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hc 'micKite gailij gagle: Sujesdntj Inrtrttig, gecemfcer 7. 1886.
SOMEHOW OR OTHER WE GET ALONG.
The ccod wife bustled about the house,
Ilcr face still bright rith a pleasant smil
As, lirolrcn matches of-happy song
Strengthened her heart and hand the while.
The good man pat in the chimney nook,
His little clay pipe within his lips,
And all he'd made and all he'd lost.
Ready and clear on his finjjcr tips,
"Good wife, I've just been thinking a bit,
Nothing has dona very well this year;
Honey is bound to bo hard to get
Everytfun.T'8 bound to bu very dear;
Hov7 the cattle are going to be fed.
How we're to keep the boy3 at school.
Is kind of a debt and credit sum
I can't make balance by my rul3.M
She turned her round from the baking bread,
And she faced him with a cheerful laugh;
"Why, husband dear, one would think
Ihat the good, rich wheat was only chaff.
And what if the wheat was only chaff.
As long a1? wo both are well and strong?
I'm not a oman to worry a bit,
Somehow or other we got along.
"Into como lives come rain must fall,
Over all lands the storm mua beat.
Eat when the rain and storm are o'er.
The after sunshine is twice as sweet.
Through every strait we have found a road,
In every grief we've found a song;
"We've had to bear and had to wait,
Cut sonvhow or other we gjt along.
"For thirty years we havo lovod each other,
Stood by each ether whatever befell.
Six boys have called us father and mothr,
And all of them living and doing well.
fin owe no man a penny, my dear.
We're both of us loviag, well and fetrong,
Good man, I wish 3-ou would bmoke again.
And think how well we've got along."
He filled his pipe with a pleasant laugh;
Eo kissed bis wife with a tender pride;
K-5 said: "I'll do a you tell me, iove,
Til just count up on the other side."
Sho left him then with his better thought,
And lifted her work w ith a low, sweet song
A song that followed mo many a year.
Somehow or other we got along.
WHAT ONE OF THEM SAYS OF HIS
EUSINESS AND ITS PROFITS.
People "Who arc Fascinated by Funerals.
The J'oiuiness for Mortuary "JJc.spect
abiiily" and Display Crowing Moder
ationAn Atrocious 1'ractice.
"Tho undertaking business isn't so profit
able as many imagine," said a local under
taker to a reporter. "People in moderate
circumstances can't pay over 200 for a
funeral, which sum ujually includes a dozen
carriages. Many funerals cost much less.
For S-'OO the undertaker must put the body
on ice, attend to the digging of the rave, fur
nish camp itools, the coffin and a dozen other
things, all ot which cost money. Carriages
aro worth from $1 to $7 apiece, according to
"Don't undertakers receiro commissions
from livery men!''
"Yes, but tho commission is less than most
people Mippose. On a baris of a $200 funeral,
T.-ith twelve carriages at ;v apiece, the under
taker would realize less than ?."9 for his time
ami trouble. Surely, such compensation is
"Do Urooklyn undertakers ever send circu
lars to bereaved families, members of which
AN ATROCIOUS PRACTICE.
"Isot that I know of. That practice flour
ishes to a greater or less extent in New Yorl:.
An undertaker who would intrude on a de
ceased man's family for tho purpose of plying
his calling would, I think, commit murder.
Tho thought of a man sending circulars es
plainin; tho naturo of his business and giving
prices is to a rettned mind atrocious. Pos
sibly como Brooklyn undertakers carry on
such practices in tho districts inhabited by
tho poor, but if so I'm not in possession of
their names. Taken as a class, the under
takers of Brooklyn are better than those of
Kcw York. Certainly, they are less grasping
and mercenary. Not so man' jears ago
undertakers wcro considered in the same light
with hangmr-n. Man' pcoplo lrnve a lion or
cf the profession, and would go bloelts out of
their way to avoid passing undertaken' bhops.
Of lato years such antipathies havo ceased,
anil the liightoned members of tho profession
now call themselves funeral directors."
