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,-wiyiP nvye-jg"1! fMJ 'itii r i r ' itf Ita $. WICHITA, TnUJtSIuy, JULY C, IS7C. CITY AND COUNTY NEWS. Office of Observation, Signal Sendee, U. S. A. 3Iktkoroloocii. Rcror.T Doner. Cirr, ICaxsas, July 2, ISiG. l'or weekending July ! Is76. Jlcnn wceklv Barometer 29.512 In. ' " Thermometer 71 ."Odes. " " Humidity f.9.7 percent. HlirlipstlLiromctcr 29.772 In. al 7:C0 a. ra. .20. Lowest 29.200 in. ot 3:0! It. ra. lUnrc of " 0 572 In. Highest Tcmiicrnturc Oi ilcg. on the 23fh. lowest S3 deg. on the 1st. llangeof 35dcg. Prevailing wind north. Velocity during week 2,IS mile ' Maximum velocity 5mlle at 8-39 a.m. on tlic ." Hain-fell during week, 2.30 Incites. No. clear and lair days 2 No. rloudy dy 1 No. day rain It'll 4 Wind ttonnon the 23th, 2Gth, 28lll, ."Mill, 1st. Disastrous rain and thunder tonu on the 31th. Solar halos on the 33th. Electricity on the 25th. 27th, 33th. 1st. Lunar Corona n the 27th and 3th . Jerome J. Wri.vr.nr.o. Sergeant Signal Service U.S.A., in charj-c. Wc notice omo market. very line cabbage in the 1H1. Jowctt la; Wichita. come back to his first lore, "Lre Nixon ami his bride went cast on a wedding tour. , If you want lo get married, hire out to Morris Kohn. S. 31. Ford, or tbe Kansas lingers around Wichita. City Timet, still D. It. Einmert lias opened up bis la;v onice. Ills card will appear next wcr k. Steclo has cut o a' Ills in ustachc. Stewart's is ail tho flrni can stand. He thinks Green peaches only five apiece, their flavor equal to that of a cottonwooiTcblp. Eddie Sullivan was thrown from a cirrlage ami had 1th left shoulder dislocated. Quite a number of Wichita folks went up the railroad to dlfierent points Tuesday. There are at present ten old bachelors, or single gentlemen, occupying rooms in Eagle Block. ; The mlH whistle ushered m tho Fourth by screaming twenty minutes without taking breath. Wc hojve to give a full report of thc James burg celebration, which was immense, in our next issue. 1). S. Y. I.ttkens lias opened a eoal yard near thc depot, and solicits a share ot thc public patronage. W. IS. Mead Is In thc dry goods house or W. J. Hobson. He has the latest Centennial styles out That aggravated ease ol small pox reported a few days ago, turned out to be a light case of measles. The Odd FcWows of the State are going to excurt to Philadelphia in September at $25 lor thc round trip. The lrama work to one ol the new elevators Is being elevated, while another has already been enclosed. Col. Jenkins' family basarrlvcd. The Colu' ntl will build soon and become a resident of our city again. Thirty-one applications have been nude to tho city selieo! board for tho superintend eucy of our seooete. M. Kohn & Co. are juit as patriotic as their neighbors, and they, too, have swung out a Tliig on their building. Whenever Col. 'Parlton's horkos arc brought on the street they never fail to attract a crowd thev are beauties. TieasurerWoodeackha? been to thc capi tal and settled with the Stato Treasurer paying him over 11,090. II. J. Itelmers h3 maved from Main street to Douglas 'Avenue, Centennial Mock, two doors wost ol Market street. There will lie a camp meeting commenced at Jameeutirg Grovo on Friday, August 4!h, 1S7G. All arc cordially invited. Texas must be going Itcpublican. We hoar the Texas cattle men ob-ervcrl tut Fourth by hoisting thc Sag in tlieir camps. Amos lloiick has gene oast to absent a few days only. Mrs. llouok will roturn with him. She is anxians to get back home again. Centennial sermon at the Baptist Church on Sunday evening, July Otb. All are invited. W. F. File, Pastor. Yo shall soek for a sign and find one of thc handsomest in America swung out in lrout ot C. 21. Garrison's Saddle shop, iu the Steele Block. Tho entire oily was In full star-spangled dress on the Fourth. Something less than a thousand flags were flying at full mast during the day. Thc City Marshal Urns had good success iu tho last lew days slaughtering dogs. Hope he will continue the work till there won't bo a dog left in the city. Sueli an endorsement as tho Attica Grango gave tho Eaqlk is a good thing. "Words fit ly spoken are l(ke apples or gold la p'teture ol silver. FlrnM JTtrald. Wichita has pot the marrying fever, bad. Ten weddings have occurred within a short time, and wcguoss the number will Incrcaic to a dozen within a low weeks. Tho ooniKcrclnl telegraph olHcc which lias been located lor some tftas past Su tho Occi dental, has bcoa roinoved to L. U, Fcrrcll' three tieors north of tho post ollleo. A full baud of minstrel sereuadcrs, nine in number, will ive an entertainment lu this city on the 10th Inst., which promises to be first-class and worthy of patrouage. Tho Junction City Tribune issued a Centen nial Illustrated edition. It contains pictures sf Grant and Washington, which are said, by these who have scan them, to be correct like nesses, Tho Wichita post office has been designated as a Canadian international money-order of fice. Money orders are Issued at this office, payable at pest oillces in all parts of the do minion of Canada. The plenloers at GrilTenstein's grove had a jolly time boat Tiding, swinging, calms, drinking, listening to an address by Judge Baldwin, otr. Jud. Horringtoa, as a Fourth of Julyest, Is a success. Judge Amos Harris worried the American Eagle at Clearwater on Tuesday, to a largo crowd. The Judge thinks there wcro more pretty womeu down in that couutry than ho has seen lately. Mr. St. John, son of Hon. II, 0. St. John ono of the prominent candidates (or Governor ol this State, with Ins Tamily, has taxen up his rftldence in tho city, having accepted a position in tho United States land office. Ucv. J. P. Hareen will bo absent next Sab bath at Newton to asit in the dedication or a new church at that place. There wilt cot, be any morning service. In thc evening Ucv. Edward Scofield, jr., will fill his pulpit. "W. J. Cameron was over from Eldorado, Saturday. He was in high glee over the latest railroad news, which Is to thc effect that contracts for building have becu let and Eldorado will have a road touu, without deubt. Lightning struck thc residence ol Mr. Hol combe, near Wellington, last week, while tho family were absent, and tho house, which was one o! thc best in tho valley, with all IU contents was totally destroyed ln a lew mo ments. Tho firemen's ball was a very happy affair. Tho boys can beat everybody else getting up entertainments. The boys with thoir uni forms on black pants and red shirts furnish a marked contrast dancing with the ladies in full dress. Bordcau says he is tho only onu in the city that ha a regular, thoroughbred Republican flag. It is nicely Axed; a large flag, a stream er and a jack, with a double back action pole rigged with pulleys so that It can bo raised and lowered at will. ifcarly all thc married ladies who went cast from this city, with a very few exceptions, have expressed a desitc to return home im mediately. Their husbands think it very strange that they should want to return so soon. We don't sec anything straugo about it. Thc secret is, somebody is keeping them rented. Sjt II -H'ne large number of thrcshlhg machines- horsc-powcrand some steatnengincs attached, which have been adorning different parts of! our city, nave commenced to move. Their . music and din can already be heard In the I ' ailty. Hob Torlngtou, superintendent or the tele- , corincs (0 previous announcement thc l'rcs graph Jinc spent a couplo of days with us last bylenan Sabbath School assembled at Eagle week superintending the erection of poles and j jian at J0 O'clock and formed afprocessiou tin arranging tho new ofllcc. llobert is a jolly, i jor tlic 0jrect supervision of John G. Dans good boy, and all the boys from Atchison to comb, wijCn the procession, headed by the l'ueblo, know hlin. Something less than five thousand men, women and children assembled on the corner of