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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANLVRY 16, 1873.
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TWO DOLLARS l'K'l YEAR, IN ADVAXCK.
tsntitasi zlzzz -cue zzts ch atpu-atish.
TIIK IlATl'S c liave i-sUbli-luil fur ailvt-r-tisiii-r
villlicnliictlyuilhiTnl li in cvrrv in
stance. 'I licy an as low us clurgeil by majority
f tin- in-r"in flu- Wt-ot, ami as low as any u
Iht funilitliitl on n llrm and Instill-; l-a-ix, uillia
lur-re circulation, will lo luisim-sn. Wc tlimk
liu-uirs-i moil can jri-t vului- ri-t-cli-il liy nilwrli--in-r
with us. MY nsL no one to i.ttroiim-us out of
ttjartty, uii1 tlo not want a 3ii.in'ft money iinli--s
wt- jriirr linn value li-ccivtil. We could easily
till our columns Willi fun-i-m ail-rti'int n1-.
Iiiimliii-;., intciit nicilir'nics, (tc , at less than our
rc-tlar rate. Hut wc Inn. that wo never will he
t-oiiiln-lli-ij to flu mi Nothing ftiKaLs do (W i'U torn
town anil tin cnterjiriM- ol'il citiens its growth
ami 'iros-M-ritv a tin column of the local 'mprr
will tlllfil v.itli hoini ailteitisi-incnts of home
traili ami 1himiu---j. We shall charge all uliLc,
loreiini anil local, anil chilli not ili-viali- from our
estiililili-l rates. o tlinplay tv larger than
1'ira will he iiteil In ttnM column, ami in no cae
will cut, or black ami un-ceuly illustration-, he
utlmitttil intotbii paiier.
l'tisteni Mail (via. Wichita A .--oulhweMern !.
It ' Amies ilaily at 11:10 1. m. DepuiU ilaily at
3:X a. m.
Kureka, I'Morailo ami .n;-iistii Arrives 3Ion
Ihs, Weiliienlajsaiiil Krlilajs at r, r. m. !
liarts Tuesd'aj , Tlnirmlavs ami Satunlajs at fl
Arkann City (via Wintlelil, Dou-rlai ami Au
mista) Arrivrs ilaily at 0 l. M. Intuitu ilaily at
d a. M
Wllinston Arrives daily at C r. M. Dearti
daily at 7 a si
Alknn-Hi lilyfij I.ittlitowu, Nenneiscah, Ox
ford anil I'l !'auj -Airht 'I Heil i, 1 hursilaji
and alurllali at i I. M. l)epnrt-i DIondas,
Wediiesilrt8and Kriilai at fi a M
Calilwlf fia t'hiuiiska, 'elliii';1oii ami Ilelle
I'laine) An lira Tm-wlaj, Thurmhn, mid Sat
nnlava at G I, m. leiaits MoudaB, Wednesdays
mid Priilat at u a. m
alina (ia Seilgwick ami Ncuton) Arrie-j
.-atuiila ut'.l.tj i. i. l)i parts -aturday at 3.uT
Sumner t'itv A Trues Tuesibu n, Thursdajaand
Saturdj-., at 1 l. it. Departs Moiidaxs, Wednco
daciaml l'riilaHiit 1 i. m.
Oindon and Wellingtou -Arrie Tuesilays and
i'l Ida-, d. I)ei.u1n W diifsd:is and saturdai.
Drv" Cri-ek, Clarion and Clear Water Arrive
and depart Wedlii Mlas, onceaweik.
On and allerdate the o-tnlllcc will be oien for
the deliery of li tiers and the sale of slump lroin
7!, a. M. to"7!, p. M.
ilereaflei the ollice w ill be open on Sunday from
& to 111 A. M.
Mails iioinir east and south close prompt at 7
r. m. .1 T. II.ii.vks, 1-. Jl.
Klrst I'resbjterian ("hiirch I. I' IIaiiskn, pas
tor. Serica-s in Kairlc Hall eerr Sabbath at 11
o'clock a m and 7t I. i
M. K I liurrli .r. I .Nn-m , jiastor. Senicen
eerj .sabbath at lu't iclock a. m. bud 7 J. 24.
l'rajor iiieetiiifoii Wednesday eenin:.
.JihIkc 'Iliirtccnlli Judicial District W. I".
lloanlot County Commissioners N. T. Caki-kn-Ti.it,
1 A Nl ixtv, S-HL II. Koiin, C'liainnaii.
Couutv Treasiner . .?niisos
ColllltV Clelk Klll.ll M IIATTM.lt.
Miei ill Iihin .Ml.ai.lli it.
Clerk llisfilct Court !. W. lti.K r.s.
rnibnte.Ii'ilzi' W.M C I.iTri.i..
Miieiinteuilei:t l'lihlic Iiistructiuii A. Kmi.i:
ijov Kesister of Deeds .Ions M Ivoit.
iimt Attornej II t -Lfss.
oiiutv Mtri-tor 'loitN A. MtoriE.
JIaior li 11. A 1. 1. I.N.
l"ollce .Illd'-e .1 -M. AthihiI).
i'ity Tieasiiivi CiiAiiLi.s A. 1'iilLLir.
Marshal M M)".Ai;nnt.
i it Attorna) Wi IIm.hwix.
'it )"liil t.ho . Ill.M(V.
.Iiisliccs of the I'eaci A 1:miiiiiv,
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I..iwIhLIi. Q l OlIUI-ItT III 11
4III11CII C I1SI IIUIII I'll. ,,!.-, 11.1111. 1
SrlIAlTM.il Second Ward .Ias. A li. i.Nsuv
lUll.n. Tliinl WardI M. Maiiti.
A.. I I.AMiiitr. Koiirlh Ward J. C. l'ltAhLii
J m smith.
Ituaid or Kdiication Kirst Ward X. A I:m;
i.s, Ni.isos M(i.i-s second Waul K. 1
" AlKitMAV, W C. Woiiimn Thiid Wai.l
C. W. Iti.KM.s, It. s. Wi.sT. Kuurlli Ward A
II. Kauiii-jO., Kr.i:i. A siiwkus
Council Kind W ard Dit. Ow i.
K A. A. M Miets on the llrst audthiid
Miinda8 of each month
II. S. Sits-t, W. M.
OOD 'IKMI'I.Air Meit at Masonic. Hall
I Knda) night of each weik.
t. n. cAuiniiL., ) . .. i.
UNION SAItltATII --ClIOOI..
Me tx eer -sabbath, at the l'resli) tern Church,
at ti-t o'clm'k a i.
r. s. lanii orrifi:.
MAIN s'll!i:irr, next door to !reeii l'ront
U s. .Iknmns, lli-cister: .1 C. IIi.iihi.ui.
i:-reier. Ollice hours lloin 'J to 12 a. m and
tiom 1 to.1 r. i.
.1. m. iiai.di:i:sion,
TTOI!Ni:Y-AT-I..W, Wichita, Seditwick
count) , Kansas apj-ly
li. c. SLfss. jas. h. mm.
