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KT-KJ- - .. - l THE WICHITA DAILY EAGLE: WICHITA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 19,1886. m w? i-- I.. ?r- K5, 12?- ISP M.5 HO f ? Its Is IS. t" W. 1 IE l I F LC sr ? F. c at ft ? 5, K ft S IS. ? - ffiit life- OW.. t M. M. MUROOCK BROTHER, Proprietor. PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS OP HEWS rpUBNEH'S OPERA HOUSE. x.. x. cxAWToio. xiircm. ! WE PAINT THE TOWX BED! THUBSDAY, MAY 13. MB. AND 31BS. OEOKGE S. KNIGHT, Supported by their excellent com pany, under the management of Frank W. Paul, in the great U. Y. Fifth Atcduc Theatre success: "OVEB THE GARDEN WALL' Th rnnnfAGt 1tiv nf All Constructed for Laughing Purposes Only N'cw and Original Songs. New and Original Music Realistic Scenery Magnificent Wardrobe! A Bew of Bewiciuxg Beauties n 1 f... T..-. -J will tt Mle at the santa K Ucket offic Monday mora- lnf at 8 o'ciock. XTices, ,aau.vwte-"- SO cents. Mr. Wood, on South Third street, is seri ously ill with typhoid farer. Col. Watts, of SanU Fo, is Tisitinj; Judge Campbell, his brother-in-law. Next Saturday is tbo day Cole's big circus will mate things hum in Wichita. The liveliest business shop in town these times is the register of deeds office. Tomorrow night eTery one can go Over the Garden Wall at the opera house. Superintendent Richards, of the Ft. Scott and Wichita, left for Topeka yesterday. Mr. Fulton and Mr. Bond, two of Ster ling's leading citizens, spent the day in the city yesterday. Mr. Anderson, county troasurer of Sum ner county, was in the city yesterday, circu lating among friends. Mr. B. H. Bocs wm down in town yester day setting up the smokes to the boys. A new girl at his house. Then&sttwo nichls were warmer than any last summer, and yet one can hear of -colds in every family. J. W. Phase, who is receiver for a large cattle company in Chicago, is in the city in- ipecting the real estate market. Miss Grace Hill left for California today, where she will spend sevcnJ months. Her manr friends wish her a pleasant trip. Juit cast your cyo on tho list of sales re ported by Snively and Wilhito for two days work, as shown by their special notice in this issue. Opnpral Kd. Fowler, of St. Louis, tho state agent of the Mutual Benefit Life Insur ance company, in company with E. C. Fer gusun, called yesterday. Mr. Austin Kimball, wealthy commis sion merchant of New York City, arrived in the city yesterday on a tour of inspection, and contemplates making investments. TA Kinlov. onocf the freicht foice at the Santa Fo office, rejoices in the appearance of a new baby boy of ten pounds weight at nis house, and ho had a box of cigars at the office. Dr. Brady, of Lerado, was in town yester day morning and went out on the morning train to Kinirman. The doctor thinks Lerado has a sure thing on tho main lino of the Bock Island. The reporter who wroto tho item about that clubfoottd darkcry and tho white wo man was misinformed about their stopping at tho Santa Fe house. Tbey didn't stop at the Santa Fo house at all. Messrs. llenthorn, Walton and Phillips, the first a banker and tbo other two business men of Burden, wado us a call yesterday. These gentlemen are solid citizens of our sister city, and wo were happy in meeting them. Captain Goorgo F. Price, Fifth cavalry, U. S. A., en route from Fort Kilny to join his command on the border, below Arkan as City, slopped over in Wichita Sunday, tho guest of S. E. Jocelyn, a former army comrade. Drs. S. E. Martin of Topeka, Simmons of Lawrence, McQueen of Strong City, D. Suber of Perry, and J. Weeks of Topeka, members of tho Eclectic Medical association row in session in this city, called in a body yesterday. Nelson George, for a long time a clerk in the postoffice, has accepted a position with tho real estato firm of O. T. Simpson & Co Mr. George is one of the most competent accountants and clerks in this city, and very industrious. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peachy and family stait for London, England, the first of July, where they expect to sell their property and return" to mako America their home. Their son arid nephew will run the garden during their absence. Hot! hotter! hottest! That is about the size of it. Just think of the mercury get ting it blood up to 00 in the shade on tho 11th of May. If the summer keeps up in geometrical progression preaching the tem perature of shod will have but fmall effect. All those who did not register for the late city election had better attend to that mat- tcr at once in order to be entitled to vote on the railroad propositions. In order to ac commodato those who are at work during tho dar tho registration books will be kept open until 9 o'clock at night. Mr. Henry Kichards is home from Mcdi cino Lodge, having successfully disposed of the greater portion of his valuable real estato interests in Barber county. He will make a trip east for tho purpose of com pleting his contemplated arrangements for the big lino of business ot which the Eagle spoke the other day. J. G. Sampson, who was appointed as the