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POPULAR FAMILY ItE-sORT.
THE WICHITA MUSEUM,
South Main St, near Doujdas Ave.
EN'XIS & YOU.N'O. PROPRIETORS.
WEEK OF DECEMBER CTII, ItSG,
Cap. Urrcl: Austrian Giant,
Maj Loo. Iowa I.iliputi m.
Zola Zlnsara, Circassian lady.
The Dufranes, Glass Enters,
Mongo Park. Leopard Uoy.
And many other Interesting objects.
WICHITA A GRAND STATION
THE ARTFUL DODGER.
RY OUR SELECT STOCX COMPANY.
J. n. 3IcIntosl. May Smith.
Fred Robbins Jerome Abbey,
Iu reiincri specialties.
10c. ADMISSION TO ALL lOe.
OPEN' DAILY FROM 1 TO 10 P. V.
SEATS IN AUDITORIUM. 10c EXTRA
TUUNEIfS OI'EIiA HOUSK.
L. H. GRAWKORD, Manager.
THE FASHIONABLE DRAMATIC EVENT
FRIDAY and SAT UltDA V, DIXEMHKR 17 and 13.
M'CCtAX. KAMIIA KATINEE SATITUIUY AT 2 V. SI.
The Reautiful Youujj Engll-h Aclress,
3- MISS ADELAIDE MOORE
SUPER!! SUPPORUNG COMPANY
Will have the honor of presenting
Friday l'xgmallon & dilates, and the Comedetta,
The Happy Pair.
Saturday Matinee Vrmeoand Juliet
Saturday Lml of Ljoi b.
Kluht prices. S' 00, r.caTi'1 Wc. Feats without extra
charge at U nlon Ticket 'fllce. Matinee prices 0 and
25 cents. No reserved seats.
C. C. "Weitb, of Talogn, is in tho city.
Amos Steele, of Greeushury, Pa., is in the
A new hose cart, tho "J. B. Cary," arrived
Its a big girl baby and Charley Danger
field is happy.
Tbos. Douahoe, 13elle Plaine's banker, was
iu tho city yesterday.
S. It. Guycr of Kansas City, is in the city
visiting at A. II. Iinboden's.
Miss Abba Ordvvay returned yesterday
from a visit among friends at Newton.
Ladies who shop dining the day should
visit G. A. It. hall beloie l.uying elsewheie.
Mrs. M. It. Doyle is suffering from an at
tack of malaiial lever and nervous prostra
tion. H. A. McCrary, a ticket bi oker of Kansas
City, is in the metropolis looking up a location.
Ilass Hurrus, Mrs. C. L. Roberts and Mrs.
A. It. Wise, of Frisco, vi ere at Trcmout yes
terday. Miss Yawter will recite some of her best
selections, at tho Bazaar on Wednesday
"W. It. Frasier, ono of the proprietors of
tho "Wichita steam laundry, arrived iu the
V. E. Bates, a capitalist of San Diego,
California, is slopping v.ith his mother at
Miss Anna L. Burroughs classes in paint
ing will meet at tho studio 711 Xoi thTopeka,
tomorrow as ir-ual.
Attorney G. W. Clones left last evening
for Wellington, where he will attend to some
cases m the district court.
Bertram A. Khun an, who has been on the
hick list for the last week, is convaksceut
and will soon be able to be out.
The Cooly laim, consisting of 1(50 acres, in
about one mile north of Carey pail;, wa
sold at administrator sale for i-51,000.
Otto Miller, the youi.g nan who had his
band injured at the Wichita Planing mill, is
getting along finely, and is able to be out.
Sunday afternoon two boys scullling on
tho pavement in tiont of the Euioj.enn hotel
fell against the huge plate glass in the front
and broke it.
Dr. Brady and two friends from Louis
ville, Jonathan Murphy and George S.
Bourne, stopped over in tho city on their
way to Lerado.
Mrs. McLean and daughter, of Ballston,
Saratoga Co , New Yoi k, ai i ived in the city
Saturday night, and will sptnd the winter
with tluir cousins Mrs. C. II. Abbott and
Mrs. II. Sliumau.
Toaccon.imdate tea.hu and pupils in
tho schools who desiie to attend the aiter
noon meetings now being held by Major
Pi mint the Baptist church, the meeting
will be held tin aitoinoon at 4 o'clock.
