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A BIT OF DRIFT.
''Brutus Cassis Danks I Aro you going
after that -water, or do you expect tho spring
to come to you?"'
The man thus pointedly addressed slid
slowly down from tho fence whero he was
sitting whittling, closed his huge jackknifo
by pressing its point against tho rail, and
shambled toward the house.
The woman in the doorway watched his
leisurely approach with an expression curi
ously mingled of indifference and irritatioD.
A small, stooping figure, with a weak slopo
to the chin and shoulders; tho flaccid faco
with a fringe of hay-colored beard, and sur
mounted by a sun-burned hat; the loose, un
shapely clothes, which seemed to have
adapted themselves to tho wearer's habit of
mind was this tho pink-cheeked, trim young
fellow who courted her fif tcea years ago?
''I was a-thinkia', ilalviny," he said, taking
tho pail from her outstretched hand, ''that a
ietch of fish would taste kinder good. We've
had mush pretty stiddy lately."'
"It ain't my fault," said tho woman,
shortly.
"No! I s'poe it ain't," ho rejoined jfcwly,
as though tho fact occurred to him for tho
first time.
Just then a little tow-headed girl ran round
ths corner of the house.
"Where aro you goin', daddy?"' sho called.
"Down to the spring. Want to go, Capi
tola?' he answered.
She looked lovingly at him with her china
bluo eyes, slipped her grimy little hand into
his and trudged off beside him.
Tho woman stood on the door stone looking
after them. "They are well mated," she
thought bitterly. "Ono has about as much
idea getting a living as tho other."
Sho had not lacked warnings years ago;
for Malvina Frost, with her slim, straight
figure and snapping black oyes, was tho like
liest girl in town, and mothers of marriage
able sons had not hesitated to enlargo in her
hearing upon, tho "Danks shif tlessness," re
enforcing their own opinions by sundry old
proverbs, such as "What's bred in the bono
will come out in the flesh," and "Like father,
like son." But Malvina only tossed her
black curls, and went her own way.
So one Juno they were married and went to
housekeeping in a little houso on tho bank of
tho Ohio, and 3Ialvina, in the strength of her
youth and love felt able to move mountains,
but she found the gravitation of inherited
frhiftlessncss too much for her.
lie had done well for a time. Tho little cot
tage was neatly fixed up and when, a year
after, tho fir-ofc baby came, tho young father,
with his own hands, fashioned for it a cradle
that was tho wonder and envy of the neigh
borhood. But heredity was too strong for
him, and though the cradle had six successive
occupants, its first coat of paint was never
renewed. Mrs. Danks had never heard of
Sisyphus. If sho had sho would have found
her task very much like his, with tho excep
tion that hers was infinitely harder and more
hopcleai
What was it? jtfcniul, or moral, or physi
cal weakness, or all three? Or an evil fate,
that whatever ho turned his hand to imme
diately failed? Even his name seemed an un
kind fling of fortune. Iii; mother having
attended, shortly before hL birth, the per
formance of some strolling actors, was so
much impressed 'hat the name of Brutus Cas
bius was waiting for him when he arrived
upon tho stage, whero he was to play so in
significant a part. It was seldom, however,
that he had the lxmefit of his full name, for
Iho community in vhich ho grow up de
lighted in abbreviations. But even their
rough familiarity hesitated to call a man
"Brute' to his face, so ho was dubbed "Cash,"
a perp"tual satire upon him who rarely had
any cash in his pocket. Against all theso
odds Mrs. D.mks had fought a good fight, but
in the struggle her straight back had been
bnt and the snap had gone from her eyes to
her voice.
Somehow tho load pressed heavier than
ever this morning. It might have been be
causo it was airly spring, and the air was full
of that indefinable sense of expectancy, that
vague hint o rejuvenation that would touch
everything except tho Danks fortunes. And
perhaps it was because tho flour barrel was
euiptj; but, whatever the cause, Mr. Danks
turned from the doorway thoroughly
wretched.
Half an hour later Mr. Danks sauntered in
with the water, tho child following with a
string of two or three fish.
Sotting tho pail down ho said in a deprecat
ing way: "I hev about concluded to tako with
Badger's offer and go up to Cooporville."
