2fte WLithm Bails &: gestt&iij Ptofois, Sccemtrer 21. 1886.
. 31. MtJUDOCK,
R. H. OKUOCK,
M. M. MUBDOCK& BRO.,
Publishers and Proprletora.
TUESDAY MORNING. DEC. 21, I8S0.
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'xlf'trarwlent adTertisemenw u-.t be paid for In
' Entm-d In the portofllce t Wichita as 'n1
mat"?; and entered for tninmIlon through the
rrmlls as wicr
T ECTUP.E COURSE.
-V.Tt cti! in tlcVetswl" be n Bale at
tbe tWn Ticket office. Mi."' V,r?c"trse
for reserved peat-. Mnf?e tleet TJc and $1.00.
Major Dane. December -.
Geu. Wall ice. January 19-
' Dr. Hedley, Kehrunry 7.
Kate Field. March 9.
To be followed by the Alpine Choir and Tyrolese
7 South Main St. uoarOou-Ia Ave,
To popular family resnrs of the city. One week
oommencin- December Kin.
THE QUIET FAMILY. ..rnwP1vv
BY OUR-SE-FGT STOCK. COMPANi.
, CHARLIES OEYKB,
The man serpant-thc King of all contortionists.
JCrTv Sm!rhya-n"f?redr-Ro..in, in Soele.y Sketches.
"Cap Ureck The Glint Baeuo )rofuni.o.
Last Week of the Present attractions.
"Coin. CIrcIan I-ady.
llono l'.-irk I-opard Boy.
Cap VtcIc. Austrian. Giant.
May lsim. Midget.
Theijila, iivlne Half w!r.
' k ' The nninan Anvil.
Punch and Judy for rho Children.
BTSext week Che M -h, Uwj Chinese Dwarf.
Admission JO cenu loalL
Today is the shortest day of Hie year.
V J. Weaver aud J. Follry, of I-ins-riian,
were frithe c"ity"yesterday.
11. W. Trout aud wife, "of Winueld, were
in Uie city onirasinesycBeVdny. -
Jos. Rich, the real estate man, is confined
to his loom -with a sprained ankle.
In' JiGarex aud wife leavo today for
the oast and expect to remain several weeks.
Mrs. P. DeiuhmauVof" Lawrence, is in the
city, the gutsof. her 'daughter, Mrs. A. M.
Gokl-taudt, . -J-,.K3.----
W. U. Lathoy, of Newton, Congressman
jfeter's Id w. partner wIo!ya ih, the city yes
Brbther Foioy-of the-.-Kingman Courier,
accompanied by Mr; "A; J. Weaver called
yesterday morning for rtTfnef moment.
Major J. H. Dowland, secretary of the St.
Jjouis, Ft. Scott & jWichita railway com
pany, road? us a pleasa'nt call yesterday.
I Thp Chicago '&" Rork Islam! secured a
right-of-way Saturday'throfighall the Scully
lands in Marion county, by direct purchase
at a lowfigurc. -
TJo Curjtetiau Uurh,atthq corijer of Lin
coln and Lawrence "vrlllgive the Sunday
school childreii their Christmas treat on Sat
urday evcningDecoinber 25.
All A. and A. ScotU-h Rite 'M degree Ma
sons ai o requested to meet at the parlors of
the Occidental hotel WednesJay, Dec. 2d,
(at':'(J o'clbo1- p. in. i fohtiio jmrposo of oi-
-aiiz'Uion. ' . ' ' '
"Mr. Tort-iieml, the gentlemaii owning the
great cattlo rach ea.st of lVabody, was m the
city j esteruay. Ho said he came down to .see
the future great, and he guessed it "was that
sure enough. . -
The young jwodIo missionary society of
the Cliriftinn chunh will meet this evening
in t-Qolegant parlors of J. R Snively, St2
frllr Enipoua. A program '"'has been pie
pared after which the evening will bo spent
Tho Woman's Relief Coi p.s desire to return
thanks to Mr. W. E. Reeves lor donation of
$7 25 toward the fund for'tbo CluMmas din
ner to be given on Qhribtnias day for th-
1)001 of lie city. Ath to 11 r. It. E. Guthi ie
for ?2.00 for the same purpose.
Mrs II. A. Stonxr, Sec.
The "Woman's Relief coips will give a
grand ilinu-r, a gobMg Tl Inner, at Memor
ial .ball on Qhiistmas: aftenioon at-1 o'clock.
