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Now, I'm naturally op;ii-f d to Toting bonds to any kind of a company or corporation, and I had tunic up my mind to vote against them, but I have heard some talk on the street since I came into town that has set me to thinking a little. One man told me that the county would be in a great deal better condition financially with the bonds than it would be without them. I think that we ouxht to have more railroads, butl believe that they should he built bv the parties who own them and who expect to mike money out of llirm. Still if I was sure that the coming of these railroads depended upon the bonds carryiug at this election I be lieve that I should vote for them. Now I want jou to explain to me how the countv can bettered by issuing these bonds. Well, we will lake the St. L , Ft. S, & W. railroad, which is the only bonded road in the county outside of the citv of Wichita. The bonds is sued to said railroad outside of the citv of Wichita amount to $68,000 of 7 per cent twenty-year bonds. The annual interest on this amount is $4,760. The Ft. Scott -oad paid in taxes ouits prop-rly In the county outside of Wichita $4,969.35. Deduct the interest paid, $1,760, leaves a dif ference in favor of the taxpayers of $209.35. Do your records show these figures to be correct? Yes. sir: lhctc figures are taken from the records in this office. Now, do jou think that we will reap benefits in the tame ratio should these bonds propositions carry and these new roads be built into our county. I do most assuredly. Wo might figure a little more. These three roads will Jlivc us 115 miles of main track, besides side-tracks aud buildings. These 115 miles of main track at the same average valuation placed upon the Iine3 ivc already have for this year will aire us $724,092.90 for taxation, aud at the average rate leyied for the year 1885. will give ns as taxes irom these new road $21, 722.79. The rily of Wichita this year will piy one.third f the entire taxes of the count consequently will pay one-third of the interest on tl.o $160,- 000 C per cent bond. This will leave two-thirds of the amount of annual interest to be paid by the lax payers of the countv outside ot the city. One- third of the bonds we u ill call $153, 000 for convenience, this leaves for the rest of the county $307,000 at 6 per cent the interest amounts to $18,420. The city of Wichita in 1885 received but onc-teiith of ihe taxes paid In all the railroads in the county, a little oyer $1,700 dollars. At the name rate she will receive out of the amount paid by the new roads $2,172.27 this will leave S19.550.72 which the rail roads pay on their property outside of tho City of Wichita, ioiv joutee that the new roads will pay upon the same haM upon which the roads wc now have are taxed ou property out' side cf Wichita the taxpayers out side of the city pay iiitetest on bonds $18,420.00 leaving a balance in favor of the taxpayers of $1,130.72, a prcm ium of over six per cent, upon the amount you have paid as interest on the bond. In fact your taxes would be $1,130.72 Icks than I hey would be if we did not have thcuo roads. Well, 1 am surprised, but I am con vinced that the figures are correct and 1 tlial! go home to talk it over with my neighbors. Well, now, my friend, this is only one small item in the long list of ad vantages wich will accrue to us if wc get lliCi-e roads. Tho building of these roads into our county will give us cheaper rater, will quadruple our population inside of five years, will advauca our county to the head of the list in every respect, will make Wichita the greatest city west of St l.oiiis and And you need not say auj more Mr. Clerk, I am satisfied. Good day THE KECHI ANDL1NCOLNTOWN- SHIP BONDS. There having been a question raised as to the chances or probability of the townships of Kcchi, Wichita, Wichita City and Lincoln townships being compelled to Ksue their bonds in ad ditiou to the county aid, Mr. Xeidcr lander wrote to Mr. Lowe, whose au- bffcr wo publish herewith in full: C. U. I. & 1 Kai r.w-AY Co., ) Tiskntox, Mo., May 30, 18SC. ) Dear Sir Kepljiug to jours of the 27th hist. In rase the proposition to extend aid to the Chicago, Kansas aud Nebraska Kail way company is carried in your county, that road will be built, aud tho Omaha, Abilene aud Wichita Uailroad company will build no road in your rounty.niul the bonds voted to it in in Lincoln, Kcchi and Wichita townships, aud in the city of Wichita, will lapse by operation of law, but if it is desired, I will, in ait-c