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31- M. Mukdock. 1 K. P. MrnnocK.
Editor. I Business Manager.
M. 31. 31USD0CK i BRO.,
Publishers and Proprietors.
AH letters pertaining to the business ot the print
lag department or bindery, or for information of ad
a ertiMnsj, should le add refill to the business man
aper; all otlier communications to the editor.
The only Daily Paper in Southwestern Kansas or
the Arkansas alley, receiving both the day and
night Associate Pre3 reports in t ulL
TERMS OF SPBSCKIITIOV DAILY EAGLE.
In Advance Postage Prepaid.
Daily, one copy, one year. S ro
Dally, one copy, six months on
Daily, one copy, three months 2 CO
Daily, ore copy, one month 75
Sunday Edition, one jear. "CO
In the fctate.
One copy, one year H P0
One copy, six months 'M
Our of the State.
One copy, one year 150
Onecopj, six months j
Remittance may be made at our ri'-k either by draft
express, cspreso money ordtr, pc-tofflce ordpror
restored letter. Money -ent in any other way is at
the risk of the p?rori sending it. inxf pqtt offlce ad
dress In full, including state and county. If address
Is to be changed, sire old address as vrcJl as new.
TO CITl' SUBSCKiaEKS.
ally delivered by carrier, 20 pants per week.
Our rates for adertiins shall be as low as those
of any other paper of equal value as an advertising
All transient ad ertisements must be paid for in
Entered in the postofflce at Wichita a? second-class
matter, and entered for transmission through the
mails ab such.
"vV. C. Miljer was down from Topeka
"W. R. Hays was in from Kingman yes
terday. O. II. Coulter, of Council Grove, la., is at
William Thompson and wife of Bur
lingame are in the city.
Jarrett Harlin left last night for Vv'est
Plains, 31o., to spend the holidays.
Miss Anna "Winters, of Shell City, is the
guest of Mrs. H. M. Duck, Fairmount.
G. S. McKee, an engineer on the Mis
souri Pacific, is in thecity visiting friends.
Mr. Kenworthy, of the "Wichita Xews
company, goes to Kansas City on business
Charles Stanley, of the Minnie Maddern
company, spent Sunday and part of yester
day in the city.
J. A. Bowden and family of Columbus,
O., stopped over in the city last night on
their way to "Winfield,
G. A. Scwell lias gone to Appleton, O.,
to Ik? abent several weeks, visiting home
and friends once more.
T. C. "Wales, treasurer and secretary of
"Wichita &; "Western, went out to Kingman,
yesterday on busiues-..
li. "Whitmore, Detroit: "W. C. B. Gilles
pie, St. Louis; Lew Adler, Leavenworth,
.re at the Hotel Gandolfo.
Miss Kate, daughter of Sherjff Hays, is
home from Mihool at Parsons, to pend the
vacation wit,h her parents.
Mr. M. Kraik-heimer, of St. Louis,
brother-in-law of J. Gross of the Golden
Kaqle clothing 1ioum, has arrived in the
city and is very much pleased with "Wich
ita. Dr. Harry Croskey, after an absence of
three years, has returned to Wichita. The
most of the time during his absence h;is
been spent in the Philadelphia hospitals in
the practice of surgery, which is a valua
ble experience to one who takes the inter
est he does in the practice.
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Lock have
moved into their new home at 3'23 North
A number of ministers in the city on
last Sunday gave their views on the proper
observance of the Sablath.
A. C. Husey got himself up in such a
shape yesterday as to cause the boys to
call him a curbstone drug store.
. Judge Wall having returned from Wash
ington, D. C, the Miller-Friend case will
be resumed in the district court this fore
noon. Mr. W. K. Carlisle is expected to arrive
today from a visit of some weeks to Wash
ington and New York attending to busi
Today is pre-eminently tax day and it is
thought the crowd will exceed that of yes
terday which required considerable wait
ing at times for a chance to reach the
On last Thursday afternoon another
man who has been working on the Mid
land construction gang, died al the Farm
er's Home, and was buried in the ceme
tery here. The name of the deceased was
Theodore Drake, and he claimed his home
was in Wichita. Burton Graphic.