Main street and Douglas avenue on the evening ofthc Fourth to sec tho display of fireworks. They were very good and seemed to give entire satisfaction. We were asketl by one ol the untcrrilied, tho other day, who was nominated at St. Lou is. On being informed that it was Tiidcn, of New York, he quietly remarked that ho bad, not had any use for him since ho that scrape with Mr. Iteechcr. Green Thompson, agent forthc quartcnnas tei'ij department, who has been heto (or about two years, has been ordered west to Elmore. Mr. Thompson Is a gentleman oi culture and large experience and will bo missed by a num ber ol our citizens. Wc understand that there Is now uo doubt ol the cditerlal excursion to Fliiladclphia.some time in September. Tho arrangements aie nude from Kansas to Chicago, and from Pitts burgh to Philadelphia, and no doubt exists but transportation will be secured from Chi cago to Pittsburgh. It has been intimated that one of the causes of so many recent marriages is owing to the fact that quite a number of the young people addressed letters to their posterity a hundred years hence and deposited them in the Centen nial box which was placed in tho corner stone ofthc new church. An unusual amount of complaint oomes up from the travelers on the Doiujlas road. The bottom, or tho place whore there ought to be bottom, on botli sides ot Lower Chishoim crcok bridge, is in a very bad condition. Would it not be well lor the township trustco to call the attention ot the road overseer to the fact? T. J. Anderson, General Passenger Agent of tho Atchison, Topcka & Santa Fo railroad, came m on a special car Saturday evening In company with tonic capitalists. They dropped in off tho main line to got something to cat. After wiping thoir chins with Occidental tea napkins they left, feeling much rofreshed. D. L. Brownlec gave us a paper which was published at Marion, Iowa, about twenty-one years since. It contains a letter giving tiie situation oi affairs iu Kansas at that time. It carries ti3 back iu our recollection to our boy hood days, when wc used to see John Brown, Aaron D. Steams, and other prominent Free State mon pass through Topcka, (which was on thc underground railroad route) with Mis souri negroes, en route to Canada. There is a Pawnee Indian down here tho csactae simile of .Noble Prentiss, who is un doubtedly the homeliest newspaper man iu Kansas. Ariantat Ctty Trane.tr. When Noble Prentiss is fixed up got his fctoro clothes on there is not a bettor looking editor In the Stato ol ICanas, than he is, ex cepting Scott, of the Tiaieltr; and wc will make no exceptions when we talk about brains. A young mau by the name ol Easton, for merly in the employ of the Stage Company, but who has been running i meat market in Douglas for a few weeks past, shot himseli at his room In thc Douglas House. Uo did not succeed in killing himseli outright, but still lives, yet without hope of recover'. The ball entered the body just below the heart. He assigns no reason lor the rash act, further than that he waB "tired of living." Cyrus Webb, ol Sedgwick county, shows a sample bunch of English blue jerass, which measures pluinp four (eet. Mr. ebb ia satis fied that above all others it Is the variety that will flourish in the Arkansas Valley. I VfofitU Omn'er. Bro. Manning, take another look at your specimen, examine it closely. Cy. i loud of a joke. Scarcely any interest was taken by our citi zens in tho St. Louis Convention. Thc feel ing was not to be compared with that mani lested In tho result df thc Cincinnati Conven tion. Thc norainntions made at Cincinnati wcro such as to satisfy all intelligent men that thc full strength of tho Itcpublleans would be polled in thc November election, and a solid Itepublican vote means a Republican victory. Thc Fourth was ushered in by rinsing of the diflercut bells Iii the city, shooting or an vils, shot guns, muskets, pistols, popguns and f andwtehed with shooting off of mouths. Tho racket commenced about three o'clock a. m. and was kept up successfully during the day. Wc presume the folksat Philadelphia thought they made a (uss, but they ought to have boenlu Wichita. Ed. Eagle : Tho southwest ought ti be represented on the electoral ticket. Iu case the honor shoulu fall to Sedgwick county, per mit me to suggest Jno. M. Steele as a suitable man ler the place: He is well known to our people, U a thorough Republican, and in ca pacity for aflah , is perhaps inferior to none iu tho Valley. Should he be nominated by the Convention he will carry the full vote of tke district. Very respectfully, ' Sedgwick. Judge Adams, or Wichita, culled on us last Monday on his way home from Wellington, where ho had been to deliver thc address for the masonic celebration. lie subscribed tor our paper, which made tia feel about two inch es taller and a great deal more important. Wo belicvo thc Judge Is a candidate far judge of the 18th judicial district. Don't know, but think he woufd look real well on the bench 'sposo wc try him. Oxford Indepundtnl. Nell Wilkie, of the State ol Butler, a gen tlemen who has 500 acres of wheat, come to Wichita on Thursday, bought ol HonckBros. a heading machine, and on Friday morning commeneod cutting and threshing. At tun down he had thirty -ffvc acres or wheit cut, threshed and saeked, and the next day he hauled It to WIehita,a distance of thirty miles, and sold it for one dollar per bushel. Sam. Houck says that beats killing a steer, tanning hie hido and making a pair of boots and put ting them on the same day. Mr. Wilkio ought to have taken three more steps.viz: had some of it ground and given his lurvest hands bis cuit from thc wheat for supper. There Is at last a chance for the fellows who have long desired to bo postmaster pure ly through patriotic motives. Tho Confeder ate House, without sense or reason, has ru ined tho salaries of second an d third-class of fices. The Postmaster General says the mail service will bo badly crippled, ; and nof only that, but thousands ol good, careful .aiid effi cient postmasters now in service will resign, only to hare thc offices fall into Incompetent hands. The new law completely cripples thc Wichita office which handles the malls of one hundred and six post offices. After the clerk hire and expenses aro paid there will not be enough left to pay a mau for tho responsibili ty ol so important a poit!on, let atono thc labor and vexation. Charles Clark, money order clerk of the Wichita post office, addresses his successor in lOTCas lollows: To Hit Honey Ordtr Cleri vf ie&Ua 1'ett Office ; Deak Sik Long before this cornc3 to your hands I, who am now full ot life and ac tivity, will be goao lo my long home. This cltcr, with others, we place in the founda tion ofthc Prcsbytctiau church now about to be erected, forporsons whom wo suppose will meet one hundred years from this datename ly thc second anniversary of American inde pendence. My name is Charles W. Clark, and accompanying this letter you will find a photograph of mysell. Homely looking chap, alntlr Well, I can't help it. I have lived twenty-six years and this photo is tho best thc artist could produce with your humble servant before his camera. There Is no need of my giving you any details of thc money order system, or its workings at tho preseut time, lor, in all probability you will peruse the records of tho office and discover how wc did bttsiucss lu 1S7C. 1 should like very much to bo loafing around when you (whoever you may be) open and read this letter. Our town is now a flourishing little burg or about 3,803 Inhabitants, and we have thc best town in thc Southwest. Well, successor, "pull down your vest" and keep your nose clean, and take good care of the office. I am at present, Yours very respectfully, Ciur.Lns W. Clahk.M. 0. Clerk. Wichita, July 4,1870, j Laying the Ccrncr-Stcnc of the Presbyterian 1Hnrcn. Qno 0, ie mostnt anJ ,ntcresting OCMb,on3lhnt hascvcr