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THE WICHITA DAILY EAGLE: WiCHITA, KANSAS, THUfcSDA MORNING, JULY 1, 1&86.
ft.. M. UUROOCK li BROTHCS. Piopnton
PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS OP NEWS
FKIDAYEVEXING, JULY 2,
THE BRAMBILLA CONCERT COMPANY
( Composed of
Klraora Linda Itrambllla Soprano
MUsE r. Backua Planlrt
Mr. JohnBehr VtoIInlit
Slsnora Linda TJrambllla. -who hu bat re
cently come before the people ot this country,
is one or the mot brilliant tlcpcnof the pres
ent time, and those who hare heard her phen
omenal voice are nnanlmoos in their expres
sion that such an artist is seldom heard. Iler
voice Is simply wonderful
The excellent standing of Hies liackns and
Prof. ISehrmakelt unnecessary to say more In
commendation of them. They are well known
In mnelcal cntre.
This company Is run under the auspices of
clus No. fi. of the SI. E. Sunday school, and
the proceeds will so towards the purchase of a
pipe orzan lortne ccurcn.
Tickets will be on sale Wednesday rnornlnc
at the Santa Fe ticket office. Admission, 7S
cents; reserved seats without extra charge.
U M. CUAWrOBD, MAXACXI.
ONE WEEK, COMMENCING MONDAY,
GRAND MATINEE, SATURDAY at 2 pm
A. It. WILBUK'S
Extra added attraction, the
The famous drill wonder at every performance
Tuesday "The Galley 8iave"
Wednesday "A Wife's Peril"
Thursday.. ..."Flowers of the Forest." or
" Romany Uye'
Frldav "The Willow Copse"
Saturday "East Lyme"
At the matinee on Saturday at 2 o'clock,
treat double bill, "Edith's Burglar," and
''Joshua Whltcomb," on which occasion a
beautiful doll, valued at 10, will be presented
to some child In thetaudlcnce.
Admission, 10 and 20 cents.
An anti-monopoly delegate convention
will bo held in the court room in tbii city
July 10. 18SC.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Winch will leavo for a
month's sojourn in the mountains next
O. C. McCune, brother of W. C. JlcCune,
came in yesterday from Scott county, where
bo has proved up a claim.
T. B. Murdock, editor of the EI Dorado
Republican, who had been up tho main lb
of the Santa Fe, spent the diy in tho city
Mr. Levi Cbubbuck, of Coleman's Rural
World, who is attending the Horticultural
socictj s meetlnp, made us a pleasant call
Frank Bellow and Grant Green, of Rock
ford, are building houes in the Fifth ward
and will becomo residents of the metropolis
of tho southwest.
No matter how early you rise this morn
ing you will seo the first of July, and if tho
bill fiends don't be too greedy, it will prob
ably remain so all day.
Tho Reformed church collcgo on Collego
hill, it is said, U an assured fact, and in a
very low days step3 will bo taken to get
things in moro difinito shape.
Geo. Y. Glaze, of the Zephyr millf, has
gono to Eurck- Springs. Mrs. Glazo went
thero ten days ago for her health, but has
becomo worse sinco sho went there.
Iloraco J. Newberry, tho special corre
spondent f tho Kansas farmer, who is at
tending tho sessions of the Slato Horticul
tural society, mndo us a call yesterday.
A two-year-old child was found yester
day, lost, at tho corner of Main street and
Douglas avenue. A gentleman took caro
of it until ho found its parents looking for it.
Mrs. (J. S. Gilbert, or Atchiion, U visiting
Mrs. O. B. Wilson, la this city. Mrs. Gil
bert is a lady who travels a good deal and
sho is highly picked with tho appcaranco of
Tho local trado in corn is not yet played
out in this city. Mr. Uaun, of tho Zephyr
mills, yesterday bought twenty-four cars to
bo shipped in hero to bo sacked for tho
The addross delivered last night before
tho Stato Horticultural society, and which
appears on our second pago in full, ill bo
found well worthy tbo perusal of every fruit
grower in tho stato.
Tho Second Christian church, situatod on
South Ltwrouco aronue, will bo dedicated
next Sunday at 11 a. m., Rsv. F. M. Rains,
of Topoka, and Ray. W. B. Hcndryx, D. D.,
of thU city, officiating.
