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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH o, 1-74.
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TWO llOI.I.AK. 1'Klt. M'AII, IX AI)VAM-K.
wvisnass tAir: ua:z it:to cs amxuzsss.
TIIK KATES we liarr "tnMilicd lor ailvt-r-llsinRillli'BtrictiyuillK'rlto
in eviry in
s.antr. TlifV ais- as low as eliarsctl ly a majority
r Hie paper In the West, and as liiw as any pa
per funiistu il mi u firm and lasting basis,
Lnr circulation, will lo business, we tlnulc
i u-inrss men rail pit value rt-crivril ly advi'rtis
inj: ith us. c ask mi utir I patronir u out if
Laritv, anil tin not want a null's moni-y unlsss
tte ci'st- lnra sains rrcfitii. WV o.ul.l easily
till our Bilurans with lorelpn ailii-rturnieiit,
l.umlmgs. pa'-t nisilicinrs, etr , at lt-ss than our
.rinlar rates ltut we hope that we ncter will lie
romi-elied to tlo so. Nolhinff sfaLs no vt-ll fur a
lowii and the f nterprise til'll eilii-ns !t pri.w Hi
md proserin a, llic columns .jMlie local it.iT
veil nilfd with horn aderti-m'nt8 ol lionw
lutlf and Iiu-iiwm We shall tharcf till alllr.
Ion-mi and local, and .liall n..t d latf from our
srtalilnlietl rales No til .play li l-rser thin
1'ica Hill be iitiI In Hiw 0011111111, and in no raw
mil etils, or black and nnsrenlr illii'tratioii he
sdunlted Into tlill paper.
Eastern Mail (U Wit-hita A. outli esti ni It
U.J Mail tail J.XtnNn 5 tit) arts 1 Iua M ,
1'HfKPjiKer No 4 depart dully aia.SJr tlail
& l'irss 'o 1 uniws daily at 12 - N-, l'as
neniterNo 3arrie iIhIIj at 1 :1ft r.
tureaa, Mtlorudo and AtiRUula Arrnes Mon
lajs, Wednesdays and Prid)s at r m. -
liart Tuesdays, Tliurtdaya anil baturdajs at t,
Arkansas fitv (ria Winfleld, Douglas anil Au
ijtssta) Arrives dail.r at C r. M. llrparls daily at
St A M
Wellington Arrhes daily at C r. M. Hearts
dailval7a . , r
Arkansas City 'ia Uttletown, Ncnr.elcali,0
fard and fcl l'aao; ArrHes Tuesdays, Thur-dajs
and (Saturdays at 6 r. M. I)eMits Mondays,
ednesda"nnd Tndas at r, a m
Caldwelf fviaChiiinska, Wellington and Ilelle
riaine) Arrives Tuesdas. Thnudajs and at
U"lavs atC r. : I'inrts Mondays, Wednesday"
and trldajantCA. u. ......
ali"a (via Sedsxlrk and Nenton; rrire
Saturday at 9 :i r. m. Iieparts aluri3 at 3 T
.Suiiiner City Arrires 1 nesdavi, Thursda s and1
.turdar at I r. H Iiear!a Mondays, cdnes
days anil Kridara itlr
London and Wellington Ariites Tuesdays and
Tridays llriiarla Wednesdays and .-alurdays
Drv Ci-eek. Clarion and Clear Water Airirc
and depart Wednesdays, one a week
On ami alter datu the jH.Hofticc will be open for
tlie delivery of letters and Hi salt of stamps Iruiu
"',, a. M.toTfS r m ,
lleruafterthe oHce will be oien on Sund iy Tiora
I to 10 A. H. . . . .
Mall roinc east and south close prompt at ,
r. m. K. 1- Wt.1T, 1". M.
Knst rreskvterisn Clutreli I I'. IUhsin, pas
lor .Servieesin l.ele Hall eTery Sabbath at II
o'clock a m andT'i'r.
M E Church II ! Wat tn, pastor fcervicc"
nery hahbath atlu", o'clock a, H.andTr. m.
I'ra)er meeting on Tliuraday eenlnj.
Ilaptict Church I C Tost, paslor. Services
at the new church on Market fctri Lt e erj Sjldiath
nt 10', o'clock a. m. nmlTr.M.
!-t. Aloysius' Calholii: Church Ilev. Felix r.
hwrnvntiMliI, pastor. Serice on 2nd and th
finndays or every mouth; flrt mass at s n 'clock
A , Illicit iiussat lO1. a. n . erpersat" r. M.
Episcopal Church Itev A T 1 inn tin., rec
tor. SeniceeM-ry Sunday at old court houe
liiilldinK, n Main .treet, at 1(1', o'cloik a m.
and 7. JJ o'clock i. in, Seali free
Judge jhlitecnlh Judicial District W. I'.
(.AMrurLL . ,
ItourilofCnnnly Coininnnlnnrrs I.T. Canrrx-
Tr.n, vt . i. Ilonin, .i loan
unty Treasurer ft C. .IoiiV'iit.
(juntv lerk Ions Ti i rn.
Hierili" V II Manr-T
(Jlerk District Cotnt U. W. Kki.ves.
I'rohate Judge Wm f I.ittlk.
Supeiiutendent I'nhlic Instmclion A. I.meiiJ
Itejister of Deeds MlLO II. hrn.ooO.
Oiuntv Attorney II (. Si.r.
County Hurveyur. II I.. JalkmiN and A.
Mayor .I. Horn.
Police Judje J M Atwoop.
City Treasurer Chaiii ts A FiiiLLir.
Maishal U )lui"
( ilv Attnrnev Wm. IIalhwi'
fllvCIrk-J. V Ni-i.t
.I list Ices f the I'tacr It, A Miiciicll, t. n.
Jiwitt. . .,
Constables I W. Mot aurNcr and V iliiam
Unincil rirst Ward Dn Ohm, Ciiaiiles
FcnATTXra .second Ward .Us A Sikenoi,
IIatlxt llilnl Ward .1 M. M411TIN,
A .1 I.AM.snoitK. Fnurtli Waid I C 1'itAhi.n.
A II. FABniQrc
Hoard of Education Fiist Ward M K. il
kin, Nki.ov Mtl.r.i "-econd Wanl t JI.
Oahhihon, W l Wiopma Third Ward
ti. W. KKfcAicv It S k.t I oiirth Ward A.
II. FAHBigt'E, W A TllOMA.
Iy, o T" Wichita I-odpc, No M, meet' ev
ery ,"atuidav nielit, at 7 o'clock, nt their
hall, over tlio I-tr'i-l National bank All lnotheis
lu rood standing ale liniled lo attend.
W, J llorON, N. 15.
C : EcKAimr. i:S.
P i. A M Me-ls on the f.it and llilnl
Mondavt of each mouth.
Mor.oiv Coi, W. M.
TheM E .'aliliatii wchool, V K sianlej . sii
perlntriidcul, meeis al the chinch at 2', o clock
The I'reshylerian.-ahbath school. It C. W.ird,
upenntendent, meets at Eagle hall at 5 o'clock
The Itaiilist Sabbath school, It Arinnit, su
)ariiitcudent, meets at the ne church eeryMin
daymorninat K1, o'llock
V.H. I,A.M lirKH"!:.
' A1N STltEin-, over llilla & Krame 1 ' torc
W . .iR'Hkiis, liepister: .1 iuiiiirii,
fFecelver Oflira hour trom U to 11 a. h. aint
Irom I lo J v. m.
COl'STV ris IIYOHS.
II I, .IACK-ON.VA W sWAMIZ,
(10FNTY M:itVi:ili:S I,.aK-yourord(rsat
i thecouutx clcik'aolilce, ir cjll at the West
ichlta iKwtoliiov. f-'?
