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ISIte IBBicWta Sailij Hajjte WLe&uts&x ptmruittg, famiawj , 1888,
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THE TOP PIOOR LODGER.
MUSINGS OF THE TENANT OF THE
How tho Pcoplo of Small jre.ins aprl In
dependent Minds aro I-odjjcil in a
Great City Demand for Furnished
"Gentlemen on the top floor, look out
This was tho notice pinned, in big let
ters, on the wall of thfc front hall that at
tracted a young disciple of Schopenhauer
us he entered a house given over to the oc
cupation of small rooms by young men,
and then ascended to a coffin shaped,
dingy receptacle, containing an iron bed
stead and haggard wash.stand, called his
room. He sat down on the iron bound
trunk and meditated upon the notice he
He knew well that it meant a smell of
raw paint and tin upturned house for a
couple of Wfieks. He knew the sign
would next warn occupants of his own
Hoor to look out for the oily and adhesive
mixture, and that so it would work
down stairs. He knew that it meant
preparation for the winter reception of
similarly situated young men, but who
had been more lucky in getting away for
the summer. He could prophesy to a day
when the buxom landlady would inform
him that the time of summer prices was
over, and that in order to hold possession
to the 10 by 8 box which he designated
his home he imist submit to an increase
of rent. With the thought of winter
cloth'iug-, the' overcoat aud the extra
gloves and -hoe?, the young man pon
dered until the pangs of hunger drove him
oil to the cheap restaurant around the
corner, when- i continued wrestling with
dried up sU-a'- id elastic bread at least
revived the ch l.ition.
r VII AM AND SriRlTLI.
Tho young man formerly lied in the
country, where high mountains had tow
ered over a bright and cheerful home. He
had been supplied there with all the neces
saries of everyday hfe in abundance, and
the society of straightforward, honest and
pretty girls had kept far away ever' idea
of a pe.--imistic nature. But in the
changes of time he found himself alone
in the great city, without friend or even
enemy, and the great loneliness from being
among so many strangers who caied not
u straw whence he came or where he went
had coiu6 over him as a great cloud of
snow in a winter gale, shutting out Lorn
view all the beautiful and throwing
around him a mantle of sellibh dreariness.
Hjs thoughts turned naturally to the iin
happy and spiritless, and his mjnd had be
come a muttering mass of cynical tenden
cies and unwholesome glow lings. Every
ambition and the flrs animation of
thought of tiiturc success had boen blotted
out The silent lift; in the dreary lodging
house had much to do with this, and. the
young man knew it.
But the young man had the consolation
of knowing that there were thousands of
others in the .same boat. These are the
young men who receive small salaries and
are either working their way up in the
world or else down. Jinny are unable to
live in better rooms, while others, with a
desire to save money, choose to live in re
stricted quartern There are thousands
of such in this town. The room will cost
$2.o0 or o. For twenty cents the young
man gets his eggs and coffee for break
fast, a sandwich at lunch lime is ten cents
more. For dinner his roast or sirloin steak
and coffee comes to thirty cents. He
walks to and from his work, so that
his expense is little over $7 per week.
He may get board for a little less, but it
is doubtful if ho cun average much lower
than the above.
A ItniGHT SIDE.
But there is a bright side to" life in a
lodging honf. and its popularity is on the
inrnvisQ in this great city. Of course by
lodging house is not meant those east side
lookenes in "ivhich beds are piled in layers
as berths in a steamer, in which a crowd
of half dressed, half washed tramps are
huddled together, but th.it class of houses
found all over the city upon whose door
posts in modest print or writing is an
nounced the fact that furnished rooms are
Jo be rented at low prices. Certain parts
of the city are Incoming more generally
used for this business. Tho section of
town below Twenty-third street re
maining free from the encroachment
of business firms is almost wholly
given over to boarding and lodging house
landladies, aud the lodging houses are
increasing. There are houses for young
women only, and there are big, tall apart
ment houses in which only men can se
cure rooms, in different ranges of fur
inshment, and, consequently, different
ranges in price. The places set aside for
young women are a benctit. that few who
have not tried them know of. The young
typewriter or dry goods store employe is
free from all annoyances. There is no
scanty brained youth to be always forcing
his unwelcome attentions, and she is free
from the stares and sheep's eyes that
often meet her glances around the big
boarding house tables.
" es, the demand this fall for furnished
rooms is fully up to that of last," said an
silent who keeps a list of boarding and
lodging houses, and vouches for them to
the anxious inquirer for a winter's home.
"There is a certain class who are always
on the lookout for comfortable rooms
those who have become tired of boarding
houso fare and think the restaurants will
supply their wants in better style. Clerks
and salesmen who do not care where they
eat, as lone as the bed is not far from the
store, look with favor upon the free mid
easy life in hired rooms. Those whose
employment is irregular in its hours
ruust adopt this kind of life." New York
How Horse- Xiv.
"Ilorscs can get some rest standing,"'
said an old trainer, "provided the position
bo reasonably Misy, but no full rest except
recumbent. It is known- of some hordes
that they never lie down i.i the stall,
though if kept in pasture they take their
rtst habitually in a recumbent position.