Shu made no answer, and ho continued:
"Ef nnythin' sh'd happen I could come home."
"O. yes!' she answered, 'you could come
home easy enough.'
Tho man winced and his sallow face red
dened. "I don't s'poso I'm a master hand a gcttin' a
livin', but I toll yo, Malviiry, fate is agin m
Just as I got a job across tho river that felon
come on my finger, and when I had a chance
on tho bridge, out of twenty men I was tho
only ono the derrick hit when it fell. You
didn't ought to bo castin' it up agin mo that I
bed to come home; it's fate."'
"Call it by what namo you like," sho an
swered bitterly, "it's made an old woman of
mo lxfore my time."'
Ho mado no reply, but went out on tho
doorstone, whero the littlo girl joined him,
and presently his wife heard him say:
"Daddy's goin' away. Is Capitola sorry?'
"Ileal sony!" said tho child, adding,
"What'il you bring me, daddy J"'
"How sh'd yo like a string of b?ads?"' ho
asked, after somo deliberation.
"Blue Iwadsf cried tho child, then with
tho unconscious selfishness of childhood
"will you go right oil"?'
Apparently ho was hurt, for las voice qua
vered as ho asked. "Which would 30 rather
hov daddy or the beads;'
"Oh, you1' cried tho child, throwing her
nrms round his nock and pressing her littlo
face to his. So tho hurt was healed, and they
chattered quietly together till supper time, at
which meal there appeared five black-cved
boys, the pattern of their mother. People
said the Danks blood had taken a turn in tho
boys, for they were as keen, tough-limbed,
cnergetL boys as could be found in the
county.
Tho following Monday Mr. Danks started
for Cooicrville. As ho took up his limp car
petbag bo said, by way of feeblo joke, "Ain't
ye sorry to seo mo goin', Malviny?'
She looked at him a moment, then said,
coldly, "You'll bo back soon enough'."
Uo straightened himself and said, with an
nir of decision quite unhkc himself: "You'll
not seo me again until my work is finished,"
and so departed, followed only by Capitola,
win went to the road with him, and called
nftcr him not to forget the beads.
Mrs. Danks from her washtub watched him
going slowly up the muddy road, and as she
looked her heart relented a trifle toward him
the weak, kind hearted, exasperating little
man. Hastily taking her hands from tho
suds she took a bottle from tho kitchen shelf
and went to the door.
'Johnny!" she called tc tho tangle of boys
beforo the door, -your pa's forgot hi liniment
Hun after him -with it, for he'll be sure'to get
a lame back."'
With a parting thrust toward his brothers
tho boy snatched the bottle and spoil awav
Lko a young athlete, chin up and elbows back,
ns ho had seen pictures of runners.
When he overtook his father and delivered
his message tho latter seemed really touched.
Though indifferent, apparently, whether his
houso fell to pieces or not, ho was homesick
outsido his own gate, and now was going
away sore hearted at tho evident willingness
of his family to part with him. Tho unex
Icctcd attention quito overcame him and ho
looked round for something to return in
ucknowlcdirmcuu but the fields wore bnj"C
ouaaeniy no spied by the roadside somo
pussy willows with their silvery, fuzzy buds,
and cutting off a branch gave it to tho boy,
saying: "Give that to yourma,-and tell her
she's the best woman in Meigs county."
"Law!' said Mrs. Danks when the boy burst
in'with his branch and message; 'your pa's
getting silly in his old age. I don't want such
truck in the house." But after the boy had
gone she put it carefully in water and set it
on the kitchen shelf, and several times she
looked up at it with a look on her face which
Mr. Danlcs would scarcely have recognized.
That gentleman's absence mado tvery little
difference with his family, except to Capitola.
His wife scolded a littlo less, and the boys,
who looked upon him very much as another
boy only ono who liked to sit in tho same
placp too long pursued their works and
sports as usuaL
But the Thursday after his leave their out
door fun was cut short by a persistent rain.