.1 M JIAI.IiEHMON,
nOKNKV.ATd.AVV, Wichita, Sciljsnick
collutt, Kaui-as ai.ii
u. c l.t SK.
j!. 1. 1'ItU.
M.ESS A DYI.lt,
1-IOUNEY.S-AT-I.AW, V ichlta, Kansas.
TIOKNEY-AT-l.AW, Wichita, Kansas
J. K. I.Al'cK.
ATTOKNK.T-AT-l.AW. tlrntdoor south of l"
S EandOmee, Main street, Wichita, Kas.
special attention given to all kinds ot business
connected with tin I S. I.and OBce l-tf
A TTOII.SEY AND C'Oi'.V-Kl.I.Oi: .T I. W
V. Vt icluta. Kansas Will practice iu Tinted
Mates and etatc courts llaiikniptrj a s-ciality
W. II KNAPP,
TTORNEY-AT-EAW, Ijiud Aeeul ami No
tary Public. Oxfont, Isausas. ui)i-iy
WU. Bll.nwlt W t. STANLKT
A TIORNKl.S AT LAW. tt ichlta, Kama.
f ttill nraclica In all the courts or thu tit
nnd in the I'nlted Slates I jind OIBfe. 27-lf
TIOUNKlS AT I.AW, tt ichlta
ATIOKNEY-AT-l.AW, Wichita, Sedgwick
M S ADAM,
TTOK.NEY AND ( OPN'El.I.Olt AT LAW.
Offlce en Main street, tt ichlta, Kan --ty
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Wlndeld, Kansas
Nens Deot, Mainsliect. 12-tf
P. T. WEEKS,
ATTOKNEY AT LAW, No 2i Main street,
Wichita, Kansas lC.lf
W M C.HAY, M D ,
PHYSICIAN A SniCiEON 33 seats piactice
(iraduate of.V Y Pxiiersity I-peciilt the
removal or all kinds of eielonmiies, such as Cluh
fout, llalrlip, Crosec, etc Also
Mrs. L. M GRAY,
Obstelriciau, aud diseases of womeu and child
ren. Offlce tt est side of llstu Mrret, bctw
Ikiand!ud, Wichita. Kansas STtf
DIt C. C. F'JRLCY,
(17. S. EjamiuinRSurpeon)
PHYSICIAN AND bl'KGEON OfJce. Slain
treet, two doois north or First National
DK. C E McADA.V,
.llYSlCl AN AND SCKGEON Ottice No. Hli
Main street, t ichlta, Kanas.
"TtllYSK IAN AND Sl'EtiEIIX, will doafii
t rrml liracticc, but ha made chronic diseasri
of everv kind a specialty for more than year
Ofllce on Main street, three doors ou'li of Chica
go ilriis store. Si-1
" DR V. L- DOYLE.
ENTIST tJClce pjioslte Woodman's Itauk.
DH. H. OWENS,
HYSICIAN AND ri'fiEON. Strict ntten
tliin m business and characs naMKiablc.
fflcc Main street, Wichita. Kan. 21-ly
ALLEN A KADHIQUE,
K. II. ALLIEN, V. 11 A tt rxUKIttl'E, H. P
PHYSICIAN!" AND .-tl'i.KONS. OaJce st .'
V. AITwi'a Umy rrorf , Main rtivct, Wichita.
MRS. W.T. BAKER,
II.NINEIt ANIm:i.MAKi:i:, on .tlaikd
i.t.. betneen ltund2d. Wichita. Kuneas.
lull line ofmillinery goods always onhaad. Ji
IIAIlt DUU'sSnit. ;
AIK DKESSEIt All kinds or hair dressing
luuui on Main fclrcit, opiwiitc Iirick
e on the thortest notice anil in me lan si
HOOKS ANI .sTA'IIONKUY'.
J. T HOLMES,
DEAI.EU IN IJOOKS, STATIONERY, wrnt
iiinir aM'r, twine, jieriodicalii, itc, poet-of-..w
hiiildnii;, Wichita, Kansas.
C. W REEVES,
(Clerk of the District Court)
T) KAL ESTATE. INSURANCE and Collecting
AKent, Wichita. Hauiu Collections in.oi
and taxes paid. All bii'incss entruettd to my
ears- sill receiic proript attention.
RICK In any nuantitv for sale at my xards, on
.tTikindsof brick ork done on the shortest no
tice 12-tf) J. w. i'iiiu.H.
me I. line iXiKHllas i,it, iidiinoi ., iv-iiit
Corner of t'i'rst midJFain Sin.
Authorized Capital, - - $250,000
Capital Paid In and Surplus, - - 83,000
W. A. TIIOMA'i. tt. J. IIOiWjN",
JNO W. EI.DRIDIIE, J. R. MEAD,
J. C. 1'RAKER.
.1. C. UtAKER
J. It. MEAD
.... Vice President.
Will do a general hanking business. GOLD
AND SILVER, KOHKHSN AND E.tSI ER.V E
CIIAM.E lIOEOIir AND .-OLD. Will buy and
null COUNT V "CT:IP and oLVr local tecuutirs.
Interest allowed on thuc deposits.
Collections promptly attended to.
Possessing ample facilities for the advantageous
conduct ol our busbies-, we promise to nil our
customers the most favorable rates and the
pionijitesl attention. 1-ly
WICHITA SAVINGS BANK!
President, A. M. CIAKK, ef CTsrk A Co., I.cai
rsorth, VicePiesidenLiOI- II. KOIIN, of WkhUa,
Casbisr, A. A. II Villi, fssnncily wllh dsrk A Co.
Organized Under the I.uw oj the State.
LH) A tiESl'KAI. IIAMCINO, COl.I.IXT
1NO ami r.i:OKi:ilA(3i: IIUblM'.S'S.
Eastern and Foreign Eiching Bought and Sold.
Douglas Avenue, corner JIark ct Street,
Eonner Stables and S;cck Yards!
Corner First and Ifater Sts..
THOMPSON, BASLEY& CO.
Itet turn-outs la the city aad No. 1 svldie
liores Passengers carried to all part" of the
Particular attention paid to horses left in our
C. S. MARTIN,
OSAGE CITY MILLS,
FLOUR, HEAL, BUCKWHEAT FLOUR, FEEDS
In larfe and small quantities, t the lowt
pnees for oau, or on thirty day s
to cil irtir.
C S . .V.tRTI .V.
JS-Sin Ossje City, tas county, Ka.
EXCELSIOK WATKU MILLS.
l'.arUi-fton, ---------- Kina.
GT. Jj.. S"KO"LTS13, JLC3-"H"2SrrXl.
KLOl'K at Wtolwale and Hetall.
N,. 11 Main trvet npjxMlSe :ir.t National Rati.
31-tf TL'ILMS CASK.
COOKS AitO STATlOf'ERY.
HI. CT. HSIMBRS
5LMX STREET, WICHITA,
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
Keep constantly en hand a full line of
A lull line cT
Contiiiitly on hand.
PAINTING &. DYEINC.
GRANT & ELrEXDOJiF,
(Sucosor lo AIUU;ST A CO n OX.)
Dt.d' is iu nil kinds of
HOUSE AND SIGN PAEilKG, GLAZING,
Ciaituing, J'aptr Hanging ami Cahemlninj.
J. J L LONG,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTERS!
3" -tH kinds of painting, fjraluinx and pajwr
hanxlnR done in a prj liejl and .utUtio minner.
REESE & SAWYER,
Carpenters, Designers and Builders,
.Yo 1., tcin Strrct, near comer Douglas .1c.
All work ei ecnted Inlhi-tnostdiiralde mid mod
em klyle, and uarraiiti-d tn (rive (-atiatactihu.
