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rEBSOXAI. AND LOCAL ITEMS OF SEWS
WICHITA. KAX..XOV. 27, 1885.
Harry Bancroft and mother, of Emporia,
are in the city visiting Mends.
Mr. T. W. Wilion, of rnonf. Kan., it
in tba city, tbo guest of Mti. Lease.
Sheriff-elect W. IV. Hay wai in the city
yesterday, looking in his usual health.
There are twenty teams encaged in haul
ing lumber to the now town of Colwich.
Yesterday all the hog buyers of the city
were at one time in thoTifth narJ, where
porVtrs were sold for 3:10.
J. D. Caldwell has been appointed notary
public for Scdgw id. county. He is posscsi
od of a seal and ready for business.
Col. Innis and Jlayor Aldricu should re
turn thanks to-day that they have some no
vacant lots for falo on Main street.
The Herold is getting out a German calen
dar for tho holidays to circulate among the
Germans of this section of the state
Col. "Woodcock returned Tuesday from
attendance on tho 'Winflold Campflre and
tho meeting of tho Arkansas City Tost.
Business is improving on East Douglas
avenue. A jouug man was knocked down
with a poker, in a joint over there, night be
Dr. J. "W. O'Keilly, of Winfleld, and Miss
Bell Brandon, of this city, will bo married
by Rev. M. J. Casey, at tho Catholic church
in this city, neit Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hager. of lMatts-
tnouth, JN'cb., are visiting at tho residence of
Mr. ond Mrs. A. A. l'ost, 630 south Topcka
avenue. They are old friends of Mrs. Post.
MaJ. Will Cumback, of Indiana, after re
maining in tho city a short time, visited
Winfield, Kingman and other cities of tho
west, and will again visit Wichita in Jan
uary. The Hulijarians may bo getting tho best
of the Servians just now, but the building
boom continues in this city right along.
Foundations for seven good houses were be
gun this week.
K W. Cook found a pocket book or purse
Saturday, the 14th inst. near the big slough
niar Jamcsburg, which the owner can hao
by pnning property, no lives one milo
south of Jamcsburg.
Tho immortal " J. X." sends greeting and
savs ho will lift the veil In Wichita at an
early day. That's jut hat wo are all w ail
ing for. "o doubt it will reveal Wichita as
the great railroad center.
The manv friends and patrons of Mr. D.
J. Tagney, will be pleased to know that ho
will cngago in a wholesale commission
house in Ibis city, having disposed of his
entire slock of groceries to II. Loonam,
The retail trade is pretty well supplied in
this city at present, but thcro is a splendid
opening for several wholesale houses. High
rents and alack of suitable buildings are
tho chief obstacles in the way or w holesalcrs.
There is no lack ol trade.
Such a trifling matter as burning down
their buildings cannot deter the enterprising
men of this city Irom doing business. Wm.
nellar was running his meat market on
stilts up against the side of Manuel & Dres
ser's store vestcrday. Thai's tLo sort of
business men we have.
Mr. Geo. E. Harris !s having his splendid
grounds sodded with blue grass and a num
ber of fine forest trees set opposite the side
Trails. Ha is also having cement walks
constructed and fences built. He will have
a largo number ol choice trees and shrub
bery arrive from Europe in a short time,
with which to adom his bcautifnl grounds.
That magnificent blue Italian marble
monument for Mr. George King, of Harper,
that stood in front of Kimmerlei Adams'
marble "Sulks yesterday attracted considera
ble attention. The material is fine and the
workmanship is a credit to the firm. The
fioral cluster near the top of the Bhaft is a
handsome piece of workmanship.
The parlies who were after old man
Moore's turkey, failed to get him the other
nigU. In the first place he roosted too high
and then he had grave supicions of tho lad
ders that were placed a:$inst his tree and
fllew to the Fifth ward policeman for pro
tection, who immediately took him in out ol
It. C Jackman, a mcrcbtit from Madison,
Indiana, and W. 11. Ilidpatb, of liraz.il, a
prominent lawyer of Southern Indiana,
made us a pleasant call last evening. These
gentlemen, after having done all the cities of
Kansas worth mentioning unite in saying
that Wichita is so far ahead that the ques
tion of leadership is not worth discussing.
Mr. John A. Brady, president of the Ken
tucky and Western Land association, which
company owns several hundred thousand
acres of Kansas lands, and who laid out the
town of Lrado, was in the city yesterday,
on business intimately connected with the
future development of Southwestern Kan
sas, and of which the public will soon be
At the annual session of the Forest City
Buildirg and Loan association, held on
Tuesday evening, the 21th instant, the
following officers were elected for the ensu
suing year: A. A. Glenn, president; Wro.
Malhewson, lice president; It. M. Piatt,
financial secretary; G. W. Collings, record
ing secretary and attorney; Joseph Kich
treasurer. A. A. Glenn, John B. Carey,
Wm. Matbowson, XL Mathews, George E.
Spalton, IS. JL Piatt, O. W. Collings, Jos
eph Kich and IS. McFarland, directors. A
committee was appointed to estimate a divi
dend on the business of the year just closed
lo report at next meeting.
I'ncle Billy Thomas occasionally takes a
promonade into the suburbs of the Fifth
ward; he takes these alks in the first place
for his health; in the next place he has a
proprietary interest there, and again, he
goes to see a friend. There is nothing out of
tho ordinary in all Ibis, only as hereinafter
lo be mentioned. Tuesday Undo Billie was
taking bis accustomed afternoon promonado
and siesta bryoiidst the ISackcnsaek when a
male bovine being driven rapidly and vio
lently by a Kansas cowboy, approached un
awares to the rear ol the pedestrian and of
fered his wide extended boms for a seat on
which he might rest his subsequent belong
ings. In other words, he gently elevated
M. Thomas, from a rear attack on bis south
tide quarter. No serious injury resulted
from the attack,but be will look a leetle oud
for the cowboys end their "critters" hero
after. EAGLE LINE.
Contrsctors report that by Saturday night
seven miles of the grade will be finished,
showing that the intention is to build the
road nhile the weather is favorable.
The construction train will roll in with
track supplies for the railroad next week,
and Peter Bogue, the boss track layer, will
have his boarding train and force here on
Monday, and will go to work making prep
arations on the west side yard until things
are ready to begin trad-laying.
The case of Romig vs. Hill, a suit for
damages to l o houses caused by tho close
proximity of gas works occupied the court
all day j ostcrday, and at tbo closo the jury
went to examine the premises anJ works
This case has been one of the hardest con
tested cases of the tc-m and every inch of
the ground it being fought out with much
legal skill, Judge Campbell for the plaintiff
and Judge Buggies for the defense
President Furlcy received atelegrun from
Senator Crane, dated Marion Center, 10
o'clock a. rxu, yesterday, which contained
the grat'fylng intelligence that the O., A. &
W. bonds carried by about three hundred
majority, tbc vote polled being very large.
We hope to get the exact result for our tel
egraph columns this morning.
will brake no more.
Sanford Salmons, the W. &W. brake
man, who 1 d bis foot caught by the cars
last week at Garden Plain, died last night.
Mortification set inon tbc injured limb yes
terday morning, and before noon tbe doc
tors gave up All hope of saying his life. Had
tbe injured limb been amputed the result
might have been different, and again it
A GRAND SHOWING.
The State Challenge for Another Such
a Favorable Exhibit.
A contemporary having taken upon itself
the responsibility of making a statement
derogatoy to tho financial standing of Sedg
wick county, tho aqlk herewith, through
the courtesy of County Clerk K. P. Ford,
lays before its readers an official showing of
the financial condition of tho county. Ihe
assertion in ventured that no county in the
state of Kansas can make as grand and fav
orable an exhibit, and which also includes
a separate and distinct onu for tho city. It w ill
bo ol served that our total taxes are about
one quarter of a million, with a total levy
of two cents and nine mills and nino-tcnths
of a mill, which includes eight thousand
dollars in brides bonds to bo paid off this
year. Wo pay the state thirty-ono thousand
dollars. Tho railroads pay upwards of
seventeen thousand dollars or ono-thirtcenth
of the entire tax. The city of Wichita pays
over one-third of the entiro tax of tho
county. The schools of tho county and city
cost in round numbers one hundred and
thirty thousand dollars, or upwards of one
half of tho entire amount of money col
lected. Tho total tax or per cent, outsido of
tho city 2.C7. But to tho official statsment:
I herewith hand you a statement of tho
taxes for tho year 1SS5, for Sedgwick coun
ty, Kansas, which may bo of interest to your
many readers. E. P. Ford,
Total assessed valuation of county, $8,
149.2S7.unon which the followinc taxes
were levied for tho purposes herein named:
state taxes - oi.ioi i.