Mr. Ben Streador, the gentleman who
took the remains of his lat friend, Frank
Cunningham, to Madison, Ind., for inter
ment, has returned to the city. He reached
that place without any incident of import,
ance on Monday, and on Wednesday the
funeral services took place from the resi
dence Mrs. Frank Powell.
The King's Daughters of the First
Presbyterian church extend a cordial invi
tation to you to attend their auction sale
to be held at the Lewis academy tomorrow
evening, Decomber '21. By this means
they desire to dispose of the bride and
irroom, exquisitely dressed by Mrs.
Dresscheaux. and also many other smaller
dolls, which they were unable to dispose of
iast week, owing to tho brief duration of
the doll fair.
The .survey for the sewer pipe on First
street from Topeka avenue to the Sedg
wick block discovers that the water main
on the corner of Topeka avenue occupies
the space that it is desired to occupy with
the sewer pipe. The soww committee and
a representative of the water company yes
terday held a consultation over the matter.
The committee insisted that the water
main should be moved as they were work
ing for a flow and the other was under
pressure. It is thought that the matter
v ill be adjusted amicably.
Rev. E. A. Hoyt is fast gaining in favor
w itii the people of Wichita by bis genial
manners and his able sermons. He
preached a masterly sermon Sunday on
the proper observance of the Sabbath.
His church, on the corner of Thirteenth
street and Waco avenue, is already too
small for the throngs that come to wait
upon his ministry. The reerend gentle
man, however, informed the good people
that the latchstrings hung away down on
the ground and as long as room could be
made for one more they would welcome an
increased attendance. ,
THE EAGLE KIEL.E5.
The Eagle- Kifles are making extensive
preparations for their reception on the
30th. It will be complimentary to the
friends of the members; and will without
doubt be a brilliant affair.
Tonight the boys will drillin their new
uniforms for the first time.
SPKINKLIXG TOO XuYTE.
Mr. O. C. Daisy commenced to sprinkle
yesterday morning, in response to a general
howl about the dust. Once in a long dis
tance his sprinkler forgot to let out the
water, and it was a queer little dusty spot
left. The snow soon put an end to the
mechanical dust laying.
Owing to the disagreeable weather the
attendance upon the masquerade ball at
the Crawford last evening did not number
over fifteen couples. It is expected, how
ever, that it, will be repeated in a few
Council Gives the Kansas Midland Jrtoom for a
Switch on 31 osier Avenue.
City council met yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock, with his honor and Councilmen
Healy, English, Brown, Stone, Johnson,
Derby, Harris, Buckridge and Simison
present. The call was read, which re
ferred to the Kansas Midland trouble in
attempting to lay a switch on Mosley ave
nue, from Second street to Division.
Johnson moved that the matter be given
over for investigation to the railroad com
mittee and a councilman from the First,
Second, Third and Fourth, wards.
The motion found a second,
and was debated for some time,
when the mover, with the consent of the
second, withdrew the motion.
It was then moved that the company be
allowed to construct a switch on the west
side of the main track from Second street
south, and that Hock Island avenue be
opened north to Second street.
This motion was thoroughly and at times
energetically discussed. Those in the af
firmative thought the last part of
the motion, providing for an exten
sion of Rock Island avenue, would
give the property-owners on the
west side of Mosley an outlet on the Rock
Island and thus not decrease the value of
property, but increase it. The negative
feared that it was not treating the proper
ty owners right by imposing switch upou
them, thus making it sure that freight
cars would obstruct the view of proDerty
owners and injure property both for bus
iness and residences. Quite a number of
property owners were on hand and were
divided on the question. Those interested
on the east side could not see how they
were to be helped by the switch, but on the
contrary they would get no additional out
let but more of the hemming in medicine.
After a lc" debate the motion carried.
It was thei moved to approve the action
of Mayor Allen last Saturday in getting
out an injunction to stop work on the
switch. The motion carried unanimously.
After which the council adjourned.
The work on the switch is being done by
'Frisco men and yesterday at noon the
officials thought it was certain they would
be given the right to construct; the switch,
and they commenced to distribute mater
ial. They commenced Saturday to lay the
switch on the ca0t side of the track, bat. it
was by council thought best to put it on
the west, so the parties most injured could
get an outlet on Rock Island avenue. The
street on the oist side of the track will for
the present not be occupied by switches.