1'hi dibiie'rsiot for poorv i)oj- only, but
for all poor people, yvvupg and old, w ho may
desire to partake of a bounteous ft-ast set by
loving hands and contributed by loving
hearts. It is not tooldto n contribute vet.
VCaptaiu A. R. Rinks, Ho w at tho head
of the National Rciisiou aejicy, for secui nig
pensions, coiner 01ie uialNmth streets, St.
Louis, writes us- to know about Wichita's
great boom. Ho closts bj-j-aymg: "It seems
only a few days ago since I c imped on your
twn site with old Colonel -Leavenworth,
Jim Mead, bill Grieffeasteiu and tho rest of
Prof E H. Fiitch of tho 'Wichita Com
mercial college, and his brido arrived fiom
Plnlad' Iphia yesterday, and will take imme
diate possession of their new homo on Hy
draulic avonue. Tho Philadelphia paper
containing the account of tho happy event
of their marriage, which occmred on the
lfith, aud also tile list of bridal presents, mis
carried aud failed to leach us. All the same
the Eagle welcome, this happily mated p.ur
back to Wichita.
The members of the Wichita Boat Club
yesterday give their "new six oared gig,
wjich js fifty-tAvo feet long, a trial trip from
fie boat house fo the mouth f tie riei.
T ie crew handled their oars n a -plendid
ma liter aud delighted the 1. rge row d of
spectators who assembled to s.v the boys
tako their first spoi t on the wnter. Excel-
leut tune was made, and hereafter thov will
practice regularly uutal the owning of thoTMold,him that I had heard he had gotten
, ", . i , 'hurt, he salt, "ie-. he tell down stall's
bo iting season when thov w ill no doubt
miico it good l o ord for themselves.
Mr. Fred Rjthschild, of the Columbia
Cigar company, of Chicago, called yesterday
in company with Mr. B. Colin, Wichita's
great cigar man. Mr. Rothschild took
orders thiough Mr. Cohn's
house for "50 -
. . . '
ys is the largest
0 JO cigars, -which Mr. R say
or ler he ever took, but afu?r looking over
Wkhita ha can't say that the order so mu- h
su pri-es him. Mr. C.
himself is as Id
Caicagoman going to that city when it had
bit 11,000 people not half as bigasWichi-
ta, where be lived up So two years ago. aud
. .. - . . ,
he says he never aw Chicago m her young
days with half the push there is in Wichita,
IT IS MURDER.
Tlios. W. Owens, the Coroner's Jury
Say, Came to liis Death
l-rom Blows Upon the Head Delivered with
Ielonlous Intent by JoKn Jerrlck, bar
tender t John Naa'H German!
Sunday night a man named Thomas W.
Owens died at the residence of Mrs. A. M.
Wil.-on, No. 117 North Exposition, West
Wichita, de'-laring upon his death bed that
he came to bis end by a blow upon the head
received from the hands of some one at the
joint over John Nau s restaurant, corner of
Wei,t Douglas and WTater btreet. He was a
man about 50 years of age, rather small of
stature and partly blind, of a kind disposi
tion, but given somewhat to dissipation. Ho
had come to the city Tuesday from J. B.
Carroll's, aLcut eight miles southwest of the
city. Upon receiving his pension money
for he had been a soldier, and during the
war had almost lost his eyesight-he began
tho rounds of dissipation which
resulted in his death. The causes
which lead to his death may be best gleamed
from the evidence given at the coroner's in
quest. J. K. Thompson who had known him for
some time, had faith enough in his dying
declarations to call upon Coroner Wingard
and after stating the
. . , , : cf f- Ha holrl unon his
case cailea ior au i4- - 1
deceased friend's body and to have the sup
posed assassins handed over to justice.
It was unnecessary for him to concern
himself in regard to the latter, for the police
had the suspicioued man, John Jerrick. un
The coroner immediately had Deputy Don
nelly summon a jury, composed of the fol
lowing gentlemeinen: J. Meyers, J. C.
Slavin, Perry Wilkin, Jas. Lougmeyer, G.
M. Grimes-, John W. Wilson,
aud at 1 o'clock they repaired
to the place where tho corpse was lying. His
face was badly swollen and discolored; upon
his head were two ugly gashes, one on tho
top, the other on the side about two inches
above the left ear.
After viewing the body tho jury returned
to the coroner's office and tho inquest com
menced by the introduction of the testimony
ot Dr. J. C. Fisher:
My name is J. S. Fishea; I am a physi
cian of six yeais standing.
