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S&e WLichitii gatt 'gagle : Mmx&ittp ffi&vniuQ, JaiitJ2..iT87.
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Refreshments and Favors Dispensed
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G RAND EXHII1ITION
T Of tiie Celebrated
Corner of Main and Douglas Avenue.
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Largest and flnrft exhibition clock in the World.
APOSTOLIC. MUSICAL, ASTRONOMICAL,
SCIENCE, ART AND INDUSTRY.
Combined Inlw construction.
Pronounced by Pro and Iulllc lean's inasterjiicce
Open from i to 5:30 and 7 to 10 p. ra.
South Main Sr, ncarDouxlas Ave.
Tho popular family resort of the city. Oceivetk
coramonclns December 27 th.
Engagement Extraordinary of
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The Chinese Dwarf The Smallest Han on Earth.
For One More Week.
And a host of other wonders in the curio parlors.
Auditorium will present
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
With new scenery, new costume and a select cast
Tho favorite soubretto Miss May Smith, as Topsy,
with Kanvs nod dance.
AdmUslon 10 cents to all.
EZfOpcn dally from 1 to 10 p. m.
L. . CEAWVORD, Matter.
ONE GRAND EVENT.
THURSDAY. JANUARY Cth.
Farewell Tour of the
:Chami!on of all Chsmiiious:
: o JOHN L. SULLIVAN o :
:And Company of Athletes.
Under the management cr I". F. SIIEEDY.
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JAS JUcKEoN mid DAN MUkHIV.
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1IA1IM01 it ORGANIZATION.
Two Nights- FRIDAY and SAT U RDAY-Jan,
U.N CLE T'M"S CABIK.
UNCLE TOM'S OAIU ,
53 Performers on tlie Stage.
8 Colored 'I:iu:atioi! hlngers.
2 Murk The Law wis.
2 IinpoiKiI Trick Donkeys.
0 Ferocioui Traitiod Uloodhounds.
New and original acts. Great plantation jubilee fes-
lival. Tjio lioston coloriil Mtiartetie.and the
Jolly Coons. Tin- famous MIsk Sallio
l'artiiigtnn. at, Toy. 'lltceel-
tavitil little Putnam .!-
ters in swing and dam.o
EVERYTHING NEW. fc ritYTHIMJ DlfFEREXT.
Admission 25. oT, mid 50.
S. II. Malloiy arrived over the Frisco last
W. J. Robbinson arrived lrom Anthony
L. P. VnuOsdell joins the "Western Union
J. Byler, of "Wellington, spent yesterday
in tho metropolis.
Mr. "W. II. Graves, of Kingman, spent yes
terday in tho city.
T. F. Pager, of Antliony, v.as calling on
friends in the city yesterday.
"William llauiblin, of the Model Cafe, is
ablo to Ik? at his place of business again.
Frank M. D:iy of McFaddcn's Boston
Double Uncle Tom's Cabin, was in the city
lasL i cuing.
Gci!.;e 1. l.oclie of Locke it Fiudeiss, the
enterprising shoe dealers, retui ucd lat night
from a business trip to the east.
T. D. Payne, of Lained. spent the day in
tio c'fy yesterday and called. Mr. P. says
t jat Lamed is enjoying a solid prosperity.
Mr. W. M. Marshall, manager of the Neu
tral City Town Company, is in the town on
business in connection with that thriving
"Will Snlander has resigned his position at
tho "Western Union telegraph oflice. He will
bo succeeded by Kolwrt Duroh who com
mences his duties todnv.
Dr. T. E. Bennett and lady, of Topeka, is
visiting Prof. IT. P. Shull. Dr. Bennett is
formerly from Indiana, but likes Kansas and
especially "Wichita, much hotter.
Mrs. A. B. Thornton, of Booueville, Mo.,
arrived in this city and is stopping at the
Commercial hotel. Mi's. Thornton formerly
and for years co&ducUil a mjw.-paper at
Mr. G. "W. Mclntyre. of Bloomington,
Illinois, is in the city on a-prospecting tour.
He, liL" all others who visit the metropolis,
expresses himself as well pleased with the
city, and acknowledges that it looms up far
better than ho had anticipated.
The notice in tho Beacon of December 31
that xuy little daughter was very ill with
scarlet fever is correct, but sho and all tho
rest of the children are doing well, and Dr.
