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Entered in the pcslofflceat Wichita aseccond-clscs
sner, ana enterca tor transmission urougn me
I as such.
The Father of Wichita Glren a Most Delightful
Surprise at His evr Borne Jjast Night.
IjrrjCHITA MCSKOM, .
W 221 tc. -ai heuth Main St.
hxu & Youko, Managers.
- OV THE
FALL AND WINTER SEASON
j3 every afu raoon and evening frr tr 1 to 10 p. m.
KiUntts am nato e teclaliy for Ladles
TTEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 12TH.
COSM TAELOB AKD VAUDEVILLE STAGE.
F. D. P. Haws. Director rf Amvmpnta.
Last night a grand party was given to the
"Father of Wichita,"' but completely to the
surprise and entirely unknown to the hon
ored host of the evening.
"When William QreiiHnstein returned home
early in the evening he found his palatial and
magnificent residence almost completely in
the charge of his guests for unknown to him
they had moved upon his home to the num
ber of about two hundred persons strong,
and were already trying to get as much
amusement and enjoyment out of the occa
sion as possible. "But with that
ease and grace which has always character
ized 'Uncle BDly," he made the best of the
occasion and was soon busily engaged in
greeting his unexpected but welcome guests.
When a breathing spell came in the proceed
ings it was learned that this most enjoyable
surprise was perpetrated through the instru
mentality of Mother Mather, Mrs. Tangney
and others of his friends. Many of them
had gathered at the rectory of St Aloysius
and from there they had proceeded in car
riages, hacks and cajs to his residence. If
th e event was unexpected to Mr. Greiffen
stein the great success might to some ex
tent have been such to the project
ors, for all" invited readily accepted
the invitation; the street before the house
and the drives of the commodious yard was
I fairly packed ih hacks, carriages and pri
taIa rtAnTTMTtArtrtoa TVia flnfi rckOiQTifii wot
IBIO LUiiVCJOUUu AUU A1UU !LaiU.UbU MO
thrown open frcjoiUar to garret, and its
magnificence dwdofced. The finest of Wel
t' n and Brussels were trod by the guests,
furniture richly upholstered and finished
were in every room; mirrors reflected faces
and figured of guests lighted by richly
wrought chandeliers, silk curtains were sus-
THE GAR WORKS.
OarioM Freaks of Nature. Cosmorai e. Karloaette, "--"r". " Hm 6us
ReprtenM!T(8 or meign Trib-8 and pended between the rooms, and laccu hung
I rvtfore the windows; it was a scene of beauty
i richam bngbteBGd by feeYarjed. colored
Nath dp. motions. Pom h
Automatic woadrrs, :
jireis ana xnnr
tCoh rates with jou, besldeyou, behind you, before
you, jet cannot be seen.
, Jxo H.McIntosu Stage Manager.
y.eCnud Eperhtltlee, Comedys and Dramas by the
Host Popular Ar.iats oi the uay Supported
by our 8terllnrf Stock Co.
Admission 10 Cents to all.
HE HAIN STREET THEATRE.
J J. loook, fiarager.
QRAND -:- DuUBLE -:- BILL!
M)AV HVENTKO. SEPTEMBER i.
The Talented. 703Dg Actre&J
SPSIE CHASE NEFF
an Excellent Company in the Following Bills
Bondoy, Moaday, Tuesday and Wednts-
day, September 4, 5, 6 and 7.
FANCHON THE CRICKET
IfccndAT, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings,
SB September 8, 9, i0 and 11.
S FJegant Presents 3
GIVEN AWAY FrtEi:
2lext Week Grand Opening of ReRUlar Season and
Reappearance of the Popular Youxg
MISS MAMIE EARLE.
ACnlnic&as usual, 15, 25 and SSc, Reserved seats
Kt Ma tat offlcs during the day.
Fgrtarxaaaee commences at E20 p. m. shcrp.
Extrn copies of the j-AULE can be obtain
ed in the counting room for five cents each,
with or without wrappors.
Edgar T. Smith, of Springfield, is in the
S. T. Wilson and wife of Higginsville, Pa.,
iein the city.
Kegular meeting of Queen City lodge No.
