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Sam Barratt was yesterday in from Le
roy. John Clegham, Onawa, la., is in the
O. F, Green leaf, Grensburgh, is at Hotel
Chas. Wells was yesterday up from Ar
AV. I). Gates has returned from a visit to
Chas- II. Russell of St. Joa was among
.1. A. ISIauchard and J. B. Whitney of
Chicago are in the city.
Miss Lizzie Portor, who has been visit
ing in Ieiivenworth, has returned to the
Mrs. II. C. Finch, of Anthony, is visit
ing Miss lliulie Wilson, of East Oak
Miss Daisy Patterson, who has been
visiting at her uncle's, ,J. L. Andrews, has
returned home to Argentine.
Joseph Gossard, formerly of this city,
who has been visiting friends and lelatlves,
has returned to Kansas city.
S. S. Holloway, of Winfield. father of
Mrs. C. Z. Adams, is a visitor at the
Deanery on Xorth Lawrence.
Miss Cora Gray, who for some time has
been visiting her brother, Mr. George
Gray, has returned to her home at
Edwaid Forbes, Chicago; G. W. Black,
Kansas City; W. Solomon, St. Louis; T.
L. Davis, Cleveland, Ohio, are at Hotel
Bishon Bowman, of St. Louis, and Dr.
Karp and wile, of Winfield, were fiiter
t. lined at lea by Mr. and Mrs W. IsT.
Ilunnacutt, 7:57 2s". Water.
Mr. Wa.ldill, of W. II. Baker & Co., left
Sunday mormnir for hureka Springs. He
i a pleasant, allable gentleman who has
made many friends in this city.
W. W. Sweet, of the Equitable Life In
surance company, arrived in the city yes
terday evening from St. Louis. He has
inst none of his former faith in the great
i ay of the .southeast.
Mr. Cochran, a prominent and influen
tial citizen ot Xew Hampshire, and a man
ho lias held a large number of ollices of
trust in ttiat state, stoppt-d over Sunday
i.n his way to the Pacific coast, the guest
of his son, Attorney Cochran.
Chas, Davis leaves tomorrow for Chicago
for matt-rial and furnishnig for the refitt
ing of the Monarch. This already elegant
billiard hall will thus be still further im
n roved; and will be mede the finest not
only in thi.s state but west of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bieley, of Cleve
land, Ohio, after spending a plea-ant
week with the family of K. T. Church
ward in the city lelt for home last even
ing. Mrs. Churchward accompanied them
as far as Kansas City for a visit with her
brother in that city.
The equinoctial was disagreeable enough
yesterday to satisfy the oldest crank grum
bler in the business.
Col. J. K. Hnllowell scored at his office
yesterday morning on crutches. It was
the first time he had been down town for
some days owing to a small engagement
With sin icy doorstep.
The Santa. Va blrike ending was fre
quently referred to yesterday, and as would
ic expected the public seemed glad of the
return to business. Freight and passen
ger trains will be run as usual.
A fire started in a barn near the corner
of Fourteenth and Eairview Sunday after
noon. Before the flames could be extin
guished they spread to the house of Mr.
Campbell, destroying the north part of the
Sunday night the wires of tho electric
light and A. D. T. weie crossed and for
some timet lie switch board at the A. D. T.
was on fire. Four times tho alarm at the
hose house was turned in and as many
times the department was called up.
Mr. McMil a i, of the Crystal Ice com
pany, says that that the plant is nearly
ready tor starting up. the only cause for
not starting now being that they want to
recharge with amoni.i. 1 ney will com
mence work in a lew days and turn out ice
more ropidly than ever.
The Knights of St. Joseph band are
milking extensive preperations for a grand
ball to be given Easter night. The boys
expect to have their new uniforms by that
time and not only be able to make a
gorgeous appearance but also to give their
Inendsa pleasant ami enjoj.ible evening.
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Mr. T. 13. Murdock and wife and daugh-1 debtedness on Winfield property and if
ter came over Sabbath evening and will , thought best to procure monev for build
spend a few days. Mr. M. has some vision j ins oue or two or more houses on the lots
-that is, he can see light and to some ex- i to be rented for th inrrp.is nftl,f,,mi
tent discern objects, though not very dis
tinctly. Ho is in splendid health, gener
ally speaking, hopeful and reasonably
The fifth annual convention of the
county clerks of the state will convene
Thursday next at Topeka and continue in
session two days, Mr. Dunkin expects to
be in attendance, and he will be accom
panied by that irrepressible John Wallace,
who has great luck in going whenever
t here is anything to go to.