How it did pour! Hour after hour, all day
and night. Friday morning dawned upon
sweeping mists of gray, and an angry, boiling
flood that crept inch by inch up its yellow
banks, and night closed in on the samo pict
ure. Saturday morning tho sun shone out
bright and clear, but on what a sceno o de
struction! What had been a river was a
rushing sea, which had blotted out field after
field, and stopped just at their own gate, and
which carried on its heaving surface trees
torn up bodilj-, great timbers, buildings and
cattle. Toward night a largo bam came
floating down, and, lodging just above tho
house, mado a breakwater, round which the
waters whirled, bringing into the harbor thus
formed all manner of wreckage. Tho boys
watched eagerly, speculating at tho amount
of firewood thus laid at their door.
"Hi! That's a good one," cried ono of
them, as just at dusk something like a log
appeared around tho corner of tho barn, bal
anced a moment, as though undecided, and
then swept round into the little harbor. But
it was getting too dark to see anything more,
so they went laughing and scuffling to bed.
All night long mother and children slept
quietly in tho little house, lulled by tho rush
of swift waters. All night long, in the little
harbor the log swnj'ed and turned, now swept
away from tho shore, now drawn toward it,
as though reluctant to go.
In tho morning, with tho whoop and shout,
the boys buret from tho house, but in a
moment wero back again with white cheeks
and chattering teeth, and, clinging to their
mother, could utter but ono word "Father."
Yes! Fate had again been too strong for
him. Mr. Danks had come homo.
They took up the poor body, bruised and
battered, but invested for tho first timo in tho
eyes of those who knew it with dignity, and
as they bore it across the threshold there fell
from the pocket a string of discolored bluo
beads.
A littlo later they knew all there was to
know of tho pitiful story. His fellow work
men had gathered on tho wharf Saturday
afternoon after work to watch tho freshet.
Ono by one they scattered to their homes, up
and down the river, and a neighbor, seeing
Mr. Danlcs, called to him to como; but ho
shook his head, saying ho was not going homo
till his work was finished. So they left him
mere, looking uown tnc river towaru 111s
home. Ono hour later tho wharf was swept
away. o one knew what had become of
the solitary figure save One. And as tho
poor body, without volition of its own, was
guided through flood and darkness to its
home, who can deny that the spirit too
weak to shapo its own course was borne on
infinite pity into the eternal home? Hester
Stuart in Chicago Tribune.
WANTED TO BE REDUCED.
"Turning Ilopcfully to a Tricyclo to Get
Hack Her Figure.
A young man went spinning up Riverside
drivo on a wheel, swung to tho left at tho
semi-circle, made half a dozen sweeping gyra
tions, like a buzzard setting on a bough, and
alighted astraddle of his backbone that is,
tho backbone of tho wheel so near tho re
taining wall that a little more momentum
would havo sent him head foremost over it.
It all looked graceful enough to indifferent
stoclcs and scions of old families rolling by in
their victorias, carts and drags, but tho young
man's hair had hardly settled back into placo
when a baroucho stopped beside him and a
sweet voice said:
"Will you bo so good as to tell ine, sir,
where I can buy a tricycle?'
The young man of tho wheel gasped twico
when ho brought his eyas to bear upon the
speaker. Ago J."5, more or less. Tender-eyed
blonde. Crimson checks. Dimples, Itoll
under tho chin. Diamonds. Black satin.
Yellow gloves. Bracelets. French heels.
Coachman. Footman. Skye terrier. Weight
say 24 j pounds.
Two hundred and forty-fivo pounds spin
ning up lliversido on a summer afternoon,
mercury 100 degrees!
"I want something to reduce ine,' contin
ued this fairy. "Don't you think a tricycle
would reduce mc? Aro they hard to ride I
wonder how long it would tako mo to learn?
I see you ride a bicycle. I couldn't do that
very well, but I do so much wish to get a tri
cycle that i, if it will reduce me. What do
you think about it?'
"I a really I a think it might reduco
one. But, pardon me, madam, I a don't
think that you a need reducing.'
This gallant lio brought to the surface threo
smiles and a roll of the head.
"Oh, I must be reduced. I am resolved
upon it. Why, I used to bo so slender, w il
lowy, as they call it. l'vt tried everything
to get back my shape, but all in vain, as you
see. No more flattery, if you please. It is
wasted on an ugly, old. fat woman. But
where can I get a tricycle? I ride horseback
every day, but it doesn't reduco me one bit"
""So! I should think it would a reduco
the a horso somew hat"'
"Oh, it does, it does, lie is nothing but a
pack of bones,"' cried tho fairy's companion.
