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BANK OF WICHITA.
W. L. McBEE,
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Corner Douglas and Lawrence Avenues.
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AN. ALL-NIGHT HALT IN FRONT OF
A Time "WTien the Second Corps Cooked
and Ate and Slept the Time Away.
What tho Early Dawn Revealed to the
And we strode on through the dense dust
clouds, with parched throats, footsore and
weary. Not a grumblo did I hoar. But with
set jaws wo toiled on, intent on capturing
Petersburg bef oro tno Army of Northern Vir
ginia got behind the works. It was "march,
inarch, march. No straggling now. It is far
better to march to-night than to assault earth
works defended by Ix's mon to-morrow.
Hurry along! Hurry, hurry, hurry I" And
e marched our best We passed a group of
soldiers who wore tho distinctive badgo of ths
Second corps, cooking by tho roadside, their
muskets stacked by their Are. We asked hoxr
far it w as to the battle line. Only a few hun
dred yards they replied. Then wo asked -what
Confederate troops were ahead of us. They
answered rith a scornful laugh, "Petersburg
militia." We asked what Union troop3 were
engaged, and they replied, ''Some of Butler a
men." With the disliko all soldiers have for
unknown troops we said heartily, "D n But
ler's men! Wo do not know them. Wo wish
tho Fifth or Sixth corps were hero instead of
them." Many soldiers anxiously inquired,
'Will Butler's men fight.''' Then some private,
who was better informed than tho most of us,
told ii that Butler's men had been lying at
Bermuda Hundreds, and that there were many
negro troops among them. The nosas of the
Second corps men were cocked sharply In the
air at this information.
THE COLORED TROOPS.
Word had passed among us that tho negro
troops had had famous success that day; that
(hey had wn&teJ a heavy lino of earthv.orte
from tho Confederates, and liau capturcu
eighteen guns. Tho soldiers halted for an in
stant. They examined their rifles and shifted
their cartridgo hocs to a position i here they
could get at them easily, and they drank
deeply from their canteens. Then belts wcro
tightened, blanket rolls shifted, tho I ait bits
of bar 1 tack that the men had been chewing
were siv.Wv.cd, and their mouths again filled
with water and 1 inscd out, and then through
out the ranlu murmurs aro-w of "Now for it,'--Put
us into it, Haacozk, my boy," "Wo will
end this lebellion to-night," and wo laughed
lowly and our hearts beat liigh. Soon we
heard commands given to the infantry, and
they marccd off. My battery moved for
ward, tw iste.1 obliquely in and out among
the stumps and then tho guns swung into bat
tery on a cleared space.
And then God, how it angcra me even
now after an interval of twenty-two j-ears!
and then we wcit to cooking. That night
was made to fight on. A bright and almost
full moon shono above us. Tho Confederate
earthworks were m plain view before us
earthworks which we know wcro .bare of
soldiers. There w.s a noisy firo from tho
Confederate picket. in front of us. So un
nerved and frightened wcro they that their
bullets sang high al ovc us. "Wo cooked and
nto and fooled tho time away. This when
every intelligent enlisted man in tho Second
corraknew that not many miles away tho
columns of tho arm v of northern Virginia
were marching furiously to savo Petersburg
and Richmond and ho Confederacy. Wo
could almost see thosr veteran troops lean,
squalid, hungry and battle torn, with set
jaws ni-d anxious looking eyes striding
rapidly thiough the dust, pouring over
bridges, crowding thiugh tho streets of
villages, and ever huf eying on to faco us.
And wo knew that one they got behind the
earthworks in our front, wo could not drive
them out. They did not surrender cannon
and inirenchments tadisordorly gangs of
armed negroes. They -lid not understand
how troops could lose tarth works when
assailed by equal uumbeiiof soldiers. Still
wo cooked and ate and sat Idly looking into
one another's cj-es, questionfngly at first, then
impatiently, and then angrily.
WEitn not to rrcirr.
Gradually tho fact that wo were not to
fight that night imprcrsed itself on us. I
walked over to the limber of my gun, opened
my knapsack and took out a campaign map
and a pair of compas-vs. Returning to the
fire, the map was spread on tho ground. As
I measured the distances a ;roup of pxcitoJ
roldiero gathered around and watched tho
work. AVo had tho 1ss distance to march,
fibout nine hours tho: start, und allowing for
(ho timo lost at tho crossing of the Jainei
l iver we were, at 11 p. m., four or five hours
ahead of .tho Aimy of Northern Virginia.
'Will Ir-ey Ihj in tho works by morning,
men?"' 1 nd;cd, and all convcrcd: "B3-C-c .
they will!'' Discouraged, 1 put ar.ay i ,
map, loaded a pipe, lighted ;t and strolled.,.'
down tho line, stopping at almost every firo
I camo to to talk to tho Infantry soldiers.