Yesterday afternoon Officer Charles Bur
roughs arrested a drunken man on East
D.iugla and was taking htm to the
iviuler. On North Market he made Mich a
.smui a mi jji.-ii-icui il ismnue mat it re
quired a considerable of a stiuggle before
ho could be conquered and started on his
way to the city bastile.
The Thompson-Housi-. a circuit lighting
Main street was froze out last night
which will add quite a number of bad
i.ghts to Buckridge's black slider list.
Best information is that the brotherhood
of electricity on that circuit did not get
tired and strike but were knocked off the
track by the sleet. Some of the Sebright
lamps were out it is said for a similar
Regina Goldstein, aged nine j-ears, at
he residence of her parents 53; Emporia,
on Sunday at 9 p. m. This is the seeoud
child Mr. an J Mrs. Goldstein have lost
within a year, making the loss doubly
M. E. COKEBBENCE.
ADJOUXED AFTER A HARD TURN
Appointments for the Ensuing Year
and Other Business.
Devotional exercises were conducted by
J. B. Bradley, Bishop Thomas Bowman in
The journal was read and approved.
The ninth ballot was announced and B.
C. Swartz having received a majority of
all the votes cast was declared elected.
The conference proceeded to ballot for
two alternate delegates to the general con
ference. L. K. Janney, a transfer from the India
codference, and A. H. Davis, a transfer
from the Troy conference.
The question, "who are the traveling
deacons of the secend class ?" was taken
up, and the following brethren were ad
vanced to this class: James S. Tull, V. H.
Brink, James M. McDonald, James Mc
Alister, F. C. Fay.
J. L. Stralford, and II. E. Fleming were
located at their own request. B. E. Shaw
ham was continued in the class of the first
The ballot for tho Alternate delegates
was reported, and there being no election
the second ballot was taken.
J. C. Patton was placed on the supernu
merary list and requested to locate.
Dr. A. J. Kynett addressed tho
conference on the subject of Titles to
our church property.
The stewards made their report was
read and adonted.
A collection for Mrs. Wesley, of Garden
City, was taken amounting to $70 .and the
money was placed in the hands of S. H.
Enyeart. The character of L. It. Janney
J. X. Staupper was granted a superan
Dr. A. W. Akers was continued with re
quest that he ask for a location.
C. K. Thoburu was granted a superan
nuated relation at his own request.
The question where shall the next an
nual session of the conference be held.
The following places were put in nomin
ation, viz.: Garden City, Hutchinson, Lar
Larnard was represented by K. A. Car
nine. Kingman was withdrawn. Great Bend
was represented by C. T. Miller and S. H.
Garden City receiving a majority of the
votes was selected as the place of the ntfxt
Dr. J. C. W. Cox was
duced and addressed the
ference in the interest of the
day School union and Tract society.
Hcv. Mr. Haite, pastor of the First,Pres-b-teriau
church, and Rev. Mr. Brown,
pastor of Dodge Avenue Presbyterian
church, were introduced.
Dr. 11. B. Kidgaway was introduced and
addressed the conference in tho interest
of Garrett Biblical institute.
S. Price was appointed to preside In the
Conference adjourned to meet at 2 p. to.
Adjourned with the benediction by Dr. H.
riFTn DAY AFTERNOON.
Conference convened at tho appointed
time, Samuel Price in the chair.
Devotional exercises were conducted by
W. J. Martindale.
The journal was read and approved.
Ten dollars received on the conference
claimant fund was referred to the steward
Tho following committees made their re
ports, which were adopted, viz: Commit
tee on book concern accounts, on educa
tion, on temperance, on Sunday school and
tract, on officers of conference society.
The treasurer of the conference
was authorized to disburse the money for
The committee on popular amusements
made their report which was adopted.
A memorial from the Central Methodist
Preachers meeting at Kansas City, was re
ceived asking the conference to memorial
ize the next general conference on the sub
ject of a Methodist Assurance company
and it was referred to a committee, of three
viz: A. H. Parker, J. W. Wright and F.
The committee on the Woman Foreign
Missionary society made their report
which was adopted.
Resolutions of thanks to the Street Rail
way company for their generosity in giv
ing to members of the conference half fare
on their cars was passed.
