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XBpe mtcMta iails Ha! : eetttcsaag pXoruin ieccmTer 8. 1886.
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WEDXESDA V. DEC. 9th.
OUR TRIP TO CALIFORNIA.
A. B. CAJIPI1ELL,
Adjutant General of Kansas.
ITHURSDAY iVENIXU. DECEMBER 9th.
COL. II. CStCLUH,
Of Bell Plalne. on the same oubject.
BENEFIT OF W. R. C.
IRAWFORD'S OPERA HOUSE.
COMING DECEMBER Mil.
One solid week of oiera by
: ttie CMJimiATHi) :
CASINO OPERA COMPANY,
:kuom the casho, ciiicaom,:
In a repetolre of nopul'ir operas.
Tuerxlar Mascot te
Wednesday Chimes ofNoriiMi dy
Thui bduy Olivette
GRAND n. 11. S. PINAFORE MATINEE.
IJ" People's Popular Price.
POPULAR FAMILY REx'RT.
To E WICHITA MUSEUM,
South M.iin St. near Dotulas Avo.
ENNIS& YOUNG. PROl'KlETORS.
WfcEK OK DECEMBER CTII, 1SSC,
CURIOSITY P RLOUS
Cap. Uicck Austrian Giant.
Maj Loos. Iowa I.lliputl in
Zola Zingara, Clrea.an lady.
The Dulraiios, Gl.iss Enter?,
Mongo Park. Leopard Roy.
And many other intero.llu objtxits.
THE ARTFt'L DODGER.
"Y OUR SEL1-.CT STOCK COMPANY.
J. II Mcintosh, May Smith.
Fred Bobbins Jerome. Abbey,
In rcilnsd hpeclnliles.
10c. ADMISSION TO ALL 10e.
OPEN DAILY FROM 1 TO 10 P. V.
SEATS IN AUuITOKIUM, 10c FXTRA.
P. A. "Wood, o Wellington, is in tho city.
John W. Reed, of Ft. Smith, Ark., is in
B. S. Parker, of Muren
111., is at the
wool grower of St.
Louis, i&. iu the city.
N. T. Hurt, a capittlut of Philadelphia,
is at thu Manhattan.
0 L. Henderson, contractor for putting in
bank fixtuies, is in tho city.
E 1 McCormiek, of Wellington, spent a
fow hours in tho city yesterday.
Stiles & Smith. will occupy the loom re
cently vacated by tho city library.
Judge Wall went to Kingman yesterday
to con luct court which opens today.
Don't forget tho lecture tomorrow night at
Memorial hall by JJ.t A. 11. Campbell.
Cha.s. O'Donuell, a bu-ane-is man of Dallas,
Texas, wa-5 among yesterday's arrivals.
Mr. A. 1$. Campbell lectures tomoriow
night. Subject, ''What I saw in California.''
lJ,in'iin yjsCerday o.f. ih i largo tree in
front of their engine houso on South Empt
ria. John H. Cirpenterof (Joidard, an exten
sive dealer iu sheep, was in the city yeitei
day. Mr. F. S. Williurd, of the Hutchinson
News, in company witli Mr. Ash, of Haven,
called 3 esterda
Joe. Hatfield, of tho European hotel, left
yesterday morning for Kiowa aceompauied
'by Ed. Darlington.
J. P. Hoi ton was up liom Anthony yes
terday as gay and as happy ns of your put
ting in the time with tho boys to tho btit
a Ivantage. ,
Capt. George It. Tutu;, one of Welling
ton's oldest and most influential citizen.-.,
who -pent the day in the metiopolis yester
day made lis a plea-ant call.
The young people'.-, Missionary society of
the Christian church will meet at tho church,
corner of Lincoln stieet and Lawrence ave
nue, thi- evening at 7 o'clock.
Mr Henry V. Kei-en, of Omaha, hns
been in tho city for some days representing
Spoor Mackey, of Chicago. He stems eiy
mu -h pleased with thecity. "Have reason
to like the city," -he exclaimed, "'as I find
owr thing business and get a good -hare
Col. P. Daniels, chief engineer of the Kan
s i- V Ntw Mexico, is at the Occidental.