Age 1H. Brunette. Tailor-made suit. V
shnped shirt bosom. Enameled studs. Stand
ing collar. June complexion. Smiled at
everything to give her pretty teeth a fair
chance. Didn't require reducing.
"I am rather too heavy for poor Bucepha
lus," chimed in tho fairy. "Do tell me about
tho tricycle."
"Madam, go down to Blank's, in Fifty
eighth street, ask for Jones, biro a pair of
wheels for an hour and take a spin up River
side, just to see how you like tho sport.'
"Oh, thank you ever so much. I shall do
that Aro you riding every afternoon? I
think I shall bo on my tri my wheels, as you
say, to-morrow. I do hope it will reduce "me.
It ought to do it. Good afternoon, sir. and
thank you so much for your kindnjs."
Tho larouche with its fair burden rolled
away. The wind camo swirling up the road,
lifting clouds of dust; other vehicles dashed
by the young man of the wheel; a New York
Central freight train rattled along tho track
below; a sprinkling cart spurted and squirted
in the semi-circle, but above all the din there
sounded ono word in a tone hopeful, if pa
thetic "reduced." New York Tribune.
Tho Influence of Verbatim Iteportinjj.
We may not have the equals of Patrick
Henry, Samuel Adams, John Rutledce.
Webster, Clay, Calhoun or Prentiss, but as a
whole the congressional orator of to-day is
far superior to that of the near or distant
past Verbatim reporting has proved a great
injury to congressional oratory. In the
olden time the senators and representatives
would listen to those who were speaking with
the attention of assemblages of trained critics.
When verbatim reports of the debates were
made and printed, these congressional listeners
were no longer to be found.
A senator or representative who had care
fully prepared himself would, as he com
menced his speech, see his audience engaged
in every other way than listening to his ac
cents. Somo would bo in groups chatting,
others would bo reading newspapers or books,
and the rest inditing epistles -or directing
public documents to their constituents. It
would be difficult for him to say what he bad
lncen'aea, were mere nor anotner stimulus Dy
which his tongue and his patience wero
rendered inexhaustible the reflection that
although his words were falling lifeless upon
the ears of his ostensible audience they would
be read by attentivo constituents at home. It
is to them that speeches in congress have been
addressed since the introduction of verbatim
reporting. Congressmen who were noted for
their eloquence upon tho homo stump have
floundered through written platitudes at tho
Capitol, often prepared for them by somo
journalist for a stated compensation. Ben:
Perley Pcore.
Dealing with Tramps in England.
"Sot a few citizens of the United States
hold tho belief that the species "tramp" of tho
genus "homo"' is not only indigenous to this
country, but is confined to it. A greater mis
take could scarcely be made. The tramp in
England is not only quito as ubiquitous as in
tho United States, but the cause of a constant
drain upon public funds which nothing but
long habit could make a sorely taxed commu
nity acquiesce in. !Nbt to the chance and not
over tender mercies of a police station, or tho
draughty and dog haunted shelter of a farm
er's barn, is he compelled to trust when tho
early autumn frosts begin to render the gate
of the field an insufficient protection from cold
o' nights. Then the "casual ward" of the poor
house opens its doors to receive him. Wherever
one of theso monuments to the much endur
ing charity of tho English nation rears itself,
ho can claim a comfortable bed of straw and
a meal of honest bread in tho morning. But
tacked to theso privileges which makes the lot
of tho English tramp such a happy one aro
three conditions, tho inevitable enforcement
of which disliketh him. Ho must tako a bath,
ho must discard his natural rags and don a
clean night robe, and he must break so much
stono or pick such a quantity of oakum before
he is free of the street again. New York
Commercial Advertiser.
Xabouchcro Says of Gladstone.
With regard to tho lofty religious spirit
with which Mr. Gladstone approaches his
tasks, Mr. Labouchere has recently said a
good thing. I should preface it by remark
ing that even when he is wrong, as his ene
mies say he always is, they allow that beforo
deceiving others he begins by deceiving him
self. "He would be a bad man," says Labby,
"to play poker with, for when you thought
you had him ho would produce four aces from
up his sleeve. It is not so much having tho
cards in his sleeve that I would object to, but
to tho fact that ho would swear thoy wero
put there by a divino dispensation." T. P.