Sl.CSsi .V DYlitt,
noUNi:Ys-AT-I.AW, Wichita, Kansas.
nOHSi:Y-AT-I.AY, Wiclilla, Kansai.
.1 V I.AITCK,
ATTOKNr.Y-AT-l.AW, llrt door ninth of IT.
s Laud Ollice, Main street, Wichita, Ka.
spicial attention pwn to all kinds of business
connected with the V S. Ijuul Ollice. 15-tf
W. H. KNAPP,
TTOHNi:V-AT-I.AW, Land A Rent and No-
tat) t'ublic, OMottl, liansa-i. ni)4-iy
STANLEY A KIRKPATRICK,
W" K STM.iV. W" II hlltMTUIC-K
A TIOKMIY's AT LAW. Wichita, Kansas
J Will practice in all the courts of the state
and In the rnitiil states laind tllllce .'7-lf
TIOKXKV-AT-I.AW, Wichita, SiiIrwIcV
coiuilv , ivansart.
U. F. PARSONS,
))rX-i:i.)U AMI ATlOlt.NXV-AT-l.AW,
DR. W. L, DOYLE,
i;XTsT )tllceJiiosite the -Hiitalilc photo-
DIIS. OWENS MEDLIN,
PHYSICIAN'S AND M'lMII'OXS Strict atten
tion to Imniness ami rliarpe na-onahle.
unlet-Main Muct, Wu-luta. hen. il-ly
OATLEY A STREET,
PHYSICIAN'S AN'l) st'KCKOX-s All calls
lilt nt their nniee, or IIiU'a Dnijf More, will
1m promptly attended to.
Ullice corner .Main and 2nd streets Sl-tf
DR. C. E. FISHER,
(Dr IniR-ilorf A Ki-her )
T f OMKOPAIHIC l'lnslCIA-V and Sni-jrion.
I otlice opiM-ite imstoniee, vv icniia, Kan-as
:il calls proniptl) ohevt-d inith nifiht anil
dii a .1 i.t)N:-Doi:r,
TNl-NTIST UKKICK N'o Tti Main i-tree
1 Wichita, Kansas He in prepared to rl.ini
11 operations on the teeth in the nio-t jn-rfec
TtS JIain i-treet
niierations on the teetli In tlie nio-t iK-rtect
maimer. Teeth in-rrlnl, from a siiiRle tooth to
lull sel, ami warrann u uoh-jiu
ALLEN dl FABRIQUE,
K. 11 Al.l.t.S, M p A. It. KAHKIOIE, M. D.
PHYSICIANS ANT) Sl'ltGKU.NS. Oltiee at J
I Allen's ilrujr More, Main s-ti-eet, W ictiita
II(OK AXll STATIONKHY.
J T. HOLMES,
PRAI.l'lt IN" HOOK-. T 1 IUX:itY, wrai
liiiiic .iier. tw Ine. pel iotlic.il, etc. , jiost-of-liuiiilliiir.
TJ Allt HKKi:i: VII kinds of halrdres.lnj
1 1 done on the -.hurlt t notice and in the latt-s
tittle Itooins on Main .trct, tipplte 31 rn Wat'
pou'a milliner Mio
SHAVING SALOONS. I
BAItltKIt AND IIAtC-UKK--III! f-liavine.
ll-iir-ciltllne and drr-iiis tliiiir in the latest
Klvleof art. Ilatln, hot or cold, S0its. No. 75
Main Mrcct, AVichita
i.im.K iiiiown Jtrt:
ICKI). HOT, OUIOMJITTIIKTATK. None
but the purest liquors kept Malt- soft. teet
and rreamr (apl!-m) C K fK.
5i3&&X$g?i2yts' - -T A'
QUANTITY AND QUALITY.
r"KYsr)NK lHrTL'ltANT. Kv,
rcleaii ami neat. .Mral-i at all hour, j
liurt notice. No 31 Main street, Wichit.
put u)i on
a-tf VANCK A lL'I'NI'AUtJII.
MRS. M. McADAMS,
TILLIXKItY AXIIHIK-S.MAKIN. Dealer
1V in Kur.cv (joinU t Tin latit -jtvlcit rcctiveil
as noon a- out. Wichita, Kansas.
MRS. ANNIE WATSON,
MII.I.lNKi:, ami dealer in fancy jfiiiyli ami
7eihrs. e- on hauil a lare ami wi II
electeil stink of lullliherr ;iol-j of the latest
stjles. I'.ist fciiic Main -.fleet, near '."ml, Wich
OLDHAM A GEORGE,
KltCIIANT TAII.OUS and deilers in ;ents'
iiiruishini; oihIs, llatu, Caps, etc., o.
Xt Main stxet, Widiita, Kansas.
G. W REEVES,
(Clirk of the District Court)
KAL KSTATi:, IN-L'VANCKniiilCollectiiiR
A"ent, Wichita. Kansas Collections made
taxes paid. All biisinesD entrusted to mv
care will lecciic piornpt attention Jl-tf
NO. 113 MAIN STREET.
Authorized Capital, - - $250,000
Capital Paid In and Surplus, - - 72,000
WM. ni.'I'IKKl'NMKIX, W. IIKniA",
.1. K. MI:aD, A. II. (.0--3AltD,
J. C. KUAKUI!..
.1. C. KUAKKlt
.1. It. MKAD
A. JI. COs-jAUI)
Will do a ieneial hankin;-; business. GOLD
AND SII.VKIt, KOKl'H.N AND KA-I KUN L.V
CIIANCK ItOCfilir AM) SOLD. Will Imv ami
sill COUNTY sCItU' and other local -acuulit-s.
Intcral allowed on lime deposits.
Cullectioux promptly attended to.
Jtercnuc Stumps for bale.
ssessin-: amjile lacilities for tin- ailvnutaeous
conduct ol our business, we pioiuise to all our
llstolllera the most fuorable ratio mitt the
piomptest attention. 1-ly
DOUGLAS AVENUE HOUSE,
BLOOD & COX, Proprietors,
WICHITA, - - KANSAS.
This is a large lhm-tnrj honse, jitst completed
ami nculv furnislieil tiiroiibotit. It is tlie
Best and Most Complete House
luSontltvvi stern Kansas, and the
ONLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL
IN THE TOWN.
lCrstitprs for Atclii-Mm, Tojifku A Santa Vv
lC.itfiit.Kl, nml nil points-, in tml!iuttiTii ICau-'ii,
iitiue t ami 4lcurt Inm llii. Iioiim ilaily 1-ly
-Vo. 'J-2 Mm it Street.,
WICHITA, .... KANSAS.
Xet tojlills A KrninriV'Dry (iiiod-i Store.
COltOKinO .f- CO.. VroprUtort.
J37"):iv Hoard, $.1 00 per week ; hoard and
Free Hits to and from the ear-.
Cower Kansas Ave. and Hailroad St.,
McMI'l'KIX & SON, Prop-..
