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A WAR REMINISCENCE.
HOW GEN. HICKENLOOPER ONCE
BRIDGED THE TENNESSEE.
rinper Cowls anil Tips.
The style of serving finger bonis almost; al
ways accords with tho prices c!iargd for the
dinner. This waiter brings jou ;v bonl of
strong eliov or biouzo tinged, u coarso
color, and no napkin. Ho w T.l bnng you a
check then at least twenty-five. cents less than
ra expected; but another waiter, v. ho pre
pares the finger bow Is in your wght with os
tentation and sprays tho perfumes in thein
with a lavish hand, will charge you at least
fifty cents more than you figured it in jour
mind when giving tho ordr, and ho is'suro
to bring back nothing less than a quarter in
change, that you may fco him liberally. It
is peculiar to finger bowl New York restau
rants that they never have any fivo cent
piee- Tho smallest piece of chango n waiter
ever brings is a dime. That is oruy with
plain glass finger bowls. II the bowl is cut
glass th? change is in quai tor cr halves The
only n.an who ever escaped giving a feo is
paid to be tho one who told tho waiter that
the place was run much better under tho for
mer proprietor. Tho waiter was so dared
that he bvoko two finger bow Is, and in tho con
fusion tho man got away,-New York Star
Hrr Great-Gramlina Urcss.
An English actress has brought to this
country the Seventeenth century ball dress of
hcrgrcatrgranfiiriolhQr,iansl after untucking,
rad usbcsmiag it, causes it to do duty as a
Capt. Jim Harper Tell a Very Interest
ing Story of Mcriiorson's Campaign.
Ccn. IliclccnlooiJer'a Great Kcrvp A
Bridge Constructed oT Cotton Hales.
"A man cpald go through twenty battles
on a quarter tho cold nerve that Andy Iliek
enloopcr had to use m ono littlo cpisodo with
UcFherson down on the Tenncvjoo river,
whero there wasn't an enemy in sight," said
Capt. Jim Harper, tho other day. ''Ono
evening, about an hour beforo sundown, CoL
Hickenlooper was called to McPherson's teat
and informed that it was necessary for tho
ciiliro army of C9,000 men to bo across the
liver and after the Confederates by da light
''But, general,' said Andy, 'thero isn't; n
btick of limber within forty miles big enough
to carry an empty caisson, and tho wagons
with tho pontoons are ten miles bad:.'
' 'Can't help that,' replied McPherson, cuifc
y. 'Tho bridge must be built nnd the army
on tho move before 4 o'clock to mori ow morn
ing. Good afternoon, Col. Hickenlooper.'
SIZIXG CP THE SITUATION.
"'I left tho tent and went down to tho
liver,' said Gen. Hickenlooper, in telling this
cxperienco not long ago, 'and I don't supposo
a man could bo in greater mitery, mentally,
than I was. I walked up and down the bank
for an hour, sizing up the situation. I knew
that, as chief of tho engineer corp?, I was ex
pected to solve tho problem soma way; and
that to fail then was to loose all standing,
professionally, not only for tho war, but
probably for all tho future. I think I must
have sn eat blood, if such a thing w ero possi
ble. Finally I wandered nearly a milo up
tho bank, and there, half a milo back, I camo
across an old gin piled full of cotton. I guess
thero must havo been 2,000 or o,000 bales.
2Iy sharpened wits caught on right away.
Why not make a bridge of tho cotton, using
tho boards for a roadway?
" 'Jn thirty minutes I had a large detail of
men on tho ground, and the night's work
commenced. Wo sunk the bales with big
stones, laying two tiers of four bales each
clear across tho river, holding them in placo
by two big cables stretcl.vd across on the
lower side. The boards of tho gin made r.
tolerable roadway, but at the best it was an
awful scaly job. The top bales were only
about three' inches out of tho water, and I
wasn't at all suro tho cables w ould stand tho
strain. 13 ut at 3 o'clock I walked up to JIc
Puerion's tent and routed him out of bed.
How well I lemember him lying thero on his
elbow, holding up a match to seo my faco as
I approached his bunk. "General, the bridgo
is ready.'' '-Very well, colonel," had passed
beforo tho match went out, and beforo I had
walked three rods from headquarters '"boots
and saddles" had been sounded and the camp
was a bedlam.
THEY STOOD TUG TEST.
' 'I ci ossed tho bridge and stood at tho edge
of tho water, expecting and dreading to see
Ibo cables part under tho terrific strain.