solicitor by tbe County Horticultural so ciety for membership, and also to aid in preparing for the meeting here ot the State Horticultural society in June, will remain in the city a week. He is meeting with great encouragement and nearly every busi ness man joins in without a word. A man on West Douglas avenue Monday night got a straight-out royal old-fashioned pounding by his wife, lie was on one of his every day sprees, which was thought to be sufficient cause for tbe rash treatment. His assailant found him in a joint and liter ally wiped up tho sawdust with him. His frightened chums took advantage of every hole in tbe wall to make safe their escape. When tbe news reached this city of the cyclone or storm at Kansas City yesterday. Superintendent Stewart, of the Western Union, got a connection with Dalat, Texas, and then by Galveston around to St. Louis, thereby getting in ahead of the storm. The afternoon Associate Press report came by the circuit and the Topeka and Ft Scott papers cot their report from tbe Wichita ffice. L W Downing is back from his Califor nia trip, and a delightful trip he must have hadfromhisrlescriptionofit. He was at Kirer side and polled oranges with his own hands, aoaae of which he brought back to editor of the Eagle. He took in Los Angles, San Jose, Sacramento, m&d of course that Trooderful picturesque town or Saa Fran cisco, with its bay, ocean and hill. He says he wouldn't have missed the delight of tho trip for ten tunes what it cost, aad be proposes to go back with the G.A, 2. bey.. AND STILL WICHITA BOOKS. ttghty Thousand Dollars Invested bar a Bio lie ladlvidnal. 'Within a week we have been called on by fire capitalists, all ot whom acknowledged that their attention was first called to, and that their after visits and investments were made in our city as the direct result of reading the Eagle. Yesterday again we were honored with a call from August Knight, Esq, one of St. Louis' wealthy citi zens, who has placed $30,000 in Wichita real estate within the past week. He called, he said, to get acquainted with with tho man whose inspirations he had caught and to say that his faith in the future of Wich ita now equaled our own. He was accom panied byMr.E. B. Ebbert, of this city, who oas been sending him the Eagle until he could stand it no longer. Mr. Knight deposited with the Citizens' bank yesterday the amount named to cover his purchases of the week, much of which is of tho choicest property and all of which will double by the time the Chicago and Bock Island and the other two roads reach this point. He would laugh at a man who should offer him $100,000 forms property. Mr. Ebbert says that Mr. Knight is consid ered, at home, rather a conservative busi ness man, with no speculative tendencies. Mr. Knight himself, in explanation of his largo investments, said to us that Wichita is assuredly the most delightful young city he was ever in; that there was an atmos phere pervading its life, and a spread in its make-up which points to inevitable and great attainments. After paying for the Eagle a year In advance he departed, say ing that if Wichita didn't have all his future it had captured his heart and that be should often return. OF THE SORT THAT RULES THE WORLD. "A cherub's voice doth whisper lo a child's, Then Is a shrine within her little heart." Ono of the great fine homes of this city, the silence of whose halls and spacious rooms have been disturbed enly by the un concerned voice of its master or the quiet steps of its petite m'utress.was all broken up by tbe wail of a little stranger during the quiet hours ot night before last, and the heart of our friend, Reuben H. Boys, as he looked down upon the faco ot his infant daughter for the first time, glowed with a quiet love which love in its mysterious in fluences was like no other ever felt before. And tho little being thus welcomed will not only bring a new light to that homo, but in spite of any preconceived notions or ideas of the youthful parents, she will be tbo im perial mistress of both home and hearts un til, if ever, she is superceded by a younger king or queon. The Eaole, therefore, bo gs leave to offer an additional homage to the fair little stranger. MORE MATERIAL WANTED. Tbe Eagle said but a month or two sinco that if all the buildings contracted for, and calculated upon, to go up this summer wero to go up there would be a shortage on brick. The contractors, or some of them, laughed and pointed to our numerous brick yards. Now, the building season has hardly set in and the cry goes up for building material. Judge Little went to let a contract yester day for a brick and was informed that all tho brick in sight and all that could be burned for weeks were engaged and that he would have to put of! his building for tho present, Hundreds of buildings aro under contract and, as we said at tho timo referred to, there is going to be a lack of material. TABLE TALK. A number of guests at table at the Man hattan hotel were discussing tbe rcspectivo merits of Kansas, Colorado and California. The bulk of opinion was that Kansas