Yesterday thiough Mesr. Stiles & Smith
aal of Ml acres just touth of the Garfield
University was negotiated for $40,000 be
tween Robert Lauiouco uud a syndicate of
The great electric clock arrived here yes
terday morning via tho Santa Fe railroad.
It w ul be taken to the vacant store next to
Citizens bank, and will iie open for public
exhibition next Thursday evening, Decem
ifr. A. K. Diekerman, president of tho
Neutral City Town company, of Seward
county, this state, is visiting Wichita. He
is surprise,! at tho groat activity in general
busings, ami tuj present lively boom iu real
Officer McKeo last night am ted and land
ed in thy cooler a half drunken man, who
was en leaYoring to get up a little show of
bis own at the conclusion of the Museum,
lie will appear betore his honor this morn
ing at 10 o'clock to answer to the charge of
resisting an officer.
Atiavelingmaniroinono of tho largest
jobbing houses east is m the city ai.d wilfre
mai.i over tcday with In magnificent line uf
samj ls of New Year calling cauls in order
to give our citizens an, oppoi tunity to make
selections. He will Lo at the Eagle office
with his samples during tho day. This is a
rare chance lor those who may wish to pro
oure Now Years cards.
On the Future Line or Travel and Commerce.
To the Editor of the Eagle. &
I beg of you space for a few remarks up
the geographical and commercial situation
of this wonderful city.
The brevity required in a newspaper arti
cle prevents a more extended treatment of a
noble subject; noble because that grand fu
ture which is now unfolding around us, in its
very incipiency, has to present eyes the ap
pearance of the marvelous, while in rcality
it is but tho beginning of the natural devel
opement of the resources of a vastly rich
country by the application of advanced
modern methods possessing the new powers
In contemplating such a dcvelopement one
is not to judge by past precedent and stand
ard, because we have all standards from
which to which to form its character. It is
enough to say that no great city of half a
million people has been built by a free com
merce away from a navigable waterway in
tho past. But it is too inucn to say that one
cannot or will not be built under the changed
conditions of the future with even a million
souls away from navigable water.
If we begin with history which bears up
on tho constiuction, existence and fall of
citits, we shall see that arUitary power
with purposes of defense and aggrandise
ment in view, have built and maintained
many. But tho mam cause of all
cities coming into existence has been the
necessity of fixed political and commercial
centers ot population in the great lines of
emigration from one country to another. In
the past, in the absence of steam and elec
trical appliances, the highways traveled by
the horse, camel and other domestic animals
used in the carrier trade, were the principal
makers and promoters of cities. Waterways
have long been valuable highways, but with
the exception of very large bodies capable of
navigation bv both wind and steam, and
'hiie lh'jr volume is fixed and intervenes
oi'twecn lands, 1 liy can not long compete
against the certainty and speed of rails and
steam. Our great inland rivers will soon be
greater adjuncts to our system of food-fish
supply than to commerce.
So long as the slow old methods of the
beast of burden and the clumsy cart plodded
over parched desert, steep hills and muddy
roads, subject on every hand to the whims of
crude and uuhelped nature, civilization and
its cities weie tho creatures of peri
odically driven sands and snows: of
mountain passes, river fords and portages,
to say nothing of contiguous robbers and bar
barians. Like influences, too, confined tho
birth of tho leading civilization to the favora
ble zone between latitude ."0 degrees and 40
north from Asia to the Mississippi
river. But at this point tho ancient meth
ods are changed by the introduction of steam
and electricit accompanied oy the gathering
powcis of a higher intelligence more widely
With the present scientific nppliances and
vastly grown and growing wants of a grand
er civilization than has hitherto been seen
in history, applied, too, in one of tho richest
of the undeveloped continents of earth bj- a
people sprung (like Minerva, from the brains
Jupitu) licni the biains of till the eartu,tho
questions asked are not governed by what
lias been, but by a canlul adjustment of tho
means at had to the forces intervening be
tween the dished objects to be connected.
The iiiime piinciples aie the most economi
cal application of the most rapid methods in
commercial and social intercourse. These
principles exerted in all our arts are causing
ceaseless revolutions. It is thus that the un
expect d is happening, at least to tho masses
who are too busy to .'ee other than the effect
and never the cause. The aphorism of Bishop
Berksley, "Westward the star of empire
wends it way," is becoming modified by the
location of the object of that star, whether
it 1k north or west.
