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dftliy pnjMT in Kann. ami covers more terruory
thunany two Kanw.sdiiilieR combined; rpachlncitw
towns on thediiy of nubllcatlon in Kansas. Ilidlan
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rado. 'I he columns f the i:AGT.T:lae been 'eslen
and proved to be tho bevti.dvirllslnK medium in tlio
Southwe-t. The only dally that reaches all the ter
ritory above mured on day of publication. Ab an
udvertlnlnf: medium It is unexcelled.
Mr. R. P. Murdock, the business innn
nger. Las returned from New York where
be has been Htteinling the annual meeting
of the AuieriCHU Preas association.
The "Golden Giant" was played to a fair
bouse at the Crawford last niht. "Nip
uud Tuck" will be played tonight. The
company is a strong one and ought to be
The hon market picked up in good shape
yestrdity and the commission men were
glad. Tho increase in receipts is b.iid to
be due to the fact that the hogs are soon
to be assessed for taxes and the farmers
ure unloading supeiiluous stock.
Last evening the fair association closed
a contract with the Kan.sas Association of
Trotting Horse breeders to hold their
meeting here during the fair. Thii prom
ises to be a big thing and the fair associa
tion is elated over seeming the contract.
The breeders will put on eight races.
Philamatbeon society met last evening.
The debate "Resolved that taxation with
out representation as ptacticed at the
ptesentday is unjust," between Aipha
Callaway, II. S. Bud on one side, anil J.
V. Giuiistead, J. II. Kamm, negative,
was decided in the affirmative. A num
ber of interesting papers were read.
WICHITA. Kansas, Feb. 20. 1S94.
lo thelditoi of ttio Kagle.
Silt 1 have a machine designed and par
tially made for pumping water, the
weight of the water ruu.s the pump. Now,
in your opiuion, would such a machine be
of any value to this part of Kansas.
A Ri:adi:i: of tiii: Eagle.
P. S. You will hear trom mo again.
Policel Policel was tho cry that called
officer Kensler to tho alley in the rear of
Bteele's hardware store 1 tst. night where
he saw one man beating another and then
running off. He caught the man, C. Vv.
Hoi n burg. The other man was Paddy
McDermout. Ilornbuig was driukiug and
bow the fight originated is not quite cer
tain. McDermout was beaten on the
bead, face and shoulders with the stove
poker but was not veiy seriously injuied,
jet bad the blow been a diiect one it
would have proved fatal.
THEY. 31. C A. hl'EClAli MEETING.
The interest at the evangelistic meet
ings at the Young Men'a Christian asso
ciation still continues At the ladies'
meeting yesterday afternoon, the largo at
tendance foict-d them fioin the parlors to
I lie auditorium, and over 250 were present.
In the evening another attentive body of
men gathered to hear the words of tho
evaugelist, Mr. Stevenson. Tho meetings
will continue every uirfht this week except
Saturday, commencing with the song
bei vice at 7:15.
Mrs. M. Ji Francis sued her husband, J.
K. Fraucis, for a divorce and what alimony
the court might tinuk lit, yesterday, Tney
were married last Sfplemher ami the next
day ho was druuk, according to allegations,
aud the next dumped his children on his
new wife and decamped. He has only
paid $25 tow-aids the support of his house
hold, although ho earns jn0 a month aud
gets $'24 of a monthly petition.
Mis. Francis was formerly Mrs. Durum!,
wife of Dr. Duraud.who was commissioner
of the poor and uu old soldier. As his
widow she drew a pension ot $S nutil her
marriage. She sajs that she did not kuow
Mr. Francis' habits before mmriage.
Memorial services were held yesterday
in Garfield post over the remains of the
late Rev. John McColIisier in the piesencu
of the Grand Army, Sous of "Veteran-,
Woman's Relief coipsand other kindred
organizations. Ju ige Reed aud the court
jury were also present in a body and con
tributed a floral offering. Other haud
Fome floial ollerings were also giveu.
Rev. N. E. Harmon preached a most
lonching funeral address, in which he
Kave a biographical sketch of tuedeceased,
ami paid a high tribute to his worth.