C. G. Epperson, of tho Kansas City Jour
nal, mado us a call yesterday. Mr. Epper
son has been so long identified with the
newspapers of Kansas and Missouri that he
is at homo in any community of our state
Mr. J. C. Williams, of l'ark township,
was in tho city yesterday. Ho says tho peo
ple in his section propose to celebrato r.t
Hanahaua on Saturday. All tho prepara
tions necessary to mako a good timo aro be
1L K. Tuller returned from Pennsylvania
yesterday morning. His wifo will vijit the
seashore and among friends during the
summer, and about September first the
whole family will movo to Wichita for
good. Mr. T. is greatly pleased with tho
progress of tho city during his absence.
Mr. R. l'hclpj, ono of Burden's leading
spirits, was in the city yesterday. Mr.
Tholpssays that thero is no use talking Bur
den must havo a railroad connection with
the metropolis of tho southwest. Wo havo
only to say that as soon as a rcasonablo
amount of local aidis secured that tho road
will go down.
There were two cases for disturbing the
peace in the police court yesterday. Ono
was fined $1 and costs, making $3 in all, and
the execution was arrested three days. The
other paid $12 and costs liko a little man,
and requested that his name be withheld
from tho reporters. This reporter knows
tho namo all right enough but as it would
servo no good end to publish it he keeps it
E. G. Watt, Esq., one o! the oldest and
most prominent farmers and fruit growers
of Douclas county, who is attending tho
meeting of tho Stato Horticultural society,
made us a pleasant call yesterday morning
In company with our friend IL H. Richards.
Mr. Watt says we havo a great country
down hero and that it is with no little pride
that he looks upon at least one city in Kan
sas which Kansas City cannot dominate or
Messrs. J. M. Offield and R. T. Gentry, of
Sedalia, Mo., who have been hero since
Monday morning, and have invested largely
in real estate, made this office a call yester
day. Both gentlemen are well known to
the writer, and both are among the moat
prominent citizens of Sedalia. Mr. Offield
is a wholesale grocer and a man of means.
Mr. Gentry, who it a brother-in-law of Mr.
OMeld, is the son of Major Gentry, and the
family has been one of the most prominent
in Pettis county for over twenty jean.
Toe Eaclk takes great pleasure in welcom
ing Umm gentlemen here, especially as Mr.
OflaU, eadprobeMj Mr. Geetrjr wfll
J. P. MOULDS.
Fall Particulars of the Unfortunate Man's
Death and Who He Was.
Yesterday morning a reporter met Mr.
Byrth, traveling freight agent of tho Santa
Fc, who was on the train at tho time the
unfortunate man made tho fatal leap, as
there is every reason for believing that he
did. The train was running at a speed of
thirty-five miles per hour. Some one saw
him fall and pulled the bell cord. The
train was stopped and backed up and the
man found with a frightful gash in the back
of his head, a cut on his forehead and his
shoulders knocked out of place. Ho
was taken into the baggsge car still alive
but unable to speak. When
the train arrived at Newton ho was carried
into the Arcade hotel and Dr. Boyd, the
companys surgeon, was summoned, nut no
saw immediately there was no hope.
Further particulars concerning the un
fortunate man was learned during tbo day
from Bitting Bro's and others, from which
it was learned that he had bought an inter
est at the Arlington houso at one timo but
did not remain long there. Through ths
influence of Bitting Bro's he obtained a po
sition in the register of deeds office and af
terwards occupied other positions in the
city. Mr. A. N. Deming who knew him
well back in Norfolk, N. Y., went to
Newton by.the first train yesterday morn
ing to look after his remains. Mr.
Deming returned last evening and gave
tho reporter the following particulars of the
dead man: He had been a leading citi
zens of Norfolk, N. Y., and had been post
master there sixteen years. He had been in
fair circumstances but, to use a common
phrase, "cot run down." He started for
Kansas last fall and stopped awhilo with Mr.
Deming, at Hannibal, Mo. Mr. D. learned
that ho had $1,000, and as only 130 in
money was found on him at first, it was up-
posod that ho had been robbed, but in a fur
ther search among his pacers, Mr. Deming
found two drafts, one for $500 and the other
for $300, in all $930, which was as much as
he could reasonably bo expected to have.