30, P. of H. tonight
Dr. McCoy and family have returned froih
their .trip to Colorado.
CoL J. I. David, formerly Indian agent at
ike Osage agency, is in he city.
Captain J. Phillott, cattleman of Chase
county, is in town, en route to Texas.
The ladies of the Christian church seldom
jjhre any concert that is not a success.
Major J. H. H. Marshall has returned
. from his visit among the northern lakes.
Mrs. John Armour has been very sick for
Isome days but is reported as improving.
Miss Kate Lawrence of Harrodsburg, Ky.,
Sb visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Bullard.
J. It. Skinner, of the Osage Agency, was
in the city yesterday attending United States
Be sure and go to tho Musical ard Uter
xry entertainment at the Christian church
Mr. Brown, from the Coon Creek ranch in
Chase county, is spending a day or two in
CoL Thcs. Fisher is in St. Louis attending
a meeting called to discuss the freight quee
tion in the west.
Mrs. C. M. Jones left yesterday morning
Jor a two months visin in Chicago, Ann Ar
"bor, Fort Huron and Charlotte.
Mr. L. L. Ling can learn something to his
interest by calling at the motor line office on
South Emporia. Inquire for C. H.
The Lincoln Street Presbyterian Sabbath
s chool will give an ice cream social tonight
at the residence of Judge Amos Harris, cor
ner of Main and Morris streets.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kaeiser left yesterday
for .Decatur, Ala., where they will remain
some weeks. They will remain in the south
some months visiting the leading cities.
Meeting of Wichita Lodge, No. 93 1. O. O.
P. this evening at 8 o'clock. Regular busi
scas and term work in first degree. Brothers
in good standing ard visiting members in
vited to attend.
Mr. Charles Gaines would like to know tho
-whereabouts of his brother Asberry Gaines
sf HL Any one acquainted with the above
yarty will confer a favor by leaving word at
9(3 North Mosley ave.
Miss Mary Wiggins who has been visiting
friends in the east has just returned accom
panied by Mrs. Bradford of Kansas City.
Her friends will be glad to learn that she
aas entirely recovered from her recent lll-
$12.15 to Chicago, $10.15 to St. Louis and
correspondingly low rates to all points inter
mediate and beyond, and $2L45 round trip
to Minneapolis and St. Paul, is the "legend"
cooi-piciously placarded on the "outer wall'
at the Missouri Pacific office this morning.
Mrs. G. M. Bartholomew was driving
down Douglas avenue yesterday near noon,
when her horse began kicking and continued
to play and kick from Market street to the
k Jfest alley west and on the north side of the
avenue, where the carriage was run against
wagon and tome men caught the horse.
Mrs. Bartholomew did not seem scared over
the situation, bat many who saw theaffair
very xnvch excited.
dresses and costumes of the ladies.
At last the seats in the parlor were all
taken, and St Alnyin's choir, composed of
the following: Mrs. Leen, Mrs. Tanyney,
Mrs. E H. Allen, Mrs. Schmidt, Mrs. Hes3,
Mr. Higgins, Mr. Herrich aud Mr. Schmidt,
rendered most beautifully the song "Moon
light on the lake.'1
Col. M. M. Murdock arose and, af tee stat
ing that he had been, without any previous
knowledge been called upon to perfor, a
pleasant duty, presented in a few most ap-
Drftm-lafa WAMaftft ft fltift irriiA headed cane OS
i & present to Mr. GrifTenstein from Mother
Maher and other dear friends. The recip
ient of this present returned his thanks in a
few words, saying that the gift took him
completely by surprise, and that it was the
first time in all his life he had been caned;
that while he had never carried
canr vet. he thought that he
should walk with 6uch a beautiful stick; and
further that he considered the best and dear
est of all the presents he had ever received
The cane is a black ebony, with a gold handle
rich carved and embossed; upon tho side is
the name of the recepient, and upon the end
the inscfiption, "From Friends." Then came
tho rendition in a highly acceptable and
pleasing manner the following program:
Original oration dedicated to W&, Greiff
enstein, Mrs. M. E. Lease,
Recita-ion "Flying JimVsiost 5eap."
Miss Blanche Fecbheimer,
Miss Lou Friend,
Recitation "Polish Boy."
