lltclitltitagailggacgletlttesilagptomutg, August 1 7, 1897.
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Told in Fewest Words J
I hereby announce that I will not be a
candidate for sheriff, in tne iiepuDi.can
G. T. CUBBON.
Mrs. VTinslov's feootttlnjj Syrup
Has been used for over FIFTY YEARS
by MILLIONS of MOTHERS for their
CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with
PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES
the CHILD, SOFTENS the GUMS, AL
LAYS all PAIN; CURES WIND COLIC,
and Is the best remedy for
DIARRHOEA. Sold by Druggists in
every part of the world. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup," and take no other kind. Twenty
five cents a bottle.
On to IJuffalo.
The TV. R. C. and Ladies of the G. A.
It. having selected the Santa Fe as their
official route to the G. A. R. Encamp
ment at Buffalo, have also arranged for
n special train to leave Kansas and Mis
souri River points Saturday, August 21,
and to run through solid, with no change
of cars of any description. Members of
the G. A. R., their families and friends
are cordially Invited to join our party.
"We will have the finest train from the
.west, and it will consist of free reclin
ing chair cars, also Pu.lman palace and
tourist sleepers that wil. run through to
Buffalo without change. Inquire of near
est Santa Fe Agent, or W. J. Black, G. P.
A,, Topeka, for particulars.
Exchange Stables at Orlando and
Etillwater. Make a specialty of carry
ing: passengers between these points.
'Also do a general livery business. Trav
eling men's patronage solicited.
SHIVELY, VAN WYKE & SHIVELY.
Wlnne & Winne have unlimited funds
to loan on choice farm property. 401-403-tt05
Sedgwick block. 50-tf
TV. It. C. Official Itonte.
The designation of the Santa Fe as
the official route of the Woman's Relief
Corps and the ladies of the G. A. R. to
the encampment at Buffalo makes this
line the most desirable one to use. Per
sons of discrimination will readily real
ize why this should be so.
Altitude and low temperature make
summer travel pleasant. Go to Sac
Francisco in July via Santa Fe.
For Infants and Children.
Charles Compton, the actor, is dead in
The remains of the late Senator J.
George were removed yesterday from
the rotunda of the capitol at Jackson,
Miss., and were taken in a special train
to his home for interment.
An explosion of fired amp yesterday in
a coal mine, the property of Mrs. Hand,
one and a half miles from Farmington,
Illinois, resulted in the killing of one
miner, Thomas Martin, and the seriou3
injuring of tiwo others.
Rev. Henry Van Rennsalear of New
York took the vows of the Society of Je
sus Sunday, giving all his property to the
J Jesuit brotherhood. He is a son of Gen
eral Henry Van Rennsalear and inherited-one-fourth
of his vast estate.
Advices received from Iceland an
nounces that during firing practice on
board the British third-class cruiser
Champion, off the coast of Iceland, a
gun burst, dangerously wounding an of
ficer and four men and seriously injur
ing three others.
The funeral services over the body of
James Crawford Embry, bishop of the
Sou:h Carolina district of the African
Methodist Episcopal church, were held
yesterday at the African Methodist
Episcopal church, Philadelphia,, Bishop
Turner of Atlanta officiating.
A ferry steamship plying 'between the
old and new towns of Dresden was cap
sized Sunday evening by the wash of a
-arge steamer ana over luty people were
thrown into the water. Several people
are known to be missing, and it is fear
ed that the loss of life will turn out to be
The movement toward She establish
ment of an independent church in San
Francisco and the expressed -wish of the
Rev. William Rader should accept a call
to the pulpit, has excited considerable in
terest. Speaking on the subject, Mr.
Rader has not dtcided what part he will
take in the movement.
Yesterday mornig at the government
works on Tybee Island, near Savannah,
an engine pushing a flat car up an in
cline plane to the sand chute could not
be stopped and the car was plunged over
the chute. Six men were precipitated
twenty feet below. Five of them were
badly injured and may die.
There is no truth in the report of a
mishap to First Assistant Postmaster
General Heath. The report grows out of
an accident to Mr. Heath's brother. The
first assistant postmaster general is in
Maine. It was stated that he was severe
Iy injured at Union City, Ind., by fall
ing and being dragged while attempt
ing to board a moving train at that
WILL BE CHAINLESS
NEW BIOTOLE WILL BE WOBKED
WITH THE BEVEL GEAB.
That Arrangement Is a Very Complicated
Affair and so Xilable to the Unit and
Dirt That the Old Mechanism of the
Chain and hprocket Wheels Will No
Donbt Survive Clamor Is Made That the
Chain is the Highest Perfection Possible
of Beine Reached In a Bicycle, if Kept
Clean Details of the Matter,
Chicago, Aug. 16. Is the chainless
wheel the coming bicycle?
The question is one whose dlscuss'on
becomes every day more pdevalent. The
chain is a cause of more or less dis
satisfaction. Moreover, the rapid series
of improvements which the bicycle has
undergone has led the public uncon
sciously to expect a continuance of im
provements in as rapid a success'on as
the past has brought forth. The chain
ond its possible removal have come to
be pre tty generally regarded as the point
Royal saakee the feoa pare.