lead the procession in nearly all tbe elements of progress, prosperity and profit to all tbose engaged in almost any line of business, and that Wichita and surrounding country lead all other parts of the state. Ono man thought Colorado a good state, and another said there had been $100 sunk in Colorado for every dollar it produced and others agreed in this decission. Ono gentleman who bad traveled over all tbo west in search of a homo and finally settled down in this city, declared that there is more good farm ing land in Sodgwick and Sumner counties than in tbo whole state of California. Ono can bear comparisons of this sort, by strangers who havo been around the circle, almost any day in this city and it is hard to listen to all this and say nothing about it, notwithstanding the modesty ot our people and our press. NOT LOCATED. Somo of tbe fellows in town who aro very anxious to sell a few lots have dropped upon a new scheme. They preface their remarks telling of a good bargain', by say ing th; Garfield university has been been located just a littlo beyond and the street car line is sure very soon to go right past it. As a pointer for all who aro tortured by such harrangucs it might bo well to bear in mind that the Garfield university has not yet been located. One of tho directors of that institution said yesterday that the site had not baen de termined, but when it was he did not think tho board would take into consideration whoso lots were joining, neither did he think tbo numberless lies concerning the matter would decide the question. BATHS. An Eagle reporter yesterday visited the location of Dr. J. P. Purdey's new enter prise. Tho foundation is about completed and tho work on the pool is progressing finely. The Turkish bath room is 25x90 feet, and the pool 45x50. In tbe deepest part the pool will be about five feet deep, and reaches this depth by a gentle slope. The doctor proposes to have everything completed in about a month. A free plunge will bo granted on the first day, which doubtless many of tbe boys will enjoy more than those that follow. OBITUARY. Jesse Twittie was born April 5tb, ISM, and departed this life May 10th, 1SS0, aged Si j ers, 1 month and 3 days. The subject of this notico was cut down in tbe prime of life by tbe much dreaded disease consumption. He was kind and social with all whom he chanced to meet' He was converted and united with the Unit ed Brethren church in February 1885, and lived a consilient christian until his death- Although ho suffered much he murmured very little, and gave evidence of his accept ance with Christ just before he died by being permitted to see visions ot beauty while ia this life. The funeral services were held in the Con gregational church, Rev. J. H. Parker and O. W. Jones officiating. Then we laid him away in the beautiful cemetery to await the resurrection morn. A kind mother and two sisters, beside a large circle ol relatives and friends, are left to mourn the departed- O. W. Jo ELECTRIC LIGHTS. The electric light question was one of the many topics that engaged public attention yesterday. Some of our otrsms who had an eye toward the future were talking about tbe propriety of lighting alt the leading streets and avenues in the town by the elec tric light. One gentleman especially was firm and decided in tbe belief that the city should light all the streets in this way as soon as it could possibly be done. He thought that the present lighting of the city was very defective because the tamps were so tar apart. "ParmfaloBg some of the streets after night is like wading through ft dense forest. This makes it inviting for thieves and robbers." Thao, P. Bailey Is yesterday for Fort ELECTRICITY, WIRES. POLSB, ETC The multiplicity of wires and poles for conducting electricity, that are going up in ' our city now afford ample food for reflec- . Uon on tbe best method or dealing wiiu uu i question which claims the attention of every ' city of any considerable size in this country, . ii !s.LJ .kikiii PhhI jsv ioe lara inai me wmcr w uuu his left ear paralyzed by the auracular apar atus of the telephone, the other night whan Judge Hill started his electric machine, sug gested this subject. If by any chance the telephone wires and the electric light wires should come into contact no man's head would be safe while using a phone. Apro pos of this subject Representative Bond, of Sl Louis, introduced a bill in the Missouri legislature last winter, providing for the re moval of all telegraph, telephone and elec tric light wires from poles and buildings to underground channels. It provides that no person or persons, or corporation, shall be allowed to erect or maintain en telegraph poles, piers, abut ments, wires or other fixtures, upon, along, or across any of the public roads, streets and alleys of any city having a population of over 100,000 people. Of course, Wichita is not likely to have that many inhabitants for several years, but there is no reason that the writer can see why a city or 80,000 to 60.000 would not be affected as seriously from the causes