To the pastors of the city .who kindly
open their pulpits to members of the con
ference. To the Methodist pastois of the city who
have so grandly provided for tho entertain
ment of the conference.
To tho families who have so royally en
tertained the members of the conference.
Ihe committee on district conference
records. On the Sabbath. On Episcopalresi
dence. On auditing accounts of missionary
money. On periodical and religious litera
ture made their reportswhich were adopted.
The roll was called and subscriptions
were taken for the publication of the con
The matter of procuring a conference
trunk was referred to the secretaries and
A resolution authorizing the conference
trustees to r.iit mniifv fn -niot- Mm
j for c inference claimants or to sell portions
of the property if in their judgment it
shall be deemed best.
A resolution proposing to organize a con
ference musical association for the pur
pose of improving church music was re
ferred to a committee of one from each
presiding elder s district as follows: G.
Lowther. W. H. Gannaway, A. C. King,
J. W. Anderson, S. W. Richards. Ad
journed to meet at 7:30 p. m.
Benediction by X. Asher.
Conference convened at the appointed
time, Bihon Bowman in the chair.
Devotional exercises were conducted by
D. W. Phillips.
The vote fixing Garden City as the place
of holding the next session was reconsid.
ered, and Larned was selected as the place
of holding the next session of the confer
ence. A. P. George presented the credentials
of J. F. Owen, an elder in good standing,
to be filed with conference papers.
Reports of tho committees on the Home
Missionary society and on the Church Ex
tension board were read and adopted.
The trustees of the parsonage property
of East Wichita were allowed to sell their
property and divide it among the appoint
ments of their charge.
S Price. N. S. Buckner and W. J. Mar
tindale were elected ennference trustees.
The pastors were instructed to take col
lections in May and forward the same to
the conference trustees, to be paid on the
lots at Winfield.
A resolution of thanks to The Daily
Eagle for the very full reports it has
given to our conference proceedings was
The committees on missions and on
memorial to general conference on the sub
ject of church insurance made reports,
which were adopted.
The conference appointed Sprague
Davis, G. Lowther, R. A. Carmine, Harri
son Wait and W. H. Gaunaway, were
appointed a commission to meet a like
commission from the Northwest Kansas
conference to a boundary line between the
The conference board of church exten
sion and the district boards to locate
churches and triors of appeals and the
committees of examination for next year
A resolution asking the general con
ference to organize the colored work of
Kansas into a seperate conference was
The bishop announced the transfer of A.
W. Hull from the Kentucky conference to
J. W. Wright, A. O. Ebright, W. J.
Martindale, C. H. Burleigh and W. S.
Richards were appointed a committe on
the publication of a conference daily dur
ing our next conference session.
The conference statician secretary made
his report which was adopted.
It was moved that after the reading of
the minutes and the appointments by the
bishop that the conference stand ad
journed. Devotional exercises were conducted by
T. S. Hodgson, the appointments were
read and the conference adjourned with
the benediction of Bishop Bowman.
GARDEN CITY DISTRICT.
A. P. George Presiding Elder.
Appomattox Chas. Brown,
Ashland C. R. Robinson.
Bazine F. A. Goodrich.
Beeler D. L. Knowles.
Cimarron V. H. Brink.
Coronado J. Zook.
Dighton J. W. Wright.
Dodge City G. Lowther.
Englewood C. E. VanMetcr.
Ford J. H. Strain.
Fowler O. B. Shaw.
Garden City M. Bamford.
Grigsby T. S. Benefiel.
Hartland W. B. Marsh.
Hugoton A. G. Forman.
Horace and Tribune C. D. W. Hest
wood. Holbrook Frank P. Woodward.
Ingalls D. R. Latham.
Jetmore J. H. Smith.
Johnson City G. P. VanWye.
Ltikiu B. E. Kauffman.
Leoti C. E. Williams.
Lexington M. T. Long,
Meade-J. S. Tull.
Montezuma O. C. Baird.
Ness N. H. Davis.
Nonchalanta W. V. Burns.
Optiuia E. F. Reser.
Polendora C. F. Mellor.
Ravanna W. H. Myers.
Richfield W. E. Woodward.
Santa Fe J. L. Mills.
Scott C. A. Place.
Spearville J. W, Crouch.
Springfield J. B. Bradley.
Svracuse S. Davis.
Ulysses J. B. Pulliam.
West Plaines C. E. West.
Wilburn E. S. MacCartney.