Miss Lida Manassa.
Husic . Instrumental.
Miss Osa Greiffenstein.
Song " Come when the lillie bloom . '
St. Aloysin's Choir.
Recitation "Ship's last fate,"
JUiss JUaua .Knglisn,
Song ,.... "Waiting 'mid tho pansies."
Mr. Edward btewart
Song "Leave not your Kathlein."
German Song, Mrs. Hess and Miss Mesinger.
Music St. Joseph's Band.
St. Josephes band w as present and at in
tervals during the evening discoursed some
very beautuul music, jnoenier orcnestra
furnished music for those who wished to
At the conclusion of the rendition of the
program, the guests wandered about the
house m search of amusement and enjoy
ment Tho parlors were crowded with
ladies and gentlemen in social intercourse;
in a room in the rear refreshments of all
kinds were served; while in a reception
room the orchastra had been seated and the
younger members of tho assembly danced
away the merry hours to its entrancing
music; others sat upon the poarches and in
the yard discussing themes of the day.
"Uncle Billy' seemed to bo everywhere
moving around heartily enjoying the
occasion himself and tiying to make others
do the same.
About 11 o'clock came the supper hour and
in a large room in tho basement all the re
mainder of the house was occupied by the
guests was served a most sumptuous ban
quet. The room was hung with Japanese
lanterns and the walls gaily decorated with
varied colored paper and bunting; here upon
improvised tables was spread a feast fit
for the Gods. Mr. Greiffenstein, "TheFather
of Wichita'' and Mrs. Maher, "The Mother
of Wichita,"' as she is styled, were seated at
the head of the table,
Tho guests tarried as if loathe to leave
a place of so much enjoy
ment. But at last when
the hour for dispersing came and they went
away to their own homes, it was only after
leaving with the honored host many good
wishes for his future health, prosperity and
There were present the following:
Rev. M. J. Casey, M. M. Murdock and
wife, M. W. Levy and wife, N. A. English,
E. J. Healy and wife, P. V. Healy, Dr. Mc
Adams, D. J. Tangney and ife, Mr.
Lean and wife, Mr. Bergman and wife, Mr.
Steinhauser and wife, Mr. Harris and wife,
Miss Howard, of Toronto, Canada, C. A.
Stafford and wife, D. McKensie and wife,
Mr. Stanton and wife, Mr. B. Hormes and
wife, Mr. Holloway and wife, W. E. He
and wife, Mr. Wesselhoft and wife, Mr.
Wagner and wife, J. R. Mead and
wife, O. Matterson and wife
Mr. Case and wife, Mrs. Fechheimer, John
B. Carey and wife, Mr. Wilkey and wife,
Thos. Jewell and wife, Hon. E. B. Allen,
secretary of state, Hon. J, M. English, Mr.
Higgins and wife, Chas. Allen aad wife, Mrs.
J. Cover, Mr. Hearf and wife, Mrs. M. E.
Lease, P. Getto and wife, Mr. Smith and
wife, Miss Katie Turner, ,of Wyandotte,
Kas., G. W. Jones and wife, .,
Misses Seddie Wesselhoft, Maud English,
Lyda English, Lyda Flagg, Lue Friend,
Lydia Manassa, Mary Stanton, Ella Stanton,
Kattie English, Casaion, O'Brien, Blanch
Fechheimer, Luen Carey. Lillie Kelsch,
Rose Hermes, Carrie Christmen, Edith
Smith, Nellie Fahey, Mary Daily.
Messrs. T. M. Shea, a Carey, Geo. J. Ma
nassa, Dave Stafford, John Flannery, M.
Shields, John Fahy, Geo.; English, C. E.
Sawyer, J. Conely, Everet Stuart, N. B.
Hermes, N. Herrig, and many others.
Mr. R, C. Vidler, master workman for the
Burton Stock Car company, left yesterday
for St Louis to look after the interests of
the company. Among other things he will
he will make the purchase, of some material
needed by the company.
Work on the many buildings to be used by
the nlant is nroeressme rapidly. Daily a
number of people from the city drive out to
the site and are no little surprised to see how
fast the good work is going on.
