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The Evening Herald from Parsons, Kansas • 1

The Evening Herald from Parsons, Kansas • 1

Parsons, Kansas
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THE EVENm HER ALT) volume: PARSONS, tiANSAS, FRIDAY. AUGUST ft, 1902 NUMBER 150 HAVE STARTED PREPARATIONS. A Word to Our Readers. TWO STOCKSWIPED OUT The Heaviest Fire Loss Parsons Has Elver Experienced Will Begin Anew. Local Workers are Getting Ready for the State Sunday School Convention.

Rev. J. T. Crawford of the Baptist church has received a letter from J. H.

Engle of Abilene regarding the State Sunday School convention which will be held in Parsons next May. Mr. Engle is the general secretary of the State Sunday School association and in his letter he states that plans are already maturing to make the coming convention a notable one. A communication to Mr. Engle from Dr.

B. B. Tyler of Denver, the new president of the International Sunday School association, promises his presence at Parsons. The local Sunday school workers feel very much encouraged to learn that so much has been done to make the coming convention a great meeting. Parsons will certainly give them a royal welcome.

The peculiar appearance of the Herald last night and today is due to our gas engine, which runs the linotype as well as the press, getting out of order. We hope to have matters arranged within the next few days when such troubles will not bother us. We ask the indulgence of our subscribers for a short time, promising them better facilities a newspaper that no one will have cause to criticise. the Small store is explained by the fact that the store had been decorated for tomorrow with a net work of light material and the flames simply leaped from one piece of decoration to the other and soon the whole interior was almost a white sheet of flame. No one was in either store at the time of the fire and the first knowledge had of the fire was the discovery of $2,500.

This firm has been doing a splendid business and the fire will be seriously felt by the company, which has recently stocked up the store until it wras one of the most complete grocery houses in the city. The fire coming at an early hour found many people on the streets and it is estimated that several thousand people were in the vicinity of the fire, THE IDEAL RESTAURANT. AN ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY. The most destructive fire that has ever visited Parsons was that which destroyed the department store of O. V.

Small and the store of the Fitch Grocery company last night shortly before 9 o'clock. It was the hottest fire the Parsons department was ever called on to fight, but the boys stood manfully at their work and through their vigilence and persistency the building in which the two stores wTere located was saved as well as adjoining property, although the two stores were beyond their power to save. Just how the fire originated no one seems able to tell, but judging from the appearance of things in the Small store this morning it would seem that the fire had its origin in the rear of the south room in the vicinity of the cashier's desk, as the goods in during its progress, and the department had hard work to keep the crowd back so that they could work, and Mayor Busby and a number of citizens did good work along this line. The two stores this morning presented a most charred appearance and are virtually a dead loss. Some of the goods in both stores may be saved, but to the owners the whole stocks are practically lost.

The Herald hopes to see the two firms again in business soon. They are live, wide-awake business men and the misfortune of last night, though enough to dampen the ardor of many or a dense volume or smoise issuing from the store room. The Maccabees were in session in A. O. IT.

W. hall over the two stores and were frightened out by the smoke and heat from the floor and they were almost among the first to sound the alarm. O. V. Small, in company with J.

B. Brown, was out in the country at the time of the fire and returned to the city while the fire company was at work on the store, and his surprise at being informed that his store was on fire may be imagined better than portrayed by words. This morning he was seen by a Herald man and in aasw an inquiry said that his stock would perhaps invoice at $35,000 Forrest Avenue Given Another First-Class Eating Establishment. Yesterday noon the Ideal restaurant was thrown open to the public. Nearly two dozen people ate dinner, and for supper the patronage exceeded expectations.

The restaurant feature just added to the popular Ideal Bakery ought to be a happy business move. For years a restaurant wras run in connection with the Ideal bakery, and it was a great success. This is therefore not a new undertaking to the management. They are past masters in the art. The spacious dining room is very attractive.

Everything is new, and tables have been provided for 100 guests. Good service and good things to eat will be the features. Tomorrow's Celebration and Business Happily Combined. The two large center windows, Nos. 2 and 3, at the Stevens Department store have been devoted to making a display for the clothing reduction sale.