Plans awl eperifiratiuns luniishi-'l. Julibingol
all Limit ilonc to order. my3l-!y
DYEING AND RENOVATING!
ilieaulisriiliri hgf, leavu to iiifomi the public
generally that he has opened a shop for the ptir
potcnf renoatni:clotliiiiR. All kinds of woolen
guoils, 'coats paiils, xeels, etc , cleaned of grease
aud dirt and imen the fin. -ho :- new garment
s t TisFAcriox r.i.i i:.i srcr.D.
Jly room is on ilain sltect, ct ude, next
door to Johni.y nioinon's lnrhcr chop
MILLINERY AND DRESS MAKING!
aires ,. AiAJiiaiVi,
On Main St, two doors north of New York Store.
A Inr (e nrul woll 'clctad fctock of Fall
nnd Winter Goods) just opened.
I".tII-"Jcnuii' Mill! Iuiliaisr of the dress
nuLnif iltp'irliiiiid, and will guaranty eati-fac-tiou
in nil cn-e (,-tf
-ML. "Sb. MOSEB,
WAGON, CARRIAGE AND PLOW
cr,xr.RAi., RLACKS-MITIIIXG !
JT"lKn of (he His tVlietl, Kiuth or Douglas
if. c. sx:ivx.i3-Ea-MLA.xr-irJ
DODOi: ( ll'Y, - - IVril J"unty, - - KANSAS
.-.,,-, . r-r.. t , r- , , T-vT tn,l VT I
I. I .'.AKAI.'-s, AAIA1U-N Id IU1N,
HiMTiSS t r:::;A:r. -i a iibi: :.' Ijcr-i:; ArU:-.c-
Afsui for lis csiidri!-! iisrj a laprorrf Stsrua; fdia
Mui v on li nidi large saurl. of sharp's iniproteu
Ihtee 1-jitdi-d ritlis nnd ell ies uf slrirp'e liu
prn til sporiinc ri ties; also a lara-e assortment nt
thei unproved ur-fch l.mdh'.,- lire arms, whieh I
will eell at reafconahle tlRiires -,.nd in jour or-
dew, whieh will lie promptly ailendul lo. All
repair' done promptly nrrt in a -rorlviuinlike
manner ' 31-1 1" i
S, F. Craig's Drive Well Tube,
J'alralfUuMt 11, ItfiT.
Toelt iriam it at-iK roiK'rn: N'otice le herehy
yuen that all Iiri'e Well lulies that lusr a wiie
M-le-iior irauze lilaeed nnd mm .llel tjtene,l orer
the ei rnmliil holes in i-ald tidies, tor the purjiose i
ol keipin: llle s.lll-l, eir , 01:1 01 i-:im nine iniu i
r,-.,n, it,.. .i,,.,t ., n,i. .ii-i, no. inhe to the
mmpwheii in ti-e, are iuiiinp-metiUunuii patent '
letter No. (W.Ms and iism my eclu-ive rights
undi r (stiil patent, and tin. pulilu- ale herehy
tariMsl ami cautioned not to ptirehase or use hiij
Uriie tttil lube contriietetl as nNire tle-erilted
nilhout my consent, as ihr u- of stiil well lubes
is an lnfiiu:mm nt on my patent, nnd the uteris
li.ihleaiid will Ik- lirti-tecutt tl for nifriiisteinent. a
i am iieieniniteii to ,ni utuiito ouio-. ui in,
,......, .,- , - i
Istht OM.Y AflHOKlZI.I) pronfor the sale
of mv patent
t ttell 'llll.es at WICHITA, from I
whtin'i ail puiclide m:ii.t he made iii older tool)
tain title ,
Wichita, Kansas, July 5s", ls73,
SAML'KL I". CIEAItl, InitHtor.
North To eta, Kansas.
Life Insurance Company!
Cash ntm 1S7S, - - -PMfey-HoHerslnlSiS,
- S0.267 49
.'..' .Vri w 112, S-OtO j" new
tH$ Iy Jtrtti.
eieXref SS&SS? E?Si.S..-K :
farms and farorable terms rr tn-urante pre- I
"nI1- ., . , ,. .. . '
A 1 ilW iwo-lnHei'alite alter the secor.d
annual imet KivnWnds are derlard annu-
all alter the tlrst patuieal, aTsdUUe tmmedute-
Itiallpsitsof the eoBBtrv with eSilent and re-
liable iwea wbo prop 1oeaa,.r-oa'ly tax i
IItc toHanmee. j
It. U. XUWM.VN.
R. B.tlASTs", J. r. nlCHARtlS,
J. U H,XIVC.
U. M. WA.V.
J. I. JJNte-,
l. lI.i;VE.t Usjis.
Sharper z Co., Bankers.
11Y KICIIAKI) CHANT.
I knutv by the tv.-iy Tommy put up
the abuttals, and the energetic twist
he gave the key when he locked the
door. .h:tt he had something more than
common on hi mind, and 1 arranged
two chairs before the lire and locketi
the safe, so that I might bo ready to
chat with him when lie had fixed tilings
Sharper was salesman and f wa
book-keeper for the firm of Marshall
IJrothen-, "wholesale and retail deal
ers in drv rood, notions, etc.:" that i
if ton should take the sign over the
door for a guide; but the fact was we
did no whoiesaleing, and were in the
third rank of tbo retail stores. When
the dav's work was over it wa our
custom' that is, Tommy's aud mine
to smoke a cigar in the ortice, and lay
plans aud dream dreams over our fu
ture, as young men who arc at all am
bitious are accustomed to do.
I'ei'liapi it would boas well to admit
right here that I looked up to Tommy
in till matters ofhtfeincss, and that he
tva in ability much beyond me. He
had had much more experience in the
world than I ; was a readier thinker,
and a good talker. I the more icadily
admit this, because it was well known
to every one in the store tli.it Tommy
was receiving tl;e highest salary of us
all, aud old Mar.-hall was perpetually
ipi-aking of him to our customers; bis
uual exprcseioii being "that bharper
is a diiccd smart boy." Xot that Tom
my was so very young, however: he
wits nearly thirty.
"(Icoige." said he, when hu cigar
wti l'airh burning. I'm cursed tired
of this measuring tape."
X'ow, as we had said thif to each
other at leat a score of times ctcry
night for the last three years, it diil
strike me a- requiring an answer, -o I
watched the smoke curl over our bead-,
'Ye, he continued, in a dreamy sort
of way, ''1111 sick of it. People talk ol
studying life! I wish they'd try it
a while behind the counter of a "dry
good store. 'Women who would be
greatly put out if you didn't rail thim
ladiei-",' never fCem to consider thai
any thing is due, iu the way of polite
ness or consideration, to the clerk who
waits on tlicm."
"Don't moralize, Toininv," I an
swered, "but out with your particular
"lt isn't a particular complaint, you
wooden-headed pen-holder! It co'uld
be endured if it wa seldom enough to
be particularized, but the curse of it is
it K too general.'
"Well, which is the last case then, if
you like it better?-'
"I wa -bowing Mrs. Flurry and her
daughter some silks to-day, and those
Itvo women managed to put more in
sults in their trading than any two I
oversaw belorc. Of course I am only
a 'dry goods clerk,' ami they are not
obliged to be even coinmonlv polite to
"What are yon going to do about it,
Tommy?"' I a?ked,"in a somewhat philo
"Do? I am going to do something,
vou may bet on Hint."'
"Vet," 1 know, but ttbat arc tou go
ing to do?''
"Well, I'm going to get out of here
"Do you nicpuit?"
"Yes"' I mean it; tarn going to get
out of here aud I am going to start a
"Xo, not faro ; but a regular deposit
and saving-, bank."
I was getting ready to laugh, but I
saw the fellow was actually in earnest,
and I looked at him in wonder.
I've thought a great deal over the
matter," he went on, "and I'm going
to strike for big game. Mow much
money do tou think it needs to start a
bank "with? Fifty thousand dollars?
