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A JAPANESE FAMILY.
A NOBLE FATHER, A TENDER MOTHER
AND LOVELY CHILDREN.
Careful Traiuiugr of tho Sons and Iangli
tcts Several Interesting? Customs Kev
erent Uoliefs of Many Gcnerutiont A
Filo of Charms.
In this Lome an ex-daimio and family
dwelled, -with whom I exchanged frequent
hospitalities during my sojourn in Japan.
As I was one of tho family in which tho
daimio's youngest brother and eldest son
had found a home while pursuing their
education in America, I was cordially re
ceived by tho ex-prince in turn. (Tho fam
ily then consisted of his wife, two little
girls, two grown daughters, and three sons
ono a baby and tho grandmother of theso
children a charming old lady threo
nurses, and a largo retinuo of servants.
Th3 father wa3 a noblo specimen of devo
tion to his countey, yet, withal, an apostlo
of progress. Ho was ono of tho many who
had conseentod to tho destruction of the old
government, and had voluntarily yielded
his revenues and title without a murmur,
for the public good. Tho lady mother and
eldest daughter wero peers of tho ladies of
any land in their lovo of beauty, ornament,
elegant dress, and neatness, and in their
skill in household management, a3well as in
those social amenities and tactics of polito
circles that etiquette prescribe.
This mother was as strong in tenderness,
patience and long suffering for and with her
children as her European or American sis
ters; and equally faithful and assiduous in
their training and education, according to
her knowledge. She taught her daughters
as her mother had taught her. that tho
threo fundamental duties of woman aro
obedience to her parents when a child, ob
dience to her husband "when married, and
ob'-dienco to her eldest sen, if sho becomes a
She also instructed them from the Japan
ese Ladies' Library, which is n compen
dium of the moral and physical duties of
woman. It includes the taibjects of house
hold and social management, rules for tho
strictest etiquette, a guide to letter writ
ing, proveibs, poems from a hundred au
thors, memoirs of noble women, and order
ing for tho whole conduct of life. They
wero likewise taught to read the standard
histories of Japan in Chinese characters.and
both bojs and girls were thoroughly drilled
in tho traditionary heroic, and mythologi
cal loro of their own land.
Tho sons woro trained to manly sports
and exploits, and their ambition fired by
historic tales of heroes. They v. era urged
to overcome obstacles, by tho symbolbver
tho massive outer door, whero swung tho
huge paper carp suspended from a bamboo
pole, ever reminding tho youth of Japan how
the carp leaps the waterfall. These lads
wero also taught natural sciences and mili
tary tactics, from English and Dutch au
thors. Often in their half holidays have I
found them constructing mhiiaturo earth
works, by the aid of book, diagram and
Then came tho tutor -pith lessons in fenc
ing and wrestling, and tho uso of cross
spears and swords, in tho handling of which
thej' became marvelously expert. The father
instructed tho cons in tlio Chincso classics
himself and stimulated their young toula
by tales of classic loro.
One of tho interesting enstoms I thus
learned of in tho life of this house was that
of tho many festivals tho Feast of tho
D0II3 for the daughters of the house, when
year after year tho groat nursery was
decked with blooming bows, and tho many
toj's in which Japan abounds, wliile a pretty
aumic mo or juotherhood and housekeepm
prevailed for one wholo day; of tho Feast
or tho banners, when the U03-S wero marched
out in triumph to tho streets, with emblaz
oned baimers to enact n mimic v. ar; of tho
Kow Year's day, when prince and retain
ers, master and servants, pledged anew
their devotion to each other, and received
gifts of good things; of tho religions fes
tivals, when the master's household, liko a
great heart, beat for tho birth and death,
tho joy and sorrow, of his tenantry.
Here, for two centuries, the daughters
of tho hoiiso had been given in marriage,
without spoken vow or ptittly rite; but by
gift and song, danco and cheer, began their
new career. From thence had gono out
tha father to Yeddo or Fukui on public or
private business tho sons for education
and culture, tho daughters for travel or re
ligious duty. Theso walis had echoed with
songs and laughter, with cries and robs.
Here, in timo of bereavement, in tho ora
tory of tho hcniso whoro tho sacred lights
and incenso burn, ono after another black
tablet was wjt, gilt-lettered, to be honored
by later generations.
In tho path by tho old shriuc, mado sa
cred by tho rovcront beliefs of generations,
I took my final leave of this Interesting
family. I asked for a memento from its
liallowcd contents, and the cx-prince ga e
mo a caso of light wood, containing an
amulet written in Sanskrit and Chinese, for
tho protection of this ancient house; aud
as I passed out o tho great gate, I stood
under a pilo of charms a foot in thickness,
which had been added year by year, to
ward off sickness and harm. Helen S. II.
Thompson in Overland Monthly.
Have for sale, on line of WIOHITA & COLORADO RA1LEOAL
north-7est of "Wichita, town lct3 at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WIOHITA.
BANK OF WICHITA.
Corner Douglas and Lawrence Avenues.