Numerous resolutions were passed.
The services deserve n more extended
notice, but lack of time renders it impossi
ble. The remains were shipped to Udall.
Highest Honors Worlds Fair.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
Uiilincnvn Man is Found "With His
Head Pounded Into a Jelly, and
Who is Supposed to Have Keen
Dead for Five "Weeks at
Least-Wlio Did It?
"Pounded to death with that coupling
pin" were the fust words uttered by Coro
ner McCollester as be came out of the
little shanty at 305 south Fifth avenue,
vesterdav and laid down a railroad coup
ling pin "smeared with human hair and
human blood.
"Yes" continued Coroner McCollester to
an Eagle reporter "a foul crime has
been committed in that front room."
The building is a small one storv frame
building fronting the Sant.i Fe railway on
the west side of Fifth avenue and just two
blocks south of the City mills. It con
tains two rooms. The rear room was
empty save about 300 pounds of coal that
was piled up on the floor. The front room
contained a cooking stove, a common
table aud a very inferior bedstead with a
straw mattress and some ragged quilts.
The table contained an untouched puck
age of lard, a can of baking powder, a
package of coffee of which one-third had
been used, a bucket of cheap jelly or mo
lasses, some empty tobacco sacks and two
common cob pipes.
The suace between the cooking stove and
the wall was not more than twelve inches
aud wedged into tho space was a dead
His face had been covered by an old
gunny sack while a torn quilt had beeu
thrown over the body leaving nothing ex
posed but the feet.
Presented a Horrible Sight.
By order of tho coroner the body was
lifted out iuto the middle of the floor and
tne covering removed. It was one of tho
most horrible sights to bo conceived of.
The skull had been mashed iuto a jelly. A
gaping gasti was directly over the eyes and
extended the entire width of the forehead.
The frontal bone was displaced as if some
thing had exploded in the interior of tho
skull, throwing the edge of tho bone up
ward like a piece of ice broken by a riso of
tho water beneath. One leg was thrown
over the other and the body was horribly
twisted, a condition doubtless caused by
the man's dying agonies in such a narrow
space. The face was covered with dr
blood until the deceased looked like an In
dian who died with his war paint on.
Traces of blood could be seen where it
gushed from the corners of tho mouth,
from the nostrils and from the ears, and
rolled down his neck, shirt bosom and
coat. Blood was clotted in tho hair, the
hair touched the wall, was frozen to it
and when the body was dragged away
tufts of it still clung to the mop board.
The back of one hand was as white as
paper, while the remainder of the flesh
was a blackish brown. This hand being
squeezed against the stove caused the flesh
to remain white. The deceased
was dressed in plain clothes, some
thing like jeans, and comparatively
worn. The shoes were common plow
shoes, Tho face iiad an Irish cast anil the
inurdend man was doubtless of that
nationality. He had a dark irregular
mustascho of rather course aud stubborn
What Wu Pound.
When found tho pockets of his clothes
were turned inside out and all their con
tents taken away except about 75 cents
that remaiued in the bottom of one pocket
which was pursed up and escaped tho
fingers of th mutderer aud robber. There
urn., iint. a .inner or iinv -scran of writing
about his putsou Una-would give any clue
to his identity. Even packages of grocer
ies did not indicate iu auy way when they
weie purchased.
The ceiling of the loom was low
and a triangular piece of plaster
that would square a foot had
been knocked down and trampled on
tl.o floor. It is not improbable that wheu
i lie murderer raised the coupling piu to
deal the fatal blow ho struck the ceiling
with the weapon aud knocked down the
plaster, and, iu the scuffle, trampled it. If
this is coirect the inuuiered man must
have been standing over tho stove, warm
ing himself pet haps, when the lirat uiow
was struck.
Scene of the Killing.
The house is tho second one below the
southwest corner of Waterman street and
Fifth avenue. It is a lonely place and ad
jacent to the toughest neighborhood
iu town. It is a place fitted
for a daik and foul crime,
or at least a place that no one would be
safe to live m with mouey in his pockets.