claimed for the banishing of wires from above ground in cities of 100,000 peo ple. A bill of similar character was passed by tbe New York legislature and decided to be valid by the supremo court of that state. When the electric light question was un der consideration in the city council of this city, Capt. Smyth was laughed at for his advoeacy of some plan to prevent accidents to property by the electric wires, or provide for a bond to be given by the grantee of an electric light franchise; but notwithstanding that tbo means he proposed were not ex actly practical, he was on the right track. The forests of wires and poles which fill many of the streets ol every city of any con siderable size, are not only an offense to the sight but a sourco of annoyance and fre quently of danger. They present one of the greatest hindrances to the efficiency of tbe fire department, a fact which the firemen of any large city will attest, and in case of electric light tho wires aro a constant menace to property and life. Cases" of death and of the burning of buildings from con tact with electric light wires are of almost daily occurrence. A storm which throws the wire to the ground might easily mako it an instrument of death. A well known electrician says that a stream of water from a hose pipe striking an abraded insulation might kill a fireman; or a wet flag-pole jutting out from a build ing might servo as a conductor for a devas tating current, and ho goes on farther to state that security in the case of electric light wires, depends upon hecping intact a slight covering that is swayed by every breeze and about which tbe average person knows nothing. Commenting onRoprescntative Bond's bill, the Globe-Democrat had tho following nr- ticlo which is pretty sound: "New York i has a law ordering that all telegraph, tole phophone and electric light wires in New York City and Brooklyn shall all be put under ground by the 1st of next November, or else be torn down by the city authorities. Tho passage of this law filled the managers of tho electric companies with consternation, and they have from time to timo been loud in their protestations of their inability to comply with tho order, though professing themselves to be only too anxious to have some feasible method of doing so. Tho honesty or these declarations receives a severe shock now from two eminent authorities in electricity. Prof. Bell, who invented the telephone, not only believes that every city ought to insist on the burial of telephone wires, but that the service would be greatly improved; while Sir Wm. Thompson, in an elaborate report upon tho telegraph services, af firms as the result of bis experiments that there is no doubt whatever that any amount of traffic could be worked through a system of underground wires at the usual rates of band sending. The cost of main taining underground wires would compare favorably with that of aerial lines, though tbe first expense would of course botastly greater. But on the other hand, under ground wires will be almost freo from inter ruptions duo to storms, or extremes of cold or heat, whereas aerial lines, however well constructed, must always be subject to in jury from wind, snow and extreme cold." This articlo is written more with a view of warning people to bo careful about mon keying with the electric wires than with any serious intention of influencing legislation to compel putting tho wires undfr ground. To the Htor of the Eagle : Dear Sir Your squib in the Eaole rela tive to "ecclesiastical tramps' has just come to my notice, while enrouto for Winfield. In the main I lurree with the purport of your article, but in this case you did great, though unintentional wrong to two very wortny rvornnnn. Mrs. Harrier is the national super intendent of tho work of the W. C. T. U. Certainly no better endorsement than that could be asked by any man or community. Dr. J. E. Earp is an honored professor in Do Pan university, Indiana, and is represented to be one of the ablest educators in the state. He has been elected president of the Southwest Kansas college, locaiea ai v in field. He hasn't vet accepted tho position offered him, nor will he receive much en couragement to accept it from the article in this morninp'i Eaole. I do not object to your reading mo a lecturo on my duty to the public, but in this caso I think you owe an nolofrv to the two worthy persons unwit tingly asociated with "ecclesiastical tramps." Yours truly, T. S. UODOS02T. DARING ROBBERY. There was immense excitement over a supposed burglary at T. V. Healy's office about 8 o'clock last evening. Tbo particu lars are about as follows: Healy has one key for ono door of the office and McCune has a key for the other door. Pat came to tho offieo after supper, when Mc. was out, and feeling a little funny he put up a job on Mc by placing a piece of board against the door knob. After awhile McCune came along, unlocked the door but found resist ance to opening it. Robbers were suspected right off, and McCune ran down to the foot of tbe stairs and called Post, who came on the dead