Col. Daniels was a regimental comuuuider
(7 h It. I infautry) of the old army of the
Pa o:ti.i' and was in garrison at FtT Hall
durpi the last faw months of the seigu of
Losiembor the oyster siipjMjr to ba given
b the ladies of the Oak Su-eel Prttobytwiuu
c mrch at the church this evening, December
8. An extensive Hterarv and musical two-
gra it has be. n prepared by some of the bet j
ta Mt of the city. Literary performances
on notice at 7:33 prompt. Admission five,
SJ par :j. Everybody welcome. Come
aii bring your friends and relations. Street
c trs run ti.l 10 o'clo.-k
AT. H. Brideiduugli, of Altoona, Penn-yl-vaui
i, and C. H. Ranch, of Harri-burg,
tliit state, two genthnuH who came out to
ma..e investments in the west, called ester-
tlav. Ihev had taken in the inii)nrtnr !
towns of the west including Kansas Citv
and after spending a week or two in Wichita i
had found no trouble in deciding that our 1
city was the place for settling and investing -
Mr. Joseph Riclmi-ds, vice-iosideat of the !
Ft Scott, Mr. M. W LVj, of Wichita
.. I-. .Mcuenanuer, ujH.rmwmieut Harding
auu jvttoruey uarris, went to tt. Scott ves-
icraay morning u m.oi some -Missouri ,
Pacific oilicials. The former throe neutle -
men were accompanied bv their wives who,
with their husbauds, are invited guets of
Judge Hill and wife to 11 reception which
was to be given at their palatial home laot
WHAT WICHITA WANTS.
The Wliole Field of Disputed Points
Prominent Citizen Takes up the Hallway
Rights of Way, Street Car Lines,
To tho Editor of tho Easle:
That we boom no one doubts; that the
human hog is reaping the benefits without
assisting tho boom there is no little doubt;
that there are men in this city worth from
150,000 up, who have business property un
improved, who will neither sell to men who
will build on it, or improve it themselves,
there is no doubt. Yet these same men are
booming outside additions, expecting the
tales on the outside and improvements on the
inside to return them 1,000 per cent on their
It is tune that these men bo pointed out to
the htranger, and, as men who do not prove
their faith by works in our boom.
The improvement of business lots gives
value and permanency to tho entire city.
The boomimr on tho outside creates no
value. We must solidify the center, and
the "human hog'' ought to have sense
enough to see it. It ain't necessary to name
anybody, every man who reads this will at
once write tho names of a dozen of them on
his mental tablet.
Second Wichita needs a market house.
Third Wichita needs a double bridge on
Douglas avenue, one for east and one for
w est travel.
Fourth Wo aro happy to state that the
creation of business lots in the Big
Arkansas river will stop in a few
days. Tho United States eugineor in
charge of tho Arkansas river is in possession
ot full data, and expecls to inspect this river
under an 01 der from the secretary of war
alriady issued, some time iu this month.
Hlih Tho railroad muddle. How shall
we solve this problem? There aro many
ways suggested. One suggestion is as fol
lows: The city council can extend Rock Island
avenue from Douglas avenue north to Cen-
ti al avenue by opening a street between?!
Mead tiud Mosely avenuos. This changes
the frontage of all these lots on tho new
street, aud virtually makes Mead and Mosely
To protect the peoplo on tho east of Mosely
avenue, and west side of Mead avenue, tho
council can push the railroad over to the
West side of Mosely and East side of Mead,
and reserve the balance of these streets for
tho property owners. This gives frontage to
property and does not injure any one except
est side of Mead and East sido of Moselj,
and their injury will not equal North Wich
ita street. Again to prove this new street
benefit it may be assumed: 1. That what
business men voluntarially do to create val
ue and make money is sound. 2. The own
ers of Rock Island avenue, who aro business
men, voluntarially paid in money 10,000,,
and gave the land to mako tho street of
which this new street would bo simply an
extension. 3. This was done in viow of the
tact that Mead and Mosely avenues were
dedicated to railroad use.
Fourth Wo may assume that tho opening
of this street, i. e., the extension of Rock
Island avenue, from Douglas avenuo north
to Central avenue, even Oak street will be a
positive benefit, and that there will bo no
Fifth All property on Wichita street
from Douglas to a point above Third street
(between Central aud Third) has been boom
ed b' railrouds, and this with railroads in
front. Wo have a right to expect some
benefit on Mead and Mosley avenues, and we
need only to consider the damage above this
Sixth If tho cast side of Mosloy and west
side of Mead have a portion reserved on
which railroads lay no track, these people
have less right of complaint than the Wichita
street people, to whom no attention was
Seventh We concludo that the opening of
Rock Island avenue solves the entire prob
lem, and, as soon as opened, and reservations
made, on east of Mead and west of Mosley,
we will settle down.