The rage of th intelligent enlisted men was
devilish. The most blood curdling blaqhemy
I ever listcnod. to 1 heard that night, uttered
by tho men who knew they wero to lc sacri
ficed on tho morrow. The Aliolo corps was
angi ily cXv.ite-1. I returned to my battery a
little after midnight Seated on the grourd,
I rested my back against ono of the jwiu'cr
ous wheels of my pin. Best lug there I slept.
At early dawn I was awrd:o anl tried to
examine tho Confederate line. I noticed that
tho noisy, wasteful picket firing of the night
loforo had ceased, that the main lino of
rnithuorks, indistinctly Eton in the gray
light, was dead silent- Somi of our infantry
came into our slight earthwork, and we ,tooJ
gazing into "the indistinctness before us. All
of us w ere greatly depressed. It grew lighter
end lighter, and there Ixtforo kz, fully re
vealed, was a long, high lino of intrench
incut., with heavy redoubts where cannon
were mivscd at the angle-?, s ilcnt, grim. No
wasteful fire shot forth from that line. Now
and then a man roo up out of tbt Confeder
ate rifle pits, and a rifle ball Hew closj above j
us, no longer yngiug lngu in the air. Sadly
we looked at ono another. AA'o knew t hat t ho
men who had fought us in the Wilderness, at
Spottsylvania. North Anna and Cold Haibcr
were in tho woiks sleeping, gaining strength
to repule our assault, while their pickets
watched for them. While wo slept they had
marched. Years afterward, while crossing
northern Dakota in the service of tho North
ern Pacific Railroad company, I met Gei.
Ilnncock, and camped with liis party. That
uigbr, while talking around tho camp fire, I
asked him v.hi he did not take Petersburg
the ni;ht the Second corps arrival there. In
reply he told me that he had not Itcon ordered
ti take tho town, nnd added: "Llr. Grant
Kiid he tnt mo the order. I never received
it.' No rr.f has ever accused Gen. Hancock
of h ing. rranl: AVUkon i.i Cht-ago Timti
Tho -memoirs of Gen. John C. jtcjiio:i"v
which is now preparing for the prcs3, will
compi ix ton large octavos of over (XX) iviges
each and pi-onuses to be intensely interesting.
The book is a joint production, although "Jcs
lib Benton Fremont"' apjx?ars as the author.
The general, v. ith a great array of documents,
journals and memoranda, many of them yel
low with age, dictates, or rather narrates,
and Sirs. Fremont writes. Beginning in tho
early morning, the general and his wife arc at
work until tho middlo of the afternoon.
During thesa hours no friend intrudes. At 4
o'clock they go out end drive, returning to
dino at C. Tho evening is spent in social
recreation. Not later than 10 tlicy retire.
Tho forthcoming work, which will bo ele
gantly illustrated, will let in a good deal cf
light on the national events of tho last thirty
years, and will, as to somo of them with w hich
Gen. Fremont was identified, compel a inoJi
GcaMcn of existing opinions. Frank Leslie's.
Sedgwick County Abstractor.
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I am prepared to offer to investors some Rare Bargains in "Wick
ita Real Estate. Now is the time to invest; if you hold, off tor
lower prices yo u will be woefully disappointed. Prices are still
daily advancing and will continue to do so. -"
Below is a Partial List of our Bargains and Sure to make BiglMoney
For the Investor.
75 f eS f roat on ih.3 corner of.Teath st. and Wabash Ave.
50 feet front on Main sfc. in Fairview addition.
1 acre hi Perry j addition; good location and a Bargain.
75 feet front on corner of Emporia and Kellogg sts.
100 feet front on the corner of Emporia and Lewisst.
5ofeet front on Fourth ave. 4 blocks south of Douglaslave.
10 acres in .Tarleton's 3d add, very Tcheap; suitable f orsub
divlding. 37 feet front on Market St.; new house, 4 rooms.
We have some very fine Business Property
that we can sell a,t Great Bargains.
; hae opcuel a flrsr. jUw Liver Stable on South Water stral, naxt ts th3 Doujlas Avoauo Hotel, 'where
will bo found first class Turn-outs, -$ - n; j,
Sew Carriages, nice Driving Horses. Everything now and ant class. Give me a call.
nc0m; x wi nj-i "it jfr'iu-iflfti wri. m kibi rsu. r.
Finest : Restaurant : in : Kansas.
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF TROPICAL FRUITS
AND RARE CONFECTIONS.
flOR. Fl - and MAIN Streets,
I J GANDOLFO & ROSSI, Proprietors.
i Btancn House, New KIow.i, Kan.
JSTN. B. Orders for ICE CREAM In nny flavor pack
ed In Moulds or Uulk, promptly filled.
W. N. DEAN.
A. H. 3LVXAVELL, Notary Public.
DEAN I MAXWtLL;
Real Estate Dealers.
We have propertj In every desirable locality in the dtp: also a largo list of Farm Property. By calling
our offlce pou can get our prices and see our property free of charge.
OFFICE:-KOOM 4 EAGLE BLOCK. ntTAM 0 kXAVtAl-l I
Hrst stairway east of Wichita National Bank. ULAN & MAXWELL.