Mr. Deming said that ho had lately
bought an interest in a hotel or restaurant at
Newton, but on learning that his partner
had failed in business onco or twice ho with
drew and went to Kansas City, from which
place he was returning when bo made the
fatal leap. Mr. Deming's opinion is that on
account of so many reverses tho old gentle
man became distrustful and fretful, and that
his ill success; coupled with tho thought of
his family back east, for whom ho intended
to send as soon as ho got fairly settled into
somo sort of business, had caused aberation
of the mind, which, probably, was tho causo
of his jumping from the train. Mr. Deming
said that it was his attention after selling
out at Hannibal and coming here, to start
the old man in a grocery flora or something
of that sort, as he had the utn:ost confidence
in him. Ho wrote a long letter to tho old
man's wifo from Nowton, explaining matters
to her and shipped his remains CHSt lust
evening. The deceased was a mason in good
NEW OPERA HOUSE
And Attractions Booked For Nest Season.
Tno arran cements for tho new opera
house aro progressing all right and now
there is. a rcasonablo certainty that it will be
built and that the location is where tho To
peka avenue livery stable now stands. As
soon as tbo necessary arrangements can be
mado about the location, tho plans for the
building will be ready.
Mr. Sells, tho well known showman, is at
tbo head and front of it, and as Mr. Sells
has been heard to express himself in the
highe-t terms of Wichita, thero is ample
grounds for tho belief that if ho becomes in
terested in tho opera houso in this city, ho
will not stop at that, but will invest largely
in other property and buildings as ho has
dono in Topcka and other cities whero ho
is interested in opera houses.
The Topeka Capital his a fourth of a col
umn on Mr. L. 31. Crawford, tho opera
houso mat, in which his career is traced
from a newsboy and a bill poster up to tho
great opera manager and proprietor that ho
is at present. Tho article says that in ad
dition to his fine opera houso in Topeka, ho
recently purchased ono in Leavenworth and
that he soon expected to build a $50,000
opera house at Wichita, which statement
might bo taken as indicating that he and
Mr. Sells are tha men who are to build tho
opera houso mentioned on Topeka avenue.
As tbo following list will show, Mr. Craw
ford is determined to furnish our peoplo
somo fine attractions next season. Tho fol
lowing aro booked for Wichita:
Wilbur Lyceum company, Alfa Norman
Opera company. Devils Auction, Katio Put
nam, Two John's Comedy company, Chas.
L. Lavi, McCaull Opera corapanv.Adelaido
Moore, Little Nuggets Comedy company,
Barry and Fay in Irish aristocracy,
Myra Goodwin, Haverly's minstrels,
Eunice Goodrich, Sol Smith Rnssell,
Wo, Us & Co., the Florences, Boniface,
Baker & Farron, Called back, Tom Kcene,
Rag Baby, Maggio Mitchell, Lotts,
Emma Abbott Opera Co., Arthur
Phean Nancy Co., May Blossom,
Louio James, Robson fc Crano, Gillet's
ncwplav "Held by tho Evening," Sals-
bury's Troubadours, Effle Ellslor, Joe Mur
phy, Ivey Leaf, John L Raymond, Milton
And ho expects to cngago sovoral moro ol
liko standing. -j
Sir. Simmons established a bakery in the
Kelch building. Ho commenced work yes
terday under flattering circumstances.
Messrs. Gillespie, Waller and Morrison do
cided somo days ago to start a horso collar
factory. They did their first work yester
dav. Thov call their establishment the
Wichita Manufacturing company.
Mr. J. B. Francis started a r,ow harness
shop in Garr ison's block yesterdy morning.
Ho means to carry on a large shop.
Arrangements wero mado yesterday for
building a two story brick with a hundred
feet front iust west of tho mill. Tho lower
rooms will bo made suitable for store rooms
and tho above for offices.
Mr. W. Pomcroy is improving. For
long time blood poison wa. feared.
The Riverview hotel is nearing comple
tion. It has been treated to somo nice coats
of paint and the building as n whole is one
of tho nicest in the city. Mr. Gardner said
ho was going to build a daisy and he has.
H. J. Bachtel moved into his nice new
residence in Lawrence addition yesterday.
Mr. Mosely u building a cosy residence in
Mr. John Garrison new brick is about
ready for the roof. It is a nice building.
Mr. J. H. Taylor Las about finished his
new residence in Lawrence's addition.