occllrrcd ln Wichita, tJw , ofthc corncr.Uollo 0, thc ! T'rpshvterl.in Church on the 4th oi Julv. Ac- band, marched up Main street to First, down First street to comer of First and Lawrence Avenue tho site lor tho now church where tho large tent or tabernacle had been previ ously erected and furnished with comfortable scats. On the arrival of the procession, tho follow ing programme was carried out: FJjst, an oponing chorus by thc church choir, "Hail Cur Country's Natal Morn." 3Ir. Harscn, the pastor, then made a few introductory remarks. Hymn by thc choir, "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord." Prayer by tho Rev. Mr. Garrison of the Newton Presbyterian Church. Reading the Scriptures by the pastor, third chapter of Corinthians. Song "On Brothers, On." Address by Rev. J. T. Hamia, pastor or the Methodist Church. Address by Rev. J. S. Turnbull, or the Uni ted Presbyterian Church. Sons Centennial Song, composed by Whit tier, the same that was sung atjhc opening ot thc Exposition. Address by W. S. Tingley, pastor or the Cnristian Church. Address by Rev. Garrison, or Newton. Collection taken charge of by tho chauipicu dunncr or tho Arkansas Valloy--Bro. Allan Buckner. Song "America." Mr. Harscn then look the stand and con ducted the furtiicr ceremonies, by first display ing a small zinc box in which the centennial mail was to bcMcposited. The contents of the box wcro : 1. A plain bible with leather cover. 2. A confession of faith of the Presbyterian Church. 3. History of the church in this place. 1. A list or thc names or the members or tho church January 1st, 1S70. 5. The names ol the church building com mittee. C. Tho names or the contributors for tho erection of the church, in all 150. 7. Tlic names of thc members of the Bap tist Church. 8. The names of the members of fhe United Presbyterian ilburcli. 9. A package of letters written, by different parties, addjessed to their posterity. 10. Two copies ot the Eagli: one of our Centennial edition and one of thc issue of June 29th. Also a copy of the Mejfcn. M. W. Levy put In two silver half dollars. The lid wis then placed on auJ soldered, to be removed July -1th, 1970. Singing by the choir. The box was then deposited in tho hole made for it in the corner-stone, cement spread and the top stouc placed upon it, after whiih the entire audience joined heartily in singing thc long-metre Doxology, and the benediction pronounced. The ladies ol tho church had prepared re freshments for thc hungry multitude there as sembled, and a large number of them ate and were filled. Tke whole concluded with a grand promenade concert in thc evening, which was participated in by a great number of the elite of tho city. Upon the whole, It was a grand success, and tho 4th of July ,1870, will bo remembered by those who attended these exercises with pleasant recollections. A description oi the church cdilice, etc., we will give at some futuro time. The wedding ceremony of Mis Jessie Mc Quiddy, ot this city, and Mr. B. II. Hardi tuau, of Wichita, took place at the Presbyte rian church, Tuesday evening. The church v, as well tilled by an audience composed of the elite of the city. Tho 'windows, chande liers and cntranco were decorated with green shrubbery. Tiiero were two handsome bou quets on tho organ and on Iho table directly in front or the altar were three beautiful bou quets, the one in the center being In the shape ot a cros-s. A new carpet was spread in the broad aisle from the cntranca to the altar. At half past seven tho bridal patty entered -and wore met at the altar by Rev. A. E. Garrison, who performed tho ceremony in an improssive manner. APier receiving the congratulations of their many friends, the young couplo wcro driven to tho Santa Fe depot auu iook me train ior ivicmia. ine bride's dress was lavender and white silk trimmed with green colored gros grain rib bon, and shejwore natural flowers, white ole ander and white roses iu Iter corsage. The bridesmaid, Miss York, of Wichita, and Mi Mollic McQuiddy, sister of the bride, were tastily dressed to correspond with tlic .bride's trousseau. The groom aud groomsmen, Messrs. Stem and Clark, wcro in lull evening dress. Tho whole allair was stylish and pleasant. The newly married couplo leavo with tbe best wishes of a large circle of friends for their futuro happiness and pros perity. We hope they will be happy always; they have our sinccrest felicitations. Haruy County Jievt. Mr. llardiman is ono ofthc best young men In our city, aud Is most highly spoken of by all who kuow him. The young couple start on life's journey with every prospect of a pleasant voyage' in which the Eagle earnest ly hopes they may nut be disappointed, and that at its end they may attain the haveu of eternal rest: The authorities or the M. E. Church of El dorado, having tendored the use or the church building to tho Presbyterian pastor and so ciety for tho mouths ol July aud August at preaching hours, aud tho tender being ac cepted, it cives the undersigned the much needed opportunity for rost and recreation. Our official board kiudly granted me this privilege, which I propose to use to the best ofniy ability and hope to return with re newed vigor to my pulpit and pastoral work, September first, Walter Oaklev, Pastor of M. E. Church. Eldorado, June 2J, 1S7I. Eldorado Timet. Wo don't wonder at all at tho authorities or tho 31. E. Church at Eldorado tendering the use of their church to another congrega tion and minister. Tho only thing that does surprise us is, that they did not make it for thc remaining portion o: the conrcrcnce year, if the sermons of their pastor have been like the one "dished up" to a largo and intelligent audience at Ihc 21. E. church in (his city last Sabbath morning. Folly minutes were con sumed in trying to explain what Brother Ilanna did at tho close in less than one minute with less than a dozen word. Tho question has been asked us several titno3 during tho past week, whoso business it Is to fix the approaches to the frco bridge. They nre reported in a very bad condition. Wc don't know, but to guess at It, wo should say the road overseer or Delano should keep the west end of tho bridge fixed, and for the cast or north end of the bridge, the road over seer of Wichita township begins. But be that as it may, the road ought to bo fixed. And while wo are talking about roads, wc will call the attention or tho proper authorities lo tho road al thc Chishohn creek, near 31c Campbell's. It Is almost impassable, the bridge is in a dangerous condition and should have a railing on each side. A couplo from Reno county no; since wo coino to think about it, there icre three of them, viz : an old gentleman sixty-four.an old lady Torty-two, and a young man twenty-one years or age drove into our city late one evening last week. They pulled up at Treas urer Woodcock's office, and in an excited and breathless manner the old gentleman rushed in and asked ir ho was tho Iiccnc judge. Upon being told of thc Probate Judge's whereabouts, he told 3Ir. Woodcock to lay low and not say any thing, lor something was going to happen, which ho would undoubted ly hear or next morning. The three proceed ed to Judge Little's office and were joined in the bonds or holy wedlock then and there in a very solemn and impressive manner by the grave and sedate license man. The bride was attired in a rich and costly calico withi only two widths in the dress. It was nemo of your pull-backs with over skirt and under skirt, panicr and polonaise and trail not a bit of it, no roolishness about it. Tho groom's ward robe was plain and unpretentious; it consist ed or a blue Denims shirt and buckskin-colored corduroy pants, tan-colored shoes, flesh-colored socks. The groomsman, the sou of the old msn, (ror he was supposed to be a widower.) was dressed a la Arkansas sand lappcr check shirt, Dcuims pants and bare footed. Woodcock acted as usher and bride's