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VOL. IV. NO. 18.
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Kansas City, Mo., the Scene
of Terrible Destruction
and Death.
The Work of a Terrific Storm
Which, at 10.30 a. m., Burst
Upon the
Fated City Which, in the
Twinkling of an Eye is
From its Wonted Condition of Anima
tion and Mirth, Into That of Deso
lation Falling Buildinga
Carrying Down and Burying in the
Debris Scores of Helpless Inmates
'Ere They Could Escape.
The Lathrop School Demolished and
Thirty-five Children Buried Under
the Mass of Walls and Floors.
The Terrible Crisis Brings Out Acts
Admirable Heroism, Both of Res
cuers and the Rescued.
Thrilling Details of the Distressing Oc
currence, Including the Names of
the Killed and Injured.
Kansas City, Mo., Visited at 10:30
O'clock Yesterday Morning by
a Terrific Cyclone, Destroy
ing Many Lives and Vast
Kansas Citt, May II. About half put
10 o'clock this morning ominous storm
clouds began gathering over the city. The
first appeared in tho northwest and surging
westward across the city, turned suddenly
in their course and descending rapidly,
broke upon the city in terrific bursts of wind
and rain that swept all lighter objects before
Tho darkness was almost like night and
people fled to the nearest shelter with
blanched faces from tho force of the storm.
The clouds seemed to graze tho roofs of the
highest buildings and poured out their tor
rents in apparently solid masses for a time.
Tho storm struck tho city in full force
about twenty minuets past 11 o'clock
and raged for hall an hour transforming
tho slroeta into running rivers of water,
carrying boxes, signs and other similar
freight, blown from buildings or swept up
by the flood. A numbor of rehiclcs were
overturned, and in many instances drivers
abandonod their hones to their fate, and
sought refuge in stores and houses. Some
hail accompanied tho storm, but the fall
was not great, otherwiso tho loss to prop
erty would haTe been great from water
streaming in at tho windows. As it was,
windows in quito largo buildings were blown
in, and goods and furniture were water
soaked. All this appoarcd insignificant
when the full extent of the disaster wrought
by the storm became known. Tbo Lathrop
school building occupied a prominent sito
at tho corner of Eighteenth and May streets.
It consisted of tho main building, to
which an cast wing had been added. Tho
building has been in danger from the tower,
which for some timo was considered unsafe.
It has been twice condemned, onco within a
few weeks, but no action has been taken in
the matter. This morning the building was
crowded with children, many of whom
were nearly frantic with fear ovor tho ap
palling darkness and the stillness which pro
ceded the tempest. Tho wind swept madly
across Broadway from tho west and seemed
to concentrate its force in descent upon the
tower, which yielded with a crash, carrying
down the heavy bell, and crushed through
the intervening floors to the baaement. The
main building is a mass of ruins within tho
shattered walls, which aro still standing.
The wing was comparatively uninjured
and tho scholars there wcro unhurt.
In tho main building, however, tho scene
was awful. Falling floors carried the terri
fied children to the basement, where masses
of brick and beams crushed them to the
ground and buried thm from view.
Persons near hearing the crash made their
way as best they could against the beating
storm to tho scene. The gale quickly sub
sided and the work of rescue undertaken by
eager hands.
Owing to the prevailing excitement tho
first work was not very efficient, but the fire
department and police soon arrived and
organized search was commenced.
The dead and wounded were taken out
as quickly as possible and carried to the
National building adjoining, which was
turned into a hospital.
Here the parents and friends of the little
ones soon gathered, each searching for his
or her own child. Heartrending cries arose
a tbey recognized in the maimed and bleed
ing forms of thoo whom they loved.
Among the first taken out of the school
house were the dead bodies of cne or two
maimed almost beyond recognition, their
clothing lorn and bodies covered with dust
and mortar, the death pallor of their skin
showing in painful lines against the grime
and bloodstains. Many heroic deed
were enacted during the rescue by the
wounded children. Some of them seemed
to have greater control than their elders.
One little girl who had been buried in the
debris, over whom tho men were busy,
begged them to leave her and help a boy be
tide her, because, the said, "He was only 6
years old."
The scenes in the laboratory a the little
ones were brought in and laid upon impro
vised cots, the dead placed together on one
Me, were pitiful beyond expression.
dead wan taken oat darisjcthi
div and the bodies sent to the homes of
their sorrowing families. Several of the
children belonged to prominent families in
the dry.
At 1110 Westward street stood a
brick building in the middle of the
block, three flaors of which was
used at an overall factory, conducted
by Hoar Brothers. The first and second
floors occupied by the Graham paper com
pany, in tne factory mere were about
twenty employes, chiefly girls. When the
storm broke they started for tho cellar. The
building fell with a crash, being razed en
tirely to the earth, and matt of the affrighted
girls were caught in the ruins. Four .have
been takon out dead, a number of others
are wounded, and some are still mining.
A force of laborers are busy to-night up
turning the confused mast of bricks and
Umbers. Beyond the court house, the
county court house stands at Second and
Main streets, and the hill it exposed to
the winds from the north and west. The
building was erected nearly twenty years
ago for hotel purpose.
but when completed waa purchased by the
company for $200,000 and turned into a
court house.
The building has always been considered
rather unsafe.