"Did you over know of a doctor aiding an
undertaker in securing a 'case' !"' was asked.
"Not exactly. While I know of no instanco
in winch a pln'sHan willfully killed a patient
io as to f uinl h an undertaker v. ith a ease, I
could iianiis m:.ny Brooklyn doctors who
recommend certain undertakers to Ixjrcavcd
families. Possibly tho physicians whom I
have refcren-e to don't receive commissions,
but the chances aro that they are reimbursed
for their trouble. Do you know that certain
individuals are fascinated bv funerals? For
three or four years I noticed that an old lady,
attired in a somewhat shabby drtss, was oft-ii
present at funerals of which 1 had charge.
At first I thought she might ba a relative or
friend, but finally I became curious and ques
tioned her. I l"arned that sho had a mania
for attending funerals. She keeps a record
of tho funerals attended, and the list when
last I saw her numbered 1.10.
CRYING ON SHORT NOTICE.
"The old lady tells me thit she has attended
as many a, three funerals in one day. She
ean cry at a moment's notice, and usually
sheds tears when at tho funeral of a young
Cirl. Tho queer individual under notice
comes cry near what the professional
mourner is suppose 1 to be. Tho mania for
attending funerals is not confined to woman.
One man. with a round, chubby, good
nature.l f.:c. u a. froquont visitor to many of
the funeral., of which I have charge. It has
a touiewhat demoralizing effect on most men
to attend a funeral, and is liable to make
them sad and thoughttul."
"What feeling prompts poople to attend
funerals of jyersons with whom they wore not
acquainted in life.'"'
"Cunoity. iiauy havo a morbid curi
osity in regard to the dead and are at all
times haunting morgues ami hospitals. Such
men fin 1 comfort and pleasure in attending
"Are tho jMXir so lavish as formerly in thcir
axpenditures in burying their dead.'"'
"I hardly think w. In former years it was
the custom of poor people, and more especial
ly Catholics, to bury their dead i:i the most
extravagant manner. I have had charge of
funerals in whu-h there were no less than 200
carriages. Widows have often sold the bods
from under thcai to give their huslinds ro
spectablo burials. Tho custom of having
costly funerals is dying out, thanks to the
efforts of tho Catholic clergy, who have for
years denounced the practice as an injustice
to the living. .Many tami'ks, to jwor as to
bo hardly able to keep body and soul togetlier,
labor night and day to pay undertaker's bills
for services rendered to some decease 1 rela
tive. Among certain classes of the poor it is
considered a disgrace net to give one'd rela
tivo a res-xyjtaU bur.al "When I say a re
spectable burial 1 mean a funeral costing
upward of $2iAV Brooklyn Eagle.
L-lcsscd is ho who Llowcth not his own horn,
so lo: as ho can havo i; blown by ethers';
but a fool is ho v. So crrm'tf.-rJi J i-.
bo u::Llows becaux
XL E. Iloyt.
A nappy Couple.
JJeut. Ilcnn. of the Galatea, and his wire
ha re been married eleven ycuis years that
tky havo spent almost continually upon the
water. In one stretch of fourteen inor.tlss
they never le:t their vessel over night, a fact
that the happj- littlo Englishwoman is in
clined to he proud over. Chicago Herald.
UNSON & McNAMARA.
123 and 125 Main Street.
The End Is Not Yet.
Another Week of Great Exeitement
To make room for la-ge purchases made by Mr. Munson
who h is Jens returned f 'om the East, inXaias novelties
aud other fabrics we will tnls w-jek offer in addition to
The barg&ias last week, our entire stock of
Ladies Muslin Underwear,
Consisting of G-owns, Chemises, Drawers, Corset
covens, and jatire setts to macch at 10 to 20 per cent
less than actual cost.
This opportunity to buy your Muslin Underwear at
almost 50c on the dollar will not repeat itself during this
or next season.
AlSrOTHBRGE,"3ATBARG-AIN" 50doz. Ladies White
Merino Vests and Drawers well worth 45c at 29c.
STILL AN"OTHSt DHZVE-A. line of Childrens cloaks
4 to 12 years at 3Jc each.