A reproduction of the windows will be seen in the page advertisement in the Evening Herald tonight. The values and the reduced prices exactly as shown in the window, the picture is complete, even to the lady pointing to the bargains. The artist, Harry Hooper, has given the an attractive window display, and to those who have an eye open for snaps in suits, the prices will appeal with still greater emphasis. Mr. Hays ably assisted with the decorations.

Saturday morning the front of the Stevens establishment will give the city an A. O. U. W. welcome.

In the center of windows 2 and 3 are emblems, and above them, on appropriate color, are the words "Welcome," and that part of the store showed more damage from fire than any other part of the store. The department responded to Concerning personal staid men, will not weaken these men, and it is said they will at once make arrangements for new stocks. The building in which the fire occurred is owned by Dr. C. B.

Kennedy and is insured for $12,000, which will cover all damages to the building. The second story of the structure was occupied by A. O. U. W.

No. 1 as a hall and also as office quarters for Dr. Kleiser, Judge R. D. Talbot and W.

P. Talbot, sr. Nothing was damaged in the second story by fire, but the floor was saturated with water which prevented the spread of the fire to the second story. the alarm as quickly as it was possible for men and team to get there and they found the whole interior of the two stores ablaze. They realized that it wTas impossible to save the contents of the stores and they directed their work to preventing the spread of" the fire to other sections of the building and to saving as much of the contents as possible.

The fire company, after a hard battle succeeded in checking the fire, although the damage from water was as great as that wrought by the flames. The rapid spread of the fire in and that he had $17,000 insurance that he could locate now, but thought that he had enough to make the total insurance foot up $25,000. The loss coming at this time is a severe one to Mr. Small. He has had a splendid trade the past few months and was getting in shape for a more active season than ever berofe, having added many new goods to his establishment, and his misfortune of last night will throw him out of business for some time.

The Fitch Grocery company's stock is valued at $5,000, with an insurance Mrs. Harriet Wooden of Monette, is in the city visiting her grand children. Miss Gertrude Adams, after a pleas across the emblem appear the letters O. U. Seven large reduction sale banners are hung from each column in front.

These are draped with A. O. U. W. streamers.

The front is something worth seeing. In window No. 4 is a feature that will interest the ladies. It is a display of new waistings for the fall of 1902. The first shown by the house.

The center section of the dry goods section within is devoted to the first showing of 1902 fall goods. The inter-terior will also have appropriate A. O. U. W.

decorations. Society and The Club ed. During the evening Miss Stella served ice cream, angel food and devil food, which greatly refreshed the guests, and at a late hour they bade their hostess "good night and merry dreams." A merry crowd of young people met at the Catholic church last evening, took possession of a hayrack and started for Will Ewing's farm, about four miles north of town. Arriving there they put up swings and played all sorts of games. Suddenly the crowd discovered the front porch all ant visit of several weeks in the city, returned to her home at Muskogee this morning.

A. H. Waite of Monette, spent yesterday with his daughters and other relatives in Parsons. Miss Lottie Suppe, who has been visiting in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, returned home last night. Misses Lena Fite and Gertrude Williams are assisting in the office at Stevens Department store.

Miss Ann Tutt of Kansas City, is the guests of her cousin. Miss Rosaline Seymour, at 1412 Johnson avenue. George D. Perry and family of Memphis. are visiting in the city, the guests of Mrs.

Perry's mother, Mrs. Pauline Cory. B. M. Lyon left on the fiver last Tutt of Kansas City.

The guessing game of "Fads" was the leading feature for which a lovely book entitled Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Miss Hegan was awarded the lucky one. Miss Mtisa Cowan and Miss Laura Ratliff tied and cut for the prize which resulted in Miss Cowan winning. Punch was served all evening while dainty refreshments were served in the spacious dining room about 11 o'clock. Among the delighted guests were Misses Lillian Van Meter, Laura Ratliff, Floy Crawford, Mabel Steele.

Ethel Jones, Edith Sedgwick, Hazel Reid, Musa Cowan, Georgia Caldwell. Ida and Grace Bower, Ada Evans, Benola Van Meter, Alberta and Grace Talbot, Alice Smith, Gertrude Hart, Edna Morrison, Freda Barhydt, and Lottie Carr, Messrs. Ike and Will Van Meter, Will Gault, Carl Bower-find, Fred Sedgwick, Roy Lindsey, Fay Trotter, George Karr, Max Kleiser, Will Mosher, Paul Cory, Sam Sackett, Harry Sparrow, Charles Pat Special Notice. The ladies of the Christian church will serve dinner and supper tomorrow in the Knight of Pythias hall on Forrest avenue. The change of location was necessary because the building on Johnson avenue has been rent ed.