the bonds are voted to the Chicago, Kansas aud Nebraska Uailroad com pany, file a formal release of the sub' Bcripuon uercioioro mauo in your count to the Omaha, Abileue and Wichita Uailroad company. It ought to bo apparent to every ono that wc do not intend to build two roads through Sedgwick county. Yours, truly, M. A. Law. N. F. NEinKKLAj-iEK,E$q., Wichita, Kansas. BEE LINE. The Pennsylvania "Dec Line" and Vandalia roads arc said to have begun operations looking to Kansas roads of their own, and initiated operations in the name of the Kausas. Colorado and Texas company, starting from Kansas City. El Dorado Republican. And running to Wichita. We voto on this road in about ten days. Eagle It now seems that a responsible company will build an air line road from Kansas City to Wichita at once, and that it will pass through Butler county. Tbo Republican has been on to the schem: for sonic weeks and has put in a vigorous plea for El Dorado to be made a point. El Dorado Re-pablicas. WHY THE DROUTH CAME. Our sentimental strain is on this af ternoon, and it's hot, the weather, we mean. We arc thinking of that mar riage which is to lake place this even ing in that room graced by so many grand women in the past, and which faces Arlington Heights and the si lently flowing Potomac. If the cere mony don't knock over the monument which rears its pinnacle so high from her flats below.wc don't kuow tbatour equilibrium need be shaken. Speaking of sentiment, wc wonder how this mcigingof April aud November in midsummer strikes the average wheel horse of the Democratic party. The remarks that will be made tonight by the fellows who have failed in getting tbe rascals turucd out would make a bigger book than the whole Maria Ilalpiu romance which had micli nn ex tensive gratuitous circulation a few mouths since. That reminds us that Oscar Folsom will no lougcr be an or phan not by a long shot, that i- if plenty of mothers relieves the situation any. Poor Frances; poor Oscar. The rasedscan aflord to drink lemonade touight, but the mugwumps will cry for ice water and the Democrats for whiskey straight, to a man. If the wires don't melt under the intensity of the thing our readers will kuow all about it in the morning. Frances' love for Grovcr surpasses that of Beccher for the same sphinx. Poor Frances, poor mugwump. Despite the flowers, tho wine and the softly flowing music, despite the memory of the majestically moving minuet with Lady Washington hi a central figure, and all the thousands of brilliant gath erings those walls have witnessed, no sentiment will cluster about that cold, impo-ed, and. to us, sad alTiir of to night. KANSAS EDIIOKS. The Barnes Enterprise lakes a view of the newspaper field in Kiusas, and makes the following comparisons: Our prominent editors about the state aro rather diversified in many respects. When it comes to bull-dog tenacity Autbony, of the Leavenworth Times, takes the lead. Sol Miller, di vested of his power of producing smut, would be rather behind the average run of Kansas editors, while Baker of the Commonwealth, can per form the straddle with neat neis and precision. Marsh Murdock has mure check than anv two editors we kuow of, aud when it comes to supporting himself lor office can be relied : every time. Noble Prentiss is per haps more flowery than disci cet iu his writings, hut generally makes his point. Wc note that the Enterprise fails to name the prominent idiots connected with the newspaperx of Kansas. It is a little odil that he should thus havo overlooked himself. RAILROAD CAMPAIGN IN WICK COUNTY. SEDC- At the present time the people of Sedgwick county are considering the J advisability of voting about $150.000 ' iu bouds to aid these lines of r.iilroad through tho couuty aud into Wichita. Judging lroni the tone of the Wichita papers, they fear the bonds will rot carry. Iu speaking of Ihe que-tiosi , directly, the counties on the southern border, lying directly south, -utith-west autl southeast of Sedgwick i county, have no interest in the elec tion pending iu our si.