XOKTII TOFEKA, KANSAS.
Ij-Free 'Ilns to and Irom the City."C2
JJOIT'O? I-6EA.I3 TIE-US
SADDLES AND EAENESS
CHEAFEU THAN EVEIS!
. C. M. GARRISON,
JIanufacturcr of and Ut-altM in
1 HARNESS, SADDLERY,
COLLARS, PLASTERING HAIR, HIDES,
FUIIS. WOOL ANH TALLOW, &c.
I 87 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas,
Where I vv ill keep cimtantl on hand a cood as--toitnientol
ailillei, Dratt a'nd Carria-re llarne-s,
Collar, Whips, mid every article ttclonciii'r to
the trade, vvlnch 1 will M'll'atthewrv low e?t rates
for cah, tir exchaiipe for jrret nbacks, trea.-urv
notes or fractional currency 1 am al-o prepared
to do all kind- of carriage trimming in tiliort or
der Kcpairi- jnnititly attemleil to for half rash
In hand, the balance iii twtnt jears time, with
X II Hear in mind I w ill not be undersold
All work w arrantcd to -uit the piircha-ser I'lea-se
call and examine mv rood.
1-ly F7 Main rtrrrt. Wichita, Kansas.
I take this inean to infirm my old patrons and
friends of Central, ,iithein and .-onthwe-tern
Kansas that we are s-till on the "war path" and
arc I'repare-i to fnrni-h any and eerv thim; In
our line as cheap tle cheMet Our Mock is
And wnrranteil as pmd a Is in the market. 1
have rt-ceutl lk'Uj-ht out
In (he vicinity of Topeka,
Which adds much to my facilities is niakln-: up
Are acknowleilRt-il to be the be-t In the state
1) 11 N'ewton, J Ahl-ott, James -sanilti-s
and J. L. Clark, peueral cauvavsinp ajvnUs for
KKKt.ISKNCK Tbr hunilrd who hate bought
"u- iued-:wlck and ailjoinin-rcountin-.
I"). It. KII.noUHX. Prop.
A 'WINTER SCENE.
BY HICHAM) HUNT sTOODAKD.
It is a morn in winter.
The air i white with snow;
Anil on tliu cliinar branches
Jasmines .seem to grow.
The furrowed licMs and hill-tops
With icy trea-tires liine.
Like sciles of silierti-hcs,
Or jew el in a mine.
The hitter wind lias banMied
The silent tjirIittnMl,
And the ro-e, like some coy maiden,
Is tnutlled in a eil.
Its silver tons of summer
No more the fountain sings,
And frozen are the livers
That fed the hath of kin-r-j !
"o flower sirls m the market,
For flower-i are out of (late ;
And tin keepers of the rose
Jlae shut the garden gate.
No happy guests are drinking,
Their goblets crowned with vine,
Kor gone are alt the merchants
That sold the tneiry wine 1
And gone the dancing women,
Ilclore the winds and snows;
Their slimmer souls hae followed
The nightingale and rose!
THE MAIDEN'S DREAM.
A rutic maid sat on the hay,
Under an apple tree;
And softly the song of the summer day
Chimed with the reverie.
The music oftlie mower's scythe,
The cricket on the wall,
The bird ong. ever sweet and blythc,
lircathud through her musing.
'Oh! would I were lady fair,
In a castle by the sea !
And I'd sit and dream the livelong day,
While the waves Would sing to inc.
"I'd dream that a fairy skiff should land
'Neath my castle by the ea.
To bear me airav lroin the golden strand
.My lordly knight and me.
"To a palace grand on another shore
We'd go mv knight ami I
And we'd he happy loreveriuore:
While the hourioflilc flew by."
So the maiden dreamed, hut dreamed aloud
A stalwart mower heard
As he Mopped to watch the pa-sing cloud.
And lie answered this hold word :
'Play, then Hut the breeze in these grand old
Is the murmur of the sea.
And faith, thou art a maiden fair
As any queen could he.
"Play I'm the knight, for I love thee well
As any knight cm do ;
Aim I'd" lie to thee no tongue can tell
A brave, and good, and true.
"There an blushes bright on each fair check;
Do they hid me Mop my tale.
Or. shall'l tell of a cottage meek
'Neath an elm tree grand and hale."
The maiden blushed at her dreams agone.
Itut said nor tried to sigh
"Together and ever we'll happv be,
While the hours of life lilt lij.'
She cared no more for the castle grand,
The silv i r w .iv abov e ;
The maid had found her heart's demand
In the vcom.m's honest love.
Coiiesponilenre Tnpeka CouiinouvTealth.
The pnninu if t lit oulliwt-ttrn
lintiuli ol l he A.. T. & S. F. road, the
initial point of the Tcxa- rattlo trade,
ami at present the ehiel point on the
line in the outhvve-t, is Wichita, oth
erwise knovvp a- the town of "Dutch
Mill:" or it--that lainott individual is
known outs-ide the eircle of his irrev
erent familiar-. Win. CreilVeu-Iein.
The eity of Wichita, -carcely three
year-- old. hut t-oti tuiiiinr a poiulalion
of:l,(00, i- -iluatcd at the mouth of the
Little Arkaii-a. river, where that
it ream lion- into the larjrer one of the
,-ame tuitiie. The location of a town at
that place vv:w not fortuitous, a the
,'eojrraphical litnes- of the point
i- apparent, hut the lirM settlement
there, contntry to the rule, was not
with the v iew to make a tow n, or pec
ulate in town lot-, ll had always
been a point of rende.vou- for tradiii":
and iVeijrlilliijr iiarlie-, hut no -ettle-inent,
either temporary or permanent,
hail been made until 18G7. when Commotion-
E. II. Out-fee, of the north
western fur and transportation compa
ny, anil Luke Lelhero, Martcd an In
dian outlittiujr post on the ile of the
pre-ent fit of Wichita, in December,
of that year. The structure- for the
purpose were of the rude-t character,
lieinjr picket houses with dirt roofs.
While there was nothing in thi- that
betokened the founding of a town, the
nece-s'tiies of the trading po-t formed
a nucleus of it -ettlement, and ptve a
siirance that when the country once
bewail to settle up, the town builders
would gravitali to tlii point.
The tir.-l on the rroiiml who con
cluded to make the ueihborhood their
home and .'row up with the country
were 11. W. Viiru-, Dr. Llevvellv n,aiu
uel Fit7rerald, Timothy Mcajrhcr, P.
C. Hubbard. .Mr. Kullopjr. Col. .Unties
15. Mead. -Mes-r-. Bancroft. Ilonier,
Mtinirerand Col. Lawrence, and the
frontier diameter. Win. Creiirenstein.
The last mentioned, who had been a
trailer anionjr the wild tribes of the
plains for ears, bought out .Mr. Dup
let, and -tjirted a trading station on
the tild military road that ran through
the place on to the town ol Abilene.