Eighth It is a fact that values on Mead
and Mo-ley, south of Third, havo not been
injured, but rather strengthened.
Ninth It is a self-evident truth, that
which benefits the entire city, the entire city
should pay for. If property on tho west
side of Mo-!oy and east side of Mead, above
Thiid stieet, is injured, somebody ought to
pay all, or at least part of it. Below Third
street, on the Rock Island avenue extension,
tiere is no damage except the lots fronting
on Douglas avenue, which has to be taken to
make the street.
Tenth It is suggested that the committee
ot twentj- and the city council examine this
Rock Island avenue as it now is and see the
outcome of the extension by going over the
ground and if feasible act on it.
Tho wi iter hereof remembers when Col.
Hartzell obtained his charter and also re
members that Hartzell was the only mau who
believe! it would pay and Hartzell's local
director- had doubts. The balance of the
city had no doubt. They all knew it was a
wild, cracked-brained, idiotic, visionary
scheme, and would tail and wreck the stock
holders, aud "'bust'' the mortgagee who put
up thd money.
The writer has no iuterest iu
street ear company, and desires to state
Fir-t That the present street car compa
ny have put dow n more track thau proceeds
dictate, and but for the aid extended could
not earn dividends on the same. And these
extensions are the straw that will break the
"Campbell's" back, aud that the failure o"
this company to earn dividends and make
other oxteusious demanded will break aud
This street car business helped materially
to make our boom.
To cripple this company is to cripple our
selves, and it should not bo hazzarded bv
granting other franchises. It is better that
oue company got rich than that two go
The men who are clamoring tor franchises
I for street motors, etc., would not invest a
cent even wheu Powell bought tho present
street car iranchise.
T 5rant a new franchL w to divide the
buxness? to livide tho business is to lesv-on
dlvldeads: to lesen dividends is to have
100r bervice- bad tracks and no re exteu-
sions. The people of this citv from motives
of self interest should uphold the present
company aud frown down on more f rau-
cliisto. If more service is demanded we mav i
then demand that this company rive it; bac !
if other fmnchinr. -,n- n.,.i t), Kct.
!, - our. n ,.-. .. v. '
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Let us hold up the boom.
The people of this city (except tho;e de
manding franchises) are interested only ia
street transportation, aud not in th tnuia-
ported, and we had better have good service
from one company than poor service from
Again, the men who have made this invest
ment, are entitled to great consideration,
and we should consider a long time before
we resolve to cripple them. We don't need
any motor and bolt hne or cable road now,
nor any additional street car franchise, and
we should consider before we break tho
The cry that our street car business is a
failure, or overdone will cost us individually
over a million dollars. Wo cannot stand
The franchise on west side was granted to
compel the present company to give a ser
vice on the west side, and ps soon as it
agreed to lay down tho track, the runners of
the franchise turned it over to this company.
The idea should bo kept in mind that what
we want is good service not poor service
and, the granting of additional street fran
chises, is at best an experiment, if not a
very doubtful one in which no one but the
promoters of new schemes have any interest,
and the result may wound our boom.
Every man who ownes outside property
cannot but see, that if a dull time comes, his
property is first hit and last to recover, and
that this dull time will effect the street cars
as much as any other property, and thar, if
the company have shorted in travel, the out
side street lines will be the ones, that the
poor service will be given on Dividends to
the present company means, good service on
its lines. Stop the dividend, divide the
dividend, and we the property owners suf
fer our boom suffers.
