but
could see no one.
"Where?" I said in a whisper; for I thinV
the gloom and the boy's strango looks had
frightened my common sense oat of me.
Sydney took mo by the arm and pointed.
I felt ho was trembling all over. And for
my own part, an uncomfortable chill seemed
to be creeping through my limbs.
"There, sir, there don't you 6eo him? at
the top of tho stairs. He's beckoning U3 to
I strained my eyes in the direction where
ho pointed, but could discern nothing. How
ever, I caught hold of Sydney's arm and
followed him silently, liko a sheep. Why I
did so I cannot at this moment conceive.
Tho boy led the way down stairs, appar-
ently keeping his eyes fixed on something he
could see in front. I held him blindly. We
went down and across tho hall, and then out
of tho front door into the cold air. It was
quite dark outside, though one or two blurred
stars were flickering palely, and tho moon,
I thought, was struggling behind a cloud.
Round tho house we went, faster and faster,
j into the gardens at the back, and down the
. slopes toward the sea. Sydney seemed to bo
1 dragging me along. Once I caught a glimpse
, of Ids face, and I saw it was deadly white,
i though his eyes were straining wildly after
tho phantom he was following. Still ho
1 went on and on. "Wo were nearing tho beach
now. anu l coulu near tiie sun ooattng
againct the rocks and dimly see the white
crebtb of tho waves hanging in tho foggv
night. Inow wo wero on the beach. I felt
j the- iawved under my feet and stumbled.
bull the bov draped mo along. ow we
must be on the brink of the water, I thought,
and shivered. Then I put out my other hand
and clutched at Sydney's arm.
"In God's name, where are vou goinjrP I
i said, in a terrified whisper.
The loy did not answer. Ho stepped dead.
Tho darkness was thick about us. Wo were
standing ia a mist, and even the blurred
stars had faded out
Suddenly I felt a wave
Ind ac that moment,
break over my feet.
hissing out and echoing across tho darkness,
there grated in my cars tho sound of a harsh
and hollow laugh tho very laugh I had
heard in my dream!
Tho glcom was so dense that I. could only
seo the outlino of Sydney's body, though I
was grasping him with my two hands. There
was a perfect silence. Still I stood there
motionless, rooted to tho rocks. Then I felt
tho boy start off again, toward tho house.
Another wave washed up against my feet as
I turned with him and began to ascend to
tho gardens again. Tho fog was growing
thinner. Presently it parted, and a strong
wind seemed to have rken suddenly out of
the sea. Now I could distinctly seo Sydney's
eyes still fixed on tho invisible thing before
him I could see, too, that wo were mount
ing tho palo avenuo of fir trees, and from the
distant windows of tho library a dim light
was casting shadows down upon cur faces.
But wo did not make for those windows. My
gr ji turned off to the left, and we entered
tho deserted part of the house. I felt utterly
spellbound. I seemed to havo lost all power
of vLUo:i. I ii"lieve I should blindly havo
followed that boy to my death.
Wi had plunged into a labyrinth of
shadowy rooms, leaving tho outer air. How
we get into that part of the house I cannot
tell. I had not been there for years. Sydney
could never have been in it, and ho led mo on
rapidly, ai.d never faltered or h sitated once.
1 I think that the moon mudt have como out,
for there was a faint light shining through
the windows a we passed, and by that light
he guided me. We crossed sereral empty
rooms and passages, and at iat camo out into
a long corridor. That, too, wc traversed.
At the further end a door opened before Uo.
I steppl through it into my own library,
and cto-xl thero in the lamplight, goring
stupidly into Sydney's face.
He, too, liad paused. But he nei'cr ppoico a
w.,l, nor looked at me. His eyes were fixed
on a tall bookcase in a corner of tho room.
Presently he began to move slowly toward it,
and I, still holding him, followed. Then, as
wc approached it, to my utter amacement,
tho whola iKokcaso swung back upon its
hinges, revealing a small closet, which I had
never seen before, with somo dusty rolls of
paper lving on a shelf within it. With a
in the chdl, blue night. Hound mo the wind
was whiaki'r and blustering. Tho fog hat!
melted away. Overhead tho stars were
burning golden. The banished clouds ha1
gone. But no sign of any human figure,
man or ghost, was there. Only the desolate
avenue, with its fir trees, bending over it,
and at the far end, in the dimness, the high
moon over the whitened sea!
more than wc he recovered, and has eve;
since remained with me. .Neither of vs ever
spoko much of the things wo had seen
that winter day. The-mystery of my inher
itance is a mystery still, and men will bury ir
wi'h us in our graves. Only this I know and
will tell you, that from that hour to this Syd
ney has never sscn a ghect again.
So I am Grant of Tullybardane. and th?
heiress of Glen Levannodi is my wife. C E.
iL-dlet in Bclgravia.
