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;- IN LONDON TOWN.
RUHAMAH" TAKES A PEEP AT
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
London Dwellings ana Their Dingy, Stuffy
Interiors liooldng Tlirougli s Gilded
"Lattico at English Statesmen Duch
esses in the Park Koyalty.
Liverpool never holds tho passenger long,
and it was just as grimy and noisy as it was
eight years ago, "when I ate a last matutinal
muffin and marmalade there and sailed away
to Iho westward and home. One finds
changes in London, however, in that same
time, and the changes are not in all cases
agreeable. Ono's old landladies, and in them
old landmarks, are swept away, and to find
comfortable quarters is now the greatest dif
ficulty. Every American berates the build
ing plan of London houses, and in a search
for rooms for expected friends at this
crowded season I have seen more dingy, stuffy,
shabby interiors than I could have believed
were hidden behind the walls of city streets.
All America seems to have rushed to Eu
rope this year, and from every place on the
continent comes the same word that the Uni
ted States have never been so largely repre
sented before. At Gillig's American exchange
on the Strand there is a masa meeting of com
patriots every day and all day long, and they
stand in lino before th3 little postoilicc on the
great mail days. The success of this exchange
makes ono wonder however the Americans
got along without it before Mr. Gillig set up
the flags and eagle and bade his countrymen
welcome. The exchange is the general center
and meeting place of Americans, and com
prises everything within its walls. Thero is a
bank on one floor, a postoffice on another;
thero are reading rooms where you find tho
last papers on file, a ladies' parlor, a tour
ists' bureau, where you can buy excursion
tickets to tho end of tho earth, and accom
panying guidebooks, and a department of
Ov-an ser ice, where 3011 arrange with every
THE HOUSE OK COMMON'S.
I hrA a look at tho house of commons on
Y:iri luy, the day before it was prorogued.
.' ::rt Iri!ini:t young Irish member, Thomas
ow-r O'Connor, and ono of his shamrock
" -u " wt'ro tiie one3 to guarantee that
i . --cap of Mr. Gillig's friends had no dyna-
i a. -,;t them and to eiTect our entrance.
e tin explosion in "Westminster hall no
or is allowed to enter that wing of tho
i -snf pirliaineut unless accompanied by
a "i.:ber.and tho dynamiters succeeded only
1 1 tv.i :"ig some lino old stained glass win
tli.v , 1 1 -jinving sightseers of a great plcas
ui", iizvl giving tho few who do gain entrance
rn omloitablo sensations during all of tho
t'iul hit they r.ro present. Accustomed to
tbt broad corridos, the open galleries and tho
free swing of our own Capitol and houses of
congress, tho precautions and passes and
countersigns and checks needed to carry us
through bccincd almost farcical.
We were separated as in a Quaker meet
ing, tho men of tho party being marched off
and shown into ono gallery, and tho ladies
led up an endless lot of back stairs and into a
box about twelve feet square, whence wo
peered through a gilded lattice at tho mighty
house of commons far below. Tho members
bit on leather-covered benches around what
would hardly make an ordinary county court
room at homo. Half of them had their hats
set squarely down on their heads and over
their ears, in a good conservative style, and
tho speaker, whom v.c could not seo from our
screened gallery, was described as something
magnificent in a big wig and gown. Tho
speaker of tho houso of commons cannot leave
his seat, they say, during sessions, and has to
sit there from beginning to end. How woidd
our busy, restless speakers of the hou'w of
representatives at Washington stand that,
with no chanco to slip down to the restau
rant, or out to a committee room, or away
DUCHESSES IN THE I-AHK.
As to the duchesses in tho park, wo saw
them all tho other morning when th"rc was
a meet of the Coaching club, and twenty
four-in-hands went round and round tho
drives. All tho world was out, and it was
such a bright, sunny Juno morning as ouly
blesses tho height of tho London season.
About all the visiting Americans were to be
met in tho paik, and their comments on
British beauty and tho averago English
woman's tasto in dress would not have edified
tho icily erect women in the endless string of
open carriage-;. Tho beauties could not havo
been out that day, nor any one's best gowns.
Not one woman that rode by could compare,
in face or toilet, with a certain Baltimore
girl that stood by tho rail and watched tho
spectacle. The Princess of Wales and her
daughters a ere there, and tho carriago full
of royal highnesses bowed graciously this
way and that in recognition of the uncovered
heads around them.