The factory and the roof has unfortu
nately suffered injury from high winds. The
storm struck the northwest corner today,
blowing in the roof and major portion of
tho walls of tho third and fourth stories.
Tho south wall at the east end was blown
into the street, and Deputy Sheriff Dough
erty was caught and killed. All the others
succeeded in getting out of the building
alive. The jail is located in the basement
and the prisoners escaped Injury. The
prisoners were intensely alarmed, but
becamo quiet when tho crash had
passed and they found themselves unhurt.
Judgo Stover had been holding court on tho
third floor and had adjourned just before
tho storms descended. A portion of tho
falling wall struck tho chair Judge Stever
had just vacated. Across tho street on the
northwest corner of Second and Main streets
stood a twostory brick building erected in
18G0 by tho Santa Fo Stage Company, one
of the oldest buildings in the city, and from
which tho stages started across the plains in
stage coaching days. This building has
been occupied of Iato by the United States
engineers. Adjoining this was a one story
brick cofleo and spice mill owned by
Smith & Moffat. This building
was demolished, falling over upon the ad
joining one, and both were completely
Frank Smith, second partner of the firm,
was taken bleeding from the ruins and died
in a short time.
Mr. Moflatt was badly hurt and three em
ployes were taken out dead. The debris it
being removed to-night in search for any
who may yet be buried beneath.
Tho second span from the north end of
tho bridgo across tho Missouri river opposite
the city was blown into the rivor, tho piers
being left apparently uninjured. A great
number of telegraph wires were carried
down with tho broken span, and workmen
aro busy tonight raising tbo wires from tho
wreck and it is hoped that work in that di
rection will bo restored by tomorrow morn
ing. Tho bridge owned by the Hannibal and
St. Joe railway company, and used by the
road for the Wabash, Bock Island, Kansas
City St. Joo and Council Bluffs. The bridge
authorities say they expect to repair the
damage in ten days. Meanwhile the roads
will make temporary arrangements for
transferring freight and passengers.
Tbo Wabash will send its trains over tho
the Missouri Pacific lines via Sedalia and
Following Is a liet of the killed and
woundod as far as collected at 10 o'clock to
night: Killed at tho schoolhouse:
Josie Mason, 12 years.
Bessie Inscoe, 9 years.
Nellie Ellis, 11 years.
Julia Ranney, 12 years.
Buth Jamieson, 10 year.
Edna C. Evans, 11 years.
Robert Sprague, 11 years, son of tho su
perintendent of tho Kansas City, Fort Scott
and Gulf road.
L. T. Moore, Jr., 10 years, son of L. T.
Moore, ono ef tbo most prominent business
men in the city.
Kichard Terry, 11 years.
Mary Lambert, 12 years.
May Bishop, 9 years.
Edith Patch.
Frank Mattison.
Mattie Moore, Gardner, Kansas.
Martin Jones.
Killed at the overall factory :
Mrs. Ida Bowers, superintendent of the
second floor, was terribly crushed about the
head and hips. She died tonight.
Jennie Fitzgerald, aged 20 years, skull
crushed and neck broken; home, Kansas
City, Kan.
Willie Roe, broken skull; homo, Kansas
City, Kan.
Willie Kockman, 16 years, chest crushed
and body mangled; home, Kantas City,
Mina Crane, aged 22, skull broken, 1713
Charlotte street.
Nellie Cavaaaugh, 21, head and chest
crushed, Armourdale.
Katie Creeden, 17, large hole in the head
near the temple, 518 Gilli street.
William P. Towne, 19, face' crushed be
yond recognition, 1231 Cherry street.
Joh Floherty was struck on the head by
a falling flagtaff, in West Kantsvi City, and
Killed at Smith & Moflatt:
Frank O.Smith, proprietor, 32 years,
hole In the left temple; boards at the Ccn
tropolis hotel.
John Kane, coffee roastar, 23, skull
broken; Central and Walnut.
Henry Jacobson, colored, head crushed;
Sam Black, 18, neck broken, residence
Killed at the court house:
Henry Dougherty, deputy sheriff, 2S616
Was. Hedges, deputy recorder, died this
afternoon; 1012 Forest.
Injured at school:
Maad Askew, aged 10 years, daughter ol
Frank Askew, wholesale leather dealer,
kroksn askle, auy lowtbeliab.
Young son of Postmaster Keller, severely
James Bailey, severe cut over hi eye.
Frankie Headiton, internal injuries.
Beatrice Terry, leg broken.
Nellie Curry, arm broken and back hurt.
Eva Hartzell, age 13, head cut.
Katio Smith, age 16, severely cut and
Margaret Houser, age 11, internally in
jured, may die; Sixth and Broadway.
Maytton Boyd.
Cassell Mot.
Willie Johnson.
Injured at the factory:
Joseph Hoar, proprietor, age 86; collar
bone broken and leg fractured.
Julia Hoar, age 39, slightly bruited.
Butler, age 18, concussion of the
brain, probably fatal.
Mamie Creadon, age 18, head gsshed,
propably fatal.
Lizzie Biley, bruised.
MaryBrevarod hurt internally.
Jessie Woodward, age 19,cut in the tide.
Annie Travis, thigh crushed and arm
Maggie Bird, age 17, bruited.
A. B. Hutchinson, age 88, arm broken,
head and chest hurt.
