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FLOUR AS AN EXPLOSIVE.
What Misht Happen if Millers "Were to
A Minneapolis man talked long with a
manufacturer of mill machinery whom he
met at the Gilsey house the other evening.
The latest improvements in bran dusters,
smut machines, cockle separators and corn
meal holts were fully discussed. Then
came the strikes, and both admitted that
in most cases the strikers were right the
exceptions, of course, being those of strik
"If the millers were Anarchists," said
the Minnesota man, '-they could blow up
every Hour mill in Minneapolis without
using dynamite. God only knows the
power millers have in their hands if they
were devils enough to use it. A flour
mill i:i operation is almost as dangerous
as a powder magazine, and has to be
watched as closely. Every coal miner is
afraid of lire damp, and every miller
"knows his i '11 is likely to be blown up
with a terrible explosion at any moment.
To most people this would sound like an
exaggeration, but I tell you it is a solemn
fact. What blew up your mills in Bar
clay street u few years ago? What leveled
a whole block of stone nills in Minne
apolis not long since, so that it looked as
though si cyclone had struck the city?
Nothing in "the world but flour one of
the deadliest and most powerful explo
"If you stand in a flour mill, near the
stones, and look across the room toward
the sunlight, you will see that the air is
loaded with lino grain dust. If you had
microscopic eyes, you would see yourself
surrounded with small atoms of grain of
all kindj. Those atoms form an ex
plosive substance more powerful than any
known to Nihilists, and their presence,
though inevitable, is what makes a flour
mill as dangerous as a powder pit. Sup
pose you take a dry ear of corn and set it
on lire. If will burn slowly. Shell the
car and fre the kernels and it burns much
more rapidly. Grind the corn and it will
burn like prpcr. Reduce it to powder
to diLa- ard, if ignited, it goes oil like a
Hash. Tnat is the state in which flour is
dangerous, when it-is ftner than flour. If
a mill Incomes overcharged with this
duct, and it is ignited, awav goes the
"Sfvc ral years ago the large Washing
ton fnllU in Minneapolis caught fire.
They w. re going at the lime. Those who
knew the danger gave the alarm and got
out as lively as they could."
"Did the mills blow up!'"
"I should .say they did. The walls
were made of stone, six feet thick, and
when the explosion came they tumbled
out like Mraw board. The sheet-iron
roof w;is blown so high from one of the
"Washington mills that the wind carriee
it two indes. Men watching the tire at
a distance were blown through windows,
knocked lovn, hurled through the air
and se oral were killed. Sometimes the
lighting of a pipe in a grain house will de
molish the building. In a Scotland mill
a man onco lit a cigar. In a second The
room seamed filled with fire, and there was
a terrible roar. When the smoke cleared
away the four walls of the mill lay flat
on the ground and the roof of the mill
lay sever..! hundred feet away. With the
exception .f a bad scare and a singeing
not a person was hurt. The dust burned
creating a great heat. New York Star.
0 ' 4 P
WICHITA, KAN, ;'
Have for tia!o, cr line ct WIOHITA & GOLGEADO RAILF.CA1
north-west of Wichita, tcra lots ct new towns cf
MAIZE, 9 Miles from "WICHITA.
COLWICH, 14 " WIOHITA
An IntrrcMinji INev:-iy in -cipuce.
One of the most interesting recent dis
coveries in science is the fact that a raj
of light produces sound. A sunbeam is
thrown through a lens on a glass vessel
that contains lampblack, colored silk or
nor led, or other substances. A disk,
having sins or openings cut in it, is made
to reolvc swiftly in this beam of light, so
as to ciu it up, thus making alternate
flashes of light and shadow. On putting
the car to the glass vessel strange sounds
are heard so long as the flashing beam is
falling on the vessel. Ilcccntly a more
wonderful discovery has lKen made. The
beam of sunlight is made to pass through
:i prism so as to produce what is called
the solar spectrum or rainbow. The disk
is turned and the colored light of the rain
bow is made to break through it.
Now plat? the car to the vessel contain
ing the HI:, Atool or other material. h
the colored lights of the spectrum fall
upon it j')unds will be given by different
parts of t lie r-peei rum, and there will be
silence in other parts. For instance, if
the vei . 1 contains red worsted and the
green light flashes upon it, loud sounds
will be given. Only feeble sounds will be
heard when the red and blue parts of the
rjunbow fall upon the vessel, and other
colors nnke no sounds at. all. Green silk
gives sound best in red light. Every kind
of l.riU rial gives more or less sound in
different colors and utters no sound in
others. Ch.eago Xev. .-.