Not a bit of it ! Here i an account ol
i bank failure in Xew Mat en, where a
'iiau started on an actual capital of
eighteen hundred dollars. Did he fail?
Ofrour.se he failed. If no banks ever
failed vou would never know jut how
1 1 1 1 In IlllllieV I S llCCCi
is necessart toiiegm btisi-
",,. ,,,. ,,, l:l;, failed after he
lad made over one hundred thousand
lollars. .lack-on told me confidentially
one day, thai he had just two thousand
dollars' when he opened his bank,
ml if he could build up a good busi
ness with that amount of capital, why
"Yes, we! I cannot run bonks anil
ill that -on of thing, anil must hate
some one with ttic who cad. Will vou
As 1 said before, Tommy was a good
i ilker, aud I was onlv too willing to
believe all that he said was true. Toin
inv tt as sharp, too ; much smarter than
ild Jackson, who, according to hia
own account, had begun banking with
oult two thou-anil dollars, nun nau
vcrv Mi"CefuI. I could rate
, ,i,.ii .,,,,1 l
about one ti t-sanil dollars, anil I
km'W ToIlllllV had about the SaillC
amount tine him from the linn. All I
could lose was my money, and that
was not a very large amount. Yes, 1
would ''go in.'
All rijfht.'' 'aid 'loinmv, when I
',,,,, ,,,rt,.,i ,,,,. Ili,..ici.-,,, tlii thtiiir ia
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sftllcll. .OH lor lily nans, i pin n
letter from my sister to-day. aud she
.ivs iiuiit Maria died lat week, and
i.,,', ....-, I, :,.,,. I, I, nil in tlm -nrll
.-....'"..' . i .,.. i..i ....
lo me. I lie lact unit, sue omy nau an
i old-fashioned silver watch and plain
gold ring need be known to you and
inc. and to no one cUe. I intend to
tell Marshall to-morrow of my being
heir to my aunt's property, and if it
should get into the papers, w-hy, so
much the better. After it has been
talked oter a little, I will then give
out that it is o,uite a handomc sum
the old lady lett me, and soon after
that ttc tt'ill announce that we are
going to open a bank, and then all will
be plain sailing."
I could not help looking admiringly
on Tommy, for. certainly, his plans
were about perfect, and they could not
fail towotkwell. We chatted together
until long alter midnight, arranging all
the muuiti.T and agreeing on the story
to tell and stitk to.
Kvcrvthimr orkctl like a charm.
Old Marshall seemed to think it a good
. wav to advertise his biisines-, o he
j told everyone he met about his salcs-
i man's good luck, aud it was not long
j before the Times reporter c-iught the
tory and worked it up for his reader-
iu the following glowing manner:
Truth strantrer than fiction ! From
I Tos-"-rain to ''old. How a dry good
clerk found himself heir to great
wealth. Who wouldn't have an Aunt
Once more the Times has outstripped
all Its contemporaries, tttlil Is the tlP-t
to lav before its readers the partiou-
'" "" , i , ,,. t,.i ,,f i,j. ,,
Iar anilOllllCCl at the head Of this Col-
until. For several t ears there ltas open
hc emplov of Marshall Brothers,
who arc well known to OUT rcatlcr a
,lca1cr5 Jh (lrv gopds (4:e card ill 3!1-
other column), a toting nian.a5liakc-
-pcare says, -alike to fortune ami to
fame unknown." by n.itre of Thoma
H. II. Sharper. Mr. Sharper lias been
j noted for his ilo-e ajtcntion to btisi-
w. and, indeed, we teel wc but do
', him justice when we say that much of
! the success of his employ ers has been
due to hi ability and courtesy. 1 lie
tfimg man ha-" never been satisfied
"with hi K-hi.ii. but tlipn.il iMonr
who -o well iut it. "Man was made
i to mourn." A few dy ago. however.
j the mail brought him a letter exqnis
; itdy pert'umetl and otherwise tip to the
' stftutl.ird required in polite sock'ty.
i nniiouncing that aa aunt, whom he had
'almost forgottoti.had dietlstid left him
i o!c heir to her imtnen.t- wealth. WiU
! t molcsty a- rare s it i beromiu.
! Mr. Sharper lakl the fscts before Ki
' pruplover. and aid he wonhl not yet
leave "their emidov. Wc understand
.tmstT.froiu very reliable" sources that Mr.
Sh irp-i n.i-j i-L'cii the need iu our inids
of greater money facilities, and is a
present expecting to bring hi capita'
hero aud open a discount and dejiosit
bank. Wc have no donbt his future
will be a bright and prosperous one.
After the appearance of the article
iu the 'Times, the VeM and the Cnll
fe't moved to write articles on the sub
ject, and the result was it was accept
ed without a word uy everybody.
A few weeks later we rented a room
on one of the bcat corners iu the busi
est part of the city, and put out our
"Metropolis bank of Ohio: Sharpcr
& Co. Gold, silver and bonds bonght
and sold. Exchange on all the princi
pal cities of the United States and Eu
rope." Tommy and I were never tired of
looking at that sign. We invented er
rands to call us out that we might
have a look at it. But we wcut on
with preparations; fitted up the room
nicely with counters and desks, and, iu
fact it made quite a hole iu our capital
to have things as wc thought they
ought to be. We couldn't help smiling
when wc road in the Times that "the
new banking rooms of Sharper & Co.
are now completed, and the firm will
open for business to-morrow morn
ing." "Heigh-ho!" said Tommy, "I sup
pose it is either 'make or break' with
us, but we have started out on cheek,
and wc must use that share of our cap
ital with no sparing hand.'
"You don't begin to be afraid ?" I
asked with some trembling at my heart
for it all depended on him.
"Xot a bit, f'corge, but its a big un
dertaking, and one may well tremble
a little to himself."
I'rccisely at 9 o'clock the next morn
ing I unlocked the Jdoor and hung out
the little card, "bank open,' before it.
Then I went to the desk and opened
the biggest book there, and pretended
to be very busy over it. Tommy seat
ed himself at another desk and carried
on an extensive correspondence with
Several men stopped at the door to
look in, but passed on again, and it
was almost 11 o'clock before the first
one came in the door and walked up
to the teller's desk. Tommy was there
to meet him.
"Good morning. You arc Mr. Sharp
er. I believe."
"Mr. Sharper, I have sonic money
falling tine to-day that I will want to
put some tt here for a while, and Mr.
Marshall sent me here with it. (Bless
old Mr. Marshall ! I exclaimed lo niy--elf.
What interests arc you going to
pay on deposits?"
"Wc arc not sure that wc care to pay
any," was the diplomatic reply of Tom
my. "How long do you wish to let it
'I don't reallv know ; perhaps till
"The point ttith us is this," aid
Tommt ; and 1 confess I enviud him
his smooth tongue: "We have opened
this bank inoretolend our own money
than to lend the money belonging to
others. We have capital enough of
our own to keep us busy looking after
it, and we thought it much better to
do ourbussucss in a room like this than
to hang around the curb-stone. But I
will say this, if you want to leave yyur
money 'with us, wc will allow you six
per cent, interest on it, providing it re
mains here six months."
Of course the man was blinded by
what Tommy said. He believed we
had so much "money of our own to lend
that we didn't care to have his or any
one's else, aud he at once determined
thnt such a bank must be the safest of
all banks, and handed us out some two
Tommy's face was stolid as marble,
as he tilled out the certificate of deposit
and handed it back to our customer,
but I could hardly keep myself trom
Our next visitor was a businessman
who, having had some trouble with
his bank, had drawn his money and
brotigt it to us. At noon several more
caine in and opened accounts with us,
ami, as Tommy said, "stock was rais
ing."' By aud by a man came iu who wanted
to borrow two thousand dollar.
"Have you any security?" asked
Tommy, with theairof a judge.