1 , is well to 'consider whether the habit
has not been forced upon the horse by
some circumstanco connected with the
stall, he was made to occupy, iii that it had
a damp earth floor, or one made of dilapi
dated plank, uncomfortable to the horse
that had been accustomed to select his own
bed In the p;iture.
"If the horse can have the privilege of
selectum his own position for resunc on
his feet he can sleep standing; but w Ink?
his inusc3Js may be to a, certain degree re
laxed, and get rest in that position, what
can bo fiid of the hearings at the joints?
"Without relief through the recumbent po
sition the joint surfaces are forced contin
uously to bear a weight of from 1.000 to
1,600 pounds This must act unfavorably,
especially upon the ccnnplicatrdrtructures
within the hoofs, which nature intended
should have periods of rest each day."
Sheridan Against Annexation.
Gen. George 1L Sheridan "Of Louisiana" is
almost ns much of a public character as Gen.
Phil Sheridan, for whom he i often mis
taken, because they have the same name and
military title. Gen. George Sheiidau is noted
for his oratorical ability and for his wit.
Talking about Canada the other day. he said,
"I'm dead against annexation until I get tou
eld to sieaL'Vr-Judge.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK,
COB, DOUGLAS AND LAWRENCE AVENUES;
CASH CAPITAL - - - $200,000.
W. K. CARLISLE, President; GEO. n. BLACKWELDEU, YiM-Presidont;
GEO. C. STRONG, Cashier.
TV. K. Carlisle, Geo. TV. Blackirelder, AmoeL. lionet, E. T.Brown, R. T. Bean, J. 7.
Lanck, W, R. Dulf.ney, Geo. C. Strong, X. A. Engiieh.
Fourth National Bank, New York; National Back ofEssEEe City, Eanas City. Mo.; Bank of
Commerce, St. Louis, ilo. d!16 it
K. E. LAWRENCE, Vies.,
O. MARTINSON, Vlcs-rreg
WEST SIDE NATIONAL BANK.
R. HATFIELD, JOHN KELLY. C. IS. CA3IPBELL. R. E. LAWRENCE. ROBT. TRIMBLE
M. STANTON. O. MARTINSON. JOHN WATT5, L. F. SIMPSON.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
a is vi i. s, w ., u -.. , j
V. 0. Woodman A Son.
The Oldest Bank, in
Available Qualified Responsibility to De
positors of $540,629.99
Do a General Banking Business in all Its
jj. w. LETT, President.
A. TV. OLIVER,
s. n. KOHN,
A. W. OLIVER. 'JI. W.LEVY, S.T.tTUTTLE. N. F. NIEDERLAKDBR,
W. R. TUCZER, ' 9UN DAVIDSON, J. O. ROTAN,
DO A GENERAL BANKING, COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS.
Eastern and Foreign exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all
denominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bonds Bought.
J. O. DAVIDSON, Pres.
C. A. WALKER,
Largest Paid-up Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
C.R. MILLER. A.R.BITTIN3. H.9.LEE, S. L. DAVIDSON
W. E. STANLSV. J- O. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township, and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
J. O. DAVIDSON. Preat N. C. KNIGHT Beex.
aviikAn TmrAssf m Ai fiArniViw
UKJb T 1UL5V11 JLJJL f JkJkkkJ-LV KJJLl.J JUL ?
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $300,000.
D1RZCTORS.--JOEN Q3KTCT ADAXB. A. SNISHT, CHAP- Q. WOOD. C. A. WALKER. JL C. K5ISHT
" - JOHN E. aAXFORD, W. T. 3ABCCCK. W. E. S.TANLEV. J. a DAVIDSON.
$5,000,000 Loaned in Southern Kansas. Money Always on Hand for
Imoroved Farm and City Loans,
Cv FFICE WITH CITIZENS BANK Nortbsti: J
y Coruur N II.1U1 ttre anui Docgl&s Arjaus.
W. S. CORBSTT, President.
A. Htae. Vice
Mesale Grocer Company.
Corner First and Water
-SUCCESSOR TO HACK2TER & JACKSON,
Wholesale and retail dealer in all Mads of
Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
And all Mnds of building material. Main office 1 12 S. 4th Ave.
Brancn office 133 N. Main. Yards connected with all railroads la
vthecitv. - - 89tf
JOHN WATTS, CMhlM
the Arkansas Valley.
Vise - President.
U A. WALTON.SOubiU.
JOHN C. DERST. CaJihler
WT. BAECOCE,.VIcs Pres. TflOSE, FITCH, Ttsij
J. H. 2LACF, ecrotfr acd Trt&ram
St, WICHITA, KAN.
WALKER & FIEDLER, -DEALERS
-:- IN -:- REAL -:- ESTATE.
Have Imprtrred Propertlw In Esstrn Cities to Exchanse for Western Land or pd Wichita Propertr
II you desire such properties we causnit you.