Sunday a force of men was engaged in
lowering the trackjon Mosley, commencing
at Douglas and going north. The top of
the ties are now down about levei with the
street, and according to a late oVdiance on
the subject the company is compelled to
plank the track insitte the rail and outside
to the end of the ties, as far north as
Central avenue. When this is done, and
the street properly graded, it is thought it
will be in a fair cbndition for travel.
Work on the switch will commence as
soon as weather will allow.
AX ENGINEER TALKS.
Baron Yon Wallenstein, an intimate
friend of De Lesseps, the famous Sue, and
Panama canal man. was in the city yester
day. The Baron was one of the chief en
gineers in the construction of the Suez
canal and is now eniraszed on the Panama
scheme, being enroute to the isthmus at
the present time. The Baron during his
stay in the city was very reticent concern
ing the Panama scheme, but seemed to be
sanguine of the ultimate success of the
venture. He said:
'"The report started some time since in
New York that the affair was an alleged
bubble which had busted was false and
the projectors of the canal are now more
conjident than ever that the effort will end
in a practicable cable canal which will be
as successful and paying as the Suez canal.
The time was, when cold water was thrown
on the scheme at Suez which far a while
threatened to stop all further work, but
perseverance and an unwavering faith in
feasibility of the enterprise and finally
the greatest engineering triumph
of the world became a reality, and the
Suez canal is today the means of saving
millions of dollars yearly to the marine
service of the world. The Panama canal
scheme has met with the same opposition
and the same drawbacks, but science and
engineering skill must finally triumph,
and the day is not far distant when the
Panama canal will save the same amount
of time and money that its predecessor
and model at Sue, now does. The yellow
fever scare has been carried to the extreme
in the minds of those who would try to
knock the scheme in the head, but while it
is an undeniable fact that this fearful pest
exists there, it is not nearly as bad as has a0 disappeared. Reports received show
been reported. Our workmen have died J t hat this sapw racket was worked upon a
there in large numbers, but their own
csrelessness in most instances caused the
mortality. Monsieur De Leseps is very
confident yet that his scheme is practicable
and that the crowning piece of his skill
win uc accompiisneu m ins uiu..e.tre. iub ; t,';e home ot .uiss Koa fcchlessuiger on
Panama canal is far from being a burst ed I South Topeka. The evening was pleas
bubble and will jet become one of the antly spent in recitation?, vocal and in-
grandest triumphs of engineering skill of
The Baron is a gentleman of imposing
appearance and is evidently very well ,
versed in his profession nesmes oemg one ;
of the most earnest supporters and be-
lieers in this gigantic scheme which
emanated from the massive brain of the
greatest engineer of the age. .
JUST IN TIME.
The sales of Cole & Jones for last week j
amounted to $2,012.15. and yesterday they
gave their check to the Benevolent Home
tor S100.C0, or 3 per cent of sales, as for
merly agreed. The week being warm and
nice weather, in the language of men
in gents' furnishing business, had
a paralyzing effect on business. The
first of the week was especially oppressing
and the amount coming to the home was
not as much as desired by the" liberal gen
tlemen, Messrs. Cole & Jones. The sud
den change of yesterday caused the check
to appear quite in keeping with the de
supply the most needy unfortunates that
applied. Other gifts, even if they are not
so large, will be thankfully received and
Mr. Nelson Booth, of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
who has been in the city some days on a
prospecting tour, stated yesterday that in ;
1SS2 he passed within twelve miles of
Wichita, going south, with several tho
sand head of sheep, but did not think
enongh of the town to call or invest. He
admits now that if he had taken his "sheep
money'' alone and put it in real estate in
Wichita and skipped out fishing or went
to sleep, he would have made several hun
dred thousand iu the inrerim. He will re
main in the city some days with a number
of his friends in the city, among them the
Cole brothers and Mr. Jones, of Cole A:
ENGLISH 1LC31B VEHDING.
Now that the season of novelties is at
hand, and wishing to extend to all the
compliments of the season, the ladies of
Sl John's Guild will give a plumb pud
ding social at the residence of Col. Hart
sell, -46 North Waco avenue, on Tuesday
evening, December COth.
of the Home. Applicants more"c, reircsuiuuiii uuiuu um
an usual were on hand and the !. ffiTS by a corfof lad
institution was taxed to its utmost to i rr;ends.l the bride was "very attractive in
KILEEB-WHO IS IT?