Kate Carroll, 18, cut in face.
Annio and Bart Turner, sitters, bruited.
Stephen Morse, shipping clerk, Graham
paper factory, cut in head, injured at court
Ed Hedges, clerk, leg broken.
James Chase and 'Eugene Moore, clerks,
hurt about the head.
Wm. Scum, clerk; bruited.
Injured at 17. S. Engineers office,
W. A. Waldon, seriously hurt about head
and breast.
Major Livcrmore, hurt about head.
Lieut. F. H. Young, skull broken.
Man named Nelson, head hurt
It is probable that tho list will not be
completed for a day or two, until the miss
ing are accounted for.
Several injured were probably carried
away without being reported.
The loss on property cannot be stated
with any definiteness, being cut up in small
and numerous parts. Following are some
estimates made:
Bridge, $30,000.
Court house, $20,000.
Overall factory, $10,000.
Smith & Moffatt's stock, $12,000; build
ing, owned by Frank Oglcsby, $4,000.
School houso f 10,000.
There was much damage in the ag.ya.uJ
to partly nuisaeu ouuuujga. iwcmj-ufv
small houses in procots of erection in the
southern part of the city were blown down,
The Central Presbyterian church, corner of
Eighth and Grand streets, lost a portion of
the roof and was damaged $2,000.
German Catholic church. Ninth and Mc
Geo streets, damaged $1,200.
The two stained glass windows in the
First Congregational church, corner
Eleventh and McGee streets, were blown in;
lots $600.
Locust and Humbelt schools were dam
aged to the extent of $1,200.
A row of houses being built at Eighth and
Cherry, damaged $3,000.
The Kansas City sewer pipe factory, east
bottoms, partly demolished; lots $10,000.
Yates Ico company's stables, foot of
Broadway, wrecked, and a large number of
similar casualties with equal or smaller
losses alto reported.
The total damage is roughly estimated at
$160,000, a portion of which is covered by
storm insurance.
The storm is generally considered a hurri
cane and not a tornado or cyclone. It was
a tremendous gale of wind with flooding
rain. Telegraph and telephone wire were
prostrated to the extent of a total suspen
sion of business for a time.
The Western Union had but one working
out of the city until night when
several more wero obtained and
communication has been resumed with
Chicago and St. Louis, Omaha and Denver,
besides the south, but work it carried on
under great difficulties. It is expected, how
ever, that matters will in pretty good shape
by tomorrow noon.
, The Hannibal and St. Joseph business
will be transported across the river by ferry.
The Council Bluffs road will use the Mis
souri Pacific tracks north from the city. A
local representative of the Hannibal road
said it was hoped to get the bridgo in order
to as to permit the crossing of trains within
fire days.
Regarding the condition of Jhe Lathrop
school building, it appear that repairs were
made afterlhe building had been con
demned the second timejand was considered
safe by the board of education. Members
of the board will publish a statemont to
this effect tomorrow.
An order has been issued to close the
public schools for the remainder of the
Meagre reports have been received here
regarding tho storm elsewhere.
At Nortonville, Kan., the Timet' special
reports the total damage about $40,000.
The, depot and a flouring mill were
wrecked at Farkvillc, on the Council Bluffs
The destruction at Wyandotte, Kan., will
probably aggregate $10,000.
At Leavenworth several buildings were
unroofed. Los $6,000 or $6,000.
At St. Joseph there wss a heavy rain
storm, but the damage will probably net be
a great deal.
The storm did not reach Atchison.
A merchant of Odessa, Mo., who arrived
here tonight, report the storm very severe
there, wrecking five churches, two ware
houses and several dwellings. He places
the loss there from $65,000 upward.
Jumped Overboard.
Boston, Mav 11. At 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon Dr. Frank Palmer, one of ( the
best known homeopathic physicians of this
city, left his home with his four year old
grand son. of whom he was vary fond. He
took passage on the steamer John Brooks,
for Portland. When the little boy got
tired his gradfather put him to bad. At 10
o'clock Dr. Palmer saying he was seasick
and mutt have some faesh air, carried him
down stairs. The child complained of cold,
and the doctor sent a waiter for a blanket.
A moment later Captain Snewdea leoking
through the open door, saw Palmer with
the child in his arm jump from the rail
into the water. The steamer was stopped
anfaboat was lowered, bat the bodies
could not be found after a long search
Loxdox, May 11. In a speech last night
Lord Salisbury denied that the conserva
tive were readv to grant home rale to Ire
land. He said be was sanguine that Ire
land could be pacified without the eitunte
measure now proposed by Mr. Gladstone.
The porta has notified the power '.hat a
body of Greek irregular are advancing to
ward the frontier and that Turkish troops
have been ordered to repel it.
Tbe Ottoman back will advance the port
Athx, May 11. DeLynnea, the retir
ing premier, reotea to cobtok ueuree:
chamber of detwties to take action on the
crisis. Yesterday he crr.lt hied to his ad-
herent the reason which prompted aad the
minister to is Jan. Notkar bet war coald
afectthe hmnflWion to which Greece kas
bean subjected to, hot that war was fcnoa
iMwithWraatMifrsMag IkaOteafca.
A Gale Upset a Ferryboat on
the Neosho at Maguire's
Causing the Drowning of a
Man, Woman and Three
Three Persons Killed at a
Camp Meeting by a Wind
Strikers and Employers at Pullman, 111.,
Agree to Disagree and the Strike
There Goes On.