Wichita comes happily within the scope of
the newest conditions required for upbuild
ing of the most modern of cities. It is situ
ated upon that magnificent tab'e land
stretching along tho eastern base of the
Rocky Mountain system from British Amer
ica to, and continuous with, tho elevated
plateau of Anahuac to the City of Mexico.
On theextiemoof this great future hive of
humanitv in the south tho wealth of the
famed Indies are eclipsed in tho half hidden
bosom of prolific nature. Here the cotton
plant stands bearing seven vears before re
planting: so likewise the sugar cane, count
less millions of sheep, goats and other ani
mals furnish valuable skins for all kinds of
leather. In the vegetable productions use
ful to man nature has fairly outdone herself.
The fame of Mexico for her precious metals
m the past falls far short of what it w ill be
in the future for tho more material ones.
The table land of Anahuac is the natural
roadbed for all the international trunk lines
entering Mexico from the United Stases
on the north. El Paso is the gato city
through which tt grand commerce will How
to the north through a hain of citits stretch
ing to British America. Along this great
commercial highway are to lie exchanged
tho varied products of ji civilization as com
pleteascm exist between the extremes of
earthly production. The past exactions of
climate from a people fiunl m her tyranical
grasp will be unknown save to the masses;
for the intelligence and eneigy of th. people
w ill exchange places, ideas and customs so
easily and constantly that everv degree of
latitude will modify its neighbor.
In the very middle of the great valley
of this future highway of cml -zation.
halfway between tu shores of the
grandest river of the continent, where na
ture needs only to Ikj tickled by science and
art to outdo Ceres of old, to the store laden
Rocky mountains, sits our city, the future
qu.-on and royal diseaser of the blessings of
commerce to a territory of at least 40,000
square nubs, with an unlimited field for her
lciailie. Sho has her coutempories but
no rivals, and can never have.
The City Park is Donated, wnicli
Serves as a Starting Stunner.
The Kailroad Committee Still at the
Anxious Seat Gas Ordinance Al
lowedIn Another Side
The city council met last evening with his
honor the mayor in the chair and all council
men present excepting Mr. Allen. Mr.
Healy, as chairman of the public improvo
ment committee, stated that he had a very
important communication which he desired
the clerk to read. This seemed to sarve the
crowd as a stunner, and all look anxiously
for something to drop.
The communication referred to is as fol
To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the Com
mon Council or the UlV oi wicmia:
"We, the undersigned, herewith tender
and donate to the city of Wichita forty
acres of land in the sw qr, 27, in tho n qr, 24.
27, le, Sedgwick county, Kansas, to
be held in fee perpetually and to
bo used as a city park and for
no other purposes. The doners reserve the
right to make certain improvements in the
way of grading the drives, planting trees,
etc., during the coming winter and spring.
It is the desire of the doners hereof that
this park shall be under the management and
control of three park commissioners, two of
whom shall bo members of tho city council,
and one a citizen of Wichita, but not a
member of the council; that the necessary
steps shall be taken at once to im
prove and beautify the grounds; that
the park shall be subject to police
regalations; and that every reasonable
means shall be provided for making it a
pleasant audhcalthful resort.
N. F. NlEDEULAEDEIt,
Mr. Brown moved that the matter of ac
ceptance bo referred to the city attorney
and finance committee. The motion pre
vailed. There seems to be no doubt but that
the city will accept the offer but it was de
sired that everything be done legally. Tho
donation seemed quite a surprise to tho
many who were not aware of what was com
ing seven dollarsfper week and manager
thought it too much. The license was re
duced to fifteen dollars per week.
The library committee reported that all
books had been removed to the Y. M. O. A.
rooms, and only a small amount of furniture
was j-et to be cared for. It could be utilized
when the city building was completed.
The following communication was receiv
ed from the Topeka council:
Deaii Sir You are requested to have a
committee of your city government appoint
ed to meet a committe of our city council at
the council chamber in this city on Dec. 21
at 4 p. m. to confer with a like delegation
from the cities of Atchison, Leavenworth,
Kansas City and Wichita, and also the sena
tors from and representatives from Atchi
son, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Sedgwick
and Shawnee counties for the purpose of a
cansultation as to the advisability of revising
the charter governing cities of the first class.