run, but as yet there was not a single piece of artillery in the crowd. Post called to Pearce to bring a battery from the store, which was immediately done, and Post and Pearce stood guard at the door ready to fill the burglar's carcass with lead pills should he make his appear ance, while McCune ran off for Policemen Snyder and McNamara, who came on the double quick as if tbey were going to charge a band of socialists. They flew up the stairs followed by a crowd and began an assault on the door after having called out to the thief to open several times. At length the door was forced in and Charley Snyder rushed in with his gun at an advance, but no robber could be found. At this stage of tbo racket and when all was in an uproar, Healy appeared upon tho scene and explained all- Great was the drop of exert otnsm and the boys felt cheap. MARRIED. Mr. Stephen Manas, of this county, to Miss Laura Lynes, at Andover, Kaa May 9, 1886, Rev. J. W. Anderson, oficiating. McBee reports having sold Paaehys homo pUce, northwest corner of Poorth avonue and Lewis street, yesterday for SIMM. Saossthiwgfa expected to drop isi that fart of tows qm of thaw days, StKAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. The following are the real estato transfers recorded in the office of register of deeds yesterday: W S Wood to W C Klein, beginning Zo rods w oi me ne cor ol sw qr of se qr of nw qr 16-27-1 e; thence s 65 ft e 12 rods, n 65 ft, w 121 rods 200 H Wollman to J G Miltner.lou 9, 11, 13, lb, u and I'J Laura av, W oil man's add 760 A J Saner to GM Henaren, lota 15, 17, 19 and 21 .Mead av. Clay's add 700 H I Addington to D W McCalla, lots to, 6. w, il, 73 and 76 Hydraulic ave. Hyde's add 1300 E D Cook to J B Arthur, lot 11 Ohio ave, Garrison's 2d ave 200 T Hartley to J V Moffit, lot 75 Law rence avet Monger's original add... 050 W A Thomas to J L Randall, lot 1, blk 22, Cheney. 400 J Fulmer to Dr. J H Russell, 50 ft off e side lot 4, in Waterman's add 10000 Mary G Pearson to Sarah A Pearson, lot 38, Avenue A, Valley Center.. . 100 A Whitmore to W L Cusick, lot 276, Main street, Hyde & FerreU's add- 350 H D Heiserman to J E Messerve, lot 94, Water st, Grieffenstein's add. ... 800 C Firebaugh to M A Russell, com mencing sou it n. of the ne cor Oak st, running n 115 ft, e 110 fU 115 ft w to place of beeinniner 4500 J Corwin to Sedgwick County, lots m anaw umo ave, lots 37, s, 3'j 40, Plum avenue, lots 38 and 40 Cleveland ave.w Conn's add 1 J J Massey to O P Massey, nw qr 33- I " 4UUU M Hellar to A B Cummings, lots 37, 18.104.22.168.47. Grant ave 150 N McCIees to W H Shaw, lot 40, Fourth ave, Hilton's add COO J Westfal to W G McGinnis. lots 65, m, 09,71, 73, 75, Avenue C, Valley Center. 180 R E Lawrence to E J Copes, lota 29, oi, jurunson ave Lawrence's 4th add 200 D W M Calla to J F Mayor, lots 65, of, u'j, 71, 73, 75, Hydraulic av, Hydes add .". 1 600 G E. Sewksbury to G A Rooze s i of swJ27-25-lw 6pm '.... 400 M R Diver to D Sherwood sw J of nw i otse 36-25-le 6 o m- 6 000 J Corwin to M S Garves, lots 10-12-14 18-18 num st Corwin's add . 1 000 D Hutcbings to M L Garvcr, lots 150, 152, 154 and 156, blk 20, Orme fc Phillies' add 820 J F Perkins to DH Dcvin, lot 50, Third ave, Akins' add.Clearwater... 25 B Robinson to J M PolIockJoU 49,51, 53 and 55, Ida ave, Hyde's add ... . 1500 W Mathewson to Lucy A Mead, lot 60 on Wabash ae, Mathowson's add 500 R U Cook to J B Arthur, lota 13, 15, 17, Ohio avenue. Garrison's 2d add. 1700 M A Allen to Anna Gehring, lots 53, oa, 07; 09, blk 7, Urmo & 1'hiUip's add............. ..... . .. .. .. .. 1100 W T Johnson to Mella A Johnson, reserve "B." in Ford,s add 300 A Dieter to L O Wilson, commencing at nw cor lot 10, Market st, Pavne's add, running w 14 ft, s 5 ft, e '14 ft n60 ft. 25 W Home to AFlagg, lot 2, Fifth av, Howe & West's sub-div lots 33-34, Meade av. 2000 UNHellentoJ S Randall, w hf lot 7, Butler & Fisher's add 1200 CEBarwisotoM E Helen, lots 150, 152, 154, 750, Market st, Lee's add. 1200 W L Johnson to J N Miller, lots 8, 10, 12, Matberson av 1200 E A Huse to E U Loutrel, sc or lot 7 b!k3Ferry'g add 200 A T Hall to B Van, lots 1, 3, 5, Mathewson ave, Lawrence's ltn add 6C0 C Firebaugh to C W Myers, lots 84 :I6 and 38, Fourth ave. Hilton's add 2500 J Bishop to Mrs Ruth E Combs, lots 9, 11 and 13 bctwocn Ellis st and Fannie ave. Hide's add 750 C Firebaugh to E Ford, lot 30. 38, 40, 42, 41, Topeka ave, English's add.. 5000 R E Lawrence to G J Gray lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, Martinson ave, Lawren- coV 4th add 550 Goo J Gray to SG Hellar, lots 2, 4, 6, 8. 10, 12, Martinson ave, Law rence's 4th add 1100 Ruth A Kes to W H Mahan lots 2. 4. 6, 8, 16, 12. 14. 10.18. Park Place ave, Htrcey's add 1600 Wm Urcifftfnstine to John Mcuombs, Iota 1002, 1001, 1003, 1008, 1010. 1012, Lewclkn and Grciucnstinc's 8th add - toO W Griflentino to MtCombs Bror, lots 1014, 1016, 1018, 1020, 1022, 1024, Lewellcn and Greiflenstine's 8th add 750 F Baurcan to J W Scott, lots 151, 163 155, 157, Ihdrnulic avenue. Burr's add 650 P Glunt to J N Itansou, lots 2C, r;8, Jackson st, llousf's 2nd add 2o0 DT Wilson to WH Scott, e hf of n hf of nw qr 8, 28. lo 2400 G B Peckham to Mary E Noc!,Iot29, 31, 33, 34, Seneca ft, Laurence's 2d add ... 