THE SENSIBLE TH1K3.
Mr. C Wood Davis returned last evening
from Harper city and Anthony, wbcro ha
had gone to consult the citizens of those
places and of Harper county with reference
to the extension of the bL josepn and t ort
Worth road through thoir torritory. In a
few hours the whole matter was satisfac
torily arranged and agreed upon, the roau
to run through both towns. The represen
tatives did a wise thing for had no amiable
agreement been thus reached the road would
hare been lost to both cities.
T. S. Biggert, of Butler county, was in
the city yesterday. Mr. Biggert owns one
of the model farms in that county. He
says the prospect now is that the corn crop
in his county will be immense.
Bailey & Davis have bought a portablo
upright engine of a Ave horse powtr, for
their new boat. They secured Hot Smyth
So wis otred H from 6t Leais. It
VB urn r te kat attlM .
Owing to the extremely severe winter, fol
lowed by an unusually dry spring, the com-
complaintsof a short and poor wheat crop
were general. Some, indeed many, fields
were plowed up and planted with corn,
while in many others the wheat stand was
thin. But, at least in this section of the
Etate, the majority of the fields, although
the straw was short, promised a half yield or
more. Now that grain has been harvested
the real status of yield is better understood.
'As was all along estimated the average per
acre in bushels is below the yield of average
years, but the grain so far brought into the
Wichita market is the finest, plumpest and
heaviest by from twenty to fifty per cent for
fourteen years past The City mills an
nounce that they have never handled better
wheat, much of it going sixty-two and a Lai
pounds to the bushel, and none of it, so far,
under fifty-nine pounds. This has been
their experience in buying milling wheat the
past week. The result will be not only that
a majority of the farmers will have more
wheat than they have been calculating on,
but that the Wichita mills will send out a
finer brand of flour than ever before.
The building boom grows daily. A re
porter in a trip on the street cars cast on
Douglas to Hydraulic avenue yesterday,
saw seven new houses in progress on the
north side of the street and fire on the south
side, and of course there are many more
that could not be seen from the avenue.
Robert Black's fino new mansion is loom
ing up gradually. The rafters are on and
one can obtain an idea of its general exte
rior appcaranco. It will be ono of tho finest
ia tbo city.
Joseph Koenig is about to begin building
a neat house on tho avenua just west of
Chisholm creek, the cost of which will be
M. It- Clark has just let tho contract for
building three good six room houses on
south Fourth avenue, two on south Fifth
and Williams street, and is making arrange
ments for building a twelve room house
near his present residence on Fourth avenue
and English street
Theso wero picked up in just one trip
along tbo avenue, and so it is all over town.
WHAT WICHITA CLAIMS.
Wichita claims a population of 20,129 and
a taxablo valuation of four millions. El
It's all very nice to put tho fact in a way
that wculd seom to intimate tht there was
a posibility that thero had been somo mis
representation. Now the truth is that touch
ing the census of Wichita, it was taken by
wards, tho most populous being enumer
ated firot,and at letst two of the wards
sinco being enumerated have gained from
three to firo hundred each. Wichita's
claim, therefore, of 20,129 is no claim, but a
demonstrable fact, backed by tho oath of
the officer who did tho work. As for our
taxtb'.e valuation, wo can only s-iy that,
notwithstanding wo havo four millions, or
nearly double th it returned a year ago, the
assessor screwed down tho valuations so low
that tho average tax payer is Hlimed to
look tho oou'ity lre-turor squint in tho
face. Th'j liiou'iier-prici, r real alualion
of Wichit-i, today, is not onu cent under
fifteen millions of dollars, or millions
greater than that of any oliiur tity in
GENERAL TEARING UP.
A very pronounced dispoitiin to tear up
old institutions and istabli'li new and im
proved ones has been cropping out fur some
time, and at list has reached a head and
has been rod-hot tho pa-t two or three days.
Yesterday these things v..-n t!.e talk of the
town, and tho ar raged i.i lh" city council
last night. Tho bjdMulic mill dam must
go, we must havo a M w i.tr.t car company
and now water work, is tho rallying cry,
and interested paiti-j uro pushing matters
in this connection with gr-nl fnerjry and a
big war appears imtniiiei.t.
Touching tho street cat company, C. R.