Yesterday's Kansas City Times says
an unknown man was run down and in
stantly killed at 8:30 yesterday morning
by west-bound passenger train No. 193 of
the Missouri Pacific. The accident occur
red at a point about two miles west of
Independence and near Maywood.
The man's skull was torn open and all
his limbs broken. The body was put
aboard the east-bound train shortly after
the accident and carried to Independence,
where Justice Purcell empaneled a jury
and held an inquest over the remains.
Nothing which would lead to the unfortu
nate man's identity was discovered", as his
pockets contained nothing that bore his
name or address. He was about six feet
in height, -was well formed, and has curly
black hair and a small mustache. He
seemed to be abont 36 years old. He wore
a brown and black checkered coat and
vest, gray trousers, almost new, a fine
light colored'flannel shirt, and a derby
hat, inside of which was stamped: "From
Joe the hatter, 153 North. Main street,
Mr. A. J. Liddil, of Independence, recog
nized the deceased as a man who had ap
plied to him for work Saturday afternoon,
and Officer Homer, of the Independence
police force, said that late Saturday night
the deceased, in company with another
man, had applied to him for a place to
sleep. The body was left at Hughes &
Smith's undertaking establishment all
day yesterday in the hope that some one
would recognize it, but with no result.
The burial will take place today at the ex
pense of the county.
KOBMXG A DEAD 3IA
It will be remembered that a" few weeks
ago Major Wm. Kip, a civil engineer, died
in this city and was buried by the I. O. O.
F. Shortly after the death of Major Kip,
and before an administrator had been ap-
pointed, parlies from Anthony, Harper
county, came to Wichita and on the
strength of a bill of sale made in Novem
ber. 1SS0, took all the surveying instru
ments and office furniture belonging to
the Major, and conveyed them out of the
county. The same day the goods were
taken, Mr. J. C. Riche3' wa- appointed
administrator, and has discovered among
Major Kip's papers a receipt in full for the
amount represented in the bill of sale, and
a complete cancellation of said bill of sale.
Mr. Rickey will submit the mater to the
I. O. O. F., of this city at their next meet
ing. Attorneys have been consulted who
say that a conviction of grand larceny can
be made on the cancellation and receipt of
February 19th, 1SS7, alone.
There seems to be no doubt that the
Anthony fellow who took advantage of
the dead man is of the opinion that the
bill of sale receipt has been destroyed and
he can work his little game to perfection.
The receipt is witnessed by two men, one a
Mr. Jones of this city, who tells Mr.
Richey that he remembers distinctly that
the bill was paid.
Yesterday as Mr. Jordon was movin
the awning on the New York corner, a
piece of timber fell and broke the plate
glass in the west window of Charles Law
rence's building. It vas a large plate and
to replace it will take over $100.
In removing the awning one of the old
land marks was destroved. The loiterers
' who b-v th? hundreds have stood on the
corner taking in the richness and elegance
of the city, and per chance clinging to a
Xocket book will find themselves thrown
out in the weather very unexpectedly. It
was a little amusing to see some of the old
bums moor at the old place and look up to
see the cause of the snow coming in on
I them. Very reluctanltv and often not
without showing signs of displeasure at
the change, they would move on for some
The city will continue the raid on the
awnings on North Main as far as Second
HOW XT WAS DONE.
A few days ago a dashing young man
applied at an East Douglas .avenue board
ing house for a room and board. He was
assigned a room in the second floor, and as
he -as "feeling tired"' he ahought he
would go into it and "rest for a while."
At supper tune a servant went up to his
room, but finding the door locked and ev
erything very still within, she thought it
best not to awaken the sleeper. A
short time afterwards Mr. N. Morehead,
having occasion to go into his own
room found his closet and warorobe doors
open, and looking further discovered that
some of his clothing, among which was a
new SjO overcoa, was missing. He
sotuided the alarm, and it was soon
learned that the dashing new boarder had
number of houses in the city.
31. 31. is C.