Mrs. W. E. Hadley entetained the Twentieth Century club Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. J.

M. Truitt, 2200 Forrest avenue. Carroms and progressive high five were the features of the evening and the first prize was awarded to Miss Bertha West, while the consolation prize fell to Mr. Ernest Gordon in carroms. G.

W. Daniels won first prize in high five and Mrs. Clanrence West the consolation. During the after part of the evening the guests were served delicious ice cream and cake. Mrs.

C. L. Vaughn, Mrs. Clarence West and Mr. and Mrs.

Tom Jones were initiated as members of the club that night. illuminated by numerous lamps placed on tables, which upon investigation proved to be a delightful and pleasing scene of prepared refreshments, consisting of ice cream and cake. In the "wee small" hours of this morning the merry crowd separated for their respective homes to dream of the good time they had while there. Mrs. J.

W. Bennett entertained a The Ideal Bakery and Restaurant on Forrest avenue, will be ready for business on Thursday. Regular meals and lunches will be served. The ideal Bakery and Restaurant on Forrest avenue, will be ready for business on Thursday. Regular meals and lunches will be served.

rick, Roy Lusk, Lloyd Pierson, and Charles Lambert. The out of town Among those who enjoyed the pleasures of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Will Fischer, Mr. and Mrs.

J. C. Gord night for Quincy, 111., where he will meet his wife and daughter and accompany them home. Mrs. John Watrous.

after a visit with friends in the city, returned to her home at Burlington this morning. Mrs. Watrous is a most companion able lady and her Parsons friends are always glad to welcome her as their guest. George L. Nellis, a former resident of Parsons, but now a prosperous business man in Kansas City was in the city this morning and visited a few hours with his sisters, Mrs.

S. A. Biggs and Mrs. A. M.

Taylor. Make your porch attractive and yourself comfortable by buying a hammock at A. Buckley's. guests were Miss Catherine Lemon of St. Charles, Miss Belle Benedict of Baldwin.

Miss Ida Orand of Waco. Texas, and Mr. Will Burns of St. Louis, Mo. Miss Rosia George, Mrs.

J. L. Crib- few ot her mends at her home on West Dirr avenue last evening in honor of Mrs. Julia Crane of Oswego. After a couple of hours of crochnole, conservation and music the guests were charmingly served water melons, ice cream and cake, which added much to the pleasures of the evening.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Randal, Mr. and Mrs. Will Carlton, Misses Syntha and Grace Bray and Mr.

Hampton Gragg. Just arrived new silk skirts, new styles and all at popular prices at Ellis Griswold's. on, Mr. and Mrs. C.

B. West, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer. Mr.

and Mrs. Ernest Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, Mrs.

C.L.Vaughn, Mrs. Blanche Young, Misses Bertha and Mabel West, Miss Cravens and G. W. Daniels. Before adjourning at a late hour the club arranged to meet with Mr.

and Mrs, Ernest Gordon next Thursday evening. Miss Edith Roter and Miss Rosalie Seymour charmingly entertained about forty guests last evening at the home of Mrs. W. H. Clark on east Johnson avenue in honor of Miss Ann Magruders have the only exclusive first-class Ice Cream parlor in the bett.

Mr. Fred Lamb, Mr. Elmer Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. John Allen late of Topeka were pleasantly entertained by Miss Stella Brown last evening.

The jolly game of I doubt it" created much amusement of which Mrs. Allen was fortunate in scoring the most games. Besides cards there were several selections given on the piano which was very much appreciat Cook your dinner on one burner by using an Ideal Steam Cooker for sale at A. Buckley's. Ideal steam cookers at A.

Buckley's They save time and gas. August is a dull month but Buckley is making it lively by cutting prices on steel ranges, ice cream freezers, hammocks and several other lines Prof. LeRoy 1712 Forrest ave- See nue. Photographs for lo cents per dozen at Room 2 over Joyce's..

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