Tho princess, as well as her daughters,
wcro simply dressed in black gowns, for all
tho court is in mourning, for tho mad, sad
brother of Bavaria, and dress is regulated by
edict, and tho largest dry goods stores make
the most profuse displays of black and ' Into,
gray and purplo goods. It startles the
American greatly to seo tho princess looking
quito as young as her three great grown
daughters, and Alexandria is far more at
tractive to any eyes than those three fair,
fresh-complexionivl, heavy-looking young
girls with her. Tho threo young daughters
aro strangely liko tho youthful portraits of
Queen Victoria, and tho dull, bland, heavy
looking eyes that distinguish the royal grand
mother make tho family resemblance un
mistakable. 'Kuhamah" in Globe-Democrat.
The Morphine Habit in France.
The deplorable habit of using morphine,
not to relievo pain, but for the pleasurable
sensations the narcotic produces, seems to be
spcading in France, in spite of tho warning
note uttered by medical men, and the terrible
consequences that must follow upon tho use,
or rather abuse, of the drug. During tho
hearing of a caso at Macon recently, the facts
that transpired corroborated tho assertion
made by doctors as to the a arming tendency
hich prevails A chemist residing in that
town was prosecuted for selling morphine
without medical authority to a number of
persons, among them being the wife of a doc
tor, who, quite unknown to her husband,
consumed it daily, and in largo quantities, by
injecting it under the skin. In tho courso of
the trial several physicians came forward to
attest that tho pernicious habit of morphine
injections was spreading greatly especially
among women, to the tiestruc of their
moral and physical health. One of theso
witnesses attached to c. largo hospital at
Macon affirmed that more than a dozen of
tho day nurses wcra regularly addicted to tho
use of morphine, in one shape or another.
and habit with them had become a second
nature. It is, however, in Taris and especi
a Jy in the fashionable world of Paris that,
it iil we hear be true, morphine causes the
most serious havee to mind und bcJy. Lon
Horscshoo or the Korthcm Pacific.
At cno po'nt on the Cascade branch of the
Northern Pacific tho railroad describes c
horseshoe, which is two and a qr.arter miles
around, and only 1,5'JO fee; across tho hi!! at
he open end cf it.
A woman, m a letter rrom tcraroga, tens
us that without Judge Ililton society thero
would indeed bo without its leader." Tho
writer ulds: "His park is the finest in tho
country, his horses and equipages are unsur
passed, his hotels are uncqualed, and his ad
vent means thnt tho Saratoga season has
MOVEMENT IN FAVOR OF THEIR
USE AMONG EUROPEAN NATIONS.
France's Response to Germany's Kccent
Action Experiments Mado in tho
"United States What European Xations
are Doing The Austro-Prussian "War.
The cablo dispatch that the French govern
ment has ordered G0,000 repeating rifles to be
distributed among its troops by the end of
this month has an interest for this country as
well as for all European nations. It was
shrewdly said not long ago that after tho end
of tho next great war every government
would want magazine guns; but it now looks
as if very few governments wEl bo willing to
wait for tho next war. The present act of
Franco is spoken of as a repjy to Germany's
recent arming of her Alsace-Lorraine regi
ments with repeating arms; but both coun
tries have long been experimenting for this
purpose, and indeed it is obvious that if
France had not already begun to provide her
self with such weapons, an order to dis
tribute G0,000 of them in so short a time
would bo preposterous. As a fact, tho
armory at St. Eticnne altered its tool plant
some timo ago, with a view to making maga
zine rifles on a large scale. There have been
many efforts to change tho Gras into a maga
zine arm, the Robin system ot conversion be
ing one, while among other plans experi
mented with have been tho Paries and Sturla,
which utilizes to some extent parts of the
IN THE UNITED STATES.
Magazine arms in tho United States have
not thus far achieved complete success in tho
tests to which they have been submitted by
tho government, although their ultimate su
periority can hardly bo doubted. Sot long
ago, issues of two leading magazine rifles were
made to a certain number of organizations
throughout tho army, in many regiments and
departments, and trials of them were made in
competition with the Springfield single loader.
Tho commanding officer of each detachment
making these trials drew up a report of the
results, with his comments thereon. It was
found that in a largo majority of tho reports
the existing single breech loader was preferred.