The Bayview Rioters Resume a Pacific
Mood and the Military are Ordered
to Return Home.
Frenzied Anarchists at Chicago Mistake
Wine of Colchicum for Pure Nectar
and Drink to Death.
The Curtin Labor Inquiries The Preller
Murder Case Full Markets From
Chicago and St. Louis.
Weather Report.
Washinotox, May 12, 1 a. m. Indica
tions for Kantas are: Fair weather; winds
shifting to westerly, and then becoming
variable; nearly stationary temperature.
Fatal Wind Storm.
Lawrkxck, Kas., May 11. Word was
received here from a camp meeting, at a
point about forty miles south of here, that,
during a high wind Sunday, a tent, in which
there were 250 people, was blown down.
Three persons were killed, a Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson and their small babe. A great
many persons wcro injured.
Five Persons Drowned.
Parsons, Kan., May 11. Four
were drownod ,n tbo -COilio river nt
, feIy vestcrd4y. Mr. K1!n0f wi.
wife and
three children, Mrs. Kline's brother and
Mrs. Cox were returning from tho western
part of tho state. The ferryman tried to
persuade them from attempting to cro3 as
tho wind was blowing a gale. They insisted
on going, however, and jut as they left tho
shore a heavy gust upset it, throwing tho
entire party into the river. The ferryman
succeeded in gaining the boat, who clung to
it and succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Kline and
ono of the children.
Nip and Tuck.
Cnicaoo, Mav 11. A committee from
the Pullman strikers had another conferenco
with George M. Pullman and Superintend
ent Bradley, last evening. Tho men held
firmly to tne demand for eight hours work
and pay precisely tho same as before tbn
last reduction, Tho company are only
willing to grant tho old hours and wages.
The men show no disposition to return to
work. Tho shops will bo oponcd soon with
the expectation that a largo part of tho men
will come in and resume work.
Relieved from Duty.
MiLWATjKir, May 11. Tho Kosciuska
Guards, the Polish troops who participated
with the other militia in firing on the Bay
view mob, wero relieved from duty yester
day and the members allowed to return
At St. Paul the railroad refuses to take
back any of tho rioters. The other com
panies are taking the same course.
The Curtin Committee.
St. Louis, May 11. First Vice Presi
dent Hoxio of tho Missouri Pacific railway
company, appeared today before the Curtin
labor investigation committee.
He wm asked to tell the origin of tho
strike on the Southwestern system? and ho
presented the familiar tacts of too dischargo
ofAallon the Texas Pacific railway, the
strike on that road and its consequent pread
to the Missouri Pacific railway system. He
said the statement presented yesterday by
Kerrigan was prepared by himself, but said
his health was such that he could not pre
sent it before the committee.
In reply to the question whether he had
ever considered the list of grievances sub
mitted to him by a committee of employes,
he said no grievance wero ever presented to
him which had not been acted upon. Some
grievances were said to have been presented
tome time last September, but ho was
away at the time and had never seen them.
The witness said: My policy since March,
1886, has been to settle grievances in favor
of men rather than to havo a strike. Such
bave been my instructions to superintend
ent, whom I told we can not afford to have
a strike, lie further stated thit had the
Missouri Pacific boycotted the Texas Pa
cific Railway company it would have been
as disastrous as a strike as to many living
oa the latter road.
Hoxio at this point was obliged to leave
the stand on account of weakness occasioned
by recent illness.
Jos. Connor was the next witness who
testified he had been a Knight of Labor but
had withdrawn from that organization soon
after the commencement of the strike, be
fore his resignation as a striker was ordered
by the master workman of the assembly, to
proceed to a certain place and stop freight
Richland O'Brien, a Knight of Labor,
foreman of the shops at Desoto, testified that
he saw Knights of Labor, at that place, dis
able engines.
Other Knights of Labor testified to the
same effect and added evidence of assault by
members of the Order upon men who had
refused to join the strike.
Two engineers of the Missouri Pacific
road testified as to having received virions
warninct cot to take out nginrs. and both
had been ditched while making their regular
runsbv obstacles placed upon the track, but
could not say who had attempted to wreck
their trains.
T. J. Portis, general attornev of the Mis
souri Pacific, gave in evidence the list of in
dictment returned by grand juries against
strikers and said that thirty-six persons had
been prosecuted for offenses committed in
connection wun ice imip.
On conclusion of Mr. Portis' testimony
the committee adjourned.
Washington News.
WASBTjiOTOX, Mav 11. The president
seat the following nominations to the sen
ate today:
Clarence Ridgely, Great House. Cak, to
be consul general ot the United States at
Karagous. The nomination of Warren
ulenk lor tne position cat oecn wncarawn.
Decepttye Wine.
Chicago. May 11. It has been ascer
tained that of the Polish and Bohemian
rioters who regaled themselves with liauid
refreshment when they wrecked the dreg
store at the comer cf Centre avenue and
Eighteenth street last Wednesday, eight
have died, and at least four more are known
to be beyond hopes cf recovery. The po
lios hare been too much occupied with
other matter to hunt up those reported ill,
Dot a doctor ha been found who hat at
tended soeae of the victims. He said it was
undoubtedly true that the men had been
aowoacd by drinking from botUe in the
wrecked drug store. The stuff taken was
mostly IBs of colchicum, which is greatly
resemble cherry wine, and ha a strong
saaeU of alcohol. The doctor said it was a
virulent poison, and almost certain death.