J. G. FISH. President.
W. P. KOBINSOX.
J. H. SLATER, Cashier.
OLIVER DUCK, F. W. WILSON,
OLIVER DUCK. Vlce-Prwidenu
J. G. FISH.
O.D.BARSE8,- - K. H.P.OYS, FCfLAY ROSS, A.L.HOUCK, XT. P. ROEIKSOK.
OLIVER DUCK. JA3TES G. FISH, F. W. "WILSON. W. L. DUCK.
, J. H. SLATER. H. 31. DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK, New York. ST. LOUIS NATIONALBANK. St. Louis. JIo
BANK OF KANSAS CITY, Ksnsa3City. Mo.
General Banking Business. Respectfully solictlt a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 134. Main Street.
Capital Paid Up,
Trains are now running: regularly on Kaiho&d frdrzj Wichita to
Hutchinson. " ' "x - ' '
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Mapa of Towns and Prices can be had as hereinafter set forth :
.t Wichita, cell on N. F. Niederlander or Koe Harria;
At Maize, call on H. Londenslager;
- , At Colwieh, call on Geo. W. Stsonrcd;
"" 1 At Andale, Call on Bank of Andale.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Maokie, for Mt. Hope lets.
At Haven, Call on Ash & Cnarles'
At Elmer, call on J. A. Meyer.
Loans Money at Lowest Rates,
' Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
t Pays Interest on Time Deposits.
H. W. LEWIS, President,
- -, - '" C. E. FRANK,-
SMITHSON & CO.,
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Land. Loan and Immrauc Ajrents. Honey elwajs on hand. IntenMt at low rates NO DELAY".
Before makintr a loan on Farm. City. Chattel or Personal security, call and w o. -Come Id or fend a
full description or your Farm or City prorty We fcawlle Urs? amocnu of both Eastern and Foreign
Capital for lnTtrm?nt in Krai Estate, and are thus enabled to make rapid idles.
Correspondence Solicited. H. L. SXTTHSOX, Hanascr.
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
I. H OOlhtiCK
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
Ml ESTITE, ABSTRACTS k 10ANS
Office. Dorsey Building, Opposite Court House,
J L. DYER,
H. W. LEWIS,
T. W. JOHhSTOX,
R0BEHT E. LAWRENCE
C. E. FRAMC. A A. HYDE
SOL JI KOHN. res!deut.
A. V. OLIVER, Vice President.
21. VT. LEVY. Cshitr.
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK.
Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.
Paid-up Capital, h
HOTCHKINS & WHEELER,,
REAL ESTATE &
SOLE AG-ENTS FOR
fhie Addition Is located in the north part of ths city, between
Fairvisw and Arkaneae Avenues and is in the highest part of
city. Wo offer Special Inducements for the next 30 days.
Mo. 201, S-E CORNER DOUGLAS AVENUE A3SD IARSET ST.
S.H.KOH.V. A. W. OLIVER, 31. W. LEVY. S. T. TtJTTLE. N. F. NIEDEULANDEK.
TV. II. TUCKER. JOHK DAVIDSON. J. C. RUTA.
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.
F. W. SWAB,
(SUCCELSOR TO V. STACK2LVK-)
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The 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,
X. I". MEDKKUVNDEIi, ItvMtftnt.
A. V. OLIVER. Vlce-PrwiMeiil.
W. W. KIRK OOD. JjuhI litaniUicr.
Jt. W. LEVY. Trnmum
J. C. UUTA. twr?r7
ijuau aiiu i ii v
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Pronerty
Office in Wichita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan.
W. C. Woodma-v, President.
Wm, S. Woodmax, Cashltr,
"Will C. TVoodma.v, AsS't Casbler
First Arkansas Vallev Bank.
(Tho Oldest 3Ioney Institution In tho Arkansas Valley.)
No. 83 Main Street.
Do a General" Banking "Business in all its Modern Functions.
S3"Loan both Foreign and Home Money In any amount on all satisfactory collateral! real,
personal or chattel and accomodate the borrower with time from one dsv to fi-flyurr. Sell
tlekets by the fastest and safeBt lines of Steamers in the world to or from allprinciual European
ports via North, German. Lloyd or Cnnard Lt 19s.
J, O. DAVIDSON, Pre
aA. WALKER, VIsoPres.
JOHN O. DER3T, Cuhlcr
A clnin r.Iioll Laving been put up in tho
music hall at Boston, tho newspapers of that
scsthetie center pe-uk of it as tbo '-tone reflector."
"VV. E. Barrett, managing editor of
Boston Advertiser, L only 26 years old
speaks of himself, as tbo 'baby editor."
Abraham Lincoln, grandfather of tho great
Abraham Lincoln, was slain by an Indian's
tomahaw k one hundred years ago.
Glasgow has now the best facilities for land
ing, keeping and slaughtering foreign cattlo
of any city in Great Britain.
Leland Stanford is conspicuous for being
the only senator who displays absolutely no
jowelry on his person.
A couplo put off applying for a divorce
ono term of court so they could profit by
their tin wedding.
The venerable philanthropist, llr. V. W.
