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Xlic cSJltchitn Daily aglc : Wz(lncstnrs Scorning, gccemlicr 29. 1886.
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K. 1L ilCRDOCK,
E. P. huiujock,
M. M. MUBDOCK & BRO.,
Publishers anrl Proprietors.
WEDNESDAY MORyiKG. DEC. 2:, ISStt.
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lliiijlJ be addressed to tlie Iiiwineas tnauKer; all
Other eoinniuiitcatlona lo the-edltor.
The only Usllv Papnr in Southwest Kanaa or tie
Aritansas Valley receiving lith thb day and nlgM
iiM.vfatcl Press report in full.
TKltMS OF SUMSGK1ITIONS.
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On eopy. six montlm J '
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Iventy cents per week delivered by carriers in tee
One ccpy, one year, in the Slate, ' .
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ar.y our paper of equal value us an advertising me
All "transient advertisements must )e paid for la
Kcf-sredinthepostoffieeat Wichita as geoond-cle?.-trr.
and, entered for transmission through the
T -CTUKE COURSE.
TI-e W C T. IT. season tickets will be on Fale nt
the Union Ticket oSIce. Price $2 GO. No extra charge
for reserved teat?. Single ticket c and 81.00.
Gon. "Wallace, January 13.
tw llrwITitt fc'j.lininrr j
" ' ' Kate Held. March P.
To be followed by the Alpine Cliolr and Tyrolese
uf the Celebrated
Corner cf Main and Douglas Avenvc.
x KOlt A FI'W BAYS ONLY. X
iArgrat and fltitst exhibition clock In the "World,
APOSTOIJC. MUSICAL, ASTi'.ONOillCAL,
SCIENCE. AKT AND INDUSTRY.
Combined In 1U construction.
Pronounced by Pit rnd Public man's masterpiece
of mechanif m.
Open from 1 to 5:33 and 7 to 10 p. m.
ADMISSION. - - - 10 Cents.
South Main St. near Bcufcla'? Ave.
The poj.ular family resort oflhoeiiy. Ot.eweek
ecmiiioueinx December 27th.
Rngsctment Extraordinary of
: CHE-3IAH x :
Tho Chinese Dwarf The Emallcst Man on Eaith.
For One More Week.
And a host of other wonders in the curio pailora.
Auditorium will present
UNCI.K TOJFS CADIN
Willi new tcer-cry, new costumes and a select ccst
The favorite sonhrctte I1fr May Smith, as Topsy,
v.-ith songs and dances.
Admission 10 cents toall.
EOrcn dally from 1 to 10 p. m.
Jliss Ruggles, assisted by Mrs. Hurray,
Mrs. Wood, AlissEir.ma McGce, Mis-s Carrie
lcGeo, iMIss Ida Strublo, Miss Erwiu, will
receive at Ko. 811 South Topeka avenue.
Miss Mead, assi.s.td by Miss 1'abrique.
Hiss Johnstone, Miss Eleanor Johnstone and
Miss Green, of Cleveland, Ohio, lroni 2::50 to
8::J0, at residence of J. 11. Mead, 207 East
Mrs. J. F. I.auck and daughter will receive
at i ho corner of Fairview avenue and Thir
teenth street, assisted by Mrs. L. T. Eweu.
Mi-. V". H. Giant, Mrs. L. C. Luckcl, Mis-s
Monica Freve, Miss Bertha Neiderlander and
Miss Huttiy Bravver, of Leavenworth, from
o:;0 to i) p. in.
Mrs. O. I. Ketchiuu nud daughter, May,
will receive at their home fcttl -forth .Empo
ria avenue, from 1! till C p. in.
Mrs. J. D. Houston will receive at her res
idence No. 7ol North Topeka avenue, from
4 to 10 p. m., ti.-s-u.ted ly Mi-ses Limit!. Wow!-btu-v.
DolJo Uttyimiu, Julia Chirk, Clara
Mrs. Thomas Glover will keop open house.
701 North Market street, a-sisted by -Airs.
"Win. Orey, Mr Barker, Miss C. Hilbirt,
Mis.s JS Nf'lv, Mbs E. Rowle. Hours from
ii p. in. to C p. in.
Miss Carrie Fisher. tis.-isted by Mis Mosc
ISahhvin, Uiss Artie Earie, Miss Beriha
Niederlander, Miss Mniy ililier, Miss Mnutl
Rtruble, and LI iss Miimie "Wakefield, of Ft.
