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WICHITA, F1MDAY, AT1.IL 12, lb72.
CITY AND COUNTY NEWS.
"Spades i trump' garden game, popular.
Rake arc growing into favor hereabout.
There are two wholesale houses, in Wichita.
Our town full of strangers huntinghonicri.
in at a lively
.spring Immigration U coinin,
-Wood i Worth live dollar a
cord in this
A ':i rise is ;;pi-eteJ in the Arku'ruas l i'. cr
We have excellent tide-walk-, un both (.ides
of Main street.
It eo-tt ten cents per mile to travel ly stage
in this country.
To each More, workshop, place of business,
house and home, within the city limits of
Wichita a copy of the present number will be
sent for the perusal and crith.-1-in or cBimncn
daiion of the occupant . Within a day or two
thereafter Mr. Fred. A. Sower.-, with whom
nearly all are acquainted, will wait upon and
rettive of each the number of subscription-,
that may be desired. We sineerclj trust that
the paper may meet the expectation of
every citizen of Wichita. JJeing personally
but slightly acquainted with the good people
of our adopted home, and less acquainted with
their affairs', of pours e it becomes a difficult
matter to trc.1t of all the interesting things that
arc or that may be transpiring in our inidt,
or to talk intelligently of such matter as inay
What better evidence can possibly go abroad
than thepe advertising columns to herald the
liberality- ami determined perseverance of
"Wichita business men. The energy an& K
ahead spirit of these people outride every l""
lMsition, ovorcoiiieitvvfry obstacle, and to-day
we have ill the broadest, deepest and richest
valli-y Kan-as can boast, the fairest propit,
the fastest growth, and the most flourishing
town in Southwestern Kansas. Our first ad
vent here dated ceareely a week before we
counted thirteen columns of paying advertise
ments. This, in connection with the fact that
the other paper here has a good patronage,
speaks -Volumes for a public zeal palpitating
with big-hearted enterprise, which, when tein-
of our buines men arc
The Episcopal church contemplate building
the present season.
town at the
Houses are going up in
rate of one per day.
Tiik Eagle is larger than any paper in this
portion of the State.
Merchants here are daily reeei ing and un
packing heavy imoiccs.
The first bird of Spring so far, have been
wild geese, llyingSotitlu
All our city papers will be sent to Mib-cri
bes through the post-office.
Nearly four hundred votes were polled at
our cltv election last week.
Judge W. P. Campbell is holding a term of
Court in Sumner countv this week.
We will soon be prepared to do any and all
kinds of Job Work on short notice.
Many of our citizens arc engaged in the
fin oritc pastime of milking gardens-.
A choice business lot on Main street sold
for tvvclv e hundred dollars, last week.
Tames It. Mead has one of the nicest peach
orchards we have seen In this icinity.
Delano is iniprov ing a cry rapidly and busi
ness is said to be very lively oer there.
The Valley is quitegreen, t he bitiU are swell
ing, ami 'spring-time is eoming, gentle Annie."
Then- are three hundred and twenty houses
in Wichita, and as many more contemplated.
A gentleman of experience and capital will
burn half a million brick here this summer.
lay nearest the hearts and pockets of the , Tered as this is with cool heads and more
patrons of the Eagi.e. But we feel confident , than Chicago nerve, is sure to make auy un
that we are becoming identified with a liberal, dertaking a complete and thorough suece-s.
good and homc-lo ing people. To print a pa- j g0 that Wichita is "built upon a rock' her
perVorthy such a community's support, a pa- J foundation, her brord heads, warm hearts and
per that will be welcomed to eery family and , indomitable pluck". For this beneficence tous
place ofbusines in the city, and to ever' fire-j we promise you a like interest, reciprocal al
side and homestead in the valley, is now our anv and all times, to encourage your business
Highest ambition, and will beourstudicddtity. a,i to aid and support with our utmost power
J lie paper will also be sent to many outside the
county of Sedgwick copies to old friends who
ha c been our readers for year to all such,
and to all others de-iring information of this
country and its growth, we saj send along
j our names and don't forget the 2, the price
of subscription for a yeariTlioe who res
pond promptly may get the complete A olume.
Friends, the matter is left with you.
The Sabbath day is as strictly obsen ed Sun
day as quiet, upon the streets of Wichita, as
in any town of the west. It is remarked by
strangers, w ho, almost unanimously, wonder
and congratulate. Xo dnmkcr.css or street
brawling can be seen or heard atany time, not
withstanding the place is a frontier town not
three years old, containing all the elements,
excepting those of drunkeness and rowdyism,
to be found usually in frontier towns. For
this moral state of affairs much is due the city
go eminent and the wholesome manner in
which it ordinances are administered, as alo,
to the intelligent and moral element that pre
dominates in the society of the place. Xonc
others than members of the police force are
permitted to carry arms. Upon each avenue
leading into the city is a large sign prohibiting
the earning of deadly weapons under penalty
of both line and imprisonment. We can assure
all who contemplate making this live city their
home, immunity fiom all danger, and from
een disagreeable disturbances.
sible, and for this reaion will close out hi,
large stock of superior liquors, cigars, etc., at
actual cost. Mr. McKuight is a gentleman Of
the oiu . "-r.nl. and one with whom it is a
pleasure to .leal. His phce of business is on
Main .-treet, vt r:.l - i".r thecorner of First.