110D M U Hodson to C A Crane. 75 tl off a side lot 12, Hilton's 2d add COO J A Sohn to W A Polk, no 1 21-29- 2e 4000 8 E Harris to J A Sohn. lots 10 and 12 Chicago ave, Sbuman's add 5000 Total amount of money exchanged for real estato yesterday was $74,821. ANNOUNCEMENTS. There will bo a call meeting of the Hypatia club, on Monday, tho 17th, at the residence of Mrs. Packers, 139 North Topeka avenue, A full attendance is desired, as business of importance will be transacted. It is also requested that members come prepared to pay quarterly dues. By order of tho presi dent. Nasmk St urn ess, M. D., Secretary. Wichita Royal Arch chapter meets this evening for work in P. M. A cordial invi tation is extended to all Royal Arch Masons. D. A. Mitchell, It P. The ladies of tbo United Brethren church havo made arrangements for n festival to bo given in Buckner's now storeroom on the corner of East Douglas and Laura avenues. A good sociablu timo ii anticipated. Tho refreshments will contist of ico cream, cake and candy. A fee of ten cents will be charged for admittance. AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The entertainment at the Presbyterian church last night was a decided success. A highly appreciative audience greeted tho appearance of our local talent, and certainly both tbo musical and literary part of tbe entertainment was highly, appreciated by all. Every person on the programme seemed to recognizo tbe fact that a thorough preparation is necessary before one can ap pear before tbo public on such occasions with any degree of success. Each perform ance showed careful preparation. The attention of the probate judge is called to tho fact that our "blank permit'' trade is a dead fiat failure of late, and tbe immense nnmber of blanks being carried is very discouraging. There is not to exceed two pints of tho ardent sold per week, ac cording to our books, and something muit be done or wo must go out of tbe business. The autograph brand of the drug store trade must be terribly depressed. Not only this, but th present loose stylo is very tough on the probate judg'a office. Our bank ac count calls for a reform. A liberal discount will be allowed to such drug stores as will agree to make 'em sign. What the boys termed the funniest thing of all happened last night at the corner of Douglas avenue and Mam street. A driver brought a span of mules to the aforemen tioned spot when all at once tbe little kick ers saw their shadows by means of tbe elec tric light. They at once commenced to kick at the ugly spot on the ground and unanimously decided to have a little run awav. The driver, however, objected to the motion and persuaded the little fellows to postpone tbe matter. The Western Union Telegraph office cf this city opened communications yesterday after the cyclone at Kansas City with Htm phis,Tean., vis-Springfield, Mo-, thence to Nashville, Teen., and thence to SL Louis and Chicago, finally coupeling ia Kansas City for their first wire after the storm, making a complete circuit to Wichita. There is to be an important change at the hf rlrmsrfm of the Sosower road. Char- lev Leslie dedans that Charleys are alto gether too freqoeot in that ofic, therefore fct wul petition tbe legistatsratora bran waaaaa. This sort ot agitation is liable to load Iks oooatry tato trouble. THE DOCTORS MEET. The Kansas State Electric Medical asso ciation met yesterday at 3 p. m. in Memorial halL It was tho eighteenth annual session of that body and great importance is at tached to the meeting by all connected with the association. The meeting was called to order by Dr. D. Surber, of Perry. The vice-president, B. A. Williams was absent. About fifty mem bers only were present, which is about one- half what was expected. More, however,are expected in today. Yesterday evening was spent in discuss ing questions relating to the profession. Dr. Short, of Wyandotte, introduced three top ics that had been suggested by cases that had come under his attention, which were the sourco of considerable debate Today officers will be elected for the en suing year, and some other routine business attended to. The association will convene at 8 a. m., and papers will be read by Drs. Swarts, Owens and Berber. THE OPERA HOUSE. Rebecca's Triumph wss repeated last night at tho opera house by our local talent. All who saw the play before were assured of the ability of thoso concerned to make the occasion a very entertaining one. The acting as a whole last night was even better than before. Mr. J. D. Hill left yesterday morning for 1 Dorado, where he will be attending to some business matters for a few days. Mr. J. C. Sharp, of Holiday's Cove, W. Va., and Mr. Franklow, of Lancaster, Ohio, arrived yesterday. They will in all proba bility locate here. Mr. G. C. Strong returned from Gueda Springs Monday. He says that town is booming. The grade of tho new railroad is nearly completed to the town and