A block away from there are the lowest
dives, perhaps, in Kansas.
A Mrs. Arnold lives next door north of
the fatal house and a man named Tipton
lives west of it. There is a pump about
half way between tho houses, from which
all three families get water. This is how
they became partinlly acquainted with the
murdered mau. Two men moved into
the hou-e about the middle of December,
oue a rather old man aud the other a
young man about 2S. The young
man was not seen much in
the day time. From what conversation
tne women had with ttie eldest of the meu
they learned that they came from the
Cherokee -trip to soend the winter, but
thev uever told their uames nor the par
ticular part of the Cnerokee strip Iroin
which they came.
How Tt Was Discovered.
One day Mame Taylor, a colored woman,
asked Mrs. Arnold when her neighbors
weie going away stating that they had
promised her the furniture when they re
turned to the strip. Mrs. Arnold stated
that thev weie already gone. Mrs. Arnold
and Mrs. Tipton put their heads together
about the promise made to Mrs. Taylor
ami then female curiosity was aroused.
Both womeu would die if they
couldn't get a peep at the furniture
to which Mame Taylor was heir apparent
and they accordingly went over to the
house yesterday to peep iu.
The "blind over one of the windows left
an opening of an iuch or so by which they
could see iuto the room aud after a good
deal of craning of necks tbey saw some
thing behind the stove like a man lying
down. They looked agnin and ware quite
sine they saw a man's Jeet. They told Mr.
Tiptou "when he came home to diuner
about their adventure and he weut to the
window and peeped in. He, too, saw the
until aud thinking that it was somebody
that was sleeping off a drunk
he informed the police. Officer Sutton
went immediately to the nlace, broke
in the wiudow and entered. He found the
man dead and immediately informed the
sheriff. At 2:30, Deputy Sheriff Hays and
Coroner Mctollisiet armed andafterex
amining the body, ordered it to be taken
to Gill's undertaking rooms. O.viug to
the funeral of tne coroner's father occur
ring a half hour after that the proceedings
in the case were postponed till this morn-
Who is the Victim?
Who is the murdered mau? Who is ;he
mnrderer? These are the mysteries that
remain to be solved. The police ou
account of other work have made but
little investigation yet. All tho investi
gation that has been made has been done
by the Eagle, and a good many clews
have been fo'und.
From the start everything indicated that
the man was killed by his partuer. No
bodv had seen either of them for more
than three weeks. Who was his partner,
was the first thing to be ascertaiued. A
reporter for the EAGLE went to the records
and found who owned- the property. It
belonged to A. A. Hyde. That gentlemau
was visited and he knew nothing about
his tenants or about the murder. Tacked
to the side of tne house where the murder
was committed was a piece of red card.
Israel Brothers rental agency being known
to use red cards, for rental signs, their
office was visited and after searching the
records the clerk remembered that on De
cember 12 the house was lented by a young
man named John Webber.
What of Webber?
Files were searched and a lease for the
building, signed "by Webber, was found.
Webber was described thoroughly by the
clerk as a young mail between 20 au'd 30,
medium height, fairly dressed aud with a
very low born look about his eyes. This
description tallied to a dot with the de
scription giveu of the younger of the two
men who occupied the house, by Mrs.
Arnold, Mrs. Tipton and others. All of
them noticed particularly the vicious look
in tho young man's eyes aud his seeming
inability to look one sqinre in the face.
There is no doubt, from the evidence,
that Webber aua the young man who
batched with the murdered man were one
and the same person. The house was
rented till Jan. 12, and 2 paid iu advance.
Evidence was also found that Webber told
that ho had a claim in the Cherokee strip,
not far from Perry, and also a lot in Perry.
As there is a record of all those who own
property in Perry in the city clerk's office
in that town, it will be a comparatively
easy matter to locate "Webber, if
his story is true. If he cau't be
found in that way something coacerning
him can be touud through the land office.
A new question arises and that is was
Webber an assumed name? A colored
woman told a reporter for the EAGLE that
she visited them one evening in the shanty
aud that the murdered man called his
partner "Will."