"Jseciiritv! Why, sir, I am worth
fifty thousand dollars!"
"Mr. Terry, if you were worth five
hundred thousand it would make uo
dill'erence. We are not like the other
banks. Wc loan our own money, not
other people's, and wc cm loan it on
secured notes or mortgages, none
I was afraid Tommy was making a
mistake, but I said nothing. Our ap
plicant looked at him a. moment, and
then walked out without a word.
"Terry is sound as a dollar, Tom
mt,'" I said.
"I know it."
"Then why in the world didn't you
let him have' the money?"
"He'll come back alter it, and think
all the more of us for being so conserv
ative." Tommy was right. He came back
iu half an hour with bis note for two
thousand dollars, endorsed by one of
the best bouse on the street.
"Here, young man, you are confound
ed still', but I guess 'l like you all the
better for it: let me have the cash on
"Two thousand dollars for sixty days
at ten per cent.," Tommy repeated
over, figured the discount, and handed
the amount to our customer.
"That's how monev is made, said
Tomiuv. when wc were alone. "Here I
is a man who brings us iu two thou- i
sand and tte pav him six percent., aud i
we lend it out at ten."
Wchatl no reason to complain of our j
lir-tdat's btisines. We received de-
depositii on which we agreed to pay
interest, some forty-five hundred dol
lars: and deposits subject to check
without interest, abouta much more.
And wc loaned, at ten per cent., some I there was an imperceptible but sure
sit thousand dollar.. J falling ofl'in our bu-ines-. livery day
it beat all. how ready men are to I 'ome one would come in and draw out
jump into any trap that has 'bank (.hi- balcuce and not offer to to renew it
over the door," aid Tommy, after we i again.
had closed up. "Here are good bini-i "Luck was again-t us," I told Tom
ne men men of great shrcwdne. ! my often, but he 'aid we inn-t do onr
bringing their money to its because !
the paper say wc arc rich, aud becau-c!
wesay so ourclvc. If the spider had I
labeled her rooms 'bank,' the lly woulU K, run wild alter iuvcatigation. . TS7i7.' i-Ikl tariw IT iK ;',rst no,-
have walked iu twice as quick. ,, . j,lte of all the cfTort. of the leader ? . ' " . T ,oo J.TuTbfl ..7
1 do not propose to give a detailed tht.y investigated one thing ami anoth- Thi i sulfidsnt to how the bant- ?l "il- ,!.-., u-'inri
bistort" ofour daily transactions. We , Cr, and found some otndal r. bo used iftg facilities of tho rising town, iJ'lTLttbu
pro-percd -tcadily. every day bringing fj,orr monev, perhap-. than thev ought. , Among the change In the grocery ' ,711x71-.-. tI 1. , ,r ,,,,
us monev for which we paid little or , To mv mind it wa a mi-htv -mall firm i that of Hold. & We-t. ioitl Y?' !! J,u7, T-. -att
noiutcrc-t, and which we loaned oat thing to make a fu, abont. buttheia- opposite the First National bank. They V"" V JfJJJ i,. .,. ,, m ,
at from ten to fifteen per cent. The per-caught hohl of it and expatietcd tt ere formerly at GS M.iio street, hot 'LtT.7fo, ,.',,, ,ir,,, , ,
credit of it all belong to Tommy. He on it, and the rcsnlt wa coinuioa peo- a! now located are better prepared to t TClro.srf. ftb l,3r . .n ,'
wa indefatigable, and iu everything plc began to think every ptibli- man accommodate thrir ar Md htcrs-a- , r nmrTtimtt Irn rifttir a -'t--and
everywhere. Our balance sheet nm- public enterprise wa a w indlo. . ing retail trade. T-7rsT vdbW ttkrlr twl. lo
at the end of the year 'hotted n we j .le.j,,,. this -neaking spirit, awl We have already meat so ttwfc.- fVj ' -n ritiSmm Jiem o
had made eight thou-and ilollar-, and believe people ought to look af'r them- tkmoftbe ii.vr.i.r. ot&ce. W vmM w r).- ffnm fc4 lwf(," ari(J
we were in high glee. selves, and not after everybody ele. farther ar of the tAx.B. that U i ter thantt viriu(,
The second year we were compelletl i nut thev went on inve.tisailng arnl , -hnrnMl" of h.eal uw., awl . a Iv ,jZt2d ifcr thet w-. thr
to have a teller, but wc never gave him prying, the result bHng that tome of , valuable paper to th"opef tb Ar- J j turwhiA I of tUr
a clue to onr capital, or our want of our largest bank in the eat had to kan-i vaMer. t fl i Uaia ralfo ti tunirr,
capital. I kept the book, and filled f0,e up. Then there wa a junie of The WSVhiJ llearo I uahfl.liwl Ijt 'm37jM ,4U u Lit,sH n.r.s ,, tbr
the office of cashier. Tommy attend- no ,IIIan ProtKrtioB. What w.uhl the ecotn! (ory of Hill k Kramer. 2
ing to evorv item of interest and dis- we (0 -uui on a long a- we can. brick building, and i al a lireiy and T ft .-, f iKtr hnr ru r,n ,
counl. I venture to -ay no two men
mv and I.
We now felt onvclvc well enough '
establi-hot! to take an aggre-sie atti
tude, aud we adteriised l"shlli aad ,
larrely our business, ami the ftct that
we would pay interest on all deposit.
We made social effort, to get small
dejo.it. from the working people,
thev are al wav satisfied with ix per;
cent., and generally lt their mony He
in the banks year after year. t e ctuhl
lake tnt sxrne money asm toan ji at -From a hx-ty glaue, I .houW ay xmn ewnpric .oiwrrrs- uwjk f"ir ' '" """T"',V r '--twelve
per cent- or we could pat it in r ,,.. vm fc ejiri mUtton ati erty. In view ot Uw- ixti :lwt V uMza roefultr itsjt H. tma y rerivJ
eitr lot-. Sa.sett abo; t huwired thofi-aud i growi- nfniiy. vl thi dert to lii4-o tht t-j r- X ''-
. . .. -
wehadbegnnto , that rl
r-tate wa- advancing rapidly lu our
cityofttvcnty-titeor thirty thousand
bought he was sure to realize at least
tweiitv tier cent, on the investment.
Here were glorious chance; to make
money, Tommy said, and we began to
go into the market whenever there was
a good niece of property to be sold
Our purchases were always profitable
ones, and at the end of" the second
year we were twenty thousand dollars
Tommy now struck out iu another
field; he" became a politician, altvavs.
you understand with an eye to btisi
iiess. The republican party was in the
ascendancy, so, of course, wc were re
publicans'; but wc were, in a quiet
way, haud-iu-glove with some of the
leading democrats, too.
Wc contributed liberally to the ex
penses of the campaign, "and Tommt
even went so far as' to make some
stump speeches, wc taking care that
our friends should know that we paid
interest on deposits. Tommy became
very popular. Some of the other bank
ers "were old fogy iu their belief, didn't
want saloons open on Sunday, and
otherwise would lik to abridge some
of the rights of the people: so Tommy
took the other side, altvavs talking for
"free Iiijr.or aud free lager.' The re
sult was he became still more popular,
and every saloon keeper iu the place
nearly brought his money aud did his
business with us. When spring came
they mustered with sufficient force to
nominate Tommy for mayor, and elect
ed him by a handsome majority.
It was a proud day for us. S'ot only
gratifying to our pride, but a good help
to our business. Our stock was "stil
rising." But our first heavy blow
came to us this year. We had been
loaning heavily aud freely to a manu
facturer, and had allowed him to get
so deeply iu our debt that wc were
obliged to keep on loaning to him or
loose it all. We bail also gone very
heavily into real estate, and it was not
advancing as wc supposed it would.