County taxes -. 46,808 40
Poor taxes 4,074 64
Bridge taxes (D. ave) 8,964 21
Funding bonds taxes C.C78 83
Township taxes 22,013 81
School district taxes 95,213 84
City taxes 28,032 73
Total taxes ?243,862 OS
Total averaro lew 2.99 m.
The assessed valuation of the railroad
nronertv in tbecountv. all of which is in
cluded in tho above is, ?G29,100, upon which
the companies pay tax as follows:
State and county taxes $ 7,789 22
Township taxes 2,382 33
School taxes 7,108 95
Citv taxes .. 370 32
Total ? 17,050 87
Total number ol miles of railroad in coun-
me asec-a valuation oi me cuy oi
Wichita is, ?2,380,C1G, taxed as follows:
State and county
, 23.800 40
Total levy in the city 3.00 m.
Total averacc levy in county
citv 2.C7 m.
There are 151 school districts in tho coun
ty, only 45 of which are bonded.
A SPLENDID GIFT.
Some time since a number of l'arisan ar
tists and printers compiled and issued an il
lustrated gift book, "Undine," five hundred
of which were printed in France and five
hundred in England. The book publisher,
Maxwell, secured two hundred and fifty
copies for tho American trade. Mr. Hum
ble secured one of these copies, tho only one
sent to Kansas. It is about fifteen by twen
ty inches in size, and is a beautiful work of:
art, the price of which is forty dollars. No
finer or more appropriate gift for the money
could be conceived of. Every page is a de
light and the cover itself is a work of art.
The pictures arc in colors and simply beau
tiful. Of course the prize is to valuable for
miscellaneous handling, but any ono desir
ing to make a bndal or holiday gift will be
shown the work with pleasure. It is the
most rare and unique book probably ever
Scntar Parkinson, of Ottawa, under whose
supervision the government expenditure of
$60,000 jvas made the past summer in test
ing the sugar qualities of sorghum, and
which, as our readers know, resulted so sat
isfactorily, spent the day in Wichita yester
day. Scntar P. says he has always made al
lowances for what the Eaole said of this
citr and valley, and that now he wishes he
hadn't, for both were vastly bigger and
greater than ever represented, and that each
would beat the oldest Kansan living unless
he had regularly visited us. He didn't say
that be contemplated establishing a great
sugar refinery here, based on the diffusion
process, but we took pains to suggest that
Wichita was the point-thc only point. More
cane could be concctrated here and cheap
er transportation from here, and a greater
marKct already existed hero than could bo
found in all tho broad state of Kansas.
A GREAT BEND DELEGATION.
Aj a legitimate result for tbo letting of
the contract for the construction of the
Wichita & Colorado railway, the influence
of our city is sprca ing, and representative
gentlemen of the fine towns along the upper
valley, who have for years been whirled by
and away from us thirty miles to the northf
are now almost daily coming lo see us;
coming not only lo verify the claims of tho
Eagle touching this citj's rapid growth and
importance as a jobbing center, but to see
what the chances are for connecting her by
rail. Yesterday E.W.Mocs,ma or of tho city
of Great Bend, J. V.Brinkman,a banker,
C Samuels, a dry goods merchant, and E.
IS. Moses, a hardware merchant, made us a
call to talk over the present and future of
the Eagle Line, and what would be the
chances of a connection with that road.
These gentlemen met tho resident directors,
Wood, Levy Harris, and Neidcrlandcr at 2
o'clock, the result of which conference wo
have not learned.
THE SANTA FK OUGHT TO.
Our Santa Fo friends are probably open
ing their eyes to the fact that the little cut
ofl constructed by them for the accommoda
tion of the Frisco from Sedgwick city to
Ilalstcad is liable to become, very soon, an
important link. A train put on from Wich
ita to Dodge, or to Larned, now, would soon
develope a sice business. Wichita is ready
to meet and supply the trade of tfio upper
valley. In the absence of such a train the
Santa Fe ought to make connections both
ways, morning and evening, to the west with
NEWS PROM MARION.
Hon. Frank Dale got home last night,Iale
from Marion county, where he had been
making speeches in favor of the Omaha,
Abilene & Wichita railway. He had had a
lively old time, traveling day and night,
talking all tbo time and making speeches be
tween times. He turned himself for one day
into a Russian menonite, preaching to them
against the sinfulness of voting. Ho comes
home well satisfied that the bonds will carry,
When he left Peabody last night the bonds
were over COO ahead, and Marion about tie
CHRISTMAS IN COLWICH.
Chief Engineer Woods says if this weather
holds that the grading must be finished
within ten or twelve days, and that the ties
and Iron must be down, the water tanks up
and the locomotive bo inside of the limits of
Colwich by Christmas day. There are only
three quarter sections over which the right
of way has not been secured, and the mon
ey is ready for the owners of these the mo
ment they will agree to take a reasonable
Mr. A. J. Applegate and Miss A. M. Ko
gcl, were married by the Rev, W. F. Harper
at the Baptist parsonage last Sunday. Mr.
Applegate is a clerk in the Sante Fe freight
office, and is a young man of excellent char
acter and much respected. His fair partner
is a ery estimable young lady, and their
prospects for battling with the world are
good. May their bark glide gently down
the tide of life u the wish of the Eagle.
EXTENSION OF WATER MAIN.
The Water Works company will finish
laying to-day the the water main from the
works down River to Second street, past the
dwelling of Mr. Geo. E. Harris. The ma-
terial.is on the ground for extending the
mam on East Douglas avenue, west of tbe
Santa Fe, and will be laid as toon as the
work is finished up on River street.
Councilman Kcnyon is urging tbe forma
tion of a kook and ladder company for the
Fifth ward, in which he is supported by
many of the citizens of that ward.
Fur tbe Eagle.
A THANKSOININO SONO.
BT W. B. TUCtEIL
Of all good things that e're was made,
Or muted up, wet or dry.
That knocks all others in the shade,
Its grandma's pumpkin pie.
It makes you feel so stout an itrokt;,
And grow an inch more high,
To eat a slice both wide and long,
Of grandma's pumpkin pie.
No apple dumpllns and sweet cream,
Upon your plate piled high
Can make your life so sweet a dream
As grandma's pumpkin pie.
No chicken fixings, cold or hot.
Or beefsteak on the fry,
Nor smashed potatoes in the pot
Liko grandma's pumpkin pie.
Old grandpa on Thanksgiving day,
With pleasure in his eye,
"Dear children, tako a chunk," will say,
"Of grandma's pumpkin pie."
And grandma, dressed in her black silk,
Will say, as she goes by,
"Dear children, sup a glass of milk
With grandma's pumpkin pic."
Wichita, Has., Not. 1885.
THE OPERA HOUSE.
A still larger number met last night at the
opera house to enjoy tho splendid entertain
ment presented by the ladies of the several
societies, and mora brilliant still were tho
booths, costumes and amusements than on
the proceeding night. Tho cultured ladiea
of our city havo never before appeared in
iuch favorablo character for tasto and en
terprise as in this entertainment, and fair
dames and lovely maidens with graceful at
tention, catered to tho wanti of participants
of their bounty.
The Turkish booth was mado attractive
under the supervision of Mrs. S. D. Jack
son, assisted by Mrs. O. H. Bcntley, Mrs. O.
L. Pratt and Miss Minnio Marlowe. Throe
of theso ladies were in full Turkish cos
tumes, and in their bazar dispensed elegant
cigars and such other articles as tho booth
contained, to swell tho receipts of the night.
The very attractive and valuable collec
tion of birds and animals by Mrs. G. W.
Collings, was ono of tho attractions of the
bouse; also in samo was the fine collection of
geological specimens of Prof. Kirby.
Tho French bazar, superintended by Mrs.
Olive Bead, assisted by Mcsdames A. BaU
ley, M.C. Campbell, A. T. Buib, John
Shumaker, A. N. Claik and McGee, and the
Misses Isie Brander, Rugglcs, Hollar, Ru
dolph, Hazen, Smith and Lynch, was in
deed a splendidly arranged little booth, and
was continually crowded by admirers.