Miller said to a reporter that ho was op
posed to another mile of this narrow
steel rails being laid in this city. Ho wants a
fiat rail and tho regulation width. Ho also
wanted persons driving on tho streets to
have as much right as tho railway company
so they would not havo to fly out of the wy
for fear ot being run into when crossing the
track. Every shortcoming of the streetcar
company and tho water works company
mado tho most of and an effort is being
made to bring things up to tho most parfect
city 6tyle. Tho fight will bo bitter and it is
hard to predict what the harvest will bring
fourth. Tho action of the city council last
night was looked forwardto with great anx
Tbo old water company appeared not to
fear tho result, as they said they had a con
tract for twenty years with tho city and that
only about three years of tho timo had
pired. They appear to think that their con
tract is all right anyhow and that if the peo
ple want another water works tbey havo a
right to have it.
Tho local is under obligations for a cor
dial invitation to a reception to be given by
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Myers at their residence
on North Arkansas avenue, on tho twenty
fifth anniversary oftheir marriage, July 4th,
1SSJ . It will be a reckcrche affair.
Beautiful flowers! What would the world
be without them, brightening all nature
when winter's pall has lifted and the warm
ing sun-rays call forth their smiling, blush'
ing faces from beneath tha thatches of last
year's debris, flinging gladsomo kisses as
they bow and courtesy to the whilom
zephyrs as they pass, lending a witching
perfume to all about. This little reverie is
prompted by tho presence of a bouquet of
lovely flowers, doftly composed by Mrs. J.
U. Avers, tho charming wife of our popular
Eagle foreman, and sent hither to brighten
tho vicil vf tho midnight artisans that they
may tho more deftly ply tho silent messer
gcrs that give tho reader tho bright
est, freshest nows in the groy of the morn
ing. Beautiful floworil benignant woman!
At a meeting of the Knights of St. Joseph,
held in their hall nigbt before last, it was
decided to hold their picnic at Duncan's
grove aear the river south of th- Wichita
and Western, on'Monday tho 5th. The in
tention fbrmerlv wai to hold it in the
church grounds, but on reconsideration the
grounds were considered inadequate to ac
commodate the large number expected.
Preparations on a grand scale aro in prog.
ress for tho occasion-
A stranger as sitting in front of the
Tremoat house yesterday and seeing a load
of ear corn coming up the street, ne re-
remarked to Farmer Djlittle: There comes
a load of stove wood. That, said the "Farm-
er," is a load of corn nubbins after selecting
out the largest ears to feed. The stranger
allowed if that were so, this must he a
A new kind of window screen was on ex.
hibition yesterday at the Tremoat. it is a
daiir and certainly did not arrive too soon.
A moment's peep into the avorage dining
room will suggest that they are seeded one
place at least. A patent to abolish the
need of them would be acceptable.
TheW.R-C. will meet in the OddFel-
lows'hallon Friday July 2d, at 30 p. as.
This Wing the first meeting ot ttta quarter
full attendance is desired, as business efim
psrtance will be brought before th meeting.
House movers hare a new and rapid
scheme for moving nouses mow. They btvre
an immense wagon dram by a half
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COUNCIL ON DECK.
The city council met last night in the
city chamber, according to previous engage
ment, with all present except Mr. Harris,
with his honor, the mayor, presiding.
Every councilman seemed to take the
chair with his gun loaded and at a charge
bayonet. The average member looked as
thought he came both to stay and to fight.
He did not propose to be taken by surprise
as on Monday night- If any one attempted
to bold him up be would fight, no matter
what the consequences.
As !might be expected a highly heteroge
neous crowd assembled to see the battle and
its results. Truly the council played to a
large and appreciative audience. Silence
among them reigned only whtn tho noise
and confusion around the council board was
greatest. Each end of the hall had a see
saw confusion and the bob up was on an
average equal to the bob down.
Some time after 8 o'clock the mace in the
hands ot the mayor tell hard upon the table
as a signal. Each member immediately as
sumed the position of place rest with an
eye set to business.
Tbecommitte on locating electric lights
made its report, and on the bach of that
Councilman Richey submitted a minority
report. This was a sufficient cause for tho
first volley to be fired, and it
was. Mr. Richey's report was
signed alone by himself and he also, after
reading the same, moved that it bo adopted,
and it immediately recejved a second.