The ladies of the M. M. S. C. ga-vc
mother pleasant social Sunday evening at
strumental music. The recitation by Mi"-s
Sura Riugolski, of Leavenworth, was es
pecially worthy of mention. After the ren
dition of the program, the company was
invited to an elegant repast. The party
consisted of Misses Lila Solomon, Lilliau
Drukker, Franke Kirsch, Clara Negbaur,
Sura Ringolski, Esther Drukker, Roa
Schlessinger. Julia Hanover, Ray Druk
ker. Nettie Fetchheimer; Belle Goldberg,
Phcebe Goldberg, Messrs. Nathan Heil
n, Gus jHcffstadt. Chas. Fechheimer,
David R. Levy, Hu$o Maske. A. Bamber
ger; Henry Drukker, A. Ghck, M. B. Cohn.
S. Werthemier, Harry Heyman, Monte
Jacks.Morton Woolmau, Joe Hirsch, B. B.
Pollock, Al Solomon.
The wedding reception given to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank H. Pierson by Mr. and
Mrs. J. Lacy Pierson, of South street, on
Friday evening was most enjoyable. The
bride and groom were radiant Gwith
happiness as they received the congratula
tions of one Hundred and fifty guests.
the rosv freshness of her youthful beauty
and cordial warmth of manner in greeting
her friends, and not the least of the
charms that invested her was the elegant
simplicity of her bridal toilet. The
absence of any ornaments was most re
freshing. Mr. and Mrs. Pier-on left
Saturday morning on the 10 o'clock train
for New" York City. Mr. Pierson who has
been in Chicago for some time past in the
interests of the New York Herald, has
been called to the New York office and !
will reside in the city at No. 30 Irwine I
place. Painsville. Ohio, Telegraph.
Yesterday Judge Walker, at 415 South
Washington avenue, united in marriage
Mr. Casper Pelcher and Mrs. Mary E. Beal.
both of this city. Mr. Pelcher has been
dangerously ill for some time, and at the
time of the marriage was nnable to rise
trom his sick bed.
Card have been received here announc
ing the marriage, of Miss. Carrie, daughter
of Colonel and Mrs. John Thompson, to
Mr. II. A. Alexander, Monday, Dee. 12,
1SS7, at Belleville, 111. The newly-wedded
couple spent several days in this city,
guests of JD, P. Alexander, while en route
to the Pacific coast. They will not be
at home in Belleville until after ilay, !.
WICHITA JOCRN-VL OF COJMERCE.
The Wichita Journal of Commerce;
which the Board of Trade has bad in prep
aration for several months, will be finished
by about Wednesday of this week. The
work contains full and reliable informa
tion concerning Wichita and the territory
tributary to her compiled in an interesting
manner and is profusely illustrated
throughout with over sixty illustrations
of the leading manufacturing and other
interests of Wichita, besides representa
tive public buildings, business blocks and
The size of the book is twelve by nine
inches, and one hundred and twenty pages
in thickness. The cover is in tinted colors
and ornamented with a very handsome
frontspieee, the design of Mr. H. L. Pierce,
who is the publisher of the colored maps
of Wichita, showing her relative position
to other cities of the country.
The design shows the famous "corn
train" to the Ohio flood sufferers at the top
of the cover. In the upper left hand cor
ner is an accurate representation of Wich
ita in 1870, taken from a photograph.
Across the upper portion in a neat scroll
is the title, "Wichita Journal of Com
merce." In the center of the cover is
Wichita as the center of a huge sunflower
surrounded by the principal cities of the
country west, of the Mississippi. In the
lower left hand corner is a morticed space
for printing the compliments of any one-H
desiring to send out copies.
In the lower right hand corner is a
bird's eye view of Wichita in 1SS7 with a
population of 40,000. The. first sixteen
pages, and a few in the back of the book
are occupied with advertisements of our
leading business firms.
The map of Wichita and surrounding
country, having a calendar for 1SSS and
the compliments of the board of trade
printed in the corner, is folded
in the book after the introduction is an
historical chapter. Then follows the body
of the book properly, divided into chap
ters, with concise headlines, and so inter
spersed with sub-head lines as to assist the
reader in rapidly finding what he may de
sire. The matter is compiled in very neat
and readable form and is replete with
tables and statistical information estab
lishing many remarkable facts concerning
Wichita, her development, future, etc.