Tbo art bazar, superintended by Mrs. E.
V. Hovey, insisted by Madams L. C. Lockle.
W.S.Grant,A. W. Davis, W. P. Stem,
Cash Henderson, A. W. Levy, C. W. Smith,
W. W. Wood, H. G. Toler, and Misses Lucy
Louck, Mattie Fabrique, Mossio Baldwin,
Burrows, and Mrs. Judge Hill's, contained
many rare gems of art, the creation of n
tivo talent. Mrs. Cash Henderson's picture
of Elk, Deer and Antelope on the wild
prairie, and Mrs. Wood's two pictures of
Fall and Winter; Mrs. Hovcy's Pink Rosea
and other works by Mrs. Livingston, Mrs.
Smyth and Mrs. Davis, made the display
Tho young ladies of tho doll department,
superintended by Misses Ida Fletcher, and
assisted by Minnie Jcwett, Minnio Moore,
Etta Mason and Hilton, offered the
rare wedding pageant of Lord Fitz
Doodle and Lady Fitz Noodle and
their bridal followers. With seventy dolls
dressed by the ladies in the most stylish
costumes, where neither pains or expense
were spared made this department worthy
of the cultured Misses who so creditably ex
ecuted their undertaking.
Tho Mikado bazar was more than re
splcndant and lavish in display high increas
ed by the rich and stylish Japanese cos
tumes worn by tho ladies assisting in tho
department. Under the intelligent man
agement of Mrs. J.H. Todd, assiited by
Mesdamcs. Col. Stewart, Johny Wallace,
Geo. Strong, W. A. Richcy and Craddock,
tho interest in every part of it was at once
manifested. The two Jap kids, Dell Kichey
and Ted Woodcock wero a nolicable feature
in the bill of fare.
The Spanish bazar, superintended by Mrs.
Joclyn, assisted by F. F. Lewis and Cob
Inncs, F. E. Young and the Misses Sadie
York, Berta Niederlander, Harry Fisher
and Tilla Toush contained the most pleasant
array of sweetmeats, confectionary, nuts and
fru'ts, with a choice display of needle work,
Icelandic booth, under Mrs. Bond, as
sisted by Mrs. Sherwood and the Misses
Drake, Parsons, Sherwood and Osborne,
was another retreat of interest and the cos
tumes were alike, good and simple. This
booth is to have a real fortune teller to
night. TI1K SUPPKE.
To say that the supper was equal to
the surroundings in no cxageration it was
all first class liko all the attachments and
appertcnanccs. Such deliciaus oyster stews
no culinary artist could beat, and spoke the
iighcst praise for the kind ladies who spared
no pains to get it u p. Tho ladies who offici
ated last night and the night before, were
Mrs. S. D. Jackson and Mrs. Philo Lewis,
assisted by Mesdamcs Freyer, Heller, Topc
Yonkerman, En on and Hill, and no words
of praise can be too strong in their praise.
Prof. Pindcr gave rope tying and the
never-forgotten Punch and Judy.
Mrs. Hunt rendered to the delighted audi
ence, "Call me thine own," in one of her
most happy efforts and received the plau
dits of an enraptured house.
Mrs. Hovey sang "Ruby," and also re
ceived high commendations of praise from
the entire audience.
rROGKAilME TOR TO-MQnT.
Recitation, Miss Spaun.
Singing, by Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Hovey.
DEAD BEATS AND FRAUDS.
Tbo cty is full of dead beats and frauds
well, it may not be just full, but there are
dead loads of them, anyway.
A boy about 14 years old of prepossessing
appearance called at Father Casey's resi
dence yesterday afternoon, and asked for
help to boost him on his way to Fort Smith.
The good-natured priest gave him f 1 and
told him to go and see Mr. Keeler for cheap
rates when he had got enough money to go
on bis way. In about half an hour Father
Casey had a visit from another impecunious
young man who had another story to tell.
The priest was going to Newton last
evening, and while at the Douglas avenue
depot he saw Policeman McNamara driving
off four fellows who had been dead-beating
the town two or three days and among
whom ho saw tbe two fellows who stiuck
him tor the $2.
It is astonishing how many of theso dead-
beats catch with their plausible stories.
HOW A LIE SPEAKS.
To the EJltor of tbe Eifle.
Ixdefzxiece,-Mo., Nov. 23, 1885.
Dear Sis: Tbo enclosed is from tbe Kan
sas City Times of yesUrday (Sunday), and
is a surprise to the writer, as myself and
two other parties expected to move tbe 1st
of January to your city to engage in busi
Will you favor mo with the facts in which
ever way is most convenient to you. The
state statistics show that your county has
doubled in the last five years.
Is general trado increasing! Are too
many persons arriving as in Kansas City!
Please address your answer in care of the
Laclede hotel. Respectfully,
Geo. II. Proctor.
The above letter comes of the lying com
munication appearing in the Kansas City
Times of Sunday, and which we reproduced
yesterday properly branded. We take
pleasure In informing the writer that there
is not a single word of truth in the clipping
sent us. Wichita has splendid schools and
churches, and a civilization that can put to
shame anything ever yet encountered by us
in Missouri outside of St. Louis. Our dirt
iest streets are paragons compared to tbe
cleanest to be found in Kansas City, and the
records show the death rate to be four time
less than that of Kansas City or seven to the
thousand. Wages are good, and one of the
principal contractors of the city informed a
yesterday that he had great difficulty in se
curing competent mechanics in sufficient
force to Veep up with hit work. Groceries
and provisions are at cheap, in fact cheaper
than in any town in tbe state. In fact the
letter signed "Investigator" is a batch of
Tbe New Orleans exposition may have
been a lailure, but tbe exhibition of beauti
ful things for the holidays at Hyde's beok
store it a grand success.
A BIO BLAZE.
At precisely II o'clock yesterday, the
alarm of fire was sounded, said the crowd
that usually gather abeut the corner of Main
street and Douglas avenue and about the
pottofioe. soon discovered Same issuing
from the row of old frame shinties on the
east side of Main street between Second and
Third, and a general rush was made for tbe
spot. Inside of fifteen minutes over a tbou
tend people -were gathered in tbe street and
on the sidewalks about tbe fire, whlcn spread
rapidly on both sides of tbe building where
it originated. There were people enough on
hand for effective work, but o rapidly did
the first speck flash into a conflagration that
without the aid of hose nothing could be
done but look on while tbe destroying ele
ment got In its work.
As had been announced In the morning
Eagle, the water works company had shut
off tbe water supply for the purpose of put
ting in a section of the main pipe, agreeably
to an order of the city council, and the con
nection had not been made at the timo tho
fire occurred, therefore when tho firemen ar
rived thcro was no water and they were
Dowerleu to do anything. The hook and
laddercompany toon arrived on tho scene
and immediately proceeded to tear down ad
joining buildings w at to prevent the spread
of the red fiend. In lets than half an hour
however, four of the old frame shanties in
that row were a mass of flames and some of
tbem wero burned to the ground, so that
nothing could bo done in the absence of
water to stay tbe conflagration except to
prevent its spread to adjoining buildings.
William Hollar's meat market noxt to
Mannuel 4 Dretsen't grocery store, which
stood longer than any of the other buildings,
now threatened to burn Mr. R. E. Guthrie s
brick building, occupied by Mannuel &
Dresser and tho Invalid's home. There were
two windows on the south side of this build
ing, both of which caught fire, but men with
buckets of water prevented the further
spread of the Are in that direction. Tbo
hook and ladder company pulled down
John Eodson's old barber shop on the
nuth aida of the row. and tho fire was con
fined within the area of 100 feet in length,
tho buildings in which were totally de
stroyed. The burned buildings belonged to William
Heller, Aldrich & Brown, Innes & Ross and
John Uodson, the latter being torn down,
but burned or destroyed, all the same. The
tent occupied by the shooting gallery was
The loss probably amounts to $3,000, al
though it is doubtful if there was much
lots, as some of the owners of tho buildings
said they considered their lots worth moro
now than before tbe fire. Very little per
sonal property was destroyed that was not
Wm. Heller was insured with N. F. Nied
erlander as follows: In the St. Paul Insur
ance company, $300 on building; in tbe
American, $000 on the building, $500 on
tho furniture and fixtures in the meat market
and $200 on tho meat. Tbe loss
on furniture, fixtures, etc., probably
won't exceed $500. H. T. Camien's tailor
shop and a little restaurant were also in
Hollar's building. Tbe others who occu
pied the burned premises were L. Hoffman,
tailor, Wm. T. Hewitt, confectioner, tho
shooting gallery and Hodson's barber shop.