Scott, will receive at No. l.'ftS N. AVichita
street, between tho hours of ::J0 and 7 o'clock
The Ladies Auxiliary, assisted by tho la
dies irom tho various churches, will receive
from 7 to 0 p. in., at the Y. M. O. A. rooms.
C. D. Stout was in from Kingman yester
day. Business was dull at tho police court yes
terday. Judge Harris returned from a visit lo "Well
S. B. Kirtley and "W. J. Babb, of Colum
bia, are in I he city.
II. C. Cbwgil and Thos. B. Tutte, ol
Ccithage, Mo., are in the city.
C. S. llumpbiey and C. G. Lamed are in
the metropolis from Garden City.
Mrs. Jas. McLeod is rejoicing over an ele
gant holiday present from eastern friends.
Miss A. C. Patterson, of Adelphi, Ohio, is
visiting her siter, Mrs. Geo. E. Campbell.
Dr. Fratt was call to Augusta, Butler
county, yesterday on professional busmeiS.
There will Ik a literary entertainment at
the Southwestern Business Col lego (Wednes
day, D.'C. t,) this evening at 7:30. Admis
sion free. .
A meeting of tho "Wichita coloin for No
Man's Laud will Vo held January 4, at T.
1L Fowler's drug store, corner of Doug
las and Fourth.
The trial of James lteiley, the jointist,
which was set for yesterday morning was
continued over, on account of tho Jerrick's
preliminary, until i o'clock this morning.
Messrs. J. Morganthaler and J. A. Soiu
mer, of Hamilton, O., are in tho metropolis
on a prospecting tour. Thoy are friends and
old acquaintances of Mr. G. Gohriug, of tho
"Wichita Cracker comprny.
The Ex-Union Prisoners of "War election
a mounced for tonight gave way to the
I gan nvmorial service aad will bo held in
the register's oflice Friday evening, at which
time full attendance of comrades is desired.
A. S. Brubaker, A. M. M. D., formerly of
the University of Pennsylvauia,rhilanelphia,
Pa,, and the Bollvae Hospital, of New York,
is tho guest of J. A. McPherson, Esq., this
city. It is hoped tho doctor may soon be
come oao among us.
The editor cf the Evening Resident desires
the Eagle to make a correction. In tho
former's issue last evening in writing up the !
Queen City Cigar manufactory the Resilient
stated that the factory turned out from 15,000
to :15,000 cigars a month. In should havo
road 115,000 to 12T..000 per month.
Tho cold weather has no effect on the elec
tric clock exhibition. Thero is a hirti at
tendance ovory afternoon and evening. The '
clock will only remain a few days longer; if I
you contemplate seeing it you should go at!
once. Many now feature have been added.
A lecture on astronomy, horology aud elec
tricity Avill bo given thw afternoon juid tonight.
Soldiers and Citizens Sleet Last !Niijht
at Memorial Hall
And Adopt Resolution, of Kespect for Their
Dead Comrade, General John
Quite a large number of old soldiers met
atvG urfieid memorial hall last evening in re
sponse to a call from Post Commander
Fisher, to the old soldiers and citizens of
Wichita generally, to take somo appropriate
action regarding the death of Past Commander-in-chief
John A. Logan.
Comrade G. V. Lawrence was called to
the chair aad Comrade-SI. Stewart elected as
Tbo meeting was opened by Col. Stewart
in one of his characterisf.ic speeches eulogiz
ing Gen. L'.gau as the typical citizens
soldier of the war, iho ideal of the G. A. R.,
i he epitoma of all that was great and grand
and noble in our accepted American hero,
lie deprecated the fact that ths fortunes of
war, in a service of four years, had not
placed him under the command of gallant
"Black Jack," but glories in the fact that
for lour successive years he had taken
tho deceased hero by tho hand
and listened to the burning
words of eloquence that fell from his lips. Ho
boi o testimony to the populai ity of the gen
eral at Denver four vears ago, at Minneapo
lis and Portland, and last, but not least, at
Sin Francisco. He reiterated statements
made heretofore by him in tho public press
in relation to Logan's popularity, and in
conclusion stated that Logan's general order
promulgated in lfcCS in relation to memorial
day, and which resulted in making that day
a general if not a legal holiday in every stato
where thero is a Grand Army post, equals in
diction, in pathos, in tublime oratory, any
thing that ever fell from the lips of Clay or
Webster or even Abraham Lincoln in his
historical Gettysburg speech.