Mr. Lisler, a New York gentleman who
has had an eye on the metropolis of the great
south-west for some years i3 now in the city on
his first visit. He was shown the site of the
plant, and was very much surprised to see
tho amount of work already done. While
watching the many forward steps of the city
from a distance, and through what he now
terms, many times a defective medium, he
was not prepared to believe that the stock
car works really meant anything. When the
subject was first introduced to him at the
hotel he looked very much as though he had
heard something that pressed him, just a
little too hard to te believed. On seeing the
work already done and having matters ex
plained to him he was inclined
to change his mind. It begins
to dawn on him that the western sky may be
blackened by smoke from factories and man
ufactures as well as the Atlantic coast The
facts no apparent seem incontrovertable.
Returning from the car works he was tak
en to some of the manufacturing establish
ments and given data for arriving at more
favorable conclusions concerning the city.
Before making the visit he said he had con
cluded that Wjchlt yvould be a distributing
point for a Jarge territory, but he cguld got
Understand that H is now a manuiactur
ing center. The many classes of indus
tries now running, fome of them, day and
There seems to be no doubt that the build
ing for the car wprks will be completed and
plant ready for operation by tie first of
January nest as was announced by those in
terested when the matter was introduced.
Wednesday night seven cars made by the
company's eastern plant passed through the
city last from Hinton, making the run of
one hundred and twenty miles f rsan Hinton
to Yates Center in six knurs. The
railroad company 'ave lately increased the
speed of stog trains, and s will be teen the
train referred to made twenty miles an hour,
which in Kansas is passenger time. In talk
ing to a railroad gentleman yesterday about
the ireight time in Kansas he said that the
eastern states were given a service of almost
double the speed as this state. A road east
would be threatened with indictment for
loitering with freight like some roads in
other states. They make time, in many cas
es better time over rough roads, over moun
tains and around curves, with freight than
passenger trains make in the west with
smooth, straight roads. Tho time will be
increased as competition grows, putting
westrn products seeral hours nearer the
THE TELEPHONE BUSINESS.
Mr. C. W. McDaniel3 of Kansas City,
superintendent of the Kansas telephone sys
tem, accompanied by Mr. E. Girard, the
local manager called yesterday. Mr. McD.
is here to superintend the putting in of the
new cables and tho transfer of the exchange
from its present quarters to the fourth story
of the Feichheinimer block, lhese cables
are covered with lead. Each cable carries
one hundred and four wires, and they will
run for considerable distances in all direc
tions from the exchange building, doing
away with the present net work of small
wires when tho time arrives for the trans
fer from one building to the other, which
will be within a week or two.
Supt. "McDaniels desires U3 to say that:
there will be some considerable confusion by
induction which will mix up the voices and
messages of their patrons in an amusing if
not an t ggravating way. But when that is
remedied, which will be within a few days
thereafter, all will be smooth sailing and the
service will be more satisfatcory than ever,
and there will be less trouble from the
electric light currents, as arresters will be
put in. Supt McD. says that Wichita gets
away with all the towns, and that it is al
most impossible to keep up with our growth!
For instance, he says, they have now on the
books one hundred and ton new applications
for service and instruments which cannot be
supplied until the cables are put in. There
has been nothing like it in the history of the
growth of cities in the west, and simply
demonstrates that Wichita is without a
KILIED BY A'TKAIN.
Wednesday night a man was run over by a
freight train on the Missouri Pacific between
Belview and Yates Center. This news was
brought to the city by yesterday morning's
prtsengers. One of them stated that accord
ing to his information the man way laying
on the track asleep when the freight passed
over him sutting both legs and arms off, the
body in two pieces nnd had crushei. The
engineer, it seems, thought the object on the
track was a calf, and knew no better until
reaching Belview when he discovered cloth
ing on some of the wheel of his engine. The
word to look for the remains was wired the
passenger train which came along just after.
They.found them and brought them to Bel
view. From letters it would seem that his
name is Dickson and lived at Eureka. He
was well dressed, carried a watch, a valise
had some money which was thought to indi
cate that he wasnot a tramp.
The remains were left in charge of the
MOW THEY AKE COMM1NG.