BIGAMIST AND DIDN'T KNOW IT
"Winne & Winne have a few choice Im
proved farms for sale at a bargain. Easy
terms. 401-403-405 Sedgwick block. 50tf
A ltemarkiihlo Cure at Clirnulc IMurrlin?;i.
In 1SG2, when I served my country as
a private in company A. 167th Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, I contracted chronic
diarrhoea. It has given me a great deal
of trouble ever since. I have tr.cd a
dozen different medicines and several
prominent doctors without any perman
ent icnti. .ot tons ago a tnenu sen:
me a sample bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy,
nd after that I bought and took a 50
eent "bottle; and now I can say that I am
entirely cured. I cannot be thankful
enough to you for this great remedy,
hnd recommend 'it to all suffering veter
ans. If in doubt write me. Yours grate
fully. Henry Steinberger, Allentown, Pa.
Bold by druggists.
Through Train to Huffnlo
"Wii! leave Kansas City August 21, 1S97,
Ht 6:20 n. m., via Santa Fe Route This
train will haul the through Pullman pal
ace and tourist sleepers and free chair
cars, carrying the Woman's Relief Corps
and tne ladies of the G.'a. R. from Kan
sas points. Nearest Santa Fe agent will
tell you when tra'n will leace stations
and junctor.s in Kansas.
See Winne & Winne for Farm Loans,
401-403-403 Sedgwick block, Wichita. Kan.
Of Pullman palnce and tourist sleepers
ond free chair cars will run through to
Buffi'o via Santa Fe. leaving points in
Kansas on August 21. Persons of dis
crimination, who fully appreciate the
Bscntfl.-anoe of this statement, will pur
chase thfir tickets over the Santa Fe.
T' the olliciJl route for the W. R. c,
r. i?ct which renders comment unnecessary.
For evidence leading to convict the
ihree men who dynamited In the Little
river, berween Nintti and Thirteenth
erreets on las: Saturday, Aug 14.
Also offer a standing reward of $50 frr
for evidence convieSng any one dyna
miting in Sedgwick county.
J. W. SHULTZ,
's-xt State Fish Commissioner.
ST. LOUIS INTERSTATE MER
CHANT'S ASSOCIATION EXCUR-
SION RATE $17. SS.
The A., T. & S. F. Ry. will sell tickets
to St. Louis and return at rate of 517. S3,
on sale Aug. 16th. Sept. 4th and 6th. re
turn limit good for 15 days.
L. R. DELANEY,
Phone 139. Agent.
Mr. Alrah H. Bines Took Hearsay In Di
Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 16. After a
week's honeymoon Alvah H. Hines :s in
jail here charged with bigamy, while
his bride tries in vain to smooth over
the circumstances. He formerly resid
ed in Barnesville, and separated from
his first wife. She brought suit for a
divorce and ahmony. He received a
summons in March and did not appear
at the trial. Luter he wrote to the clerk
of the court at St. Clalrsvllle and re
ceived in reply a letter stating that the
divorce had been granted and the fees
With this assurance in his favor, he
was married August S to Miss Olivia
Laisley in this city, only to be arrested,
charged -with bigamy. He showed the
letter in support of his innocence and
Sheriff Warstall became so interested
that he called up the clerk of the court
at Cliirsville and asked him if Tie had
wr'tten the letter. The clerk responded
that he had, but after looking the rec
ords over said that he was mistaken and
that Mrs. Hines had sscured only ali
mony and not a divorce.
Those Sucred Sonjs.
No school teacher attending the insti
tute can afford to leave the city without
a copy of the "Sweet Sacred Songs." Ask
Miss Clark, your music instructor, about
Tho Tourist Slfcejilnp Car
Which the Rock Island Route will run
through to Buffalo without change,
leaving Wichita at 9:30 a. m.. August
21st, is equipped wth bed linen, mat
tresses and all conveniences essential to
comrort and convenience in the same
manner as Pullman Palace sleeper, and
in charge of experienced porter to look
after comfort of patrons. The only thing
cheap about it is price for accommoda
tion $3.30 for double berth through.
Are apt to be entertaining and give the
pud-tor a comprehensive idea of the
g-imness of battle. Stories without
w-D'-ds are sometimes very impressive.
Tho scenes in Libby Prison. Chicago,
will go a long ways towards effectively
Migrating the stories of the "boys." If
you go to Buffalo via Santa Fe's "W. R.
C. official train of August 21, you'll have
about five hours n which to pilot your
friends through the old prison.
NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G. A. R.,
BUFFALO. N. Y.
The A.. T. and S. F. railway will sell
excursion tickets to Buffalo at the low
rate of $27.10 for the round trip. Dates
of sale, August 21st and 22nd; good for
return un.il the 20th of September. Spe
cial ecursion? to various points of inter
est from Buffalo has been arranged for
this occasion. Old soldiers and their
friends going to the encampment will do
well to see Santa Fe agents and make
arrangements for this trip. Call on or
address L. R. DELANEY, Asent
W. J. BLACK, G. P. A , Wichita.
W hen a mnn gets beat m i pame of card
he alwaj s tells how he is out ot practice.