-tor county, hut indirectly wo have a vital iutere-t. a the failure in carrying those bond. w ill almost block ail lailroad propo sitions coming from tbe nurili. for 6omc time fo conic, until the' companies am trace out other routes'. If the propo-iliou ! defeated iu Sedg- wick couuty, our prospects for a rail - road will go gllinmeriitgly iiitoth" far distant future. The Eaoi.i: ami Ilea - con arc preaching hard solid fans to their readers, giving hundreds of rea sons why those bonds should he voted that should satisfy auv voter of ordi nary intelligence. The voting of lail road bonds is simply a financial bu-i-ncss transaction that hundreds of men indulge iu every day for profit or in dividual benefit. " A farmer often mortgages his farm to get money lo improve the place, thereby making il noro valuablo aud desirable to a passing purchaser, from whom the farmer expects to make a profit, therefore, why not tolerate a univer sal mortgagc,"so to speak, for one of the greatest creators aud advancers of values a railroad. It 6cem5 tons that these things should be patent to all thinking men who have a study of financial matters. Everybody knout, that a farm through which a railrojd runs is worth twice as much as one ten miles away. In these bond matters farmers be come imbued with tho idea of taxing themselves to help the town people Il ranting that to be true.wo would like to ask whether the town people don't help them in man wajs? They fur nish you a market for our products; thepreseuco of the town increase tho value of your land for miles and miles around; it affords you a competitive market to trade; it pays a large part ot tho taxes m a couuty organization, iu fact, iu counties where there is no town, there is no couuty organization. Therefore, the farmer cannot aflord to fight the towns iu these matters no more than the towns can afford to fight the country. Wo are equally interested in this bond question, and petty brejudices should not rule com mon sense and reason. Harper Scu tincl. In Sedgwick couuty the Sauta Fc is opposing the bonds for the Chicago St. .Joseph and Fort Woith road. In some places they work the story that il is a Santa Fe scheme. That idea would suit first rate up at this cud of the route, but the folks who have the Sauta Fc want something else. .Mr. C. Wood Davis told us months before the scheme was mentioned to the pub lic that the parties interested designed having a road of their own from ihe union depot iu Chicago to Fort Worth lexas. I here is only ono way of .,...:.:,. II,. ,'.1.. ,. I. ..! ..-.! .... I such a statement, and that is Mr. D.i j shoot out from the land and with a two little orphan girls of the late Dele vis's success in other schemes. He ha mighty roar plunge fully 3i)5 feet into gate Raymond, of Dakota. Chicago been very successful heretofore, and I theabyss beneath. Journal. altogether reliable in the inducement-I Nothing could freeze in the basin I A resident of San Bernardino, Cal.. ho held out, in two prior railroad ' schemts, anil heucc we have faith toa' ' wc will have a great lino of ro id. ' Here is the way'a farmer in Sedgwick ' county argucs'the bond question iu a i letter to the Eaglk. Junction Citv Union If rain it doesn't soon, the late beau tiful bloom, of a dead real estate boom, will drop in densest gloom, and there will be more vacant room, than the most crazy loon, that ever met hi doom, in an outside addition tomb, could sell in a thousand years. i:iy dearly beloved boon, aud metropoli tan companions. Eagle. If rains become fewer. Wichita will not need a sewer, but require consid erable hair rencwer, to revive the brain of the real estate brewer, who has invested in an addition newer, or a little too sooner," than the preeut prospects for lucre would indicate, my dear Christain friends sojourning in the great London of Sedgwick county. Harper Sentinel. Norwich News: Wichita is now re joicing over the prospects of getting tnree more railroads to and through that place. The propositions arc be fore tne people and the Eagle U sereaaiiug iu their ears to accept them We arc in the same box ourselvet and the Wichita excitement docs not at tract oar attention ia the least. OF GENERAL INTEREST. Kerosene has been found on the coast of the Red Sea, near Suez. A Montana jury recently brought in a verdict of guilty against a cowboy and. his friends roue into town and gave them a whipping. The value of the hardware pro duced in the United States each year is now about sixty million dollars, and nearly half of it is made in Connecti cut. Hartford Post. The only part of the civilized world in which people can conceal their age is said to be in America. The thor ough system of registration in vogue in other countries renders such statis tics public property. The half-clad citizens of the Ber mudas have an idea of the eternal fit ness of things, for thev, it is said, im port for their use largely potatoes from the States at two dollars a barrel and send us potatoes of their own growth at from fifteen to twenty dollars a bar rel. A