Thu first I saw of tho deceased was on tho
monill'gof the 15th. Mr. Gould brought
him to my office to have his wouuds dressed
ItookhimtoOtt'sdiug store and dressed
his wouuds tho Tuesday night upon which ho
wusiniuied. Some one had put cottou on
the wounds. I put lour stitches in one
wound aud two in the other. Iho wounds
were two in number, located on top ot the
cranium, one just to the lett of the top ot
head Alter 1 told him to go homo I saw
him no more until Friday morning, he came
to my office. I was not at .home. I touud
him at Capt. Tabler's btoi e. In the meantime
fabler hid called Dr Ortt. Ortt and
myself dressed the wound. Again someone
had put a chunk of fat meat on the wound
u i..i i,n,,in inflamed. Alter wo
dressed the wound, the deceased said he
could walk up to Msr. WiKou. DnOrtt
took him in his buggy anu to . .. ..
I haw him that night, the next morning aud
..-. r.i.....:..,..ofiiiiiiriTnti nmA
evening, iuo iouow "" " ; ,, rT-
to me that the Ueceaseu wani- ""--s,'
tor. Thy called Dr. Brandon; when ho ex
amined tho wounds ho told the friends that
Dr Fisher was doing as well as anyomi un
der the cu cumstances. Sunday morning
Dr. Biandoiiand myself told him if he pre
fered wo would see him alternately each day;
he consented. I saw him last evening at b:oU
p. m , the last time alive. My opinion is
that tho immediate cause of his death was
suirocation, the result ot the erysipelas con
dition ot the bruises or cut that he had re
ceied. He may have received tho cuts
hv a blow or he may bavo received
them from a tall. The cut was
deep it was through the ftcalp, tho sull
was not fractured. I asked him how he re
ceived tho wounds ho said ho was hit and
knocked down stairs. He told mo he was
robbed of i-11. He said the robbery took
plHco acioss tho street from the Douglas
avenue hotel. Ho bad no other cuts nor
Upon the conclusion of his testimony Dr.
E. L. Ortt was placed upon the stand. His
tentimony was as lollows:
I was requested by Captain Tabler to call
at bis store to see the man. When I called I
loud him, and upon an investigation I
saw that his taco was purple, tho left eye
w.-is swollen shut, tho light eye was badly
swollen, but he could see out ot it. His face
had indications of bruises. His bead was
braised anil lacerated. I made a further ex
amination of his head and found there had
been a piece of fat meat put upon the wound.
I then took him to Mrs, Wilson's, left him
there and havo not ceu him since. My opin
ion is- that the cut was caused by falling or
being thrown down stall's.
The next witness was Dr. B random the
other physician who was called to attend the
deceased. Ho said:
I have been a practising physician for
2.'S years. I found tho deceased on the 19th
w ith two scalp wounds; one of them seemed
to lie a clean cut, the other was lacerated to
some extent; found no other marks or cuts
except some slight bi ui-es on his face. When
Iaw tho wound it was inflamed and badly
swollen, there was evidence of erysipelas; I
have not seen him since bis death; 1 think
the mam cause of his death was erysipelas
superinduced by wound- or cuts on bis head.
According to my judgment he was struck
with an instrument;" one cut appeared to
have been done with a sharp instalment
while the other was somewhat larcerated.
He made no statement as to how it oc
John Garrison, a real estate agent of tho
iYest Side, was the next witness:
I was acquainted with tho deceased, have
known him lor several years. His disposi
tion was quiet, not luehned to bo quarrel
some, but he w as somew hat dissipated. On
the l'Jth I went to him, and in my piesence
he was asked how h came by the hurt. He
said in reply that he bad been bit. I asked
where it occurred: he said ou the corner op
posite the Douglas Avenue House. I then
asked who hit him: he Mini tho bar tender.
I inquired it be was sure of it;
ho said be was. I asked why
t hey they struck him? "For my money."
"Did they get it?" "Yes," he replied, "about
J. K. Thompson, a farmer of Sedgwick
county, was Then called, and after stating
his occupation and ago testified as follows:
1 have know n the deceased about seven
years I first saw-him after he was burton
the 14th I asked him how he was hurt? He
said he wa struck and knocked down stairs
flu sday night, at John Nau's, corner of
liouglas avinue and W ater street. On that
day", came to town and stopped at Mr.