Camicn had an insurance of $500 on his
stock, but claims to bo damaged $1,000
worth. Hewitt has a policy of $800 on his
stock and is probably all safe. Innes &
Ross have $200 insurance on their building
and Hodson hat $200 on his shop, so the
loss is not great.
There is a variety of stories as to tbe ori
gin of the fire. Ono of theso is .to
the effect that while Mrs. Hewitt was
ironing in tbe back kitchen, when tbe fire
broke out, the gasoline stove exploded, but
this Mre. Hewitt denies, saying sho was not
in the kitchen at the time and that the gaso
line stove was was not lighted at all. What
ever the origin.it is a fortunate circumstance
that there was scarcely a breath of wind, else
there would probably be a terrible story to
relato this morning. Had there been a
strong, north wind that whole block to the
county building would probably have gone,
and it is doubtful if the county bnilding it
self could be saved, at the iron shutters are
not on the windows, which they ought to be.
Nearly all the property owners will re
build immediately, and with good brick
structures, so that in tbe long run tbo fire
was a blessing in disguise, and many were
delighted with the result, but were disap
pointed because the old rookeries on the
opposite side did not share a similar fate.
WA8 IT AN INDIAN.
While digging in the lot from which
Barnes & Son's old building was removed
yesterday, Mr. R. A. Neeiey found the un
der jaw of a human head, also a piece of
rib, and be anticipates digging up tho re
mainder of the skeleton yet. It was evi
dently the jaw bone of a man. There wero
four molert still on tho left side of the jaw,
and the holes where the others had been,
showed that tbe teeth bad dropped out after
death. Two teeth had been extracted from
the right side of tbe jaw a number of years
before death. The chin was unusually large.
Now tho question is, was the man an Indian
or a white! Was he murdered! And if so,
who was he! If there had been a restaurant
in the building at the lime of his death, it
might have been suspected that he broke his
jow on the hash.
November 24, 1885.
To the Editor or the Katie.
We have been having beautiful weather.
Farmers are nearly done husking corn.
Wheat looks reasonably well. Only a
small amount was sown as compared with
J. F. Bellew makes an excellent presiding
Both tbe public school and Sunday school
at Mount Hope are getting along nicely.
Average in Sunday school, CO; in public
school, 20. Mist Tate is a good teacher.
She teaches her pupils to think, think for
themselves, to have independent thoughts,
does ber work thoroughly, teaches ideas, not
books, is alive teacher and has a liyo school.
Willie Hustis has left Dr. Field and gone
to bis old home, Greenville, this state.
G. S. Reddish has also disappeared and
his whereabouts is unknown to your corre
ondent. Senator Green (Ed Hubbard) played the
Arkantaw Traveler at Providence Friday
night to a crowded bouse. Ed is the cham
pion story teller of Sedgwick county. He
should apply for a patent on his lamp and
experiment on himself firsL
Tbe Hubbard brother;, Ed, Frank and
Dclbert, are intelligent young men, good
musicians, excellent workers and attend
strictly to their own butinus. They will
soon have sixty-five acres plowed for corn
Brother Prescott is holding a protracted
meeting at Uiland, with what success I am
unable to say.
Quite a number of Grand Army boys
left Mulvane for Winfleld yesterday to at
tend the camp fire.
Mrs. Carlton, wife of AVilliam Carlton,
who lived in this neighborhood for many
years, died in Douglass, on tbe 10th InsL, of
hemorrhage of the lung! of the lungs. Mr.
Carlton hat the sympathy of a large circle of
friends In this neighborhood.
Mia. Adams, wife of Samuel Adams, died
on the 19th inst. of pneumonia and was bur
ied in Douglas on tho 21st.
Mrs. L. P. Larson is quite sick. Dr.
Harris, of Mulvane, ts th 9 attending physi
cian. Willie Snyder bat passed through a fear
ful ordeal of suffering the past week. Dr.
Foster, of Derby, who is attending Willie,
pronounces the disease to be pneumonia
and brain fever. I am glad to say Willie it
better, and with kir.i care, which he certain
ly hat, he will yet recover, but he will
never know of the supreme anxiety and so
licitude of hit parents, who stood hour after
hour, night after night, with bowed heads
and wounded heart, watching for the faint
est sign of a turn for the better; be will
never know how near the dark valley of
the shadow be was walking.
Nearly every school bouse has a literary
and debating society. Tbe following are
tome of the questions being disciuted: Re
solved, That foreign immigration to this
country should be prohibited. Resolved,
That secret societies are not beneficial to
the people. Resolved, That the state hat
accomplished more good than tho church.
Resolved, That there were greater statesmen
during the revolutionary war than during
the rebellion Resolved, That greater pro
-.;i ,.. tl under tho urescnt Demo
cratic administration than under tbe Repub
lican administrations. (I knocked the bot
tom out of that question . Eh, Stanton!)
Mr. and Mrs. McGee will furnish, instru
mental music for tho concert at ML Hope.
LEP.ADO, Reno County, Kas., Nov. 23.
To the Editor of the Eatfe. '
Our town still boom! regardless of the
fetlhattheP..M.&A. is a doubtful en
Old Buffalo is now all mowed down only
two building! now remaining in tho old
The subject of tho debate at tbe Lerado
lyceum last Saturday night was. "Resolved,
That tobacco is more degrading than whis
ky," Although the speaker! in the affirm
ative made strong arguments in support of
their sido the negativo got away with them.
Among tho prominent visitor! to Lerado
lately were tho following: Mr. Georgo Cor
nell, a wealthy capitalist and manufacturer
of pressed brick machinery, of Philadel
phia, Pa.; Mr. Mr. J. P. Bourbon, banker,
Mr. Howard M. Davis, secretary of tho
Kcntuckv. Kansas and. Texas Land and
Cattle company, Louisville, Kv., and Messrs.
Uobbs. Gilchrist, Mason and others', of
Caseyville, Ky were in town lately.
Dr. John Tolan, an eminent physicain of
Strong City, visited our town last week. Ho
intends to return in a few days to locate
Mr. J. P. Baurber is to bo our nev banker
at Lerado. Tbe now bank building is 25x40
feet, two stories high and built of French
beton brick and finished in Queen Ann style.
It will soon bo finished.
Tho printing office is ncaring completion.
It is built of French beton and is to bo fin
ished in elegant style.
Tho material for constructing tho Leredo
waterworks was shipped from tbo factory
of tho Fairbanks Water Works company at
Bcloit, Wisconsin, November 20th. Tho
company will place the sub-structnre, sup
porting tbo reservoir, eighty feet above the
level of tho town, so as to get about eighty
feet prcsurc. This system of water works is
becominir verv popular in Kansas. Win
fleld, Wellington, Mcl'herson and Lyons
hae it in operation and it is giving great
Mr. Henry Hanimcl, lute proprietor of tho
Sterling House, has purchased UclvoloU
on Grant avenue, between Alamo and Plum
streets, paying therefor $2,500. Ho is
makirg arrangements to erect a large, fino
and commodious hotel building on tbo
Judge Stover has purchased the Jones
livery stablo and will hereafter conduct it.
Dr. John A. Brady, president of tho town
company, left last night for Springer, New
A new disease has broken out among the
swine in this neignuornoou. r.xpens are
unablo to name the disease. Its symptoms
are very much like diptberia. Ono farmer
has lost forty out of a herd of seventy-five
hog!. E. A. N.
Q. A. & W.
Much stress U put upon tho Omaha, Abi
lene & Wichita road in Central Kansas.
This road will most likely Lo built as the
people along tho proposed route nro in
earnest. With her present facilities, Salina,
bv a little exertion, micbt divert this line
and secure it, and thus, with four lines,
would becoaio tho objective point 01 every
road pissing within forty miles. In the
center of the great wheat and corn belt, Sa-
linawill become to Central Kansas what
Wichita is to Southern Kansas, if her busi
ness men watch and nurse the railroad en
terprises that head in that direction. No
city Intno state possesses sucn natural au
vantatres of location, nor presents such a de
sirable sito for a lariro city. In the center
of a garden, it will be her own fault if Sa
lina does not become the market town for
all the country within a circlo of forty miles,
including her sister cities. Kansas City
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
New Tone, November ST.