Pain is the bowel and convulsion fol
low, and the efttct does tot wear ofljo any
gnat extent, bet increases la violence Jor
Seen, until it corcpleUly rrhmwt the
rarrrnt. who dies in agony, ha whose term
K aWtt SB null w usa h.p m jkuvt
aw arsM, legs sad wok. -I hare
treated four," remarked the doctor, "and
have now in my care three who are suffer
ing from an overdose of tincture of pare
goric, no doubt taken at the tame time. I
will give the name of the four cofchium
victims, for all died, and also of the four
others. The names of the dead are Franc
StommUkL Joseph Hndex. A.Nowak.PeUr
Surtuck, Joseph Senick, Carl Wilthez, Sake
beuhman, and Aven iielkec.
The following, who are tick, will prob
ably die: Herman Puorichek, Anton Retto,
Frank PetalsU, Hubby Haas.
How many moro are tick cannot, of
course, bef stated, nor it it likely that the
truth in regard to the total number will
ever be learned.
The. Preller Murder Case.
St. Louis, May 11. -The work ol select
ing a jury to try the case of H. M. Brooks,
charged with the murder of Arthur Preller,
was confined in the court this morning. Up
to 2 o'clock fourteen out of the necessary 47
from whom the final twelve are to be selected,
have been chosen.
"They discharged our brother and we
struck," said Martin Irons after the great
uprising in the southwest, and a tad and
bitter lot of men are the old employee of the
jiissouri xraanc rauroaa m consequence.
After seeing the total failure of their effort,
most of them today are without employ
ment They mutt see that Mr. Powdeily
and other wno disapproved of the suike and
sought to end it six week ago. wore neat.
"Stick to Powderly," said the Sun; and how
much better it would-havo been if that ad
vice had been heeded. New York Sun.
Thai's all very fine, tut the fact is that
Powderly didn't stick to himself. In his
controversy with Gould he lost his temper,
and soon after that he joined the Irons fac
tion. Powderly should have stuck to his
secret circular. Leavenworth Times.
Gov. Porter, of Indiana, in addressing a
Republican convention, very pointedly
spoke as follows:
"Lately down south they have put the
question whether tho gray or the blue was
right? They aro asking you to reverse the
verdict of history. But you will not do it.
The Republican party stands by the old flag
and by those who bore it in battle. The
question is Eettled;and when they try to re
open it they will find the great masses of tho
northern people ready to move as one man
to stand by the old judgment and the stars
and stripes. "
A paper says of a mail who recently
died that lie was a "singer of the old
school." The music of the old $in;iut;
school was chiefly goiuj; home with
your girl.
Find the man who threw I ho bomb
iuto the group of Chicago police offi
cers, hang him and make the day of
execution a public holiday.
New York Market.
Naw Yonx. May 11.
Money On call easy at ,';a-J per cent,
prime mercantile pajr at 4Jf S.
Strillng exchange (tail at t MX for 60lajs.
i iii demand.
Governments Dull.
State Bonds Dull and steady.
Ilatlro&d bonds More active and stronger.
The total sale of stocks were 232.0(0 shares.
D. 3.3-per-eenU ICO;,'
D. S. 4X-per-cent 112','
U.S. 4 percent 121J
IT. 8. 6-per-ceats Of '95 127
Missouri 6 bonds , 101 X
Chicago A Alton lio
Chicago, Boxllagtoa tjnlncy 131X
Northwestern ...iv..... 108X
sfitaonrl PaeJ..T....'. r 106
Bock Island I
Union PaeUle i'Ji
Wabash cs'
Western Union. .. ...... Ol
LacL&wana li'lT,'
Lake Sshore its);
Keadlnz 82K
Chicago orata and Produce.
Cnicioo. Slay 11.
Weakness and lower prices were the rale on
all sided on 'Change today. Jane wheat open
ed at 77.,' and for awhile It larked around 77K,
bnt utterly failed not only to advance to former
nsnrea, but kept cp to It heavy selling by local
traders. As the season grew they told right
and left, hammering Jane downto'CK. The
market rallied a trill closing at 1 o'clock at
7C,'- I the afternoon the market railed a trlSe
and closed at 77.V.
Corn ruled easy at the opening, rallied and
closed a shade higher than yesterday.
There was a sharp break ofOlc lor May de
livery ftT oats and the other options ruled easy.
Mess pork rated easier early bnt closed firm.
Flonr Quiet and unchanged.
Wheat Sales ranged: May 7i'375tf, clos
ing 75'; June, 76,-77K, closed 7T,': Jnly.
7sJ,'079K. closed 7 ; No . 2 spring, 1iH ; No. 3
spring, CO.
Corn Sales ranged; Cash, Wi; Mar, V
31.S', closed SIK; July, 3C.',' 3bV, doted S.".
Oats Salfs ranged: Cash, 1S: May. Z7X
iii, doted Hii; June. SSI,!, elosod23Jf;
July, K27.f, closed S7f .
Bye So. I. COS.
Barley No. 2. SSc.