woman in Lincoln, Neb., lost a black-and-tan terrier that was dear to her. She had reason to think that a man about to go to Fonda, N. Y., had stolen it, and she wrote to the Fonda chief of police, who soon found.thc dog and sent it back to its mistress by ex press. Troy Times. Several vears ago an Illinois man quit chewing tobacco, but recently he began again. The first day he en joyed it so much that he used up thirty-five cents' worth of navy plug, and then was taken sick and for two or three days acted very like a man with delirium" tremens. Chicago Mail. A number of young ladies of Oma ha have organized a secret society known as tho "Order of the Chicken Heart." Each member must swallow a roasted chicken heart once a week for two months, at the end of which time, in a dream, she will he brought face to face with the man whom she is to marry. In 1878 Rev. David Walk, a minis ter in the Christian Church, bought five acres of land in Kansas City for 81,500. He was a poor man, and ho had hard work to keep the taxes paid on his land, but ho did, and the other day was rewarded by selling it for 866, 500. Naturally, Kansas City is brag ging about this. Ar. Y. Sun. There is a little poet in New Orleans. She is ten years old, and when, recently, a pigeon's egg was shown to her, in which was a little squab that bad just failed of being hatched, she composed these lines: Hero Uci birdie, for wfaom we mourn; Ilirdlc that died beforo she was born: Oh, what a horrible thlnp is death. When It comet bctorc you get your breath. A young wife in Portland, Me., was told by her brother that her hus band gambled. She could not believe it, and to convince her the brother took her, dressed in a suit of his clothing, to a gambling house, where she saw her husband lose four hundred dollars. Then she made herself known, and marched her astonished husband home by the arm. Boston Journal. Cocoanut growing is attracting much attention iu sections of the South, and especially on the coast of Cape Florida, where a consignment of over one hundred thousand of the nuts arrived lately for planting. The in thtetry bids fair to become very pros perous in the Orange State. Cocoa nuts sometimes commence hearing in four year.-, are always in full bearing iu seven years. Charles Patterson, a notorious chicken thief of Richmond, Ya., was iu the habit of killing and dressing the chickens he t-tolo before quitting the promises. Unfortunately for him, he fell a-lcep while picking chickens on Monday night, and in the morning the owner 'found him calmly snoring by the side of eight well-dressed fowls and a pile of feathers. Richmond roosts will not be disturbed by Charles for many moons. Two horses hitched to a hack, in which were two women, run away in cstlicltl, .Mass. Jack .Mationey, a w cll-kuou n local b.ill player, ran after them, caught on behind, yelled to tho frightened women not to jump out, and then, while the carriage swayed and ' jolted, climbed over the .slippery roof, J reached the driver's teat, leaned over , the dashboard, grabbed the reins and brought the runaways to a standstill. No one was hurt. Jlotton Transcript. .1. T. Everett, of Princeton, Mass., has a bed of asparagus that was planted about one hundred and twenty vcarj ago by Captain John Bowen, then a retired officer of the English army under half pay from his home government. He was a very enthusi astic and intelligent farmer. When the war broke out he was called into the service of his native country, his farm was confiscated and ho never came hack to it. The asparagus bed he planted is some fifteen feet square. Not a root has c cr been disturbed or removed from tho bed for one hundred and twenty j-cars. It produces abun dantly. lloston Bulletin. Various trials of tho new French horse-shoe, which is made entirely of sheep's horn, arc said to show its par ticular adaptcdness for horses em ployed in towns, and known not to have a steady foot on the pavement. The results of the experiments are therefore regarded as very satisfac tory, horses thus shod having been driven at a rapid pace on such pave ment without slipping. Besides this advantage, the new shoe is spoken of as more durable, and, though a little more c'cpensivc than the ordinary kind, seems destined, sooner or later, to rcplaco the iron shoe. AN ICE BRIDGE. Description of tho Mont Anc-Infplrln; rnnil Sabtlmcitt ectarlc on lUrth. The grandest sight in the park is le yond tho lower falls of tho Yellow stone. I have never seen, but have frequently read, of tho beautiful sight presented by the falls of Niagara in winter and of the wonderful ice bridge formed at their base by tho freezing of the waters, but I can not imagine how Niagara can compare, even consider ing its tremendous volume of water. with tho sublime lower falls of the 1 Yellowstone river in midwinter. Here was the ice bridge, too. or rather an inn tntiiitnm vlirli vi.c.k (a i liniirlit i....... .....i . .i. .!...,... .. i. tSi a f.,i:.. f .,. ,..,- -., '..,M .