Faoriquc pronounced them out of danger
and discontinued his visits as early sis last
Thursday. M. L. Carver.
Trofossor II. W. Everest, of Wichita, for
merly president of Butler University, now
chancellor of the Garfield University which
is lomg built tit "Wiehita by tho Christian
churches of Kansas, ii making a tour of the
stato in its interests, and inadu a siiort stay
in Eureka and preached a splendid sermon in
the Christian church in this city on Sunday
-evening. He is engaged in a noble work,
an i we heartily wish him God speed. Eure
Tho first day of the year was fittingly ob
served yesterday in the city as a national
holiday. There was a general suspension of
business and a rule "A Happy New Year,"
was tho universal greeting. Offices at tho
county building, banks and many real estate
ofiices and wholsale and retail houses were
closed, and those accustomed to struggle
from day to day over the business table were
wholy absorbed in social enjoyment.
The low temperature, assisted by tho crisp
air militated to some extent against tho peo
ple circulating upon the streets.
This power' was not sufficient, however,
to give the main thoroughfares a dull ap
pearance. The walk of the passing crowds
of people took a different step from that of a
business day. All were happy, good natural
to friend and stranger, and glad to shake
hands tho first time in tho new year. The
little boys and girls over anxious to show
their presents, while the older made resolves
and double resolves to in some way better
the past, or more commonly "turn over a
A number were heard saj' they had deter
mined to "tart a new diary." They seemed
perfectly confident that the beginning of the
uext year would find a small volume of daily
happenings and acquisitions. Their friends
would as a rule remind them of some miser
able failure in that line, and from that draw
the conclusion that the "resolve" would go
by tho board as usual. This was
generally taken in such a way as to indicate
that a new .determination was growing out
of a friendly criticism.
The number of ladies who kept open house
was considerably greater than on last year.
The number of gentlemen who called
wai correspondingly greater. Thero was
not an idle hack or respectable carriage in
tao city. The genial crowds wore many and
tho hours of entertainment found the ladies
busy making tho occasion a happy one.
It is hoped it will not be out of place to re-
lato an amusing incident, or ono that was
considered of that naturo by thoso present.
It would not be well for all to make inquiry,
or perhaps tho affair might bocomo gener
ally known. Tho circumstance was about as
At one residenco there were sixteen charm
ing young ladies entertaining. The first
caller was a bachelor of two scoro tmd ten.
His former experience was su ch that his
acquaintances would have thought ho could
have kept his self possession better than
evidently he did. hi tho course of time he
was invited to bo seated at the table. Being
reached a plate containing sandwiches ho
statod that ho never ato cake. Further in
formation as to final result is withheld.
Mrs. A. "W. Da vis entertained most roj'ally
at her elgant appartments in the Elliot
block, which wore beautifully decorated,
from '.I to 9 o'clock, assisted by Miss Lillian
llauiblin, of Boston, Mass., Miss Alice .Suits,
Mrs. Frank Martzell, 31iss Helen Hess and
Miss Telia Tusch.
Here an elegant table was spread, and re
freshments served by tho attentive hostesses.
The favors were tasty smoking caps, which,
with a choice cigar, were presented to eah
caller. Those ladies entertained a largo
number of gents.
Tho toilettes worn by the ladies hero were
remarkably elegant, Mrs. Davis wearing a
superb light cream-colored tatin, entrain,
lace trimmings, natural flowers, diamond
ornaments. Miss Helen Hess, elegant black
silk, jet trimmings. Miss Lillian Ilamblin,
cream and pink satin combination, with laco
trimmings and pearl ornaments. Mrs. Frank
ILut.fl, black and white strino plush and
and silk combination, diamond ornaments.
Miss Alice uits, superb black surah satin,
jet trimmings. Miss Telia Tusch, elegant
light pink surah, French bodice, natural
Mrs. J. D. Houston's charming residence
was tastefully decorated with ferns and
holly, while suspended lrom the center chan
dilier in the main drawing room was the
mistletoe bough. Here the accomplished
hostess was assisted by the following charm
ing young ladies: Miss Clara Lynch, who
wore a superb shell pink satin, Pekin stripe,
with ostrich feathers, French corsage, deep
roll collar. Miss Dell Bnynum, elegant re
ception toilette of white satin and brocade
disk figure, white ostrich tins, pearl trim
mings, Queen Elizabeth collar. Miss Lena
Woodbury, elegant costume of sea foam
green surnh, with pule pink plush, pearl
trimmings, natural flowers, low cut corsage.