A committee of five to report a series of
resolutions deploring the death of General
Logan was appointed as follows: J. D.
Caldwell, IT. L. Taylor, John Fisher, B. H.
Downey, M. Stewart.
After an absence of ten minutes in which
Col. St. Clair of Belle Plain, entertained
the audience with reminiscense of General
Logan, personal and otherwise, the com
mittee through their spokesman Col. Stewart
reported tho following resolutions which
were unanimously adopted by a rising vote,
and a copy of tho same after being published
in tne city papers to bo forwarded to Mrs.
Logan. The resolutions read as follows:
Resolved, That in the death of Comrade
John. A. Logan we realize that we have lost
not onlv a comrade of ihe Grand Army of the
Republic, but ono who has borne the heat
and burden of the day, as a soldier of that
rraiurarmv that was mustered out when tho
names of Grant, Sheridan, Sherman and Lo
gan had becoino ot the immortal tew that
wen not borne to die. That in every posi
tion in which John A. Logan has been placed
wlutjur military or civil ne has shown him
self a true and 'brave defender of the na
tion, a statesman capable and honest
and a true friend to the sol
dier under anv and all circumstances.
As commander in chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic for two successive years, he
not only reiloeted credit on the order by, his
administration, but to a great extent made
the order what it is today. We cicplore his
loss as that of a dear friend, comrade and
brother, and extend our heartfelt sympa
thies to the bereaved widow of our fallen
comrade, realizing the utter emptyness of
mere woidsto convey to her stricken heart
the jxrief we feel at her irreparable loss and
tho nation's loss.
''Ihe hand of tho Reaper plutks
Tho ears that are hoary;
The voice of the weeper
"Wails manhood iu glory;
The autumn winds rustling
"Waft the leaves that are dearest.
But our ilower was in flushing
"When blighting was nearest."
J. D. Caldwell, Chair.
M. Stewart, Sec.
Col. J. R. Hallow oil was called upon, and
Slid that he had never yet failed at tho prop
er time to speak a good word for Gen. Logan,
lie always looked upon him as one of the
grandest generals of tho war. The whole
world was conversant with his history. "Well
had it been said that he was the friend of the
soldier. He was proud of us, and we of him.
His constant assertion o the rights of tho
common soldier caused him to be worshiped
V.'hen thirty-four j'ears old ho commanded
one of the grandest corps ever organized.
The manner in which he con
ducted himself caused all to love him.
Ho never nketl a soldier to go where he
feared to lead. While gone forever from
us ho joined the gi cat army that had gone
Mr. M. S. Rosholl stated that he served in
Logan's corps and that the soldiers were al
ways glad to see the general coming.
Speeches were made by Col. Toibkiu, John
Fisher, Capt. Jones and Dr. Owens.
A PLEASANT P.VUTY.
It was a pleasant and mo.-t delightful little
party that was given at the Beacon hall last
oveiiing by the dancing club.
Tho prepa? ations had been very hastily
made aud tho guests asstmbled with only a
short notice, yet everything passed off so en
joyably that all present rated it a complete
Tho ladies present were the Misses Hayes,
Richard, Ida Stiuble, Rankin, Fabribue,
Suites, Clark, Hilton, Hazen; tho gen
tl.'tuun: Messrs. Iiougland, W. N. aad R.
B. Priddy, West, Hellar, Forrest HofTmas
ter, McDonald, liolton. Callahan, Cully,
Given, Mackinzie, Washburn.
Tha committee on decoration of rooms for
New Year's day met last evening and plann
ed their woik. They will spare no pains to
make the decorations in keeping with the oc
casion. Tht-y meet again this nf terncon ato
o'clock to complete their arrangements.
Dec. 27th at the Emporin avenue M. E.
parsonage by Rev, N. E. Harmon, Mr. D. D.
Zweig and Miss Eila F. Rogers, both of this
Dec 2sth at the Richer House by Elder A.
C Hume, Mr. E. A. Yeustra of Clearwater,
aud Miss Athena King, of Van Coanes, In
diana. ALMOST A 1WTA1. Ml.sT.VRE.
Yesterday a f;ve- ear-old child, by mistake,
took a lai-ge quantity of aconite from a lal
placed within its reach. Dr. Oldham was
immediately called, and by applying prompt
re medics saved the little one's life.