Gill, M. P.
THE TOWFZR OF LONDON.
Visit to tho IZoom in Which tho Crown
Jewels Are Kept A KisI:.
Tho next most interesting place wo visited
was tho crown room, where the regalias aro
kept Each of us paid tho woman in charge
a sixpence, and after climbing a flight of
rickety wooden stairs into tho second story of
a so-called tower, wo wero ushered into tho
famous room whero aro kept many million
dollars' worth of precious stones and gold,
which made up tho several crowns, scepters
and other insignia of royalty on exhibition.
Tho crown jewels have been kept in tho
Tower ever since the time of King Henry III,
about fwO years ago. They wero kept here for
safe keeping, for burglar proof safes wero un
known in those days. In a great glass case,
surrounded by a light network of iron, aro
the crowns that had been worn by Victoria,
by her husband, Prince Albert, and by tho
Prince of "Wales. Beside these aro the queen's
diadem, a sort of a crown made for the queen
of James II, and a St. Edward's crown, so
called, which has been worn by some of tho
predecessors of her majesty, and a queen's
consort crown. There are in tho case several
scepters, made hollow, of gold, about threo
feet long and an inch in diameter. It was a
dazzling show of gold, diamonds, emeralds,
ruby, topaz, sapphires, somo of which aro
thousands of years old, and aro historically
interesting.
now they could trust jewels amounting in
value to several millions of dollars in such an
apparently weakly guarded room, with no
iron doors, is a wonder to me. It seemed that
there was nothing to prevent half a dozen
American burglars from entering in tho guiso
of tourists, seizing the guide and the woman
in charge and choking them into silence, and,
after having chloroformed them, break the
glass with a stick, hook out the velvet crown,
fold it up and put it into their pocket, and
then walk out composedly, like honest tourists,
and become swallowed up in tho vast crowds
of London. There have been hundreds of far
more audacious robberies than that would be.
London Cor. Cleveland Leader.
A Glimpso of the Country Store,
Did you over glance through a country or
suburban "general store?"' When tho usual
economical man whoso taste docs not run to
tho plow, the rather gentle and unambitious
gentleman, with the pretty blond wife and a
new baby every year, looks around in a
quiet spot to seo what ho can bring into tho
village for a littlo capital to sell at a moderate
profit, he sees the limits of any special articio
except whisk-, and ho goes in for everything.
Of course ho has school books, somo of them
rather out of date, but still full of questions
and answers and figures and facts. Toys ho
must have, and here and there you will find
tho transparent slate, the brilliant top, tho
puzzle of last century, tho old, old figures
that we if you aro old enough to be in
cluded were brought up to consider tho
height of ingenuity, tho acme of entertain
ment You will find candies in bottles,
mado on old principles, and healthy to eat if
past- to look at. Tlire may be flies in tho
bottles, but with ingenious youth they pass
for currants, and once in a while the store
keeper comes across a drummer who sells
him a lot of old faded fancy jxiper boxes
from dead Christmas times and birthdays of
the ast, and breaks up tho village with the
sensation.
Then you'll find slate pencils. They have
but littlo faith in tho general comprehension
of their customers, theso country store
keepers, and so they always tio tho pencil to
the slate so that there can be no mistake,
btac ks of picture books of a pattern the city
kid would turn up his contemptuous nose at
will be found in kind of boxes or mangers, all
bundled up together, and sold apparently by
their thickness. Balls cf twine, Bohemian
glass inkstands of cheap price; note iwper
with fashions in crests and monograms and
tilings that have passed into limbo; lead
lencils that have "job lot written all over
them; motto lozenges, with the mottoes half
melted away; all sorts of toys and useful
things in thin metal and painted ood, and
the open-eyed child wanders through the placo
as if it were in fairyland. San Francisco
Chronicle.
Paradise of the Philanthropist.