"When the letter was read Mr. Healy moved
that the mayor appoint a committee of three
and the city attorney to attend the meeting
at Topeka, with the understanding that they
go at their own expense. The motion pass
ed, and his honor appointed Councilmen
Healy, Harris and Allen. The name of
Healy under such circumstances created
quite a roar of laughter, which was followed
bv a remark from Harris that he wanted to
draw his salary before leaving on that trip.
The property owners over on the east side
of Main street between First street and the
alley between Douglas and the same desired
to put in an underground sewer to join the
Topeka avenue sewer. The matter was
At this conjuncture the mayor stated that
there had been considerable correspondence
about the legislative question and he thought
that the persons going to Topeka on that
business should hold a meeting and see what
legislation w as desired on the pant of Wich
ita. A meeting was agreed upon for that
Mr. Harris reported that tho city scaven
gers were throwing the city filth at the foot
of Second street and Sherman avenue. It
was very offensive to tho people living there,
aud they had been allowed tj suffer for two
years. It was ordered that a bridge be built
from the end of Second street to an island in
the river, from which sand could be obtained
for grading up these streets and scavengers
discontinue operations in that section.
A petition asking for the gas main on Em
poria avenue to be extended to Oak street,
and that gas lamps bo placed on tho corner
of Elm, Pino and Oak streets was passed.
Mr. Healy asked that tho sewerage ques
tion on tho first alley east of Main street be
tween Douglas avenue and First street, bo
reconsidered, and that a sewer bo construct
ed. The motion passed.
The city engineer was instructed to buy a
level at the city's expense.
A bill of over 400 was read in favor of the
gentleman who put the signs up on the street
corners. This caused a number' to open wide
their eyes and say that they had not ordered
eight signs at the intersection of two streets.
One said that signs had been put up where
the streets had not been opened, and a man
would have to climb two or three fences
to read it. Mr. Harris thought that
the signs were so numerous that an
old settler was in danger of getting lost.
Some thought they would last some time
and no money lost. Bill allowed.
The mayor stated that tho city bell ordered
had an ived, and it was desired that it should
be placed in tho tow er before work on ic is
Bills amounting to $3,414 21 wero passed.
Tho council went off into a sidewalk
tranco lasting about an hour. Some sections
in almost every street and avenue wero rep
Place for the Weary Called the "City
Park" Is Donated. Its Natural
The Bazaar opeut-d at the G. A. R. hall
under the most favorable auspices. Among
the many attractions of the Bazaar, the ran
sical p irt of the program is pre-eminent.
Tonight the Silver String club will con
tribute their charming music, and it is also
exiected to have the male quartette.
The lat night of the Bazaar. (Wednesdav
eve) there will bo a sold a valuable young
horse aud eight fine lots, situated in the
north par t of the city, sold to the highest
bidder. As H. G, Toler has been secured as
; auctioneer, there can be no doubt but the
sale will be a successful one.
The Bazaar will remain open day and eve-
I Ums uuw. vuui-suut mgut, ami iaaies when
suuppmg migni remember this and find
there many things whiih they want.
Miss Hattie Clark will sin tins evening.
The rejiorter returns his thanks to Mr. Ira
Wilhelm aud Baughmau & Freeman for a
ride from the wreck last night.
Kealy recommended immediate steps be
ing taken for extending tho Topeka avenue
sewer to the river. The peoplo who are in
jured by it in its present condition are clam
oring for its completion. Some claim they
can make the city complete the task or they
will stop up the pipe.
His report called out a discussion about
the advisability of issuing bonds for money
to complete a good sewerage. The city attor
ney inquired if any of the council had in
vestigated the cremator that is reported to
be a success. None had paid special atten
tion but entered into a discussion concerning
its merits. Many seemed to think that the
scheme was not practicable. Others were of
tho opinion that the city should not be made
a victim of sewer gas.