The Museum is drawing big crowds this
week. The attra-'tions in the hail are well
kept up, ind Uncle Tom's Cabin in the audi
torium is most favorably received. It seems
almost beyond belief that the play can be
put upon tho small stage in such a successful
manner. Uncle Tom is taken by C. B. Steers,
and Tojjsy by Miss May Smith, who has al
ready mado many friends.
GOD BLESS PRARMOTHKR.
The following lines were inscribed by Mrs.
Deunison to her aged mother which accom
panied a deed for home and placed on a
Christmas tree, which is published by request.
TO MRS. MARY E. COGUILL.
You've been so good and kind to me
For lo these many year,
You've helped me oft', yov've given free,
And lent your prayers and tears.
Dear mother, God hath heard y our prayers
iinn oiessea me wim rus e;ra-e,
Increased my wealth that you might share
A happy dwelling place.
For over forty years you've been
My pilot and mv guide,
But oft' I strayed from thee, and then
I iJti your love was by. my side.
And when misfortune's winter cauio
With trouble, pain and grief,
You trusted God's mnt holy name
And prai'ed for my relief.
When Providence saw fit to bring
Me out of poverty's jrrasp,
I heard your voice .-o sweetly saying,
"Triiit anil hope-lorget the past." , -
Now fortune smiles above us,
And 1 can easy liv;
And thank the God who loves us
That I cau freely give.
Today my blessed mother,
I give to von a home;
With two lots ia the city of Wichita,
"With titles clear, it's all your own.
In your old age and declining years
I hope you'll live at ca-e;
God bless this Chri-tmas gift,
"Which you can dispose of as you please.
God grant this heart be ne'r defiled
By anything enticing,
Js the taitntul prayer or jour nuiiiuiBumm,
Mrs. Lydio Agness Deiiison.
"Wichita, Kanas,Christmas Morning, 1SSG.
Y. M. C. A. OPEN HOUSE.
Tho Young Mens Christian association will
throw its doors open to the young men
of the city on New Year's day
between tho hours of 2 o'clock and 9
o'clock in tho aiternoon. Nearly all the
members of the Ladies Auxiliary hae sig
nified their intention to be present aud re
ceive calls, aud ihe auxiliary will bo rein
forced by a number of ladies from the
various church. So far as ascertained up
to tho present the following ladies will re
ceive: Mrs. A. E. Garrison, Mrs. Martin Hellar,
Miss Mary Hollar. Miss Ella Hellar, Mrs. J.
E. Coulter, Mrs. W. A. Wight, Mrs. R. E.
Lawrence, Miss Mary R. Lawrence, Miss
Annie L. Bun ough, Miss Mertie Post, Mrs.
E.J.Brown, Miss Alice Ovorstreet, Miss
Marie Matins, Mrs. H. W. Carvin, Mrs. M.
R. Grim, Miss Lulu Grainger, Miss
Cora E. "Webber, Mrs. "W. F. Harper,
Miss Lulu "Wilson, Miss Jennie Williams,
Mrs. D. G. Millison, Miss Minnie Millison,
Miss Emma Stiles, Mrs. Mary York, Miss
Minnie McKinnou, Miss Gail Caldwell, Mrs.
J. L. Dyer, Miss Mary Brown, Miss Grace
Love, Miss Alice Love, Mrs. T. S. Hodgson,
Miss Annie Smedley, Mrs. Fannie Hobbs,
Miss Ore Stanley, Miss Almeda E. "Wight,
Mrs. T. P. Sanders, Miss Laura Woodcock,
Mrs. Dr. Sherwood, Miss Lucy DuBois, Mrs.
C. "W. Graham, Miss Kate Graham, Mrs.
VanDeuberg, Miss Allie Littell, Miss Anna
Littell, Miss Carrie Bleakmore, Mrs. J. ri.
Parker, Miss Sibhelle Herring, Miss Angie
Herring, Mrs. Baisley, Miss Maud English,
Miss Lida English, Mr-. L. C. F. Gay, Miss
Grice Bidwell, Mrs. H. "W. Abbett, Miss
Minnie Abbett, Mrs. W. B. Hendryx, Miss
Lillian Brandom, Mrs. M. F. DePew, Miss
Anna Slayden, Miss Clare Duubar, Mrs. W.
S. Payne, Miss Mary Neeley, Miss Delia
Neeley, Miss Maud Piper, Miss Elia
Benu, Mrs. J. M. Naylor, Miss
Juki Barwise, Miss Ida Fellows,
Mrs. J. C. Rutan, Miss Mary Rutau, Mrs.