ELINOR, 421 " ' "
Train e are now running refrul&rly on Baiiroac from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
edg-wiek County, Kansas.
Tho 5 o-i f :i oiit!ini lot.
Sldnw Lanier's admirers will find
plea mv Li this paragraph from one of
"My : H.id" Randall's letters sent
sonilii .'d t Augusta: "Last year a son
cf the j ... 1 and lamented Sidney Lanier
bore oiti' prize (at a Ualtimore school),
lie took it i his devoted and delighted
mother, v. ho sat in the audience, and
there he remained, mother and child, hand
in ban 1, h okini lovingly at one another
and obh ious of the .scenes that 'swam
around them.' There were other mother?
in that hall whose eyes were moist with
proud afT rtion, but 1 am biire they did
not feel qude so deeply as that Georgia
widow aud her splendid boy. Phiiadel
Our Slrppins nutl .cn5oon Cms.
Our railway sytem is confessedly m ad
vance of any other in the world. Our
mile-' :c is as'large as that of all Europe
comLIned. Some of the Knclish and con
tinental renls are more solidly built; but
for comfort and luxury there is nothing
comparable to our sleeping and saloon
ears. The private cars in which our rail
w: v magnates travel are in point of luxury
and cothness far ahead of anj thing of tho
kind in the Old World. All our leading
railway men habitually use cars superior
inelegance to those occupied by monarchs
in other parts of the world. William K.
Vau'Icrbilt, Robert Garrett, Milton II.
Smith. Hugh J. Jewctt, and some twenty
others of our railway peoplj use cars coat
ing from $20,000 to ;t0.000 each. There
are about lf-0 vcrv costly cars in use, rep
resenting $-1,000,000 in cash. Of these
some sixtv cost $110,000 each.
A Mr. Talbot, editor of a railway news
paper, was presented with a car recently,
made l.v Herr Krupp. the famous gun
founder." It is of hard wood. Kastlake
fini h. v.ith a great deal of esthetic
drapery. The observation room in the
end of" the car is finished in oak. with
Trench ll.iie glass windows extending
from the coiing to the lloor, velvet cur
tains, Wilton" carpels and embossed
leather furniture, including divans. The
bedroom is in maple and amaranth, and
opening from it is the parlor, the most
elegant apartment of the car. It is
fmisheil in solid mahogany, with rich in
laid panels and carvings of rare and
costly woods from the Holy Land. The
butler's room, pantry and kitchen are
models. It would cost at least $GO,000 to
to duplicate this car. Famous actresses
have had private cars very luxurious in
their apartments. Mine. Patti had such
a one, while Mrs. Langtry actually lived
in her car when filling her engagements
outside of New York. De.moresl's
Monthly. . -
2apa of To-ns and Prices can be had as hereinafter set forth :
Lt Wichita, call on N. P. Nioderlandsr or Kos Harris;
At Mcizo, ciiU on H. laondonslagor;
At Col7ich, call on Geo. W. Sfcoenrod;
At Andale, Call on Bank of Andale.
l H. Randall and W. S.Ttfaskie, for 2t. Hope lei .
At Haven, Call on Ash & Cnaries-
At F-liner. call on J. A. Myer.
Are most beautifully located. Every lot has a sidewalk m front
of it. Street cars run the entire Jengi h of Carey Park, and the ele
vation is 12 to 14 feet higher than Douglas avenue, and has the
finest -water in all Kansas.
There are Eight Confers Left.
Carey Park lots are the safest investment at the extremely low
prices that we are selling them, of any
residence property in Wichita.
There is now and will be more fine residences
put up in Carey Park in the next six
months than any other portion of "Wichita.
CAREY PARK LAND COMPANY.
At Office of E. G. & L. B, COLE.
Winter is here. In order to avail yoursolf of first opportunity
to enjoy a pleasant ride, call on
Kelly, Alexander and Rahrr,
NO. 123 MARKET STREET,
And select one of those elegant Cutters, of which they have a fine
Rt.rif.k- hnrh p.p r.n sr.vle and finish, smerle or double. Also a stock of
runners lor converting your buggies into a sleigh, at prices to suit
Whipple, Conway & Co.,
IIS South Main St.