Of Striped Jersey Flannels, former price 75 and
85 cento, will te closed this week at tne cut price
of Cloaks Great Bargains I
To Be Slaughtered at the
Of the best standard prints, perfect in every re
spect anl includes a case of fine style robes. The
entire lot will be closea this week at
2,000 pounds fine quality Cotton Batts, pure clean
cotton, no trash, opens in layers and. is worth 15c
This week will be closed at
Canton Flannel. 50 pieces will be slaughtered this
week; will be, we might say, given away at
3 3-4 CENTS.
Oil red Figured Print goods, usually sold at 10c
must go this week at the nominal price of
4 3-4 CENTS.
Two cases of the best quality and finest styles
dress gingham ever put upon this market will be
closed this week at
8 1-3 CENTS.
G-ray B'ankets, f'ne quality, and good sellers at
$3.75 will be closed out early this wek at
In looking over our line of Jackets, Short
Wraps and Newmarkets, we find we
have entirely too many on hand preparatory
to our invoice, in order to reduce our
stock, we have marked the entire line of
Ladies Short Wraps and Jackets at
twenty-five per cent
BELOW EASTERN COST.
) A V I I fl
150 LOTS FOR SALE IN
One of the finest laying addition? o ihe city of 'Wichita, lyine
one and one-half miles South of T is avenue and comprising
One Hundred and Ninety-twc .ots, east and west f:onts on
Mosley avenue, which will be &vai(1 at m v,-e so low that any man
can have a home on very easy te "m?,and great inducements to par
ties who will build at once. We have the building boom and intend
to keep it.
This addition.is convenient to .cchcol. churches, stores, etc.
Street cars run past the addition, making easy access to the busi
ness portion of the city. ,
Come at once and secure a choice building site
AT FIRST PRICE.
f wH!uy 1x150 in rbe first block, east f-ont.
lnS 3ffi uy 9PX1& rt-in second block, east or west fronts.
lfSn3?ii?Slf5Vnthird block, east orwe tfnnts.
$480 will buy 100x150 ft in fourth block, east or west fronts.
fTn,22.?Lsewnorii?runless lne party acrees to build a
good house on the lots, thereby obtaining the bui ding boom.
Come everybody and have a home of your own
RANSON & KAY,
Office withPamum & George.
ROOM 1, - HO MAIN ST.
BUY LOTS IN
Butler -:- i -:- Fisher's -:-
They must be closed out. We don't
pose to carry over a singli
Each article in marked in
between Centra Ave
or sale on chrat
Blankets, well worth S4 75, will be
This will be the Great Bar-gam Wpek of the
the Popular House of
Corner Doiiglas av. and Market St.
Showing the Great Reduction.
The Following wife
Our 2.98 Jackets for 1.98
" 3 00 " " 2.00
" 4,50, " " 3.C0
" 5.00 " " 3.50
7.50 and 8.00 " " 5.00
" 8.50 " 9.00 " 5.50
" 9.50 " 10.00 " " 6.25
" 12.60 " " 9.00
" 14.00 " 9.35
" 11. CO " 7.45
" 15,00 " " 10.00
" 17.50 " " 11.85
Our 18.00 Jackets for 12.00.
Our Genuine beal Pli.sh Cloaks 42 in long for 19 75.
Our 35.00 hort Wraps, Seal Pinsh, trimmed in Ball Fur. 26.50.
Our 30.00 Seal Plush Short Wraps trimmed in Ball Fur for 20.75.
Our 33.00 French Friccie Short Wraps, reather tr. mined for 22.oo.
Our 29.75 Maltesai Newm-irke , quilted lining, for 18 5o.
Our 22 5 J vlalcesai Newmarket quilted lining for 15 00.
Our 19.5o Short Wrap Astrican, lur trimmed, for 13.oo.
Our 3 J.5o French Friccie, feather and. wool trimming for 21.5o.
Our 13.5o Short Wraps for 8.80.
Our 6.5 ) Short Wraps for 4-5o.
One lot 4 year old childrens cloaks 29c.