.Nau's restaurant, I asked it he knew any
thing of Thomas Oweu! "No,' he said at
tirst; then thinking tor a time he said, "ve,
but I beneve lie is m W est U ichita.'' When
I hursdav nit:ht.'' He said that he, himself
was, in Wt, and In nrd some one
cry out. I asked him what the man cried
out, when be mm he did not cry at all but
that he only heart! him roll down the stairs
Jumping up and running out he fouud the
limn lying by some beer kegs. "I took huu
in," he said, "put him to beil and went
1 through bis pocketsnud did not find a nickie,
i onlv a halt pint of whiskv. Tho uext niorn-
,-, man left, after making the bed all
Woodv. and did not my mo lor his iodgimr
He died about 10:45 p.' m. yesterday. This
mormu " ""' lo ar- '1aus piaco, upstairs
tender if he kne- smh a man as Thomas
Owens. "No," he replied. I informed him
tbat I vas on the hunt of him and uuder-
stood that he was here and got drunk,
He theu tolJ me he Miex he was
here and fell down stairs Monday night
"How did it bappefl," I enquired. , He told
me that Owens came' upstairs about i
o'clock and wanted something to drink: he
said be told him he could have no more, that
he already owed a bill. Owens walked out
when he (the bartender) heard something fall
down the stairway and that therewere two
others in the room at the time; he said he
gave them some beer and upon going out he
found this man lying there, picked him up
and carried him into the kitchen or dining
room. He said he looked into his pockets,
but found no money, only a pint of whiskey.
John Jerrick, the accused, had in the
meantime been brought into the room by
Under-SherifT Brown. He was a tall, well
formed young man, about 25 years of age,
with a florid face and red eyes. Upon the
conclusion of Thompson's testimony he was
permitted to give his statement of the affair.
I reside in Wichita. I knew the man. I
have seen him at my place. I saw him the
last time on Wednesday evening between 11
and 12 o'clock; he was in my place and pretty
full when he came up stairs. I refused to
give him a drink; he turned around and
went out. Just then two strangers to me
came in, and while I was waiting upon them
I heard something fall down stairs. I went
out, looked around and remarked that it
might be some one whom I knew. I found
this man lying at the foot of the north stairs.
I knew him, took him into tho kitchen,
washed him and put him to bed.
The next morning he arose and went through
my room and I have not seen him since then.
The cook was with me when I picked him up.
Mr. Nau was not there. I looked in his
pockets and found no money.
J. R. Gould, the West Wichita druggist,
gave testimony regarding a statement made
to him by the deceased Wednesday or Thurs
day night, in which he said that the wound
upon his head wa-i the result of a blow.
G. Doyle, a lumber handler, said that the
deceased told him that he had been badly
hurt by a blow given him upon the head
at John Nau's. Upon enquiry as to who hit
him the deceased said it was either
Nau or his bartender but did not now know
definitely which. The first time, he said he
thought he was hit with a loaded whip over
the shoulder; the next was on the top of the
head with, he supposed, a sling shot. Tho
force of tho blow, he told Mr. Doyle, was
sufficient to knock him down stairs. Yester
day he informed the witness that he had 41
taken from him at Nau's saloon.
J. B. Carroll, the farmer with whom the
deceased had lived for aboht 15 years, was
tho next witness. He said that the deceased
came to tho city with mo last Monday, went
homo with me in the evening and left his
house last Tuesday momihg saying he
intended going to Oatvillo. Last Satur
day a week he drew his pension, ninety dol
lars. When he came to the city Tuesday he
had two ,20 gold pieces besides some small
change. He told mo he expected a draft
from bis brother for 50; do not know if he
got it or not. Ho paid two notes Monday of
about $40 or $45.
Mr. Doyle being recalled said that on
Wednesday Owens had no money and came
to him to borrow some to pay his hotel bill.
Tho jury after carefully deliberating upon
the evidence, mado the following return:
Tho said jurors do say that from the testi
mony given the ueceased came to his death
from blows received on top of his head, and
wo believe that said blows were delivered by
one John Jerrick, on Tuesday night, De
cember 14, 18S0, and wo do further find that
tho said blows were delivered with felonious
The accused had in the meantime been re
manded to jail. Today it is said an effort
will bo made by his attorneys to have him
released upon a habeas corpus.
THE WUKSTJ-ING MATCH.
. This evening thore will tako placo at tho
opera house one of the leading sporting
events of the season, which has attracted
probably more attention in sporting circles
generally than has any wrestling match in
tho west during tho past year.
Tho contestants ai e well-known men, Capt.