Again, a street company must earn good
dividends, to meet accidents. It is
a matter of gratification that this
company havo had no accidents
to amorut to anything. Yet one accident
may occur that will cost tho company tho
earnings of the entire lines for three months:
and wo must consider all these things. A
series of accidents, oven in good times, may
cripple tho company. In fine, nothing should
be done to bring about poor service on pres
ent lines and cripplo "our boom," but on the
other hand wo should seo that it retains good
dividends, pay its bills and damages, and
give us good serviee, and so far as we can
keep it iu a position where wo can cuss it
without feeling that we are cussiu a pauper,
but a strong, healthy, rich man who do
serves it. '
Campbell, Powell, et al, who hold stock in
the street car company aro not entitled to
consideration, but tho Wichita Street Rail
way company, a corporation which under a
franchise has undertaken to perform a pub
lic servico for the public under certain re
strictions and penalties, is entitled to consid
eration, because the public havo an interest
in the company giving good service. And
tho public not the street car company nor
the new franchise getters, is tho real party
in interest, and tho public demands good
service, not new franchises. The way to get
good service is to eeo that tho company gets
good dividends. If the public is not being
served properly tho franchise points out a
way to demand it. Has the public demand
ed anything? Is tho public suffering for
more or better facilities.
Tho promoter of new schemes is the
humin beiu that is sufferin. Tho public is
now served by this company far beyond tho
expectation or yo oldest inhabitant.
Tho promoter of new schemes shares the
opinion of Vanderbilt regarding tho public
and the public through tho city council needs
more protection from new schemes than
The idea should bo borno in mind that all
franchises aro granted to subserve some
public interest, and unless there is a real,
not fancied, public interest to bo subserved,
no franchise should bo granted.
In what way will tho damage be lessened
on a street by having a belt line instead of
an ordinary standard guage railroad corn-
pan' operated on a street?
The belt line is to benefit tho stock holders
and levy tributo on tho incoming railroads.
Tho standard guage is to benefit both the
railroads and the citj,
Which will vou take? A
WILL I'OItJl AN ASSOCIATION.
Society Homoepatlnc physicians and sur
geous of Sedgwick county met last night m
regular session at the ofilco of Dr. W. A.
Minick, the president, in fho chair. This
society has called a meeting of tho physi
cians of this school to meet in Wichita Dec.
15 and 10 to form an associatiou of tho Hom
oepathie physicians and surgeons of Kansas.
That tho now associatiou may bo properly
housed and cared for the following commit
tees have been appointed :
Committee on place to hold mcetiugs Drs.
Ordway, Johnson and Stoner.
This committee reported the Masonic hall
as most suitable. Report accepted aud
Genoral executive committee Drs. Miuick.
Stouer, Johnson, Andrews, E. A. Whitlock
Finance Dr. E.
A. Whitlock and M. A.
Committee on eolation Drs. Johnson and
Music Drs. Andrews, Carpenter and
Invitation Drs. Al. Whitlock and M. A.
Reception Drs. Minick, Ordway, E. A.
Whitlock, Carpenter and Johnson."
Progi amine Drs. Andrews, Stone aud
Badg'es Drs. Ordway and Tilden.
V ork by all these committees has pro
The new society will meet in the Masonic
Hall tit 2 p. m. on the loth.
Tho local Homoepatlnc physicians will give
ajreceptiou at the same place on the night of
At tno reception there wijl be instrument
al music by the ladies silver string band.
Sinking of quartetts. duetts, and solos. aLo
recitations and a poem.
A general good social time is expected at
the Masonic Hall. After the close of tho
programme those present will repair to Gan
dolfo's Cafe, w here mine host will spread a
eolation in his most approved style.
A TOUCH CUSTOMER.
Yesterday afternoon a drunken man was
making things lively on the West Side.
Policeman Hambrow tried to keep him quiet
but the greater tho effort the much the
greater the noise the man made. At last
Hambrow collared him aud started for t ic
city prison; by dint of coaxing and pulling
the policeman got his prisoner as far as
Market street, where he stopped and refused '
to go another itep. 'Be Jasus 1 aint goin'
to cross the bludv strate.'' His kicking and
yelling oon attract&i qnit a crowd, anong
whom was a gentleman that the oStror go: .
to asi,t him and thus his unruly capture
was at last safelv landed at the cooler.
Mr. H. G. Wilson, of Topeka, has been
visiting the city schools for tome days. He
represents VanAntwerp, Bragg & Co.
YOUNG LADIES COLLEGE.
Wichita to b tho Site or Another Educations
Monday night a meeting was held by a
number of business men and others interested
in education to form a board of directors
for the organization by the Congregational
church of a young ladies college in this city.
Five members were elected and this evening
it is expected to increase the number two
more, thus making the board to consist of
It is expected to organize a sshool for the
education of young ladies; it will bo more,
tho members say, than a female ssminary;
for besides the branches ordiuarily taught,
there will be instructions in all tho higher
sciences and arts.