Thi-was in the sprinir C lf-70. .Iu-t
jireviotts to this there had been smli
eient settlement jilonj; the Arkansas
and Nenne-cab river-to entitle Sedg
wich county to an organii-ed otlicial
exi-tence, which it accordingly as
sumed. About this lime Messrs. Mead. Hor
ner, Lawrence and Munger conceived
the idea that the place for the town,
if one was to be -tarted. wa- -une dis
tance above the trading post, so thev
proceeded to sell parcels of land with
out any regular Mirvey or organization
as a town company. This was a hint
to Mr. (ireiU'en-teiii. who immediately
laid out a half -ection of land into tovvii
lots, organized him-elf into a town
company, and proclaimed himself to
be the "only original Jacob" of the
town of Wichita.
A LIItEItAI, l'OMCY.
Here. then, were two militant ele
ments to keel-l.aul the casual and In
dillerent -cttler who came to a-sist in
the btiildini; of the town. On the -3d
of April, 1J-70. Mr. Grciflenstcin built
the tirst hou-e in his town, and to
tho-e who would follow his example
he made the nio-t liberal oilers in town
lots. Hi- theory wa-, and it is the only
sen-ible one in thi- trade of town
building, that if. by giving away seven-eighths
of hi- iuici'tM. he could get
one-half of what be gave away im
proved, the remaining eighth would be
a small fortune to him. This policy
has its merits atte-tcd in a well built !
and prospertiu- little citv of 900 hou-e-.
containing S.C-vO people. "all done in le
than three year-.
"Wichita was early identiticd with
the Texas cattle interest, which i- be
coming, if it has not alreadv become,
the mo-t important commercial attrib
ute of the Southwest. It was one of
the principal points for the exchange
oftlie Texa- cattle before the A., T. vt
S. F. railroad had been extended there.
It wa the tir-t point in-ide of Kansas
on the "cattle trail.' the territory ex
empt from tins Spani-h Fever "law.
Cattle were driven front Texa to
Wichita bv drovers, and then. for. the :
moet part, purchased by shippers 'and
drivcu to Abilene or "NY-vvton. wJicre
the A., T. & S. F. road reached the
latter point. Larjre numbers of cattle
were driven by other routes to AM -
letic, or sonic point on the K. P. route.
It was the object of the Kansas Pacific,
a we have before seen, before the At-
chi-on, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
reached the 6th principal meridian at
Newton, in 1871. from which point its
heavy cattle shipments were made
during that year. Wichita felt that it
was rcograpiiicaiiy entitled to inc
trade in long-horn-, ami it began the
agitation for the extension of the A..
T. & S. F. roail from Newton, a dis
tance of twenty-seven mile'. A local
organization of a railroad company
WICHITA AND SOUTIIWKSTKItN,
waii effected. Sedgwick county voted
"200,000 in bonds and the road was
built, reaching Wichita in May, 1S7'J.
This gave the town such an impetus as
no other town in the state ever had,
and it went ahead rapidly, the most of
its important improvements having
been began anil completed la-.t year.
The road was built by and became a
part oftlie line of the Atchison, Tope
ka and Santa Fe road, it- Southwest
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By the above statement it will be
seen that almost two-thirds of the en
tire cattle shipments of the road arc
from Wichita, anil all the shipments,
in fart, ol cattle driven through from
Texas during la-t -season. The busi-
-, from the other points on the line
was in cattle wintered in Kansas in
the neighborhood of the respective sta-
The long-horn i-
m animal that, like
tlie mule, posses-es unappreciated vir
tues, and comes in for a deal of whole
sale ybu-e that i- not its due. All
things con-idered the Texas steer is a
"horn ol" plenty" in more senses than
one to the state of Kansas, and especi
ally in the Southwest it would be high
ly disastrous to aboli-h him. Hi-naturally
untamable nature is again-t
him, and he does not take on fat as
ranidlv as a dome-tic beast, l'ut on a
regimen of the rich pa-turage of the
Arkansas and the Walnut, with little
or no expense to Ime owner, be -non is
capable of being cut up into nourish
ing steaks and cutlets, and i- almost as
worlhv of grace before meat as his
short-horn. Certain it
congener, tie ,
IS III I illl in
purchased, when the sun would alino-t
shine through him. and he i-, apart
from bis horns, a hardly perceptible
entity, for from one to two cent- a
pound, and after a thorough course of
grazing, and his avoirdupoi- i- almo-t
doubled, he will sell readily for from
three to four cent-. The home-tender,
whose lit'st crop is -od-coru, which lie
can sell but for a tritle. w ho-e means
arc limited and who-e expen-es are
larire. would liuil living' alino-t impos
sible if he could not purcha-e long
horns for a song and -ell them in the
spring lor good round ligure-. The
cattle bu-iness ha-, within a few year-,
grown to immeu-e proportion-, and
there could not have been le thai1
three hundred and lifiy thou-and he.m
shipped out of the -tate during the la-t
year; the shipment- ol the A.. T. .t S
F. road alone being over one hundred
thousand for the entire year. At an
average price of twenty dollar- per
head, this would amount to "-7.0o0.1m.
a very neat little trade for a young
state in a -ingle item. With it- two-third-
share of thi- bu-ine Wichita
ha tin assured commercial importance
superior to anv town in the Solithwe-t.
Hut whether "or not it retains all or
any part of it. the town- pro-peril v I
tnade certain by its location at the con
vergence of two valley-, and the -tire
and rapid increa-e of the -cttlonicnt
and consequent agricultural wealth of
county ok .si:ixswiric.
Sedgwick county, before the forma
tion of Harvey, wa- the large-t organ
ized county in the -tate. Although for
that purpo-e it has been despoiled of
i:i'J Mpiaie mile-, it -till contain- 7S1,
'280 acre- of land, not one-third of
which i- -ettled upon or under cultiva
tion. The total a e nl valuation of
per-onal and real property in M'tlg
wiek couutv i- l,.")s0.7yy. The char
acter of the soil of Sedgw ick county,
a- we -hal! -how in a sub-eipient arti
cle, is very superior. It ha- a large
proportion of tit -t and second bottom,
and it-upland-, for the cultivation of
small grains and for pa-turage, cannot
be excelled. The Arkan-a- river bi--ects
the couutv diagonally, from the
extreme northwe-tern corner to the
-oiitbea-tern. The Little Arkansas
come- in on the north in two brnnche
t hat join in one -tream about live mile
from the northern line of the couutv
that (low- into the Arkan-a- at Wichi
ta, ju-t ea-t of the center tif the coun
ty. The Nenne-cab runs almost paral
lel with the Arkan-a, about -even
mile-we. t. and elliptic- into the Ar-kau-a-
below the Southern boundary
of the county. Tin tributarie- of all
these stream- complete a water -ystetn
that make Sedgwick a peculiarly de
sirable agricultural county. There an
now in the county over S.000 inhabit
ants, which -eeins an almost incredible
increae within three years.
THE HfSINI-S OK WICHITA.