Corcoran, trill not tdt down until ho has
raised the chair.
Winter is here. In order to avail yoursalf of first opportunity
to enjoy a pleasant ride, call on
Kelly, Alexander and Rahn,
NO. 123 MARKET STREET,
Afad select one of those elegant Cutters, of which they have a fine
stock both as to style and finish, single of double. Also a stock of
runners for converting your buggies into a sleigh, at prices to suit
Whipple, Conway &
118 South Main St.
Have lots of Mantels, Grates and Tile. Wood, Slate and Iron
Manre's, Bncostic Tile. Do all work in the very best manner. Don't
get any mantels until you have seen our prices and stock. These
goods are of the latest designs. 10
tt 8. CORBETT. President.
A. HESS. Vice President.
J. H. BLACK, Seer? tary and Trftauxer
Tharo is nothing, affirms Mrs. Grundy, qidte
bo artificial to-day as New York fnshionablo
Gin saws have deprired 100 persons of their
hands and arms in Alabama this year. Chi
Spurgcon is afflicted with rheumatic gout,
which, ho says, has completely benumbed his
Short Sighted Idolatry.
In tho coursa of a talk at Gcrmantown
Marion Harland said: ''Our girls should be
something more than tho pet and toy of the
father or tha idol of tho mother, huu all
over w ith laces and jewels she cannot afford.
Thsre is too much short sighted idolatry in
American homes, ilothers are to blame for
allowing daughters to grow away from them.
It is their duty to understand their daughters'
affairs, to bo merciful to her escapades, toler
ant of her crudities. If mothers- havo forgot
tan thair own youthful follies it would bo
well to resurroct and ruview them. Phila
delphia"Time. " -
Wholesale Grocer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Main St, WICHITA, KAN.
Paid-up Capital, - - $200,000
Stockholders Liability, - - $400,000
Largest Pald-TJp Capital of any Bank In the State of Kansas.
C. H..5ULLEB, A.B.BnTEfa, H.O.LEB. S. L. DAVIDSOJ.
W.E.BTAKLEY, J.O.DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold
CANON -:- CITY -:- COAL!
BADGER LUMBER CO., WEST DOUGLAS AVE.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- RATES! V NO -:- DELAYS!
LB. BUNNELL & CO.
MONEY TO -LOAN
On Chattel Mortgages and Oily Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHORT TIME AT THE LOWEST RATES,
Wichita Banking Co.
116 WEST DOUGLAS AVENUE.
S. D. PALLETT,
E. LOMBARD, JR., Prwldent.
J. P. ALLEN, Vice-President.
L. D. SKINNER, CanVr,
W. H. LIVINGSTON. AsilsUBt Catfelw
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BANKJ
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
KICK and tVHITE 1'IVF TAH) vr.st Fod of IXMislim Kirvv
KMU J'JNF YAJ'.P Arr if,Mrf
0. LOHBARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEN, JOHN B. CAREY, EOS. HARRIS, J. IS. ALLEA
L. D. BKIN'NER. .PETER GETTO. W. P. ORERN, P. V. HEALT,
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
.CATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, New York.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Kansas Cir.
NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA. Cfcica
BLACKSTONB NATIONAL BANK. Butto.
B. LOMBARD, aB-, PreaUient.
JAXS3 L. LOJCBARD. Vtoe-Pra&ent.
Jno. iS. Cozine & Co.
Real Estate Agents,
City Proyerty and Farms for Sale-.-Rents Collected and Taxes Paid.
Correspondence Solicited. Busi ness Promptly Attendedto
- - 156 N. MAIN ST. .- WlUHiTA, KAJSOLkM.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IN KAttoAb 6 1 Alt otftK DuiLUi.it).
Money on hand No delay wnen security and
and title are good Bates as low as
JALL AND SEJB US
S. S KING, Secretary
E. T. RRO'N. F. P. XAKTIN. Attcrstyi-Liw.
EJ. T. B:RO"W2r & Co..
REAL ESTATE . AND LOAN BROKERS.
Dealan la choice Bu&& and Rtaldraen Proonry . Faraj. Raarta. a& Acre Prowiy. RooaaJasl
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per eerie, less tuan regular pnees. J am now receiving ft
fine stock: of Pall and Winter
New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Etc.
To &Kort vaj lars turk on hanl. which I oSn tl pritjt ialft tr. pnpffitt'rf Ut n-XiIng tim
JOHN G. ALL EN,
J39 Main St. tt-ti IVMiicU
Gl OHF " ON WORKS!
Founders and Machinists.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Iron and brast castings, pulleysand sbaftingand all kinds of ma
chinery. House castings in any design to order. Dean steam pumps
and pumping machinery. Ail kinds of repairing doneoa snort notice
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor.
C. O. DAVJDSOCf. PrsJfVat
ft. St fATJS. Etajr
w cnjiAS rri-. &. , h
The Davidson Loan Company
PAID-UP CAPITAL, S0,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farm and City Property.
Have Loaned Wore Money in Southern Kanias than -any Company in the