II. Waitt, Presiding Elder.
Burdette M. P. Dixon.
Canton W. H. Gannaway.
Chase A. J. Bixler.
Conway W. J. Barron.
Ellinwood G. W. Howes.
Elm Dale (H. E. Coigrov.)
Fredrick C. II. Montgomery.
Garfield F. F. Berustorf.
Great Bend W. R. Watson.
Great Bend Circuit F. M. Pitkina.
Hoisington E. H. Rubicam.
Kinsley C. II. Gramley.
La Croe J. E. Hopkins.
Larned R. A. Carnmc.
Little River J. A. H. Wilson.
Lyons Noah Asher.
McPherson A. O. Ebright.
Marion S. H. Enveart.
Marion Circuit W. H. Clark.
Marquette C. V. Penn.
Roxbury To be supplied.
Rush Center C. N. BottorfL
Sterling Y. I. Miller.
Sterling Circuit (J, A. Tickers.)
B. C. Swarts, Presiding Elder.
Anuelly-C. H. McMillan.
Arlington E. B. Abbott.
Burrtou Jos Coombe.
Buhler f John N. Shipherd.)
Chelsea I. B. Case.
El Dorado Jas. C. Hall.
Elmer C. E. Davis.
Florence J. M. McDonald.
Halstead L. M. Hartley.
Hutchinson C. A. King.
Leon R. B. Ergle.
Macksville J. O. Hazelton.
Newton W. J. Martindale.
Nickerson J. M. Archer.
Peabody Jas. L. Glascock.
Potiom To be supplied.
Pontine J. W. Prnen.
Partridge Henry C. Wharton,
Sedgwick A. T.Burris.
Syvlia G. W. Dalbey.
Stafford Jeffrey Martin.
St. John--A. Hoffman.
T. S. Hodgson Presiding Elder.
Anthony N. S. Buckner.
Argonia O. A. Smith.
Arkansas City S. W. Richards.
Attica E. S. Janney.
Burden B. E. Shawhan.
Caldw-cll W. II. Gill.-im.
Canenia (sup) J. E. Roberts.
Coldwtiter F. C. Fa v.
Dexter G. W. Baker.
Freenort C. E. Mttnn.
Genua Spring J. A. Davis.
Harper J. A. Luctis.
Hazelton N. J. Eurton.
Kiowa J. Glick.
Lake City W. R. Rolingson.
Latham E. R. Williams.
Maple City tsup) Helm.
Medicine Lodge1 R. Sanderson.
Milan F. M. Romine.
Nescatunga Logan N. Rogers. '
Oxford Wm. Hays.
South Haven H. S. Lundy.
Wellington T. C. Miller.
Wellington ct S. Price.
Winfield J. T. Hanna.
College Hill E. H. Vaughtm.
Winfield ct W. R. McMaster.
J. E. Earp, D. D. President S. W. Kan
W. H. Cline Missionary to Louisiana.
WICHITA DISTRICT J. D. BATKIN, P. E.
Andover A. B. Cluckner.
Augusta S. McKibben.
Belle Plaine E. C. Beach.
Benton J. A. Holmes.
Chenev J. H. PrachL.
Colwich W. S. Ratidle.
Conwav Springs J. W. Anderson and
M. E. Diehl.
Cullison W. B. Barton.
Douglas S. Brink.
Douglas circuit C. S. Nusbaum.
Goddard J. N. Funstan.
Grecnsburg W. II. Rose.
Iuka-C. H. Burleigh.
Kingman David Bowers.
Mt. Hope N. J. Lowther.
Mulvane E. C. Pollard.
Mullinville J. C. Gibson.
Nashville J. T. Hendrickson, and one
to be supplied.
Ninneswih J. R. Millsap.
Nova M. Howison.
Norwich N. A. Porter.
Oatville To be supplied.
Pratt A. H. Parker.
Saratoga James Lokev.
South Kingman J. F. Irwin.
Turon B.T. Wonder.
College Kill D. W. Phillips.
Dodge avenue W. J. TulL
Emporia avenui: D. D. Akin.
First Church M. L. Gates.
North Wichita J. D. Woods.
St. Paul E. A. Hoyt.
Born to the presiding elder of Wichita
district, at 3 p. in. Sunday, March IS, a
fine boy, a bishop prospective to be elected
in 1SCG. Bro. Botkin has honors coming
to him rapidly: first choice for general con
ference on Friday, and his wife now favors 1
him with the usual orthodox increase in
the Methodist itineracy. May the young
ster live and prosper, and may its father
recover his usual equilibrium.