Another colored woman confidentially
told a reporter that she knew the murder
ed man very well; ihat is, she met him
frequently. He told her one night that he
was goiug to send after his family , that he
had considerable money about his persou
and that if ids family was here his
wife could take care of it.
She said he talked with an Irish
accent aud was a very agreeable mau.
He seemed to bo good hearted and gener
ous and sho said she felt very bad over his
tragic death. She also kuew his partner
but did not like his looks. Mrs. Arnold
and Mrs. Tipton also said that the mur
dered man seemed to be clover and gener
ous hearted.
Mame Taylor Knew Him.
MameT.ivlor, a colored woman living
near the caudy factory kuew both men
well, but uot by name. She used to sell
them coal that she picked up. One uitfht
she was pas-dug aud they called her iu
Sho told them that her husband died
lecently aud that sho had to .sell her
cookijg stove to pay some funeral ex
penses. The murdered man was touched
by her pitiful story, and he said that he
would be leaving in a few days and that
she could have their cooking stove and the
other furniture m the room. She asked
bow much they would want for them, aud
he said they would make her a present of
Another person heard the murdered
man say early in January that he was
short ot money, but that ho had written
homo for some aud expected it soou.
It is thought that the murder occurred
about thiee weeks ago. Tho condition of
the body would indicate that for it was
badly frozen, besides tho last time auyoue
saw him was about a week before tho
snow storm, and that was two weeks ago
last Sunday.
It was it cold, cruel, deliberate murder
for the possession of whatever money the
man had, aud the murderer ought to be
ruu down.
I'asses Avr.iv After " lllnesi of Twenty-four
Bertha Raeso died yesterday after au
illnes of but 24 hours. Bertha was be
loved by all who knew her. She was
aged IS years, G months' aud 3 days and
was the eldest child of John T. and Mari
etta Reese.
She was borne in this city aud was in
the senior year in the High school and
she was preparing to bo graduated this
spring. Her loss is a great blow to bet
parents and her many friends. Sbo was
ambitious, loving, tender and uniformly
Brighter, fairer than living,
With no tiaco of woe or pain;
Robed in everlasting beauty
We shall see thee once again
15y the libt that never fadetb
Underneath eternal skies,
When the dawn of resurection
Breaks o'er deathless Paradise.
The remains of Bertha R-ee will lie in
state, at tho lesidouce of her parents where
they may be viewed by friends between
ten o'clock a. m. aud oue o'clock p. m., on
Thursday Match 1. Services will beheld
at the First Presbyterian ctiurch of which
deceased was a member, at 2:30 of same
dav. Rev Dr. Winters officiating. The
casket will not bs opened at the church.
The funeral of Mrs. J. R. Mead took
place yesterday afternoon. At half past
oue at the home, with only the family,
immediate relatives and pall bearers pres
ent, the Rev. Don. S. Colt offered a very
touching though simple prayer. The beau
tiful casket, with its buulen of flowers and
mortality, was carried to the awaiting
hearse and from thence to tho church
where after a prayer by Rev. David Win
ters and music, Rev. Colt delivered an ad
dress which comprehended something of
the burthens of this life and the promises
of that which is to come, with tender
references to the ono who had uone and
kiudly words of cheer for the bereaved
husbaud aud childreu and admonitions
for the large concourse of frieuds who
filled the church. After another song the
calm restful face of the dead was looked
upou for the last time by hundreds iliiug
post. Half an hour later the casket with
all that remained of Lucy Mead was left
alone in the receiving vault. And so af
ter flowers aud tears, prayers aud music,
after admonition aud a last look there re
nidina Imc tnat of dust and ashes. La
mentations may not cease with the clos
ing of the tomb, nor can sable weeds miti
gate sorrow, but mourning must cease aud
weeds be forcotton, otherwise there would
be added to the burthens of this life an
accumulating load that could not ba
borne. There is one star for each whose
setting leaves a very dark night because
no star can take its place, but a day coru
eth whose light will suffice for all in which
Christ promised will be found the res
urrection and life.
BS Mee tne nf All Grala Men in Southern
K nsis to He Called.