Miss Julia Clark, elegant evening toilette of
shrimp pink surah with apple green plush
stripe, i rain toil corsage, natural llowers and
lace trimming; while the charming hostess
wore a magnificent ruby. Lyons velvet, with
autique Uowered silk, twarl trimmings,
French corsage, diamond ornaments. Here
each guest was presented with tho "Pipe of
peace and prosperity." Refreshments were
Miss Mamie Mead entertained in her usual
charming and hospitable manner at her
elegant home, .W East Central avenue,
which was beautifully decorated in honor of
the new-l)oru year. The fair hostess re
ceived in an elegant reception toilette of
light blue silk, lace overdress, with panels of
flowered sureb, diamond ornaments. She
was assisted by tho lovely Miss Gunn of
Cleveland, Ohio, who wore an elegant even
ing toilette of light green brocaded satin,
with pink combination, ostrich tips, diamond
ornaments; Miss Johnston, lirht blue silk,
square corsage, natural llowers, dep lace
trimmings; Miss Ehca Johnston, elegant
toilette of pink nun's veiling, entrain natural
flowers; Miss Mattis Fabrique wore a superb
evening toilette of cream satin, with deep
point lace overdress, natural flowers. French
corsage, superb Queen Eltzaboth coliar
mounred wtth pearl beads: Miss Hilton,
elegant evening toilotto of light colored
surch, square neck, with handsosne pearl
ornaments. Souvinirs, t'isty New Year
oeii-, iving out tlie old, ring in the new.
An elegant repast was charmingly served by
Miss Elia Buggies received at her elegant
homo on Topefca avenue from 4 to 10 p. in.,
avsisted br the following ladies: Mrs. Frank
Murray, who was attired in au elegant pink
plush reception toilet, trimmed with wa
tered silk, diamond ornanicnts. Mis Emma
McGee, pink plash jvitticoat, white silk over
dress, entrain. Miss Carrie McGee, who re
ceived in an elegant white satin trimmed
with white lace. Mis3 Ida Strubble, hand
some heliotrope satin, ostrich tips and panzies
with jet trimmings, square neck, diamond
ornamente. Mrs. "Wood, elegant black silk
with jet trimmings and ornaments. Miss
Erwin, elegant evening toilette, of light col
ored surah, diamond ornaments. Miss Ella
Ruggles, the charming hostess, wore a su
perb cream colored surah, with heavily pan
neled front, with crystal trimmings, Mary
Stuart colar, French pointed corsage, dia
mond ornaments. Mrs. E. C. Ruggles, ele
gant light train satin with real lace trim
mings. An elegant luncheon was served to
the numerous guests.
Mrs. James H. Tood as usual received most
charmingly at her hospitable residence, No.
357 North Fourth avenue, which was beauti
fully decorated, from 3 to 9 o'clock, ably as
sisted by the following ladies: Mrs. H. T.
Kramer, who wore an elegant black silk re
ception toilette, tho front being heavily bead
ed in jet, natural, flowers diamond orna
ments. Mrs. George C. Strong, elegant
ruby silk with black French laco over dress.
Mrs. Frank Sherman, elegant black satin
with jet trimmings. Mrs. "W. S. Corbett,
handsome brown silk costume trimed in
pasamentrie. Mrs. Josie Stanley, superb
brown surah satin with plush and cardinal
trimmings, diamond ornaments, natural
flowers. Miss Lulu McCabe, elegant light
brown silk, natural flowers. Miss Abba
Ordway looked charmingly in a blue alba-
trosso reception toilette with pink trimmings.
Miss Laura "Woodbury, of Boulder, Col.,
pink albatrosso with blue trimmings and
pearl ornaments. Miss Anna McKinsley,
handsome grey toilette with steel trimmings
and natural flowers.
As the guest entered this charming home
their attention was attracted to the pleasant
greeting upon the outer door, "Hospitality,
no Formality," and the fortunate members
of the Eagle staff to which were assigned
the pleasant task of calling here can heartily
testify how royally the maxim was carried
oat. Tho favors were numerous, taken from
Dame Fortune's grab-bag. Elegant refresh
ments were served to callers.