every thing is lively. Mr. Strong is of the opinion that Gcuda Springs is one of the coming towns. Sl'ZLiAL. HOTICES. PUBLIC SALE OF LOTS. In Freepoit, Harper County. Kansas, on Saturday, Kay 15, 1886. In Frceport, Harper county, Kansas, on Saturday, May 15, 1886, will be sold to tho highest bidder 100 lots in the beautiful and thriving town of Freeport, Kansas, situated in tbe midst of one of tho best agricultural communities in the state, on tho lino of tho St. Louis, Ft. Scott and Wichita railroad. These lots aro of the best, both resident and business, now in the hands of original projectors, and will bo sold regardless. This is tho best opportunity offered for securing a location in one of tho most enterprising and flourishing towns of southern Kansas. Tbo citizens of Freeport all labor with a unity of purpose for its upbuilding; hence, being actuated with tho idea of ono commu nity, no discordant elements find place in its composition. Terms of sale. Three or six months timo will bo given, with approved security on all amounts over $25 00 Silo to commence at 10 o'clock a. m. Uacx & Bkattv, Agents, 147-5t Freeport, Kansas. The Sestless and Sleepless on Deck. , Sales actually :naia and closed, throuch tbe office of Snively & Wilhito amount to over S27.000. the past two days. The follow ing is it partial list of the transactions: 75 ft of H. K. Eberly's lots, Lawrence ave., to llccd & McPherson, $2,000. 90 ft on Lawrenco avenuo to J. V. Moffit, $2,950. 90 ft corner Market and Oak streets, to A. A. Glenn, $2,100. 195ft,0.n. Bently's lots, to Ebcrly and Miller. S4.000. 114 ft, Stafford' lots, to H. K. Ebcrly, $3,000. 50 ft. Douglas avenue, Harry Hill's stable, to Bently & Hatfield, S11.C00. Bcides other minor sales: Well dono for ono firm. Next I dl48-lt Coal, Hcckcr & Jackson will sell Osago City Shaft at scales $4 00; delivered, $4.50. Scranton at scales $3.75; delivered $4.25, until further notice. Telephone No. 10. 148-ltf Go to Charley Fuller's store, number 202 Douglas avenue, for nice fresh strawberries. 148d-3t Wanted at Once. 10 first-class b&iquo and skirt makers. 147-tf Musson & McNamara. Telephone your orders to Freeman for hack or livery. d"0-tf. Fine fresh strawberries at Charley Fuller's 202 Douclas avenue. 148d-8t 'The Restless and Sleepless will soli your property quick. Bring it in. 148-lt Blaise'a Bsok. The second and last volume of Twenty Years of Congress is completed and will soon be delivered to subscribers in Sedg wick county. Patrons will please bo pa tient, remembering that it takes time to manufacture and deliver nearly a million copies of this great book. It will be deliv ered in Wichita just as soon as books can be procured. J. Haydon Burns, general agcnL 147-5t Choice, lots in College Hill addition for ale. Allen, Graham & Co. d!46-3t Snively & Wilhito are doing a lively bus rness. Call on them for bargains. Tbey have them and don't you forget it. 148d-lt Rogers' Coal company, 618 East Douglas avenue, quote you the following low prices on coal: Pittsburg lump, $4 per ton at yard; $4.50 delivered. Pittsburg nut, $3.75 per ton at yard; $4.25 delivered. Telephone 99. dl47-tf Art goods, embroidery materials, stamp ing, ladie' collars, cuffs, handkerchiefs, 4&. at Mrs. A. Kramer's. Wichita If ilk Depot. Sweet milk, sweet cream, sour milk, fresh butter, b utter milk. M. Watson, proprietor, 07 East Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kan. dl44-10t Cox fc Stanley have some rare bargains in resident and business property in this city. For the proof call at their ofloe, 236 Main street. d!23-tf If you want a loan on good business blocks or resident property, you can get it at lowest rates and without delay from Kan sas Loan and Investment Co. dl-TT-tf LookEtn. We have jest received the best "odorless excavator" in the state, asd are now pre pared to clean vaults, cess pools, etc, re move djad animals, and everything per taining to a first-class scavenger business Parties needing their spring work doae can itxsp a postal to Burton ft Foster, Box 179 City. Telephone No-9. dl30-tf Leave your orders for groserise at the Steinhauser-Merkle Supply Co. cheapest place ia town. Buvaboxof cicars for $1 at tbe Stein- hauser-Merklo Supply Co. The Wichita Eaole prteticg boosts keeps in stock a complete use of jostios and lbbax. nun and township blanks of aH bads. Every lady and gat ia Wichita to know that J. T. Holmes has tbe IsMst Bents coach and teas ia tho cky, especially adopted Car ledm callieg. It is ssppUod ttt boQ, speaxi tube, card csoe, head mirroT, c iai everything that goes to taaka sp a srst-dsswoaffsato. Tolfhsor; Ooe No. lit Sonth Mats stroete mil-so s Sotk Water OKU e N-E-W G - WE MAKING LOW PRICES NEW TOEK STOEE, M. KOHN & CO., Dr. Allen's 2nd addition is now on tbe nisrket. F. Williams & Co. have exclusive salo of these choice lots. The street car .line now building on Oak street will pass them in a short time. Call soon, as many inquiries havo been made lor these lots be fore plat was filed. dl47-tf Another Addition Placed on the Xarket. Choice lots in Tuner's