Nevertheless, the principal faults noted in the
magazine arms were such as can bo remedied
by mechanical improvements or by a careful
training of the men in their use. Tho brief
report of Gen. Benct on tho trials, rendered a
fewmontlis ago, declared that he believed
that a magazine gun would eventually bo
adopted, but that tho timo had not yet come
Meanwhile in Europe tho movement in
favor of tha new system has been going on
and has already practically been pushed to
success. "Wo find tho troops of Sweden
armed with tho Jarman, a magazine riflo of
unusually long range. Austria is preparing
to substitute for her somewhat inferior
"Werndl riflo the Mannlieber, which has a re
movablo magazine, and avoids tho faults of
weakness, complexity, and costliness some
times found in such weapons. Russia has
been kept back by tho great cost of converting
into repeaters the multitude of tho arms with
whicn her arsenals aro loaded. Switzerland
is supplied with Vetterliu repeaters, as the
little state needs to make tho most of her
GERMANY AND FIIANCE.
Germany has converted Mauser singlo load
ers into a magazine arm on a system which
attracts the criticism of tho experts upon sev
eral grounds, and no doubt justly, but which,
after all, has tho great advantage of being
cheap, of using tho rifles already in tho hands
of the troops, and of being manipulated in a
manner already familiar to them, so that
thero is little or nothing to learn. Franco has
armed her navy for somo years with the
Kropatchek repeaters, but has leen looking
for a modification of tho Gras for her land
troops. Possibly it is tho Kropatchek that is
to be issued in such haste to 00,000 troops of
the line; but it is reasonable to suppose that
somo one of tho many proposed modifications
of the Gras has Ixhjii chosen, and the required
changes made. England several montlis ago
ordered the issue of magazine guns for ex
x)rnnent, and now will bo spurred on by the
decision of Germany.
In short, tho lesson of tho Austro-Prussian
war of 18oi is not forgotten. Then the needle
gun, in tho hands of disciplined troo s, car
ried all before it. Now all nations havo aban
doned muzzle loading small arms for breech
loaders, and the next step is re'cating or
magazine arms. No doubt wo shall see a gen
eral rush to follow the lead of Germany, al
though tho previous action of Sweden and
Switzerland had lccn little heeded, since no
nation will bo willing to become a victim to a
more efficient weapon in the hands of its
enemy. New York Sun.
Dennis Kearney, the Sand Lot Agitntor.
Dennis Kearney is now 41 years old, and is
described as a short, heavy-set, nigged-look-ing
person, with fair complexion, light hair,
very low forehead, eyes set far back in their
sockets, altogether presenting an extremely
Hibernian appearance. He is ten years
older than w lien ho suddenly developed from
an industrious drayman into a fiery socialistic
agitator. He resides on Santa Clara street,
in this city, in a home worth some ."",000 or
?ii,000. His present occupation is keeping an
employment office, to which he adds some at
tention to real estate matters, and the selling
of ship and railroad ticket-". It is claimed
that he neither drinks nor smokes, and "has
not a lazy hair in his head." Before he took
to draying he followed the sea, performing
his fust labors in tho way of an independent
self-support in Neptune's service. Of course,
Mr. Kearney is both blessed and cursed in
this community. At one time ho certainly
wielded no little power. San Francisco Cor.
A Peculiar "Beauty Contest."
Wo have not heard of a more peculiar con
test than that between tw o young women who
work in one of tho cotton nulls in Lewiton.
It was a competition for tho palm of superior
beauty. Both of the young women are red
cheeked and buxom. One of them is married.
Each of them is old enough to be satisfied
with the verdict of her husband or sweet
heart The vexed question aroso in the foii--noon,
but its settlement was left over until
after dinner, w hen each had had sniflieient
time to '"fix up." An extra ribbon or two and
gay jewelry adorned each. The most win
ning, look-at-me smiles were displayed by
each. Tho hands in the mill decided tho
question. The girls were placed side by side
and everybody, from the back boy to tho
overseers, looked at ths girls critically, with
the eye of an art connoisseur, and rendered
his decision fearlessly. The damsels made it
a most serious matter. With them it was no
joke, as it was to tlie critics on beauty.
Pretty eyes filled with tears more than once
and cheeks flushed red with chagrin. Lewis
ton (Me.) Journal
Aniline OH as an Anesthetic.
Physicians aro now using aniline oil as a
local anasthctic when simple operations such
as tho opening cf a felon aro to bo performed.
The finger, in such a caso, is dipped for a
short time in tho o.l. and although the flesh
may subsequently ho cut to the bone it is
said there is absolutely no pam. Chicago
The Taris "Deadhead's" Latest Move.