These Lots are close to the City Limits, and are iyinp
and Second Street, east of town These lots are
and easy terms. No collect Union rlnni nr ,,(,.... i..
are to be built on them For terms apply at
BUTLER& FISHERS HARDWARE STC RE
1 10 DOl'OLAS AVK.
FINS CRACKERS and PURE CANDI
418 and 420 EAST DOQ1LVS A.VSN"Ue.
Wichita City Holler ilills aid Elevator.
tNCuitron rzt r
-lla.nufcrar the Followlnic 01lnt! tlran'ts.
X. L C.
Thce hrn1 hnT hn f- c pirt mv, wtt. nrth oii utrt tnr r
nviublr rriiitutlot) whur'r. ,tru4ucKl. Ty trj tlii N to.wj ultd llw-u
whrat at. hincut c&h price.
rnm. nnrt th hk'
OLIVER, TBODTK? A; CO
One lot 42 pair of full 12-4 all wool
White Blankets for $5 a pair, fully worth
$10. These are the largest size made and
an extra quality.
One lot 84 pair all woo! 11-4 Scarlet
Blankets which we will close out at $3.50 a
pair. Never sold before under $6 00.
One lot 10 pieces fast color Turkey Red
1 able Linen 25c
plicated at 50c.
vard. It cannot be d
We have crone through the line of Childrens
Cloaks and Ladies Newmarkets in Medium
and cheap grades with a knife and cut the
prices within the reach of everyone. In ad
dition to this we will give you an extra 10 per
cent, discount from marked prices in all New
markets and childrens garments. Don't miss
this opportunity to get a wrap, as such bar
gains cannot be offered by any house in the
West. Ask to sec the
RED FIGFRB PRICE.
We also place on sale this week
j Looo "Window Holland Curtains in alkshades with the spring at
j tachment a 11 complete, for the smail price of 48 -, usual price 75.
I ooo Window Holland curt ains with beautiful paintings spring at
) tachment. all complete fc9c, universal price even where l.oo.
Our Christmas Goods
Are nearly all in. which will be displayed In a few days.
From DcmiIw 13th to December 2otli Inclusive,
FRANCIS TIERNAN & CO.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS OF
Water and Gas Works
PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVES TO CITIES IH KANSAS.
OFFICE K-W COR. 5TH and KAKKET HTS, ST IvOPIH. iiiiruiTd is A K,
OFVICK K W COK MAIN mil OOrai.ll AVK.VUE. vviunl A. rtAfN
0. B. STOCKER,
I Fire Clay,
S Fire Brick:.
DUST,: AVI III K
'; J.H J ;? (f A&
Lime, Hair, New Torkai d Michigan I lH-tr.
Louisville and Portland Ccmen
'Aim and ornrv.
-ftu Wnrrr JWr-
t. tnMr-i tmmr
American 13 rilling Co
Gas, Oil. Propicli n-' Aric-tit? Vr
S. a MXLUUL
Willi ton, n w C '-ho
Th: pr bwf.' TV) imi iwilr Iftf wt) 't! ; ii m
for amACmr to ami UtJtiwtt-mtAmt . tr$ fctfc ai.4r .tJri.4
One lot dozen Ladies and Childrens
All Wool Red Mittens at ioc a pur,
We will keep om store open evenings for the
benefit of those who cannot trade
during the day.
S. OUKHtm. PrM-M.
HMw xk- yr
AYALLENSTEIN & COHN.
ORIGINAL AXD ONLY
Wholesale Grocer Company
Nos. 233 and 235 North Mn St, WlCHiTA, KAN
my h. ooziyr.
COZ 1 X E
S. W Corner Douglas Ave. and Market Si.
SOUTH SIDE DOUGLAS AVE. NEAR MAIN".
Real Estate . Agents
City Prorerty and rttmi for Seta- -Hawu CoUcid nJ Ttu faH
Co.'reipOfwJence Saiicrted. 3vtttm Ptttmpi j f-iimmCe-1
16 X. VLLI$ ST. - V?7G3Jk. &!&&