The First Xaticnai lii.c& of Wichita has got
more money in it vaults thsn we ever expect
to be worth,.aud that's saying considerable for
it. By reference to their ad ert Lenient it will
be seen that they are in a condition to trans
act any and all business in their line accorded
to the best banks' in cities. 3lesr. J. C. Fra
ker and James It. Mead, president and vice
president, are men whose sterling integrity
and substantial nionicd worth makes their
place 'an extensive resort for all kinds of bank
The Michigan Ltunljcr Yard of Kullak, Mil
lis&Stem advertise an extensive supply of
The bridge across ChKIiolin creek is a dan
gerous aftair and ought to be repaired at once.
Wichita is on the Osae Tru.t Lands, and
Xot on the Diminished Besenc, ns many sup
pose. The Wichita and Southwestern Railroad
will be completed to this place by the first of
Wichita and Eldorado are the only towns in
this portion of the State that have National
A rain of four days duration has dispelled
all fears of a drouth, from the minds of our
It is predicted that next June, on this valley,
fish will be hunted successfully with a scttel
log and gun.
Full market reports will be found elsewhere,
lint not so full and perfect as we hope to make
them in a short time.
Xotieably prominent among the many new
buildings at preent being erected on Douglas
Aenue is the new hotel on the corner of the
aboc and Water street. It is the property
of William (5 reilfcnsteiii, esq. The house is
50 feet front on the Ai enue and 80 feet on
Water street, three stories high and will cot,
when finished and furnished $i,000.00. The
contractor is F. C. Martsolf, and he is doing
the work in his usual thoiough and finished
stle. Mr. Greiffi'iistein is one of the original
puiprletors or the tenm, Js a man or largH t nj'i"-rii'p Hrtnlwns-mv..ll.
and ability each and every one of your cnter-
i pry-es. We only regret, therefore, in lew of
the liberal spirit for our support, our inability
toghctoeach of our advertising patrons the
individual and separate notice they merit.
i Our local space, however, as is apparent to all,
i is inadequate to meet what our longing is;
besides, the good sense of our buiness men
warrants u in saying that if we did fill our
local space with their notices" it would be
alike damaging to themselves and to u. We
therefore write up herewith a compendium of
each house, beginning with the largest adver
tisers and noticing each briefly for the present,
down to the smallest, considering this about
First vvc. call the attention of our readers to
the advertisement double column of Steele
& Smith, w hose activ e, wide-awake enterprise
I and strict business integrity has already made
' them second to no real estate linn in the State,
and whose bulletins tine their advertisement
is abundant proof of the magnitude of their
Shiss, Beeves & Rouse, another real etatP
firm, are to be credited for a like zeal in all
they undertake in the purchase, sale and
transfer of property. Their frank cordiality
has won them already a w ide-suread reputa
tion and hots of valuable friends.
So likewise is it with the firm of Martin,
Phillip & Co., vviio-e growing reputation, affa
bility and sterling qualities have fixed them
among us as men prominent in their calling.
In another line we find Houghton, Mills &
Co., the Blue Store where is kept one of the
largest, mot fashionable and select stocks of
men's and boys' clothing, gents' furnishing
goods, etc.. west of the Missouri river cities.
They take measures at their store and show
samples of goods, with the latet New York
fashion plates, ami thus can transfigure in two
weeks the long-haired, wild-and-wooly and
hard-to-handle of the frontier into the finished-
all kinds of building material. They are also L latest periodicals, papers and magazines
ue-igners and contractors. This Is one. in a
chain of extensive lumber yards represented
and controlled by an immense capital, and is
one of the establishments of which the peoplu
of Wichita feel justly proud. The Michigan
Lumber Yard is on the cast side of Main street,
south of Douglas avenue.
The City Drug Store is the old reliable and
first, owned and run by our jocular iriVnd
"Japie," alias J. 1'. Allen. He numbers her
119 Main street, is a good fellow and keeps
pure drugs and medicines and is a careful and
experienced compounder and pre eriptionit.
J. E. Price & Co. is another of our oldest
finns and dcerv edly popular. Its large trade
is duo to the marked affability of Mr. Price,
added to his complete knowledge of the busi
ness In which he is engaged. He sounds the
lowest chord in the garnet of prices of articles,
including a big stock of fresh groceries, pro
v isioua, clothing, hats, cap, boot, shoes and
furnishing goods, and purposes at all time
securing and holding a live custom at let-live
prices. His store has been removed to No. 4!)
Main street, west sidevnear First.
In the manufacture of tin and sheet-iron
ware is extensively engaged M. Zimmerly.