Mr. Clem Harper, a merchant of Terre
Haute, Indiana, who made a number of in
vestments in Wichita a year ago, and who is
a regular reader of the Daily Eagle, is in
the city. During a brief call made us yester
day Mr. H. said of Wichita's future he had
no doubt Every day his copy of the Eagle
is read by a number of wealthy citizens and
basinets men of Terre Haute, and he says a
number of their heaviest men will be out this
fall several cf whom he knows will acquire
large interests here. Mr. Harper gives it as
his opinion that Wichita's mercantile trade
will increase more rapidly for the next two
or three years than is dreamed of now by
many of our business men and that few of
our people realize the rush that will be made
fo r desirable business properties.
A GKAND CONCKRT,
Miss Effie Cave is making extensive prepcr
atioas fcr a grand concert to be given at an
early day in Garfield halL This charming
lady whoe rauic in the past has delighted to
many, will be most ably assisted by Miss
Judith Graves, a pianist cf far more than or
dinary ability, from Detroit Miss Cave in
tends to make this concert one of the first of
the musical and social events of the season.
Her name and reputation as a musician axe
such as to give an assurance that her most
sanguine expectations will be realized.
V. S. BISTIUCT? "COURT,
Bill Wade Appears .Again-Full Particulars of
the Trial or Barney Cooler.
Yesterday was one of the mo3t interesting
days of the district court, as the case of Bar
ney Cooper, which has attracted no little at
tention, came up for consideration. The
seats in the court room were almost all taken
during the day, and the spectators, prone to
crowd up to the front to catch every word
said, were ordered to be seated several times
by the marshal and bis assistant. Barney
was in court looking as cheerful and uncon
cerned as ever regarding the proceedings.
But the truth is, Barney was very close and
attentive to every word spoken, and knows
just about what evidence it is that wilicon
vict him, if such is to be his fate.
Before taking up his case, however,Bill
Wade was disposed of. On the proceeding
day, of the four charges against him, he had
been acquitted of one, convicted on two, and
one was nolle prosed. Yesterday forenoon
he came into court, plead guilty to one and
was sentenced, while in the other and last
against him a nolle pros was entered.
When the Cooper case commenced Ama, a
Kiowa Indian woman, was introduced. She,
as well as Kewuhit, testified to an assault
made by Barney CooperJ when they came
down to the "water hole' to get water.
Young Whirlwind, Mrs. Young Whirlwind
and Red Feather all gave testimony as to the
declarations of Metowi, the murdered
Cheyenne woman. She had told them on
her death bed that a colored soldier had
rushed upon her from behind and taking her
in his arms had squeezed her and then throw
ing her to the ground had killed hr.
Mr. O'Bar, engineer at the pump house
Uf ap Forp Reno ?id: Saw Metowi after
she had a MJfe Pr? fa 6th of 7, 1SS0:
saw Barney Cooper at the I
same time. He was lying outside
of the pump house and his assistant, Mr.
Cummings, c lied his attention to a colored
man who was beckoning to three squaws down
stream; the colored man whom he after
wards recognized as Barney Cooper, got
hold of the dress of one of the women but at
lost they all managed to break loose and run
Xor their lodges.
Afterwards he went near the place and then
Mr. O'Bar saw him no more during the day.
Thirty minutes afterwards Whirlwind came
rushing up to him and said a sqUawhad bden
murdered; following him Mr. 0'Saf Saw
four squaws carrying the Wounded woman
in a blanket from the river to their tents, I
The next day the Command
ant ordered the witness and
his assistant to come to the fort
and if possible identify the man whom they
had seen at the river; they went end
both he and Mr. Cummings recognize! in
Barney Cooper the man whom they had
John Cummings the assistant engineer wa3
then put upon the stand. He said he had
seen Barney Cooper on the day between 1
and 2 o'clock; first he saw him
coming up the river bank naked, and carry
ing in his hands his soldier clothes; saw a
shirt in the afternoon about 4 o'clock, which
he said belonged to Barney Cooper. He then
gave a detailed account of how he was called
upon to identify Cooper the next day,
James Teagle, the barber of company A,
34th infantry, to which Cooper belonged,
testified to Cooper coming to him on the
afternoon of the ICth and asking him to
cfcevo of his Cooper's) chin whiskers. He
refused to do so. j
Ben Clark, post interpreter aEd a scout and
government guide of thirty year's experi
ence was next put upon tho stand. He gave
the topography of. tH Kection in which the
crime occurred went nith the officers arid
Cooper oVe'r lo the river tank at the water J
holes'; saw the foot prints in the sand,
signs of a struggle that had
Evidently taken place and then blood; saw
foot marks leading from tho water hole to
the water. Captain Lee ordered Ccoper to
remove his shoes and stockings and to make
an imprint on the sand; this he did after
considerable reluctance and the two foot
prints were found to be exactly alike.
