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THE DECLINE IN THE CITY OF
Troeress of the lieao More Rapid, but
the Number cf Victim 6tcIly Diinin
ikig" NninTon NotrticD Preven
tion, Exercise nd Climate.
"King Consumption," said a phj-sicianof
reputation lately, "who has put so many in a
decline, is at last on a declina himself in this
city. He has not lightened his hold upon
thoso upon -Rrhom h has once fastened, but
the number of his victims is steadily dimin
ishing. The progress of th disease, after it Is
once seated, is pronounced by physicians to
bo more rapid than it was when this genera
tion was J'oung, and there is a much more rapid
transit from ite iuception to its culmination. A
score of years ago cases of persons suffering
from hacking, wasting coughs for many years
were common, but now tho disease generally
does its work in a briefer period, usually in
two or threo years. Consumption has dono
more to enrich quack medicine manufactur
ers than all other diseases combined.
THE VARIOUS SO-CALLED CUltE-ALLS.
'The number of nostrums that havo been
put before tho public as infallible is simply
immense, and as varied, and their work as
evanescent in its effect as the shifting group
ings of a kaleidoscope. Each in its turn has
beguiled the sufferer for a period and then
left him no better, but rather worse, from tho
reaction following the temporary indulgence
in fallacious hopes. No compound of drugs
has stayed the disease, although tho hypo
phosphites, lime, soda, and manganese help
arrest it before it has a real foothold. Cod
liver oil is a food, supplying the fatty sub
stances that most roadily yield to tho destroy
er, but it merely feeds until tho appetite of
the disea.se becomes insatiable.
"Regular physicians look mainly to preven
tion, having little or no hope of curing con
sumption after it is once seated; but outside
of their ranks all kinds of experiments aro
being made. Inhalation in various styles is
practiced with oxygen, nitrous oxide gas, and
air impregnated with drugs. The milk cure
is one of the latest, tho patients being sent to
the mountains, whero they are fed entirely
on milk and breathe the pure air of the high
er altitudes. But, although post-mortem ex
animations havo revealed completely cica
trized cavities in lungs, showing that forcos
and processes of nature had brought about n
euro of consumption, the physicians have not
yet penetrated the secret. The injection of
antiseptic pieparations has been proposed.
Some eminent authorities hopo for good re
sults, but the value of the suggestion is yet to
bo demonstrated, and faith is reposed 01113' m
such means as may strengthen and harden
the tissues sufficiently to turn the edge of tho
sharp teeth of tho consuming discaso.
'The decrease in the number of deaths from
consumption in this city is tho result of pre
vention and not of cure. More care n being
exercised in observing tho laws of health.
Physicians are steadily inculcating deeper
breathing and chest expansion by walking,
riding, rowing and other exercise. More virits
to the mountains aro made, and tho lighter
air inducts deeper and longer inspirations.
Houses in the city are built with greater re
gard to ventilation and comfort, and the style
of dre conforms mora closely to the require
ments of health. This is especially tho case
with '. omen in tho matter of shoes. Thin
soles were once tho rule. Now they arc tho
HYGIENE AND HEALTH.
Dr. J. T. Nagle, of tho bureau of vital statis
tics, ascribes the decrease in ths number of
deaths from consumption parity to climatic
changes. Thero are also, ho says, better fa
cilities, for tho care of patients, more caro
taken in preventing tho disease, and more
care is exercized 11s to breathing by thoso
who have the slightest tendency toward pul
monary trouble, and indeed by people gener
ally, deeper respiration being more generally
the rule than it was 3-ears ago. The duty cf
bringing all parts of tho lungs into use by
means of deep and long respirations has lcen
steadily inculcated by physicians and hygienic
writers, and tho instructions i bearing fruit;
more light exercise is taken than in former
j-cars, and thero has been substantial dcvelo
ment of the chest and muscles bj- tho uso of
gymnastics. Tho air is pure, and its being
rarefied naturally leads to longer and deeper
inspirations in breathing, bringing into active
exercise portions of tho lungs that have been
unused. Dr. Naglc has much faith in tho
heroic treatment 1)3 injection of antiseptics.
"Where the disease is making steady progress
it affords hoic. Surgeons havo succeeded in
antiseptic treatment of injured intestines.
Dr. J. It. Learning, a specialist in chest
diseases, and 0110 of tho visiting physicians at
St. Luke's hospital, said the improvement is
duo to the fact that peoplo aro paying more
regard to the laws of health, are eating bet
ter food, and an dressing moro sensibly.
Houses are letter built, and the facilities for
living well havo boon greatly increased.
Women especially aro dressing with more ro
jird to health than formerly, wearing heavier
shoes and ullowingmor breathing spaco in
thoir dresw. Physicians have ctronjly in
culcated the necesbity of deep, strong breath
ing, and people are taking tho lesson to heart.