maid. After thc ceremony was performed, aud the usual salutations from tho party pres ent, including the honorable judge, the groom drew himself up in a diguiiicd manner, aud told the lricnds present that ho and the old la dy had farms adjoining and ho did not see any reason why they could not put their things together and keep house, whereupon she kindly consented. He then borrowed some matches from the uaher.stalmg thai they would camp out that night, and took their departure. The Horse Fair. The races Monday and Tuesday were toler ably well attended. Tuesday quite a large crowd was present at thc afternoon races. The programme was well arranged, tbcjraces pleasantly and satisfactorily conducted, and all thc horsemen present expressed themselves satisfied with thc conduct of affairs. Thc fol lowing is a general outline of thc races Mon day: Trotting race; open to horses that had not made a mile In three minutes. Tho following horses wcro entered : Chief, by B. 31. Ter rell; Bashaw JIaid. by T. 31. Lane; Pat, by Sam. Adams. Chief won first money, Ba shaw Maid second. Time 3:3. Pouy race, hair mile dash, won by Kansas marc. Also another pony race.half mile dash, six entries, won by spotted pouy. SECOND DAY. Pacing race. Horses entered : Honest John, by J. T. 3Ic3Iillcn; Bay Unknown, by Cantain Davis: Sleepy Kate, by Frank b as set. Won In t;vo straight heats by Honest John. Next was half mile dash by Sleepy Tom, Sleepy Jim, Button, Pogwood, Spot and Rattler. Button won first money, Rat tler second; timeuOJ. A now feature was then introduced in the programme, which consisted ol .a foot race. Nine men entered for a purse of five dollars; distance kixty yards; won by Jasper Kyle . The most exciting auU the race that created the most Interest and excited a great deal of enthusiasm was a pacing race by Limber Jim, entered by Dr. Owens, and Wichita Charley, rntered by By Terrell; threo best in five. Both horses being iu tolerable good condition neither had tho advantage in that respect. First heat was won by Wichita Charley; tiino 2:55. Second heat by same; time 2:50. Third heat by same; time 2: 13. Between the second and third heats of tho pacing race a pony race occurred. Onc-rourth mile dash. Won by bay pony. Premiums were offered abo on stallions ot two classes, dralt aud blooded Frank Fasset had three horses .entered, viz: Phil Sheri dan, which took the Jirst premium for draft horses, aud Tim Line, which took secoud. The exhibition oi blooded horses was good. Captain Tarlton exhibited two young horses which were perfect pictures for horsemen. It is a feast to look on them. Mr. Tariton's horse, Oram I!oy, wo will venture to say.cau not be beaten iu the State; also his horse, Blue Grass, a two-year-old, is a fine specimen or horse flesh. B. F. Jones' horse, Lawrence jr., Is a very lino horse and shoves his "jioou. He took tho second premium. Upon the whole thu exhibition and races were good, and great credit Is due to tho di rectors, who, under such adverso circum stances, conducted tho two-days fair so suc cessrully. The premiums will all be prompt ly paid, and it won't be many years before the society will be able to oiler larger premi ums, and Wichita will be the fast horse cen ter not only of tbe Arkausas Valley, but or the whole Southwest. "Dodgi: Crry, June 21, 1S70, "El)ITon Eagli: Pull down yo'ur vest, wipe off your chin aud show your colors." Wc presume tiiat the party who sent the above request is some string beau who had to leave Wichita on account or not having any visible means of support, and went to Dodge, of course. In order to show colars "to eom peto with Dodge wc whould have to have dance-houses, gambling halls and garroting shops and such like, but we are happy to in form him that that species of barbarism aud wickedness has long since departed from our city, and Wichita stands to-day, morally, as well as any town iu the State, aud physically ad commercially she has no competitors in the west, outstripping them all. Her pros perity to-day is greater than it over was be fore, and in throe years from now she will be a city of six thousand inhabitants. These arc our colors. If you have any allusion to the Texas cattle trade, wo have all that wo asked for. The trail has been kept open and a number of choice herds aro on the grazing grounds west of the city. As to the chin and vest bu-iucs3, that Is old. Sedgwick county is tha banner county of thi Stato in whent. The St. I.ouls Hesuhlt- can, of June 20th, in speaking of the sale of new wheat in the market, says : "Alter call, was offered at auction tho first car of Kansas wheat, of the new crop, received in this .city. This lot, which was in gocd condition and grad.'d No. 4, was shipped from Wichita by N. II. Heath to F. Sivartz, and sold to J. W. Adams & Co. at 1.23. A car of thc new crop of Kentucky, grading No. 2, wa al.o sold immediately following to Tcasdale & Harri son at $1.12." Thc aforesaid car load of Kansas new wheat was bought of I). D. Carl ton by N. U. Heath and shipped on thc 2Jth ol June, and it arrived in St. Louis on the 29th. Mr. Iloath, having a desire to ship tho first car of the season, went into tho field and helped thresh it and gave it his undivided personal attention until the car was started oil its way to market. It jou will observe the article closely you will sec that Kansas new wheat, No. i, sold at 81.23 per bushel, while Kentucky now wheat. No. 2, only brought 1.12 per bushel. Sedgwick is not only Hie first In thc market, but sends a bet ter quality or wheat. J. L. Kimmcrman, Esq., County Superin tendent of Schools, at Wichita, Kansas, spent Saturday and Sunday last, in this ciiy visiting his brother. He has been in Kansas six years, anil is now on his way to the Centennial and expects to spend about two month cast ot the Allcghanie. HoMjw.xtry C'ounii(JU.) Dem ocrat. MARRIED. At the residence of tho bride's mother, on Wednesday evening, Juno 23th, by Rev. J. P. Harscn, Mr. T. L. Nixon to Miss Cora Mat thews, all ol Wichita. At the residence of the bride's parents, on Wednesday. June 28th, by the Rev. J. P.IIar scn, 31r. George II. Gardiner, of Sedgwick county, and 31iss Laura V. Pope. At Pleasant View, Sedgwick county, on Saturday, June 21th, by tho Rev. Edward tscoheid. jr., ot Uhieairo, Mr. Thomas F. Hall and Miss Xarissa Webb. SPECIAL NOTICES. Thirteen sacks coffee tor sale, at Duns comb's, at less than St. Louis prices, freight added. 11-lt Farmers Take Holice I The undersigned aro prepared to buy your grain or ship it to any market you may desig nate, and advance three-fourths the cash val ue on shipment, for i reasonable commission. Wo have just finished putting up ono cr Howe's Improved grain scales, with which wc have a United States Government Tester.that they may be tested at any moment to know ir they arc correct. These scales will bo in tho exclusive charge of a sworn weighman,whoso duty it shall be to weigh all grain honestly aud correctly without favor to cither buyer or seller. Hoping to rcccivo a liberal share of your patrouage, wo aro rcspcctlully yours, Smith & Pittengku. Wichita, July 1, 1S7C. 11-tr Ohio Stoneware, by tho car load, at Allen is Tucker's. 5-tr Stkay. Came into Ihc inclosuro of tho subscriber, one berkshlrc pig about eight weeks old. J. W.PliiLLirs. Bo sure and buy the White Lily Baking Powder. Wheeler keeps it. 35-tf Buckwheat cakes and maple them at Wheeler's. syrup. Buy 35-tf Take your hides to C. 31. Garrison, the old est hide buyer in Wichita. 27-tf Grange, Odd Fellows and Masonic manuals at thc post office book store. -12-tf Turn over a new lea: an go to G. H. Her rington's and get a new ledger. 42-tf Puro spices ol all kinds to be had at Wheel er's, Douglas Avenue. 