Mrs. Col. M. M. Murdock received most
charmingly at the "Eagle Roost," ably
assisted by Miss Laura Murdock, who wore
a superb whito satin reception toilet with
corsago of natural flowers. Miss Alice Mur
dock,. of ElDorado, cordinal silk, with lace
trimmings. Miss Kate Murdock, cream
colored silk entrain, french corsage, pearl
trimmings, diamond ornaments. Mrs. M.
M. Murdock received in a superb black vel
vet, jet trimmings, full court train, diamond
ornaments. Favors "Now Year's Greetings;"
Mrs. J. n. Black at her cozy home S09
South Lawrenco avenue, with her entertain
ing assistants, received a host of delighted
friends. Master Charles Kuorr, tho polite
little attendant at the door, received the
guests and ushered them into the parlor
where tho most hearty welcome was extend
ed by tho hostess and her six assistants. Tho
rooms were cheerfully lighted and adorned;
on the mirror was the epigram taken from
Wordsworth's poem: "Wo are Seven," in
scribed by tho artistic hand of Mrs. Smith-
son, ".hat, Drink ana no Jicrry," adorned
the passage to the dining room, and on the
walls hung mistletoe sent from Mississippi by
Mr. Mark Oliver, who with his wife aro vis
iting iu tho sunny south. Tho repast to
which all were open-heartedly welcomed,
was spread in elegance and prof usion. Tho
toilet of the ladies was elaborato and
tasty. Mrs. Black, tho hostess, in
an elegant black silk with real lace;
Mrs. II. L. Smithson in brown satin and
velvet with diamond ornaments; Miss Minnie
Skinner in cream satin with full corsage and
trimmings of flowers; Miss Lena Oliver in
elegant white satin and white laco with
pearl pendants; Miss Hattio Hays in hand
some cream nuns veiling, with pearls and
natural llowers; Miss Emma McClees in
handsome Nile green surah embroidered in
plush with diamond ornaments; Miss Sarah
Berkman iu white crap-.) dechino and pink
surah with pearl ornaments and natural
llowers. A petite calendar for 1SS7 with
silk bow and card with names of the ladies
printed thereon was presented to each caller.
At tho elegant homo of Miss Birdine David
son, No. 02 Topeka avenue, the following
ladies assisted in entertaining their friends,
a large number of whom thronged their hos
pitable parlors from to 9 in tho evening:
Miss Birdine, who wore a cream surah trim
med iu pearls; Miss Gail Caldwell wore
black silk and pink satin; Miss Lula
Grainger, black silk, trimmed in light surah;
Miss Lee Howard, of Newton, cream surah,
trimmed in lace; Miss Linda Carver, of
Jacksonville, Illinois, white nun's veiling,
trimmed in lace. The souvenier containing
the words, "Happy New Year, 1SS7," were
most happily designed, and made interesting
aud delightful gifts.
Mrs. PI J. Foster, although not publicly
announced in these columns, assisted by her
daughters and Miss M. O. Moore, most cor
dially received their friends at the home of
the hostoss, No. (SS North Lawrence avenue.
Every erson who came to this cheerful
home felt the free-hearted kindness of these
ladies. Miss Frances H. Foster and Miss M.
O. Moore assifsed Mrs. F. in entertaining the
callers in the drawing room, while Misses
Florence D. Foster and Sarah "W. Foster
dispensed hospitality at the dining table.
The elegant new brick residence of John
Fisher, No. 13.V5 North Wichita street, was
the scene of one of the most delightful even
ing reception parties of this New Year's
happy day. Tho young ladies with whom
Miss Carrie Fisher as hostess received their
friends appeared in their most charming at
tire aud attractive, entertaining manners.
No sooner had the caller touched tho electric
lell than a polite colored man swung wide
the door and invited the caller to the parlor
door where he was greeted by six charming
young ladies. Miss Carrie Fisher, attirwd in
combination, white satin and an antique bro
cade with natural flowers: Miss Mossaline
Baldwiu, in corn colored satin, en train, "V"
corsage and natural flowers: Miss Mary
Miller, from Illinois, now visiting Mrs.
BIackwelder,in combination lavender surah
and brocade, eti train, square corsage, nat
ural flowers: Miss Bertha NiederJander,
in white satin, en train, white
tips. Miss Maud S treble, in oi-blood
uncut velvet, pink satin aud natural flowers.
was worn on which were the photographs of
the six young ladie3.