The first is a chapter on Kansas and the
southwest, followed in turn by Wichita,
the southwestern metropolis. Wichita's
railroads in is shown the fact that Wichita
in the year ending June 1, 1SS7, did one
seventn of the freight business of Wichita
with only one-fiftieth of the population, or
seven times her share. Permanent im
provements, of which $10,000,000 worth
were prected in the i ear named, Wichita's
manufactories showing the magnitude of
her newly acquired and prospective enter
prises. " Wichita's jobbing trade
showing over 150 traveling men
for Wichita houses. The live stock and
packing interests. The Indian territorj-,
the Texas Pan Handle, Wichita's future
as foreshadowed by comparison of her past
and present with other cities Avhen her
age or si.e. Opinions of Wichita by one J
of best posted and mot. observant repre
sentative men of different suites all pre
dicting a brilliant future for her. Rates
to Wichita showing the regular fare to
Wichita from principal points in all other
states and territories.
A drive about the city gives a stranger
an adequate idea of what he may expect
to find when he reaches Wiehita. " Wealth
and taxes show not only a remarkably
healthy condition of affairs, but a confli
tion which is constantly improving.
Wichita commercial interests showed that
on .Tone 1st, 1SS7, the time that the board
trade took a business and commercial
census of the city there were
employed in the 2G9 industries
of a "manufacturing character no less
than 2,419 employes whose wages amounted
for the vear to $1,501 ,?G0. The capital was
? 1,920,-100 and the business 5,405,490. Of
other industries there were 1,371, with
9.505 employes, paid o,971,391, on a capital
of $5,SM,250, doing $59,525,059 worth of
business, making a grand total of 1,054
industries. .r,sol,R50.--Business Stf.tttt.l.W.
employing 11,921 people, who received in
The work taken altogether, in the sub
ject matter, the mechanical work and the
general style is far superior to any work
gotten out by anj- city, and will effectually
refute the stories set afloat by jealous
croakers who greedily anticipated the ces
sation of Wichita's growth.
The work has cost the board of trade
several thousand dollars,, and in order to
only partially reimburse themselves they
will dispose of a number of conies
at the remarkable low price of 15 cents per
copy, which is not half the cost of the
work, giving the purchaser privilege of
printing his business card on the cover
Those desiring to obtain copies had bet
ter prepare their lists completely at once
and file them with the corresponding sec
retary of the board of trade, so that thev
will be sure to get as many as they will
need and not find that when they order
again this edition of 10.000 has been ex
hausted entirely. Already there are on file
orders for several thousand.
To parties out of the city desiring copies
they will le sent free on application to
Little Maurice, a 2-year old son of Mr. J.
S. Cole, at 1127 North Main street, died
Sunday evening near 0 o'clock from spinal
meningitis. He has been sick for some
weeks and a number of physicians in at
tendance, but their efforts were unable to
save the life of the little sufferer.
The funeral services were conducted yes
terday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. J. R. Boyd
at the parents' residence. There were
quite a number of friends in attendance,
who joined the procession to the cemetery.
Sunday night about 3 o'clock, it is
thought, some sneak thief gained entrance
to the rear room of Swab & Glower's store
by prying open a window. A suit of
clothes belonging to D. Meekins was car
ried away; another suit partly made up
was taken from the room and was found
in the rear of the building. Marks were
also seen upon the door leading into the
main room, showing that the rascals had
made an unsuccessful attempt to force an
entrance into this room.
The stores of the city will keep open this
week until late in order to accommodate
the customers for holidays. A gentleman
yesterday in the gents' furnishing bnsi
reported the weather excellent for his line
and coming as it did when people buy
most, it was a gilt-edgetl day. A number
of other business men wore smiles yester
day from an increase of business. "It's an
ill wind, etc.," one dared to repeat.
The weather yesterdar was prononnced
a dandy from Yankeeville, near the coasts
The early morning did not threaten such a
frightful ending of the dav, but by 5
o'clock the sky commenced to give cold
weather indications and an hour later the
old rime schoolboy was giving little qnota
tions about the snow. The mercury fell
from 47 degrees at 9 a. m. to 25 degrees last
nighf. at midnight. It was a stiff
gale from th north, often called
blizzard and one of the striking features
of the whole thing was that it mattered 1
not whkh way you were goinx yon were
pressing against the storms, giving ples-
triansaniDle cause for running against
each other and then the stereotyped "beg
pardon, plar," was brought out as s sort
of something in place of something e!e.