Mr. Richey stiid he believed that tho cre
mator should be investigated. He had
talked with the sheriff of Sumner county,
who said that one was used at the coui t
houso of that county and it gave perfect sat
isfaction, Mr. Cary thought the subject was deserv
ing of attention and moved that tho mayor,
Mr. Richey aud committee on public im
provements for investigation and submit a
report at next regular meeting. His motion
A crossing was ordered on Main street,
between First and Second streets. Some
streets in West Wichita were ordered grad
ed. M. Zimmerly granted further time to
build a sidewalk on Market and Waterman
Hoir, as chairman gas committee, said the
committee could not grant the ordinance
submitted by the Wichita Mining company,
but submitted a substitute. The substitute
specified that the company should have the
natural gas within ono year after tho ordi
nance had been passed, and that no mains
should be laid until gas was secured. They
are compelled to leavo the streets in good or
der after laying mains. Tho rules were sus
pended and the ordinance placed on its pass
age. Some thought that Council
man Allen's resolution was treated rather
rough as this was the first time it had inter
fered and asked that an ordinance first be
submitted to the peoplo ten days before its
The ordinance as submitted gave the com
pany "an exclusive right" to furnish the city
with natural gas. The city attorney stated
that perhaps that clause would enable that
company, provided it found natural gas, to
have a monopoly in that industry. Tho
mayor said that it was a great risk, aud he
Ivlieved it ought to be protected. The sec
tion granting exclusive power was finally
Judge Hill was present and stated that he
did not fear natural gas for lighting pur
poses, but would admit it was fine for heat
iug. The experience of cities where it is
Used led him to that conclusion.
Mr. Carey submitted a petition asking a
gas light on the corner of Lawrence and Wa
terman streets. It was allowed. An electric
light was ordered for the corner of Third
and Topeka avenue.
There was considerable discussion concern
ing somo ditli ulties experienced by city
weighers. The chairman of the scale com
mittee reported thnt some men would get
merchandise weighed and not pay for it.
Under the present system the weighors lost
the money. He recommended that all men
bo made to pay before weighing. The report
was adopted. The weighers say they have
been cheated oa of c20 dollars apiece. The
cooncil ordered them to present a bill ot
samo and it would be paid.
Mr. Carey, as chairman of the railroad
committee, stated that he had spent some
time in trying to get the Santa Fe and Ft,
Scott companies to fix their cross
ings, but to no purpose. Ho had
accosted Mr. Powell on keeping the street
car hue in repair. Mr. Powell said he
would do his part as soon as the street com
missioner gradt-d properly the streets- occu- i
pied by tho hue. The street car company
could not do th-ir part first. He believed
Air. Powell would do as he promised He
said that the committee wanted all other j A new company formiBg for boring for
railroad business postponed until the next gas. They are iJasiag land around the"city,
regular meeting. This brought a smile to a ; and say they mean to commence work in the
number present who seemed to be intelligent , early 'sprin'g. They have engaged a man
enough to suspect that a special meeting j from Butler county, Ponasvivania, to do ih
would be in order at any time. j mchanical work. "
Mr. Harris, as chairman of the fire com- j
committee, reported that the city building ; Miss. LiI1Jaa Hamlin of Boston, irfao b to
was nearly completed. Tne second hoso cart ' as-i" Ia iae ceri " vta D7 - caw-
had arrived and another span of horses was
For some time one of the favorite topics
for our city philosophers has been a city
park. The cry for such a public blessing
has been loud and long. For some time the
scheme for supporting what was termed a
crying need has been working. The pro
jectors or the scheme have never mounted to
the housetops to proclaim it aloud, but on
the contrary used persuasion and every
other means to keep it safe from the public
As will be seen from the description of the
land donated for the park in the council pro
ceedings, Chrisholm creek has its mean
dering course through the sight pro
posed. Its banks several feet
higher than high water njark.
are lined with the grand old elms and several
other kinds of attractive trees. In addition
to this pleasing and highly attractable fea
ture of the site proposed is an artificial for
est which is located near the middle of the
tract and embraces over five acres. The
trees in this staud close together, and in the
leafy season, when parks are in demand, tho
ground is complete!' shaded. This is looked
upon as a beautiful site for a public summer
afternoon meeting. The ground back from
the creek is high and looked upon as being
highly suited to the purpose for which it has
Those who are acquainted with the land
seem to think that it was not hard
for those who owned it to conclude that it
was a very desirable location for a park.
They seem to thmk that a stranger just pass
ing along for the first time should acquire
some 6uch suspicions. Xature seems to have
expended so much on tho location in making
it to suit the purpose conceive 1 by the do
uatersthata mere glance brings to view
thece many superior touches.