& kivtfMl ui .,,11. uvi.i. 'v. wiii; t.i.vit f.llc nn.l ann- n im.,1 il.ont nl .-.. t.,r- ' that received this deluge, for tho force of thu descending river must have broken any thing that came in its way; but the spray that shot far out beyond tho solid stream froze as it fell and lormcu me oeamiiui ice orwge or ice mountain I have mentioned. The walls of the great canyon of the Yellowstone certainly are the most awe-inspiring, majestic sublimcst spectacle on Gcfs earth. Nowhere in the wonderful park nor elsewhere on the globe can there bo found snch an extensive view of a combination of stupendous natural scencrv and gorgeous coloring. On this wintry day. far in the depths of the park. "away from humanity and alone with nature, I can net describe the feeling that came ocr nic Cor. Philadelphia Times. A Girl Worth Having. "I tell you. it's a great thing to have a girl who knows enough to warn a fellow of his danger." Have yon?" inquired ono of the company. "Yes, indeed; Julia's father and mother were laying for me the other night, when she heard my tap at the window, and what do you think that girl did?" "Can't think." "She just sat down to the piano, and sang the asides out of "Old Folia a Bone.' Ton can just bet I didn't call that evtBlB." -rw-Kto. beholding in this wilderness such deso- ilon' "ve " jnonsan.i .zouars, late gramleur as can not be seen else- deluding the proceeds of his American where on earth. I stood on Lookout our terrace, a short distance below the Senator Sabin and wif. have por- AMERICA'S FARMS. Tbe Development The j Hare Canted Dar ing the Past Finy Tear. The farms of America comprise 837, 628 square miles, an area nearly equal to one fourth of Europe, and larger than the four greatest European coun tries put together (Russia excepted), namely, France, Germany, Austria and Hungary and Spain. The capital in vested in agriculture wonld suffice to buy up the whole of Italy, with its rich olive groves and vineyards, its historic cities, cathedrals and palaces, its King and aristocracy, itsPope andCardinals, and every other feudal appurtenance. Or, if the American farmers were to sell out, they could buy the entire pen insula of Spain, with all its traditions of medieval grandeur, the flat lands which the Hollanders at vast cost have wrested from the sea and the quaint old towns they have built there. If he chose to put by his savings for three rears the Yankee farmer could pur chase the fee-simple of pretty Switzer land as a summer resort, and not touch his capital at all, for each year's earn ings exceed 110,000,000 sterling. The farms of America eoual the entire territory of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Portugal. " The corn fields equal the extent of England, Scotland and Belgium; while the grain fields generally would overlap Spain. The cotton fields cover an area larger than Holland, and twice as large as Belgium. The rice fields, sugar and tobacco plantations, would also form kingdoms of no insignificant size. And such is the stage of advancement reached by American agriculturists, that Mulhall estimates that one farmer like Dr. Glin or Mr. Dalrymple, with a field of wheat covering one hundred( square- miles, can raise as'much grain with four hundred farm servants as five thousand peasant proprietors in France. The cereal crop for 1880 was more than 2,500,000,000 of bushels. If placed in one mass this wonld make a pile of 3,500,000,000 cubic feet. Built into a solid mass as high as the dome of St Paul's (365 feet), and as wide as the cathedral across the transept (285 feet) it would extend a solid load of grain, down Fleet street and the length of the Strand to Piccadilly, thence on through Knightsbridge, Hammersmith and South Kensington, to a distance of over six miles. Or it would make a pyramid three times as great as that of the Cheops. If loaded on carts it would require all the horses in Europe and a million more (33,500,000) to re move it, though each horse drew a load of two tons. Were the entire crop of cereals loaded on a continuous train of cars, tho train would reach one and one-half times