As a result of the state of affairs work
on the outside of buildings was stopped;
the quitting time dating with the arrival
of the blizzard. The cessation was quite
unexpected, but it is hoped that work will
be resumed at an. early date.
The offenders up before his honor yester
day were principally those accused of car
rying concealed weapons. For this offense
Judge DLron intends giving the extent of
A. G. Smith, an old colored man, who
was displaying a'45-calibre gun to an ex
cited crowd in the East Douglas avenue
eating house, was called upon to pay S3
and costs. The old man had evidently
come to town well prepared, for besides
the gun taken from his hands, another
one of alarming size was fished out of his
Jake Peccari, a character well known in
gambling circles, started out on a little
gunning expedition Sunday night. Being
unable to impress his peculiar greatness
upon any of his own sex he visited"a bagnio
and commenced terrorizing the inmates
by making a target of the spittoons and
other articles of furniture in the house.
The police were called Jake was ar
rested and for the two offenses was called
upon to pay $70 and costs. Besides these
he has against him the charge of being an
all around vagrant and will be tried this
John McKee contributed $5 to the citr
for being drunk the night before.
William Morris was arrested as a whisky
vagrant and fined $10 and costs. He went
out with an officer to get the money, took
"leg bail' and has not since been seen.
Marriage license was yesterday issued to
Casemeer Pelcher and Mary E. Beal, both
Petition was yesterday filed to appoint
aniadministrator for Frank R. Cunning
The trials of the two men from Derby
for violations of the prohibitory law came
up yesterday before Judge Walker. A
continuance in hoth cases was granted for
Both courts will be very busy with civil
work during this week. Justice Walker
has docketed for the first five days of the
week fifty-three cases, and Justice Barrett
has fully as many.
The Salesmen's Protective Association
held a meeting last evening and Mr.
Love was elected president, C. O. Soper
vice-president, Mr. Newton treasurer, and
Mr. Walker secretary. By-laws and con
stitution were adopted and another meet
ing will be held on the first Monday of
The membership numbers sixty-five.
GAUFIEI.D OPERA HOCSE.
The management of the Garfield opera
house have succeeded in securing Frank
Lindall and his company for next week.
They will produce "The Count of Monte ,
Cristo" with appropriate scenerv and cg-
tumes. The company will lc remembered
as the one. that last year gave a ery enter
taining performance of the same play at
MAIN STREET THEATER.
"Divorce, or Woman Against Woman,"'
was given for the first time at this house
last night. On account of the unpleasant
ness of the weather the attendance was
Small: but those who were present were
amply repaid for having braved the ele
ments by seeing a good presentation of
this excellent play.
Special meeting of Elmo Lodg5 of Per
fection, A & A. Scottish Rite at Temple
East Douglas Tuesday, December 20th at
7:50 j). m. Work. All brethern requested
The Tuesday Evening Whist club meets
this evening at the residence of 3Iiss
Nellie Morrison, 238 North Topeka avenue.
The Womans' Relief corps will hold
their next regular meeting at G. A. R.
hall on Tuesday, December 20, at 2:30 p. in.
As the delegates and trustees will be
elected at this meeting, all members are
urged to be present.
Mm. M. J. Rochelle, Sec.
The members of the Eagle rifles are re
quested to appear in unilorm at the ar
morv this evening at S o'clock sharp.
"By order of F. 5. Hotchkix, Capt.
Bonanza for No. os. Sixty pairs of
mens' embroidered vehet slippers worth
S2 icr pair, closing out at 75c. McNagh!-n
&. Miles, 104 West Douglas.
Buy a pair of boots, shoes or slippers nt
McNaghten & Miles' before Christmas and
get a chance in the drawing Christmas
day of the 125 antique bedroom set. d2-tf
Wife What shall I get the children for
Christina- I am tired of buying tin horns
and useless things.
Htisbaud Why. darling, buy them each
a pair of good shoes and get a chance with
each pair on that $125 bedroom set to be
given awav day after Christmas, at
McNaghten & Miles', 101 West Douglas
Tlie California Travel.