Mike i a clever boy, who ha worketl through
the dark and trying early days of Wichita up
to its present prosperity, building with it in
name and trade, until he is known w ell and
favorably as a successful dealer in tinware and
II. J. Beimcrs', Main street, is an aecommo-
phxtontotbe luxurious family carriage, are
live, kicking men, and ki'ow how to run the
J. II. DagnT is the oldest wholosale dealer
in wines, liquors and cigars, as a business, in
this region of country. He is an active, lib
eral nian; and ha host of friends. He pur
poses doing the largest trade in his line wet
of Kansas city the coming season; and he'll
do it, too, if, he sajs so.
C. 1. Emery keeps the solitary meat shop in
Wichita, and does it well and truly when he
can get 'the stock. 3Ir. Emery has made ar
rangements wlercby he will be able to supply
our community henceforth with the choicest
and jaiHest -cuts and steaks.
J. T. Holmes', our kind little po-tmaster, N
keeping a nws depot -and book store in the
postolHcc building, where will be found at all
times, on the arrival of the coach ir cars, the
dating vender of books and stationery, and :v.nn indication of the existi.i
means, and accredited financial ability. In ad
dition to these he has not only woh the envia
ble reputation of being a manor enterprise hut
liberality. No scheme or proposition that ,
promise substantial advancement to the place t
escapes his attention, and no worthy object
goes a begging around where he is. The new
hotel not only evinces his enterprise hut his,
wisdom, aNo, as the ripeness of time will de- j
ontrate. Such men give everything around I
them an impetus that practically
We publish the new Homestead law, on the
outside of this paper. It relates to soldiers
mid sailors of the late war.
Numerous spring showers hav u started all
kinds of egetation into life, so that our prair
io begin to look green again.
Two years ago there was not a house be
tween Tow atida and Wichita. Now there is
one on nearly every quarter section.
AVc are glad to learn that most of the proji
crty holders, arc oppncd to having any more
fhune buildings erected on Main street.
The city election at Newton was a very ex-s-iting
aftair and Ho'ly contested, so much so,
we hear, that it is talked of throwing the mat
ter into court.
Wiihita has a population of about two thou
sand, men, women and children. Counting
the dog we -hould judge that It would fall lit
short of six thousand.
Main street, AVichlta, contains one hundred
and eleven places of business, including three
wholesale establishments, two printing offices,
two banks and two hotels.
J. It. Mead, Vice President of the First Na
tioncl, President tf the Southwestern 11. It.,
etc., has received from hi trading post at Ft.
Sill, over $12,000.00 worth of robes within a
We regret to announce that Al. Shattuek,
the dnver of the coach that runs between this
place and Newton, was jerked from his seat,
on Monday, when some four miles this Mde of
the latter place. He fell directly beneath the
wheels which passed cntirelv across his breast.
He was picked up by the passengers and placed
in the coach which was then driven rapidly
back to Newton. Up to jesterdav noon he
was still alive, but hi vital hav ing been com
pletely crushed mortification had set in and
no hopes were entertained for his recovery.
He had not lot his consciousness and knew
he must die. He has m relations in this coun
try. All winter lomr, every day, including
Sundays, he has regularly gone over the route
each way sj.ty miles, rain or shine, the faith
ful fellow was ev er at his post, ever on time.
But hi trials, and his days and nights of expo
sure are now all forev er past. Lit lis hope
that he is at re.t.
The extensive and rapidlv increasing trade
j of the St. Louis Hardware Store has justified
Shlichtcr & Ilotick in the insertion of a half
column advertisement. The business qualili
, cations of "'the boy.'' ha marked them for
' success, so their dcerved popularity i a part
1 of this. Who cannot deal with them satisfac
torily want no bargains in hardware andfann
The Green Front the "xleiisivc wholesale
guarantees ana retail grocery noitsc oi vv . a. j. nomas v
i Co. claims more spjee than we. cm impar
tially give to it here. But for anv thing ai.d
everything in the grocery and proviKi line
: do not fail to call at tl Krei.i Front before
buying and speak "soni"ting mil Billy."
I Oak Hall Hav s Brother the first exten
sive clothing and gents' ftirnihinu goo N es
tablishment brought to Wichita taud.s out
boldly among the best to-day it: the South
west, either as to magnitude, fair dealing or
1 quality and variety of good. This house
would be a credit to anv city, and i receiving
a justly-deserved paving patronage.
Todd k Itoyal are not second among our
heavy dealer. Their large exp'rience ha
made the sale of groceries and prov iion a
l trade with them, and they boat a wholesale
i and retail business a cxtcnit-c ?r far more
pretentious stores vending the same articles.
, They are clev er gentlemen and make their cus
tomers their linn friend.
But the extent of our varied enterprise is
only touched when we assert that the Agricu'i-
tural Depot of West & Mann i equal to the
largest and best, either in Lawrence or Tope
ka. Their stock embrace.-' even- kind of fann
or garden tool from a Buckeye reaper and
mower down to a plantation hoe. They arc
Douglas Avenue runs at right angle witli
Main street and reaches from the bridge to the
depot, the centre of it being the line of Messrs.