The location is one and one-half miles
south of Douglas avenue on Hydraulic. Tho
street car line at present runs near it, and of
course can easily be extended to the en
trance. The Santa Fe road runs hard by
and a station to accommodate tho park can
be placed within a short distance. The fa
cilities for reaching it can, it seems, with
little expenditure, be made as good as de
sired. When the matter became publicly know n
last night, many were the complimentary
words heard concerning tho public-spirited
gentlemen who had made tho donation. Mi
Henry Schweiter gave the north twenty
acres, and thesyndicato who lately purchas
ed the Reiser farm stopped forward with tho
adjoining south twenty acres. By private
subscription for improving the ground,
over $1,000 has already been raised.
This amount it seems can largely be increas
ed and will be. As planned a drive will be
made around the park together with several
cross drives which will be suppiled with
bridges for crossing tho cheerful stream
that meanders through it over half a mile.
The abundant shade furnishes a desirable
spot for a Sunday retreat whore the news
pipor containing a lengthy effort, such as
Grover's Inst, can bo read without half tho
mind planted on a corner lot.
The money being raised for beautifying it
will be expended this winter aud spring.
A gentleman said yesterday that in all
great cities the most costly residences wore
to Le found near the parks. This lie thought
would ho no exception. The location of the
park there would tend to draw fine houses to
that point and greatly enhance property in
IgsfifKrhe White House will be open .even
ings during the Holiday week, commencing
on the 1 8th.
Of Newmarket Cloaks and Wraps.
Newmarket Cloaks at one-half
their value. All new. The very latest. We
wish to close them out before Jan. i, conse
quently we will make a sweeping reduction
in the whole stock to accomplish that end.
Come and look before you buy. Everyone a
Headquarters for Christmas goods.
We have just Received an enormous invoice of articles appropri
ate for the coming Holiday season.
An exxuisite line of Ladies Hand bags. Ladies HaudkerchWs, La
dies Neck-wear and Scarfs. Fans, Tidies, Gloves, Etc,
Sets of Elegant Toble Linen. Napkins, Table covers. Piano covers.
Gents Haddkerchiefs. Ties. Scarfs, Gloves, Materials for
Smoking Jackets and Caps.
We can give you appropriate goods of ever
CAi'TUKKD AT LAST.
Last evoning it was rumored on the streets
that a wreck hadfbappened on tho Santa Fe,
near the Fort Scott crossing, about 7 o'clock.
A reporter hastened to tho union depot
and through the kindness of good-natured
Tommy Peters, wa3 given a place on the
hand car aud was soon hurrying northward.
"When about a mile from the depot an engine
drawing a number of fiat cars was passed
This was the construction train and upon it
was borne to the city tho passengers who
wero aboard tho incoming passenger train.
After another half mile ride all dismounted
from tho hand car, and walking n short dis
tance, found the track obstructed by a fiat
car. To the rear of this was another car
broken in two and Ijing on one side of the
ICeepins.' in sight the head light of the loco
motive the scene of the collission was soon
reached. First lying on the side of the
track was a flat car completely ruined, an
other one behind it was broken in two and
the rear trucks crushed to the ground. Upon
its side with the end broken in, was a ca-boo-e,
which had evidently been pushed by
the force of tie engine over tho flat car aud
then rolled otT.
The engine had the cattle guard and front
truck broken, the headlight crushed nnd the
whole of the front battered. .Behind th
cigina wero the baggnge and two paj.-enger
cars on the track and uninjured.
No injury to persons resulted from th
wreck, further than a sprained ankle re
ceived by the engineer, Eugene "aud. upon tae officer and found it.
leaping from his engine. It was certainly a
remarkable escape for the man in charge of
the construction train, who was in the ca
boose asleep at the time. This car was run
into by the engine of the passenger train,
pu-hed upon the fiat car and then rolled off
ujioii tho side of the tract Ho escaped how
ever without a scratch.
The cause of lh accident is not definitely
known. The facts as learned from the train
hands were as follow-: The construc
tion train was returning to the city,
and it i thought that the long train became
broken: the evening passenger train which
was coming in tho same direction ran into
the cars left behind breaking the engine and
wrecking the freight cars a dc.cribed. It is
said by the men on the engine teat there
were no signal lights on the rair of the ca
boose, the hands of th construction tram
say, however, that the light-- were np asd
thas they were burning even after tho car
had been thrown from the track.