But our deposit account was very light,
fully equal to that ot any bank'in the
Tommy made a mistake this year iu
a political way, too, and when lie next
came up for re-election, much to his
surprise and damage, he was defeated.
Is there any such thing as luck ?
Sometimes I am sure there is, aud I
think, iu our case, luck turned against
us then. I am very sure, at any rate,
things grew worse from that" time.
The man we were carrying so heavily
was compelled to close out his busi
ness, and wc were obliged to buy city
lots at auction sale to save even a part
of his indebtedness to us. We must
have bought, that, from one to two
hundred thousand dollars' worth of
lots. They were not iu the most de
sirable location either, and paid for
them all, if not more tiian the)' were
It gave us a heart load to carry, for
we had already more land than we
eared to hold, aud yet could not m
But there was no thought of this
trouble iu Tommy's face, nor in bis
manner. When hu ttas defeated for
the mayoralty, he managed it so that
he was considered a martyr lo puri
tanical ideas, unit knit his own fol
lowers the more closely to him ami his
Our close connection with polities
had given us a claim on the county
treasurer, and when we began to be "a
little cramped by reason ot having to
carry so much real estate, Touiuit ma
nipulated matters o that some of the
county money should be deposited
with lis. Of course it is against the
law to do this, hut then, .is Tomui)
said, the law is an as and easy to blind.
When the commissioners went throgh
the formality of counting the county
money, which wits about twice a year,
we always had a week's notice before,
and the night before carried the money
over, and alter it was counted brough't ,
it back again.
It was up-hill work, these tints, anil
our only salvation was to keep our
troubles to our.-elvcs, and try and
wiggle through a be-t we could". But
when a man is iu dilficulty he cannot
keep it hid. It is like minder, the
very air .-eciiis to whisper it. some
faint hints began to lloal around that
we were not sound. It grew rapidlt.
until one morning we were face to face
with a "run" upon us.
1 admired Tommy often before, but
his conduct on this occasion was just
grand. I never saw such sublime
cheek ami impudence. The run came,
as all such runs are apt to do, from the
working people, who had small sum
with us; amounts varying from fifty
dollars to two thousand. Those who
had the least were the loudest and
noisiest. The thing must he stopped at
once or wc were ruined.
Tommy went among them, not to at
tempt to explain, but to blind them.
And he did it well.
"Bring on your books aud certifi
cates," he called out ; "we have monev
here and will pay you up, and then
don't never come iic.ir us again." Come j
on as last as you can, so nt to make
room for men who ttant to do busi- j
ness with us, ami who are not afraid of
inhabitauts. and no matter wia-re
n- It ha noblv stood the financial torm.
Others kept gathering and I looked atll' it, present condition could not b
at our rapidly decreasing pileof green-1 sounder or more .atifaetory. The fol
backs with horror. But Tommy was I lowing is its condition at the cloe of
not idle. He went up and down the I huMiiess IVbrtiarv I9,l7t:
eui'ct. anting ii lias :i iiuiiicai iruK ui
the democrats, aud assuring every one
that he could pay every dollar that he
owed. It was "this "that saved us.
Every republican felt called upon to
help, aud all the leading democrats
come with offers of assistance, to
show that they were not in any ring
The feeling turned iu our favor. The
other banks came in with monev, and
the crowd began to waver, aud tlten to j
di-pcrsc. tt e were saved, aud not a ;
minute too soon,
aud dollars on h:
closed that night.
t c had but a thou- ;
land when the tlnors
Had there been no foundation what
ever for these reports', thev inijrhl not
have damaged u-, but there wa a qui- !
ct belief In many quarter, that 'we '
were nut finite -..nrul mwl .f rinirJo. I
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best, and if anything happened be pre-
pared for it. ;
Something did happmi. I'cople be-
iaaj Tommv ; o tve vent on a uoaL
.. . r. ... .- :..
, ont hr
thick aud fa-t. Monet went
tlio tUoM.miil. rit-rr ilar. bat hsnlis
anv came in. We roiiUI not go on thi-
wavforeter. We -at down ttliik U
yoa remeflaber the night wej,s-;br
i ,,c bank. In old Mar-hair of -
fict:" aAc.! Tomtnr.
Ye. I wa thinking of it tet-dav," I
; 0w do w staml ':"
. . . .
doShtrO . -
J -I 0od God I H a bad a that 7
' "Yei. But thtu you hae aUu:
IrWB OW . l ll : ow u .
- j - i t j. m . - - ..a a, a-s. w
' foar hundred thousand dollars' worth
of pmncrtv in vour name?' I an-
-l tt ill have to turn that over," ho
said, "hut I am provided for;'' andhe
gave a wink.
So am I ; and I winked back.
How shall we do it ?" I asked.
"Make an assignment for the bene- who is constantly -on the mil," this is
fit of our creditor-, and always swear ' a subject of prime importance. It is
we never used or lost a dodr in specu-' his home, and if not made attractive
Jation." land cheerful he becomes disgusted
I understood. That night we made , with the house, but somehow his feel
an assignment and our banking career ( ings take in the whole fity, or town,
was over. or village, and he goes away carrying
Of course there was a tremendous with him an impression that that plaec
hulabaloo raised iu the city and vicin- is old fogy and behind the the time-,
ity, and men and women come crowd-j And besides this he is not at all slow
ing around the bank as if they could , to relate his experience to other parties,
do something, but Tommy felt" as bad j and thus an influence is brought to bear
for them as they did for themselves: that may damage to some extent the
and even wept with some of them! I'll ' tvholo business prospects of that coui
bet on Tommy ercrv time. Lock's , munitv. Wc have alrcadv noticed the
u-t.,,,t.. t.-. v- vi. t rs-rj
u-:..i.:i.. .-.. ,....! i.., i... ,i.;
manv decYded imnrovements since our
visit here last summer. Main street
and douglas avenue have had several
fine brick two and three story business
houses erected along them, "and now
these thoroughfares look quite impos
ing and substantial.
Wichita will never jo backward; she
has too much of the ring of the true
metal for that. There is an enterpris
ing, go-ahead spirit among them that
other old and more pretentions cities
might imitate with profit. The
great Arkansas valley must needs
have at least one large and impor
tant city iu its commercial centre, and
wc believe that Wichita in the place.
The location, its accessibility to the
outcide world, its richauc inexhatista
ble lands lying on both sides of the
great river", anil its present aud pros
pective railroad facilities all point in
that way; and these, coupled with the
fact that energy, pluck and determina
tion are the leading characteristics of
her citizens, seem to be all that is need
ed to convince any one of the correct
ness of our remarks. The Occidental
is a fine brick block, three toric
high, ninetv bv one hundred feet, and
cost js'ri.OOO. The Occidental Hotel oc
cupies the entire building iu the sec
ond ami third stories, aud is finished
and furnished iu royal style. The fur
niture alone cot Sfo.OOO. The propri
etor of this magnificent hotel, -Mr. W.
I. House, is trom Bloomington, III.,
and being an old hotclist, knows how
to cuter to the wants of his guests.
The first lloor is occupied by three
prominent firms, with hardware, diy
goods, anil groceries.
W. A. Thomas Sc Co., tho wholesale
giocers. are among the strongest and
most influential houses in Kansas, and
it is gratifying to know that they
weathered the financial storm with ling
and pennon proudly floating to the
breeze, end now, as before, fair skies
and gentle zephyrs waft them on to
fortune and to tame.
Hills A; Kramer have built a large
two-story brick at a cost of -i-S.OOO, and
now they display a mammoth stock of
drv goods in the" same.
Todd A; Boyal have also moved from
their old stand into their large two
story brick, which cost them about the
same money, and now feel that thet
can recelte'tliclr Kansas City friends
in becoming style. They are rioter
getlemen, and deserve the libeial pat
ronage bestowed upon them.