Pimples, blotches, blackhead, red, roa"h.
oily, mothy skin, itching, seal v snip, drv,
thin,. ind falling hair, and baby blemi-hcs
prevented by CrnccsA Soap, the most
effectivo skm purifying and beautifvinc
soap m the world, as well as purest'snd
sweetest for toilet, bath, and nursery.
Sop is aU thsnrhcat tit -ry'A. Form D-o
EVERY HUMOR sterfs&r4
for the bicycle mechanic's consideration
In fact, the chainless wheel has been dis
discussed and experimented upon since
almost th time of the safety maclrne's
It must be admitted that the greater
part of the existing objectors to the
chain are to be charged to the careless
ness and lack of mechanical ingenuity
of the bicyclists themselves. One who
ever removes his chain to soak it in
benzine or gasoline 's rare. The average
rider occasionally smears his chain with
some lubricating oil, and is satisfied. He
is not aware -that t. lubricating oil does
not soak in the joints of the cham, that
it does not remove the dirt and rust, and
that it leaves a sticky surface -to which
dust particles are bound to -adhere. The
dust that rises from a macadam pave
ment, generally would be found to be
minute fragments of granite. A more
destructive agent than these, working
into a chain and cutting the steel, hardly
could be found if searched for. Themud
that fl'es up from the pavements has the.
same constituency and effect, any dirt,
cutting or otherwise, of course has the
additional effect of clogging a chain's
workings and adding to friction.
TO REGULATE THE CHAIN.
AgVm, the average rider has no con
ception of the method of regulating a
clni'i 'n case of -a deviation, stretch or
accident. If his gearing goes wrong in
any way he is helpless. What he wants
is a bicycle that is in no way subject to
accident If all the agents would give
their buyers ten minutes' instruction a
the t'me of purchas'ng, and all buyers
could be pursuaded to wait those ten
minutes to receive the instruction, a
great de?l of the present difficulty with
tne chain would vanish.
However, not all of It. Manufacturers
come in for a heavy share of the blame
for the chain's unsatisfactory perform
ances. The adjustment between the
chain and the sprocket whetls should be
as nearly as possible-perfect; otherwise
the I'nks do not take their proper posi
tion upon the teeth of the sprocket, or
fail to l?ave the sprocket "clean." That
is, the link, sitting unnaturally upon the
sprocket tooth, may scrape instead of
slipping away easily at the point where
it leaves the wheel. The sprockets them
selves ought to be milled out with the
greatest care; perfect harmony of -action
otherwise is almost 'mpossible. Yet
in a great many factories the sprockets
are stamped out, with wreched results.
The stamp leaves the cogs rough, full
of deviations, sometimes on a wheel that
is not even round. Explanation of the
lesults of such negligence is of course
Of the variety of mechanical devices
which have been tred as a means of
transmitting bicycle power without the
use of a chain, the one now most be
lieved in is that familiar to mechanics
as the "bevel gear." To understand this
contrivance it may be well to consider
it -n iis simple as possible -an applica
tion. EXPLANATION OF BEVEL GEAR.
Sharpen two lea3 pencils so squarely
that the point makes approximately a
right angle. Hold the two pencils in a
vertical position, point downward, afew
inches apart. Now, suppose that one of
the pencils has a revolving power -that
you wish to transmit to the other.
Sharpen a th'rd pencil at both ends,
making the points of such a shape that
they will lit evenly against the points
of the first two pencils if placed against
tnfin in. a horizontal position. Let ths
latter oe done; the first two pencils, still
held parallel to each other, are connect
ed by the third pencil. Now, it wil be
seen that ths rotation of the first psncil
can, by the contact of the points, be
communicated to the now second pencil
the horizontal one. In the same way
the second pencil can communicate ita
motion to the third, which revolves In
tne same direct'on as the first.
The principle involved in this transfer
of motion is that of the bevel gear, the
term being derived from the fact that
the gearings are beveled in shape, in
stead of straight. When the principle
is appled to a working mechanism where
nny considerable resistance is to be over
came the gears are cogged. Their shape
is that of a truncated cone. As with the
ordinary cog gear, speed may be sacri
ficed to power, or power to speed, in any
desired degree by the disposition of the
relative signs of the cones. It will be
seen, further that the "b'cycle may sup
ply the power of the forward sprocket
insU'J of by a rod, according to the lead
Several manufacturers are endeavor
ing to develop a wheel operating on the
bevel pear principle. They have suc
ceed so far as to get apparently good
results. Bevel gear wheels have en
made which, suspended off the floor,
show less friction than any chain bicy
cle on the market; the test is the number
of revolutions which the h'ad wheel will
make in response to a given impulse.
DRAWBACKS O? BEVEL GEAR.
But the practical test Is use on the
r"ad. In riding up a hill, through heavy
uirt. or under any conditions wher$ or
dt?a! of power must be applied to keep
the machine in motion, the g'ar -s sub
jected to a strain which tends to push I
tna parts ou: ot tneir proper position.