First Wichita ha the bulk of the
Texa- cattle trade, which, during the
coming year, will not fall far -hort of
10,-J.O"X) in gros- -uui, and failing
that, -he po es-e- a line, fallow agri
cultural country, which, a- it -ettle-and
is developed, will incrca-e the
wealth and importance of the town
front year to year in a growth that
hall be permanent and inalietiablv her
!.. i ..ti i" i -. ..
own. inn, aoovc all, "A iclnta t- en
riched in the po e ion of citizen- of
per-i-tence. laith and thenio-t liberal
public spirited view- a- to the tnea
tire- nqui-ite to build up a town: Mr.
(reifTeustein, Mr. J. M. uele. Mr.
Engli'li. Mr. Mead. Mr Munger and
many other like them, who labor for
the town without any hope of immedi
ate return. mid w ho are content to pro
ject their per-onal end- far into the fu
ture, until they are a tired that Wich
ita can -land alone, and that settlement
will gravitate thitherward without
their aid. The following are among
the most prominent bu-iness linn- of
I Groceries. Caldwell .t Tittsworth,
Todd & Iloval, Wheeler & Co., .Martin- I
son & Co., Hills & Cramer, Y. A. j
I Thomas, Tricky Bros., A. J. Cook, i
1 Hess & Getto. C-JI. Carri-on, Hobbi I
& l'ittenger, Allen & McKiliip, W. C. j
Woodman, James II. Dlack.
Dry Goods. J. Karatofsky, Bra--- '
field ic McKee.. I. Nixon, M. M.Kinauu- j
! el, Hills & Kramer, W. C. Woodman.
t Jacks & Co., Hays Bros., Houghton,
Mill. & Co. " j
I Wholesale Liquors. V. W. Clark. J.
n. Dagner, ai. i-echeimer, bcliattnefiV
Jlnrdware. Schlichter & Ru ;-,
Brockett & Co., West & Mann, M.
Drii'fs. George Matthews & Co.,
i Aldrieh & Brown, C. W. Hill, J. P. Al
len. Jfunicss and Saddlery. -Powell &
Kii-liants. C. -M. tiuriToii.
First Xational Hank: J. C. F raker, f
president : A. II. Gossan!, cashier.,
i Wichita Saving. Bank, A. M. Clark.
president; A. A. Hyde, cashier. j
TIIK IIKIDRK OVKIt TIIK AKICAXSAS. j
j The travel front Sumner county to '
the Indian territory and Texa had to
i cross the Arkansas river to reach j
Wichita, and one of the earliest and j
mot immediate wants that pre-ented
itself va-a large and permanent bridge
acro-s the river at thi- point. Accord- ,
ingly a bridire company was organ- j
ized", with William Greifl"entein a
president, and J. M. Steele, secretary. '
whose capital stock wa--S:W.000.diviiled
into -ix hundred shares of ."..'(J each.
The bridge contract wa let and the
work begun la-t winter, and it was j
opened on the 11th of June, 1872. It i-
a'liakcr trtibS bridge, 1,000 feet long,
and composed of ten spans of 100 feet
each. It is placed on stone abutments
and iron piers re-ting upon piles tlriv
' en twenty feet into the bed of the'
I river, ami has been Mibjecled to the j
1 extrcmest tests ol" which a wagon '
bridge is capable. It co-t, when com-
1 pleted, $-30,000, and the receipts for ,
toll from the lltli of June to the 1st of
December were upwards of: $10,000. It
I is a most profitable investment, and (
the stockholders are confident wilt
more than pay lor itselt the coming I
William Greilleiistein early came to j
the conclusion that a large, "well-kept
hotel had more weight in determining
a casual visitor's estimate of the town
than an thing else. It i. ever a thing
first anil f most earnestly desired bv the
' fathers of new towns, that the attrac- i
tions of their locality tnav be enhanced
and its ruggednes. tona!-rttHU)A:Jie
i erection of a gooi hotel. But few have
the strength ol laitn nece-sarv to the
! outlavol litteen or twentv. or perhap-
thirtv thousand dollars not to men-
tiou the pos-ession of uch amount j
for this purpose. The .Empire hotel, h
good-siz.ed house, was inadequate to
the growing demands of the town, si
5Ir. ('reiU'rnsteiii erected the Doujrlas ,
Avenue, a three-story frame, well fur- '
ni-hed. and adiuiraiily kept by .Mr.
Morgan Cox. The Empire house, the. i
Southern hotel, Munger hou-e and the
Daly hou-e amply -upply the present
needs of Wichita in this particular.
Mr. J. M. Steele, who has represent-
ed Sedgwick county in the legislature, i
i- one of the largest real estate dealers
n the Southwest. He is the fortunate i
,)Wlwr ( :l complete
set of ab-tract
books, takes three solid column- for his
weekly advertising in the local paper-,
and is one ol tlie lather- ot iclnta.
and one of the most liberal patron.- of i
Martin, Phillip & Par-on-, W. N.
McClee-. and C. F. Gilbert are aiming
the ino-t prominent owners of and
dealers in real e-tatc in the city.
The lumber trade of Wichita i- one '
of it- most important interests, and the ,
principal dealer- in it Me r-. McClun:
,c Co.. rshellabarger & Ledigh. Hugo
Kullak it Co., Schweiier & David-on
and C. F. Pierce & Co. j
STOCK YARDS. '
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe siock yard- cover ten acre of
ground in the -outberil part of the
town ju-t -outh of the depot.
Frequently during the height of the
shipping sea-on they are filled to their
orist ;.iii,i,. i
Me rs. Cather & McKee have erect
ed and have in actjveoperation a three
slorv gri-t and llnuriin; mill with four
run-of -tone-, which goes far toward ,
supplying the local demand. '
I.AVD OKKICK. ,
Every one in Kansas will remember
the rather uuplotant little ronte-t be
tween Ailgu-tn and Eldorado, in Itiit
ler county, for the po t ion of the
L'nited Mate- land ollice of that dis
trict, and how Wichita, a- in the fable
of the clow n- and the oyster, stepped
in and -wallowed the tnor-el. giving
each of the coiite-tant a -hell. The ,
land ollice i nece-sarily a fugitive in
stitution, and may ta'm its leave oftlie i
whim of any politician, and will le
main at farthc-t only till the country
roundabout i- settled up. Hut it is a '
teeder to the re-crvoir of Wichita1,
pro-perity, which, when once full, the
laud ollice may go where it will, with
out -pecial regret. It aid- local blisi
ne . add- to the importance of the
town, and brings in money. .1. C. Ked
lield is receiver of the land ollice -at
Wichita, ami Col. W. S. Jeukiu
(tonrterly of Leavenworth), register.
Wichita is the starting point for the
stage routes to Augu-ta. Ilutler coun
ty : Wintield. Cowley county: Itelle
Plain. Oxford. Sunnier county: and
Arkan-a- City. Cowley county. AIo
to the Chevenue, and Arrapahoe. ami
Wichita and Caddo Indian agencie-.