Mrs. J. F. Lauck at their elegant mansion
No. 1406 Fail-view avenue, assisted by her
daughters and other ladies entertained the
large number who called in a most royal
manner. The large parlors were brilliantly
lighted with chandaiiers by gas manufac
tured on the premises and the whole interior
view, with its delightful summer tempera
ture, presented a wide contrast to the cheer
less snow storm prevailing . without This
occasion gave au opportunity for many for
the first timeto enjoy the hospitality of the
hostess in their new home, to which they
have but recently removed, undoubt
edly ono of the finest in the state.
A colored porter attended the door and an
swered the conveniences of the callers. The
sweet strains of music from an orchestra in
the spacious parlors greeted the ear on en
tering the house and the ladies receiving wel
corned their friends to the quadrille. The ta
bles groaned under the elaborate display of the
choicest and most costly viands. In the cen
ter stood a pyramid of fruit reaching to the
chandalier, while cut flowers profusely orna
mented the entire length of tho table and the
menu served on silver plate
was all the heart could desire.
The brilliant and costty attire of the ladies
enhanced the attractiveness of the scene.
Mrs. J. F. Lauck, the hostess, wore striped
velvet and jet trimmings with handsome
ornaments; Miss Lucile Lauck, a court train
of cream colorod plush garment, plush petti
coat, neck and sleaves elaboratelv trimmed.
diamond ornaments in hair, gloves to match;
Mrs. L. T. Ewen, Worth Paris dress of lav
ender satin, panels of bronze velvet aud
duchess laco, diamond ornaments,
gloves to match; Mrs. L. C. Luckel
waite satin cut en train, neck elaborately
trimmed with feathers, diamond ornaments,
gloves to match; Miss Monica Frye, cream
colored satin, cut en train, dress elaborately
trimmed with pink and cream colored
plumes, long whito gloves; Mrs. M. E. Fri
zelle, of New York oity, black silk and vel
vet, heavily trimmed with jet, point lace and
diamond ornaments. All who came to this
cheerful mansion will long remember tho
welcome they received, and tho entertain
ment they were invited to enjoy.
Tho W. C. T. U. rooms were thronged
with callers from 2 o'clock until a late hour
in the evening. A number of ladies assisted
Mrs. Madison, the popular superintendent,
in tastefully and appropriately decorating
the rooms with evergreen and cut flowers.
Delicate refreshments were served in tho
evening. A most pleasing feature of tho
evening's reception was the charming music,
vocal and instrumental, rendered by a num
ber of ladies and gentlemen, aud led by Miss
Patterson at tho piauo and 2ir. John E.
Johnson with tho silver cornet. Callers
were welcomed with a warm, cherry greet
ing, aud bore with them on taking leave
earnest wishes for a gladsome, thrifty year.
Tho ladies auxiliary to tho Young Men's
Christian Association furnished the most
elaborate recption to tho New Year's callers.
Their apartments on Douglas avenuo were
crowded to theirutmost capacity from 2 to
10 p. m. All were invited to an elegant re
past by the ladies, and tho social element was
tho chief feature of the evening. The rooms
were decorated and made cheerful bv the ar
tistic hands of the ladies under the direction
of Misses Anna Burroughs and Emma Stiles,
whoso paintings were loaned for this pur
pose. Tho reception committee of gentlemen
were as follows:
J. C. Rutau, A. A. Hyde, C. Lawrence,
Rodolph Hatfield, George C. Strong, F. L.
Guthrie, L. H. r.iles, C. L. Hungate, F. E.
A. Smith, II. Im oden, J. Y. Montague, C.
S. Aldrich, C. S. Robertson, 11. E. Law
rence. Oscar DeLoi g, G. "W. Bartholomew,
E. B.-"Wilcox, J. F. Shearman, C. II. More
house, J. E. Coulter, G. S. Fisher, B. Shu
man. Tho ladies who so nobly entertained and
received the hundreds who called- at the
rooms were previously published In tho
The ladies of many of the representative
colored families kept open house and enter
tained very nicely.