Consumption is a disease of depression. Peo
ple in depressed conditions, suffering from
ineffectual struggle for livelihood, aro pc
cullarly rusceptible to the dicaso. The ship
fvr year, 1S4D, depressed the people, and it
was followed by a larger numler of esres of
consumption. Everything that depresses tho
spirits faTors consumption. Pior peoplo aro
more subject to despondency, and hence they
supply the greater numlwr of cases of con
sumption. "While ho was a physiciin in n dis
pensary, Dr. learning found the Irish special
ly liable to consumption, particularly after
tho ship fever year. A choerful disposition is
a great preventivo. Horodit3, ho thinks, is
merely a tendency. It does not transmit the
disease itse".f, and children can by proper
treatment be brought out from its influence,
Isow Yoik Sun.
When 15utnc Wm llnther Klarlc.
Meanwhile tho cabman, having finished his
first pennyworth of coSTee, bejjan upon a
second, remarking to me as he did so: "This
is quantity agin quality, this is. When I'm
(lush o' money I drinks nothin' less than Ieer,
hut when I'm down on my luck I sometimes
falls a;, low us eolYce." '"It seems, then," sug
gested I, '"that business is rather slack nt
present.' "Slack?" ochoed tho man of whip
cord with an intensity of fecluig to which no
words can do justice. 'Well, I should rayther
say it was slack jist a few. If you was to
try and cord a trunk vi ith a stream o' treacte
you'd find that raythor slack, wouldn't ycr!
Well, that's pretty much V it is with busi
ness just now.'' London Cor. Xew York
I'licnnairaan of :i Crrcn liny.
The French Academy of Sciences has been
told by 11. Trove of tho curious phenom
enon of a l)eautiful green ray which flashes
into sight fcr a. quarter of a second on the
disappearance of the upper edge of the solar
disc at sunset. The appearance can be seen
only when th; sky ie exceptionally clear, and
Is probably an illusive effect on the c-es of
the sudden extinction of the kuu's glare.
Vrtiat Nclllo Thought Abont It.
Kbllio celebrated her fifth birthday last
week by a visit to the circus, -whero sho "was
greatly enchanted with all sho saw. When
tho female bareback riders cam; into the ring
she screamed outright with delight. 'Oh, pa,
she exclaimed, clapping her hands, -"just look
at tho angels?" Sosurtrillo Journal.
Corner Douglas and.
VT. P. KOniXSOX. President.
J. n. SLATER. Cashier.
V. L. DUCK, Assistant Cashier.
p. r.onixsox. olivlt. duck, r. v. wilsox. james g. fisii, w. l. duck.
O. D. BARXES. K. n. F.OYS, FIXLAY ROSS, A. L. HOUCK. W. P. ROBIXSOX,
OLIVER DUCK, JAMES G. TlfeH. F. W. WILSOX, "W. L. DUCK,
J. H. SLATER, H. AL DUCK.
FOURTH XATIOXAL BAXK, New York. ST. LOUIS XATIOXALTiiXK, fct. Louis, Mo.
BAXK OF KAXSAS CITY, Kansas City, JIo.
Genera! Banking Business. Respectfully solicit a share of your patronage.
Kansas National Bank.
No. 134 MAIN Street.
capital; paid up,
Loans Money at Lowest Rates.
Issues Sight Drafts on all Parts of Europe.
Buys and Sells Government and Municipal Bonds.
Pays Interest on Time Deposit-
H. W. LEWIS, President. ' T. W. JOHNSON, Cashier.
C. B. FRANK, Assistant Cashier.
J. L. DYER, SVUUEL HOUCK.
II.' W. LEWLS. T. VT. JOIIXSTOX,
SOL II. ICOIIX, President.
A. W. OLIVER, Vice President.
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK,
(Successors to Wichita Bank, Organized 1872.)
Paid-up Capital, - - $125,000.
A. W. OLIVER, M. W. LEVY. S. T. TUTTLF., X. F. XIEDERLAXDF
W. R. TUCKER. JOKX DAVIDSOX, J. C. RUTAX.
DO A GENERAL BANKING, COLLECTING AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold. U. S. Bonds of all de
nominations bought and sold. County, Township and
Municipal Bonds bought.
Largest Paid-Up Capital of any
C. It. JIILLER,
A. R. RITTIXG, H. G. LEE, S. L. DAVIDSOX,
W. E. STAXLEV. J. O. DAVIDSOX, JOIIX T. CARPEXTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
P.. LOMBARD. .IR.. President.
J P. AIO.EX, Vice President.
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KAXSAS STATE BAXK.)
R. LOMBARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEX, JOIIX
L. D. SKIXXER. PETER GETTO. W. K. GREEX, P. V. HEALY,
GEORGE E. SPALTOX.
XATIOXAL BAXK OF THE REPUBLIC, Xew York. XATIOXAL BAXK Or AMERICA, Chicagf .
PIRST XATIOXAL BAXK. Kansas City. BLACKSTOXE XATIOXAL BAXK. Boston
R. LOMBARD, SR., President.
IN KANSAS STATE BANK BUILDING.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good. Hates as low as
GCALL AND SEE US.O
GEO. E. SPALT0N, Secretary.