Willi all the-- point- it has a local
trade that i- of constantly enhancing
THE TEXAS MEN". i
The Texa men have heretofore had ;
but very little intere-t in Kan.i '
towns, except by rca-on of their eligi
bility as shipping point. The princi
pal point of -hipiucnt on the A., 1. S:
S. F. road in 1371. as we have see. ,
was Newton: on the K. P. Abilene. '
Last vear the Iv. P. rallle trade center
ed at Eli-worth, and that ofthe A.. T.
&S. V. at Wichita. Wichita fetn- to
poe-s a qualitv of jM-rmanence.-is.-i cat
tle -hipping point that neither Rmer
Spring-. Abilene or EH-worth had in
their dav: for the-e Texa- men (not ,
that desperate, irre-pon-iblccla v.'ho
have made the name of Newton -o no-
triou-. but the owner- and -hippcr-)
i .. -.-.. .i !.'.:
have iiiauv of them concluded toiuve-1
largely in Wichita, ami "take -tuck"
in it- pro-pvet-. A iiuhiIht of thsni '
have built -ub-t-iutini hou-e in the
tow it. which they occupy during the
cattle -ca-on, and rent tlurlng the win
ter. Through the intre-t they havf in
the place, and confidence they feel that
the cattle bu-ine ha rearhcla point
-o desirable in every particular that it
cannot be ilivert'tl. ihe-e amc Texas
men have determined to club Sheir-tir-pln
capital together and erect a mon
ster packing houe. which shall b
very much larger than any in Kana
' Citv or the wet. Wru. Griel5nfetn
has donated to the company twenty
live acres of land for the purpose.
The well-known wholesale hardware
firm of J. F. Richards fc Co., of Leav
enworth, has recently purchased lots
in the young city for the erection of
plow works there, which enterprise
will be started in the spring.
Uesidc the southwestern branch of
the A.. T. & S. F. road, completed, the
St. Louis Huiubolt and Wichita road
is projected and bonds voted toward
it- construction in all counties east,
viz.: Greenwood, Woodson, Allen and
Ilutler. A road is also projected from
Solomon City to this point, to enable
the K. P. to compete locally for the
cattle trade. The road is called the
Omaha. Solomon City and Wichita
road, and has bonds voted in Mcl'her
One of the neatest weeklies, typo
graphically, in Kansas, is published at
Wichita, to-wit : the Eaolk. It own
er and editor is the senator-elect for
that district, and is well known as the
founder of the 0agc Chronicle, and
senator from O-age county for several
years. lie publishes a good paper and
makes it p'ty.
Me-srs. Miliusou & Sowers, two en
terprising printers, recently founded
the Wichita Beacon on the ruins of the
old Vidette. They ran it as a daily for
a short time, but found that too much
vanity and vexation of spirit attended
such an cnterpri-e, not to mention the
expen-e, so they confined their ener
gies to a neat and well-filled quarto
Wichita has but made a boginning to
ward an assured supremacy, in the lo
cality where it exists. It has been a
moral town, comparatively speaking,
i. e. it has been so govenn-d that the
rough characters that attach to the
cattle trade have never gained ascen
dency. What few desporadoes claim
ed residence there were early killed
oil', or drank themselves to death, and
the hardest case in town now is "IJow
tly Joe" whom all unite in' repre-ent-ing
as a man vvho, de-pite his associa
tions, is of a most peaceful tli-position
and values his spoken word in a com
mercial transaction more highly than
many more reputable men do their
oaths. There i-, tit course, the usual
frontier license in Wichita, but the law
ami order party have alwavs been in
the majority and there ha seldom been
any exhibition-- of ruffianly licentiou
ne-s. ;iiid when they appeared they
were very summarily checked.
Surely William Greilleiistein, other
wise "Dutch I!iH'"buildeil better than
he knew'" when he purchased Commo
dore Durfee'- dirt-roofed trading po-t
and laid it- environ- otfinto town lot-.
Prof. F. H. Snow, of the state uni
versity, indulges in tin following re
marks concerning the temperature of
Friday, the JOth tilt.:
"That the mercury should stand
eighteen degree- below zero this morn
ing seemed incredible, but the fact
that the three standard thermometer
u-ed in making the-e report- indicate
the -ame low temperature abundantly
confirm the correctness ofthe observa
tion. Thi- is the lowest reading of
the thermometer on our record for live
year-, the next lowest being sixteen
and a half degree- below zero, Decem
ber 11, 18Gi. On the latter occasion
the peach buds were very generally
killed, and it i almost certain that the
cold of thi morning has produced a
similar fatal re-tilt. The peach bud
-eeins incapable of -urv iving a lower
temperature than fifteen degrees be
low zero. The lowest temperature
of last w inter wsi. .twelve degrees be
And of Saturday, the 21st uit., he
"For the first time since the begin
ning of our record the mercury ha- re
mained below zero all day. The icean
temperature of to-day is two ami a
half degree lower than that of the
net coldest day of the pa-t five years,
December ".'.Id 1S70. The mercury
now ('J p. in.) -tanil eleven degree- he
low zero, at which point it has re
mained -lationary for the la-t two
hour-. With a falling barometer and
a strong -outh wind a turllu-r de-cent
-eem- improbable. A temperature ol
live degrees this morning, with the
wind blowing forty mile- an hour, was
much harder to bear than the eighteen
degree below zero of yesterday morn
ing, when the air wa perfectly calm.'"
He remark- for Tuesday, the 21th
uit., a- follows;
" Vet again, 'the coldest day on our
record." The lovve-t point reached t-i-tlay
was eighteen degree- below zero,
at 7:.I0 a. in., ju-t at simri-e, which i
generally the coldt-t time in the tweti-tv-fourliolir-.
the temperature dccrc'i
ing a- the -tin's absence was pro
longed. At 1 a. m. the reading wa
thirtecn degrees below ; at fin. in.. -i-teen
below: at 11 a. in., nin- below.
The indication.; to-night are favorable
to a moderation ofthe weather t.f-tuor-rovv.
Hy reference to the record of
temperature for lift -two yenr ('.rjil
lH.'iy.) at Itriniwii Ic, in the state of
.Maim, it appears that there wa- only
one December day in that period a
cold a- either ye-ierdav or to-dav ha
been here, mid only nine day s in all
mouth- colder than to-day."
A Singular Marriage.
Life i- short: time i- fleeting. The-e
are old ami true a ing-; ami their (
truth wa- fully illu-trnled on the ("res
ton route ye-terday, the fact- of the
ca-e having been fnriii-hed us by that ,
clever gentleman and popular conduc
tor. A..s. Curtis. The train from ("re
ton came whirling in on time, and a
it made it- usual -toppnge at IJedford,
Iowa, a youthful couple got on board,
accompanied by an elderlv gentleman
with a decided uiiniMerial look. The
'train pulled out again, the conductor
collrctetl hi fare, and tifii a the car
where whirliug along at the rate of
thirtv mile- at: hour, the aforesaid
youthful couple stood up in the pa--age
way, and in the twinkle of an eve '
vyerc made one by the man with tlie '
A- quick a the boy on the train tin-
der-tood the -tate of affair they took
e-jcial pain to render the newly
tnarrietl couple a- comfortable av j'
.ib!e: and when the tattler got olfat
HopkiiH they receivw! a cordial a w ei
ronif and a man- good wither a- tvrre
exrcndeii to any coupl married in
The Epizootic and the Goatn.