around the globe. Its value is half as great as all the gold mined in California in the thirty-live years since gold was found there. The corn and cotton fields of America form kingdoms in thamsclvcs surpassing in size some of those of Europe. irom A. Carnegie's "Triumphant Democ racy" published by Charles Scribncr's Sons. DISCOVERIES AT ZOAN. The ICare Arclm-olociral Ki-llrs Kecrntl Fouuil lu Kpypt. Zoan was the scat of the Pharaoh of Joseph, the scene of the miracles of Moses, lwing situate in that pastoral district, which in the hieroglyphic rec ords, as well as in the Hebrew Chron icles', l)ore the name of "the field of Zoan"; and which, under its classical name of lanis, continued so late as the times of the Ptolemies to play an important part in the history of the ancient w orld. It was the chief city of the Delta during the most interesting two or three thousand j ears of Egyp tian history; it owed much of its splendor to Ramescs II., who restored and built here upon a scale of extraor dinary magnificence the King when 'the Eirvptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor." At San are the remains of a city once hardly inferior iu grandeur to Thebes itself, while about it, as the capital of the IUksos or Shepherd Kinrs. as the Zoan of the llible and the Tunis of the Creeks, centers a sa cred interest and an historical value peculiarly its own. Here, to illustrate the gigantic masonry of the place. Mr. Pctno ili-closeil the broken por tions of the greatest of all colossi known to man the Monolith of Ram escs II. Among the lalwr. discoveries or re sults at San, have been the successive and exhaustive simes of the great temple, with manning and photogra phy of e cry object and mound in the enclosure; me cruicaisurumi ui cicry fallen block of the great 'pylon of Shcshoue III.; trenching and shafting iu many parts of the mounds; proof that the wall of Picsbkantt reaches en tirely around the temple, and that the Ptolemaic stratum averages iiitcen leet above the palaces and -villas of the He brew period; a granite sarcophagus larcer than the great one at bakkarali the unpublished half of the celebrated tablet of Tirhakah; an inscribed obe lisk, in part, of the XHIth dynasty: a curious Gra-co-Egyptian chapel, with valuable relics; a large stela of Ptolemy Philadclphus and live smaller ones; royal statuettes and sphinxes, discov cry of the Great Necropolis and minor ne cropolises, and the disclosure oi private dwellings of the pre-Ptolcmaic and Roman times, containing many obieetsof special arch.Tological and lus torical value to illustrate the domestic life and tho worship of the periods rep resented. -. J. Observer. A young woman, who evidently hails from 15oston. eamo out from a reading in a New York hall, tho other daw and noticing that asudden shower hat! come up entered a store and pur- chaed a large sheet of stifT. brown wrapping-paper, which she turned into an old-fashioned shaker, and putting it over her lionnet walked home. The paper afforded a tirst-rate umbrella, aud attracted to the miss a great deal of attention from the hurrying public .V. 1. Sun. Little lees so made that they trem ble with the slighte-t motion of the wearer, arc among the new things in French jewelry. ! Henry Irving s recen ts since 13.8 are said to have been nearly two mil : ,. ,. , , , .1 , , , nianPIlt'V tak'TH into thPlT f.imilV till" is staggering through life under the weight of thecprcssienameof Rogus, given him by his not too discriminating parents. There is a man in Dakota who is known to fame as Mr. Ann Eliza Wick erbee. His neighbors call him and his wife "No. 10," occausc she is one and he is nothing. W. P. Carroll, an ex-Confed crate officer, at East Carroll, Miss., has been a continual sufferer ever since the war from a wound he received at Chicka znauga. Recently a surgeon abstracted several pieces of bone from the wounded part, and now he claims to feci as well a the most able-bodied man. Chicago Times. Pretrv Nellie Duscy, of Grand Rapids, Jell in love with a gambler named Hickock, and as she bad eight thousand dollars he married her. After spending bcr money he de serted her. She followed 'him. and the other day met him on the street in St-PanL ne "roughly repnlsed her, and she fell dead at Ids" feet. Detroit Tri bune. Among the smart small boys in Maine, Master Willie Smart, "aged twelve years, of the Portland Boys Legion of Honor, has received a prize for saving another small boy from drowning; and Walter Berry." of An rnsta. ared ten vears. has cztotured in a Kennebec poncl