35-tf Buy your qncenswaro at Allen & Tucker's. 52-tt Patents on all lauds entered prlorto April 1st, 1S71, aro now ready at the land office. It would be well for the parties to "whom tho patents belong to get them and have them duly recorded, which may save a long and tedious litigation at somo future time. 41-tf If you try Wheelers spices and don't find them puro and a first-class article he will re fund your money. 35-tf Mrs. F. G. Smyth, late or 3iadion, Wis consin, will give lessons on the Piano Forto at her own house, corner of Wichita avenue and' Second street. Terms, $15 per quarter, 1 including use of instrument, one-hall payable in advance, 9-Ct Tho Singer Sowinar Machine. " Over ono million and a lirjlf In use. Thc most durable and lightest running-machine in tho world. As an evidence, the Singer, Rem ington 'and Wheeler & Wilson wcro invented about tho same time and put Into market," and at tho present day tho Siugor has over one million and a iiairiu use, the Wheeler .t Wil-. son has about five hundred thousand aud the Remington has the small, Insignificant num ber of five thousand nine hundred ami firty- threc, which can he seen on the tmper end of the needle burr, which makes the Remington the last cnoico of the people, and they would not have sold one quarter that number had they not sold them under a fictitious name. For many years tho Remington machine com pany have attempted to foreo their machines on tho market as the Remington, but failed, which reminds mo of soveral occurrences. Fifteen years ago the third day of July, I was in Bloomington Illinois, stopping with a friend by the name orD. II. Horner. There were two agents at the place, tho Wheeler & Wilson and the Remington. Tho Wheeler & Wilson agent had confidence enough iu his machine to sell it on its owii reputation, but the Remington agent's confidence failed him, and he attempted to sell it as the improved Weed. Some five years ago, while I was sell ing the Uowo, I happened to meet an agent that wa3 soiling the Remington. Ho had as little confidence in his machino as tho first one I met, and he attempted to sell it as the Improved Howe, and 1 have becu creditably informed that the Remington agents aro sell ing their machines here as' the improved Singer, which is false. There Is no improved Singer except thc original one, which cannot be sold in the Southwest except by or through me. Those who wish to bay the Remington aro welcome to, but I deem it my duty to inform tho good people of tho South west, through the columns of your paper, so they will not be imposed upon iu buying ma chines. A machine that cannot be sold on its own reputation should not be sold on the merits of a machine that has been long tried aud proved, without doubt, tha best in the world. The impositions offered are of the deepest dye. W. 3I.S0K, General Agent for the Southwest. Wichita, June 27, 1370. 11-Gm Personal Card. On the first ef July I will open :i office in Commercial Block, for the purpose of prac tice in thc local land office and the Depart ments at Washington. I have had an official experience or naarly five years, and, an ex tended private experience. Iu addition, I will attend to such Ibusiucss as tuny be en trusted to me, iu the way or buying and sell ing real estate, collections, payment of taxes, drawing instruments of writing, cte. I have a commission as Notary Public A complete plat of Sedgwick and adjoining counties will bo found in ray office, but not for purposes of transcripts, which cau only be secured at the land office. 12-tf D. B. Emsickt. Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia. This great International Exhibition, design ed to commemorate thc one hundrcth anni versary of American Independence, will open 3Iay 10th and close November 10th, 1S70. All the Nations of the world and all the Stales and Territories of the Union will participate, bringing together the most comprehensive collection of art treasures, mechanical inven tions' scientific discoveries, manuracturiiig achicvcmcnst, mineral specimens, aud agricul tural products ever exhibited. The grounds devoted to thc Exhibition are situated on tho line of thc Pcnn'ylrama railroad, and embrace 150 acres of Fairniount Park, all highly im proved and ornamented, on which are erected tlic largest buildings ever constructed five ol these covering an area ol fifty acres and cost ing $5,000,000. The total number of buildings erected for the purposes cr the Exhibition, is over one hundred. The Pennsylvania Railroail.lhe Great Trunk line and fast mail route or thc United States, will bo the most direct, convenient and eco nomical way of reaching Philadelphia and this great Exhibition from all sections of the country, It3 trains to and Irom Philadelphia will pass through a Grand Centennial Depot, which the Company have erected at the main entrance to the Exhibition grounds Tor the ac commodation ofpaasengers Ivho wish to stop at or start from the numerous large hotels con tiguous to this station and tho Exhibition a convenience of tho greatest value to visitors, and afforded oxcIuMvcly by the Pennsylvania Railroad, which Is the only line running direct to the Centennial buildings. Excursion trains will also stop at tho Encampment of tho Pa trons of Husbandry, at E!m Station, on this road. Tho Pennsylvania Railroad is tho grandest Railway organization in the world. It con trols 7,000 miles of roadway, forming continu ous lines to Philadelphia, New York, Balti more, and Washington, over which luxurious day and night Coaches an run from Chicago, St. Louis, LouiSTillc, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland and Eric, with out change. Its main line is laid with double and third tracks of heavy steel rails upon a deep bed of broken stouc ballast, and its bridges are all of iron or stone. It3 passenger trains are equip ped with every known improvement for com fort and safety, aud aro run at faster speed for greater distances than the trains of any line on the continent. The coapany has largely increased its equipment for Centennial travel, and will be prepared to ouild In its own shops locomotives and passenger cars at short no tice sufficient to fully accommodate any extra demand. The tuioqualed resources at tho command of tha company guarantee the most perfect accomtnodotions for all its patrons during the Centennial Exhibition. The magnificent scenery for which the Pennsylvania railroad is so justly celebrated presents to tho traveler over its perfect road way an cvcr-changiii2 panorama of rivor, mountain, and landscape views uuequaled iu America. The eating siatious on this line aro unsur passed. 31cals will be furnisded at suitable hours and ample titue allowed for enjoying them. Excursion tickets, at reduced rates, will be sold at all principal railroad ticket offices in West. Northwest, Southwest. . Be sure that your tickets read via the Great Pennsylvania Route to the Centennial. Fit.sNK Thompson, D. 31. Boyd, Jk., General 3Ianager. Gen. Pass. Ag't. A Big Bargain. A good threshing machine for sale. Only been run about four weeks. Will give par tics purchasing same two seasons to pay for Ir. Inquire of C. G. Thompson. Star Livery Stables. " Monoy Card. Contemplated changes in the icerest ot our many patrons since the commencement ol tho year arc over ruled by continued financial disasters, in view of which wc havo deter mined tho even tenor or our ways till ether no tice, and beg herein to adiite our numerous friends and waiting applicants, that en demand wo will now furnish them money, c vtual, as they may require, oflcring sat'sfaclory collat tcrals. on Fivo Years' time. JlKUCiLixmsn in conformity with the de clining prices oteach day. Lands at steadily enhancing prices. Baxkixg as in our usual Conservative cus tom. To all ofwhich we respectfully invite pat ronage and correspondence. 8-tf W. C. Woodmax . Sox. To the Public. I would respectfully announce to tho people of Wichita and vicinity, that I havo secured rooms with Chas. W. Hill, druggist, and that I am prepared lo do any and all work in the watch and jewelry line. Long experience in the business en :b : to feel warranted in asserting that I can give satisfaction. Solicit ing a share of the patronage of the public, 1 am, very respectfully, Alex Fuhsian-n. Late of Warsaw, Illinois. 