Whilo the institution will be under control
of the Congregational Church, yet it will be
anon-sectarian school with an aim to impart
a broad and liberal education to the studonto
who may attend. Tho instructors are to be
men of learning and wide experience in edu
cational matters. Besides large and com
modious school buildings which aro to bo
built, either fof brick or stone, thera will be
dormitories in which the students may board
Tho site of the buildings is not yet determ
ined, but will depend, to a great extent, upon
the encouragement that may be olfered by
the piiXet-ent parte of the ciiy. The mem
bers of tho board say that they havo laid
their plans before many prominent and
wealthy men of tho city and hvo received
from them assurances of support that en
courage them to believo that the work upon
the buildings cau bo commenced as aoon as
the site is chosen.
Although this city is not definitely fixed
as tho place of the school, yet ovorything
points to the fact that it will be Wichita. A
gentleman from Arkansas City wad present
at tho meeting aud informed them that
his city would be glad to have the institu
tion and would make it an object for tho
projectors to erect it there. The present
prominence of Wichita es a commercial and
railroad center, with tho number of collegos
aud higher grade schools now in course of
construction and ite prospectively bright
future as an educational center makes Wich
ita tho favored place. Further steps will be
immediately taken, the ciy will be canvass
ed in order to feel the public pulie, aud then
if thero be any encouragement another
worthy educational institution will be added
to the list already building, and tho fathors
and mothers of Kansas and the western
states will have in Wichita a school to whoso
care they may entrust the higher education
of their daughters with tho expectation of
finding in it an institution as able to do its
work as many in the older eastern states.
PLEASANT AF AIK.
Monday evening at the residence of Mrs.
Fehleisen, on Soutn Emporia, a supper was
given in honor of Rsjv.J.M.Vawter, who has
for sometime been conducting a very suc
cessful series of meetings at tho Christian
church, corner of Lawrence and Lincoln
streets. All who were present expressed
themselves as highly delighted with the en
tertainment offered by the hostess. At the
supper table there were noticed:
Mr. and Mrs. Vawtor, Mr. aud Mrs. Hon
dryx, Mr. and Mrs. Payne, Mr. and Mrs.
McBoe, Misses Bonnie, Elva, Ida, Nora, and
Sallio Cole; Lena, Selma, Amelia, and
Louisa Lunger; Tavia, Noll and Myrtle Mc
Phersou: Lucy and Lona Lovlace; Josephine
and Jennie Ferguson; Amanda and Mary
Greene; Etta Hartzell, Doilie Hayes; Belle
Wells, Gertie DeLair, Lillie Haudguest.Julia
and Ida Barwise, Susio Burris, Ora Stanley,
Leora Fehleison, Mrs. Griffin, Earnestine
Wendel, Mrs. Barwise, Messrs Charley Lov
lace, James Borden, Colonel Greene, Emery
Greeue, Preston Leichhardfc, Win. Huff,
Benj. McLeau, Clark Hendryx, Lee Varuer,
George Willson, Elvie Ireland, Frank Rice,
Aimer Hendryx, E. T. Lamphere, Berry Mc
pherson, Georgo Hartzell, Homor Kendlo,
A PLEASA.NT EVENING.
Mrs. J. A. Jones cntertaicod a number ofj
friends at her elegant new homo on North
Topeka Monday night. Thero were prosent
Dr. Houghlaud, Mes. H. E. Green, J. W.
Wateon, Harry Lytle, Tom Fritch, Misses
Clark, Suits, Rankin, Smith aud Ida
The tiiuo was very pleasantly spent in
dancing, card playing, conversation and
tho enjoyment of a very elegant spread.
At the regular meeting of Garfiold Post,
he'd last evening, tho following officers were
elected for the ensiling year:
P." C B. H. Downing.
S. V. C W. W. Sweet.
J. V. C W. T. Buckner.
O. D. John A. allace.
V. M. El ward Durmont.
Surgeon H 0ons.
O. G. J. O. Wilkinson.
Chaplain N. E. Harmon.
L R. P H. W. Lewi-..
Trustees for the ensuing year Taylor und
J. C. Ru-hoy.
After the meoting of the Post the Woman's
Relief Corps filed into the hall, and a num
ber of hours were spjnt in social enjoyment.