a trout thirty inches long aad weighing nine aad ce-half . Mvnvm utrmmmt. POPKESS&WALSER, DKALXBSXX C0AL,STONE AND Builder's Materials, We have exclusive control of the TOWAffDA Magnesia STONE Quarries, And are prepared tt furnish Rnge, Dimension And Footing Rock. We invite Builders, Masons and Contractors to gire us a call. TELEPHONE 80. COALS: LIBERAL, McAllister, cueuokee, MOKOD. UICUUILL, ANTHRACITE. Cor. Second and Wichita Sis. T o the Tade. Wc take pleasure in calling tbe attention or our customers and other dealers that we liave secured the agency of James Palmer's Sons' CELEBRATED Fir:e-w:o:r:k:s And are prepared to make prices on kinds of all 4TH OF JULY GOODS, Flags, Crackers, Lanterns, Etc. The.e Fireworks arc conceded to be the BEST JN THE MARKET, Iteing all-colored Kll" larger calibre and more brilliant than any other make. Poor Fireworks arc ivortc than none. Don't be tnHIed with offer of 70 and three 10 discount from list; our lint is 1-3 Lower Than Any Other, A will be seen hvour catalogue, which will lie ctit on application. Wt arc bottom on CROQUETT, FISHING TACKLE, BASE BALL GOODS. STATIONERY, ETC. HYDE & HUMBLE, 111 MAIN STREET, WICHITA, KAN" A. R. GORE'S Cream Parlor. 236 N. Main Street. Kep ron-UnllJ- on hand all kind of Cream and PmiTlan l!cr. Ielltr Crram lo all j.aru of th dlj". Ice Cream 10 enU prr dlh. Building Proposals. Sealrd proioMli will be received at Critt A Un.h's office till May 21th for bulbllDic a brick Tf ufered two-etorr dwellln hoot ("T Jon thin tl.hr. the ulail. Dl peclucallona Tor which will be found at the aboTe office. Tbe riiht to reject anr or all wis reerTei n-i5i C. A G'xTBS. T. VT. SroTta. GATES & STOVER, RealEstateAgents Asd Iulcr!n Choice Inproved and Unimproved Lands And City Prtptrty of til klU, :fo:r sale or resstt Office on north tide of Ionla a?e. 2nd door eat ot SUrket t, oter lfullr' swery, 3rd door to the len, up ttalri, WICniTA, KANSAS. PUBLIC LAND STRIP Subject to Settlement FVGI.EWOOI, tbe Gate City, and finpfdy- tag tod Ortcttlcic j-Mnt; only IS' mile from the Seotral Strip Land.. Take the KntfMrood Staceat Itodr City which leteaaiiy. ui TENTS. AWNINGS, PAULINS HORSF, STACK and MACHINE COVERS. Wire Cable aaa Rape flic' to Elevators. asf fttH L (B51XGHAI, 36 S Iu SI OLIVER BROS, LUMBER DEALERS. Wichita. - Xixjm Branch Yards at Winfield, Wellington, Garden Plain Harper, AntitMv 4 Attica. Everybody Satisfied that the New ENTERPRISES Is the Place to Buy and be Suited. WE QUOTE NO PRICES But Everyone Visiting Our Establishment is sure of getting WE HAVE THE BEST LIGHTED STORE IN THIS CITY. The Great Rush for the Beautiful OIL PAINTING THAT WE AEE GIVING AWAY INCREASES DAILY COMB - .A-INTD - Q-IET - 03STE AT THE Enterprise1 109 DOUGLAS AVENUh. MEN'S LOW SHOES. ALL STYLES IN KANGAROO, MAT, .A.T CE.LBWIS 11C MAIN STREET. "We have the largest, most complete stock of these goods in the market for you to select from, both hand machine sewed. C. E. LEWIS & CO., 110 N. MAIN STREET. The ONE PRICF, Cash on Delivery Boot and Shoe House. THE HOT WEATHER IS COMING ON AND YOU H-E-L-M-E-T .-.-. H-A-T, Send your Bize and wo will send you, express prepaid. Plair Drab at Fancy Seersucker Fancy check Mohair Plain do Chinese Pith, from Our line of Mackinaw, Manilla, and different kinds of Straw Hats IS VERY COMPLETE. ZBITTIZCTG- BROTHERS. GREAT CLEARING:. - OF Wall Paper HYDE & HUMBLES. We are compelled to store; this will necessitate our getting rid of all of our elegant new stock of Wall Paper We have only Thirty Days to do it and it all must go. If you want nice, stylish goods, put on by First-class Hangers, Come to the And get it at your own prices. REMEMBER, NoShoddjynis - But all Clean New stock. For Thirty Days only. First come will get the choicest patterns. NO. 114 MAIN STREET. E AND PRICES. KID, GOAT AND CALF. & CO'S, WICHITA. KAN. WANT $1 1 1 1 1 00 00 25 50 50 Hong Kong .OUT .SALE .T make alterations in our Big, Big Sale! raatched Goods T REAL ESTATE I have a short option on a few pieces of Business Prop. erty, which I consider very cheap. They are worth the attention of capitalists. also have of VACANT all directions, lots in College which will double in value More The Next 90 Days. Residence Property at prices ranging from Five Hundred Dol lars to Two Thousand. Don't fail to examine my list before buying. I will offer a stock of 8taple Goods on Douglas Avenue for a few day. This is a rare chance for business. N, F, NIEDERLANDER, COR. DOUGLA and T9PEKA AVES. """E exclusive sale ;? 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