Why, those cotton bales settled down under
tho weight of tho heavy guns until tho water
ran into tho mouths of tho cannon, but thoy
stood tho test, and at 11:'J0 tho last wagon
had made Kifo passage, and we signaled
ahead to JlcPherson, 'All o'er.' In a littlo
whilo an orderly camo galloping back to
Minnnon mo to McPherson, who was fio
miles ahead by this lime. When I l ode up
to my autociatic superior he saluted and
said: 'That was well done, colonel. Now
you go back and cut the bridgo Ico-o and Til
telpgiaph the gunboats dow n on tho Idissis
sippi to pick up the cotton for you and your
assistant engineer.' I thought that was a
first class toward and ol course perfomied
my pail of tho woik,' concluded Ilicken
looper.' 'What did the cotton In ing him, Jdr. Har
per?'' "Not a rid cent. The gunboats picked up
tho cotton all right, but Andy never saw any
of the money for it. It looks hard to tell a
man to make something out of nothing, but
that's war. It'& only in active field scrvico
that a fellow learns the full meaning of tho
provoib, Necessity knows no law.' As an
engineer and an ex-soldier, I tell you I'd
rather bo twenty times under firo than pass
through ono such snap as that which induced
Gen. Hickenlooper to plan and construct a
bridgo strong enough to cany six-mule
wagon, loaded with subsistence and ammu
nition, out of cotton bales, ocr a swift
stream, in less than tweho houiV Cincin
A Good Dinner AVoli Sercl.
Gradually a return to common sense u
coming about in matters of the table among
people of fashionable pretension, and much
of tho ridiculous tomfoolery incidental tc
dinners is being cast aside. Elaborate menu
cauls havo been discarded, and dinner favors
are no longer used among people of tho nicest
taste. Tho idea now is to havo a good dinner
well served, tho tablo as simplo as possiblo
and no nonsense whato er. In all piobabiiiry
tho multiplicity of dishes, the introduction of
sensational things seldom eaten, processions
of disguised waiters, turning on bluo fire,
and similar culinary corned' that has marked
so many dinners in the past will not bo much
heard of this winter. Tho gastionomic
mountebanks aio cither learning better or
can't afford it, and peihaps tho fact that
peoplo who havo been giving fourteen course
dinners have found out that thero lcallyaie
people who don't know-what it is to havo a
dinner at all may have had something to dc
do with it Some of the i ich gourmets who
gh o champagno dinners at tho Bellovue hotel
now do soon the condition that Sir. Boldt
shall pro out their names from getting in the
tapers, as they are nnncy cd a da or two
aftei wards bj' pleading letters from needy
people and beggars, in want of a meal. This
detracts fiom their peace of mind, and they
do not like it. Accordinglj-, all iho tei vants
nnd other attendants aie pledged tosecrcsy,
and it is funny to seo tho maneuvering prac
ticed to gel private little dinner parties in and
out unob-crved. Philadelphia Times.
0 Jl XL jx xtl JL
Violins, Accoraians, tniitars, Banjos, and all kinds of small Musical
Goods. THOMAS SHAW,
129 MAIN STREET.
In Looking For
See our line of Seal caps from 1 to $20, fine flannel, jersey and
white and percale dress snirts. Plain and fancy night shirts in mus
lin, canton f .anueland flannel from 75c to $4. Siifc and cashmere
mufflers, 3 JO different patterns, silt and linen handkercmers, wool
scarfs and wristlets, fine merino, siik and lisle hosiery. Endless
variety of neckwear, smoking caps and jackets, Russia leather col
lar and cuff boxes, kid gloves and mits and everything for the com
plete dress'nv of men and hoys. Men's boy's and children's clothing
department very complete. Prices marked way down.
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER,
Real h Estate i-i-i Loans
J L. JOIIXSTOX.
GEO. U. BLACK WELDER
Johnston & Blaekwelder,
Real Estate and
Business Lots and Sub-Dividing Aere
Property a Specialty.
C TRANGrERS visiting the city with a view of Investing, will find
it to their interest to call at RoonTNo. 1, Noble .Block, Corner
Douglas and Topeka avenues, and see plats of the Three Inside
Additions, all of which are within ten minutes walk from the
Sole Agents for these Additions.
Johnston & Blaekwelder.
The Future Railway Center and
The Gateway to
"No Man's Land"
The Great Supply Point For No
Man's Land and the Panhandle.
The exit from -Kansas of the extension of the
Great Rock Island Railroad at
the ioi parallel.-
Neutral City is also in the direct line of the
Kansas, Texas & Southwestern Ry. via
Garden City, The Kansas, Colorado
via. Wichita, and the Frisco extension of the
"Border Line." All reaching for the new
coal fields 20 miles Southwest of
The Neutral Strip or. No Man's Lai.
Having just been opened up for settlement offers superior induce
ments to those seeking homes.
Good Water, Wood and Coal
For priceof lots and other information write to
The Neutral City Town Company,
Neutral City, Kan.
Or A. E. Diekeraian, Pres't, Peabody, Kan.