The directors of the board of trade, at
their meeting last night, decided to invite
all the dealers in grain. In central and
southern Kansas, Texas and Louisiana,
to meet in this city at some early date,
yet to bo named, for the purpose of taking
such action and forming such an asso
ciatiou as shall best promote the general
interests of the grain trade, in its tendency
to find an outlet to the markets o the
world through the Gulf.
Atuonc other topics of interest to the
citv of Wichita that were discussed last
cveuiug was the auditorium.
Tne board appointed the following mem
bers as delegates to attend the interstate
irrigation convention to b- held at
Omaha, Xeb., March "Jlst: IL R. Farnnm.
George L D mglas-. a ad W. ;. Cor-b-tt.
The tolluwing. resolution was
unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That iu the reorgamition of
the fair association of tuts county, this
j boarij takes pleasure in expressing its
fd-nce in the officers and manageaier.
tinent to
mike the fair of ISM the equal, if not the
i superior, of auy fair held in this county in
the past.
Mrs. Parliman Says Her lluabaifl
Threw Chloroform iu Her Face
and That He Said He Was Go
ing to Kill Her and Then Kill
Himsell A Strange Story.
"My husband tried to kill me."
That was the burden of the tale of woe
that Mrs. W. E. Parliman, living on the
corner of Harry street and Hydraulic
avenue, told to Justice Keenan at his home
last evening after he had retired from the
cares of the day.
"Judge." she said, "my life is in danger
and I waut a warrant issued for his ar-
rest-" , V. ,1
Justice Keenan questioned ber closely
and elicited from ber the following story
iu substance.
Mrs. Parliman said that she was
iu bed Saturday night with her
bibv and about 2 oclock she
awakened with a start. She said that
her husband was standing over her with
a cloth in oue hand and a bottle of chloro
form in the other. She asked him what
he was doing and he replied that ho was
going to kill her and then himself.
She jumped from her bed and fought
him and he finally threw the contents of
the bottle in her face. She buret out of
the house and fled to the home of a
neighbor named Stansburg. Her hus
band followed her and took her back by
force. He then fixed the matter up with her
and the neighbors and it was agreed that
they should keep quiet about the matter.
Yesterday he weut to Belle Plaine and
she took advantage of his absence to in
voke the aid of the law and have him ar
rested upon his arrival on the north bound
Santa Fe train.
When asked whether he ever attempted
her life before, she stated that sometime
ago he brought home a bottle of laudanum
pretending that it was mediciue tnat
would cure her sore eyes, that she
drank it and woke up next
morning with a peculiar feel
ing that she could uot nccouut
for. She afterwards fouud the bottle iu a
ptntry; saw that it was laudanum aud
guessed that she must have tuken an over
dose of it.
Aftar returning to her home with him
Saturday night she orevailed on him to
buru the saturated cloth and he did so
and she also stated that he told her that
he bad thrown the bottle and the remaiu
der of its contents out ou the common.
Wheu asked for other particular as to
the chloroforming scene sue stated that
she first begged bint not to kill her for the
sake of their children and this appeal
being of no avail she asked God to protect
her and He did.
Mr. Stansbury said that about 2 o'clock
Sunday morning his door was burst iu
with great violence aud Mis. Parliman
entered very much excited and stated that
her husband bad tried to kill her.
Justice Keenau asked him whether he
could detect the smell of chloroform about
her. aud he sid he did.
Upon the strength of both stories Justice
Keenan issued the warrant and sent it to
Deputy Sheriff Horner to be served. Mr.
Horner missed the train, but weut to Par
isian's house aud placed him uuder
Parliman asked his wife why she caused
his arre-t and she onlv said, "you kuow."
"Who nut you up to do it?" said he, and
she renlfed. "The Lord is taking care
of me."
Parliman was seen in the county jail
last night and he said that ho was never
so astonished at anything in his life.
"She must be insane." said he, "or else
somebody put ber up to do it."
"Did you ever know any thing to be
wrong with her."
"Nothing except that she was
deranged once. She is a Christian woman,
but I am afraid it is affectiug her mind.