Have lots of Mantels. Grates and Tile. "Wood, Slate and Iron
ir.,. o i?.ioActi Tii.3 n, , oil work- in thp vprv best, manner. Don t
jget any mantels until you have seen our prices and stock. These
goocis are or tue latesu uosigus. -
W. S. CoP.r.HTT. rwMi'nt.
A. HESS. Vice President.
J. H. BLACK. Secretary aiul Truaurcr
Wholesale Grocer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St, WICHITA, KAN.
JOHK S. COZINE.
tt O. RIDPK1.L
COZINE & RIDDELL,
Real Estate Agents,
City Proyerty and Farms for Sale-.-Rents Collected and Taxes Paid.
Correspondence Solicited. Business Promptly Attendedto
156 N. MAXtfST. - WICHITA; KANSAS.
BANK OF WICHITA.
Corner Douglas and Latrrence Avenues.
J. O. FISH, President.
V. P. KOBKJSOX.
J. II. SLATER, Cashier.
OLIVER DUCK, F. V. WILSON.
OLIVER DUCK. VIwPr-drfet.l.
;.f..FIK. W. L.DCCK
O. D. BARXKS. H. H. ROTS. FIXLAY ROSS, A. 1- HOGCi:. Y. P. ROBINSON.
OLIVER DUCK. JAMES G. FISH, F. W. WILSON. W. L. PUCK,
J. H. SLATER. H. 31. DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK. Nctv York. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL BANK. St. Lou-X St
BANK Oi? KANSAS CITY, Kansas Cltj, 21 1.
General Banking Business. Respectfully soiictit a share of your patronage
)o hc n ? 7
3STo. 134 Main Street.
Capital Paid "CJp,
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, SAMUEL IIOUCK. ROBERT E. LAWRENCE
H. W.LEWIS, T. W. JOHNSTON, C.E.FRANK. A A. Ill IIH
SOL n KOHN. resldent.
A. W. OLIVER, Vice Prt-:ilwit.
Ji. W. LEVY. CifhlHt
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK.
Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.
S. II. KOHN, A. W. OLIVER, 31. W. LEVY. P. T. TUTTI.E. N. i NIKi;Kl'..AhIRK
W. R. 1 UCKER, JOHN DAVIDSON, J. C. KUTAJs
DO A GENERAL BANKING. COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S Bonds of all de
nominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bond bought.
W. C WooitsiAN, President. Wji. S. Wooduas, Cashier. Will i . Wcon o. Asa't ('nhtw-
First Arkansas Vallev Bank.
(The Oldest Jloney Institution In tho Arkansas Vallojr.)
No. S3 Main Street. - Wichita, Kansas.
Do a General Banking Business in all its Modern Functions.
X3"Loan both Foreign and Home Money In jny anaonut on .-ill entl-lnctorj coll'trrtls nvl
pergonal or chattel and accomodate the burrowri with tinir iroin out da tuf n St It
tickete by the faett and eafeat Hues or teamera In the v.urM toor tVuiu all uilnci.ial lCuroi.eu
ports via Xorth, German, Lloyd or CnnardLInea.
J. O, DAVIDSON, rres.
C. A. WALKER, Vice Prss.
JOHN C IJjilisr, Cz.hT.
Paid-up Capital, - - $200,000
Stockholders Liability, - - $400,000
Largest Faid-TTp Capital of any Bank in tne State of Kansas.
C.R.UILLER, A.B.BITTIKO. H. O. LF.R. S. L. DAVIDSOS
W. E. BTAKLSY, J. O. DAVIDSON. JOILV T. CARI'CNTEIt.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
SMITHSON & CO.,
' .THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
11? East Douglas Avenue,
Laud, Likui ami !tinrnace Apents. Jloncy alvvaj oa band. Iatrrot at low rates. KO D3L..T.
Pttforr KKifcliiK a Vuw tut iVrm. Cl . Cfcattel tv I'erxmal -MJiriD'- '! a"J u Conie In or cnd a
full deeriitm tf tnmr Ki.rm -r Clty timinTty. AVe haad Inrvt aitint of tcth Eastern aad FcrotsTj
'lIta! for Itjr.-tHtfnt iti Ktvt Ktto. acu arc thus enable! to make rapKl k&Ics.