addition. South Lawrence avenue, now for salo. First comes receive choice of lots. Allec, Graham & Co., 414 East Douglas avonue. For late novelties in millinery go to Mrs. A. Kramer's. Merchant's lunch at Oandolfo's restau rant from 12 m. to 2 p. m. All the deleca cics of the markets of New York and New Orleans and tbe tropics served up in true epicurian style. dS4-tf For pure apple cider and choice apples and fruits of all kinds see John Schottdll8ti The Eaolx Printing House can furnish you with blanks cheaper than any house in the west. Call and see our justice dockets and other blanks. w7-tf A big drive in teas and coffees at Steinhauser-Merkle Supply Co. Xuslc. For good instruction in music, call on F. J. Moore, 820 North Market, or address P. O. Box 1065, "Wichita. dl4r4t Millinery at wholcsalo at Mrs. A. En- SILK GRENADINE. Oriental Lace Eobes. New, Handsome, CHEAP. AT LAELMEE & STINSONS 0 - O - D - S ! ARE Mtnsrsoisr & McNAmaka, SUCCESSORS TO MUNSON ssss MUNSON. Main street, Opposite Post Office. We Don't Sacrifice Quality When WE CUT THE PRICE. FINEST STOCK Silk Supreme. Our announcement a few weeks ago that silk fabrics were very desirable this season were very uesirauic luso ovovr , , , .,.,-. . stimulated a great activity atj the silk counter. We congratu late all those early buyers, as the latest advices report the popularity of these goods in the east and particularly mentions dnctioM of ih(. artde for maii P?lTZtri I1!" "!and matron. We show a clas, Bluer use quany wiih. with the price and come to see'"' g hai aI nov us. We will save you money and show better assorted and newer colors that elsewhere. Please investigate this state ment for yourself. Dresses for the Bears. We have just opened 100 ready made white suits in all sizes. We show two styles of pretty white dree at $3.50 for the dress, sad BumberleM new styles all the way up to $20.00. If yon wish to boy the material aad make yoar own white drew we will be pleased to show yo the ready made dresses from which job caa copy. Mnnson&MoNamara. Munsoa&MoHamara. 19 MAD! ST. Housekeepers Sale AT THE Wti ite Monday Morning Benefit -A.S TTOTT BEGKTJ5T THE W H.h.K, THE SAME WILL BE UNTIL THE END THEREOF. Commence by purchasing for your spring house furnishing at our Monday sale. The delight of all good housewives NICE TABLE LiNEN: Bleached, a great bargain at 41c worth 50c. hoc wonn ouc Satin Damask at 57c worth 65c. Double Damask at 56c worth 75c. Richardson's Double Damask at 69c worth 85c. ( ii it it ii Finer with Prices to correspond. Extra heavy for 22c, worth 30; Splendid quality for 28c, worth 3.V. another great bargain for 37c, wortli f0; still another for 4Sc, worth GO; and another for 50c, worth 75; this is the bonanza for '71c, worth 85; this ia a profit to you for Sic, worth J? I. The largest stock in the west of these goods and tho prices we know can't be touched by any firm except IITITES &ROSS. We are vastly superior to any any to any competitor in our magnificent line of 1 urkey Red Table Linen, Bates, Renfrew, German, Loam, end all the new and fancy staple goods. PURE DYES, FAST COLORS, ENDURING QUALITIES. Lot 1 For 37c, worth 15; -l(Jc wortli (50; 5(5c worth 05; 01c wortli 75. Lot 2 For C9c worth STt; 71c worth 90; 79c worth $1.00; 08c worth 1.25. itjkcits to iMLfVroia:. Quality, style and especially in price. Good napkins for 40c per dozen worth 05, and the same rate of reduction to six dollars. Towling and towels, sheeting, pillow cases, cotton table covers and lunch clothes are included in this Monday sale. Come early and avoid the rush. TIub is an honest sale and the goods will be sold as advertised. FIRST QUALITY Popular Parasols. Our announcement a few weksairo that we had the only f J correct styles in parasols has been verified from the little wee parasol to tickle thj fancy of the child to the latest pro elties but are that kind of nov elties that do not border so, strongly on the outre and the loud. Please investigate this statement for yourself. Look at Lawns. You all know what we do on lawns. We give you about all the good lawn you could waat for a qaarter of a dollar and load yoo up with basdle as big as yoo can carry for 50 cts. if you are not too sirong. Come often the stock is full of bargains. House. Extra D'bl Damask 87c worth $1. Superfine D'bl Dam $1 21 wth $1 50 These are CASH VALUES. INNES & ROSS, NZTPlO. CORRECT FAHSI0NS. Loves of Laces To write of a stock of laces like ours h to merely mention it at the best. We will only call your attention to laces in cream, beige and black, for dresses. They are vvry desir able and cost from 40 eta. to WJjQ per yard. Silk Mitts. Ilere we can give you om more bargain keeping up tk standard of quality as Basal, We have placed on wile i00 dozea silk wits: SO cent mits 23 ent. 73 " r 50 cent. 1.00 " " 75caU. Moslin Underwear. por iafast, for children, for misses, for ladies; all are pro- yided. Mothers don't ...... A l sndenrear when job can btyr k so cheap of ss. 19 MIDI ST. V- . ? . -- .. S !-! f... '. s.-Vl.l'? - .. ...- Msfe&&t&&&&i& &&3&s23&$&&&3!B&i Vja-2 iI - trf T5&.