At tho pleasant homo of ZIr?. Thomas-
Glover, No. 70-1 North Market, tho parlor
was darkened by heavy tapestry hung with
lace curtains over tho windows. The door
was opened by her little son and tha pleas
ant hostess, in au clegani black silk, hand
somely trimmed, stood ready to welcome her
New Year callers. She was ably assisted by
Mrs. "William Ore3", in black silk with velvet
trimmings; Mrs. George II. Parker, also in
black with pink corsage: Miss EUa Boss in
cream satin, trimmed in Irish lace, pink
bodice, low corsage, natural llowers; Miss
Caddie Hilbert1 who wore a white satin
dress with sateen overdress, llowers; Miss
Maggie Jones, cream mull, black velvet, luce
trimmed, boodice, with pearl necklace. Miss
Sarah Neeley, in tan colored silk with velvet
trimmings. Tha ' room was most tastefully
arranged and decorated, lighted with chan
daiiers and tho center table coved with beau
ttful souvenirs of the occasion. The open
door disclosed a table loaded with fruits,
nuts, coM meats and salads, which were
served with coffee by the hospitable hostess.
About seventy-five gentlemen called to pay
their respect and leave their wishes for a
happy New Year.
At Mrs. T. G. Banks, No. 540 North "Water
street, tho guests were shown into the parlor;
the walls were hung with pictures,
pictoral cards, holiday decorations and
tbe room was lighted by a chandalier, over
the windows were heavy curtains covered
with lace: in the center stood a table upon
which were the most delicious refreshments,
nuts, fruits, cakes, oysters in all styles, sar
dines, coffee and chocolate. Between seventy
and eighty callers partook of th generosity
of the hostess, a pleasant lady in black vel
vet with black and white satin paniers,
flowers. Her assistants were Miss Mary
Covington in black silk, pink bodice, lace
cursage, jewels anil natural flowers; Miss
Fannie Hodge, in dark bine silk triEatned in
Talenciennes lac, French corsage: Miss Lulu
CovingtOfl,old gold silk, profusely trhniatd in
cream lace, Marchlnril roses: Miss Katie
Hill, of Hutchinson, in bro-vn casstewre
with velvet trimmings: Miss Corn Lwis, of
St Louis, black silk skirt with figured satin
panier, lace corsage, flowtrs.
Mrs. YT?Ir Barker received at No. 415
a beautiful canary satin dress, lace trim
mings tinted with gold, V corsage, flowers;
Miss Millie Crouch, in blue silk, white
oriental lace overdress, chemisette, and
flowers; Miss Mary Perry, blue satin with
lace overpress, white satin bordice, low cor
sage, flowers; Miss Nolie Adams, toilet of
blue silk and velvet, with cream-colored
oriental lace; Miss Bella Jennings, a little
miss of 14 years, was neatly
attired in wine-colored cashmere.
An inviting spread was set before the
guests. Seventy-five gentlemen called and
before leaving received as souveniers an ele
gant New Yer cards expressing a wish that
'87 would bring them much joy and happi
ness. CUUItCU CHIMES.
Rev. T. S. Hodgson at tho First M. E.
church today, 10:30 a. m, and 7:30 p. m.
Subject for morning "The good we may do."
Sunday school 2:30 p. m. Young peo
ple's meeting at 0:30 p. m. Subjects of in
terest will be discussed . "We cordially invite
strangers and our fellow citizens generally
to come ana worsnip witn us.
Christian church, corner of Lincoln and
Lawrence Preaching at 11 a. in., and 7:30
p. m. by Kev. . b. rayne, pastor. Sun
day school at 3 p. m. Scats frse; strangers
St. Johu's Rev. Chas. J. Adams, rector.
Morning prayer aud confirmation and ser
mon by Bishop Vail at 11 a. m. Offertory
solo, Midda1 Celebration. Evening prayer
and sermon by Bishop Vail at 7:30 p. m.
Offertory solo, special music.
Friends Meeting and Sabbath school at
V.'. C. T. U. rooms, over 10 East Douglas
avenue. Sabbath school at 9:45 a. in. Jesse
Wilmore, of Emporia, and Perry Haywortb,
of Tanguinexie, ministers in tlie Quaker
church, will conduct the services. All those
who have ever been connected with our
church are especially invited to be present,
also any and all who wish the cause of Christ
to prosper. Come out and meet with us.
German M. E. Sunday school at 9 :30 a. in. ;
preaching at 10:45 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m.
All aro invited to attend theso moetluErs.