Money On. call easy at 23 per cent.
prime mercantile paper at iKQSH
Governments Dull and steady.
State Bonds lull and weak.'
Rallroail bonds falrl);actlve.
Foreign Exchange Dull at l 8i' for lty
days and ( Wi for demand.
The total sales of stocks were 313.291 shares.
D. 8. s-per-cents lWf
U.S. tM-per-centa 113;,'
U. S. 6-per-ceDts of '93 lis
aUaioiiTl 6 bonds
St. Joseph bonds
Central Pacific stocks
Chi cat- o A Alton
Chicago, Burlington A Qalney
New York Central
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Chicago urun and Prod ace.
Chicago. NoTeraber 21
There was a dragging wheat market today at
a lower range of prices. The opening was firm ;
December advanced to 87Ji and remained ateady
at abon tthat ll-iure, bnt the situation became
heavy during the middle of the session which
caused the option to drop to 8G,', at the doec cf
the regular board. There were rnnion lluit
some or the large operators Identified with the
recent bull movements were selling out, bnt
this was only conjectured, though it had Its ef
fect upon the courae ol prices. 'I here waa some
selling, owing to the adjournment for thanks
giving, some partita nut wishing to keep open
trades, bnt as a whole the session waa dull and
without marked featnro The receipt! continue
moderate and export9 clearing from the sea
board light. The feeling was weak again In the
afternoon, December declining to Nj',' and cloa
IngttecV. The later weakness was attribut
ed to the.reKirt that the Servian ruler had
agTeed to an armUtlce-
A moderate buslneas was transacted in corn,
the market ruling weak. The recsipta wero
arge and tbe estimated arrivals for Friday lib
eral. Tbe weaknass In wheat and provision
contributed to the decline and the market clos
ed 'itsV lower for the near options.
Flour dull, prices unchanged.
Wheat aales ranged: Nov. St.'fas;',, closed
at tbtt Dec. Vt7,',', cloned at Hi'it Jan.
S7XS8J,'. cloeed at 7K! May, m; ut, 9I,
closed at U3!i. No.2 aprinO!'; ; No. 3 epring.71:
No. 2 red, 91 ; No. 3 red Tk),-.
Corn m irket rnled steady and lower; No 2
cash, sic; Nov. 11&I1Z. closing at iiy, jear
tOXailX.eloalngait'O.ViJaa 3dV&, closing
at X)!i; May Wigsux, closing at -a;.
Oata prlcee steady; caih '.SXc; Dec 2s?;
23K; May31,-31U. '
Bye steady; Ko. 2. CI.
Barley julet; No. 2, r
Flax Seed-dull, weak; Nn l.tl I.'.
Mesa Pork Opened netive and irrcgulsrearlt:
and closed lower: cash, SiaiS-iOO; Dec t3 9
9 15. clo,elats67i Jan.9UMI0 15.
I-erd-loweri eish, C lo; Dec, a 1C3G20;
Jan. 6 17K6 '-:,'.
Eggs slow, at l'Jl.'S-'Oc.
Batter slow and quiet; creamery 113'i'i;
Receipts Wheat, 87,000 bn ; corn , 310,000 bu.
Wheat weaker and !i lower.
Pork 7Ke lower
lUrd 2,','e lower.
Kansas City Oram ant p.odu.
KAKSi. Citt. November 21.
The Daily Indicator reports wheat receipts
9. hi I bar shipments S.oou bo; In store, Kil.iM;
nulet; i red, caah -C9X bid, 71 asked; Dec.
71 bid 7IK asked: Jan.7!X bid U'l asked; May,
84V lid, MX asked; No. 2, sort aaab, U bid
Corn receipts 10,713; shipments 0,763 Ln; In
store 34,032 bu; steady and quiet; No 2. caah
tl)i bid, r.ii aiked 1 year, 27,'.' bid aaked; May
23V bid 29,'i asked; No. 2 white cash, 31 naked.
Oats No .'2, caah 2( aaked.
Bye No. 2. caah, 49 bid 50 asked.
llay-emall baies,'.7 00.
Egts teadyt 20c.
Butter weak; creamery 25820, dairy 1'.
Lard Choice tierce, as 01.
Dry Meats Sugar cured name, 9'r bacon,
9c; dried beer, tie; dry aalt clear ribs aides,
i 75; long clear, ti 05; shoulders. SI Ml; short
clear, S3 Ulj imoked meats clear rib aidea,
It 30; shoulders, St CO; short clear, i 52; meat
beef, as 75.
St. 1odJb Oram and Procuce
St. Loma. November 25.
Flour easy but unchanged.
Wheat dull, sold ofi ;,'c early, declined,
closed ii cent below e-terday; No 2 red,
cash, SIX l r regular S4aJ4!X. Nov. 01,-gl,';
Dee. II.S'695V. closing at SBf; Jan. IBsaW."."
closing at SUHi May, 1 oll OS),-, closing, 1 04!,'
Corn opened alow and weak; Nov. No. 2
mixed, cash. SBiic; Nov. snit year, Wi; Jan.
SIX; May, 38',.
Oats higher, alow; caah, 27023,','; Nor. 23;
Dec. t3X year 27; May 30!,'.
Bye firm; at 59), bid.
Barley dull, steady, at &9e0c.
Butter ateady, creamery 2225; dairy 15421.
. t lax seed-easier. 1 12 bid.
Provisions weaker. Pork, 9 50; lard, a 05.
Arnaif oox BOARD
Wheat barely ateady.
Cora easy. .
Chicago Live Stoca.
Csnoaso. November 23.
Cattle BeeelpU, 7,000; ahlpmenU, 3.UO0;
market Arm; common to choice native steers.
) J BOlPlHUfJ 4CV4B. WJ cu, twusi,
feeders, J 30190; cowl, bull! and mixed, tl a
HZ M); through Texas cattle , l 5083 GO;
western rangers, natives and half breeds, S3 75
(M 73 cows, SI M33 40: wintered Texaaa30
Hoga-BocelpU, 50,800; shipment! WOO:
market atmon r.r!rj.4 5rfaiuc lower: ronaii and
nailed, S3 4043 70; packing and ahlpping. I05
04 10; light welgnu.ai ss-l iv; eaipe, z ,up
Sheep BeeelpU, Ut
market steady, prices
sao: Texasa tl 75t) 5
buuu; aiupuiepke. tw.
weaker; natives, si en
50t laabe per head, S3 50
Kansas Cltr Live stock.
KantAt Cur. November il
Cattle Receipt! . -'.101; shipments, ;
weak, tea4y exporters, 3 0J325; goo.1 to
choice EhlpplnKtt lOfflSOO; common to mwlinra
al S3W CU, aillUKCt UU ICVIVIB, 9 0-KI4-J i3
cows, ta tC3 ; xra-a Trias steers. Si 33
Hogs Reeelpta. It.pb-J; shipment 'J.OTI;
itesJri good to choice, 13 V.33 T5; common
to medium. J3CKS3M.
Sheep Itecelptt, 741; shipments, ;
qnlett fair to good muttons SJiVJTi; com
mon to meilium SI S03 00.
81 Louis Live Stock.
St. Lotna. November?'.
Cattle Receipts, 2100; shipments, --V0;
quiet, good local demanil ; extra cattle
IM33i5; native shipping steers SI 00.3523:
butchering, stock, JS3l t0; stockers and
feelers aj'saSiS; grass Texaue SJiSnaaso.
Indian steers tl 5JS 75.
non-receipts 11.100: shipments I1U1: Eriir-
packen, aj 50.l 60; batchers', t-'Ciigtm.
New York drain and Produce.
New Yoiuc. November si.
Wheat suot ilnll. ontton lower ami ii,.
No. 2 Chicago, DKR9IH; ungraded red. TCfllio
No. 2 red. waot'i: No. 3 red. . .i.l
tor .-o. jm, wro. '-i.k,1!4-j..,-j; Jan. Uiitatfia
com np me. closing heavj : unirradnl. .-,
58; No. S i3SS33'; No. 3 U; elevator
No. 2..NOV. S3i3,'4; Dec. SJVSSI",'! Jen. !i0)i
Oats weak; mixed wetern .ttaTT; ni.it.