Rodolph HutfiVld, Miss Mollie Jones, Miss
Nettie Hatton, Mrs. II. W. Kendle, Mis-,
Myrta Kendle, Miss May Gibson, Miss Nellie
Gibson, Miss Lizzie Gale, Miss Belle Gale,
Miss Clara Ireland, Mrs. C. L. Clark, Miss
Laura Stone, Miss Jessie Adams, Mrs. M. R.
Recce, Miss Laura Casad, Mrs. M. E. Har
mon, Miss Dora M. Betters worth, Miss
Agnes Ooboriie, -Mrs. "W. M. Johnson, Miss
Edeth Welty, Miss Mamie McCoy, Miss Lulu
Lee, Mrs- Newman, Miss Artie M. Smith,
Mrs. E. B. Jewett, Miss Mary Jones, Miss
Sadie Cutbrie, Miss Ada Guthrie, aud other
names are yet expected to be sent in.
LOTS AN1 A .MANUFACTORY.
Near fifteen vears ago Frank Brasier
bought lots twenty-four aud twenty-six on
Williams street, west of Water street, for
$200. He sold thosametoMr. W. E. Hutch
ings yesterday for S4,000. Frauk aint tho
bluest man on earth now-n-days, and as may
be expected, is not sorry that ho mado the
purchase years ago.
Mr. Hutchins has secured two lots ad join
ings those purchased of Mr. Brasier, which
srives him a front of one hundred feet. A
gentleman from Xenia, Ohio, is negotiating
with him for thoe lots upon which to erect
a building for a sash, door and blind factorj'.
The firm represented by the gentleman is one
of the largest in the eastern states, and claim
that they have had an eye on Wichita for
time aud have arrived fully at the conclusion
that this is a good point for business of that
kind. It is represented that the company
will place abundant stock here to make tho
manufactory and industry of no small pro
Alva, the 3-ycar-old sou of T. E. Clark,
died yesterday of membraneous croup.
Funeral this forenoon at 10 o'clock from
the residence of tho parents, No. 1102 North
Little Rollie Allen, the first lorn of Mr.
J. M. and Mrs. Martha Allen, died at then
home in this city yesterday morning of mem
braneous croup. ;n hs ninth year.
Life hath shadows which can only be lighted
by one ray, and that the lay of hope, and
that hope must le of heaven. God fixed no
date tor mortal life and the buds aud flow
ers are as relentlessly blasted as him who has
withstood the rounding storms of a century.
But however bright and sturdy the youth,
and however strong the hope, faith alone cau
ever reach beyond the shadow called death,
or catch glimpses of the bi ight glories which
lie just upon the other side. We would
say to our frieuds, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, in
this, the darkest hour of their lives, that
their hope should be as strong as thsir love
for their dead boy, that justupon that other
sida he waits for them, and that just over
invisible line they will again meet and greet
aud love him.
Messrs. A. B. Payne & Co., of Ft. Scott,
who do a wholesale business in that city in
photograph stock, artists' material, frames
and mouldings, have an eye on Wichita with
a view of locating.
They are in communication with the lead- j
ing photograper of tins city and have the
matter under consideration. If they decide j
to enter bttsine ss here they will move their j
entire stock to this place. They sern to
thorough- understand that Wichita "com
mands superior shipping facilities, and the
only thing that causes them to hesitate is the
difficulty of moving.
Motion to Bischarc- the Prisoner Overrulcd
The Defense ommcnce.ltbe Introduc
tion of Tc.t'iaony.
The examination of Jerrick at Justice
Walker's court was resumed yesterday morn
ing, and took up most of the day.
The first witness put upon the stand was
George "W. Doyle, who lives at Mrs. "Wil
son's in "West Wichita. He said he knew tha
deceased in Kansas and also in Illinois. Ke
waited upou him from Friday night until he
died. When he told him "yes" in reply to his
question, "Do you think I will dies" ha com
menced prayiug. Ho said ho was hurt at
Nau's i estaurant, and was struck with, a
sling-shot or a loaded whip.
J. B. Carroll, the farmer with whom the
deceased lived about eight and a half miles
southwest of the city, said: O .viug-i left my
place on tha 14th at 9 a. m., saying he was
going to Oatville to get a draft of 50
from his brother. He had somo money be
sides, two 20 gold pieces. I saw him next
when ho was dead; he was a good man and
tended around the house; I came in Thurs
day to take him home but could not find him
and I went home without him; ho mado my
home his for years; his eyes were bad; he
could go any where and tee to travel but had
to shade his eyes when the sun shone.