Private Johnson, of Company A, 24th in
fantry, was next called but was rejected as
an incompetent witness.
Captain Lee, formerly acting Indian
agent, was next called. While acting in
this capacity he was called upon July 16th
to investigate the murder of a Cheyenne
woman, Metowi. Barney Cooper was sus
pected of the crime, and in a conversation
with him at the guard house he denied the
crime in toto and said that he was not even
at tho river during the day. He then recited
with more completeness the examination
made at the river before referred to by Mr.
Two witnesses for the defence, Potter and
Murrry, both members of the same company
as Cooper, were examined.
Potter, tha company cook, said he saw Bar
ney on the day of July 16th; saw him in the
norning as late as 9 o'clock; saw him at fif
teen minutes to 12, at whic h time he hailed
him as he was going to the music hall;
saw him again at. 12:30 and gave him his
dinner. In the evening while the rumor of
the reported murder was in circnlation
Barney Cooper was around good natured
and happy, although he was accu'ed of the
crime. Renzie Murray said he knew Barney;
remembered the day Metowi was murdered;
didn't see Barney in the forenoon but did
in the afternoon about a quarter of 1
o'clock; saw him in the evening dancing and
unconcerned upon the company street
Mexican Joe, a tongh looking citizen who
had been incarcerated in the jail for horse
stealing was also introduced to prove the
unhealthfulness of Metowi; but his informa
tion was only hearsay, and so was rejected.
At the evening session the case was argued
Mr. Perry opened the argument in that.
clear, manly, straight forward way which
characterizes his addresses. He was followed
by Mr. Ebey for the defense, who made a
most excellent presentation of the case for
his client in a. speech lasting about an hour.
The instructions will be given to the jury
this forenoon and then they can deliberate
upon the guilt or innocence of the prisoner.
I t. j J-L
-SOX&'wd&K FOR THB GRAND JURY.
To the Editor of the Eagre
Your article headed "Abate the Nuisance''
in Tuesday's paper meets wi;h the hearty ap
proval of all respectable citizens who reside
in the vicinity of Fourth and Williams
streets. These low dens dedicated to shame
are run in open defiance of all law and
order, and the inmates unblushingly parade
the streets at night and their yells, screams
and curses mingled with those of half drunk
en men in hacks render it impossible forpeople
to sleep in the locality. This is particu
larly the case on Saturday night
Guests at the hotel are disturbed, and visit
ors who get off the train at the Douglas ave.
depot, in being compelled to face this crowd
gain a bad impression of our fair city and
its peaceful and orderly inhabitants. De
praved negro and white women are mingled
together in some of these brothels, and their
whoops and yells would silence a wild Indian
or cause a poli eman to find a safe place of
concealment. You have displayed the proper
courage m opening up the war; now do not
s:op until these places are abated, or at least
regulated and compelled to carry on then
nefarious callings within the limits of the
The grand jury is now in session, and ac
cording to Judge Wall's instructions, some
good work in this direction can beacomplish
ed. Probably the best way to abate the
nuisance is to hold the property owners who
rent the buildings responsible. The penalty
for renting bawdy houses is imprisonment in
the county jail for six months, or a fine not
exceeding $500, or both such fine and im
prisonment Ho w would it do for the grand
jury to call on some of the members of the
police force and ask them to tell what they
know about affpirs ip this locality?
The White House
The bids for location of watch factory
were opened yesterday in board of trade
rooms. Four bids were presented; one from
Getto's addition in the northeast; Sch welter
addition, in southeast; English addition in
the south; and Martinson's addition on the
west side. All the stock was represented in
"the vote for selecting bids except that of Mr.