Instead of working smoothly, the cogs
h-ixe a tendency to grini and slip The
ricv experiences what D. J. Canary, the
well-known bicycle expert, describes as
"hr-r-r-r-r a washboard sensation, as
tao jgb, you were riding over a cord iroy
Th's defect could be obviated by ab
solute rigidity in the frame. But abso
lute rigidity is not possesed by any wheel
no?,- made, however stiff. tNor can it be 5
svureJ without a greater transgression
?f weight bounds than bicyclists of to
lay would tolerate, A frame of reifcni
able weight is bound to have a certain
SOYAL EAKINa OWStS CO., HEW YOK.
failing the necessary rigidity of frame,
the necessary fixity can be attained by
improved journal box, which shall hold
'the parts of the gear in position in spite
of the opposing tendencies.
But even at that the connecting rod,
or pitman. '5 subjected to a severe tor
sional strain. This would seem to a lay
man to affect a rod of ordinary strength
too slightly for consideration; but the
fact that a deviation of one five-hundredth
of an inch will cause serious dif
ficulty must not be overlooked. For suc
cessful operation the alignment of the
parts of a bevel gear must be kept prac
tically perfect. The slight play allowa
ble in a cha-n gear would suffice to ren
der a bevel gear useless.
DUST AND MUD PROBLEM.
Furthermore, the bevel gear does not
do away with the dust and mud prob
lem. It is litle less exposed than the
chain, and is no less usceptible to -the
cioggmg and cutting influences of mate
rial that may settle in it. While the
gearing may be protected by a practi
cally dust proof gear case, the same ad
vantage is not withheld from the chain.
In England gear cases are n almost
universal use, and are considered Indis
pensable. "Why they are so little known
in this country would be difficult to say.
Those who use them are enthusiastic in
The mechanism consists essentially in
a pair of aluminum tubes to Incase the
cha-n, aluminum plates to cover the
sprocket wheels, and sheet rubber joints
to hold the metal parts together. The
whole can be taken apart and removed
in a moment, and as readily be put -together
again; no mechanical skill is re
quired. The tubes are lined with felt,
Into which is rubbed graphite or plumba
go. This is to minimize tne irction in
the event of an accidental contact be
tween -tubes and chain.
The case is practically dust proof. So
great is its saving in wear and tear on
the chain that B. V. H. Schultz, formerly
mechanical expert of bearings, is con
vinced that It s the true solution of
the chain problem. ,. .
To return to the bevel gear, expense
would be an important item. Of neces
sity, the cogs cannot be parallel. This
would necessitate the cutting of each
cog wheel separately. An important sav
ing has been effected In the manufacture
of sprocket wheels by milling several
of them at once.
EXPERIMENTS BEING MADE.
The old league chainless safety was
operated on the bevel '.gear principle.
The company maunfacturing the wheel
failed. The machines with which the
Pope company. Spalding and others are
now experimenting are said to be simply
a development of the old league type.
Many experts assert ,that the chain
wheel is the only bicycle that will give
satisfact-on. The facts, as opposed to
or confirming theories remain to be seen.
Other mechanical devices have been
tried, but their application to the bicy
cle invariable has ended in fa-lure. The
experiment that now seems most amus
ing was a scheme to push a series of
balls from the crank axle to the rear
axle through a tube. Several variations
on the principle were tried. One plan was
to have the balls pushed into a series
of pockets in the rear of the axle and
forced out of a similar series from the
seat of the power. Another experiment
replaced the pockets with l'tle paddles.
In both cases the ru'.-bing of the balls
caused too much friction; as a remedy
the tube was flooded with oil. It was
then found that a perfectly oil-proof
joint could not be constructed.
A "train of gears" consisting of three
cog wheels, was operated for a time with
soars show of success. The system
proved, however, to be of less practical
value than the chain. A ratchet, some
thing lik tnat used on, the old Star ma
chine was tried. It mtroduced addi
today nothing definite was known. At
the board of trade of Cycle Manufac
turers, 320 Broadway, today, however, it
was admitted that the consolidation was
on foot and James Sullivan of the Spald
ing company admitted that the reports
were correct, and that the negotiations
had been under way for several weeks.
Everything has gone smoothly, he said,
and unless something unforeseen should
occur the consolidation would be effect
ed. The men who are arranging the reor
ganization, according to the statements
of Mr. Sullivan and others, are Colonel
Albert Pope of the Pope Manufacturing
company, A. G. Spalding of Spalding
Bros., the American Welded Tube com
pany, Edward "Warwick, H. A. Lozier of
Cleveland, O.. and several others, prin
cipally Englishmen, who are said to be
E. T. Hooley. Martin Rucker, the latter
being- connected with the "number Cyde
company, and Albert Moore, all of whom
have been prominent n reorganizations
and consolidations in England.
The idea to bring about a consolida
tion seems to have originated last fall.