English's. Mead's and (ireiflciistciif additions,
respectively. Great hopes are entertained of
its future as the prospective location for whole- t extensively engaged in the sale of seeds for
sale establishments. Some of the most sub- fann or garden, o vend the tinetexoticortlie
stantial buildings iir-the city arc built upon ' ''iggest and roughest pumpkin, hedge ,'seed,
t Ills AV enue. 1 lie V. S. Land Office l located neai. oai,
' The loafing business is picking up hc-c with
Mr JtTOsnect. fi"fgTiyr ";" -rll'mity nf
djgaaMxit in the ntretls, alrcadyIn good infin
tllc lactation of 'till old swagger, "on the
Kiowa is Hie name of a new town recently
started in Barbour county, on Medicine Lodge
creek. It ha been ropiihed that a five foot
v ein of coal underlies ahirgc portion of that
The i-ix-borsc stage from Newton comes in
lniry loaded vvitl1iomc-sefkers,inoncy-inv est
ers and buincnien seeking location. This
is an eamet of what may be expected so soon
a the ears shall have reached us.
With Wichita as the terminus of a Bailroad
our biiinc.i men will shortly lie able to take
n berth in a Pullman sleepflt at bed-time and
be in Leavenworth, Atchiswi or Kana City
ly breakfast time, ready for business the next
day. -h I
The electiou in Sedgwick lClty resulted, a
We leani from the GuxrtU. k the election of
T. S. Floj d, or Mayor, 0"M, Sherman, W. B.
Chamhcriaiii, N. A. Mathis, tyia. Schafer and
O. Y. Hart, as Councilmen? aid F. T. Morris,
As the surest proof of the"iiitcrpric andlit
erality of the business mcnoCWiehitawc with
pride refer our readers to tlii adv ertising col
umn of the Eagli:, In the ncsion of such
a go-ahead-a-tiv e spirit the Attire of Wichita
Our County Survc or, Wrjjohn A. Sroufe,
Started on Monday for the crosiSng of the Ncn-
neiscah where he has becucmpliyedto survey
rad plat anew town to be caUnftv Clearwater.
Be. r-vni ts the surrounding coiutry as very
dcslrabltv, rii h and tine. ' j
His honor, Judge W. P. Caiipbell passed
through Wicliita vestcrday, nakiiglis a brief
call, lie was on his road to Simmer county
vvherf the spring term of court ikpcns to-mor-row.l
Bepresentativ e of the lftl fraternity
here. Immediately opposite is the new two
story business house of Mr. N. A. English, t: q.,
ex-county Conimiiouer. Mr. E. i political!
a sound democrat, but entertains a good .
grec of charity for every live thing cvn il t
be a Bcdublicaii newspaper. He lives in le
of the finest residences of the place, an' tag
unbounded faith in the future of Wields, irm
ly bcliev ing that he will live to see the day
vVheu there wilt be solid block ttrtniPrilngs all
the way from OliMiolin creek to.the river.
Quite an interesting revival meet ing i now
in progress in this place. It i-au' ion meeting
in which the members of the dlff rent denomi
nations take part and is held .it the Prcb te
rian church. The erv ice- re conducted by
Be vs. J. P. Hanson and J. I . NcIey, assisted
by lay members. Hon I). L. Payne, who at
tended the great revival at Topeka, has been
in attendance, aistii .y ii. the good work. A
i well known to a majority of the people of
Sedgwick county. Cap' lin Payne ha been for
ear past somewhat .did in character, owing,
no doubt, to a life upjn the extreme frontier,
but being a man of noble impulses and posc
ing a wann heart, and. withal, being a earnest
man, hi opportunity for being an instrument
for accomplishing much good i great. The
nightly meetings are growing in interest and
several have taken a religious stand.
:ce are going down, j
Tlf' people of Butler county al
theirpower to secure the FMMi
road. We bcliev e t hey wiH get i
will lit tontmucd on no-; to
the proVer time come. Sedgwick
do her Airt to secure this Uoad.
doing all in
ami that it
The t jntract was let last eumiuerfbr a daily
mail froii Humboldt to 13dora4e, jutd a tri
weekly ioni Eldorado, via TowuitK toliv'lch
ita. Wqarc -of the opinion tbatWc should
Jiave a 4aily mail from Eldorado, wan m pot
office at-Pav ms Baiieh. We aw i&k of the
opinion tlmt daily stage should he fiui from
HumhoNit directly through to th's pUee.
I'pon the second page of this paper wtt be
found an interesting aud valuable artMc upon
the Great Arkau-as Valley, the ,rir- ,tfct
drain it, the water, soil, timber. etL U-to'
a praclicle article, from the pen of MjtlieSiiml
man, and the picture is not overtkavtM lastly
particular, 'flie valuaMc wmtribrtiwil nme
by Mr. Ctyitm'C. HtrtdthniMi, ike ntiftr f
"TUr'MUkmma et Juwun.", . Wu-lfitiTaa-
otlyr MH.fr om MsxrafrMv-fea WhA wta
The Presbvtery of Emporia will hold it reg
ular spring meeting in this city, on Tuesday,
the ISth day of April at 7 1-2 o'clock, p. m.