Peabody, who holds fifty shares of paid up
stock and does not desire to take in part in
selecting the site. There are 250
feommandingv 6n& Y6tS. 0fl6 nUCdrea and
twenty-six votes it was deemed necesfary f or
a choice of site. The UHklciUui and
minimun vote on the bids are as follows:
EnglJsh....,,; u 11
The above shows that the Martinson bid
on one ballot failed by three votes of gaining
the location. The bids in value are reported
to be from 35 on to $10,000. This is even
more than the company had at first expected
A meeting will be held today at 2 o'clock,
hoping to arrive at a conclusion.
COli. STEWART IN EUROPE.
A private note from Col. Stewart to the
editor of the Eagle dated Interlaken, Switz
erland, says that the party are having a
grand time, getting a generous supply of the
milk out of life's coeoanut. The Colonel
says he writes surrounded with all that
makes life pleasant and renders existence a
dream. Four hundred Americans are stop
ping at the same "grand hotel" where
flowers, music and beautiful women abound,
with fhe eternal ice fields of the hoary head
j o Jungfrau giiJniDg in the moonlight, a
perpetual glory, or words $9 V5?.i ???& The
Colonel says there SSisfe reasons why the
editor of the Eagle ought to be there. If J
his assumption has any reference to the beau-1
tiful women we don't know of any way of I
'convincing ourself that be isn't right
Sunday morning's Eagle will ccataina
letter on Venice written at Milan, the most
gi aphic and entertaining letter yet written
by our entertaining contributor.
CoL Stewart will arrive again in London
this week. On the 2Ctli he will sail for Egypt
and the Holy Lane, expecting, if nothing
happens, to reacfe home from the 11th to the
20th of December next.
Owing to the large and increasing demand
for first-class work we take pleasure in an
nouncing to our many patrons and the public
generally that on Monday, Sept. 5, we will
open in new and comodious rooms, Two
thoroughly equipped Dress Making depart
ments. Madame L. D. Tibbets, so well and
favorably known for the elegance of style, fit
and finish of her work, will remaip in cb01
of one department. The other wi)7
by Miss L. E. Breckon, late h .5 01
Madame Nordine's establishment in Chicago
and for many years previous the head of
Marshall, Field & Cos dress making depart
ment. She comes to us acquainted with the
latest designs of the best artists. Both ladies
have had many years experience as modistes.
designing and making wraps and costumes.
Possessing natural as well as acquired taste
and the ability to execute, they commend
themselves to the confidence of patrons and
will be able to satisfy the most hypercritical
of the devotees of fashion. They v-" con
sider it a favor to be consul-,; rwari.inr mr
in part in i m . j -w- y j
.wtrk in their derlments orders ;n either
dfartriifti Should be placed as soon as
Our dress goods stock will contain the
latest and choicest novelties in Silk and wool
ens, also an elegant assortment of exclusive
styles in Velvet and Plush. We will show
the finest stock in our new and enlarged rooms
ever exhibited in Kansas. We will not onlv
pave the goods but will make them up in bet
ter style than any establishment in the west
We will verify the above statement. Come
and examine our stock and consult
Innes & Ross
TALK ABOUT THE "COMKTOIT"KACKET.
The action of the Western Pasaenger
Agents association a few days ago concern
ing rates to St Louis was variously discussed
yesterday. It seems to be the general con
clusion that the association would never have
thought of a one cent rate even for point
touching the Rock Island had it not been for
tha. Bock Island road. Many thought that
the action of the latter was sufficient to make
a lasting reputation for it, especially in the
state of Kansas. The one act of the Pock
Island, It was adjudged, save! the state
thousands of dollars which would have held
positjocs in the safes of other states.
OW IS THE ACCEPTED TJXE."
Remember round trip tickets to Minneapolia
and St Paul at oce fare $2L45 can only be
procured on Sept 9th, 10th and 11th, and
that the Missouri Pacific Ry. can give you
choice of six different routes, going and returning.
MUSICAIiANDIilTEKAKY AT THE CHRIS
Tho following is the programme of the en
tertainment to be given by the Ladies Aid
Society tonight Friday) at the Central
Christian church, corner Market and Second
Anthem - Choir.