It came about as the result of the large
overproduction of wheels for 1S96. Dur
ing the year previous the production of
wheels did not equal the demand, and as
a result all the factories worked over
time, producing wheels for the foHow-ng
season. The demand was not only sup
plied, but the market was glutted with
wheels. Almost every manufacturer in
the country was overstocked. Then came
the slump in the market and the subse
quent cut in prices. Wheels that were
nade to sell for $100 have been sold for
half that amount, and in many cases for
less than it cist the manufacturer to
produce them. The agents' auction sale
recently was the result of this overpro
duction. To prevent such a loss In the
future the consolidation was suggested.
A: the office of Ernest Frank, secre
tary of the Board of Cycle Manufaciur-
ers. It was sa'd today that while the
board had no official knowledge of the
consolidation, credence was given' to the
report, as many or tne members were
in no wise pleased with the state of
trade. While the demand for bicycles
was as great as it ever had been, the
market was overstocked. Something
ought to be done, it was sa'd, and a con
solidation appeared to be the best way
out of the difficulty.
It is sad that the Idea was first de
veloped by mail. The trip abroad by
the manufacturers followed. Colonel
Pope and .Mr. Spalding sailed July 22,
with their lawyers, to meet the English
men, and word was received from them
last night that the consolidation would
probably be effected.
"Something had to be done," said Mr.
Sullivan, "and the consolidation was
thought to be the best way ou-i of the
difficulty. Consol dations have taken
place in other trades, to the advantage
of both both the producer and consumers.
When a large concern takes hold it pro
duces more, reduces the expense of pro
duction to a minimum, and consequently
can sell for less. It can also make a
better machine. I am not at liberty to
go into details at present."
The first company to be organized in
London after establishing a trade and
plant here is the H. A. Lozier, and the
American Tube company of Cleveland
was recently consolidated w-th a con
cern in England. The English directors
are "William Plinkington, Arthur Plink
ington, T. Smedley, Frank 31111s and W.
REDUCED RATES VIA MISSOURI
PACIFIC RAILWAY TO ST.
LOUIS AND CHICAGO-
On July 16. 17. IS. 19, 20. 21. 23. 25. SO.
and August 2, 6. 9 and 13. 1S97. the MIs-
ST. LOUIS AND SAN FRANCISCO R.
On July 16th to 21st, inclusive: a!o July
23d. 26th and 30th. August 2d. 6th. 9th
souri Pacific Railway will sell one way and 13th, this Line will sell tickets to-
tickets to 5:. Louis at rate of $11.50 and
to Chicago at cne way rate of $13.00.
For further information call on or ad
dress E. E. BLECKLEY. P. & T. A.,
114 North Main St.
SPECIAL EXCURSION RATES
THE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Indianapolis. Ind. Otto fare for round
trip; on sale August 16 and 17. 1S97.
IndianapoiK Ind. One fare for round
trip; on sale September 7 and S. 1S97.
For further Information call or. or ad
dress E. E. BLECKLEY. P. T. A.
114 N. Main street, Wichita, Kan.
KANSAS CITY-TO CINCINNATI
WITHOUT CHANGE OF CARS.
The Wabash railroad Is now runniag
through cars to Cincinnati on their fast
mall tra.n. leaving Kansas City at 6:30
every evening, making practically no
change of cars from Kansas City to
Louisville. Cincinnati. Washington.
Baltimore and Philadelphia, and shoit
ening the time to all above places from
five to eight hours. The Wabash is the
only line that does this.
H. X. GARLAND,
Western Passenger Agent.
REMEMBER WELL AND BEAR IN
That the Missouri Pacific railway Is the
shortest and quickest route to all Colo
rado points. Leaves Wichita at 5:15
p. m.. arriving at Pueblo 7:50 a. m.. Col
orado Springs 9:20 a. m.. and Denver at
12 noon. One hour quicker than any
competitor. City ticket office 114 North
Main street. Telephone 211.
FACTS WORTHY OF STRONG
The time from Wichita to St. Louis
via Santa Fe route and Kansas City In
cluding thirty minutes lay over at Kan
sas City, is only 15?4 hours, making the
actual running time 14?i hours. This U
the quickest time to St. Louis. Smooth
track, elegant equipment and every
thing for comfort.
It going to St. Louis or beyond try
the qu.ck time Santa Fe Route.
Phone 139. L. R. DELANEY. Agent.
ARE YOU GOING TO KANSAS CITY?
REMEMBER THE MISSOURI PA
CIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY
is the only line that runs a strictly
Wichita-Kansas City train. Leaving
Wichita at 9.10 p. m., arriving at Kan
sas City next morning at 7:20. This
train is made up at Wichita and there
fore always leaves on time. Nice chair
cars and Pullman sleepers.
Notice the leaving t.me. and the next
time you go to Kansas City take the
Missouri Pacific . Always on time.
Never late. Fine equipment. Leaves
Wichita at a reasonable hour and ar
rives at Kansas City neither too late
nor too early. Depot corner Second and
ONE FARE ROUND TRIP.
TO ST. JOSEPH FAIR AND RACES
VIA GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE.