Thi meeting vv ill be opened with a senium by
the Beverend It. M. Overstreet, of Emporia.
The public are cordially invited to attend these I him.
meetings, especially the evening sessions. On
Frida evening there will be a dicuion on
the quetion: JUtolin, That. the extempora
neous method of preaching i mote efiectual
than the public reading of sermons. On Sat
urday evening the subject of day preaching
vv ill be dicilsed. On the Sabbathxbesidcs the
usual sen ices, there will be a children's meet
ing at S o'clock, p. in., at which several ad
dresses will be deliv ered by the members of
rass ami timothv
Sol. II. Kohn .t Brother are so well and
wideh known to our citizens and the country
above and below as to leave little room for u
to spread oursclf and ay anthing that i not
familiar to .every household. We will say
I what i piobably not fiieraily known, that
Sol. ha just returned iVom the East, where he
ha bought for "cash a large invoice of dry
goods, clothing, boot, shoes, hats, caps, etc.,
1 nnU-ptopofcus 1" bo !!" leaping cltUell in his
j avocation. Success to him.
, ' Alilrlch & Simmons' Chicago Drug Store is
doing the drug trade, ( liieagn style, and their
whole-souled treatment of customers Is "win
ning them a wholesale retail trade. Both men
have won for themselves golden opinions from
i an admiring and itcful public.
, Hills ,t Kramer, corner Main and Second
i streets, are doiiiji a large business Ju their line,
consisting of dry good, notion, boot, shoes,
hats and cap, ilnir motto, "live and let
I liv e." adhered to a it i by tin m. i indicativ c
1 of the liberality of the men, and shows, u a
i consequence, what their sale mutbe. They
' arc daily receiv ing e-teiisive additi lis to their
already large stk. Call and ee, it don't
cost a cent to lock.
The wagon and carriage faito-y of J. B. AI
' haugh has developed into an important branch
' of industry in the last year. Through the cn
I ergy ami mechanical skill of Mr.'Albaugh he
J is already in active competition vv ith Eastern
! manufacturers in l.'ie make-up of carriages,
, buggies and wajoiis. Some of the strongest
i and bet wagons and many of t!'c finest bug
gies seen in our streets have been built bv
He is gctt.ag the preference of our best
keeps besides a large collection of all the latest
and most popular newspapers and periodical,
wallpaper, pictures, picture frames and no
tions. Beside, he will order any work ou
deire at Eastern prices, carriage added.
The Empire IIoue has a reputation already
gone beyond our paper. It is known from
California to New York City, and is ev ery
where esteemed as among the best first-clas
hotels in interior Kansas. The hosts, Messrs.
Blood Ar Lamb, are a host and arc to the manor
One of our mot extensive contractors and
builders is F. C. Martsolf, vvhoe work is
adorning our little city vv ith substantial busi
ness houses ami tasty dwellings. Mr. Jlartsolf
is energetic and experienced, and possesses
the entire confidence of the community. He
is now engaged in erecting the large new hotel
ou Douglas avenue.
Hes & Gctto keep one of the mot neat and
finished family grot cries, as to variety and
quality of stock, we hav e yet come across in
the Wet. They are swinging into a live trade
through flair determination to furnish what
i iiked for in their line and to please dealer.
'o. J)3 Main street, near the comer of Sciomi.
E. F. Bit-liter is engaged in the manufacture
of furniture, mattrcsse, etc., on Main street,
near Douglas avenue. He is poeed of a
thorough knowledge of hi trade, and in every
instance warrants satisfaction. He is trying
to merit by his good work a deciiit shrrc of
our people's; patronage, and we hope ne will
gi. it. Cane chairs reseated. Undertaking
done mi the best styles and onf short notice.
S. A. Sturgi, dealer in family groceries and
provisions, svvimr his sign three doois south
of the First National Bank, same side. He is
a devcr gentleman and strictly a fair dealer,
and we expect to see him gaining in number
of friend and buv ers until his business reaches
a far as he will.
When you desire to have a pir of neat-fitting,
fancy, or heavy boots or -hoc, cither for
men, women or boys made. Wm. Banker's is
the place. Sunp of his work cm be seen r.t
hi shop that reflect credit upon him and pi o
nounce him one of the bet mechanic in hi
calling. Shop two doors below Blue Store.
A well ami favorably know u firm is that of
Schweitzer it I)avidon, extrusive lunib r
dealer, contractors and builders. The aim of
these gentlemen has been to do work in such a
manner as to hav e every job recommend them
to another. Hon-st, faithful, hard worker,
their success is secure.