OR CALL ON OR ADDRESS r
jilOMAS & CO.,
, GENERAL AGENTS,
114 Main St. - WICHITA, KAN.
JU Y LAJlb MN
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Partial TJht of Property for Sale.
House, 8 rooms, two
stories; pantry, clo3et3, etc. 2 12 lots, Ida avenue,
5 lota Ash street, Park Placa add, $500 each, size of lots 50x140.
4 lots on Fairview ave. Louck's add. $500 each.
Houso of four rooms, cellar, barn and outbuildings. Size of lot 50xl50J
No, 1559. Houso of four rooms, outbuildings and barn, fenced, good shade; "Waco
between 1st and 2d. Prico $4,000.
151G House of 7 rooms, with two acres of ground on Frisco Heights. Apple, peach
and cherry trees, all boaring. Prico $6,000. A bargain,
No. 1545. 2 1-2 acre lot, Hillside ave. College Hill add. $3,000. Cheap.
Houso of 4 rooms on Wabash ave, 50, foot lot, 31athew3on'a 2d addition.
These Lots are close to the City Limits, and are lying between Central Ave.
and Second Street, east of town. These lots are for sale on cheap
and easy terms. No college, Union depot or machine shops
are to be built on them. For terms apply at
BUTLER & FISHERS HARDWARE STC RE
110 BOUGIES AVE.
WICHITA -CRACKER COMPANY.
CRACKERS and PURE CANDIES.
418 and 420 BAST DOUGLAS AVBNTTR
Wichita City Roller Mis and Elevator.
-SiaasLfacror tit TcUo-rrias Ctlbri:j t&cx
Patent; WHITE ROSE,
X. L C. R., Fancy.
INCOKPOR irs IX,
Extra Fancy ;
Thpsa brands hara been on ti market east, wtn nana urttl couth for t yri. and they ie w
avtablo reputation irhererer Introduced. To try thin U to rtajr with ttcsa. Wo aro nlwajt la th sortci
wheat at alghcsi cash prloe.
OLIVER, IMBODEN & CO.
FRANCIS TIERNAN & CO.,
- w-- CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS OF
Water and Gas Works
PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO CITIES IN KANSAS.
OFnC X-W O0B. ITH and MARKET STS, ST. LOUIH. MCUTk 1ikl
OTITIC! N-W COB MAIN and DOUGLAS AYXXUX. VYlOn II A, KAN.
"" " Correspondence Solicited.
!No. 1477. Two story house, 6 rooms, cloEets, good
Patti ave. Hyde's add. Price 3,600.
collar, stable and coal house.
No. 1510. House of5 rooms on Topeka ave, north, lot 60x140. Price $5,000.
No. 1507. 2 lots Fourth ave. North Park add. Prieo $550.
No. 1500. 4 lots on N. Main Price $1,300.
No. 1505. 1 lot 105x140 with house of 5 roonn in Grciffinsteln's 3d add.
hearing. Price $8,000. .
No. 1502. I lot on south Lawrence, Zimmerly'a add, $825.
No. 1500. 2 lota on North Main, Hyde & Ferrell'fi add. Prico $1,500.
No. 149G. House 6 rooms, lot 50x140, Mathowson's add. Price $2,900.
No. 1494. 2 lots on E Douglas ave. Smith'a add. Prico $12,500.
No. 1493. 10 lots Chautauqua add. Prico $2,100.
No. 1492. Two lots with houso of 5 rooms, cellar and outbuildings. Washington
ave. Prico $3,000.
No. 1491. 5 lets on Hydraulic ave, in Burns' add, $400 each.
No. 1489, Lot 40x201 on 5th ave, 3 room houso, outbuildings and stablo for 8 hoad
of horses, fruit trees. Prico $1,500.
No. 14S5. 3 lots on Emporia ave south. Price $1,600.
Houso of six rooms on north Main, with barn and outbuildings.
14S3. 12 lots on Mosloy ave. east fronts, Jocelyn's add, $150 each.
No. 1527. 3 lots 150x140, Moslev ave, Mead add, 2 houses rented, good sidewalk,
and trees. Price $9,000.
No. 1524. Busin ss let on south Main, $9,000.
No. 1520. 2 lots 50x140 Grove ave, Park Place add, $525 each.
No. 1519. 3 lots Emporia avo, 2 houses, 4 and 5 rooms, good ghade. Prico $3,000-
No. 1518. 5 lots on Main, English's 7th add. Prico $1,100.
No. 1517. 9 1-2 acres on Hydraulic ave. Prico $10,000.
No. 1412. 4 room houso with 2 acre3 of ground, Oleavoland ave, Groiffinstoin'a add.
good cellar and outbuildings, small fruit of all kinds, prico $5,000.