It has been generally known to the pul
lic that during the year past. That
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
R. R. was not selling round trip excur
sion tickets except to southern California
point. Their agents are now authorized
to make the announcement that "Th
Short Line" is again in the field aud from
this time forward is prepared to do ticket
excursion business to sjan Francisco ami
Portland, Oregon in addition to southern j
Laiimrnia points, auowing tne purcnascr
a choice of any of the different routes re
turning to Wichita or any of the cities up
on the Missouri nver. Stop over privileg
es allowed going and coming at any point
within the limit of the ticket. Pullman
service from Wiehita daily to California,
and Free Tourist Sleeping car servicf. L'pon
all main line trains these berths will be re
served upon application at the union tick
The dates for these excursions are fixl
for Nov. 17 and 24; Dec. 1. S. 15. 22 and 29
Tickets limited six months from date of
sale, fCO.OO for the round trip. 155tf
For a general line of holiday goods you
will find no better place than Hyde&
and varied. You can form no definite con-
ception of the nature of their goods unless J
you personally investigate, so auiereni are
they from anything shown here. Thev
have handsome hat racks, wall cabin? ti
blacking stands, revolving book stands,
book racks, dictionary holders, work bo.
kets and stands, waste biiskets in German
rush and willow, a large assortment of
fancy ink stands, paper weights, thermom
eters, a select line of ladies' fine pocket
cutlery, scissor sets in plnah and Morocco,
razor "sets, shaving cases, cents and
ladies' traveling caes, lap tablets and sec
retaries in all varietie5 of leather, decant
bronze figures and pitchers, the best selec
tion of pictures in the city, paintings,
water color?, etchings, engravings and
pastels, odor sets, manicure sets
in celluloid, ivory, sandal wood and
amber, dressing case, cuff and col
lar set.., infant sets, work botes
aud bankets, mirrors,bnisn broom holders,
bronze placqne. a large assortment of
opera glioex in morocco, parl, sllnninnrn
and silver, card caes, pocket book and
clear casi. In nhoUi albums thev show a
complete line in leather, pluh and ollv j
wood. yououhito examine these. Ax
-rap books, blocks, garner, etc . and what
i nicer for a. lady friend thka a box of fine
stationery, one, two or four quires witk
envelopes to match inexpen'sive handsome
and ux-f aL They carry a complete line of
Oxford i- BagMel teacher mbles. Hol
man's nnequaled family and pulpit bibles,
prayer and hymnal sets, pocket bibles and
testaments. "In boots Christmas cardr
and booklets, calendars and novelties they
show a vast assortment of both foreign and
Their store I tastefully arranged, their
clerks are experienced aid attentive. an
their price are zighu 1 ill
Monday, Dec. 26th, we will commence
our great sale of giving away every 33d cash
sale. No matter what you buy if it be the
33d sale a gong will ring, you will be called
to the desk and receive your purchase free.
Great reductions in every department will not
interfere with this sale. Now until Christ
mas eve with every cash purchase of one dol
lar or more we give you a ticket which will
entitle you to a chance in our great drawing,
eighteen prizes, valued at nearly one thousand
dollars. Our stock ot Dry Goods and Car
pets must be reduced.
132 3ST. Main St..
"Will keep open every evening from now
until New Year.
We realize that during the holidays many
people cannot get out until after supper and
to accomodate them we will keep open.
THE (BifflST Al GRANDEST
Display of Holiday Goods ever shown in
Wichita. All the lines are laden with dis
play and all the counters are covered with
LOW -:- PRICES -:- WIN !
We are offering special bargains all through
the house. Goods are marked at prices that,
mean bargains. Eight Elegant Cloaks, form
erly sold at $6o, $70 and $80, marked down
Twelve pieces elegant French Dress Goods
Wide Wales style, formerly 1.25, marked
down to 72 cts. This is an immense bargain.
A genuine three row bustle, cloth covered,
only 10 cents.
Forty pieces Red Wool Laces, formerly
sold at 20, 30 and 40 cents per yard, marked
to 5, 8 and 10. How is this for a cut price?
Our magnificent show windows are mar
vels of beauty and a display of skill, being
filled with a most elegant display of Christ
WE LEAD BUT NEVER FOLLOW
All goods marked in plain figures and One
Price for everybody.
mr MA I S M M k. m ft r -
203 AND 205
N MAIN STREET.