The name of Trickey Brothers, groccrymen,
has been read in ever- houc, town or coun
try, on paper sack. They are flourishing is
to speak in modification oi their buiuc,aud.
as dealers, evince a knowledge not only in se
lection, but in the manner of handing things,
over their counter. Store two doors below
the Empire House, Main street.
Books and stationery a specialty.
Frank Tully, of the postoflice cigar and to
bacco department, i already in the affections
of the lovers of the weed. He will, as he al
ways ha, try to deserve the patronage of those
loving the best brands by keeping no other
We inv ite the attention of our readers to the
neat directory on the first page for a reference
to our professional men. We can safely re
commend any of them, but would rather be
excused from picking out their individual
merits or entering into high-sounding compli
ments. They will speak for themselves.
Wo will state, in conclusion, that if We have
omitted the name of a single advertiser and
they will make it known at the office we Will
give them a satisfactory notice in our next
The stone business block on the corner of
Douglas av enue aud Main street, has reached
the second story. The building is 80x90 feet,
with iron and glass fronts to the four store
rooms. Messrs. Greiffeiistein and Hobson, the
proprietors, are setting a good example in put
ting their money into such a building, and we
hope to see others take the hint. A portion
of tiie upper story is to be occupied by county
officer aud the rest will be thrown into a large
Wichita supports four large livery stable,
which keep as fine stock and as fashionable
turn-outs qs are seen upon the streets of any
city in the-ktatc. Evervbody buggy rides in
tropolltan ambition of the place we notice a
finely finished plneton upon our streets, hitch
ed to matched ponies and followed by an Eng
lish coicli dog. The establishment belongs to
the enterprising firm of Pearce& Vantillburgh.
Through the courtesy of the President of
the Southwest Branch Bailroad we were per
mitted to see a letter from the General Supt.,
from vv hicli we learn the welcome news that,
track la ing had commenced and will lie pros
ecuted with earnestness until the iron-train
shall come rumbling and shrieking into the
corporation, which will be about the first of
May, when all creation Is coming here on an
Our hii-ino-is men should prepare for a stun
ing Spring and Summer trade to tell the dear
people what they have and how cheap and
good it i; do not depend ou telling it yourself
wholly, nor singing it fiom your store doors.
Far better and sweeter is it, to make the
Eu:u your vendor: it is cheap and searching.
From the Gazttti vv e learn that a steam grist
mill is being built t Sedgwick City, the lrame
of whirii has already been elected. We know
of no better pjint tor such and enterprise than
V.;;hita. From present indication the grain
product of this valley within the next year or
two will siiupiy be enormou?.
'there i little or no doubt that Wichita will
be the important shipping point for the Taxas
cattle trade the coming season. Already nv
eral large herds are being pastured sixty asd
a hundred miles south of u waiting until veg
etation becomes more advanced before ventur
ing this far north.
Settler are pouring in from ihu north and
east homesteader. The great majority cam?
in wagoiiSj.hringing along their aut, Iiore,
fanning Implements and household Ain-iture,
and accompanied by tli-ir families. Home
steaders iire the men who make and dev elope
a new country.
She's all O. K. has been been ujed of old. 1
Foil Sale-A good Fire-roct Safe, at cost.
Inquire of l-tf STKKLK & SitlTH.
O. K. Dining Hall ;s neat and clean.
For frch and sweet, and little money, call at
Black t Mon's, vest side of Main street, near
Douglas avenue. It
Upon y.jur arrival at Wichita stop at the
Southern Hotel. Best, bed, and sets the bet
table in the city. $2 per day. Single meal SO
cents, lodging W) cent. l-tf
Go to' thr O. K. Dining Hall for a double
triangular meal. 1
A huge-checker board, on Main street, marks
the snot w'lerc Blacks Nixon nunoc- nlavinir
A; N. McCh-e are engaged in the real e- i ,. iif,i ,,., i; SI11m..r f m,lti ,
, . , ., r r . . ,1 - ' 1 " -- " ...". ...f ...wi, -
laic ousu.ess, on ,..e lorncr oi jiain sireei anil out jj,,., ahvays H, that ,,yCK ,v, comc
The Wichita Eagi.k will be devoted to
the interests of Wichita. Sedgwick county,
and Southwestern Kansas. Wc will always
be pleased to publish communication oritents
of interest from any portion of the Southwest.
While we shall alwavs be found laboring for
the material prosperity of otir adopted city,
vet vvc will willingly accord to all section a
fair and impartial hearing on all subject per
taining to the public weal. To thi end vvc
inv ite correspondence from all portions of the
Southwest, on all subjects of public or general
The extensive wagon ami carriage works of
M. K. Moer will soon be in active operation.
He design coining in competition with the
Studcbaker wagon and the best eastern make
of buggie and wagons for the south and south
western trade. Mr. Moscr is a good mechan
ic and wit!) an abundance of means and a pow
er of "git up." He w ill give them a tussle for
this trade. Again vv e say, nev er flag in assist
ing and encouraging our home inamifactur
nes, even at a little additional cost. You
make it back; on the other hand your money is
carried ont of the ate.