A regular camp-fire supper was served, ami
the ocasioa in every rupees was merry as
could bo desired .
A. O. U. W.
The A. O. U. W. at their meeting on Mon
day evening elected the following officers for
tho ensuing term:
M. W. B. II. Downing.
Foreman C K. Freeman.
Oveiieer A. D. Boyd.
Receiver John A. Wallace.
Financier W. P. Stein.
Recorder J. R Dutton.
Guide S. R .Moore.
Q. W. J. W. Brown.
Trustee J. W. Wiugard.
Representative to grand Isdge S. D. Hollow-til.
YOU THE K". OF P. BAND.
The New York Herald -ays the following
of Mr. Cope: "Great versatility in expres
sion and intonation wre shown in Mr.
Cope's rendition of Damon aud Pythias "
It is hoped that Mr. Coje's aji;nrauce nt
Memorial hall next Friday and Satuirfnv
nigh:.- w ill t gr?f ted by large audience.
The proo-ed of the evemn' cutertaunneiit
will be given to the Knight of Pythias band.
ATTENTION K. OF L,
The regular meetings of 5220 have been
changed to everv Wliieday evening.
C. E. Martin, AL V.'.
IF AND IF.
If the surmises eppearin; in the dispatches
yesterday are true, and the Chicago & Kosk
Island and other KAn-is City roads have
entered into an arement with the Santa
Fe to stay out of Kansas for the pre-onS
then much that our correspondent says this
morning tonchins n-hls ol way inu ihis j
city, wui prove wasieu aau'uaiaoc .ur ,
rlrbts of wav will be wanted. The EaGLS,
touching this right of way matter, ii jat
where it has been all the tun The .treats
were made for traffic aad this city can't
afToid to go into thu dam&gs and purchasing
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING.
Architects Proudfoot & Bird have com
pleted plans and specification for the "F. M.
C. A. building which will bo located on the
northwest corner of First ttreet and Topeka
avonua. The building will have a front of
soTenty-five feet on Topeka avenue and
ninety feet on First street. It will be three
stories hich with basement and built of
stone costing over 25,000. Tho towerof the
building will be near eighty feet aigh which
will be placed on the southeast corner over
a circular bay.
The main entrance of the building will be
from Fiit street. The reception hall on first
floor is 32x50 feat. The reading room is
twentv-five feet square. Parlor is 21x2o;
game room 16x25 and secretaries office 12x13.
The reception hall, parlor, game room and
reading room will bo connected by sliding
The gymnasium L twenty-eight feet wide,
flrty-threo feet long aud thirty feet high.
It takes in the basement aud
first story. In the basement will also be
found the bowling alley which is twelve feet
wide and eighty feet long. Two hundred
lockers are provided for, and room for more
if they can bo used. Boiler room aud kitch
en is also in tho basement.
On the second floor is the hall in which the
association will hold its meetings and will
also serve as the lecture room. It is thirty
nine feet wide and forty-eight feet long, and
has a i-eating capacity, with gallery, of three
hundred. There is a small dressing room on
each rfido of stage. On this floor is the room
for the junior department which is 18x22
feet. Thero aro four class rooms each 12x14,
Three rooms for offices front oa Topoka ave
nue. The third floor is divided up into fourteen
The bapement is nine feet high: first story,
fourteen; .second story, twelve; aud third
The entire building will be heated with
steam. The plan of tho baildisg is differeut
from any owned by the a-ssociatiou, and is
one that seems to meet tho approval of the
many who examined the drawings. The
contract will be awarded sometime this win
ter, with the understanding that early next
spring will find tho work commenced. It
will be ouo of tho best buildings of the asso
ciation in the west.
MEETING OF KCUULAKS.
The Wichita Medical society met at the
office of Dr. Fabrique, Dr. Bjbbeo iu the
Members pressnt Drs. Fabrique, Foote,
Bibbeo, Purdy, Hamilton, Well, Oldham,
McCullough, McAdams, St. John, Kirkwood
There wero di-aussions of iu terest by va
rious members prosont. Tho next meeting
will be held the firnt Tuosday night in Janu
ary, nt the office of Drs. Bibbeo and Foote.