When I arrived home tonight I kuew thero
was something wroug for she had the
biby over at a neighbors while it had the
measles. Somethiug must be wrong with
her when sho would take a sick baby out
in tho night air like that. I declare I
don't know what to tbiuk about the
Parliman is a bright looking young
man and seems to be a straight forward
fellow. He is a teamster, but the winter
has been hard upou the family.
Mic AVa
Very Much In
I.ovo With Her
The storv of Mrs. Lease's marriage has
been btought forth at Ft. Scott. A dis
patch from that place says: The report
that Mrs. Maiy E. Lease was a member of
Hugh de Payne commaudery. Knights
Templar, was uo doubt born of the fact
that her husband, Charles Leae, is a
member of the Ft. Scott commaudery,
having joined the lodge here before he was
married to her at Osage Mission, Labette
county, in 1S72.
The" wedding was a very informal affair.
Mr. Lease was in the drug business and
Miss Kline, now Mrs. Lease, was living
there with her mother. They had met but
a short time before. Mr. Laase proposed
toher very abruptly oue day ami she ac
cepted him. Arrangements were quickly
made. Mr. Lsasa confided in his friend.
C. W. Mitchell, a young bank cashier of
the town, now an insurance agent in Ft.
Scott, and asked him to arrange with Mis
Ellen Terry of Ft. Scott, who was attend
ing school at Osage Mission, to accom
pany him as a witness to the marriage,
which was to occur that night. The cere
mouy was performed very quietly.
John Marshall filed an affidavit for an
additional bond in the estate of Calvin P.
Marshall. A citation was issued returna
ble March 10.
In the estate of Arthur E. Dorsev an ap
praisement of the real estate was filed aud
approved. A report of the sale was filed
aud approved aud a deed ordered. The
deed was reported, acknowledged and ap
proved. Additional bonds for the sale of real
estate were filed and approved in the estate
of Marv A. Bustow, of feeble mind.
A petition was made by the guardian of
Frank A. Brandow to sell real estate in
order to complete the child's education.
The petition was filed aud a hearing set
for Murch V at iu a. m.
It 1 Saved
by a Qnlcir Han
by the Firs
Quick work by the fire department yes
terday aved the house of Colonel M. Bry
ant, 1437 Fairview avenue, about G p. m.
The lire is supposed to have started in the
cellar, where a plumber had but twenty
miuuies before been engaged at work. The
hired man saw the flames and told the
girl, who worked very hard in removing
the furnishiugs from that part of the
The fire weut up in the back wall to the
roof, where it burned considerable, but
otherwise no damage was done save to the
carpets, and the fire was soon pnt out.
Colonel and Mrs. Bryant were down town
at the time.
Ladies of Caroline Harrison circle. G. A.
R,, meet in A. O. U. W. hall Thursday at
2''-tH- , -,- , -, ,
Repulir meeting ol v Oman's foreign
Missionary society of First M. E. church
this afternoon at 3 p. m., iusontheasic!a
Public is invited to th? "Dry Sodal' at
Mrs. M M. G. CoseUs', 455 Riverric.v
I avriiue. this evening. j
Altar cunpter 01 ?s. jonn- ennrca gie
a m:d-L?ntensappriu osot enurensat j
evening from 6 until p m. o'clock. j
Missionary cnapter will meet with Mrs. j
Ryder. Topeka avenue, Friday at 'ZQ j
o cIock p. m.
All memfcr of the executive commit
tee of tbe Mnsical club are rtquestcl to
meet at the club room at i:53 p. m. lody.
Runnaway to be Snt to ew York
Dramatic School.
Miss Lottie Bowes or Post, or as she
called herelf, Leah, the young lady from
Topeka, who appeared in tights the other
evening here for the first time will bo sent
to the Xew York dramatic school by her
parents, which course is all that Lottie
desires. Monday, her father, Mr. Bowes
met younc Ernest D.mu, who introduced
her to the "Black Crook" manager on
Kansas avenue iu Topeka aud soundly
thrashed him. In Topeka, Manager
Springer is openly charged with carrying
Lottie away.