MrnkulM BsIIrtisinc.ss men should be i-are-AriMtiWolrttfuctthc
side walks with boxes
fttatfed wKli half drawn nail, or greey, looe
lMed WreK It is divagreoabfe for pedes
trate.ofvrhUnercxaiHl maybe the cause
w wsNOa vTwwsa customer, or a new tinner
e in a ar would
ontt-4 stMtAriKfce trail
bltW a rmre houe.
men, and terta nly deserves the patronage
here. Encourage, home manufactures if vou
would ourelf thrive.
The "Bazar.' TO Main treet, L tl e empori
um of fashion for ladies' trimming, and full
dre. The stock of M. M. Emanuel is com
plete hi seler'ions a tatt ful and variou a
vear of experience can make them. 3!r.
Emanuel is courteous and polite, and ha de
tennined to duplicate New York fahiou for
the ladie oi Wichita and surrounding country
and m.ikt A- the popular dre and fancy
goods store of Wichita.
A place mr-h sought b) farmers and garden
er i the reliable seed and agricultural stort
of A. Cook, in the old potofhee building,
where j ou can procure Rochester flower seeds
and all the vegetable seed, clover, timothy
and blue grass, bv the pound or biihcl. Mr.
Cook is also extensively eugag d ill the sale of
agricultural Implement, and keep on hand
farming tool of even dccription or use. He
i also prepared to Miniih on short notice all
kind of ..iifserv- sto-k. The years of experi
ence ot Mr. Cook as a nurseryman and fanuer
make, his place popular with thi cla.
W note with con-Sdettible pleaiirs the firm
of Win. C Woodman t .Son among our first
advertiser. They r.re Well and favorably
known ihtoushcut our community and coun
ty, iKith a bankers an-' merchant. B refer
ence to their advertisements it will In' seen
t!i:it they are abundantly able to sell and re
ceive o- Idjii and exehanzp. The houe ot
Win. C. AV"diiiii fc Son s one of the mot
reliable in Souiheni Kis, .ind both gentle
men are aauodat:nx and imic gained an
The whole -ale liquor tore of McKnight is
doing a rush v trrdtr. His amp!e room avors
of the grape, and h',s stock of imported wines
and liquors ci.Jiraes the bet brands. Mr.
McKnight has in coiijuii-tlon with Js liquor
store a very fina:vk of men's boots, aud la
dies' and bovj.' -.b . Ik contemplate. mak
ing thi in exiK-ivc biisiuo, ? soon s: pev 1
First. Tliey xiuro no liilwr or pain to satisfy
those who call on them to buy, lease, rent or
sell, and have the reputation of being shrewd
and honest dealers.
Mrs. Annie Watson is keeping a fancy store
and doing iahionalile millinery :!1 dressmak
ing, on the east ide of Main street, near the
comer of Second. Sl'e deal in all kind of
dre trimming anil millinery goods; the only
phce in rown where a full line of zephyrs are
kept. Mr. Watson has had years of experi
ence in larger town, and purposes keeping
the bct and chc.ipct. She invites the atten
tion of the ladies of Wichita and vicinity.
Allen t McKillip keep the Bed Front grocery
and provision store, where will be found the
frehest articles in their line. Both arc well
known, as the daily lev ees at their place bear
Saddles, hanic, carriage trimmings and
saddler- hardware has been carried on lor
several years here by that clrer, wide-awake
and liiiilied inech inic, C. M. Garrison whose
business has steadily and surely increased un
til to-day. He has the facilities for turning'
out as much and as good work as any store or
shop of hi calling in the State. Fanners and
others are invited to c.sllou him when wanting
eitner goods or repairing.
Mrs. E. P. Beam keeps a millinery, dress
making and trimming store, near ibe potof
fice. She ha the trade well learned, and
keeps the latest styles of hats ai.d all articles
pertaj.ing to her line. She ha. the best of
milliner and dress-makers in bar employ.
T. II. Conkhn i outlive and jocular ai:
tioneer and commission merchant "Wi1!--
aiai lonmi7 vc'iose friends are legion,
and whom you are compelled to take for twi
te r or for worser if you want somebody to cry
for you, as he i the only cue in thebuincs
here. He I tuadc for it and no one can do it
The Munger Hou-c. in the original town, i
the bower here, aud a paradie for home-like,
quiet stopping. Mr. Munger i alive to the
interest of hi guests and sets a good table aud
keeps clean beus. Wnai more does the trav
eling public demand ? We pau-c for a reply.
The fashionable shoemaker of the lower end
of Main street is conceded to be J. BraiL-ch,
who ha opened u few doors bclvv First Na
tional B-lik. where he intends doing all kind
of wot k in the boot and shoe, way oxs to com
pare favorably with bet in le aud fin:h of
tl.e Eatern cities. Repairing of all kinds.
Mr. Charles Gerard, French tewcler and
goldm.th, on Mm street, oppoite the St.