Tickets on sale August 22 to 2S inclusive.
tional parts, added complications, and
turn the lever to Its proper position.
Another experiment consisted in con
necting the forward and rear sprocket
wheels with a simple piston, the same in
princ-ple as is used on! locomotives. The
"dead center" proved too much for the
piston. This piston would occasionally
get into a position from which it could
only with difficulty be moved either way.
One of the mechanical engineers in
Cornell university determined that. n
a perfectly constructed bicycle in per
fect order, the friction due to the chain
and sprocket amounted to one-half of
1 per cent of the total friction. In a
bicycle cheaply constructed, carelessly
kept, or both, he found that the' chain
and sprocket's contribution to the total
friction was 60 per cent. These figures
are of immense significance. If the man
ufacturer wil see that the parts are! per
fectly adjused. perfectly smooth and
tempered neither too bard nor too soft.
if the rider will consent to give his ma
chine the care and protection that is
due so fine a mechanism, it would seem
as though the evolution of bicycle pro
pelling devices had reached Its climax
in the chain. Fa ling these observances
on the part of maker and ussr. a sacri
fice of the most direct appliance for the
transmission of power may be found ex
pedientr IUCTCLE TRUST IS FORMING
LOUIS AND SAN FRANCISCO
Louis Interstate Merchant's Associa
tion, St. Louis, August and Sep
tember. For the above the Frisco Line wi'.I sell
round trip tickets to St. Louis and re
turn at rate of fare and one-third for the
round trip. Tickets will be on sale Au
gust 14th and 16th, also September 4th
and 6th. Final return limit fifteen days
from date of sale. E. C. IIOAG.
City Ticket Agent.
Cor. Main and Douglas. Wichita, Kan.
WICHITA TO BUFFALO WITHOUT A
CHANGE OF CARS VIA THE
MISSOURI PACIFIC RY.
A fine chair car and Pullman Palace
Sleeping Car will leave Wichita 2:10 p.
m.. August 21s:. runing through to Buf
falo via Cleveland. No change of cars
and quickest time by many hours.
DON'T FORGET !
Tne Special Headquarters train to Na
tional Encampment G. A. R. t.t Buffalo.
N. Y. runs via "The Great Rock Island
Route." Through Tourist Sleeper and
Chair Car leave Wichita 9:30 a. m., Aug.
21Sw For reservation of space and par
HAL S. RAY. D. A. P.,
ST. JOSEPH, MO., FAIR AND RACES,
AUGUST 23 TO 2S.
Only $7.00 for the round trip Wichita
to St. Joseph, via the MISSOURI PA
CIFIC RAILWAY. Tickets on sale Aug.
22 to 23. good to return August 25.
City Ticket Office. 114 North Main St.
SANTA FE ROUTE
RUNS A TRAIN FROM WICHITA TO:
The best way to Colorado is over the
Santa Fe route. The fast train which
leaves Wichita at 3:15 p. m . arrives at
Colorado points the next morning. For
information call on or address
L. R. DELANEY. Agent.
Phone 139. Douglas Avenue Depot.
THE HUNTING AND FISHING
of Colorado quickly and comfortably
reached via the Santa Fe Route. Low
rates during the season. Write W. J.
Biack, G. P. A.. Topeka, Kan., for copy
of A Colorado Summer.
THE GREAT GOLD FIELD OF THE
Is easily reached via thn Great Mis
souri Pacific Railway, either by way of
Pueblo or Colorado Springs, or both.
Colorado express leaves Wichita daily at
5:15 p. m.. arriving at Pueblo or Colorado
Springs for breakfast. Cripple Creek la
only a few hours ride from Pueblo or Col
Kansas City In.
St. Louis In
. 7 hours. 19 minutes
.23 hours. 2 minutes
.15 hours, 23 minutes
.24 hours, 29 minutes
.24 hours, 14 minutes
Its Object TTUI be lo Keep Cp the Trice of
New York. Aug-15. If the statements
made today by men prominent in th
bicycle trade are correct all dubt3 its
to there being a reo-ganlzation of the
I various bicycle manufacturers under one
board of directors -in a few weeks ha
been removed. Some of the larsrest
makers of wheels are now In England.
f where they went onbarnes sconnected
with the trade several .-eek ao. Word
has come oy cable that as a rescl: of
their visit two of the richest cycle mag
natse of England are. on their way here
to took over the fieia and report ' oth
ers after they have mid? an investiga
tion. There is little doubt Uus. several
of 'the larger oompanlc will be consoH-
aSSsv i degree of sprinyness. It Is rosslble that I In c-.rcalifcn for
Arriving at Cincinnati and LouIevUIo
before noon .
Time to all points Eaat and Southeast
Most Popular Line to All Points
Phone 139. L. R. DELANEY. Asent.
ST. LOUIS AND SAN FRANCISCO R.
R. CO. NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT
G. A. R.. BUFFALO. N. Y.. AUG.
For the above encampment the FRIS
CO LINE win sell round trip ticket to
Buffalo for $27 2. dekefe; on fale Angus;
20:h. 21st. 22nd. limi: August 31 and
September 2Sth. Any routes desfrad.