A force of men was immediately put to
work to remove th debris, but it i sak! that
it will be an all night job and the track
would not bo cieAr before morning.
About I o'clock last Sunday morning, as
Policemen Joe Stewart and E. B . Badger
were going west on Douglas avenue they
spied two men in the alley between Main
and ilarket streets, north of Douglas ave
nue. They were opposite the establishment
of Huso & Charlton. Tho policemen
started after them. When the
fellows reached the opera house they
turned east. Badger started northeast
across the vacant lots. The bova went to
Market street and turned south. As they
mot Badger he called them to halt, and one !
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.vi cw, uui. mu uuuci i uu mui a uau wa-j sent
after him. Tho ono captured was luiufe! in ,
the cooler and proved to bo tho Davison boy '
who was caught last spring in the city drug
Sunday morning Stewart called on him at '
the cooler. lie sa:d they had intended to go
thiough the buiWiny jiiat south of Alrinch &
Brown. Being urged to give the name of
his accomphco he said he would take
th- ofik-er to him. They wont to a
rocm and found the other n.in in bed. He
was locked up .iT:d D i SOn allowed to $rf'
free with the understanding that ho would
come when sent for.
Talking with tne socond party, he said
that Davidson went into Holliday's htoro
on Douglas avecuo and brought out
three boxes of cigars. He took them t the
"little brick" nnd avo them to the madam.
He said that Davidon had the key that un
locked HoHiday's store.
Yt-terdny moridng Swart sa- Davidwn
and tokl him he wanted the ker. lie
went to the cooler, accowpaniod by
Jle sr.id he got a.n
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Novelty works to itaake the on be uod. The
boys who cracked the afe there a few wwrks '
ago, he claimed, usd the same kev. .
Davison will he gien a tnal tbij morning.
The oSifeis are .?Iad that thy have finally
got Davison for ther hive hid an eye on
him for some time. The capture st-wes to
have bi-en a fortunate one ami t- city will
Le ?Iad to larn that one bv one tho thieves
rnd rogues ranx-t c-
If Pays to Trade
INNES & ROSS.
vim 4r tCff$&S9tScjiVMffpr ill
Commencing TIiiifs. Dec. 16.
Grand "Rzhibltlon of the Celebrated
t . i i i
Corner Main aud Douglas Avenue
Kcr f'w ilaTi unljr.
I rilcublodly EArtiTk Uterplrrn tf Iih.-inlin.
H1UT AITXIHANCB IN THIS OITr.
Representing a Century's Progress in
The srrrit-t Elr-ctrtenl Irhimph f tho NlsotintJi Ofj
It. r IlrraMcd omrrvrtmrv m th "m-c t Out urn.
IHreet trott th- V.'orW Plr
'Th r r.t woBtierrul HteclTla CI or It risr Urcnml " K1J
LaJ.fcS and Children Especially Invited
THE WRESTLING KaTCM.
-VNOTHBR 'ATrU.U, GAS COMPANY.
The wrestling match between Cap. Tom
.Shields and Burt Hbellar, mention of -bich
wa3 made in tbo A-sociat9 Pre- reports, :
will raot liktly take plao? m thi city. ,
Three cities, V.'iehita, Omaha and Kaas
City, were mentioned aj pltcea ia whirh tee
match might iake pkica. Yfcniay a Jctier
wa? rdvd from Kan'M.s City by ilr.
Ridge Coniy asking if thw was any likeli
hood that Tich 5port would receive eocoer
agement in this city. His crxsw- was root
favorable and Wichita "'ill now no docbt be
the city cfcoen from th three.
The match, which m to be for ?!,, i'il3
be depiy interesting to the sfortio frater
nity. Captain Sbifkis K a w-fl known &Jo
k te. while bis competitor, Bert SheWa.-, i
champion of Illinois, and the felkr- who
I downed the Japafce wrestler.
needed. They were ordered purchased.
Under the head of license committee the
mayor said that the dime museum was pay-
St. John' church, arrivei in the cf tv his;
night, ths guest of Miss Artie EarL
Miss Hattie Clark will
events; at the Bazaar.
sing on Tuesday
This 7xpular place of amuscatst rrs. Mor
ally packed last niht, sad the aadience
mot ave cambered cknc on to to thoc
sasd. ilr. Eaais and Mr. Young ar
mating their institution to popular thai
shortly thr will ba compelled to build a
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