The Union League of the Dodge avenue
M. E. church will give a mum musical
this (Wednesday) evening in the Sunflower
One of the Important Trifles of Americas
City Life.
One of the important trifles oi
metropolitan life is moving- up.
It seems a very trifling thing, in
deed, but it is a trifle that wears our
patience and trousers.
You enter a street car and sit down
if you are in luck. Just as you be
come abstracted in the scene without
or within somebody requests you to
move up.
The tendency of the public is to fill
the seats nearest the door and compel
those above them to move up. Did
you ever notice this?
In women this tendency is especially
conspicuous. Instead of coming for
ward and taking a vacant seat above
you almost any woman will stand and
hang on to a strap and look around
helplessly for a moment.
The nearest considerate individual
will lean over, and, seeing the vacancy
ibove, will push along a little, where
apon the next individual, feeling
crowded, will also look above and move
up, compelling a like movement of the
By this time the eeneral forward mo
tion reaches you about four or five seats
along, and you do as you are expected
to do close the gap. The woman in
the meantime has become comfortably
When you think 3011 are settled
lomebody gets up from above you and
the next woman nearest the door, in
itead of coming forward and taking tho
nearest seat, will edge in below in the
lame manner, and the process of mov
ing up begins all over again.
By the time you reach the end of
the trip you will have moved up thus
three or four times. Nothing but the
possible fact that you have finally
reached the limit of the furthest corner
ind can't move up any more will save
you from the move up movement.
A refusal to join in this movement
it any stage will be looked upon as an
;vidence of a lack of politeness, of a
ihurlishness to be frowned upon 03
your fellow passengers.
In other words, it is considered more
gracious and accommodating to disturb
the comfort of half a dozen people than
to compel a single selfish individual to
take a step or two in order to reach a
This performance is going on in every
street car and stage in the cit and
ivery hour in the day. And it doesn't
make any difference that the car is but
half full 3rou are expected to move up
as long as people are coming in and
my vacant places remain above.
It is a silly, aggravating, unneces
;ar3r and altogether inexcusable cus
tom. X. Y. Herald.
Burglars Are Good Juages.
Mrs. Shrimpps This part of the town
is miserably policed. I can scarce'
sleep nights for fear that burglars will
get at our spoons. r" -
Mrs. Pimpps Y'es, ii would be really
annoying to come down some morning
and find them all broken. -N, Y.
A Cfuse of Uixd To.
'I will be," she sid, "a sister to"
"Excuse me," broke la he,
Five slaters I already have:
That's quite enough for me."
She smiled "And yet, Alphonso, ear,
You'll have to take another,
For I am ffoing to bo the wife
Of your big, handsomo brother.'1
Kansas City JounaVn
Bit Only Chance of Fame.
"Rinx What are you writing now?
Scrib I am collaborating with mj
father on a book of poems.
Rinx I didn't- know your iathei
wrote poems.
Scrib He doesn'tl lie's paying for
their publication. Town Topics.
SheMr. "Rambler is awfully good to
faie. Sends me flowers every day.
He Yes. He Is living with his uncle
She What has that to do with It?
He His uncle is in the undertaking
usiness. Brooklyn Life.
In 1 1 Worst Form
LIfo Almost a Burden
A Glorious Chang Du Solely
Hood's Sarsapartlla.
Mrs. C. King
GeaeTa, Ohio.
Catarrh 1 a coastltutloaal dlsae. and thr
fore it caa only bs enrtd by eoaititBtioasl
rernedr lii.e Hood's Sarsaparilla. Xui what it
did lor Mrs. King, concisely eipressd ia icr
OTa voluntary word
" C. 3. Hood & Co . Tweli. Maw.
" Geat'eajn From a gratcfal heart I write
vhatyoar jrraad medicine. Hood'j SarparJIls.,
has done lor ra. Fire botttes eared as of
catarrh In it norstforsa. 1 tbuai U oaly
natter ol Use, -he-a it -weald ha eaM la
Bronchial Consumption.