This resulted in some parliamentary fenc
ing between the mayor and himself concern--ing
which question should have the prior.
ity. His honor claimed that the time had
not been given for the motion to be seconded
which fayorod tho adoption of the report of
the committee and hence this should bo
allowed and if received a second
it should be voted on first. After consider
able discussion, tbo mayor waived his opin
ion in order to facilitate matters, and put
tho motion to tho council, favoring tbo
adoption of tho minority reporL Tho vote
resulted in showing six to three in favor of
This seemed to act as quite a surprise to
all present except tbo affirmative six. The
question bad long agitated the council, and
it finally was submitted to a committee for
an investigation and they wero not as able to
voice the opinion of the council as "one
man." In reply to somsthing said concern
ing the final settlement in such a mysterious
way, Mr. Richey said that tha council had
located tho lamps and not a committee.
Tho bright spots of electricity as they are
now located show up about as follow.': Tbo
Schuyler eighteen lights are distributed as
follows: Threo in the Fifth ward to bo lo
cated by tho councilmen representing that
Ono at tho corner of Main and Orme, at
Lawrence, and Orme, Emporia and Orme,
Fourth and Orme, Douglas and Market,
Douglas and Liwrence, Douglas and Tope
ka, Douglas and Water, Douglas und Em
poria, Douglas ar.d Fourth, Douglas and
Fifth, Douglas and Jlosley, Douglas and
Ida, Douglas anil Lulu, Lawrence and First,
Washington and Main.
Tho Thompson-Houston light? ht follow
On at tha corner of Douglas ar.d Waco,
Douglas andWator,I)ouglas a:.d Mnin, Main
and First,Main and Second.Main and Third,
Main and Central, Main and Oak, Main and
Park, Wichita and Second, Wichita and
Central, Waco and Oak, Topeka and Oak,
Fifth and Oak, Fifth and Central, Wichita
and Park, FfTlh and Second, Fifth and
This disponed of tho much mooted ques
tion and apparently &3 acceptable to those
whoopposd tho distribution.
A fow gooj breaths wero taken prepara
tory to commencing another struggle, and
Fred pickod up a huge batch of paper and
addrcsiied Ilia Honor. It proved to bo tho
now water words ordinance. It was read,
but apparently neither councilmen nor
spectators gave it their undivided,attention.
When tho arduous task unt completed Mr.
Healy movoi, with Mr. Carey as second,
that tho ordinance bo placed on its passage.
At this moment of tbo proceedings Mr.
Lewis appeared on tho scene, and after
gaining the consent ot the mayor
submitted a proposition accompanied with
an explanation. He said he appeared in a
double capacity, ono as taxpayer, and tho
other as a member of tho pre-cnt water
works company. Ho stated that ho consid
ered that the main or only objection to the
present company was that it did not furnish
sufficient facilities for the firo service In
order to mako amends for this defect ho
made the following offer: To lay four
miles more of main in any direction the
council may direct, which, in addition
to the present would make fifteen miles
the samo amount proposed by the now com
pany and tho main to be six inches in diam
eter instead of four as specified by the op
position; would set two hundred fire hy
drants, which, in addition to tho present,
would mako two hundred and seventy in all.
The annual rental paid by the city for tho
same to bo 5,000. which is four thousand
less than tho offer mado by the competitor.
He also statod that the contract would bo
binding eighteen years, which is tbrco years
leas than tho other proposition. The new
mains would either bo wood or iron, as tho
When ho had completed, Mr. Smyth
asked him if he would guarantee hi) wooden
mains to stand a pressure one hundred and
twenty pounds. Being prompted by Su
perintendent Egglcston, ho replied that
their mains were warranted to bear one
hundred and twenty-fivo pounds, and that
frequently a pressure of five pounds lest had
been placed on them with but a tingle timo
a rupture in any pipe.
After considerable talk among the mem
bers of the council and interacted specta
tors, tho motion was submitted, rhich re
sulted in seven voting in the affirmative
and Messrs. Allen and Hon in the negative.
Tho ordinanco was than taken up by sec
tions atid it received tho samo support.