THE FOURTH WARD SITUATION DIS
CUSSED AT THE COURT HOUSE
And Final Action to be Taken To
morrow Xight--A lively
Spat in the First Ward
A number of Fourth ward citizens, in
response to invitations sent out signed by
Wm. Mathewson, met last evening at
the office of the county clerk to discuss the
situation for councilman in that ward.
The meeting was called to order by Mr.
Geo. L. Douglas, who nominated Col. Lew
is for chairman, and the same was elected.
Mr. Shepard stated that the meeting was
a result of Mr. Mathewson not accepting
the nomination for councilman from that
ward, tendered him by the citizens meet
ing held on Oak street a few days ago. He
not accepting the nomination made it nec
essary to put another man in the field, but
unawares of this meeting, arrangements
for a second Oak street meeting had been
made, and was dated for Wednesday even
ing. Invitations were out and a good
sized crowd was expected.
It was decided by a vote that if any nom
ination should be made it should be done
without taking into consideration political
opinions, but simply consider the fitness of
the man for the position. .General Myers
then moved that an informal ballot be
taken for candidate for councilman, in or
der to get at the sense of the meeting.
The motion was duly seconded and while
ballots were being prepared Mr. Douglass
placed in nomination Judge E. B. Jewett
which was objected to by some claiming an
informal ballot did not call for nomina
tions but the chair thought differently
and the vote showed Jewett nine with
Messrs. Van Nesss; Strong, Taylor, Skin
ner, Thomas, Sheppard and Douglas sup
port from one to two tach, making nine
teen votes in all.
Mr. Mead At the Oak street meeting
there seemed to be a strong feeling for a
candidate from the east side of the track.
I don't know how they would feel about
supporting any nomination made here to
night, no matter where he came from and
how well qualified he may be.
Jewett It is ill advised to put
in the field a candidate. In
looking over this crowd you see the
majority comes from one vicinity and the
meeting was not sufficiently advertised to
bring out many and we cannot fairly
speak for the ward. The people east want
a candidate from that section. We had
best appoint a committee to voice the sen
timent of this meeting to the meeting to
be held Wednesday night and let the mat
ter die settled definitely there. I certainly
could not think of accepting a nomination
at the hands of this meeting.
Mr. Sheppard being called upon said he
scarcely knew what to say under the cir
cumstances. The east side from
the talk and interest shown in
meetings held certainly have grievances
and are in earnest about getting a good
man. Its not to get a man from among
us on the east side as to get a man who
will give our part of the ward his atten
tion. It has been indicated that Judge
Jewett he nominated here tonight but its
a question in my mind whether this would
be a good plan.
Douglas We might make a written re
quest and sign it and circulato it for
signatures asking Mr. Jewett to become a
candidate. The petition could then be
submitted to the meeting Wednesday
night and be accepted or rejected.
Van Ness We should be verj' careful
what wc do tonight, for this is not a wido
enough representation here.
Eggleston Move the Republicans hold
a meeting at the court house to nominate
a candidate for councilman.
The motion failed to receive a second.
Myers Move a committee of five be ap
pointed to confer with a committee from
the east side of the track to decide on a
This motion also failed in receiving a
Skinner We don't want any east side
or west side. We want a man who is ablo
for the duties of a councilman, the duties
that are now incumbent and will come up
within the next two years.
Vermillion Should think it best to hold
a union meeting. It might be best to hold
a general meeting.
Sheppird This committee can recom
mend Mr. Jewett to the meeting Wednes
day night. If they do I think he would bo
acceptable. This strikes me with a force
in the form of a conviction. There is no
disposition to b" arbitrarj.
Douglas Sheppard made a snggestion
that Jewett would be an acceptable candi
date. Mr. Mathewson told me that Jewett
would suit him and his friends. Regis
tration closes Saturday, and the man who
is to be the candidate wants to ba upon it,
so he can register his friends. Let us rec
ommend him to the committee and let
them report at that meeting to be held
Miller Any fair-minded man will do us.
Jewett would suit me, and I think he
would be nominated at that meeting. All
we want is a man who will treat our peti
tions with respect, and not, to say the
least, with contempt.