CorrHjHi)t.!tH-t. N..liwt.-I. H. L. SIITUSOK. Manager.
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
s vMti . :-.
B. S. UAUUlsOX,
fc. . UOKsEY,
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
REAL ESTATE. ABSTRACTS k If
Office, Dorsey Building, Opposite Court House,
(SCCCELSOP. TO V. STACS31.y-)
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. I he largest stock in the
city Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods. Call and see me.
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
.-. K. :lKlJfc.HLAM'hli. I iv.Hi.-iii. V.. V. KIHKW OOD. LalnJ KrauitMr. M. W. I.EVY. T-rr
V. . OLIVK'4. Vir.- lrv..1.-iii. J. C. ltliTA'. Sviary
sas Loan and Investment
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and CityPronerty
Office in Wichita National Bank Building, "Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLBTT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHISGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
mcK ' "'"" WwWPiy.nss.";. wbat- wich ita, kan.
MONEY TO LOAN
ity Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY. .
LOWEST-:- RATES! V NO -:- DELAYS!
LB. BUNNELL & CO.
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 tc 20 pr ceii.. less cnaa regular pnees. lam now roceivlrm a
fine stock: or Fall and Winter
New Dry Goocis, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' burnishing Goocis, Etc.
To aon ra k'v -f- oo bantt. wfcMt I nCor t prlcMM fct1 oii.r, rpjkTUtry wnUHmlHi
lMNtti-. uai n(irc(fttU wticlt tbr aumittxn tt r!;-!- urturaStf.
JOHN G. A!,LITN
A niw anil rtrrl VI.
United States, County, Township and Muni-1
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
n. LOMBARD, Jit.. Prcldent.
J. P. ALLEN, Vlee-Presldeat
L.I) eKIhSKH. CivhJr. J
W. n. LIVINGSTON, .Uslstnat Cashlfl !
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO JCANSA3 STATS DANK.)
G: OBF. IKON WORKS! .
Founders and Machinists.
JTEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Iron and bras castings, pulleys and shafting and all fcindaof iaa-
I chlnery. Houso castings in any edlgn to onier. Dean .i ea.ia ?WKpe
i Hnd pumping rnacninery. All kindaor refjelnndoneun short uoUco
1 AH HAH !and satiBt action guaranteed.
rx. i Lrjj , i iwjjjjlui.
a LOilEAKD. Jr J. P. ALLEN. JOHN 1J. CAKKY. COS. HAKRIS. J. LL A.l.I.Kt
L. D. SKINNEn. J'ETEB GETTO. W. F. OREZN. P. T. BJIALY.
GEOKOE E. SPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OK THE REPUBLIC New YorX NATIONAL BANE OF AMEP.ICA. Chiea
KIRST NATIONAL BANK. Kani City,
BLACKSTONE "ATIONaL BANK. l!-Mt.
B. LOil3APJ, SR-. President.
JA1IES L. LOUBAfiD. Vkv-Krcsfclcct.
Darcl Morcffaere to.,
IN KAhoAS blAlt Drth8 uuiLuiftU.
Money on hand. No delay wnen security and
and title are good. Stts as lo w Ls
CALL AND tfJBJii US.-O
S. S KING, Secretary
Z. T. BHOWN.
r. P. JL.VRT1N. AorT-t-Law.
E. T. BEO"WST Sc CO.
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKERS.
Dealers la choice BcaiiffM aad Retl3sc Proplj. Fmu. RjojcIi. im Aar TOjmrtj. Bmhkj 2 a I
3C . Doila at.
CANON -:- CITY -:- C O A L !
BADGER LTJMBKE CO., 'WSST DOUGLAS ATI
MONEY TO LOAN
On Uutlel UorUries and Gitj Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHORT TIME AT THE LOWEST BATES,
Wichita Banking Co.
110 WEST TX)UGL6.S AVBKUH.
a O. &ATTWiN. Hrw-at H. 2. CATER. Suntwr.
L W. GtSiXy. rtPn.ai-lMM.I!
be Davidson Loan Company
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $60,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farm and City Property.
Ha-fe Loaned More Money in Southern Kansas ihiti any Company in the
Onncr. mi crnzx sank. Noraswwu t