Tom Shields having been the victor in nearly
every contest ho ever appealed in, as has
been the case with his opponent on this occa
sion, Mr. Bert Scheller, the champion all
round wrestler of Illinoi.. The former is
being heavily backed by a number of St.
Louis men, whilo Scheller is equally well
backed by his Chicago admirers.
Both men havo a national reputation as
first-class wrestlers and gamo to tho last,
both are equally matched in weight, height
and physique, each one is determined to win,
owing to tho largo amount wagered upon
them, and that this is the first successful ef
fort to bring them together, they never hav
ing met before. Both men since their arriv
al m this city have been keeping in constant
training, Capt. Shields daily taking a
ten mile run with his trainer around tho
track at the fair grounds ou tho West Side,
whilo Scho ler has been taking his constitu
tional on College Hill east of the city, and
both nre in perfect condition for the match
Last evening at Gandolfo's European hotel
quite a little cotrie of gentlemen met and ar
ranged a boxing match between Billy Lynn,
of the Star stables, the winner of the Fox,
(Police Gazette) gold medal and holder of tho
samo through nine contests, and a Wichita
unknown, for $250. Lynn is backed by a
popular gentleman who offers a wnger of
$500 against any man in the state, of samo
weight, bar none. The unknown is also
backed by au equally well known gentleman
of this city, who has a leaning towards the
"magic circle"' outside of business hours.
This match will also without a doubt at
tract a good deal of attention, as both are
said to be good men, anxious to determine
who shall claim the honors. The boxing
match will be with soft gloves, Marquis of
Queensbury rules, referee to be chosen on the
stage. Wo also understand that there will
be other contests between local celebrities.
The entertainment will be conducted in an
orderly manner and the best of order will be
Mr. J. B. King, the wall known sporting
editor of the Kansas City Times, has been
selected to act as referee in tho wrestling
match between Schellar and Shields, which
is a guarantee that the match will be con
ducted strictly in accordance with the rules
governing such contests, and that the best
man will w in. There will be a larger amount
of money change hands upon the result than
there was in the late foot race.
Mr. Harvey Fleming, of the Eagle repor-
torial force, left Monday for a week's visit
to Geuda Springs for his health. The boys
state, however, that he has a bad case of dis
appointment and that he has gone to drown
his sorrow in the sparkling glass of mineral
water and mud bath.
John D. Nicholas of Omaha, an old news
paper writer, who has been connected with
the press of that city and who has been as
sistant city editor on the Chicago Times, is
in the city and called last evening.
The great wrestling match will take place
this evening at the opera house, prior to
which will be several boxing matches be-tw-6n
local celebrities and Lynn, the winner
of the Fox gold medal.
J. L. Jones, of T-rre Haute, was among
yesterday', arrivals in the metropolis.
"We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little lifo
Is rounded with a sleep."
Telegrams were received in the city yes
terday from Sol PL Kohn in New York, an
nouncing the death in that city at the
residence of his parents of little Cash
Kohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kohn.
Little Cash was a bright and beautiful child,
a boy of great promise, who was making
rapid strides in mental acquirements. He
was named for Mr. Cash Henderson, the
manager of the New York store of this city,
who upon the receipt of the sad news closed
the establishment. Human mind nor human
love can fathom the why, the why that these
tho highest and tho best of whom friends ex
pected so much, should become the victims,
the first victims, of the curse laid upon all
that are of earth. But sweet trusting: eye
must be closed, pretty loving bands must be
folded across beautiful breasts which have
ceased to throb with responsive love, and lit
tle forms that were bom of anguish, that
were loved, nourished and cherished, must be
laid away forever leaving forever a void in
the heart that hurts and aches
and hurts and must and will until
the hand of that 6me unseen enemy reaches
out from the dark and grasps our own, and
whispers "It is enough; go join your loved
one3 go join your own happy little Cash.'
Died, near the city of Wichita, Kansas,
December 17, 1836, Jennette B. Hanchett;
aged 63 years, 1 month and 27 days.
Our deceased sister's maiden uamo was
Blue, and was born in the state of New Jer
sey. At an early age she moved with her
parents to Wayne county, New York. Was
married to C. R. Hanchett February
1, 1843. In the year 1845 she professed the
Christian religion, and with her husband
was baptised by Elder E.-B. Rolf, and united
with the Freewill Baptist church of Savanna.