7-tf You will never make a complete success in baking biscuits until you use the Yv'hite Lily Baking Powder you can get it at Wheeler's. 35-ti Subscriptions taken lor all thc periodicals and all kinds it newspapers at publisher's rales at Ileimcrs' book store. 35-tf The undersigned announces to tho public that he has purchased the well known "Bald win Art Gallery,"' on Douglas Avenue, and hopes by strict attention to business to merit a liberal share of tlnj public patronage. First class facilities for all kinds ol work. Give me a call. T. II. STEVEN'S. 11-tf PRICES DOWN. At George Y. Smith's, Eagle Block. Through late advantageous purchases by our resident buyer in New York, we are en abled to mark down prices on some leading staple and other goods. We aro also up to thc times on the latest Centennial novelties, and have on exhibition the latest eastern sen sation in ladies' belts, children's Centennial collars, etc. Wc give our customers every possible advantage in prices, and, through our facilities (or purchasing good?, can guar antee entire satisfaction iu every line. Wo are this week in receipt ora good assortment of Merrimack and other standard prints, in light colors and late styles; also a splendid lino of Polonaise Suit patterns, and to each purchaser of these suits wo present a paper pattern ttdatcst style. Geo. Y. Smith. J. C. Redj-iexd, 3lanager. 12- Hotel to Let. A Hotel in the city of Winfield which has been lately repaired, lathed and plastered,and painted throughout. Will lease on reason able terms to a good tenant. 13-2 Cuiins & Manser. Blank books lit endless variety at Herring ton's. 42-tf Teachers aud students will find it to their ailvantago to call at tho post office book store and examine the large stocks, which have been selected with special reference to the wants ef schools. 33-tr Latest styles Tucker's or queensware at Allen 52-tr For. Salu. About thirty head of domestic cows and heifers, must all sell together. For particulars inquire of L.N. Woodcock. 11-tf Honey in tho honey comb, at II. A. cr'a. Wheel-S5-tr Invoice books at the post office book store, G. H. Hcrrington. 42-tf Try the Old Govcrnuieut Java, already ground and ready ror use. Warranted to be strictly pure. Yon can get it at Wheeler's. 35-tr Pure and unadulterated A. Wheeler's. sweet cider at II. 35-tf There is nothing lu the grocery line that you want but what you can buy at Wheeler's grocery. 35-tl Stages leave and arrive daily to and from all points in thc south at thc Richey House. 47-tf Every ono that buys goods ol Brickhoue arc sstislied with the quality, quantity and price. 21-tt Lovers of tbo Weed. Go to the Avenue Book Store and get three ortho "Big Blue Cigars" for twenty-five cunts; also the celebrated "Robert Burns" cigar, two for twenty-live cent-, and a Rig Bonanza cigar for live cents. 11-tf Bought Cheap for Cash. Since the last decline and opened on May first, a beautiful stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, White Goods, Lawns, Tarletons, Swiss and Hamburg Edgings and Laces. The cheapest stock of 3Iuslins and Fancy and Standard Prints ever brought to Wichita. W. J. Ilonsos. 31ain street, next door to postoffice. 5-tf Brick 1 Brick 1 At five dollars per thou sand, fn quantities and qualities to ;suit pur chasers. Yard on Little river, north of the city. 0-t( J. W. Phillips. Two or three harness makers wanted at Ford's immediately." Meshy P. Fokd. Winded, Kansas, Jlay 3, 1870. C-tf- Any one wishing a horse or mulo pastured should apply to A. T. Lonnsbury before go in;f elsswhcse. He has 120 acres, Well fenced with plenty of timber and good water, throe miles northeast of Wichita. S-tf Rubber and Leather Belling at C. 31. Gar rieon'n, 105 Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kan sas. 13-1 1 Rubber and Leather Belting at C. 31. Ga rison's, 105 Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kan sas. 13-lt STOKKWAKE. bTOKWAHC, Car just in, Caldwell S TitUworh. 4-tl Office books and diaries at Ilerrington'.way down awful cheap. 42.11 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Notice. U. S. LAND OFFICE, J Wichita, Kansas, June 23, 1S7C. J Complaint having been entered at this ofiice by Asa M. Itabinsnn against Robert Latham fur abandoning his homestead entry, No. Sfty, dated April:M, 1S73, upon the southwest quarter, sec tion 21, township -0 south, range 1 west, in Reno county, Kansas, with a view to thc cancellation of said entry: thc said parties ure hereby sum moned to npnear at this ofiice on thc 31st day of Jiuy, ism, ai m o'ctocK A.-.U., io respond aau furnish testimony concerning said nltejred aban donment. H. L.TAYLOIJ, lMw Register. Administrator's Notice STATE OF KANSAS, j . , ecugwtcii t;ounty. In thc Probate Court in aud for said county. In the matter of the estate of Samuel JIacrcdie, dsccased. Xotice i3 hereby given that letters of adminis tration have been granted to the undersigned on the estate of Samuel JIacredic, late of said coun ty, deceased, by the honorable the l'rbbato Court of thc county aud State aforesaid, datud tie 3d day of .July, A. 1). 1S7G. Now all ersons havinf; claims against the said estate arc hereby notilied that they mnst present tlic same to Uio undersigned for allowance within one yar from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of sucii estate anil that If such claims ba not exhibited within three years after the date of eaid letters, they shall be forever barred. THOMAS J. MACUKDIG, Administrator of thc estate or Samuel ilacre die. deceased. Wichita, .July 3, lt-70. H-."t Notice. United States Land Office, Wichita, Kansas, Julys, lsTC. J Complaint bavins been entered at this olSce by Jame3 Sherman against Asa it. Robinson for abandoning his homestead entry, No. 1S9L dated April 1, 1S7-5, upon thc southwest quarter section twenty, township 2i, range l.west, in Reno coun ty, JCansas, with n view to the cancellation of said entry: thc said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 5th day of August, 1S70, at 0 o'clock n. m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. ll-lt II. L. TAYLOR, Jtegister. Notics of Final Settlement. STA'FR Of KANSAS, j ScdgwicK County. J Ia the Probate Court, in ami for said county. In the matter of the estate of John W. Magcc, deceased. Creditors and all other person j interested in the aforesaid estate, are hereby notilied, that on tho 31st day or July, A. D. JsTlJ, I shall apply tj the l'robatc Court of said county for a full and flnal settlement of saidestate. MARGARET K MAGKK, -Admisistratrlxofthe estate or John W. 31agce, deceased Wichita, Kansas, July 3, A. 1. 1S7C. 11-1 Notiw. U. S. LAND OFFICK. 1 Wichita, Kansas, June 2!), ls7G. J Complaint having been cnleied at this office by William Robinson ngainst Chailes W. Schumcl, for abandoning his homestead entry. No. 1000, dated May 15, 1871, upon the southeast quarter'! section s, township Si, sown, range i wesi, in Reno County, Kansas, with a Ucw to the cancellation of said entry, the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 17th day of July, 17G, at !) o'clock a. m., to re spond and furnish testimony concerning said al leged abadonment. ILL. TAYLOR, 12-1 Register. II. II. RICHARDS. O. ROGERS RICHARDS & ROGERS, G-BOOB IR, SI Dongla3 Avenue, East of Main Street, Wichita Kansas. 