For fell particulars address
E- C HOAG.
City T!ck Agent.
Comer Mala ami Douglas. Wichita, Kan.
THE OFFICLA.L ROUTE
Selected by a large number of G. A. R.
Pasts throughout Kaaag Is tfee MIS
SOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY to St.
Louis, and the Big Foor from St Loets
to Buffalo via Cleveland. OteJo.
?prtal train wilt teare WJcMta at
2:1 p. ra.. August 2lsc. sirrfrtoz- at Buf
falo ike 5eood moralsg l 5 o'Jaek
No ehaage of cars. Char Ca cad Pefl
nxiR Paiacs Sle-pltt? Car? wiH run
thrneh from Wichita to BsSata.
Diagram of Sleeper now apn at City
Ticket Oft. Hi North Maea rtrtet.
Passenger; .& , a vji f---:n
ST. LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO RAIL
Tennessee Centennial and International
Nashville, Tenn.. May 1 to Oct. 31. 1S97.
The Frisco Line now have on sale
round trip excursion tickets to Nashville.
Tenn.. for the above at exceedingly low
rates. For ful' Information call on or ad
dress E. C. IIOAG.
City Ticket AgenL
WICHITA TO BUFFALO. N. Y.. AND
Th? Official Headquarters train, De
nartxnt of Kansas, will run via "THE
GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE."
Through cbfli'- car and sleeper to be
attached to this train. Will leave
Wehlta 9:30 a. m., Aug. 21t.
Take the official train and get the
best of everything.
For full information and reservation
of space address
HAL S. RAY. D. P. A.,
TAKE THE MISSOURI
PACIFIC, "KANSAS AND NEBRAS
KA LIMITED" FOR ST. LOUIS.
Leave Wichita at 2:10 p. m . arriving
at St. Louis next morning 7:20. making
direct connections with all lines east.
No change of cars. Elegant eervlce.
City Ticket Office 114 North Main street.
NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G. A- R.
Buffalo. N. Y., AeguK 23 to 23. Only
J27 20 for the rotmd trip via the MISSOU
RI PACIFIC RAILWAY, either via nil
rail or part boat. Time between Wlcbita
and BuflJt.o via the Missouri Pacific raU.
way. only forty hours. Leave Wichita
:le p. ra.. arrlring in Buffalo tecood
morning 6 o'clock. Thia ts the raoct di
rect and quick; route. For fartber in
formation caH on or addrew
E. E. BLECKLEY,
P. and T. A.. Mo. Pac. Ry.
114 North Main street. Wichita. Kan.
H. C. TOTVNSEND, C. P. add T. A-,
St. Louts. Ma
Tickets on sate Auget 21 aad 22.
$11.39 and to Chicago a:
E. C. HOAG.
City Ticket Agent.
Comer Main and Douglas. "Wichita. Kst
EVERYBODY CAN GO TO NATIONAL
ENCAMPMENT G. A. R. AT
BUFFALO. N. Y.
Only $27.10 round trip from Wichita
via "Great Rock Island Route." Tickets
on sale Aug. 21st and 22d. good unt.l
Sept. 20:h for return. Through cars
without change leave Wichita 9-30 h. rr...
Aug. 21st. HAL 3. RAY. D. P. A..
HOMESEEKER3 ENCURSIONS VIA
SANTA FE ROUTE,
A series of Homeseekers Excusions
has been arranged by the A., T. & S. F.
Ry at the low rate of one fare plus two
dollars fjr the round trip. On sale the
following dates: August 3rd -and 17th.
Sept. 7:h and 21st. Oct. 5:h and 19:h. for
points In Arkansas. Ar.zonia. Indian
Territory and Oklahoma. New Mexico
and Texas, where the one-way rate Is
57.00 or more. Stop-overs allowed on
going trip with 15 days. Final return
limit 21 days. Call on or address Santa
Fe agents for full particulars.
L. R. Delaney. Agt.. Wichita.
W. J. Black. Gen'l Pass. Agt. Topeka.
TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND IN
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
will sell dally, tickets to Nashville and
return at rate of 535.55 continuous pas
sage m each direction. Final limit
November 7:h, 1S97.
L R. DELANEY, Agent.
Through tickets, baggage checked,
maps, time tables and full Information
about the Santa Fe Route and 'Frisco
Line can be obtained from their ticket
office at Douglas avenue station, which
1 open untU 10:40 p. m. every day. All
questions cheerfully answered
L. R. DELANEY. Agent.
TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND
MAY 1ST TO OCTOBER 30TH. 1S97.
For this occasion, commencing May
20th and continuing daily thereafter to
and including October 15th. 1S97, the
Missouri Pacific railway will nH tlcke's
to Nashville and return for 595.65, limit
ed for re:urn passage o November 7th.