In 1806 with her family she moved to Madi
fcon county, Ohio. Not being permitted to
unite there with the Freewill Baptist church
the home of her choice, she with her husband
united with the Congregational church of
Madison. With said church sho remained a
worthy member until their removal in 1SS0
to Sedgwick county, Kansas, taking
a letter which she retained till her death.
She was a kind, loving companion, beloved
mother, thoughtful and painstaking for the
interests of her family, kind and obliging to
neighbors and friends, and was universally
beloved and respected in tho circle of her ac
quaintances. She loved the cause of Christ,
and was ever ready to labor and sacriflco in
its behalf. God's public servants were ever
weloome to share her home and hospitality.
In her great suffering she was patient and
resigned to the will of God. She leaves to
mourn her loss a husband, two sons, two
daughters, two brothers and three sisters.
Fuueral services conducted by the writer;
text, Rev. 14: 13. F. P. Augir.
A MUSICAU FA" TAS1E.
Tho music publishing house of F. H. North
& Co., Philadelphia, have just issued a
thirteen page musical fantasia entitled
"Lifo on the Plains." Tho title page, which
bears the inscription "Dedicated to Col. M.
M. Murdock, editor of the Wichita Eagle,
Wichita, Kansas," is a scene drawn by Miss
M. S. Smedley, and consists of a grand
sweeping prairie, mountains .in tho distance.
in the foreground a mounted cow boy, his
companions scouring the middle ground.
The" music was composed by Prof. Louis
Meyer and arranged from "tho favoring
breezes blew to band," and it is breezy, tumul
tuous, comical and sentimental by turns.
The piece opens with "a calm on tha
prairies," followed by "indications of
a storm," then comes the fury with in
structions to the performer to keep the pedal
down as a storm anywhere else would take
up six pages but on a prairio everything is
blowed to pieces and swept clean on one page.
Then follows the stealthy approach of a
band of Mexican greasers, and a raid on a
cattlo ranch who are then surprised by cow
boys and driven off. Cowboys then ride to
a settlement, preparo for a jolly time, paint
the town red, adjourn for a dance to the
tune of tho Arkausaw Traveler in which
they compel a tender foot to join. The
morning breaks, U. S. Cavalry appear, a
splendid morning, closing with a majestic
calm in tho midst of the solitude of the
prairie. But get the pieco and hear it.
THE BRIGHT TS. TUB DARK SIDE.
The Rev. Mr. Adams, pastor of St. John's,
is now touching up tho "Bright Side of
Wichita." If he should even provo'etjual to
the experts in that line, to tho newspapers
and real estate agents, aud should keep it up
indefinitely, we greatly fear he would never
be able to overcome the effects of his "Dark
Side" picture of our beautiful, prosperous
aud happy city. We have noticed a great
many papers within a short timo which have
quoted aud gloated over the fat of Wichi
ta's wickedness and drunkenness, every one
of which gave our ministerial friend as au
thority. Its the rumors of bad, not the dec
larations of good which the children of this
world so pesistontly keep alive. Wichita is
not a city "sot upon a hill" as a moral light
and pattern particularly, but it spreads out
over a eood deal of bottom all the same, and
spreads in a very solid, substantial and satis
factory way to a majority even of its church
going and sincerely-temperan co people, of
whom there are not a few, as our numer
ously attended churches Tully attest.
THE HOFFMAN SHEEP i-ARM.
Mr. R. Hoffman. Sedgwick county fine
wool thoroughbred sheep rafser, and who
lately sold his entire flok of thoroughbreds,
consisting of 25G head to Reynold. & Daved,
lately of New York, called yesterday. Mr.
Hoffman was succesor to Fox aud Askew.
Mr. Daved is a practical fine wool sheep
raiser, and Mr. Reynolds is his cousin. Mr.
Hoffman has made a great success of the
sheep business. Hesold over nine hundred dol
lars worth of young rams this fall. Mr Hoff
man says he has sold W,524 worth of sheep
and wool in three years. Baby Lord, of
Lord Wool, sheared 37 1-2 pounds last spring.
His lambs commanded $25 per head readily,
"ifr. Hoffman leaves us under obligations for
a quarter of thoroughbred mutton, a regis
tered but a non-breeding ewe, tee iat"oi
which we never raw equalled.
NnTT ENGLAND sCPI'Ki
Tomorrow evening the ladies of Plymouth
Congregational church will give an old-fashioned
New England supper, and for which
they have mad. extensive preparations.