Ths latest move of tho Paris -deadhead" i
to present himself to the manager of a theatre
with a huge bundle of manuscripts under hi
arm. "Do you," he says, "want a five -act
tragedy."" "No."' A three act comedy!1
-No."' "A one act farcer "No: I always
write tho lever de rideau myself." -Well,
then,"' the deadhead says, -give me a couple
of scats fcr to-night." And the manager,
glad to get rid of hhn on such easy terms,
generally gives him the pass. Brooklyn
The Revolution ClothingCo.
HATS AND CAPS, ETC.,
Has been removed to No. 132N"orth Main Street where
the same will be placed on sale.
For the next 60 days, as stock
must "be sold.
Jjy-RemembT. the number. 132 Main street under
hotel Gsndolfo. 154 tf
SANTA FE BAKERY
Is the Place to get Everything Kept in 3
ECKAKDT & SCOTT, Props.,
144 MAIN STREET
Corner of Emporia Avpnue an William Street,
south of Douglas Avenue.
Director: CATHERINE RUSSELL.
J. P. ALLEN,
Everything Kept in a First-Class
Contractor and Builder
Office and Shop 349 Main St.
FIRST-CLASS WORK at LOWEST PRICES. Estl-
mates f urnUlied on short notice. WICHITA. IvAN.
J IN V
Diamonds Gold Watcli's
IE :-: M
Don't fail to call and look
at the Mammoth stock.
Remember the place.
102 Douglas. Lawrence Drug Store
Geo. E. Campbell & Co.
Real Estate and Loan Ids.
JIake Collectlon-i and pay taxes for non residents
Xo.230 ". Main St. Room 5. WICHITA. K.vX.
Eyes, Koso, Throat, Catarrh, Ears,
Surgery and Deformities.
E. "ST. "IVETT2srS"E:iL.3L, JUL. T.Ky
Proprietor and Surceoa in Char-re,
JCorth 3Iaiii Stseei
iCl" V y& - Mi
-4fyi ft i r 'iff!
til t tfflM ;
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Corner Douglas and
J. H. SLATER, Cashier.
OLIVER DUCK, F. W. WILSON.
J. G. FISH, President.
W. P. ROBCfSOX.
O. D. BARNES. R. H. ROYS, FTXLAY
OLIVER DUCK. JAMES O. FISH,
J. H. SLATER,
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK, New York. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL BANK. St. Louis. JIo
BANK O? KANSAS CITY, Kansas City, Mo.
General Banking Business. Respectfully soiictit a share of your patronage.
Capital Paid Up,
Loans Money at Lowest Rates,
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pays Interest on Time Deposits.
H. W. LEWIS, President, T. W. JOHNSTON, Cashier.
C. E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier.
J. L. DYER, SA3IUEL ITOUCK. ROBERT E. LAWRENCE
H. W. LEWIS. T. W. JOHNSTON. C. E. FRANK. A A.-IIYDE
SOL H KOnN. President.
A. W. OLIVER,
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK.
Successors to Wichita
S. II. KOHN, A. W. OLIVER. 31. W. LEVY. S. T. TUTTLE. N. F. NIE&EP.LANDKR.
W. R. TUCKER. JOHN DAVIDSON, J. C. KUTAN.
DO A GENERAL BANKING. COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Eonds cf ail de
nominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bond bought.
W. C. Woodiijl-N, President.
Wm, S. Woodma.v,
First Arkansas Vallev Bank.
(The Oldest Money Institution In the Arkansas Valley.)
No. 83 Main Street. - Wicnita, Kansas.
Do a General Banking Business in all its Modern Functions.
83-Loan both Foreign and Home Money In any nmonnt on all satisfactory collateral ri-al,
personal or chattel aiid Accomodate the borrower with time Ironi one day to Crpytrre. Sell
tickets by tb- faBtrt and (-afeBt Unea of Steamers In the world to or from all principal European
ports via North, German, Lloyd or Cunard Lines.
J, O. DAVIDSON, Pre.
C. A. WALKER,
Largest Pald-Up Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
C. R. MTT.T.KB, A. R. BnnQ. H.Q.LEB. B. L. DAVIDSON
W. E. STANLEY, J. O. DATTDSOX. JOHJ T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
B. LOMBARD. JR., President.
J. P. ALLEN, Vice-President.
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE EANKJ
a LOilBARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEN, JOHN B. CARET, KOS. HARRIS, J. 1L ALLEi.