M. Ivohn is Co., of the New York
store, arc building a line bouse on the
corner of -Main street and Douglas ave
nue, which thev will occupy ahotil the
first of April. Thi- will also cost about
Messrs. Houck & Bro., wholesale
hardware merchants on Main street,
have an elegant brick building,:iiid un
doing a epl'-ndid business. Mr. S.
Hock is well known lo many of your
merchant. He is a straight-forward,
On Commercial etieet we again find
a block two stories high, and'oceupicd
by several substantial firms.
"Tricky Bros, .t Co. have their main
moth stock of groceries iu thi-s block,
and are doing an immense busine-s iu
their line. They tire a stiong firm, and
anil as they trade largely in Kansas
City, it is prcsuuiablr, to say the least,
that they are selling goods cheap.
Eagle "block is easily known, as above
it is perched the form of it large eagle.
The Wichita Eaoi.f, one of the best
weeklies published iu Kaii'-a", has its
office iu tills block. The county olli
cers are also to be found iu here, iu
comfortable ami convenient rooms.
Kagle hall occupies about half of the
second story, and as it n large and
commodious, being about lilty by
eighty feet, it is here that the young
and nimblc-footcd "trip it on the light
fantastic toe." The first lloor ofthi
block is occupied by the Wichita Sav
ings bank, by a dry goods firm, and by
the grocery house of Caldwell ,t Tits-
worth, these latter gentlemen carry
large stocks, ami arc ranked among tin
vcrv best businc-s men of the cilv.
The First National bank is on Main
cirret. and U a magnificent buildiiiL'.
fulled ?tate bund
Other stocks and bonds.
I.onn and Iicmmt
ISanVfn; amlliouse fixture
Expt.-t.ses ami Lixcs. .. .
Light i-xcliaii; . .
Cati on band
Capnai paw in ..
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The Wichita savings bank does a
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'rf:h,t...of, her A?"!'' "cmhor Ut'
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tUanffO awl tntc
valnaWe papT. Tb" cattle r;prt J '
m. .iwtt.. wits -iaii i,ssrfTftalscsa
pre-. abroad ghe vatitaW' mformalksB
of tit roHiisrgdrit", an.1 to aMr men
and dealer in tort, f.re sod rl(e-
wh-r;. a m great spo.aise. i
dsJTour "p."? fr tuctr -iitiw a oj
, kuoln'-s nhtrh rr evs-f apsroctata
th trareUlng IlokewtUn.
, On the seventh day of March tkt-e
i will u a grawl 4Sol oty jot, to we
j rnlr of 123, sukIoo the 5rtof AjrU
i SBfltbtr ale ol IS9- Tbie are loeail
a ..... . . a ac
. wav ifiiit " ---si"-"- " - ---
in the different addittoni lo Ut .
n r rr5.a'! ,?!TTi.S:
. a i ai sraii it orn-m i r ni iiai aatsaa ltw lirasr isia-iia
. ssw-- . n. .-...
j oateb-r ot ik naiiani- w o- vmm
'will fir exceed ail wc bare tntioriirl
above, it would seem thai to invest now
in soineof these lots would be a safe
aud profitable venture.
With the present facilities, wo know
of no city in the west, with even a much
larger population, that can boast of
better hotel accommodations.
' the commercial man, or with anv man
fine hotel known as the Occidental,
We can add nothing to this house,
other than to say that it i a tirst-clas
hotel in all its arrangements ami ap-
i pointuicnts. and just
uch a building
i ? s needed here to supply the increa,-
ing demands ol the public
The Douglas Avenue House was
built by Mr. GrUfeusteiii about two
tears ago, and is situated on Douglas
avenue at a short distance from the
magnificent bridge that spans the Ar
kyisas river at this point, lt contains
lity well furnished rooms, and its man
agement i apoken of in highest terms
by all. Its proprietor. Mr. Daily, is
a'gcntlomau well calculated to please
the most fastidcsius, and wc can testi
fy that bis tables arc supplied with all
the kiibstantials aud luxuries the mar
The Empire House is situated at the
north end of Main street, and is the
oldfst hotel in the city, and is conse
quently well known to tho travelling
community. Mr. D. S. Munger, the
owner and proprietor, i-i among the
oldest citizens of tho place, and his ho
tel lias alwat s enjoyed a liberal patron
age. It contains forty-eight room?,
well furnished, and - in etery reprct
fimt-elass. At the present time Mr,
and Mr. MeXutt are held here a., pris
oners, and will be until the piellmiua
rv trial of MeNutt on the StJlli inst.
This hotel is always full iu the "catllo
season," during tthich time 'cores ol
dealers iu"longhorns" make this their
The Southern Hotel i a smaller
house on Main street, but is alwat full
al all seasons of the year. Mr. (tinn,
its old proprietor, has gone to Atchi
son, and U is now conducted by Mr.
Scott, a pleasant and genial gentleman.
Mr. scott can keep hotel better than he
can play "checkers," and that is say ing
considerable; but then Kansas City is
a lunch larger plan? than Wichita, and
we tt ill not "brag" any more. Omni
bties and hacks go to and Irom nil
trains, so that when you come to Wich
ita to sell goods or "see thu sight,"
ton can be taken to any of the above
hotcN without delay.
Xo better evidence of I he spirit
of the people ii necessary than to
point to the manner iu which the
MeXutt affair was unraveled ami
brought to the light of the world.
There was almost nothing to work on
at first, but as day rolled on, thread
upon tin cad was' woven into the net
that tt as to entrap the guilty parties.
Wc do not remember of reading of a
more cool and delibcrati, murder than
the one planned by MeXutt ami Win
ner. It reads like 'ouie romance we
have read of the bandits of Itomerw aid.
Ned Ituiitline could tt c ivc from tt a ro
mance thatttoiilil lead a wolideritii at
any be ever spun. But the perpetra
tors of it are safe in the hand of Hie
law, and if full justice i vouchsafed t
theiuthey will treteh hemp befor long.
Winner is safe iu the 1'nttoutwMnl
'alls Jail, and MeXutt Is at jin-sent
guarded by hN cantor, Mr. William
.smith, aud'he could easiercscMpe frm
adiiii"eou'wall llinu from Mich n man.
Mt-.Mtiit i at "No. 11." Empire IIiiim
Mrs. Mi-Nutt i alo guarded in the
same Hotel. She arein lo be fearfiflly
agitated since the arrest of her husband
ami has attempted to kill herself bv
using poiiiu. but wu detected and
frustrated. Thi tte leant from u pift
ty reliable source. preuiue it i tni"
' The masquerade bill at Eagle hall,
I-" rid ay night, wa a complete Mirrr
It win well attended, there being piob
ablt seventy-five wearing mask, mid
quite a number without them. The
rolored gem men." the noble red man,
including Mr. Eo, the hefty (ertnnli,
the dashing eatnliurs of old, the hoiiel
old hod-earrlcr, the polite and affable
I'reiichmeu, and the ImekwooiUmaii
nnd bold hunter, with a core of leaser
character, nude up the pleasant nnd
interesting group upon width your
correspondent gazed with gnutw
rfaliefaction. The "tipper nasi gotten
up at the Douglas Avenue lliue. by
that prinec of landlord, Mr. V. Daily,
and was. as every on ex perted, plen
dld. The whole aflalr wa managed
and conducted by tho member of the
Young Men' Social Club, of Wirhita,
and to them we would return thanks
for courlehis to the prc.
There wa considerable ttdlotj raid
ed in tho Arkanta valley taut tear, of
a very "tipcrior qunliiy. It ttn Mills
jied to St. Eon!-, and the Pemrrut In
noticing its ale, referred to it a a
trifle b'iow the very beat grailr
brought to that city from the aouih.