Th- bill of fare will include oysters, chicbcn.
turkey, tea. coJee and hot bix-uit an- all
the delicacies of the seon, with geauine
Boston baked beans, served "as yon like
Supper will be served from C till 3 o'clock
by a number of the hdo-t yc-ns !i
in the conretio. -l tha genUe-ien
Snasts may rt assured that ail Uttir bancry
wants will be promptly -Mended .
Y. K. C. A. SOCIAL.
The quarterly meeting of the Y. M. C. A.
held in their rooms last night was well at
tended; the house was filled with ladies and
gentlemen interested in the work.
The report shows the work to be in a very
The past quarter's -rtprk is the best on
record for the association and ths young
men are determined that the coming quarter
will provo even more successful than the
The Christian work committee reported
the average attendance at tho Sabbath after
noon meeting the past quarter to bo 106.
Tho average daily attendance at the rooms
76 16-19 for the quarter.
Encouraging reports were received from
the finance, rooms and library, lecture, invi
tation, reception, and Saturday night meet
ing committees. The ladies auxiliary havo
received valuable aid in tho social work and
in the canvass to procure books for the
An excellent musical and literary
entertainment was interspersed with the
reports. The piano solo and vocal solo by
Miss Cave, the song by Mr. Ed Phillips, tho
reading by Miss Belle Neeley, the recitation
by Mr. Hiles, and the violin solo by Prof.
Wolfe were all rendered in first class style,
many of which were heartily encored. Mis
Lulu Grainger presided at the piano in her
usual acceptable manner.
The rendition of La Fiovaja by Miss Effie
E. Cavo was one of the finest vocal efforts we
have ever listened to, and the rich full voice
of the singer filled the hall delighting the
large and critical audience, the fair singer
gracefully acknowledging the hearty encore
and again favoring them with anothersong.
Miss Cave, since her arrival in this city, has
kindly consented upon several occasions to
sins, --d wherever such has been the case
she has always been greeted with a largo
SINNERS COMING TO CnKIST.
The revival meotinga under the leadership
of Major Penn, at tho Baptist church contin
ues unabated in interest. Sunday evening
the largest congregation ever assembled
within those walls came to hear the gospel,
and scores went away unable to obtain even
standing room. Major Penn preached a
powerful sermon on the final judgment, and
at its close thirty persons stood up at the
invitation to sinners who desired salvation
and the prayers of christian people. Mr.
Frank Smith who came to the city to lecture
in the interest of the Y. M. C. A. gavo a
stirring address of consolation to christians
and pardon to sinners.
Monday night there were two baptisms and
four united with the church. Tho deep inter
est manifested by the unconverted was a sub
ject of comment by all. In response to the
question of Major Penn, "who will say God
bo merciful to me a sinnor?" four men, one
after another, arose and in a perfectly delib
erate manner said, "God be merciful to mo a
sinner." The effect on the congregation was
very impressive, moving them to tears. To
day was appointed a day of fasting and
prayer, in which all Christian people in the
wholo city who desire a great work of graco
in tho hearts of men are invited to join.
Meeting for ladies at 2 p. m. ; meeting for all
at 3 p. m. and an address especially directed
to the unconverted at 7:30 p. m.
THE BENEYOIiKNT HOME.
Among tho most worthy institutions in
this city, and which should be remembered
in this holiday season, is the Woman's Be
nevolent Home, which has been the means of
aiding so ma'iy worthy persons of both
sex, as well as those who from various causes
have been injured or alllicted in some way.
The home is ably managed by tho efficient
matron, Mrs. Piatt, aud everything possible
has been done by bar to relieve tho .suffering
of the numerous inmates, many of whom are
entirely destitute. Yet it is evident that
many things arc needed, aud in this land of
plenty where so mnny are fast accumulating
fortunes, it i3 well to remember the poor in
the days of plenty. So it is to be hoped that
the Christinas gifts to the home will be given I
with an open hand, and that tho now home (
which will be opened next year will be i
amply endowed in every particular; that
tho noble ladies who havo devoted them
selves to the work of assisting the uufortu-1
nate will not find their good acts so circum
scribed and hampered, in tho future as in
EMPOKIA-AYENUK M. C. CHUUCH.