Recitation - - - Miss Pluma Kirkbride
Vocal Solo, "Marguerite," - Lannie Gooch
Piano Solo, "Home, Sweet Home," "In a
Storm" ------ Miss Maupin
Recitation, "Snyder's Snake," Will Weeks
Quartette of male voices, "The Silver Horn "
Piano Solo, selection - - Prof. Metcalf
Recitation, "The Painter of Seville."
Miss Esther Drukker
Vocal Solo ------ Mrs. Sohr
Recitation, "Archie Dean"' - Mi's Gooch
Vocal Solo - - - - Mi33 Lilla Foster
Piano Solo, Kuhlan's "Seventh Ionata,"
Miss Alva Jackman
The elocutionists and musicians who assist
tonight are above the usual order, and the
price of admission is fixed at twenty-five
cents; so low that the house shpuld be very
A SECOND VISIT.
Mr. J. T. DeFrates, of Vincennea, a con
ductor on the O. & M. road, left yesterday
after a visit of some days. Several months
ago he was in the city and on that occasion
gained enough information to enable him to
tell his friends who bad never seen the city
and were disposed to disbelieve in the great
present and great futore of Wichita, that
they were very badly mistaken and if any
injury should result from their ignorance cf
affairs it would belong to their side of the
account He reports some of the "Jaspers"
of his neighborhood as being very eorry to
learn that in spite of their lies Wichita
booms all the. same.
The great improvement since hid last visit
caused him to bare more confidence than
ever in the city. He says he will make e -me
of his moseback acquaintances cry with envy
when he gets a chance to te them the facts
As a result of the "let up" on the base ball
business some parties are very anxious to aee
at least one more game of b&se ball between
professional teams. Arrangements h&Te
been made for a game that will probably
take place tomorrow at the ball park between
tha WeHingtons and Ifichitas. The proceeds
will go to help pay some salaries of the cub.
It is hoped that the game will be well at
DEATH BY POIMJX.
Turning the Dollar Quick
We have Placed on Sale today at our
Great Annual Sacrifice Sale of
Boots, Shoes and Slippers
293 pair Ladies Low Button shoes at -
167 pair Ladles Newport Ties at -
124 pair Ladles Oxford Ties ---,-.
I50palr Misses Low shoes at -110
pair Childrens Low shoes at -200
pair Ladles Toe Slippers, with bow, -
93 pair Reynolds Bro.'s Best French Kid Button boots at
Give us a call and see we will save you
ft E. lewis & Co.,
No. 0 N. Main St.
Tlie acknowledged Headquarters for Good
Goods at Low Prices.
11 RIGHT MNG IN TI. RIGHT PUCE!
Many single persons as also persons with small f amllii a&-
sS?Fwy f roJP 08eM5s a the 8nch of iinhealthy
crowded streetsand sJleys. They long Tor Dure alrand sut
light and beautiful foliage and shrubbery. To mset thSiSnt
o. j.. ouuoouao uuiii a in(t! aau COmmOdlOUS hOUSB Of 22
rooms on the corner of fiydraullc AvTi rrJPLfr
A woman named Tabecfc was found dead
at Cheney yesterday. She wat the widow of
Tubeck, the butcher, who committed foidde
there some time ago. Xea:h resulted from
tho poison, but whether taken by herself
with suicidal Intent or administered by oth
er, is sdn a inyitery, Ceroaor Wingard left
for there lt sight to arakea thorough in-
vctatioB of the
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iauM ijiiiwuvu xai&. -n. LrHHi. r-m 'prta si nsv n.vM
&tttSS; SS a verTndTo NorThg SSiSS
of pure well water, pantries, closets, and every convenience.
Ithasfour.separate.outhousee, also kkrnrt
.!Qavln.108UiIlsand room for 4 carrlacee, and
IiiTo1?01156? or,for a coteL or home for college
IS -PL valld's home under competent phys-
SSwXbe?n3?:aMeataver3rlo' prlcelndon rea
sonable terms. Apply to a07-tf
S. T. Jones, kid and Bwlr, 1255 S. Fannie M
Parties Wiahinfr tr mnthua Mil nn ut.iv.b ooic vwntn - m
H. Solomon at Sons, cor. Topirj. jusd Douglas. '
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