Louis Hardware Store, is among the best of
his trad He pe:.t year in Pari learnim:
and experimenting, until he i without a supe
rior in the manufacture of auy anO all kinds of
jewelry. The hand-omot pin and rings t ora
in AViciita were made by hira.
In the art tonorial Billy Thoup-cn i t'ie
favorite. AH men acknowledge him a slick
shaver ami hair dresr. He i an old city
barber and keeps ab-ut him cone but the lcst
and mot experienced workmen. llet or cold
hath .i fifty cents, at V Main street.
Pearcc.V Vantillburgh are our I caviest liver-
firm. Tb-y keep outSts that nrpris
evrry new ccmcr on account of thHr "git up"
and stjlc. 1 hey have ev cry tliiij .Vri a lovy
again v ith auh. v
No one ciu,lioa-t of having seen aud tated
Wichita wi o fails to call at the O. K. Dining
ClIKAl', ClIKAl'Ett. ClIlL-VfEsT. Go to J.
W. Giantham's, 123 Main street, Tor family
groceric, p -ovisicis, flour, f ed, etc- Sold at
the lowest cash prices, or cxchangid for coun
try produce. l-lt
Information regarding tin whereabout of
John Glenn wanted by Steele tt Smith. Friends
or acquaintances knowing his present address
will confer a la-ting favor upon him by imme
diately making it known to us.
l-tf Stkkle & Smith.
Wax Hows! Down! Down! Black .t
Nixon, Checkered Front, are selling groceries
and provisions with but little regard to cost. 1
A L1.KX A McKILLIt', Metiers in Groceries,
j.- Provision, Flour and teed. Constantly re
ceiving fresh invoices of (irocerira.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
vVholcsalc and Hctail Dealer in
BOUKBOX A'I UYE
ws: I S IKZIIES
BOOTS AXD SHOES,
AND MAIN, STREETS,
REAL ESTATE AH INSURANCE.
STEELE fe SMITH,
'WTICECI'r., SEDG--WT-C-K: COTTHTrirT, 2SLH.2STSJL&.
OLDEST AND MOST. RELIABLE AGENCY IX SOUTHWEST KANSAS.
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AVc buy and sell Land and Town 'Property, colled BcBtsi pay Taxiv. and
EPB-R.nva: XjJljstd solid for. t-ajxesi
A specialty madeof investing for non-resldcnti.
select for capitalists.
Carefully examine and pemonally
tke Urr awl BratMtack r
HATS, CAPS, AND
:en tub west.
FCfl WHTR SHUTS MiM TO 0RDBL
Broadwaj FuhiaBf DQmUk.
Mranrrt takes ami return luita aue by Kxitcm.
NEW YORK CITY STYLES,
la Wichita, so cheap m tu mirprb tlm bujrr.
Id all ww rartrttr and pattern on hamt or mle -lo
HOUGHTON, MILLS A CO.,
f - The largest and mot varied litt of
AND UNIMPROVED LANDS, STOCK "FARMS
RANCIIOS, WITH TIMBER AND WATER,
Iiit he-Count loo -of-Sodgwickj-MarlonButlcr, Cowley 'and Sumner.
No. 77 Kiin Stmt
ALSO, IMPROVED AXD VSIMPROVCB
BTTSinsnESS -AJSTT3 IESTJDEITT LOTS,
WEST Sc TvT A TST3T,
GARDEN CITY CLIPPER AND
ROCKFORD SKINNER PLOWS,
BUCKEYE AND WOOD'S MOWERS,
IS TIIK CITY;JOF WICHITA,
POE S-A-LE OJR JEEZsTT!
Several Tract- of Land, of five. tTJ and twenty arret carh. near and adtolnlng town,
convenient for residences, and at reasonable price-.
.Convevancinc promptly and correctly done. Abrtrad njntihet to nil prcprty
lioncht in our. office frtc of charpe. Al-o to all lawyer and real estate men tiaing bnlnt
in tetfcrwirk County at rcaonabl rates.
Jsimple rrm in tlt ltxr of toleatr l-irt- i
ram: i mj-iiiii't witli Ot Terr ls,l Oid KBtiy ,
lirl on ami 3tou tijrabrU liye WhltUetaad lra
jKrtrl Ilramlirt aol VVint
Having a di-i-irr to ttu&ffe ror balorjt I will
etTcr great iBdCintBt to tb nVrfocthr nest
sixty dap, olibalinr niT-ir to eU Lcto- 1
jrth or Kanm t- ncrr, fnristit aAArl.
WE HAVE 1 00,000 ACRES QF LAND FOR SALE
h Mr Conxlinr r Stifmet, Smw, Jtar!af(s'tr!3 aJ Vr
Ab bare the w&j t&jmmfi rt of abrtrsda of Wr e-L U hi HrmUk
We are daily trrerriwr Imrfim fai Lm4 tmA Toa Tnptrtr. Toe wmj m 1mA wtat
may wit. bat Ttn twt Bat loMM'raar.
All pwlMSi wUtog to Joe at y t0ltf ftem ft I tttem the mme $tt of
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