Mr. Allen then gained tho floor and made
a brief statement of his position n tho
q uestion. He said be did not vote with the
opposition because be was satisfied with the
water the present company bat furnished the
city or because that com amy had complied
with its contract as nearly as it could hive
done. Neither did he oppose re
petition in this lice of business
as well as in everything else, but
his opposition was dne mainly to the fact
that he had not been given time to consider
the matter. He was in the council when
the contract was let to the old company, and
they thoa took weeks to deliberate upon the
question, and in spite of all their efforts to
clear away mistakes they had made many
and grerions onu, and that lessen by no
means taught him to favor a contract involv
ing nearly double the amount of money and
only riven two days to consider it. He
considered the question of too grave im
portast) to be settled ia so few hours. Upon
the face of the scheme he thought there
snSdeat grounds for suspecting a trick
on deck and until better prepared be would
vote as he did.
Every section was read and met with the
same approval as the first. Some of the sec
tions were slightly modified by Mr. Tiercea
at the suggestion cf a councilsas. The
ordinance was finally patted as a whole, and
the clerk is the acenstoaed nunser
conveyed the manuscript to the
mayor accompanied with a loaded pen, but
alas! His Honor had forgotten how to write
his nam. While silence reigned supreau
ha favored the council with his opinion c-
tfca aatter. The expression of surprise
readable on tha eooatscances of sesse coald
eJy he wf r thai It by east seetcg aa4
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I too big for one night's work. He did not
sufficiently understand the article that pos
sessed the merit of length if nothing better to
give it his sanction at that moment.
When things had emerged from this un
expected shock Fred favored the council
with a short epistlo concerning a new street
railway company. The street railway com
mittee had examined the proposed ordinance
and were prepared to recommend the same
with slight changes.
The mayor then stated that Mr. Powell's
attorney had informed him that he had ex
clusive right to operate a car
line 4 in Wichita and ho
proposed to enforce it if measures to the
contrary were attempted. This information
was responded to by Capt. Smyth, who de
nied that Mr. Powell had that right.
Mr. Healy then moved that tho ordinance
be placed on its passage. His motion was
yictorious and with slight exceptions tho
original copy became an ordinance.
Judge Campbell then presented a bill of
$15 which amount he had deposited in order
to be able to file suit against the parties
owning what is known as tho Liwis dam.
He was allowed tho amount.
The Horticultural society met yesterday
morning at 8 o'clock and spent the fore
noon largely in reports of fruits and fruit
trees in different counties. A report from
several counties was read. By this tho
society gained much information desirable,
and space alone forbids its publication.
An able essay by Major Holsingcr was
read on tho subject or "Handling Plants."
In the afternoon an essay was
read by Mr. L. A. Simmons,
on the relation of natural sciences as to the
ingredients of tho soil suitable for orchards
A paper wf.s also read by A. J. Ceok on
"Tbo practices of fifty years ego in fruit
A mUcellar.eoua discussion then was en
gaged in until the hour for supjier arrived.
Tho evening Eession was opened by the
president's semi-annual address, which can
bo seen on tho second psge of this issue. Its
raro worth standi for itself.
Ho was followed by a paper on "Orna
mental Planting," by Rob?rt Millikon, of
Emporia. Tho final resolutions mado their
little bow at the last and tho society ad
journed, eich member of which Xecling that
ho had profited by attending.
A prominent Democrat tM a reporter
yesterday thst Tom Ftnl n would ho tho
Democratic siiitli'la'.-j fur goxcrnor, but ho
ho didn't say he uould git there.
A car load of rpbtnlid Georgia water
melons nat broushl I" the city jfstcrday
and now boys Vll rcitl in melon juice for a
M. C. Cook, postmaster at Derby, was in
tho-city yesterday buying real estate.
C. W. Kellogg,
Architect an-l Suwrlnten Je nt I'lans ami 6iec-idr-MloDi
for nll'cla-tes ol buildings. Oflco
otir llytle's book store. illtf
rrJ.Slerts anil Superintendent).
,a" Mock. Wichita Kansas.
Crist & Rush,
ArchltpetnanO .Suitntndi,nte. OUlcc, Green
& Ilavs' sew block, comer Donzlu avrnnr and
Water Street. Wichita. Kansas. 1. O. boxtO
vr. t. ri'OunrooT. o. w. mud.
Proadfoot & Bird,
Architects and Superintendents Office In Eagls
Forest City, L. A., No. 5220 K. of L.
Will meet Teimlarlr everv Frldav nleht In
Huron lllock Hall. Members are requested
to ! preeeuteaeh evening. IJjr order of .M. w.