12-U STEELE & LEVY, Real Estate Brokers and Insurance Agents S outh. Side of Douglas Avenue, East of Eagle Block, WTOHITA, SZEZDGFWICIK: OOTJlSTTir, ZEZAJSr5.AJ3.. TILE OLDEST REAL, ESTATE AGENCY IX TIIE SOUTHWEST! Agents for tho RED STAR aud AMERICAN Lino of Steamships. Tickets soltl at lowest rates to and from all r-mis in EUROPE to and from all points in KANSAS. Below will be found n partial list of lands tliat vrc have for sale, and which is changed each week. Parties wishing to examine or purchase lands will find a conveyance on hand to any of them, free of charge. All property purchased forpartic3 at a distance i3 carefully selected and personally examined. In connection with the real estate business, we havo an Abstract of Title office, showing all transfers by deed or niortjrajrc, liens, indsrmciils, or defects in title rn mw lands or lots in Sedgwick county, and therefore guaranty the title to any property purchased through this office. ("Collecting rents and paying taxes attended to promptly. OOBBESPOITDBlsrCE SOLICITED. (3TA faithful adherence to duty in the interest of our patrons involves continnal office work and precludes our "camping at the gate" of every new building to solicit. If yon want insurance that will not fail von in the "tryiii" hour" favor us with a call. "Wc represent the following companies: " JEtxa, Hartford Connecticut, Assctts Piicknix of Brooklyn, " No utii British & Mercantile, G.B. " -Home, New York. " Ameuican Central, St. Louis, Mo. " -Pikknix, Hartford Conn., " Gr.nJiAN-AMKKiCAN, New York, " -Insurance Co. of North Amcr'a " In connection with the followinglist wc have for sale several tracts of land, ranging from 1 to 20 acres, adjacent to thc city, suitable for suburban resi dences, and choice residence lots in all parts of the city. Wc also have the ex clusive agency of several of tho best business lots in the business center of tho city. Call at our office for infor mation as to price and location. SPECIAL FOR A FEW DAYS. NO. 371 ICO acres, southeast quarter of sec tion "JJ. township m, l wesi, some im provements. Price GOO NO. 333 Southeast quarter or section IS, township 27, range l cat, wj acres ; hall mile north of Wichita ; ha3 30 acres of timber, 50 acres in cultivation, Uxil lj story irame uouse mguuu condition, watered by tho Little Ar kansas river. Price 3,500. NO. 310 1C0 acrcs,3 miles northwest oftown, 30 acres iu cultivation. Price C per acre. NO. J50 Northeast quarter of section 12, town ship 23, range 1 west, 100 acres, good bottom land. Price S50. A GOOD RAEGA1N. NO.: 14IC0 acres, 7 miles northeast oftown ; 12 acres in cultivation, aim ueuSu rows broke. Price 5550. NO. SIC 1C0 acres good land, o miles north west or Wichita ; some improvements. Tries $C00. NO. 321 160 acres, nertheast quarter ot sec tion 9, township 27, range 1 west, 20 acres in cultivation. 12x14 rramchouse, live miles northwest of town. Price soo. SO. 273 1GS 50-100 acres first bottom ; CO acres broke; 2 miles from this city? north east quarter or section 5, town 27, 1 cast. Price 82500. NO C2 Northwestquartcr of (section 5, town ship 27, range 1 west, all bottom laud, 7 miles from this city. Price 500. :r:e3.a-D this. NO. 00 1G0 acres first bottom; southeast quarter section 33, town-hip 27, range 1 cast; SO acres under cultivation; pine frame hou-e 12X1C, with kitchen; 1 miles from Wichita. Price ?3,000. NO. 220 A first class hotel for sale, situated on the corner ol Firt and Water Street, in thecitvof AYiehita, being 2 stories high, containing twenty rooms. This house was built three years ago, and is doing a good business. This property caii be bought for 55000, on easy terms. For full particulars please address U3. I2rsteele & Lew are tho exclusive agents orover K0,000 acres'of railroad lands, compris ing the lands belonging to the A., 'I. Aib.i. ratlroad, in twp No. 25 &2C, ranges .vos.land 2 eat aud 1, 2 and 3 west. These are by far the best railroad lands n tho Arkan-as valley, convenient to the city of Wichita, the (largest and most cntcrprisin',' city west or lopeka. Tho lands adioining those ol tho railroad com pany are w:ell improved. Township and school districts are organized, school houses built, aud schools supported in nearly all ol them. Do you icanl good land adjoining town, try thii. NO. 301240 acres; the northeast quartcrand the north half orthc southeast quarter of section 1, township 20, range 1 cast; has 25 acres broke, and hedge rows bioko ; 8 miles north of Wichita. Price 1500. NO 305102 04-100 acres ; northeast qnarter ol section 1, township 27, ronge 2 cast; 10 miles cast of Wichita. Price SOO. 3S8 1C0 acres, the southeast quarter oi section 2, township 2S, range 2 west; unimproved, l'rice 700. 331 160 acres, the southwest quarterof section 12, township 27, range 1 west; splendid land, 3J miles northwest of town. Price S per acre. 401 1C0 acres ; northeast quarter of sec NO NO tion 11, townsnip2i,rangoicist; . miles northeast of town ; unimproved upland. Price 1C0O. NO. 410 1C3 acres, iu section 33, townsUp 2S, range 1 cast; 30 acres timber, 50 iu cultivation: 10x21 ptne House ; water Cu ly me jvrKaua.13 un, south oftown. PricoS200. nnies $3Tir vou cannot find anythingin these col umns that suits you call at our office, corner or .Main street aud Douglas avenue. NO 523 C33 acres, in Rntlcrcounty Kansas, being sec ti, town 21, Range 8 cast. A good Stock farm lcc 3 per aero Wc have a largo number of pieces or lands in tracts of from one to twenty acres, adjoin ing the city of Wichita, suitable for suburban residences. The countic3,of Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley ami Butler comprise an area of the host ngricultnral lam! wcat of thu Mississippi valley. The Arkansas river runs diagonally through the counties named, forming of itself an extcnsiv.i valley ranging from seven to twelve milc3 in width. Other streams of less magnitude, such as thc Little Arkansas .Ncncscah, Walnut and Whitewater rivers, Slate, BlttlT, Spring, Gypsum, Chisholm and Cowskin creeks, diversify tl.o countrvwith fertile valleys. The soil of the valley and uplands it a rich sandy loam, several feet in depth. Vegeta tion of'all kinds is unsurpassed. Climate temperate, equable and healthy. Thousands of acics of I.tnd arc open to settlement under thc pre-emption laws for thc sale ofthc Osage Indian lands, which arc unsurpassed in fertility in an r section ofthc state, ami in no other part can cheap homes be purchased Avith all the advantages of good soil, d'rnat 3 and water. Our people arc enterprising, and made up ofthc go-ahead and best classes from tho cast, ami in joint cf culture and socictv, are equal to any ofthc older communities of other states. ita noAV with a population of 4,500 inhabitants, anil proper'v called thc Queen City of thc West, presents almost tmi qnaled inducements for money investments to all business terpriscs, and more especially to manufactories. STEELE 3c LEVY, ZRZELA-Xj ESTATE AG-ZEHsTTS, WIQII1TA, SEITCnVICK COUNTY, KANSAS. NO. 1C0 South half of southeast quarter of section 35, township 2'J, range 1 cast, and the north half of thc northeast quarter of scction2, township27,rangc 1 cat ; containing ICO acres, ' and wa tered by a stream of living water; 4J miles northeast of Wichita. Pricc.1200. N0.4C1 South half of the northeast qitarlcl of section 31, township 27 range 1 ca-t. containing 0 acres; 2 miles southeast of Wichita, bottom land. Price 1500. NO. 1G3 Northeast quarterof section 2, town ship 23, range 1 east, 1G0 acres ; water ed by Gypsum creek, 15 acres of tim ber. 4 miles southeast ol Wichita. Price 2000. NO. 4CI Eat hall ofsoutlienst quarter ol sec tion 5. township 27, range 1 east; SO acres, nno half mile north of Wichita. A splendid location. Price 1500. NO. 492 Southwest quarter ol section 25, township 27, range 1 east ; second bot tom; commands good view of town and valley; 2 miles southeast oftown; claim improvements. Price S1S00. NO 0U0 2 to acres, being the northeast quarter and north kill of southeast quarter or seo II, town'."