The Missouri Pacific railway has two
fast express Tains daily, making dos
connection in St. Louis Union depot
with trains to Nashville. For particular
call on or addreta
E. E-BLECKLEYP. A T. A
HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS VLV
THE GREAT ROCK ISLAND
To points In Arkansas, Indian Terri
tory. Texa.t and Ixmlslana, one fare plua
52.00 round trip. Tickets on ile July
20th. August 3d and 17th. September 7th
and 21st, October 5th and 19th. good
twenty days for return.
HAL S. RAY. D. P. A..
CHEAP RATES TO NASHVILLE.
For Tennessee Canteanlnl "The Rck
Island Route" will sell evory Tuesday
excusion tickets at rate of IXU.
HAL S. RAY,
T. P. A.. Wichita. Kan.
HALF FARE EXCURSIONS VIA
"THE GREAT ROCK ISLAND
INDLVNAPOLIS. IND.. tlckots an
sale August 16th and 17th, and Septem
ber 7th and Sth.
Ask Rock Island Agent for particulars.
HAL S. RAY. D. P. A.
d-2S Wichita, Kansas
GENERAL STEAM SHIP AGENCY.
MO. PAC. TICKET OFFICE?,
Ill North Main Street,
Wichita, Kan Has.
We can sell you through Railway and
fiteamshlp tickets to ell points in tha
We are agents for the following line
of Owan steamship companies, and koep
the original tickets always on hand. 3
.hat upon purchasing wo can hand thm
to you at once.
American Line New York to South
ampton. American Line Philadelphia to Uver
Jiool. Anchor Lln New York to Glanpow.
Cunard Lin New York to IverpeoL
North German Lloyd New York to
Southampton. Bremen. Genoa. Naples.
Gibraltar. Austria. Cara.i and Jnsaa.
White Star Line New York to Liver
pool. Cape Town, South Africa, and
outh American point.
We aImo make a specialty of prepaid
ocean tickets. So that ay on? desiring
to pay for a ticket her to bring over
their friends from the Old eoontriex eon
do so safely and cheaply. We attend to
the delivery of th tick"! on ihe other
frhle. E. E. BLECKLEY.
WICHITA TO ST. LOUIS.
IN SIXTEEN HOURS AND FIFTY.
MINUTES VIA MISSOURI
"The Kznmtt and Nebraska Limited
train leaves Wichita daily at 2.M p. nu.
and arrives at St. Lottis sext morntajx at
720. No aed of Hurrying yowct: va
catch a moraine train. JZzl txmt dlawsr
at home. Take yvar aftrr-diwr nap.
after wMctt vou eaa take the &ftwrt
Paetnc Fly' am rsaeh St. Louti tor
i-rsakfa.se Sane ttaae a tltousfc you bad
left oo a auriHiig irate. Qutefc -Jut.
Zkgaat sertiea. City TV-tet OSfar HI
North Mala street.
SPECIAL ItATBS TO CHICAGO AND
ST. LOUIS VIA SANTA TT&.
July 15th to 21t. lachutvft. aad oaeh
Moo-iay and Friday thereaft UBtil
Augtwt ISta. the Santa Fe wfll eii ane
way tickets to Chicago at a rate of MM
aad to St. Loots. Ill 5 ProportlojMtHy
tae reduction :o otser potest at Call
oa Santa Fe a seat Wore jestns; esat. for
fsB Information. L. R. DTLAX2Y.
Tetepnage . A;ttc
Reeoetty a woman m Ny York Crty.
who -sreai lata a store to boy a veI
kaows meri.cla. aras prsesood to take
sosnetyi: "Jowt ai ." 3 t&cfc. U
and dfad fraa tb efteeu of it. a seta
for saasjr" is pocdiag.
Ooly PU Wieaitt to iSsfiato !c a
doc-- herra la a a clam JEmn
Pa-a vimz Cas. rtt Jm MISSOL'HI
Rumors of the cocHdatJon. have been C!evsc3 o BvJTs'-i r SaC! tj Oet.- i PA'JiFT" Jt "iILVrAY. Ajkbm HUr. wpi
ime, bar. until land, !f they so it&st. l Hitad la.t 1Z7. fir tic rcrstl trto.
SPECIAL ZXCUIWrONS. OSfiB FAJLJE
FOR THE TtOCXD TWP VIA
THS SANTA FK JUXTTK.
INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. ttrise- a
sale Ab-.uj: JStn ad nth, aa4 Ip .
per TSi nd Jtfe.
L. R. DCLAXJrr
ST. LOUtt ANX SA2C IHLkXC.WrO
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iU 2ar tX7J6. ticket rr. rL- 'l
2"hBd. "tost: Au;ret Jl iad Spc-rv-r
Atnagrmmu hrr been sul in
th-K!i chair oat. ! Yl'.-Si i
Saturday. Asgw 2tt. arrtelar ' I- -
uaoter mmtmjt. Am&m Bfcd. -r . .K
iSmaaa. wUAOtrt canasj. Xojsday a. r.
tos, AasaMC BroV Tei ttroswa -..
hce freest arraagwtf is immnmvixm i
Watoafc nomad. Jtkx Four Stout and
Ooewr Leaf tets. yor fad wtmaslatM
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