Coroner J. W. Wingard, said that he held
the inquest, wrote the testimony and that
the signatures were correct.
JohuNuu: Defendant was my bar keeper
for five or six months; when ho went to
meals the clerk took his place.
D. H. Matberl' was the first witness called
in the afternoon : I passed the Nau restaur
ant twice on the night of the Mth, and saw a
man coming down the stair; he did not speak
a w ord to me nor I io him; heard a racket
up the stai:-s and after the noise ceased the
words, "take that, upon head." This
was between 10 and 11 o'clock; did not hear
an' blow, nor did not recognize the voice.
At 3 o'clock the defense made a mo
tion that tho prisouer be discharged,
as the state had not mado out
a case. After listening to tho argument of
the attorney for tho defense, Justico Walker
o.erruled the motion, nnd then the witnesses
for the defense were introduced.
William Walker, the dishwasher at the
Grniaina restaurant, said: I havo been em
ployed at that place for two months; did not
know Owings. I was standing out ou the
platform of the upstair wht n I saw a mau
stagger along towards me; "look out boss,
don't stumble," I said ; the mau stumbled and
fell riown stairs; tho bar-room door was
partly open and I told Jerrick that a man
had fallen down tho steps; ha and the cook
went down stairs and wo found the man 1
iug thero ou beer kegs; he could not stand
up; the bar tender and tho stable boy helped
him into tho kitchen; tho two washed his
face. There was no railing at the lower
part of tho stairway ; thero was a sharp edg
ed post at that part of tho stair, aud upon
this I noticed blood; a piece of zinc was lying
among tho kegs. His hat was not cut, I do
not know what becaino of it. When he
was carried into tho kitchen I ak
ed him if ho wanted a doctor
he said "n ;'" only wanted to go to bed. I
saw him again when he came into the bar
room aud asked for another drink. Cross
examination: when I camo out of the saloon
the old man enme from the frout along the
platform; picked him up at the bottom of
the stairway; when I asked him if he was
hurt he said "no it don't amount to any
thing;'' cook was first there; when he fell ho
did not make anyouLciy; did not see any
money about him.
John Longer, tho cook,gave his testimory
through John Hoenscheidt, as interpreter:
I was in tl barroom and standing
in frout of ihe bar talking to Jerrick
who was behind it; heard a racket as of some
one falling down stairs; the dishwasher came
up and said ttmt some one had tumbled
down stairs; although it was dark wo could
sei a man lying on the beer kegs at tho foot
of tho stairs; the dishwasher had this man's
hat in his hand; I did not see airy holes in it;
he was carrie 1 into tho kitchen; I after
wards carried the candle as John Nau as
sisted the man to his room.
Fritz Koebauck, a stone mason, who was
in the bar room ou the 14th says: I did not
seo Owiugs como into the room; there
wore six or seven men in tho
room; William "Walters, the dishwasher,
went out and loft the door open a little ;sonie
one came staggering along tho platform, put
his hand upon the door, then fell down the
north steps; soon the disliwashercameinand
said some ono had fallen down stairs; we
found Owings lying at the foot of the stairs;
I have bpen up and down stairs often ; there
was a railing ouly part nay down; thero are
twenty steps; the stairs are eighteen feet nnd
six inches in length, and very stoep; a man
would go down in a hurry; the man
was lying close to the stairs
on his left side, face to tho street;
it is eleven inches from the north side of the
door to the top of the stairs; knew nothing
about him having any money.
Stephen Gibson, clerk nt the restaurant, J
was the next witness: On the night of the
14th Owings came to the office and a-ked for
a bed: he had no money aud Mrs. Nau told
him that he ought not to spend all his money
for whisky but save some to pay for his bed;
two days after ho was hurt he camo to me
in tht barroom and asked for a drink; I
would not give it to him, but told him he
hail better go lnuie and attend to his
wounds; I was present when his pockets
were searched; no money was found, but a
half pint of whisky dropped from his pocket;
the present railing was put upon the stair
way the day after ho was hurt; thero was a
piece of zinc tying among the kegs.
This cone uded tb testimony for tho day
aud court adjourned until 9 o'clock this
morning, wheu the other witnesses for the
defease will be introduced.
A.N" OPKRA MOUSE MCHEJtK.