L. D. SKINNER. .PETER GETTO. W. P. GRHEN, P. V. HEALT.
GEORGE E. HPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, New York. NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA. CaJcasro
XIRST NATIONAL BANK. Kansas Cltr.
B. LOMBARD. SR, President.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IN KANSAS STATE uAflK ouiLDIHG.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are goodi Kates as low as
G-CALL AND SEE US.3
S. S KING, Secretary
E. T. BROWN.
S. T. "B"E560"VT2T &o CO..
REAL ESTATE AMD LOAN BROKERS
Dealers In choice 2usla aal Resideaoe Ptomttj-. Firms, Bsscixs. ai-4 Acre Property. Exk ! cs
STT t- IgU Are.
OLIVKR BUCK. Vice-President.
W. L. DUCK.
ROSS, A. L. HOU6K, W. P. ROBINSON",
F. V. WILSOX. W. L. DUCK.
H. M. DUCK.
M. W.'LEYY. Cashier.
Bank, Organized 1872.
Win. C". Wcodm o, Afcs't Cashier
JOID C. DEEST. Cashier
L. D. SKINNER, Owhlra-,
W. H. LIVINGSTON, Assistant Caatiot
BLACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK. Botlo.
JAKES L. LOilBARD, Vlo9-PrwVJn.
F. P. XAK7IN,,,AK'3-c7-a:-L2.
SMITHSON & CO.,
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT 60MPAN.
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Lasd. Loan and Insurance Agt-nta. Money always oa nand. 1dit at low rak. NO DELAY.
Pef ore making a loan on Frra, Cltr. Cbatti-J or Prrtoafl earfty. call aad w- Com ta or ved a
full dTlptlon of jour Farm or Ory r.roFy- WA handi larj aBsun f bCj K-uvra ud Farrt n
Capital for Investment in Real Estate. .".Jul aro ilaj cubM to mta rapM salt.
Comvpoudence SoUciiL n. L. SMITHS, JUotir.
J. M. ALLEN & CO,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
L. N. WOOLS OCK.
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO,
ffi ESTATE, mm k IMS
Office. Dorsey JBuilding, Opposite Oourt House,
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The tarqoJt stock in Uvo
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me.
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.'
N. P. MEDERLANDLIt, l"rident. VT. W. KIRKWOOl). 1jie! Kxainlnw. JJ. V LKVY, Trtvuitra
A. W. OLIVER, TIco-I-rtslilcnU J. C RUTAN. Swrirtiry
Kansas Loan and Investment Go.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Pronerty
Office in Wiohita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLBTT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
OFFICE anil WHITE TINE YARD W.,t Kn J of Dou!.v Avitiuo XAir-UITA l'AKJ
YELLOW TINK YARD AcmM the Htcv.il. VVIOnllA, rNAPl.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
-LOWEST -:- KATES!
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cent, less than regular prices. I am now receiving a,
fine stock of Pall and Winter
New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods. Etc.
To sort rnj- lnrjcc Hook on hanl. whleh I oCnr M prie &x astral !. pntpmrUmrj W msrir- tt ri
buAlnt-Hi, And n-ne-clfnllj- Mrtlclt thf ftUnsJton of pmrrtuurn grttutuBy
!39Mn!n St. brwen DourI
Avrnue and Flnt St.
GLOBE 1HOW WORKS!
Founders and Machinists.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Iron and brass castings, pulleys and shifting and all kinds of ma
chinery. House castings in any design to order. Dean steam purnp
and pumping machinery. All kinds or repairing done on short notice
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor.
CANON -:- CITY -:- C O A L
BADG-EP. LULCBEP. CO., WEST DOUGLAS AV2.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Chattel Mortgages and City Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHORT TIME AT THE LOWEST RATES,
Wichita Banking Co.
118 WEST DOTJGLLS AV31TLTH.
C O. DAVTWOS. rrrvnz
JC X. CATia. U-aJ
The Dayiclson Loan Company
PAID-UP CAPITAL, SG0.000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farm and Crty Property
Have Loaned Mors Money in Souihefn Kznim thin CcMwpafty in ;he
Ovricz wtth crnaocn bajcx. snfc i
K. A. UOJtSKY,
NO -:- DELAYS!-
B. BUNNELL & CO.
JOHN G. ALLkN.
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