3 can wiref! y r-aJize YibTui a f ?k raortas ays
lifewasatoostabnrdfa, ". and diseoar&id,
sow I ars "Writ end IIa?pTt gaialaj; 5?-h
ai'daa'w t-ias- AEdwJ owing to Hood's bar-
I Tril! BrTPr he it it ears
Mks. Claek Kxsn. Os-Tt, Ofcw.
Hood's Pills cere Kvcr ta. Jaundice. WV
toaaasis, tick Sadacas and ecaitisaUaa. 3c
We put on sale this morning a full line
of latest patterned Russia Crash at jyi cts.
This is not a remnant sale, but a sale of
straight honest goods. We also put on sale
a big- assortment of American manufacture
Percale at 7c. These
over the city at I2
130 and 132 North Main St.
goods during this Great Slaughter Sale are much less
than the e;oods can he replaced for on a free trade basis.
The country is all right. There's corn in tho crib; taters
in the cellar, and flour in the pantry; besides all of this,
I give a Gold "Watch with every forty tickets.
208-210-212 E. Douglas.
The superior quality of tho materials used, tho exquisite design, tho
lightness in weight and tho great demand, is a guarantee that
YOUMAN'S has no superior.
JOE, THE MATTEL', Authorized Agent..
140 North Main St. Wichita.
Favorn, 2:121; Lissa, 2:lCJi Moneta, 2:191; Henrico, 2:15; Divan, 2.15; Joo Patchen,
2-191. and seven others in 2:30 list. Service fee, $100.00.
Bonnio Belle. 2:171; Jarenta, (2 yr), 2:271; Jettio, 2:18i; Ninnoacah, (1 yr) 2:15.
Service fee, $7,7.00.
Kimiescah, 1S17G, 1
Mare bred to the above btaUionsnrovmg not in-foal, yill baro usual return
privilege 1-S93.
John Eddv, 6123 By Jerome Eddy.
to insure 10.00,
Luther Percheron. freight 16"01. Stvjco fee to insure. 5.00,
"Is that'a Eandsccr, Mr. Crccsus?"
asked the visitor, passing: before tho
painting1. "No," replied tho host,
"reckon it is a Durham. eo how
broad it is bctvrcen tho horn, and sco
the color and curl on its forehead.
That's a peuuino Durham, sure." Sa
lem Gazette.
Spring . Styles
"Will be placed on sale
Thursday, March 1
All other Spring Styles in
Mris and Boys' Silk, Stiff
and Soft Hats,
Are Now Ready.
.Mm. tfwfcsi-. , sarss j. -.
- Jfe U (M&t lr f .
m yvw (5)jA --J-Snf
Isn't of half as much interest to you as
your Clothing Bill. iSTever mind the
Tariff; I will sell you Suits, Overcoats,
Underwear and Everything Else in tho
Clothing Line less than tho cost of tho
duty. The prices I have put on theso
yi. record 2:42; 25.00. -
. ,
2:16. Dan by Belmont,
Sarvico foo,
Oterfc llo'jw Jlloci., Klnctujux. Xaii4.
Tho only lirbt-class hotel In tho city,
"With all modern improvement. Cufr-
eine unsurpassed. Free hack from all
trains. Fine ha ru pie room. Rats;42
jrday, J. J. JJLACKWKLL, Prop,
Payne & Andrews;
227 E. Douglas. TeL 90.
Fresh Mnckeral, Hallibnt, I
Codfish, Holland Herring,,
Crisp Celery, Ebeubarb, :
and all kinds o fresh frrrifs.
Removed to 122 E. Douglas.
Book and Stationery
With a larger
complete stock.
and more
1 allow no ona to undersell me.
If yoti want tailor made clotbea
come and eco what X will do foi
133 ". Alain.
JOE, The Halter, says
laml, OfeK arwl other xatu ,l
hiiYfl coins to the cotsclu .
of tbia UaT Trr ranch tit 4 '
TVcbiu. 1 wlfl "liwrirefere eoaioauc W
do busioss at hi old unL
-Ss Jfo. 140 X. Mala BU
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