The opera houe scherao is still comraand
inc considerable interest. The latest addi
tion to tho movement com-s up from Empo
ria avenue. A move is oo foot to have it
p'aftni jut north of where tha Treinont
stands. Mr. Demig and thoso interested iu
the opera houe are discussing tho plan of
uniting And jnittms up extensive buildings.
Both will cot nesr SSWJ.OCO.
The parties that are figuring on the opera
house are tho same that have been talking
about another la ation for some time. I
it finally appears th.nt the old plan u a fail
ure the new one will bs adopted. It s3i5
that there is a determination to havo an
opra house and if one plan is a failure wm
other will b- tried. It will be known in a
fewdavs what can be done with the si5e now
utidwr contemplation and if rejected atten
tion will bo turned to Emporia avenue loca
tion. Major L. L. B11, of Winfield rsads vs a
plea-ant call la-t evening.
"W. T. Atkinson, of the Bank of Comnirce,
Hutchinson, who spnt tfea day ia to city
on busines, called yesterday.
HOTAL SPICE MILLS
In Ship Shape for the Coming Year,
aud Start iu
"With Increased Capacity In Kcsponpo to. ths
Shower or Orders A CUanse In
Some days ago it was announced ia tho
Eagle that Mr. Davis, of the Royal Spice
mills, had sold his interest in the establish
ment to Mr. "W. B. Hanscom?, of Denver,
Colorado. Mr. Davis was compelled to quit
business on account of ill health. The gen
tleman taking his place has an extensive bus
iness Imowledge, having been very success
f uil as a wholesale dealer iu different line3.
He comes to the city with a largo capital
and will turn his entire attention to tho man
ufacture. Owing to the change the style of
the firm has been changed to Corner, Farnum
A reporter called at the plant yesterday
and found everything looking business
and business like. Between the main
building and factory proper is the plat
form, thirty by fifteen feet, which
receives all the iu and out going freights.
On the first floor of tho factory is tho Otto
gas engine a fifteen horse power which
furnishes the power for running all
the machinery. The coffee roasters are lo
cated on the first floor and havo a capacity
of nine thousand pounds par day. The glaz H
ing cylinders which are used m glazing tho
celebrated "OK" coffee, havd i: capacity of
between four and five thousand pounds per
day. The coffee screen seems to bo ono of
tho decidedly useful machines, as it relieves
the coffee of all impurities that it contains.
The coffee grauulator U;C-d has almost un
Going to tho second story of tho factory
can bo seen the coffee hoppers from
which tho green coffee is led to
the roasters - by shoots. Ia this
room are the spice grauulators, sifters,
screens and crackers. Wheu all these are
ruuniug at a full capacity one is not likely
to tarry long in that neighborhood or ho will
b.j lead so tho conclusion that ho is "taking
another bad cold."
From the second story of tho factory leads
a shaft into the second story of the main
building. This buildinga is of brick seventy
five feet long and twenty-live feet wide. In
the northeast part of the second story is a
room sot apart for the making of baking pow
drs. The company has already secured and
in operation all tho machinery necessary for
manufacturing the different brands. Among
tho brands this firm is manufacturing are
their famous cut loaf aud citron cream, the
former pure cream tartar and the latter
Adjoining tho baking powder room is lo
cated the mustard machinery, nnd wholo
spico sifters. The balance of that room is
used in labeling various brands of spices and
Ou the first floor of the main building, iu
tho west end of which is located tho commo
dious oilice and sample room. The balance
of that floor is used for storago of green and
roasted coffee. On each side of ths room is
haugiug shelves for manufacturoJ good
neatly packed to fill orders.
When the company first commenced work
it was expected that tho trade would soou
reach dimensions that more room would bo
necessary for advantageously handling the
goods. Their expectations were filled. But
a few months showed that anothsr building
could bo easily used. Mr. John
Exton, who had furnished tho building,
Whtu apprised of the fact that more loom
was necessary, immediately commenced
work ou ii new building of the same dimen
sions as the first main building. In sixty
days after work was commenced it was com
pleted and it is now at tho disposal of the
company. It is not yet occupied but will bo
at an early date. The upper story will bo
filled with "O. K." coffee. Tho trade on that
brand seems to bo increasing rapidly, and in
deed so fast that it commands the major por
tion of space.