There will be a much larjfrr rt(
planted thii nprlng, and If It prove m
uceesfu a la.t year'i crop, it will
become the It-ailinpt article? of produc
tion bv the farmer of thi vullet . We
think that tho question of tccetfu
raising it southern linntu, lwr bf
fully and satisfactorily settled, end
now let every fanner rlve Ut ut 1m
from two to ten acre.
The crop of tlti valtev were e-
tf4.tn.sl' rkal rs.riiKiii-f triHtf lit tWttsVlta nt
the drouth Jtu-t atimiiier. Com w
, I IIIUI ! II V xrj' iii rasrsw as f- --- --
' good, and potatoes haJlla erop. I'I-"J,
ol tit- Utttrr, mere na ir?ao)-
jpj anav to Tspk ..ml .-r
i ol"M Jst1' ""' vcn ,"a""- s"'i
tf,er r .till wm. to hip, ....1 Hh-i.
eitoa-h left to tIflt ami ftr iff IT..I
) ti'e. Voru i onMgMig irom iiiri . nr
. ; forty r'sLt Isrre now. I lU are - i!
( twwH'tiiTt. I'.MsUm-. a..
rtiig i th ator at U.M to -' '
Afplt from i.SO to i'-fw icr buhei.
, Fat wts rr all, oW otT. rstoek Hog
la wf a tjssxHlsti cattle wilt hu hip-
i pwl M,W ,Wi ,- tM tsrit.g Th-
,r,, tsJll Jo re' lkt tlM't mo.t
food ossl their eom. m it othr or'l
.... t , . ...
- - -
MM V ww'rCT
sMsiaai sromt. tt
-fim i mo tmemni . Ssift taraf
wBfcrt. ate & to -
U0H v Qt tlhe t Bat. Wc t in-
taXntlMff ml "-We, sUktMiJt
, i - ..jcfc rsworsl.
X fawy, t wrrCTre Mtas4f mi hi
vtmm Brl" b W ksT
- -" w .
-v-sv - aa. a - t- sasr earasb ssskra. mm
rJLTT: ..",'... ' Z
aa aanaaai. aai i tiaasi swa'ririkiat'M i a a " -
- .. .
tuled to .eai I:.
It was observed that a certain rich
man never invited ant one iodine with
him. "111 bet a wagvr." vald a wag,
"I get an invitation from him." The
wager being accepted, he goe next
day to the rich man's house, about the
time he was to dine, ami tells the ser
vant that he must speak with hi mas
ter immediately, for he could ave him
a thousand pounds. (Jut came the
master. "What i that sir? Vou can
save me a thousand pounds ! "Yes.
sir. I can ; but 1 sec ton are at dinner.
I will go myself and dine nnd call
again." ( )li, pray, sir, come and take
dinner ttith me." "1 hall Im trouble
some." "Xo, not at all Tho invita
tion ttasacccptosl; aud as onas din
ner was oter and tho family retired,
the conversation was resumed. "Well,
sir," said the man of the hou-e, "now
to your business. Pray let me know
how I am to save a thousand pound?"
"Why sir," said the other, "I hear
vou linve a duifghtrr to dipos of in
marriage." "I bats', sir." "Ami that
you intend to portion her with ten
thousand pounds?" "Ido.sir." 'Why.
then, sir, let me have her. ami I will
take her at nine thousand !"'
A Cincinnati billiard nhtyer was
lately arrested for pocketing tho ball.
j When you go to drown yourself al
I ways put oil" your clothe"; they ni
j fit vour wife's jecond husband.
The man who attempted to whistle
a bar of soap has injured his voiee b
trying to siug a stave ot a inohtr
According to a Danbtiry school
teacher, what Washington ttild on i
meuiuriablu occasion wa: "Oh, piipa.
papa, I cannot prevarietite."
"1'apa. what is humbug ?" l'areiit
(with deep drawn sigh), "lt U, n
dear, when vour iiiatna protnd to be
fond of me, and puts no button on my
The Koehester Chronicle sat that
obi maids are the bet fudges of men.
We'll go further and put nil stump
that they are alo tho bet Judge of
At a prayer meeting in Maine, n feu
day ago. one of the meniiifr prayed,
i'ord, thmi kuowesl that I'harles
ThompMiis ha sold poor ItooU to Mint'1
of us. Make him do the fair thittf ."
A I'lnrididiin heard thu other day Tor
the llrt time the alory of Datld ami
(ioliah, and he beeams"so cntluhwti'
that he swung hi lint and cries! out.
"lltilly for the fellow with thu Hitjr
Sit In the (unit hull tt lib the door
open, put vour feet in a jmll of be
water.md get yrnir little lny to lumle
a string of bsdl'. and you Iwve atl the
sensations of slelbiti(f, with in'ti f
A young lady from (n.-rtmii
cam" in Wafcbtnston lhnt!n-i lif t"
hate her pie-turn taken. When tli-'tsl-tit
shotted her the "prtj'l, ami a fcd
her how he liked it, he pl.s. nth r -marked
that be "put too tl iio- d ' h
nioulh on It to anil hr.""
An undecided follow t nunc
for twenty -right ear vid I!
rirtl her.' Sh lumed t. n i
virnfo. but died in tun te.u-
.1 i ;nI.
! ii i ir-
p. t f I
itlt r tin-
wwblliig. "Now." aisl li. it
i n selt-
r-iiii-'rutiiltilinir tone, "-re v ii -
i escaped by a long inrilnp
On last Siindav idgM mil v,
stiniB one brokf loin Mi W il
tttt,1rv ttll' Mint fls t.t t . . i
. i ' kg',,
.1 Us. 11
ty ami thirty wAlrls-", "if
were ver tntunMt- lie il
i ni'iny other vahniHIe. Tlu i
t.-imniiuliiig lo about t "i
I Ci'iffcy Co, THt'irum
A man went into a T ) op
land finding tl- wmr' .rh l
lane- In the . -t re f li i 'HmIm !
I thought h woiil-l hutfis ! . e t s' i
i evnne. ami -nl. "Mmine. " mi
dot 1...1I. - (
dr. aid h' wl iff
br. she add- I -lame
tlrman ilirn pi','' fort
"IfOt aHtiitiL.' ftsr n i. k nf !
read?" Inqn.M-l i pg n-- f la
iisnv tnd , 'liVr das " , urn
thing m tVNiit islbles p ,ii,. v Mg
fun lux.;, i ii. ! .'' -j i
forth." rrr'.td Hie tleik Ilk'-
erhssed the !"' 'tt" " tliinl. lisVt'ait
hnirgei ? 4 .mini.- lirrlv tlirtu- (Hives!
one with an tutiiM smuI1 n -Mil r ' '
Tim lOtils il'it (''Mini .''MfMMl i
re-Hnlbl' ft. i tS." ftillow'ti, Mt ttiwl
I r !. li i-i in- I's-ster '.i ' In i -
, An' that Mil.'. ! . -I '"' -' agr4 !
I Qlfat I ' r.
I'm ssvU-.! oa:. ... .in i liri.li aJUllssf but
! Ili-'if li'tr. l.-.ii- rr!.. m4 Ms l!i-
ttasr lur t- Lm Im
! A oin;r in mi fi . tt-.- nirwl lMr h.
Iah'l a frieui ,.l the ball .fet W4
! psotnting l iaMlto with '. mt't'-l
iilrre 'I li.a' Ui' fi'.it IMK '
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arr rlitig mln at ,'"1. nii-i -tt)(stto, "!
1 know, dtn t wt-ai drmi . .it M tit n
tlf for t'.ll l' ala'tl ssist. In- g fpi t
.isn't robalil' il. li i " mil "''
I through I"-! ti.' iltix - ' ."
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ss-tssHs) tiie.t(l villi i
rhwrehe. thr istor sa
tbrt rhilfi-i t " histori-
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