Wichita XJve Stock Market.
WiiiiHA, November 23, Is
New milling wheat, fttaso
New shipping wheat, lower grades.. SMUj
Mixed Corn .
White Corn SS
Heavy Draft $I1V31I0
Medium work... MKslIO
Ponies, broke IV4 .TO
runiri, ,nu , 1.14 13
Ponies, Indian uh M
Butchers' steers 3 00.33 50
ratcoweacd heifers rata t m
omppingeieen 3ft3 50
IS to H hands, 4 to 7 years old..
14 to 15 hands, 4 to 7 years old...
15 to 16 hands. 4 to 7 J ears old...
Snipping hogs .
Stock hogi ....
S 7C32 B0
3 U.-Q1 IB
Applee, Sedgwick county.
Chicken!, per dozen
S. U. llama
B.C. Bk. llacun
Bacon sides ,
I). S. Sides
Shoulders ,. ...
Corn meal ,
Flour, high patent
Flour, XX X
.. soot oo
A girl to do general housework, family
small and unj;e good. Call or write Dr.
Furlcy, opposite Jlanlmtlan hotel; residence
10H N. Lawrence. wSO-lt
io ta 50 Per Cent Saved
To farmers and retail purchasers of dry
goods generally. See advertisement in this
paper of John U.Allen. w.lC-Ct
3Irs. Jfary a Liverniore, of IJostcn, ono of
tho finest orators in America, will lecture in
Wichita, at tho Jtethodtt church, Monday
night, Xo ember SO, 18S5. Subject, "Tho
Hoy of To-day." Tickets 75 and CO cents.
To the Public.
After fit o months' persistent labor, mak
ing arrangements for, and putting in place,
a new and completo Turkish bath outfit, I
am happy to announce to the public that
my bath houe is now in running order
and Turkish batls ill bo given on Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdnys. In tho
forenoon to ladies in tho afternoon and
evening to gentlemen. All other baths will
bo given at all other times. A colored gen
tleman and wife as attendants.
Bath house on Second street, near tho Oc
cidental hotel. J. D. 1'CB.DF.r, M. I).
The annual meeting of tho Greenwood
Cemetery association will bo held at the
Cartwright school house on Monday, De
cember 7tb, 1SS5, at 7 o'clock p. m., for tho
purpose ot electing officers for tho comirg
S. S. IlOWSIAV.
To Township Officers.
The K.vatx Printing hou-o have in stock
all tho blanks that are used by them in their
business, also justico dockets civil and
cirminal combined, at as low a fi-ruro as any
establishment in the west w"-tf
To loan on chattels-.-- Friend & Osborn,
122 Douglas avenue. 31-tf
A large ariety of choicest rocs for file.
C. A. PAK30NS,
15-tf JIosj'c .-neuuc, north of Kir-t &U
Having opened an exchange department I
am prepared to exchango flour lor wheat
upon most satislaclory terms. rarmcr-
liaving good wheat to exchange will do well
to call on m. John Tucker, Diamond
mils IWichita, Kss. w2!Wm
Sorghum Seed lor s.t'o by W. O. Denny,
The Eaglk Printing Houso can furnish
you with blanks cheaper than any l.onse in
tho west. Call and see our justico docktts
and other blanks. w"-tf
Tho Eagle loan register is pronounced by
all who havo used it to bo tho only complete
book of the kind made.
Tho Wichita Eagle printing house keeps
in stock a complete lino of justice and leq vl
blamos and township blanks of all kinds.
A public sale of the personal etTects be
longing to the lato John L. Dawson, will be
had at hi? late residence, in Mcrton town
ship, fivo miles southwest of Garden Plain,
on December 1st, 18S5. Tho following pro
perty will bo sold: One team of horses,
seven bead of milch cows, or,o jcarling bull,
eight two- ear-old heifers, ono yearling
heifer, threo calves, thirty-six head of fat
hogs, twenty-six head of stock hogs Tour
sows and pigf, twenty-two i boat', corn in
crib and a lot of farming utensils.
Terms of sale: A credit of six months
will be given 'n-all sums ocr flto dollars,
purchasers to givo note! with approved se
curity, drawing ten per cent, interest from
L-meinber tho date, December 1st, 188o.
w35-2t J. P. DAwsoy, administrator.
WANTED I have Inqnlrlea for farina, va
cant lota.realdcnce and bu.ln.'ta proper
ty. Persona wishing to sell should place a de
scription of their property on my books. .
D. McCornilck. 122 Douglas ave. dia-Wwlm
iivanteii Tnlnun aino.ooa at lowest rate
V on city property and Improved farms
Come and me me. 8. W. Cooper,
137 Main st
WANTED All who are ln need of money,
to call at Ilecht'a pawn olnco, 110 North
Marlet atreet, near Douglas ave, where they
can be supplied with any amount. d2"9.tnttf
TOtt SALE A four to six hone power,
Challenge feed mill that will grind 20 bnsh-
ela an hour. Also Lion feed cutter and grlrder;
wilt cut and grind shook corn and ahearuats;
and a two-hole corn aheller; all In good order;
uat the things ror a dairy or cattle reeuer. .',
1. Minium, near Hatfield. .1121 Av30-tr
J70U SALE I hate a few hend young Jlomea-
s.- ticcowato trade ror rticrii
bnllj or bull calves.
A lot of domestic cowa, for site
JF by Day .tl'ettinger, on 1,
anu .i years
COB SALE Livery Stork I have for sale a
i complete iivervontut. consisting oi noises.
teams, bugtles, carriages, etc., all llrst-cla's.
ln inlendtd order, and in root location Will
give terms on application. Addrcta W. P.
Campbell, Office 111) Douglas ave, Wichita, Kan.
Notice of Petition for Appropriation.
Notice Is hereby riven that a rtetltlon ill be
presented to the hoard or Connty Commission
ers of Sedgwick county, Kansas, at their
regular teasion to commence on the 4th day of
January, 1m-6, aaking for an appropriation of
anoo to aid ln the construction of a bridge across
the stream known as the Nlnnescah River,
where said stream crosses tbe section Una be
tween sections 20 and 17 In township No. 27,
range 4 west. Estimated cost of said bridge
Ii S1200. J. E. WILLIAMS,
B. II. CHAMBERLAIN,
w36-Jt And Others,
STATE OF KANSAS, J ta
In the Probate Court, ln and for said county
jo me matteT oi tne estate oi jui..i
Notice Is hereby given that letters of admin
istration have been granted to the un
undersigned on the estate of JOIls' L
OAWSON lstf of said county, deceased, bytbe
honorable, the Irobate Court of the county and
atate aforesaid, dated the Oth day of November,
A. D. 1983. Now. all neraona havlna- elalou
against the said eatate, are hereby notified that
they most present the same to the undersigned
for allowance within one year from the date of
BJld letter!, or they may be precluded from t-ny
benefit or such eatite, and that ir such claim!
be not exhibited within three years after date
of such letters, they shall ba forever barred.
JOHN IV DAWSON,
AdminUtratorofthe estate of JOHN I- DAW
SON, deceased. w36-lt
B W I-EnivINS, President.
THE EQUITABLE TRUST AND INVESTMENT CO.,
For all Flrst-Class rarn and CtT Loau we
Office over Woodman's Bank, 113 Main Street,
TO THE PUBLIC.
Coctt Tnxascaxa's Orricx, I
November t&, lbe3. )
The I ax Bolls of Sedgwick County, for the
year l&l, are In my hand! for collection The
rate of Tax levied un each 9100 valuation for the
year l&vi U as IoIIowb:
. 1 00
Erie . . ..
Wichita City .
Cheney City.. .
Grand Itlver. .
Mlnneha .-. .
C . ...
. . .
ft .. ..
in . ..
I'l ... .
I Teach'rs I
. tl 40
... 1 CO
... 1 50
.. 1 25
... 1 23
:.. i so
... 1 50
... 1 40
... 1 00
... 2 00
Levle! 2 .....
3! - . . .
3! ... .
10 . .. .
4 .. .
17 . ...
4'l .. . .
'JO . .
99 . ..
101 .. .
ira . .
112 . .
. ..... 80
." 1 no
. ... 1 00
112 . .
i i j ...
8TOniH OV TAX IAW Or KAX9AS.