The Schuyler Electric Lijht company have
ordered machinery for greatly increasing
their lighting capacity. A boiler was ordei
ed some weeks ago from Russell & Co., nt
Massilion, Ohio. It is expected to arrive to
day. It is Mxty-air inches in diameter, aud
sixteen feet long, having a capacity of ono
hundred and twenty-five horso powwr. This
give to tho plant a two huudred and fifty
horse power, which gives a capacity for run
ning two hundred aud fifty lights. Two dy
namos have alo been ordered, each having
a capacity of forty lights.
Hartle & Co. have beou secured to put tho
new boiler in place.
KEI'OKT OF COMMITTEE.
It will be remembered that some months
ago Judge Wall appointed Messrs. Fouts,
Hutchiugsand Durand as acondoaiuatiou
committee to condemn tha property to be
occupied by fhe Mutual Pacific Telegraph
company in extending ita line thtougu this
couuty. They commenced work at Sedg
wick City and followed the Santa Fe road to
The abstract has been completed and the
committee will submit its report today. The
damages due from tho company is placed at
two dollars per mile. The whole distance
through the coun;y is thirty-six mile-. The
report of the committoe will bo filed with
the county clork and a copy sent to the at
torneys of tho company at Tojiekn.
The Arrhio elect: ec light compiny have
commenced operations on Weit Douglas
avenue. Some lights aro running overy
night and the indications in Iho eyas of tho
company are most encouraging.
A car load of material ia expected to ar
rivo to-day from Boston. It w ill be com
posed of tho different articls necessary for
making the cells, and generating the elec
tricity. The car alo contain a largo
amount of wire and apparatus for liuhts.
When this material i- placed in the build
ing used by tho company more hands vrill bo
employed for putting in incandescent elec
tric light plant.- m the city. The new in
vention will then ba given a public test and
subjected to the final criticism.
310KE OF IT.
That Mr. Wm. Fletcher is going to erect a
mammoth brick bniMiug on South Fifth
avenue is not all of it by any means. Mr.
P. V.Healy will pay for half tho south wall of
his building and in the spring will put tip
a brick on the Routh side of Mr. Fwurtoer's
building. Hi builUng inil he a froai of
fifty feet and out handred and twenty feet
deep ami throe stories high anyhow and
probably four. Hw building will be of the
same rise a Mr. Fletchers and plaond for
An effort i3 being mada to get the Santa
Fe company to run a switch iieur the front
of the buddings. It is believed Ow ocwnptny
will confer the favor ami give a loa?
It is rumored that some took brick bctkl
mgs are likely to prous early next priug.
A UUsH OF OKDliIt.
The proprietors of the Wichita crseker
fBntnrx- rvmw-t tliiit. thev were nser sol
crow,ted with ordsr Maoe they connnejd
basinet in the city as they ba. Iwefi during
the last wek. It 5-enis tbat-"Vry womjan.
in the vs-t territory fcrni-hed by tbem is
anxious to be srved extensively for tha bii-
duv trade. AH of :eta evidently hae i-
p4cteas that Chnstmat is coming d "
The fa -wry I running day aad rtigai try
ing to sopply the demand.
The Women's Rsbsf oorp curl
r- a n rurcabeH of Tops'xa kctnnt a: ,
3tenjoriaj bjj :oir.orr0r nlhtOB ii trip to I
,,3 Tee Usktts lor it n-sro isees i
I a rvadT saJ and everything sooocra-ing
far a good attendance
Col. Harri Stt, of Uj '.ViesitA Wln
SeH, arrive.! l&t nighi from LoaTlltc,Ky.,
and is stopping at tl OceWesUL
Blizzard Blanket Sale
Seventy-five Pairs Colored Blankets
Warm, Durable and
Until sold at Slaughter Prices. Not
dy blanket in the lot.
One lot at 2.28 worth
'One lot at 3.42 worth 4.25.
One lot at 2.76 worth 3.50.
One lot at 3.26 worth 4.00.
One lot at 3.76 worth 4.50.
We are offering Splendid Values in White and Red Blankets. Call
and examine. If they are not a bargain don't buy them.
From 75c to $3.50. Cheaper and Better than you can make.
Bay lour Cloak at the White House.
it Pays to Trade
We are rushing work on our new building and expect short
ly to occupy the same. If you wish ahything in
move come and- see
B. LEWIS & CO.,
1 1 0 Main
Headquarters for Good
at the White
us and we
will save you big
216 Douglas Avenue.
Goods at Low Prices.