The Emporia -Vveuue M. E. church has
been. visited with unusual prospenty. Ton!
adults were added to the church last eveu
oug making the present membership number
one hundred and fifty. This speaks well for t
this voting church which started last .March
with less than twenty members, no meeting -j
-! z -.1 - !
hour, no parsonage; nowuieru r-mgiMw iuj
J ..1 s.1. V..il.li r n lntsrr-ik Mflfl nn- 1
sonage anu tmireu uumuiift, -t- -" -
tive .congregation, and a Sunday school in a
flourishing condition. Rev. N. E. Harmon,
the popular pastor and to whose exertions
much of this prosperity is due, is, it is to be
regretted, in bad health and his physicians
ndviso his retirement from the ministry
which step he will take upon tho convening
of conference in the spring.
V. 31. C. A.
Nobody felt so disappointed about the
failure of the Y. M. C. A. lectures last Sat
urday night as Mr. Frank W. Smith, the
lecturer. He made up hi mind while here
that the people of Wichita shall soon have
th onnortunitv to hear his humorous and
pathetic lecture oa Anderson vi lie. Hi time ,
is fully engaged until the muiaie 01 Janu
ary, after which he will set a date for
Wichita, and he say that ha will arrive in
the city the day before, so that thens will be
no fear of delay in getting here by late
trains- The lanro audience of young m-n
; who heard him pak at the i oum? Men
I Christian association rooms Sabbath atter
j neon all express them-elves anxious to hear
Officer Mrt-fre, of the Mavum, appear to
be performing his duties mos; satisfactorily.
Ye-trday the management received the fol
"Endo-ed find S.S0. from an unknown
friend, for which please procure a poc3
badge as good as th: mon-y will bay and
preJentthe same to Officer McKee from tbs
sic of your boose, and If the mayor could
prevailed upon to be pre-at it would
plec-e tho donor. Yours truly,
Lover or Good OEH.",
Several ntl-m-en have contributed vari
ocs s-nis to this amount and Mac -ill toca
be the rrcipteat of an ols-a badge.
The Uniform Rank I O. O. F. will meet
at their kail toight at 7:3) rp, on bac
Ees of impoTtc, rebuire to s-w uai
fonn. Sample outfit -ill b on exhibition.
All itreted rcqu-d to Wd.
Fr J. Cossrrr, Clerk.
fgSThe White House will be qgeh even
ings during the Holiday week,, commencing
on the 1 8th-. ' - " ' : -"
SATIN EIBBOJSr SALE
Commencing at 9:30 Monday Morning, and not before
ihat hour, Nos. 15 and 7 at 5c per yard, 9, 12, 16 at 10c
per yard. Actual W3rth 15 and 25c.
We will also have a Grand Fur Opening,
the largest ever known in this country. We
will exhibit Pilerines in Beaver, Mink and
Coney. Capes in the same. Muffs in all the
We Shall Place On Sale
EIDER DOWN QUILTS
These are made of Feathers from the Eider Down D'jcks
breast. Prices ranging from $120 to $135 each.
They are great beauties Just the thing for a Christmas
Just received, a beautiful line of Ladies
China Crepe Scarfs and Handkerchiefs
fancy embroidered,, etc. etc.
Holiday Presents of all kinds. Great
BARGAINS. - .
It Pays to Trade
PT i'iii Mt 't T I ljBPJl
or Your Holiday Presents
Go to the
Where you wil find the largest a dbest assortment to slect from
ever carried by anyone bouse in the west.
Gnts Silk Embroidered Slippers; Genfs Chenille Embroidered
Shppere&av'oUn-miLln2l3dDDr;5. Gr-nt Dancing Pump- in
patent leather, goat and kid, ranging in price Jrom -.oc to.su.
Boys ahd youths dancing pumps; Ladles SU ppr or all styles rang
ing Is pnee from 35c to $4.60; Lxtdies Kid Button Boots Sl.CO to
S9.-0 per pair.
Inspect and compare and spenrt your cash where, in your Judgment,
, ou get the most rorit.
C. B. LEWIS & CO.,
Headquarters for Good
at Ike White
FVcry Afternoon and Ev'ng
Grand Exiitlon of the Celebrated
Corner Main aud Douglas Avenue
Kor n fcur ilar onljr.
Vn JoubirUly KarthV MatTp!i-c of McchanUm.
KIR-T AITEAIIAM-K IN T1H8 CITY.
Representing a Century's Progress in
Tlie RrrntcKt Electrlcnl triumph "f tho Nineteenth Oe
liiry, H;ralil"l evprywlipri, jui the wonder of lUi -K.
Direct ir.ini the WrJiP Kalr.
Tne rnot wonderful Kleclrlc Clock errr Invented." Edl
Ladies and Children Especially Invited.
Goods at Low ;fc. -
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