Tho class of trade gained by tho company
has in some respects been an agreeable sur
prise. Tha high grades of coffee met a more
ready sale than was expected. Tho fact
shows that the Kaiisan is a lover of good
coffee aud tho company, it seems, would pre
fer to shovel out that kind. Prom
inent among the favorite brands are
the Royal Java, Golden Grain Java, Arizaba
and Golden Rio. Theso aro some of the
more desirable roasted brands.
The ground goods seem to be fust gaining
favor. Tho favorite brands aro ground
Cordova Rio A. and B. The higher grades
of granulated spices aro meeting with in
creased sales. The mail orders are very per
The company is doing business in all the
the western part of the state, to Nebraska
o:i tho north and for somo distance into the
territory on the south, and also fills orders
for parties some distance east. The com
ing year will find representatives of tho
fi in ia Colorado, New Mexico, Ne
braska and Txas. They mean to
expend every effort in extending their
business. Everything in ready for bus
iness, and with tho business tact of the firm,
individually and collectively, success seems
to bo assured for the future as it ha always
beu in the past. While the company is not
out of tho reach of competition, their super
ior business ability und shipping facil
ities sym to predict a lasting
aud important industry. Thoy mean
to keap abreast of the time
and increase brands of goods and machinery
and wtyacity as trndo develops. If a wily
cyclouu happens to blow a new tste into a
man they are determined to meet the
emergency. Already the capacity has been
greatly increased .-ince first commencing op
erations and capital for other similar expen
ditures is ready for u-. The gentlemen com
posing the firm claim that when h.y decided
to locate iu tho booming metroioL3 it wa
the mtoution to fully introduce their good3
into the Territory to be commanded at his
point and hoid it as the tradu increase by
iacreaisg tha oJtput.
Tb mills now employ about twenty Innd
but this f ore will be increased as trad in
creases. TOR RAILROAD PURPOSES.
The petition aikms for a certain strip of
land to be vacH;d m the city for railroad
purposes ii broader thaa rrxi stated ia yes
terday's Ltms. Toe council is 3wd to call
an election to vte e2M,VOQ bonds bearing ait
over 7 per cent, intoress, for the purpose of
bavin, a strip of land cot over oae hendrtd
aad Stty ft wide, exv-tadtng from th north
tn th iat hmst of the aij, i as strip is
to te e!eti from the ca or wet ii,i f
Fifth aree or cast or mm. side of iiead
Th pedtian wfli be placed In the basdi cf
the psople 5M ! bfor it i Mibraitfctd
lo the conciL
The" White House, will. be open even
ings during the Holiday week, commencing
on the 1 8th.
the W hite-:-House
-' ' PICOT EDGE
Commencing at 9:30 Monday Morning, and not before
that hour, Nos. 15 and 7 at 5c per yard, 9, 12, 16 at 10c
per yard. Actual worth 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 Ihe 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
!t Pays to Trade
iSa " stlj
CASKETS, ROBES, GLOVES, CRAPE, ETC.
Have two fin hearse A private telephone direct to Wichita Cwnotcry. Ornco always ojicn on Donlaj
avenue, Wichita, Eaasan. 3rumpt attention to orders by Telegraph.
M. S. UOCHELLE.
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance.
HAVE FOR SAM:
Improved and Unimproved Lands, Ranches and City Property.
Make Collections, Rent Houses and Pay Taxes.
OFFICE: 121 K Douglas Avenue
Over j!cCmt Uron. )
Go to the
Wnere you vril find the largest and
lour Holiday Presents
Wl JL SAJV tt--'J.'l-l
ev rcarnu oy u,uy kjuv uuuoo ju.uw .
Gent's SUk Embroidered Slippers: Gent's Chenille ,Emr!ien;
Slippers; Gent's Chamois Lined Slippers; Gent's Dancing Pumpkin
patent. leather, goat and Jdd. ranging In price lrom 40c io54.sa
Bovs ahd youths dancing pumps; Ladls Slippers of all etytes rang
mg'in price from 35c to $4.50; Ladies Kid Button Boots Sl.CO to
S9.UO per pair.
Inspect and compare and spend your cash here. in your Judgment,
ou get the most for It.
C. B. LEWIS & CO.,
110 Main Street.
Mparters k Geod Goods at Low Prices.
at the White Bouse.
H. W. KENDLE,
TT'TT'NnnT?. A T. nTRT-inTnp
-.. . - v-.
Aud D-aler In
W0(i "loth and Metalic Burial Gases
&rfc-'k 1 roeress at
best, assortment to select from
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