J. 11. nOLUDAY.
J. R. HOLLIDAY I CO.,
Successors to MAJOR & HOLLIDAY, Dealers lu
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
No. 227 E. Douglas Ava. Wichita, Kan.
Now is the time to buy lots in this addition
while they are cheap.
ONE MILE SOUTH ON LAWRENCE AVE.
Street cars and large brick
School house in connection. For "further in
formation call at 6u S Market st.
MONEY JO LOAN
On Chattel Mortgages and City Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHOET TIME AT THE LOTVEST RATES
Wichita Banking Co.
116 WEST DOUGLAS AVENUE.
W. P. KOBOWOK, Prcektoat. J. M. Him. OmI
W. L. DUCK. AwittM
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.,. rnvmrn sock, rm-ruitimt.
JAXM . IK W. L. DCCK.
QLtYEB DUCK, V. W. WILBOir.
O. D. BABKBB. B. H. BOT8, WWLA.T BOSS, A. L. HOUCK. W. P. BOBUDOK.
OUVKBDUCX. JAMES G.F83H, P. W. WIUBOirL W. I.. DUCK,
J. H. SLATER, H. M. DUCK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK, Kerr York. ST. LOUS NATIONAL' BANC, St. Look, Mo.
BANK OP KANSAS CUT. Kmoou City, Mo.
General 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. JOHNSTON, Cashier.
C. E. FRANK, Assistant Cashier
J. L. DYER,
H. W. LEWIS,
ROBERT E. LAWRENCE.
C. E. FRANK. A. A. HYDE,
SOL H. KOHN, President.
A.W. OLIVER, Vice-President.
M. W. LEVY, Cashier
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK;
(Successors to Wichita Bvt Organized 1872.)
Paid-ip Capital, - - $125,000.
Surplus. - - $25,000.
E. H. KOHN. A. W. OLIVER,
W. B. TUCKER,
C. W. LEVY, 8. T. TUTTLB, IS. P. NIEDERLANDF
JOHN DAVIDSON, J. C. RUTAN.
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.
J, O. DAVIDSON. Pros.
C. A. WALKER, VIcoPres.
JOHN C. DEUST, Cashier.
Paid-up Capital, - - $200,000
Stockholders Liability, - - $400,000
Largest Paid-Up Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
C.R.JULLER, A. R. BITTING, n. O.LEE, S. L. DAVIDSON.
W. E. STANLEY, J. O. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARPENTER.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
p. LOMBARD, JR., President.
J. p. ALLEN, Vice-President.
L. D. SKINNER. Cashier.
W. H. LIVINGSTON, Assistant Cashlet
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BANK.)
fi. LOMBARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEN, JOIIN B. CAREY. KOS. nARRIS, J. M. ALLEtt
L. D. SKINNER. .PETER GETTO. W. F. GREEK. P. V. UEALV.
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, New York. NATIONAL DANK OF AMERICA. Chicago1
HRST NATIONAL BANK. Kansas City,
M.ACKSTONE NATIONAL BANK. Bcstoe
B. LOMBARD, SR.. President.
JAMES L. LOMBARD. Vlce-Prcsidcnc
Have for sale, on line of WICHITA & COLORADO RAILRO.A D
north-weet of Wichita, town lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
COLWTCH, 14 "
A DALE, 20
WIG HIT A
Train a are now running regularly on Railroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Zjc Maps of Towns and Prices can be had as hereinafter eet lc rtl :
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Kob Harrfa;
.At MaJze. call on H. LcndeneJager;
At Coiwich, call on Geo. W. Bteenrod;
At Andale, Cnll cu Bank cf Andalc.
T.'H. Randall and W. S. Mcekie, for Mt. Hope lols.
At Haven, Call1 on Ash & diaries
AtEImer. call on J. A. Meyer.
THE "EAGLE CO.M HAVE ALSO FOR SALE LOTS Stt
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IN KANSAS 61 Alt Drtfiix ou.Ljinu.
Money on hand. 3STo delay wmia security and
and titie are good. Kates a.s low as
biie ;csG IJuBction Town Company" Addition
CAliJLi A.b D fc1 JU 1 U . 0
S. S. KING, Secretary. tO Wichtia,
J. A. TALMADGE I CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
230 North Main Street.
We are Now Open With the Largest Stock of
Crockery, China Glassware,
Lamp Goods and Rich Fancy Goods. !
To be Found West of the Missouri River, j
We respectfully solicit an inspection of our stock and guaran-
tee as low prices as can be found in the state for the same class of
iThis Addition ia -at junction of Ft. Scott nnd W. & C. Railroadi
one-half mile west of Bridge on Big Ark&EBaa river, and are very
desirable lots. Street care are now in operation, connecting this
Addition with the east aide of the river.
Price'Liai of this Addition can be pees by calling on:
JOHN S. COZINE.
COZINE & RIDDELL,
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correspondence bohcited. Business rromptly Attended to. ----.- w..,
Resident on said Addition
156 N. MAIN ST.