AsieiBmentor all property iam.ua -......
Persona owning property on November 1st are
liable for taxes lor that year. Taxes are due
Not ember 1st) until December aHh.eltherone
half or the whole tax may be P t. If l
whol.ls laid, a rebate ofi per cent. If"1'"1
on the second half, and II only oni-half li pjUd.
the remaining half may atand nutll Jane SOth
r "flowing; without penalty. If no .part Is paid
Decern ber'soth. theVhole amount l
and a penalty or 3 rr cent. Ii added, and on
March "ana June 20 another S per cent, and
tbe land becomea liable to isle. Land! are ad.
vertlUdln July and sold the first Tuesday In
September. Artersale, taxea and cost i draw
interest at the rate of 24 per cent, per annum
nniit raid. Three yeare from date of eale. the
hSlde?of the tVx-.afe certificate la entitled to a
deed, and live year! after iwhlWtt'flk,
becomes abolute. All taxel are payable to the
GEO. W. WALTER,
Treasurer of Sedgwick County, Karuaa.
Scaled nroDOsalB for the sale of one hundred
anlffieVof laud to th. Oiunl ty of Ssjl
wick. State of Kansas, for a poor farm.
ecelved at the office of the county cUrk until
noon of Monday. Decembei M' 5?..-
and to be not more than one mile from a rail
road station. The eommlsaloneri reserve the
Notice of 8ale
Is hereby given that the nan'ST"?
r for sale at pnblle outcry, to the high
er, at the Occidental hotel, in the city
lti. Sedgwick Connty, Kansas, oa the
Vof December, 1W3. at 10 o-eiocs. . m.,
,Td watch; aalcl watch being lb. property
'.m ,ri;. '.nrt helnsr left bv him with the
of hi r A. Ileera. and being less uj "J -"-77J
underfed to "cure a hoUlbll of 070.20 with
Interest. ,.KT(wi.tsl Baial,
ITOpri.lor. SiSTliT K.ai
C Goodwin and John Peters. Plalntlne,
said cause will be heard on the 4th day or two.
"GOODWIN 'OH rgB3.
E. H. WILLIAMS. Vice President.
(Iacarporated naderthe laws of Kansas ;
EASTERN- OFFICE, BOSTOUT, 1&A.f5S
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STATE OP KANS S, ) Ri!
Sedgwick County. "
In tho Probate Court, In and for Bald county.
In the matter or the estate of T. D. WIL
Notice la hereby given that letters cf adminis
tration have been granted to the underlined on
the estate or T. I). WirAON. lata of said
countv, deceased, by the honorable, the Pro-
oaie uan or me county ana state aioreaaia,
dated the 12th davof November. A. D. ISal
Now, all persona hating claims against the said
eatate. are hereby notified that they must present
me same to me unaeraignea ror allowance
within one Tear from the date of aald letters.
or they may be precluded from any benefit of
ucn estate, ana mat ii aacociaima oe not eje
hibltel within three yean after date of such
letters, they shall be forever barred.
JOHN S. UABRISON.
Administrator or the estate or T. II. Wit,
November 13, ItWJ. W F. W.W.KEU,
State of Kansas. Countv of Sedgwick. is
Nnftenl henthr riven that nn the 5th ilaT of
uctoDer, itsa, a petition aigne-i oy j. jl. mi-
liama anu twenty omen, was presenieu to me
board of conntv commlsslonera of the county
and state aforesaid. Draylng for the location of
a cerljln road, described aa follow!, viz: Com
mencing soma aide or section twenty (2U) ,town-ehiptwenty-aeventtf)
.range four(l)wet of the
Sixth principal meridian, running thence north
on tbe hair section line one (I) mile, where the
travel has been for the paat four years, thia
road being an extension or a road runnlngnorth
Whereupon aaid board of county commission
er! appointed tbe following named persona,
viz: II. X. Whltten. K C. Gobln and I F.
Jones as viewers, with Instruction to meet. In
conjunction with the county surveyor at therea-
menceor J. a. wmiama, inuranu niTcr iou
ahlp, on Wednesday, the 16ih day December.
A. D. 188.1, and proceed to view said road, and
give to all parlies a hearing.
By order or the board or eonnty Commission
era. E. P. I-OUD, County Clerk.
Ornrr or Cod.ttt Cumc. Nov. It. 1883.
State of Kansas, County of Sedgwick sa
Notice Is hereby alien that on tbe 3th dav of
October, 188S, a petition signed by E. II. Har
vey and seventeen others, waa presented to tbe
board ot county commissioners of the county
and state aforesaid, praying for the location of
a certain road aescrmea aa rouowi, viz:
Beginning at me point or intersection ortne
half section line north
and south through sec
tions sixteen (16) and nine (0), township
principal raerldan.and the section line running
and nine (9), and rnnntng thence north along
said hair section line through sections nine (9)
and four (4) to the section line running east and
welt between section roar (i) , townsnip iweu-
seven (27J, range one (i; east, ana section
rtT-tnrM (331. townshlD twenty-six Ol).
range one (I) eaat, tbe terminus or said road,
the distance being two miles more or lees.
Wherennon aald board of conntT commialon-
1 era appelated the following named persons,
I viz: W.T. Vewett.J C Mossman and Hooper
I Toler as viewers, with instructions to meet, ln
conjunction with the county surveyor at ine
ntaj-nf hArlnnlnfi-or aald road, la Wichita
township, on Wednesday, the Oth darof De
cember, A. D. 1385, and proceed to view aaid
road, and to give all parties a bearing.
By oruer or me noaru or county cumiuieaiuu.
B. P. FOBD.
Notice of Meeting of Bight of
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the nnder
algned Commissioners heretofore duly ap
pointed by H. C Situs, 'Judge of the District
Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, to aisesa
the damages to the'owners of land to be appro
priated Dy tne n icnita ana ixnorauo luuiway
lomnany for its right of way through aaid
county, by reaion of the construction or the
said Wichita and Colorado Railway through
said county from Wichita northweaterly
through said county, will meet at the Freight
Depot ortne at. iiuis, forvacou anu nicoiu
Railway Company, ta tbe city of Wlcnlte,
Kansas, on the
SOth DAT OF NOVEMBKB, A. D., 18S5,
at nine o'clock a. m- of aald day, at which
time we will commence to assess said damage!
along the located route of said railway, and
from the city of Wichita, through the town
ahlna of Delano. Park and Union In said
county, and to west line of said county aa per
location now on nie in wie omce oi uo wu
Clerk ot said county. All In the nwnisr pre
arihl hT law. and we will continue Is the
work of said assessment from day to day, until
aald assessment Ii fully completed. Done Oct
ober 28th, 1883.
Jalteai : nos iiarkis.
J. H. ALLEY.
ROBERT E. LAWRENCE,
THOMAS 0. 1IOSS.
HACKEE, & JAGESON
Wholesale and.Retall Dealers la
And all dad! of
Canon Oity, Trinidad and Osage
W. Va., McAleeter, Fort
Soott, Cherokee, Rich
Law, Pluter, Cewit, Brick, Sftwalk ui
AHMTH 1 Big Red Scale eOO Douglas av, 8. aide
VtTilLo. J U7 Water at bet. Donalas and First
Pioneer Lumber Man
Or Oasawics Coowrr.
ESTABLISHED IN 7870.
rf- OSoe sad Yards oa Market Streot between
Doeaclaa Aeama aaui a-irstovreet.
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sravaO Ptctsure Osdlcrjr.
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dlrtH to essaiser em all sreweas sr
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snressi-, aasl ajtreat entmct cost fevery
tatlaaaT. rem sue, east, sfatatk, weaur, ear
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MONTGOMERY WARD CO.
HI aa tBrSWsaaaBAweaBSHCeawws. Us.
M. W. COULTER, Treasurer.
0rt - daa we cannot mate it stall. C II or write.
EQUITABLE TRUST AND INVESTMENT CO.,
W. L. McBEE,
nccesaorto II. F. FRIEND. McBEE & CO..
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
Loan and Insurance Agent
SEDGWICK CO. ABSTRACTOR
Below is a Partial List of my
IMPROVED FARM LANDS.
243. 18 1 acres 0 miles north of Cheney, 3
ln cultivation, small house.
xenceuwiin posts anil wire.
on long time.