A New York corrc-f)Otidt-nt write :
"One of mv friftni hi- kept hi- horse
sound through all th epidemic by
feciling boil'tl potatoes unci meal,
hot as it eonld le endured, and sl-o lr ,
keeping a gat in the -tabl". Thi an
imal i- very v-iluable ti a preventative
of tquinc tli-a-c-. ami U would br
well if thi tact wa inon- generally
known. The rt-ry e"iJuvi of the goat,
unpleasant and even digtt-ting to hu
manity, i aitl to -.roteel the horw
from "many of the dina'c to which
this Eiilnsjj is mbjec." Whether thi
story i true or not, the experiment
would o'l but little, tml iliouM be re- j
Alone at Sea.
Napoleon used to speale of "four
o'clock in the morning" courage, which
he thought the only kind worth much
admiration. He meant, we suppose,
what is called presence of mind the
ability to decide rapidly up-m and as
nipidlydo the bet thingornearest the
best thing' required iu an emergency.
There isCperhaps. no faculty more de
cidedly inborn and natural than this.
When a great emergency at sea, for in
stall ce. arises, by vvhicli a number of
lives are put in "peril, there is n-ually
some one, not perhaps of those in au
thority, vvho assert hi right of leader
ship, takes command, it may be, out of
the hands of the officer-, and inspires
the whole crowd with fortitude. This
ability, thi born powei of leadership,
this rapid and decisive quality of de-ci-ion,
was recently exhibited by a
mere lad at Davvli-h. England, during
a peril of which we find an account iu
a letter written by Admirl Craigie to
the secretary of the life-boat as-oeiat ion.
A boy, Frederick Perriane by name,
and fourteen years of age. had occa
sion to go from some place near Ex
mouth iu a small dingy, when the title
suddenly -wept hint out into the open
sea. There .was a bri-k gale from the
northeast, and the boy immediatly got
up bis tin v mast and sail, vatulv hop
in;? to liuil some sheltered place when
he could land. He was la-t driven,
however, upon the heavy breakers.
When he was within a fv hundred
vards of Dawlish.lleach he anchored,
iu the desperate hope of holding on
until the sea should a little subside.
He had now attracted the attention of
those on shore to his perilous situa
tion, but it was impossible to send
him aid without too great a ri-k of
life. Nothing could live in the broken
water, with ucc.Tsiouul heavy rollers,
except a life-boat, and the life-boat was
at Teiginnouth. The little fellow iu
the dingy made up bis mind that she
would " soon swamp where slit
wa, so he rapidly got up hi- ma-t and
sail again, weighed anchor and
stood to the westward, his craft al
most on her beam end. "With light
ning precision and decision,' he-elected
the only spot where he could possi
bly hav e landed, and, boldly bearing
up, he pu-hetl hi little bout into the
fo'imy waters. Over the first roller
she went like a sea-gull, but then she
Was suddenly becalmed, so that it
seemed inevitable that she must -oou
broach to, be rolled over and knocked
to piece. The small mariner, how
ever, remained pei fectly collected with
hi- tiller in one hand and the sheet in
the other. Then the gale again caught
his sail, and over the second roller he
went right upon the beach. There was
now no need of the life-boat from
Teigniuouth, i'ltd she wsi counter
manded. Admiral Craigie, supported
in his opinion by a naval friend of
great experience v.'ho -aw the w'holc.
testifies that this boy of tH'tecii did the
very bet which could be done under
the circiiin-jtaiircs, took tin' only course
which allot'ded the leaat chance of es
cape, and showed (to it'e the Admiral'-
word-) that "courage, self-reliance,
and judgement arc tin chief
element- of success on such occasions."
What a contrast tloe the calm brav
ery of this boy exhibit to the panic
fear often betrayed by men iu likeeiiter-i-eneies
thu helples terror, the Mil
cicl.ll pro-tration. ..ml tl.e miserable
despa'rt The lad was young, but he
was old enough and experienced
enough to comprehend fullv the exi
gency of the situation. His judg
ment may have been no better than
that id' manv men similarly imperiled,
but -itch a- it was he was master of it.
We have all a love for life, hut how
many of us have a trustworthy iiMtiucl
of self-pre-i-rvatiou ? How many,
since it i felo de-sc, in one form or
another, which fills no many graves?
Cut This Out nnd Keop It.
Franklin Dyre, a highly respectable
and intelligent farmer, of Galena, Kent
county, Maryland, give tin following
a- a sure cure for the bite of a mad
dog. As will be ?een, he ha tested it
with the tno-t gratitying re-ult-:
Elecampane l- a plant well known to
mo-t pcr-on, and is to be found in
many of our garden. Immediately af
ter being bitten take one and a half
ounces of the root of the plant -the
gieen root i preferable, but the dried
willnit-wer, and will be found iu our
drug toie,aud wtu u-ed by me -lice
or bruise, put into a pint ol fre-h milk,
boil down to half a pint, strain, and
when cold drink it, fasting at leat six
hours afterward. The next morning
repeat the dose, fa-ting, u-itig two
ounce-of tin toot. On the third morn
ing take a third tlo-e, prepared as the
la-t. and thi-will be sUtlbii-iit. It is
recommended that after each doi-e
nothing be eaten far at lea-t -i hour.
I have a -on who was bitten bv a
mad dog eighteen year- ago. and lour
other children iu the neighborhood
were also bitten: they took the above
do-e, and are alive nnd wII to-day.
And I ha-, e known a number of other"
who were bitten and applied the same
A singular vegetable phenomenon
ha- been discovered dliritig recent et
ploratioii iu Arabia. It I railed the
laughing plant, from the elfect which
i- produced bv the seed. When thev
are pulvcriz'-if, and theft eaten in Miwfl
quantities the pcr-on eating them will
-oon begin to laugh loudly, then to
-ing, ami do nil manner of almird
thing-'. Thi- la-t for about nn hour,
after which he ;?oe to sleep, and hav
ing slept another hour, wake- up ut
terly unconscious of w hat has occurred.
It has been suggetid that thi- plant
might b made a Mib-titute for alcohol,
and that it would have the advautag)
of being chenper. Hut it i scarcely
probable tli&t the Arabian plant could
in fact be made popular iu the jjmc
ity, for it tloe not Mpieor that it In
spire the peron who pfirtak of it
with a desire to whit) hi wif, tiiiirtr
hi mother, or to indulge iu any of lh
little pleasantries that the alcohoi of
the period more one to p-rjstrate.
Prico Raid Scrip.