Mr. Hammond was called to the chair
and Colonel Lewis said, "I depricate this
East and West Side business. The East
Side must not think we want to force the
present; incumbent on them again for you
see he has not a vote in this meeting, and
would not get fifty votes in the entire
ward. It strikes me we can get a man who
will represent this ward, no matter where
he comes from. I can favor Jewett or any
other man as good as he is, no matter what
part of the ward he lives in. I am in
favor of harmonizing this thing and
in getting a man who is able for the work.
The motion for the chair to appoint a
committee of five to report at the meeting
Wednsday night carried and the follow
ing gentlemen were appointed: Douglas.
Sheppard, Hammond, Miller and Eggle
ston. The committee was instructed to report
to the Wednesday night meeting and ask
that Judge Jewett be nominated.
Mead There is another condidate -wrho
should be looked after and that is the
member of school board. Mr. Cummings
had been nominated at the Oak street
Jewett Mr. Cummings is undoubtedly
the choice of that meeting.
Myers Move the committee be in
structed to report favoring Cummings for
member of the school board.
The motion carried unanimously and the
meeting immediately adjourned.
At a meeting of the citizens of the First
ward, held last evening at Brown's store
on South Lawreuce avenue to nominate a
candidate for councilman and a member
of the school board, P. V. H&aly was
called to the chair and F. J. Arnold elected
After several ballots for choice of a man
for councilman, Captain Perry Crosson
was selected and his nomination made
A. E. Trester was cominated for mem
ber of school board.
Quite unexpected to many Healy got it
in the neck from the first ballot and was
soon out of the ring. Two or three gentle
men stated in the meeting that he had not
been doing the ward good service, to which
Mr. Healy responded that he had spent
days in the faithful discharge of his duty.
He thought he had done as much as any
one could have done.
It was thought by some last night that
Healy would enter the arena and make a
fight for vindication.
A petition is being circulated asking
Mr. Geo. W. Collings to become a candi
date for councilman. It is said he will be
AOPEN IiETt'EK TO SGKYEYOKS
ENGINEERS OF KANSAS.
On the 3d of December. 1S37 a call was
made for a meeting of the engineers and
surveyors of the state, to be held in Wich
ita, Kansas. Pursuant to that call the
meeting was held, the result of which is
the organization of the Civil Engineer's
association of Kansas, an association or
ganized as a private corporation under the
laws of Kansas.
The purposes for which this corporation
is formed are to promote social intercourse
and the interchange of knowledge and
the raising of the standard of excellence,
and the advancement of the interests of
the profession and the maintenance of a
That the objects sought to be obtained
by this association will be correlative to
the interest of the profession throughout
the state, we have no hesitancy in assert
ing, for if we, as engineers, wish to keep
pace with the onward current of
thought and labor in the
profession we must seek
to profit by the interchange of ideas, of ex
perience and of methods. And by that in
tercourse lead to a broader understanding
of the current needs and demands of the
times. Not only should this principle act
uate us to greater exertion, but the love of
the profession, or such, should develop a
zeal which should not only be commen
surate with the spirit of progress, which
is so characteristic of the scientific and
professional world of the day, but should
renew in us a desire to lead in all that per
tains to individual advancement in the
Our field of labor is wide, the scope of
which extends from the simplest and most
easily demonstrable applications of ever
day occurrence on the one hand, to tho
most intricate conditions calling for the
greatest of ability on the part of the de
signer on the other.
Then let us work for higher attainments
in the line of advancements of the interests
of the members of the profession and the
general advancement of the standard and
making way for the adoption of new and
improved methods, and the application of
This organization, although so voting,
can already number among, its member
ship engineers from the Atlantic to the
Pacific; men whose names stand high in
the profession, which, to be associated
with, is an eminence and an honor to be
Our call is now repeated, asking you, as
members of the profession, to associate
yourselves with us. We will help you; you
will assist us, and we will then promote
each other. Specifically, papers of topi
cal interest will be presented, discussions
held on current snbjects of practical appli
cation. These published will form a con
venient method of dissemination among
the membership, thus permitting all,
whether present at the regular meetings
or not, to partake of the benefits accruing.
The secretary will gladly furnish any
Information desired. A copy of the con
stitution and by-laws in your possession
will furnish you with the information nec
essary as to requirements of membership.
Jerome C, Herring,
II. II. Hendershot, President.
To tlio Eilltor of tho Eacle.
May I venture to trespass on your valua
ble space with a few words of information
to the public about our little Benevolent
Home. The question has been asked, "Is
there any need of the Benevolent Home
and Hospital since the St. Francis hospital
is opened and shall you continue the
Home" Whilst there is a need for it in
Wichita it must be continued.