Christian Corner of Lincoln street and
Lawrence avenuo. Preaching at 11 a. in.
and 7 p. iu. by Rev. Dr. Everest. Sunday
school at 3 p. m. Regular praj'er meeting
Wednesday evening, "ioung peoples mooting
Friday evening. The public cordially in-Tited.
Christian Cornsr of Second and Market
streets. Snnday school 9:40 a. m., Prof.
Pence, superintendent. Preaching at 11 a.
m. and 7 p. m. by Rev. Hendryx. Young
peoples meeting Monday evening. Regular
praj'er meeting Thursday evening.
Plymouth Congregational, corner Second
and "Lawrence J. H. Parker, pastor; morn
ing service at 10:30; communiou and recep
tion of members. Evening sermon at 7:30;
subject, The Christian Life no Compromise.
Sunday school at 12 o'clock. Rev. H. A.
King, of Ft. Scott, will be present to assist
Rev. Parker through the week of prayer,
and will preach Monday night. The public
aro cordially invited.
Emporia Avenuo M, E. Corner Morris
street and Emporia avenue, six blocks south
of Douglas avenue, N. E. Harmon, pastor
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at 10 a. in., W. M.- Starr, sup
erintendent; class meeting at tho close of the
Our Great and Only
Monday, January 3d, 1887
For Fifteen Days.
We wish to reduce our enormous stock to the lowest possible f lg-
ure before taking an inventory.
75,000 $75,000 $75,000
The largest and most complete stock of dry goods, carpets and
oil cloths in the state slaughtered to clean up for the spring
trade. Everything, every article, every yard, reduced to sell All
marked d. wn to cost. This is not a
But a Bonafide Reduction sale to reduce stock before inventory.
l Magnificent opportunity to get a winter outfit at a
Remember we do not reduce one article to sell another. Every
thing in the house except Warner's corset, which we con
tract not to sell less than the regular price. Everything you'll find
Way Down, Way Off, Way Below.
See fo. Yourselves.
Examine for Yourselves,.
morning sermon; voting people's meeting TJFJ J 011 Jjl Xl l FT
aasss It rays to trade at tlie mute House
to attend. y
Reformed Church Services will bo held
at the usual place on South Lawrence nve.,
at 11 a. m. aud 7 p. m., Sunday school at
'J:-15 a. in. All aro welcome.
TlIK JtT. KEV. HISUOL' VAIIj
JOHN'S CUCKCII TODAY".
The bishop of this docease will be on his
visitation at St. John's church today. Tho
beautiful character aud ability of this aged
prelate will bring crowds to St. John's. He
will preach both morning and evening and
administer the apostolic rite of confirmation,
or laying on of hands at tho morning service.
All invited. Chairs have been provided;
M. W. Levy, cashier of tho Wichita Na
tional bank, an institution by tho way which
under his consummate ability and prudent
inauagemeut, become the strongest and most
successful National bank in the state, was
remembered yesterday by somo of his per
sonal associate:; with a very titlo office chair,
a gold-headed cane and a sickle-plated gas
stove, a little affair which can be set under
ouesdeek or back of the door, heating up a
room without attracting any attention.
INNES & ROSS.
Miss Artie Earl, white satin entrain, natural North VTaWr. f he handsome little parlor
flowers, Tha parlors were profusely decor- was decked with nowers and evergreen sus
ated with evergreen, mottoes and pictures. I peaded from the ceiling in festoons; the w&Hs
Over the mantel "1SS7" met the eye, while j were hung with ornamental pictures; in one
over the arch Iwtween the double parlors "A corner of the room :ood a finely wrought
Happy New Year" shone out in beautiful : platter pans house through tbe varied color
white. Over the dining room door "Eat, ed window? of which sbowr: the KgfeSs of
Drink and be Merry" welcomed the gnest to candles;
in the centra over a stand
with souvenirs, hnrg a efeas-
It was a pretty pic-
..;.. 1 fnM .vnis.1. n-A.3 UJl.titfinl VklT A IkloC?.? f
UIUUI U.1C 111U t" W 1-11.. fcF- .mw 1'twu.w
In a letter to a friend, now stopping in
this city, Prof. E. T. Cor, formerly atate
geologist of Indiana, writes under date of
Dec. MOth, Gilsey house, Now York, as fol
lows: "Col. Horace Scott, formerly superintend
ent of tho Indianapolis & JefTersonviHerond,
is here and has been speaking in high praise
of Wichita and Kansas in general. He is
trying to secure capital to build a railroad
from Wichita to Winfield, and hr.s every
prospect of "being successful. I know of no
better man to carry through such an enter
prise than the colonel. He is energetic, per
severing and thoroughly posted in rKilrcad
A illNISTKKS KKPOUT.