Pork Sales ranged: Cash, S C5S 70; June,
SS KG 7S. closed S3 708 7X; July. W 70
8 S3, closed 4 SX4S 82K-
Lard Sales ranged: cash and May, S3 M;
June. S5 SA35 blHi July. W 0oi , closed
5 !KX&3 Ifi.
Batter creamery. 15313; dairy, 1113.
Eggs 9loc.
Receipts wheat, 11,000; corn, KX.OCO; oats.
Wheat Firmer; June 77Kc.
Corn Steady; June, 37 .
Oats Steady, Jnne iiii.
Tork Firmer, Jane S3 75.
Lard Steady, Jane Ii tflX-
St. Lcnlt Orsin and Produce.
St. Locis. May 11.
Floor Pull and unchanged.
Wheat Marktt weak aud lower Sales
ranged. No. 2 red cash K0't May, t
ft!".', dnelng eOVbldi Jane. MVasl. clojln?
S S k(d:Juiy.75Ve79JX. dolng7S'; tfked;
August, 7l0.do,Iog 79 H.
Corn Dull but arm and VSVe higher: No. 2
mixed cash, 33; May, 33; June, 33X&34K,
do'tng 33,eS3S': July, 3IJa34V, do.g34V
34S'; Angus!, 3t','iS. doting Si.
Oats Very dull and cnehanred; No. 2 mixed
cnh,,S'bld;May,ibld; Jnne, ),Mkcl.
Bye Strong at 70 bid.
Barley No market.
Batter Dull and eaty; choice to fascy cream
ery, If-SH; choice to fncy dairy. H0I6.
Ecgs 7S'e.
Pork IS3 23.
Lard S3 70
Receipt wheat, J7.O00; corn !I,UX; ostt,
imuoox BOAKD.
Wheat XOXc higher.
Corn Steady and unchanged
OaU S'c lower.
at. Losla Uv Stock.
St. Lorti. May II.
ICCatUe Receipts, MO; ahlpmenU. ,
market flrrner: choice ahtpptng and export.
s sas SO: fair to medium. SI etaaSU; com
mon to good. V CS; batchers tteera,
S3 Su4 M; cows and heifers, (2 Ju4 00; stack
ers and feeders, S3 504 40.
Bogs receipt SOW: ahlptaenU, 30n0j mar
ket aeU t and steady; batcher and selected.
Si orW 3i common to medium, S3 oa4 W;
light, S3 $04 15.
KheepIUeelpU IM; thlraeeU none; firm
and price tronfT oa good sheep
Ckicaca LrveBtscsu
rm. a tia vn- tMrrrrrt liO; mar-
market brisk and IffllSc kd-Br taippi
tteera SSOaUOO lb. : ttoeken; a3
feeler. OBM T: eowar ball sad acixed.
2 J54 23; bolk. W1 21; throng Txa
cattle, corn-fed, 4 t)3 on.
Ho-afeetfpu, U.oet; ahlpavreu. J.(M;
m.rt.t onMd3e airier, sad doted with the
i.f iAti rauh aad aalxed. S3 3MM Ur
packing aad ahlpptBg. tS so) S; light. S3 fa
433;Up. ye3.
Steep Beeeivu. ; aidpavntt, ox;
market 12e tter
Heavy Draft.......
Dil I ass. -.
- .Eo.rrs
roaie. broka
roaies. wtld.........
Potlta, India
, sauttti
Fat cow aad keUert..
WctoUaaad. to 7raaieM. fsgTS
UteUaaaetTsteTyessseM "2
MfMasait tuiwmm . niJs
30003 50
2 00
9001 25
2 3093 00
Irian Potatoes,
"" -
Chickens, per dozen
S. C. Hams
S. C. Bk. Bacon
Bacon aide
D. 8. Side
Shoulders .-.
Corn meal
floor, high patent
flour, patent
Floor, XXXX
Flour XXX
Chop feed
i w
2 75
2 50
Light Weight
113 Main Street,
B. Orders Taken for Flee Shirts.
31. JOIIXSOX, 31. D.,
Telephone No. 103.
Office and residence over Steel A Son' hard
ware store, 117 N Main at. Wichita. Kan.
Office hours , to 10 am, 1 to 4 rm. and at night.
Cream Parlor.
233 N. Main Street.
Kef pi constantly on hand all kinds of Cream
and Peruvian lleer. Deliver Cream to all
arU of the city. Ice Cream lo cents
jwr illjh
c. c. COLI.
Real Estate Dealers.
329 Douglas Avenue, Wichita.
(Opposite Manhattan Hotel)
All who with tobuyorsell real estate, rent a
a bolne.a place or residence, thonld not
rail to call npo
323 Douglas Ave:
Wo liato cxchi'le control of tho
And arc prepared to furnish
And Footing Rock.
HTe invite HuiMcrf, JIioni and Contractor!
to give us a call.
1". 1JU5BEE, 3Ianager,
Cor. 5econd and Wichita SU.
A line agricultural and stock rarm thr and
one-hairmllet from city, abnut 123 acre trake.
one-quarter eectlon fenced for paature, plenty
of water and a email hooe
Alioao lou In city finely locaud and in
good neighborhood npeclal terrna to tho
wiehlng lo make homti
AlM,sntmrban nronertr. For furthrxartle-
nlara ee Ctrl. T Pearce. agent for Wm- Orelf-
rentUin at dtr otse ai,-u
At lowest rates and
ready for borrowers
137 Main St.. "Wichit. Ean.
DougUs Avenue, Wichit Km.