?, range 2 east; nine miles east of Wichita; lias Gi acres in cultivation, frame house 102tt Hi story, two rooms plastered with a good cellar, watered by Four M lie creek, good wcil and good spring; 1'ottofflce within 1,, mile orfarm. l'riccS-'.MO. 81,500 cash anil b.d. on time. NO. 501 Northwest quarter or section IS, township 27. range 2 cast ; 4$ miles northeast or Wichita. Price 1200. NO. 51C 1C0 acres; tho southwest quarterof section 33, township 2d, range I east, 3 miles north of Wichita ; has 70 acres in cultivation, all good bottom land, good house and well of water. Price 2100. NO 530 Northwest i of sec ID, town 20, range 3 erst. Considerable improvements. ITicc 1,200 ita. l'rice i:0O NO 533 100 acres: nw U of sec iK, town 20. range 2 cast; 10 miles ne of Wichita. Price SCO NO 531 ICO acres, being the north Jior sw-iT of scc32andeast;jorse,'4 or seo 31, town 2rf, range 1 east, has CS acres in cultiva tion, 1.2S frame house, good well with IS ii ui rer, iiimiesEcoi M lcliitu; .nmes north oflll Paso. Price 15C0, two-thirds cash and Lalancc ou one yejr'3 time NO 552 Northwest U sec 23, town 20, range 2 w 20 acres under cultivation : ten mlleanorth east of Wichita, l'rice 7JD NO 302 Sec 15 town, range 3 east, containing CM acres, has SO acres in eultivaton, W) acres in wheat, S acres rye; 5 room frame house nnflnished Hi story, good basement mnes ot tunlier. l'rice is per acre, can be had forpart cash and bal. on time. N05G3 Sonti.cavtquartcrscc29, town 27, range 3 east; a good piece of land, has Ihing water. l'rice S10 per acre. NO 504 Northwest quarter seo 2 1 . town 23, 1 west 4p acres in cultivation, I'ine house llx2S living ita. w .iii-i, (ji.Mmiea&ouuiwectoi ICil- Price $1,300 NO 507 Northwest quarter section 21, town 29, range 1 nt' , has 25 acres muter cultivation ; 6g houses, 1 IxlC, each ; good well of wv.cr; 2 miles or Ohio Center. A bargain. Price, $C50 NO 571 Northwest quar of sec 20. town 27, range 1 west; watered by Cowskin Creek; somo improvements. Price, 1,000 NO 573 Southeast quar of sec 2S, town 27, range2cat; lias 40 acres under cul tivation; 1 mile of hedge planted; good orchard ; GJ miles of Wichita. Price, 1,100 ; part cash and part on time NO 571 Northeast quar or sec 0, town 30; range 1 wct ; IS miles south of AVicli ita; 2 miles or Bowling Green; has(S acres of hardwood timber ; 50 acre under cultivation; log house; good stable; watered by the NInnescah river. Piice, 10 per acre NO 5, i East half ol sec IS, town 25, range 3 east, in Butler co., containing" SOO acres ; watered by AVild Cat creek 3 miles from Clarion P. O. ; 17 miles northeast ot AViebita. Price, 4.2S per acre NO 570 Sec 17, town 21, range 4 cast in But ler co. Price, 3.50, cash, per acre NO 5S0 Sec 8, town 25, range -1 cast ir. Butler co. Price, 3.50 per acre, csh NO 581 Sec 22, town 23, range 3 east in But ler co. The abovo section i all good and cheap at 3.50 per acre, cash. NO 5S2 South half of sec IS, town 2S, range 1 west; 320 acres; 10 acres timber; watcrctl by Dry creek ; 9 miles south west ol town. Price, 1,500 N0 5S3 Easthalfor southeast of sec 33. aud west half or southwest of sec 3J, and northwest of southeast and northeast 01 southwest of sec 33, town 28, range 2 cast, containing 210 acres, 2 miles east of El Paso, and all good land. Price, 0 per acre NO. 505 Northwest 4, section 10, township 27, range 3 cast, on Butler county line, 10 miles cast of AViebita. Price SSOO, NO. 50S nat halfof southeast quarter sec tion 11, township 2S, range 1 west SO acres. Price 400. NO. 500 Northeast quarter of section C town 20. range 1 west ; 25 acres in cultivation. Trice $11C0. $0,187,257 -yoo,o.oo 10,000,000 G.000,000 1,37.1,000 1.G7S.6K) 2,000,000 5,000,000 NO. 601 West halt ot section 20, township 25,. range 1 cast; 51 miles south ot IV ichita. Some improvements and :i splendid piece oriand. 320 acres lor 51000, part cash and balance on time. NO. 50I-S0 acre. V"ct half or thc North west quarter of section 22, town nip 20, range 1 east; O miles north ot Wichita anil a splendid pieeo or sec ond bo. torn land. Price $525. NO.;.-.f)2 120 acres iu sections I and 5, town Ship 20, range 2 cast ; ha 5 acre of timber. C.1 acres under cultivation: 14x28 log house with S rooms good cellar, well or water and watered by Spring Creek. Hopgc iu good condi tion around entire piece; also, a tinu orchard ol cherry, plum and pear trees in good growing condition. 2 miles ol LI Paso. Price S2W0. NO. 001 133 acres, being .Northeast quarter of section 11 township 2tf, range 1 cast. 10 acres timber, to acres in cul tivation, a good well. 35 acre under rail fcnce,30applo trees. Three sides of Tarm under hedge, and watered by tho Arkana river. Situated 12 mile .'south or AYiehita and ono mile catof .El Paso. Price 1500. NO. COS Northeast quarter of scefk-n 27, township 20, rnnsc 2 west ; 12 inlic northwest of AViebita. Has 50 acre under cultivation and watered bv tiio Cowskin. Fncc 1d0. NO. 004 Southwest quarter of section 2J township27, range 2 east ; eight nnlo east or AViebita. 23 acre tinder viilu vaiton, frame house 14x20 li storlc living stream and good weil of wtcr, 200 apple, 100 peach and a large num ber of soft maple, pear and ch ny trees all-in good condition. Price, II sold soon, 51I-',0. NO. COG North half ol ;Norlhwest quarterof section 12, and south halfof the south west quarter or sec I, township 05, range 3 west, adjoining thc town ot Caldwell, in Sumner county. AVatr ed by Fall creek, and a good bartnn Price $. a NO. COS Southwest quar. of section 4, tov n fhip 20, range 1 cast; 10 miles cast, ut -AViebita. All tinder cultivation. Mr'. 10 framo house with shed kiti-hcn, 2 acrcs ot timber; Price 1500. NO. CIO 210 seres iu section C3, township so, rangc2east,60 acres in cultlvat.on. 2 frame houses witli good cellars, living living stock water,! acres ofibrst tcees, 500 peach, 50 apple trees, CO diilerent varieties ot small fruit, li miles era schdolihouse. Prices:.. .7. NO CIS Northeast i sec. 2C, town 2(1, r r, ; 2 cast. 12 miles northeostof Wicl;u. Price 750. NOG17 Northeast J sec. 4. town 20, r-nioS west, containing 222 acres, 00 acre undor cultivation, 25 in wheat, framo dwelling 10x22, good corral, w.n I mill, stable, grancry and other improvements-. 11 mite from Sedjwitk City, 21 miles from Wichita. Wfllt !.c a team In trade. Price IS0O NO CIS- -South wostl. see 4, town 20, r..n. ,". west. 21 acres in cultivation. Price . NO 610 Northwest 4; see 1 town 27. rap e 1 east. 2J milts north or Wiehita, small house and 25 acres Ir. cultiration. Price 3,000. NO 020 110 acres in seo 3 and 10, town , range t cat. Firo mlltH south AvtchHa anil watered by Hie ArU. sasljiver. Price SOO. NOJ124 SO acres, north halt or nw i st ,, town 2(?, range 1 east, good house lh 2l,lisfory. bighpla-icred.guoilsi rlc 16x20, 25 acres in cultivation,!."! . whsat.3 miles north ol tewn. p.iec i,5eo. NO (35 Northw.t sea 2. town 30, n '. . i wct, improved, pfico COO. NO C26 Southwest 5 too 9. (own 20, r west, splendid pleee of laud. Pr, 620. Also the scjscc 11, town 2 range 1 west. 10 aeres broktf. Pr;L" f. NO 027 Southwest I sec 2, town 25, ranc cast, has 35 acre in cultivation, 5 ' dwelling 14x13 with ell 12x12 pla,tT re ' cellarful! sizo of house, good w. 1 water, 2'J peach trees m good rn dttion. Prico 1,200. NO 623 Nortueas i sec 27, town 27, ran,-e 1 east, unimproved, seven miles east 1 AV ichita. Price 750. NO C30 Lots 5, C and 7, in tcoC, and sec 7, town S, range 3 east. 1 I itt 1 . 'rici- 5o. NO C32 A bargain- Southeast ; sec 2, tow.. 23, rangn least. i miles southeast tl town. PncaS50 NO 033320 acres, east J sec J 2 east. Price 1,400. , town 23, ran,;' NO 034 Northwest! sec 2, town 20, rai" west. Price fltf). NO 635 Soiithwct J sec 35, town 18, ran ', west. PriecOOO. NO CSC East -.swi sec 35, town 27, ran?-c 1 west. SO acres. - l'rice 350. NO C37 Northwest J scc2, town 28, rare 2 west, l'rice COO. NO SOS Southcasti scc21, town 20, range 2 cast. Price 550. NO C33 Southeast J see. s; town 2C, range S west. Price COO. NO C40 Southeast J sec S, town 3, range I cast. Prico 1000. NO C41 South'.i nc J sec 11, town 2S, 2 west. Price 351. Thc young and growing citv ofViul - J -tff. J$r- 1. T, . .