CALL AT 235 NORTH MAIN" STREET.
B. D. Allen.
ALLEN & JONES,
One of the Oldest Frms in the City,
Ovr list of property embraces some of the most desirable
in the city and surroundings. Sole agents for
Waih's Seventh Addition, also Princess Addition.
Strangers are made welcome. Conveyances always on
hand to show property.
OFFICE, ROOMS 3 and 4, GETTO BUILDING, SECOND and MAIN STS
VE.'W&v'jJ? . 'j .
I-'X. .Fj-sTJ. V -r w-i.
i i-nrW' Lefeffli.i3
?Cy;ii":.T-flbrr- "" -owifCr3
M. S. ROCHELLE,
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance.
Improved and Unimproved Lands, Ranches and City Property.
Make Collections, Bent Houses and Fay Taxes.
Offlce 123E Douglas avenue ?
overBissanti & Matthews S
h Judicious nvestmenf
IN WICHITA PROPERTY
Melius & McCoy, Real Estate Brokers,
Who can show you some special Bargains.
201 Douglas Avenue, Cor.' Market.
E-Sole Agents for Two of the Choice Additions of Wichita, Kan
MONEY TO LOAN
On Chattel, Mortgage and City Property.
'' IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHORT TIME AT THE LOWEST RAlES.
WICHITA BANKING CO.
116 WEST DOUGLAS AVENUE.
A. E. SHOBER,
Real Estate and Financial Agent,
ROOMS 2, 4 AND 6,
B. LOMBARD. JP-, President.
J. P. AI.I.F.S. VSce-PrwJdfEt.
STATE NATI0MAL BANK,
C3CCCEE80S TO kak
B. LOMBARD. Jr J.P. AIUX,
KATI05AL EAXK OF THB.WSFCMJC; 5w Terfc
C. E. Jones.
msm. HOTEL GANDOLFO.
S GANDOLFO & CO.,
m WICHITA, - - KAN.
Headquarters for Com
NO. 146 N MAIN ST.
U D. tSEWEB. CwJUer.
W. H. LITIXJSTOS, AtTt OmMk.
, evxJ? HA?. BHX.T. "
Western Brancn Office
Mosler Safe and Lock Co.
Improved Fire and Burglar
Vaults and Time Locks.
144 Main St,
SQSLSR, BOWES 4 CO. KZ.S. GILLCT. Xiaager.
Improved and Unimproved City Property
on the best improved streets in the city.
Lots on the inside on street car lines and m
outside additions. Suburban lots on the east
side in Maple Grove addition.
Business lots and business blocks for sale
at special bargains. Several fine tracts near
the city for sub-dividing and plating.
Improved farms and grass lands in all
parts of the county; also ranches in this and
All parties wishing to buy would do well
to call and examine my list before buying
W. A. THOMAS,
The Oldest Real tstate Agency In Wichita.
NEW DRY GOODS!
JOHN G. ALLEN, No. 139 N. Main St,
Is now receiving a fine assortment of New Dry Goods, embracing
the latest styles for Fall and Winter Sales, including also a large
stock of Ladies and Gents' Furnishing Goods, etc.. and of fer his largo
wholesale stock AT RETAIL AT 10 TO 20 PER CENT. LESS
THAN REGULAR PRICES for best goods, and respectfully solic
its the examination of his customers and purchasers generally, as
he will make it to their interest to deal with him. loO-d&w
YIKE'S ADDITION TO WICHITA
A RARE CHANCE FOR INVESTMENT.
This bfiautlf ul tract of ground, comprising 500 choice lots, Ilea
upon the West Side, Joining Glendale upon the south and extends
from Seneca street to Arkansas river. The extensive shoe and
leather works are just beyond this addition. These lots are wholly
within the charmed eircle marked by the mile and one-half limit,
not over ten minutes walk from Douglas avenue, and the Princess
Motor Line on two sides. Prices lower and terms better than any
property of equal value In the city.
FRANK SIEGER, ON THE PREMISES, OR
TUCKER & JACKSON, 228 E. Douglas Aye
I have opened my office in the
j Goodyear House block, where j
j can be found p ats and prices on ;
; my property along the Motor ,
i Cars run regularly to the south- t
1 east part of the city. Special in-'
i ducements olfersd to thosa wish
ing to build a home.
Prices on Motor Line Property :
reasonable and terms easy.
CALL AND SEE ME. ,
READ THE WEEKLY
Wiehita .'. Eagle.
nontains Mora State and Gen
eral News ana Eastern Bis- U MpKTM Dll R0IS
patches than any paper In tfc!11- Jiit'IUlIl U DJ10f
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oYr iCOMPLETE ABSTRACTS OF TITLE,
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Wlchlta, 'Mayf leld, Wellington
Harper, Attica, Garden Plain
Anthony, Arkansas City, 4jq
dale and Haven.
LEE & VIELE,
AfXtVXA L r
Plate, Window, Ornamental '&:
Stained Glass, ana painter sup
B.M. ROSS. ajS)?52A,T-
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