Girl Gradual'- E?-ay on Patriotism.
Os of the sweet girl graduates who reesnt-
ly shipyM oat of cfcool hfe bedeekedin gau j
and ahnest smothered in flowers lavished 1
upon her by admiring friends, read an essay j
on "Love of Country.' After quoting the
entire well remembered lines begziuans !
-Breathes there a man with sou' so dead
she added about a doren prose iases of her
own compaatinn, in the course of which sh
said that -patriotfem was real nice.' It is re-nat-ted
tfejit the difrniSod nrof csscr. to whom
Corner Douglas and
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(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE RANK-)
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L.D. 3K3NNEB, .PETER GETTO. W.P.GREEN. P. V. HEALY.
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
CVTIONAL HANS OF THE REPUBLIC. New York. NATIONAL RANK O? AMERICA. Cfclcao.
FIRST NATIONAL BANE. Kassa City.
1 B. LOXBAED, SR, Pr-sldeat
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
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Money on liand No delay when security and
and title are good Hates as low as
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ES.O'VT'ISr & CO..
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKERS.
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OLTVBE DCCX. Vice-President.
W. L. DUCK.
SAMUEL nOUCK". ROBERT E. LAWRENCE
. W. JOHNSTON. C. E. FRANK, A A. HTDE
21. VT. LEVY, Cashier.
Bank, Organized 1872.
Win. C. WooEiLif , Ass't Cnshlcr
In th& Arkansas Valley.)
JOHX C. DER3T. CMbler.
L. D. BKINNER. CaW,
W. H. LTVTSOSTON, AMUUst CufcJtf
BLACESTONE NATIONAL BANK. Bostot
JAilES L. LOXBARD. Vlce-Prwlde&s.
S. S KING, Secretary
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SMITHSON & CO
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Land, Loaa aa Insurance Averts. Kcncr always oa haatL Interest At low rate. XO DELAY.
Before mattes a loan on Farm. City. Chattel or Personal trcBrltj". call acd ee tau Coc.o ta or s4
tall description or your Farm or City property. We handle l&rp? amount oT both Eattcrs. sad ForeJB
Capital for Investment In Keal Estate, and are thus enabled to raaie rapid sales.
Correspondence Solicited. . H. L. SJHTHSOy. XanajKr.
J. M. ALLEN & CO,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
l. x. WOODCOCK,
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
M ESTATE, ABSTRACTS & LOAMS
Office, Dorser JBuilding, Opposite Couro House,
WICHITA . J&1JLJST.
Comanehe, Comanche County, Kansas.
A new city on tae Cinixaarron, at its .tunctlcn with Big Bluff and
Cavalry creeks, of fers more Inducements TO th investor ilian any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. On'r three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fme water power jU the foot of
Cavalry "Valley, with its hundreds of Hue farrrs. many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on toe ground tioor. No lots given
away. Many brick and frame ouiidmgs going up. Write for full
particulars to the
COMA2TCHS TOWN COMPANY,
New Kiowa, Kansas.
F. W. SWAB,
(STJCCELSOR TO F. STACKiTAN
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The largest slock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me.
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
". F. XIEDERLAXDER. Irrldcnt. W. W. KIKKWCCD, Lacrt Kxnmlner. 15. V. LTVV, Triur
A. W. OLIVER. Veo-lrsIi!rat. " "- HCTA. hwww7
lansas Loan and Investment Co.
Capital, $i 00,OCO.
Money Always on Eand to Loan on Farm and City ProDerty
Officeiin Wichita National Eank Budding. Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLETT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AKO BLINDS.
qffice -I inrz "sg," KK.'S w;; ;;--. WICH ITA, KAN.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
A1STD PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- BATES! V O -.-DELAYS!
L. B. BUNNELL & CO.
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cent, less than regul't7- pr cess. I am now receiving a
fine stoclc of Fali and WJntor
New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Etc.
To aasort tnr lars stori m hsrf. wfcteli I fi9- M s-rtew s ll . jrjrtw7 to ruirias tnta
buIo-, and rtptrB Uw MUratttm U pwi-ham intMr.
129 MaLa St. brwfn Xyvouls
GLO BE IRON WO R ' S 1
Founders and Machinists.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Iron and brass castings, pulleys and abaft lag and all kinds of ma
chinery. House casings m aay '.esrtgn to order. Dean sta-m pma ps
and puro ping macninfery. All minds of repairing done on Short, notice
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor.
CANON -:- CITY --COAL!
"BAD&ZR LIHaBZS CO., VTEST DOUGLAS AVB.
C O. DXTTUivjS Yrv&im'.
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PAID-UP CAPITAL, 800rU00.
Ur.M iiuMvt nn M-znA in I nan no imfim farm zu& Qk'f PfGS&flV.
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K. A. DOKSKY.
JOHN" G. ALLEN.
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