Branch Yards at
Winfleld, Wellington,
Garden Plain Harper,
AltthonV 4 AtUCsV
Shipping hog S
Stock hogs
New milling wheat
New ahlpplng wheat, lower grade..
Mixed Corn
White Com
Bed Texas do
l. smith,
extractor and Builder,
SHOP 136 & 138 MAIN St.
Besides on Lawrence Arena, near Central
Arena. Pott-Omc Box 60S. u
Wholesale and Betall Dealer In
153 MAIN ST.
Of German Money to Loan.
At lower interest than eer before offered
In Kaneai by
M. BLOCH. 119 Douglas Ave.
Upstair over Joccjln A- Thomas' real estate
Farm Loans
Lowest Rates.
No Delays,
And the lollonlng teuu in the mortgage.
"With the jirlt ll'geof pnj IiikJ.v). or any mul
tiple thereof or the whole of tt.! lean, one year
after the first Intereat J ajment, or at any Inter
est iaymrnt thereafter".
Save Money!
g. miboy.'D,
Office In naiement County ISalldlng, Wichita,
Kantaa. wVtf
O. 8. ACOBS,
And Dealers In
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildim
KfOa Mxlnalrect.littwecD Kli. andflrcocd
Township Officers.
Read and Order what you Bhould
Have to Comply with the Law.
Each Township Trustoe should
havo o Trustee's Hccord, Koail Kcconl,
Poor Heconl anil a full set of Town
ship Ulaulca; also some Stationery.
Each Township Treanuror should
havo a Treasurer's Itccord.
Each Townehip; Clerk houhl
have a Clerk. Hccord aud Warrant
Each Justice of thoPeaco should
have a Civil Docket, Criminal Docket,
Stray Itecord, Trauecriptu, Compiled
Law of 1846, and a full assortment of
Each Constable should have nti
ofsortment of Blank!).
Each Road Overseer should have
a Koad Ovcrccr's Account Book, He
ecipt Book for Ijthor, Kcceipt Book
for Kxtra Work, and a Receipt Book
for Materia) Ued.
(jy The above should be furnUhtd
to the Officers of each well regulated
Townhip,at the rxpenft of the Town
ship. Hie Eaolk ha the mot com
plclc Books and Blanks now published.
is a Kansas Road,
And la thoronchly Identified with the Ir.Wt.1.
and croftreM or tb ttatc r Kauai aad tu
beorle. and afford It. ratroet faJlltlx na-
nnaled by any line l Lantern and JouUrn
TKBOUOH EXPHXJia train daily Utwrra
Kaita City and Ulaltie, Ottawa. Jarntt,
lota. Hsmbotdt. Csaante, QrryaJ,lwl
Medesce. Wlnifld, Welllnrton, JUrr-r,
AtUea a lntmlae priata
THJtOTJQH XAILrralna daltr, xetBa.
day. between Kaneaa Oty a&J WelliBV.
aad !ntrB!iat tfcU'.oce. ntaalnz & sua
Beetles at Ottawa. Ccanat asd Cb-rrrT!
wlthonrtntna for Kjrta, UennirUB, !
ear!. Wa!n u1 CoCrWlll.
ACCOMXOOATJOX tmAZVS dally, -i-eej
Sunday, between Kaaeat City, Olath
asd Ottawa
XnK23UZKU.t by pCTha(ngUektTia,
taia Un comaectm U n44 bs tie Vein !
rota! Kaaoaaty with tirwoifc iraiaetoUl
potaU, BToUlartruufera asd cbaajra at way
TXSOTJQH TXCXKTS can in nrtJkadvta
t4a 11m at aar f lfc rernlar Us: Mtl
aad roar braech(Aed thrvaca ladila-
WTTT.T.WAJf Sliirni m all xJrtt train.
rorfJerlalcTi3u, a a uxtlOd-
91. er call eor a4dTM J. B. HIKE.
diJS-V urt Saa
Frcsn acd to Styhmttem asd SsUwra
ffsrasj i-Mi"' 'v "v T
tba war of Fori ScoCL
Paaa f ti-i rix tii reset It iv daur
e? crs to Chicago, HantTt-aJ a&d Ifidtxj
from TU Soost, aad orjy cfea&z feXcw
Tork, Botaos. UaSalo, JkokaserSc, Ss
yrasdaco. Cfcailabcoca, IxJTiJle, Leaiejt
tem, Saa Aatoal. ho Asfie. II S ti
ahoruat aad grrf-t rs& to aSpoffiUlo
Iowa, Daiwu. Otto. New Tsk a4 w
rW- (bate. FsS&as Pac sScfar
debtor ar aOaclM to pawtaagrr trasa.
Lm Wideta, fctt a. bl, arrrnaaj alSc
Loss tttfoo iiyot SJ9 a, ja-iiaHj- wjlrfrt
riarajri Tlae fcusrs eelete tastasa;
oSaWrrvstfi. TextsrOuer !&&7saee call
ce tidte afftxvt or need far saps aed
feUcn, errie daerijit ef Dm S. to U
Y.r.sweJJtacact. A.G.X.A.
j QmmitMm
Cole's "rreat show is comimr with it ele
phants, giraffes aud monkeys, but the popular
with its enormous variety of new, desirable
and substantial goods is here and means to
We Have Imitators.