The following is a briof report of the work
done by Rev. W. S. Payne, of the Christian
church, since August: Numbor of inerabers
of the church called upon, -3."5; number of
families not members of any church. Since
August 16, 122 irson3 have been received
by the Central and Mission church. The
greatest difficulty ho has found is that in the
rush of business the interest of the church is
In church work he reports the propecte
more encouraging for tbe fafenrt., in that (li
there is more attention peid to strangers, O)
more attention given to all departments
of church work, (3) greater liberality
in supporting the mfoskra work. (J) a grow
ing interact by old and yocag in mfcston
Stops are bang taken to bulk! wveral new
churches in the city as toon s. the weather
Many are writing in regard to making
Wichita their fntnre home, in order to harm
their children educated in t&s University.
INSTALLATION OF OrFICBItrf.
By Invitation of tbe post U corps will
partfripsii3a-joiniinstIiatkn of oOn
foHowvd by a camp fire, ext Tuesday nisbt,
Jan. 4th. All officers eieci tor Um eanuag
year of the W. Ii. C, -iH please bear this is
mind, awl present eralTW for imfcifia
tioo. 3y order of Presuhht.
CAKD Or THANKS.
The Overcoats lay on the table".
On i he Ragged Edge of DIsDair;"
For they felt ihe heat of a Southern sun,
And the warmth or a Southern air.
But the ollzzard hfj'-irrl with rapture.
Of that land in me far S;nith-west.
And he put his feet on the Old North Pole,
And jumped his level best.
And he came square down in the middle
Of that Sunny South-west Liad,
And he froze the horns of the sleepy moon,
And bun led the sun in the sand.
And the Overcoats heard the racket,
And slid right down on the l'loor,
And laughed in rheir sleeves at the freezing crowds
As they h rned in at the door.
And the crowd passed out much warmer,
And we hope much wls-r men;
And whenever t he Blizzard stalks abroad,
We suspect they will call again-- at
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
We desire to itioru our boirsfelt tbasts U
our frfearfs who jo kindly leal t Unsr tuiini,
auee aad sympaiitr. dor ig th sirknet ami
death of ovr dsar UUie son ItoUa. My Qoi
Wees voc alt J. M. a:h H. E. Aujut.
Tiie following is Ue tinsorBeter record
of yesterday, dm taken frem ABca drag
the choicest viands of th season, while on i covered
the curtains were the initials of the ladies in dalier.
monogram. In the center of the
table a square plate nurrow ;.unnounted '. countenance of the bostcis, in black fcilk, ; " ?
with a pyramid of flowers and smilax bor- white lce, chimisette ; of her assistantMrs, LlSSfv85 U .7
dered the servers; oysters were served from a I John Morrow wa3 tiresstd like her hostess; j g o'dojj- p. m. .
large icon dish. A white satin ribbon jMiss Cora Richer, a bright yocnj lady, were 1 12 midnight....
To Close Out
Stoek, Fixtures and all
By February 1.
We will give a few prices
that can "be had for next So days.
Large genuine Oil Painting, Bold everywhere S2,. at D3c.
Small gilt frame Chromos worth 51.50 ar 75c.
Large chromos worth 75c at 45a
Large Easels v.orth SI. 75 at 65a
Gill, frames lOx 1 2 fitted, worth 09c at 50a
G.lt f ramesSzlO fitted, worth 75c at 47c.
Large fine wal pockets, sliver and gilt worth 3L50 atG9c .
Smaller fine wail pocketH -w orth &0c at 05c.
Chamber pails sold at 85c at 45c.
Lamps at hplf price.
Good size lamp ntted at 25c.
Large parlor lamp 85c.
18 qt, dish pans worth 85c at3SS.
IS ct. diih pens worth 6oc at 25c.
14 qt dish pan worth 25c at 18c.
20 qt. pal la -worth 45c at 22c.
16 qt. paiis worth 30c at 1 5c
0 qt pans worth 20c at ICc
And thousands of other articles
at same proportion.
BOSTON 99c STOKE.
Ill West DouglasAv.