It is -tated a a reaou why the ap
propriation of afi,n) iimdc l; -grrs.
dil not hold out iu jH)iiK tl.
mi! -tamling "-erv ire' rip. thnl the
Jegi-laiure had a niul the t-xjo'ii-'-of
the "Indian exju-dltion untie- Curti-,
in the atne mnoiier a the "Prwe raid
MTvirr," atxl i-noti the sh' kind of
crip.for lx-th not a hirllflr of difTcr
eifc awl th- tr-tirrr could not I'll
when a idee-" of vrVr trrip wa pre
sented whether it aTvire in the
Price raid or during ib- Indlar expedi
tion under CnrtU. Th rc-nlt i that
there i a good deal of the rrSp thut
cannot b- paid until thrre i another
appropriation, either by cotigrc or
'.he Jtat of Kau-&-
Tlw appropriation wa ins!- to "or
cr tins -rrtp for; .errice during the riad
of li, only. Stat ltrrnftL
W. J. Hobon, t!.egr-3t bridge man
of tbr Arfcftna and Wslnnt valjej .
viild thl rlty on Tn-vlf in tb l!-
.J.-..t .f it TLt. W tKl.i f,-1,T' Vlf1a
X-4U-, -W ..-.. ,,-- . --.,.-
pan-. Thi to-0.hipti--U iwntilitldg--
badly. .Ivy tin lUputAiaa.
Baptist exhortation Hrethcin and
Motto for hoinurpalhists Sick dc
A gtict, like a fish, hath a bad odor
tiie third day.
There are several gijjanlic swindles
Bird never flew so high but it had to
cotue to earth for food.
In St. Petersburg the police force it
employed to arrest small-pox.
Bill Shanks says that courtship is
bliss, but matrimony i blister.
A Uuiau expedition has gone to
Khiva to tell the Khan he can't.
M, tie Lesep projects another hip
canal through the Ithnm ot Corinth.
The greatest advantngr that we gain
from hitory is the eiit'mia-ui thai it
American title of nobility Jerey'
sand-barrens and Connecticut short
Query for detectives Do the "light
fingered" fraternity usually have taper
A Scotch consumer remark that tin
coalition of the colliers i a fuelisb pro
ceeding. Uitssia casually observes that the
Khan will get un-lvhiva'd if he don't
A number of Ku.t Indian women nro
attending lectures at the Madras Medi
i Our cv nic remarks that when " doc
tors diiler" they're ery apt to loe
I Cholera has been exploring the Nfile.
and at Ilerire killed seven hundred na
, lives in ten (lavs.
Iowa claims the awlul reverence of
the traveling public for the oldest loco
motive in existence.
With all our newspapers i:i the Uni
ted States we have only one newspaper
to every ."i.C'l.'l inhabitants.
"(Jo to America and lecture" is, in
London, equivalent to the New York
phrase "(.So weM and dig."
Despite the large amount of nibber
goods destroyed by the Botou lire,
steak remain nt twentv -two cents.
j Daniel l'ooue'-t axe. rille, nged sUtcr
I and uuutcrou terrapin are traveling
, separately through the newstmperi's
j Iowa is rapidly coming to the con-
. elusion that murderers might belter
have their neck heuiprd than ci'it-uipt.
Massachusetts I going to build nn
. other commodious rural asvlum irt-
wnteiing-phice for confirmed iuc'bii-
j Prudent Connecticut clergynrcn com
plete the marriage ceremonv by giving
full in-tntetiou-i how to procure a til-
" I wonder what causes my evc to
i be so weak ?" said a fop to :i gentleman.
, "Thev are iu a weak place," replied
. the hitter.
I I'oston, having declined gift from
o"ittiders, is authoried by the Iegl-
i lature to t;o it a loan to thu extent of
j A dog with two tuIN wa neen iu
; Taunton the other day. One belonged
to an o, and wa rairied iu the mouth
I ofthe canine.
j The keeper ofa New York groggcry
ailvertl-es, in a cou-piciiou character,
"The blgget hot whiskey in the city
for ten centt."
Washington territory boal a pul
II c library containing three bundled
nnd sitv"-one volume, principally
patent ollice report."
A reading notice iu lnlrr-Orean i
a follow: "Tin' chill vv iud ol'ildrer
dtvkept out bvTorrvV weather -trip.
.See Kelly, Tritn building."
It i- paid that in Loudon "a child i
born every five minute." It iiiut be
a little unpleasant to the children to
have the piocew repeated mi often.
A charitable inli.'iblfent of St. Loulu
lately ent n bundle containing a water
fall, a niispeinler. a net k-tie and u hm
stnng. "for the relief of the cufTei-ing
The Fair bank, scale manufacturer,
borrow ed five dollar to make ihelr
fir-t Male, and ni' now woith 'j-S.MO,-W).
iu and but row live dollar,
v tiling men.
A great cloud, snowv white, and
'Imped exactly like a bulfoou, ha been
hovering over ."santa Barbara, Cnlifof
nin, much to the ntonlhmcnt of tlm
A literary Indy of Tcrre limit I
immortalizing the campaign of '72 In
Hvr itilc ver-e. .-she ha aliefldy writ
ten 00 line, ami ha not yet reached
the Iialtiinore convention.
It orenrred to ti Dnnburv hoJor,
while vv tiling ncompo-itlou lat ek.
to make th" remarkable lnt'-ui"Ui that
"an ox doe. not tnt a go! a an
oy-ier, but it can run f-ttfr."
An Atlanta woman ha not only
whipjl n bar-keeper for HlHug whl
k) to ber huband. but li" ha r. hl)-
-t Iter hosnauti enipioycrior paftn-;
dm motiT while he trac dnuik.
To fintl out what th Indiana Irzi
Jsturc i made of, go orr to th hill
, of JfTronriUand crv aloud : Who
. yer law-makcr '(" Of rour echo
wWlauwr. "Hoodfr 5avv-mkcr."
A rnralit trrilM follow to tb
Detroit rhirf .f p.!lc : "I tllottl
my hot U.l 'Ibot-'tt. awl h" Jatpl
tU- hoifc I Ihiwk h- i in Detroit ; If
ii. woJhp him again ami ck-trx It tt
An old lady In UampMr rounty,
Mft-v ay l-r husband dlI of paly
which. ttl )if rcrkot) !) lalt tMlU
tsttti" way, il' o hnotUriary in the
An rnlerprlii5f tratlewa In Irl?,
In order to cirrnlal) hi advTtf
met)t. ha' l-t-T pting tUtn ott ll
.cl, of the rurrrnr) of rlk.
Thi i a norcl ay to mak- atlvcrtU-,
' TJi Nw York 'ttwKM ha a loej?
editorial ttat'kiHy por ffJW, A
jourjHa' T)02,h to aault cu r.
t1cf o ?Kiirt'ra!tj ud J a llil a It
Id Irtwi. antj It vimUl, M It ruuUL wi!r
) mine th railnsd breakfat t-ta f
' thu toantry- MalUt llnjlttrr.
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