We Have Followers.
We Have No Competitors.
It is now a settled fact in the minds of the
people of Southern Kansas that we, the
leaders, undersell everybody in all depart
ments questions asked us daily: "How can
you sell so cheap; why don't others do like
1st. We bur direct from manufacturers.
2d. We are manufacturers agents for 2
leading departments.
3d. Wc buy strictly Tor spot cash.
4.th. Wc sell nothing on credit.
5th. We arc satisfied with a small profit
The above reasons plainly show win the
Boston Store of Wichila
Is today the leading dry goods house in the
Another Reason for
Our Great Success is
Boston Store
Farmers, Mechanics, Housekeepers, Boys and Girls find it to
their interest to buy from us
Brocados 4 3-4 centu.
All wool fllline Casbmem 0 3-4
All wool Buntlnir 20 centn.
Nun's voilintr. new rind do-
eirable sbadeH, 3 1 conta.
Lace ffrenndinen 22 conto.
All wool canvitn cloth 20 conta,
All wool 40 inch Caahmtre. all
sbadeo, 40c.
Lawns 2 1-2 conta.
Lawn b 4 cents.
Lawnn 6 cents.
Lawns 8 1-3 cento.
Piquets 6 centa.
Barred NalnuooKM O 1-2 cento.
Indian Linene 4 3-4 centa.
Sateens 12 1 2 cent; worth
20 cents.
Linen Lawnn 14 cente; worth
26 centr.
Dotted Swias 23 cents; worth
40 centa.
White Goodn. GinKbama. Seer
suckers in endless variety at
equally low prices.
Housekeepers Attention.
Napkins 2 cente; worth G cents.
Linen Napkins 3 l- cenir..
worth 7 centa. '
R,d Napkins 4 cent; worth 8 j
t.ontm. it 1
Towels 7 cents; worth 10,
12 cent; worth 20
17 cents; worth 25
23 cente; worth 40
rdMt m
Tablo Linea 19 cents; worth 30 '
C?,.T.n Machd.30 centr;
HDHWUWl""""'-' ' .
W?r? '"!Sr: o ,t- alr:,-
forth 11.60
Lacejeurtaicstl OO palr.wortb
Lc curtains $1.60 pair; worth
Madraes cartalna 12.08; worth
Bed mU, whit- quilt and
v7thiD pertairdtNt to bou
bold appU equally cfap.
Ldi rey bo 4 owt; worth
Lreyhoa7cit; worth 12
La re7boe 1 1 cwt;wsraB 20
La Ttj ho 14 catrorth 26
L rey ho 1 6 cU;worth 30
Wallenstein & Oolm.
! La f 'C7 bono 23 contn.worth 40
' cntH.
' Li y Lbilo hooo 20 centn;
worth 00 centri.
Mieni'a and Ghlldruns hone- 4
centu and upward
Mens fancy tiockn 4c; worth 1C
Mens fancy socks 7c; worth 15.
Mens Btjamleue nooks 0c; worth
Mens very heavy nockn lie;
worth 20 cents.
La allailk raits 23c; worth OOo
La Lla!oilov-HOc,nnd upward.
Ruchlntr 2c a yard, worth Oc.
Ruohlntr Oc. a yard, worth 12.
Ruchlnff Crope Li ah lie; worth
96 cents.
Handkerchiefs in ovry imagin
able stylo from lo. upward.
Lace collars 2c. worth 6.
" 4c; worth 10.
Co: worth 16.
" 12c; worth 26.
Child bibi 4c; worth 10.
' Oc; worth 16.
Rio Rao all nlzrs 6c.
Cnbinot hair pins 4c; worth 10.
144 penrl-nui buttons 4a.
Tooth brush 7c. worth 16
Wiro hair brueb 14c, worth 26.
Good Rubber Comb Oc;w&r Ih 1 6
Hair Pins 1 e; worth 6
100 yards black epool i!k Oc.
Twe.lv rubber coat buttons 3o
HatPics lc
Furnishing Goods.
Mens unlaundrfod nhirU 23c
worth 60.
Mna uniaundrid rahlrta 4 lie
i worth 76.
" tiolaundrled Mrt 7G;
I worth S 00.
X Hwadrfcd Wrt 03;
i worth tWO.
M.na UucdrUd hfrU 0e;
'worth Sl.60-
Mine linc coJJar Ot; worth 16
Krsis Mns c-. lla nlH: worth 29
Mess euspndfjr 7r; vcttix 16.
Mem aup'n4r ICt; worth SO
iSvunviBftiniiirm 23e, worth 36
Boy r8sp&dr 7c: worth iO.
Boys napBdfcrs Oc, worth 16,
Mens fa&7 bow and acarf 3c
aad upward.
Mesa ti lc asd upwarg.
Msa drill drawers I Oe;worth4c
MnM btacbd drawn 48k;
worth 76
Mttlln. Uaderwar Paraal,
Faa. Laca, Cahwr fcwl.i
Scarf asd saaay other thlair to1
seawoua lokja atanally
lrw trrltt. Etoa't fell to look a?-
1 crsr rd Ha ot glwr aa
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