The Benevolent Home was opened two
years and a half ago. primarily as a home
for the friendless, for those needy ones
who could not be cared for at the poor
house; then the sick were brought to us
and we opened our doors to them and
nursed and sheltered them to the best of
our ability, adding the word "Hospital''
to our charter, and our little has been the
only, as it was the first "charity hospital"
There appears to be now a greater need
for the Home than when it was first
opened, for then the population was only
20,000 and now there are oyer 40,000 people
in Wichita. Consequently there tire in
the same ratio more needy and sorrowful
ones to be sheltered.
It would touch the hearts of
the kind people in Wichita could
they but hear the tales of woe that are told
by some of the poor inmates, and it would
arouse their keenest sympathy to know of
the many deserted wives and orphan
childn-n our little -"Home" has sheltered
this winter besides all tho hospital work
A larger honse has now been rented, airy
and better adapted for the work. It Is T2.3
We need assistance In tho move. Our
bedding is very defective, most of the fur
niture was old when given to the home
and after more than two years service in
Euch a crowded house is much dilapidated.
Are there any kind friends in Wichita
who would like to furnish one room them
selves, say two or more join to do this
either as a memor.al of some dear one, or
an Easter offering
Will some of our business men copy the
example of Messrs. Cole & Jones who gave
us five per cent, of their sales for one week
at Christmas time, amounting to $100'
Will some of our "speculators" emulate
Mr. Noble, the geaorous hearted Illinois
gentleman, who last month sent us f 100?
Subscriptions and donations will be most
thankfully received by the matron, no
other persons are authorized to receive
money in behalf of the Benevolent Home,
and all contributions (unless otherwise re
quested) will be acknowledged in the news
papers. Relying upon the generous spirit of the
public, I am yours truly,
Mrs. A- Basley, President.
LJTTLE CIRX. LOST.
Lew A?pey, the humane society deputy
wa.s accosted by a fellow yesterday who
said that out on First street near Hy
draulic avenue there was a fire year old
girl shivering on door steps. Lew re
sponded and sure enough it wm true and
the residence was owned and occupied by
the informant who had not judgment
enough to take her in eTen for temporary
relief from the cold. The child was poorly
clad and lost having been out several
hours judging from incoherent statements.
She is being cared for and will be kept for
parent or guardian.
The grand spring opening cf the Trade
Palace will take place this evening.
Shaw's orchestra will be prtent to dis
course some of their excellent music.
ADDITIOXiL LOCAL 0. 2d PAO'E-
The Best Judges
Call on us daily and nothing pleases us
better than to show and please them and they
go away satisfied that the New York Store
is the place. Low prices and new styles the
cominp;week will "strike" the public with
R. T. BEAN, Free. UKO. II, BLAClCWKLDEli. V, Prw, J. II. SLATER, Caihler
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK,
K. T. BEAN. President. liKO. II. nLACKWELDKn. Vlr-rrMdnt.
GEO. C. STKONG. Onhfer. II. M. DUCK. As"t Chler.
X. A. EncUstJ. A. L. Hoticfc. IILColc, E.T. Brown. K. R. Towel!, W. ru Duln-r
C. E. Lewis & Co.
Have just received the Largest, Finest
and Best selected stock of gents and boys
mm ii mm footwear
Ever Offered in the
Give us a call and
and suit you.
Gents genuine Hand Made Calf Shoes in
button, lace and congress for $5.00 per pair.
Machine sewed shoes from $1.75 to $4.00.
Remember we carry gents' shoes in all
widths and sizes.
C. E. LEWIS &CO.,
110 N MAIN STREET.
The acknowledged head-quarters for good
goods at low prices.
14 CENTS! .- 14 CENTS!
For a fev days xe shall make a special drlTe on Society Corres
pondence Paper of all kinds, and shall offer
In about fifty styles of linen and superfine paper at the above
f igure. "We are determined to establish ourselves from the start u
leaders in nerw and cheap goods. The quality of the gooda we offer
Is very good and has been so!d In this city under the same brand
nrinr tn rrar a.rriva.1 at 25 and 30 cents ner box. Thl after 1 im-Hai
and for a few days only.
Cor. First and Market al
of Fine Goods !
H2 N. Main.
examine for we can fit
- . in Sedgwick Block.