The New Boot
XEW AKD HRST-CLASS IN APPOIXTMEKTS. TnE-SOST CENTRALLY LOCATED; ISO FEET 'WEST OF
FEfXT COCNTT BAXK.
gWX. H. BABXABD. I
OLIVER. DUCK. Vice President.
St9BgF E, LAWREXCE.
C. S. FRANK. A. A. HYDE,
M. W. LEVY, Cashier
C. A. 'WALKER, Assistant Cashier
Bank in the State of Kansas.
L. D. SKIXXER, Cashier.
W. II. LIV1XGSTOX, Assistant Cnfhier
B. CAREY. KOS. HARRIS, J. II. ALLEi.
JAMES L. LOMBARD. Yico-lTMdcnt.
and Shoe House.
Locke & .bincleiss,
Ladies, Gents and Childrens
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Slippers,
lost received a fall aad complete tock from the fac
lories. EverytSia? aevraad fresh. Xo old stock
Ladies ar.d Gents fine hand made shoos a specialty.
Call and set th prices, Trhlch are lower than any oth
ers In the market for the best soods.
COR.3IAIX AXD FIKST STS. Masoalc Temple
iab. wmxTOir. KA&.0
HOTGHKINS & WHEELER,
Real Estate & Exchange Brokers,
SOLE AGENTS FOB
This Addition is located in the north part of th city, between
Fairviw aad Arkansa Avennae and is ia the hisiwrt pzrt of
city. YF ffer Special Inducements for the next 30 dayr.
No. 201, S-H OOENBR DOUGLAS AVENUE AND IfAHKBT ST.
Comanehe, Comanehe County, Kansas.
A new city on the Cimmarron, at its junction with Big Bluff and
Cavalry creeks, offers more inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fine water power at the foot of
Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on the ground floor. No lots given
away. Many brick and frame buildings going up. "Write for full
particulars to the
COMANCHE TOWN COMPANY,
New Kiowa, Kansas.
ANNBSS (A New Town),
Located on the Leroy & Western Railroad, an extension of ihe
Atchison, Topeka & Tanta Fe Railroad, in Erie township,
Sedgwick county, Kansas, owned by the Ar
kansas Valley Town Company.
PRICES LOW AND TERMS EASY. TWELVE MILES PROM ALT Y
Railroad Town, in a well settled and
improved farming community, insuring good support
from the start. Call on or write me at once and secure choice o I lots.
G. A. HATFIELD, General Agent, Wichita, Kan.
The Oldest and Largest House in the City.
Wholesale and Retai
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, DRUGGISTS'
In our prescription department none but the purest drugs, finest
chemicals and most experienced clerks are employed.
ORDERS BY MATT. SOLICITED.
Nos. 138 and 140 Main street, WICHITA, KAN.
Improved and Unimproved City Property
the best improved streets in the city.
Lots on the inside on street car lines and in
outside additions. Suburban lots on the east
side in Maple Grove addition.
Business lots and business blocks for sale
at special bargains. Several fine tracts near
the city for sub-dividing and plating.
Improved farms and grass lands in all
parts of the county; also ranches in this and
All parties wishing
to call and examine
W. A. THOMAS,
The Oldest Real Estate Agency h Wichita,
0. B. STOCKER,
E I Fire Clay,
R S Pire Brick,
MAPJ3LE: DUST, : "WHITE : SAX1),: LATH
Lime, Hair, New York and Michigan Piaster.
AJID an J OFFICE: On WatrrStrwt, bttweca
and first btreet.
Will deliver ICE to
Orite toyman or gfveordKS
SUNDRIES, FANCY GOODS, ETC.
would do well
GLOBE -:- IRON -:- WORKS,
Founders and Machinists,
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS
Iron ar.d lira CSwtlnK'aDtl railty arA Sb-Hfas.
Honso cabling ia any d-lsa u order. Asri'st im sfcc
laakflj-A rkMnSwem Pnaif- AH kind r tvvttir
lag dore on sbart notice s3 atlraciJja Barsu;-1
A. IXJLQG. Trcprilcr.
any part of the City.
to drivers of ourwagooa.
Have for sale, on line of WICHITA & COLORADO RAILROAD
north-west of Wichita, town lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles
Trains are now running regularly on Hculror.d from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Mapa of Towns and Prices can
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Xoo Earria;
At Maizo. call on H. P. Rhodes;
At Golwich, call on C-0, W. Steenrod;,
At Andalc, Call on J. W. Dale.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Mackie. for Mt. Hope loi.
At Haven, Call. on Ash & Charles
THE "EAGLE CO." HAVE ALSO FOR SAL3 LOTS IN
" Junctioii Town Compani?-" Addition
Thi3 Addition is at junction of Ft. Scott and W. & C. Railroada
one-half mile west of Bridge en Bi? Arkansas river, and are very
desirable lots. Street cars will be in operation, connecting thi
Addition with the east side of the river in 1886.
Price List of this Addition
F. G. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita.
N. P. NIEDXBLiANDHE,
- i -
bo had aa hereinafter set forth :
can be .aen by caUicff on:
KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
P. V. HEALY,
rU4dMtD aaid Addition