242. CIO acres 3 miles west of Sedgwick
City, 200 acres ln fine cultivation, 010111 house,
granary, barn, creamery, fenced with bedg
and wire, orchard oall kimU of fruit. Price,
025peracre, easy terme.
244. 240 acres s miles we.t of Cheney. 53
acrealLCultltatlon. 4 room house, live water,
good spring and windmill. Price 03750. Ea
sy tenua good bargain.
246. 470 acres 4 V miles east of Wichita, 231
acres In cultivation. Uood 5 room house, good
granary and atable, all fenced with hedge and
wire, fine orchard, all klnda ot fruit now bear
ing. Price 040 per acre, terms easy
252. ICO acres 7 miles northeast or Wich
ita. 80 acres In cultivation, 2 room bouse,
large granery, stableandeorn cribs, good or
chard bearlnz, a good farm near the best city
In Kansas. Price 83.peracre, part long time.
245. lW)acres2.U miles north eaatofBayne
vllle. 7 acres ln cultivation, a gool 2 room
house well finished, pasture fenced with wire,
aKolof water on farm A fine orchard bear
ing all klnda of small fruit In abundance. Price
O-Tico, part on lime, a good bargain.
240 111 acre- 4 mites northwest of Mount
Dope, 75 acies under cnltlratlon. 2 room house j
goAlwell. small wire carroll, young orchard, I
good grove Price, (25M, part time
236. 170 acres 4 miles northwest of Garden
Plain, tie acres in cultivation, smoke house,
good well, price, ii'iM, will trade for city
279. ICO acres, lair improvements. AH
bottom land. 4 miles N.of Cheney. Price 0.MM
part on long time.
249 150 acres 10 miles south of Cheney, loo
acres ln cultivation, good 4 room house, gt-ud
granary, atable, corral and will. 2 acre or
chard, tine land. ITIce $3700, part long time.
2S1. 2tacrea2 miles northeast ofllulvan. .
10 acrealn timber. 115 acres In cultivation, ex-'
cellent corn land, 1 room house, large barn,'
feed corrals and out buildings. Fenced wits 1
hedge ami wire. Banning water the year roand !
sevcralfine springs. tTneorchard, frnltof all
kind in abundance. Price 035 per acre, will
exchangeone half of price ror city property, I
will give time on 02C0U and will take stock on j
balance. A aplendld opportunity to get one of
the finest farms In Sedgwick county. Cheap
and on easy terms.
321. 1G011 miles north of Cheney, on the
survey of the Wichita A Colorado It. It, 60 acres
la cultivation, 4 room house, excellent well of
water, yielded 24 bushels of wheat to the acre
when it was a fallnre all around. Price 02500,
on easy terms, wilt trade part payment forclty
A prudent land buyer will not neglect to get an abstract or title. Be should also see tns
the man who propoabjtrm an attract has a set of abstract books, as tbey furnish the onl"
means by which an abstract can be made correctly. I have the asoat reliable set of abstract
books la the connty. Tbey are as free from errors as it Is possible ror wcrk or this kind to be
The title to some ofSedgwIek-coonty real Mtate la becoming very- complicated. Parties want
abstracts or desiring to Investigate title can save lime and annoyance) by consulting my books
I have secured the services of i.ne or the best abstractors In the state. 1 oa will Sad him prorop
and courteous. I have exclusive control to sons additions to the city, beaidee hundreds or va
cant lots all over the city. My salesmen are courteous and obliging and ready to show you ovri
the city whether yon wish to boy or not.
It la not necessary for me to go Into detail about the prospects ot Wichita and the Arkaaaa
valley with her railroad advantages and tbe fertility 01 the country surrounding. Wichita',
furore Is assured. Her tealesate will, without a doubt, advance 50 per oat. during the aexi
year. Now is the time to Invest. I represent some or the best Insurance companies la UK
world Investor! are cordially invited to make my ofllco their headquarter!.
We are not spasmodic in oar buerinese methods, bat offer continual
ly aa Handsome a line of
Cloaks, Shawls, Dress Goods.
As can be found in the city. Every one is aware that loudly pro
' claimed bargains, aa a rule, exist only on paper. Our prices
are always reasonable. Call and see us.
LARIMER & STINSON,
132 lJLTXr 3TKBET
10 lo 50 Per Celt. Sa.ei to Retail Mam
Having decided to retire from the dry goods trade, on account of
age and close confinement to business for SO years, and in
order to close my business aa early as possible, I therefore offer to
wholesale or retail purchasers my entire wholesale stock of Amer
ican and Foreign Fancy Staple Dry Goods, dent's Fureishins
Goods, Notions, Etc., Etc.
AT COST FOR CASH.
Tho stock was purchased of manufacturer and importer exprensly for
tho wholesale trade, and comprises a general assortment lo all department!
adapted to fall and winter sales, and otters a rare opportunity to retail pur
chasers in Sedgwick and adjoining counties to supply their wants at from
10 to 10 Per ceit. Lm tlai Benlar Prices.
The attention of purchasers generally Is respectfully Invited to- an exami
nation or my stock. Will also sell goods part cash and take part its good city
property or farming lauds. To any person wishing to engage in business,
will sell the whole or part ol my stock and transfer ray lease to the store I am
occupying, which is ouo of tho most commodious and best arranged la tbe
city, and moat eligibly loeated. In order to concentrate my business, also of
fer tor sale 147 lots in Pueblo. Colorado, and 100 lota in LaCrescent, situated
on the Mississippi river, in Minnesota or will trade same lor real estate is
JOHN G. AIiLEN,
No. 130 Main St.. One Door South Woodman's Bank. Wichita, Xs.
So. S3 MAIN STSJUTT,
Banking Institution in the
Caiital ait Bnerres, laj 7, 't4
Being the largest qualified ijulemi(
atate oj juauat.
Does a Regular Banking Business in All Its Functions,
J. . SHKAHHAN, 3cttary. ?itj
best Bargains in Real E&ate:
283. 1G05 mites southeast of Cod. lard, m
acres In cultivation, 4 room house, out build
ings, granary, barn, 12 horse., good corrals, 2
well! and wind mills, orchard bearing frnltol
all kinds, a finely Improved farm. Price 05000,
255. ICO 3 miles west of Colwich. In I'nlon
township, on survey of Wichita A Colorado B
B. 110 acres In cultivation. Price 0.10 per acre.
13100 rash, balance on time Ifdeslred.
254. Son acres 1JJ miles from Derby, ot
Arkansrs river bottom, finest land In Kan
will raise corn, rain or no rain, I7i
acres in enltluatlon. Small bouse. Price Ox
per acre. Part oa time.
250. Soaciesnear Waco poslofficeon Cow
skin bottom, all la cultivation, gwd it roon
2sV-ry house.wltb. finecellar. Small orchan.
frultof all kind Near school boue, part 01.
time. Price 040 per acre.
1 have some fine bargain ln stock raacbe. Ik
Harper, Kingman, ford and Kinney counties
701- 2 lot! corner Market and Llncol
etreets, high and dry, street cars pass ever
halt hour. Price OHM.
712. 4 lots and good 4 room house, corner
Lawrence and Lincoln st. Cheap, 0I5W
714. 1 acre Zlnmtmmerly! addition be
tween Emporia ami 4tn Avennes. good new
, room horse, geod well and out buildings. Pric
OUOo, part on time will take a good mule tear,,
I 710. 75 feet east front DBS. Lawrence ave
Good 4 room boose, closets, pantry and cellar
I frnlt and shade trees, fenced all round, goo-.
I location. Price Oleoo, part on time.
1 813. 75 feet front oa Sooth Lawrence Ave
good lisitory house, 5rooms, cloaeti and pan
1 try Price 01500.
815. in 'aces la Ihe southeast suburb o'
tne city, small nous, young irnii ana ansa.
trees, fine soil, price $1250. part Uroe.
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Emporia Avenuea. Ablgbara;. prtcOan
ai7, 9 lots 00 sooth Market street, good lo
cation, 0200 each.
718. 60 feet Math and east front oa Water
street good house Z rooms. Price Oltuo.
819. 3M front oa Central Avenue, house I
rooms, cellar and well, price 01100.
320- 200 feet front north Topeka avenue
house 5 rooms welt furnished, good bam aa,
out booses. Price 03000.
W. L. McBEE,
218 Douglass Ave., Wichita, Kan.
of Dry Goods.
to dpoton of any bmmk in th
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