No. 1543. 3 lots 25x140 each on Dodge ave, Lawronco 2d add,W Wichita, $375 each
No. 1542. 10 acres cor Central and Olivo ave, Keystone add, $3500.
No. 1541. 2 lots Lincoln st add. Patiio ave, $300 each.
No. 1575. 3 lots on Wichita st, Lawellen's add, $550 each.
No. 1537. 30 acres near Collogo Hill, $S0O per acre.
No. 1533. House 4 rooms, 2 lots 30x140 each, Topeka ive, Hilton's add $4,500.
No. 1531. 2 lots 30x140 Water st. $1,000 each.
No. 1530. 1 lot cor Oak and Water st, $ 1 ,000.
No. 1574. New house of six rooms on New York ave, Mathewson's add, $1800.
No, 1573. Eleven lots in Chautauqua add S200" each." ' c
.No.1571. Six lots on Jackson avo. $2,800.
No. 1563, 4 room houso on Mead ave, Hilton's add, pantry, closets and outbuild
ings, rented at 15 per month. Cheap at $1,500.
I lot 300x303 feet, Grand Visw add, $2,500.
3 lots north Markot st, oast front, Hyde & Ferrill's add, $900 each.
93x144 1-2 foot Lawrence avo north, $3,700.
No. 2573. Half section 15 miles west, well improved, house 4 rooms, barn, hedged
and cross-hedged, living water, 5 acres of orchard. Price $S,500.
E. J. FOSTER,
219 Douglas avenue, is still at the iront; and is nowshowlng the
most complete line of
Qnccnsware, China, Glassware and Fancy Good
Ever seen in this city. He has just received a fresh invoice of
Harilands China Dinner setts in their choicest decorations. Go
quickly before they are all gone. You are familiar vith his taste,
and know what to xpect. He is displaying the largest
Shown in this City, and
HIS, NOT '
It is very near at hand and you want to make some one a Christ
mas present. Do you want to buy something substantial and good?
Do you want full value for your money? CalMn and look over our
stock of Notions, Dress Goods, Cloaks, Boots and Shoes, Winter
Caps. Come in and get posted on prices. Come in and shake hands
if you have no money. We wish you all a happy and prosperous
COME IN . '.
C. F. & H. G. Stearns,
No. 521 West Douglas avenue.
HOLIDAY GOODS and useful presents for alL You know, the
place, and a word to the wise is sufficient. ' '
J. R. HOLIDAY,
Staple and Fanev Groceries.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED.
No. 2571. 160 acres 5 miles northwest
granary, 100 acres under cultivation; living
of Garden Plain?, with
spring. Price $3,100.
good boose, barn,
No. 2507. SO acres near town, adjoining College Hill, price $200 par aero.
eras of splendid land on tha Oowskin, 200 acrei in cultivation, house
.nd grar.Ery, hedged and cross hedged, splendid orchard. Prico $50
No. 2559. 320 a
3 rooms, good barn an
No. 2546 SO acres n w qr
Price Sj5 per acre,
of Wichita, o miles, all eo&d land, partly fenced.
No. 2533. 280 acres east o( Wichita 8 miles, good house, stable and outbuildings,
120 acres fenced, S acres in orchard, splendid farm. Price $10,000.
2529. 160 acres S miles northwest of Wichit. 150 in cultivation, good hous and
outbuildings, wind pump, splendid fruit. Price $50 pzr acre. ,
No. 2515. 640 acres of land adjoining tha Jewett stock farm, 120 acres under culti
vation, living wator, good house, 6 rooms, barn, corral and good land. Cheap at $10,000
. No. 2507. 5, 10 or 20 acre trtct north of Wichita 8 1-2 mile; at $3)0 per acre.
No. 251G. Quarter section 15 miles southwest of Wichita nsar Godd&rd, house three
rooms, stable, granary, all hedged, watered by Spring creek. Cheap at JSO ptr acre.
No. 2505. 120 acres northeast of Wichita 4 12 milsf house 3 rooms, ftable, 80
acr3 under cultivation, mostly bottom land, good buildmc site on the fara commanding i
a view uer iuo towu. ince C5iv,v.A.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER,
Cor. Douglas and Topeka Aves.
WICHITA - KANSAS.
J. R. SNTVELY,
THE RESTLESS AND SLEEPLESS
Real Estate and Loan Agent.
Bargains of fered and taken every pay. I have a large
correspondence with eastern investors, many who leave invest
ments to my choice.
x Money Ready Now.
ThoFe having property for sale call at onceand tegY 'SiSS
Those wishing a bargain cad at. once and GSTT IT. -tembmlwr time
is money. OFFICE liz2 2i 2ain st, Old ?. O. tmilding.
American Drilling Co.
Gas, Oil 5 Prospect and Artesian Wells.
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