Journalism is the paradise of the philan
thropist From the platform he reaches hun
dreds, but through the press hundreds of
thousands. It is estimated that about twenty-five
years are requisite for an idea to "get
around" and find its equilibrium in average
brains; but the daily newspaper can, if it
will, reduce this period to ten years. The
propaganda, by this process, goes not atstago
coach, but at lightning speed. To fuse public
sentiment into sympathy and weld it into or
ganization, we must have the glowing forge
of daily journaksm. Frances E. Willard in
Chautauauaii.
Learncckto Taint With Iler Toe.
Five years ago Lida Garrison, of Denison,
Tex., fell from a tree, and hurt herself so
that she has net since been ablo to use her
arm. She has succeeded in learning to paint,
holding the brush with the toes of her left
foot.
Delightful Edwin "Booth.
Edwin Booth has turned over a new leaf
and has become a charming and deb'ghtful
man, whom it is a great pleasure to nieK
soeiallv. Boston Home Journal.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER,
feal i-i Estate i-i-i Loans
m
B - IL -
Small Lots.
One Aere Lots.
Two Aere Lots.
Five Aere Lots.
Land in any quantity on the Hillside and
Beyond.
This is the field for speculation.
Business lots on east Dousrlas and Washing"-
ton Avenues.
Lots on North Main and South Market.
A few choice residence lots on North To
peka ave. very cheap.
Large lot with six new tenement houses cor
ner of Emporia ave. and Lewis st. pay
ing a good inteiest,
Twenty lots in Perry's addition at $ oo each.
Seven lots in Orme & Phillips' addition at
$350 each.
Lots in Chautauqua add. $200 each.
Lots in all parts of the city.
A few special bargains
Abstracts gratis
N. F. NIEDERLANDER,
Cor. Douglas and Topeka Aves.
WICHITA - KAHSAS,
ffl - l
FfflT
in residence property
to our patrons.
Great Bargains ! I
150 LOTS FOR SALE IN
MM k KITS SHU) II!
One of the finest laying addition? o the city of "Wichita, lvinc
one arid one-half miles South of T as avenue and comprising
One Hundred and Ninety-twc ,ots. east and west fronts, on
Mosley avenue, which will be sidat pivjes so low that anyman
can have a home on very easy terms, and great inducements to par
ties who will huild at once. We have the building boom and intend
to keep it. u-mwouu.
This addition is convenient to school, churches, stores, etc
Street cars run past the addition, making easy access to the busi
ness portion of the city.
Come at once and secure a choice building site
AT FIRST PRICE.
I8 58 5uy !22x:i t S1 the f irst block- east front.
f ?22 wffiuy .1oxlit.mtllir(1 block, east orwet fronts.
$480 will buy 100x150 ft in fourth block, east or west fronts.
"We do not sell any corner unless the partv arree? tobrrilri a
good house on the lots, thereby obtaining the building boom.
Come everybody and have ahome of your own.
RANSON & KAY,
Office withFarnum & George.
ROOM 1, - HOMATJSTST.
BUY LOTS IN
-:- t -:- Hen
These Lots are close to the City Limits, and are lying between Central Ave
and Second Street, east of town. These lots are for sale on choap
and easy terms No college, Union depot or machine clieps
are to be built on them. For terms apply at
BUTLER & FISHERS HARDWARE STC RE
UO DOUGLAS AVE.
WICHITA CRACKER COMPANY.
-KAXCJ'ACTUREItS OK-
PINE CRACKERS and PURE CANDIES.
418 and 420 BAST DOU&LAS AVENUE.
Wichita Citj Roller Ills anil Elevator.
ESTABLISHED 157C
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wheat at lii,he4t csuh price.
OLIVER, IMBODEN & CO.
FRANCIS TIERNAN & CO.,
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS OF
Water and G-as Works
PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO CITIES IN KANSAS.
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Lime, Hair, New York and Michigan Plaster.
Louisville and Portland Cement.
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Gas, Oil. Prospect, and Artesian Wells.
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WICHITA
Wholesale Grocer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St, WICHITA, KAN.
jobs z. coziyr.
COZINE & RIDDELL.
Real Estate Agents,
City Proyerty and rarmi for Sale- -Hents Coltecied and Tax Paid.
Corieipor.dence "Solicited. Stmaeii Promptly Attc-adedio
156 27. MAIN ST. - vHCHITA. KANSAS.
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Wichita, KA3
Drilling Co,

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