I :.- rhototnanher. Pictures In all atzea and
i'.li-9. lip also carrlea the flneit assortment
el I'lttuie framea In ihe city. Glre him a
Mndlv rail and examine sample!.. d-2-tf
M. J. Parrott,
l'ractlcal I'arer-hanserand Decorator, at Hyde
A iiodidib . ii?-c.u
Before we move our Stock into the Rooms
now occupied by the Kansas Furniture Com
pany, we will
Clothing, Hats and Furnishings.
Our aemi annual reduction sale of SPRING and SUMMER SUIT
INGS ia booming now. During thie month we will close out
our entire stock at cost for cash only. All the choice
novelties in the market are goin? off cheap.
SUIT PATTERNS FROM S8 00 UPWARD.
SUITS TO ORDER from $23 00 and upward until. JULY 1st,
LILLIE di BRUEGGEMAN,
E. II. nrVOUK.
P. J. MEDKUr.AN'DEn.
For Bargains in
E. H. DeVORE&CO.
31. JOI1XSON, 31. n..
DISEASES Or TEMALES
Telf lbcc No. 10.
OS aa4 rtMee otw Jtl X Soa' hard
ware ttorr. in uaia . -.. a.
Ofiee boan. S to W aa:, 1 to 4 in,
OSeoa Mala t. op t talrraT sona of
Branch Yards at
Garden Piiir. Harper,
Anlhonv k Attica.
PUBLIC LAND STRIP
Subject to Settlement
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ALL NEW TAPESTRY CAR
PETS FRESH F
Our Great Carpet Sale Continues
at the New York
The So-Called Honest Ulan Hurt.
The honest man states that he cannot tell
a lie. Yet he says there is no new carpets
fresh from the loom outside of New York
Simply because he is not large enough to
attend the. Big Manufacturers Auction sales
that take place annually in the great commer
cial center, but has to content himself by
purchasing from jobbers.
MarshaU, Field & Co. and other large
dealers were there and bought- Mr. M.
Kohn bought for his three stores at the same
As all know, even
man does not, all Carpets for Fall and "Winter
Trade are on the looms in the Spring and
Summer months, so if the honest man has
not new Carpets he must have old ones.
One wora more to the "Honest Man:"
We were never a Home Brigadier General
in the late unpleasantness only a high priv
atebut in this Carpet War, we are in the
front rank. We have the largest and best
stock in the city-ALL FRESH FROM THE LOOMS.
Our great sale consists of 9,000 YARDS OF
TAPESTRY BRUSSELS, and every Oarpet pur
chased will be made and laid free of extra
charge. We are not egotistical; we do not
say we are the only honest man : we do not
brag on our honesty neither do we permit
our clerks to state tnat the Carpets oi other
houses are moth-eaten, when they know it
to be a bare-faced LIE.
We only ask purchasers to attend our
Carpet Sales and we will prove these facts.
NEW YOEK STOEE,
M. KOHN & CO.;
vou immense benefits on
Leading Merchant Tailors,
132 MAIN STBEST.
OruggMs m4 firtcars.
if the so-called honest
MUNSON & McNAMAEA,
Munson & McNamara. Munsoo & McNamara
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GRATIS ! GRATIS ! !
Made and Laid Gratis !
During this Carpet sale, which is the
ONLY REAL SALE of the kind in town,
We can not tell a lie. We never do. It
don't pay. We have no Carpet fresh from
the loom. There is not ioo arils west of
New York. All we have was made last
Spring. All new patterns. AH
The town is filled with Carpets from the
late auction sale in New York. They com
prise the culling rag-tag, bob-tail and ends
of Eastern Carpet stocks. Don't buy them.
It don't pay. We are offering Genuine
Bargains. It pays to trade at the
051 IHSTHST-ES & ROSS.
First Floor Sale
Monday, June 28, at 8:30 am.
One day only Our entire stock of Ging
hams, Seersuckers, Crinkles, Toilc du Nords,
Standard Checks Dress styles, and Novel
ties in Wash Fabrics at First Cost.
For one day only, you can have as many
yardh as you like, but the less you take the
more we make. Gome early and often for
Monday Bargains at the
INNES & ROSS
Main street, Opposite Post Office.
A lot of ROBES in Boxes
1 yards of Material and 9
yards of Embroidery in each
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